Posts Tagged ‘anarchy’

Wednesday June 19th from 5-6pm

Southwest corner of 17th (Oliver Hill Way) and East Broad streets, Richmond, Virginia.

The 40 people who attended the June 15 Community Meeting to oppose building a baseball stadium in historic Shockoe Bottom agreed to call for a Vigil to take place from 5-6 pm on Wednesday, June 19 – Juneteenth – at the southwest corner of 17th and East Broad streets in downtown Richmond. This is next to the Exxon gas station, which sits on the site of the 19th century “slave” jail owned by Silas Omohundro. If the developers and the mayor get their way, this site will be further buried under the stadium’s right field. This whole area once held the second-largest slave-trading market in all of North America. Why can’t it be developed as a living, outdoor museum, with walking paths, meditative parks, interactive exhibits, an information center, bookstore and more. Not desecrated by a ballpark that no one wants. Let’s tell Mayor Jones and members of Richmond City Council: Keep baseball on the Boulevard and develop Shockoe Bottom as a memorial to all those who suffered there. Don’t be part of the “Stadium that Racism Built!”

Acoustic Ramshackle Glory (guitar accordion and trumpet) and Devil’s Coachwhip

on Sunday June 23rd after Food Not Bombs at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective

Punk Rock with all the wrong instruments from Tuscon, AZ

Opening will be Mess’ Sideshow, where Mess performs astounding and disgusting tricks for your amusement, pleasure, and disgust!

Sober, All Ages Show at 2005 Barton Avenue

Bring money to donate to the travelling bands.

Consent policy available on this website, as well as directions.
Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/644873418862536/

the flier from Critical Mass in May 2013

the flier from Critical Mass in May 2013

 

Critical mass is critically awesome. Cars take up all the roads most of the time. Roads take up way too much of the earth. Bike parades are the best because friends and exercise and sunshine and creating a presence to disrupt the everyday fossil fuel drudgery. March Against Monsanto was also disruptive. You are damn right. If you don’t think that this world needs to be disrupted A LOT then you might need to open your eyes, check your privilege, and reflect on things. Disrupt things. Cause disturbances. The status quo is almost entirely fucked up. So if you think critical mass is disruptive, and marches are disruptive – then let us tell you 2 things- this shit is better than sitting around watching TV, and you are DAMN RIGHT ITS DISRUPTIVE. We hope more and more people step up and step out and start making disruptive actions to break up this capitalist/racist/patriarchical/whitesupremacist/classist/homophobic/speciesist/environment destroying hot mess yall call civilization.

Some local media coverage:

http://www.styleweekly.com/TheReportersNotebook/archives/2013/05/31/crunch

http://wtvr.com/2013/06/01/holmberg-critical-mass-bike-ride-slows-the-flow-down-to-easy-biking-speed/

Hope to see you out on June 28th at 5pm in Monroe Park!

UBS: Hands Off Appalachia! Teach-in

Sunday July 14th at 7pm (post Food Not Bombs) Come to the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 2005 Barton Avenue for a workshop!

What: Hands Off Appalachia! is an urban-based campaign demanding UBS wealth management company change their official policy and stop funding companies that engage in mountaintop removal coal mining. UBS provides funding and investment services to Patriot, Arch and James River Coal Companies. Those three companies, operate active strip mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.

HOA!’s Teach-in consists of a presentation about the campaign and collaborative discussion around next actionable steps with community members.

What’s UBS?

UBS is a Swiss-owned wealth management company based out of Zurich, Switzerland. Unlike regular banks, UBS handles only large investments and clients with money to “manage”.

UBS is a Swiss Bank.

What’s Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining?
Mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) is a form of strip mining that was developed in the 1970’s as a method for extracting coal cheaply. Companies use explosives to remove the top layers of soil and rock from a mountain ridge, exposing the seams of coal for easy access. The valley-fills that accompany mountaintop removal are poisoning water supplies, causing cancer and birth defects, devastating local economies, and displacing large segments of Central Appalachian residents.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandsOffAppalachia

WordPress; http://handsoffappalachia.wordpress.com/

 

sober, all ages, consent policy and accessibility/allergies situations as well as directions and bus routes on our website. please bring a donation for the organization if possible! 804 303 5449 wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

This Spring the Wingnut Anarchist Collective got 2 bee hives (well built them), and got approximately 20,000 bees to go with them! We are super stoked about supporting these hard workers in a world less and less friendly to bees.

Thanks to the Ashland Beekeepers Association which is where one Wingnut took a beekeeping class, and thanks to 2 of our friends who are with the East Richmond Beekeepers association and helped out once we had the bees.

Here are 2 important/relevant links regarding bees that might interest you.

http://www.realfarmacy.com/illinois-illegally-seizes-bees-resistant-to-monsantos-roundup-kills-remaining-queens/

http://anarchyapiaries.org/

If you want to come say hi to our bees, just let us know. They are pretty chill.

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/355658477877810/?fref=ts

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!

Bring your bikes and boomboxes yall!

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
Public
Hosted by Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op

When
Friday, May 31 at 5:00pm
Where
Monroe Park (VCU)
620 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Details
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!

Monroe Park
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:

http://library.municode.com/index.a…

Sec. 102-439. – Impoundment.permanent link to this piece of content

(a)

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.

(b)

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
Email parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com

Charles Samuels (city council 2nd district)
Phone 804.646.6532
Fax 804.646.5468
Email charles@samuelsforcouncil.com

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

“SILENCE”
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.

“STILL BORN” 
 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.

http://www.loveholdletgo.com

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Hey everyone! This year on Saturday, May 25th the Wingnut and various other groups are heading the peaceful March Against Monsanto in Carytown at 2pm.

Instructions/commentary/information can be found on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355658477877810/?fref=ts 

We are excited to see some amazing costumes, artwork, photography, and activism during the march!

For those that do not know, Monsanto is an organization responsible for outlawing at-home gardening, creating Round-up & Agent Orange (Used primarily in Vietnam), hoarding stockpiles of organic heirloom seeds so that the public has no access to them, striking at the organic food industry, etc etc…

Essentially Monsanto can be linked to obesity, cancer, and various other health ailments within America and we aim to strike them as well as the FDA, USDA, GMA, and any other GMO supporting industry down.

There will be an informal meeting headed for all interested at Ellwood Thompsons this Sunday (12th) at 4pm. Please attend for more information and to meet all of the fellow like-minded activists.