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Come join the Anarchist Black Cross at the monthly Really Really Free Market (on the last Saturday of every month) to write letters to prisoners who will be celebrating their birthdays the following month. We will have a table set up with instructions, addresses and descriptions, envelopes, and people to help answer any questions. to get in touch!

We will be using the prisoners’ birthdays posters created monthly by the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, and will also have additional prisoner addresses available.
This is a monthly event that will repeat every last saturday of each month.

This event occurs from 12-3pm at the corner of Main and Laurel in Monroe Park. Come on out to support political prisoners and talk to people interested in prison abolition.

In case you missed us in July, here is a link to the poster for prisoners with birthdays in August! Please take the time to write someone in support, it means a lot!

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be hosting letter writing to prisoners, with a specific focus on LGBTQ prisoners.

The Black Cross will be providing a list of prisoners to write to, as well as useful tools and information specific writing letters to prisoners.

This will be held for the duration of the Free Market (Noon-3pm), so come by anytime

Richmond Copwatch will be facilitating a Know Your Rights Workshop at the July Really Really Free Market at 1pm. The Really Really Free Market is at the corner of Main and Laurel streets in Monroe Park. It is always on the last Saturday of every month, so this event will be on July 30th.

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

The monthly really Really Free Market happens on the last Saturday of each month from noon until 3pm.  It is an alternative to the capitalist “free market” where everything actually is free. People come to share things they no longer need or want, share skills, share music, etc. You can find out more about the RRFM at

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be having an interest meeting and presentation at 1pm on  Saturday June 25th at the Really Really Free Market in Monroe Park at the corner of Main and Laurel. Generally speaking the Anarchist Black Cross is a prison abolition and political prisoner support group. To find out more about what we mean when we say that, come to this meeting/presentation!

For anyone who wants to find out about what the Anarchist Black Cross is about, this will be a good introduction to the concepts and background of the organization. We will be presenting on the history of the Anarchist Black Cross, other existing Anarchist Black Cross groups, and some information about the prison system in Virginia and our stance on the Richmond City Jail.

This will be an opportunity for discussion about these ideas- so if you’ve ever been curious or interested but too nervous to come to a meeting, this is your chance! If you like the presentation and want to bring it to a different venue we would be excited about that as well.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual Memorial Day Party. There was a ton of food, swarms of kids, and 5 different musical acts. The party went on all day in the heat, and towards the end included an Anti-Police Brutality March around Southern Barton Heights.

Wingnuts and holy!holy!holy!

holy!holy!holy! from Oregon rolled into Richmond 13 deep and helped us with the Really Really Free Market, Food not Bombs, Copwatch, and the cookout! They played 2 shows- an acoustic set on Saturday and electric on Monday. Everyone at the Wingnut was really excited to get to hang out with awesome anarchists. They will be missed but we really hope they will come back to spend some more time at the Wingnut.

A lot of people helped us throughout the day, bringing food, washing dishes, entertaining the kids with water guns and balloons, and entertaining everyone with music. We feel really loved and supported by our friends and neighbors (aka family). Definitely looking forward to this annual tradition next year.

From the May Day Coalition website, we are reposting the schedule of events for this upcoming weekend! It should be a good time to learn from fellow workers, reflect on the history of May Day and the Labor movements, and think about the current state of the labor movement and where we want it to go from here.

The Wingnuts will definitely be at the Really Really Free Market and History of May Day Workshop on Saturday. On Sunday, the whole Food Not Bombs crew will be at the Wingnut from 12:30 til 3:45 making some tasty food for our 4 o’clock meal in Monroe Park (where the Rally and parade are). Anyone interested in helping cook or bringing food for us to cook should, and also, keep in mind that we will need people to come back to the Wingnut after the rally and parade to help us clean up from Food Not Bombs.

May Day! Schedule of Events! / Primero de Mayo! Calendario de Eventos!

