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The corporate media are very reluctant to cover dissent. So the only way many people will find out the truth is from you, through conversation, mass protest, civil disobedience... or perhaps one of these projects.
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View or join a discussion of project VICT
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war
0 workers
funds
"Commission the construction of a bronze statue of George W. Bush holding up the decapitated head of Saddam Hussein. Mount this statue at a prominent tourist area in Washington DC along with enormous (Saddam-like) images of Mr. Bush. Then orchestrate and videotape crowds cheering as the authorities remove the statue reminiscent of the fall of Saddam's statue in central Bagdad. Provide this footage to foriegn and domestic, corporate and independent media."
View or join a discussion of project SPWB
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war
workers
"Operation Spiderweb: Shut down intersections or sections of streets by attaching duct tape and/or yellow 'caution' tape to lampposts and traffic lights and stretching the tape across the street back and forth. Use a broom handle to unspool the tape as you run or bike. (You'll need several rolls of tape per section of road.) Could be coordinated with Operation Duct Shield."
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war
labor
workers
"The Bush administration claims it is liberating the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein. Some country or other body should announce military plans to invade the US in order to liberate the American people (and the rest of the world) from the Bush coup. Justifications could include not only corrupt seizure of power, but also human rights violations, domestic policy that forces increasing numbers of people to live in impoverished and dangerous conditions, etc."
View or join a discussion of project FGSL
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war
workers
"Operation Forgetful Sloth: Find a crosswalk that is in a main intersection with no traffic light. With a group of 8-10 people (or more depending on size of intersection). cross very slowly one at a time, spacing yourselves a few feet from each other, but close enough so that cars cannot drive through. Upon reaching the other side of the crosswalk, turn around and walk back. Pass out materials at either curb. Repeat ad infitum, making sure you stay in the crosswalks. (As always before organizing a protest, have everyone involved call the news media to make sure it gets coverage. This has been increasingly difficult, for various reasons."
View or join a discussion of project AMKG
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war
corp
workers
"Near the start of the U.S. Republic, there were attempts to make George Washington king. Since George W. Bush is acting just like a monarch--he is even taking drastic measures to insure his political line's continuity--launch a movement to find the rightful heir to the American throne among George Washington's descendants, and install him or her with all due pomp and circumstance as a relatively benign alternative to the current de facto monarchy."
View or join a discussion of project FKFR
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war
france
workers
"Patriotic Americans are focusing their frustration with the French in the wrong way. The birthplace of french fries is arguable, but every American knows that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France. Set up a website petition/movement to destroy the Statue of Liberty or give it back to France." Note: this has already been done, twice--once without a trace of self-consciousness. (Here's the other one.)
View or join a discussion of project CFST
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war
workers
"If Reagan had not repealed Carter's fuel efficiency standards, we would not have been dependent on any Persian Gulf oil by 1986. (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) Make ads similar to the 'drug money supports terrorism' ads, but geared towards U.S. consumerism. One quick way would be by editing the high budget drug ads with SUV commercials. (See TheAnti-Drug.com for a similar project.)
View or join a discussion of project GMBL
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war
workers
"Along the lines of MarchToWar.com, create a national office gambling pool that raises money for war victims by allowing people to bet on various statistics in the campaign against Iraq. Possible betting objects: number of civilian casualties on a given day, time that next refugee convoy will be bombed, date that next 'discovery' of chemical weapons will occur, etc."
View or join a discussion of project POST
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media
war
0 workers
funds
"It is possible to print newsprint in large quantities inexpensively. Make newsprint inserts and place in tabloids such as The New York Post or USA Today en masse. The inserts should be in the tabloid's style, but discuss the war's real costs--the civilian casualties, for example--or other news or background that doesn't get coverage. To get media attention, include real journalists' e-mails or work phone numbers on the inserts. Best to have ten or more journalists listed; one option is to have one journalist listed on a hundred, another on another hundred, etc. (See this project, for example.)"
