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Tags: activism, anarchist, collective, consensus, direct action, DIY, foodnotbombs, mokarn, radical, RVA, solidarity, vegan, Wingnut
Ok folks, hold onto your hats. We have got a change up with Richmond Food Not Bombs. One house in the rotation has dropped out so we are now going to be hosting for the month of September at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective 2005 Barton Avenue. October and November will be planned to be at 3100 1st Avenue. September is Mo’s birthday and marks their 12th year of some sort of involvement with Food Not Bombs. Come celebrate with Mo by coming out to cook on Sundays in September at 12:30.
Look out for notice of a Food Not Bombs meeting soon so we can figure out a long term schedule and maybe a new house to add back into the rotation.
We need to keep strong because we are still facing the privatization of Monroe Park and possible issues from that coming up next Summer. Momentum must be built and allies made.
Tags: activism, anarchist, climate change, earth first!, environment, keystone xl, no tar sands, pipeline, radical, Richmond, RVA, sierra club
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
February 3, 2014
CONTACT: Martha Ellen Wingfield (804) 337-4894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Activists To Hold Vigil in Richmond on Monday Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL
Vigil in Richmond at the Federal Building on at 6 pm in Response to Final Environmental Review
Richmond, VA – Local activists will participate in a protest vigil at the Federal Building on Monday, February 3rd at 6 pm calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.
The event is part of a national campaign led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline.
WHAT: Protest vigil urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. Activists will hold candles, signs and chant against the pipeline.
WHO: Local activists with CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club
WHEN: Monday, February 3, at 6 pm
WHERE: Richmond Federal Building, 400 N. Eighth St.
Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigil in Richmond is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.
Tags: activism, anarchist, massie, Mo Karnage, Monroe Park, occupation, occupy, privatization, protest, quail bell magazine, radical, Richmond, RVA, ukrop
More info in the article linked below.
Tags: activism, anarchist, collective, food desert, Food Not Bombs, free food, radical, RVA, solidarity, Wingnut
Starting in December the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be doing an informal produce distribution on Wednesday and Friday at 8am each week.
This is a first come, first serve deal, and not going to be facilitated, cause we have to run off to work many mornings. Please just take what you need. Some weeks we will be holding back produce as well, in order to do solidarity catering for events such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance or Virginia People’s Assembly, or just the usual Sunday Food Not Bombs (depending on what will keep).
We have started doing this for our neighbors, but frankly have so much produce that it doesn’t all get taken!
If you come take produce please consider helping out by either cleaning the distribution area and taking some empty boxes and trash with you, or making a cash donation to help cover fuel and vehicle maintenance.
If you have a vehicle and would be interested in helping us bring produce from several other locations here for distribution please be in touch!
Tags: activism, all ages, anarchist, collective, inclusive, kid kits, kidkits, support caretakers, support parents, Wingnut
Its always been important to me for radical and anarchist events to be all ages. I think multi-generational is key, and kids need to get to be included, and also their caretakers need to be available too!
Kids and their caretakers have a lot to contribute. But everyone else needs to do b our best to be welcoming.
Far too often radical and anarchist events are inaccessible in a multitude of ways. Often this includes being anti-kid. This will be deliberate sometimes, through rude comments, etc.
Other times the anti-kid attitude is subconscious or just from ignorance- meetings late, nothing for kids to do, etc.
Tied up in the anti-kid stuff is a multitude of oppressive intersectional stuff too.
Anyways, in an effort to up my contribution to kid friendly radical spaces, I want to put togethet Wingnut Kid Kits to distribute to all kinds of groups so they can give them out to kids when they show up to events.
If anyone has ideas for more stuff to be included please let me know. I’d also be interested in any donations of materials for the kits.
Stuff I need so far:
Manila envelopes that will fit 8.5 by 11 paper
Coloring book pages or activity pages
Generally speaking I would prefer content of semi-radical character, or at least that doesn’t perpetuate colonialist, gender binary, classist, racist, sexist, heterosexist bullhockey. Would prefer content featuring a variety of types of people and radical themes.
If you have zines or drawings I could include please be in touch!
Mokarnage (@) gmail.com
2005 Barton Ave
Richmond, va 23222
Ideas for more potential content appreciated. I’m thinking just stuff that isn’t too messy or bulky.
I also will include a letter to the caretaker. So if you have a zine or essay that might be something interesting or useful for caretakers who bring kids to radical events please let me know!
Tags: abolition, activism, anarchist, anarchy, collective, collective x, criminals, imperialism, infoshop, jail, liberation, march against mass incarceration, Prison, radical, RVA, slavery, Wingnut
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/180673835453514/181506722036892/
Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be organizing to attend this March in November. If you would like to make banners/signs and plan to march with us, please get in touch!! Mark yer dang calendars!!!!
Our youth are facing only the latest developments of imperialism, slavery, and the criminalization of our lives. Friends, family, and loved ones are constantly threatened and in fear of the growing web of the Prison-Industrial Complex. We refuse to be imprisoned for who we are, where we live or what we do not have. We refuse to be housed in cages, and locked out of education and employment opportunities and denied human dignity. We demand freedom, we demand justice, and we demand an end to mass incarceration. It’s time to take action.
CALL TO ACTION: Collective X, a multi-issue direct action collective, is helping to organize this march but we need YOUR help. We need your help spreading the word, getting people involved and making it as fun and creative as possible. Reach out to your friends, families and communities however you feel is best. Come to the march as yourself or in a group marching side by side. Focus on whatever issues are close to your heart.
Examples of issues we are eager to confront are, but are not limited to…
- systemic racism
- the war on drugs
- solitary confinement
- school to prison pipeline
- mandatory minimums
- the PIC
- prison abolishment
- inhumane treatment of prisoners
- the cost of imprisonment
- the death penalty
- local jails
- police abuse
- court misconduct
- the abolishment of parole in Va
It would be a great opportunity to meet others that care about these same issues, educate one another and take action together. This is an all encompassing event. Please feel free to bring creative signs and wear colorful costumes. Bring instruments or items from home to make noise with so we can make sure to be heard loud and clear! Most importantly wear comfortable shoes and remember to bring water to stay hydrated!
This is a family friendly event and children are encouraged to come.
The rally, featuring several informed speakers from endorsing groups, will begin at 2pm followed by an fun and energized march promptly at 3pm.
Starting point is TBA
For more detailed information and updates, please check
Tags: activism, anarchism, anarchists, anarchy, city council, collective, gentrification, keep monroe park open, monroe campain, monroe occupation, Monroe Park, monroe park renovation, occupy, people's park, radical, RVA, VCU, Wingnut
We don’t have all of the information or links as of yet, but have just heard that the new City Budget has money for the Monroe Park Renovation Plan.
The Monroe Park Renovation Plan – at least in it’s 2010/2011 version, was incredibly problematic and incredibly classist.
We are meeting with a City Council person later this week to discuss the current situation and find out what the plan and timeline are.
Folks unfamiliar with this issue should take a look at wwwww.monroecampaign.wordpress.comw.monroecampaign.wordpress.com and www.monroeparkoccupation.wordpress.comhttp://www.monroeparkoccupation.wordpress.com and http://richmondiww.org/2010/11/03/455/ to see many articles on why park renovation plans were rejected by a huge coalition in years past.
We’ve occupied the park before, and will not allow the park to be shut down to serve the interests of VCU and gentrifiers.
If you’ve struggled against the Monroe Park Renovation before, this is your alert to start paying attention and be prepared to get involved and defend the people’s park!!!!
Monroe Park Will Stay Open.
We Will Win, We Always Do!