23 Nov '11, 11am

"Occupy Black Friday": Grist solicits alternatives to Black Friday:

"Occupy Black Friday": Grist solicits alternatives to Black Friday:

Image: Occupy Reno This Thursday night, while many families are still wrapping up Thanksgiving leftovers, the annual Black Friday shopping frenzy will begin, with 74 million people expected to head to stores over the weekend. But Friday also marks the 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day , an alternative celebration that invites us to "wean ourselves off of mega corporations, put our money back into the local independent economy, and live for a different kind of future." Given that Buy Nothing Day was dreamed up by the folks at Adbusters magazine -- the same crew that spawned Occupy Wall Street -- perhaps the day of austerity will take off on a larger scale this year. My family liked the idea of Buy Nothing Day when we first heard of it, about 10 years ago. Because sitting at home and buying nothing in and of itself is not particularly exciting, we started a tradition of ho...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/living/2011-11-23-occupy-black-friday

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