Monthly Archives: April 2008

Guess where those Tibetan Freedom flags are made…

Guess where those Tibetan Freedom flags are made…

Oh the humanity! From the BBC:  Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say. The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Workers said they thought they were just making colourful flags and did not realise their meaning. But then(…)

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Coca Cola sponsorship as flashpoint for Tibet — both ways

Coca Cola sponsorship as flashpoint for Tibet — both ways

*Real* guerilla advertising: Large banner unfurled on Coke billboard China's torch has arrived in Australia amid protests in Sydney and Canberra. Four tibet activists were arrested after unfurling a large banner on a prominent Coke billboard in Kings Cross protesting Coke's sponsorship of China's tainted torch relay. Link to SFT  But when this Coca Cola(…)

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Bus Shelter AMPM Ad goes awry

Bus Shelter AMPM Ad goes awry

From AdFreak: People in Chicago must be starving after the long, cold winter there, as they have ravaged this bus-shelter ad from ampm convenience stores to retrieve the snacks inside. Ogilvy put the ad up with the idea of slowly taking the snacks away over a four-week period, to reveal the tagline, “Too much good(…)

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Martin Luther King remembered

Martin Luther King remembered

Crowds have gathered in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, to mark 40 years since the assassination of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The commemorations focus on the former Lorraine Motel, now a civil rights museum, where he was shot dead aged 39. Link

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Most American Ex-Presidents get airports, libraries named after them…

Most American Ex-Presidents get airports, libraries named after them…

Not George Bush, San Francisco is proposing naming a sewage plant after him! "Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like(…)

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