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We offer QuickTip projects as a token of appreciation to our investors, and in the interest of increasing the overall level of subversive activity in English-reading (and now Spanish!) cultures. QuickTips require no capital investment, and can be accomplished with relative ease. This is a no-load fund that's loads of fun for the whole family.
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View or join a discussion of project LABL
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bio
quick
0 workers
funds
"Add honest labels to food products in supermarkets across the country, stating 'Genetically altered to be tastier,' 'Genetically modified to be redder,' etc."
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comm
quick
0 workers
funds
"Glass etching cream may be screenprinted onto glass, leaving behind an image that cannot be removed. Design a small device that contains a screen, a squeegee, and glass etching cream, then print intricate and beautiful anti-corporate messages on expensive plate glass windows. Owner will have to decide whether to spend huge to replace glass, or leave message up." (Sample design here.)
View or join a discussion of project TAGA
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0 workers
funds
"Use the Tagamatic developed in project ETCH to permanently etch the words 'void where prohibited by law' on that glass case that holds the United States' most sacred document."
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bio
enviro
quick
0 workers
funds
"Breed a strain of Round-Up ReadyTM pot. Plant in fields of Round-Up Ready crops."
View or join a discussion of project HEMP
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quick
workers
"Create a small rubber stamp in the shape of a cartoon voice bubble with the words 'I grew hemp' inside. Stamp next to George Washington's mouth on all one dollar bills."
View or join a discussion of project NOJK
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quick
workers
"Make 'no junk mail' stickers put on enough letterboxes to have it make the news."
View or join a discussion of project COUP
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quick
0 workers
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"Write in large letters 'BUSH LOST' on your money."
View or join a discussion of project JACK
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quick
0 workers
funds
"Pick some dastardly person or corporation, and then start a campaign to turn their trademarked names into vulgar expressions. Internet usage and one lawsuit for slander should spread the word well enough."
View or join a discussion of project AFIX
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labor
quick
0 workers
funds
"Take old filthy clothes you are going to throw away, affix price tags of $100 or more, and place them on hangers on the racks of your local GAP, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc."
View or join a discussion of project TVTV
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quick
workers
"Make public access shows using just the character generator and whatever is already on TV. Suggested text:'KILL YOUR TELEVISION' or 'OUT OF ORDER.'"
View or join a discussion of project CHIK
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media
quick
0 workers
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"Chick Tracts are those funny little comic books that Christian evangelizers hand out on street corners. The Jack Chick Museum of Fine Art has all of the Chick Tracts online, as well as links to parody sites. Alter chick tracts to make them anti-corporate, and hand out at street corners."
View or join a discussion of project BDCR
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quick
workers
"Take all credit card applications received in the mail, shred the application and send the remains back to the cc company in their postage-prepaid envelopes."
View or join a discussion of project 9999
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magx
france
quick
0 workers
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"Distribute a large number of 'Out of Order' signs signed by something like the 'Aesthetics maintenance division,' for posting on ridiculously ugly objects, including clothing, cars, buildings.... Seeking suggestions for the text, and volunteers to print and distribute the signs widely."
View or join a discussion of project SECC
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US$200 workers
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"It is possible to disable security cameras by affixing in front of them photographs that are indiscernable from their normal scene. Invent an easy way to affix such photographs in a very short time (five seconds) as you pass by the camera, and widely distribute the idea."
View or join a discussion of project RMTG
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0 workers
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"Host and publicize a competition for the largest number of price tags collected from certain clothing labels engaged in heinous practices (tentative list: Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Calvin Klein, GAP). The goal is to generate large number of non-buying visitors to these retail outlets, who would then try to tear off the price tag from merchandise without being caught. (Note that it is not necessary to cut the hard-to-break plastic tie to achieve the goal; price tags are made of cardstock and could be easily torn off, with no effort or noise. In addition, they are extremely easy to hide by folding them in one's palm.) Some suggested venues for publicizing such competition: tagger magazines, indie punk rock magazines, college radios, skate shops."
