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Entries from July 4th, 2007

Spin Machine

Antiwar artist Craig Foster uses his copyright free graphics to stimulate free thought

July 4th, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

When the Iraq war began, Foster refused to let it get him down. He channeled his frustration into generating thousands of anti-war graphics. His free posters have been circulated internationally and have been included in various showings of anti-war artwork – they are soon to be featured in the worldwide “Propaganda III Tour.” [...]

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The Red, White, and Blue

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In the U.S.A., we ignore our reflection on the TV screen while we grit thirty minutes of sound bites each night,
Scraps of stories served between drug ads from a buffet of Rx’s to help us

EAT SLEEP SHIT PISS [...]

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Apathy Made Easy

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Having trouble rationalizing your passive-aggressive tendencies toward the War in Iraq? Fear not my friend! I’ve compiled a handy-dandy list of reasons not to protest the war – even though you utterly hate it – that will bring piece of mind while still allowing you to rant and rave ‘til your big ol’ heart’s content!

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Home Sweet Home

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Home Sweet Home

Taking a swig of rum, Don revels in technological triumph. He calls it the Eagle’s Nest. Outfitted with state-of-the-art surveillance technology, from this central location he’s able to monitor every nook and cranny of his coveted 10,000 square feet and surrounding 200 acres. He had dropped a cool $500,000 on a high-end Knight Security system – complete with biometric checkpoints (iris, voice, thumbprint scanning), pressure mats, driveway and seismic sensors, wireless night-vision cameras, window screens that scream when cut, and a dozen[…]

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Techno-fetishism

Making War Cool as Hell

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When George W. Bush hitched a ride on a Navy S-3B Viking and landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln to declare an end to major combat operations in Iraq, there was more at work than just slick PR. Bush, who was visibly thrilled by the experience, enabled the American public to vicariously share in the excitement of an aircraft carrier landing. All around the country, viewing audiences reveled in his machismo display of technology. […]

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