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Bono, retire from public life and we’ll donate a ton of money to fight AIDS is exactly what it sounds like. Gotta love that. Turns out that the RED campaign has spent more on marketing associated brands – like American Express – than it has actually raised for charity. Hmmm. What does that sound like….?

And given the European land war currently gearing up in Georgia, Undernews seems a gem of a discovery – particularly with regard to this article detailing the involvement of Israeli & US oil interests in Georgia in the lead up to Russia’s use of the American regime-change-for-personal-gain model of diplomacy. Speaking of which, there’s also this article on preparations for a naval blockade of Iran. And those are just today’s entries.

Hmmm… Certainly less pompous than a lot of the writing at Counterpunch. Could be a new favourite American-based international news and analysis site.

And ditching blah for wah – check out Natalia Paruz. Better known as “Saw Lady”…

is iiiiincrediiiiible. Go swoon at SawLady.com for more freaky goodness….

And finally, not just for Trekkies but for anyone with working eye glands…

That’s not a special effect. It’s a ‘pho-to’ from APOD – NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day archive. It’s cool that they do more than just invent frying pans, fix toilets, and get silenced over global warming, eh?

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  1. Wow that RED campaign crap is terribly silly. Hard to believe. “(RED) campaign has spent upward of $100 million on advertising to produce a mere $18 million for the Global Fund to support African AIDS programs.” Is that a joke? :-/

    Also, the APOD actually IS a special effect, it’s an “artistic impression” of the star system.

    Leena

    August 12, 2008 at 2:52 am

  2. Was reading MoA and saw in the sidebar that korova was reading you, so I thought I’d give you a look. Pressureworks did a send up of the RED campaign when it was launched:
    http://www.pressureworks.org/frontline/features/101006_red.html

    I’ve been reading Undernews for years. Indeed, a cool site!

    Cheers.

    Jay Vos

    August 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

  3. 🙂

    That RED site is pretty interesting reading. It seems weird to me how so many people seem to consider marketing which makes use of causes to be justified as long as charity benefits. It just seems that the benefits are so frequently disproportionately small, relative to the perceived benevolence, relative to the marketing benefit, and even just relative to the promotional budget. Not to mention that ad campaigns about how generous and kindly your company is seem kind of….puke?

    typingisnotactivism

    August 14, 2008 at 9:42 am


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