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Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day . . . But What About The Other 364 Days?

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 11.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My problem with Buy Nothing Day is that, like Black Friday it's a one day event. Buy nothing this one day, but then shop normally the other 364 days. Yes, it gets people talking about our consumer society, and that's a good thing, but it's still just one day.

How Can We Reclaim the Holiday Season From Corporations?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Kids need to play. It is vitally important to their development. But they don't need to play with Elmo or a hunk of plastic that recites the alphabet with a twang or a drawl. Kids need to play with us and with each other and all alone.

A "Buy Nothing" Holiday Season? Why Collaborative Consumption Makes Sense This Year

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The belief that we can grow our way out of our economic woes through buying more stuff is DOA if you consider the effects on a groaning planet. It's time for some fresh ideas.

Why Supporting 'Buy Local' Campaigns Is More Conservative Than You Think

Luke O'Neil | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Luke O'Neil

Does buying local actually make me a Republican now? Uh oh.

An Amazing Black Friday Playlist

Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

For those who dare to perform in the sometimes deadly event that is Black Friday, two skills are required: standing in line, and elbowing one's way th...

On 'Buy Nothing Day,' It's the Occupiers vs. the Masses

Nathalie Rothschild | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business
Nathalie Rothschild

Adbusters and their fellow Occupiers see Americans -- or, in their own lingo, 'the 99%' -- as gluttonous, obese pigs. What a joyful holiday message.

Alexander Eichler

Occupy Wall Street Takes On Black Friday Amid Skepticism | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

With Black Friday heralding the start of the shopping season, a bevy of groups identified with the Occupy Wall Street movement are asking consumers to...

David Sands

Detroit Occupy Movement Makes Most Of Thanksgiving Season | David Sands | Posted 11.24.2011 | Detroit

Those involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement plan to spice up the Thanksgiving season in Detroit, with a series of actions focused around holid...

Ask the Readers: Black Friday Shopping Secrets?

J.D. Roth | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the holiday shopping season is about to move into high gear. In the past, I've consciously steered clear of h...

The Earth-Buster Sale

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

Consumerism keeps this economy going, which is destroying life. This Christmas is selling everything.

The Tombs from the Air

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

In The Tombs, the grandfathers and brothers could burst into laughter, a shouted story always flamboyantly unfolding. Here my transcendence and human contact is my letter to you.

Happy Buy Nothing Day!

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

13 Posters: Buy Nothing Day. 13 Things to Do instead of "Black Friday." Here are three things I suggest you do on Buy Nothing Day/Black Friday. It's ...

Buy Nothing Day: Battling Consumerism On Black Friday

GOOD | By Liz Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There are some pretty good deals on Black Friday. That's partly why, and partly because, it's the biggest shopping day of the year--when Americans wri...

Braving Black Friday: Risking Life And Limb For A Deal?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

With Black Friday shopping now a national sport, will most shoppers come away having bagged those great "doorbuster" deals? Probably not and here's why.

Wal-Mart On Black Friday: Who Done It?

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

Jdimytai Damour's death in Valley Stream, Long Island did not come from Wal-Mart, or from Black Friday -- it was not just negligence. It was murder. ...

Black Friday: What Would Jesus Buy?

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them.