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Really Really Free Market

6 May
Believe it or not, the Really Really Free Market is about a whole lot more than stuff. Sure, one of the most tangible results every month is the exchange of clothes, books, shoes, cds, movies, food, appliances and more. But those are not the only important results. The model of the Really Really Free Market is such that the more important results are not nearly as tangible.
We often say that the Really Really Free Market is about community. And it is. It is a community event. But it is also an anarchist event. Continue reading

May 6: Oscar Romero

6 May

OScar Romero was a Bishop for the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador.

He was actually a fairly conservative priest, until the assassination of another priest- jesuit Rutilio Grande, shocked Romero into changing his path. He became interested in social justice, and spoke out against poverty, assassinations, and torture.

The El Salvadorian government was characterized with human rights abuses. Romero spoke out against the torture and assassinations. He spoke out against the US giving aid to the government. Continue reading

May 5: Sacco and Vanzetti

6 May

Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian immigrant anarchists arrested on May 5, 1920 for a bank robbery and corresponding murders that had happened on April 15 in South Braintree, Massachusetts.

Luigi Galleani was an Italian anarchist at the time who promoted violent revolution. Sacco and Vanzetti were purported followers of Galleani, and so they were suspected of robbing the bank so as to fund the bombing campaigns going on at the time.

The evidence against Sacco and Vanzetti was circumstantial at best. And in fact even the judge in the trial made no qualms about coming out and saying that even if they were not guilty of this particular crime they were still the enemy. Through multiple trials and appeals, they were still found guilty. Esculpatory evidence, such as their alibis, was not given fair hearing. Continue reading