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#8 HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO WELCOME RICH PEOPLE TO THE MISSION
The graphics that make up this poster were lifted from a sabotage manual the CIA produced for the Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s. It seemed appropriate to replace graphics of Sandinista military vehicles with posh cars and and apply it to the Mission District today. The CIA's version was more violent; the ice-pick blade was the length of a dueling-foil. I used white-out to make it shorter. And the original manual suggested puncturing the gas tanks of vehicles with an ice-pick, which sounds like a good way to get killed or burned in an explosion, so I cut that shit out, too.

By the time I came up with this poster my ability to draw attention to gentrification by calling for vehicle vandalism was gone, so I haven't put up more than a handful of them. But, like the 'Trash Downtown' posters they could still be useful to people in other cities; all someone would have to do would be to replace the San Francisco-specific references with ones relevant to whatever town they live in.

    


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