Occupy Wall Street evicted, Target workers made to work at midnight, Supercommittee ready to slash government spending and social benefits.
What can we do right now?
First off we can join the 50,000 who are telling Target to cancel its demand that its workers start work at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving, thus ruining their holiday. They are actually forced to start work at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving!!
There’s an online campaign at change.org to tell Target to “Save Thanksgiving”. Over 145,000 people have signed it. Here’s the link. We can do more. We can picket Target stores over the next week. Stand on the sidewalk near the stores with signs.
And there’s more
There’s been a campaign for a number of years to counter the “Black Friday” shopping madness with a “Buy Nothing” day. The idea to break with consumerism and the frenzy on that day (remember a couple of years ago workers were crushed to death at a store in New York state when the doors first opened.) and to start lowering of useless and wasteful gift giving. Here’s the Ad Busters link to Buy Nothing.
But there’s a bigger reason. If you read our last post you see the we have five years to make “drastic” changes before we get locked into drastic global warming: massive flooding, extreme weather and spread of tropical diseases.
It’s coming, “Buy Nothing Day”. 100% Off Because You Buy Nothing. Save Your Species!