Anonymous withdraws Indian hack under pressure
Submitted by l33tdawg on Sat, 06/11/2011 - 07:06
The fledgling Indian operation of hacker group Anonymous attacked the website of the Indian army on Friday, but reversed its decision after it ran into criticism from Indian supporters who were annoyed that the Indian army was targeted.
Later on Friday, the hacker group said in a Twitter message that the Indian army site was now working fine. The new consensus appears to be not to target government websites, but only those of corrupt politicians.
The Hacker News reported that the Indian army site was down for only about an hour, according to the hackers. Indian government officials were not immediately available for comment. It is also not clear whether the Indian army or Anonymous put the website in order. Anonymous has made common cause in India with an anti-corruption movement in the country. It hacked earlier this week the website of the National Informatics Center (NIC), an IT planning and services organization of the Indian government.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
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GW Pharma launches Sativex in Denmark after law changeWed 11:34 am by Jon MainwaringGW Pharma says around half of people with MS do not manage to find relief from these symptoms with currently-available treatments
GW Pharmaceuticals (LON: GWP) is to launch its Sativex therapy for multiple sclerosis sufferers in Denmark later this month after the country recently approved the medicine.
GW Pharma, and its Spanish partner Almirall, reported that Denmark’s Interior and Health Minister had approved Sativex – which will be the first cannabis-based medicine in Denmark after a change to Danish laws.
The news comes just days after the company announced it would be launching Sativex in Germany this July after that county’s health authorities also approved the treatment.
Sativex is a first-in-class ‘endocannabinoid’ (cannabis-based) system modulator for the treatment of spasticity in MS. It is delivered by a spray that can be delivered into the mouth either onto the inside of the cheek or under the tongue.
Spasticity (also known as muscle stiffness) has a negative impact on patients’ daily lives as it reduces their capacity to carry out everyday activities such as walking and keeping upright, as well as having an impact on their general mobility, bladder function and quality of sleep.
According to GW Pharma, around half of people with MS do not manage to find relief from these symptoms with currently-available treatments.
The firm says that evidence generated from clinical trials shows that Sativex has a positive impact on spasticity in MS, while alleviating associated symptoms.
In addition to the launch of Sativex in Germany and Denmark, GW Pharma expects to launch the treatment in Sweden by the end of this year and in Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria in 2012.
At 11:11am this morning, GW Pharma’s shares were down a penny at 120 pence each.
Let’s get those sluts walking
Posted by Laurie Penny - 10 June 2011 13:12
Sex is not the problem. Sexism is. Arbitrary moral divisions are being renewed between "innocent" women and "sluts".
What is a slut? In the past, the word was used simply to mean any woman who didn't behave: a woman who was "dirty, untidy or slovenly", a slack servant girl, a woman who failed to keep her house in order and her legs closed before marriage, a woman who invited violence and contempt. Today, in a world sodden with images of shorn and willing female bodies, a slut is any woman with the audacity to express herself sexually. That should tell you everything you need to know about modern erotic hypocrisy.
On 11 June, London hosts a SlutWalk. The phenomenon began in Toronto after a local policeman instructed a group of female university students
to stop "dressing like sluts" if they didn't want to be raped, a point of view not unique among men in positions of power. The protest that followed has infected the imagination of women in cities around the world, from Dallas to Delhi, who are sick of being bullied and intimidated into sexual conformity.
We like to think that we live in a liberal, permissive society - that, if anything, the problem is that there is too much sex about. This is a cruel delusion. We live in a culture that is deeply confused about its erotic impulses; it bombards us with images of airbrushed models and celebrities writhing in a sterile haze of anhedonia while abstinence is preached at the heart of government.
In Britain, the release of an official report declaring that girls are being too "sexualised" has coincided with parliamentary lobbies for young women to be "taught to say no". Join the dots with police officers telling women that "no" is insufficient if they happen not to be dressed like a nun and an ugly picture begins to form. What we're looking at is a concerted cultural backlash against female sexual liberation.
Give us protection
Sex is not the problem. Sexism is. Arbitrary moral divisions are being renewed between "innocent" women and "sluts". Young women, in particular, are expected to look hot and available at all times, but if we dare to express desires of our own, we are mocked, shamed and threatened with sexual violence, which, apparently, has nothing to do with the men who inflict it and everything to do with the length of skirt we have on. Some of us have had enough.
Faced with savage public opprobrium, told that our sexuality is dirty and dangerous, today's young women would do well to take inspiration from the gay rights movement.
