HOW TO ACCESS BUS STOP ADVERTISEMENT SPACES.

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ADVERTISEMENT ON THE STREETS; A FUCKING BRAIN LIQUIDISER.

Advertisement shits in your head. It is fucking everywhere, in every corner, in every bus stop, in billboards, in newspapers, in TV, Youtube and the cinema… if they could, they would even print it in toilet paper! “Why does it shit in my head?”, you might ask, and the answer is clear. In this capitalist society, everything is designed to make you consume, to bend your perception towards specific “needs” you should purchase and “dreams” you should chase. Advertisement shits in your head.

Yet here we are, ready to fill your brain bucket with tools to unshit someone else’s brain. This bit of information allows you to do many things. It allows for the marriage of art and subversion, it reclaims spaces that never got consent from society to serve a different purpose, it gives you a chance to say what you want to say instead of having to listen to yet another fucking mind bending advertisement company.

So let’s get to it. What do we need to fuck with advertisements in the city? In many cases a paint bucket, a roller and a very long stick. Billboards tend to be accessible, and big. In other cases, you just need a printer and maybe a template, spending some hours designing new and informative things and printing them to then visit the underground and changing all the adds in the tube. In other cases, like bus stops and city lollipops, you might need a few keys to open those mindless pieces of metal and redesign them into pieces of art. And that is specially the type of brandalism we want to give you tools for.

There is a wonderful website called “Public Access” that tells you the exact tool you need to open the advertisement screens in your city. For the most part, that website is correct, but in some places you might need to do some extra investigation. If you discover mistakes in the website, do email them and let them know! You can get the name off the keys from the website and go steal them from the hardware store, eBay that shit and then complain it never arrived or simply email Public Access to order a set. It is up to you to decide how to acquire them.

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

Once you have those keys you need to try them out. Sometimes you might need a utility key (easy to find in most hardware stores) to access the side of the screen and be able to open the add glass. We also recommend wearing a HiViz and pretending you are actually a worker for the advert company. Whatever, that should empower you to not fear doing this in daylight.

You can find more info about how to exactly open the screens in the PDF below:

http://brandalism.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Bus_Stop_Ad_Hack_Tutorial_web.pdf

To sum it up, this is your shoplifting list:
– HiViz
– Key for the advertisement in your city
– Utility Key
– New artwork printed to size, or a big marker to tag stuff in the back
– Snaks.

There is also a nice read on how to switch off from the addiction to advertisement that we would recommend:
https://issuu.com/brandalism/docs/brandalism_aa_leaflet_v3_online_fin

If you live in London and don’t like the adverts in the tube, there is also a nice little template to size so you can change those adverts as many times as you want:
http://brandalism.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/YourArtHere.pdf

For additional info we recommend to check http://brandalism.ch

If you want to watch a cool movie about it, have a look at this little video.

HOW TO MASK UP WITH A T-SHIRT.

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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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HOW TO USE BURNER PHONES.

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As mobile phones become the standard in everybody’s pocket whilst being the perfect surveillance tool, activists need to find ways of utilising all the resources a phone can give without falling under a slippery slope of loss of privacy and security. That is what burner phones are for. 

Note that when we are talking about burner phones we refer to those phones without internet connection and smart features. Even though there are multiple attempts to secure privacy and security in smartphones, we would heavily recommend to never use a smartphone as a burner phone.

A burner phone is a phone you use during an action. After that action is finished, you dispose of the phone and never keep it. This ensures that some parameters that could be used to identify the devices to a specific location or action and that are actually stored on the phone, not the SIM card, are also erased. This is different to a disposable phone, which you would buy with the knowledge that it might get lost, broken or stolen.

Burner phones should be acquired paying cash. The same goes for SIM cards and credit for those SIM cards. If your country restricts the selling of SIM cards to a photo ID, you might want to consider a trip to a different country where you can get a few SIM cards that you might use later. 

A burner phone should NEVER be turned on at home or any other place that you normally frequent. In fact, they should be turned on during the action, at the location of the action only. This means that the phone will only be triangulated to the specific location where the action happened and nowhere else. This also includes turning off the phone. Once the action has happened and there is no more need for that burner phone, it should be turned off (and destroyed and disposed off) immediately.

Burner phones should only talk to other burner phones. This means that if you’re visiting the countryside and you need a way of contacting your driver, you and your driver will have a burner phone each that will be turned on when you are going to come out of the car. When you need to be picked up, you will use the burner phone to call the driver’s burner phone and let them know. Once you’re back in the car, both phones will be turned off and as soon as possible destroyed and disposed of.

Burner phones should never store telephone numbers with either legal names or standard nicknames of other people. You can simply save the telephone number related to a colour or an animal instead. Because they are single use, you are not going to have to remember who is who between way too many numbers anyway, so it should not be a problem. 

