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Join the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross for a demonstration outside of the Richmond City Jail on December 31st (New Year’s Eve. Meet at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective (2005 Barton Avenue) at 11pm to head down together, or meet at the jail at 11:30pm.

This demo is Against Prison and the World that Needs It!

Show solidarity with everyone spending their New Year’s in Jail!

Bring noisemakers, chants, and ferocity! Drums, buckets, boomboxes, megaphones, and sparklers all encouraged.

The Richmond City Jail is located at 1701 Fairfield Way. There is not very much public parking in the area, we recommend folks driving park in a nearby neighborhood and walk on over, or drop off folks at the jail and then park elsewhere.

Bring the Noise!!!!

rvaabc@gmail.com or 804 303 5449 for more information!

New Year’s Eve Noise Demos outside of jails and prisons are an international anarchist tradition.

Ring in 2011 with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross during a solidarity noise demo at the Richmond City Jail!

Friday December 31st at 11:30pm at 1600 Oliver Hill Way!

Our intention is to show solidarity with prisoners locked behind those walls, and also as an act of solidarity with people incarcerated and struggling against incarceration throughout the world. This action is an attempt to break the isolation between inside and outside the prison walls.

Bring your voice, whistles, drums, pots and pans, musical instruments, and other noise makers! Count down to a new year of struggle against the prison industrial complex. We want a new year without prisons, without the institutionalized slavery of prisons, and without the racist and classist institutions that proactively oppress and lock up our friends.

Make New Year’s Eve meaningful by letting people incarcerated know that they are not forgotten. Inside the Richmond City Jail are our friends, families, and neighbors. Even if you do not know someone locked up personally, the mere fact of so many members of our communities being incarcerated does have an effect on your life.

The Richmond City Jail is a notoriously overcrowded and unsafe place. Sheriff Woody takes more pride in cutting costs than in the actual care given to inmates. Adequate heating, cooling, water, medical care, and programs are simply not provided. The conditions are dangerous. There have been 4 reported deaths in 2010 alone. (more…)