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Object Number: 
Paper, plastic, metal
Overall: 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm )
printed: on side of button: "NYCLAW, PO Box 233, Prince St. Sta., NY, NY 10012 nyclaw01@excite.com 10/02" sticker: on back of button: "Bazaar' $.59"
Circular pin-back button: "NYC/LABOR/AGAINST/THE WAR/NO/BLOOD/FOR/OIL"; red, black and white.
Gallery Label: 
This button was sponsored by New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW), an organization formed shortly after September 11, 2001 by union members, to create a citywide anti-war coalition. It was obtained and worn at a demonstration in NYC, protesting against U.S. and allied forces' invasion of Iraq. It espouses the popular belief that purpose of the war was to exploit and profit from Iraqi oil reserves. The war officially began on Wednesday, March 19, and ended on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Allen Baird
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group