This is a special web edition of the book. The physical item is 4.25"x5.5", costs $5,
and makes a swell gift for people with taste, style, and wit.
Signs of Peace in Europe
Photographs by Jean Sirius
© Copyright 2003 by Jean Sirius
Signs of Peace in Europe, an adventure
While I planned my trip to Europe in early 2003, my government plotted war on Iraq. Like millions of others worldwide, I marched for peace.
I made postcards to explain my position. On one side they said "Je suis americaine. Je suis desolée." On the other, in six languages, "I didn't vote for him. I don't agree with him. His actions shame me."
In my travels I photographed anti-war expressions wherever I found them. There were many more than could fit in this book.
The banner on the back cover reads, in Flemish,
This book is dedicated to the Women in Black, who champion justice and peace all over the world, regardless of personal risk. They are my heroes.
When the peace marches began in January 2003, it made me proud that so many people my age were out there marching, even though we're no longer at risk of being drafted; it made me happy to see so many people the age we were thirty years ago taking the baton without missing a step.
This book was made possible by generous grants from
The Darling Daughter Charitable Trust
The travel on which the book is based was funded by
the late Dotcom Bubble.