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#OCCUPYXMAS kicks off Nov 25/26

Let's take back the season!

Hey dreamers, occupiers, rabble-rousers,

You’ve been sleeping on the streets for two months pleading peacefully for a new spirit in economics. And just as your camps are raided, your eyes pepper sprayed and your head’s knocked in, another group of people are preparing to camp-out. Only these people aren’t here to support occupy Wall Street, they’re here to secure their spot in line for a Black Friday bargain at Super Target and Macy’s.

Occupy gave the world a new way of thinking about the fat cats and financial pirates on Wall Street. Now lets give them a new way of thinking about the holidays, about our own consumption habits. Lets’ use the coming 20th annual Buy Nothing Day to launch an all-out offensive to unseat the corporate kings on the holiday throne.

This year’s Black Friday will be the first campaign of the holiday season where we set the tone for a new type of holiday culminating with #OCCUPYXMAS. As the global protests of the 99% against corporate greed and casino capitalism continues, lets take the opportunity to hit the empire where it really hurts…the wallet.

On Nov 25/26th we escape the mayhem and unease of the biggest shopping day in North America and put the breaks on rabid consumerism for 24 hours. Flash mobs, consumer fasts, mall sit-ins, community events, credit card-ups, whirly-marts and jams, jams, jams! We don’t camp on the sidewalk for a reduced price tag on a flat screen TV or psycho-killer video game. Instead, we occupy the very paradigm that is fueling our eco, social and political decline.

Historically, Buy Nothing Day has been about fasting from hyper consumerism – a break from the cash register and reflecting on how dependent we really are on conspicuous consumption. On this 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day, we take it to the next level, marrying it with the message of #occupy…

We #OCCUPYXMAS.

Shenanigans begin November 25!

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brorusso

This first post Occupation Buy Nothing Day has me feeling so energized. Finally BND will be on the radar of the mainstream in a significant way. Hallelujah!

brorusso

This first post Occupation Buy Nothing Day has me feeling so energized. Finally BND will be on the radar of the mainstream in a significant way. Hallelujah!

Anonymous

Did you even bother to read the article? This is the *20th* "Buy Nothing Day." Nineteen such days have gone before, ALL of which had absolutely no meaning or effect.

Get over yourselves. You are as pointless as the ridiculous "solutions" you propose.

Anonymous

Did you even bother to read the article? This is the *20th* "Buy Nothing Day." Nineteen such days have gone before, ALL of which had absolutely no meaning or effect.

Get over yourselves. You are as pointless as the ridiculous "solutions" you propose.

Anonymous

Actually, you misread brorusso's post. He/she is just excited that more people will be aware of Buy Nothing Day (on account of it now being renamed #occupyxmas).

I'm sure brorusso realizes that Buy Nothing Day has been ineffective in the past when barely anyone knew about it. That's most likely the reason brorusso is happy more people know about it now.

Whether more participants...or anti-participants in the case of this boycotting activity...will make the action more effective remains to be seen. Time will tell.

Anonymous

Actually, you misread brorusso's post. He/she is just excited that more people will be aware of Buy Nothing Day (on account of it now being renamed #occupyxmas).

I'm sure brorusso realizes that Buy Nothing Day has been ineffective in the past when barely anyone knew about it. That's most likely the reason brorusso is happy more people know about it now.

Whether more participants...or anti-participants in the case of this boycotting activity...will make the action more effective remains to be seen. Time will tell.

Anonymous

Of course now the stores' new thing is to offer a super deal and then only have one or two of that super deal. The favorite of computer chains. Don't be a one percents stooge, boycott black friday and buy from local merchants. Don't forget Craig's List. It's probably got a lot that you need and you can save boocoo bucks. I got a huge dog house for free. The guy just threw in my backyard for free. I was sooo happy.

Anonymous

Of course now the stores' new thing is to offer a super deal and then only have one or two of that super deal. The favorite of computer chains. Don't be a one percents stooge, boycott black friday and buy from local merchants. Don't forget Craig's List. It's probably got a lot that you need and you can save boocoo bucks. I got a huge dog house for free. The guy just threw in my backyard for free. I was sooo happy.

Anonymous

WAKE UP 99% I don't get it ..what good is buying nothing on one day? It sounds like this campaign was designed by the corporations as a joke. People need to focus on buying less $300 iphones, $500 iPads and the ridiculously overpriced Macs. The 99% need to get together and do an all out ban one item. Instead of targeting banks, there's noth'n wrong with making $ (especially if there are people who are foolish enough to spend what they don't have and rack up big credit card bills. That is what puts $ in the banks pocket , but everyone still does it, then gets mad at the bank?????Huh??.) The one item should be something that is targeted at kids as an innocent breakfast product and is actually nothing more than health smothering "candy." If we could have a significant impact with one product just imagine the havoc we could wreak on the next carefully chosen item. And the next ….and the next. We have the power. Now stop sending people on these foolish missions and pick the worst product (just one) that is harming kids, in an innocent place (supermarket.) And do an all out ban.

http://www.momaroo.com/739733232/84-of-nutrition-labels-on-kids-food-misleading/

Anonymous

WAKE UP 99% I don't get it ..what good is buying nothing on one day? It sounds like this campaign was designed by the corporations as a joke. People need to focus on buying less $300 iphones, $500 iPads and the ridiculously overpriced Macs. The 99% need to get together and do an all out ban one item. Instead of targeting banks, there's noth'n wrong with making $ (especially if there are people who are foolish enough to spend what they don't have and rack up big credit card bills. That is what puts $ in the banks pocket , but everyone still does it, then gets mad at the bank?????Huh??.) The one item should be something that is targeted at kids as an innocent breakfast product and is actually nothing more than health smothering "candy." If we could have a significant impact with one product just imagine the havoc we could wreak on the next carefully chosen item. And the next ….and the next. We have the power. Now stop sending people on these foolish missions and pick the worst product (just one) that is harming kids, in an innocent place (supermarket.) And do an all out ban.

http://www.momaroo.com/739733232/84-of-nutrition-labels-on-kids-food-misleading/

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