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Montreal Simon: The New Campaign to Mind Bomb the Harper Government

It's been almost two months since a ship spewed oil all over Vancouver's English Bay.And who can forget how slow the federal reaction was, or how the hapless Con beluga James Moore reacted?So now that we know how much an oil spill in nearby Burrard Inlet could cost that city. A major oil spill in Burrard Inlet ...

Cowichan Conversations: Barack Obama – The Peace Maker

Cowichan Conversations: Adbusters New Campaign

Adbusters is working on a series of 15–second mindbombs: video punches aired on television networks all over the world, put there by jammers far and wide through a monumental crowd-funded campaign. These powerful metamemes will disrupt the corporate narrative with our message that global consumerism has degraded our mental environment into a wasteland. Our only ...

Cowichan Conversations: Save the Planet and Ditch Capitalism

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger OMG December is coming and with it the hype and holler of consuming. For too many it is a time for loading up your credit cards to buy gifts of questionable value. Retailers stock up with must have items to lure anxious shoppers into over spending and in many cases to buy ...

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

In Canada, the environment dies while the press stands by. By Dugan Nichols |  Adbusters | Feb. 20, 2013: Thanks to a hyperactive press, the energy baron agenda continues unabated. It’s a dangerous endgame indeed. You’ve heard the buzzwords involved – Enbridge, tar sands, Keystone XL – but maybe only as a jumble, a sick constellation ...

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters’ project to “take down Harper”: #SwaggerNoMore

by Adbusters | Jan 17, 2013 “The time has come for all of us to get involved.” He ditched the Kyoto Protocol, voted against Palestine, violated human rights, passed unconstitutional laws, changed the Indian Act illegally, passed several sneaky and sinister omnibus bills . . . he continues to destroy everything in the way of ...

Politics, Re-Spun: What Does Adbusters Ask of You in 2013?

From the people who suggested the modest idea of occupying Wall Street, Adbusters has sent out a new half dozen suggestions to fix the economic cancers of capitalism. Here’s my favourite, and it’s a little policy wonky:

350 or bust: Black Friday: Rise Above It

“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.” – Fawzi Ibrahim Tomorrow is Black Friday in the U.S. (and apparently we Canucks are now following our neighbour’s bad example). Black Friday is aptly named, I think, because people have been killed in the rush ...

Canadian Progressive World: Quote of the year: “We are the 99 per cent”

Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School has declared “We are the 99 per cent”, the political slogan of the Global Occupy movement, the heavy weight champ of the quotes for 2011. It’s another unavoidable …Read More

A Different Point of View....: Focus and determination required:A call to all progressive organizations to unite under one big umbrella

The mainstream media’s largely negative portrayal of the Occupy Movement in Canada illustrates once again the need for the creation of a large progressive cooperative movement in the country – a cooperative venture that would include hundreds of groups.  “The Canadian media really dropped the ball on this one,” says Kalle Lasn, referring to the ...

#OCCUPYXMAS kicks off Nov 25/26

Adbusters is at it again. I don’t know how influential this campaign will be. People just like spending money too much.

Canadian Progressive World: Global Occupy Movement Made in Canada

  The global Occupy Movement arrived in Canada nearly a month after the first Occupy Wall Street protest. But, the movement is a made-in-Canada thing. Pages: 1 2

Pop The Stack: What Are They So Angry About?

On October 15 the #occupywallstreet protests will arrive at cities around the world and in one of the birthplaces of the movement in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver based magazine Adbusters actually inspired the protests that have been going on in New York. The decentralized nature of the protests has led to some confusion over what people are ...

Pop The Stack: What Are They So Angry About?

On October 15 the #occupywallstreet protests will arrive at cities around the world and in one of the birthplaces of the movement in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver based magazine Adbusters actually inspired the protests that have been going on in New York. The decentralized nature of the protests has led to some confusion over what people are ...

A Different Point of View....: Protestors to Occupy Wall Street – What actions can help us overcome the tremendous powers of right-wing governments and corporations?

What are the tactics that can best be used to try to pressure powerful, self-serving, joined-at-the-hip governments and corporations in Canada and the United States to do the right thing and recognize the interests of everyday people? While big marches and sit-ins during the struggle for black rights and an end to the Vietnam War ...