fair play and cancel culture, men and women
October 21, 2020
superficially, at least, the old-fashioned rules of fair play resemble the rough and tumble of sports, combat, and other forms of traditionally male competition. one seeks to defeat one’s opponent—brutally, if need be—but the violence, crucially, is limited to the field of play.Read articleRead article
Big Tech Is Silencing Free Speech . . . Including Ours
October 14, 2020
Amid the hysteria of this post-truth moment, we at Adbusters have been made the target of a counter-campaign of misinformation and intimidation. Since we launched the “White House Siege” late in July, the far right’s conspiracy theory–fuelled propaganda machine has attempted to stoke outlandish fears, falsely portraying us as violence-inciting, looting, pillaging bogeymen.Read articleRead article
October 13, 2020
In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.Read articleRead article
October 9, 2020
It was a grim day early in spring when the alarm-bells rang. On March 11, the WHO declare d the global outbreak of the coronavirus a pandemic. By early April, as the economy plunged more perilously than at any time since the Great Depression, half of the world’s population was at home under some form of self- confinement. With humanity retreating indoors, rates of fossil-fuel consumption slumped and greenhouse-gas emissions plummeted.Read articleRead article
You are stuck.
October 2, 2020
Dear people of the Adbusters Media Foundation,We are Afra van den Hoogen, Mila Vuckovic and Nick Verkroost; three first year students of the Audiovisual Media-studies at the University of the Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Last semester we followed a subject about 'culture jamming', for which we created a poster about this subject.Read articleRead article
Co-opted by Capitalism
September 21, 2020
Earth Day’s fiftieth anniversary, which fell on April 22, marked a strange celebration for climate-change deniers. Breitbart News, the notorious mouthpiece of the alt-right, published an article that day under the headline “Michael Moore–backed ‘Planet of the Humans’ Takes Apart the Left’s Green Energy Scams.” The following day James Delingpole, who once wrote in The Telegraph that “it would be nice to think one day that there would be a Climate Nuremberg” for any and all “who talked up the global warming scare,” tweeted that Moore was his “new hero.” Marc Morano, who runs the denialist website ClimateDepot.org, deemed the film a “tour de force” in an interview with the Canadian far-right outfit Rebel News.Read articleRead article
Digital Hyper Abstraction
September 16, 2020
While earlier forms of money consisted of anything from sea shells to sheep, coins made of gold and silver gradually emerged as the most practical means of exchange and for the storing of value.Read articleRead article
Far-right media are after us. Here’s what we think of them.
September 11, 2020
The inevitable has happened: Adbusters has been caught up in the far-right’s hysterical, post-truth fantasia. To understand how the rabid right turns fact into fraud, abandoning even the pretense of truthfulness, read on. You are about to witness an example of how information is forced through the ideological meatgrinder, emerging out the other side as inflammatory delusion.Read articleRead article
Welcome to Plastic World.
September 4, 2020
“I want to say one word to you. One word,” whispered the voice of prudence in The Graduate. “Plastics.” Cheap, malleable, disposable, and conducive to mass production, plastic was a byword for the boundless potential of postwar industry.Read articleRead article
Pissing into the ocean.
August 28, 2020
O, that moment of spreading warmth, of near union with the elements. the squeeze of release, the pleasure of pressure abating, the discharge of personal intensity. It feels wonderful. and, as everyone knows, rapidly dissipates into nothing.Read articleRead article
I'm not against surveillance per se.
August 24, 2020
I’m not against surveillance per se. I think it’s a very important technological tool that can help humanity fight against this epidemic, and against future epidemics, and we need to use it. But we need to use it responsibly and carefully, so we don’t end up losing our freedoms in order to get protection from epidemics. There is a huge danger of the rise of totalitarian regimes worse than anything we’ve seen before.Read articleRead article