Activist Toolkit

Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of demonstration against consumerism.
Book Review
May 5, 2011

How Disney devours our daughters

Niranjana Iyer
In Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Peggy Orenstein argues that inborn gender biases (if any) are now hugely amplified, even distorted, by today's culture.
Book Review
Mar 31, 2011

Are corporations corrupting Canadian children?

Trevor Norris and Gavin Fridell
In his new book, Dr. Trevor Norris explores the impact of consumerism on politics and education and charts the increasing presence of commercialism in schools.

Free screening of Consuming Kids

Mar 4, 2011 to Mar 5, 2011
Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. East
M4M 1J8 Toronto
43° 40' 16.3704" N, 79° 19' 37.794" W
Free screening of Consuming Kids, a documentary film critical of corporate advertising to children.
May 12, 2010

Consumer culture crisis looming

Murray Dobbin
If there was any doubt -- there wasn't -- that Canadians were whistling past the debt graveyard unconcerned about their and their children's futures, reports in the past two days put them to rest.
Book Review
May 7, 2010
Radical Homemakers

Radical homemakers on the rebound

Katie O'Connor
Imagine a world where well educated men and women choose to reject the high stress, consumerist corporate world in favour of tending to kith and kin. Shannon Hayes introduces the "radical homemakers."
Nov 28, 2009

Malls R Us: a film by Helene Klodawsky

The shopping mall has been with us for about 70 years. The mall’s founder was Victor Gruen, a socialist escaping from Nazi-occupied Austria.
Nov 5, 2009

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

The average American spends 6 hours a week shopping but only 40 minutes a week playing with their children. John de Graaf says these are the symptoms of a malaise called affluenza.
Nov 3, 2009

What's wrong with the Red campaign

Ben Davis says shopping and giving to charity aren't a good mix. Davis is the creator of the world's first open-source brand.


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