The Virginia Defenders’ statement supporting Palestinian hunger striker Hisham Abu Hawash. Hawash, who will now be released in late February, resorted to a hunger strike in order to protest his imprisonment under administrative detention. Administrative detention is a tool by which Israeli military courts imprison Palestinians without charge or trial, for indefinite periods.
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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 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
Sat., Jan. 22, 2022 for the 5th ANNUAL VIRGINIA PRISON JUSTICE RALLY! This annual rally, sponsored by the Virginia Prison Justice Network, is Virginia’s largest gathering supporting the human rights of prisoners. […]
Tuesday, Nov. 30 is “Giving Tuesday.” Here’s our only big appeal for donations for the year, and instructions on how to contribute if you feel so moved. Thank you.
The Virginia Defender spoke last night with Diversity Thrift worker Jeremy Stump, who reported that as of Monday, Nov. 15, the strike at Diversity is over. Stump, along with Diversity Richmond program director Aurora Higgs, was selected by his coworkers to speak on their behalf during the strike.
Saturday, Nov. 6, workers at Richmond’s Diversity Thrift went on strike. Here is The Virginia Defender’s account of what happened and what they’ve won so far.
The October 29, 2021 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
The Autumn 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on October 25, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF.