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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

3rd district congressional debate on Indy Media Live!

The 3rd District covers all of the City of Portsmouth, parts of the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Richmond, all of the counties of Charles City, New Kent, and Surry, and part of the counties of Henrico and Prince George.

Tune in to hear John Kelly (Green Party), James Quigley (Libertarian Party), and Chuck Smith (Republican) debate current issues on this weeks Show!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Food Not Bombs on Indy Media Live!

Richmond Food Not Bombs has been sharing food in Monroe Park for over sixteen years now. We have developed many connections and friendships over the course of our existence, helped provide healthy food to many individuals who may not have had access to it otherwise, and become a staple of social activity for many people’s Sunday afternoons.

The proposed renovations to Monroe Park are an attack , a judgement on who the park should and shouldn’t be for. It is an attack on the homeless, the “homeless-appearing” (whatever that means - it’s in the Monroe Park Advisory Council’s renovation plans), and groups and individuals who don’t judge people by their social status or whether they have conventional means of acquiring shelter.

Come join us on Oct 24, 4pm at Monroe park to view a movie on the future of the park!

Other events!

- Friday Oct, 22nd 6pm vegan pot luck and 7pm lecture at The Friends Meeting house 4500 Kensington Ave. (344-4356)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Guest from the Library of VA on Indy Media Live!

See the exhibition at the Library of Virginia called "The Land We Live In, The Land We Left".


Voters' Rights Cards and Advice Available
Take five minutes to get registered by tomorrow, October 12 at or by calling 800-552-9745. Then get out to the polls on November 2 and make your voice heard!
Tuesday, October 12 is the last day to register to vote in Virginia. I am registered and ready to vote on November 2. Please get registered and join me at the polls so that we can make our voices heard together! For more information about getting registered call 800-552-9745 or visit

United Poultry Concerns’ Ninth Annual Conference

Co-hosted by the Animal Rights Collective of George Mason University
Saturday, October 30, 2010
George Mason University (Washington, DC Metro Area)
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Location: Johnson Center (Big white building, center of campus)
Room: JC Dewberry Hall North
Conference Hours: 8am-6pm
To register, send check or money order to: United Poultry Concerns, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA

Karen Davis, PhD is the President of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Karen will discuss “Chickens Belittled: An Inquiry Into the Representation of Chickens, Animal Liberation and Animal Welfare in the Writings of Peter Singer and Temple Grandin.”


For those who are interested, the 300 and 400 blocks of West Broad are
having a party this coming Saturday, October 16th from 4 to 8pm. Quirk, 1708, Lift, and Steady Sounds are throwing a block party to celebrate their neighborhood and build support for WRIR. Jesse and Joanna will be playing music, they will screen their Summer Film Camp film "Time Feet" and other short films, family activities, and there will be pumpkins and cupcakes for sale. All pumpkin and beer sales will benefit WRIR.

Also! WRIR'S Monster Mashquerade is Friday October 22nd at 9pm! find more info at

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gary Francione on Indy Media Live!

Gary Francione is an American legal philosopher. He is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Francione is known for his work on animal rights theory, and was the first academic to teach it in an American law school. His work has focused on three issues: (1) the property status of animals, (2) the differences between animal rights and animal welfare, and (3) a theory of animal rights based on sentience alone, rather than on any particular characteristics.
He is a pioneer of the abolitionist theory of animal rights, arguing that animal welfare regulation is theoretically and practically unsound, serving only to prolong the status of animals as property by making the public feel comfortable about using them. He argues that non-human animals require only one right: the right not to be regarded as property, and that the moral baseline of the abolitionist approach is veganism, the rejection of the use of all animal products. Francione accepts the tenets of Jainism, and particularly the Jaina doctrine of non-violence, or Ahimsa, linking it to veganism and animal rights. It is this belief in non-violence that makes him non-supportive of direct action. Francione believes that animal rights can and should be achieved through non-violent protests.
Gary Francione is the author of The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation (2010); Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation (2008); Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? (2000); Animals, Property, and the Law (1995); Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement (1996); and, with Anna E. Charlton, Vivisection and Dissection in the Classroom: A Guide to Conscientious Objection (1992). (

Important Announcements!

Voters still have through next Tuesday to register for upcoming elections.
- October 4, 2010 - The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is distributing informational cards describing voters' rights and urging voters to register before next Tuesday's deadline.

State Board of Elections: 864-8901 Toll Free: 800 552-9745

Seventh District Congressional Candidates
Will Appear in Public Forum Monday, October 11

Two of the three candidates for the Seventh District Congressional seat will speak at a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday, October 11, at the Tuckahoe Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive, off Parham Road in Henrico County.
Appearing at the forum will be Independent candidate Floyd Bayne of Chesterfield County and Democratic candidate Rick Waugh of Louisa County.
The Tuckahoe forum is the only remaining scheduled opportunity before the November 2 election for the public to hear or question the Seventh District candidates. Sponsors of the forum are the League of Women Voters of the Richmond Metropolitan Area and the Richmond First Club.
Congressman Eric Cantor was invited to participate in the forum but declined.