Adbusters (July-August 2015)

Manifesto for international Revolution, half three is an artwork Novella that explores what it capacity to appear in the direction of the long run in a time the place we will simply define the geo-political implications of weather switch. In it, we hint the heritage of the eras during the connection of artwork and warfare, transcending our recommendations of development and rediscovering the roots of anarchism.
May love and revolution upward push from the ashes of this demise civilization.
Featuring:

Andy Merrifield on Marxism and citizenship
Gwynne Dyer discusses the truth of weather wars
Matthew Bartlett on New Zealand’s Occupy experience
Peter Pomerantsev on Euromaiden and the spirit of revolution
Simon Critchely at the western roots of the Islamic State
Kalle Lasn and Darren Fleet on global conflict 3
Tyson Kelsall, Sasha Lakic and Joshua Gabert-Doyon file from the frontlines of pupil activism

With this factor, we’re relocating ever in the direction of a second of worldwide progressive fervor. This December, we’re making plans a #billionpeoplemarch, our ultimate stand opposed to a global order which refuses to supply tangible motion within the face of approaching weather disaster.

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Indd 5 A two-degree rise in the global temperature sets off a biblical chain of events so cataclysmic we won’t even have hope. An uninhabitable global south drives half the earth’s population into forced migration. Countries in the Northern Hemisphere, already exhausted by feeding their own populations on rapidly depleting resources are overwhelmed by millions of desperate climate refugees. Dozens of previously self-sustaining nations multiply into a hectic network of failed states and violent factions at war with themselves and each other.

At the conference I was attending, on “The Meaning of Ukrainian Pluralism for the Future of Europe, 15-05-08 11:06 PM Russia and the World,” Paul Berman and François Heisbourg kept returning to the idea of Russia as a home for a kind of clerical nationalism, Ukraine as the battleground for liberal values. Were these grand visions, I wondered, actually playing into Putin’s hands? The Kremlin was doing all it could do to recast the story of a battle against corruption and bad governance as a clash of civilizations.

Revolution isn’t a glorious march forwards but a series of dark acts. Kurkov’s daughter phones to report strange men in black hanging round the apartment. Kurkov rushes home but they are gone. The gates in the courtyard are set on fire. There are more deaths. “Nearly fifty protesters were killed during events at the Mariinsky Palace, and . . ” On TV he sees his friends and fellow writers on the Maidan’s front line. ” A little later a Russian woman tries to buy some books but her credit card is refused because of sanctions on Russian banks – she is close to tears.

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