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World Tour ’89

January 4, 2012

 Every once in a while, you need a little Shepard Fairy – This Tee has one of  his most well known images and now almost considered classic design, Andre the Giant. Between the star and the “World Tour 89”, I can’t help but think about the Soviet Union with this T. This was brought to our attention by friends at Union Clothing.

The first nationwide strike in the Soviet Union. Although miners are relatively well paid, the strike spread rapidly across the country. When half a million miners, representing 40 per cent of Soviet coal production, had downed tools, most of their demands were met.

Dubbed ‘man of the decade’ by Time magazine, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is surrounded by some of the 2,250 members of the new Congress of People’s Deputies. Although the Communist Party continued to dominate Soviet politics, important changes were afoot, such as Gorbachev’s call for elections of this new Congress.

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