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Be Fucking Brutal

A psychiatrist told Nan Goldin she would end up just like her sister. Instead, Nan left home at 14 and discovered the camera. It became the only way to preserve the world around her as it crumbled after her sister’s suicide. Nan did not see the squalor of living as an...

A Nation Of Moral Midgets

I would have expected that all of Israel’s renowned writers would publish a thundering joint condemnation while the Gaza shooting was still going on. It did not happen. The political “opposition” was contemptible. No word from the Labor party. No word from Ya’ir...

Gaza’s desperation resurrects appeal to Avatar fans

Palestinian protesters dressed as a character from the movie “Avatar” take part in a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, May 3, 2018. Photo by Ashraf Amra     This week, as the...

The New York Times’ TAKE ON POVERTY

The New York Times announced Tuesday it will be launching a “Poverty” section to compliment its ragingly successful “Wealth” section in its Sunday edition of the paper. While the Wealth section is an inside look at the lives of the chic uber-rich, the poverty section...

A Conversation between Kalle Lasn and Douglas Tompkins

A conversation between Kalle Lasn and Adbusters long time benefactor Douglas Tompkins who died in a kayaking accident in Patagonia in 2015. Founder of The North Face and Espirit clothing companies, Tompkins’ lifelong conservation efforts recently culminated in the...

The Last Days of Reality

On 1 May, readers of The Australian woke up to a story that seemed more appropriate for the pages of a dystopian sci-fi novel: ‘Facebook is using sophisticated algorithms to identify and exploit Australians as young as 14, by allowing advertisers to target them at...

Long Live La ZAD

La ZAD (Zone-to-defend) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes is 4,000 acre commune of wetlands and forests home to farmers, activists, naturalists, and squatters.   Since 2009, the land has been occupied in a fifty year struggle to resist construction of an airport nearby and to...

Sacred Food

Grabbing the dog leashes hanging next to the front door, I fasten a plastic bag on each in preparation for our morning walk. I step out into the intense heat of late summer. My lungs fill with muggy air. I wonder how long the three of us will last in the heat. “A solo...