For decades, LGBT protesters have marched to demand the right to express their sexuality without fear of victimisation and to show that, whatever society thinks of them, being queer is not a source of shame, a threat to innocence or an invitation to violence. Like them, sexually active women deserve protection just as much as those whom polite society considers "pure".
Some may wish to reclaim the word "slut" to celebrate its implications of bad behaviour. What's more important is that we refuse to let the word sting, or draw distinctions between "good" and "bad" women, based on outdated notions of sexual purity. Now, more than ever, it's time for "sluts" to walk - and walk tall.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
You may have seen this post and photo of arrest from earlier today; 'Caebrwyn Arrested'
The first and most important part of today's events was the way in which Carmarthenshire Council dealt with the 1500 name petition presented by the very elderly campaigners trying to save their Day Club, Noddfa Teilo in Llandeilo. As I arrived an elderly lady was presenting her petition, it was heartfelt and passionate and implored the Council to rethink their plans. Several other Day Club members had also been allowed into the Chamber. Much to their shock, the Chairman, Cllr Ivor Jackson then just moved onto the next agenda item. Cllr Sian Caiach was equally shocked and demanded a debate and consideration of a rethink - she and Cllr Arthur Davies were told to be quiet or leave the Chamber, despite their protestations over the fact that there would be no debate, Chief Executive Mark James, shamefully, decided to only allow the Executive Board Member, Cllr Pat Jones to speak - obviously in support of the Council's plans to close the centre. It was the most outragous display of council 'business' I have seen to date. This was why I was there and why I was filming - people need to know what is going on in that Chamber. That is also why they don't want anyone to record it either, which brings me on to the second event.
You Tube link to; 'Carmarthenshire Full Council Shambles over Day Club'
The second event, as I mentioned in my previous post is what happened when I tried to film this latest travesty of democracy. Clearly my presence was noted when I entered the Public Gallery and when the row commenced over the Day Club, I started filming with my phone, (not terribly well I know but better than nothing) I was asked to leave by the Chairman and Mark James, I said that I was not doing anything wrong, it is not against the law nor even in their standing orders (rules for meetings), neither was I disturbing the meeting in any shape or form. Mr James sarcastically asked whether I now had a good photo of him to put on my website. As I didn't leave, Mr James and the Chair called the police and then adjourned the meeting. Unlike my complaint of assault in the Public Gallery where the police took four days to take my statement and several more to speak to the chap concerned, it only took ten minutes today for two police cars and four police officers to appear in the Gallery. I tried to argue my point but was then arrested in the Public Gallery for 'breaching the peace'. I was taken outside the door, handcuffed, searched, my phone taken and marched out to the waiting police cars. I was then taken 30 miles to Llanelli police station where I remained handcuffed for another hour before being 'processed', and put in a cell for another two hours.By this time I was very disorientated, worried about my young daughter who needed picking up from school, I was cold (the police had taken my jacket and shoes and socks) and distressed. Without a solicitor present, I was then threatened by three police officers who said that if I didn't sign an 'undertaking' not to film/record any more meetings I would be kept in overnight, I am not sure now whether they could even keep me that long. Earlier in the day I had been told that they was looking at the relevant legislation and were 'talking' to the council, it is now clear exactly what was discussed; 'she probably can't be charged with anything so tell her to sign and you'll let her go'. I am now asking my solicitor about the legality of this and regardless of the outcome I will not abide by something I was forced to sign. I will be back.I was then, eventually, released.
I can't quite believe what happened to me for trying to film a public meeting.
You Tube link to; Full Council Meeting - me filming and events leading to police being called.
I would also like to thank the person in the Public Gallery who kindly agreed to stay with me as a witness until I was taken away.
Daily Telegraph 10th June; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8568612/Blogger-arrested-for-filming-during-Carmarthen-County-Council-meeting.html#dsq-content
South Wales Evening Post; http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Blogger-arrested-filming-council-meeting/story-12750322-detail/story.html
Richard Wilson's Blog; http://richardwilsonauthor.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/in-carmarthenshire-this-is-what-democracy-looks-like/
Blogger arrested for filming during Carmarthen County Council meeting
A blogger who filmed a meeting of a local council was arrested for "breaching the peace" despite insisting that she broke no laws.
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Dam Busters dog renamed for movie remakeContinue reading the main story
The Dam Busters' dog will be renamed for a new version of the classic war movie, it has emerged.
Stephen Fry, who is writing the film's screenplay, said there was "no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N-word".
In the remake, the dog will be called "Digger" instead of "Nigger".
The black Labrador was the mascot for RAF 617 squadron, which during World War II destroyed dams in Germany with Barnes Wallis's famous bouncing bomb.
