RVA In The Uprising with L and Buzz
This week, we’re going to hear two specials in two separate episodes, basically exploding radio edition into it’s components.
In this one you’ve clicked on, you’ll hear L, who works with the Richmond Community Bail Fund, and Buzz talk about their experiences in the streets and doing anti-repression work in Richmond, Virginia, throughout the uprising against police killings sparked by the murder of George Floyd in so-called Minneapolis. They also talk about the decades-long struggle to take down public monuments to the Confederacy, including the reclaiming of the former home of the statue of General R.E. Lee, now known as Marcus David Peters Circle. It was named for a black man murdered by the Richmond police in 2018 while having a mental health crisis.
Amazing projects the guests suggest you check out:
- Race Capitol podcast, quite worth a listen
- Virginia Student Power Network (VSPN)
- Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) Richmond
- Leaders Of The New South
- Richmond Tenants Union
- Richmond Strike on Instagram
- ASH, Antifa of Seven Hills
- River City Medic Collective
- Commonwealth Times
- Justice & Reformation Project
- Scuffletown Anti Repression Committee
- Richmond Is Burning, Instagram & Twitter
- Richmond Rebellion (Telegram Channel)
If you want to hear the other half of this dis-enjoined pair, you can look for the episode called ‘Omaha in the Uprising with Mel B’, where anarchist journalist Mel B talks about the city, the marches, the killing of James Scurlock on May 30th and the mass arrest of 120 people on July 25th.