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  • Darren Fleet, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    hand into the dark earth and curl my fingers into a loose fist around a clump of soil The rays of sun above me filter through the coverage of a China June 28 2014 by Darren Fleet Tags global warming china carbon emissions pollution 114 The ecopolitics beneath the world s hottest conflict Zimbabwe June 21 2014 by Darren Fleet Tags climate change global warming africa violence 113 Zimbabwe Mugabe drought conflict South Africa famine The ecopolitics beneath the world s hottest conflict Monkeys know it March 11 2014 by Darren Fleet Tags protest humanity 112 monkey inequality fairness Watch what happens when you pay two capuchins unequally Lost in the forest October 24 2013 by Darren Fleet Tags 110 The labyrinthine madness of the DSM V The Green Back vs The Rial September 30 2013 by Darren Fleet Tags economics United States finance Iran 109 money paradigm A single banknote can reveal a lot about the attitude of a nation Snort Snort September 20 2013 by Darren Fleet Tags cocaine apocalypse economic growth finance 109 crash The narcotic abstraction of finance Progress September 19 2013 by Darren Fleet Tags America economic growth empire economic reality check progress 109 crash

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  • Shining Eyes - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    future This might be the first generation on Earth that s looking only to the horizon Some people fear that They think it s foolish I don t I think they re finally living what we ve fought for so long to let go of They will never be as young as they are today The conditions in the slums of Brazil are some of the worst in the world There s a lot of third world shit here The protest might have started about transit prices but it ain t about that now We re here because for the first time we can feel the new way of being beating in our veins Eduardo Galeano said this shitty world is pregnant with another I can taste it I can feel it I can even say that I ve seen it He wasn t more than 14 or 15 We were marching in São Paulo after dark There were hundreds of thousands of us This city is a jungle of concrete built for cars To be walking in the middle of the road with the faded white stripes under our sneakers rush hour on a Monday night singing songs that was something Man what a beautiful world we live in he said It s something you feel when the lover in your arms is laughing and you feel like your heart is gonna break because there couldn t possibly be any more room for good inside The high begins to float you away We were walking to the governor s house taking time along the way to talk look at people waving white flags from apartment windows listen to chants coming and going like waves in this sea of people I looked into this kids eyes He kept talking but

