Adbusters, Issue 58: Bar Code

AB58: Bar Code
(March/April 2005)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal excited by the erosion of our actual and cultural environments by way of advertisement forces. due to the fact that 1989, the journal has been featured in 1000s of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. recognized all over the world for sparking Occupy Wall highway, Adbusters is additionally answerable for social media campaigns corresponding to purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist statement, coupled with impression layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal structure. matters correct to our modern second, similar to media focus, weather switch and genetically converted meals are on a regular basis featured. We hunt down an international the place financial system and ecology exist in concord. by means of difficult humans to develop into members in preference to spectators, Adbusters takes goal at company disinformation, worldwide injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and spoil our actual and psychological commons.

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This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

By Sarah van Gelder

We Are the 99%

The Occupy Wall highway circulation named the middle factor of our time: the overpowering strength of Wall highway and big businesses— whatever the political institution and such a lot media have lengthy ignored.

But the stream is going a long way past this critique. This alterations Everything indicates how the move is transferring the best way humans view themselves and the area, the type of society they suspect is feasible, and their very own involvement in making a society that works for the ninety nine% instead of simply the 1%.

Attempts to pigeonhole this decentralized, fast-evolving circulation have resulted in confusion and misperception. during this quantity, the editors of YES! Magazine compile voices from in and out the protests to express the problems, percentages, and personalities linked to the Occupy Wall highway movement.

This booklet beneficial properties contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, in addition to Occupy activists who have been there from the start, reminiscent of David Graeber, Marina Sitrin and Hena Ashraf. It bargains insights for these actively protesting or expressing aid for the movement—and for the thousands extra who sympathize with the objective of a extra equitable and democratic future.

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Essential Manners for Men: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

By Peter Post

Essential Manners for Men is helping males make the suitable judgements approximately what to do and say in each scenario that counts. Peter publish, great-grandson of Emily put up, distills the fundamental details males want for the entire very important roles they play in life.

Organized into 3 components -- "Daily Life," "Social Life," and "On the task" -- Essential Manners for Men resolves events which may stump even the savviest. Peter Post's recommendation is sharp-witted and good, with counsel, containers, and candid anecdotes approximately his personal etiquette mistakes. issues include:

  • The most crucial behaviors to prevent and emulate on the gymnasium, at paintings, at the golfing path, at domestic, out with neighbors, at a enterprise social occasion, and a kid's ball game

  • Tipping, driver's "ed-iquette," introductions, sportsmanship, and parenting
  • effectively sharing residing areas with a roommate, spouse, or wife -- from the lavatory seat to the handheld remote control to the kitchen sink
  • how one can throw an outstanding get together or be the precise guest
  • the way to effectively navigate the enterprise dinner
  • issues males do mistaken that make girls wince, and issues males do correct that ladies love
  • The five-step approach to unravel any scenario the place there is not any etiquette "rule"
  • Short and shoot-from-the-hip sincere, Essential Manners for Men is a booklet no guy can manage to pay for to be without.

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    When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and Its Discontents in the Netherlands

    By Paul M. Sniderman

    In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was once brutally murdered on a hectic Amsterdam road. His killer used to be Mohammed Bouyeri, a twenty-six-year-old Dutch Moroccan angry by way of van Gogh's arguable movie approximately Muslim suppression of ladies. The Dutch govt had funded separate colleges, housing tasks, broadcast media, and group organisations for Muslim immigrants, all lower than the umbrella of multiculturalism. however the fact of terrorism and radicalization of Muslim immigrants has shattered that dream.

    during this arresting ebook, Paul Sniderman and Louk Hagendoorn display that there are deep conflicts of values within the Netherlands. within the eyes of the Dutch, for instance, Muslims oppress girls, treating them as not so good as males. within the eyes of Muslim immigrants, Western Europeans deny ladies the dignity they deserve. Western Europe has develop into a cultural clash sector. methods of existence are colliding.

