Friday, November 23, 2012

Buy Nothing Day

And in case you haven't heard again, yesterday was that American holiday of Thanksgiving. Remember the Indians and eat more tofurky. And so after Thanksgiving, advertisers and retailers have seemingly invented some other holiday that calls itself Black Friday in order to get people to shop, shop and shop until you drop for all of those discount deals that seems to encourage one of those holiday season consumerism shopping frenzies on this day. And so then there is Buy Nothing Day, that also finds itself on the same day. As in buy nothing. And from what I have read throughout my internet travels, Wal-Mart Workers Will Walk Off The job On Black Friday. And one of those events on this day finds itself as follows. And those Buy Nothing photos that find themselves posted above, well they just seem to Buy Nothing Day speak for themselves.

Wall Street to Walmart: Occupy Black Friday

Friday, November 23, 2012  12:30pm

In the wake of a series of unprecedented Walmart retail and warehouse strikes, Walmart workers, labor allies and community supporters have put Walmart on notice for Black Friday: End retaliation and attempts to silence workers or face nationwide strikes and direct action.

On Black Friday -- the busiest shopping day of the year -- Occupy Wall Street, 99 Pickets, ALIGN NY, Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Retail Action Project, and allies will occupy a Walmart store in North Jersey in solidarity with these courageous workers. Join us as we clog the checkout lines, take over the store with shopping carts, sing songs, picket the store, and disrupt Walmart’s business.

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N22 THANKSGIVING DAY 4PM: On Thursday we’ll have THANKSGIVING DINNER in Zuccotti Park, with hot meals also provided to Occupy Trinity and Union Square. This will be a time to come together as a community and reflect on the struggles of workers and indigenous communities.
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Afterwards, a small delegation will be going to Walmart to deliver treats and notes to workers who are being forced to go to work instead of spending the day with their families.

5AM: We will kick the day off at an early morning “Walmart sales event” and put Walmart on notice that this year, they won’t be able to conduct business as usual.

12:30PM (Note the new time): The main event. Hundreds of us will be gathering at the Walmart store in Secaucus, NJ and staying all afternoon to disrupt commerce and stand in solidarity with workers across the country who are fighting for their rights.

Meet at the intersection of Park Plaza Drive and Harmon Meadow Blvd, near Sam’s Club. MAP:

Have a car? We need help with carpooling and we have a fun, safe “Occupy the Parking Spaces” action planned at Walmart all day.

Don’t have a car? We have buses leaving NYC at 11:30AM.

If you want to take the bus or are able to drive, fill out this form with both your email and phone so we can follow up with you.

Mass transit: You can take NJ Transit to the store location; the store is a 20 minute ride from Port Authority at 42nd and 8th Ave. Take the 320 bus. Buses leave about every twenty minutes. Buy a ticket (about $4 one way) and tell the bus driver you’re going to Walmart, You’ll be dropped off in the Walmart parking lot next the meetup point.

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