FNB and Really REALLY Free Market at Interdependence Day

Durango Food Not Bombs will be cooking & serving free food (one main dinner meal served around 6:30 PM) at 4C’s upcoming Interdependence Day celebration on Saturday, July 16th in Buckley Park (more info below). Come help out and dig in!

Durango FNB will also be hosting a Really REALLY Free Market at Interdependence Day, so bring stuff to give away for free!

Because there is enough for everyone

Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning

Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free

Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy

Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buy

Because “free trade” is a contradiction of terms

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.

Please help us keep the Really Really Free Market a 100% FREE and non-commercial event. Let’s come together and forget about trading, bartering and money. Leave the business cards at home and remember the joy of giving for the sake of giving.

Help us keep the park clean. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you.

4c – Conscious Creative Cultural Connection presents
In partnership with the Community Foundation:

Interdependence Day

To celebrate and bear witness to the interdependence among individuals, organizations, communities, and the world we live in together.

An all day event on July 16th at Buckley Park, from 10am to 10pm.

Interdependence: to be responsible for oneself, while at the same time being responsible to each other.

Interdependence Day will be a day of local speakers, workshops, music, live art, and celebration of the interdependent community we live in.

If you have any questions or would like to let us know you’re coming you can email Cy at sighgraham@yahoo.com or call 970.529.0378 or Isaac at isaacscottmurphy@yahoo.com or call 970.564.1737

Welcome to Durango Food Not Bombs’ new blog!

Durango Food Not Bombs serves every Sunday around 1PM in Riverfront Park (aka Iris Park, by the river behind Vitamin Cottage, across the foot bridge from the skate park, along the bike trail), 1235 Camino Del Rio, Durango, Colorado. Potluck dishes welcome & encouraged!

Interested in helping out? You can contact us at durangofoodnotbombs@riseup.net, or join our mailing list. We can also be found on Myspace and Facebook.

You can also learn more about the international Food Not Bombs movement at FoodNotBombs.net

Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements and is gaining momentum throughout the world. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty. Food Not Bombs is not a charity. This energetic grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for peace and an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. For over 25 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth…

The first group was formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists. Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolent social change. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegetarian meals that are served in outside in public spaces to anyone without restriction. Each independent group also serves free vegetarian meals at protests and other events. The San Francisco chapter has been arrested over 1,000 times in government’s effort to silence its protest against the city’s anti- homeless policies. Amnesty International states it will adopt those Food Not Bombs volunteers that are convicted as “Prisoners of Conscience” and will work for their unconditional release. Even though we are dedicated to nonviolence Food Not Bombs activists in the United States have been under investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Pentagon and other intelligence agencies. A number of Food Not Bombs volunteers have been arrested on terrorism charges but there has never been a conviction…

Food Not Bombs is often the first to provide food and supplies to the survivors of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. During the first three days after the 1989 Earthquake, Food Not Bombs was the only organization in San Francisco providing hot meals to the survivors and the Long Beach chapter provided food after the North Ridge Earthquake. Food Not Bombs was also the first to provide hot meals to the rescue workers responding to September 11th World Trade Center attacks. Food Not Bombs volunteers were among the first to provide food and help to the survivors of the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Our volunteers organized a national collection program and delivered bus and truckloads of food and supplies to the gulf region. We have been one of the only organizations sharing daily meals in New Orleans since Katrina. You can rely on Food Not Bombs in a disaster and we are ready to help in the future…

Food Not Bombs works in coalition with groups like Earth First!, The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Anarchist Black Cross, the IWW, Homes Not Jails, Anti Racist Action, In Defense of Animals, the Free Radio Movement and other organizations on the cutting edge of positive social change and resistance to the new global austerity program. We hope you will join us in taking direct action towards creating a world free from domination, coercion and violence. Food is a right, not a privilege…

More at FoodNotBombs.net