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  • Adbusters' Person of the Year - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the environment In the 1960s and 70s it was practically unfathomable that an economist would question the growth model Yet once Daly realized that the economy is a growing subset of a non growing planet he had no choice but to sound the alarm Humanity he argued had to shift to a steady state economy one in which demands placed on the ecosystem would remain safely in bounds This would imply shifting economic policy from a focus on stoking growth where the scale of physical demands on ecosystems perpetually increased to a focus on development meaning humanity would have to learn to make wiser use of a modest and more stable level of materials taken from the environment Daly was able to make little headway among fellow economists but his views were recognized as key insights by natural scientists and the emerging environmental movement For four decades Daly has worked tirelessly to challenge the growth dogma that modern society has so enthusiastically imbibed Publishing several books and more than 100 articles Daly has even tried to effect change from within spending six frustrating years at the World Bank where he observed how misguided policies emerged from an unrealistic vision of development as the generalization of Northern over consumption In 1994 Daly left the World Bank for the University of Maryland To date he has received the Right Livelihood Award as well as the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Thanks to the overwhelming evidence natural scientists have amassed demonstrating that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change humanity must stop pumping CO2 into the atmosphere mainstream economists are grudgingly coming to accept the fact that there are ecological limits to our growth after all While the majority have yet to

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  • Legacy - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the United States maintained a standard of human rights that protected even the most hated of her enemies But in his attempt to wage war on terror the 43rd President of the United States George Walker Bush subverted the constitution and denied the writ of habeas corpus to government prisoners President Bush vetoed a bill that sought to establish a single standard of integration for US forces He supported the practice of waterboarding as a means of extracting information from suspected terrorists And despite the effort of human rights groups around the world President Bush in an attempt to circumvent the Geneva Convention refused to characterize this practice of simulated drowning as torture Bush may well go down in history as the torture president FROM Adbusters 81 The Big Ideas of 2009 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Planetary Endgame The Rebirth of American Democracy Also In This Magazine Guantanamo Diary Many of the brothers here are losing their minds June 6 2015 A Scary Goddam Place 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

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  • Most Wanted War Criminals - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    which runs counter to the United Nations Charter s prohibition on the use of armed force except in self defense Responsible for approving torture techniques and the illegal detention of prisoners in violation of international humanitarian and human rights law Subverted democracy ignored the Geneva Conventions and unleashed crimes against humanity in Iraq and Afghanistan Should be considered armed and dangerous George W Bush Age 62 Occupation President of the United States Aliases Dubya the Vice President Remarks Used family prestige to avoid combat in Vietnam Won the 2000 presidential election even though he lost the popular vote Considered a puppet of neoconservative strategists Caution Responsible for approving torture techniques against prisoners of war Authorized the violations of rights of individuals under the American Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Should be considered armed but not dangerous Donald Rumsfeld Age 76 Occupation Former Secretary of Defense Aliases Rummy the Procrastinator Remarks Forged a close relationship with Saddam Hussein during the Iran Iraq War provided him with intelligence hardware and strategic advice Had Hussein killed two decades later for crimes committed during Iran Iraq War Caution Key architect of Iraq War Authorized torture techniques at Iraq s Abu Ghraib prison Breached Geneva Conventions by approving the extrajudicial execution of suspected Al Qaeda operatives anywhere in the world John Ashcroft Age 66 Occupation Former Attorney General of the United States Aliases Chicken Legs the Surfer Remarks Lost the 2000 Missouri Senate election to a dead man Key supporter of the USA Patriot Act which drastically curtailed the rights and freedoms of Americans Caution Authorized the use of abuse against prisoners of war in violation of international humanitarian and human rights law Approved the use of waterboarding against terrorism suspects FROM Adbusters 79 East and West Order this issue Subscribe to

