Posts Tagged ‘anarchist movement’

In case you missed the screening or want to watch it again, here is the documentary by Richmond’s amazing Kontra- All Night, All Day on the Occupy Richmond movement.

http://vimeo.com/32042955

All Night, All Day from Kontra on Vimeo.

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The event organizing guide is meant to be a sort of outline or checklist to help folks not forget important parts of organinzing events or meetings or what-have-you. If you have suggestions or additions to this guide please let us know at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

This is in no way complete or meant to be set in stone, it just reflects some aspects of organizing that we think could use a more clear process so we don’t overlook the things we know better than to overlook. Meetings frequently run long and we tend to get excited about ideas and end up hammering out the details outside of the largr meetings. A guide of sorts might help folks understand more clearly what parts of an event could/should be organized together ahead of time. Hopefully as everyone develops their communication and organizing skills we can have more positive community radical and anarchist events that aren’t super stressful to organize or attend.

There will be a specific outline of processes to consider when dealing with detention or arrest of people in Richmond which will go on this website in the near future.

Initial Planning

What is the event?

When will it be? (Time, date) (taking into account weather and darkness)

Where will it be? (public, private, permit, no permit, venue, rules)

Who do you want to attend? (participants, audience)

Goals of the event: (Its good for organizers to assert what they want out of the event, that way folks can be on the same page as much as possibe. Ie- fundraising, awareness, empowerment etc.)

Promotion of Event (more…)

As a collective working towards a free, community based anarchist society, we are constantly seeking to expand our projects and WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Fostering resistance to capitalism and the state can not, and should not, be the effort of a vanguard or elite “in” group.  Creating the better world we are seeking will require us ALL to be brave, fierce, and organized in the face of the behemoth we are facing, and to use our talents and abilities in ways that allow those around us to reclaim the power and liberty that have been stolen from us from the day we were born.

That said, we are seeking solidarity from everyone with a social conscience, who believe that the way our society is currently structured is unjust, inhumane, and unsustainable.  This solidarity can be demonstrated in many ways, from organizing your own community and fostering a culture of resistance with the people on your block, in your neighborhood, and in your city, to providing direct assistance and support to already existing projects.

Here at the Wingnut, we would LOVE to see a decentralized, visible, and effective network of anarchist social centers and projects spring up in neighborhoods all over the city, and if you’re serious, committed, and have a great deal of energy to burn, we HIGHLY encourage you to organize where you are.    If you’re at a point right now where throwing your entire life into your neighborhood isn’t currently a possibility (it’s ok – most people aren’t), here’s a list of some skills and resources that would be INVALUABLE to the things that the Wingnut is currently doing or is planning on doing, and a list of some of our current and proposed future projects.

Current Projects That The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is Involved In (more…)