Owned by the squadron's wing commander, Guy Gibson, the animal was run over and killed during the planning of the Dambuster raids, and was buried at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire - from where the operation was launched.
Stephen Fry told BBC Radio 5 Live: "It's no good saying that it is the Latin word for black or that it didn't have the meaning that it does now - you just can't go back, which is unfortunate.
"You can go to RAF Scampton and see the dog's grave and there he is with his name, and it's an important part of the film.
"The name of the dog was a code word to show that the dam had been successfully breached.
"In the film, you're constantly hearing 'N-word, N-word, N-word, hurray' and Barnes Wallis is punching the air. But obviously that's not going to happen now.
"So Digger seems OK, I reckon."
Phil Bonner, from Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, a privately run Bomber Command museum, said: "I think for the Second World War generation that word was acceptable - but with my daughters growing up in Lincolnshire - they have been taught that the word is unacceptable now.
"The film is not about the dog - my big concern would be if they watered down what the Dam Busters had achieved."
The 1955 film, which starred Sir Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd, told the story of Barnes Wallis' struggle to develop the bomb and the subsequent raids on Nazi Germany - codenamed Operation Chastise.
The remake is being produced by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
- Peter Jackson to film Dam Busters 31 AUGUST 2006, ENTERTAINMENT
How soldiers deal with the job of killingBy Stephen Evans BBC NewsContinue reading the main story
When a soldier kills someone at close quarters, how does it affect them? This most challenging and traumatic part of a soldier's job is often wholly overlooked.
Soldiers kill. It goes with the job, and they do it on our behalf.
But it's an aspect of their work which is widely ignored - even by the soldiers themselves - and this can cause them great psychological difficulty, experts say.Continue reading the main story
“Start QuoteEnd Quote Lt Col Pete Kilner
We talk about destroying, engaging, dropping, bagging - you don't hear the word killing”
"A central part of what we do with our careers is we kill the enemies of our country," said Lt Col Pete Kilner, a serving officer in the US Army who has done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"So it's very important that we understand why, and under what conditions it's the morally right thing to do to kill another human being."
Lt Col Kilner also lectures at the West Point Military Academy. He calls himself a "soldier ethicist" and has talked with countless fellow soldiers about their experience of "intimate killing" - taking the life of someone up close, who they can see.
"They don't like to talk about it. In general, if you're a soldier and you've killed in war, you lie and say no.
"It tends to be the secret we have that we're not proud of. We want to fight bravely, but it's hard to be proud of killing another person."
Such acts are veiled by jargon, or not spoken about at all, he says.
"We recruit people to kill. We train people to kill. We make the orders. Yet after the fact, we don't talk about killing.
"We talk about destroying, engaging, dropping, bagging - you don't hear the word killing."
This revulsion against committing the ultimate deed prompts the question, how easy is it to do? Soldiers put on what some call their "warrior's mask" - but away from the heat of battle, how do they take it off again?
Experiences vary. Andy Wilson, a soldier in the SAS, Britain's elite special forces, joined the army at 18.Continue reading the main story
The Kill Factor
- The Kill Factor is broadcast on the BBC World Service at various times on 11 and 12 June 2011
Now 36, he still clearly remembers the first time he took someone's life in a kill-or-be-killed scenario.
"He had an AK47 and he was going to kill me. I was cool, calm and collected the whole time. I knew I had a job to do. I knew I was going to do it, and I did. I was a soldier. That was my job. And that was war."Won't shoot
But what of those who refuse to pull the trigger? Military psychologists debate the issue of non-firers, and some say this is because their psyche is repulsed by the act of killing.
In World War II, SLA Marshall observed that many of his fellow soldiers didn't shoot. He wrote a study called Men Against Fire about this reluctance to kill the enemy.Continue reading the main story
Recalling the first time
Ben Close, of the Coldstream Guards, first killed in Basra when he was 19
"A vehicle came towards our checkpoint and didn't stop, so I fired a warning shot at him.
He put his foot on the accelerator, towards me and the gate. I didn't have time to think, my heart was beating really quick.
Training took over. I just aimed up to his head, pulled the trigger. One round went through the windscreen - end of story.
In that instant everything slowed down for me. I couldn't really hear much.
The hardest time is doing it the first time. It got a lot easier after that."
"Fear of killing, rather than fear of being killed [was] the most common cause of battle failure," he wrote.
Marshall's research methods have since been questioned, but the broad conclusion is still accepted: soldiers often simply won't shoot.
The Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, who lectures on morality and ethics at the academy of the British Ministry of Defence, says there is a deep human reluctance to kill other people.
