How the Post-It Revolution 2012 will change the world

Posted: September 4, 2012 in anarchy, controversy, featured, peace and love
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The post-it revolution 2012 is a movement that originally started in Australia. It’s aim is to help open people’s eyes to what is going on around them in the world. This is achieved in a completely pacifistic, positive manner, using nothing but post-its and interesting messages. It took little time for the group to go global. Best of all, anyone can join, there are no membership fees and you won’t get into trouble (unless you live somewhere where post-its are illegal…).

How Does it Work?

So how does the revolution work? Basically, you arm yourself with a stack of post-its and a pen, and you stick messages in relevant places. Some examples:

Target CCTV camera notices with a message saying “Big Brother is watching you” or “1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual”.
Ask people to look around them by putting up messages saying “Monsanto kills” or “this product was tested on animals” (works on anything Nestle or P&G by the way).
Be thankful when someone does something nice to you. Leave a post-it saying “thanks for the great service” if you’ve had a nice cup of coffee somewhere

Is is Really that Simple?

The short and sweet answer: yes it is. You would be surprised at how many people notice what you are doing. How many people feel empowered by your messages. How many people actually make a change in their own lives because of the messages you leave. And, if you’re lucky, the will join the post-it revolution movement themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Can I Put on Post-Its?

Anything you want. Anything that matters to you. However, the group is very much about making the world a better place in a non-violent, positive manner. If you are a racist, a biggot, a wife beater, a sexist pig, or any other term you could think about that basically describes a brain dead moron, please stay away from this movement. No one will enjoy reading those types of messages, regardless of you exercising your rights of free speech.

How Do I Join?

There is no official membership list for the Post-It Revolution. However, they have a YouTube Video (new one to be released soon) and a Facebook page (actually two) that you can join. Other than that, it is an anonymous group, so you really need nothing other than some post-its, a paper and a good sense of humor.

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  1. nonviolentconflict says:

    Reblogged this on NonviolentConflict.

  2. […] Sounds made up doesn’t it, the title of this particular entry? But it is very true! I was watching an episode of The Revolution Will Be Televised (an absolute must watch, by the way) and found out there are a number of stores that are conveniently based in Monaco or Switzerland, where they don’t have to pay taxes. Two of those stores are located in our modest and small town centre, being Dorothy Perkins and Boots. Off me, my friend and her daughter went with our stack of post-its and played our part in the post-it revolution 2012. […]

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