Posts ()

Showing articles from the print edition of Adbusters Magazine

Manifesto for World Revolution PT.III

Heavy Reader: 1954

His words were stunning: “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; among those are Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness…” Ho Chi Minh was reciting the Declaration of Independence.
Manifesto for World Revolution PT.III

Heart of Darkness

The pitiless brutality with which early industrial countries satisfied their hunger for raw materials, land and power and which left its mark on whole continents, cannot be seen in the landscape of the West today.

Montreal

students are back in the streets to fight austerity

Unfathomable darkness

you can’t explain how it is that the stars and galaxies are organized as they evidently are

To be an anarchist

... imagining and acting on the assumption of the possibility of another kind of world is, in itself, a monumental and continual effort of resistance ...

No Future

When there's no future, how can there be sin?

How Many, How Much?

It takes an infinite amount. That’s good news for economic growth, but bad news for the planet.

Looking for Salvation

The extraordinary journey of ripening towards death that we call life.

Field Guide Part 5: Robocops

The K-5 is able to see, hear, feel and smell potential crime or terror threats as they happen...

A megacity runs dry

A water shortage in São Paulo, the largest city in a country that holds 20 percent of Earth’s fresh water supply.

iZen

iZeniZen89The Ecopsychology Issue[ssp|path=magazine/89/multimedia/izen|width=363|height=500|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-small.swf][ssp|path=magazine/89/multimedia/izen_L|width=920|height=710|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-large-nocaps.swf]Try this spiritual exercise to kick off your Digital Detox Week.

April 18 – 24, 2011 is Digital Detox Week. Here’s some inspiration for your digital cleanse.

Slideshow89Digital Detox
Economyths
Post Normal

A New Economics

For a theory to last almost 150 years is a triumph of sorts. For it to last one more decade will be a disaster.
two spoofs
Untitled

Tactical Briefing #5

Our goal is to catalyze a sudden unexpected moment of truth from which the corporate/consumerist forces never fully recover.
Hamas
The Revolution Issue

Hamas

Military force is an option that our people resort to because nothing else works.
The Long March
The Revolution Issue

The Long March

Mao Zedong and his communist comrades evade destruction and pave the way for the eventual success of the revolution.
The French Revolution
The Revolution Issue

The French Revolution

In one of the most influential revolutions in history, the French people tore down the aristocracy that had dominated their lives for centuries.

Palestinians as Na'vi

[ssp|path=visual_nourishment/feed/palestinian-navi|width=363|height=500|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-small.swf][ssp|path=visual_nourishment/feed/palestinian-navi_L|width=920|height=880|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-large.swf]The Palestinians dressed as Na'vi to draw attention to their campaign against the controversial Israeli barrier.The Palestinians dressed as Na'vi to draw attention to their campaign against the controversial Israeli barrier. Full gallery at Telegraph.co.uk.Geopolitics

Nihilism is the Basic Credo of Cool

Nihilism is the Basic Credo of Cool84Nihilism and RevolutionConsuming not only our psyche, but the planet itself. Nihilism is the basic credo of cool.84Article

Selection of spoof ads

[ssp|path=spoofads/multimedia/spoof_ads_20090713|width=363|height=500|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-small.swf][ssp|path=spoofads/multimedia/spoof_ads_20090713_L|width=920|height=710|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-large-nocaps.swf]Here is a selection of spoof ads from over the years.Spoof Ads

Never Again

83A New Aesthetic[ssp|path=magazine/83/multimedia/gaza_warsaw|width=363|height=500|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-small.swf][ssp|path=magazine/83/multimedia/gaza_warsaw_L|width=920|height=880|path-to-ssp=files/ssp/ssp-large.swf]A ghettoized Gaza bears striking similarities to the Warsaw ghetto.
Geopolitics
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."
Generations
The Big Ideas of 2009

Generations

Four living generations have set the stage for the political youth of today. (This slideshow is a adapted from a photo spread which appeared in Adbusters #81.)

Wake Up Temacans

The Mexican government wants to flood their town, but the people are resisting.
Seismic Shifts Down Under

Seismic Shifts Down Under

Kevin Rudd’s first few months as Australia's prime minister were full of positive action: he ratified Kyoto and publicly apologized to Indigenous Australians. But no honeymoon lasts forever and Rudd’s worrying conservative side is coming to light.

