Attention Culture Jammers!
Financial markets are gyrating wildly again, our climate destiny is up for grabs in Paris this December and the war on terror feels like it’s escalating towards World War 3 … this is the perfect moment to make sense of the world by going on a 24-hour consumer fast this Black Friday.
Consumer capitalism lives or dies on how much we consume, so one of the most radical actions you can take is to buy nothing.
Since the early 1990s, Buy Nothing Day has inspired personal and collective action worldwide against a future that does not compute. It’s not just about changing your habits for one day, it is about rediscovering what it means to break free.
This Black Friday, remember that an object will never make you happy. It might for a few minutes, maybe even days, but in the end your experiences are all you’ve got. So this year why not get your family together and do something wildly different. Turn-off Cyber Thursday. Ignore Black Friday. Try buying almost nothing for Christmas and you might experience the most meaningful holiday season you’ve ever had.
And if you’re feeling feisty, then go poster a mall with counter-consumer mindbombs. Do a #PopeWalk. A Whirly Mart. A credit card cutup. Hold up a big funhouse mirror to the post-contemporary shopping frenzy!
Join millions of us in over 60 countries on November 27/28 for Buy Nothing Day and see what it feels like to take a stand.
Buy nothing, experience everything!
#buynothingday #buynothingxmas #popewalk
Find out more ways to take action at adbusters.org/bnd.
For the wild,
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