Long Islanders Occupy Black Friday: November 25, 2011 at Smith Haven Mall

Thanksgiving 2012 Update:

Black Friday Nov 23, 2012
Long Island peace, justice,
and occupy groups demonstrate in front of
Walmart on Middle Country Road in Centereach
(near Smith Haven Mall)
More info: here.


Update:Photos from Occupy Black Friday 2011 on Long Island at Flickr: here.

Occupy Black Friday

Friday, November 25, 2011

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Smith Haven Mall ~ Middle Country Road (Route 25) ~ Lake Grove

 Join this Occupy Wall Street solidarity demonstration on Black Friday, at the Smith Haven Mall.  Participants will include demonstrators from various Long Island occupations and Occupy Wall Street support rallies, members of numerous Long Island peace and justice groups, and many others who support the Occupy movement.

We will gather peacefully on the long sidewalk, on Middle Country Road.

Bring your signs, your chants, your enthusiasm, and your call for peace and justice.

Occupy Long Island!


Some background thoughts on the important of Black Friday/Buy Nothing Day, from Adbusters:

On Nov 25/26th we escape the mayhem and unease of the biggest shopping day in North America and put the breaks on rabid consumerism for 24 hours. Flash mobs, consumer fasts, mall sit-ins, community events, credit card-ups, whirly-marts and jams, jams, jams! We don’t camp on the sidewalk for a reduced price tag on a flat screen TV or psycho-killer video game. Instead, we occupy the very paradigm that is fueling our eco, social and political decline.

Historically, Buy Nothing Day [on the Friday after Thanksgiving] has been about fasting from hyper consumerism – a break from the cash register and reflecting on how dependent we really are on conspicuous consumption. On this 20th anniversary of Buy Nothing Day, we take it to the next level, marrying it with the message of Occupy Wall Street…


And, for ideas about how to shop LESS and shop with MORE compassion, please see our related website: peacecouple.com

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