We are recommending this short zine written by our friends, which is a brief analysis of the fast food industry from an intersectional lense.  We at the Wingnut have been involved locally with the Fight for $15 Fast Food Workers movement. We support workers because a)some of us are fast food workers or other low paid workers, b) not supporting workers would get us no closer to social change, and c) we have to build movements to have movements, and create relationships with people to build the community that is necessary to transform the world.

But at the end of the day, we are anti-capitalists. Not all of us are vegan, but the environmental impacts, health impacts, animal suffering, exploitation of low income people of color and more mean that the Fast Food Industry is a major negative impact on our communities. Improving the working conditions and raising wages is something that all industries need and all workers deserve.  However, the Fast Food Industry is specifically so rotten, so toxic, that changes to labor will never be enough.

We will continue to support the Fight for $15 and other worker’s movements, but we will also always keep the bigger picture in mind. Low wages and bad working conditions are just a symptom of the rotten exploitative attitude of the fast food industry. We need to attack the roots.

Check out the zine, read more about it, and help us create a vision for a world without Fast Food, and where our communities are healthy and sustainable!

https://archive.org/details/SmashTheFastFoodIndustry

WARZONE DISTRO/The Feral Space
xtheferalspacex@riseup.net

 

 

We have just uploaded 3 vegan anarchist zines written in spanish! Please read, share, print, and distribute as you like!

We did not write these zines, but our friends did! All credit to WARZONE DISTRO/The Feral Space
xtheferalspacex@ riseup.net

 

https://archive.org/details/Lamismaslibertad

https://archive.org/details/LiberacionAnimalVeganismoEspeciesmoAthropocentrismo

https://archive.org/details/UNMINUTODEREFLEXION

Wingnut member Mo Karnage is one of the speakers heading to Alt Expo, and they are trying to raise the necessary funds to make this a rad event! If you can please donate at the link below:

http://www.gofundme.com/altexpo16

or here for more info on the event!

 

 

 

If you can, try to make it out to this event to explore community in Richmond!! Lots of different workshops and awesome people!

 

Community DIG RVA  (Do it Green)

 

Join us for a day of adventure exploring possibilities of community living in Richmond. Engage with others sharing visions of how to build green community. DIG into ideas of green building , creating diversity, group decision making , local food, community gardens  and permaculture

 

Date: June 14, 2014. 8 AM – 5 PM

Location: Richmond Friends Meeting House

4500 Kensington Avenue

Richmond, VA 23221-2301

 

We are having workshops on:

-green building

-local food, community gardens, permaculture

-group process, decision making, governance

-diversity (racial, intergenerational, economic),

 

Registration – $22 includes breakfast, lunch & refreshments (and childcare)

To register visit our website: www.communitydigrva.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/communitydigrva

 

Questions contact us at – Email address: communitydigrva@gmail.com

http://m.timesdispatch.com/news/stadium-plan-could-die-just-as-its-details-become-clearer/article_8cc71298-c554-5558-b094-bf20bbf87c0b.html?mode=jqm

Today’s Richmond Times Dispatch had an article clearly meant to discourage Richmond City Council members from voting against the stadium idea at Tuesday’s meeting.

We need everyone out to City Council on Tuesday May 27th at 6pm – come early for protests out front and to make sure you get a seat. Last time the stadium issue was up for a vote the Council chambers were standing room only and filled to capacity with many folks being forced to wait outside or in an overflow room.

Wear red, bring signs, be hydrated and have water, bring phones charged, and bring snacks, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It might be a long meeting.

Starting in July the Wingnut will be having regular meetings twice a month.

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The purpose of these meetings will be to improve communication and coordination around various community, activist, and creative projects going on under the Wingnut banner.

The meetings will take place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6pm at the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue)

The 6pm meetings will be open to anyone who does or would like to organize with the Wingnut. If you want to get involved, start volunteering, collaborate around an issue, plan an event using our space, tell us about your project or organization, host a workshop  etc. please come at 6pm. We ask that you come on time to make sure we do not have to drag out meetings or repeat items. Feel free to email us ahead of time with your agenda item at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

At 7pm the meeting will then become for residents only, where we will discuss normal household business.

The upcoming meeting dates are:

Monday, July 7th

Monday, July 21st

Monday, August 4th

Monday, August 18th

Just got word that the Pioneers Press book tour will be hitting Chop Suey on Cary st. Tonight from 5-7

Short notice but Pioneers Press is an awesome DIY Radical publisher and distro.

Adam Gnade will be there and reading from his awesome DIY guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin Sad.
Come out and bring some friends and some cash.

Especially recommended if you are looking for inspiration, mental health advice, self care tips, etc.

Hope to see you and your friends there tonight!!

Want to help the Wingnut?

Posted: May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

We get a lot of folks asking how they can help out. We really appreciate the support and we are trying to envision where we can take that support and use it most effectively.
If you have visionary ideas of projects you would like to see happen under the Wingnut Anarchist Collective banner please do not hestitate to get in touch.
We would love to host more workshops, yoga/exercise/self defense courses, book and poetry readings, and acousti music events.
We definitely need help promoting events, having copies made of fliers and literature, cleaning communal areas of the house, yardwork, fundraising, gardening, etc.
But we would love to have more dynamic projects that could expand and grow the anarchist vision and projects of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective.

Thursday June 12 @ 7pm

Revolutionary prose and raps at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective- 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

Performers will have merch to sell, and we will also be asking for donations for their efforts, recommended $5 donation, but if you don’t have it come anyway to get some fire in your belly!

Brando is a slam poet from Denver, CO. It is pretty badass anarcho spoken word punk type stuff. (he also was on the slam team that won the National Poetry Slam competition in 2011) He has been doing a mix of poetry events and punk shows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPCreIbyqz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhmfFTzCDSs

Local MC P.T. Burnem will be doing the thing as well. Precise, thought provoking raps over home made bombast blasting from the beatbox.

Official Video for “Midas Touch”: http://youtu.be/EnJLchZHqaM

PT Rapping in his bedroom: http://youtu.be/0kAGYpT_DKA

Mo Karnage will be debuting some spoken word they’ve never revealed before, bringing out the anarcho flow and blushing.

Looking for one or two other spoken word or radical musicians to perform!
All ages
sober

http://wrir.org/tunein/

Go to the local radio station’s tune in page to listen to Thursday’s Open Source episode where Wingnut Tammie is interviewed about Fast Food Workers and the Fight for $15!!