"Killing in combat for a psychologically normal individual is bearable only if he or she is able to distance themselves from their own actions.
"SLA Marshall found that only 15-20% of combat infantry were able to fire their weapons on the enemy and there were 80% that were de facto conscientious objectors when it came to the point of firing their weapon."
Lt Col Kilner, of the US Army, says the way to keep soldiers psychologically on an even keel is to reason with them - not to take away their choice and intellectual involvement with what happens in battle.
"If a soldier reasons that his or her cause is just, then killing sits more easily in the mind," he says.
Marshall's conclusions led the military to change the way soldiers were trained, to bring home the reality of confronting the enemy. For example, shooting practise no longer uses bullseyes, but human-shaped cut-outs that pop up unexpectedly.
"The experience of killing is huge and powerful. If you go in with the right personal tools, you can come out stronger. If you go in with cracks, you'll get shattered. The key is preparing people for this intense experience".
- Life with the Lancers 20 DECEMBER 2010, UK
11 June 2011 Last updated at 11:05
Syria: Thousands still fleeing into TurkeyTurkey says it might need international help if the crisis gets worseContinue reading the main story
At least 4,300 people have now fled violence in Syria to seek refuge in Turkey, a senior Turkish official says.
A BBC correspondent on the border says the real number of displaced people is probably much higher.
The Syrians have mainly been fleeing the town of Jisr al-Shughour, targeted in a government crackdown.
An eyewitness described a tank attack on a nearby village on Friday morning, in which people were killed and crops destroyed.
Syria's government says its forces went into the town to restore order after the deaths of 120 security personnel.
Clashes throughout the country on Friday led to the deaths of at least 32 people.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a crackdown in recent weeks on anti-government protests, which began in March.Continue reading the main story
AnalysisOwen Bennett-Jones BBC News, Guvecci, Turkey
An eyewitness to some of the events in north-west Syria on Friday said that Syrian troops used tanks to attack a village near Jisr al-Shughour.
He said the attack began at six in the morning when people were still in their beds. He said his village is 4km from Jisr al-Shughour and lies high on a hillside. The attack he saw was on the village beneath his own.
Forty tanks, he said, went into the village. They were surrounded by soldiers holding guns. The tanks fired at the houses and he said people were killed but he couldn't say how many. He said the soldiers then burnt the wheat crops around the village and ripped up the olive groves.
Thinking his village would be next, he decided to flee and with his wife, 10 children and four horses. He walked to Turkey. The journey took four hours and he says he left his family on the Syrian side of the border while he sees whether it will be possible to move the horses into Turkey.
Meanwhile the US White House strongly condemned Syria's "outrageous use of violence" against the protesters and called for an "immediate end" to the violence.'Not refugees'
The BBC's Owen Bennett Jones, in Guvecci on the Turkish-Syrian border, says the real number of displaced people is probably much higher than official total because many have slipped across the border unnoticed by the Turkish army.
Senior Foreign Ministry official Halit Cevik said Turkey would deal with the crisis as best it could.
"If they are coming, this is a humanitarian issue," he said. "We will do whatever is needed within our means."
He added that while Turkey could cope with the crisis at the moment, it might need international help if things got worse.
But Mr Cevik said that the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, would not be involved.
The Syrians involved were not seeking refuge in Turkey, he said, as their eventual aim was to go back home.On the outskirts
Unverified amateur video appears to show Syrian soldiers kicking prisoners.
Some of those arriving at temporary camps across the border inside Turkey have serious gunshot injuries, including a Syrian Red Crescent worker who said he was shot in the back as he tried to help the injured in Jisr al-Shughour.
Both state media and activists on the ground have reported troops and tanks advancing on the town. Most residents are believed to have abandoned it.
The government blamed "armed groups" for the deaths of 120 security personnel in Jisr al-Shughour earlier this week, but some reports said the troops were shot after a mutiny.
Syrian TV said troops had reached the outskirts of the town after securing nearby villages, and that they had killed or captured a number of armed men.
Activists said they had blasted the town with tank fire, but it is unclear how much resistance the troops are facing in an area whose population has largely fled.
Witnesses said troops had been bulldozing homes and torching crops and fields.
Our correspondent says that with all this going on it is inevitable that the exodus into Turkey will continue.
Syria has prevented foreign journalists, including those from the BBC, from entering the country, making it difficult to independently verify reports from there.
Turkey has also so far denied journalists access to displaced Syrians, but Mr Cevik said that when "all is in order" access would be given.
Are you in Syria? Have you travelled from Syria to Turkey to flee the situation there? Send us your comments and experiences.
