Wednesday, November 17, 2010

buy nothing day, november 26

this is really exciting...there’s an anti-capitalism rally downtown on “black friday.” free vegan picnic! priceless flea market! anti-capitalist bike ride! zombie tag! FREE VEGAN PICNIC!!! AAHH!

here’s a description from the website:

We are a network of activists organizing a Carnivalesque Rebellion that will shut down consumer capitalism for a week.

The climax of our efforts is Buy Nothing Day, a 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending, celebrated November 26th in North America and November 27th Internationally.

Grab campaign resources and ideas at www.adbusters.org/bnd

check out the bottom of the adbusters page, read the description of “whirl-mart.” holy crap i want to do that. the “zombie walk” sounds fun too, but what could be better than prancing around walmart in a conga line of empty shopping carts? NOTHING. nothing could be better than that. the only downside is that i couldn’t participate in it and photograph it at the same time.

here’s a link to the meetup site where you can look up the celebration nearest you.

value everything. buy nothing. i am so on board.

2 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

I always thought it was nuts that people get up at 6 am to go shopping, fighting crowds, all for some crappy discount. My time is worth more than that and we make our presents for family.

Emily said...

i know, i can't even imagine. it's pretty disgusting how serious some people are about camping out and trampling one another to buy shit they don't need.