Take part in the “Green Friday” consumer strike to save the planet on November 29th! #GreenFriday
Major retailers use “Black Friday” as an opportunity to sell us an ideology of wasteful and exploitative consumerism. Many of us (all around the world) have seen or experienced the dystopian phenomenon of rabid shopping craze on this day promoted by the global corporations who continue to plunder the Earth to bring us next years landfill.
Each year we are sold products built to break or become unwanted, out of fashion, due to planned redundancy so we are forced to keep perpetually consuming and extracting new resources; all to fuel the suicidal capitalist contradiction of infinite growth on a finite planet.
Black Friday sucks the life out of small businesses, who cannot compete against this ruthless price cutting.
This year, on November 29th we are calling on you to take a stand for the planet and your local community by refusing to give any of your hard earned money to this corrupt financial system. By taking part we will be affecting these companies where it hurts them the most, in their profit margins.
Looking for something else to do on the 29th?
Take part in climate strike protest in your area or help out with mutual aid projects such as food not bombs, repair workshops and free shops being organised by Earth Strike and allied groups.
Together we can build the new world in the shell of the old!
“Modern industrial society robs us of community with each other and community with the earth. This creates a great longing inside us, which we are taught to fill with consumer goods. But consumer goods, beyond those needed for basic comfort and survival, are not really what we crave. So our appetite is insatiable, and we turn to more and more efficient and dehumanizing methods of production to make more and more goods that do not satisfy us. If workers really had control of the factories (and I say this as a former factory worker), they would start by smashing the machines and finding a more humane way to decide what we need and how to produce it.” – Judi Bari http://www.judibari.org/revolutionary-ecology.html