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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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Anonymous

If people are the market and people are the 99%, then isn't boycotting a slap on the wrist of the 99%?

Nice job attacking the 99% yet again, morons!

Anonymous

If people are the market and people are the 99%, then isn't boycotting a slap on the wrist of the 99%?

Nice job attacking the 99% yet again, morons!

Anonymous

If people were the market and boycotting the market was slapping us 99% on the wrist, we'd be the ones sweating it out in our million dollar mansions.

We work for the Walton's dumb@$$. Not the other way around. Us not doing our jobs means THEY won't get their money. And if you haven't noticed. Us doing our job is totally inclusive to us spending our paychecks. If we stop spending our paychecks. The well dries up and they stop feeding us (in the form of recession, layoffs and cutbacks). Whose the moron. The ones wanting a change from that system, or the ones believing no change is needed.

I'll give you a hint. It's not you. It's me. Wait. I lied. It's entirely you.

Anonymous

If people were the market and boycotting the market was slapping us 99% on the wrist, we'd be the ones sweating it out in our million dollar mansions.

We work for the Walton's dumb@$$. Not the other way around. Us not doing our jobs means THEY won't get their money. And if you haven't noticed. Us doing our job is totally inclusive to us spending our paychecks. If we stop spending our paychecks. The well dries up and they stop feeding us (in the form of recession, layoffs and cutbacks). Whose the moron. The ones wanting a change from that system, or the ones believing no change is needed.

I'll give you a hint. It's not you. It's me. Wait. I lied. It's entirely you.

Anonymous

"Us not doing our jobs" means "we" don't get paid. Then, we have no money for food, shelter, or anything else. The bosses and fat cats, in the meantime, can live off the interest and dividends of the investments they've made (or, in the absense of interest and dividends, they can just live off the pile of gold they used to build the foundation of their mansion). They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway.

Who's the moron? I think it's pretty clear. And, it ain't me. Oh, wait, I didn't lie. It's all you, buddy.

Anonymous

"Us not doing our jobs" means "we" don't get paid. Then, we have no money for food, shelter, or anything else. The bosses and fat cats, in the meantime, can live off the interest and dividends of the investments they've made (or, in the absense of interest and dividends, they can just live off the pile of gold they used to build the foundation of their mansion). They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway.

Who's the moron? I think it's pretty clear. And, it ain't me. Oh, wait, I didn't lie. It's all you, buddy.

Anonymous

I think you missed the point buddy.

Occupy is a protest against those who accumulated wealth and decided it was in their best interest to not share it with the rest of society. I know it seems counter intuitive to fight against the 1 percenters when we're all fighting for our place in line to become one ourselves...

The real moron is the guy who believes 99 people can't stand up to 1.

When that happens. All the gold in Rome won't save the day.

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"Us not doing our jobs" means "we" don't get paid. Then, we have no money for food, shelter, or anything else. The bosses and fat cats, in the meantime, can live off the interest and dividends of the investments they've made (or, in the absense of interest and dividends, they can just live off the pile of gold they used to build the foundation of their mansion). They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway.

Who's the moron? I think it's pretty clear. And, it ain't me. Oh, wait, I didn't lie. It's all you, buddy.

Anonymous

I think you missed the point buddy.

Occupy is a protest against those who accumulated wealth and decided it was in their best interest to not share it with the rest of society. I know it seems counter intuitive to fight against the 1 percenters when we're all fighting for our place in line to become one ourselves...

The real moron is the guy who believes 99 people can't stand up to 1.

When that happens. All the gold in Rome won't save the day.

reply to:
"Us not doing our jobs" means "we" don't get paid. Then, we have no money for food, shelter, or anything else. The bosses and fat cats, in the meantime, can live off the interest and dividends of the investments they've made (or, in the absense of interest and dividends, they can just live off the pile of gold they used to build the foundation of their mansion). They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway.

Who's the moron? I think it's pretty clear. And, it ain't me. Oh, wait, I didn't lie. It's all you, buddy.

Anonymous

"The bosses and fat cats...They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway."

If fat cats truly didn't care about us spending our money (or not) would advertising be a $100 billion dollar industry? It exists solely to influence our spending decisions.

And what do you think happens when we don't spend money. People lose their jobs. Revenues drop, businesses lay people off to compensate for lost profits. Would that happen if fat cats didn't care?

You're right about one thing though... you didn't lie, and you had it right the first time. You clearly are the moron (if you believe our shopping habits have nothing to do with how well those fat cats are fed).

Anonymous

"The bosses and fat cats...They don't care if you work or shop or not. They get paid anyway."

If fat cats truly didn't care about us spending our money (or not) would advertising be a $100 billion dollar industry? It exists solely to influence our spending decisions.

And what do you think happens when we don't spend money. People lose their jobs. Revenues drop, businesses lay people off to compensate for lost profits. Would that happen if fat cats didn't care?

You're right about one thing though... you didn't lie, and you had it right the first time. You clearly are the moron (if you believe our shopping habits have nothing to do with how well those fat cats are fed).

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