May Day 2011 Richmond, VA | Workshops | Rally | Parade
April 30, 2011 – May 1, 2011

Sunday May 1, 2011
Monroe Park (VCU Campus)
Music / Gathering: 3:00 pm
Rally / Food Not Bombs / Speakers: 4:00 pm
Parade: 5:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies: 6:00 pm

For the parade and rally, feel free to bring signs, flags, posters, puppets, banners, leaflets, etc. to let folks know why you came out and what it is about the struggle of working people that you are interested in!

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Workshops | Saturday April 30, 2011

Entering the Workforce: Know Your Rights! 11:00am – 12:30pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave, Richmond 23227

Members of the Richmond Industrial Workers of the World, a local Union for all workers will host a workshop geared toward educating youth ages 14 and up on their rights in the workplace, and how to fight back when their rights are being violated. This workshop is a collaboration between May Day 2011 and the Richmond Peace and Education Center’s RYPP Youth Peace Summit.

Really Really Free Market!!! 12:00pm- 3:00pm (more…)

There will be a workshop on the history of May Day/International Worker’s Day on Saturday April 30th at 4pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. The workshop will be on the history of May Day as a worker’s holiday. Specifically focusing on some of the more radical/anarchist historical aspects of the holiday- such as the Haymarket affair. This is Richmond’s 3rd year with a May Day Parade and Rally. But not everyone knows what May Day is, or what the significance of the day is. So come get some context for this amazingly organized awesome event! Don’t let radical history be forgotten or overlooked.

Don’t forget to go to the Really Really Free Market earlier that day, from 12 to 3pm at the corner of Main and Laurel in Monroe Park. ( After that you can come to this workshop at the Wingnut – plenty of time for both!

There are other May Day related events and workshops going on throughout the weekend- you can find out more at

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located at 2005 Barton Avenue on the northside of Richmond. It is a sober, all ages space. You can call 804 303 5449 or email for more information

Richmond’s Really Really Free Market is celebrating 3 years this April!

Come join the community on Saturday April 30th from noon until 3pm at the corner of Main and Laurel in Monroe Park. Bring your excess and unwanted things- food, books, cds, movies, clothes, furniture, knick knacks, paddy whacks (no live animals though), to share with other people. Its good for the environment, its good for your wallet, and its good for building community. Anyone is welcome to come and take anything that they want or need- you don’t need to give something to get something.
The Really Really Free Market shows just one possible alternative to the capitalist market.

This weekend is also May Day weekend, which includes workshops on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a rally and parade on Sunday. There will be out of town people around, so hopefully the RRFM will be a fun place to hang out. You can find out more about these events at

Please bring games to play, music to play, balls or frisbees to throw around etc.
Anyone interested in performing, giving workshops, tabling with free literature etc. is more than welcome to.
As always, folks are encouraged to make their own fliers to advertise this event.

This event and more can be found at

Tuesday night was another cold night in Monroe Park. However, that did not stop the Monroe Park Occupation from setting up more of the camp. There is now a banner which reads “Free Tuition For Everyone”, as well as anarchist flags, a Really Really Free Market table, a food tent (kitchen), and a couch. Throughout Tuesday occupiers talked with passing pedestrians about the issues they were concerned with.

There were between 12-15 of us Tuesday night… including folks who regularly congregate in the park, a couple folks from IWW, Food Not Bombs, Queer Action, and a surprising number of people who just came over to play music and have a great time.

Friends, new friends, and supporters stopped by throughout the night to check on the Occupation and hang out in the park.

Tonight a storm is scheduled to begin which will last through Thursday day. Anyone who has any tents, tarps, ponchos, or blankets to bring to the park is encouraged to do so. Anyone willing to get a little wet is also encouraged to spend the night in the park.

More pictures after the break (more…)

The Richmond Times Dispatch covered the Really Really Free Market, which fell on Christmas day this month. Check out their preview article here:

Free Market Planned For Christmas Day In Richmond

The follow up article they wrote after visiting the Really Really Free Market on Christmas Day is here:

Free Market Draws Dedicated Group In Monroe Park

Full articles after the break