11 June 2011 Last updated at 10:21
Talybont caravan park fire kills father and son
A 58-year-old grandfather and his 26-year-old son have died in a caravan fire during the early hours.
His 50-year-old wife and their granddaughter, two, were rescued by fellow holidaymakers and airlifted to hospital.
The fire was at the Sunny Sands Caravan Park, near Barmouth, in Talybont, Gwynedd at 0146 BST on Saturday.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police have launched a joint investigation.Continue reading the main story
“Start QuoteEnd Quote Richard Fairhead North Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Following the extinguishing of the fire we then sadly found that two people had actually lost their lives in the caravan fire. Our thoughts go out to the family of those people”
The fire service said other people staying at the park helped the woman and her granddaughter from the fire.
Three appliances from Barmouth, Harlech and Dolgellau attended.
Firefighters discovered the caravan and an adjacent car were well alight and used two sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a main jet to put out the fire.
Richard Fairhead, area manager for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was "very fully developed" when crews arrived.
"We arrived on the scene less than 11 minutes after the first call and within 15 minutes we had the fire under control and extinguished," he said.
He said the woman and granddaughter had already got out of the caravan before crews arrived.
"Following the extinguishing of the fire we then sadly found that two people had actually lost their lives in the caravan fire and our thoughts go out to the family of those people," he said.
He added there was no danger of spread to other caravans, as the "spacing between the caravans on the site was suitable and sufficient".
"What had happened at this incident was the caravan was well alight and the family's car which was next to the caravan actually caught light as well, but we quickly extinguished it," he said.
Talybont councillor Eryl Jones-Williams said: "I and the local community here wish to sympathise with the families."
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Stacey Dooley Born Stacey Dooley
9 March 1987 (1987-03-09) (age 24)
Luton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Media Personality, Television Presenter Years active 2008-present
Stacey Dooley (born 9 March 1987) is a British television personality who rose to fame in 2009 after appearing in a number of BBC Three documentaries highlighting child labour issues in developing countries.
 Career and Background
While taking part in the real-life series Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, she was presented as a typical fashion-obsessed consumer. However, during her appearance Dooley was shown to develop a strong interest in the nature of third world labour laws, and subsequently had her own show, Stacey Dooley Investigates, greenlit in August 2009.
In October 2010 BBC3 aired a further two programmes, the first on former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the second on sex trafficking and 'underage sexual slavery' in Cambodia. " She sees the joyless expressions of girls parading before men in a bar in Phnom Penh - one girl clutches a cuddly toy. It seems a hopeless situation, especially when we learn that the children are being betrayed by their own families. But spirited, empathetic Stacey won't be thwarted, and sees a way out via a charity that gives [the children] a new purpose in life."  In 2011 BBC3 will air "Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates", Over two episodes Stacey will investigate the dark side of tourism in Thailand and Kenya.
Year Title Role Notes 2008 Blood, Sweat and T-shirts Herself 4 Episodes 2009 Kids for Sale: Stacey Dooley Investigates Herself 2 Episodes 2010 Kids with Guns: Stacey Dooley Investigates Herself 1 Episode 2010 Kids with Machetes: Stacey Dooley Investigates Herself 1 Episode 2011 Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates Herself 2 Episodes 2011 Sex Trafficking: Stacey Dooley Investigates Herself 1 Episode
- ^ "ABC2 Programming Airdate: Stacey Dooley Investigates (episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. 1-10-2010. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc2/201006/programs/ZX0915A001D2010-06-02T213000.htm.
- ^ Mark Braxton, Radio Times,9-15 October 2010, p.103
- ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0100vtt
 External links
Persondata Name Dooley, Stacey Alternative names Short description Date of birth 9 March 1987 Place of birth Luton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Date of death Place of death Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacey_Dooley"
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Cover of Issue # 93 (Jan/Feb 2011) of Adbusters Magazine Founder Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz Frequency Bi-monthly First issue 1989 Country Canada Language English Website www.adbusters.org ISSN 0847-9097
Adbusters Media Foundation is a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The foundation describes itself as "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age."
The Adbusters Media Foundation publishes the reader-supported, advertising-free Adbusters, an activist magazine with an international circulation of 120,000 devoted to challenging consumerism. Adbusters is perhaps one of the best known activist magazines in the Western world. Notable past and present contributors to the magazine include Christopher Hedges, Matt Taibbi, Bill McKibben, Jim Munroe, Douglas Rushkoff, Jonathan Barnbrook and others.
