The Null Device
Don't Ever Antagonise The Horn: Chicago artist Michael Hernandez de Luna has been subverting the postal system in the name of art for 10 years, creating bogus stamps related to current events, mailing them and then putting them on show. However, the FBI and USPS now say he has gone too far with his most recent "mail art" project, for which he created and mailed an anthrax-themed stamp.
The US and its
colonies allies aren't the only countries
declaring war on terrorism; Zimbabwe is as well. Zimbabwe's President Mugabe
has wholeheartedly taken up the fight against terrorism, and is introducing
laws bringing in the death penalty for terrorism and criminalising criticism
of the President (after all, this is not a time for division or disunity in
the face of terror). This move comes days after describing white farmers
and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as terrorists.
A chilling look at Osama Bin Laden's recruitment video, a coup of propaganda techniques.
What I actually saw was far more worrying: Osama bin Laden beating us at our own media game. With devilish cunning, he has plugged into the MTV generation - and it's clear he knows how to reach us. I have spent all day humming militant Islamic songs. And I am a Jewish twenty-something from New York.
He knows his audience. His most impressionable recruits are of the same age and sex as MTV's loyal following: alienated teenage boys, full of the resentment, hyperactivity and maddening sense of impotence that typify that age group - in any country. In the video, the oppressor is not parental authority, but the West, which can be blamed for everything.
Would that make him a sort of Middle Eastern Fred Durst then? (via 1.0)