Burner phones should not be considered “safe” or “secure”. In a riot situation, for example, the police will be sniffing both phone calls and texts. That means that you should be as cryptic as possible with your communication and give as little information as it is needed. In an arrest situation and when you believe the police might’ve been sniffing that data transfer you should attempt to dispose of the phone before it is found on you. 

To sum it up, burner phones can be a very useful tool if used correctly. Never pay for it with a name attached to it. Never turn it on until it is needed, don’t add identifying information of your comrades to the phone, never use it to call non burner phones and destroy it as soon as the action is over. 

Keep safe and stay dangerous.

MAKE THE STREETS COLOURFUL AGAIN.

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There is something inherently beautiful about a colourful riot. Do you know when the cops are walking down the street with their robot costumes singing the tune of the imperial march and everybody is a little bit excited and a little bit scared? Then all of a sudden, balloons start flying in their direction and there is an explosion of colours over them, covering their helmets, their googles and their shields, making them unable to see and also sad, wet and very sticky? Well, that is how you would make the streets colourful again. Or you know, if you want to visit the ministry of defence as you believe their murderous grey doesn’t suit very well their loving attitude towards people and would like the building to look deep red. Whatever floats your boat, we’ve got you covered (in paint). 

To make paint bombs you will need:

Paint.
Water.
Sand.
A recipient that can be thrown, like water balloons or Christmas baubles.

This recipe is simple.
Dilute the pain with 1 part of water, two parts of paint. This will make it runny, so if you want it to be a little stickier you might want to skip this step.

Grab your throwing recipient (if it is Christmas baubles you’ll need to slowly remove the top bit where you would hang it and fill up about 1/4 of the volume with sand. This will give it incredible aerodynamics, helping it fly exactly where you want it to be.

Add the paint and water dilution to the recipient and then close it. If using baubles you might need to hot glue them.

Throw wherever you want them to explode. We would never recommend anyone throwing them at people or private property so our recommendation is, of course, throwing it at white canvases and then capitalising on them by selling them for a million dollars each.

Other ideas might include filling up fire extinguishers with paint, or water pistols. The sky is the limit (or gravity in this case).

Enjoy and make sure that you bring a little colour to your life.

HOW TO CAUSE MAYHEM WITH HELIUM.

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Helium isn’t just a funny gas that makes you sound silly. It also is a tool for dissent. Today we take a look in the past and get inspired by ACT UP, a collective that worked tirelessly to bring attention to AIDS and HIV+ issues. They flew a giant banner in Grand Central Station (NY) reading “Money for AIDS not for wars” in a protest related to the Gulf War, bringing massive attention to the issue with a few helium balloons, a big fucking banner and a lot of fucking rage.

Tools needed:
– Balloons.
– Helium cannister.
– A BIG banner with your favourite slogan written on it. Ours is “Fuck off” but whatever floats your boat.
– Rope.
– Some plastic bottles filled with water.
– Two wooden rods (or broomsticks or whatever you want) the width of the banner.
– That’s it.

Method:

This shit is pretty self explanatory isn’t it? Get that banner painted and dried up (seriously, stop making banners twenty minutes before the demo, they get smudged and you look like you are not a professional anarchist). Attach the rods to the banner with some rope so that the top and bottom of the banner stay straight and don’t fold inwards.

Add a plastic bottle with a little bit of water to the two bottom corners. This will help keep the banner extended all the way down in case the wind moves it around. It might not be necessary if the bottom rod is heavy enough. Test it!

Tie a couple of strings to the bottom of the banner giving yourself two or three metres on each side. This will be helpful during your testing process.

Fill up the balloons and tie them to the top of the banner, testing how many balloons you actually need to lift that big ass flag for freedom. Remember those nice ropes at the bottom of your banner? You can thank me now for not losing your banner to the sky. Take note of the balloons you need and take them off. You can now roll up the banner with the rods included for easy transport. Remove the bottom testing strings unless you want people to easily remove your beautiful banner.

On your trouble making day, fill up fresh balloons. Do a few extras in case some pop or get lost. Tie them in two bunches and leave enough rope to tie them to the banner when you arrive to the location. Once you get to whatever building you want, tie those balloons and release the beast.

Do you want to step it up a notch? Tie some rape alarms to the banner and set them off before releasing the whole system. That will 100% bring attention to what you’ve just done and if done inside of an office building, will annoy everybody immensely. Two for the price of one!

ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLAIMER: Will people please think of the fucking turtles. No seriously, plastic is shit, littering is shit, so littering plastic is .

Do this inside of a building so it cannot fly to the sky. Depending on the building of choice, the business might have to get someone with an air gun to come shoot the balloons down, specially if there are rape alarms attached to it. This is assured havoc.

Do you want to know more about Act Up past and present actions? Check this: https://actupny.org

Video: Short clip from United in Anger, a history of Act UP. A nice documentary talking about Act Up’s history we would recommend all of you to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAzU79PBVM

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