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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.

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Richmond’s Annual May Day Parade will be taking place on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 from Monroe Park.

There will be a rally at 5pm and then a march/parade at 6pm.

More information to come! Keep your eyes and ears open for a ton of rad events scheduled around that whole weekend in Richmond! here are the activities confirmed so far:

Wednesday 4/25

1300 Bainbridge – the 13ainbridge Collective
Direct Action Training
Wednesday 4/25Potluck Supper 5:30 – 6:30
Training 6:30 – 9:00Struggles for justice have intensified this year as our communities face an all-out assault on our rights. Growing ranks of activists getting organized to fight back find increased repression targeting protest and free speech. If ever a moment called us to bold action it is now.

Direct action can be a powerful tool to focus our collective power. In this highly interactive workshop we’ll explore the basics of how to plan organize and implement a safe, effective direct action. topics covered will include de-escalating behaviors in tense situations, quick decision-making, roles and responsibilities and more.

This training is offered in support of our movements for justice in this region by Occupy RVA and the Wayside Center for Popular Education.

Trainer: Jeff Winder

Friday 4/27
– 4pm-7pm, 1600 Colorado Avenue
RePHRAME Teach-in Cookout
Open to contribution/suggestion for content.

In the lead up to May Day this year, join RePHRAME, public housing residents, Randolph Residents, and allies for a Neighborhood Cookout and Teach-in!

RRHA wants to sell off many scattered-site properties, including already occupied units. Come eat food, socialize, and hear the issues that are facing public housing residents in Richmond. Tell RRHA that working people deserve access to decent housing! Join us for fellowship and solidarity!

§  Wingnut Anarchist Collective, 2005 Barton Avenue,  7pm-11pm
Ø  Performances by Jake Mayday, Snail Party, My Son the Doctor
·         Contact if you want to add to lineup
Ø  Screen printing May Day Sabot Cat Patches
Ø  Possible Labor Song Workshop?
Ø  Launch Pad for IWW action

More events below!!!

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Lots of people have been wondering what the plans are regarding May Day in Richmond this year. Some folks planning some events are getting together on Thursday at 6pm at the Flying Brick Library (506 S Pine St.)

They emailed out an announcement about the meeting, but to a small list of people, so we are passing word along so that more folks can hopefully be included and aware.

They’ve listed some of the events planned, but it is by no means a full list. In addition to the Pre-May Day Show at the Wingnut on Friday April 27th, there are more events TBA.

Please go to the meeting if you are interested in planning for May Day.

More from them…

TO THOSE PLANNING WORKSHOPS, ACTIONS, ETC. AROUND MAY FIRST, OR THOSE WHO
ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING IN SOME CAPACITY:

Folks currently functioning as a coordinating committee for May Day and
the preceding weekend have set out a five-day plan of events as a general
guideline based on the intentions/actions being discussed and planned. The
objective of this coordinating body is only to schedule, facilitate space,
and assist others in ensuring fluidity and cross-pollination in all events
and efforts, while encouraging autonomous action.

To ensure a strong but flexible scheme, it is apparent that a central
meeting is dire for organizers to be on the same page.

We are calling for a meeting at 6pm this coming Thursday at The Flying
Brick Library (506 S. Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220). We understand that
this is short notice, but we have little time left and MUST get the ball
rolling. If you cannot make this meeting, please try to submit any
questions or pertinent information to be delivered to this email (try not
to “Reply All”). The facilitators will take care to shop this out. (more…)

On Thursday February 2nd at 7pm (TOMORROW!!!) , come on out the the Flying Brick Library (506 S. Pine St) for a multimedia presentation and workshop on the Green Scare.

The Green Scare with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross
This workshop will be a discussion of what the Green Scare is (think Red Scare) – the systematic repression of environmental, animal liberation, earth liberation activists by government and corporate agencies, how it affects activists today, and what can be done to fight it. There will be a lot of intro level material, but folks with more knowledge are encouraged to come share their thoughts and ideas. We are adding a multimedia aspect to this presentation to make it more interesting and engaging.

Recommended Reading List for further study:

Zines- The Green Scare Benefit Tour, Under Attack! The Green Scare and SHAC Canada, The SHAC Model: A Critical Assessment, Survivors Manual, The Green Scare  (These zines are available for reading at the Wingnut Radical Lending Library, Open Hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm)

Books- Green is the New Red by Will Potter, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? by S. Best, Making a Killing by B. Torres, Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth by S. Best, Memories of Freedom by Rod Coronado (All books also available in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library)

On the web- infoshop.org, anarchistnews.org, ecoprisoners.org, greenscare.org, shac7.com, midwestgreenscare.org, greenisthenewred.com, anarchistblackcross.org, prisonactivist.org, breakthechains.info, ecojustice.org, cldc.org, supportdaniel.org, supporteric.org, freemarie.org, supportmariemason.com, legitgov.org/vafusioncenterterrorassessmentb.pdf

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is a prison abolition and political prisoner support organization. The RVA ABC is non-hierarchical and works both locally and nationally to support prisoners and fight the prison industrial complex. The RVA ABC has been working in Richmond for over 3 years.

Contact at rvaabc@gmail.com

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross has meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, 2005 Barton Avenue.

Today was Jeremy Hawthorne’s trial for charges brought against him back in September. Numerous posts on this website and others (www.richmondlegalsupport.org) detail the charges and circumstances around them. He was facing felony charges for vandalism that happened to 7 tires of VCU vehicles, including 2 cop cars in August.

Over 40 friends showed up to the court building today to show their love and support for Jeremy. It was clear that he is part of a large community that likes and appreciates him.

