Friday, April 18, 2014
Adbusters #113 hits newsstands worldwide this Monday!

Here’s a teaser of the feature piece…Roland Kelts introduces The “Satori” Generation!

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Adbusters #113 hits newsstands worldwide this Monday!

Here’s a teaser of the feature piece…Roland Kelts introduces The “Satori” Generation!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
I woke up unusually early today—5am—and, instinctively, like a true slave to devices, immediately lunged for my MacBook.  However, I decided to lend my senses to early morning stimuli instead.

Initially, the early morning is still; it assumes a certain reverence. Life stirs slowly, almost reluctantly; sleep is willed into exile. Soon, sounds shatter the hush of morning. A loud, rowdy motorcycle slices through the silence, echoing across city blocks like a long, angry growl. Voices ascend to the sixth floor weakened to a whisper; from an apartment above, a burst of laughter cascades the balcony and falls as mere chuckles. In stark contrast are shrill, sharp chirps of a thousand swallows.  A streak of orange-colored light declares the coming of the sun; the increasing incandescence thrills me; I feel a sentiment of delight …
—Fritzroy Austin Sterling

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I woke up unusually early today—5am—and, instinctively, like a true slave to devices, immediately lunged for my MacBook. However, I decided to lend my senses to early morning stimuli instead.

Initially, the early morning is still; it assumes a certain reverence. Life stirs slowly, almost reluctantly; sleep is willed into exile. Soon, sounds shatter the hush of morning. A loud, rowdy motorcycle slices through the silence, echoing across city blocks like a long, angry growl. Voices ascend to the sixth floor weakened to a whisper; from an apartment above, a burst of laughter cascades the balcony and falls as mere chuckles. In stark contrast are shrill, sharp chirps of a thousand swallows. A streak of orange-colored light declares the coming of the sun; the increasing incandescence thrills me; I feel a sentiment of delight …
—Fritzroy Austin Sterling

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rethink the cool.

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Rethink the cool.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 Saturday, April 12, 2014
In the late 1800s, when the infamous cigar-smoking Viennese doctor looked around at Victorian-Era Europe, he found one word to describe the particular type of insanity surrounding him—neurosis.

But by 1929, with his masterwork Civilization and its Discontents, Freud came to see a larger perspective — he began to diagnose not just individuals, but culture. He saw that it was the modern world, civilization itself, which was making everyone neurotic. Influenced as he was by Nietzsche and Darwin before him, Freud evoked how a primal, wild self had been disavowed as we became civilized, modern human beings. This untamed creature within still cries out in hunger and frustration from deep inside of us … and we neglect this beast at our peril. Freud diagnosed the civilizing act as the root of all the “discontents” which develop in man’s psyche as he straddles the conflicting demands of biological urges and the cultural norms aimed at curbing these ancient instincts. Madness was no longer individual, to Freud, but a species-wide dilemma between our inner most nature and our culture’s most cherished morals and mores.

But what would Dr. Freud have to say now, in 2014?

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In the late 1800s, when the infamous cigar-smoking Viennese doctor looked around at Victorian-Era Europe, he found one word to describe the particular type of insanity surrounding him—neurosis.

But by 1929, with his masterwork Civilization and its Discontents, Freud came to see a larger perspective — he began to diagnose not just individuals, but culture. He saw that it was the modern world, civilization itself, which was making everyone neurotic. Influenced as he was by Nietzsche and Darwin before him, Freud evoked how a primal, wild self had been disavowed as we became civilized, modern human beings. This untamed creature within still cries out in hunger and frustration from deep inside of us … and we neglect this beast at our peril. Freud diagnosed the civilizing act as the root of all the “discontents” which develop in man’s psyche as he straddles the conflicting demands of biological urges and the cultural norms aimed at curbing these ancient instincts. Madness was no longer individual, to Freud, but a species-wide dilemma between our inner most nature and our culture’s most cherished morals and mores.

But what would Dr. Freud have to say now, in 2014?

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Get it while its hot!

Adbusters #113 — the eco issue of our Blueprint for a New World — hits newsstands worldwide April 21, 2014!

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Get it while its hot!

Adbusters #113 — the eco issue of our Blueprint for a New World — hits newsstands worldwide April 21, 2014!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Our newly designed Blackspot “Unswooshers” have just arrived!!

Made with 100% organic hemp and recycled tire soles, they’re one of the most Earth-friendly shoes in the world! Each boot even features a red sweet spot for kicking corporate ass!

It’s been almost a decade since we embarked on the Blackspot journey, and the goal is still the same — to dethrone the mega shoe corps like Nike, Adidas and Reebok by jamming the global shoe industry with a new paradigm of #truecost brand liberation.

Just imagine a world where only indie music labels, DIY bicycle shops, cottage clothing lines, local hardware stores, co-op fuel stations, renegade restaurants and micro banks rule. Imagine independently owned coffee shops beating out Starbucks in cities around the world or a chain of restaurants serving hearty, affordable and locally produced food taking on McDonalds everywhere … and winning.

