Sunday, March 20, 2005

Carnival of the Un-Capitalists

The Carnival of the Un-Capitalists has arrived! The first edition will be hosted on Monday March 28, 2005 byFreiheit und Wissen (

Please send submissions by Sunday, March 27, 4 p.m. EST to

Presenting a weekly blog digest published each Monday on the excesses of Capitalism and its alternatives. While the title for the Carnival is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, the topics are not.What issues will this Carnival focus on?

- Income disparity and the increase of global poverty

- Privatization and the crisis of public ownership

- The emerging corporate threat to democracy

- Corporate malfeasance

- Workers' rights, union organizing, and transnational solidarity movements

- Free-trade vs. Fair-trade

- Neoliberalism and market deregulation

- Anti-globalist perspectives and alternatives

- Corporate environment abuse

- Sustainable development

- The IMF, the World Bank, the WTO

The Carnival of the Un-Capitalists is meant to bring attention to these issues, whether you oppose globalization, neoliberalism, etc., or not. Certainly, the Left in the United States does not share a general consensus on these issues. For example, former President Bill Clinton was an advocate of free-trade, while various Democratic members of Congress want to repeal NAFTA and trade agreements like it. To be eligible for this Carnival, we do not ask that you support one side or the other, but only that you are engaged with some of these issues on your blog. We also ask that you have a link from your blog to the Carnival of the Un-Capitalists (

The Carnival of the Un-Capitalists is a weekly digest. To keep the Carnival relevant to current events, we ask that you only submit posts from the previous week that deals with at least one of these issues. We ask that you only submit one post per Carnival. Send your weekly submissions to

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