View or join a discussion of project WALM
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magx
quick
workers
"Grab some spiffy blue vests and start straightening up the isles at your local Wal-Mart (or other megastore). Aggressively help customers by pushing their carts for them, selecting products for them, and telling them the dangers of shopping without such assistance."
View or join a discussion of project DUBM
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media
magx
labor
quick
0 workers
funds
"Dub this hilarious filmstrip about the racism of US drug laws over the previews of rented movies before returning the tapes to the store. To get filmstrip for dubbing, download and output file from above URL or order tape."
View or join a discussion of project FCAC
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quick
workers
"Make anti-consumer fortune cookie fortunes and litter them about your local mall food court. Note: 10-point Times New Roman font works well."
View or join a discussion of project AIRP
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magx
quick
0 workers
funds
"It is possible to switch airline intro tapes with tapes of your choice. Simply find the machine, and when no one's looking, switch the cassette."
View or join a discussion of project CCTV
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quick
0 workers
"These labels will be pasted in great numbers in various inappropriate places (toilets, etc.). Donors are being sought to print many copies, or to fund such printing. If you wish to help by printing, simply download the labels and begin. Do post them as well."
View or join a discussion of project PILE
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quick
workers
"Collect several tons of plastic cases and CDs from AOL's promotional mailers and dump the load on their front lawn. Televise. This could be repeated with any major junk mailer dealer."
View or join a discussion of project FCOK
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quick
workers
"Make and distribute anti-consumer fortune cookie fortunes. Note: 10-point Times New Roman font works well."
View or join a discussion of project BANN
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net
quick
0 workers
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"Create hilarious or stupid/offensive ad-banners for corporate websites. Try to place them in link-exchange or likewise. ('I've never gotten fucked like in the new Audi TT!') One strategy might be to first create some nice average homepage banner and after a while change the motif and the destination."
View or join a discussion of project BSTR
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intel
media
quick
0 workers
"Blockbuster edits the content of many of the videos they rent. Rent edited tapes and record the original versions onto them--the object being to get caught, so that Blockbuster presses charges (perhaps for vandalism)."
View or join a discussion of project CRLS
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0 workers
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"Participate in microsabotage in your corporate job- examples: Lock file cabinets and lose the keys, creatively file key documents, carelessly download viruses..."
View or join a discussion of project BLOK
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comm
0 workers
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"Buy a number of cellphone blockers such as these. Line both sides of the busiest section of wall street. At a designated time turn on devices and block all cell phone communications."
View or join a discussion of project BUCK
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magx
enviro
quick
workers
"Find construction or logging sites that are known deer habitats (bonus points if site is part of a highly visible suburb expansion). Apply 'Buck Lure' ('Guaranteed to bring them in aroused'), available in any hunting section of any well known superstore, to all construction equipment. Film interactions between construction workers, supervisors, and horny deer. Submit to local news media."
View or join a discussion of project DOMA
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net
quick
0 workers
funds
"Hoard anti-corporate domains, and donate them to activist groups."
View or join a discussion of project FORM
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quick
0 workers
funds
"Enter a large corporate organization such as a department store or bank, and require management of this organization to fill out a form. Refuse to leave until the form is properly filled out."
View or join a discussion of project DRSS
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0 workers
"Study the dress code at your workplace and dress outrageously, but within the dress code limits. If you are reprimanded, politely explain that you are within the dress code. If you are fired or encounter other difficulties, most states will allow you to sue; there are examples of large settlements in California."
View or join a discussion of project JPOT
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quick
workers
"Locate the home addresses of political and corporate figures, and cultivate marijuana in their backyards."
View or join a discussion of project NODR
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quick
workers
"Distribute DRIVING stickers in white letters on stop sign red background for people to stick on stop signs."
View or join a discussion of project CARD
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magx
altmark
quick
US$180 workers
funds
to "alter ordinary supermarket greeting card displays to reflect concerns that are never reflected in such displays, e.g. the virtues of eating free-range pork meat, the marriage of one's non-native boyfriend (for a man), or the execution of one's soulmate. Amount offered will depend upon specific project. Cards may also simply be added to displays rather than altered in manufacturing." Here are several examples received so far, including thumbnails and higher-resolution images ready for printing.
