September is Abortion Access Month.
To find a private abortion fund near you, you can use this search page from the National Network of Abortion Funds. They can help pay for an abortion, for transportation and board, and for childcare during the procedure.
12:01 am • 1 September 2014 • 3 notes
If you were at the Richmond nightclub Fallout tonight (August 30th), or know more details, please get at me. I’m piecing it together now and will have more later.
1:25 am • 31 August 2014 • 2 notes
Annual Pocahontas Coal Miners Reunion
Monday, September 1st, at Laurel Meadows Park in Pocahontas, Virginia (300 Centre Street, Pocahontas, VA), from 8am-2pm, the Annual Coal Miners Reunion is being held.
This event is in honor of all coal miners and railroad workers whose work built the success and constitutes the heritage of the region. All registered miners and railroad workers will be eligible for a free dinner. There will be a Miners March, speeches, a keynote speaker, and dinner.
Entry for coal miners is $3, entry for all other adults $6, and entry for kids under 12 $3.
For more information, see the link.
10:09 pm • 29 August 2014 • 1 note
Environmental Films Showing at Westover Hills Library
Saturday, September 6th, at Westover Hills Library (1408 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond VA), from 2-4pm, there will be a showing of environmental films focusing on the James River, its wildlife, and human interaction.
10:02 pm • 29 August 2014 • 3 notes
September Couponing Events at Ginter Park Library
The following couponing events are happening at Ginter Park Public Library (1200 Westbrook Avenue. Richmond VA) this September:
Friday, September 5th: All-day coupon swap, adults only. Drop in any time during the day to leave unwanted coupons and pick up some left by others. This is good if you have coupons for products you do not use.
Saturday, September 20th, at 11am: Healthy Savings on Any Budget presentation. “The coupon lady returns to Ginter Park. Let Kimberly show you how to stretch your dollars (even EBT) by couponing. Organic? Gluten free? Fixed income? Yes!”
9:47 pm • 29 August 2014
Today, August 29th, is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
On April 24th 2014, the Marshall Islands filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice and the US Federal District Court, arguing that the nine nuclear-armed nations have failed to comply with their obligations, under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other international law, to pursue the worldwide elimination of nuclear arms. The Marshall Islands were subjected to dozens of aboveground nuclear tests, which required the evacuation of many islands and serious health repercussions for residents.
You can sign the petition in support of the lawsuit here.
You can learn more about the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons here.
8:18 pm • 29 August 2014 • 1 note
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5:01 pm • 29 August 2014
Global Day of Action Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing
A global coalition of anti-drone groups have called for October 4th to be the first International Day of Action Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing.
The United States has, over the past several years, used drones to carry out thousands of illegal assassinations in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The bombings, advertised by the US military as “surgical” and “targeted,” but the strikes have incurred incredibly high “collateral damage”- meaning, the killing of civilians. The actual numbers are difficult to determine, as the US has a policy of considering all men and boys over the age of 16 to be, by default, militants, simply because they were in a strike zone. This is without even addressing the validity of extra-judicially executing people who are not imminent threats on the basis of secret evidence.
Weddings and funerals have been bombed, and the official policy of “double tap” was revealed in 2012. "Double tap" describes a double-attack, in which a second series of drones are sent out following an attack in order to kill ambulance crews and other rescue workers.
The use of drones by the United States constitutes terrorism, and the world would never allow it if the victims were not brown third-world people.
See this link for Al Jazeera’s English archive of reporting on drones. See this link for information on how to send your local event to CODEPINK, who will add it to the public listing.
2:17 pm • 29 August 2014 • 1 note
Thursday, September 4th, at 12pm, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond VA) Raise Up for 15 Virginia is holding a rally for a living wage for fast food workers. Fight for $15 an hour!
Fast food is one of the fastest growing job sectors, and it pays a pittance. Federal minimum wage has been stagnant and unconnected to the cost of living for decades. Major employers in the sector engage in widespread wage theft. It’s vital that Virginians come out to support their fellow workers in the struggle for a $15 hourly raise!
Please share widely.
12:48 pm • 29 August 2014 • 1 note
Laverne Cox: "Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood" at the University of Richmond
Monday, September 29th, at 6pm, at the Modlin Center for the Arts on the University of Richmond campus, actress and advocate Laverne Cox will give a presentation titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood.”
"Laverne Cox, a celebrated actress and transgender advocate known for her work on Orange is the New Black, will speak on her experiences as a trans* woman of color as well as her work to move society beyond gender expectations so that all people can live more authentically."
Admission is free for University of Richmond students, and $5 for non-students. Tickets go on sale for non-students on September 22nd; see link for purchase instructions.
The event is open to the public, though seats are limited.
4:20 am • 29 August 2014 • 36 notes