Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: consumerism

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Complacency rules: Consumerism and the environment

Complacency and the refusal to change individual behavior and collective ways of living are stoking the underlying cause of the crisis—consumerism.

When less is more

We must look critically at all the forms of consumption that could be eliminated to the ultimate benefit of all.

Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing...

Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions

Focusing on cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline, we must...

There is no free lunch when it comes to halting climate and environmental breakdown.

Consuming stuff: The polluting world of fashion

The environment and why we can never buy any new clothing ever again!

Everything I know about a low-waste lifestyle I learned from my...

Frugality doesn’t just save money – it helps save the environment, too.

#BuyNothing: Greenpeace and partners ask people to make something instead this...

"With our throwaway lifestyles, we are fueling climate change, pollution and the destruction of people’s homes and irreplaceable natural wonders. MAKE SMTHNG Week offers a fun and creative way out of this wasteful consumerism."

Faces of pain, faces of hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure.

How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship

We live in a society where market values spread without limit, in which we are branding and selling ourselves along with everything else, including public office. How do we stop it?

POPULAR

Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
video

Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.