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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
2003
Medium 
Paper, plastic, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Description 
Circular pin-back button: "NO/BLOOD/FOR/OIL"; image of drops of oil within letters; red and black.
Credit Line 
Gift of Allen Baird
Object Number 
2003.40.9
Marks 
printed: on side of button: "ISO. P.O. Box 16085, Chicago, IL 60616"
Gallery Label 
This button was sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO), and was obtained and worn at a demonstration in New York City, protesting against U.S. and allied forces' invasion of Iraq. It communicates the popular belief that the war was waged in order to exploit and profit from Iraqi oil reserves. The war officially began on Wednesday, March 19, and ended on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group