Into Africa

Into Africa

A woman journeys into rural Kenya to the welcoming home of Sho sho, a local matriarch, and discovers the kind and complicated spirit of Africa.

Crime Pays

Crime Pays

Mexico is headed down a dark path as violence intensifies, corruption worsens, and the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

Israelis see the Palestinian struggle as irrational lunacy because they are fundamentally uninformed about the roots of this vicious conflict.

Who Is Winning the PR War?

Who Is Winning the PR War?

Where does defense stop and aggression begin? Where is the line between proportionate retaliation and collective punishment? Is the media telling you what you need to know?

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

After realizing that being a freedom fighter with the Karen National Union may not be the best way to bring peace to his country, a Burmese man explores the many facets of revolutionary action.

Stealing Time

Stealing Time

Time, like space, is critical to Israel’s colonial rule of Palestine.
Big Idea: A Steady-State Economy
The Big Ideas of 2009

Big Idea: A Steady-State Economy

The growth economy is failing and we have to attempt a steady-state economy. The steady state answer is that the rich should reduce their throughput growth to free up resources and ecological space for use by the poor, while focusing their domestic efforts on development, technical and social improvements, that can be freely shared with poor countries.
Bush's Parting Gift to Israel

Bush's Parting Gift to Israel

A new US-staffed radar base on Israeli soil may indicate that Israel is shifting from an American ally to an American protectorate.
Big in Japan

Big in Japan

The popularity of a bleak, 20th-century novel points to tectonic shifts beneath the surface of Japanese society. (Photo by Yoshinori Kon)

Is Economic Growth the Answer?

Is Economic Growth the Answer?

Financial bailouts are not the key to a healthy economy. It's time to shift from pursuing a bigger economy to pursuing a better, non-growing, steady state economy.
The Crisis

The Crisis

Groundbreaking economist, Herman Daly, zeroes in on the root cause of our financial meltdown.

The End of Apathy

The End of Apathy

Generation O reveals its revolutionary potential.

Legacy
The Big Ideas of 2009

Legacy

How will the 43rd President of the United States be remembered? Chances are, as the Torture President.

Planetary Endgame
The Freedom From Want

Planetary Endgame

Three trends bode ill for our future: the increase in weather disasters, the black market in organs and the growing demand for drinking water.

Where Do You Stand On Cuba?

Where Do You Stand On Cuba?

Three vignettes from Adbusters Issue 80 capture the ambiguities of a political experiment.
Virtual Morality
The Freedom From Want

Virtual Morality

Are we free to do absolutely anything (torture, murder, rape, etc.), or will we conclude that morality does indeed have a place in virtual life?
A Flowering of Meaning

A Flowering of Meaning

The international audience finds it's own media, free from western bias.

"I Wanted to Paint Nothing"

Warhol managed to encapsulate the increasing emptiness of modern existence. If you want more meaningful art, build a more meaningful world.
Enter Jamspace

Enter Jamspace

Contact improvisation is more than just a dance, it's the ultimate expression of freedom and spontaneity.
Somewhere To Go
East and West

Somewhere To Go

"The dry mouth and sweaty palms I hated so much are starting to return, and I think of the Ativan in the car with its promise of no more questions. My heart is beating fast enough for me to remember how much I hated having to be aware of it, every hour of every day, until I took the Ativan and I could forget about it."

The Twin Towers of Civilization
East and West

The Twin Towers of Civilization

"At the height of the uprising, people marched in Bonn, Rome, London, Tokyo, New York and dozens of other cities around the world; students in universities revolted..."

Economic Money Games
East and West

Economic Money Games

There is a danger that people will simply charge ahead unheeding, assuming that America’s economic problems will disappear, and clinging to the delusion that everything will be all right in the end since America is strong and “God is on our side.”

Micro Costs of War
East and West

Micro Costs of War

These costs are real and are not going away. You can’t continue to sweep them under the rug. Like your credit card bill, the costs only grow greater if you ignore them.

