HOW TO MASK UP WITH A TSHIRT.

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We’ve all been there. The demo gets rowdy and there are a few bricks being thrown at the nearest Starfucks. Walking in the countryside you hear gunshots a field away. You’re waiting in the queue at the bank and decide to rob it instead. You’re babysitting your nephew and Netflix seems to be down. 

We have a solution for all those situations and you’re probably wearing that solution.

No face – no case! might be a bit of an overstretch, but the reality is that masking up can keep you and many others safe. In a society where state surveillance is at all times high, with cameras on every corner and mobile phones in every pocket, covering your face helps greatly against that sneaky fucking camera that films you popping a McDonald’s window on a Tuesday morning. But you might not always carry a neck warmer on you, or one of those fancy fucks with three holes that cover your whole face, makes you look incredibly menacing and are ridiculously hot for a summer evening.

The solution is simple and will make you look like a badass ninja (so you can entertain your nephew, remember?). Pop that t-shirt off and follow these very easy steps:

1- Turn your t-shirt inside out. This will help with any branding that the shirt might have, hiding that badass Defend Direct Action bolt cutter print you got from Unoffensive Animal.

2- Put that t-shirt over your brain bucket, with the neck hole on your eyes (so you can see, duh).

3- Grab the sleeves of the t-shirt and tie them behind your head, tight enough so it holds, but not too tight you give yourself a fucking headache.

4- Arrange your eye-hole. Try covering your eyebrows and lift up the bottom as close to your eyes as possible, covering the nose. Then grab those two lil bastard folds on the side of your head and tuck them in making the whole thing nice and tight.

5- Finalise your ninja style. The label of your t-shirt is sticking up. Fold that thing in. Depending on your situation you might also want to tuck the end of your t-shirt under your hoodie so it doesn’t flap around, avoiding your enemies grabbing and pulling it.

6- Rob that bank. Or play ninja attack with your nephew. Up to you.

ON MASKING UP: The black mask is not a fucking fashion accessory. We get it, you put that mask on and look at yourself in the mirror and you feel badass as fuck. You might even take a selfie or two. Don’t be a fuckwit. Black masks are a tool. They help during a demo by avoiding folks being singled out. Even if you aren’t throwing bricks, it is a lot more difficult for the filth to find who it was if everybody is masked up! The same way, paired with some sunglasses, it can help cover skin colour of whoever is underneath it. Black masks are solidarity, even if you are never “Up to no good”.

When someone does an open rescue, an investigation or a photo-Op for instagram and they mask up whilst freely giving their name and surname away, they are simply capitalising on the looks as if a black mask was an accessory. Don’t be that person. When a black mask is the way forward, remember that it is helping you keep anonymous and it is helping the masses keep anonymous too. Behave accordingly. Tuck that fashionable pink hair inside and cover your tattoos and your nose piercing. You can show off all that later on, but for now, you are one with the masses and the masses have the power. For a world of freedom, black masks and gasoline. UA.

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RECLAIMING BACK BUS STOP ADVERTISEMENT, THE EASY WAY.

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You don’t always have to carry a 6-sheet poster with you if you want to do some ad hacks. For a quick, opportunistic, and on-the-go kit that you can easily fit in your bag, you’ll need:

A marker: the bigger, the better
H60 security pin
Tx30
Four-way utility key

Once you’ve done a quick scan to make sure there’s no cops or security around, you can locate the lock. The placement depends on the model, but usually you’ll find it in the bottom corner or middle on the side of the ad. Once you’ve located the lock, take a look and see which of your tools you’ll need. Often, you’ll be able to just pop open the ad with one tool, but sometimes the first lock will just open a panel and you’ll have to locate the keyhole. Remember, some ads open incredibly easily while others are fiddly and mechanisms can be rusty and stiff. Just take a breath and keep trying.

Now that you’ve opened the ad, you can pull the perspex door back as far as it’ll go and start making changes to the existing ad, turn it around and use the other side, or get rid of it entirely.

Brandalism has this great PDF if you want to do some further reading:
 http://brandalism.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bus_Stop_Ad_Hack_Tutorial_web.pdf

The website ‘Public Access’ tells you the exact tool you need to open the advertisement screens in your city.  

http://www.publicadcampaign.com/PublicAccess/Index.html

You should be able to find all the tools you’ll need at your local hardware store.
Good luck reclaiming public spaces from advertisers.

