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Invite a cop to breakfast

I originally made a version of this flyer (with different pictures) in 1981, the year after the so-called "mindless thugs" summer in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. That summer (1980) anonymous anarchists attacked the buildings of gentrifying businesses moving into the area. The local newspapers referred to the vandals as "mindless thugs" despite very clear statements of the reasons. Increasing police harassment in the area, not just of anarchists, but of the homeless, of non-assimilating, poor and working class queers and radical faeries and so on led to increasing tensions in the area that occasionally broke out into small riots. The Haight-Ashbury Merchants Association began to call for a truce, having the audacity to suggest that anarchists and others harrassed by pigs should "invite a cop to dinner". This was my response and one of the very first flyers I ever made.
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apio ludd,
Apr 7, 2010, 3:20 PM
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