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  • Is the mic on? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Army Head of the Army Josephine or Victor Hugo s ominous I see a dark light Rather gazing out the lone cell window Meursault s paradoxical lament is more akin to Socrates s Crito we owe a cock to Asclepius Do pay it Don t forget telling us that death was merely transformation or Darwin s I have no fear of death But this is only part of Meursault s reclamation of philosophy from the elite tangle of scientific method into the words of earthlings Surely we can see a coupling in Aldous Huxley s final words a request on paper to his wife 100 milligrams LSD I M which she obligingly injected and Australian outlaw hero Ned Kelly s such is life with Meursault s experience of finality as an anticlimactic absurd bore Che s hopeful provocation I know you have come to kill me Shoot coward you are only going to kill a man might reckon otherwise with Camus s absurdity but Che s blood bled into the ground all the same The heartache of Vincent van Gogh s the sadness will last forever a day after shooting himself in the chest might likewise cause Meursault s conclusion pause save for the fact the painters death was the ill conceived opus of a genius Ludwig Wittgenstein said that if you want to be a good philosopher you should become a car mechanic That learning to live and consequently to die is not found in books and platitudes but in the such is life of our lives The secret is not in the grandeur but in the anonymity In this search it could be considered that if you want to learn something new about how to die today something about the mundane in solitude the anonymous anthology of final

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  • Susan Sontag - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    s son David Rieff wrote in the New York Times Magazine Increasingly I ve come to think that it is one of the most important ways the world divides up Rieff recently published Swimming in a Sea of Death a book reflecting on his mother s willful self delusion and the power and limitations of medicine Meanwhile Sontag s on and off partner of 15 years renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz compiled a body of work shot over the years they were together and titled it A Photographer s Life In the exhibition Leibovitz s trademark fashion photos are interspersed with images of her family and intimate snapshots of Sontag traveling then sick then dying and finally laid out for her funeral The photographs are difficult and personal Indeed Rieff attacks them in his book as carnival images of celebrity death The punctilious thinker whose every phrase was turned with perfection appears naked clutching a pillow riddled with tubes covered in sores bruised and raw She is losing control before our eyes During Sontag s two year illness only doctors could provide comfort She didn t believe in God but her faith in miraculous medical cures was unshakable Her hope was not entirely unfounded she had after all beat two horrendous bouts of cancer Still her chances of surviving leukemia at age 71 were close to zero and she could have been spared a great deal of pain had she not suffered through an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant In the end even after medicine failed her Sontag died clutching the hand of her physician Her time had come and she still could not accept it Interestingly Sontag in death as shown in Leibovitz s final photographs appears peaceful laid out in the unnatural green light of a wood paneled room When

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/susan-sontag/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Caroline E. Winter, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    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 Witness April 10 2008 by Caroline E Winter Tags 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

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/caroline-e-winter/ (2016-02-09)
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  • The Slimy Is Myself - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    to maintain subjects and objects Ecological politics is bound up with what to do with pollution miasma slime things that glisten schlup and decay Should radioactive waste from the nuclear bomb factory at Rocky Flats be swept under the Nevada carpet of an objectified world a salt deposit that was declared in the 1950s to be safe but in the 1990s had been found to leak the Waste Isolation Pilot Project or WIPP How about the planned destination for spent fuel rods from reactors Yucca Mountain in New Mexico What does one do with the leakiness of the world Deep green notions such as Nuclear Guardianship advocated by Joanna Macy assert the substances like the plutonium whose release of poisoned light takes tens of thousands of years to cease should be stored above ground in monitored retrievable storage moreover that a culture indeed a spirituality would have to grow up around the tending of this abject substance Timothy Morton Ecology Without Nature FROM Adbusters 119 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 2 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest It s A War Of Words Accelerationism Also In This Magazine Climate Denialism A brief history by Naomi Oreskes

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  • The Virtual Plaza - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the end of the world there will only be liquid advertisement and gaseous desire Sublimated from our bodies our untethered senses will endlessly ride escalators through pristine artificial environments more and less than human drugged up and drugged down catalyzed consuming and consumed by a relentlessly rich economy of sensory information valued by the pixel The Virtual Plaza welcomes you and you will welcome it too From Vaporwave and the Pop Art of the Virtual Plaza by Adam Harper FROM Adbusters 119 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 2 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Fresh Heresies It s A War Of Words Also In This Magazine Aware The decoupling of intelligence from consciousness August 28 2015 You Cyborg The other day I bought the finishing piece to my newest ensemble the watch I ve already got the glasses the smartphone the tablet and most of my clothes are tailored August 26 2015 Never without control I can control the sum totality of my existence which is my home Everything in it can be observed August 10 2015 Content Cravings Every morning I get up at around five thirty or six The water will come to a

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/the-virtual-plaza/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Fresh Heresies - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Pachamama permaculture slow eating and ancient earthy ways Economists are redefining growth and progress banning flash trading making usury taboo again and ushering in a new kind of global marketplace in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth Attorney Generals are dusting off a legal tool that has sat unused for over a century They re revoking the charters of corporations that have shattered the public trust and eroded the moral fabric of market economics Internet based political parties like Syriza and Podemos are rapidly gaining support in Europe and soon all over the world The globalization of activism is gathering pace Activists who cut their teeth in Athens Barcelona Zucotti Gezi Rio Montreal London et al are now coordinating their strategies learning how to launch big bang global events like the billionpeoplemarch slated to greet world leaders as the COP21 Summit wraps up in Paris this December A fired up generation of activists is embracing World Revolution as the only dream still worth grasping for FROM Adbusters 119 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 2 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Surveillance State The Virtual Plaza Also In This Magazine BillionPeopleMarch against a

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  • #119 Archives - Page 3 of 3 - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Home 119 119 Page 3 A megacity runs dry by adbusters I am writing by candle light The aching in my hand and the irregular handwriting reminds me that it s been a long time since I wrote on paper and not a keyboard The power April 7 2015 Posts navigation 1 2 3 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/tag/119/page/3/ (2016-02-09)
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  • urbanism Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home urbanism The Falling Sky by adbusters the city looked like a dense group of rocky peaks in which white people live piled on top of each other May 25 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological physical and cultural environments by commercial

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