Further advice on how to participate in the Mayday Bingo

We listened to the objections and worries in relation to our original Mayday Bingo callout and in response we have amended it and added clarifications and advice. Please let us know if you have ant further misgivings or comments, as we are all in the process of learning from each other and working to improve.

To clarify the #MayDayBingo, you choose your own actions, big or small; the bingo card is just to encourage actions against more varied targets. Keep the state on its toes!

We also recognise that it’s a terrible idea to send evidence of a crime to a group you don’t know much about. We clearly misjudged that. So, to keep it safe and simple, we’re scrapping the competition, but you can still play! And we’ll post a sexy meme on 15th May, when the game officially ends. Everybody wins!

If you’d like to play, you could use our bingo card to run a game in your city or just with your affinity group or a couple of friends! Feel free to cross out boxes on the card, share it amongst comrades, or post it online if that’s safe.

If you’re keen to share a particularly fun action with the world but don’t want to put it on your own account, we’d be happy to share it on ours! Below is some advice for safely sending us your report or photo. Remember to never send us (or anyone) evidence of a crime unless you’re confident it can’t get you in trouble! And let us know if/how you’d like to be credited!

Your actions can be completely legal

Remember, not all actions are illegal!

  • Organising a freeshop is an action against waste.
  • Handing out anti-fascist literature is an action against fascism.
  • Offering childcare so comrades with kids can go to a demo or organising meeting is a great action against any of our targets.
  • Persuading your neighbours to switch to a more ethical energy supplier could be an action against nuclear energy.
  • Publishing an article in your student newspaper can be an action.

How to report actions without incriminating yourself 101

If you want to share any of your actions with us, especially if it’s anything illegal, here’s some advice to make that safer:

  1. If you’re going to take photos, wait until you’re confident you’ve gotten away with it.
  2. Preferably, don’t be in the photo. If you must be, make sure you’re heavily disguised.
  3. Don’t report until you’re safe and far away from the site of the action.
  4. Remove metadata from photos and blur out any faces, identifiable clothes, tattoos, etc.
  5. Use a secure email, a VPN, and TOR browser.
  6. Use a pseudonym.

Stay safe, have fun

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