Archive for December, 2011

Books on Wheels will be at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on February 4th, 2012 from 12-3 pm providing free books and free bicycle repair. Open to the public.2005 Barton Ave., Richmond, Va.

Books on Wheels is an amazing local organization dedicated to promoting literacy and healthy active lifestyles. We are super excited that they are coming to visit our neighborhood!!!

For more on the organization you can go to:

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located at 2005 Barton Avenue in Southern Barton Heights on Richmond’s Northside!

804 303 5449 or for more info

We are starting a community meal/movie showing/hang out session that will happen on Monday nights, once a month.At 7pm we will start a movie, which will be decidedly a-political. We are making this an adult only event, as we want to reach out to older folks in our neighborhood, and not have to worry about choosing kid-friendly movies.

On January 2nd, come watch Die Hard (1988) with us. This movie is rated R. Plot synopsis: “New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building. ”  131 minutes.

We will cook up a big pot of rice and a big pot of red beans New Orleans style. Feel free to bring a dish to share if you are compelled to do so, but otherwise just come to hang out. We will also have popcorn/chips.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue, and can be called at 804 303 5449, or emailed at

Trigger Warnings for Die Hard: (more…)

We had a great turnout for tonight’s second meeting of Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women. We read outloud from Volterine de Cleyre’s essay Direct Action and had discussion about the text and the labor movement.

For next week’s class we decided to read Emma Goldman‘s essays Prisons a Social Crime and Failure and Anarchism What it Really Stands For

Both of these essays are available online, and there are hard copies of both zines by Emma Goldman available at the Wingnut. Feel free to come by during Open Hours on Wednesday or Friday from 4 to 9pm to pick up a copy.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women is being held on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Here are links to online versions of all the pieces we are reading for this class:

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

On Tuesday January 17th, come to the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a folk punk show at 7pm!

Inky Skulls are a new band including Chris Clavin of Plan-It-X Records

You can check out their music here:

Local to Richmond are Double Rainbow!! Jamie and Isaac bring their own twist to the “folk hip-hop indie rock rap shoegaze” genre and you can check out their album Fuck the Internet here:

This is a free show, but please bring money for merch and for the bands if you can!

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

The local Ska band Murphy’s Kids puts on a holiday show every year called Skalidays. Every year the proceeds go to some community organization and they also collect canned goods for Food Not Bombs.

This year, Skalidays is going to be a 2 day event – Dec. 16th and Dec. 17th at Strange Matter. Doors at 4pm and music at 5pm both nights.

Usually Food Not Bombs attends the show and tables with literature/stickers/patches/donation jar. …Its a great outreach oppourtunity and the folks in Murphy’s Kids are super nice.
Typically FNB takes care of the food stuffs i.e. brining boxes to collect and store the donations, keep tabs on them at the door so they don’t overflow the front door space and eventually haul them away at the end.

We are going to need 2-3 people to table for each of those days if possible. We will need someone with a vehicle or a strong bike cart to carry the canned goods away. We probably don’t need more than 2-3 people a night, just because tabling at Strange Matter is pretty cramped. So get in touch soon if you want to help do outreach for Richmond Food Not Bombs!

There is a bottomliner already for Friday Dec. 16th, so if a couple other people want to table that night email
Also please respond to  if you can bottomline Saturday Dec. 17th.

Tell your friends, bring some canned and dried goods (oil, rice, pasta, veggies, spices, etc.) and enjoy some of Richmond’s awesome local music!

Food Not Bombs serves on Sundays in Richmond. This month, one of the Sundays is December 25th, the Christian holiday Christmas.  Due to the possibility of many people being out of town or unavailable on that day, we want to organize ahead of time to make sure we can continue to serve our free vegetarian community meal at 4pm that Sunday.

There are some logistics we need to take care of to make sure we won’t have any problems with the usual Food Not Bombs business that Sunday.

One thing is confirm our 3 usual pickup people can collect the donations that Saturday and Sunday.
If any of them are not available- find alternative people to do the pickups.

Confirm our  pickups on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25- make sure we communicate to them that we WILL be showing up.

Try and get a head count for who will be able to help out on Dec. 25th with Food Not Bombs- for all sections: Meal Prep 1-4, In the Park 4-5, and most importantly Clean Up 5-6:30.

If anyone has special pickups or donations of food to help us prepare the meal on December 25th that could be super helpful!

If anyone has a vehicle and will be available to help transport food from 2005 Barton Avenue to Monroe Park, get in touch!

If you can help with any of these logistics please respond to