Adbusters, Issue 105: The Big Ideas of 2013

AB105: the large rules of 2013
(January/February 2013)

Featured during this issue:

Bionomics > Economics
Stephen Collis on innovation and disaster
Scott Atran at the start of Hamas
Darren Fleet on monetary algorithms long past wild
Franco “Bifo” Berardi on imagination
Gareth Peirce on why we torture
Pankaj Mishra at the CIA in Iran
Binyavanga Wainaina on Saving the kids of Africa
Welcoming within the yr of the Snake

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To his distraught opposition, Harper speaks about a Canada they don’t recognize, a country running on an emptiness that can only be filled with bloodthirsty consumption and growth, a country cherry-picking history, without values, without a culture beyond the dogma of allies and economic power. A country that now believes it’s destined for the petroleum stardom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. A country that believes its true calling is to be an arbiter of global destiny and violence, a harbinger of environmental doom.

If not, why? From where will food and freedom come? Richard Neville is an Australian writer and troublemaker. In August 2001, the Howard government of Australia refused permission for a Norwegian freighter carrying 438 rescued refugees from 12-10-19 4:34 PM canada still stand for something? -Gen. Romeo Dallaire hadn’t been so screwed up from the UNAMIR mission in Rwanda, he could have run for Prime Minister of Canada and won. In 1994, as Canada’s UN peacekeeping mandate entered its twilight, he was the poster boy for what was still possible within the politics of humanitarian altruism, and by extension what was possible in Canada.

Slaughter rightly says we’re facing “the biggest wake up call in history,” though many of us are focused on Facebook, YouTube and Doggie Diets. In its plodding way the Julia Gillard government makes a stab at reducing emissions, while being hounded by the mining magnates, and blow-torched by Rupert Murdoch’s media. Among high-profile eco warriors, as Jorgen Randers and Paul Gilding describe, two conversations often take place simultaneously. ” On an unconscious level, this double talk may also apply to younger Australians, who want to have fun, get pissed, travel and chill out.

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