The Occupy movement is taking on the biggest retail day of the season, calling on protesters to occupy major retailers on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
"OCCUPY BLACK FRIDAY by occupying/boycotting large chain stores and publicly traded retail" is the message posted on the website stopblackfriday.com.
The movement contends that 1% of the country is making money at the expense of the other 99%.
"The credit cards the 99% overcharge will allow the 1% to enrich themselves gluttonously on the backs of hardworking people who simply want to provide a memorable time for their families," the website says.
"So just imagine what would happen to the 1% if the 99% did not spend on Black Friday."
The site asks protesters to target only "publicly traded large businesses" and support small businesses "that serve our local communities."
The site lists Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon.com, AT&T Wireless, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree, The Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Office Max, Toys "R" Us, Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart as businesses that should be boycotted or occupied.
"We are NOT anti-capitalist, just anti-crapitalist," the site says.
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This has to stop, get on with your life people. I'm going to buy my kid that toy he wants at Toy-r-us and if you get in my way, I will go thru you.....
Yup,you go buy him another toy made in China ! That will help the USA .
Sort of like your beloved Apple Products?
Buy him another toy made in China? Where you going with this? Yeah, I'll tell my kids on Christmas morning that the one thing they wanted most Santa didn't get them because it was made in China? Really dude?
sounds like empty threats, but regular joes can go to jail too, cops are equal opportunity profit makers. Rock em Sock em robots, grab some jail time that should loosen the sphincter a little.
A whole bunch of whiney little OWSers are going to really be indignant when they finally figure out that cops have "selective blindness" when it comes to d-bags getting a beating for bothering decent people.
Blocking people from getting into stores doesn't stop everything from being made in China. You guys are barking up the wrong tree, go protest in DC, quit being jerks to those of us you claim to support. You're all so blinded by your mob that you haven't noticed the dwindling percentage of the 99% that supports your movment.
The "Private Sector" has what has done this to America sending jobs to China and Mexico to pay slave labor so the CEO can make 300% more than the working class American who could do the job here with fair wages.
hey iBrad... where was your computer made? you hypocrate.
My advice to the Occupy folks comes from Jeffrey Lebowski (the elder), "I suggest you do what your parents did. Get a job, Sir!"
...and Lebowski the elder was such a good role model....a fine man who embezzled and thought very well of himself for it....
You're right, Suzie. It's unconsciounable to think you have a right to other people's money when you haven't earned it. Oh, wait – that's the Occupy goal...
Got news for you: Many are recently laid off workers. Sorry to throw a wrench in your cartoon stereotypes.
Hilarious....These morons want to stop the "1%" by getting in the way of others in the "99%" from enjoying a day of shopping after Thanksgiving?? What is the purpose of punishing those in the same group as themselves???
This is the death rattle of this Occupy crap. Pretty soon it will just be gone.
Stupid is as stupid does and these people are stupid. I hope they land in jail, which I am sure will happen.
I will support my local businesses and keep all my dollars local if that's even possible anymore.
What a bunch of phonies...all with the latest media gadgets and cool clothes. Where did they get that stuff but from a big bad "retailer"...make these people go away soon.
from a local retailer that sells the exact same junk.
Bahahaha!!! As if anyone will notice or care. Screw that idiotic movement. Such a waste of space.
makes total sense – don't participate in buying to stimulate growth in the US – that will really get you a job you idiots. don't you realize you aren't helping america?
"The site asks protesters to target only "publicly traded large businesses" and support small businesses "that serve our local communities."
If you spend locally you are actually creating jobs in your own community
So, OWS wants to disrupt the economy on Black Friday. Shut down stores and keep people from spending money.
And they think this will harm the rich more than working people who are just getting by. What complete nonsense. The rich can withstand interruptions and show downs in the economy. It's the working people who are struggling to pay the bills who will be harmed by their actions.
These people are fools. They don't have any plans other than to protest and cause problems.
If they think they are unpopular now, just wait and see what happens when they try to harm the lives of millions of everyday Americans who are shopping and working.
This whole nonsense is stupid now. If some ID10T gets in my way while I'm out and about, there will be cart wheel tracks over their body.
You want to make a difference in the way things are done? Become educated on what politicians say they believe in.. then hold them accountable for the way they vote.
You want to make things change for the better? VOTE WISELY!
the OWS doesnt dare occupy the whitehouse where the real problem is. sounds fishy, i guess obozo will cut off there welfare check if they bother him as he is the problem, not wall street. he bailed out wall street? good grief you tree huggers go find a tree,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Why dont the GOP get off their Lazy buts and protest the White House??? The OWS will NOT be your Servants.
Funny, no mention of Apple on this list, even though they are one of the biggest companies with margins of over 50% on products. And they use China. Guess these occupy idiots are too stupid to realize their own hypocrisy.
I love Apple, I love my bank, and I love my capitalist country. I hate the deadbeats I pay for.
Me too! What a bunch of hypocrits, with their Apple products and armed with all the other media goodies. Phony phony phony. I do think they may jump the shark with this latest salvo. Judging by the negative commentary here, quite a few people will be turned off...
"The credit cards the 99% overcharge will allow the 1% to enrich themselves gluttonously on the backs of hardworking people who simply want to provide a memorable time for their families," i am Usually for the OWS movement but that is the dumbest thing i have ever read. also this i could see turning into a riot, if people are will to stamped other shoppers for a "great deal" imagine what will happen to these protesters
Exactly and who are those Occupy people to assume that everyone buying stuff is overcharging on credit cards in the first place. They aren't very smart at all and don't have enough life experience at this point.
how about you teach people to stop being materialistic or how to save money then they wouldn't over charge. i am 28 and have no credit cards and i am able to give my friends and family a good present. so now not only is the government trying to protect me from my self i have to deal with OWS trying to protect me from my self?
Nice. I am 28 as well and do have credit cards. I have a good job I am able to pay them and then some every month as well as save money. They work well for me and my wife and we don't abuse them. The OWS people seem to send a message that no one can be responsible. Well, they are wrong.
"The OWS people seem to send a message that no one can be responsible. Well, they are wrong."
Actually, you're wrong since you obviously don't understnad that what is happening is that even people who do everything right are still getting screwed....you just happen to be lucky, not savvy.
QS- Wow. How am I wrong in regard to my own situation?
Support local small businesses!
I will if they are cheaper. My dollar is stretched. If I have to go somewhere because the small town guy jacks his prices up, I will.
Makes me want to go out and buy more! I thought obama was supporting these clowns until it got violent. then he tried to separate his ugly self from them. his fingerprints are all over the OWS and he is probably funding them. these idiots dont work and are part of the 0% the percent that doesnt matter. they are made up of tree huggers, environment wacks, minorities, welfare maggots, wait isnt that the demonrat party????????
Ummmm I haven't seen or heard anything from any credible source to show that Obama is linked to OWS other than he is the president of the country they are doing this in. In fact it is a local issue more so than a federal issue. Most of the people involved at this point are people that aren't affiliated with any party.
dont get in my way when I am trying to save money for my kids. Stupid protesters need to get out of peoples way. Get on with your life, you have a mute point now.