The Winter – Spring 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on March 25, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF.
The Updates & Announcements sent out to email subscribers on June 3rd. Information about ongoing matters, news items, and upcoming events. Plus: our endorsements and non-endorsements for the June 8th Democratic primary, and an editorial on Memorial Day.
In the largest antiwar protest this city has seen in nearly 20 years, more than 1,500 people turned out May 19 to defiantly declare, “We Stand with Palestine!”
On April 22, mobs of Israeli settlers gathered in Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine, chanting “Death to Arabs!” and brutalized Palestinains in the Bab Al-Aboud and Bab Al-Sahira neighborhoods.
This Saturday, January 16, nearly 50 cars took to the streets in a “Not One More Death!” caravan that drove through downtown Richmond to demand protection for the state’s prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary on the January 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol: what it was, what it means, and what we need to do about what comes next.
On December 22nd 2020, outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned four Blackwater mercenaries convicted of attacking Iraqi civilians in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre. Was this move just more cruelty for its own sake? Or was there another motive?