Design Competition

U.S.-Saudi War Memorial

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Fifth Estate # 335, Winter, 1990-91

Spoof announcement, text reproduced on same page. Cartoon shows a man on a pedestal supporting a car on his shoulders. Inscription reads, "In memory of America's fighting heroes of the Iraqi Conflict, 1991..."THE FIFTH ESTATE ANNOUNCES:

A DESIGN COMPETITION FOR THE U.S.-SAUDI WAR MEMORIAL

Entries should be based on some of the following design elements:

* A war for oil.

* The slaughter of youth and innocents on both sides.

* Industrialism’s demand to sustain oil as the dominant energy source despite its ecological destructiveness.

* Finding a new enemy to justify massive war budgets.

Any other appropriate ideas from the accompanying Fifth Estate article [“War in Iraq: Imperial Death Trip to Nowhere,” FE #335, Winter, 1990-91].

Send designs to us and a copy to the man who will preside over this monument’s dedication—George Bush.

Fifth Estate, 4632 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

George Bush, White House, Washington, D.C.

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