Members have said that the collective was formed in 2001 and is decentralized, with "dozens" of members in affiliated groups in several US states and a few foreign countries, and have characterized it as "[an] underground movement [of] musicians, graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers [and] full-time rebels and activists". INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies. "INDECLINE is NOT an anarchist group."
In 2002 Ryen McPherson, Daniel Tanner, and others operating as Indecline Films produced the first video in the Bumfights series, Bumfights: A Cause for Concern. They subsequently took down the Indecline Films website, and have said they sold the rights to the series to two investors.
Dying for Work
In August 2012, the group installed a billboard on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas with Dying for Work in black lettering on a white background and a dummy hanging from it by a noose; a companion billboard, also with a hanged man, read "Hope you're happy Wall St."
Largest piece of illegal graffiti
In October 2015, in response to Donald Trump's calling Mexicans "rapists", the group spray-painted a mural depicting Trump with the slogan "¡Rape Trump!" on an old border wall on US territory approximately a mile from the Tijuana airport.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Donald Trump statues
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