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News :: Education
Spreading the Message Unconventionally
06 Mar 2006
Over the past few days, note cards (like those pictured) were left around Boston, Waltham, Newton, Wellesley, Framingham, and Weston. On the cards, various messages were written, ranging from counter recruitment to anti-biolab. The cards were left for people in unexpected places including phone booths, bathrooms, trains, movie theaters, and restaurants.
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Such note cards provide people with a chance to get a message out similar to a legal version of doing graffiti, but in a less permanent way. It takes virtually no time to make the index cards, and people could simply type something on their computer, print it, cut it out, and leave it around places they frequent. It requires very minimal planning and effort, and while a given card may reach only one person, it is more effective in reaching them then a protester with a sign or a spray painted slogan, especially when cards saturate an area.

This action is still underway and will reach a number of other areas, but people are strongly encouraged to take part on their own. For a longer lasting message, cards can be taped up. Here are some more suggestions for places to leave cards: vending machines, parking meters, movie rental stores, the counters at restaurants where customers get straws/napkins/condiments etc, signs at drive thru lines, changing rooms at clothing stores, near clocks, in library books, under windshield wipers, near light switches, in cd stores, and grocery stores.
See also:
http://www.operationover.freeyouth.net

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