Rather than flood into the big-box stores and malls to snap up bargains, Adbusters urges people to celebrate “living lightly on the planet” and resist the mercantile madness around Christmas, a holiday “distorted beyond recognition by corpo-commercial forces.”“Ignore Black Friday! If enough of us do that, each in our own sweet way, we might be on our way to the most joyous holiday season we’ve ever had,” Adbusters declares in this year’s promotion for Buy Nothing Day.
In following years, the Sunday-shopping fight headed to the provincial courts. Ontarians might remember the retailers at the head of the crusade to end the ban: Edwards bookstore and Paul Magder Furs in Toronto; the City Lights bookstore in London. Yes, that is the same City Lights shop once owned by Marc Emery, who went on to be a leading activist for marijuana legalization (and did some time in U.S. prison for it, too, from 2010 to 2014).
Whenever politicians circulate the text of their speeches in advance, they often include a disclaimer: “Check against delivery.”Auditor General Michael Ferguson has just stamped that warning across Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s entire government. His latest report is a stunning blow to a party that came to power two years ago with big promises to respect public servants and introduce a new philosophy of “deliverology” to government.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".