How to fight Capitalism: first steps

By   June 4, 2015

Many people are asking me “How to fight capitalism?”, we have the power to change things for the best, so here are some plain steps to start :

save the planet

Food:

• Don’t Don’t buy anything from a chain store : such as Starbuck, BurgerKing, Kentucky or MacDonalds, etc. Need coffee -> Go to a local shop!
• Watch a video about how are treated animals that you eat.Lean how to cook healthy food.
• Grow your own food if you have a garden.
• Buy local food, Eat seasonal food only, #supportlocalbusinesses.

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Seasonal food: Image found here: Six tips for saving money on real food!

Cosmetics:

• Stop using toxic cosmetics, find brands with only natural composants.
• Stop using chemical agresive washing products. Naturals composant can do everything and it will cost you nothing: for example : baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can wash everything!

Clothes:

• Avoid synthetical clothes, not made to last, prefer for example 100% cotton.
• Be careful with the clothes ou buy, they might have been done by slaves: #whomademyclothes.
Nobody wants clothes done by working 16h/day children and women!
Boycott brands infamous for illtreating their employees, polluting, etc.
Check out : Sweat Shop Dealdly Fashion.

Money:

• Stay away from finance. Avoid buying assets you don’t understand. Avoid consumer credit, avoid borrowing money at the bank, especially for non urgent matters.
• Avoid useless insurance, many are inclued in your cash card.
• Don’t trust banks.
• Don’t buy things you don’t need.
• Ban product and brands with built-in planned obsolescence.

Energy Saving:

• Turn off the lights when you are not using it,
• Don’t throw away electronics/appliances that are not working anymore, go to the nearest fablab (yeah fablabs are real!!) so they can repair it for free (yeah fablabs are free!!!).
• You don’t need a brand new phone every year.
• Don’t waste water, food, etc, avoid using paper cup, when you can use a mug.
• Don’t use your car when not necessary.

Misc:

• Stop trusting google they spy on you, use another browser (like duckduckgo, etc).
• Don’t trust media, phramaceutical industry, your governement, etc,
Demand transparancy from brands, you can contact them on facebook, twitter, etc, they will have to change, if people stop buying from them!

• Consume less, consume better.
• Try to help whenever you can,

• Be aware of this: Illusion of Choice.

If you have other ideas easy to apply, please feel free to leave it in comments!

This post will be updated on a regulary basis.

More: How to live like a king for very little by Thor Harris.

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