An essay by Kevin Rashid Johnson on the VDOC. This piece was written in support of the January 14 2023 Virginia Prison Justice Network Rally.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is currently 12,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
JACQUELINE LUQMAN ON THE UPCOMING “RAGE AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE” DEMO IN DC
Jacqueline Luqman provides her analysis of an antiwar demonstration coming up in Washington DC this Sunday. Read her piece, “Why The Rage Against The War Machine Rally Is #AntiwarSoWhite,” at Black Agenda Report.
ANTIWAR ACTIVIST FACES REPRESSION IN GERMANY
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.