Big Savings!

Big Savings!

The Friday after Thanksgiving or ”Black Friday“ is reserved by global corporations for whipping Americans into a frenzy of over-consumption.  Millions camp out and line up for hours hoping for bargains. Most end up buying things they don’t need at prices they can’t afford.

Save big today. Don’t buy a single thing. If you want to spend something, spend the day with friends and family. Spend time at the library; borrow a book and spend time reading it. Spend time making something. You’re not what you buy. You’re not a “consumer.” You’re a human being.


“A Brief History of Black Friday,” Ethan Trex, Mental Floss

“Black Friday In 41 Absolutely Horrifying Photos,” Scott Lamb, BuzzFeed

“WATCH: Fight breaks out over phones on Black Friday,” WOAI Radio

“Insane Footage Of Black Friday Shoppers Attacking A Walmart Smartphone Display,” Mandi Woodruff, Business Insider

“Capitalism’s grossest win: The final triumph of Black Friday,” Andrew Leonard, Salon

“Teen robbed of purchases outside Arundel Mills Mall,” Peter Hermann, Washington Post

“Black Friday drivers, beware: Parking lot accidents increase today,” Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times

“Suspect still on the loose in Walmart shooting,” Sean Rossman, Tallahassee Democrat

“Shopper threatens to stab Black Friday crowd,” CNN via KKCO 11 News

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will shop the Black Friday sales,” Rob Bricken, io9

“Black Friday descends into madness at Kansas Victoria’s Secret,” Natasha Lennard, Salon

“Black Friday Shopping Sparks Arrests & Fights Across The Country,”Latifah Muhammad,

“Police: Mass. man left tot in car to shop on Black Friday, went home with new TV but no boy,” AP via Washington Post

“Man pulls gun on Black Friday line-cutter,” AP via Salon

“Capitalism’s grossest win: The final triumph of Black Friday,” Andrew Leonard, Salon

“Alleged shoplifter dies after being subdued by Walmart workers,” Jill Vejnoska, Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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