Posts Tagged ‘black panther’

The Anarchist Black Cross will be presenting a screening of the new film  Justice On Trail: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal on Friday November 5th at 7pm. If the weather is nice we will be projecting the movie outside, so bring a blanket to snuggle under. If the weather is not so nice we will show the movie inside near our new woodstove! After the movie there will be the opportunity for discussion as well as resources for anyone interested in writing Mumia a letter. The regular monthly Richmond Anarchist Black Cross meeting will be happening on November 9th at 7pm.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue, and can be contacted at 804 303 5449. All Wingnut events are sober and all ages.

This is a new movie that is coming out just in time for the very important November 9th court date of Mumia.Much thanks to the Defenders for making this movie available for screening. Anyone who can’t make this event should see if they can make the November 1st screening at the Flying Brick.

Oral argument scheduled, United States Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has just granted oral argument in Mumia’s case. (Abu-Jamal v. Beard, No. 01-9014.) The arguments will be before a three-judge panel on November 9, 2010, 2:00 pm. This will be in the Ceremonial Courtroom, U.S. Courthouse, 6th & Market Streets, Philadelphia. (more…)

This is the Wingnut Statement of Purpose which we made as a handout and distributed to hundreds of houses in Southern Barton Heights:

Hello!

The house you may have noticed at 2005 Barton Avenue is called The Wingnut, and is a project of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. We hope to maintain a positive relationship with our community and the individuals within it.  Therefore we feel that it is important for us to be upfront and honest about who we are and what we believe.

As anarchists, we do our best to live by the principles of mutual aid, anti-authoritarianism, and direct action.

Mutual aid for us encompasses a wide variety of things.  We believe in sharing our resources – material, physical, mental and emotional.  We share our food, labor, knowledge and support freely with those who would do the same for us.  We strive to create safe spaces for children, elders, disabled people, those with emotional or psychological trauma, those in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, and people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and sexual orientations. (more…)

Last night we watched the Murder of Fred Hampton at the Wingnut. About 14 people were over to watch the movie. It consists of original films taken of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers before he was murdered, and then film documenting the murder and aftermath. The film of Fred Hampton was compelling, and it was inspiring to see him speak. His charisma and organizational abilities were obvious.

“You can jail a revolutionary, but you can’t jail a revolution”

The movie really showed how obvious the situation was, in terms of Fred Hampton having just simply been murdered. The film also showed various aspects of the work that the Illinois Black Panther Party was doing at the time. As well as the general persecution they were facing daily at the hands of the pigs- including having their headquarters burned down.

The movie reinforced the brutality of the police and state and the extreme lengths they will go to in order to destroy movements working effectively towards social justice and healthy communities. Somber but important lessons.

If you missed the movie, but want to see it, just contact us. Maybe we will do another screening of it, or you can just come over to watch it sometime.

Also, don’t forget about the other movies being shown this month and the Memorial Day BBQ and hangout memorializing those murdered by the state.

I am a revolutionary.

As part of May in Memory of people killed by cops and the state, the Wingnut and the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is showing films each Monday about the police state, state oppression, COINTELPRO, and the Prison System.

So come on out to watch this film and talk about it too, if you want. Bring snacks if you have some, the WIngnut is a sober space.

What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library has 3 newsreels produced with the Black Panthers that show aspects of the Black Panther party ignored by other media sources.

The invaluable Movement documentaries Newsreel produced furthered the work of the Black Panther Party and now provide the esdentail visual record of the Party’s early days. This new DVD collection offers an extraordinary compilation that includes historic behind the scenes details taken from a wide range of interviews and contemporary events as well as the classic Newsreel films.” –Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary, Black Panther Party, 1967-1971
Product Description
Formed in 1967, the Newsreel film collective was dedicated to chronicling and analyzing current events. In their time, they produced more than three dozen films throughout the US and abroad. By working directly with the Black Panthers, Newsreel was able to explore realities often ignored by traditional media outlets, while producing documents that the Panthers could use in organizing their own communities. The results speak for themselves and stand as true testimonials to the spirit of community self-defense and political savvy the Panthers are celebrated–and were targeted–for.
For the first time on DVD, we’re proud to present three acclaimed Newsreel Films on the Black Panther Party: Off the Pig; Mayday; and Repression. Accompanying these three Newsreel films is a massive quantity of rare and exclusive materials culled from Roz Payne’s extensive collection of FBI documents, correspondence, and interviews with Panthers and their supporters. It’s all here, the government-sponsored repression, the trials, exile, triumph, and reunion. These materials–over 12 hours–are crucial to understanding the Black Panther Party and their legacy.