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This is a really old graphic I figured I might as well dust off and share in this period of intense tenant organizing. I originally made this in either 1995 or 96, and it has been produced as stickers, shirts, posters, and flyers over the years. More relevant than ever in an age when one of the few things truly valued under capitalism is property, and it is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands.

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Landlord by Josh MacPhee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. For IG, please credit @jmacphee


A dictionary entry, replete with pronunciation and origin of word. Text states: “landlord, 1. any of numerous carnivorous or bloodsucking usu. freshwater annelid worms (class Hirudinea) that have typically a flattened lanceolate segmented body with a sucker at each end, 2. the owner of property (as land, houses, or apartments) that is leased or rented to another, 3. a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain; to attach oneself to a person as a leech. SYN see parasite — leechlike, adj.”

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