The Autumn 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on October 25, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF. This post is a work in progress.
In this issue:
The housing crisis & Richmond’s declining Black population
Regional & National News
Study: Police killings in U.S. are grossly undercounted
The significance of Princess Blanding’s run for governor: A Defender analysis
White supremacists deface murals, spread hate leaflets in Richmond area
COVID-19 SHOTS: why you need them, where to get them
Defenders in the News
Autumn 2021: Defenders in the News
No Hay Fronteras en la Lucha de Los Obreros
La Milpa: More than a restaurant, more than a market
Our Working Lives
Bakery workers win strike vs. giant snack company!
Fort Lee, Pickett barbers strike, say NO to pay cuts!
Cops, Courts & Prisons
Jermaine Doss gets 2nd annual parole hearing
VAPJN newsletter now reaching more than 1,200 prisoners
Prisoner Essays now on Defender website
Reclaiming Our Sacred Ground
Will the Black community benefit from the memorialization of Shockoe Bottom?
19th annual Gabriel Gathering: Reclaiming Sacred Spaces
Whatever happened to the ‘Slave Trail’ Commission’?
In Our Opinion
In Our Opinion: It’s past time to Dump the Dems
Gov. Northam: It’s time to pardon Sergio Gray
You talkin’ to me?
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor: Re: Jermaine Doss
Letters to the editor: A call to action on housing
Letters to the editor: Neither rich nor famous
International & Antiwar News
Tensions grow in Lebanon after attack on Hezbollah supporters
Why are they telling us to be afraid of China?
The article on China is excellent and right on point