Archive for February 27, 2009

Mini EcoFair Sat 28th Feb 12-4pm

Posted in events on February 27, 2009 by cHe0

A great event organised by the People’s Republic of Southwark

This month, we are having the event on Saturday 28th February, 12-4pm, at the Library House, 52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 (entrance in Burton Road, behind the Minet Library).

We will be having a free shop, seed swap, film screening, free vegan food from Food not Bombs & Reclaim Your Food, an art project and the bike workshop (from 3pm).

Art Project
Theme for the art project is home. What is home to you? Here is the full description of the project

Bike Powered Generator workshop (3-7pm)
Magnificent Revolution will help you if you interested in building your own bike powered generator! Check their website for more info

Really Really Free Market
The Really Really Free Market is like a participatory free shop. Bring something you’d like to give away or just take something being offered. Because there is enough for everyone. Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning. No barter, no trade. Objects, skills, and services welcome. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you. Small, easy to carry objects are often best.

headingBecause there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction of terms

Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
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 we make it happen
Have you ever picked up something you found on the sidewalk? Or saved your neighbor from throwing away something useful?
A Really Really Free Market is like a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. Have you ever brought one dish to a potluck and gone away with a full belly and a balanced meal? Everybody brings something and goes away with more.
We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.
As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals.
If we share our resources we won’t need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth’s resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and our communities.
Would we all work forty hours a week at one job if we didn’t feel we had to? What if instead we worked at improving our individual skills and talents and shared them with each other? We would all spend more time doing things we enjoyed.
The Really Really Free Market is an attempt to put these ideas into practice.