View or join a discussion of project VNST
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war
workers
"Make attractive stickers saying 'This war was brought to you by' and place them before appropriate corporate logos."
View or join a discussion of project REFU
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media
war
enviro
US$150 workers
funds
"Establish a refugee camp in Cabo San Lucas complete with an SUV caravan, expedition weight Gore-Tex six-man tents, gas barbeques, ATV's, Volleyball net, etc."
View or join a discussion of project PUMP
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war
enviro
quick
workers
"Gas station employees: hike gas prices at the pump to at least $10 a gallon. Modify the receipt thank you message to provide a statement like: 'This is a fraction of the cleanup costs created by your car.'"
View or join a discussion of project CNDM
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war
workers
"'Good' Americans wrap themselves in the flag as if to protect themselves while their government kills innocent men, women and children in the Middle East. As a response, make bumper stickers or flyers with this image and post them on, for example, SUVs proudly displaying the owner's ignorance with multiple flags."
View or join a discussion of project BKTR
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war
enviro
0 workers
funds
"Form a huge roving squad of bicyclists to travel around the country as a form of protest against ecologically and politically devastating car culture. Put on spontaneous circuses in small towns and join Critical Mass bike parades in big cities. Erect tent cities in conspicuous places and non-violently defend them from police eviction or just pack up and move to the other side of town."
View or join a discussion of project TKBS
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war
0 workers
funds
"A number of these Talking Bush dolls should be modified to utter ONLY Bushisms and the darkest secrets of the Skull & Bones Society."
View or join a discussion of project LSTP
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war
comm
workers
"Recently, movie theaters have begun to show TV commercials before the commercials for upcoming movies before they show the movie that you paid them for. Create custom tips for laser pointers that cause the laser pointer image to say 'annoying' or 'fraud' or 'worthless' that people can use to disrupt the advertising before the movie starts. This would probably be fairly inexpensive and there are all sorts of other potential uses of customized laser pointer tips."
View or join a discussion of project RLTY
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war
quick
workers
"The media shows us our latest weapons, but not their consequences. Purchase little green army men (100 for 99 cents or so), burn them slightly (careful for the fumes), cut some of them into bits, and insert into a sturdy water balloon, plastic easter egg, or the like. Add red paint (red alkyd is fast-drying and durable) and seal. When you throw this 'reality' bomb at appropriate targets, it will produce a scene much like the real thing. Alternately, simply glue the pre-colored army-men bits in place."
View or join a discussion of project PCLN
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war
workers
"Take a simple lawn fertilizer spreader (a drop spreader would be best), a long piece of string, and a stick of some sort. Put the stick into the ground and tie the string to it. Fill the lawn spreader with some type of easy-growing seeds. Walk around the stick, using the string to guide a perfect circle. Add the rest of the peace symbol after that. It won't be visible until about a week later when the seeds all sprout. It should be done somewhere on Federal property. See what the government says when their beautiful green lawn sprouts a 100-foot diameter peace sign and the media jumps all over it."
View or join a discussion of project SUVX
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war
enviro
0 workers
funds
"Perform propaganda drops on local car dealerships that have huge inventories of SUVs. Employ misinformation tactics touting the perks and piety of SUV ownership, such as, 'My Yukon takes me anywhere: with a little extra gas, I get closer to God.'"
View or join a discussion of project LCST
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bio
war
0 workers
funds
"Release grasshoppers--lots and lots of them--at the Republican National Convention."
View or join a discussion of project ASHC
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edu
war
net
0 workers
funds
"Set up a website, JohnAshcroftsBirthday.com (or something like that) that proposes and organizes anti-Ashcroft games people can play on John Ashcroft's Birthday, May 9 (Ó la anti-Etoys games).
