Archive for May, 2013

As many know, Monsanto has taken on the totalitarian role of controlling food and food sourcing on a global level. This monopoly has made it so that conventional food is no longer truly food and the profit they make everyday furthers their lovely process of eugenics via commercial foods.

This year marked the first global March Against Monsanto that over 2 million people took part in. We hope to see this every year, maybe more than just annually. We the people do not need Monsanto, never have, and never will. 

Here are some pictures via the Richmond, VA march and if anyone has any others please be sure to let us know.

One personal note I would like to add in reference to corporate foods, Monsanto, and the USDA/FDA is: DO NOT FALL FOR THE CORPORATE ORGANIC SCHEME. 

“Organic” is NOT a revolution. If you eat all-organic or non-GMO marketed products/foods you are not revolutionary and are most likely actually contrary. Organic/whole/vegan/natural foods are the ORIGINAL foods of mother Earth and people this last past century or so have let despots control and poison our modern foodsource. Now the public is supposed to pay MORE for a product that is easier, simpler, better, and more ecologically friendly than conventional foods? I dont think so. Organic foods are a market and a profit for capitalism- not a revolution.

2nd: Organic, as a corporate label, is false on account that your “organic” milk most likely came from a cow that might have been fed more “natural” foods, but carries the genetics of thousands of conventionally/GMO bred cattle. Everytime something is packaged with petroleum, or stickers with chemical adhesives are stuck onto produce, or ultimately anytime something is farmed/processed/made/baked with flouridated water (the only sourced water within any and all institutions in America) it is NO LONGER organic.. Organic seeds also most likely had un-organic parents and are watered with flouridated water.

Organic isnt a new start- its taking select items on the market and using supposedly “higher quality” (simpler) means of production to then raise the price to appeal to the wealthy elite. Why would corporations want only the upper classes to have “quality” foods? This is what we call Eugenics. Weeding out the weak (poverty) and giving them the “lower status/quality” foods so that they may remain poisoned and dependent on the medical system while the white wealthy elite remains dependent on consumerism via groceries in this scenario. Isn’t this great? Capitalism is wonderful.

Until you educate yourself in agriculture, farming, survivalism, etc etc dont go telling people you eat healthier because you eat food with packages that say the “o” word on them. You have no proof they are better. Oh, studies show it? Studies also show that when officials say “studies show” people believe and buy more. So are you accurate, or just falling in line for another trend in the first-world? Who is conducting these studies? How much money does the organic industry make annually, and then to top it off, ask yourself… who the fuck owns all these companies. Bada-bing! The same banks that bring you Mcdonalds, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, etc etc also own the organic industry. Revolutionary? No. Consumerism. Period.

The greatest people I know dont have $500 worth of WholeFoods groceries in their house that they just bought. They farm, they liberate, or they dumpster food, because they are over the lies and the scams. Capitalism is capitalism no matter what you buy. Period. Stop buying the lie. The market was not designed for your health, just your money (slavery). Obtain heirloom seeds, spring water, and farm. That is the revolution.

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https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/events/355658477877810/?fref=ts (Richmond sector)

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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Friday June 7th at the Flying Brick Library, 506 S Pine Street in Oregon Hill

https://www.facebook.com/events/480231465379953/?fref=ts

Craig has been a part of the Boston punk rock community since 1988. He has been active playing in several bands, putting out the long running Upheaval Fanzine and also set up DIY shows for 15 years.

Craig also has lived with the symptoms of mental illness his entire life. In the past several years, Craig experienced a remarkable recovery process which enabled him and empowered him to learn effective coping skills and to get a handle on his mental health struggles.

Currently, after an amazing several years of intense struggle, Craig now is in recovery from his symptoms and works as a peer mental health counselor in Boston. Craig has the beautiful job of helping others improve the quality of their lives while drawing on his own lived experience.

Craig has successfully rehabilitated himself and while he continues to struggle from time to time, he hopes that his inspirational story will be of benefit to his peers. Craig is determined to help his peers who struggle with mental illness and addictions, live happier and healthier lives. Please come out to hear Craig tell his story.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

Please bring $5 to $10 if you can, to help Craig with travelling expenses. Of course no one will be turned away.

All ages, sober event.

Huge thanks to everyone involved in the organizing and participating of the March Against Monsanto in Richmond, VA today. All of us Wingnuts had a great time.

Extra love to the bike marshalls, legal observers, and copwatchers! And super extra love to the person who was arrested, the person who got hit by a cop car while on their bike, and the person shoved by a cop.

We took the street, there were a ton of us, and this is just the beggining.

Looking forward to seeing the connections drawn between the food justice movement and many other pressing issues around various oppressions, and having all of this energy move forward into more and more positive things!

Huge thanks to David Martin of Martin images for coming out and filming the march. If you have a way to support David Martin, please do, he really does a great job of supporting a variety of protests and movements that the mainstream media doesn’t do anything close to justice with.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/142581612598088/

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
http://zandthejungleb.bandcamp.com/

JULIE KARR
http://juliekarr.bandcamp.com/
one of her last shows in Richmond before leavin’ town!

RAMEYSAURUS
http://www.myspace.com/rameysaurus
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
http://studiotwothree.com/

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!

brandochemtrails.bandcamp.com

 

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.

Update:(****Start Location Change*****)
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
In solidarity with ‘consumers’ across the WORLD,
Richmond citizens are going to March Against Monsanto.
On Saturday May 25th at 2pm, citizens of Metro Richmond will be peaceably assembling in the area of Carytown, Richmond, on the sidewalks of Thompson and Floyd Ave near the Post Office.

Time:
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
May 25th 2-4pm
We will Get there around 1:30 and start at 2pm. The march will start Promptly at 2:15pm!!!! Don’t be late!!!

*****MAP WILL FOLLOW*****

Where:
Corner of Thompson and Floyd Ave-
Carytown, Richmond, VA

Purpose:
•To protest the Monsanto Corporation, Big Agribusiness, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).

•To Express outright condemnation of recent unlawful, immoral and unjust laws (H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013- Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735), allowing Monsanto and other agribusiness giants to promote and plant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds while being free from litigation that might prove their products unsafe for human consumption.

• Exercising our freedom of choice, WE demand products containing GMO’s to be labeled
•Until that time, WE call for the immediate Expulsion of all GMO Foods from Metro Richmond, VA!

This nonviolent rally will focus on spreading awareness of Monsanto and corporate agriculture and the harmful effects of GMO seeds on our environment, organic farmers/farms, and our bodies. Participants will be providing information on Monsanto’s corporate crimes against humanity and attacks on our freedom of food choice as well as healthy food alternatives in the Richmond Area (farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture, Seed sharing, organic options, gardens and urban agriculture).

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