Date: 
26 November 2011 - 9:00am
Venue: 
UK

Saturday November 26th is Buy Nothing Day (UK). It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

Everything we buy has an impact on the environment, Buy Nothing Day highlights the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage, and an unfair distribution of wealth.

Upcoming events

24 Nov 14

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Israel and Palestine – the roots of the conflict and how to solve it with Dr Ahron Bregman

26 Nov 14

As the organizers of the "Take a Stand" event put it, this evening of tributes, talks, film, food and drinks coincides with a simultaneous celebration at Shakespeare and Company Books in Paris to be linked by video and live-streamed.

The purpose of this occasion is to show gratitude to Manning, Assange and Snowden for their revelations and the risks they took to bring them to public notice.

27 Nov 14

The panel includes:
James Meadway
Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation
Dr Faiza Shaheen
Head of Inequality & Sustainable Development, Save the Children (personal capacity)
Micheal Burke
Economist

Join our panel of leading economists for discussion and debate on the true state of the economy and the lies underpinning the Government's austerity programme.

27 Nov 14

Performed by Robb Johnson, Jenny Carr and John Forrester
Introduced by A.L. Kennedy

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29 Nov 14

Join us the weekend of November 28-30 for a jam-packed weekend — explore how artists are using the Internet and create your own digital art at one of the many free workshops taking place throughout the weekend; learn about the dark Web and discuss the Web that women want with leading experts; or dive deep into the issues of privacy and surveillance online in order to contribute to the creation of a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that the Web of the future is the Web We Want.