No war


Donated by John Ellis

Museum of Australian Democracy collection

The donor of this badge, John Ellis, writes:

I wore this anti-Iraq/Afghanistan War badge intermittently to demonstrations and to other events. It was worn to protest the bombing of Iraq and the on-going appalling loss of lives and the destruction that continues to the present day. The popular feeling after 9/11 was that these actions were in retaliation for the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York. However, after many years of protesting US foreign policies, I feel the principle reason behind the wars has more to do with oil supplies to the US. This badge is important to me as it demonstrates my opposition to war. I wore it to let people know how I felt and hopefully to influence them.