The Winter 2022 edition of The Virginia Defender was published on February 3rd, 2022. Click here for the full PDF.

In this issue:

‘We Demand Justice for Va. Prisoners!’

Regional & National News

New national coalition supports opening COINTELPRO files

Malcolm X’s prison cell now the first of 1,000 ‘Freedom Libraries’

Community News

The triple whammy: Pandemic, poverty & public policy

Southwood Apartments under scrutiny

New Black-owned bookstore opens in Shockoe Slip

Omari’s case resolved; no time

United Black Birth Collective growing ‘slowly and with intention’

News U Can Use

Free Home COVID Tests and Testing the James

Defenders in the News

The Winter 2022 Defenders in the News Segment

Our Working Lives

Newport News shipyard union to vote on new contract proposal

Workers’ Power shakes up Richmond’s Diversity Thrift

Richmond joins growing national movement to unionize Starbucks

Richmond City Council considers two public sector bargaining ordinances for city workers

First in state, Richmond teachers win collective bargaining rights!

D.C.: Politics & Prose unionizes with Local 400

Augusta County: Union organizing at Hershey plant

Cops, Courts & Prisons

Prisoners, ex-prisoners & advocates speak out for Prison Justice

Red Onion prisoner dies; commonwealth’s attorney’s office contacted by DOC

Mother of Anwar Phillips appeals for funds to bury her son

New online journal

Reclaiming Our Sacred Ground

Why we support the memorialization of Shockoe Bottom, but are opposed to spending $220 million on a legacy museum

Book Review: The Life & Legacy of Enslaved Virginian Emily Winfree

In Our Opinion

Not even close

Letters to the Editor

Letter from Brandon Seward

Prisoner Essays

The many faces of mental health behind the wire

International & Antiwar News

Russia, Ukraine & the U.S. – The background they’re not telling you

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