Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

Published: Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
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By: Cadie Thompson
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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:
- (yes, we have to stay away from Amazon, too!)[AMZN  192.34    3.09  (+1.63%)   ]
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Dick's Sporting Goods (I was surprised, too!) [DSG-FF  28.505    -0.43  (-1.49%)   ]
- Neiman Marcus
This is not the first time the demonstrators have taken action against corporations by using their money as weapon for change.
Consumer Nation - Holiday Edition - A CNBC Report

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