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RVA Liberation Day 01

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The Richmond Zine Fest organizers are again organizing a pre zine fest potluck and reading event the night before the zine fest. Last year’s potluck and reading was such a good time we wanted to do it again.

So Friday October 7th from 7pm to 10pm come join the organizers of the Richmond Zine Fest and both out of town and local zinesters to socialize and share food.

Last year we had a really great time with the zine readings that folks did during the potluck. So if you are interested please bring some of your material to share. This will be a casual event, but if you want to let us know that you plan on reading, please email us at richmondzinefest@yahoo.com

This event is FREE just like the zine fest, but please bring a dish or non-alcoholic drink to share! If you are able to label your dish for allergens (peanuts, dairy, meat, soy) even better! (more…)

April’s Copwatch meeting will be held on Tuesday April 26th at 7pm.

Anyone interested in getting trained to copwatch, in hosting a Know Your Rights training, in starting a copwatch branch in their neighborhood or something else is encouraged to come to this meeting. We will also be talking about upcoming fundraisers, future events, new literature and material, and new strategies.

Copwatch Mission Statement:

Richmond Copwatch is a non-heirarchical network of groups 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.

Richmond Copwatch’s Goals:

1) Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, documenting incidents and keeping police accountable. We provide support to victims whenever possible. We also seek to educate the public about their rights, police conduct in the community and issues related to the role of police in our society.

2) Empower and unite the community to resist police abuse. We will do this by sharing information with the community, conducting “Know Your Rights” trainings, sponsoring rallies, supporting victims and other community based efforts to deal with the problem.

3) Encourage people to solve problems WITHOUT police intervention. We want to explore alternatives to calling the police.

4) Encourage people to exercise their right to observe the police and to advocate for one another.

5) Provide assistance in the formation of neighborhood cop watch groups in areas where they do not currently exist, and provide networking information for neighborhoods that do already have cop watch groups.

For more information, you can contact Richmond Copwatch by email at rvacopwatch@gmail.com or by phone at (804) 303-5449.

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is at 2005 Barton Avenue. You can find out more by calling 303 5449 or emailing wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

WRIR

Several Wingnuts were featured on WRIR today talking about Monroe Park, Food Not Bombs, Veganism, Anarchy, and our happy snappy Anarchist Collective:

http://indymedialive.blogspot.com/

You can listen to the radio show here:

http://drop.io/richmondIM/asset/20101019-2-riml-mp3