MAKING A FUCK-OFF BANNER

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An easy and cheap way to make a big, slightly crusty banner for a drop involves visiting some charity shops and getting those lovely second-hand bedsheets. Sow them together till you have the desired size, and start planning out the spacing of your message.

If you’re concerned about spacing your words properly, you can use a projector. Set up your banner on a wall and put the projector in front of it with whatever word you want to write. Now you can outline it and move on, so your comrades can fill in the letters whilst you outline the next word!

Once that’s done, sow a strip of fabric along what will be the bottom inside of your banner so that you can thread a rope through it. It should create some sort of “sleve” with holes on either side of the banner. If your banner is very long, consider having more gaps in the sleeve and threading shorter bits of ropes, so you can distribute the weight evenly across the whole banner.

You’ll use the sleeve to tie the weights to keep the banner from flying around and making the message unreadable. For weights, you can fill large plastic bottles with gravel, sand, or water. Make sure you securely tie them to the rope so they are not at risk of detaching and falling on anything or anyone.

Make holes along the top of your banner so that you can fasten the top of the banner with rope or cable ties to your desired location.  Be sure the holes aren’t too close to the edge of the banner as doing so runs the risk of easy rips. Also, ensure your cable ties are heavy duty. We’ve all been there, with a huge banner, trying to attach it whilst the wind is fighting us, just to find out the zip ties are just breaking at the smallest of force!

Sometimes size really does matter. Have fun you artsy bastards. But purely doing legal things, we’d never suggest you do anything naughty.

HOW TO DEAL WITH CAGE TRAPS

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We’ve all done it. We set a trap down for cat neutering, and the trap just doesn’t work. It keeps triggering when it shouldn’t, or just fails to trap that pesky cat! 

When you feel frustrated about a cage trap there is a way out of that frustration. 

First, check if you set up a wildlife camera around, you wouldn’t want to forget it when you leave your site! Once you refresh your memory, grab that cage and angle it at 45°, making sure that the trap door is facing downwards, you do not want it to be closed, you need the entrance wide open! 

You can use a tree to angle the cage, or you can ask a friend to hold it in place if there aren’t any trees around! Then, starting at the entrance of the cage, stand on the top corner and jump like a trampoline! As you jump, move towards the end of the cage so that you end up with a nice and flat cage. 

After the cage is flat, optionally, fold it in half by standing it up lengthwise and putting the weight of your body over it whilst pushing the middle inwards. You don’t need to do a lot of force, just let your bodyweight do the exercise! 

It is now ready for disposal, easy to transport and it will never be used to fail at trapping! 

Pro tip: if your cage is too sturdy, you might need to use boltcutters. We’ve even seen some folks using angle grinders! Just make sure you remove the trigger, or the door, or whatever part of the mechanism to ensure no neutering cat ends up trapped by mistake whilst you go fetching your tools! 

PS: This has NOTHING to do with the badger cull. The instructions are provided for the disposal of trashy, non-working, personal traps. Thank you. 

Also fuck the cull go support @undergroundbadgersyndicate

LEAVING A MARK. TAKE A NEW HOBBY TODAY!

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Looking for a new hobby? You’ve tried rock tumbling and crochet but nothing really scratches the itch? Let us tell you about glass etching! 

Etching glass is a fantastic hobby where you grab glass (like a window or a cup!) and you permanently mark it with a frosty and translucent decoration. You can etch using a stencil, or you can freehand if you want! 

Etching fluid is sold either as a cream or as a liquid, and it normally is made from hydrofluoric acid. For that reason, you should be incredibly careful handling it and wear all the necessary PPI, like mask and gloves! Both forms of etching materials are easy to find in hobby stores. If you end up with cream etching fluid, you can dilute it, but remember that then the frosty look will be lessened. 

Now, let’s get to work! Folks recommend many different tools to start your hobby, but we find that the cheapest are always the best options. Grab a shoe polish bottle with a sponge tip and make sure you clean it thoroughly, getting rid of all the paint. Once that is done, you can fill it up with your fluid (or with your diluted etching cream) and seal it shut. Put the shoe polish bottle in a little plastic bag so you avoid any leakages.

