Simple sabotage field manual

Simple sabotage manual cover
Simple sabotage manual cover

A manual for sabotage at the workplace, originally published in 1944 by the CIA's predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services for citizens of Nazi-occupied countries. It still has relevance for workers today who wish to sabotage their employers.

Submitted by Steven. on May 24, 2017

Here are a few of the tips within, as an example:

  • Managers and Supervisors: To lower morale and production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions. Discriminate against efficient workers; complain unjustly about their work.
  • Employees: Work slowly. Think of ways to increase the number of movements needed to do your job: use a light hammer instead of a heavy one; try to make a small wrench do instead of a big one.
  • Organizations and Conferences: When possible, refer all matters to committees, for "further study and consideration." Attempt to make the committees as large and bureaucratic as possible. Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done.
  • Telephone: At office, hotel and local telephone switchboards, delay putting calls through, give out wrong numbers, cut people off “accidentally,” or forget to disconnect them so that the line cannot be used again.
  • Transportation: Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Issue two tickets for the same seat on a train in order to set up an “interesting” argument.

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Chilli Sauce

7 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by Chilli Sauce on May 24, 2017

What an interesting little bit of history. Well found, Steven.

petey

7 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by petey on May 24, 2017

you put it up!!