Come get crafty at the Wingnut on Thursday, August 14th at 7pm.

Bring projects you are wokring on, new ones, craft supplies etc.

We will have coffee and some snacks- feel free to bring snacks to share if you want.

We will also have some crafting supplies, but maybe not what you are looking for, so get in touch and ask or bring things you like to use to get creative! This will be a monthly event, on the 2nd Thursday of each month! Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together!

Sober / All Ages

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

Slam Up, a musical mix of comedy, poetry, and improv. They are two female, NYC-based performers who are going on a tour of the east coast. We will be in the Richmond area on Friday, October 3, 2014.

The night before the Richmond Zine Fest!!

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The show in 40 words: It’s TMI time with Cali & Emily! Prepare for a musical ride through the many stages of life and shades of love– requited, unrequited, gay, straight, queer, or, well, just “creative.” WARNING: Contains wonderfully, hilariously, poignantly, adult material.

The show is approximately 60-75 minutes long.

http://www.slamup.org/

All ages (discretion advised), sober event. 2005 Barton Avenue

Bring money for merch and donations!

 

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Anarcho Acoustic punk. Gonna be on a big US east coast tour from Canada for an album release.

Wednesday August 27th at 7pm at the Wingnut- 2005 Barton Avenue

Sober, All Ages

http://thedrunkenwobblies.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheDrunkenWobblies

Bring money for merch and donations to the touring band!!!! Please and thank you!!

 

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Anarcho-Rednecks Against Oppression is a new organization based in Central Virginia, and one of the first projects of the group is to begin tabling at gun shows.

Our goals are to introduce a more diy, class struggle, and anti-oppression perspective to the culture at gun shows, and create opportunities for folks who may have never been exposed to anarchist ideas to hear about them and pick up some relevant literature. We hope that instead of dismissing people who aren’t on the exact same page we are on, we can meet them on our common ground, and through conversation and literature help folks step away from reactionary and racist perspectives and more into being self-thinking individuals.

We aren’t the first anarchists to attempt to reach out in this way, some of our predecessors include the John Brown Gun Club in Kansas and Redneck Revolt in Denver. We would love to hear from anyone who has been involved in these groups, intervened with tea party types, has their own insights about gun shows, etc.

Some topics we are looking for relevant literature on:

Know Your Rights

Copwatch

Security Culture

Anti-Racism

Queerness

Guns (duh?)

DIY stuff that folks at gun shows might be into

If any anarchists or radicals have zines, pamphlets or literature for us to distribute that you can mail us for free to help the cause, titles to recommend, or documents to email us, we would really appreciate it. We hope to develop a lot of original literature over time, but it always helps to not have to reinvent the wheel.

You can mail items to: ARAO c/o Wingnut 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

or email mokarnage @ gmail.com

 

Our first gunshow will be the C & E Gun Show in Richmond on August 23-24 so if you can, please get any materials to us before then.

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Dominion Resources Inc. is in the preliminary stages of planning to build a 2-4 billion dollar (conflicting numbers on this out there) natural gas pipeline from West Virginia, into and through 5 counties in Virginia, and down into southern North Carolina. They call it Dominion Southeast Reliability Project which is apparently fancy talk for gonna wreck your land whether you like it or not. Much of the territory being threatened lies in rural areas, where folks may feel less capacity to push back. But they are not alone, and we have gotten word that they are more angry than scared. Dominion Resources is a sister company to Dominion Power, who holds a monopoly on electricity in Virginia, and has headquarters located in Richmond. There is plenty of opportunity to push back against this plan, in solidarity with folks in the counties and in defense of the earth.

Highland County is one of the least populated counties in the state, and the Board of Supervisors there was presented with initial information in late May. The local paper there, the Recorder reports, “The board also received a map, plus a draft letter to property owners who could be affected, explaining the surveying that would take place on their land.

It explains to a landowner, “Typically, the first step in a new project is to conduct surveys and environmental studies along a potential route corridor. Your property has been identified as being in this corridor and that is why we are notifying you so that we can begin keeping you informed throughout this process and because surveys will be conducted on your property. Conducting these surveys and environmental studies is required as part of the permitting process for a project of this nature. The Commonwealth of Virginia encourages new projects such as the Southeast Reliability project to conduct these studies as a way to minimize environmental and land use impacts. Dominion plans to begin the surveys and studies on or about July 1, 2015.”

Further, it tells a landowner, “Please be aware that our surveying the route does not mean you are agreeing to access for construction of the pipeline. For that purpose, we will seek a separate easement agreement from all affected property owners prior to construction once a final route is selected at the end of this process. During the initial phase and any subsequent phases of the Southeast Reliability pipeline project, Dominion and its representatives will remain in contact with you through other mailings, phone and in-person information sessions to keep you informed and to answer any questions you may have.”

