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Last week's raid in Oakland may been the best thing that could have happened to the Occupy Movement.
East Bay Express  |  Ellen Cushing  |  11-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

21st Century Situationists

Framed inaccurately by the press, The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is best understood as a contemporary extension of the French Situationist movement of the ’60s, a mass inversion of rhetorical logic, meant to break the spectator’s passivity toward the spectacle and turn the obscuring force of mass media back on itself. Using pop cultural references and superficial Internet memes like the double-rainbow guy and “Hide ya kids, hide ya wife...” in the context of a once-powerful political forum was a Dadaist attempt to wipe the slate clean, to rise above the fruitless tit-for-tat schoolyard shouting match to which our political discourse has been reduced by the 24-hour news cycle and corporate spin-doctoring.
Metroland  |  Josh Potter  |  11-04-2010  |  Media

Media Matters Wants You to Drop Fox Like It’s Hotnew

Days before the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rallies, a bevy of advertisements for the campaign against Fox News Channel hit stations across the D.C. Metro system last night.
Washington City Paper  |  Alex Baca  |  10-26-2010  |  Media

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