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Thanks to donations from several generous friends, and some thrift store purchases, we have added a good bunch of books to our library. Come by sometime to browse and check one out!

If you have books you think we might be interested in please feel free to come drop some off.

If you are interested in checking out these or other books, you can come by during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. 2005 Barton Avenue. Feel free to call ahead to confirm, as we sometimes cancel due to more pressing events. We are also interested in anyone looking to volunteer to host the Open Hours. 804 303 5449 or wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

Auto Repair for Dummies by Deanna Sclar

The Disarmament catalogue

Moon, Moon by Anne Kent Rush

AstroAnalysis: Gemini (AstroAnalysis Horoscopes) by American AstroAnalysts Institute

Survivability FM 5-103 by Author Unknown

Frosty: A Raccoon to Remember by Harriet E. Weaver

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers: The Complete Personology Reference Guid… by Saffi Crawford

JOURNEYS THROUGH BOOKLAND by SylvESTER (more…)

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Date/Time: June 19, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Flying Brick, 506 S Pine Street, Richmond, VA. 23220

Description: Join us for a night of short documentaries and snacks! We will  sell small bags of popcorn and cupcakes made with care by Becca (one of  our newest Richmond Zine Fest organizers and creator of the food zine  “‘A Monsterous Appetite for Cake”). At dusk, we’ll view Grrlyshow by Kara Herold and Occupy America by Richmond’s very own Mark Strandquist. For details and to RSVP, visit the event page on Facebook.

This is an all ages, sober event. Suggested donation 3 dollars to help support the Richmond Zine Fest, coming in October of 2012!!!!!

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…)

We just received word that the Richmond activist is doing ok, and just waiting while being detained by the police in Chapel Hill. She is waiting for printing and processing.

Apparently folks who were detained are all being charged with trespassing and breaking and entering which are misdemeanors.

More as we get it.

NC Piece Corps has a write up of what happened today, and plans for support of arrestees.

http://ncpiececorps.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/police-raid-occupied-building-with-guns-drawn/

Wednesday, September 7th, 8PM – at the Flying Brock Library (our friends) in Oregon Hill at 506 South Pine Street. We will be doing our usual Open Hours from 4-7:30 then biking on over to the Flying Brick for this event. Join us!

After a series of murders at the hands of the police last Winter, the city of Seattle was the ground for a surge of revolt beyond the control of both managed protests and state repression. After a long period of quiet, people broke years of inertia to interrupt the lie of social peace–and anarchists played a critical role in fueling the fires.

Two participants in these events will present their analysis of anti-police tension, the forces that maintain social order, and the strategies and tactics used by anarchists to deepen social rupture.

Afterward, we will have an open discussion about ongoing struggles in Seattle and Richmond, and potential points for future conflicts.

As always, Flying Brick events are sober unless otherwise noted. Please don’t bring any drugs, alcohol, or show up intoxicated. Thanks! Hope to see all of you there!

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is working in the Southern Barton Heights neighborhood to help facilitate community autonomy and solidarity. One of the things we have noticed and heard is that the community needs a place to come together. For those not familiar with the area, it is lacking in businesses or public spaces. There is 1 bar, 2 corner stores, and a garage. The area barber shop closed down months ago. Aside from the churches and the mosque in the neighborhood, there are not any public community spaces. There is no place for people to come together indoors to have casual conversations, play games, learn from each other etc. The Wingnuts have been trying to work on purchasing a second building for use as a community center. We have so far not had much luck- encountering people trying to hoard properties in order to get a much larger amount from people actively gentrifying/developing for profit, and banks who cater their sales to developers who purchase dozens of properties at once.
Our solution in the mean time is to start having open hours at the Wingnut. The Open Hours model is one similar to that of many radical spaces, including Oregon Hill’s Flying Brick Library. Our intention with open hours is not to compete with the Flying Brick, but to provide a more local space for our community to come together. We have tabled with fliers advertising the Flying Brick and found that while people in our neighborhood were interested in the idea when we explained it to them, Oregon Hill is too far to expect folks to go just to check out something they are unfamiliar with like a radical library. The history of Oregon Hill as a white neighborhood, with some avidly racist inhabitants, also makes the area less appealing to people from our neck of the woods.
Open Hours are just that- open. You are welcome to come hang out, look at books, work on a project, drink tea, talk, do your homework, write, play a game etc. You don’t have to want to engage in a particular activity to come use the space. Open hours are intended to create a community space. For both the Southern Barton Heights and the radical/anarchist community.
If you want to volunteer at open hours, get involved, donate supplies or books or snacks, just get in touch. We would love your participation! wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or 804 303 5449 or 2005 Barton Avenue

What can you expect to find at Wingnut Open Hours:

Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm
Fridays from 4pm-10pm

Radical Lending Library- (more…)

Visit the new RVA Radicalendar site: http://rvaradicalendar.blogspot.com/ !

The RVA Radicalendar attempts to provide a resource for activists, socially conscious community members, and like-minded organizations to be informed about actions, events, and gatherings within our community, and to help build communication and connections between those groups in the spirit of mutual aid.

In addition to having up-to-date event information, ideally we would also like it to provide a resource to connect those who want to help in our community with groups actively seeking extra hands.

The RVA Radicalendar does not promote racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise oppressive events or organizations. We hope that it will prove to be a valuable resource toward all of us working in solidarity!

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…)

The Oregon Hill community blog posted about the Richmond Zine Fest and had pictures of the Wingnut table and the Flying Brick table.

http://www.oregonhill.net/2010/10/17/richmond-zine-festival-yesterday/

September 20 · 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Location Flying Brick Library

506 S. Pine Street
Richmond, VA


More Info The RVA Zine Fest will be October 16th, and we’re raising money to help defray the costs of putting on the Fest. Come to the Flying Brick and watch DIY documentaries “Grrrlyshow” and “Girls Rock” Monday night! A short discussion about how to do a rock camp for girls will follow the screening. Snacks will be provided. Donate what you can, but even if you have no cash, we want you there! Come out and support the Zine Fest and enjoy two fantastic films in the yard at our favorite radical lending library!

This is a sober event, so please do not bring or consume alcoholic beverages or other substances.

About Flying Brick: http://www.myspace.com/theflyingbricklibrary

About “Grrrlyshow”: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c522.shtml

About “Girls Rock”: http://www.girlsrockmovie.com