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Local Richmond journalist Michael Paul Williams wrote a piece in today’s Richmond Times Dispatch discussing Senator Norment’s labeling of the Wingnut as armed terrorists. Williams draws some excellent connections between the communist Red Scare era of the 1950’s and current use of the term terrorist. It is great to have local critical journalism.

The only difference to note is that some of the statements he attributes to Mo were actual from the press release written by the entire Wingnut Anarchist Collective- which you can read in full on this website.

Read his column, “Lawmaker’s ‘Terrorist’ Claim Reckless” here:–ar-1751932/

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


Today’s Richmond Times Dispatch had an article on the front page under the fold about the current controversy over the plans to renovate Monroe Park. The article quotes from the Food Not Bombs statement of demands in regards to the proposed renovations. It also quotes 2nd district city councilman Charles Samuels and gives some information about the meeting this Thursday from 5 to 7pm at Richmond Carillon auditorium at Dogwood Dell, 1300 Blanton Ave. Anyone who needs help getting to the meeting from Monroe Park, or can offer rides should meet at the corner of Main and Belvidere at 4:30 and 4:45 this Thursday the 4th. Charles Samuels is asking people to register by today at (804) 646-6532 or Jan.Girardi@ We will be offering rides to anyone and everyone, regardless of registration status. The more voices the better!
Anyone interested in making signs, banners, fliers etc. about this issue is invited to come to craft night during open hours this Wednesday at the Wingnut from 7-10 on Wednesday the 3rd. The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue and you can call 804 303 5449 for more information. Anyone with sign making supplies to donate is encouraged to bring them by at any time.

Here is the article:
Monroe Park plan spurs debate over services for homeless
Monroe Park

Monroe Park forum
Richmond City Councilman Charles R. Samuels has called a meeting on Monroe Park and homeless services
When: Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Carillon auditorium at Dogwood Dell, 1300 Blanton Ave.
Registration: requested by today at (804) 646-6532 or Jan.Girardi@

Published: November 01, 2010 (more…)

There was already some news coverage of today’s protest in Richmond. Channel 8 aired some stories which we haven’t seen yet but which will hopefully end up online. The Richmond Times Dispatch has already posted an article on their website, which we are including a link to below.

There will be a more complete reportback with pictures from us later. But the bare bones is their were about 30 people there and the protest and march were fine, with no arrests.

Link to Times Dispatch article, or just look below.