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originally uploaded by opxphile.

Redsweaters.org is an effort by one artist (Nina Rosenberg) to increase awareness of the human cost of war: this Iraq war. While each sweater in the installation (which was put up on December 29) represents one U.S. service person killed in the war, the death toll has been, of course, much, much higher.

Thomas Merton once said, however, "Genuine dissent must always keep a human measure. It must be free and spontaneous. The slighter gestures are often the more significant, because they are unpremeditated and they cannot be doctored beforehand by the propagandist."

The sweaters in this installation have been provided by knitters from around the U.S.

I’m one of them.