It directs landowners to sign the form and return it to Dominion.

It also explains Doyle Land Services Inc. would assist with the project…. County supervisors informed the planning commission of the project last night (Thursday). “The said holy cow, too,” Wagner said. “There might be nothing we can do. It’s going to sock us.””

Sorry about the long quote, but the text of the letter sent to landowners seems important to get verbatim.

Photo fro a Yinke Dene protest against the Enbridge pipeline in  April 2014- article on that issue here: http://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/b-c-first-nation-along-pipeline-route-officially-rejects-northern-gateway-plan/

Photo fro a Yinka Dene protest against the Enbridge pipeline in April 2014- article on that issue here: http://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/b-c-first-nation-along-pipeline-route-officially-rejects-northern-gateway-plan/

The folks of rural Virginia are the ones who will have this dangerous and destructive pipeline in their backyards, and these communities are not even set to benefit from access to resources. Dominion told a Prince Edward official that the county could purchase their own T to tap into the line in the future if they wanted.

The people of Nelson County Virginia are in the preliminary stages of pushing back against the aggressive, destructive plan. In one area, property owners are organizing to follow and film the surveyors who are being sent onto their properties. There are many determined to not let the pipeline onto their land.  Others are also gathering signatures and creating petitions. Apparently Nelson County officials who requested to meet with Dominion have not yet been given the chance.

One resident, Ammon Sammon, says “The pipeline will include a 400ft corridor wiping out everything around it, including my house, and will not be giving anyone any compensation:.

Environmentally, there is a lot at risk. Aside from the clearly destructive expansion of infrastructure serving non-renewable energy sources, the pipeline would run through the Alleghany Highlands, putting the entire area at risk. And anything which produces a greater demand for practices such as fracking is an enemy of the people and the planet.

Local Sierra Clubs have begun to come out against the pipeline plan, including the Shenandoah Group. You can read their letter to the editor which details some of the natural areas at risk, in the Staunton paper the News Leader  here.

Keep your ears to the ground, and make contact with folks you might know living in Highland, Augusta, Nelson, Prince Edward, Cumberland or Buckingham  counties. Make sure folks are aware of what is going on, even those not directly affected may have neighbors who are. They tentatively plan to start construction in 2017 and be done in 2018.

If anyone has news of any resistance or organizing against this pipeline and you would like us to share the news, please be in touch! wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

No Compromise in Defense of Mother Earth!

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Mo Karnage, a member of the Wingnut, has written an essay on the recent open carry debate in Richmond.
Check it out here:
http://mokarnage.com/2014/07/06/anarcho-redneck-response-to-recent-richmond-open-carry/

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Upcoming Events at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective!!!

All Wingnut Events are All ages and sober!

For out of town performers and speakers please bring money for donations and merch if you can!

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, Va 23222 – wingnut_collective@yahoo.com
More always being planned- check the website for updates! http://www.wingnutrva.org

Monday July 7 @ 6 – Wingnut Meeting (Bimonthly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6 are open to the public who want to get involved or have ideas etc. followed by a private residents meeting @ 7)

Saturday July 12 @ 12pm- Mobile Food Pantry neighborhood grocery distribution at North ave and W. Graham st.

Saturday July 12 @ 7pm – They Flew me to Canada, and Boy My Arms are Tired – Dane Rossman speaks about his experience being extradited to Canada for actions during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto – fundraiser for other G20 extraditees bring $$ to donate

Monday July 14 @ 6 – Richmond City Council Meeting at City hall – 9th and broad st. come see what the bastards are up to, speak out, make a ruckus, whatever you please! Get some!

Monday July 21 @ 6- Wingnut Meeting

Every Sunday in August @ 12:30 – Food Not Bombs Cooking! August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st come help prepare a vegan meal at 12:30, we leave around 3:30 to get to Monroe Park by 4pm to share the food and then return to do cleanup! All levels of cooking experience welcome! Food is a right not a privilege!

Monday August 4 @ 6 – Wingnut Meeting

Monday August 18 @ 6 – Wingnut Meeting

Monday September 1st @ 6 – Wingnut Meeting

Monday September 1st @ 8- Bizarro Books Tour – Bizarre fiction readings and performances! $$ to buy books!

 

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective
We Gladly Feast on Those Who Oppress Us

What we are into: autonomy, sustainability, solidarity, mutual aid, liberation, equality, community, Do-it-yourself and do-it-together, direct action, consent, diversity of tactics

What we are not into: the state, police, jails, bosses, capitalism, hierarchy, consumerism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, classism, etc.

