Mar 202015
 

Just two days ago Google suspended Antiwar.com’s Adsense account after citing a violation of its violence policy. The violation was from a non-functioning advertisement code embedded in a 11 year old blog post showing photos of torture and abuse from the Abu Ghraib military prison in Iraq. In a post yesterday from gawker.com, Google admitted to acting hastily by not providing a 72 hour warning of the violation. The email from the Google representative went on to indicate that the response from the Antiwar community was loud and heard by Google staff but that they still preferred to communicate via snail mail (what, no faith in your own products?). Antiwar.com has no plans to remove the images from its site and even after Google’s attempted apology, Antiwar is unsure if they will restore their service or move on to other offers.

In the case of the photos in question, it was important that the public got a chance to see the horrific torture this government is capable of in the name of “freedom”. But they are really grotesque photos and instead of highlighting the ugliness of war, we here at Bitcoin Not Bombs would like to encourage a more pro-peace response to Google’s shenanigans and are now launching a #DontExposeEvil image contest.

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Friday March 20th marks the anniversary of the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 and for the next 31 day we are accepting pro-peace memes and images highlighting an end to illegal occupations and US imperialism. The contest is open to anyone who thinks they can best capture a pro peace message as an internet meme. The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) April 20th, 2015 and the images will be judged by Antiwar staff with input from the contest sponsors and Bitcoin Not Bombs. Feel free to include this campaign’s hash tag #DontExposeEvil and Antiwar.com’s bitcoin QR code but they are NOT required. All that we ask is that you aim to send as positive a message as you can. Please send your entry to “DontExposeEvil (at) Bitcoin Not Bombs (dot) com”

1st place: 1 bitcoin from RogerVer.com

2nd place: 10 oz silver bar or bitcoin equivalent from Roberts and Roberts Brokerage inc. RRBI.co/ Tim Frey

3rd place: 5 1 oz FreedomsPhoenix rounds or bitcoin equivalent from FreedomsPhoenix.com Ernest Hancock

Runner-ups: Top 5 will receive 0.1 Bitcoin. Judged by the You Me and BTC Podcast team. YouMeandBTC.com

9th and 10th place: Free T-Shirt from AmagiMetals.com

All winners will receive a free membership sign up code from Liberty.me

Note: You may enter as many memes as you can come up with. Please include a link to your blog or social media profiles if you wish. The deadline is 4/20/15 at midnight EST. Send your entry to “DontExposeEvil (at) Bitcoin Not Bombs (dot) com”

All entry’s will be uploaded to our instagram account: Instagram.com/BitcoinNotBombs

Would you like to contribute to the prize pool or make a donation to Antiwar.com and be recognized? Please contact us.

If you’re just not the artist type you can support this effort by sharing the images and blog posts with your friends and family or donate directly to Antiwar.com with the QR code below.

Drew Phillips

- Activist, entrepreneur, freelance Videographer/Editor. Having been involved with a few alternative currency models revolving around silver and gold, it wasn’t hard to see bitcoin’s potential to challenge state run banking. After looking around the bitcoin space for a place to jump in, it made sense to start a coalition of bitcoin users with a Voluntaryist / libertarian perspective. Bitcoin will face many challenges in the next few years if it is to become a successful global currency, and due to the decentralized nature of the bitcoin protocol, it has the potential to overcome the biggest and most violent challenge faced by alternative currencies: the state.

  4 Responses to “Google #DontExposeEvil – Pro Peace Meme contest”

  1. Google is the bully of the internet. They worked and are working very hard to maintain that reputation. They have the worst customer service model, basically: Fuck the customer.

    They can get away with it because they’re very good at what they do, but EVERYBODY is waiting for a good competitor to step into the scene and not deal with these guys anymore…

  2. you can check out my entries at jiangweisen.deviantart.com

  3. How do I enter?

    • Create a image or meme that is pro peace and expresses your thoughts on war and peace. You don’t need to reference the google story if you don’t want to. We are fairly open to your ideas on peace. Send as many memes as you wish to the email address above. Thanks and good luck!