Tags: anarchism, anarchy, carytown, copwatch, gmo, march against monsanto, monsanto, non gmo, Richmond, VCU, Wingnut
The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is hosting a full-on SIGN MAKING PARTY for the March Against Monsanto on thursday (May 23rd) evening at 4pm-8pm. We will have some supplies but please try bringing your own signage and supplies if possible. This is also a non-GMO potluck and we encourage people to even bring local produce if they know anyone who would want to buy/trade them. Learn your locals, get active and come visit us at The Wingnut for various other workshops and events around richmond. Thank you all. Be safe. It’s hot out there.
Event Page link:
Tags: anarchist, anarchy, bikes, collective, immigrants, infoshop, radical, RVA, Southern Barton Heights, Wingnut
If you have spare bikes, bike parts, broken bikes, etc. please donate them to the Wingnut Anarchist Collective.
We have a program in place where bikes are repaired/built and then redistributed at no cost to kids, undocumented immigrants, recently unincarcerated individuals, and low income folks in general.
If anyone can donate bike locks that would be amazing, we want the folks who get the bikes to be able to keep them secured.
You can call us or email us to have bikes picked up, or drop them off at our collective.
any amount of bikes and bike parts and tool and locks helps!
Tags: anarchist, anarchy, bike, bike laws, bike ordinance, bike rights, bikes, charles samuels, city council, cops, critical mass, critical mass ride, parker agelesto, rag and bones, rag n bones, RPD, RVA, Wingnut
Bring your bikes and boomboxes yall!
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
Hosted by Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op
Friday, May 31 at 5:00pm
Monroe Park (VCU)
620 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
A critical mass bicycle ride to promote bicycle awareness on the streets of Richmond. Route will be announced before we ride.
BRING THE Noise and fun!
Meet at 5pm
Leave at 6pm
Update on the new bike ordinance:
Ord. No. 2012-232 (Patrons: Mr. Conner and Mr. Agelasto) – To amend and reordain ch. 102, art. IX, div. 1 of the City Code by adding therein a new section numbered 102-441 for the purpose of making it unlawful for any person to attach a bicycle, motorcycle or moped to a City-owned tree and to amend and reordain City Code § 102-439, concerning the impoundment of bicycles, for the purpose of authorizing police officers to impound bicycles, mopeds or motorcycles, which, for a period of more than 72 consecutive hours, have been attached to City-owned trees, posts, signs or other property owned by the City.
Here’s the original ordinance:
Sec. 102-439. – Impoundment.permanent link to this piece of content
Any police officer may impound a bicycle which is not properly registered, which is not displaying the license decal as required by this article, which is without a serial number, which is abandoned or which is parked in such a manner as to create a traffic hazard. The owner of a bicycle impounded by the police or the owner’s agent may claim it at the place it is held and, upon proof of ownership, obtain possession thereof without the payment of any fee or charge on account of the impoundment. However, the owner, if a resident of the city, shall first obtain a license decal and register such bicycle before it shall be released. The chief of police shall use due diligence to ascertain the name and address of the owner of an impounded bicycle and notify the owner that it is being held. If a bicycle is not claimed by the owner within 30 days from the date it was impounded, it may be either donated to a charitable organization by the chief of police or sold by the director of procurement services. Every such sale, whenever practicable, shall be made on the basis of competitive bids after the public notice required for the sale of tangible personal property owned by the city, and when there has been competitive bidding such sale shall be made to the highest or best responsible bidder. The director of procurement services shall have authority to reject any or all bids and to order new bidding or, with the approval of the chief administrative officer, make the sale to any person, whether a former bidder or not, without further bidding. The proceeds of such sales shall be paid into the city treasury. The cost of impounding, removal, storage, investigation as to ownership, notice and sale shall be paid out of the proceeds of such sale, and the balance of such funds shall be held for the owner of such bicycle at the time of its impoundment for a period of 60 days. The balance of the proceeds of sale shall thereafter be deposited in the city treasury. If, within three years after the date of sale of such bicycle, the ownership thereof at the time of its impoundment is established to the satisfaction of the chief administrative officer, such owner shall be paid the balance of the proceeds from the sale, without payment of interest or other charge. No claim shall be made nor any suit, action or proceeding be instituted for the recovery of such proceeds after three years from the date of sale.
