Posts Tagged ‘Animal rights’

Preview for the movie we are screening on Friday night at 7pm

Also with music by Beloved Binge from Durham, NC!

Bring cash for donations if you can

2005 Barton Avenue

All ages, sober

9 new queer books, and 2 other new books in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library! Please be in touch if you want to volunteer for Open Hours or donate anarchist, radical, or queer books to us!

The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant

Adam & Steve: A Novel by Craig Chester

Pulling Taffy- P by Matt Bernstein Sycamore

Horizon of the Heart by Shelley Smith

The Sophie Horowitz Story by Sarah Schulman

18th & Castro by Karin Kallmaker

Women, AIDS, and Activism by ACT UP NY / Women AIDS Book Group

The Women’s Book of Healing: Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, … by Diane Stein

Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker

Pleasures by Robbi Sommers

Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? by Gary L. Francione

 

Friday September 28th at 7pm at 2005 Barton Avenue

Sober, vegan potluck – bring a dish to share!

Discussion of veganism and animal rights plus Eating Vegan on the Cheap in Richmond Zine!

Vegan/Vegetarian Discussion & Potluck
Friday September 28th, at 7pm, at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective- 2005 Barton Avenue
This is a sober, all ages event, folks with children are welcome, but be aware that some of the information might upset children (and adults).
Attention all vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in animal rights as well as great vegan food. We will be meeting at the Wingnut to discuss several topics pertaining to animal rights such as:
General Animal Righst/ Veganism/ Vegetarianism
Ecofeminism
The importance of animal liberation and the impact of it on our community and daily lives
Scientific Research and the Vivisection Complex
How to be vegan/vegetarian on a low income
Opportunities to make a difference for animals within the community

Everyone is welcome to attend this event and make sure to bring some friends as well.  There will also be a potluck afterwards, please try to bring something that is vegan to share so that we have enough food for everyone.

For more information or questions, please email luke.pettway (at) gmail.com

Come on out to the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue) on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30 to watch the movie Bold Native !

Description

“Bold Native” is a film about animal liberation. It was directed by Denis Henry Hennelly and produced by Casey Suchan. The film is fictional.

To read more about the film, visit: http://boldnative.com/

Please come out and socialize! They’ll be delectables and possibly a game of Uno or two after the movie! BRING FRIENDS!

Ps: DESPITE RUMORS, THERE WILL BE NO CAKE! <—- there will most likely be cake!!! Keep the rumor alive.

Trigger Warning: This movie contains sex, nudity, torture, and graphic images of violence. If you would like more info/specifics please get in touch.

We spent Thursday night and a good chunk of the day Friday entering all of the books from our Radical Lending Library onto the Librarything, adding tags to pre-existing entries, and re-organizing the shelves. The result (aside from our crossed eyes and papercuts) is a library collection that is much easier to search by subject online and better arranged on the shelves.

We had over 200 books that were in our collection but not yet recorded as in our collection. Now all of those titles are available in our online database.

To search our collection, go to: http://www.librarything.com/home/thewingnutrva  We have 2 collections currently- one is the Approaching Apocalypse Zine Library which currently has just 203 catalogued titles.  Our book collection, titled Your Library, now has 764 titles.

Some of our categories in our library include: guns, gardens, DIY (Do It Yourself), Myths, Religion, Guerilla Warfare, Government Oppression, Anti-Civilization, Ecology, Civil Rights, Black Liberation, Radical Activism, Hawai’i, Australia, Indigenous, Richmond, Richmond Authors, Queer Theory, Queer History, Queer Biography, Queer Fiction, Feminism, Medicine and Alternative Medicine, Animal Rights, Food Politics, Cookbooks, Art, Music, Bikes, Military Handbooks, Field Guides, Zine Compilations, Graphic Novels, Travelling, Globalization, Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Prisons, Anarchist Practice, Mexico, Central America, South America, Celts, Consumer Culture, U.S. Cultural Studies, Home Renovation and More!

Please, feel free to go onto librarything.com and search the collections here at the Wingunt (thewingnutrva is our screenname on that website) If you seem somehting you like, come by during Open Hours (Wednesday and Friday from 4-9pm)and check it out (you can check a book out for 2 weeks). If you can’t make open hours just send us an email or give us a call and we can arrange a different time for your visit. (804) 303 5449 wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

If you would like to donate us books, we are specifically interested in adding to our Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Radical Activism, Black Liberation, Civil Rights, Prisons, Government Oppression, Queer Theory, Queer History, and DIY sections. But if your donation is to a different category that would be lovely as well!

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross wants to make people aware of a group that provides support for vegan prisoners. Part of theri suport involves working to get these prisoners access to vegan food. Another aspect is writing the prisoners letters. They have current addresses of people in prison on their website. We really encourage you to write letters to prisoners. If veganism is something you can relate to, maybe you can try one of these people.

Find out more on how to write letters to prisoners at our Letter Writing Workshop on August 17th.

http://www.supportvips.org (more…)

Yesterday, the Animal Rights community received some potentially positive news. The charges against the AETA 4 were dismissed. The 4 can still be re-indicted, so this is likely only a temporary reprieve. Those not familiar with the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act should take the time to read up on this bogus law. The case of the AETA 4 is the first time this law is being used to prosecute anyone, and so this case will likely set a precedent. The outcome of this case is extremely important, as what the 4 are being accused of are things like fliering and chalking, which are supposed to be protected speech.

This case is happening across the country, but it has the potential to affect activists in Richmond and activists everywhere. Not being able to catch people working underground has pushed the government and corporations to try to prosecute folks doing above ground work. This law and the rampant use of the word terrorist as a label are part of a movement to protect capitalist interests at any cost.

Will Potter writes the blog Green is the New Red http://www.greenisthenewred.com and that site is a really good source for up to date news on the persecution of animal and environmental activists by the government and corporations.

Here is his post on the Dismissal of the AETA 4. (more…)

Spaghetti for the AETA 4!!!

Eat Spaghetti and Offer Solidarity- Legal Support Fundraiser!

Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time:
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:
The Wingnut

Description

Come the The Wingnut on Saturday February 20th a 6pm to eat some awesome vegan spaghetti dinner and donate money to the legal defense fund for the AETA 4, who were arrested last year at this time. Please bring some money to donate to the AETA 4 legal defense fund, and then enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and new friends. Maybe musical entertainment too? (contact me musicians!)

Who are the AETA 4?- On February 19-20, 2009, Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope, and Adriana Stumpo, were arrested by the FBI and charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. They are now facing a maximum of ten years in prison for their alleged crimes, which include attending demonstrations and other First-Amendment protected activity. They will need your support as they face a long trial process to prove their innocence. (more…)