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Got Pus?

Got Pus?

The dairy industry spends a lot of money to persuade you, me, and everyone, to drink cow’s milk. ‘Be like a celeb and get the healthy goodness!’ Unfortunately, if you are buying milk from an industrially farmed, dairy herd then you are drinking up to 10% pus in every serving… Yum!

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Ezekiel 25:17

Ezekiel 25:17

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The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl

Every sci-fi nerd dreams at some point about owning a gorgeous, Japanese, android sex toy that is genetically engineered to satisfy their every whim. No!? Must be just me then. No wonder I enjoyed Paolo Bacigalupi’s biopunk, sci-fi thriller, The Windup Girl.

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Major Tom to ground control

Major Tom to ground control

"We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians."

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Hugh Masekela “Stimela” ( Jazzanova Remix )

Hugh Masekela “Stimela” ( Jazzanova Remix )

LOVE this tune

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Scary Sea Creature

Scary Sea Creature

Rise above plastics

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Lurpak Go Home

Lurpak Go Home

Lurpak get your big, dangerous, stupid adverts out of my face and stick to selling your Danish butter to the Danes.

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Nuclear risks and renewable alternatives

Nuclear risks and renewable alternatives

This is also a time to reflect on the risks posed by nuclear power generation and to ask if we should continue with this massive investment. Might our money be better spent on renewable energy?

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Playing for Change: “Stand By Me”

Playing for Change: “Stand By Me”

This is a video of street singers from around the world being recorded, overlaid and mixed with one another while singing “Stand By Me”. Truly inspirational and shines a bright light onto the key question of our times: what do we truly value? So turn up the speaker volume and go to widescreen!

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Reclaim Your Mind

Reclaim Your Mind

It is not just nature we are paving over but our minds. The practical and proactive response is to ‘culture jam’. That is to compete with an alternative narrative that can help people see that another world is not only possible… it is preferable, imminent and will be co-created by us. To spark a wave of epiphanies that shatter the consumerist worldview. We must all fight against pro-consumerist advertising wherever it rears its ugly head.

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UFO sightings in Rio

UFO sightings in Rio

“What will their next intervention be?!”

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How Deep is your Love  update from Kenya - part 2

How Deep is your Love update from Kenya - part 2

Thousands of miles away, people in Kenya face a different reality on the 14th of February. It’s not one of e-cards and chocolates but an effect of globalization – a side effect of so called ‘free-market’ capitalism that many are not aware of.

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Turbo Charge Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Turbo Charge Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the culturally appointed moment when we affirm our love and appreciation for our partner. En mass we get amorous and consummate our passion. Naturally capitalism feasts on this kind of mass behaviour. In today’s world Valentine’s Day comes with a price tag and the costs are not just financial.

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We joined the Shark Side!

We joined the Shark Side!

Initially the idea of making a stand in China Town went down like a proposal for a pay toilet in a diarrhoea ward.

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Open Letter to the Costa Rican Ambassador on Shark Finning

Open Letter to the Costa Rican Ambassador on Shark Finning

I am writing to express my concern at the practice of shark-finning in Costa Rica.

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Join the Shark Side

Join the Shark Side

ATTENTION JEDIS! Ancient and awesome creatures from planet Earth need your help. If you live in a big city the chances are that near you people are profiteering through the brutal killing and trade of endangered species which is tipping marine ecosystems out of balance. Up-market Chinese restaurants around the world make big bucks selling endangered shark fins. This cruel and unnecessary trade is about to reach its annual peak this Chinese New Year (February 3rd 2011). It is time for us to take action.

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Merry Apocalypse

Merry Apocalypse

Christmas is a time for family, tradition, good food and coming together to remember what is important in life. Right? Wrong! Christmas has been hijacked by the Dark Side and now is ‘the retail event of the year’ or, put another way, the peak of the annual consumption calendar, or, put another way, exactly what is killing the biosphere.

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Breaking News: International Sex Scandal at COP 16

Breaking News: International Sex Scandal at COP 16

Shocking news just in: nations of the world are sending their wankiest people to Cancun after word got out that it is just going to be a giant international circle-jerk.