You Are Enough

Anti-suicide “messages of hope” were originally posted around the Cavehill in August (ITV) but were removed in September (Belfast Live) before being replaced – as shown in these images. Similar posters on the Foyle Bridge in London-/Derry was last week slated for removal at the end of January, pending a 12-week “public consultation process” (BelTel).
Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 1726)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/60, ISO 160, full size 3403 x 4896
Click to enlarge (to 1500 x 2000)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/160, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
Click to enlarge (to 1600 x 1200)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.4, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
text:  X06215 X06297 [X06296] X06298 [X06299]

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be In Your Revolution

Communism and the Connolly Youth Movement (web | tw | Fb) compete with a Menagerie (front | side | car-park) flyer for the for the attention of young people in Divis Street, Belfast.
In her autobiography, Living My Life, Emma Goldman wrote, “At the dances I was one of the most untiring and gayest. One evening a cousin of Sasha, a young boy, took me aside. With a grave face … he whispered to me that it did not behoove an agitator to dance. Certainly not with such reckless abandon, anyway. It was undignified for one who was on the way to become a force in the anarchist movement. My frivolity would only hurt the Cause. I grew furious at the impudent interference of the boy. … I was tired of having the Cause constantly thrown into my face. I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from convention and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. … If it meant that, I did not want it.” (p. 56)
Click to enlarge (to 1500 x 2000)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/80, ISO 125, full size 3672 x 4896
text: X06241

Mar Uachtarán

Voters in the Irish Republic go to the polls today (October 26th, 2018) to elect a president. Northerners cannot vote, though a referendum to allow residents of Northern Ireland to vote in presidential elections is expected in 2019 (BelTel). Nonetheless, these posters for Sinn Féin candidate Liadh Ní Riada are at the Glen Road/Falls Road roundabout in west Belfast.
Click to enlarge (to 2000 x 1500)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.7, 1/80, ISO 125, full size 4896 x 3672
text: X06214

Ireland Stands With Palestine

Republican political party Saoradh (tw | Fb) ignores the hospital stencil and pastes up a poster expressing solidarity with Palestine.
Click to enlarge (to 1400 x 1400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.6, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 3672
text: X06167 Broadway

Ulster Supports The People Of Israel

In response to the protests at the soccer match between Northern Ireland and Israel (described yesterday) the poster above appeared in the Village: an Ulster Banner with the 6-pointed star (for the six counties) turned into a Star Of David.
Click to enlarge (to 2400 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.2, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
Click to enlarge (to 1800 x 1322)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/160, ISO 80, full size 3840 x 2820

text: X06151 X06152 glenmachan st

Head Examined

A crude anatomy of the loyalist brain by TLO, with modules dedicated to Buckfast (tonic wine), flying our flag, The Sash, 1690, killing all taigs, and Saving Ulster From Sodomy. DUP councillor called the poster “a hate crime” (Guardian).
Side-by-side with: Ian Paisley Jr as The Crawler.
Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/60, ISO 160, full size 3672 x 4896
Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.8, 1/100, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
Click to enlarge (to 2400 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/60, ISO 160, full size 4896 x 3672
text: X06032 X06095 X06031

The Crawler

Adolphe Smith accompanied John Thomson as he travelled around Victorian London in the 1870s, interviewing the subjects in order to provide background for Thomson’s photographs, their combined efforts published as  Street Life In London (pdf from LSE). The entry accompanying this image (in unmodified form) is entitled “The Crawlers“; Smith describes them as “old women reduced by vice and poverty to that degree of wretchedness which destroys even the energy to beg”. The DUP’s Ian Paisley Jr. was recently seen in the House Of Commons apologising for failing to disclose two all-expenses-paid holidays for him and his family to Sri Lanka (Irish Times). His colleagues suspended him for 30 days and withdrew his salary for a month for this failure and for acting as a paid advocate for Sri Lanka’s human rights record (Colombo Telegraph). If 7,543 of his constituents sign a recall petition, he will face re-election. The election poster combining the two is (presumably) by TLO.
Update: “That’s not funny!” above a vandalised version of the poster at the end of August.
Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 1600)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/60, ISO 125, full size 3672 x 4896
Click to enlarge (to 1800 x 2400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.8, 1/100, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
text: X06030 X06096

So They Go To Meet The Death

“The hunger in the ghetto is terrible. Nothing can be bought. … Because of hunger and suffering people go to the Umschlagplatz by themselves. The Judenrat hang posters saying that “volunteers” will be given 3 kg of bread and 1 kg of marmalade. There are some who think it better to die by the bullet than from starvation. So they go to meet the death.”
These crumpled paper figures show Jews being rounded up and the cards bear descriptions of conditions in the ghetto. “What has happened to us, people[?] I watch a policeman dragging a young man as if he were an ox led to slaughter. For a butcher this is a way of making money … But this one fights against his own destruction and you, a Jewish policeman fight to subdue him and drag him toward death – you are a common murderer!”
Bogusław Lustyk (web) is a Polish artist specialising in paintings of horses. This “crush art” piece about the Judenrat and Jewish Police in the Warsaw Ghetto is something of a departure in both theme and medium. Crush art “is a language of expression whose essence is destruction”. Nowy Swiat, Warsaw. (Previously from Warsaw: The People’s Guard | Solidarity?)
Click and click again to enlarge (to 2400 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.7, 1/800, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
Click and click again to enlarge (to 2400 x 1444)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.8, 1/640, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 2946

Click and click again to enlarge (to 2200 x 1704)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/640, ISO 80, full size 4740 x 3672
Click and click again to enlarge (to 2400 x 1800)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.9, 1/500, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 2400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.9, 1/500, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 2400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.5, 1/640, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 2400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.5, 1/800, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
text: X06023 X06022 X06025 X06026 X06027 X06028 X06029

Prince Of Fumes

Here is another TLO (web) piece commenting on the use of tyres in 11th Night bonfires. King William Of Orange (original here) is shown in a gas mask with a chain of tyres around his neck.
Previously: Tyred Of Your Culture, and from last year, Good Year For A Bonfire.
Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 1600)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.2, 1/80, ISO 400, full size 3672 x 4896
text: X04984 Lwr Donegall St

White-Line Picket

“White-line picket in support of Niall Lehd – Saturday 30th June, International Wall, Falls Road [in fact Divis Street] at 2 pm”. For details of his incarceration, see Free Niall Lehd. This IRNC/IRPC poster is in the New Lodge (Join The IRNC | IRPC).
Click to enlarge (to full size)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 3178 x 4722
text: X04985