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AKIRA "Let us devastate the avenues where the wealthy live" huge canvas print.


Image from Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo. Quote from Lucy Parsons: a founder of the IWW, an anarchist communist living in Chicago and one of the most amazing figures of American history.  (1853 – 1942)
This print is huge (19x12) and counts as a patch if you have something large enough to affix it to but is huge and detailed enough to make an extremely handsome print.

The full quote in context

-In May of 1885, soldiers killed two striking workers at a Chicago quarry. The IWPA held a meeting in response to the slayings in which another of Parsons’ most famous statements was recorded by The Chicago Tribune:
"Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or knife and lay in wait on the steps of the palaces of the rich and stab or shoot their owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination and without pity. Let us devastate the avenues where the wealthy live as [General] Sheridan devastated the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah."