This is a banner that Julia and I made for the anti-war demonstrations in 2003.
On the first big demo, we got annoyed by all the SWP placards, and didn’t want to be associated with any of the usual left wing organisations. We were a fairly disparate group of about 10 friends, and the only thing we had in common was that we were vaguely left wing, and we all loved cats.
Julia is an artist who love Russian propaganda posters, and she had a cat that looked a bit like Karl Marx. My cat, Seamus, looked and acted a bit like Joe Stalin, so we had our dear leaders all worked out within minutes.