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  • Can We Trust This Man With Nuclear Weapons? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the only sane solution I srael s secretive possession of dozens of nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for occupants of the region In recent events the state has revealed an aggressive and irrational streak operating at the heart of its politics This Middle East nuclear double standard needs to end It is unreasonable to condemn Iran s overt nuclear ambitions on the one hand while supporting Israel s secretive possession of nukes on the other A nuclear free Middle East is the only sane solution for the region And it is the only way to stop the ongoing conflict from spiraling out of control Send an email to President Obama telling him that as part of his strategy for a nuclear free world you want him to start with a nuclear free Middle East FROM Adbusters 92 Carnivalesque Rebellion Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Hamas Tactical Briefing 5 Also In This Magazine Is de escalation even on the agenda US weapons sales are on the rise October 30 2015 IS Are we seeing a reflection of ourselves in the violence in the Middle East an interview with Simon Critchely July 28 2015 Iran The

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  • Pyramid vs. Rhizome - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    heroes bringing freedom and democracy to the unredeemed corners of the Earth But some of us are starting to feel that there s something missing from this dominant narrative that there s a blind spot we can t see that something is fundamentally wrong with the top down NSA CIA and FBI approach Read on for insights on this geopolitical tension and a premonition of a future we should all be kept abreast of The American military intelligence complex operates using a strict top down pyramid structure Hierarchy order and discipline are essential to the system Employees are assimilated into highly regimented bureaucracies Meticulous records are kept of all interactions Things get done with rigorous rules and an unyielding chain of command Islam as a political ideology is more rhizomatic energy flows from the bottom up Deals are done face to face Relationships are personal Orders flow laterally For example in Syria jihadists from all over the world congregate each with their own ideas and distinct agendas while maintaining a common goal In the wild hubris of future wars and conflicts one has to wonder if the rhizomatic way of doing things may not have an edge over the Western rationalist approach In the longue durée of human history could the rhizome be the tortoise and the pyramid the hare Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Play Jazz on Campus This is where it starts Also In This Magazine Surveillance State the NSA s goal is to Collect It All Process It All Exploit It All Partner It All Sniff It All and Know It All May 29 2015 Redeployment Outside there are people walking around by the windows like it s no big deal People who have no idea where Fallujah is where three of your platoon members died people February

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  • Radical Transparency - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    list of covert actions conceived in secret and fought in darkness Even the dead are told that it was for their own good that somehow things could have been even worse And of course we ll never really know what could have happened because we the people are always left in the dark How many ghostly and fake Al Qaeda threats and foiled terror attacks have we witnessed since the Snowden revelations alone The recent American embassy closure panic was nothing more than a sad rehashing of the terror temperature chart that was broadcast on American television in the early years after 9 11 recall the chances of a Bin Laden attack craze Looking back it brings a smile But don t be too quick to laugh It would be comical if there weren t so many of us who are still duped by these very same tactics who are actually swayed to hate the Mannings and the Snowdens out there the very people trying to pull back the curtain of secrecy The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies to secret oaths and to secret proceedings We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it JFK 1961 So why do we still believe our leaders when they say trust us Why do we still wait in eager anticipation for them to read from carefully crafted scripts that they don t even write The answer is simple we don t know any better And why don t we know any better Why do we continue to live in the dark Another simple answer our governments are legally allowed to lie to us Totalitarian or democratic East or West it s written into every state constitution in the world And each time a government is given a mandate we participate in the farce we reaffirm that contrary to what we tell our children lying isn t so bad after all If we are ever going to escape the 21st century with less bloodshed than the 20th century we re going to have to strip our governments of the right to lie to us citizens In this information age where gigatons of information zips around the globe each second and where the geopolitical financial and ecological stakes are so high we need a new human right one that is stamped into the first article of every state constitution one that needs to become the centrepiece of the United Nations Charter The UN was created in the aftermath of the two most traumatic and disturbing wars of all time Auschwitz Dresden Hiroshima These atrocities made the battlefields and massacres of Gettysburg Sevastopol and Waterloo a century earlier look like a track and field warm up When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was penned in 1948 it was based on

