Fighting Back at Black Friday

Fighting Back at Black Friday
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Vancouver illustrator/cartoonist Ted Dave first conceived Buy Nothing Day in 1992.  According to him, the idea occurred while working a routine 40-hour-a-week job in a downtown Vancouver office.  “I was coming away at the end of the day and saying, ‘oh my god I just spent ten dollars on coffee and muffins again. What’s the matter with me?'” … read more

A Band Called Victims Willing

A Band Called Victims Willing
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On Nov. 9, 2008, Brad Barker was informed of the unexpected death of his brother, Brent Barker. “It hit me extremely hard me hard when Brent died. I still struggle with it every day.” Twenty-eight years prior to his brother’s death, 1980, Brad Barker was a sixteen-year-old kid in West Valley City, UT. Unsettled with the circumstances at home, Barker spent much of his time with a close friend, Kelley Evans. With a mutual love for music they decided to start a band together, a band named Victims Willing … read more