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Examples of Nationalist Posters

Image Details
Title: Mad Major
Date: 1969 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Do You Trust The Mad Major'
Description: The poster refers to Major Chichester-Clark, who was the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from May 1969 to March 1971. The juggling is probably a reference by the poster designer to Chichester-Clark using sectarian division to maintain control of both Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
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Title: Struggle
Date: 1969 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'The Sturggle Continues ...'
Description: The poster is probably a reference to the dismantling of barricades in Belfast during 1969.
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Title: Barricades Stay
Date: 1969 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Barricades Stay Until Demands Are Met'
Description: The poster is probably a reference to the dismantling of barricades in Belfast during 1969 and the demands of the Civil Rights campaign.
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Title: Falls Burns (first version)
Date: 1969 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'The Falls Burns, Malone Road Fiddles'
Description: The poster makes a reference to the working-class area of 'The Falls' which was the centre of intense violence and the middle-class area of the 'Malone Road' which remained largely unaffected by the conflict.
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Title: Falls Burns (second version)
Date: 1973 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'The Falls Burns, Malone Road Fiddles, Forced Feeding is Torture'
Description: See above. The additional text may be a reference to the 'Price Sisters' who were on hunger strike in jail in England.
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Title: Smash Stormont (first version)
Date: 1970 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Smash Stormont'
Description: A poster calling for the ending of the Unionist controlled government at Stormont in Belfast. The British government eventually took the decision to introduce 'direct rule' and Stormont was prorogued on 30 March 1972.
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Title: Smash Stormont (second version)
Date: 1971 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Smash Stormont'
Description: A poster calling for the ending of the Unionist controlled government at Stormont in Belfast. The British government eventually took the decision to introduce 'direct rule' and Stormont was prorogued on 30 March 1972.
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Title: Rent Strike
Date: 1971
Produced by: Civil Disobedience Co-ordination
Main text within image: 'Rent Strike Here'
Description: A small poster that people displayed in their windows to indicate support for the rent and rates strike in protest against Internment. The strike was supported by the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) which began a campaign of civil disobedience on 15 August 1971.
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Title: Judge Jury Executioner
Date: 1972 (?)
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Judge Jury Executioner'
Description: The poster consists of stylised images of two British soldiers dragging a dead body. The British Army killed a number of innocent civilians in disputed circumstances and the poster is making reference to these killings.
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Title: Burntollet Commemoration March 1979
Date: January 1979
Produced by: People's Democracy
Main text within image: 'Burntollet, Tenth Commemoration March 1969-1979'
Description: A poster used to publicise a march to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry and the ambush by Loyalists at Burntollet Bridge.
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Title: Cause of Ireland
Date: 1974 (?)
Produced by: The Poster Collective (London)
Main text within image: 'The Cause Of Labour Is The Cause Of Ireland; The Cause Of Ireland Is The Cause Of Labour'
Description: A poster produced by socialists highlighting the association between the struggle for independence and the labour movement in Ireland.
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