Embrace Community Not Consumption on #BuyNothingDay

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 23, 2011. 

As retailers compete to see who can open their doors the earliest without offending the sensibilities of the public, Americans have been questioning the very tradition of over-consumption. Occupy Black Friday, OccupyXMass and Buy Nothing Day actions are being held throughout the country and world as a way to stand up against blatant corporate greed.

If you are opting-out this year, we’ve whipped up this little gift exemption card for you to print out give to your friends and family over Thanksgiving right before the chaos of corporate holiday spending ensues. Or, send this image as an eCard for those you won’t be spending the day with.


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. This 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day will be married with the message of #Occupy. Occupy the minds of Xmas shoppers with these posters. Organize a whirly mart, santa sit-in or Jesus walk.

Occupy Seattle
12:00 Speakers
1:15 Singing
1:45 Folk Guitar with Politics & Humor 
2:00 Hip Hop Occupies
2:15 Singing with the Raging Grannies
2:30 Alan Genatossio on Guitar
3:00 Community Square Dance! 
4:00 Seattle Good Business Network: Teach-In about Supporting Local Economy
4:30 Meditation & Dances for Universal Peace

More info at Occupy Seattle’s Facebook Event

Occupy Santa Rosa
10:00 Rally with Ceremony led by Nanahuatzin at City Hall (100 Santa Rosa Avenue)
11:00 Picket at Main Entrance of Santa Rosa Mall B Street and 4th Street
1:00 Flash Mob (location TBA)
2:00 Community Festival with music, craft making, free exchange & gift sharing at City Hall

More info at Buy Nothing Day w/ Occupy Santa Rosa Facebook Event

Occupy Omaha
Occupy Omaha is hosting a Black Friday Swap Not Shop Day  at the Occupy Omaha encampment site at 24th & Farnam from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Bring any gift items you’d like to donate and pick up something lovely for your friends and family at the same time!

Occupy Albany
Occupy Black Friday Flash-Mob at the Mall.


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