October 17, 2004

No Logo

Writing about web page http://www.nologo.org/

Hrm… This is strictly not a "blog" – that word's starting to annoy me – But a 'Media Diary' following the events of a certain topic. As you can see the title of this post is "no logo"... if you've ever read the book by Naomi Klein you'll understand the areas this diary is intending to touch upon.
If you haven't read the book… do! Its a intelligent, satirical call to arms against overwhelming advertising, capitalism and the exploitation of third world countries that seems synonymous with 'branding'. It offers a way to fight back against multinational corporations and the lifestyles we're told we should leave. Buy the book here Amazon
The area Iím intending to focus on is the issue of sweatshops and exploitative labour practices.

Anyway… Socialist society is around for those interested in taking a stand against capitalism, Bush, Islamophobia, Iraq or any other similar issues. Their website is here

As a further point, Iím taking economics and history as my degree, so i vaguely understand capitalist society. I agree with capitalism, but i am aware of its limitations and its not the process of gaining wealth i hate, but exploiting those who cannot defend themselves.

A more trivial aside… does anyone remember how after September 11, no American band would have a go at George Bush or question of war against Afghanistan/Iraq?...RATM even disbanded! :'( the Dixie Chicks were dropped from their label for stating legitimate beliefs. Now its cool to say get rid of Duwya n vote for Kerry… So every other band seems to be doing it! Or is that just too cynical?

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