From:   Steven Macchia <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:12:22 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Flyer / Newspaper / Sticker Bombing

I understand sidewalk chalk, however it is my opinion that even if fliers or pieces of paper or stickers do cost a little bit of money, it would be more effective and also catch the eye of a lot more people. Also with fliers taped to walls, it's easily taken down so that there is no problem and people are able to take the pieces of paper and either show other people or keep it for themselves to remind others.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris <> wrote:
Passing to Outreach

On 10/12/2011 10:29 PM, lio spiegler wrote:
another easy way to spread the word is using colorful sidewalk chalk.
as long as it's dry outside for a few days, it can be seen by
thousands. the jury is out on the legality of the matter but a chalk
artist who got arrested is now suing the city for $1 million. probably
settle for $50K... 8-)
point is, it's cheap and creates less clutter than flyers and less
waste than stickers and the production cost is $0.
please pass over to outreach if you are on that group.


On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Bryant Bailey<>  wrote:
Totally vote for sticker bombing, when i lived in belfast a new night club
used this as their only form of advertising and when the club opened they
had to turn people away after an hour. Would love to be a part of this
mission if it happens.


On 12 October 2011 20:34, Sofía Gallisá Muriente<>
I'm not directly a part of outreach but I've been filling my bag with
flyers and newspapers everytime I'm in the square and handing them out or
dropping them off anywhere I go. I've heard there's a subway team and that
outreach has divided itself amongst different subway lines, I also know
there's a commitment from a lot of people at OWS en español to hand out
newspapers in Spanish and other materials in Latino neighborhoods around the
city. What you're asking for is being done to a certain extent but there
could definitely be more done. I can't remember now if outreach has a table
but there should be a place at the square where you can ask for a stack of
whatever flyers/stickers/posters/handouts have been recently made so you can
spread them in your neighborhood... I'm a fan of stickers, but yeah, please
heed Daniel's advice.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Daniel Levine<>
The message I just sent about the grafiti task force did not go through
to OWS outreach because I'm not a member of that googlegroup. Please be so
kind as to forward the message to them.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Daniel Levine<>
GREAT Idea. However, just a word of caution from a ny punk. There is an
NYPD "grafiti task force" and sticker bombing is illegal. They will arrest
you if they catch you stickering. So think of it as an act of civil
disobedience and BE CAREFUL.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris
<>  wrote:
I'm forwarding this to Outreach: there is a subway team currently
operating and people are being recruited to spread the word and organize
across the city.  In addition we're looking at organizing tools now.

Please direct this energy in the outreach committee's direction so we
can stay coordinate and not duplicate efforts.


On 10/12/2011 05:36 PM, Renée Renata Bergan wrote:
love this idea....
Renée Renata Bergan

On Oct 12, 2011, at 5:31 PM, Steven Macchia wrote:

It's come to my attention that word and interest of occupy wall
has not been circulating as much as some people (myself included)
would like in other parts of New York. I met with someone yesterday
(Who's looking to join the media team) who specializes in alternative
advertising, as well as taking the time to talk with some people
involved in the Arab Spring and the Spanish Revolution. They were all
surprised that we have been operating in such a limited space and
making people come to us, or watch online, if they are interested in
learning about the revolution.

Some of the suggested ideas in this discussion were:
-Getting teams on the subways handing out papers and flyers to inform
people of the revolution
-Getting teams of 15-20+ to go in to different areas of the city
day with hundreds of flyers or stickers about Occupy and taping /
sticking them to walls so that everywhere you go you see something
about the revolution
-"Sticker Bombing" was a suggested idea, so that you cover whole
walls / blocks / avenues with stickers about the revolution.

The idea being that you don't need a computer or a camera or the
internet to help spread the word of the revolution, but you can peak
someones interest because if every time the get on to or get off of
the subway, or everytime they leave they apartment building they see
100 flyers and stickers of the revolution, they are going to want to
see what it is about and want to check it out.

(Also, who would I speak to about a proposal to move in to our second
camp, because it's getting to the point where so many people come to
our first and only camp that it's counter-productive because there is
no room to move, sleep, work etc.)