Adbusters

#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!

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

Adbusters 111 Cover

On Newsstands December 3

At last we’re in Winter. It’s the year 2047. A worn scrapbook from the future arrives in your lap. It offers a stunning global vision, a warning to the next generations, a repository of practical wisdom, and an invaluable roadmap which you need to navigate the dark times, and the opportunities, which lie ahead.

Subscribe to Adbusters Magazine

534 comments on the article “#OCCUPYXMAS kicks off Nov 25/26”

Displaying 501 - 510 of 534

Page 51 of 54

Anonymous

Agreed. There's nothing wrong with xmas. Wrong message in my opinion. We're missing the real opportunity which is clean cheap energy! What we should aim for are solutions! We can easily occupy energy production! Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors can power the world safely! It's better than cold fusion! Demand your government invests in this clean nuclear alternative. China is already leading the way. It's old proven technology (working reactors have already been built in the past) this has been hidden from us for far too long. Thorium molten salt reactors. Get the word out please!

LFTR google it and then tell your friends.

Anonymous

Anonymous

Agreed. There's nothing wrong with xmas. Wrong message in my opinion. We're missing the real opportunity which is clean cheap energy! What we should aim for are solutions! We can easily occupy energy production! Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors can power the world safely! It's better than cold fusion! Demand your government invests in this clean nuclear alternative. China is already leading the way. It's old proven technology (working reactors have already been built in the past) this has been hidden from us for far too long. Thorium molten salt reactors. Get the word out please!

LFTR google it and then tell your friends.

Anonymous

Andrew J. Gephart

Thanks a ton for stating your opinions. Being a writer, I am always in need of unique and different solutions to think about a topic. I actually uncover fantastic creativity in doing this. Many thanks

Andrew J. Gephart

Thanks a ton for stating your opinions. Being a writer, I am always in need of unique and different solutions to think about a topic. I actually uncover fantastic creativity in doing this. Many thanks

www.occupywalls...

My friends you are losing your way and adbusters are sending you in the wrong direction. This is a terrible post and topic. We are not suppose to stop the 99% from consuming and this turns me off from the movemeent. This is about equality, And integrity from the bankers and politicians, Who from adbusters has slept outside with people from OWS? They are cowards. And they are using us. I have been on OWS everyday since Oct. 13th and will continue to support but how much money does adbusters get from every dollar donated online? How much recognition do they get and sales of their magazines and products. I am tired of their waays. They don't even live in America and they are pulling our strings. www.occupiersUnite.org and www.occupywallstreetbaby.com and www.askamillion.com www.HomelessSanta.com are my sites if anyone has a question or comment

www.occupywalls...

My friends you are losing your way and adbusters are sending you in the wrong direction. This is a terrible post and topic. We are not suppose to stop the 99% from consuming and this turns me off from the movemeent. This is about equality, And integrity from the bankers and politicians, Who from adbusters has slept outside with people from OWS? They are cowards. And they are using us. I have been on OWS everyday since Oct. 13th and will continue to support but how much money does adbusters get from every dollar donated online? How much recognition do they get and sales of their magazines and products. I am tired of their waays. They don't even live in America and they are pulling our strings. www.occupiersUnite.org and www.occupywallstreetbaby.com and www.askamillion.com www.HomelessSanta.com are my sites if anyone has a question or comment

loud4trth

Suggestion, how about we hold rallies and marches every friday afternoon like what the Egyptians did, i am sure this time slot will also accommodate the majority.

loud4trth

Suggestion, how about we hold rallies and marches every friday afternoon like what the Egyptians did, i am sure this time slot will also accommodate the majority.

Anonymous

Anybody read the news? It looks like Black Friday was a bust for the fat cats, look like those fat cats are going to have to start tightening their belts soon and with any luck the big businesses will go bust soon. BOOM! WOOOSH! We did it!!!! Good job with occupy Black Friday, now we just need to do occupy XMAS LOL! Show them that Santa Claus has a big bag of coal waiting for those fat cats drinking wine and listening to Phil Collins on Wall Street. The Protests will continue! We will not waver! Long Live OWS!!!

Anonymous

Anybody read the news? It looks like Black Friday was a bust for the fat cats, look like those fat cats are going to have to start tightening their belts soon and with any luck the big businesses will go bust soon. BOOM! WOOOSH! We did it!!!! Good job with occupy Black Friday, now we just need to do occupy XMAS LOL! Show them that Santa Claus has a big bag of coal waiting for those fat cats drinking wine and listening to Phil Collins on Wall Street. The Protests will continue! We will not waver! Long Live OWS!!!

Pages

Add a new comment

Comments are closed.