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!!

Fight for 15 in RVA video

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jen Lawhorne

http://youtu.be/DKo4U4RmIiI

Loving and Looting in RVA

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Shockoe Bottom Baseball discected in video form!
Well done!
http://youtu.be/pn2HEDI1Nlc

Loving and Looting in RVA: http://youtu.be/pn2HEDI1Nlc

Over 45 people came out at 6am today to strike or support striking workers at the Burger King on Chamberlayne. There will be another strike today at 11am at the KFC on Belt Blvd. Details in a post below.
Please share this media as the local news did not come out for the 6am event.
Over 150 cities globally are on strike today!!
These photos are by Mo and Tammie

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Thursday May 15!!!!

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Come out Richmond to support Fast Food Workers in their fight for 15 and the right to unionize. We need all community support that we can get!!

Early birds, come get your strike on at 6am at 2601 Chamberlayne Ave @ Burger King before you go to work or school!!! It means a lot to Fast food workers to get community support.

Later, join us at BCT Local 203T, 231 Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224 at 9am on Thursday May 15. We will gather, connect, make signs and prepare for the demo. At 10:45 we will march to the KFC at 401 Belt Blvd.

Facebook page for the event: https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/profile.php?id=572614862836137

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The first strike happened in New York over a year ago, several months later fast food workers, in over 60 cities across the nation, went on strike. Last December, fast food workers in over a 100 cities, including Richmond for the first time, went on strike. Now, on May 15th, fast food workers from 33 countries in every continent (except Antarctica) will be going out to strike as well.

After our last strike in December, McDonald’s, one of the biggest corporations in the world, admitted to the SEC that the strikes are hurting and that they may need to increase wages. City after city have passed living-wage bills, Connecticut soon followed. With so many believing that the labor movement is dying, we are proving them dead-wrong. We are remaking history.

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http://www.salon.com/2014/03/04/mcdonalds_to_sec_strikes_hurt_and_we_might_have_hike_pay/

Our wage theft action in April was a huge success; with various unions and community supporters coming out in solidarity, but there were union busters on-site as well. What has kept the workers safe from retaliation at that Wendys was the overwhelming community support. We can expect the boss response to be more coordinate and severe this time around, so our community support has to be even greater. We are going to win this thing, but only with more of the support that you all have given since day one.

So we are gathering at BCT Local 203T at 9am and marching to the KFC at 10:45am

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Thursday May 15!!!!

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Come out Richmond to support Fast Food Workers in their fight for 15 and the right to unionize. We need all community support that we can get!!

Early birds, come get your strike on at 6am at 2601 Chamberlayne Ave @ Burger King before you go to work or school!!! It means a lot to Fast food workers to get community support.

Later, join us at BCT Local 203T, 231 Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224 at 9am on Thursday May 15. We will gather, connect, make signs and prepare for the demo. At 10:45 we will march to the KFC at 401 Belt Blvd.

Facebook page for the event: https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/profile.php?id=572614862836137

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The first strike happened in New York over a year ago, several months later fast food workers, in over 60 cities across the nation, went on strike. Last December, fast food workers in over a 100 cities, including Richmond for the first time, went on strike. Now, on May 15th, fast food workers from 33 countries in every continent (except Antarctica) will be going out to strike as well.

After our last strike in December, McDonald’s, one of the biggest corporations in the world, admitted to the SEC that the strikes are hurting and that they may need to increase wages. City after city have passed living-wage bills, Connecticut soon followed. With so many believing that the labor movement is dying, we are proving them dead-wrong. We are remaking history.

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http://www.salon.com/2014/03/04/mcdonalds_to_sec_strikes_hurt_and_we_might_have_hike_pay/

Our wage theft action in April was a huge success; with various unions and community supporters coming out in solidarity, but there were union busters on-site as well. What has kept the workers safe from retaliation at that Wendys was the overwhelming community support. We can expect the boss response to be more coordinate and severe this time around, so our community support has to be even greater. We are going to win this thing, but only with more of the support that you all have given since day one.

So we are gathering at BCT Local 203T at 9am and marching to the KFC at 10:45am

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Hey VCU Students

Your school is raising tuition, again.

Tuition raises and library fees are making VCU less and less accessible to low income people. And will put many students further and further in debt as they struggle to make their way through VCU.

Stop the madness, and stop the tuition hikes.

VCU students really ought to start pushing back against their administration. Every tuition raise seems to go by without a peep or protest. Start a movement, you will get tons of community support.

Because allll that tuition money to VCU is going towards plans the residents of this City are against. Please do not cave in and give VCU more money, they will only do evil with it. We are tired of their gentrification, high rise structures, destruction of historic buildings, chain restaurants and more.

Also consider the low wages they pay many of their employees and support the campaign for a Living wage at VCU. This money is not going to the workers. Richmond is a city where 40% of our youth live in poverty. Those kids will grow up and want to be students and if workers (many parents) in this City are not paid a living wage the cycle of poverty will just continue. Richmond’s youth deserve the chance to go to college but increased costs without increased wages is the sort of inflation the working class can not continue to cope with.

Even students who can afford the increase need to act in solidarity with students who can not and future students who won’t even get an opportunity to go to VCU because of the high costs.

We hope to see student response around this and will gladly support student protests or strikes.

See this article in the Richmond Times Dispatch for more details.

RICHMOND AREA VIRGINIA ORGANIZING UPDATE, May 9, 2014

 

CALENDAR FOR VO AND OTHER EVENTS
Ongoing, Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly on the budget

Ongoing, effort to stop the privatization of Monroe Park, see http://www.freemonroepark.com

May 12, 11:45 am (every Monday), Moral Monday’s for Medicaid expansion at St Paul’s Church downtown

May 12, 6:00 Richmond City Council meeting, possible resolution on Medicaid expansion

May 13, 1:30pm rally for Kroger’s workers, Kroger’s Marketplace, 9000 Staples Mill Rd

May 14, all day, call in to Mayor Jones’ office to stop privatization of Monroe Park, 804-646-7970   (804) 6

May 14, VO Transit Action Team calling bus riders who have signed petition in support of BRT

May 14, 5:00 pm, special Richmond City Council meeting on the budget,

                This could be an important decision on Shockoe Bottom stadium

May 15, International Fast Food workers strike, Richmond actions

                6:00 am, rally at 2601 Chamberlayne

                9:00-noon  gather at BCT union hall 231 Belt Blvd then march to rally at nearby store

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