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New York Times ‘Special Edition’ Headline, “IRAQ WAR ENDS” | Memory of the Future Project
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New York Times ‘Special Edition’ Headline, “IRAQ WAR ENDS”

By Sara Lovell | December 19, 2008

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NYTimes Special Edition
On Wednesday, November 12, 2008,
in an elaborate symbolic summoning; active dreamers created and distributed 1.2 million free copies of a parody edition of The New York Times. Thousands of volunteers passed the paper out at busy subway stations around the city, including Grand Central Terminal, Washington and Union Squares, the 14th and 23rd Street stations along Eighth Avenue, and Pacific Street in Brooklyn, among others.

The 16-page paper, that looked and felt identical to the real NYTimes — with the headline “IRAQ WAR ENDS” — surprised commuters, many of whom took the free copies thinking they were the real thing. Dated July 9, 2009, the paper was filled with articles describing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the implementation of a national health care system, a rebuilt economy, caps on CEO salaries, a national oil fund to study climate change, and other goals of a healthy near future. The paper covered national news, international, New York, and business sections as well as having editorials, advertisements and a corrections page. And in the upper left corner of the front page was this twist on the Times’ motto: ”All the News we Hope to Print.” The online edition is  viewable  at www.nytimes-se.com. The “Fine Print” section on the far left menu describes the mission and purpose of this wildly ambitious, creative action, complete with a very comprehensive list of actions people can take by getting involved with any one of numerous organizations named who are working for change. And check out the online flash advertisements on each page, and also the video page with two videos that captured the reactions of people on the street to this news that day. The Video News Release has comments from people including, “I knew change was coming to America, I just didn’t expect it so fast—it’s incredible.” And “this could really expand our idea of what is possible.” And from actress Lily Taylor, “this is a deep, positive, potential thing happening here, and so I’ll take the prank for that, and I think the Times should too. We have to exercise some muscles we either don’t have or that have atrophied, or something: a civic muscle, a thrifty muscle, a generous muscle…”

The anti corporate greed activist group Yes Men claimed responsibility for this creation.

And CodePink Women for Peace, who I believe are the heroes, or sheroes of our time, collaborated, with the start of their “War is SO Over” campaign in Times Square, by handing out the papers and celebrating the envisioned news as if it had already happened, with party hats on and pink and white confetti swirling around everyone like snow!



One of the editorials clarifies the paper’s real-world message:

“Two years ago, who would have dared to image we’d elect, as President of the United States, an African-American community organizer?

Six months ago, who would have predicted we’d enact universal health care, reform our education system, establish a maximum wage and “true cost” tax, and start taking steps to make our cities more livable — or that we’d so swiftly end the war in Iraq, and try for treason the leaders who took us there?

Yet we’ve done all that. Although we demanded change of Barack Obama, we understood that only we could bring about that change. And that’s why it happened.

Of course even with all these victories, we can’t let up for a second, and we can’t get tired. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past two years, it’s that the most restful, energizing thing we can do is fight for a better world.”

Now this is what I call Creating The Future!!! Making it visible, visceral and feel-able!! Bravo to all involved! Several people (including myself) have commented on their website www.nytimes-se.com that they ought to print more copies and sell them to fund further visionary ventures. And I just now purchased my own copy on ebay—I’ll post again after I’ve been able to see it with my very own eyes! To the future we can see and print in our very own versions of major news publications! Maybe the Yes Men can re-envision the Wall Street Journal next!

Check out more press coverage here:MSNBC video | UK Guardian | Huffington Post

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