The "Occupy Wall Street" movement, which quickly grew from a grass-roots, nationwide protest that has since spread across Europe and parts beyond, has a new enemy. Now the movement has targeted retailers promoting the blood-thirsty consumer feeding frenzy ominously known as "Black Friday". Many people involved in the movement believe that major retailers are "deeply in the pockets of the Wall Street fat cats who created the harsh economic downturn and debt slavery" that has gripped the country...and the entire world.
Organizers of the Stop Black Friday Campaign are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the movement's website, Stop Black Friday. Their goal is to impact the profits corporations rake in on that day, ultimately impacting money earned during the entire holiday season.
"The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits, " the movement states on its Facebook page. "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"
Some of the major retailers the movement have targeted include department store chains Neiman-Marcus, JC Penney and Wal-Mart as well as online giant Amazon. For a full list of the targeted retailers, visit here.
Let's hope security doesn't drown the protestors with pepper spray and accidentally hit shoppers as well...