[Ubuntu-US-CA] Happy International Buy Nothing Day
nuboon2age at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 07:13:42 GMT 2010
Note this is an opportunity to hand out free Ubuntu disks, demonstrate
Ubuntu and take other actions to promote Ubuntu and undermine consumerism.
There is a farmers market which i may do this at tomorrow for example.
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM, nuboon2age <nuboon2age at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Buy Nothing Day is your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax
> and do nothing for the economy and for yourself - at least for a single
> "A few people start breaking their old patterns, embracing what they love
> (and in the process discovering what they hate), daydreaming, questioning,
> rebelling. What happens naturally then, according to the revolutionary past,
> is a groundswell of support for this new way of being, with more and more
> people empowered to perform new gestures unencumbered by history.
> Think of it as an adventure, as therapy – a week of pieing and pranks, of
> talking back at your profs and speaking truth to power. Some of us will put
> up posters in our schools and neighborhoods and just break our daily
> routines for a week. Others will chant, spark mayhem in big box stores and
> provoke mass cognitive dissonance. Others still will engage in the most
> visceral kind of civil disobedience. And on November 26 from sunrise to
> sunset we will abstain en masse – not only from holiday shopping, but from
> all the temptations of our five-planet lifestyles."
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