Tag Archive: good ideas

It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

bankofamericaburnby Adam Jung / Huffington Post

Before we get any further in this article I want to first say “Hello” to the NSA. So, What did you have for breakfast? Second, I should probably be clear that I’m not advocating burning anything, including a bank. However, objectively, I’m not sure why someone shouldn’t.

Yesterday a judge ruled that Jeff Olson, a 40 year old man from San Diego, California will face thirteen years for using washable children’s chalk outside three Bank of America branches to promote credit unions over large banks. In making his ruling, Judge Howard Shore, who I can only assume has the same disdain for the Constitution that I hold for broccoli, ruled that Olsen’s defense was prohibited from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial.” To be clear, the judge outlawed citing the constitutional law that protects Olsen’s actions in defence of his actions.

The Bank of America, indicted so far in the LIBOR scandal, the SIOR scandal, and the robo-signing foreclosure scandal, is playing the victim, claiming it cost them $6,000 to clean the sidewalks of chalk. One assumes they cleaned the sidewalk of the offending speech with a sandblaster using diamonds. (more…)

Dear Invisible Liberation Front, How Can I Destroy Surveillance Cameras?

contesaFrom Earth First! Newswire

If you’ve ever pondered the possibility of destroying all those invasive surveillance cameras you see all over watching you around town, well, you are in luck. Below is a pretty decent start to a tutorial gathered from various sources:

METHODS OF ATTACK.

3.1) Plastic bag.

Plastic bag filled with glue does the trick nicely.
Cheap and almost as effective as other short term techniques. Use Industrial grade bags which are thicker. Sometimes a camera going into repair will be ‘bagged’ over, so visually its ambiguous. To Bag a camera there’s a high chance that you can reach it with ease. If this is the case don’t hesitate to smash the glass, lens and any other components. Dont bag it afterwards, people need to see the units smashed.
Gives clear indication of inoperability.

3.2) Sticker and tape. (more…)

Contest: Because Security Cameras Won’t Destroy Themselves

contesaFrom Earth First! Newswire

from the contest announcement poster:

First Annual Security Cam Hunting Contest

Because Surveillance Cameras Will Not Destroy Themselves

(click here for printable pdf of poster)

To Enter: Study the terrain of your home city, town or nearby industrial or shopping complex, create a series of well thought out plans (with a series of plan Bs and Cs to evade detection), gather your materials, mask up, avoid working with those you don’t have a strong relationship with, smash and disable surveillance cameras. (more…)

Fun: Guerrilla Surveillance Camera Destruction Hits the U.S.

fun3It started in Germany with masked anarchists dismantling CCTV cameras, now Camover is a global game

By 

It started in Berlin: Anarchists, donning black bloc attire, hit the streets at night in pairs, small groups or alone to smash and dismantle the CCTV surveillance cameras adorning the city streets.

They posted videos and photos of their exploits online and called the guerrilla project Camover. The German collective gave a playful interview to Vice U.K. in which they explained that they are “a diverse group of people: Shoplifters eluding capitalism who don’t want to be monitored, passengers who don’t want to followed step by step and anarchists fighting everything that wants to control us.”  (more…)

Americans Begin Destroying Police Cameras

From Business Insider

Police in Palmer Park, Md., plan to deploy cameras to surveil the other other cameras in their district.

Ari Ash of WTOP talked to police in the area, who said that local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras. The police said that since April, six people have been involved camera damaging activities.

One man literally pulled out a pistol and used the camera for target practice. Police found another speed camera flipped over—leading police to believe a gang of people committed the crime, considering the weight of the camera. Then there was the camera set up on a stand, near FedEx Field. A man walked up to it, cut off one of the legs, and walked away. (more…)