25 Nov '11, 7pm

It's Buy Nothing Day: #OCCUPYXMAS | Care2 Causes

It's Buy Nothing Day: #OCCUPYXMAS | Care2 Causes

Now that we’ve got to the point that, on Thursday night, a woman pepper-sprayed other shoppers to keep them away from the merchandise she wanted at a Los Angeles area Walmart, isn’t it time we took a deep breath, put down the credit card(s) and asked what does it say about the US that we’ve turned a national holiday of thankfulness into an all-out buying fest — into the “holy day of consumerism “? Today is the 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day , a day of self-imposed austerity after the annual national eat-in, on which we can “wean ourselves off of mega corporations, put our money back into the local independent economy, and live for a different kind of future.” Adbusters magazine, the “same crew that spawned Occupy Wall Street ,” created Buy Nothing Day. How about using this year’s Buy Nothing Day to #OCCUPYXMAS ? This year’s Black Friday will be the first campaign of t...

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