Roses on My Table - The Wingnut Anarchist Collective
An anarchist community-organizing project in Richmond, Virginia. They have worked in numerous causes, including combating gentrification and cleaning the city after Hurricane Katrina.
This is such a beautiful portrait of a radical project doing inspirational work.
“We get a really good response from people in our neighborhood. It’s a mostly working-class/poor neighborhood, mostly people of color. We get a lot of support from our neighbors, which is really good, and part of what we want is not to just be the people who moved here in 2009 and totally steamrolled everyone… A lot of people who think that organizing as anarchists is totally out there and extreme don’t realize that most people, it seems to me, understand why you would be against the government, why you’d be against the police, why you’d be against prisons. A lot of the things that we believe resonate really well with people who come from oppressed communities… it only makes sense to help out the people around you. You need them to be doing well, for you to do well… Capitalism is not about helping people out… capitalism inherently relies on some people being at the bottom. Mutual aid is recognizing that there is more involved than money or status or goods— to get those things which have deeper meaning, we have to work together.”
I see this video and Iknowthat APOC (anarchist people of color) groups could totally do this.
This is so awesome.