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International Mother F*ckers!

November 28, 2010

On Thursday 25th November 2010 I organised a workshop in NCAD to bring artists together to make creative and funny placards to hold in public. Due to further austerity measures that are about to be imposed by the EU, IMF and the Fianna Fáil government in Ireland, there are a lot of protests taking place here.

Against this background of universal broo-ha-ha, I thought it would a worthy contribution to make placards that can transcend ideology, placards that give hope, or simply placards that might make people laugh for a minute in this dark time.

The group  that created some fifteen placards on that day agreed to meet up on Saturday 27th November to take part in a large demonstration against the cuts, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Here are pictures from that demo, featuring the placards we made.

piggy banker

I'm Actually Grand


love the IMF



If you want him, come and claim him!



Public Apathy

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  1. March 2, 2011 23:27

    “Down with this sort of thing” I say!
    Fair play Ian. There are some great placards there. I personally think that humour is one of the strongest ‘weapons’ against injustice and iniquity. How about some humourous chants next?

    “What do we want?”
    “A lot less of this sort of thing please!”
    “When do we want it?”
    “At the earliest convenient opportunity, if that’s all right with you!”


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