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Tag: Black Friday


This Thanksgiving, Stop Shopping and Start Living

Outdoor gear retailer REI is doing its part to preserve the spirit of Thanksgiving by closing its doors and urging its workers and customers to get out — literally.

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Protesters Bring Reality to Black Friday Shopping Sprees

Interrupting America’s shopping frenzy on the sacred capitalist holiday of Black Friday, protesters flooded malls and Walmarts from Ferguson to Los Angeles, bringing news of racism and labor exploitation.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 READ MORE


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Santa Claus Arrested for Protesting Walmart

He came to California to drop a lump of rhetorical coal on Walmart’s doorstep, and he went away in handcuffs.

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Black Friday Stabbing: At What Point Are Retailers Responsible?

It happened again. Someone got hurt—in this case stabbed—participating in the annual shopping mayhem known as Black Friday.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Black Friday Protests Against Wal-Mart Begin

Thousands of Wal-Mart workers and their union supporters are staging protests across the United States against the company’s practice of keeping its employees poor.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 READ MORE


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Let’s Call It Wal-Mart’s ‘Black Eye Friday’

Labor activists are gearing up for Black Friday protests at 1,500 Wal-Mart locations, trying to pick up some momentum from two miscues by the retail giant.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Shop Till Ya Drop









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‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Takes on Walmart, Black Friday

Jon Stewart was highly critical of the media outlets that have vilified the big box retailer’s employees for wanting to unionize, and for speaking out for better pay and benefits.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Black Friday Sets Record, Cyber Monday Looks to Follow

It appears the controversial decision by some retailers to start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving has paid off.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


A Black Friday Video Roundup

Did you stay home for what has become an American commercial tradition? Armed with cellphone cameras, a few fascinated spectators caught riots and stampedes on Black Friday at shopping centers across the country.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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Walmart’s Black Friday









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Why You Shouldn’t Shop at Walmart on Black Friday

America’s largest employer is Walmart, whose average employee earns $8.81 an hour. A third of Walmart’s employees work less than 28 hours per week and don’t qualify for benefits.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 READ MORE


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The Economic Normalcy Bias

Many who are faced with imminent disaster instantly convince themselves that everything is normal and that they don’t have to modify their behavior.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Third-Party Politics

Does America need a third political party? The backlash against Obama on the left and the tepid support for Romney would seem to make this a fine time for an independent party to emerge. But it’s also the year of $1 billion campaigns and Citizens United-style funding schemes.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Black Friday: The Pepper Spray Holiday

Following the good example set by recent police activity in our great nation, a particularly determined shopper whipped out the pepper spray Thursday night in a bid to fend off competition for an Xbox at a Los Angeles Walmart. That set the tone for a Black Friday alive with holiday spirit.

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Shopping Sprees From Hell

After a day of overindulgence in food and drink, many Americans observe the nutty consumerist tradition known as Black Friday around the country. Here’s a montage of some of the most frightening stampedes in recent history.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Black Friday 2009









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A Casualty of Black Friday

What does the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush dubbed Black Friday really symbolize in the U.S.? The death of a Long Island worker after a mob of shoppers rushed into a Wal-Mart certainly shows the worst of American consumerism and excess, but where do we position such exuberance in a time of economic downturn?

Posted on Nov 28, 2008 READ MORE


What Would Jesus Buy?

“Rev. Billy” wants you to stop shopping. He’s the brainchild of an anti-consumerism activist and the subject of a new movie that takes a hard and entertaining look at our shopping-addicted culture just in time for “Black Friday.”

Posted on Nov 20, 2007 READ MORE


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