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  • the question of progress - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    my colleagues did not seem to me to go very deep It seemed almost entirely professional and notional without any echo in the conduct of their busy well organized ambitious and purposeful lives No such thing as progress Seriously Who actually lives with such an assumption Even our occasional efforts to sound fatalistic in our speech betray all the things that such speech silently presumes that as free and purposeful beings we cannot help projecting certain ideals or goals if even only short range or proximate ones into the inchoate future This is particularly so in the United States where every lamentation has a way of turning into a jeremiad and thereby into a form of moral exhortation and a call to improvement and thus to become the polar opposite of fatalism The language of true fatalism would be stony and resigned silence and that is not what we see or hear There is a difference between what we think and what we think we think Still the idea of progress in history the liberation of the Enlightenment the grand choral ode of the nineteenth century the marching music central to the rise and dominance of the modern West has gradually become problematic to us Not only is it our faith in the inevitability of progress that we question but also the very idea that we would have any sure means of judging what progress is if indeed it does occur Some of this can be attributed to intellectual fashion or cultural boredom or the occasional metastasizing of the Western self critical impulse into a raging self hatred what Pascal Bruckner has called the tyranny of guilt But the nub of the problem arises not out of psychology but out of history The idea of progress received a rude and

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/the-question-of-progress/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Why is our Flag black? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    at all the hideous crimes against humanity perpetrated in the name of allegiance to one State or another It is anger and outrage at the insult to human intelligence implied in the pretenses hypocrisies and cheap chicaneries of governments Howard Ehrlich Reinventing Anarchy Again FROM Adbusters 123 Manifesto for World Revolution Pt VI Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Welcome to PeñaNietoland the question of progress

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  • Welcome to PeñaNietoland - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    have facilitated the selling off of the country s resources and local industry to transnational corporations Our oil and manufacturing sectors have been sold to corporations such as Royal Dutch Exxon Mobil Texaco Chevron and British Petroleum Mexico has been sold out to big business under the pretense of economic growth and prosperity yet only a small group of friends and business people have benefitted from this growth Over 50 million are now poor Free televisions are given out as compensation for the lack of education and basic services Nieto s shadow business interests have been exposed by investigative journalism A 7 million dollar mansion called the White House is under the ownership of the Higa Group a construction firm The Higa Group owns the house while Nieto and his family occupy it and as a result the group has benefitted from numerous projects and contracts To protect his image Nieto pays large sums of money to media companies like Televisa and TV Azteca He pays off journalists newspapers even going so far as to purchase magazine covers such as Time and Rolling Stone All of this to white wash his image and keep the critics at bay The truth is his government is corrupt but the polls suggest his popularity To counteract his media image image memes that use humor and sarcasm are appearing attempting to tell the world the truth about what is happening in Mexico We do not live in a fair country a happy country concerned for all its citizens In truth we are under a perfect dictatorship that denies us freedom of choice and expression Many memes remain unpublished out of fear Local media owners editors they are afraid of punishment The government will remove advertising dollars and run them out of business Social networks

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  • So very different - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    fortunate We are extremely wealthy in Canada bordering the excessive The maid that worked in my Nica family s home made 40 US per month working 6 days a week Sometimes I d go away for a weekend trip and spend two or three times her monthly salary There are fewer jobs and fewer options in Nica Yet there is a substantial friend and family support network many live in the same town for their entire lives But people seem happier They laugh louder and more often What a privilege it is to travel by plane car bus and bicycle Many of us take short vacations to tropical places regularly which is an incredible concept It is a luxury and a privilege to be able to take time off and still keep your job Although Nica has labor laws sweatshops are built in free trade zones and therefore exempt from all laws They bribe the government annually to make sure they won t be asked to leave People work 12 16 hour days 6 days a week They are fired the moment they get sick injured pregnant or old They are given a 15 minute lunch break and ten minutes a day to use the washroom Literally a card is given to each employee they put it into a slot in the bathroom door to open it once inside there is a timer for 10 minutes maximum My friends told me of one that was so bad the people chose to wear diapers so as to ensure that they didn t lose their job My Nica friends would be astounded by our food portions especially for meat They would be aghast by the way we buy new clothes new phones or new houses when our old ones are still in

