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This edition of the Virginia Defender was published August 23, 2019. In this issue:

Reclaiming Our Sacred Ground

2019 marks 400 years since the first captured Africans were brought to British-occupied North America. It’s past time to reclaim Shockoe Bottom!

Shockoe Update

Regional & National News

Chicago Defender ends print edition – part of a trend

More than half of all trans males attempt suicide

Imam Jamil Al-Amin, AKA H. Rap Brown

Community News

Coliseum project promises ‘affordable housing’ – really?

Why is Dominion targeting this historic Black community?

RRHA has big plans for public housing, but do they include the residents?

A Defenders guide for preparing for big storms

Our Working Lives

UVA to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

Sanders’ presidential campaign 1st in U.S. history to unionize

Virginia: best state for bosses, but worst for workers

Union Carpenters rally at state capitol

No Hay Fonteras en la Lucha de los Obreros

Solidarity with Immigrants

Abbie Arevalo-Herrera hit with nearly $300,000 fine by ICE

Cops, Courts & Prisons

ACLU seeks to end solitary

Criminal Injustice Reform Network launched to do ‘intentional’ advocacy

Jermaine Doss Update

About the Va. Prison Justice Network

Take ‘Em Down – NOW!

In the war of the statues, anti-racists 6, pro-confederates 0

The biggest promoters of the ‘Lost Cause’ mythology are based right here in Richmond

In Our Opinion

McAuliffe, Heather Heyer & the height of hypocrisy

The case for reparations and who pays

Criminal Justice Reform (CRJ) in Virginia: a Critical Analysis

Letters to the Editor

Buckingham prisoners raise funds for youth

International & Antiwar News

No to NATO, War & Racism! U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!

Defend the Embassy Protectors!

Richmond forum hits NATO, U.S. role in Venezuela & Ukraine, domestic issues

International solidarity with the people of Odessa

Trump tightens U.S. blockade of Cuba

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