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Richmond Food Not Bombs serving in the cold

Richmond Food Not Bombs has been serving free, vegetarian meals for over 23 (24?25?) Years now in Richmond. Usually served in Monroe Park, the group has persevered through the closing of that park and now serves routinely on Sundays in Abner Clay Park.

Additionally they serve on Mondays and every night when it is below 40 degrees outside of the cold weather shelter in Richmond. It will be in the single digits next couple nights. Please encourage people sleeping outside to take shelter at the Cold weather/Overflow shelter at 9th and Marshall. Make breakfast at your house and serve there at 5am sharp or come help cook at Createspace on Wickham at 5pm every night if you want to do something nice.

The new art is by Bizhan of Mended Arrow. for more of his amazing work.

The cooksite for Food Not Bombs is at Create Space at 607 Wickham Street on the Northside.

They are always looking for donations of money, food, kitchen equipment, vehicles, kitchen equipment repair or vehicle repair. They are also always looking for volunteers to drive, pick items up, help cook, help clean, and help serve. Helping with promotion is another way you can get involved.

Food Not Bombs seeks to save food from landfills, keep people from being hungry, and work for housing justice. The group does a ton of solidarity work with homeless/houseless people. 

Find Richmond Food Not Bombs on Facebook and get involved!!!


The South is Still Rising Book for sale!

​Failing to understand the history of social movements and places hinders current social movements. Knowing history can prevent the same mistakes from being made and prevent people from reinventing the wheel. My book on a decade of Richmond radical activism is still available for sale. $10 in person!

The South is Still Rising: Contemporary Radical and Anarchist Movements in Richmond, Virginia from 1994-2004 by Mo Karnage

The South is Still Rising explores the little known story of radical organizing in Richmond, Virginia in terms that Mo’s mom can understand. This story is contextualized in both within the history of Richmond and within the history of radical activism on a national and global scale.

The South is Still Rising reveals the things going on in the old capital of the Confederacy that are not played up in the media, and that many folks don’t get a chance to find out about. This is your window into a better understanding of what is actually going on in the South.

A new type of Southern Pride. A history that includes the resistance to racism, sexism, capitalism, and more!

Welp, They Fenced Off Monroe Park – Here is your background a little too late

They finally fenced off Monroe Park, much to the suprise of people who didn’t follow the issue from 2010-2014. I am honestly so pissed and frustrated and busy I can’t write a big ol opinion piece on this at this time. Instead, allow me to suggest that folks read the DOZENS of opinion pieces and articles that were written on this issue over the 4 years we fought tooth and nail against this crappy, gentrifying, neoliberal nonsense plan.

Go to these websites for all you need to know:


Citizens Opposed to Monroe Park Conservancy Lease – 2014 March 18

Part 5/7 – Citizens Opposed to Monroe Park Conservancy Lease – 2014 March 18 – Land Use – Richmond City Council – Richmond, VA from Silver Persinger on Vimeo.


Keep Monroe Park Open and Free Power Point

This is the first power point I have put together in probably a decade.
I made it because I wanted to make a presentation to the Land Use Committee on my bid for Monroe Park. However, they are not giving me equal treatment to Alice Massie/ the Monroe Park Conservancy.
It looks like I will not be able to present to them.
But I hope others will find this a useful tool, tying together some pieces around Richmond that are connected and that can teach us lessons on what not to do with Monroe Park.
If you would like me to come to your school, organization, neighborhood group or religious group to present the powerpoint I would be more than happy to. It is much more comprehensive with narration. And I would welcome a question/answer period at the end as well.
Please be in touch at mokarnage


When We Break, We Rise

Op-ed on the Resistance now online at Quail Bell Magazine!

When We Break, We Rise


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