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  • Pedro Inoue, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Pedro Inoue Shining Eyes July 26 2013 by Pedro Inoue Tags youth revolution protest Brazil occupygezi uprising future 109 The new way of being is beating in our veins 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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  • To The Barricades! - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    the antiglobalization movement began to wane as early as a year after Seattle The first sign of decline was the increasing failure of the lockdown technique For David Graeber an anarchist anthropologist the August 1 2000 protests against the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia marked the decisive turning point when the lockdown blockade strategy had largely run its course To neutralize the lockdown police had developed a counterstrategy of preemptive arrests infiltration of protest groups and aggressive criminalization of civil disobedience First in the weeks leading up to a protest a public campaign of fearmongering alienates people from the protesters As Tim Ream a longtime forest activist explains police and city government press releases demonize protesters by painting them as dangerous and destructive spoiled brats hiding behind masks and unaware of what they stand for Once the protests have been criminalized in the eyes of the public the police then preemptively arrest presumed leaders An early example of this tactic was the case of John Sellers a leader of the Ruckus Society who days before the RNC protests in 2000 was preemptively arrested charged with 14 misdemeanors including possession of an instrument of crime his cell phone and held on 1 million bail All charges were dropped three months later Likewise in 2009 UK police preemptively arrested 114 climate change protesters who were allegedly planning to shut down a coal fired power plant This picture taken last June at the G20 protests in Toronto demonstrates the counterstrategy known as kettling The goal of kettling is to aggressively herd protesters and spectators alike into a small area threatening them with arrest sometimes hitting them with batons and keeping them trapped for several hours until they are thoroughly intimidated and demoralized With leadership behind bars police then subdue the crowds of dancing carnivalesque protesters using the counterstrategy of kettling The London police learned quickly from their failure to control the movement of joyous masked protesters during the Carnival Against Capital and they have since become the chief innovators of this strategy The kettle is formed by riot police who surround the crowd and slowly aggressively push it into a smaller and smaller area Eventually protesters find themselves locked in a preselected square confronted on all sides by rows of baton wielding cops Laurie Penny who experienced a kettle on the coldest day of the year in November 2010 tells what happens next At first the cops give curt answers to the kids demanding to know why they can t get through Then they all seem to get some sort of signal because suddenly the polite copper in front of me is screaming in my face shoving me hard in the back of the head raising his baton and the protesters around me are yelling and running back When they realize they are trapped the young protesters panic the second line of police advance with horses following behind them as a surge of teenagers carry a rack of iron railings toward the riot guard and howl to be released I scramble up a set of traffic lights just in time to see a member of the Metropolitan police grab a young protester by the neck and hurl him back into the crowd Once the crowd has been intimidated demoralized denied food and water and forced to wait several hours in the freezing cold they are finally allowed to leave one at a time after showing their identification papers NETWAR Six days before protesters shut down Seattle Matthew Arnison an activist and programmer from the Catalyst Collective in Sydney posted the inaugural message on a website he had helped build Displaying the utopianism that would become characteristic of a generation of digital activists he declared The web dramatically alters the balance between multinational and activist media With just a bit of coding and some cheap equipment we can set up a live automated website that rivals the corporates Prepare to be swamped by the tide of activist media With this digital call to arms Indymedia was born Within days Indymedia s on the ground reports of the lockdown of Seattle had been accessed over a million times Even mainstream corporate media were relying on Indymedia for accurate accounts of the protests Indymedia s open publishing model empowered citizen journalism with an ethos of antiauthoritarianism For the first time anyone could write the news anyone could be an investigative journalist anyone could challenge corporate control of information Within two years Indymedia sites bloomed in 125 cities and on every continent The advent of Indymedia signaled the political maturation of the internet It proved that a handful of maverick programmers could leverage the power of information to reshape the flows of power And it did not take long for most activists to experience firsthand the profound political potential of the web At Adbusters Buy Nothing Day grew exponentially from an event primarily limited to the Pacific Northwest into a global phenomenon celebrated in over 70 countries In those exciting days similar stories of memes going viral and protests flaring up abounded For years the most promising model for combining activism with the internet was MoveOn Founded in 1998 by a Berkeley couple computer programmer Wes Boyd and marketer Joan Blades MoveOn was one of the first political organizations to experience the kind of viral growth that would later become synonymous with digital activism From a simple website that cost 89 50 to set up and an email sent to friends protesting the impeachment of Bill Clinton MoveOn grew into a powerful organization with millions of members We were blown away by the response we got Blades remembers The first day we had 300 petitioners then 1 500 then 9 000 then 25 000 by the end of the week The growth curve was amazing MoveOn may have started as an online petition but they very quickly found their calling in using the web to organize offline actions MoveOn pioneered the tactic of turning everyday people into

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  • Micah M. White, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Bush Kuala Lampur War Crimes Tribunal Tony Blair What if all war criminals were treated equally Cognitive Illusions June 22 2012 by Micah M White Tags economics 102 cognitive illusion Daniel Kahneman Only a collective epiphany can save us now From KillCap To WikiSwarms February 4 2012 by Micah M White Tags 98 activism wikiswarms gaming gamespace culture jamming Gaming and activism combine Post Idea World November 29 2011 by

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/author/micah-m-white/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Revolt! - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    do it often sometimes silently sometimes angrily but we do it A choice is seen in greater clarity than before and we merely accept the path which gives us greater benefits even if it is different from one we chose before So revolt to be successful must present with greater clarity and force of argument the reasons for taking an alternative path to that one now in use must convince that what one has now is insignificant compared to what one could have and must present the methods by which this change could be made It could be said that any society has vested interests in the status quo which could not be unseated by argument I disagree For any revolution to succeed even those interests must be shown to gain or to lose less by cooperation than they would otherwise I as a Progressive Anarchist want the complete overthrow of present societies but not now not immediately not violently but gradually and peacefully as ideas gradually seep through one s mind The intention of this revolutionary is to assault your mind and destroy your beliefs Lawrence Morley FROM Adbusters 93 The Big Ideas of 2011 Order this issue Subscribe

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/article/revolt/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Lawrence Morley, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Lawrence Morley Revolt January 28 2011 by Lawrence Morley Tags 93 revolution protest Egypt Anarcho What would it take for you to take the plunge and get out into the streets 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

    Original URL path: https://www.adbusters.org/author/lawrence-morley/ (2016-02-09)
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  • What now? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    tide of out of control youth can bring the world to its senses Adbusters FROM Adbusters 120 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 3 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Heavy Reader 1990 Content Cravings Also In This Magazine Tick Tick Tick I m done marching to the Nike beat January 29 2016 Love at first sip Coke adds life to dozens of public and scientific organizations

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