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Buy Canadian Tar Sands

Watch this petroleum industry funded ad that just debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Buy Canadian Tar Sands

If your jaw is still gaping, it’s completely understandable. Propaganda at its most base level can do that. Take a moment … ask yourself, who are these people? Where are their offices? How much political favor has their crude cash purchased?

Over the holidays let’s put our heads together: how can we make the people who made this ad pay a price.

What would be a tactical response of equal spectacle?

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Anonymous

ADBUSTERS: this is what you were made for. Keep it simple. Bust the ad buy untwisting the spin. The use of the word "Ethical" in regards to the effects of the tar sand oil pits, and thus the inherent evil in any marketing using that word in such a way, all hidden behind the attempted taking of the moral high ground! Pure BS. Words have value and companies should be accountable for false advertising. Fine them!

Anonymous

ADBUSTERS: this is what you were made for. Keep it simple. Bust the ad buy untwisting the spin. The use of the word "Ethical" in regards to the effects of the tar sand oil pits, and thus the inherent evil in any marketing using that word in such a way, all hidden behind the attempted taking of the moral high ground! Pure BS. Words have value and companies should be accountable for false advertising. Fine them!

Anonymous

The lack of large, organized protest of the white house regarding the NDAA and indefinite detention is an early and serious embarrassment to OWS.

If not that, what?

Anonymous

The lack of large, organized protest of the white house regarding the NDAA and indefinite detention is an early and serious embarrassment to OWS.

If not that, what?

Anonymous

I agree, bigger things at stake at the moment. Taking on the oil industry at this time would be the equivalent of invading Russia circa 1941. Getting pulled over for speeding and finding yourself in Bagram is a scary possibility.

Anonymous

I agree, bigger things at stake at the moment. Taking on the oil industry at this time would be the equivalent of invading Russia circa 1941. Getting pulled over for speeding and finding yourself in Bagram is a scary possibility.

Anonymous

Just see how many indigenous people the tar sand promonents wish to quash in its effort to push this "ethical" source of energy. (http://www.ienearth.org/)

Anonymous

Just see how many indigenous people the tar sand promonents wish to quash in its effort to push this "ethical" source of energy. (http://www.ienearth.org/)

Anonymous

Oil is oil. It doesn't matter if it comes from Canada, or Saudi Arabia. We just use too much of it, and it will run out.

Anonymous

Oil is oil. It doesn't matter if it comes from Canada, or Saudi Arabia. We just use too much of it, and it will run out.

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