AB58: Bar Code
(March/April 2005)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal inquisitive about the erosion of our actual and cultural environments by way of advertisement forces. considering 1989, the journal has been featured in enormous quantities of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. identified world wide for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters is additionally chargeable for social media campaigns equivalent to purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist remark, coupled with impression layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal layout. matters suitable to our modern second, equivalent to media focus, weather swap and genetically transformed meals are frequently featured. We search out an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. through demanding humans to develop into individuals rather than spectators, Adbusters takes target at company disinformation, international injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and smash our actual and psychological commons.

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39 1. Identity: the foundations of British culture 2. Literature and philosophy 3. Art, architecture and design 4. Performing arts 5. Cinema, photography and fashion 6. Media and communications 7. Food and drink 8. Living culture: the state of modern Britain Come and have a go: three modern riots Poll Tax On 31st March 1990, the biggest riot in London for a century began as a fairly peaceful protest against the Poll Tax. By the time the violence in Trafalgar Square had calmed, buildings and cars were smouldering, 113 people had been injured and 340 arrested.

By 1066 another Saxon, Harold, the Earl of Wessex distinguished by a bloody campaign to subdue the Welsh, was on the throne. He fell off just nine months later when Britain was invaded and conquered for the last time (to date). The date in question, 1066, chimes in the subconscious of every Brit; a reminder that for most of them the Normans (from northern France but, as the name suggests, descended from Norsemen), led by Duke William to victory against Harold at the Battle of Hastings, will feature somewhere in their family tree.

Performing arts 5. Cinema, photography and fashion 6. Media and communications 7. Food and drink 8. Living culture: the state of modern Britain The Virgin Queen The brief, Protestantbashing reign of Queen Mary (not the Scottish one, but Henry VIII’s daughter by Catherine of Aragon), who lost England’s last French possession, Calais, was followed by the 45-year tenure of Elizabeth I. She balanced the religious tensions of the era as a Protestant with no great enthusiasm for persecuting Catholics (if you overlook imprisoning Mary, Queen of Scots for nearly 20 years prior to killing her).

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