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Really REALLY Free Market
2004-05-14, 10:14 p.m.

Here's an anarchist/anti-authoritarian gathering you are all invited and encouraged to attend. Just leave the b/s liberal thought at home please. ~Matches (directaction.diaryland.com)

Really, REALLY Free Market in Raleigh, NC June 12

Calling all anarchists and activists-- whether you'll be going back home from the G8 protests in Savannah, or you live in the southeast, come join us for a full day of feasting, skill-sharing, gift-exchanging, and game-playing, followed by a revolutionary punk, metal, and hip hop show-- all free!

Activists and communities to celebrate alternative economics at the "Really REALLY Free Market" in Raleigh, June 12

What: The Really REALLY Free Market

Where: Chavis Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,Raleigh

When: Noon, Saturday, June 12

for information, contact [email protected]

Local artists, activists, and community members will gather at Chavis Park in Raleigh on June 12 for a festive manifestation of cooperative values. This event comes immediately on the heels of the meeting of the G8, the most powerful and exclusive elite in the world, on Sea Island off the coast of Georgia. On Sea Island, protected by well over $25 million worth of security, the delegates to the G8 will make decisions affecting the fate of the planet in undemocratic, closed meetings; in Chavis Park, we will demonstrate in action our vision of an alternative world, a world in which power is held in common and "free" means just that: really, really free.

We invite everyone to join in this people's bazaar-- the "Really REALLY Free Market." This will be a market that values both cultural and ecological diversity, in which all are truly free to give, receive, and create on their own terms, in which people can fulfill their needs by working together. Rather than a protest against the injustices of the so-called free market and the fat cats who benefit from it, this will be a celebration of the cooperation and gift-giving that make life possible beyond the constraints of mere economics.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to organize performances, creative events, and stands for the bazaar. Such stands could share food, games, music, clothing, or any other important resources; the only stipulation is that there is no buying, selling, or promoting involved-- in this market, everything is strictly free! Show up to Chavis Park June 12 with something to share, and let this be another step in our movement towards a really, really free world.

Because there's enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because corporations would rather the landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money could buy
Because "free trade" is a contradiction in terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if you make it happen

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