Lee Camp: Ads All Tell Us To Kill Our Future

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

It’s the holidays. It’s the buying season. You’re supposed to run out immediately and buy everything you can afford — and actually much more than you can afford — because you can dump everything [...]

Does Shopping Ethically Really Make A Difference?

By Cullen Schwarz, Ecowatch. -

Ethical shopping is a somewhat new phenomenon. We're far more familiar with the "tried and tested" methods of doing good, like donating our money or time. But while Americans generously [...]

How To Save Nature And Humanity Without Sacrificing Either

By Charles Whitaker, Climate Conscious. -

Saving nature without sacrificing modern life is the preeminent challenge of our time. It is a complicated problem that must be attacked simultaneously from multiple angles. Failure to act on one [...]

Today Is Earth Overshoot Day, Here’s What It Means

By Mathieu Pollet, Euro News. -

From today onwards, we have used every last bit of natural resources that Earth can provide within one calendar year and are now living on ecological credit. This year, Earth Overshoot Day [...]

Four Day Work Week Can Spur Necessary Transformation

By David Suzuki, Rabble.ca. -

Life isn't about making more money so we can keep buying more stuff; it's about having time to do things that enrich our lives. In the face of multiple crises -- pandemic, climate and [...]

Mexico: The Way To The Possible New World

By Gerardo Fernández Casanova, Resumen. -

It is necessary to rethink our culture – in the very first place that part that refers to the relationship of the individual with others and with nature – to redesign the forms of societal [...]

US Retail Sales Plunged A Record 16% In April

By Josh Boak and Anne D'Innocenzio, AP News. -

Baltimore, MD - U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the [...]

COVID-19 Lesson: The Free Market Failed Us

By Stan Sorscher, The Stand. -

Here is a lesson: for 40 years, we have accepted the premise that markets will solve all our problems, and we don’t need national strategies. We traded our industrial capacity and technical [...]

Data Governance And The New Frontiers Of Resistance

By Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami, Roarmag.org -

Four centuries after the East India Company set the trend for corporate resource extraction, most of the world is now in the grip of unbridled corporate power. But corporate power is on the cusp [...]

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

By Steven Rosenfeld, Alternet.org -

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, thenextsystem.org -

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, www.abcnews.go.com -

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, medium.com -

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, www.rt.com -

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, www.endoftheamericandream.com -

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 [...]

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