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  • Eat Bugs - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    sealed plastic bags from which the air has been exhausted and cooked sous vide in a heat controlled bath so that no flavor is lost in the cooking a procedure whose temperature is strictly governed by health department regulations in New York as Goodyear writes But it makes no sense to say that everyone west of the Hudson uses this technique for this implies that Cosentino and his comrades are sousvidists whereas only the most soigné restaurants east as well as west of the Hudson use this procedure More than a mere continent separates sous vide from the new California brutalism Though New York lacks the intense diverse Latino Asian culinary culture of Los Angeles and Jonathan Gold to report on it it has its own transgressive preparations including drinks a New York bartender for example described by Goodyear uses a rapid infusion technique to make a smoky marijuana mescal double charging a canister of mescal and marijuana with nitrous The first charge dissolves the gas into the mescal the second forces the mescal to permeate the bud When the canister is opened releasing the pressure the enhanced alcohol seeps back out of the plant he told me It s so illegal on so many levels that no one talks about it openly Superficially today s apocalyptic alimentarians echo the Weathermen of the Sixties but where the Weathermen blew up buildings and shot police officers today s radicals defy federal food laws revel in unpasteurized milk dine on fried grasshoppers frog fallopian tubes and Filipino balut an unhatched duckling cooked in its shell and eaten entire beak feathers and bones The New York Times reports that global warming may reduce food production by two percent each decade for the rest of the century while world population is projected to grow to 9 6 billion in 2050 from 7 2 billion today a terrifying prospect Bugs according to Dana Goodyear might be the answer Eighty percent of the world eats bugs she writes Austrialian Aborigines like witchery grubs which taste like nut flavored scrambled eggs and mild mozzarella wrapped in a phyllo dough pastry in Vennezula children roast tarantulas Fried grasshoppers have three times as much protein as beef per ounce and are rich in micronutrients like iron and zinc In Los Angeles Guelaguetza an Oaxacan restaurant serves a scrumptious plate of chapulines a la Mexicana grasshoppers sautéed with onions jalapeños and tomatoes and topped with avocado and Oaxacan string cheese Goodyear writes and Jonathan Gold readers are coming in to order them In Washington D C José Andrés a winner of the James Beard Foundation s Outstanding Chef Award makes a very popular chapulín taco sautéed shallots deglazed in tequila chipotle paste and Oaxacan grasshoppers Andrés sees bug eating as both a gastronomic experience and a matter of survival We need to feed humanity in a sustainable way he says Those who know how to produce protein will have an edge over everyone else World War Three will be over

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  • An Open Letter to Corporations - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    can When a corporation kills hundreds of people they pay a relatively small fine for the lives they took even if they knew in advance that their actions would cost human lives Corporations cannot be put to death like humans can for killing people On top of this the Supreme Court continues to grant more and more power to the top 1 in ways that our founding fathers never fathomed and would most certainly not approve of Most recently the Supreme Court decided that there shall be no cap on the amount of money that an individual can donate to political causes Corporations are replacing citizens as the real power in the United States and globally They can threaten to pick up and move to any country they want if they don t find the local tax code friendly enough unlike individuals who have to apply for a visa and might get declined Corporations are super humans with no respect for life civil rights or anything besides money They will pillage and destroy the earth and mankind until there is nothing left to take Corporations have become the de facto rulers in a world where politicians are beholden to wealthy contributors to win campaigns Lobbyists write the bills that our politicians sign and inform our leaders as to what they can and cannot say about any given subject in front of a camera This is no longer a democracy and I m not just talking about America Corporations are now multinational citizens who are reshaping global policies to benefit their own investors and executives at the expense of workers and the environment If we don t stand up to this new form of feudalism we will surely be enslaved by it and we will watch our future selves our children

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  • The Perennial Philosophy - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    behemoth sailed the breakers of nihilism to eternal joy King sailed through channels of racial inequality and anchored western culture to paths of desegregation Malcom challenged legions of racist warships and conquered waters of racial identity and power Sartre showed us clouds of self creation and tactical action as the guide to horizons of happiness Gödel built compasses of mathematical rebellion to defy currents and streams enabling circumnavigation through new straits Wittgenstein stripped ships of their excess cargo of intangible and irrelevant philosophy in pursuit of truth And Jung by covering the entire ocean of the spirit drew our first maps of the person It is in studying carefully these great maps and utilizing their initiatives that we can invent new means and passages to distant frontiers FROM Adbusters 114 Birth of the Corporate Charter Revocation Movement Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Another kind of love Hold the Wall Also In This Magazine Your Daily Bread One of the things that makes people feel completely helpless in our world is the idea that they can t escape the established order of things Even the most fundamental parts February 12 2015 Your Online Romance Like the

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  • world war 3 Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    3 Wars by adbusters Has World War 3 already begun July 20 2015 World War 3 by adbusters World War 3 will be nothing like WW1 or WW2 no longstanding empires looking for the big win no hours and minutes to midnight clocks ticking no appeasement delegations no civilizational narratives that anyone believes in July 10 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine

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  • A solution - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    binding agreement to battle climate change Two of the world s super powers the U S and China exchanged pleasantries in the form of non binding commitments to radical carbon reductions but the Lima talks deteriorated into a political stalemate between a developed world that doesn t want to pay its debts and a developing one that is fighting for its right to survive A commitment was made to resolve the issues that collapsed in Lima once and for all this December in Paris but world leaders have repeatedly let us down If an agreement can t be made at the upcoming U N Climate Conference we are staring into the face of a global environmental genocide from which there is no turning back Our only shot at curbing climate change our only shot at survival may be revolution Mike Hodder FROM Adbusters 120 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 3 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest What a farce it is A new quest Also In This Magazine What now Only an angry tide of out of control youth can bring the world to its senses August 6 2015 Heavy Reader 1990 Serbia the simple enjoyments

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