Occupy Wall Street
is an event comprised of anti-corporate non-violent protests that are being promoted by a range of groups including the AdbustersMedia Foundation and a New York City group called General Assembly. Months ago a plea was put out
to diverse political and activist groups urging them to descend on Wall Street on September 17th and take part in long-term occupation of the area in the spirit of the Arab Spring
rebellions. [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper
on Sep 20, 2011 -
"Media Carta is the human-rights battle of our information age. It is about us, the people, singing the songs and telling the stories and generating culture from the bottom up, instead of having it spoon-fed from the top down."
Kalle Lasn and the gang at Adbusters are at it again
posted by Quartermass
on Nov 10, 2003 -
Adbusters aims to take on Nike at their own game, by selling unionized, fair wage sneakers with the hopes of gaining marketshare that rival's Nike's multimillion dollar ad machine.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 11, 2003 -
An article in the newest Adbusters magazine asks the question - is America becoming fascist?
(a condensed version of this
article written by Anis Shivani Oct. 2002). In it, Shivani states that “American fascism is tapping into the perennial complaint against liberalism: that it doesn't provide an authentic sense of belonging to the majority of people. And that is a criticism difficult to dismiss out of hand. As the language of liberalism has become flat and predictable, some Americans have become more ready to accept an alternative, no matter how ridiculous, as long as it sounds vigorous and muscular.” More inside...
posted by Quartermass
on Jul 28, 2003 -
Those pinko scum cheese-munching surrender monkeys over at the ever-excellent adbusters.org
have started a 'Boycott Brand America' pledge. Against global arrogance? Against 'marketing'? Against war? Want to see public protest? Want to see action against oil, fast food, sweatshop labour, the media and more? Sign it
. Tell your friends
. One question, though: how do Americans themselves boycott America?
posted by tapeguy
on Mar 13, 2003 -
Adbusters TV launched.
Everyone's favourite culture jammers
are looking for your video contributions.
"The next time you and your friends organize a street party, liberate a billboard, shoot an indy documentary, or throw a
pie into the ugly face of authority, we want people worldwide to catch it the next day
There is an inaugural contest
to get the content flowing. They are looking for video, audio, and animation in three categories: Direct Action
(jams, spoofs, pranks, protests); Epiphanies (personal works); and Mini-Documentaries.
posted by boost ventilator
on Aug 7, 2002 -
The cyborg manifesto
scares me. I first read it in this month's adbusters
magazine, then online. It paints a provocative picture of our future. Will we look back on this as the just the beginning or is it vapor-futurism?
flash 4 required
posted by will
on Mar 20, 2001 -
TV or jail?
Adbusters broke this story
this month about a pair of teens sent to jail in Ohio in October for refusing to watch Channel One at school. While there's lots of great reasons to dislike Channel One, one of the anti-media groups cited by Adbusters -- Obligation Inc
-- is anti-Channel One because they don't promote abstinence
and because they advertise a site that links to Eminem
. Strange bedfellows? Does it matter?
posted by jessamyn
on Mar 11, 2001 -
A wonderful culture jamming project. I was involved in the early stages, back when it was initially being discussed. I can't believe that they actually made it happen! The DropLift
site itself provides all the materials necessary to get involved.
posted by aladfar
on Sep 27, 2000 -
is Adbusters' cover article this month. The story exposes the development of these legal fictions that are becoming more powerful than nations and suggests ways to bring them back under civil control.
posted by sudama
on Aug 14, 2000 -