Life at the End of Empire
East and West

Life at the End of Empire

Peak oil, mass extinction, catastrophic climate change. With every passing day, the signs are becoming more and more difficult to deny. But we deny them anyway. We swear we’ll curb emissions. We pledge to actively pursue an alternative energy policy. We don’t believe we have a problem. We can stop anytime we want. Just not today.
America's Confidence Crisis

America's Confidence Crisis

After five years of lies, incompetence and disorder, the US is facing a moral crisis that it may not survive.

Life and Death of Susan Sontag
The Global Moment

Susan Sontag

When the life Sontag loved fell away and the death she feared took over, relaxation set into her body for the first time, a smile appeared on her lips and her brow unfurled.

Vulture Funds: A New Category in Capitalism

Vulture Funds: A New Category in Capitalism

A new capitalism – brutal and conquering – is moving in. It's the capitalism of a new category of vulture funds: private equity funds with the appetite of an ogre that command colossal amounts of capital.

East Meets West by Yang Liu
The Global Moment

East Meets West

In her iconic series, Chinese-born, German-raised artist Yang Liu uses simple pictograms depicting key cultural differences between East and West. China is represented by the red side and Germany by the blue.
The Revolutionaries

The Revolutionaries

Amidst all the hoopla of ad campaigns, business news and growth projections, a close examination of our consumer culture reveals a very ugly truth: it thrives on the death of nature, and charges the cost to future generations.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. We still have time to redesign our economic model. All it takes is a critical mass of visionaries to step forward.

Capitalism Under Assault

Capitalism Under Assault

The system is busted. That much is clear. Now many people are experimenting with alternatives. Roberto Mangabeira Unger has long been one of those on the cutting edge of fundamental reform. Finally he has the chance to change the course of history.
Net neutrality

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has become a rallying cry for a new generation of media activists. A new media democracy movement is spawning from these Big Telecom acts of aggression, and the movement is having a surprising level of success.

Death of Nature
Media Democracy

Exodus

When humans traded log cabins for laptops and huts for strata housing, they may have lost more than they gained.
Psychodesign
Media Democracy

Psychodesign

What if design stood up for itself? What if instead of bowing immediately to our demands, design gently pushed back?
Rage

Rage

What will it take to make this generation passionate about change?

Perpetual War

Perpetual War

London is entombed in ice, New York submerged underwater and Paris burnt to a crisp. But the artists remain silent.

What You Don’t Know About Cuba

What You Don’t Know About Cuba

Cuba was known as the whorehouse of the Caribbean and it gained a reputation as the capital of American vice shortly after the start of Prohibition in 1920.

The End of Childhood
Media Democracy

The End of Childhood

Children who spend more time inside than in the wilderness experience poorer health in adulthood. We must let them roam free.
America’s Slippery Slope

America’s Slippery Slope

"We recognize the debasement of standards, we see the signs of intellectual decay. Yet we do nothing." A look at what happens when we refuse to pay attention to what’s important.

Facebook Suicide

Killing off your connection to the social-network, starting fresh.
An Evolving Sense of Beauty

An Evolving Sense of Beauty

After years of celebrating bone-thin models, the fashion industry is finally taking a stand against thinness.
Media Bully

Media Bully

As the head of one of Canada's largest media companies, Canwest CEO Leonard Asper is bullying Canadians into submission.
Mystery Meat

Mystery Meat

Not many people know where their steak comes from. But a look at how meat reaches your dinner plate might make you lose your appetite.
Street Art is Dead

Street Art is Dead

Sometime in the autumn of 2006, an anonymous figure began to splash once sacred street art. Revolutionary creativity does not shock or entertain the bourgeoisie, read communiqués posted at the scene, it destroys them.
Media Democracy on the March

Media Democracy on the March

The Federal Communications Commission is about to give Big Media a big gift. Media activists are trying to take it back.
Future Soldier

Future Soldier

Armed with potent drugs and new technology, a dangerous breed of soldiers are getting ready to fight America’s future wars.
Our Electric Brain

Our Electric Brain

The Blue Brain Project aims to solve the epic problem of consciousness. But will it let us catch consciousness in the act?

