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A Fiery Moment

Students who have never been involved in anything suddenly stood up and fought back.

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Anonymous

awesome clip, very interesting movement even though the riots were about education/tuition fees and nothing to do with the war in Iraq. well put together however :)

Anonymous

awesome clip, very interesting movement even though the riots were about education/tuition fees and nothing to do with the war in Iraq. well put together however :)

md

Um, okay clip, but Adbusters has been going on for YEARS about truth in advertising and so forth, and here you are connecting unrelated protests, almost Zizek-style. This is how Adbusters lost its umph before, with that spirited but in the end pointless campaign to get tv stations to run your ad. Truth is people want to say what they want to say and not be "Shanghaiéd" into another persons agenda. Do you have permission, for example, to use images of the young man's speech about his schooling next to images of Abu Ghraib? While an interesting link, it is pure Cultural Studies rubbish (see Terry Eagleton on the end of theory), and seems to be made by someone who has swallowed too much Zizek and Naomi Klein. Calm down, one goal at a time Madame Revolutionary.

md

Um, okay clip, but Adbusters has been going on for YEARS about truth in advertising and so forth, and here you are connecting unrelated protests, almost Zizek-style. This is how Adbusters lost its umph before, with that spirited but in the end pointless campaign to get tv stations to run your ad. Truth is people want to say what they want to say and not be "Shanghaiéd" into another persons agenda. Do you have permission, for example, to use images of the young man's speech about his schooling next to images of Abu Ghraib? While an interesting link, it is pure Cultural Studies rubbish (see Terry Eagleton on the end of theory), and seems to be made by someone who has swallowed too much Zizek and Naomi Klein. Calm down, one goal at a time Madame Revolutionary.

M...M / C...C /...

I completely agree md: I don't want to be Shanghaied into a capitalist agenda I don't believe in and never asked for. I don't want the most technologically advanced countries on the planet to spend billions of dollars on a ridiculous War on Terror while billions of people starve in the same countires these wars are fought. And I don't want the rest of us to rot in a festering economy that promises a future of unsustainable debt with no hope of substantial job prospects to combat it. But you're right, there's no connection there. People who actually take five seconds to imagine other possible futures and new ways of thinking, like Slavoj Zizek and Naomi Klein, are clearly the deviant ones.

M...M / C...C /...

I completely agree md: I don't want to be Shanghaied into a capitalist agenda I don't believe in and never asked for. I don't want the most technologically advanced countries on the planet to spend billions of dollars on a ridiculous War on Terror while billions of people starve in the same countires these wars are fought. And I don't want the rest of us to rot in a festering economy that promises a future of unsustainable debt with no hope of substantial job prospects to combat it. But you're right, there's no connection there. People who actually take five seconds to imagine other possible futures and new ways of thinking, like Slavoj Zizek and Naomi Klein, are clearly the deviant ones.

Barry McD

Do you have permission, for example, to leave snarky comments to people who have taken time and effort to create video presentations with a message? Can you post your video so I can tear it apart as well? Oh that's right, you don't have a video. That's because you're a putz with nothing better to do but to tear other people down so you can feel better about yourself. One word -- LOSER. Now, go play outside.

Barry McD

Do you have permission, for example, to leave snarky comments to people who have taken time and effort to create video presentations with a message? Can you post your video so I can tear it apart as well? Oh that's right, you don't have a video. That's because you're a putz with nothing better to do but to tear other people down so you can feel better about yourself. One word -- LOSER. Now, go play outside.

Jennifer2011

Love it. I was waiting for you to feature this!

To the commenter above, I think it has a lot to do with Iraq. What are our priorities? War is way up there, and getting higher, and education is low, and falling.

Jennifer2011

Love it. I was waiting for you to feature this!

To the commenter above, I think it has a lot to do with Iraq. What are our priorities? War is way up there, and getting higher, and education is low, and falling.

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