Black Friday: Buy Nothing! Demand Peace! Support striking Wal-Mart workers!

See box below for “Occupy Walmart/Occupy Black Friday” on Long Island Great Live Streaming of a Walmart event in Maryland: here. Black Friday for some people means lining up for bargains at the doors of big corporations. Though, people who want our country to be more sustainable, and less dependent on war money,  have often […]

Tragic Shopping: Words found while looking for Black Friday shopping statistics

Kw writes: I could just sit down and cry after reading these words. Yesterday, I participated in Buy Nothing Day. It is an attempt to boycott hyper-consumerism, and support the idea that people and workers should have one day of relaxation, instead of shopping stress. I thought “fear shopping” was bad enough, when people are […]

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 […]

They call it “Black Friday”, we call it “Buy Nothing Day”

KW: Sorry that we did not post more about this sooner. There is usually a lot of buzz about these events, and we didn’t catch the buzz early enough this year. But, well, we hope you will not go line up today and try to buy a big screen tv. Buy it tomorrow. Or don’t […]

How Wal Mart (and the retail business, and government) can truly learn

Over at, I posted my article about what Woody Guthrie would think about the death of the Wal Mart worker on Black Friday. I suggested that people should investigate what Wal Mart could have done, and what Wal Mart, and the government, should do now. An Op Ed News reader posted a great comment, […]

Wal-Mart Stampede: A union perspective

You can learn more about Wal Mart’s practices at: You can find several books chronicling problems at Wal Mart at our Onthewilderside/Powell’s Books bookstore: here. – News from _UFCW Local 1500_ ( Union Responds To Death of Long Island Wal-Mart Worker, Demands Federal Safety Agency and Nassau County Prosecutor Investigate

Wal-Mart stampede: Where’s Woody Guthrie?

Condolences to the family of Jdimytai Damour. It is very sad that he was trampled while trying to make a living as a worker at a Wal-Mart store. Now, what can we learn from this? And, who is to blame?

Day after Thanksgiving/Black Friday Peace Demo

Suffolk Peace Network Anti-War Demonstration Friday, November 28 2:00-4:00 PM Smith Haven Mall…Main Entrance on Rte 25 in Lake Grove

Today: Buy Nothing. Study Peace. (Friday Nov. 23 2007)

Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Long Island Friday, November 23rd, 3:00 p.m. until dark STOP SHOPPING! STOP WAR! Join the North Country Peace Group and other Long Island activists at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. Meet roadside along Route 25 at the main entrance (south side). Today is called “Black Friday” to retailers, […]

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