America's Revolution

The US presidential elections may finally spark the American revolution the rest of the world has been waiting for.
The Global Moment

The Global Moment

Guardian columnist Martin Jacques on how the world's seismic changes are creating both great hope and danger.
Caracas

Caracas

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is lifting the Caracas barrios out of poverty and giving the slums a new kind of meaning.
Waiting for D-Day

Waiting for D-Day

Mary and Dave are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage. My question is, what's the rush? Why did they wait 25 years?
Witness

Witness

Whether it's the stills of Khmer Rouge victims or the portraits of dead American soldiers, we need to witness both sides of death to understand what war has wrought.

The Reconquest of Cool

Banksy Bombs

When street artist Banksy's pictures appeared on the West Bank "partition wall," they drew the world's attention to the barrier in ways that protest and op-ed pieces could not.
The Reconquest of Cool

Bare Bones

We've been sucked into a disgusting cycle: we pile on the pounds, chase them away on the treadmill, and then celebrate with junk food. Where is our balance?
The Media's New Aesthetic
The Reconquest of Cool

The Media's New Aesthetic

More and more people are stepping up to join the ongoing battle against a media system that has left civil society out in the cold and in the dark. It’s a battle that Adbusters pledges to continue.

A Question of Numbers

Anywhere between 80,000 and 1.2 million Iraqi civilians have died since the start of the war. Why won't the media report the correct number?

Rumsfeld: Off the Hook

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has gotten away with committing war crimes. It's time to bring him to Justice.
The Big Ideas of 2008

Whispers

Everyone's up. My arms stiffen at my sides. I clench my fists. The voices begin. It's time. You have to go.

The Big Ideas of 2008

State of Emergency

With journalism on its deathbed and desperately clinging for life, the media needs to atone for its sins if it has any chance for survival.†

The Big Ideas of 2008

The Upside Down Under

Kevin Rudd may have knocked off John Howard to become Australia's Prime Minister, but now the hard part comes in trying to lead a country that has never had a sense of direction.

The Big Ideas of 2008

Economic Indoctrination

The neoliberal indoctrination of young economics students in universities around the world all starts with one textbook - N. Gregory Mankiw's Principles of Economics.

The Big Ideas of 2008

The Digital Pitch

The rise of the digital media gives advertisers unprecedented access to your personal life. With billions of dollars at stake, corporations are using this powerful medium to hone their ads precisely to your interests and unconsciously influence your ideas and values.

The Simple Life: How To Bring The Land Back To Us

Long before organic grocery stores and hybrid cars, our grandparents led the kind of sustainable lifestyle that everyone from environmentalists to celebrities are now endorsing. As the world struggles with its ecological crisis, it's time to look back at how the previous generations lived if we want to save the planet for the next.

The Big Ideas of 2008

Changing Climate

Once the preserve almost exclusively of environmentalists and scientists, 2007 was the year when climate change went big business. But this corporate volte-face raises some serious problems about† whether we should accept this overture or steer clear of what still looks like industry greenwashing.

Empty Cart

President Bush's recent comment that the US is "kicking ass" in Iraq raises the concern that the man running the most powerful nation in the world may be clinically insane.

What is Canada For?

As Canada sits in the crossroads between its peacekeeping past and fighting terror future, Dr. Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia, breaks down Canada's role in international organizations, the use of military force, human rights and Canada–United States relations.

The Economics Textbook of the 21st Century

The old economics view of the world, in which everyone acts purely in his or her own self-interest, in which free markets are the solution to almost everything, has been abandoned. But in order to actually change public policy, first we have to change the way economics is taught. However, the world is still waiting for the first real economics textbook of the twenty-first century.

Earth, Inc.

Even in today's post-Inconvenient Truth world, there is a pervasive fear that going environmentally green will land companies and individuals financially in the red. But many leading development institutions and policy-makers fail to understand that the ruthless exploitation for short-term profits could trigger an Enron-like collapse of "Earth, Inc."

Hannaford Guides Consumers

For the last 50 years, large food corporations set the agenda on what kind of products end up on supermarket shelves and in the kitchen pantry for millions of people. Today, a small chain of grocers called Hannaford is reversing the tide, with a nutrition system that gives consumers a quick, non-biased rating of the healthiness of the foods they purchase.

