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Mission Yuppie Eradication Project poster, circa 1999 | by Telstar Logistics
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Mission Yuppie Eradication Project poster, circa 1999

During the wretched peak of the late 1990s San Francisco dot-com bubble, an anarchist group called the Mission Yuppie Eradication Project began plastering my neighborhood with these posters as a way to counter the pressures of gentrification.

 

As a 10 year resident of the 'hood, I was basically sympathetic to their cause, although I found many aspects of MYEP's politics, tactics, and grasp of economics to be problematic. But my real beef with them had more to do with my car -- which happened to be an SUV.

 

Fortunately, the Telstar Logistics camouflage scheme helped spare my vehicle from the anarchists' wrath, as my ride survived well into the dot-com bust unscathed.

 

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Uploaded on September 16, 2006