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Introducing a new anarchist zine about garbage, Throwing Garbage!

Includes labor history, radical history, the 1960’s Civil Rights movement, the Young Lords Organization, and is perfect for distributing to sanitation workers in your community!

Download the pdf to print and distribute:


Also available on zine library:


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!

Join the Richmond Zine Fest organizers and volunteer DJs Mike Albrecht and Alan Smith for a benefit dance party for the Richmond Zine Fest! Balliceaux is graciously hosting this good time.

Balliceaux is at 203 N. Lombardy Street in Richmond, VA. It is 21 and up and the kitchen will not be open.

Dance the night away to your favorite punk and zine-y songs.

No cover charge, but we will be accepting donations for the Richmond Zine Fest. We will also have patches, bags, and zines for sale.

The Richmond Zine Fest will be held on October 8th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond from 11am to 6pm.

We just received a package in the mail with new contributions for the Wingnut Radical Lending Library! You can come check out these new titles tonight from 4-9pm at Open Hours or on Friday from 4-9pm.

From the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan we received:

In Quest of Heaven: The Story of the Sunrise Co-Operative Farm Community by Joseph J. Cohen

Letter from Tombs Prison, 1917 by Alexander Berkman to Emma Goldman

And Together We’ll Face the World! #2 by Moxie Marlinspike

And Together We’ll Face the World! by Mike Benham

Poor Man’s Heaven The Land of Cokaygne: A 14th Century Utopian Vision by Omasius Gorgut

Huge thanks to the Labadie Collection for sharing their wealth with us!

Our entire collection is available online at under the collection thewingnutrva

The 2011 Richmond Zine Fest is going to be held on October 8th from 11amto 6pm at the Gay Community Center of Richmond.

Sign up for tabling this event is now live, at

It really helps the organizers of the zine fest if people register and pay early. We have to raise 1500 dollars to rent the space, and it certainly takes the stress off if we know sooner how much to expect from the tablers.

If you are from out of town and will be looking for a place to stay, the Wingnut might be able to host you. You can take a look at our guest and house policies above if this is something that might interest you. Then please send an email our way at We would love to know how many people need a place to stay, and possibly plan some events for fun over the weekend if folks are interested.

Hope to see you this year at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest! Tell your friends!


Friday, July 8th at 6 PM thru Saturday, July 9th at 6 PM please join the Richmond Zine Fest at The Wingnut (2005 Barton Ave.) as we present the 24 Hour Zine Challenge of 2011!

From the 24 Hour Zine Thing website ( “The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hours straight. Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.”

Never made a zine before? Having a serious case of writer’s block? No problem! The great thing about getting together to take on the challenge is to have lots of folks to bounce ideas off of or help share different techniques and styles. Show up at the Wingnut any time in that 24 hour period to work on your new zine.

We’d love for people to bring supplies and snacks to share! Please label food items in case folks have dietary restrictions. Items that are great for zine making are Sharpies, black pens, scissors, gluesticks, rubber cement, typewriters, and old magazines or books for collaging, etc. If you intend on using the printer or copier at the Wingnut we ask that you please bring a small cash donation so they can replace the ink and toner when needed. Donations of printer paper will also be happily accepted!

The organizers of the Richmond Zine Fest hope that this challenge will help spark new zines in Richmond and empower folks to create something that they can share in October at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest! 24 hours. 24 pages. 1 month. 1 zine. Create a 24-page zine from conception to final product within 24 consecutive hours during the month of July.

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective has just finished a zine with information on Bike Laws in the state of Virginia, as well as general tips, and information about Critical Mass Bike Rides. We see knowing bike laws as going hand in hand with the Know Your Rights type of work that we do with Richmond Copwatch.

The text of the zine is below, and you can also download a copy at:

We will be distributing the zine at the July 4th Critical Mass, which is starting at 12pm at the Rite Aid at Broad and Belvidere.


Biking in Richmond, Virginia

This zine is a creation of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective in Richmond, Virginia. It is meant to be a reference and guide for all people who ride bikes in the city of Richmond. Most of the content of this zine is based on the laws about riding bikes in Virginia found on the VDOT website. Our re-publication of these laws does NOT mean that we support all of these laws or are making any sort of ethical judgement about them one way or the other. We think it is important for all bike riding people to know these laws so that they can assert their rights. Having this guide on hand may be useful when cyclists are stopped by cops, or are being harassed by people in cars. Be aware of the laws. Know when you are or are not in compliance with the laws.

Helping cyclists learn their rights, so they can assert their rights, fits in with a lot of the work currently being done by the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. We participate in Richmond Copwatch, which does general Know Your Rights trainings to help people understand what their rights are when dealing with the police in general situations. Specific Know Your Rights information is a logical extension of the Copwatch project. If you ride a bike on a regular basis, knowing the laws, and therefore knowing your rights can help make your experiences more pleasant and less harassed. Nothing irks a cop more than a person who knows the laws more than they do, and isn’t afraid to assert their rights under the law! (more…)

What to Expect When You Are Expecting… To Be Arrested
Richmond Legal Process Guideline for Anarchists and Others

This is an outline for some important things to keep in mind when embarking on any enterprise which may lead to police detainment or arrest.

This guideline is specifically aimed at folks who might be at risk for arrest due to the political nature of their activities – from protests to civil disobedience to other forms of direct action.

Even when it is no one’s intention to be arrested, the police state will do what it do.

Preparing ahead of time, mentally and logistically can make both those incarcerated and their support network a lot less stressed out.

This guideline is a work in progress and we encourage any suggestions or additions – let us know at

You can download this zine online at:




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 have finished putting together a zine for Richmond Copwatch- Included in this zine are the Copwatch Mission Statement and Objectives, Know Your Rights Information, Information about FOIA, Alternatives to Calling the Police, Talk to Neighbors not Police ideas, and more! You can pickup a copy at the Wingnut (for free, but donations to support the copying of the zine appreciated) or download a copy off of zine library.


Front and back cover

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