#BlackSpot Manifesto

Surveillance capitalism. Political derangement. Corporate tyranny. Minority subjugation. Climate change. Global pandemics.

Humanity today faces many daunting challenges. To dig ourselves out of any one of these holes, we're going to have to rally historic reserves of grit and gumption to each cause.

But the tasks at hand are not insurmountable. Though they will require us to search deep within ourselves — not only for the way, but for the will necessary to face them — we must rise to the occasion if we are to have any kind of viable future. The survival of our species (and many others) depends on it.

Acting as one, we can overturn the failing neoliberal order, revitalize democracy and secure a sustainable future that computes. But only if we can summon the radical ideas and revolutionary spirit equal to overcoming these threats — existential threats that we all must face together.

We're at a tipping point. The internet has reversed a centuries old power dynamic. Billions of us now hold the most revolutionary tool ever invented in the palms of our hands. Backed by collectives like ours, the streets have unprecedented power. After centuries of rule by kings, emperors, tyrants, mad men, fascists, communists, Maoists, military dictatorships, corporations and white supremacists like Donald Trump, we can now take charge of our own destiny and start calling the shots from below.

Today we are 14,000 strong. Tomorrow we will be 100,000. The day after next, we could amass a billion people — enough to spark a world revolution in how we live, love and think.

Be one of us. Be one in a billion! Join the Blackspot Collective — our global network of activists, artists, writers and revolutionaries — 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.

See you in the streets . . .

Blackspot Collective
Activist wing, Adbusters Media Foundation

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Upcoming/Current Campaigns

#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 3#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 3

#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 3

November 26, 2020

#BuyNothingDay, extending through #BuyNothingXmas to the New Year, has always served as a chance to meditate on our addiction to consumption and its poisonous effects — not just on our physical, but also on our mental environment.

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#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 2#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 2

#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 2

November 23, 2020

This year's #BuyNothingDay stands to be the most critical yet in the activist tradition's nearly 30-year history.Why? It hardly bears repeating: the coronavirus has decimated the economy and (re-)exposed nauseatingly profound inequalities. In its wake, barely any but the biggest and most ruthless of businesses can hope to survive while the rest drop like flies.

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#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 1#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 1

#BuyNothingDay - Tactical Briefing 1

November 16, 2020

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming shopping season — beginning with Black Friday and continuing through Xmas to the New Year — is going to be a lot different than it ever was in the past. Not only have thousands of small and medium-size businesses gone belly-up, leaving only the most ruthless and eclipsing corporate monopolies alive.

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Past Campaigns

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#WhiteHouseSiege Campaign

#WhiteHouseSiege Campaign

September 17, 2020

In a picture included in an e-mail we received August 13th, ten men in fatigues and tactical gear, bearing military-style rifles, pose with an American flag. The message, which refers to us at Adbusters as “lowly little skinny jean wearing fuck boys” (gee, does that sting!), reads as follows: “You’ve awakened a sleeping giant, the sheep will be fucked up real nicely by us SheepDogs ... seasoned vets whom seen war up and personal, actually, I kind of miss it a bit...” (sic).

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#ReOccupy idea jamming

#ReOccupy idea jamming

June 30, 2020

This coming September 17th will mark the ninth anniversary of #OccupyWallStreet . . . the grassroots movement that caught the world's imagination, revitalized our politics and paved the way for today's progressive wave.

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Full Buck #Moonday

Full Buck #Moonday

June 26, 2020

This year, Full Buck #Moonday lands on the same day as Independence Day. So on July 4th, put away your devices, slow down a bit . . . . . . and disconnect from America.

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Buy Nothing Day 2019

Buy Nothing Day 2019

November 19, 2019

A larger and larger proportion of humanity is born with an innate compulsion, a sort of all-consuming addiction. The dopamine rush of not having, but wanting, and then acquiring stuff is today more powerful, and more commonly and deeply embedded than ever before.

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#NoLogoNovember

#NoLogoNovember

November 8, 2019

We ask you, in classic ABP style, to blot out every brand, emblem, and logo that you come across — and replace it with the mark of the Blackspot. Clothing retailers. Chain stores. Electronics manufacturers. Restaurants. Banks. Erase all traces of our corporate overlords.

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