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  • CAMPAIGNS - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Occupy Wall Street Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home CAMPAIGNS Campaigns Our campaigns to reclaim our mental and physical environments Billion People March Occupy Wall Street Buy Nothing Day Blackspot 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 Reprints

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Occupy Wall Street - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Point by adbusters We innovate spontaneously we play jazz April 26 2012 The May 2012 Insurrection by adbusters Tactical Briefing 30 April 12 2012 Battle for the Soul of Occupy by adbusters Jump jump jump over the dead body of the old left April 3 2012 PLAYJAZZ by adbusters Tactical Briefing 28 March 12 2012 MAY 18 GLOBAL LAUGHRIOT by adbusters Tactical Briefing 27 January 25 2012 Showdown in Chicago by adbusters Tactical Briefing 25 December 17 2011 D17 Time to assemble once more by adbusters Time to assemble once more This kid s got an attitude that you just can t fix Pepper spray Truncheons Gas Confinement Brutality Nothing works You tell him he can t loiter and he pitches a tent November 22 2011 OCCUPYXMAS kicks off Nov 25 26 by adbusters Let s take back the season November 16 2011 Our Existential Moment by adbusters TACTICAL BRIEFING 19 November 14 2011 Occupy the High Ground by adbusters TACTICAL BRIEFING 18 November 4 2011 Occupy Econ 101 by adbusters Students stage walk out on Harvard Prof October 31 2011 The Future of OCCUPY by adbusters What s next for the movement October 27 2011 Soft Regime Change in America by adbusters Will OCCUPY Spark a Wildcat General Strike October 26 2011 Hey G20 Here Comes ROBINHOOD by adbusters Adbusters Tactical Briefing 16 October 17 2011 RobinHood Global March by adbusters We take from the rich and give to the poor September 30 2011 A Movement is Born by adbusters As OWS spreads across the country people are realizing it s time to live September 23 2011 Come Support the Occupation at Noon in Liberty Plaza by adbusters OCCUPYWALLSTREET This Saturday September 21 2011 How You Can Help OCCUPYWALLSTREET by adbusters As we enter day five of the protests

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/occupywallstreet/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Buy Nothing Day - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    ever had Buy nothing and experience everything Since the early 1990s Buy Nothing Day has inspired worldwide personal and collective action against consumerism Buy Nothing Day isn t just about changing your habits for one day it is about rediscovering what it means to live freely Join millions of us in over 60 countries on November 27 28 for Buy Nothing Day and see what it feels like to take a stand against corporate domination Then as we enter the holiday season consider what it might mean to celebrate a holiday that isn t driven by commercial forces If you are going to buy make a choice and go local independent or make something Lets take back our lives and stop buying into the consumerist machine And why not get playful while you re at it Put up posters organize a credit card cut up pull off a Whirl mart or a Christmas Zombie walk through your local mall Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism celebrated annually just after Thanksgiving United Kingdom Sweden France Finland Japan Denmark Netherlands Hungary TV Spots Watch our infamous North American Piggy anti advertisement for Buy Nothing Day banned from MTV and other networks worldwide Credit Card Cut Up Stand in a shopping mall with a pair of scissors and a sign offering a simple service to put an end to extortionate interest rates and mounting debt with one considerate cut Zombie Walk The cheerful dead wander around malls marveling at the blank comatose expressions on the faces of shoppers The zombies are happy to be among their own kind but slightly contemptuous of those who have not Whirl Mart You and nine of your closest friends silently drive your shopping carts around in a long inexplicable conga line without

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/bnd/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Spoof Ads - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Spoof Ads Spoof Ads Political Historical Tobacco Thought Control The Buyological Urge Big Mac Attack Absolute Craze Fashion Slashin Unswooshing Environmental The Ad Game Corporate Crackdown 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

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/spoofads/ (2016-02-09)
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