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The 2nd annual Charlottesville Anarchist Bookfair will be held on March 24th starting at 1pm at Random Row Books in Downtown Charlottesville. Random Row Books is also host to the new Marginalia Infoshop!

The Wingnut tabled this event last year along with lots of other organizations such as the Flying Brick Library, the IWW, Food Not Bombs and more! It is a great chance to network with folks and organizations from throughout the region and pick up some awesome reading material!

The organizers are still looking for speakers, a film screening or two and as many folks to table as they can get. If you are interested in tabling or speaking etc. please get in touch with them at this email address:     frank@iyfoods.com

If you are visiting Charlottesville, make sure you check out Random Row books! Their address and other info is online here: http://randomrow.wordpress.com/

And folks should also check out the UVA Living Wage Campaign and support the hunger striking students. Find out more about their campaign and events here: http://www.livingwageatuva.org/

Yesterday a couple of us Wingnuts went to Charlottesville for a job. We also had time to visit Random Row Books, which is also housing the new infoshop- Marginalia Infoshop, and hang out with some great folks there. They told us about the rally happening that day for the UVA Living Wage Campaign, where students are currently engaging in a Hunger Strike to demand a living wage for UVA workers. We got to attend part of the rally/protest and see some C-ville friends.

If you are visiting Charlottesville, make sure you check out Random Row books! http://randomrow.wordpress.com/

And folks should also check out the UVA Living Wage Campaign and support the hunger striking students. Find out more about their campaign and events here: http://www.livingwageatuva.org/

We picked up some new books from Random Row, in addition to some we have gotten from PM Press in the mail! Check them out! – no literally, come to Wingnut Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm and check out a book from our Radical Lending Library.

Eco-Warriors (eco warriors) Understanding the radical environmental movement 199… by Rik Scarce

Sister of The Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha – as told to Dr. Ben Reit… by Dr. Ben Reitman

You Can’t Win by Jack Black

Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial… by The CR10 Publications Collective

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Object… by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers f… by David Goodway

Vida by Marge Piercy

Dance the Eagle to Sleep: A Novel by Marge Piercy

Surfing the Gnarl (Outspoken Authors) by Rudy Rucker

Last night, 4 members of the Wingnut headed up to Charlottesville to participate in a solidarity march for Eric Scott and Hunter Singleton that was being put together by Occupy Charlottesville.

When the 4 of us arrived we were warmly greeted, and welcomed to their occupation. Folks there wanted to know about what had happened to Eric in Richmond, and what the situation was. Enough people wanted to hear that a Mic Check was initiated, and Eric spoke to the group. He told them about what occurred on November the 9th, and also of how the arrest, experience with jail, and pending charges made him scared in some ways, but made his struggles more important, and that he would not back down.

Hopefully we will have footage of Eric speaking later today, as well as copies of Occupy Charlottesville’s statement in solidarity with Occupy Richmond.

The group marched through the downtown mall, stopping twice to read statements- one in solidarity with Occupy Richmond, and one about the SWAT raids of Occupy Chapel Hill on Sunday.

Chants of No Justice No Peace, and Cops Here, Troops there, U.S. Out of Everywhere echoed through the downtown mall.

On the way back to the park, the solidarity march took the streets, with 4 black flags in the mix. Who’s Streets? Our Streets. Who’s Park? Our Park.

Afterwards, an occupier took the 4 Richmonders out for vegan pizza, and we got a chance to talk to folks in Charlottesville.

Thanks Yall!

Here is a link to a short news piece on last night’s march, which includes an interview with Eric:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/16040138/occupy-charlottesville-protesters-march-to-show-support