Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

Can someone explain to me what these morons are thinking? If they occupy on private property, let’s hope someone has the means to remove them in a not so peaceful way.
Published: Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011
By: Cadie Thompson

Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.

The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season.

“The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits, ” states the Occupy Black Friday Facebook page.

A few of the retailers the protesters plan on targeting include Neiman Marcus, Amazon and Wal-Mart.

Their website states the following:

“Keep in mind that we are not occupying small businesses or hardworking people—we must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities.

We are NOT anti-capitalist. Just anti-crapitalist.

Below is a shortlist for publicly traded large businesses to Occupy or to boycott on Black Friday. Luckily, most of them don’t have good presents anyway. If you want to see the top 100 retail businesses for 2010 to boycott, click here.

On Black Friday, Occupy or boycott:

- Abercrombie & Fitch [ANF  45.85    -0.62  (-1.33%)   ]

- Amazon.com (yes, we have to stay away from Amazon, too!) [AMZN  192.34    3.09  (+1.63%)   ]

- AT&T Wireless [ATT  27.04    0.15  (+0.56%)   ]

- Burlington Coat Factory

- Dick’s Sporting Goods (I was surprised, too!) [DSG-FF  28.935    0.055  (+0.19%)   ]

- Dollar Tree [DLTR  77.09    1.40  (+1.85%)   ]

- The Home Depot [HD  37.10    0.04  (+0.11%)   ]

- Neiman Marcus

- OfficeMax [OMX  4.49    0.09  (+2.05%)   ]

- Toys R’Us [JPM  29.41    -0.50  (-1.67%)   ]

- Verizon Wireless [VZN  94.30    -0.40  (-0.42%)   ]

- Wal-Mart [WMT  56.85    0.19  (+0.34%)   ]

Solidarity!”

This is not the first time the demonstrators have taken action against corporations by using their money as weapon for change.

 

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On Nov. 5th many demonstrators participated in “Bank Transfer Day” and moved their money from banks to credit unions.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/45402815
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One comment on “Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

  1. Yeah, I’ll bet everyone will bust a gut gettin’ to the Tractor Supply
    Co., and Sherwin-Williams to stock up on stocking stuffers to be hung from their mantel with care, eh?

    What with all those additional hormones now being injected in that T-day turkey, they’ll be crawling through the motion activated doors of Wally World.

    But, who cares? That’s about all the other 99% can afford-that and Dollar Tree-so, go ahead and make their children cry.

    Occupy-The Grinch that stole Christmas!

    I doubt this raid will impact consumerism as much as they’d like to believe. People do not like to be told what to do and when to do it. Especially from a group of idiots much more idiotic than themselves!

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