Unfortunately, today he was found guilty. There were many aspects of this case which were bogus, including the last minute cancellation of his lawyer, leaving him stranded with a public defender unfamiliar with the case. Jeremy was found guilty of Felony Destruction of State Property worth greater than 1000 dollars. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, and a fine of over 1300 dollars (the alleged cost of replacing the tires).

Fortunately, Jeremy is being allowed to remain out of jail until April 6th, when the details of his sentence will be decided in court. His lawyer will also hopefully be able to begin an appeal process before that date. We hope that court on April 6th and any future appeal dates go in Jeremy’s favor.

Our friend Kontra has written a very good article explaining in more detail the situation today in court, as well as the context which helps to better explain the overall case. Please take the time to check it out here:

http://kontradictions.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/apolitical-politics/

Jeremy Hawthorne is an asset to the Richmond community, loved by many, friend to many, and will continue to be supported by these people and community, including us. Solidarity and hugs to Jeremy.

On Thursday February 2nd at 7pm, come on out the the Flying Brick Library (506 S. Pine St) for a multimedia presentation and workshop on the Green Scare.

The Green Scare with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross
This workshop will be a discussion of what the Green Scare is (think Red Scare) – the systematic repression of environmental, animal liberation, earth liberation activists by government and corporate agencies, how it affects activists today, and what can be done to fight it. There will be a lot of intro level material, but folks with more knowledge are encouraged to come share their thoughts and ideas. We are adding a multimedia aspect to this presentation to make it more interesting and engaging.

Recommended Reading List for further study:

Zines- The Green Scare Benefit Tour, Under Attack! The Green Scare and SHAC Canada, The SHAC Model: A Critical Assessment, Survivors Manual, The Green Scare  (These zines are available for reading at the Wingnut Radical Lending Library, Open Hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm)

Books- Green is the New Red by Will Potter, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? by S. Best, Making a Killing by B. Torres, Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth by S. Best, Memories of Freedom by Rod Coronado (All books also available in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library)

On the web- infoshop.org, anarchistnews.org, ecoprisoners.org, greenscare.org, shac7.com, midwestgreenscare.org, greenisthenewred.com, anarchistblackcross.org, prisonactivist.org, breakthechains.info, ecojustice.org, cldc.org, supportdaniel.org, supporteric.org, freemarie.org, supportmariemason.com, legitgov.org/vafusioncenterterrorassessmentb.pdf

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is a prison abolition and political prisoner support organization. The RVA ABC is non-hierarchical and works both locally and nationally to support prisoners and fight the prison industrial complex. The RVA ABC has been working in Richmond for over 3 years.

Contact at rvaabc@gmail.com

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross has meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, 2005 Barton Avenue.

These are pictures from the raid today in Chapel Hill. The police, without warning, raided the occupied space, guns out and in the faces of the people present. No word yet on what charges are facing the folks loaded onto a city bus and taken off, but they were trespassing on private property, so that is likely to be one of the charges. We have not heard anything further about the Richmond activist detained by the police. We only know that she was one of the folks detained.

http://anarchistnews.org/node/17796

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/11/4ec04a8f753e7

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/13/1641362/activists-take-over-vacant-franklin.html

Breaking news- we just received word that the occupation of a building in Chapel Hill during the Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair was raided by cops with guns drawn, and a Richmond anarchist/activist and resident of the Flying Brick Library is currently detained. That is all we know at this time, more as we get it.

Now, more than ever, Richmond Anarchists and activists could use your support and love. Send love, help out, fundraise for legal funds, anything that helps!

Solidarity with Chapel Hill/Carrboro!!!

Join Richmond Copwatch for a Know Your Rights Workshop at 7pm on Monday November 21st at the Flying Brick Library!
This workshop will help participants learn the basics of asserting their rights when dealing with the police. We highly recommend this workshop for EVERYONE. But especially anyone who engages in any level of political protest or demonstrations.This workshop consists of skits that are performed by Copwatch members and then edited by participants from the audience. We encourage participation, questions, and dialogue around the topics covered in the skit. We are not lawyers, but we are able to provide useful information about a lot of legal questions.

For more information about this workshop or Richmond Copwatch you can call 804 303 5449 or email sbhcopwatch@gmail.com
Richmond Copwatch is a non-hierarchical organization dedicated to ending police abuse. We believe that monitoring and recording police interactions with community members is a vital first step towards ensuring accountability and protecting ourselves and our communities. We are committed to anti-authoritarian principles and seek to transform the nature of the police and explore alternative methods of community conflict resolution.

The Flying Brick Library is located at 506 S. Pine Street in Oregon Hill. They host sober events.

The Wingnut Radical Lending Library is a constantly growing collection of anarchist, radical, queer, DIY, environmental, vegan, popular upsrising and more books. Every month we receive new titles from PM Press and AK Press. We also accept donations and purchase books on our own.

You can come by the Wingnut during our weekly  Open Hours- from 4 to 9pm on Wednesday and Fridays (subject to change however, dependent on other events in Richmond, you can call ahead to check 804 303 5449). We are also looking for people who can volunteer to facilitate Open Hours. We have 944  books available for browsing, reading, and checking out. We also have our ever expanding and newly organized Wingnut Zine Library (over 540 titles so far), which you are welcome to read during Open Hours, but which cannot be checked out.

If you are looking for books or zines on a particular subject you can search ahead of time online at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva

Here are just some of our recently added titles:

No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Ki… by William Upski Wimsatt

Anarchism & Environmental Survival by Graham Purchase

Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 2: A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photog… by Martin Bull (more…)