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.
“Buy Nothing Day,” AdBusters
“Buy Nothing Day,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The scientific explanation of why people kill each other over TVs on Black Friday,” Laurence Ashworth, Reuters
“5 Great Reasons to Celebrate International Buy Nothing Day Instead of Black Friday,” Amy Mendosa, TIME
“Anti-Black Friday Movements Gain Traction With Patagonia Clothing Swap,” Meagan Clark, International Business Times
“Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange is Friday,” Warwick [RI] Beacon
“Great Ways to Spend Black Friday Not at the Mall,” Brad Tuttle,CNN Money
“Fight Black Friday by joining a Buy Nothing group,” Lisa Hyma,Grist
“Websites promote Buy Nothing Day,” Kevin O’Neil, Scranton Times-Tribune
“#HandsUpDontSpend: African Americans call to boycott Black Friday over Ferguson decision,” Aljazeera
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