View or join a discussion of project STKR
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war
enviro
0 workers
funds
"Create window stickers for SUVs, like the stickers that the dealers put inside of new cars. But instead of having the features of the cars the sticker should contain: the gas mileage of the car, the number of SUVs on the road of that same model, the average number of oil gallons per year these SUVs account for, etc. Place them in windows of car dealership lots that are full of new SUVs."
View or join a discussion of project DNRM
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media
war
enviro
0 workers
funds
"De-normalize outdoor ad space by purchasing ad-space on bus shelters, billboards, etc. and posting giant ads saying simply 'AD FOR ALCOHOL AIMED AT WOMEN,' 'OBSTRUCTED VIEW,' 'VISUAL POLLUTION,' 'LOCAL CHILDREN'S MURAL COMING SOON?' etc."
View or join a discussion of project BBID
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war
front
comm
0 workers
funds
"Pay or otherwise convince the new hires at major corporations to refuse to submit to biometric identifiers when they try to enter the US under new Homeland Security Act and other intensified security policies."
View or join a discussion of project SUVS
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war
enviro
0 workers
funds
"Create an all-out onslaught on SUVS, including bumper stickers to affix to other people's SUVs ('This vehicle approved for sports use ONLY', 'I [heart] Climate Change', etc.), explanatory fliers ('I sabotaged your SUV because...'), and a series of funny anti-SUV commercials." (See also this campaign.)
View or join a discussion of project HTYC
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war
enviro
workers
"In addition to giving SUVs tickets, give hybrids thank-you cards."
View or join a discussion of project TRDR
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war
health
0 workers
funds
"Taking off on the ads that say 'Where do terrorists get their money? If you do drugs, it could be coming from you,' make ads that say 'Where do repressive dictators get their money? If you pay Federal Income Tax, if definitely comes from you!'"
View or join a discussion of project OLWR
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war
corp
workers
"Create a miniature oil-war in the reflecting pool in front of the Exxon headquarters in New York."
View or join a discussion of project DUCT
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war
workers
"Operation Duct Shield: If the news doesn't want to cover protests accurately, don't let them report them at all. Carry backpacks full of duct tape into a major broadcast outlet (CNN, Fox, etc.). After being refused access to your airwaves, regroup just outside the doors and duct-tape them shut. Simultaneously, another group should do this at a pro-war politician's office."
View or join a discussion of project RYPE
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media
war
0 workers
funds
"Since 9/11 the use of public surveillance has skyrocketed. Reclaim your privacy by stickering over surveillance cameras with the message 'Smile - you're no longer being monitored.'"
View or join a discussion of project AMTH
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war
health
0 workers
funds
"The FBI coined the word, 'Amerithrax', to name their operation investigating the anthrax attacks here in the US. Make a website for Amerithrax.org, and we will give you the domain."
View or join a discussion of project TRHR
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war
workers
"Operation Tortoise and Hare: A person dressed as a turtle will crawl through an intersection on his or her hands and knees, taking as long as possible. The rabbit will run back and forth as many times as possible before cars start to move through the crosswalk. This method will only slow traffic as opposed to stopping it in full, but provides an interesting and entertaining show for those who are being inconvenienced."
View or join a discussion of project SABO
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media
war
corp
0 workers
funds
"Reproduce the CIA's guide to sabotage produced for Nicaraguan anti-Sandinista forces, with the text redirected against corporate workplaces."
View or join a discussion of project QTRT
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war
corp
workers
"Create a PR campaign to change the US motto from 'E Pluribus Unum' ('Out of many, one') to 'Quis Te Rogavit' ('Who asked you')."
View or join a discussion of project WRYS
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war
workers
"Create a theater of the absurd at anti-war protests, with Make War, Not Love signs and War is Here If You Want It. Wear large beehive wigs, wingtips, cardigans, etc. and voice your support for permawar."
View or join a discussion of project OBIT
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media
war
net
US$400 workers
funds
"Hack the NY Times World Trade Center victims obituaries page and add the names of the innocent Iraqis and Afghanis who have been slaughtered by US bombing. Iraqi and Afghan obits must be real, i.e. photos and descriptions of actual bombing victims."
