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We’ve added more books to our radical lending library here at the Wingnut. You can search our catalog of books online at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva or you can come by the Wingnut during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm or during events at the Wingnut to check out a book.

Some of our new titles are:

Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria by David Porter

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities by Ching-In Chen

The Primal Screamer by Nick Blinko

Alternative Vegan by Dino Sarma Weierman

Pistoleros The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg Volume 1: 1918 by Farquhar McHarg

On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S. by Sean Stewart

Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male by Tim Wise

Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars by Ryan Conrad

 

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Here are some of the new books we’ve added to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library!

Our library has Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. You can search online at librarything.com/thewingnutrva to see what books we have to offer. Folks are welcome to check out books, but zines must stay in the space.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner… by David M. Kennedy

Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!: Stories of Crime, Love and Rebellion (Swit… by Gary Phillips

Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective by scott crow

Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mi… by David Alan Corbin

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide by Paul Buhle

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn (Flashpoint Press) by Derrick Jensen

 

We had a great turnout for tonight’s first meeting of Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women. We read outloud from A Thousand Rioters, Selected Writings bofLucy Parsons. We read and discussed her essays, The Principles of Anarchism and Crime and Criminals.

For next week’s class we decided to read Lucy Parsons‘ essay To Tramps and Voltairine de Cleyre’s essay Direct Action.

Both of these essays are available online, and there are hard copies of Direct Action available at the Wingnut. Feel free to come by during Open Hours on Wednesday or Friday from 4 to 9pm to pick up a copy.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women is being held on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Here are links to online versions of all the pieces we are reading for this class:

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/emma-goldman-anarchism-what-it-really-stand

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/what-syndicalism

Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/direct-action-voltairine-de-cleyre

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/crime-and-punishment

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/prisons-social-crime-and-failure

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/lucy-parsons-thousand-rioters

The Wingnut Radical Lending Library is a constantly growing collection of anarchist, radical, queer, DIY, environmental, vegan, popular upsrising and more books. Every month we receive new titles from PM Press and AK Press. We also accept donations and purchase books on our own.

You can come by the Wingnut during our weekly  Open Hours- from 4 to 9pm on Wednesday and Fridays (subject to change however, dependent on other events in Richmond, you can call ahead to check 804 303 5449). We are also looking for people who can volunteer to facilitate Open Hours. We have 944  books available for browsing, reading, and checking out. We also have our ever expanding and newly organized Wingnut Zine Library (over 540 titles so far), which you are welcome to read during Open Hours, but which cannot be checked out.

If you are looking for books or zines on a particular subject you can search ahead of time online at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva

Here are just some of our recently added titles:

No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Ki… by William Upski Wimsatt

Anarchism & Environmental Survival by Graham Purchase

Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 2: A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photog… by Martin Bull (more…)

We have another great batch of books now available for browsing, reading, and checking out at the Wingnut Radical Lending Library. Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 9pm!

Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag

Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco’s Beloved Restaurant

The World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960-2010 (PM Audio) (more…)

On August 12th we will be screening the film End: Civ at 9pm. If the weather is nice we will be showing the movie outside in the Wingnut front yard. If not, we can screen the film inside!

END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIVasks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”

The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don’t have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system — it seems to be coming apart already.

But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future.

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The Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army is coming to the Wingnut on Wednesday July 6th at 7pm!

No cover cost, but bring some money to donate to the Puppet Army if you can!

They will be performing a compelling shadow puppet show of a history of the Prison Industrial Complex from slavery to where it is today. There will also be some other road show elements and presentations as well as a few anti-capitalist fairy tales using rod puppets. All of our shows are non sub-culturally specific and child friendly.

Their tour is to promote awareness about Prison Industrial Complex, it’s effects, and talk about some of the things they’re doing against it and  to talk to other people about what they’re doing and ideas they had.

They are members of the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective (prisonbooks.info) You can see their big hit here http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2009/04/25/security-culture-the-puppet-show/

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. It is a sober, all ages space. Call (804) 303 5449 or email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com for more information.

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will also have literature at this event about the prison industrial complex and how people can get involved locally to support prisoners and work to abolish prisons.

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is working in the Southern Barton Heights neighborhood to help facilitate community autonomy and solidarity.

Open Hours are just that – open. You are welcome to come hang out, look at books, work on a project, drink tea, talk, do your homework, write, play a game etc.

You don’t have to want to engage in a particular activity to come use the space.

Open hours are intended to create a community space for both the Southern Barton Heights and the radical/anarchist community.

Every other Wednesday at 7:00pm is also Craft Night! Come to the Wingnut to draw, paint, sew, build, and create! Get creative and make something, or get involved with a project someone else is working on. Bring your projects and craft supplies.

Snacks always welcome as well!

Sober, all ages, like all Wingnut events.

The neighborhood kids have come up with a couple activities that they are organizing during Wingnut Open Hours. If anyone enjoys hanging out with kids and engaging in fun activities with them, please come to Open Hours to hang out! We could definitely use some help during Open Hours, because 5-10-more kids are a lot to entertain and keep busy (even if they are doing a lot of the entertaining).

During Wednesday Open Hours (4-9) Larry and De’Shari will be hosting their very own Magic Show. Come prepared to be entertained and blown away by their skills.

During Friday Open Hours (4-9) Deshawn is hosting a Book Club, where kids talk about the part of whatever book they have been reading that week.

Generally, the kids are also really excited about Craft night on Wednesdays, Movie nights when we can borrow a projector, and playing some of the board games we have here at the Wingnut. (more…)

We have had a couple of amazing donations to the Wingnut Radical Library over the past couple of weeks. We really appreciate the community support and definitely are still welcoming more donations of books and funds to purchase books.

Come check out or drop off books at 2005 Barton Avenue during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. We are also always looking for people to volunteer to host open hours. If you are interested in using the Wingnut space to hold a meeting or event please get in touch.

One of our donations includes the full 1985 Encyclopedia Britannica Micropedia. The set includes 1 through 29, as well as index books.

We also just received a full set of Britannica Great Books 1 through 54. All kinds of classic literature.

In addition here are 13 other books which have now been added to our librarything!

Dangerous Dossiers: Exposing the Secret War Against America’s Greatest Authors by Herbert Mitgang

Richard Wright Reader by Richard Wright

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Crisis in the Middle East by Journalists of Reuters

The New Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book By and For Women by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (more…)