In the largest antiwar protest this city has seen in nearly 20 years, more than 1,500 people turned out May 19 to defiantly declare, “We Stand with Palestine!”
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.
On April 22, mobs of Israeli settlers gathered in Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine, chanting “Death to Arabs!” and brutalized Palestinains in the Bab Al-Aboud and Bab Al-Sahira neighborhoods.
The Winter – Spring 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on March 25, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF.
This Saturday, January 16, nearly 50 cars took to the streets in a “Not One More Death!” caravan that drove through downtown Richmond to demand protection for the state’s prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary on the January 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol: what it was, what it means, and what we need to do about what comes next.
On December 22nd 2020, outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned four Blackwater mercenaries convicted of attacking Iraqi civilians in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre. Was this move just more cruelty for its own sake? Or was there another motive?
Dec. 11 2020 Media Release on: Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization
Statement by the Virginia Defenders on Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization: There’s something missing.