Adbusters is an entirely independent international collective of activists, artists, writers, designers, musicians, philosophers, poets, punks and wild hearts. Their aim is to catalyse a sudden unexpected moment of truth, a stunning reversal of perspective — a global mind shift — from which the corpo-consumerist forces never fully recover.
Once meant to celebrate togetherness amid the austerity of winter, Xmas has long been co-opted by commercial forces. How can we escape the cycle of destruction, both ecological and spiritual, wrought by holiday binge-buying? In years past, our answer has been to buy nothing (or little and local) at Xmas, and let each other's presence be the truest gift. But since the coronavirus has disrupted the possibility of togetherness, we have had to rethink our approach . . . and this just might be the perfect opportunity to completely reinvent the Xmas ritual. Check out our recipe for festive redemption this pandemic-plagued #BuyNothingXmas.