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Monday, September 11, 2006

An Anarchist Travelling Circus?

The appearance of the 42nd Carnival of the Green over at Worsted Witch (which is well worth a gander) got me thinking. There are a plethora of carnivals focussed on issues which I'm interested in: environmentalism, feminism, animal rights, socialism, anti-racism, community campaigns, atheism and British blogging. Inexplicably, however, there doesn't seem to be an anarchist carnival. Why not? There is a nascent anarchist blogosphere out there with probably hundreds of self-described anarchist bloggers. A carnival could conceivably encourage discussion within this milieu, which hitherto has tended to be fairly diffuse.

To be sure, what we get up to in the real world is much more important than a largely self-referential cyberspace shindig, but the fact that those of us who've taken up blogging have done so, suggests that we think it is of some value. If that's the case, why not try to make the most out of it? If you've got any thoughts, let me know. I'd be interested in kicking it off, but there's no point if everybody else thinks it's a waste of time.

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