11.28.2003

buy NOthing Day with Rev Billy

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Date/Time: 28/11/2003 12:00 am


Repent, Ye Sinners…and Buy Nothing!
Buy Nothing Day for Night ::
In celebration of our decision to Buy Nothing,
The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will sing
in front of the Plaza Hotel at 7 pm.
Reverend Billy will follow with his yearly
“State-of-the-Dollar-Buy-Nothing-Everyday”
sermon, and we will hear testimony from The People.
Together, we will challenge the absurd international
economy –a system that profits so few and controls
so many. The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will remind
us how joyous freedom from Consumerism truly is.
BUY NOTHING DAY is A REALLY GOOD TIME
Some courageous friends will sneak away and infiltrate
the 5th Avenue transnational flagship battalions of Nike, GAP, Disney
and Starbucks. These “disguised as shoppers” brothers and sisters are
Retail Interventionists: performers and activists staging climactic
dramas inside retail space, slowing down those transnational cash registers.
NOT BUYING FEELS REALLY GOOD
As we walk down the Avenue of Commodification, in festive celebration
of our freedom from the painful credit vise,
we will move from store to store and greet the
players as they emerge and re-enact their interventions in
what we call “MEMORIES OF NO MANS LAND”
As always, we will charm the eager shoppers with
detailed information about the latest
labor and environmental abuses committed by
these companies and, in the spirit of Open Source Activism ,
we will distribute Corporate Karma Investigation Kits for the
transmogrified shopper throngs.
STOP SHOPPING! SAVE YOUR SOULS!
Please join us on November 28th, Buy Nothing Day For Night
7PM, at the front of the Plaza.
Rev Billy

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