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Buy Nothing Day November 29

Adbusters Buy Nothing Day 2002
Buy Nothing Day
What's in store for 2002

"United We Spend?" United Let's Don't.

If enough jammers turn their disaffection into resistance for just one day, November 29 could mark the delivery of a landmark social message. More than a million people will celebrate 11 years of opposition on the unofficial "opening day" of the Christmas frenzy. Play this one right and we will make Buy Nothing Day 2002 a global event on par with Earth Day. Previous participants have come up with the traditions: swap meets, teach-ins, concerts, street theatre, credit-card cut-ups, postering, potlucks. But hey, it's a culture jam - no one's drawing up any rules.

Here's what to expect from Adbusters: more and better info, campaign materials and TV and radio spots that press the point. We're doing a little outreach as well. Last year's alignment with the peace movement gave the day a wider resonance, and the bigger the BND tent, the better. This year, we're asking religious groups to add their voices, and we've made a pitch to environmental groups worldwide. After all, we told them, "Over consumption is mother of all our environmental problems." With vocal support from the greens, BND really could become an eco-holiday sans frontières.

We can already expect a boost from the spiritual side. This year, Christians were a visible Buy Nothing force for the first time, and other faith groups are sure to follow. Sites like buynothingchristmas.org and books like Bill McKibben's ecumenical Hundred Dollar Holiday argue that we need space for values outside the commercial imperative. (The Pope's argument that markets can't answer all needs doesn't hurt, either.) In 2002, watch for a deeper, interfaith challenge - the first stirrings of a prophetic "no."

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Shut the hell up 26.Nov.2002 19:10

fresca

Shut the fuck up you fucking moron. For Christ's sake, did you spend all day coming up with that ridiculous idea? You are just plain stupid. Go to sleep.

hell 26.Nov.2002 19:12

Hayzus

if christians are against Satan then they shouldn't be buying anything, anytime, IMO :)

i personally try my best to not buy anything, period.

fresca's hip! 26.Nov.2002 19:42

PDX Culture Jammer

Dear fresca:

You seem real hip, aware and tuned in to how to solve all of America's social problems. Please educate us, you fuckin' freeper.

Check these freeper jerks out!

 http://www.freerepublic.com/

You're probably right. 26.Nov.2002 20:22

fresca

But, none-the-less, you and your "jammers'" idea is still ridiculous. Not sure what a "freeper" is either but I don't think one needs to be part of any particular group to realize how ineffectual and ultimately laughable "buy nothing" day is.

effectiveness v. demonstrated 26.Nov.2002 20:41

oh look, that's what it means

(IF 'IMCer', THEN able to find out what "freeper" means...)

*laugh*--if "Buy Nothing Day" is indeed ineffectual AND laughable "fresca", why so?...(um..why?)

(2 to 1 *you* won't even bother explaining why...sucker :)

Keep it real 26.Nov.2002 20:51

Sean Henderson lohan1@msn.com

Sounds like an excellent message - of course it isn't going to change our society over night - but it's a very good idea - the point is too send a message.

Why are we so critical of this post? Support your brother and try to understand him before trying to shoot him down.

PDX culture jammer - I salute you in solidarity.

point taken Sean H. 26.Nov.2002 21:03

oh look, that's what it means

i see what you mean Sean Henderson

Sponsered By... 27.Nov.2002 23:27

retail sabatour

I wish that Buy Nothing Day were not pegged as an Adbusters' holiday. In fact this whole spiel that's posted seems like one big commercial FOR Adbusters Magazine. "Buy nothing on November 28, EXCEPT the latest issue of Adbusters."
Buy Nothing day is just that. Please, if you can find it within you, don't PERCHASE a goddamn thing! Stay home if you feel that demos and street fairs don't work (for the most part, you're right). Spend time loving the people you're close to, not focusing so hard on buying them off. Just one day to not shop. Don't feel obligated to do anything you don't have to do. Oh, yeah. Let me also mention that fucking shit up is a great solution to consumerism. Economic destruction is that best way to show corporate giants that you are opposed to the gross messages in thier campaignes. I personally suggest walking into major retailers or malls armed with several bulky sharpie markers and sticker for thier dressing room windows. FUR FREE FRIDAY happens to be the same day. I particularly recommend hitting up leather and fur reatailer such as Victoria Secret and Sak's Fifth Ave. Let them know that torture and decidence is unacceptable. Do what works for you because you want to and you feel that it's necessary, not because Adbusters says it's cool.