#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 10,000 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

Upcoming Campaigns

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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#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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Past Campaigns

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May Day 2019: The Lone Wolf Rebellion

May Day 2019: The Lone Wolf Rebellion

April 29, 2019

For 30 years we’ve been mired in the torpor of climate deadlock — gone! — Here comes the breaking free! This is what is meant by seizing the moment, comrades; nurturing it, building on it, fashioning it into a true global juggernaut, with high beams flashing and horn blaring.

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Full Pink Moon Day

Full Pink Moon Day

April 18, 2019

Will you join us for the Full Pink Moon digital detox?Will you wake up and not reach for your phone . . . make coffee without checking Facebook . . . go out into the world without anything nestled in your hand, pinging in your pocket?

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April Fools' Gets Political

April Fools' Gets Political

March 27, 2019

Oh, April Fools’ Day. It’s been a long run of hoodwinkery, funny pranks, and practical gags.

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The Blackspot Full Mooon

The Blackspot Full Mooon

March 11, 2019

The pull of this month’s Blackspot Full Moon is discovering what it would be like to live — even for 24 hours — in an ad-free world.

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#Moonstruck

#Moonstruck

February 19, 2019

On this day, we will detox from the digital ruckus — close our laptops, turn off the TV, and leave our phones at home for a whole 24 hours. For one day, we free our inundated minds from digital distractions. We regain resilience, explore the quiet moments, experience solitary introspection again.

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Buy Nothing X'mas 2018

Buy Nothing X'mas 2018

December 11, 2018

The malls are heavy with anxious sweat. The clammy-palmed throngs are out and about for the holiday “rush”, hunting the aisles with an urgency inimical to the spirit of giving. Yet, another Christmas is possible. Another way of being is within our grasp.

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First Things First Project

First Things First Project

December 4, 2018

In 1964, British designer Ken Garland published an unprecedented call to re-humanize design. “We hope that our society will tire of the gimmick merchants, status salesmen and hidden persuaders, and that the prior call on our skills will be for worthwhile purposes.”

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Buy Nothing Day 2018

Buy Nothing Day 2018

October 29, 2018

Join us on November 23rd (November 24th if you live outside North America) to celebrate the art of living lightly . . . find out what it feels like to go cold turkey on consumption for 24 hours . . . halfway through the day you might just have a life-changing epiphany!

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Occupy Silicon Valley

Occupy Silicon Valley

September 27, 2018

Big Tech competes for one thing: our attention. They exploit our basic human instincts in the pursuit of unprecedented financial and cultural control.

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