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Reclaim Your Mind (Video)
M A S S I V E:
"You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
Carl Sagan - The Sagan Series (Part 2) - Life Looks for Life
Totally awesome video from NASA about our cosmic destiny. Go widescreen and turn up the volume...
Disturbing secrets of US remote killings revealed
The US has many dark secrets in its sinister global wars...
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.
Major Tom to ground control
"We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians."
Lurpak Go Home
Lurpak get your big, dangerous, stupid adverts out of my face and stick to selling your Danish butter to the Danes.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.