Tag Archives: Virginia

McDonnell’s Preservation of White Supremacy

7 Apr

Word has it that another white, male, middle aged politician  has fucked up. I am definitely not wearing my surprised face, lets just say that much. I even have a hard time mustering up decent outrage over things like this, because they are so common and intrinsic to the system we live in. These sorts of bad decisions, perpetuations of racism/classism/sexism/ etc., oppressive maneuvers seem to me to be the obvious ends of the way our government and economy functions. I try not to be shocked, but rather, roll with the punches.

In this case, lets talk about how Virginia’s governor (not my governor, I don’t vote) issues a statement on the down-low Friday about re-declaring April Confederate History Month. Continue reading

Why I do Food Not Bombs

23 Feb

I have been doing Food Not Bombs on and off since I was about 16. I’m 23 now.

I think it is time I took a few moments to reflect on why I do Food Not Bombs.

I do Food Not Bombs because I see a need, in Richmond, as in most places, for a redistribution of resources, including food.  There is a ton of food that goes to waste (aka gets thrown out by lazy and greedy people) and on the other hand a lot of people who go hungry, or don’t have access to healthy food, or struggle a lot to be able to eat.

Providing free food has the potential to help folks stay healthy, remove some stress from their lives, and keep less going to the landfills.

And that is all the sort of nuts and bolts of it. Ultimately I have to talk about social justice to talk about why I think Food Not Bombs matters. I think we have the potential to build community. Both among the people who come to cook and among the people who  come to eat. And through the overlap of those two groups as well. Continue reading

Introduction to my book on Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Activism in Richmond, Va

15 Feb

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Sometimes you have to

do more than just give a shit.

Sometimes you have to

stand up and be a part of it.

Look around,

throw your television out

of the window because

its sucking your life out.

Look around,

there’s no better time than now

to figure out what you want to be about. Continue reading

Support the AETA 4- Spaghetti Fundraiser! Feb. 20th

14 Dec

Spaghetti for the AETA 4!!!

Eat Spaghetti and Offer Solidarity- Legal Support Fundraiser!

Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time:
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:
The Wingnut

Description

Come the The Wingnut on Saturday February 20th a 6pm to eat some awesome vegan spaghetti dinner and donate money to the legal defense fund for the AETA 4, who were arrested last year at this time. Please bring some money to donate to the AETA 4 legal defense fund, and then enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and new friends. Maybe musical entertainment too? (contact me musicians!)

Who are the AETA 4?- On February 19-20, 2009, Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope, and Adriana Stumpo, were arrested by the FBI and charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. They are now facing a maximum of ten years in prison for their alleged crimes, which include attending demonstrations and other First-Amendment protected activity. They will need your support as they face a long trial process to prove their innocence.
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Important Struggle in RVA- ALERT!!!

1 Dec

Check out this super important organizing happenin in Richmond right now around Public Housing:

http://www.rephrame.blogspot.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009

Print & Distribute! RePHRAME Propaganda!

We understand that everyone who cares about any given cause can’t always take to the streets and be directly involved with the many many campaigns going on through out their community, but one quick and easy thing we can all do is print out a couple fliers and place them in strategic locations. ie. the office, coffee shop, bulletin board, or even in their own home. Please print and distribute freely any fliers, posters, pamphlets, leaflets, etc found on this site.


Download Printable [8.5×11] Version: HERE


Download Printable [11×17] Version: HERE



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August Really Really Free Market

28 Jul

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August Really Really Free Market

Sharing is Caring, Trying is Daring??

Host:
RICHMOND
Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Time:
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Monroe Park
Street:
Main and Laurel
City/Town:

Next RVA ABC Meeting and Movie Screening

15 Mar

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!