20% Own 80%

“The richest 20% own 80% of our wealth.” Stencil from the recently-formed Éirígí (web) on Suffolk Road.

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Éirígí

Éirígí (web) was formed in 2006 and became a political party in 2007, with candidates standing for two seats in 2011’s local elections. For its public art, it used stencils in promoting itself and issues such as the continued presence of British troops in the North (“There are more British troops in Ireland than in Iraq”). Andersonstown Road, Belfast.

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Santa Is A British Agent

Above: “Cáisc [Easter] 1916”, dating back to at least 1990. Below: “Santa is a British agent” (perhaps because of spying concerns or perhaps because of the blizzard that dropped 15 cm of snow in early January, 2008 – get in touch if you know what prompted this graffiti) with “Join Sinn Féin” stencils beneath.

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