Saturday, January 05, 2008

Welcome back!

The Carnival of Socialism is getting back on track due to popular demand and a regrettable failure of capitalism to overthrow itself. John has been joined as editor by Jim and Dave to make a small but perfectly formed team which will be taking the Carnival forward into 2008.

You'll see in the right hand column a number of dates scheduled for carnivals to take place, as follows;
We want lefty bloggers to take the bit between their teeth and sign up for one of these dates as soon as possible so we can get a momentum going. To sign yourself up simply leave your blog address and the date you'd like to take on in the comments box below and we'll get back to you asap.

Last year we had some themed carnivals and we may well go back to that at some point but for now we're just looking for fortnightly round ups of the weird and wonderful blog entries from the socialist blogosphere. We're sure that bloggers will want to highlight their regular reads but we also hope that the carnival will encourage people to expand their reading range and dip into issues they don't often think about. We'd like to see carnivals that push the boundaries, that go beyond the same old faces as well as revisit these old familiar friends.

Something else we'll be considering later on in the year is a redesign for the site - expanding its blog links as well as linking to left field publications on the net, hopefully making the site a useful first port of call when seeking out the net left. All suggestions for the site - be they blogs, publications, rss feeds or whatever will be gladly received - this relaunch is a great opportunity to ensure we've linked to your blog and those reads you find unmissable.

The beauty of the blogosphere, and carnivals in particular, is that they provide an opportunity to celebrate the diversity in our movement as well as those things that unite us. We hope that we'll help provoke debate, discussion, sometimes even argument - but ultimately we want to help bring the left together in order to be better able to promote a socialist agenda in the twenty first century.


Susan Harwood said...


My name is Susan Harwood.

I'm contacting people who list ‘the environment ‘as an interest on their 'blogger's profile'.

I have a new blog called


It is concerned with the environment, building, architecture, politics and education.

It can be found at

It is in its very early stages just yet - so comments will be especially welcome!

Yours sincerely

Susan Harwood

JS.Ray said...

Are there themes, or is it a free for all. I'm in if you'll have me, samples to be found here:

Jim Jepps said...

There have been themes in previous editions but for now we'll go with the free for all - and let your own obsessions come to the fore naturally.

You're in!

stroppybird said...

I have plugged this on Stroppyblog.

I'll do the 15th february.

Jim Jepps said...

Good stuff stroppy... Jack which date do you want?

JS.Ray said...

29th please. Don't wanna go first :p

Frank Partisan said...

The blog looks better than before. Great you are back.

Jim Jepps said...

fancy giving it a shot ren?

blackstone said...

Highly interested, plug me in for march 15

Jim Jepps said...

Welcome aboard Blackstone!

Jim Jepps said...

I think people are being a bit shy about taking the first one... so I'll do it.

Get your nominations in for further Carnivals, but also let me know about posts over the next two weeks you think should be included in the Carnival (feel free to nominate your own, just don't go over board)

Email me

Leftwing Criminologist said...

If you're still looking for people I'll have a go at doing march 27th.

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