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Adbusters is a Canadian political magazine, founded by Kalle Lasn and published in Vancouver, British Columbia by the Adbusters Media Foundation (see below).

It is an activist magazine, devoted to numerous political and social causes, many of which are anti-consumerism or anti-capitalist in nature. Adbusters is particularly well-known for their culture jamming campaigns, and the magazine often features photographs of politically-motivated billboard or advertisement vandalism sent in by readers. The magazine also founded Buy Nothing Day, a yearly event held on the day after American Thanksgiving (traditionally one of the largest shopping days of the year) in which citizens are encouraged not to buy anything. They are also one of the sponsors of TV-Turnoff Week.

As of 2004, the organization has begun selling shoes with their black spot "anti-logo". They say the project is an experiment in "anti-capitalism": Each shoe comes with a share of stock in the company, allowing owners to vote on the website on new ventures and what to do with profits.

On September 13, 2004, Adbusters filed a lawsuit against six major Canadian television broadcasters (including CanWest Global, Bell Globemedia, CHUM Ltd., and the CBC) for refusing to air Adbusters videos in the television commercial spots that Adbusters attempted to purchase. Most broadcasters refused the commercials for reasons based on business principles. The lawsuit claims that Adbusters' freedom of expression was unjustly limited by the refusals. There has been talk that if Adbusters wins in Canadian court, they will file similar lawsuits against major U.S. broadcasters that also refused the advertisements. It is, however, unlikely that they will be successful, as both the Canadian and American Constitutions only restrict the government from infringing upon freedom of speech, not private individuals and groups.

Adbusters has affiliation with L'association Résistance à l'Agression Publicitaire in France, Adbusters Norge in Norway, Adbusters Sverige in Sweden and Culture Jammers in Japan.

The mission of the Adbusters Media Foundation can also be identified with organisations such as Indymedia, Downhill Battle and CNUK. It also holds some common beliefs with Creative Commons and Free Culture.

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