What we do about it: food not bombs, copwatch, prisoner support, food not lawns, bike repair, radical lending library, public computer, radical zine collection, game nights, potlucks, movie nights, music/poetry/puppet performances, grocery and produce distribution, sobriety support, host and facilitate workshops, attending local city council and other meetings to speak out against bad plans and for good ones (recent examples include the privatization of Monroe park, shockoe stadium, and public $$$ going to Venture Richmond), organize and attend protests on a variety of political issues, critical mass bike rides, host speakers, trash cleanups, support fast food workers and others fighting for a living wage, free store clothing cabinets, little free library, free anarchist and radical literature distribution and more!

Anarchism is the revolutionary idea that no one is more qualified than you are to decide what your life will be!!!

Check out anarchist zines and books online at: http://www.theanarchistlibrary.org or http://www.sproutdistro.com or http://www.tangledwilderness.org

Interested? Get involved! Check the other side for a list of our upcoming events and meetings!
“Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals.
We look away from government for relief, because we know that force (legalized) invades the personal liberty of man, seizes upon the natural elements and intervenes between man and natural laws; from this exercise of force through governments flows nearly all the misery, poverty, crime and confusion existing in society.” – Lucy Parsons – anarchist, labor organizer 1853-1942

“There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.” – Voltairine de Cleyre – anarchist, feminist 1866-1912

Join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on July 12 at 7pm for this All ages, Sober event. Come support anarchists in the movement who are being harassed by government for their anti-border and related work. This will be a verbal presentation with power point visuals.
2005 Barton Avenue

Free event but PLEASE bring some money to give to Dane to support others who have been arrested and extradited and have lots of related expenses! Solidarity!

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They Flew Me to Canada, and Boy Are My Arms Tired!

Dane Rossman speaks about his experience being extradited to Canada for actions during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto. Dane is an anarchist living on occupied Tohono O’odham land in Tucson, Arizona. He’s been involved for several years in anti-colonial, No Borders, and prison/police abolition movements, and will try to situate his experience of incarceration and extradition within that history, with an emphasis on ongoing struggles in Arizona.

Dane hopes to use this opportunity to raise funds for the other G20 extraditees still being held by the Canadian state, so bring cash if you can.

For more info on those cases and struggles in Arizona, see the following:

guelphabc.noblogs.org
supportjoel.com
tucsonabc.wordpress.com
indigenousaction.org
nomoredeathsvolunteers.org
pronetaction.org

September 1st at 7pm join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a down right weird literary event!!
All ages and sober (discretion advised)
Bring money to buy some bizarro books from these bodacious people!!!!

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BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA!
In September 2014, the writers, artists and co-conspirators of BIZARRO are coming to freak you out!
BIZARRO FICTION is a fast-growing underground genre of high weirdness, with over 200 titles in print from ERASERHEAD PRESS, RAW DOG SCREAMING, BIZARRO PULP PRESS and more.  It’s been described as “the literary equivalent of the Cult section of your video store, back when there were video stores.”  This fall, Bizarros across America are joining together for a progressive book-crawl of the East Coast!
FEATURING readings, performance and odd behavior from some combination of:
MYKLE HANSEN — author of “I, SLUTBOT” and “HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
VIOLET LEVOIT — author of “I AM GENGHIS CUM”
BRADLEY SANDS — author of “RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU”
CHRIS GENUA — author of “FOOP!” and “LICK YOUR NEIGHBOR”
WILLIAM PAULEY III — author of “THE BROTHERS CRUNK”

September 1st at 7pm join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a down right weird literary event!!
All ages and sober (discretion advised)
Bring money to buy some bizarro books from these bodacious people!!!!

BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA!
In September 2014, the writers, artists and co-conspirators of BIZARRO are coming to freak you out! 
BIZARRO FICTION is a fast-growing underground genre of high weirdness, with over 200 titles in print from ERASERHEAD PRESS, RAW DOG SCREAMING, BIZARRO PULP PRESS and more.  It’s been described as “the literary equivalent of the Cult section of your video store, back when there were video stores.”  This fall, Bizarros across America are joining together for a progressive book-crawl of the East Coast!
FEATURING readings, performance and odd behavior from some combination of:
MYKLE HANSEN — author of “I, SLUTBOT” and “HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
VIOLET LEVOIT — author of “I AM GENGHIS CUM”
BRADLEY SANDS — author of “RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU”
CHRIS GENUA — author of “FOOP!” and “LICK YOUR NEIGHBOR”
WILLIAM PAULEY III — author of “THE BROTHERS CRUNK”