Choose a window in your house that you really don’t mind getting ruined. Some companies are able to buff etching fluid off the window, but it’s expensive, and sometimes the only way you can clean your own mess up is to change the window completely. 

You can now use a stencil you’ve previously cut and use a thicker, more cream-like etching fluid to dab all over it, or you could simply freehand whatever drawing or message you want to permanently mark on your window! At first, it might look like water, but after a while the glass will be frosty and beautiful, allowing you to send a message to all the neighbourhood. 

Please be responsible and only etch your own windows. Remember that it is permanent, so don’t cover the whole windscreen of your car with it if you have an important delivery to do tomorrow! 

So there you have it, if rock tumbling is just too loud and Robert next door keeps calling the council with noise complaints, consider trying glass etching!

DON’T LET THE FILTH SPY ON YOUR COMRADES.

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Many of you will have seen evidence gathering cops at protests before, they are the ones walking around having ‘friendly’ conversations, asking questions like “did you travel far to get here?” “so are you a student?” “what’s your name?” and so on. Never answer these questions, don’t talk to cops! Alongside the chatty ones there are also the ones walking around with big ass cameras, taking photos and videos of everyone they can. The footage they collect is often used to help identify and target individuals and can lead to successful prosecutions.

A simple tactic to combat these intrusive protest stalkers is to follow them around and use your placard or banner to block their cameras from filming the crowd.

It might be wise to attach long sticks or poles to your banners as the cops usually come with extendable poles for their cameras in order to get clear shots from above.

It’s not just banners and placards that can do the job of blocking cameras, umbrellas work brilliantly and fit in your pocket after. Skateboards have been used many times too and depending on your skating abilities can provide a fast getaway or dramatic fail.

Be aware that preventing these creeps from filming effectively is likely to upset and frustrate them. It can result in grumpy cops targeting you, even if what you’re doing isn’t illegal. Make sure you are well masked up and alert to your surroundings and ideally doing it with friends. Factor in your vulnerability, if you’re undocumented, or really can’t afford another arrest if things go sideways then this probably isn’t the job for you. Talk in your group about who could take this role before heading out.

Remember, we keep us safe.

TOILET NIGHTMARES.

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Toilets are essential infrastructure that we don’t often think about. When they are busted it can be incredibly disruptive and costly.

Imagine you want to trash your own toilet, I imagine many of you have blocked your toilet before. Well what if you wanted to block your toilet again but in a way that was not fixable?

Hydraulic cement is a type of cement that sets quickly once in contact with water. People have permanently destroyed toilets with hydraulic cement using a simple method. They take nylon socks or tights and using a funnel fill them with about a fistful of hydraulic cement, something available at most hardware stores. They then tie a knot and store one or more in a plastic bag as the powder will leak through the nylon. They walk into their own toilet, not animal abusing giant McDonald’s or union busting Starbucks, their own toilet. Given CCTV is so prevalent in your own home and folks don’t want family to know they’ve ruined the loo people have been known to ditch their standard attire instead dressing in ‘normal’ looking clothes they got from the charity shop and will dispose of after. There’s a tendency to wear hats or a wig and covid mask to stay as unidentifiable as possible.

Once in the cubicle they get the makeshift cement powder ball wet and either push it into the pipe in the toilet bowl using the toilet brush or their hand wearing a washing up glove, or no glove if you are a particularly disturbed individual. Once they’ve ensured its properly wedged into the pipe they leave the stall without flushing.

You’re gonna end up with a huge bill now and might even need to move temporarily given the lack of usable toilets.

The toilet might be the pressure point you never thought of. We strongly advise that you only mess with your toilet and never anyone else’s.

HOW TO CUT AND PAINT STENCILS

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Stencils are a cheap and effective way to send a message out on the streets, you can paint / repeat them dozens of times in a few hours and also  paint them pretty much over any surface. To keep it simple, first, think what message is that you want to paint or communicate, grab a sheet of paper (the thicker the better) and start drawing the letters to form the message you want to send, these letters need to be thicker solid forms.

We’ve all seen stencil letters, when drawing them, make sure you add bridges to the letterforms, bridges are a very important element for stenciled letters, they are thin strips that connect the solid areas inside the letterforms to the outer border of the design, these solid areas are called islands (see graphics).

