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Date/Time: June 19, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Flying Brick, 506 S Pine Street, Richmond, VA. 23220

Description: Join us for a night of short documentaries and snacks! We will  sell small bags of popcorn and cupcakes made with care by Becca (one of  our newest Richmond Zine Fest organizers and creator of the food zine  “‘A Monsterous Appetite for Cake”). At dusk, we’ll view Grrlyshow by Kara Herold and Occupy America by Richmond’s very own Mark Strandquist. For details and to RSVP, visit the event page on Facebook.

This is an all ages, sober event. Suggested donation 3 dollars to help support the Richmond Zine Fest, coming in October of 2012!!!!!

Richmond’s story telling group, Secretly Y’all is hosting an event on Monday May 7th at 7:30, with the proceeds going to support the Richmond Zine Fest!

Come on out to Balliceaux to hear stories and maybe share your own. Celebrate Richmonder’s sharing their stories, whether orally or written!

203 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220

As Nicki Minaj so eloquently puts it “I do anything that you say, anything cause you da Boss…you da Boss Man.”

Come give and receive stories. Once again at Balliceaux we will be sharing tales – this time about horrible bosses, or work, or inspiring types who are entitled the name…Boss.

Door opens at 6:30, stories start ’round 7:30. Fill your bellies and get a taste of life with Secretly Y’all.

Lainie, Colin, and Kathleen

We will hopefully have a confirmed date and venue for the 2012 Richmond Zine Fest by May 7th. Keep updated on the Richmond Zine Fest, coming this Fall, online at

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The organizers of Richmond Zinefest are holding an interest meeting on March 5, at 6:30 for anyone interested in helping out!

919 West Franklin Street, Richmond VA

Check out details from past years, online here:

Or see the event online at:

We have added a bunch of new zines to our Zine Library here at the Wingnut. You can come during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm to browse the zines. You can not check zines out, but you can borrow books from our Radical Lending Library. Catalogs of our zine and book collections are available for searching online at:

Arm the Fucking Rabbits! A Call to arms…for bunnies by anon

Hot-N-Dirty Oven Lovin – A guide to building your own outdoor earth oven by Moth and Lefty

DC Transgender and Genderqueer people: Know Your Rights by DC Trans Coalition

Wild Fermentation by Sandir Ellix Katz

Filling the Void interviews about quitting drinking and using by Cindy Doris

Dealing with Crime in a Free Society by anon

Heist! Journal of Workplace Reappropriation by crimethinc

Shortandqueer # 4 The Coming out Issue by kelly shortandqueer

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Folks interested in starting an occupation in the city of Richmond will be gathering at 5:30 pm this Thursday in Monroe Park to meet and begin talking about ideas.
An initial call has been made for the actual occupation to begin on Saturday October 15th.

Folks interested in an occupation but with little experience in protests are encouraged to stop by the Richmond Zine Fest this Saturday October 8th from 11-6pm to talk to members of Richmond Copwatch, the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross, and the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. The Richmond Zine Fest will be at the Gay Community Center of Richmond (attached to Diversity Thrift at 1407 Sherwood Avenue).

Richmond Copwatch will be hosting a Know Your Rights Training at 4pm at the Zine Fest. This training is intended to teach people what their legal rights are when dealing with the police, and how to assert them. This is very useful information for folks entering a protest or occupation type situation. It can help keep yourself as well as others safe.

Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be hosting a Green Scare workshop at 2pm. This workshop is about recent activism in the US and the government oppression people have faced.

More information about both of these workshops is available at the Zine Fest’s website-

Additionally, folks interested in the occupation are encouraged to come out to Richmond Food Not Bombs this Sunday to get some experience cooking for large groups of people. Cooking starts at 12:30 at 2005 Barton Avenue and continues until 3:45. Then we head to Monroe Park at 4pm to share a free vegan community meal. Afterwards, we go back to 2005 Barton Avenue to do cleanup.

Richmond had an occupation earlier in 2011, of a local park. More information about that occupation is online at Please check it out!

The link below is to an article written about the Occupation meme in the context of decolonization and indigenous struggles. It also addresses issues of democracy, race, and more. We encourage folks planning on participating in an Occupation to think critically about terms like 99% and to keep privilege, race, sex, gender, class, sexuality and more in mind throughout these occupations.

More about the Richmond Occupation: Occupy Richmond is part of the larger national movement originating from Occupy Wall St. to COLLECTIVELY VOICE OUR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INTERMESHING OF GOVERNMENT AND CORRUPTED CAPITALISM. WE UNITE AS 99% of THE AMERICAN POPULATION.
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Join Richmond Copwatch at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest on October 8th from 11 to 6 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond at 1407 Sherwood Avenue.

4pm- Know Your Rights Workshop with Richmond Copwatch
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
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.

Join the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest on October 8th from 11pm to 6pm at the Gay Community Center of Richmond at 1407 Sherwood Avenue.

We will be hosting a workshop at 2pm- The Green Scare with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross
This workshop will be a discussion of what the Green Scare is (think Red Scare), how it affects activists today, and what can be done to fight it. There will be a lot of intro level material, but folks with more knowledge are encouraged to come share their thoughts and ideas.

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is a prison abolition and political prisoner support organization. The RVA ABC is non-hierarchical and works both locally and nationally to support prisoners and fight the prison industrial complex. The RVA ABC has been working in Richmond for over 3 years.

Folks from the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Collective in Pittsburg will be in Richmond for the Richmond Zine Fest- the weekend of October 7-9th. That Sunday (post-zine fest) they will be performing a variety show at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 7pm (after Food Not Bombs).

Mr. God’s Galloping Mountain Variety Show!
The lineup: stand-up comedy by Gunner, fictional histories of Pittsburgh by famed hotdog reconstructionist and dog food millionaire Todd Faltin, heartfelt ballads and melancholic croonings by a soft-spoken New England gent, sci-fi role-playing by CpA founder DannyMac, and quiet noise interludes by Ken Kaminski! And… local acts?

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse (CpA) is a writers’ co-op in Pittsburgh. We publish zines, host readings and such, run a residency program, and write. Gunner’s just-published novel, Galloping Mountain, will be featured at the merch table for sale or trade, plus pretty music and zines!

The Wingnut is at 2005 Barton Avenue and can be contacted at (804) 303 5449 or

This event is sober and all ages!

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be starting to attend martial arts trainings as part of a promotion of self defense. We will be going to our first one on Saturday October 22th. Folks who would like a ride out there  should meet at 2005 Barton Avenue no later at 2:45pm.Call 804 303 5449 or email if you have any questions.

Folks from the Order of the 7 Hills will be at the Richmond Zine Fest on October 8th if you would like to talk to them more about their practice.

More on the Order of the 7 Hills:

We are a martial arts club focusing on self defense, fitness, and spiritual growth in the western tradition.  We work self defense and fitness drills, box, wrestle, practice Vigny Canne (stick fighting), and much more.
Our goal is to develop and nurture physically fit and spiritually fulfilled men and women capable of making the world a better place for themselves and all living things.  And to have a fun time doing it.
We meet outdoors at West End Manor Civic Association, 8600 Lakefront Drive, Henrico, VA 23294-6100, Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM and Saturdays 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  Feel free to stop by to observe or try out a class.  For complete membership information see our Join page.


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