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Tags: acoustic punk, addams family, all ages, anarchist, anarchy, copwatch, DIY, events, folk punk, indie media, infoshop, know your rights, open hours, punk, radical, RVA, shows, sober, Wingnut, wingnut family, workshop
Hello Lovely People Of Richmond!!
We are hosting a house show for Virginia’s finest Nerve City Friday May 17th!
The show will be held at The Wingnut we will keep you updated on time of the show. But this doesn’t happen everyday SO COME OUT!!!!
Tags: ABC, anarchist, birthday poster, Political Prisoner, prison abolition, prison books, prisoner birthday, prisoner solidarity, Prisoner support, RVA, RVA ABC, Wingnut
Here is the may Political Prisoners Birthday Poster! And also some rad updates from the Prison Books Collective in North Carolina! We encourage you to send birthday cards to these prisoners. If you want tips on how to write letters to prisoners, come by the Wingnut and we can teach you!
Hello Friends and Comrades,
Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May. The file is a
little big this month so give it a second to open. As always, please post
this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your
Mother’s Day began not just as a day to honor mothers, but as a day for
mothers to express solidarity with one another and against the wars that
left widows and orphans impoverished. This Mother’s Day, in honor of this
tradition, we are calling for a global day of solidarity with incarcerated
mothers and against a penal system that disproportionately cages people
based on race, class, and gender non-conformity. Please circulate this
call far and wide and help organize a noise demo outside a prison or jail
near you that holds women captive.
Here is a flyer that was made for one mother’s day demo that you can pass
out at yours.
June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie
Mason, and all long term anarchist prisoners. You still have plenty of
time to organize something in your town. You can find more info on
organizing an event and what has happened in previous years here.
The campaign to get former Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoatz out of
solitary is still going on. He has been held in torturous conditions of
solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons for the past thirty years.
From April 8 to May 10, 2013, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz
is calling for an intense call-in and write-in campaign to bring pressure
on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC), to release Maroon
from solitary confinement and into the general prison population. You can
find out all about it and download action packets on his support page.
Jason Sutherlin of Tinley Park 5 wrote a really sweet and powerful letter
to all of his supporters thanking them for all the support and birthday
cards he’s been getting.
We are thrilled to announce that our friends in Croatan Earth First! will
be hosting next summer’s Earth First! rendezvous in North Carolina. The
Round River Rendezvous is the annual gathering of the Earth First!
Movement. Each Summer, this week-long camp-out attracts several hundred
Earth First!ers from around the world.
Help promote the event, nationally and internationally by downloading and
printing these quarter sheets:
Lastly, here is a link to the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War
every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots
of good updates on many political prisoners.
Until Every Cage Is Empty,
Tags: erika reis, FNB, food is a right, Food Not Bombs, jay olde, radical, Roanoke, RVA, Virginia, Wingnut
Heard word from friends in Roanoke about a new Food Not Bombs chapter they are starting up. If you know anyone in that area please pass the indfo along!
Food Not Bombs Interest Meeting
Hosted by Erika Ries, Gentry Basilseed and Jay Olde
Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
auditorium, roanoke public library 706 South Jefferson Street
Come out and support your local Food Not Bombs chapter!
This will be our first meeting. Our initial mission is to serve free hot vegetarian/vegan meals in a public space to anyone who is hungry. All One! Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!
At the upcoming meeting we will present a brief history of Food Not Bombs and discuss options for:
~ food collection
~ location for cooking
~ location to serve food
~ community outreach
If you would like to learn more about Food Not Bombs before the meeting, you can visit the website
feel free to email questions and suggestions
Food is a Right, Not a Privilege
Tags: anarchist, better government, better government richmond, city council, city hall, dpu, RVA, scott burger, utility, water, water rate, Wingnut
Here is an update from Scott Burger and the Better Government Richmond organization. While us Wingnuts think a better government would be no government, we can definitely get behind this issue of the water utility rate in Richmond, as it directly effects low income folks, the elderly, and the environment.
We are running out of time. Richmond City Council appears to be using email discussions and phone calls to hash out most of the disputes over the budget amendments that will be considered at the noon meeting Monday, May 6, and approved after an essentially Potemkin-village public hearing at a special meeting set for 5 p.m. Wednesday May 15. (Council must approve its school budget by May 15 and has decided to do all of the budget papers at that meeting so nothing the public says will have any influence on the proceedings.) If you have not yet done so, now is the time to question City Council members about the water rate situation, especially the PILOT.
Also, look in the Richmond Free Press issue that comes out today. We are hoping for an article on the utility rate situation.
Also, as I have always said that the water rates campaign is also a campaign for open government and transparency, please check out Better Government’s new video:
Better Government Richmond Releases Water Utility Video
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Contact: Rick Tatnall, (804) 325-3674, firstname.lastname@example.org
Better Government Richmond, a citizen advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the release of a new video about the City of Richmond Water Utility Charges and Rates. Better Government members produced this video in order to inform the public about the Mayor’s proposed plan that is under review by City Council. Better Government mentioned a study of the water utility by paid consultants as one of its top issues in its first press release in February.
The 9-minute video includes information regarding the consultants’ study as well as an explanation of charges on a sample City of Richmond utility bill. It has been made available online at Vimeo.com as well as on Better Government Richmond’s website and Facebook page. Supporters are asked to share with their neighbors and contacts.
The Vimeo.com url is http://vimeo.com/64618134
Supporters of better government for the city are encouraged to visit the website and register on the “Join” page. Also “like” us on Facebook.
The next Better Government meeting is Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1 PM and will be held in the café of the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA. There will be a question and comment period open to the public.
Tags: anarchist, collective, david martin, May Day, may day parade, radical, RVA, Wingnut
May Day Parade video from David Martin- who comes out to many, many radica/anarchist/community events and protests to film them. Thanks David for making good independent media!!!
Tags: anarchist, city council, city hall, norrell elementary, Northside, parents for life, RVA, school board, Wingnut
On Monday, May 13th, at 6pm, at City Hall (800 East Broad Street, Richmond VA), there will be a Richmond City Council meeting. The Save Our Schools Committee is encouraging attendance in order to demonstrate scrutiny of the Richmond Public Schools budget, which must be passed by the 15th of May.
There have been some discrepancies regarding the prospect of building a new elementary school, to replace 35 year old Overby-Shepherd Elementary, in the 6th district. By all reports yet disclosed, the school is in good condition, and is younger than many city schools. Unless extenuating circumstances exist, it is unlikely that now is the time to build a new school; last year, the Board was considering the closure of underattended elementary schools, in order to save money.
Citizen participation and involvement is important in any budgetary process, and especially in areas of direct communal impact.