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No Wingnut dinner this week, instead come to this event at VCU!!!

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.

Save the date yall!!!

Wednesday April 15 a day of action for the Raise Up Campaign for Fast Food Workers.

Over 1,000 people will take to the streets to push for $15 an hour.

There will be events over the coming months and events during the whole day of April 15th.

Mark your calendars and tell your friends!!! Here is a facebook page for the Richmond event: https://www.facebook.com/events/812482645490263/

Folks from all over Virginia will be heading to Richmond to participate!!!

Www.april15.org

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!

Food Not Bombs needs some money!

If you are able to donate money or host a fundraiser for us this spring, please let us know. Even sharing this event would be super helpful!

We can always use volunteers to help chop, cook, clean, wash dishes, organize, post fliers around town etc.

We can also always use donations of paper plates, paper cups, plastic forks and spoons, rice, oil, olive oil, vinegars, sugar, flour, pasta, spices, oats, etc. These can be dropped off at any of the cooksites or the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue).

If you would like to help us with a fundraiser we could certainly use that help as well. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation there is a way to do that too. You can send a check to the Virginia Organizing Project (snail mail ONLY NOT ONLINE) and specify Richmond Food Not Bombs in the memo. To donate by mail, please send your check, made out to Virginia Organizing, to: 703 Concord Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Please get in touch at 804 300 0023 or mokarnage@gmail.com for more information.

Food is a Right, Not a Privilege!!!!
Food Not Bombs has been serving a free, vegan meal every Sunday in Richmond’s Monroe Park for almost 21 years now. We go out regardless of the weather or holidays and have only missed 2 Sundays in all these years. Everything is done on a volunteer and donation basis. We can really use the help and allies as we face many potential issues due to the recent privatization of Monroe Park (a thirty year lease for a dollar a year to the Monroe Park Conservancy), which threatens the ability of poor and houseless people to be in Monroe Park and our ability to serve free food with a potential year long park shut down, private security, and $35 permit application fee. We do not know when any of this might happen because the MPC is a non transparent private entity, but we do plan to resist and we need your help! For more info on the renovation plans please get in touch!!

We will not be hosting open hours or a communal dinner on Wednesday Feb 18. Instead you can find us at Balliceaux for the 8pm Rojonekku Haiku Hand to Hand combat competition. Or those words in some type of order.
Sorry!!! But got to take the time to poet about!

On Saturday March 28, the Wingnut is hosting a book and movie give away from 10am – 2pm at 2005 Barton Avenue.

If you have books or movies you would like to give away, please be in touch or just show up and bring them with you.

We have several folks already bringing books and vhs tapes for free distribution!!

We also always accept books for free distribution in our Free Little Library in front of the house! Bring some by anytime!