Update from the Monroe Park Occupation – 1 week in

14 Mar
From the website of the Monroe Park Occupation
RPD continue to kick people out of other parks and camps in Richmond.The Monroe Park Occupation is now having people who get kicked out of places like Kanawha Plaza come to join the camp. A lot of the time though, RPD does not let people grab their belongings before kicking them out. So more blankets/tents/tarps/food/entertainment is crucial.
The Occupation had about …8 people show up in the middle of the night last night and folks are excited that the Occupation is a safe place to sleep, but would also like it to be warm!

To contact the Occupation come to the corner of Main and Laurel. You may also email monroparkoccupation@gmail.com or visit http://www.monroeparkoccupation.wordpress.com for more updates.

The Monroe Park Occupation is a group of people forming a community in Monroe Park near the corner of Main and Laurel.
They are a multi-issue Occupation that has been encamped in Monroe Park since 4pm on Monday March 7th.
A City Official informed the Occupation on Friday March 11th that City Administrators wanted to negotiate with the Occupation.

However, the Occupation will only meet to discuss demands once the City gets the cops to stop busting up all homeless camps. Once that is agreed upon, folks from the occupation will meet with City Officials in the park at 11 at night.

Current Demands:
– Don’t cut down trees in Monroe Park
-Legalize Squatting in Richmond
-25-100% of Monroe Park should remain open at all times
-Stop destroying/busting up homeless camps Continue reading

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Presentation at the Charlottesville Anarchist Bookfair

21 Feb

On Saturday March 19th I will be at the Charlottesville Anarchist Bookfair at Random Row Books with the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, tabling with our zines and books for sale. I will also be doing a presentation on my book The South is Still Rising.

More about this exciting event here:

http://cvilleanarchism.wordpress.com/ Continue reading

Churchill Food Not Bombs- Wednesdays at 6 in Jackson Park

16 Feb

I’m don’t do Wednesday Food Not Bombs, but wanted to give some attention to them, and encourage folks to help organize a  free community meal in Churchill. Here is there info:

http://www.richmondfoodnotbombs.wordpress.com

In Church Hill there is a Wednesday Serving:

Church Hill has a new regular Food Not Bombs event on Wednesdays! Come out at 3pm to help cook at 1111 North 21st Street in Church Hill to help cook.

Come help serve and eat at Jefferson Park at 6pm at the East End of the park in front of Alamo BBQ.

We are new and still need a whole lot of stuff! So if you have any thing you can donate, such as cutting boards, knives, spices, water coolers, dry goods, money, energy, or time, let us know!

You can call Allison at 804 516 3062 or Ellen at 912 541 4234 or email allibertine@gmail.com for more information!

The South is Still Rising- March 2nd at Chop Suey

11 Feb

On March 2nd at 5pm I will be doing a book reading and signing at Chop Suey books in Carytown. If you haven’t picked up a copy of The South Is Still Rising yet, this is your opportunity.

I will be presenting on the Tent City Occupation of Monroe Park in 1998 by the General Strike Anarchist Collective.

The South is Still Rising: Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Movements in Richmond, Virginia from 1994-2004

The South is Still Rising explores the little known story of radical organizing in Richmond, Virginia in terms that Mo’s mom can understand. This story is contextualized in both within the history of Richmond and within the history of radical activism on a national and global scale.

The South is Still Rising reveals the things going on in the old capital of the Confederacy that are not played up in the media, and that many folks don’t get a chance to find out about. This is your window into a better understanding of what is actually going on in the South.

A new type of Southern Pride. A history that includes the resistance to racism, sexism, capitalism, and more.

Hope to see you there!

Train Cake, Family, Dogs and more!

4 Feb

Vegan Chocolate Train Cake Ada and I baked!

Ada making a delicious ginger lemon glaze

Jeremy rockin the Ramen

Stephen doing the dishes and earning the love

My mommy and daddy

I don't even know how these dogs got this cute!

Cuddle Puddles and Hot Pants 5.5

24 Jan

I made my first small zine, Cuddle Puddles and Hot Pants # 5.5 on Friday night. It was interesting to make a sort of one show, hand written 1 page zine. Its just one sheet of 81/2 by 11 folded into quarters, and both sides used. It was a nice change to not deliberate and write and second guess myself.

If you want a copy just mail me a stamp! PO Box 6025 Richmond VA 23222

The South Is Still Rising- Book is now Available!!!!

20 Jan

My book, The South Is Still Rising Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Movements in Richmond, Virginia from 1994-2004, is finally printed!P and L Printing, an anarchist and IWW collective in Denver, Colorado printed the book for me.

It is  266 pages. Maroon cover, perfect bound.

I am selling it for 12 bucks a copy.

Plus shipping if you ain’t from around these parts. If anyone has a bookstore or infoshop and wants to buy multiple copies to sell there, PLEASE DO! We are trying to start a whole bunch of new projects at The Wingnut and could really use the financial support.

From the back cover:

The South is Still Rising explores the little known story of radical organizing in Richmond, Virginia in terms that Mo’s mom can understand. This story is contextualized in both within the history of Richmond and within the history of radical activism on a national and global scale.

The South is Still Rising reveals the things going on in the old capital of the Confederacy that are not played up in the media, and that many folks don’t get a chance to find out about. This is your window into a better understanding of what is actually going on in the South.

A new type of Southern Pride. A history that includes the resistance to racism, sexism, capitalism, and more.

You can send 12 bucks plus 2 bucks for S+H to PO Box 6025 Richmond, VA 23222 for a copy. I might adjust the S+H price if it ends up being very different.