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More info on all of these events is found on this website and on facebook. Just compiling the whole list to make this coming Month easier to navigate! Hope to see you out!

Saturday February 28th – Basement Cleanup 12- 5

Sunday March 1st – 12:30 Food Not Bombs cooking at the Wingnut, meal is always served at Monroe Park at 4pm on Sundays at the corner of Main and Belvidere

Wednesday March 4th – 6-9 Open Hours / Community $3 dinner / Polyamory workshop

Sunday March 8th – 12:30 – 3:30 Food Not Bombs Cooking at the Wingnut

Tuesday March 10th – Virginia Raise Up community allies meeting at 6pm at 231 Belt Blvd

Wednesday March 11 – 6-9 Open Hours. Community $3 dinner

Sunday March 15th – 12:30 -3:30 Food Not Bombs cooks at the Wingnut

Saturday March 21st – 2- 5pm Lacto Fermentation Workshop $35 donation to Food Not Bombs to attend.

Sunday March 22nd -12:30- 3:30 Food Not Bombs Cooks at Wingnut

Wednesday March 25th – 6-9 Open Hours/ $3 communal dinner

Saturday March 28th – 10-2 Book and Movie Give away event at the Wingnut!!

Sunday March 29th – Food Not Bombs 12:30-3:30

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For Immediate Release from Justice RVA

Activists Block Dominion Headquarters and Demand “Stop Selling Our Futures”

At 7:00 a.m. a group of over 50 activists blocked vehicle access to Dominion Resources’ Tredegar Campus in Richmond, Virginia to protest the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Traffic quickly formed on Tredegar Street as activists stretched large banners across the road and paraded large puppets around the scene. Two activists remain suspended from a pedestrian bridge with a banner reading “Stop Selling Our Futures” while a larger crowd occupy the access way to the campus below.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would transport natural gas from West Virginia, where there is a boom in hydraulic fracturing, 550 miles, through Virginia, and into North Carolina. “This proposal would be a dangerous investment in fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when the scientific consensus is clear that we must invest in renewables, such as wind and solar, to avoid further warming of our planet. ” said Whitney Whiting from Newport News, Virginia.

This action follows several months of grassroots resistance in the region against Dominion. On February 3, an activist scaled a crane at a construction site for Dominion’s proposed Cove Point LNG export facilities in Lusby, Maryland. On February 9, activists with the group Beyond Extreme Energy staged a disruption at a Dominion analyst meeting in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, also with the message “Stop Selling Our Futures”.

Shantae Taylor from Norfolk, Virginia said, “As a person of color, I am out here because I am disturbed by the climate crisis in the Commonwealth. The Tidewater region is second only to Louisiana for its vulnerability to sea level rise. Now we’re facing the additional threat of offshore oil and gas drilling. I don’t want another Hurricane Katrina or BP oil spill to happen here. It’s time to push back against Dominion’s corrupt political influence and demand an end to fossil fuels.”

“I’ve been born and raised in Virginia, where we have pride in our land”, said Phil Cunningham, from Prince Edward County. “Now Dominion wants to come steal people’s property and sell our futures to the highest bidder. We are here to send the message to Dominion that people matter more than profits. This is our Keystone XL, and we will stop it. ”

Here is a link to the facebook page where you can find more pictures and videos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Peoples-Climate-March/345371075613238

And the Free Nelson page: https://www.facebook.com/freenelson2

Or search on twitter for #noacp

Save the date for the People’s Climate March on Monday February 23rd!
There will be a day of activities and a march. Like No ACP on facebook or follow on twitter for updates and we will try to keep updates on the Wingnut page as well.
Take a stand against fracking, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and many many other dangerous and climate damaging projects that folks like Dominion Power/Resources and other greedy jerks are pushing for.
Renewable resources are what we need to create a healthy, sustainable environment for everyone in Virginia.

The #blacklivesmatter demands to Richmond City Council pointed out important facts about the disproportionate rates of asthma in communities of color. And environmental racism and classism mean that the folks bearing the most negative weight from fossil fuels will be folks already dealing with the most oppression.

