Tag Archives: Buy Nothing Day

Should I care more that Walmart employees need to work on Thanksgiving?

Earlier today, I shared with some friends that, in the whole scheme of things, I’m not terribly pissed about Walmart opening their doors at 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving day. I shared this thought after having read several posts condemning the retail giant for denying their employees the ability to enjoy the holiday with their families. […]

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Why we have to support the workers of Walmart on Black Friday… and beyond

Last night, Walmart warehouse and retail employees in Southern California walked off their jobs and began picketing. They were joined this morning by Walmart employees in Seattle. And, if all goes according to plan, a great many more will join them tomorrow, on Black Friday, when employees from over 1,000 Walmart stores are expected to […]

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Feeding the consumerbots a holiday meal of pepper spray

Last night, I wrote something here on the site about the various Black Friday-related Occupy actions planned for today. At the time, it occurred to me that, if protesters really wanted to convey to people what’s at stake at this moment in American history, as they wait all night outside of stores like Best Buy, […]

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Occupy Black Friday actions planned in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit

I’m torn on the concept of Buy Nothing Day. I love the idea of taking a day to remind ourselves that there’s more to life than blind consumption, but, at the same time, I sympathize with our small, locally owned retailers, who could really use the business. At any rate, I thought that I should […]

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Happy Buy Nothing Day

Happy Buy Nothing Day…. Or as we call it in the Maynard-Lao household, Buy Nothing but a Chick-fil-A Sandwich and a Movie Ticket Day. Seriously, however far along the anti-Black Friday continuum you are, here’s hoping you have a wonderful day, not being trampled with your family. [See also Reverend Billy and the Church of […]

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