Cuir Dúidín Le Chéile

“Put a joint together!” – graffiti in Waterford Street. Also visible: GHQ.
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text: X03945 duidín

Let’s Keep The Wall

Two pieces of local commentary from the Cupar Way “peace” wall in west Belfast. “Fuck the peace process”, “Save the NHS”, and “[Secretary for Health] Jeremy Hunt is a total dick”.
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4 The Fam

“4 the fam”, that is, for the members of TMN: RASER, ANKO, CASP, MASH, BORE, NIKO, CISTO, AKEN, ZEL, RECK, DEX, JEST, from fellow-member NOTA. Replaces the TMN-painted Culture Blight.
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text: X03993 north st ANCO

Paint This City Pretty

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“Paint this shitty city pretty.” A graffitist (from TMN?) on the Cupar Way “peace” line, calling for the removal of his/her own work? Or perhaps just that of the thousands of tourists who add their names and messages to the wall? “Peace and love”, “All you need is love”, “Fuck Dublin”, “A wall can’t stop hate; maybe peace can”, “Fuck the IRA”, “Fuck Trump 2016”.
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Amanda

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Writing by “Amanda” below the remains of Andy Council’s Belfast Phoenix. Previously by the same writer: Amanda Jayne.
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Upa IRA

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Graffiti from the Republican school of shorthand in Creggan, London-/Derry.
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text: X03957 Central Drive

How The Land Lies

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“UVF Land” graffiti in Sandy Row, itself graffitied out.
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RIP Plum Smith

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UVF volunteer William “Plum” Smith entered Long Kesh in 1972 at the age of 18 for his role in the attempted murder of a Catholic. After his release, he became an ITGWU shop steward, a community organizer, and spokesperson for the PUP. Smith died in June of this year (2016); the message in today’s images appears on the Cupar Way “peace” line.
Short bio from BalaclavaStreet | Gareth Mulvenna tweet of Plum’s bio at age 20 from the Orange Cross | Tele account of the funeral.
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Loose Talk Costs Lives

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Republican graffiti in Meenan Square, London-/Derry harkening back 1 1970s poster (revived earlier in 2016 in this Belfast posterizing of the International Wall) cautioning people against undercover British agent and touts.
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Charter NI Scum Out

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Charter NI chief executive Dee Stitt returned to work on Wednesday after a three-week holiday following controversial remarks that a Bangor flute band (the North Down Defenders) provided “homeland security” for the area and that he was the big man in the area. (The remarks were included in this Guardian video, starting at 7m 22s. For more on the UDA in north Down, see this Tele article.) Many have called for his resignation, including Jeffrey Donaldson of the DUP (Irish News), though the Charter NI board, who conducted an internal review, did not fire him. At least one of the local people in east Belfast was already unhappy with the organization this summer, when the graffiti above was sprayed in Beechfield Street.
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text: X03598 NI Executive “managed” September and not “controlled” November