After you draw all the letters the stencil is ready to be cut. Use a Xacto knife or even a box cutter which is cheaper. You will need a cutting board or any surface like thick cardboard to cut the stencil over and don’t scratch your desk or floor.

With the blade, follow carefully the lines that form each letter making sure you don’t cut through the bridges and throw away the cut out pieces. 

Now that you turned your message into a stencil it is ready to be used. Next thing you will need is a spray paint can, commonly used for DIY projects vandalism and decorating. Nowadays, you can find multiple brands for different purposes, but you will be fine with one from the hardware store. Finally, just go out, bring your stencil, spray can and some masking tape, put a little piece of tape on the top part of the stencil to stick it to the wall and with your hands hold it against the wall firmly and spray over it making sure not to add to much paint or it will drip.

CAUSING HAVOC WITH PORTABLE ALARMS

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A personal alarm is a small device that can emit a loud siren-like sound. It is activated either by a button, or a tag that, when pulled, sets the siren off. These small, noisy and easy to use alarms can be utilised in a variety of ways beyond personal safety. 

Here are a few scenarios for you to mull over: 

Remember when Smash Speciesism took some helium balloons into Imperial College London? They disrupted the vivisection awards using a variety of tactics, one of them setting off personal alarms tied to helium balloons released inside the auditorium. Any room with high ceilings makes a good location for such a disruption. 

Are your local fascists organizing a talk? An alarm set off and thrown in their direction might drown them out!

Need a distraction so security focuses on a certain location? Well placed personal alarms might get their attention.

A horse race near you? Alarms placed around the premises have cost these places hundreds of thousands. Just make sure you’re gone before police or security arrive! 

Thrown into a fur shop? Takes just a few seconds and can clear out a shop faster than our best megaphone loving mates.  

Set one off and throw into the bushes outside someone’s bedroom window. For extra points aim for the gutters! Maybe it’s the cull director, local fash or the owner of the fur shop your campaign is targeting. If you know where they live then this is one way to make sure they can’t sleep at night.

This is just for entertainment but we advise that you think about traceability when purchasing. Are you buying them with card? Are they distinctive or a mass produced model? Have you handled them with gloves, or would fingerprints be found?

Go have fun with your pocket sized friend, not that we endorse you causing any trouble!

Image: Praxis

HOW TO WHEATPASTE

In this instalment of Incite, Conspire, Inspire, we bring you the extremely radical and dangerous technique of making wallpaper. Like, seriously. 
 
You see, in a world dominated by paid advertisement and where social media overtakes most of our visual input, wheatpasting is the hero we all deserve. Wheatpasting democratises the streets, allowing you to express your voice, share your leaflets or your artwork. Wheatpasting is the crusty, mouldy poetry of the streets. 
 
Does it sound like something you’re into? Good, because we are into it too. Wheatpasting will allow you to stick the paper to walls in a much more permanent way than duck tape. And we are here to teach you how. 

To make wheatpaste you will need: 
 
A saucepan. 
A whisk, or a spoon, or something to stir your potion. 
Two parts of flour.
Three parts of water.  
A stove, or a fire, or something that will bring your concoction to a boil. 

This is how easy it is to make wheatpaste:
 
 1- Mix your ingredients inside of the saucepan
2- Put it on the stove and bring it to a boil, whisking all lumps and ensuring the mix is homogeneous.
3- Keep on a boil and whisk until it thickens and looks like sticky, runny and very smooth porridge, about thirty minutes.
4- Let it cool, then pour it into a sealable container. 
 
Now for the fun part. Time to take it to the streets!

Make sure you have:
A brush
The container with wheatpaste
Your prints! This could be artwork, or leaflets, or whatever you want to show to the world
Gloves help if you don’t like a sticky mess over your hands. 
 
 Once you have everything you need, get on the streets! Wheatpaste works best in non-porous surfaces like glass, but you certainly should experiment! If you have leftovers, ideally you should keep the tub refrigerated. If you leave it for too long it will dry up and it could also explode in a disgustingly smelly mess, so maybe just use it all!

Now that you hold this power, what kind go trouble will the world see? 
 
SEE YOU IN THE STREETS! 

Video stolen from @zerofoursixeight