Spending this weekend with my family I’ve realized the timing of Thanksgiving is very awkward. As a country we have basically two big family holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they are only a month apart.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 30, 2013 10:40 am|
Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.
|By: msmolly Friday November 29, 2013 4:50 pm|
I hope those of us who are not struggling to feed ourselves and our families during the holidays can manage a small contribution to help those who are.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday November 29, 2013 8:00 am|
Maybe instead of chalking Black Friday mania up to rampant greed we should be looking at the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor — and the economic policies that are fording people to participate in a Hunger Games-like spectacle in order to provide for themselves and their families.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday November 28, 2013 8:00 pm|
For most of my young life, I dreaded Thanksgiving. Not that I don’t love eating to excess (and in later years, drinking…), but because of my family. I had America’s Worst Grandmother, Etta, who was a torment under the best of circumstances, but was even more horrifying on holidays, and after she died when I was fifteen, my aunt Jicky proved more than ready to take up her mantle, with unseemly relish.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday November 28, 2013 3:15 pm|
I truly disliked Thanksgiving as a kid–all the agony of Christmas but without the presents. Now that I’m grown up it’s a bit different, though I still am baffled by the power this holiday has over people. My perfect Thanksgiving would be watching two of the greatest movies ever about importance of family, The Godfather I and II. Back to back.
However, many of my friends share a different sentiment.
|By: dakine01 Thursday November 28, 2013 12:59 pm|
A couple of years ago, I wrote this post covering just a few of the things for which we should not be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here we are two years on, and there are still a large number of things not to be thankful for and the list does seem to get a bit larger all the time. Retail stores are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day, no longer content with opening in the early AM hours of the day after Thanksgiving.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 28, 2013 11:10 am|
I am spending Thanksgiving with family and will be at home enjoying their company all day while I eat plenty of food. However, there are millions of workers in the United States that will not share my experience. They are victims of a shift in this consumer society. They do not have a choice and will have to report to work.
First off, these workers are not being asked to staff “pre-Black Friday” sales. They are being called in to store locations to staff Thanksgiving Day sales. I am thankful for the workers who are taking a stand against these corporations’ offensive on the holiday. They deserve to be celebrated.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 28, 2013 9:25 am|
It’s a Thanksgiving Day miracle (if that’s a thing). An Pizza Hut manager, Tony Rohr, that was previously fired for refusing to force employees to work on Thanksgiving has reportedly been offered his job back.