Any bicycle found and delivered to the police by a private person which thereafter remains unclaimed for 30 days after the final date of publication as required in this section may be donated to a charitable organization or given to the finder; however, the location and description of the bicycle shall be published, at least once a week for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation within the city. Such notice shall be published in a form to be approved by the chief of police. If the bicycle is given to the finder, the finder of the bicycle shall be responsible for the publication of such notice and any cost associated therewith. Prior to release of the bicycle, the finder shall present verification of compliance with the publication requirements, as set forth in this section. If a license plate or tag is affixed to a found bicycle, the chief of police shall use due diligence to notify the record owner that it is being held.
Basically if you lock a bike to city property for 3 days and something goes missing from the bike that makes it inoperable then police tag the bike and remove it in 7 days. Also If you attach a bike to any city property for more then 10 days the city is allowed to remove your urban eyesore regardless of operability.
Complaints can be filed to:
Parker Agelasto (city council 5th district)
Phone (804) 646-6050
Charles Samuels (city council 2nd district)
Tags: anarchist, anarchy, art, artists, Beyon, Canadians, collaborative, collective, folk punk, info shop, Jenn x Chen, loveholdletgo, music, musicians, open mic, poetry, Richmond, RVA, Wingnut
LoveHoldLetGo Tour comes to the Wingnut on July 16th!
7pm, all ages, sober
“LoveHoldLetGo“ is a mobile collaborative performance spanning the oral-traditions of poetry, folk music, shadow puppet theater, and the potential of live art to bring communities closer to each other, and to the Earth. “LoveHoldLetGo” is a constellation connected through a cross-country tour aross America by spoken word poet Jess X Chen & folk musician, Beyon.
What You Will See
A shadow-puppet spoken word play by Jess X Chen
The Cast is the impossible relationship developed between the last human on Earth and the Earth. The last human’s name is “Silence” she has been uprooted from her home, and replanted on the other side of the world. With time, an impossible intimacy is exchanged amongst the limits of language, the limits of scale, the limits of two lifetimes and they attempt to bring each other to the present. When the Earth mysteriously stops spinning, the world is thrown out of balance, Silence is left shivering on the dark side of her love, desperately trying to understand what happened.
A full length solo album by Beyon.
The mind behind lyrics like “all the blackness in the sky are just stars you can’t see without a telescope” continues to excavate cosmic scale, human loss and regeneration. These tracks are searchlights into the corridors of one’s forgotten past, while friends take the form of wooly bear caterpillars who freeze every winter only to thaw in the summer. Like the light of stars, these songs outlive their source, and in their shining, allow a letting go.
Tags: anarchist, dildo, dildology, dildos, feminism, RVA, safe sex, sex, sex toys, Wingnut
Check out this awesome new project and website from our friends in Richmond:
The sex toy industry is on the rise, yet it remains largely unregulated. Dildology.org intends to provide material verification services and maintain a public database of the results, adding transparency and oversight to the industry while educating the public about the science behind pleasure products. We stand on our own, unaffiliated and uninfluenced, and we are dedicated to protecting the health and wellbeing of the dildo-loving population at large through education (and maybe a little entertainment).
accept monetary donations.
accept product donations from third-party retail stores and wholesalers.
purchase products from third-party retail stores.
choose products to test based on community feedback.
send products to accredited labs for testing.
compare the material composition of products to the manufacturers’ claims.
share the results of lab tests with manufacturers.
record the results of the lab tests in our wiki.
make our wiki available to the public.
provide other educational resources to the public.
We will not:
accept product donations directly from manufacturers.
test second-hand products – only those acquired directly from retail stores and wholesalers.
test any product manufactured more than one year ago.
publish opinions about products or manufacturers – only facts.
falsify data, for any reason.
suppress or fail to publish the results of any test.
We intend to test a wide range of sex toy brands and materials, and we currently have a list of products that we plan to test first. After that, which products we test will be determined by requests from the community, via our forum, via email, or anonymously via the web. Additionally, our “Donate to Deformulate” campaign will give anyone with deep enough pockets the ability to queue a product anonymously – send us a money order for the amount required to purchase and test a certain product, and we’ll happily add that product to our database. Email us at email@example.com for more information.
We live in a world rich with discoverable data. There’s no reason to guess when you can know. To that end, Dildology.org will apply itself, and maybe – just maybe – we can change the world for the better. Thanks for your interest. Be sure to spread the word. And, remember: In Dildo Veritas
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
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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!!!!