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  • #1 Whistleblower - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    by the world s greatest empire This at cost to myself and my family and at the risk of losing my life my honor and my property With God s blessing and the will of the people I fought this savage and dreadful system of international espionage and colonialism If we d had WikiLeaks in 1953 we may have been able to stop the US backed coup d état in Iran and avoid half a century of deadly and continuing enmity between the two countries On September 11 1973 Salvador Allende gave this speech on live radio with gunfire and explosions audible in the background following the US backed coup d état against him led by General Augsto Pinochet He died moments later Surely this will be the last opportunity for me to address you The air force has bombed the antennas of Radio Magallanes My words do not have bitterness but disappointment May there be a moral punishment for those who have betrayed their oath Given these facts the only thing left for me is to say to workers I am not going to resign Placed in a historic transition I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever Force can dominate us but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force History is ours and people make history Workers of my country I want to thank you for the loyalty that you always had The people must defend themselves but they must not sacrifice themselves The people must not let themselves be destroyed or riddled with bullets but they cannot be humiliated either

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  • Ein Beit al-Ma Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Ein Beit al Ma Memories of the Nakba by Bridget Chappell This is our land and one day we ll get it back August 31 2010 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 About

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  • Israeli occupation Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Street Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Israeli occupation Memories of the Nakba by Bridget Chappell This is our land and one day we ll get it back August 31 2010 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 About Submissions

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  • David Foster Wallace - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    dare somehow to back away from ironic watching who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single entendre principles Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in US life with reverence and conviction Who eschew self consciousness and hip fatigue These anti rebels would be outdated of course before they even started Dead on the page Too sincere Clearly repressed Backward quaint naïve anachronistic Maybe that ll be the point Maybe that s why they ll be the next real rebels Real rebels as far as I can see risk disapproval The old postmodern insurgents risked the gasp and squeal shock disgust outrage censorship accusations of socialism anarchism nihilism Today s risks are different The new rebels might be artists willing to risk the yawn the rolled eyes the cool smile the nudged ribs the parody of gifted ironists the Oh how banal FROM Adbusters 91 The Revolution Issue Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest 1 Whistleblower Stop Eject Also In This Magazine The Dinner Party at Berkeley Soup salad nihilism revolution December 27 2010 Cocaine Culture A global apartheid of decadence and death October 1 2010 Hamas Military force is

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  • The Dinner Party at Berkeley - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    As the group proceeded into the kitchen for the second course a few empathic ones saw in their mind s eye that the once clean floor was sticky with black tar and faintly heard th struggling moaning cries of a pelican drowning in crude oil The cordial game started to unravel BP s gushing oil may have been a mile under the sea and thousands of miles away from their sunny bay but the image of an abyss spewing fuel pounded at their minds They carried it with them and although their subconscious sprayed dispersant existential questions laid siege to the shores of their mindscape That their children might never know seafood that the next act of corporate industrial ecocide may be even worse these thoughts devalued their ivory tower pursuits and forced a confrontation between nihilism and revolution As anxieties bubbled to the surface a debate broke out The first to speak offered a critique of consumerism He spoke strongly of consumerism s failure to offer life affirming values and cautioned that the complacency of the left progressivism s endorsement of a weak libertinism in line with consumerist ideology on the one hand and an anarchism lowered to hedonism that refused to limit individual false desires on the other was making eco fascists like Pentti Linkola seem appealing At least he argued the eco fascists are taking the situation seriously enough to propose a complete destruction of the prevailing corporatist social order And while their endorsement of authoritarian leadership may be distasteful without a compelling response from the environmentalist left there didn t seem to be an alternative While some nodded in agreement others were aghast Two leftists went on the attack The first waged war on the idea of an environment that needs protection She deconstructed the concept of nature and relying on a school of literary theory known as ecocriticism she intimated that a colonial ideology of white male supremacy underpins notions of protecting the Earth Then adopting the perspective of Third World environmentalists who decry the ban on ddt imposed by European environmentalists because the spray could prevent the spread of malaria she called her nonwhite interlocutor to account for his imperialist ideology that would insist on limiting the development of the less developed nations She ended with a declaration that everyone deserves to reach the level of the middle class American so that they can choose for themselves whether to decrease their consumption The second approached from the flank Acting as if he had never heard a critique of consumerism before in his life which is sadly a distinct possibility he demanded a concise definition of consumerism which he insisted did not exist Consumerism is the belief that money can buy everything worthwhile Whereas I believe that money can purchase nothing of value responded the revolutionary This neutralized the flabbergasted leftist who was unable to formulate a coherent rebuttal And as people started to quietly leave the room the three debaters realized their discussion had

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