New Zine Online: Betrayal-A Critical Analysis of Rape Culture in Anarchist Subcultures

•February 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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From the Introduction:

“We would be rightly criticized for focusing so heavily on the
anarchist milieu, which of course most survivors will not identify with. But
we saw little use in trying to extend ourselves beyond our own experiences
in the hopes of becoming more “relevant”. It is also our hope that an
anarchist analysis of both Power and struggle provide a useful framework
for deconstructing the functioning of Rape Culture, and could perhaps
provide insight even to those who are unfamiliar with the anarchist
subculture. It is our belief that the dynamics we described will be echoed in
other milieus as well. “

Highly recommended reading. A hard copy will be made available at the Library when a printable version surfaces, until then, here is the readable .pdf.

Public Housing Residents in Need of Solidarity Next Week!

•February 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment
PUBLIC NOTICE:

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (RRHA) Board of Commissioners will be meeting with the Mayor and other City officials on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Stage, the Gottwald Playhouse, 600 E. Grace St., Suite #400, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

The meeting is to discuss Comprehensive Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Housing Transformation Strategies – Phase I.

For more information contact the RRHA Office of Public Relations and Marketing at (804) 780-4936 / (TDD- DIAL 711)

Please turn out to this! Demand 1 for 1 replacement! Show Richmond’s City Gov’t that the Richmond Community will not stand for anything less!

Author of Soon to be Released Book to Speak at the Flying Brick

•January 26, 2013 • 1 Comment

For publicity purposes only, no press at the event itself. See contacts below for further information.

On Friday, February 15th, at 6 PM, Alexis Zeigler will conduct host slideshow and discussion titled:

Living Without Fossil Fuel

Living free of fossil fuel and corporate dependence. Taking charge of our future. Find out how.

How do peak oil, climate change, and the limits of growth affect abortion rights, income equality, and civil liberty? The presentation will examine the hidden connections between ecology, economics, politics, and social justice, and how to use those connections to effect real, long-lasting change.

Human cultures evolve in responses to changes in ecological and economic circumstance. Thus changes in the supply of soil and oil have impacts on our politics, or social structure, and ultimately on our religion and moral attitudes. These facts are very well documented in the anthropological and historical record, yet these same facts serve to undermine the importance of academic, religious and political leaders as agents of change through history, thus they are largely ignored.

We are capable of understanding our own cultural evolution in a whole new way. We can create a social movement that links changes in ecological sustainability to effective changes in community organization and personal attitudes. The tools are in our hands. All we need do is to close our fingers around them. Alexis Zeigler will conduct a presentation and discussion about practical technologies and political strategies that will allow us to consciously choose our own future.

Alexis is the author of a book, Integrated Activism: Applying the Hidden Connections between Ecology, Economics, Politics, and Social Progress (North Atlantic Books, August, 2013).

Contact:
Kassia Arbabi   karmakas@gmail.com  434-806-9241
Alexis Zeigler alexis@conev.org  434-409-6006

Taking the First Step: Suggestions to People Called Out for Abusive Behavior

•January 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

We printed up some copies of this oldie but goodie zine on what to do when you’re called out for abusive behavior. There has been a lot of discussion around recent events and people associated with punk and activist circles in Richmond being called out for abusive behavior. We hope this might contribute to that conversation in a productive way.

We’d recommend anyone read this, whether they have ever been called out for abuse or not.

To download your own printable copy, click here: 2009.05 wispy cockles first step.indd_

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Join the Conversation on Incarceration

•January 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Join the Conversation on Incarceration

Woodspider & a D.I.Y. Gallery

•January 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Thanks to everyone who attended and submitted art to last weeks Woodspider show!

2013 Virginia People’s Assembly!

•December 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment
 
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