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Here are some of the new books we’ve added to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library!

Our library has Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. You can search online at librarything.com/thewingnutrva to see what books we have to offer. Folks are welcome to check out books, but zines must stay in the space.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner… by David M. Kennedy

Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!: Stories of Crime, Love and Rebellion (Swit… by Gary Phillips

Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective by scott crow

Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mi… by David Alan Corbin

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide by Paul Buhle

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn (Flashpoint Press) by Derrick Jensen

 

We had a great turnout for tonight’s first meeting of Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women. We read outloud from A Thousand Rioters, Selected Writings bofLucy Parsons. We read and discussed her essays, The Principles of Anarchism and Crime and Criminals.

For next week’s class we decided to read Lucy Parsons‘ essay To Tramps and Voltairine de Cleyre’s essay Direct Action.

Both of these essays are available online, and there are hard copies of Direct Action available at the Wingnut. Feel free to come by during Open Hours on Wednesday or Friday from 4 to 9pm to pick up a copy.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women is being held on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Here are links to online versions of all the pieces we are reading for this class:

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/emma-goldman-anarchism-what-it-really-stand

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/what-syndicalism

Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/direct-action-voltairine-de-cleyre

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/crime-and-punishment

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/prisons-social-crime-and-failure

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/lucy-parsons-thousand-rioters

We keep adding books and zines to our radical lending library.

If you are interested in ideas of anarchism, feminism, queerness, radical change, organizing, non-hierarchical organizing, etc. you are likely to find a book or zine of interest to you.

We have Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm, where folks are welcome to come over, browse the library, check out a book, read a zine, drink some tea, play games, or have conversations.

Here are just a few of our new titles:

Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World by Paul Buhle

Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader by Colin Ward

Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence In America by Louis Adamic

Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology by Joyce L. Kornbluh

Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections on Navigating the Climate Cri… by Joshua Kahn Russell

The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (Outspoken Authors) by Cory Doctorow

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

 

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…)

Three of the Wingnuts visited Red Emma’s Coffeeshop and Bookstore in Baltimore this morning! The folks working were super friendly and they have a great selection of books and zines available for sale!

We brought home some awesome looking books, now available in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library for your reading pleasure!

The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology

Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States 1895-1917

Butch is a Noun (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)

We also went to the Flying Brick Library earlier this week for a presentation on Crimethinc’s new book, Work, and we picked up a copy for the library there as well!

Work

Additionally we have added these books to the library collection this week from donations and subscriptions: (more…)

On Friday September 2nd at 7pm, Insurgent Theater will be presenting their play “In the Belly” at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective.

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be tabling with information about prison abolition and prisoner support.

There is no cover charge but please bring donations for Insurgent Theater!

Wingnut events are sober. Our events are usually All Ages, but due to nudity and graphic nature of this performance we ask that all kids be accompanied by an adult or talk to us ahead of time. The nature of the subject matter of this performance means that some folks may find the nudity, violence, or other aspects triggering. We will provide a safe place for people who become uncomfortable to hang out in if they decide to leave the performance.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue in Southern Barton Heights. We can be contacted at 804 303 5449 or wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

Insurgent Theatre strives to connect performing arts with radical struggles, to make theatre that is relevant, engaging, challenging and useful for those who confront the US police state and global capitalist empire. We’ve been making original theatre since 2003 and frequently touring the country since August, 2008. Insurgent was founded in Milwaukee, WI, but is now located in Columbus, OH.

In the belly is where things digest, where they are broken down so their value can be extracted. This is where things are made to rot. If our society is a beast, it’s belly is the prison system. This new work from Insurgent Theatre seeks to manifest imprisonment on stage, overlays it with critical analysis of the system, and follows up with in-depth discussion about abolishing prison in America.

Created in workshop by Weslie Coleman, Kate Pleuss, and Ben Turk, with assistance from Harmony Bench and Rebecca Riley.

Touring the US in 2011. Raising funds for RedBird Prison Abolition. Supporting prisoners in Ohio.

This show contains nudity, violence and other sad realities of the US prison system. (more…)

On July 7th the Anarchist Black Cross will be going on a field trip to a local gun store. We will meet at the Wingnut at 5:30 PM to head out. This will be an opportunity for people unfamiliar with guns or gun culture to get some exposure to those things, and have conversations about guns, gun safety, self defense, gun laws, etc. Some of the folks going on this field trip will have experience with  and knowledge about guns.

If you can’t make this field trip, have no fear, the Anarchist Black Cross plans to have more gun related discussions, field trips, and trainings in the future. If you are interested in why anarchists might choose to be interested in guns, we recommend this zine, Piece Now, Peace Later, written by the North Carolina Piece Corps. You can download it here: http://zinelibrary.info/piece-now-peace-later-anarchist-introduction-firearms

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’ve reorganized our Radical Lending Library, and we have found a place to set up our Zine rack downstairs now. So now you can come over to check out our huge zine collection! We have a couple hundred titles catalogued on our online database, with more zines being added in as our eyes uncross. We now have over 1,000 titles of books and zines in our catalog!
To search for zines, go to http://www.librarything.com/home/thewingnutrva and look under “your library” for books or “approaching apocalypse zine library” for zines!

Pictures of the new schmancy organizing to come soon!