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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Eat This Dow Chemical and Chevron

I just re-watched "What Farocki Taught", an American remake of Farocki's film "The Inextinguishable Fire." The film is a powerful look at the factors allowing napalm production at Dow chemical. The company has been trying to revamp their image with the "human element" ad campaign. This video is a nice reminder of why they should never be forgiven for contributing to one of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction in human history.

This campaign is strikingly similar to Chevron's "Power of Human Energy" campaign which receives an "identity correction" from one of our favorite remixers, Jonathan McIntosh. We Love you Jonathan!

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