The Wingnut is using a blogspot website to host our calendar of events – you can find a comprehensive calendar of all Wingnut events at http://wingnutcalendar.blogspot.com/
Tags: activist, all ages, communal, community, dinner, open hours, potluck, radical, RVA, sober, sobriety, support, vegan, Wingnut, zine
Starting in 2015, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be hosting Open Hours for use of the radical library, zine library, board games, musical instruments, computer etc. On Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm.
Additionally, the Wingnut will be hosting vegan communal dinners at the same time, with food ready to eat at 6:30/7pm.
The idea behind the suppers and new Open Hours is to build community, and share the burden of cooking.
We are asking that everyone who comes to these suppers bring a $3 dollar donation towards the food costs. If you can not afford cash, bartering with food stuffs, chore doing etc. Will be welcome.
We ask that everyone who comes to eat pitches in to wash the dishes.
We also need folks to RSVP the day before so we know how much food to make. 804 300 0023 is a number you can text, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are guest chefs who would like to bottomline a meal please let us know, that would be great!!!
The first dates will be:
Wed. Jan. 7
Wed. Jan. 14
Wed. Jan. 21
Wed. Jan. 28
Dont forget to RSVP!!!!!!
Tags: all ages, anarchist, brass, brass band, folk, folk punk, marching band, punk, queer, RVA, sober, speaker for the dead, Wingnut
Big Queer and Allied Brasspunk Clusterfolk!
Friday January 16, all ages and sober show. Suggested $10 donation
2005 Barton Avenue
Dress warm we might take it outside!
Looking for opening local act
Tags: activist, FNB, food is a right not a privilege, foodnotbombs, Monroe Park, RVA, solidarity not charity, vegan
Tags: all saints theater, anarchist, blacklivesmatter, ericgarner, intersectionality, labor, livingwage, mikebrown, raiseupfor15, RVA, solidarity, south, southern, strike, strikefastfood, Wingnut
Thanks to everyone who came out in Richmond today to show solidarity with fast food and convenience store workers on strike for $15 an hour. There were over 30 workers on strike and over 40 community supporters as well. Plus amazing puppets and drums from the All Saints Theater Puppet Company.
It was a re-energizing event and thanks to everyone who helped to organize it as well.
Here are some photos and video we took at the event! Keep an ear out as there will be more strikes, more protests and more actions around living wage, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, #blacklivesmatter, and more. There is a ton of excellent work being done in Richmond, much led by people of color, to draw the intersectional connections between issues while still respecting the importance and uniqueness of each issue.
Keep loving, keep fighting, keep reading, keep talking, and keep taking care of yourself and those around you! We are building a movement, a necessary movement, and we need to bring our positivity to it because lives are on the line. But seriously, keep your mental/emotional and physical health in mind so we can sustain this movement. lovelovelove
Tags: fastfoodworkers, livingwage, radical, raiseup, RVA, strikefastfood
Come out on Thursday December 4th to support Fast Food Workers on strike demanding $15 an hour minimum wage and respect in the workplace!!!
2416 chamberlayne ave, gathering at 10 am, marching at 10:30am
Then we will be at the
McDonalds at 2011 Chamberlayne from 11am-12.
Wear warm clothes and bring signs if you can!
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375549632609706/
Tags: acab, anarchist, blacklivesmatter, ericgarner, mikebrown, radical, RVA, shutitdown, solidarity, VCU, vuu
Tonight’s protest, which seemed to be primarily organized by women of color, against the racist system that let off the NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner took place at 10pm. The march left the VCU compass, and took Harrison to West Grace, then to Ryland. At Ryland and Broad an 11 minute die in took place to symbolize the 11 times Eric Garner said “I can’t breathe” while being choked to death.
Then the march went down Broad, stopping in the middle of a block to listen to the organizers speak on the epidemic of police murders of black people (every 28 hours), about how the system is not broken but designed in this racist manner, and how solidarity and speaking out against these grave injustices is important – even vital for black lives. The march then proceeded to Broad and Belvidere where protesters held the intersection for almost a full hour before dispersing. Some protesters bought water bottles to pass out amongst the crowd.
Some of the cheers included – “I can’t breathe, we’ve got to fight back”? “Black lives matter”, and “for Eric Garner and Mike Brown shut it down” (forgive us we are tired and are not recalling the last one correctly).
Richmond police blocked the roads but there were no arrests to our knowledge.
Tags: acab, blacklivesmatter, ericgarner, RVA
Tags: anarchist, anticapitalist, barter, capitalism, celebrate, collective, free, gifts, potluck, really really free market, RVA, share, sober, vegan, Wingnut, winter, xmas, yule
Join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a winter potluck and gift exchange.
Everyone should bring a dish or non alcoholic beverahe to share, and 1 gift for the exchange. The gift can be new or used or ephemeral, like telling someone a story, playing them a song, or teaching them a skill. But please dont buy the gift new- regift or thrift or dumpster etc. Screw capitalism, lets not give those jerks anymore of our money for this event. We can share friendship and love without money honey.
This is from our friend who had the idea for this event originally :
” as to the trade day idea,here goes!
Most folks have never know the “joys of swapping stuff”,having been brought up in a cash/debit/credit structure society in the U.S. .A lot of the world ,however,still does a great deal of basic day to day economic function on barter.What I would propose is that the [Friday] after christmas the Wingnut host a sort of trade gathering for folks that want to try something different . Doesn’t matter what you have to trade,just no cash/bitcoins/etc. ,make it something that you can bring and show that there is more to trading than just doing a set of numbers. Skills,stories,materials to make things,books,tools,ideas,geegaws and gimcracks!Trading has a LOOONNNGGG history of being the way that ideas got passed around since our ancestors first started walking out of southern Africa,and it sure would be neat to see how some of you younguns do in the “call and response” test that is at the core of it all.So, will you take up a skillset that can keep you from starving and aid in your travels no matter where you are and what language the locals speak?Could be fun,and always is an adventure!”
All ages and sober event!!!
Friday December 26 from 7pm – midnight