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Share the film | The Moneyless Manifesto. LSN : Seed : Seeing is believing: Apple’s new advert offers a different perspective. Isaac cordal miniatures address the collapse of capitalism. Feb 20, 2014 isaac cordal miniatures address the collapse of capitalism isaac cordal miniatures address the collapse of capitalismall images courtesy of isaac cordal street artist isaac cordal has set a massive public installation of 2,000 miniatures in rubble and ruins, metaphorically reflecting on the collapse of capitalism and its aftermath.

A miniature businessman attempts to use a cell phone, entrenched in rubble the small-scale figure panicked at the scene the surrounds him several businessmen gather around a concrete tattered building a miniature cowers inside a wrecked structure a businessman wearing a bank robber’s mask looks over the wreckage cowering inside a crumbling building, the tiny man metaphorically mocks the business leaders of the economy a miniature building, clearly torn and tattered in the apocalyptic scene nina azzarello I designboom. People's Climate March. Anger is an Energy - We talk to John Lydon » Flux Magazine. The Queen’s Jubilee, 1977: In the living room, my grandparents are glued to their tiny TV, celebrating with the nation, blissfully unaware that in the next room my mum is having a celebration of her own, leaping around to the Sex Pistols’ seditionary God Save the Queen.

This moment sums up the genius of Johnny Rotten AKA John Lydon, folk devil and one man moral panic. As punk flooded late 70s Britain in a generation of anti-musicians with uncouth nicknames, Johnny Rotten stood out as the brashest and most bothersome, an effervescent anti-hero for desperate times. In the three plus decades since the Sex Pistols, Lydon formed and re-formed Public Image Limited, established himself as Britain’s most curmudgeonly celebrity, and became the face of Country Life butter. Expectations, like institutions, are clearly things to be toyed with.

This month, he’s appearing at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf festival to promote Anger is an Energy, his new autobiography. VF: Hello John! JL: Well, it helped. John Lydon on Russell Brand's call for revolution: 'The most idiotic thing I've ever heard' – video. How Rich Are You? Disobedient Objects | Victoria and Albert Museum. Updates from the Umbrella Movement Many of the social and political movements that form Disobedient Objects are from global and continuing struggles.

Though commencing after our exhibition’s opening, the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong is no exception. In this post we rejoin journalist Becky Sun, author of the Umbrella Movement, for an update on Occupy Centrals creative forms of resistance, […] Keep reading Tiki Love Truck celebrates Day of the Dead The Tiki Love Truck has been residing in the V&A’s Porter Gallery for the past three months as part of the Disobedient Objects exhibition.

Keep reading Umbrella Movement New movements have grown in the time that Disobedient Objects has been open and new objects have been made. Keep reading Art and Activism in the age of the Anthropocene Disobedient Objects might lead us to reflect on what the future is for art and activism, or what our responsibilities are. Keep reading Made Possible by Squatting: Myth, memory, mimesis Keep reading Keep reading. What are Disobedient Objects? | Victoria and Albert Museum. Disobedient Objects is an exhibition about out-designing authority. Looking beyond art and design framed by markets, connoisseurs and professionals, this exhibition considers the role of social movement cultures in re-making our world from below. Disobedient objects can be ingenious and sometimes beautiful solutions to complex problems, often produced with limited resources and under duress.

Working by any media necessary, they may be poor in means, but they are often rich in ends. Disobedient objects have a history as long as social struggle itself. Ordinary people have always used them to exert counterpower, and object-making has long been a part of social movement cultures alongside music, performance and the visual arts. While these other mediums of protest have been explored before, this exhibition is the first to look broadly at material culture’s role in radical social change. It identifies these objects as part of a people’s history of art and design. Banner by Ed Hall, UK, 2013. Anonymous Now: Million Mask March descends on London — RT UK.

Published time: November 04, 2014 15:23 Reuters/Andrew Winning The Million Mask March will course through London on Wednesday November 5. The march, in which all demonstrators obscure their faces to protect their identity, is in protest against austerity, mass surveillance and attacks on human rights. Organized by the global hacktivist group Anonymous, the London protest will march from Trafalgar Square and finish at the Houses of Parliament. It is unknown how many demonstrators will join the march, as pleas from police for information have remained unanswered.

In 2013 the event gathered crowds of more than 2,500. AFP Photo/Will Oliver Speaking to RT, an Anonymous source said the Million Mask March, a tradition began in 2011, was originally called OpVendetta, and initially only gathered a crowd of 50. Within a year, the following had grown to 2,000, and in 2013 the decision was made to rename the march the “Million Mask March,” the source said.

Russell Brand releases Parklife parody, world looks for other three horsemen. The perfect response to the Parklife meme? Decide for yourself. Warning there is a rap at the end of this video. More: People are now trolling Russell Brand by tweeting graphs at him The perfect response to the Parklife meme? Decide for yourself. Warning there is a rap at the end of this video.

More: People are now trolling Russell Brand by tweeting graphs at him. Russell-brand-talks-a-lot-of-sense--especially-when-it-comes-to-our-institutional-addiction-9823292. Recently, provoked by criticism from John Lydon, Brand adjusted that view, but only slightly. Although piqued into observing that “if there was something worth voting for, I'd vote for it”, he introduced a crucial caveat, noting how global trade agreements increasingly prevent change happening at a national level. Voting for a national government, he is suggesting, is pointless if all the important decisions are taken elsewhere. There is something in that: global agreements have progressively raised the bar that must be leapt over if change is to happen. TTIP is set to take it several notches higher still. Brand knows all about being hooked. When it comes to rampant consumerism, however, or an economy dependent upon easy credit and rising house prices, people may feel equally trapped, but they are less likely to acknowledge responsibility for a situation that they did not make, and is not of their choosing.