    Sniderman and Hagendoorn convey how id politics contributed to this predicament. The very rules intended to cajole majority and minority that they're a part of a similar society reinforced their view that they belong to various societies. on the inner most point, the authors' findings recommend, the difficulty that govt and electorate have to be thinking about isn't a clash of values yet a conflict of primary loyalties.

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    The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World

    By John Demos

    With the imaginative and prescient of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning writer John Demos explores the social, cultural, and mental roots of the scourge that's witch-hunting, either within the distant prior and at the present time. The Enemy inside chronicles the main popular witch-hunts of the Western world?women and males who have been unique through suspicious associates and accused of committing terrible crimes through supernatural means?and exhibits how the phobia of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. a special and engaging publication, it illumines the darkish aspect of groups pushed to rid themselves of perceived evil, it doesn't matter what the human expense.

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    Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

    By Albert Jack

    From the overseas bestselling writer of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious consultant to the hidden histories of vintage nursery rhymes.

    Who used to be Mary relatively opposite, or Georgie Porgie? How may possibly whats up Diddle Diddle provide an important astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill really symbolize the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring round the Rosie isn’t concerning the plague, then what's it quite about?

    This ebook is a unusual, curious, and infrequently sordid examine the reality in the back of renowned nursery rhymes that uncovers the unusual stories that encouraged them—from Viking raids to political revolt to smuggling slaves to freedom.

    Read Albert Jack's posts at the Penguin Blog.

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    Rapid Eye 2 (v. 2)

    Painters, cyberpunks, dog-boys, mad scientists, occultists, neoists, functionality artists, film-makers, writerss, leopard-girls and voodoo horsemen. Hacking into the recent digital geography, the place time and house don't exist, yet the place idea survives, as in artwork. during this age of transition and sensory overload, new principles and organizations of belief shape. To be marginalised, misunderstood, neglected, reviled. yet depression can gas production. mind's eye can substitute myth. wish can conquer worry. diversified interpretations of the previous and clean techniques to artwork and expertise can make sure the evolution and refinement of the belief of lifestyle. within the digital universe, there is not any demise.

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    The Rise of the Blogosphere

    In 1985 The good, a dial-up forum, all started with the word: You personal your individual phrases. although virtually every little thing else approximately on-line dialogue has replaced within the 20 years given that, these phrases nonetheless describe its primary premise, and this simple thought underlies either the ability and the recognition of running a blog this present day. properly adequate, it additionally describes American journalism because it existed a century and a part earlier than The good was once geared up, sooner than the concept that of well known involvement within the press used to be approximately swept away at the emerging tide of industrial journalism. during this e-book, that's the 1st to supply readers with a cultural/historical account of the web publication, in addition to the 1st to research the various elements of this starting to be phenomenon by way of its earlier, Aaron Barlow offers lay readers with a radical heritage and research of a really democratic know-how that's turning into extra vital to our lives each day.

    The present approval for political blogs might be traced again to currents in American tradition obvious even on the time of the Revolution. at the moment there has been no unique advertisement press; the newspapers, then, supplied a way more direct outlet for the voices of the folk. within the 19th century, because the press grew to become extra advertisement, it moved clear of its direct involvement with politics, taking up an observer stance—removing itself from the folk, in addition to from politics. within the 20th century, the clicking turned more and more expert, removal itself once again from the final population. american citizens, in spite of the fact that, nonetheless longed to voice their critiques with the liberty that the clicking had as soon as supplied. this day, blogs are delivering the skill for doing simply that.

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    Newsweek (28 November 2014)

    Newsweek journal: America’s well-regarded newsmagazine is savvy, incisive, and scintillating. With its accomplished assurance of nationwide and overseas affairs, newsmakers, politics, enterprise, economics, technology, know-how, wellbeing and fitness, arts, leisure and society, Newsweek is your one-stop details resource. Thought-provoking essays and compelling columns like Periscope, Cyberscope, views and Newsmakers learn occasions and positioned them into a fascinating standpoint.

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