Renewable resources could lead to greater self sufficiency, independence, and cheaper utilities for everyone in Virginia if done well.

Stay tuned, Richmond is on the move this year and we are all a part of the intersectional movement to a better world.

Paxus from Acorn and Twin Oaks will be coming to the Wingnut to do a workshop on Polyamorous relationships! This is during our Wednesday Open Hours so there will be food during the event if you want to being $3 or a dish to share!!
What is the highest intimacy state people can obtain together? Perhaps it comes in trusting and inspiring each other enough to recraft each other. Fearless Romance presumes that your most powerful intimates are your most potent allies and this workshop offers a toolbox to let you redesign your romance and enhance each other.

Great romances start with epic seductions. Not the cheap manipulative types which get so much attention in soap operas, but the kind of honest seduction ( @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3NpdGVzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vc2l0ZS9ob25lc3RzZWR1Y3Rpb25wcm9qZWN0Lzo6:https://sites.google.com/site/honestseductionproject/%5D ) where someone becomes enchanted with you for the right reasons and consensually bonds with you.

This highly interactive workshop will include roles plays, work in small groups, love letter writing, and Q & A. All consensual relationship models supported and all gender identities celebrated and respected.

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For the month of March Richmond Food Not Bombs will be cooking at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Sundays from 12:30 – 3:45!
Help us fundraise, gather supplies, cook food, make literature, and clean up!
We are building community and resistance and healthy bodies one vegan meal at a time!

Wingnut member Mo Karnage has a blog post on the announced public forum between Police and Protesters in Richmond.

Check it out:
http://mokarnage.com/2015/01/30/public-forum-set-between-richmond-police-and-protesters-really/

This is tomorrow yall! I have work and cant go, but please share and support. Fast food workers are raising up and fighting back against poverty wages and racism in the workplace.
Thursday Jan 29 @ 12 noon at the McDonalds in Carytown!!

Facebook event link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/704901572964509/

If you missed the amazing presentation at the Wingnut last night you can listen to this audio version. Thanks again to GPaul and Paxus as well as all the folks from Acorn and Twin Oaks who brought food and knowledge to share.

https://m.soundcloud.com/point-a-gpaul/income-sharing-across-the-pond

And a cheat sheet on different egalitarian communes:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5nVwwOVpVHYbnF1Q0NCT2NMSFE/edit?pli=1

We are having our next meeting on the subject on February 16 at 6:30 pm and it will be a potluck.

We are currently looking for people interested in joining/forming an egalitarian community in Richmond using the Wingnut house as a starting point, but with the hope of expanding to include multiple residences and properties.

At the February meeting we will be talking about what an egalitarian community with the Wingnut in Richmond might look like.

This is part of an ongoing series of educational, explorational, and conversational events we are hosting throughout 2015 in our attempts to form this organization and begin living an egalitarian lifestyle. Please come out to talk, network, share ideas, ask questions, and collaborate.

Here is an update on the Fast food workers / Raise Up campaign:

Hello everyone,

Seven million workers have increased their wages since the fast food worker campaign began two years ago, but that’s not how I know we are winning.

Last year I saw a proposed bill, that would’ve increased VA minimum wage to $8.25 over 3 years (crap, right?), go down without a chance. One year later a proposed bill for $10.10 went down without a prayer There was even talk about a bill for $15.15. So in one year, we went from not passing $ 8.25 to not passing $15.15. I know that sounds sad, but for a life-long Virginian I’m stoked as hell! I know this campaign is working!

2015 is going to be the year for a living-wage! April 15th is going to be our largest mobilization ever and we cannot do it without you. So please join us for a community allies planning meeting next Monday Feb 2nd, 6pm-7pm, at the BCT Local 203 on 231 E Belt Blvd, Richmond Va 23224.

Please contact me with any questions and please feel free to invite any organizations or individuals who are down for the cause.

In solidarity,
Guillermo Zamora
VA Raise Up
703-629-2199