Happy Fuckin’ New Year!
We just celebrated by having the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross’ first annual noise demo in front of the Richmond City Jail. 7 people attended, which was small, but really fucking loud! We didn’t plan very far ahead of time this year- next year should be a much bigger event. It was still a great way to ring in the New Year and I really hope some of the inmates heard us and got stoked that something was happening. Any bands or people interested in organizing for next year’s event or just organizing at all around jail issues should contact the anarchist black cross- email@example.com
Starting off the New Year in the middle of a demo sets a tone for me that I hope will continue. I want to be more politically active this year. And I am specifically very stoked about Copwatch and the Anarchist Black Cross.
Some of my resolutions:
No more sugar in my coffee (wanna avoid the diabetes)
No more high fructose corn syrup (it snuck back into my diet and has got to go)
Make at least 3 zines
Go dumpstering at least once a week
Take Belly Dancing
Save up money
Work out or run 5 times a week
Work really hard to make my relationship work
If I think of any more in the coming days I will probably add them
Come on out to the next Richmond Anarchist Black Cross Meeting and Movie Screening on Thursday March 26th at 7pm at the William Byrd Community Center in Oregon Hill on Cherry Street. We will have addresses for you to write political prisoners from, and we will be screening UP THE RIDGE, a film about Virginia prisons at 730. Bring your friends, family, kids etc. Come to ask questions! Come to talk! Come to get free literature! Come to hang out!
Its rainy where I am, and maybe where you are too. What better time to take a minute to write a letter to a political prisoner or two. Here are the most recent addresses I have of a bunch. It doesn’t take much to show solidarity with our comrades in prison- so write them a letter.
Here are some tips:
A Few Do’s and Don’ts in Correspondence A few dos and don’ts on writing prisoners whose backgrounds/politics you may not know. Continue reading
The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is continuing with radical prison oriented movie screenings this month, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the Month. March 12th the movie will be Prison Town USA and March 26th the movie will be Up the Ridge. These movie screenings will be at the William Byrd Community House on Thursdays, starting at 7 with an opportunity for folks to learn about how to write letters to political prisoners before the film starts. The films will begin at 7:30 so try to get there by then.
There will be snacks as available and free literature, as well as supplies and addresses for writing prisoners. Bring your questions and thoughts about the prison system. Tell your friends!
The William Byrd Community House is located at 224 South Cherry Street in Oregon Hill. The movie screenings happen in the library.
Up The Ridge Movie Screening and Prisoner Letter Writing
Richmond Anarchist Black Cross Movie Series
Thursday, March 26, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
William Byrd Community Center
Join the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross and community members to write letters to prisoners and watch the film Up the Ridge at the William Byrd Community House on Thursday March 26th.
Letter Writing at 7
Movie at 7:30
Up The Ridge is about Wallen’s Ridge Prison in Virginia. Continue reading
Movie Screening: The Angola 3- Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation
Celebrate Black History Month with the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross
Come join the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross as they create community dialogue around prison issues through movie screenings. The movies being shown in this series are not widely available so this is a great opportunity to see some films that aren’t easy to get a hold of. These bimonthly screenings are happening at the William Byrd Community Center, on Thursdays at 7. In February the 2 films being shown feature specifically prisoners that are people of color and deal with black liberation issues in celebration of Black history month. Continue reading
HELP STOP VIRGINIA’S 103rd EXECUTION – February 19th, 2009
2009 does not need to be another banner year for Virginia Executions- we can all help stop them.
There will be a protest on Broad Street in Richmond on Thursday February 19th from 4-6 p.m. at the intersection of Broad and 11th (outside of the Governor’s office). Please come help show that Virginians are not for the Death Penalty. We will have some signs but feel free to bring your own. Bring your phones too so we can call the Governor’s office to ask him to stop the execution.
If the sentence is not commuted, there will also be a vigil outside of the prison where the execution is taking place that night. Details are at the bottom of this article.
Edward Nathaniel Bell is scheduled to be killed by the Commonwealth of Virginia at 9 p.m. on February 19th, 2009 for the shooting death of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, 32, from the Winchester police Department during a late evening police chase on Oct. 29, 1999.
At a time when most of the country is turning away from the death penalty, Virginia has already scheduled her first execution of 2009. We are second only to Texas in the number of prisoners killed, and if this scheduled execution isn’t halted, Bell will be the 103rd person killed by the Commonwealth since 1977. Please take a few minutes to say “Enough!” and help us fix this broken system.
Please take one or more of the following actions – Details below: Continue reading