Posts Tagged ‘radical’
Tags: anarchist, DIY, gccr, infoshop, julie karr, music, radical, rameysaurus, richmond zine fest, studio two three, zac hryciak and the jungle beat, zine, zines
Come help raise some funds for this year’s Richmond Zine Fest & listen to some bad ass Richmond folks singin’ some soft tunes!
ZAC HRYCIAK & THE JUNGLE BEAT
one of her last shows in Richmond before leavin’ town!
also leaving town later this summer!
This year’s Richmond Zine Fest will be on October 5th, 2013 at the GCCR. register for tables & workshops @ richmonzinefest.org
Studio Two Three is Richmond’s nonprofit community print shop, located at 1617 W. Main Street
Tags: anarchist, Brando chemtrails, collective, food desert, food politics, infoshop, poetry, police state, radical, RVA, secutiry, slam poetry, spoken word, Wingnut
This is a piece written by our friend Brando Chemtrails, inspired by his stay at the Wingnut and based on his observations of the neighborhood and food issues. Brando opened for the Blackbird Raum show on April 12th, and blew us away with his spoken word.
More by Brando at his website below, buy a book or zine or cd of his if you can!
Here it is:
When a Dollar’s Too Much to Spare
by Brando Chemtrails
I woke up this morning in Richmond, in a part of town called “food desert” by people that do not live there. This doesn’t mean there’s no food there, it means there is no food those people would want to buy. Truth is there’s more edibles on sale per square block here than in a mile of most neighborhoods built on liberal guilt built on what used to be neighborhoods like these, and sold by the small family owned businesses they nondenominationally pray for every night. True, the shelves might not look like the ingredients to a long and healthy life, but if I was given the money to buy all I wanted from the co-op, I’d buy most of the same food I buy in stores like these, and the only difference would be the receipt, not the nutrition facts.
I have a rule when it comes to buying anything. Don’t call it morals, I’m not looking for friends when I’m paying the ransom for the things that I need, call it loyalty. I won’t buy shit from any store that’s ever had anyone I know arrested. Since food is pretty much the only thing I spend money on and it’s available most places, this rule doesn’t change much for me. When one place gets crossed off my list there’s always another store not far from there that hasn’t had a chance yet to prove itself the same as all the others yet, and I buy canned beans there until I’ve been proven wrong.
Anyways. On the door of one cornershop, they got a hoodie in a circle with a line through it, orders to take your hats off coming in or they’ll call 911, a dumpster with ALL CAPS demands not to pee there because we’re watching you. At the Dollar General, they got so many hanging cameras on the ceiling that the shadows look like black circle tiles on the floor. Every time I’ve gone to the North Avenue Deli and Market after sundown, the same cop stands between the registers and the people in line and watches the procession of best behavior, of the respect that comes from a hand resting on a holstered gun and the costume that makes it all OK. At the Family Dollar, they don’t play songs on the radio, they play warnings on a thirty second loop about how you’re being monitored from some office in Charlotte right now for your own safety, so don’t try to pull anything the next time you’re in here and hungry and a dollar’s too much to spare. I am angry, but it’s not the kind of story made for those whose business is outrage from the safety of their keyboard or sofa, no brave main street mom and pops trying to say “no” to a Wal Mart in town, and it’s not lone assholes speaking their mind too honestly, never expecting the world to watch and make them suffer till they say sorry like they mean it. No, this is the nature of holding the title to dinner in a place where a dollar can be too much to spare, and free help is always a phone call away. If I knew more people, I’d never buy a thing.
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: 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
More pictures after this…
Tags: erika reis, FNB, food is a right, Food Not Bombs, jay olde, radical, Roanoke, RVA, Virginia, Wingnut
Heard word from friends in Roanoke about a new Food Not Bombs chapter they are starting up. If you know anyone in that area please pass the indfo along!
Food Not Bombs Interest Meeting
Hosted by Erika Ries, Gentry Basilseed and Jay Olde
Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
auditorium, roanoke public library 706 South Jefferson Street
Come out and support your local Food Not Bombs chapter!
This will be our first meeting. Our initial mission is to serve free hot vegetarian/vegan meals in a public space to anyone who is hungry. All One! Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!
At the upcoming meeting we will present a brief history of Food Not Bombs and discuss options for:
~ food collection
~ location for cooking
~ location to serve food
~ community outreach
If you would like to learn more about Food Not Bombs before the meeting, you can visit the website
feel free to email questions and suggestions
Food is a Right, Not a Privilege
Tags: anarchist, collective, david martin, May Day, may day parade, radical, RVA, Wingnut
May Day Parade video from David Martin- who comes out to many, many radica/anarchist/community events and protests to film them. Thanks David for making good independent media!!!
Tags: anarchist, FNB, Food Not Bombs, living wage, May Day, Monroe Park, protest, radical, rally, Richmond, RVA FNB, solidarity, VCU, worker's rights
Much of the prep work will take place before the cooking period; don’t be alarmed by the short period of time.
Food Not Bombs is making rice, chili, and green salad to serve after the VCU Living Wage Campaign’s May Day rally for a living wage. The cooking will take place at Kat McNeal’s house, near the Lombardy Kroger. If you become lost, call Kat at 703-859-0393.
We need extra hands primarily for loading the vehicles, some vehicles to load, and some people who feel comfortable lifting heavy pots of hot food. We will serve at 1pm, at Monroe Park.
We also need a volunteer to print handbills for FNB, to provide to diners who may not have heard of us.