There’s a long, dark, deadly road ahead. We must re-evaluate all things if we are to stave off the worst and make the future compute. Join us on our hunt for big ideas, bold alternatives, radical solutions — new ways to live, love, and think.

Subscribe Now!
brushSouth America and South Africa

Latin American leaders support call for sanctions on Israel

"Former Latin American Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), José Mujica (Uruguay), and Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) are among the over 320 public figures from Latin America who signed a statement released yesterday calling for sanctions against Israel as a response to Israel’s planned de jure annexation of occupied Palestinian territory and to its ongoing de facto annexation and apartheid."

by BDS Movement
brushstuck in cyberspace forever

Stuck in the cyberspace forever?

There's a theory that a microbe-carrying asteroid hit our planet and life began in the warm ocean waters. A few billion years later came our first great migration: we crawled onto the beach and learned how to live on land.

Continue reading...brush
blackspot collective

Stay tuned for tactical briefings, campaign info and critical intelligence.

Let’s get together, build an empowered global network, share ideas and tactics ...
... and propel the world in brave new directions.

Join Us

Have something to share with us?

capitalism virus mask

Send us a picture via social media

or email us at

blackspotcampaigns@adbusters.org

brush

Current Issue

Adbusters

#150

Will Capitalism Implode?

Adbusters #149 The Re-enchantment of the Political LeftGet this issue

Will the coronavirus spell the end of meat? Cash? The movie theatre? The shopping mall? The classroom? The business trip? The office? The handshake? The hug? Neoliberalism? Globalization? Hyper-individualism? Romance? Your career?

Is capitalism the real virus? Will this be the end of civilization as we know it? Amid the ashes, could we build a sane, sustainable future that computes?

There's no going back. We are in an era of narrative collapse, and we can rewrite the story. This moment of crisis is full of potential for destruction . . . but also for renewal. In this issue, we get to the bottom of the deep questions begged by this mess we're in.


Oldsmobile automobile

1 - Will we end our love affair with the automobile?

The automobile is a hundred years old. In a mere century, we’ve manufactured billions of them — and pumped trillions of litres of gasoline to keep them running. The oil and auto industries rose in titanic tandem, both creators of unimaginable wealth and sources of employment for generations of workers, around the world.

Continue reading...brush

Our Latest Articles

This is powerful

Ursula K. Le Guin

Hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope.

Read More

Hello, internet user.

internet user

Here are a few random words: Millennials, depression, anxiety, apathy, suicide, exhaustion, over-consumption, social media, breaking news, housing prices, tuition fees, healthcare, late capitalism, fuck off.

Read More

I was deeply inspired.

woman admiring Adbusters covers

I found you years ago and was deeply inspired. I never missed an issue until they started changing. The overall feeling had become extremely masculine and desperate, and I was forced to let go of a magazine I dearly loved. I see that you use the word “brutal” in your campaign as though it were a good thing, but I think it alienates people.

Read More

After learning my flight had been detained...

airport waiting room

After learning my flight had been detained four hours, I heard an announcement : “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well – one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

Read More

What is Hypernormalization?

hypernomalization Adam Curtis

“HyperNormalisation” is a word that was coined by a brilliant Russian historian who was writing about what it was like to live in the last years of the Soviet Union.

Read More

Paradigm Shift

Rip Neoclassical economics

In 1930, the English economist John Maynard Keynes speculated that by the year 2030 capital investment and technological progress would have raised living standards as much as eightfold, creating a society so rich that people would work as little as fifteen hours a week, devoting the rest of their time to leisure and other “non-economic purposes.”

Read More

Stargazing Thereabout Philly

Milk Way Galaxy

This is just a note to say I'm thinking about you.
Day-end after day-end I flick my butt, burn out, into the front stoop ashtray, follow the blue-grey smoke of my habits up into the twilit clouds. I see Orion waiting for the moon to bloom. I'm a good boy. I'll await the full moon too.

Read More

Spoof Ads

UNDERLAND

Take the Journey

Join Us

Send your photographs and artwork here
. . . your writings and poetry here
Subscribe to our magazine here
Join The Blackspot Collective here
Visit our Culture Shop here
Donate to our movement here

SubscribeClose

JOIN  
THE BLACKSPOT COLLECTIVE

Our aim is world revolution.

Read More