Put on a pair of Unswooshers and join us on the streets … together we can wipe out the megacorps’ manufactured “hip” and launch an #indiecool movement that builds a new world out of the detritus of the old!

Go to blackspotshoes.org and check them out.

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Our newly designed Blackspot “Unswooshers” have just arrived!!

Made with 100% organic hemp and recycled tire soles, they’re one of the most Earth-friendly shoes in the world! Each boot even features a red sweet spot for kicking corporate ass!

It’s been almost a decade since we embarked on the Blackspot journey, and the goal is still the same — to dethrone the mega shoe corps like Nike, Adidas and Reebok by jamming the global shoe industry with a new paradigm of #truecost brand liberation.

Just imagine a world where only indie music labels, DIY bicycle shops, cottage clothing lines, local hardware stores, co-op fuel stations, renegade restaurants and micro banks rule. Imagine independently owned coffee shops beating out Starbucks in cities around the world or a chain of restaurants serving hearty, affordable and locally produced food taking on McDonalds everywhere … and winning.

Put on a pair of Unswooshers and join us on the streets … together we can wipe out the megacorps’ manufactured “hip” and launch an #indiecool movement that builds a new world out of the detritus of the old!

Go to blackspotshoes.org and check them out.

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Hey!

We’ve polished off the first two issues — Psycho and Eco — of our Blueprint for a New World and now we’re starting to work on part three: Corpo.

The premise behind Corpo is that in order to have any kind of a sane sustainable future on this planet, we the people have to rein in the runaway power of corporations and keep them in line.

Everything that us lefty magazines have put out on corporations over the last 20 years hasn’t added up to a hill of beans. We’ve pleaded, begged, complained, pointed fingers and yelled from the rooftops — yet corporate power has only grown stronger, more arrogant and ruthless. They’ve heard our complaints but guess what? They don’t give a F@#$K.

Can we break out of that whiny, finger pointing lefty mold & come up with something that finally fires people up? Something that actually breaks the corporate spell … and sends a shiver down the corporate spine?

You can help us do this! Send us a missive from deep inside your guts about your own intimate relationships with corporations. Describe the way brands imbue just about every private aspect of your life … and how it feels near impossible to break free and live without them. Tell us about the products that give you meaning and excitement … how GM helps you escape, McDonalds fills your gut, Chevron fills your tank and Google takes you to the far reaches of your imagination.

Or maybe you’re a mole working for Goldman Sachs, Monsanto, the FDA, the FED or some other corporation … and have something you want to get off your chest? Do you have strategies on how to take power back from Wall Street, Walmart, Nike, Big Meat, Big Pharma, Big Oil — tactical insights, blind spots, humiliations, memetic disruptions, a path towards revoking a corporate charter for the first time in a hundred years.

Share with us your personal stories, your outrage, your epiphanies and your insider secrets on the corporate world and how you think we can make them bow to the will of the people.

Send your submissions to editor@adbusters.org before April 21.

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Hey!

We’ve polished off the first two issues — Psycho and Eco — of our Blueprint for a New World and now we’re starting to work on part three: Corpo.

The premise behind Corpo is that in order to have any kind of a sane sustainable future on this planet, we the people have to rein in the runaway power of corporations and keep them in line.

Everything that us lefty magazines have put out on corporations over the last 20 years hasn’t added up to a hill of beans. We’ve pleaded, begged, complained, pointed fingers and yelled from the rooftops — yet corporate power has only grown stronger, more arrogant and ruthless. They’ve heard our complaints but guess what? They don’t give a F@#$K.

Can we break out of that whiny, finger pointing lefty mold & come up with something that finally fires people up? Something that actually breaks the corporate spell … and sends a shiver down the corporate spine?

You can help us do this! Send us a missive from deep inside your guts about your own intimate relationships with corporations. Describe the way brands imbue just about every private aspect of your life … and how it feels near impossible to break free and live without them. Tell us about the products that give you meaning and excitement … how GM helps you escape, McDonalds fills your gut, Chevron fills your tank and Google takes you to the far reaches of your imagination.

Or maybe you’re a mole working for Goldman Sachs, Monsanto, the FDA, the FED or some other corporation … and have something you want to get off your chest? Do you have strategies on how to take power back from Wall Street, Walmart, Nike, Big Meat, Big Pharma, Big Oil — tactical insights, blind spots, humiliations, memetic disruptions, a path towards revoking a corporate charter for the first time in a hundred years.

Share with us your personal stories, your outrage, your epiphanies and your insider secrets on the corporate world and how you think we can make them bow to the will of the people.

Send your submissions to editor@adbusters.org before April 21.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

via Adbusters (April 02, 2014 at 01:54PM)

#113 is here!

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