Default Video Image V2 (Gallery)" alt="Featured Image for Buy Nothing Day">
Trends

Buy Nothing Day

Obama’s election campaign was something of a celebrity fanfare not seen since Reagan took up the seat back in the 1980s. While we’re yet to see whether the hype that surrounds his name is followed though, there is no question that his calls for ‘Change’ have already injected a new sense of political zest both into the US and much of the rest of the world. Politics has suddenly become exciting, and his unprecedented tactics for private fundraising have made his supporters believe that they have a personal stake in the government. So how appealing is political participation now?

In America, people were willing to donate their private money to get the man in office. Yet the real test could come on November 28 (the 29th for the rest of the world) on the international Buy Nothing Day: “There’s only one way to avoid the collapse of … Planet Earth. We have to consume less,” say the guys at Adbusters, who, like the Yes Men, have cleverly fused the realms of popular culture and politics into one exciting body. Can you keep away from the shops for one day only? Wait until the belly starts rumbling.

Videos from E MINOR TV

Wanted! The next Managing Editor of Australia’s leading sports opinion website

Conversant Media, publishers of Lost At E Minor, is looking for an exceptional Managing Editor with proven strategic vision and endless energy to drive editorial, social and video initiatives and manage an extensive team of writers and editors on Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar. The position is based in Surry Hills, Sydney. For more information, or to apply for this position, go here NOW!.