No Logo

* Please, support your local book store.  About this book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies is a book by the Canadian author Naomi Klein. First published by Knopf Canada and Picador in December 1999,[1][2] shortly after the 1999 WTO Ministerial Conference protests in Seattle had generated media attention around such issues, it became one of the most …

5 Filters of Mass Media

About this documentary According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. A production by #MediaTheorised, an online project by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post. Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Designed and animated by Pierangelo Pirak. Sources: Our interpretation: …

Planned obsolescence

About this documentary This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail. Directed by Cosima Dannoritzer. Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: ‘A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business’ (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence …

Requiem for the American Dream

About this documentary Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class. The New York Times about this documentary: “Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been …