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  • Cecil Jones, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Cecil Jones It s The Blowback Stupid July 2 2008 by Cecil Jones Tags 78 Iran 1953 CIA Iranian Revolution The US and Iran Sixty years of discontent 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 forces

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/cecil-jones/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Soul On Ice - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    up and threw him out the door camera and all When it was agreed that it was time to leave Huey Newton took control Mincing no words he sent five of his men out first to clear a path through the throng of spectators clustered outside the door most of whom were cops He dispatched a phalanx of the Panthers fast on their heels with Hakim Jamal and Sister Betty concealed in their midst Newton himself along with Bobby Seale and three other Panthers brought up the rear I went outside and stood on the steps of Ramparts to observe the departure When Huey left the building the TV cameraman who had gotten tossed out was grinding away with his camera Huey took an envelope from his pocket and held it up in front of the camera blocking the lens Get out of the way the TV man shouted When Huey continued to hold the envelope in front of the lens the TV man started cursing and reached out and knocked Huey s hand away with his fist Huey coolly turned to one of the score of cops watching and said Officer I want you to arrest this man for assault An incredulous look came into the cop s face then he blurted out If I arrest anybody it ll be you Huey turned on the cameraman again placing the envelope in front of the lens Again the cameraman reached out and knocked Huey s hand away Huey reached out snatched the cameraman by the collar and slammed him up against the wall sending him spinning and staggering down the sidewalk trying to catch his breath and balance the camera on his shoulder at the same time Bobby Seale tugged at Huey s shirt sleeve C mon Huey let s get out of here Huey and Bobby started up the sidewalk toward their car The cops stood there on the point poised as though ready to start shooting at a given signal Don t turn your back on these back shooting dogs Huey called out to Bobby and the other three Panthers By this time the other Panthers Sister Betty and Jamal had gotten into cars and melted into the traffic jam Only these five were still at the scene At that moment a big beefy cop stepped forward He undid the little strap holding his pistol in his holster and started shouting at Huey Don t point that gun at me Stop pointing that gun at me He kept making gestures as though he was going for his gun This was the most tense of moments Huey stopped in his tracks and stared at the cop Let s split Huey Let s split Bobby Seale was saying Ignoring him Huey walked to within a few feet of the cop and said What s the matter you got an itchy finger The cop made no reply You want to draw your gun Huey asked him The other cops were calling

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/soul-on-ice/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Compassion Fatigue - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Muslims be slaughtered in the thousands by the majority Buddhists yet these surviving Muslims end up starving and dying in boats because they are rejected by nearby countries with Muslim majorities such as Indonesia How could relatives of Jewish holocaust survivors engage in racism and the ethnic cleansing of native Palestinians while the relatives of Armenian holocaust survivors lead amazingly rich and productive lives How could a very wealthy country like Saudi Arabia the quotes are necessary because it is an imposed name for a country stolen by the Saud Family spend billions to support the US Israeli agenda of destruction and mayhem in countries like Yemen and Syria How could a pilot who claims to be Muslim drop bombs on Muslim civilians How could a powerful and rich country like the USA be so occupied by the Zionist lobby that they send their police to train in racism and oppression in Apartheid Israel and then go back to kill blacks in American cities How does the world tolerate the continued siege upon Gaza and its starving and dying population the largest open air prison with 1 7 million inmates whose only crime is being born in Palestine How could the world stand by and let Egypt execute political dissidents or imprison them for decades simply because they demanded freedom from the entrenched military dictatorship funded by US taxpayers So did humans develop compassion fatigue Does this possibility bode ill for our future as a species Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh is director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Institute for Biodiversity Research He teaches at Bethlehem University and Birzeit University FROM Adbusters 121 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 4 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Rethinking ECON Steve Keen Who will lead the charge

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/compassion-fatigue/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Leviathan - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    to their foregone conclusions blindly the humor is black and the philosophical currency is fatalism As in last year s Two Days One Night there is humanity in the fightback but unlike that film Leviathan and its cohort underline the tragedy and futility of the fightback The tides the courts the politicians the priests all carry on undeterred The end of history may have arrived but not in post Soviet Russian cinema where it is accepted that history merely repeats and repeats and repeats What if there s no march of progress What if the world is growing flatter Those questions at Leviathan s heart are threatening for their antithetical stance to one of capitalism s most inherent and foundational myths that progress and growth is happening and will always happen But what I found the most demoralizing thing about Leviathan is that it forestalls the march of progress because its only vision of post capitalist political change is backwards towards Stalinism In that respect the film is emblematic of the world s lack of political imagination of visualizing alternatives to the current neoliberal ways of doing and thinking in that way it is complementary with capitalism s end of history narrative In this respect Leviathan s global success it is perhaps the most critically lauded foreign art house film of 2015 so far may speak to the way in which it tells Westerners what they already know and want to hear about Russia It illuminates the truths about that post socialist country that those in the West look down upon with the assurance of someone from a self declared democracy and reinforces Russia as blackly enigmatic Never mind the continued use of torture in the USA or the flagrant assaults on the human rights of asylum seekers in Australia