View or join a discussion of project BNPL
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quick
workers
"On Buy Nothing Day, perform micro-plays in McDonald's with one or two dozen amateur actors performing roles like tourists, protesters, and Ronald McDonald, who violently vanquishes the protesters and is cheered by the tourists."
View or join a discussion of project ICAN
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net
quick
workers
"Help defeat the corporate stranglehold on the 'root zone' of the Internet by switching your Domain Name Service over from Network Solutions or other corporate giants to independent namespaces. More info here."
View or join a discussion of project STAM
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quick
workers
"Obtain a rubber stamp of your choice and stamp all money you come across with your own messages."
View or join a discussion of project BRTR
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quick
0 "Go into a store or fast-food chain, and attempt to barter for goods/services. Offer to trade livestock--best if you actually bring something like a live chicken into the store."
View or join a discussion of project FAXR
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quick
workers
"Every time an ad is faxed to you, retaliate by sending junk back."
View or join a discussion of project SPOT
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quick
0 workers
funds
"Practice paintball on billboards for big corporations. Also practice your giant slingshot skills with paint balloons. Oil-based paintballs that don't wash off are available here."
View or join a discussion of project WARN
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0 workers
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"'Warning: Cars destroy your planet.' Produce a series of stickers similar to the warnings on cigarette packages, but the size of car windshields, and place them on parked cars in any large city. The stickers should be non-removable."
View or join a discussion of project SRVY
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enviro
quick
workers
"Go to a site that has been staked out for a strip mall, bank or McDonald's. Carefully move ALL of the stakes the same distance in the same direction--preferably toward a street or sidewalk, thereby increasing the chances that the building will violate public ordinances."
View or join a discussion of project ALRM
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quick
0 workers
"Write and distribute an e-mail message containing real recent quotes about the global economic crisis from major financial publications, selected to horrify individual investors. Examples: 'I have never seen anything like this in my entire life!' (Alan Greenspan) 'Today, there are 60 trillion dollars of borrowed funds invested in world markets. Even in 1929, markets were not this leveraged.' (Financial Times) The message must be shocking, convincing, and easy to understand, and it must reach at least 100,000 people and be noticed by mainstream financial media."
View or join a discussion of project CLUB
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0 workers
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"Corrupt the supermarket's database of personal shopping habits! Register at your local supermarket for a club card. Trade them with your friends! Register for as many as you'd like using different names! Collect them like trading cards, pass them out to people you don't know!"
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 GAYM
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altmark
quick
workers
"In the tradition of stamping money with 'GAY MONEY' (as a way to show how much purchasing power gays have) stamp money with 'CORPORATE MONEY' or some other more apropos slogan." (See also Dollarhack.)
View or join a discussion of project BANK
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quick
0 workers
"Subvert the whole meaning and concept of money whilst using it in its true sense. In UK, bank notes carry a promise that who ever owns that note will be paid that amount in sterling at the head bank. Get as many people as possible to demand this sterling and then send them out to high street shops to try and purchase items with the sterling. Would need high press coverage (perhaps a comedy show) and if you got an exceptional amount of people could pose financial problems for banks to lose so much sterling. May have interesting outcomes in that selling back 5 of sterling may only get you 1.70 in return cash."
View or join a discussion of project AUDT
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quick
0 workers
"In museums and wherever 'audiotours' are available, borrow cassettes, record new text with interesting social messages, and return the cassettes to their players. Do this all over the world; eventually, it will be noticed."
View or join a discussion of project GIUL
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0 "Visit the Rudolph Giuliani campaign site (or other campaign sites of aggressive gentrifiers/privatizers) and sign up promising to volunteer and make contributions--using assumed names and e-mails, of course. Alternately, create and distribute a software robot that will do this."
