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November 30th (29th in the US) could mark the delivery of a landmark social message. More than a million people from over thirty countries will celebrate 11 years of opposition on the unofficial "opening day" of the Christmas frenzy.

Buy Nothing Day exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.

The initiative for the Buy Nothing Day was taken in 1992, in Canada, by Ted Dave, who was working in the advertising world. By doing this, he wanted to perform an act against the constant appeal to overconsume, which advertisements pour out on us. His motto was: Enough is enough! Since then the idea of the Buy Nothing Day has been adopted by increasingly more countries.

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links:

| dDH : The Yearly International Buy Nothing Day | ~ | Adbusters : Buy Nothing Day |

| Buy Nothing Day Japan | ~ | Buy Nothing Day Germany | ~ | Buy Nothing Day UK |

| Buy Nothing Christmas | ~ | Worldwatch.org | ~ | Fairtrade.org.uk | ~ | neweconomics.org | ~ | Transnationale.org | ~ | Corporatewatch.org.uk | ~ | Commercialalert.org | ~ | Behindthelabel.org |

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former featured nothings :


feature CREATION OF ANTIMATTER - CERN have announced that they have passed through nature's looking glass and created atoms made of antimatter, or anti-atoms ... (September-02)


feature REFUGEES ARE NON-PERSONS - taking photographs that could "humanise or personalise" asylum seekers has been banned by former defense minister Peter Reith's office in Australia ... (June-02)


feature WHAT IS - WHAT IS NOT? - a story about an encounter and about trying to differ between fact and non-fact ... (May-02)


feature THE RIGHT NOT TO BE BORN - the French parliament has passed a bill that states that "nobody can claim to have been harmed simply by being born". the extraordinary bill was a response to a conviction by the French supreme court that is said to have established the right not to be born ... (April-02)


feature THE 11,202,803 CHILDREN - who were born out of nothing during the 31 days of Mars 2002 ... (Mars-02)


feature NOTHING I KNOW / SOMETHING I DONíT KNOW - by Graham Gussin ... (February-02)


feature THE POTENT NOTHING OF CYBERSPACE - this virtual reality in which we now are taking part ... (January-02)


feature THE ACTIVE NOTHING OF TERROR AND RESPONS - the World Trade Center - Afghanistan and on ... (December-01)


feature NOTHING AT ROOSEUM, Malmö's Center for Contemporary Art, 3 November - 16 December, 2001. works by 35 artists exploring notions of invisibility, imagination and dematerialisation ... (November-01)


FOR EVERY TENT; THE OTHER!
- consisting of two Irish green, empty tents, one raised outside Atelier 35 in Bucharest, and one inside the gallery space ...
(October-01)


THE HYPER-METAPHOR; UK, RAISING TENTS
- containing, among other things, a motorway, ten tents, a text discussion and an internet diary ...
(September-01)


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