In English, Adbusters has bi-monthly North American, Australian, and International editions of each issue. Adbusters' sister organizations include Résistance à l'Aggression Publicitaire and Casseurs de Pub in France, Adbusters Norge in Norway, Adbusters Sverige in Sweden and Culture Jammers in Japan.
- 1 History of Adbusters
- 2 Mental Environmentalism
- 3 Culture jamming
- 4 Issues
- 5 Blackspot Shoes campaign
- 6 Criticisms
- 7 Responses to criticism
- 8 Awards
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
 History of Adbusters
Adbusters was founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz, a duo of award-winning documentary filmmakers living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since the early 1980s, Lasn had been making films that explored the spiritual and cultural lessons the West could learn from the Japanese experience with capitalism.
In 1988, the British Columbia Council of Forest Industries, the “voice” of the logging industry, was facing tremendous public pressure from a growing environmentalist movement. The logging industry fought back with a television ad campaign called “Forests Forever”. It was an early example of greenwashing: shots of happy children, workers and animals with a kindly, trustworthy sounding narrator who assured the public that the logging industry was protecting the forest.
Lasn and Shmalz were outraged by the use of the public airwaves to deliver what they felt was deceptive anti-environmentalist propaganda. And they responded by producing the “Talking Rainforest” anti-ad in which an old-growth tree explains to a sapling that “a tree farm is not a forest”. But when the duo went to buy airtime on the same stations that had aired the forest industry ad, they were refused. According to a former Adbusters employee, "The CBC's reaction to the proposed television commercial created the real flash point for the Media Foundation. It seemed that Lasn and Schmaltz's commercial was too controversial to air on the CBC. An environmental message that challenged the large forestry companies was considered 'advocacy advertising' and was disallowed, even though the 'informational' messages that glorified clearcutting were OK."
Adbusters was born out of their realization that citizens do not have the same access to the information flows as corporations. One of Adbusters' key campaigns continues to be the Media Carta, a “movement to enshrine The Right to Communicate in the constitutions of all free nations, and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
For Adbusters, concern over the flow of information goes beyond the desire to protect democratic transparency, freedom of speech or the public’s access to the airwaves. Although Adbusters supports these causes, Adbusters instead situates the battle of the mind at the center of its political agenda. Fighting to counter pro-consumerist advertising is done not as a means to an end, but as the end in itself. This shift in emphasis is a crucial element of mental environmentalism.
 Mental Environmentalism
The subtitle of Adbusters magazine is "The Journal of the Mental Environment".
Their philosophy is that if a key insight of environmentalism was that external reality, nature, could be polluted by industrial toxins, the key insight of mental environmentalism is that internal reality, our minds, can be polluted by infotoxins. Mental environmentalism draws a connection between the pollution of our minds by commercial messaging and the social, environmental, financial and ethical catastrophes that loom before humanity. Mental environmentalists argue that a whole range of phenomenon from the BP oil spill to the emergence of crony-democracy to the mass extinction of animals to the significant increase in mental illnesses are directly caused by the three thousand advertisements that assault our minds each day.
In a 1996 interview, Kalle Lasn explained the goal of Adbusters: "What we're trying to do is pioneer a new form of social activism using all the power of the mass media to sell ideas, rather than products. We're motivated by a kind of `greenthink' that comes from the environmental movement and isn't mired in the old ideology of the left and right. Instead, we take the environmental ethic into the mental ethic, trying to clean up the toxic areas of our minds. You can't recycle and be a good environmental citizen, then watch four hours of television and get consumption messages pumped at you." 
 Culture jamming
Culture jamming is the primary means through which Adbusters challenges consumerism. The magazine was described by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter in their book The Rebel Sell as "the flagship publication of the culture jamming movement". Culture jamming is heavily influenced by the Situationist International and the tactic of détournement. The goal is to interrupt the normal consumerist experience in order to reveal the underlying ideology of an advertisement, media message, or consumer artifact. Culture jamming aims to challenge the large, influential corporations that control mainstream media and the flow of information. It is a form of protest. The term ‘jam’ contains more than one meaning, including improvising, by re-situating an image or idea already in existence, and interrupting, by attempting to stop the workings of a machine.
As already noted, Adbusters' approach to culture jamming has its roots in the activities of the situationists and in particular their concept of détournement. This involves the "turning around" of received messages so that they communicate meanings at variance with their original intention. Situationists argue that consumerism creates “a limitless artificiality”, blurring the lines of reality and detracting from the essence of human experience. In the 'culture jamming' context, détournement means taking symbols, logos and slogans that are considered to be the vehicles upon which the "dominant discourse" of "late capitalism" is communicated and changing them - frequently in significant but minor ways - to subvert the "monologue of the ruling order" [Debord].
