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: anarchist, collective, comida no bombas, FNB, food is a right not a privilege, Food Not Bombs, fundraiser, jackson ward, local, new normal apparel, non sweatshop clothing, radical, RVA, solidarity, sweatshop free, Wingnut
But supports 2 great local causes in one fell swoop.
Non-sweatshop clothing by local graphic designers wit the baddest ass FNB design I’ve seen in a hot minute.
Please spread the word!
New Normal Apparel has done a really nice job of reaching out to connect with community groups and they are brand new!
Tags: anarchist, fast food, fast food strike, labor, living wage, radical, Richmond, RVA, strike, union, Wingnut
Richmond’s participation in the national fast food workers strike on Dec. 5. Please forward this out to your contacts.
Rally to support fast food workers fight for $15! Thursday, December 5 at 11am Gather at Hull St Library – 1400 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224
Across the country, low wage and fast food workers have been coming together and taking action calling for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. From McDonald’s to Walmart, workers and the community are standing up and saying “NO!” to poverty wages from companies raking in billions each year. On August 29, fast food workers in more than 60 U.S. cities walked off the job and were joined by the community calling for “$15 and a union now!” This growing movement has sparked a national conversation about the widening disparity in wealth between in this country. These companies are feeling the heat, several referendums to raise the minimum wage recently passed – including a $15 minimum in SEATAC – so now is the time to keep the pressure on! The movement for justice continues to grow and spread across the country. Join us to stand with fast food workers once again on a national day of action for living wages and good jobs on Thursday, December 5.
Tags: acorn, agricultural, anarchist, collective, farmers, gmo, intentional community, louisa, non gmo, radical, Richmond, seeds, solidarity, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, twin oaks
Our Pals at ACORN Community in Louisa have had a SECOND fire this year, this time damaging their main building. These folks are incredible, do incredible work for agriculture and community. There are so many amazing residents, and they need some support right now. Please, if you are able to, donate to their repair fund. And definitely share this with others who might be willing and able to support them!
There indiegogo fundraiser:
Tags: anarchist, coal, direct action, environmental, hands off appalachia, mountain top removal, mtr, radical, solidarity, ubs, Wingnut
“As UBS profits, my people suffer”
Adam Hall of Glen Daniel, West Virginia was one of 14 people arrested yesterday at actions targeting UBS, a major financier of mountaintop removal.
Adam locked himself down to the entrance of UBS’ NorthAmerican headquarters while others dropped a banner and locked down inside the building.
As UBS continues to fund the destruction of communities in Appalachia, it was time to bring the fight to UBS’s home in Connecticut.
LIKE and SHARE if it’s time for UBS to do what’s right and stop funding destruction in Appalachia.
Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal muder of a Richmond, VA transgender womanPosted: November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tags: activist, anarchist, lgbtq, queer, radical, RVA, tdor, tdor2013, trans, transgender, vap, vavp, Wingnut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal murder of Richmond, VA transgender woman
Agencies urge community solidarity
November 19, 2013, Richmond VA
For Immediate Release:
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the murder of Amari Hill, a transgender woman in Richmond, Virginia that occurred on November 9.
Juan Pierce, Executive Director of the Minority Health Consortium stated, “Our community has lost another ‘gem of brilliance’ to senseless violence and backward behavior. We encourage the community to support efforts to end this violence.” Ted Heck, President of the Board of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved member of the community in such a violent manner. We stand in solidarity with the family and the community in the face of this crime.”
In response to this attack, Minority Health Consortium (MHC) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) offer support to transgender and other community members and organizations to assist in processing this violence and responding in a constructive manner. Support to victims and survivors of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, including those experiencing fear and distress resulting from this and other hate-motivated violence is the mission of VAVP, along with work to prevent all violence against and within LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. From Monica Behney, Board member for VAVP, “As members of the LGBTQ community and people of compassion, we must reach out to each other in our grief and outrage at this loss. Moving forward together to educate and advocate to prevent violence may be the best way to remember and honor this beautiful life.”
