RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 29 — “Today is the day! Bring your hand drums, bring your songs, grab your red shawls, put on your jingle dress, bring a sign and bundle up. We will see you at 1500 E. Main St. at 1 pm as we march to bring awareness to our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and show support for our Wet’suwet’en relatives!”
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 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
The Winter 2020 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on February 17, 2020. Click here to find a full PDF and links to each story.
IS THERE A MASTER PLAN TO REMOVE THE POOR FROM RICHMOND? TWO INTERVIEWS AND A LOOK BEHIND THE ‘MASTER PLAN’
The Defender interviews a resident of Camp Cathy and the city official who sent the letter ordering it to be shut down, followed by a discussion of the developer who thinks Richmond needs to get rid of people who make less than $50,000 a year.
Virginia Defender Editor Phil Wilayto’s account of attending a reception celebrating the 41st anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution at the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C.
On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport ordered by President Trump targeted and killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The reaction across the world was immediate. Protests broke out in more than 20 countries, especially Iraq and Iran, and over 200 U.S. cities.
It was a packed house Feb. 9 for a film showing of “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” at the Masjid Bilal in Richmond’s East End.
In Virginia, the land of almost no unions, there’s one supermarket chain whose workers are covered by a collective bargaining contract. The chain is Kroger, and the union is United Food & […]