The organization’s activism links grassroots efforts with environmental and social concerns, hoping followers will “reconstruct [their] self through nonconsumption strategies”. Adbusters is particularly well-known for their culture jamming campaigns, and the magazine often features photographs of politically-motivated billboard or advertisement vandalism sent in by readers. The campaigns attempt to remove people from the “isolated reality of consumer comforts”.
Adbusters is anti-advertising: it blames advertising for playing a central role in creating, and maintaining, consumer culture. This argument is based on the fact that the advertising industry goes to great effort and expense to associate desire and identity with commodities. Adbusters believes that advertising has unjustly "colonized" public, discursive and psychic spaces, by appearing in movies, sports and even schools, so as to permeate modern cultures. Adbusters' goals include combating the negative effects of advertising and empowering its readers to regain control of culture, encouraging them to ask "Are we consumers and citizens?".
To counter the belief that advertising focuses on looking toward external rewards for a sense of self, Adbusters recognizes a “natural and authentic self apart from the consumer society”. The magazine aims to provoke anti-consumerist epiphanies. By juxtaposing text and images, the magazine creates a means of raising awareness and getting its message out to people that is both aesthetically pleasing and entertaining.
Activism also takes many other forms such as corporate boycotts and ‘art as protest’, often incorporating humor. This includes clever billboard modifications, google bombing, flash mobs and fake parking tickets for SUVs. A popular example of cultural jamming is the distortion of Tiger Woods’ smile in to the form of the Nike swoosh, calling viewers to question how they view Woods’ persona as a product. Adbusters calls it "trickle up" activism, and encourages its readers to do these activities by honoring culture jamming work in the magazine. In the September/October 2001 "Graphic Anarchy" issue, Adbusters were culture jammed themselves in a manner of speaking: they hailed the work of Swiss graphic designer Ernst Bettler as "one of the greatest design interventions on record", unaware that Bettler's story was an elaborate hoax.
 Media Carta
“Media Carta” is a charter challenging the corporate control of the public airwaves and means of communication. The goal is to "make the public airwaves truly public, and not just a corporate domain". Over 30,000 people have signed the document voicing their desire to reclaim the public space. On September 13, 2004, Adbusters filed a lawsuit against six major Canadian television broadcasters (including CanWest Global, Bell Globemedia, CHUM Ltd., and the CBC) for refusing to air Adbusters videos in the television commercial spots that Adbusters attempted to purchase. Most broadcasters refused the commercials fearing the ads would upset other advertisers as well as violated business principles by “contaminating the purity of media environments designed exclusively for communicating commercial messages”. The lawsuit claims that Adbusters' freedom of expression was unjustly limited by the refusals. Adbusters believes the public deserves a right to be presented with viewpoints that differ from the standard. Under Section 3 of the Broadcasting Act, television is a public space allowing ordinary citizens to possess the same rights as advertising agencies and corporations to purchase 30 seconds of airtime from major broadcasters. There has been talk that if Adbusters wins in Canadian court, they will file similar lawsuits against major U.S. broadcasters that also refused the advertisements. CNN in America is the only network that has allowed several of Adbusters’ commercials to run.
 Legal action
On April 3, 2009, the British Columbia Court of Appeal unanimously overturned a BC Supreme Court ruling that previously dismissed the case in February 2008. The court granted Adbusters the ability to legally go after the major corporations that originally refused to air their anti-car ad “Autosaurus”, specifically the Canadian Broadcasting Company and CanWest Global. The ruling represents a big victory for Adbusters, but it is the first step of their intended goal, essentially opening the door for future legal action against the media conglomerates. Co-founder Lasn declared the ruling a success and said, “After 20 years of legal struggle, the courts have finally given us permission to take on the media corporations and hold them up to public scrutiny.”
 Digital Detox Week
In April 2009 Adbusters transformed TV Turnoff Week into Digital Detox Week, encouraging citizens to spend seven days “unplugged” without any of electronic devices such as video game systems and computers.
 One Flag
The "One Flag" competition encouraged readers to create a flag that symbolized "global citizenship", without using language or commonly known symbols.
 Blackspot Shoes campaign
After an extensive search for anti-sweatshop manufacturers around the world, Adbusters found a small union shop in Portugal. The successful sale of more than twenty-five thousand pairs through an alternative distribution network—despite the much higher than average production costs—is a leading example of Western consumer activism/solidarity against competing third world labor.
Heath and Potter's The Rebel Sell, which is critical of Adbusters, claimed that the blackspot shoe's existence proves that "no rational person could possibly believe that there is any tension between 'mainstream' and 'alternative' culture." The campaign is an ongoing experiment in alternative branding.
