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This, of all days, is a bastardization of the very notion of a holiday. Consumerism and Commercialism should not be celebrated; they are societal ills. Capitalism gone mad: trampling, assaults, ...
by ShockandAwed
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 02:30 AM PST with 21 Recommends
For your consideration, the latest in an apparent tradition of really depressing Christmas songs. I wrote this one last year (just about this time, oddly). Bart (of Zazou City fame) came over to ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:43 AM PST with 27 Recommends
(Originally drafted in 2008) I never was on time for Mom's Thanksgiving dinner. I'll spare you the guilt reducing stories of how that dinner was never on time either. The truth is I was ...
by Andiandi
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:23 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Consumerism is violent. The apologists for ads and products, life styles and brought-to-you-by media are disastrously wrong. The thousands of marketing confrontations that a person must get through ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 24, 2011 at 07:16 AM PST with 6 Recommends
When I first came to this country 20 years ago, Guy Fawkes Night was something of a mystery. I enjoyed the bonfires, but thought them a bit vengeful at this distance; and I missed Hallowe’en. ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 09:31 AM PST with 3 Recommends
This little film shows Tuesday's simulcast between the London and New York OCCUPY communities. I flew out to the encampment at St. Paul's Cathedral, and we sang the 99% song together, across the ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:37 AM PST with 6 Recommends
On Black Friday/ Buy Nothing Day – we enjoyed our annual turn on ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 08:11 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Crunched shoulder to shoulder on a cold bench in The Tombs, with the courtroom hundreds of feet above us on the surface of Manhattan, up there beyond the reach of these hundreds of African-American ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 05:51 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Update: As fun as it is being on the rec list, TexMex's ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 288 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM PST with 283 Recommends
My Buy Nothing Day diary yesterday had a response from some people that I hadn't expected. While ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 08:15 AM PST with 20 Recommends
No, I'm not talking about the Buy Nothing Day diary I wrote. I'm talking about ...
by rossl
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 07:02 AM PST with 9 Recommends
I prefer Treehuggers take on today . I don't usually take commentary and post here but I think it's time to remind ...
by Ellinorianne
Comment Count 96 comments on Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM PST with 130 Recommends
I'm on strike. I absolutely refuse to go shopping today unless it's for life-sustaining food or drink. Today is Buy Nothing Day . It's "...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 357 comments on Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 05:38 AM PST with 179 Recommends
Is there a tradition any more backward or disgusting practiced across America today than that of Black Friday? Hordes of consumers mob stores for /great deals/ on useless "goods" like new TVs or ...
by rossl
Comment Count 130 comments on Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM PST with 46 Recommends
When the McCain-Palin ticket launched its Drill Baby Drill! campaign, many here and even in the MSM criticized the gimmick by pointing out that we cannot drill our way to energy independence. More ...
by Mother Mags
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 01:17 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Buy Nothing Day does not have the political teeth it needs to be an effective message to the public. Buy Nothing Day was originally conceived by activist Ted Dave and promoted by Adbusters out of ...
by naturallearning
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2007 at 04:42 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I always look forward to Thanksgiving as a time to be with my loved ones, get absolutely stuffed on too much food, and reflect on how lucky I am to have what I have. Even so, Thansgiving brings with ...
by maxomai
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 12:41 PM PST with 8 Recommends
by tri
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jan 01, 2006 at 08:37 AM PST with 0 Recommends
by sedrik39
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 06:00 PM PST with 2 Recommends
by EmilyD
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Nov 24, 2005 at 12:36 PM PST with 7 Recommends