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War Is Not Fair, But It Does Have Class

Here’s an original Mission Yuppie Eradication Project poster from San Francisco’s Mission District in the late 1990s. According to Wikipedia:

“During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, the gentrification of San Francisco’s predominantly working class Mission District led some long-term neighborhood residents to create what they called the “Mission Yuppie Eradication Project.” This group allegedly destroyed property and called for property destruction as part of a strategy to oppose gentrification. Their activities drew hostile responses from the San Francisco Police Department, real estate interests, and “work-within-the-system” housing activists.”

Mission Yuppie Eradication Project

Now we absolutely DO NOT condone violence as a course of political action. However, I’ll leave you with this quote from Mark Twain: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme ;)

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