In the June 2008 cover story of BusinessWeek Small Business Magazine, the Blackspot campaign was among three profiled in a piece focusing on "antipreneurs." Two advertising executives were asked to review the campaign for the article's "Ask the Experts" sidebar. Brian Martin of Brand Connections and Dave Weaver of TM Advertising both gave the campaign favorable reviews.
Martin noted that Blackspot was effectively telling consumers, "We know we are marketing to you, and you are as good as we are at this, and your opinion matters," while Weaver stated that "This is not a call to sales of the shoe so much as it is a call to participate in the community of Adbusters by buying the shoe."
 Commercial style
Adbusters has been criticized for having a style and form that are similar to the media and commercial product that it attacks, that its high gloss design makes the magazine too expensive, and that a style over substance approach is used to mask sub-par content.
Heath and Potter posit that the more alternative or subversive Adbusters feels, the more appealing the Blackspot sneaker will become to the mainstream market. They believe consumers seek exclusivity and social distinction and have argued that the mainstream market seeks the very same brand of individuality that Adbusters promotes; thus they see Adbusters as promoting capitalist values.
The Blackspot Shoes campaign has stirred heated debate, as Adbusters admits to using the same marketing technique which it denounces other companies for using.
 Accusations of antisemitism
In March 2004, Adbusters was accused of antisemitism after running an article that alleged many supporters of the Iraq War within the Bush Administration were Jewish. The article questioned why the political implications of this Jewish influence on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East were not a subject of debate.
In October 2010, Shopper's Drug Mart pulled Adbusters off of its shelves after a photo montage comparing the Gaza Strip to the Warsaw ghetto was featured in an article critiquing Israel's embargo of Gaza. Two frequently pro-Israel Canadian organizations, the Canadian Jewish Congress and Honest Reporting Canada, rallied to have the magazine blacklisted from bookstores, accusing Adbusters of trivializing the Holocaust and of antisemitism. "The argument is obscene, and continues the disgusting tradition of some supporters of the Palestinian cause to turn Jews into Nazis and Palestinians into Jews. In so doing, these propagandists not only demonize Israelis (i.e., Jews), but minimize the murderous extent and intent of [Nazism's] genocidal project." Adbusters responded to the charges in an op-ed printed in the National Post, arguing that the charge of antisemitism was being used to silence legitimate criticism of Israeli policies, namely "Israel's occupation of Palestine." Adbusters also pointed out that the Canadian Jewish Congress has itself been the target of complaints by Jewish Canadians, including Naomi Klein, who signed an open letter declaring, "We are appalled by recent attempts of prominent Jewish organizations and leading Canadian politicians to silence protest against the State of Israel. We are alarmed by the escalation of fear tactics." Others[who?] have pointed out that Adbusters was not the first to make the comparison. Some academics, including Norman Finkelstein, a Jewish anti-Zionist political scientist, have also compared Gaza to the Warsaw ghetto.
The pictures of the Warsaw ghetto were obtained from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum a year and a half before their use and were provided for a one-time use only. When advised of the use, the museum sent Adbusters a cease and desist letter demanding that the photos be immediately removed from Adbusters’ website. It was later discovered that the images used by Adbusters were in the public domain and/or not owned by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The confusion resulted from the fact that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has pictures on file that they do not own the copyright to, but merely provide access to.
 Ineffective activism
Some critics claim that culture jamming does little to incite real difference. Others declare the movement an easy way for upper- and middle-class citizens to feel empowered by engaging in activism that bears no personal cost, such as the campaign “Buy Nothing Day”. These critics feel a need for “resistance against the causes of capitalist exploitation, not its symptoms”.
 Responses to criticism
Naomi Klein has argued that the current generation is different, being uncompromising and learning from (what she sees as) corporate tricks of the past, saying "Although this is what companies have always done -- they've sought out the edge, they've marketed it and sold it back, they've done it with feminism and anti-establishment agendas -- I think there's something fundamentally different about an anti-corporate movement that's reacting so strongly against that very impulse to co-opt." 
Co-founder Kalle Lasn emphasizes the importance of daily gestures of resistance. He believes that sparking personal epiphanies, and life changing mind-shifts, is the path to revolution.
In 1999 Adbusters won the National Magazine of the Year in Canada.
 See also
- Ad creep
- Buy Nothing Day
- Culture Jamming
- Downhill Battle
- Free Culture movement
- Geez Magazine
- No Logo
- Situationist International
- StayFree! Magazine
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