Adbusters Is A Not For Profit Organization With Anti Consumerist, Pro Environment Ideals

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Adbusters is a not for profit organization with anti-consumerist, pro environment ideals. The company that publishes the magazine, Adbusters Media Foundation, is based in Vancouver, Canada and was founded by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in 1989 with the first issue of its magazine being published that same year.

The magazine started as a local quarterly magazine with three full-time volunteers with a magazine circulation of around 5,000 copies. The magazine has now become an international bi-monthly magazine with a dozen editors and over 250 freelancers creating the artwork. Now having a circulation of around 120,00. The magazine is still advertisement free as it has been since it started. It is estimated that two-thirds of their readers are American but there are subscriptions held in over 60 countries. It is also the top-selling Canadian title in the US.

The company/magazine currently has four key members. The founders Kalle Lasn: Editor-in-chief, and Bill schmalz: Co-publisher, along with Darren Fleet and Stefanie Krasnow, both of whom are senior editors. Over the years of publication the magazine various artists have contributed to the magazine; some of these include Johnathan Barnbrook, Simon Critchley, David Graeber, Douglas Rushkoff, Matt Taibbi along with many others.

The company describes themselves as a “ Global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the…

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