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/leviathan/ (2016-02-09)
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  • The underground man - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    devastatingly confrontational intellect In Chapter Ten of Fathers and Sons we glimpse Bazarov in action tackling head on Pavel Petrovich the funny old romantic the middle aged uncle of Bazarov s friend Arkady At present says Bazarov the most useful thing is negation Everything wonders Pavel Petrovich Everything How can that be Not only art poetry but also terrible to say Everything repeated Bazarov with indescribable composure Bazarov is a force that can t be tamed that can t be accommodated by the etiquette of his day by its institutions by its mores and ambitions He can t be domesticated and is incompatible with both the past and the present their contradictions and their lies Either society has to go or he goes Man is a strange creature Bazarov says When you look from the side and from a distance at the quiet life the fathers live here you think what could be better Eat drink and rest assured that you re acting in the soundest the most reasonable manner But no you re eaten up with tedium You want to do something for people even if it s only to swear at them but to do something for them Bazarov is like his alter ego from a century on Guy Debord both enter the world to seek misfortune Debord the Situationist muckraker the Prince of Darkness who fondly cites Mallarmé the poet of a modern and unsentimental muse a terrible beauty DESTRUCTION Destruction is my Beatrice said Mallarmé My work is created only by elimination He said this with his own emphasis in a letter from 1867 the same year Karl Marx published the first volume of Capital Debord and his Situationist cohort were demolition experts practicing as well as preaching détournement the pillorying and hijacking of all things the negation of all things of all bourgeois art and literature of all bourgeois politics and urbanism all bourgeois spaces and ideas All my life Debord writes at the beginning of Panegyric his slim autobio from 1989 I ve seen only troubled times extreme divisions in society and immense destruction I have taken part in these troubles Debord was a prophet of storms he lived through a lot of them and conjured up a few more in his own imagination I went slowly but inevitably he observes toward a life of adventure with my eyes open I couldn t even think of studying for one of the learned professions that lead to holding down a job for all of them seemed completely alien to my tastes or contrary to my opinions His was a life full of danger and disappointment inexhaustible surprises forces of contention and contradictory necessities Yet Debord the destroyer is also Debord the creator the creator of the greatest dialectical work of art ever the greatest dialectical prose poem The Society of the Spectacle Its 221 strange elegant theses aphoristic in style and peppered with irony give us stirring crescendos of literary power compelling evocations of a

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/the-underground-man/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Letters Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    is by adbusters Hilary Jones ponders absurdity and farmer s markets July 31 2015 A Scary Goddam Place by Lara deBeyer I am necessarily fragmented these days The USA is a scary goddamn place On the one hand I am living the dream westcoast abundant in season produce a real garden an ideally sized apartment time to February 13 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not

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  • news Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    I am living the dream westcoast abundant in season produce a real garden an ideally sized apartment time to February 13 2015 Broadcaster of the Year by Alain Badiou Documenting an ever larger swath of the planet January 7 2010 Who Is Winning the PR War by Sarah Nardi Where does defense stop and aggression begin Where is the line between proportionate retaliation and collective punishment Is the media telling

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  • Adbusters #118 - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    into the history of Artificial Intelligence Author and essayist Morris Berman examines social capital in American society Rob Plastow questions anthropocentrism Keith Harrington takes on the the American Economic Association This issue is the first chapter in the Manifesto for World Revolution series Over the next year we ll guide you from analysis to action building up towards a global moment of pure revolutionary fervor This is our final ultimatum to the leaders of the world Get your shit together and deliver a climate accord with real teeth in Paris this December Or else in the weeks and months that follow we will unleash a campaign of occupying hacking jamming rabble rousing and all out meme warfare the likes of which the world has never seen Pick up a copy online or call 1 800 663 1243 Subscribe to ensure you receive the full Manifesto series Now is the time for action fellow revolutionaries We hope to see you in Paris Remember Be honest Be brave Change the World Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest A Scary Goddam Place Redeployment Also In This Magazine Aware The decoupling of intelligence from consciousness August 28 2015 You Cyborg The other day I bought the

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/promo/adbusters-118/ (2016-02-09)
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