Adbusters #82: Endgame Strategies

Adbusters #82, MARCH/APRIL 2009

Endgame Strategies

Adbusters #82: Endgame Strategies

How Obama Carried Me Home

Frances McCaffery spent her whole life searching for political inspiration. When she joined Obama’s campaign, she finally found it.

They Believed, Why Can’t I?

A billboard by designer Alexander McQueen features an image of chic Parisians rebelling in 1968 and no sign of the actual product. The ad is appropriating the rebels’ inner passions in an attempt to animate the dead desire of today’s consumer, prompting author Stephen Duncombe to wonder whether belief and skepticism, rationality and faith can be reconciled.

Pachamama: Rights for Nature

In an unprecedented move Ecuador recently passed constitutional amendments that enshrine rights for nature. In doing so the tiny nation has figured out a way, totally consistent with our Western legal platforms, to give earth and civilization a fighting chance.

A Crack in Capitalismo’s Façade

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is breaking capitalism’s rules of conduct by defaulting on repayment of almost $4 billion in foreign debt. Declaring that the debt is immoral and illegal, Correa is pledging to deal with his country’s social debt before kowtowing to foreign creditors.

Not So Fast

Ziauddin Sardar explores the cultural, historical and spiritual significance of Ramadan.

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Saving Civilization

Saving Civilization

A massive mobilization is needed to prevent total collapse.
Not So Fast

Not So Fast

During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims seek to purify mind, body, soul and community.
I Touch You

I Touch You

"The boy looks at me as if to question why I am still in front of him. I answer him. I raise my fist and punch the stranger square in the face. I don’t smack him too hard; I don’t really want to hurt him. The boy falls down. The first thing I feel is the sting in my knuckles. I see the boy is bleeding..."
A Crack in Capitalismo's Facade

A Crack in Capitalismo's Facade

Adopting the slogan "life before debt," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced that his government will default on $3.9 billion in foreign commercial debts.
Meme Warfare

What Will Replace the Brand?

Over the past 25 years branding has flourished as the cultural keystone and pseudo-scientific discipline of choice for marketers everywhere. Hipster author, Douglas Haddow, is calling bullshit. Tell us what you think.
They Believed, Why Can't I?

They Believed, Why Can't I?

"It's a particular moment: Paris in May of 1968, when students and workers took to the streets in a fit of imagination and fury..."
The Futurist

The Futurist

"We will glorify war – the world’s only hygiene – militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for and scorn for woman."

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