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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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Aiden

What I see on here is a lot of lofty ideas telling people how to live, what to do and how to do it. I will have none of it. And please, get out of my park so I can enjoy it again.

Aiden

What I see on here is a lot of lofty ideas telling people how to live, what to do and how to do it. I will have none of it. And please, get out of my park so I can enjoy it again.

Anonymous

Before your comment, which proves that you truly are a magnificent benefactor of the human species, I didn't realize the folly of our uppity "thinking about stuff", nor did I realize that you are the center of the universe, not just yours and mine, but everyone's. We'll be out of your park as soonb as possible, great sir.

Anonymous

Before your comment, which proves that you truly are a magnificent benefactor of the human species, I didn't realize the folly of our uppity "thinking about stuff", nor did I realize that you are the center of the universe, not just yours and mine, but everyone's. We'll be out of your park as soonb as possible, great sir.

Anonymous

So you don't want to be told what to do... but you want to tell others what and how to do it.

Perfect. You're one of societies winners.

Anonymous

So you don't want to be told what to do... but you want to tell others what and how to do it.

Perfect. You're one of societies winners.

Anonymous

Shouldn't we be boycotting your magazine then?

By your own logic, you are part of the problem.

The majority of the people squatting in the park in toronto don't even know you are the agent of this charlie foxtrot, while you limo about in finely tailored wool.

Anonymous

Shouldn't we be boycotting your magazine then?

By your own logic, you are part of the problem.

The majority of the people squatting in the park in toronto don't even know you are the agent of this charlie foxtrot, while you limo about in finely tailored wool.

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