Loading gallery Russell Brand's Most Controversial Quips 1 of 20. Russell Brand In Conversation With Owen Jones. Thousands of protesters hit London for Million Mask March. Thousands of anticapitalist protesters (and one book-promoting comedian) hit the streets in London for the Million Mask March, the global day of protest loosely organised by Anonymous. A number of clashes broke out between protesters and riot police armed with batons. Ten people were arrested. The march gathered in central London before people made their way towards Westminster and set off fireworks in Parliament Square, while other groups diverged from the crowd and headed towards Buckingham Palace and the BBC. Many donned the V for Vendetta masks that has become closely associated with Anonymous, despite Scotland Yard warning that officers had the power to remove masks if they fear a crime will be committed. The Million Mask March is loosely affiliated with Anonymous, although it defines itself as a leaderless movement.

"Why are we doing this?.... Well, at least they had a lot of ideas? Russell Brand, the current king of badly-expressed political ideas, also attended the march. Climate Revolution. I do intend to explain what capitalism is and demolish all objections by the pro-capitalists. Here is an example from my next blog… … I gave him a leaflet and he said, “But what do you mean by capitalism? There are different levels.”

It’s true that this needs explanation. If you read my leaflet then it’s clear that monopoly ends in capitalism. Everyone is talking about the end of capitalism together with how we transfer to a post-carbon economy. I wish to quickly explain how capitalism runs the world. I’ve written everything down because I want to get it right. Central Banks: We have to start with the central banks which control the world’s economy. Monopolies: The monopolies work this system for the central banks. Capitalism: This economic system is called capitalism. Environment: The conventional supplies of fossil fuels which are easily accessible have all been discovered.

Sustainable energy: Sustainable energy is cheap and infinite. Democracy: Governments do not care about people. Vivienne Westwood on capitalism and clothing: 'Buy less, choose well, make it last' | Guardian Live. Clothes and food are too cheap in Britain, says Vivienne Westwood. Clothes and food should cost much more than they do in Britain to reflect their true impact on the environment, Vivienne Westwood said on Wednesday night.

Speaking at a Guardian Live event at Chelsea Old Town Hall hosted by columnist Deborah Orr, the controversial fashion designer said: “Clothes should cost a lot more than they do – they are so subsidised. “Food should cost most more too – you know something is wrong when you can buy a cooked chicken for £2. The world runs on debt and that’s why nothing costs what it should.” Westwood’s stores in Paris display the motto: Buy less, choose well and make it last – but she has not yet brought the slogan to her UK outlets. She told the audience of about 300 people that she wanted to reduce the size of her company, which employs 300 people, and its product range. “I’m trying to pull the collection back to things I really like … I think this is the most environmental thing we can do … I only need to make the clothes I like.

LET'S START A PUSSY RIOT. #100DaysOfActivism wants to redefine online activism | Dazed. #100DaysOfActivism wants to explore what it means to be an activist, one Tumblr post at a time. The newly-launched project is the collective work of Emely Neu, Jade French, and Verity Flecknell – the trio behind the art-meets-activism primer Let’s Start a Pussy Riot – who came up with the project after speaking to hundreds of British and German students while on their book tour.

"What became a re-occurring topic was that people tended to shy away from labelling themselves an 'activist'," Emely tells Dazed, "and so did we. This made us question the traditional definition of what an activist is and does, and we came to understand that personal activism can take shape in a myriad of forms - 'armchair activist', 'art activist', 'internet activist', 'protest activist'. " "There is no right or wrong, and the definition and idea of activism is being constantly redefined by technology and the tools we have at our disposal. " The trio want to attract as many voices as #100DaysOfActivism can amass. Tweet-Streaming Dress Helps Activists’ Voices Get Heard. To give the Swedish youth a louder voice in their country’s political decisions, progressive organization Crossing Boarders and creative agency Deportivo have created an LED-powered dress that streams tweets from young activists.

The dress launched during Sweden’s Almedalen Week that sees thousands of politicians, public relations workers and celebrities come together for a summit to express their views on current affairs. The team behind the idea felt that something was deeply missing from the event: the voice of the youth. The dress was worn by a group of ‘ambassadors’ who streamed comments on issues like gender equality and affordable housing for young people. Young Swedes were also encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #Twitterklänning (‘Twitter dress’). The campaign accumulated a total of 454 tweets and the dress succeeded in translating the ideals of the Swedish youth as it received huge attention and even made onto Swedish news channels. Amazing Watercolor Paintings by Lora Zombie. Pirate Manu | On 25, Oct 2013 Her name is Lora and she’s probably British because of her website url (.co.uk).

There’s not much information on her DeviantART account, and all we can say is that she pretty much does some seriously cool watercolor paintings. Source: David Cameron warns that second global crash is looming | World news. David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago. Writing in the Guardian at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Cameron says there is now “a dangerous backdrop of instability and uncertainty” that presents a real risk to the UK recovery, adding that the eurozone slowdown is already having an impact on British exports and manufacturing. His warning comes days after the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, claimed a spectre of stagnation was haunting Europe.

The International Monetary Fund managing director, Christine Lagarde, expressed fears in Brisbane that a diet of high debt, low growth and unemployment may yet become “the new normal in Europe”. “The eurozone is teetering on the brink of a possible third recession, with high unemployment, falling growth and the real risk of falling prices too,” Cameron writes.