January 25th, 2009

It seems suiting that since capitalism has erected its own code of ethics, it should continue by giving life to new archetypes. One in particular is what we will call “the contaminated hero”-an individual so sickened by the current system that they seek to wake up the masses by infiltrating mass media, and letting the truth be known. This “hero” inevitably falls all too soon into the trap of infection and degradation that only capitalism can offer. Both a new comic, Channel Zero, and Immediatism by Hakim Bey address the issue of pure intentions drained of life by the vampyric system of mass media and corporate domination. [Read more →]

Mark Curtis

January 25th, 2009

The Great Deception
Pluto Press, 1998

“Our so-called foreign aid program, which is not really foreign aid because it isn’t to foreigners but aid to us, is an indispensable factor in carrying out our foreign policy”
John F.Dulles (U.S. Secretary of State), 1956

“…we get a five to one return on investment in Africa, through our trade, investment, finance and aid… We’re not aiding Africa by sending them aid. Afrika’s aiding us”
Andrew Young, U.S. representative to U.N. February 1995

Like most of the world’s population I’m not on the internet so I still need to download my information from books. This particular book is an up-to-date introduction to ‘Anglo-American Power and World Order’ (the books subtitle). The idea that the USA and the UK are currently part of the solution to the world’s horrors is the ‘Great Deception’ that Curtis begins to examine here. [Read more →]

Lobster 36.

January 25th, 2009

Hot off the press is also the new edition of Lobster, as always full of insight and information about the machinations behind the scenes in British and international politics. [Read more →]

Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration.

January 25th, 2009

A post-situ book-sized journal with the accent upon psycho-geography, political debate and urbanism. [Read more →]

Obsessive Eye

January 25th, 2009

Vol. 3: Moving horizontally rather than vertically this intense music magazine takes in electronica, post rock and drum and bass. [Read more →]

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