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After a brief haitus, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will again be hosting Open Hours on a weekly basis.

Our Open Hours are Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm.

During Open Hours you can browse the Wingnut Radical Lending Library, check out books/return books, make a donation to our library collection, see our zines/magazines, get free literature or drop off some free literature, grab something from the free box or donate to it, play board games, use our computer/internet, drink coffee or tea, catch up on upcoming events, sit, read, relax, converse, pet dogs, etc.

Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Our guest policy, consent policy, allergies/accessibility, and directions/bus routes are all available on our website.

If you want to volunteer to bottomline Open Hours please email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

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Join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective!

For a little over 3 years, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective has existed and consisted only of people who live at the Wingnut house in Southern Barton Heights.

Not only has this restriction of membership been restraining the growth of our organization, but it has been ignoring the many contributions to various projects from people who don’t live at the house. Well, we’re tired of shooting ourselves in the foot, and not empowering people to participate and organize with us!

We want to give credit where credit is due, and organize, as anarchists, with people who can’t for whatever reason, live in the Wingnut house.

To this end, we are separating the household aspects of our collective from the political ones, and opening the collective up to people who identify as anarchists and want to organize with us in this space. Folks who live at the Wingnut house will still have veto power over how many and what type of events are hosted at 2005 Barton Avenue, and residents will still be paying the mortgage and utility bills. The change will be that non-residents can identify as members of the Wingnut, organize events in the space, and help expand existing programs and develop new ones.

Some of the things we have done in the past include: hold Memorial Day bbq’s In Memory of People Who Were Murdered by the State, started Copwatch, facilitated Copwatch and Know Your Rights trainings, distributed anarchist literature, held demonstrations outside of the Richmond City Jail, hosted zine readings, hosted political plays, hosted anarchist speakers and presentations, hosted puppet shows, hosted musical acts, held potlucks, screened political movies and fun movies, held craft nights, playing games with kids, distributed a Wingnut newsletter, created anarchist literature, etc.

Some of the projects we are currently engaged in include: hosting Food Not Bombs every Sunday, the monthly Mobile Food Pantry in Southern Barton Heights, starting the SMART Recovery sobriety group, organizing with the neighborhood association, organizing the Wingnut Radical Lending Library, Southern Barton Heights FNB Grocery Distribution, etc.

Some of the things we would be interested in doing/expanding in the future include: self care workshops, consent workshops, mediation trainings, sobriety support, increasing volunteer support of Open Hours of the space and radical lending library, woodshop open hours, screenprinting workshops, collaborative zines, etc.

Some of our core values include: consent, creating a safer space, anti-oppression work, respecting pronouns and identities, accountability, supporting the growth and education of members, maintaining a sober space, etc.

If you would like to be involved and join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, we will be holding the first meeting of the political collective on January 28th.

We are putting the word out ahead of time so that there will be plenty of time for people to come talk to the current Wingnut Residents (Dave, Eris, and Mo) about what we are thinking, how this might look, etc.

We are generally thinking that we would have monthly meetings of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective to make decisions and plan events, an email listserv thing, and our mission statement/principles to guide us. We would also like to develop some expectations of participation, so that everyone

We welcome folks who identify as anarchists and are willing to organize around those principles and our core values. We would like to develop things like a Mission Statement and Principles or something similar as a political organizing group.

One of our neighbors, an awesome, badass, punk zinester woman, donated 18 really great books to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library today. Everything from radical politics to zine anthologies to radical fiction.

Come by and check these books, and our 1060 others out!

Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. If you are interested in becoming involved with the library/open hours, get in touch! 804 303 5449 or  wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

Another World Is Possible by Beka Economopoulos

On Subbing: The First Four Years by Dave Roche

Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Stealworks Anthology 3.0 by John Yates

Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food by Marc Lappe

On Fire: Battle of Genoa by Green Mountain Anarchist Collective and

Race for Justice by Leonard Weinglass

Adventures in Medialand: Behind the News, Beyond the Pundits by Jeff Cohen (more…)

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…)

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

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.

Here are some pictures of our organized library, new zine display, and piano!

show tunes anyone?

Approaching Apocalypse Zine Collection

This guy loves to play piano and read zines!

We expanded our library to make the shelves less crowded!

the official Wingnut hoop snake

it fits that corner just right!

We spent Thursday night and a good chunk of the day Friday entering all of the books from our Radical Lending Library onto the Librarything, adding tags to pre-existing entries, and re-organizing the shelves. The result (aside from our crossed eyes and papercuts) is a library collection that is much easier to search by subject online and better arranged on the shelves.

We had over 200 books that were in our collection but not yet recorded as in our collection. Now all of those titles are available in our online database.

To search our collection, go to: http://www.librarything.com/home/thewingnutrva  We have 2 collections currently- one is the Approaching Apocalypse Zine Library which currently has just 203 catalogued titles.  Our book collection, titled Your Library, now has 764 titles.

Some of our categories in our library include: guns, gardens, DIY (Do It Yourself), Myths, Religion, Guerilla Warfare, Government Oppression, Anti-Civilization, Ecology, Civil Rights, Black Liberation, Radical Activism, Hawai’i, Australia, Indigenous, Richmond, Richmond Authors, Queer Theory, Queer History, Queer Biography, Queer Fiction, Feminism, Medicine and Alternative Medicine, Animal Rights, Food Politics, Cookbooks, Art, Music, Bikes, Military Handbooks, Field Guides, Zine Compilations, Graphic Novels, Travelling, Globalization, Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Prisons, Anarchist Practice, Mexico, Central America, South America, Celts, Consumer Culture, U.S. Cultural Studies, Home Renovation and More!

Please, feel free to go onto librarything.com and search the collections here at the Wingunt (thewingnutrva is our screenname on that website) If you seem somehting you like, come by during Open Hours (Wednesday and Friday from 4-9pm)and check it out (you can check a book out for 2 weeks). If you can’t make open hours just send us an email or give us a call and we can arrange a different time for your visit. (804) 303 5449 wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

If you would like to donate us books, we are specifically interested in adding to our Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Radical Activism, Black Liberation, Civil Rights, Prisons, Government Oppression, Queer Theory, Queer History, and DIY sections. But if your donation is to a different category that would be lovely as well!

We finished adding some final details to our bookshelves, and because we have gotten SO many books recently we need to reorganize our radical lending library. That means all books off the shelves, checking them to make sure they are stamped online at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva, making sure they are appropriately categorized, and then figuring out how to cram them all back on the shelves.

Anyone with librarian tendencies who is interested in helping us with this awesome, nerdly process is welcome to come over this Thursday, June 9th from 5pm on. We will have dinner provided to soothe the bookish appetites.

Our good and well read friend Ozzy just donated 48 books to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library. From pagan to primitivist to indigenous to fantasy to political, these books run the gamut. If you want to see these new selections, or browse our entire collection you can do so at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva

If you would like to come see the books in person, and even check one out, you can come by Wingnut Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm at 2005 Barton Avenue. We also do accept donations of books, so if you have some books that you think would fit into our collection don’t be shy to bring them by!

Here are the titles we just added:

The Holy : A Novel by Daniel Quinn

Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections by John Zerzan

The Man Who Grew Young by Daniel Quinn (2002).

My Name is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization by Chellis Glendinning (2007).

Propaganda and the Public Mind by David Barsamian

Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen

Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance by Derrick Jensen

Tales of the Picts (Luath Storyteller Series) by Stuart McHardy

Gaelic (Teach Yourself Book & Tape) by Boyd Robertson (more…)