View or join a discussion of project DHLS
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war
workers
"Create a Department of Homeland Security web site that looks convincingly similar to a real government web site. Show on this site how Bush's 'security' laws hurt citizens and immigrants. Perhaps emphasize how the INS's attitude toward immigrant workers has worsened in recent months. Set up links from various sites, weblogs, forums, etc. to improve site ranking."
View or join a discussion of project PRIV
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media
war
corp
US$200 workers
funds
"Start a movement to further privatize the Federal Government of the United States. Get high-profile politicians to endorse your movement. Must receive media attention."
View or join a discussion of project TOYB
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media
war
0 workers
funds
"Put up a fake online store pretending to retail toy land mines, cluster bombs (CBU-87 clusterbombs contain bright yellow bomblets 'wearing' parachutes, some of which do not explode on impact and are picked up by children) and other menacing objects used in warfare. Should anyone place an order, they automatically get mail with info about the weapon and the damage it has caused in the world."
View or join a discussion of project FOBO
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media
war
health
US$300 workers
funds
"To replicate successful US foreign aid on the home front, create and drop food bombs on impoverished areas of the United States. Here is the brochure that will be pre-dropped to explain a food bomb's use. This project seeks private pilots as well as investors."
View or join a discussion of project OILS
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media
war
enviro
workers
"Create a website for the 'Trans-Afghan Pipeline Sweepstakes' that allows contestants to guess ownerships of the speculative Trans-Afghan Gas and Oil Pipelines. The site should serve as a clearing house for dirt on the companies involved. Winners of the sweepstakes will receive a bike."
View or join a discussion of project STTH
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war
workers
"Create a street theater game, perhaps something between RISK and Monopoly, that would illustrate the consequences of neoliberalism/neocolonialism. It should be fun and have simple rules that could be distributed by leaflet to passersby, who would be invited to join in the game. Possible themes/characters: world debt, trade in commodities including 'cheap labor' (also a role), secrecy and under-the-table pacts, etc."
View or join a discussion of project WRDP
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war
workers
"Get a resolution introduced in Congress (bonus points for the Senate) to change the name of the Pentagon back to the War Department."
View or join a discussion of project WSWR
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war
workers
"Set up an elaborate inter-connected series of bogus web sites to mirror the corporations involved in the war for oil."
View or join a discussion of project RISK
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war
workers
"Claiming that you are with Board Game magazine, for example, secure an interview with Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney, or the spouses or children of any of the hawks in the Bush administration. Ask general questions about what kinds of card games or board games the big decision-makers play, working your way up to specific wargames like Risk. Possible questions: 'Does your family own Risk or Stratego? Do they play often? Does hubby mostly win or lose at these wargames? Do they use a Risk game board for briefings in the Oval Office about the war, or do they use a custom game board? What are the playing pieces like on that custom-made set? I saw this giant map on NBC, where the announcer and a retired General were walking around on it, and they had some big plastic army dudes about ten inches high, next to some big tanks, showing where Allied Forces were massed against Iraqi forces. Do you know where our readers can buy playing pieces like that? When you were in the middle of playing Risk, did your husband ever position troops on the board to demonstrate where his forces had been deployed in real life? Did he ever keep playing the same battles over and over until he won? Would you consider playing this game against your husband on a daily basis, and intentionally lose every day?'"
View or join a discussion of project ANTX
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war
health
quick
0 workers
funds
"Spread a rumor that the terrorists are planting Anthrax on American flags and the only way to ensure safety is to burn them."
View or join a discussion of project CNTL
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war
quick
workers
"Whenever you see a TV that's on in a public place, and nobody is watching you or it, screw aroudn with the input controlls on the back so that it won't work if turned on, and then unplug the power but not the cable, so that people will look at the controls when they plug the cord back in."

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