The Minority Health Consortium works with the LGBTQ community and all citizens to address the stigma and social determinants of health that impact the communities we serve through providing education, outreach and drop-in center activities that include a safe space to explore and discuss issues that impact minorities and youth. The MHC website can be found at http://www.mhcprevents.org
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia. VAVP is an organization active since 2006, and currently offers services for survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, including a free and confidential helpline for LGBTQ people in Virginia. The Helpline number is 866-356-6998. VAVP also has resources to support training and consultation with agencies, community groups, congregations, and other interested organizations. The VAVP website can be found at http://www.virginiaavp.org/
For inquiry, please contact:
Ted Heck, VAVP Board President
Juan Pierce, MHC Executive Director
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Tags: activism, anarchist, collective, food desert, Food Not Bombs, free food, radical, RVA, solidarity, Wingnut
Starting in December the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be doing an informal produce distribution on Wednesday and Friday at 8am each week.
This is a first come, first serve deal, and not going to be facilitated, cause we have to run off to work many mornings. Please just take what you need. Some weeks we will be holding back produce as well, in order to do solidarity catering for events such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance or Virginia People’s Assembly, or just the usual Sunday Food Not Bombs (depending on what will keep).
We have started doing this for our neighbors, but frankly have so much produce that it doesn’t all get taken!
If you come take produce please consider helping out by either cleaning the distribution area and taking some empty boxes and trash with you, or making a cash donation to help cover fuel and vehicle maintenance.
If you have a vehicle and would be interested in helping us bring produce from several other locations here for distribution please be in touch!
Tags: anarchist, deportation, fearnomore, immigration, lgbtq, not1more, notonemore, obama, queer, RVA, SONG, south, southern, undocumented, Wingnut
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Southerners On New Ground
Building Connecting and Amplifying LGBTQ Organizing for Liberation
SONG Calls for Support and Power-Building as Key Southern LGBTQ leaders Sit in Jail to Stop Deportations
LIVE COVERAGE: http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/11/19/atlanta/
At this moment 16 Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and LGBTQ leaders in Georgia (including SONG Founder Suzanne Pharr, Co-Director Caitlin Breedlove, and Board Member/Co-Director of Project South, Stephanie Guilloud) are participating in a non-violent civil disobedience at the U.S. Immigration Court in Atlanta, GA to stop today’s deportations.
These brave leaders have locked arms to demand Obama puts an Immediate End to Deportations and Detentions and the violent policies of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Together they demand #not1more. Immigrant people, people of Color, and LGBTQ often live lives filled with violence, fear, and isolation. We are central to the fabric of our communities and our economy. We deserve so much better.
People being deported at this time in the US are the people who wash our dishes, pick our vegetables and build our houses. We need to honor their work and their lives, not rip them out of their communities.
United in the vision of what is possible for all of us beyond our fear when we are willing to take shared risk, this group has chosen to put their bodies on the line to demand an end to the fear mongering and caging of our family who is undocumented. Over 2.2 million individuals have been deported during Obama’s presidency and thousands languish in detention right now. More than 276,000 undocumented LGBTQ immigrants are living in fear in the US today. Our communities cannot afford to wait. Si se puede!!!
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
SONG is reaching out to ask for your support. Our movements badly need moments of shared risk to build our integrity across lines of race, class, culture, gender and sexuality. Our communities are sitting in fear, violence and cages. SONG along with one of our closest organizational partners, The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is partnering with the Not1More campaign to hold a major rally and press event to call on President Obama to end deportations and show that LGBTQ people are deeply a part of the fight for immigrant communities to live free of violence and fear.
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HELP?
1. Could you write a Blog or Op/Ed telling your own story about why this is important to you, using our talking points?
2. Would you join our twitter campaign (goal—100 tweets to @MHarrisPerry and @MHPShow) to ask Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC TV host, to have Paulina Helm-Hernandez (SONG Co-Director) on her show to tell their viewers that it is PAST TIME to unite the fight for lives of LGBTQ people with the fight for the lives of immigrants and people of Color and the poor. We are uniting and have been. More people just need to know!!!!
3. Could you share our Memes on Facebook? These can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ignitekindred
4. Want to make a donation to legal fees or bail fund for leaders? Please go to www.notonemoredeportation.com for evolving information about how to give.
If you can help, please let Hermelinda Cortes at SONG know how and share with her (Hermelinda@southernersonnewground.org)
SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.
Southerners On New Ground
250 Georgia Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312-3032