Adbusters is a magazine I subscribe to and love, what an eye opener.
From the name “Adbusters ” you get an idea of the aim of this magazine but it mainly:
“Documents the global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who work to forge a major shift in the way we live in the 21st century, by challenging the way information flows, institutions wield power, and multinational companies set their agendas. Engaging in fearless anti-corporate criticism, Adbusters treads contentious political terrain in a way that publications dependent on ad revenue or foundation money can’t. ”
It is truly the anti ad magazine.
It discusses a lot of issues from media corruption to how corporations are using the poor and the third world countries to advance and many more subjects that are very relevant to this generation.
One of their main focuses is how to empower and support local businesses.
Canada and the states have already turned into what resembles an amusement park were you can’t tell a street from the other because on every corner there’s a coffee shop chain, a fast food chain a shoe store chain , corporations corporations corporations, it’s like taking a stamp and just stamping all these identical shops everywhere, the cities have zero character and we are all like pennies feeding the machines. The small businesses are disappearing one after the other. Even when you own a buisness (lets say a Starbucks franshise) you are not really the employer or the owner, you are an employee at starbucks corporation so you have to do whatever they want you to do or you lose your business. It’s so very oppressive to creativity and character.
So please before you go buy your meal or your coffee or even your groceries, think of the small businesses and support them.
A small dose of some 7aki mish fadi doesn’t hurt every once in a while, no? 😉
Another thing, I have not worn any Nike products for the past 6 years and I am proud!