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Announcement :: DNC
Call for Booths at the Really REALLY Democratic Bazaar
05 Jul 2004
Call for Booths at the Really REALLY Democratic Bazaar.
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Call for Booths at the Really REALLY Democratic Bazaar July 27th (Tues) on the Boston Common

The Really REALLY Democratic Bazaar is an opportunity for all of us to manifest and celebrate our imaginations and skills, our communities and our inter-connections, our diversity and our autonomy, our love and our freedom. The Bazaar is a place to demonstrate the realms of creativity that already exist within and around each of us. It will be a public gathering space at which we can share our practices and visions of a better world in the form of a free, celebratory, open-air, public “market.” The Bazaar will be one action among many throughout the Democratic National Convention (DNC) mobilization in Boston. We will create it together on Tuesday, July 27th on the Boston Common, from 12pm until 8pm.

The Really REALLY is created by YOU!

The substance of the Bazaar will be created by the self-organization of the participants themselves. This event challenges us all to move from being passive observers to being active participants. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come set up a “booth” at the Bazaar that expresses their visions and practices of a better world. These booths can range from the extremely elaborate to the astonishingly simple — they will be spaces in which people can offer free gifts of all kinds; share food, stories, art and ideas; barter goods and services, receive and give thanks; and demonstrate our diverse opposition to the empire by proclaiming that other worlds are already being created.

This is a call to all of you who support our movements and mobilizations from the bottom-up and the inside-out: Food Not Bombs, medics and care-givers, legal teams, independent media, living collectives, direct-democracy organizers, alternative energy and transportation visionaries, and affinity groups, families, individuals and organizations who are working towards solidarity and community-based alternatives. This is also a call to action for all of you who value life before profit, generosity instead of greed, and community without isolation. It is a call for folks who love to teach, share, give, and work toward a life of mutual aid and economic freedom. You all are invited to share and celebrate your work while connecting it to the work of many others.

Here are some examples of possible booths (it's up to YOU to make them happen!)

• Free schools, skill shares, DIY • Bike maintenance/repair • Anti-oppression/anti-racism workshops • Silk screening, costume making • Food Not Bombs and other yummy offerings • Giving out tokens of appreciation; redefining value, giving out seeds, books, stickers, cloth, handmade items, herbal teas, clothes, visual art, music, community currency, hugs, potted plants, etc. • Free haircuts • Street music, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, drama, clowns, puppetry, people in costumes, acrobats, contortionists, stilt walkers, fire eaters ... • Free box (give away items) • Mobile pirate radio (bike-powered?) • Free child care • Mobile composting toilets (like “Give a Shit for the Revolution!”) • Community currencies • Ritual spaces • Free medical care • Free legal advice • Piñatas, puppets and other forms of street theatrics • Free Software • Free Wireless • Free books • Alternative forms of energy

This is SELF-ORGANIZATION--REAL Democracy--at it's best! We ask that you and/or your group be entirely responsible for the creation, set-up, and take-down of your own booth. This will allow for incredible spontaneity, creativity and flexibility at the event. Autonomy will be manifested at every level and the results will be more powerful than any centralized committee could have ever created! How You Can Help Make This Happen

Get your affinity group, community, family or friends together and begin to self organize for this event. Brainstorm ideas and create your booth! Let us know you are coming!

If you know you're coming and you'd like to RSVP, please send an email to: bazaar (at)

See you there!

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