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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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BM

Read THOUGHT CONTROL IN ECONOMICS if you want an understanding of the brains behind OWS.

Go torrent it someplace or order a back issue from Adbusters if you want to support the magazine.

If you don't know how to torrent, figure it out. If you don't know what OWS is, figure it out by reading it's publications. If you don't know what the rich are about, go read a history book FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE OTHER COUNTRY.

BM

Read THOUGHT CONTROL IN ECONOMICS if you want an understanding of the brains behind OWS.

Go torrent it someplace or order a back issue from Adbusters if you want to support the magazine.

If you don't know how to torrent, figure it out. If you don't know what OWS is, figure it out by reading it's publications. If you don't know what the rich are about, go read a history book FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE OTHER COUNTRY.

Anonymous

Make sure to maintain your focus throughout the movement. I woke up yesterday and found myself in a Wal Mart- luckily I escaped before I bought anything!

http://occupyxmas.net

Anonymous

Make sure to maintain your focus throughout the movement. I woke up yesterday and found myself in a Wal Mart- luckily I escaped before I bought anything!

http://occupyxmas.net

Anonymous

A purchase-free day is a little bit like saber-rattling. Whatever it is that you will not purchase on a certain day is offset by the increased purchases you make on the days before or after the chosen certain day.

Anonymous

A purchase-free day is a little bit like saber-rattling. Whatever it is that you will not purchase on a certain day is offset by the increased purchases you make on the days before or after the chosen certain day.

Anonymous

Unless you're determined to invest your saving from not-shopping into renewable resources and NOT consumer-trivial-goods. Or unless you're determined to just save cash. Or unless you're determined to just help this movement make a difference. Or.....OH, there are SO many expansive creative innovative ways to counter your simplicity. Thanks SO MUCH for the creative-thinking exercise!!!!! For real!

Anonymous

Unless you're determined to invest your saving from not-shopping into renewable resources and NOT consumer-trivial-goods. Or unless you're determined to just save cash. Or unless you're determined to just help this movement make a difference. Or.....OH, there are SO many expansive creative innovative ways to counter your simplicity. Thanks SO MUCH for the creative-thinking exercise!!!!! For real!

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