Occupy Roseburg’s Occupy Black Friday is happening tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office on Garden Valley in Roseburg. It will include a Feed the Burg pot luck (free food and you don’t have to bring any to participate) and a Free Store (good recycled items that you can just have for free).
The message is simple, Quit Feeding Wall Street, boycott corporate black Friday. To do this, simply do not shop on Friday. Instead find other ways to demonstrate the spirit of the holiday season.
If you want to buy gifts, think local small independent businesses and shop on Saturday. Although some of these, maybe even most, sell goods that come from corporate sources, the majority of the profit of the store receives in sales stay here in our community unlike companies like WalMart K-Mart, Sears, JC Penny, Macy’s, Rite Aid, Wal-Greens, Fred Meyers, etc.
What you buy and where you buy it has power. It is one of the few things that each of us can take responsibilty for doing to reduce the greed that is destroying not only our country, but the world.