Punking Politics As Usual

When one of the six "supermajor" oil companies in the world rolls out an ad campaign channeling the wheat-paste, street-artist look typically associated with low/no budget activist posters rarely found in glossy magazines and on network TV commercials, it's a sign. Something's up. An oil company appropriates the look of a social justice campaign for one reason and one reason only: greenwashing. ...more

@Deb - I hope you're right, although, Mad Men has done a great job of rebranding feminism. Just ...more

Pranking the New York Times -- and the point is what, exactly?

By now, you've probably heard that last Wednesday, the morning commuter crowds in Manhattan and a few other US cities were the targets of an elaborate prank. Volunteers distributed 1.2 million copies of a bogus edition of the New York Times dated July 4, 2009 and boasting the banner headline: "Iraq War Ends." An anti-corporate activist group called the Yes Men claimed responsibility for the hoax. ...more

A marvelous statement. I'm glad you pointed it out to me.  Yes, I agree that when the Times ...more

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