We need to force world leaders into action on our climate crisis...
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Hermetically Sealed Information Bubbles
In the age of disinformation, social media isn’t merely pushing your weird uncles and fringy friends into believing batty conspiracy theories. It’s deciding the outcomes of elections and shaping the course of world history, often to anti-democratic ends. In some countries, would-be autocrats are so deft at wielding the power of online untruth that...REad More...
We have nothing to say about the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The tram shakes the ground as it arrives at the station. While distracted by its screeching halt, I step in fresh donkey manure. The foul scent snakes its way up my nostrils. I hold my breath andRead More
The Whole World Changes
We were standing in the street, half-way home from the day job and momentarily distracted by a good-looking parking cop, when it happened. It happened. And everything in our life – jobs, relationships, pastimes – was instantly suspended. It felt as if something beneath us was shifting in a fundamental way.Read more...
The Corporate America 2.0!
Our most iconic item is finally back with updated logos! The story of America is a chronicle of democracy derailed, a revolutionary spirit suppressed, and a once-proud people reduced to servitude. Wave this infamous piece of protest art in the streets, fly it outside of your home, or hang it defiantly on your wall. The double-takes and commentary will matter.Pre-order Now!
THE POLITICS OF HATE VS THE POLITICS OF LOVE
We are perpetually waiting for the new rebirth of wonder. Straight line thinking is taking us into a post-truth era of ecological collapse and ... the mental breakdown of the whole human race. Time to learn how to wobble again. Time to grab an almighty protest sign and say fuck it all. Time to read the latest issue of Adbusters.Get this Issue!
“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”
#FuckItAllFridays is a weekly global ritual. Every Friday we revolt. This Friday, and next Friday, and the Friday after that too.
What to do for Occupy 2.0:
1. Download and print the ultimatum (local print store... your own printer... it doesn't matter).
2. Get some tape or wallpaper adhesive (or make your own wheatpaste).
3. Gather your supplies and some comrades.
4. Paint the town with ultimatums.
Throw up posters whenever and wherever you can. Keep some posters and tape handy for while you're tripping about, in case you find a spot ripe for the plastering.
We started on September 17th 2022 and we'll continue until we finally break through.
The time is ripe for a global uprising.
The Whole World Changes
The only thing we can imagine is catastrophe
"Economics is a Form of Brain Damage."
Submission by Robert Ransdell
Submission by Robert Ransdell
To live without dead time means to embody a great refusal, to find pleasure in struggle, to transform every moment of existence into a repudiation of the consumerist nightmare and an affirmation of revolutionary possibility. A semester, a year, a decade without Big Macs, Frappucinos and Facebook but overflowing with midnight adventures of blackspotted billboards, guerrilla gardening and spectacular synchronized global memewar actions. Imagine if a huge number of us start living in this way, turning daily life itself into a form of resistance that re-enchants the city and reawakens the promise of a people’s insurrection. The way forward is through this kind of radical play.
The Wobbly Issue
The post-truth era — the culmination of centuries of soulless hyperlogic — has, on the one hand, brought upon us total political breakdown. On the other, widespread psychological decay.
And so the choice before us is stark. Either the suicidal straight-line mode of thinking prevails — or we come up with a wobbly new sensibility for the 21st century. Either we witness the rebirth of wonder — or we succumb to the politics of hate.
To steer clear of our doom we must give birth to brazen new forms, dream up bold new ideas, unleash wild new possibilities. Anything less means getting crushed beneath the weight of the old — everything that has brought us to this do-or-die moment, when humanity teeters on the edge of extinction.
So, whaddya say: Are you ready to have a paradigm-shifting epiphany?
After all, there’s only one alternative to a thousand-year dark age.
It’s called world revolution.
Prime Day, Amazon’s yearly deal-hawking hoopla for its swindled subscribers, begins on June 21. And there’s never been a better occasion to cancel your Prime membership and boycott Amazon and all its subsidiaries (which include AbeBooks, Amazon Studios, Audible, Book Depository, ComiXology, Goodreads, IMDb, Twitch, Whole Foods, Zappos, and dozens more).
Prime Day, Amazon’s yearly deal-hawking hoopla for its swindled subscribers, begins on June 21.
And there’s never been a better occasion to cancel your Prime membership and boycott Amazon and all its subsidiaries (which include AbeBooks, Amazon Studios, Audible, Book Depository, ComiXology, Goodreads, IMDb, Twitch, Whole Foods, Zappos, and dozens more).
As you can tell from the list above, Amazon owns a huge number of companies whose products and services millions use every single day.
. . . whether they’re walking to work in their Zappos shoes with an Audible audiobook in their ears, or watching streams on Twitch while scarfing down premium Whole Foods goodies, or binging Amazon Studios–produced TV shows while looking up the name of “that guy who looks like that other guy” on IMDb. And that’s true even when you leave Amazon itself out of the tally.
The point, in short, is not just that megacorporations are taking over the world, but that one monolithic corporation named Amazon controls an ever-increasing share of our mental environment.
Think that sounds exaggerated? Think again.
Amazon’s dominance is funded by an illegal price-rigging racket that disguises the costs of its “free shipping” promise to Prime members. As a result, it has oodles of capital to spend on ventures well beyond its e-commerce perview. (Remember when all it sold was books?)
Today, Amazon has its finger in cloud computing, streaming, electronics, home security, A.I., surveillance — and yes, even the defense industry. (Oh, and did I mention that it’s now a bank, too?) As one of the ten biggest corporations on the planet, it’s power to influence you is therefore enormous. It’s meddling in areas of your life you’re not even aware of.
With all this, what are the chances that Amazon has your best interest at heart? Ask yourself: Are you being empowered — or exploited?
Don’t be naive — after all, we’re talking about the same company that is set on hanging workers out to dry, chucking the environment in the bin, forcing you to foot its tax bill, and distorting democracy itself. And it’s no friend of whistleblowers, either.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Amazon’s fate lies in one person’s hands . . . one person with the power to make or break the gargantuan tech tyrant, by either shopping from it — or dropping it altogether.
And that person is you.
We’ve long called for unswooshing the swoosh. This Prime Day, ditch your membership and boycott the mother of all tech-corp crooks (and every one of her brats).
It’s time to #unprime Prime — not just for one day, but for good.
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Corporate Capitalism Kills
December 13, 2021
“A corporation has no heart, no soul, no morals. When it hurts people or damages the environment, it will feel no sorrow or remorse because it is intrinsically unable to.”
May the six who died on the altar of profit rest in peace.
The Third Force
We’re caught in an existential crisis with no obvious way out. It’s time to question the hidden coordinates of our reality and launch a new operating system for Planet Earth. We're about to give you the codes . . . Are you ready?
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