Turning Tyrant

When Hugo Chavez became President of Venezuela in 1998, I celebrated the new savior of socialism. But when Chavez now says, "I doubt there is any country on this planet with a democracy more alive than the one we enjoy in Venezuela today," I listen with dread and disappointment.

Legacy

The mine fields of Laos.

Black Rats

When I read about so many of our politicians who are so filthy with corruption and greed, it hits me that there is a giant black rat filling up our pleasant democracy and stinking up the place, and that rat is corruption. And I'm sick of it.

The Quick & Dirty

Nothing To Do But Shop

Whether at home or abroad, shopping seems to have become the national pastime in regions around the world. Shopping for pleasure is not a new phenomenon: the trouble with it today is that our generation cannot afford the financial and environmental costs that come with it.

Maxim's Sex War

With photos of women in black bikinis striking provocative poses, Maxim magazine devoted five full pages in their July 2007 issue to answer the single most pressing question in the Middle East: "Are the women in the Israeli Defense Forces the world's sexiest soldiers?"

Elliott Abrams, Dual Loyalist and Neocon Extraordinaire

Elliott Abrams, an influential neocon and pro-Israel lobbyist par excellence, has been the principal Middle East adviser on the National Security Council staff throughout most of the Bush administration - all without most Washington observers even noticing.

Carbon Neutral Culture

Thanks for the Memories: Australian Media After the Packers

During the lazy lacuna of the 2005 Christmas break, the Australian "silly season" was suddenly interrupted by the serious when the country's richest man, media magnate Kerry Packer, died of kidney failure. One of the most influential, colorful and controversial figures in Australia, Packer's death marked the end of a momentous era.

The Death of Canadian Journalism

In a crowded bar in downtown Vancouver, a group of reporters from the city's main daily newspaper, The Vancouver Sun, gather after work to do what most people revel in after a long week at the office: bitch about the boss. While images of the Iraq War, Wal-Mart and Kid Rock quickly flash and disappear on the television screens above them, editors are mocked, columnists are ridiculed and the paper their bylines appear in is panned up and down.

The Cure for the Iraq War Hangover

Remember Stripes, Bill Murray's take on American self-esteem after Vietnam? "We're American soldiers!" Murray famously joked. "We've been kicking ass for 200 years! We're 10-1!" Well, make it 10-2. Which begs the question: exactly how much is this postwar period going to suck?

Prairie Fire: The New China's New Unrest

It was the bloodiest clash between Chinese police and civilians since Tiananmen Square. On a December evening in 2005, hundreds of paramilitary police descended on Dongzhou, a fishing village in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. At seven o'clock, security forces fired tear gas canisters erupting into a crowd that had gathered to protest a power plant being built in the hills. The demonstrators didn't disperse, so at eight o'clock, police began shooting into the dirt with their AK-47s. "Finally," one witness said, "at about 10 pm, they started killing people."

It Will All Fall Down: A Conversation with Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh stands out as a preeminent chronicler of US power. In 2006, he revealed that the administration was considering a nuclear strike on Iran, and reported that the US had encouraged Israel to plan and execute the war against Lebanon, in which more than a thousand Lebanese civilians were killed. If the aim of journalism is to hold the powerful to account, Hersh is a towering example on how to do just that.

Battles with Big Pharma

In the law of the market, businesses charge whatever they think the market will bear – except in medicine, where costs come weighed with moral dilemmas. Now, some countries are telling drug companies they won't pay.

Carbon Neutral Culture

The Resistible Rise of Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch has come to secure a firm and powerful grip around the throat of the United Kingdom's media. The self-described "billionaire tyrant" now controls nearly 40 percent of the national press, owns one of the world's biggest book publishers, and has monopoly control over the country's satellite television service.

São Paulo: A City Without Ads
Carbon Neutral Culture

São Paulo: A City Without Ads

In 2007, the world's fourth-largest metropolis and Brazil's most important city, São Paulo, became the first city outside of the communist world to put into effect a radical, near-complete ban on outdoor advertising.

