Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments To Push For Consumer Law Repeals

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another extremely consequential privacy-breaching, identity-theft hack is undermining our democracy and almost certainly being perpetuated by corporate [...]

A New Hedonism: A Post-Consumerism Vision

By Kate Soper, -

By Kate Soper for The Next System Project - But the shopping-mall culture is also in many ways bad even for those who live in affluent societies. What the economist, John Maynard Keynes, [...]

Black Friday Mall Protest in Missouri Results in Arrests

By Rachel Katz, -

By Rachel Katz for ABC News. Seven people, including a state lawmaker, were arrested today at a Missouri mall after nearly 100 protesters disrupted Black Friday shopping, according to local [...]

Eight Things Money Can’t Buy You This Black Friday

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Rules - While the US holiday of Thanksgiving indisputably stems from a celebration of the massacre of hundreds of Pequot Indian men, women and children, the origins of ‘Black [...]

How Advertising Impacts Our Moral Core

By Lee Camp, -

By Lee Camp for Redacted Tonight. There is a specific type of global mind control other than the mainstream media that grips us daily without us realizing: Corporate advertisements. They have a [...]

2016 Empty Shelves, Store Closings Across America

By Michael Snyder, -

By Michael Snyder for End Of The American Dream - Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail [...]

Food Shopping As A Vote For Positive Change

By Reynard Loki, -

By Reynard Loki in Alternet - One of the easiest and most powerful ways we can make a difference is through our decisions as consumers. What we choose to buy not only says a lot about who we are [...]

Monsanto’s Worst Fear May Be Coming True

By Jonathan Latham, -

The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people's idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge [...]

Mall Of America Security Catfished #BlackLivesMatter

By Lee Fang, -

Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that security staff at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota used a fake Facebook account to monitor local Black Lives Matter organizers, [...]

Rev. Bill Talen Becoming A Legend

By Harrison Jacobs, -

At 64 years old, this is Reverend Billy's life. He, the Church, and his wife, director Savitri Durkee, protest everything from consumerism to fracking to race relations and spend their days [...]

People Of Conscience: “Brown Friday” Don’t Shop

By I Am Color Of Change, -

BLACKOUT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (Blackout) is a nationwide network of high profile artists, activists and faith leaders, who stand against human rights violations. We’ve watched in outrage, frustration [...]

Black Friday: From Buy Nothing To Independence Day

By Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk, -

Everything evolves. It's the movement of life through time. Those things that are fit for purpose evolve into something even more fit, better adapted and more powerful; those that don't fall by [...]

Saving the Planet, One Meal At A Time

By Chris Hedges, -

My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate—“God grant me abstinence, but not yet.” But with animal agriculture as the leading cause of [...]

We are Students NOT Customers – Global Week of Action

By International Student Movement, -

We are calling for a Global Week of Action to reclaim education. The International Student Movement (ISM) is a platform consisting of many individuals and groups from different parts of the [...]

On Climate Impasse: Appetite And Substitutes

By Subhankar Banerjee, -

On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change plans to release the second part, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, of the multi–part Fifth Assessment Report. Till then, here is [...]

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