#NOSTARBUCKS - action #1 in Adbusters' Carnivalesque Rebellion

Between November 22-28 the whole world will light up with seven days of Carnivalesque Rebellion when people around the world will walk out of their schools, offices and factories for a week and live! Think of it as an adventure.

To get the ball rolling here's a personal plunge you may want to take right away: Vow never to walk into a Starbucks ever again. Instead, search out the most interesting indie coffee shop around where you live and work … get to know the people who own and run the place and get your friends and co-workers to join you there. Individually this may feel like a drop in the bucket, but if all the 86,000 members of the Adbusters' Network do it collectively, then they [we] can begin to shift power from megacorporations to our friends and neighbors.

This little shift in our lives is a good way to get in the mood … and during the week of rebellion in November, these indie coffeehouses will become our meeting places and bases.

"Class warfare, once buried under the happy illusion that we were all going to enter an age of prosperity with unfettered capitalism, is returning with a vengeance... The more we retreat from the culture at large the more room we will have to carve out lives of meaning, the more we will be able to wall off the flood of illusions disseminated by mass culture and the more we will retain sanity in an insane world" - American Psychosis by Chris Hedges