Adbusters, Issue 119: Manifesto for World Revolution, Part 2

AB119: Manifesto for global Revolution, half 2
(May/June 2015)

Adbusters #119 is our moment 160-page bombshell and the second one bankruptcy in our Manifesto for international Revolution sequence. right here, we holiday the shackles that experience held again the environmental circulation for a lot too long.

In half 2, we make a journey to a water predicament in a single of the world’s megacities, study a destiny with out Homo Sapiens and delve into ability and purposes for resistance. What occurs if we fail to behave now?

Award-winning essayist and writer Charles C. Mann explores the kingdom of our species.
student Bron Taylor asks: Do the ends justify the means?
John Michael Greer formulates a brand new future.
Clive Hamilton considers desires of escape.
Is there something left of yank democracy?
We take the 1st steps within the #BillionPeopleMarch.

In this sequence we’re blurring the road among suggestion and strive against. We’re preparing for #worldrevolution: leaders needs to carry us a weather accord now, in any other case … face worldwide innovative fervor.

Come alongside for the journey.

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Gradually, the artichoke and the cardoon became distinct from each other. It was the cardoon that first traveled from Andalusia to Sicily (1300). The artichoke, which was rarer and more delicate, made its entrance into Italy a century later. The cardoon seems to have arrived in France directly from Spain and traveled up the Rhône Valley as far as Lyon, “a true land of thistles,” according to the sixteenth-century agronomer Olivier de Serres. It is still one of the specialties of Lyon and the Dauphiné, where it is blanched in cellars.

Another explanation, implausible but better suited to questions children ask, is that a nice soft cabbage, sheltered by the layers of leaves, may serve as a better cradle than other vegetables. But here we may also see a trace of the Greek legend linked to the origin of the cabbage. The cabbage was believed to have been born of the tears of Lycurgus, king of Thrace, rendered insane by Rhea, goddess of the Earth. Taking his son for a vine sprout, the king was about to chop it down. His subjects overcame him and put him to death.

The microcosm and the macrocosm were in perfect harmony. Things began to change in the Renaissance, through the influence of Italy. For Lorenzo Valla, the author of De vero falsoque bono (1431), taste constituted a key not only to the pleasures of the flesh but also to civilization. For the Italian nobleman Bartolomeo Sacchi, known as Platina, whose work De honesta voluptate et valetudine (c. 1470) was widely available in Europe in the early days of the printing press, meals represented the height of conviviality and friendship.

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