Monotech: What agribusiness has done to the honeybee

Honeybees are hardly the developed world's first species to suffer a quick, curious demise in their number. "We're the ultimate cause in that we've changed the planet to suit our needs. We're running it to suit our needs and not to the benefit of all the organisms around us," explained Jeffery Pettic...

The Fake Issue

In Search of Flowers

Styrofoam faces smiled facetiously. Lauren wanted to say that she knew all along and that she was just kidding too and that she was just being stupid or funny or both, but she just giggled along with them as her cheeks melted. She didn't know what was going on, but she quickly concluded that these girls were much more experienced in life than she was.
The Fake Issue

The Death Mask of War

The rage soldiers feel after a roadside bomb explodes, killing or maiming their comrades, is easily directed to innocent civilians who are seen to support the insurgents. It is a short psychological leap, but a massive moral leap. It is a leap from killing – the shooting of someone who has the capacity to do you harm – to murder – the deadly assault against someone who cannot harm you. The war in Iraq is now primarily about murder. There is very little killing.
The Fake Issue

You do not abandon your own...

Targeted by insurgent groups, denied help from the US army, the Iraqis who cast their lot with America are being kidnapped and executed every day, and no news report or televised pleas of help have caused a stir in the American conscience.
The Fake Issue

The Arousal Industry

"It's nice to be naughty," claims the buxom hotty in a certain widely disseminated ad for True.com, one of online dating's biggest players. It's the sort of oxymoronic sentiment that encapsulates, at least in spirit, the seemingly two-faced practices of a company that has been raising the hackles of its competitors in an industry struggling with stagnant revenues.
The Fake Issue

Fear of Falling

"When I was a boy," Donat said, "I was afraid of falling into the sky. And you? Were you ever afraid of falling into the sky?" I made no reply. The idea was absurd. No one falls into the sky, and surely even as a child I had sense enough not to fear such a thing.
The Fake Issue

Jazz and Jihad: The Discourse on Solidarity

It took a while before I gathered that jazz was... actually a form of resistance. Nowadays I realize that jazz is no different from Jihad. As much as jazz, the classical music of America, has been a call for freedom, America is not a free place anymore.
The Fake Issue

Winter was wild this year...

She always had someone: the strongest one, the man who had slaughtered the most animals. Now the man who had killed the most barren cows slept by her side with his white skin that sparkled by her brown body. He held her in his dreams.
The Fake Issue

Harper's Green Veneer

Harper's attempt to portray himself as environmentally conscious is all the more insulting considering his track record. Harper's "greening" is nothing more than a whitewash.

Sherwood Hinze

The celebrated philosopher-king of the neoconservatives forging America's radical new foreign policy was a controversial philosophy professor at the University of Chicago. Leo Strauss, who died in 1973, was little known outside of academic and think-tank circles until this year, but the influence of his ideas has long been felt.

The Fake Issue

We're in the Endgame Now

That pretty well sums up the way most of us in the affluent West feel about global warming: we're ready to make small sacrifices, change our light bulbs, our cars and even our leaders, but our culture – the American way of life – is not negotiable.
The Fake Issue

Taming the Watchdogs of Media Concentration

Although the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have shown that media conglomerates limit the diversity of views, subvert democracy and stymie journalistic integrity, media regulators continue to let them expand. As each of these three countries enters another round of media convergence, their federal media watchdogs appear to be looking the other way.
The Fake Issue

I Want To Bring The Nike Corporation To Its Knees

For a decade now, Jim Keady has been trying to kick Nike's ass using their shoes as ammo. The former professional soccer player's crusade began when he was canned from a coaching gig for refusing to wear Nike's products – a stand he took after learning what was happening in overseas sweatshops while researching his masters thesis.
The Fake Issue

Neocon II: Lie Hard With A Vengeance

Despite the walloping defeat of the Republicans in the 2006 midterm elections, the clowns are once again spilling out of the Volkswagen. Lately the neocons seem to be all over the public airwaves, and not as the targets of purgative public flogging or tarring ceremonies, but as the subjects of serious interviews, with respected journalists treating them like real human beings with real opinions.

Showing articles from the print edition of Adbusters Magazine