25 Nov '11, 4pm

#OCCUPY and #BuyNothingDay move into phase two: #OCCUPYXMAS - The Ecologist

#OCCUPY and #BuyNothingDay move into phase two: #OCCUPYXMAS - The Ecologist

Buy Nothing Day was largely popularised by AdBusters and Kalle Lasn, the man behind Occupy whose radical ideas have been creating a much needed shake up in politics, the economy and, yes, even the Church. Conrad Schmidt wrote about Buy Nothing Day for the Ecologist in 2008 – whereas then, we had just entered recession, now we truly beginning to realise its full extent. What makes this year’s Buy Nothing Day important? It is the Day’s twentieth birthday and its message is one that world is starting to pay attention to through the Occupy movement, that being, if I may: the current global capitalist system has serious problems. Countries around the world have been dipping in out of recession since 2008, the Eurozone verges on collapse, our energy systems, based on limited stocks of fossil fuels, are way out of date. We must remember that climate change is but a symptom of the...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/cult...

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