A prominent Berlin antiwar activist, Heinrich Bücker, gave a speech this June in which he criticized the German government’s support for neo-Nazi organizations in Ukraine. As a result, he is now facing charges which carry the possibility of years in prison.
AUTUMN 2022 ISSUE
The Autumn 2022 issue of The Virginia Defender was published on December 14, 2022.
SUGGESTIONS FROM PRISONERS, FORMERLY INCARCERATED, FAMILY MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS FOR ISSUES TO BE RAISED AT THE 6TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA PRISON JUSTICE RALLY
Suggestions from prisoners, the formerly incarcerated, their families, and other supporters regarding issues to raise at the 6th annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally.
WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON INSIDE VIRGINIA’S PRISONS?
The Virginia Prison Justice Network is holding its 6th annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Richmond. Check out its four main demands and get informed about the issues surrounding parole, good time, solitary confinement, and independent oversight of the VADOC.
20TH ANNUAL GABRIEL GATHERING WAS LARGEST EVER
A report on the 20th Annual Gabriel Gathering, the largest ever. This year’s event featured performances, light displaces, and other artistic expressions to honor the great slave rebellion leader, executed at the African Burial Ground on October 10, 1800.
STILL WAITING FOR SOME ANSWERS
The Richmond city government has committed to memorializing Shockoe Bottom, but there are still a number of outstanding questions about this process. Here are some of them, which we have directed to Delegate McQuinn.
SHOCKOE BOTTOM MEMORIAL UPDATE: MORE STUDY MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANYTHING CONCRETE CAN HAPPEN
Updates on the Shockoe Bottom Memorial “Heritage Campus”: a great deal of study is required from the city before any work could begin, mostly having to do with flood considerations.