Anarchists Organize Free Market

27 Oct

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For Immediate Release October 22, 2008

Contact: Mo Karn Ramey Connelly
1-804-300-0023 1-804-519-8724
xveganarchistrvax@gmail.com connellyrn@vcu.edu

Anarchists Organize Free Market


With the recent crisis affecting the world financial sector, many people are starting to have doubts about the future of capitalism as we know it. On the last Saturday of every month, a group of Richmond Anarchists present their own plan for the economy. They call this plan the Really Really Free Market.
Unlike the current economy, goods and services at the Really Really Free Market are not bought or sold, but instead given away. “Corporations try to convince us every day that we need to buy something else in order to make ourselves more complete, but all this does is add more and more unwanted junk to the landfills and our homes.” says organizer Ramey Connelly.

Many people would think that something like this couldn’t be kept up. The organizers have found though, that most people, who come for something, bring something of their own to the market. According to organizer Mo Karn, the Free Market works because “Sharing is more fulfilling than owning.”

Like the other Free Market, the Really Really Free Market is not limited to goods you can carry home. Participants are also encouraged to share their other gifts. At past free markets, participants have come to share their musical talents, read poetry, and conduct impromptu workshops. “The Really Really Free Markets aren’t just about getting rid of junk or getting new things. It’s about building a community and creating relationships and expanding our ways of thinking.” Connelly explains “We encourage everyone from every segment of the Richmond community to come and enjoy the Really Really Free Market.”

Anyone who would like to take part in the November Really Really Free Market should come to Monroe Park, at the corner of Main and Laurel Streets on November 27th from 12pm until 6pm. You can also visit http://www.myspace.com/rvafreemarket to learn more.

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