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Croatan Earth First (from North Carolina) has organized a demonstration for next week against the lifting of Virginia’s Uranium mining ban. Please come out to support efforts to STOP nuclear power and environmental pollution and destruction.

Say No To Uranium: Hearing Next Monday

An hour North of Chapel Hill, a Canadian energy company is planning to mine for Uranium for use in Nuclear Energy.  These is an extremely dangerous type of extraction and is a great risk to our water table, the Roanoke River Basin.  The area in which the mining happens feeds into waterways that go to Virginia Beach, Eastern NC, Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh which are all downstream.  This could contaminate our entire bioregion and water supply.  Until recently, uranium mining has only been done in very remote areas.  Mining inside of a community and right next to a waterway is nearly unprecedented.  This would be the first mining project for uranium East of the Mississippi.   Prepare a written statement to make a comment against the lifting of the ban, and contact us asap by e-mail at croatanearthfirst (at) to let us know you’d like to carpool to Richmond next Monday.
More info below:

Video of Virginians Against Uranium

*New Meeting*
Meeting Date: Monday, December 19, 2011 End Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Meeting Time: 12:30 PM

Location: House Room D, General Assembly Building
Address: 901 East Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
The Uranium Mining Subcommittee of The Coal and Energy and Energy  Commission will meet on Monday, December 19, 2011 in House Room D at  1:30 PM. There will be a briefing from the National Academy of Sciences’ study of the health, safety and environmental impact of uranium Mining. Written comments will be accepted and the subcommittee will take  written questions from the public to the study’s authors. (more…)

The Wingnut tabled today at the Richmond Zine Fest at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. The event was highly successful. There were many different tablers, including local organizations such as the Flying Brick, RVA Industrial Workers of the World, Food Not Bombs, and James River Earth First.

The Wingnuts also facilitatated two workshops- a security culture workshop and a copwatch workshop. There were also 3 other really well attended workshops at the zine fest this year- zine making for all ages, LIPS (woman’s sexuality zine), and rock camp for girls. It was really nice to see the success of all of the workshops.

We saw people from WRIR as well as RVA Magazine in attendance. The Books on Wheels bus also made an appearance.

There were around 40 different tablers, lamplighter coffee vending food, and a really nice environment complete with a rainbow disco ball. It seemed that a good time was had by many. And there were even enough donations to the Richmond Zine Fest to make a nice start towards the organizing of next year’s RVA zine fest.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported DIY publishing and zine culture!