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Happy Fuckin’ New Year

1 Jan

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- rvaabc@gmail.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

Regular Noise Demos at Richmond City Jail

14 Dec

Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Anarchist Black Cross. One of the agenda items is scheduling monthly demonstrations outside of the Richmond City Jail. This is something that is really important to me, and that I think is worth doing regardless of how many people actually come out.Richmond City Jail is a terrible place, like pretty much all jails and prisons. On top of that, Richmond’s jail is in terrible condition and very over crowded. Multiple deaths in 2010 due to negligence and abuse attest to the many reasons why Richmond does not need a jail. The people in charge obviously can’t be trusted with human lives anyway.  Prison abolition is the goal, and until then, prisoner support.

I think this would be a visible way of letting the people inside know they are not forgotten. People on the outside will know that it is not just the family of people locked up who are affected. Our entire community is negatively affected by the presence of cops, jails, and prisons.

If you can, come out to the Wingnut tonight for the Anarchist Black Cross meeting- 7pm at 2005 Barton Avenue. Call 804 303 5449 for directions, or email rvaabc@gmail.com

The article from http://www.anarchistnews.org is after the jump. Continue reading