View or join a discussion of project NOTE
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france
quick
workers
"Make a rubber stamp with the words 'SAMPLE. NOT VALID' Stamp these words in red ink over $20 notes (or your local currency) Obviously the notes are valid and you can use them to pay in automatic ticket machines like the ones found in tube stations, etc. Your money is accepted by the machine. The company owner of the machine will face several problems when trying to use that money, basically people will refuse to accept it (who would accept it, even if it is a real note...would you take the risk?) Summary: you'll be causing a great disrupt (change the notes, get new ones, etc.) with a minimum investment in money and/or time."
View or join a discussion of project SHRD
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quick
0 workers
funds
"If you work for a company that uses a paper shredder and you want to stop it from working, feed it a baggy of peanut butter."
View or join a discussion of project POEM
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magx
quick
workers
"Write single-sentence poems, print them on a small, elegant font on manila cardstock. Place under automobile windshield wipers in local parking lots."
View or join a discussion of project CHEM
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enviro
quick
0 workers
funds
"Subvert chemical lawn maintenance services such as 'Chemlawn'. If you see a truck for such a service, follow it and see where it goes. In the middle of the night, do a stealth 'follow-up treatment' with Roundup. Everything will die and the chemical lawn maintenance company will have to explain how their treatment killed their customers' plants. Report to the media as an irate customer."
View or join a discussion of project H2OM
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enviro
quick
0 workers
funds
"Put 'high water markers' up in exclusive seaside resort communities to show where effects of global warming will increase sea level in 10/15/20 years time." (Note: The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates sea-level rises of between 6 and 37.5 inches in the next 20 years.)
View or join a discussion of project ZOHR
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US$200 workers
funds
to "take the book of any major pulp writer and, keeping the jacket the same, replace the entire inside text with the Koran or the Zohar. This might be accomplished by some skilled bookbinders and a cadre of volunteers in different cities."
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 ELCT
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enviro
quick
0 workers
funds
"Make copies of advertisements for electric cars, and tape them to gas pumps when you stop to fill up the tank. Oh yeah, and ride a bike."
View or join a discussion of project NEWZ
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media
quick
0 workers
funds
"Any time there is an anti-globalization protest, participate locally in breaking the press blackouts about these events (or poor coverage of them) by monitoring Indymedia, printing out the best stories, and inserting them into newspaper dispensers and newsstands in your area."
View or join a discussion of project FLMC
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media
labor
quick
0 workers
funds
"Make a video segment about how copyrights protect the rich and record it over the anti-piracy message at the start of videos." (This image was sent in and could be used for such taping.)
View or join a discussion of project SUNY
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edu
quick
0 workers
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"Make and send out accurate college literature to the entire prospective student list of any university. For example, in the case of SUNY Albany, the literature could explain why athletic facilities have Key Bank before the name, why the book store is run by Barnes & Noble and why food service concessions go to the highest bidder rather than the one with the healthiest food."
View or join a discussion of project BARC
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quick
0 workers
funds
"Copy and switch bar codes of products. Choose targets appropriate to your desired social commentary. At the checkstand, hamburger shows up as dog food, condoms as eggs... whatever you think will be the most enlightening for the end-user."
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front
quick
US$50 workers
funds
"Export strong encryption software to as many non-NATO countries as possible, concentrating especially on the Middle East, China, and the former USSR. Strong encryption (especially above 128-bit) is classified by the United States military as a munition; therefore, this act constitutes treason under US law."
View or join a discussion of project CASH
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quick
0 workers
funds
"We use cash every day; why not use this special green paper as propaganda? Create stamps that make it easy to add to dollar bills various facts about the amount of money involved in government subsidies to corporations, and in corporate lobbying of government."
View or join a discussion of project BYKE
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enviro
quick
workers
"Spray-paint bicycle lanes on major and minor metropolitan streets where biking to work is an option. Spray paint stencilled words inside these lanes: 'BIKE LANE', 'CYCLISTS ONLY' and 'NO CARS THIS LANE', for example. A stick depiction of a cyclist would work well too."
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."
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."

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