After more than 20 years of confrontational struggle between the community and Richmond’s city government and business elite, many people are asking what’s happening with Shockoe Bottom, the long-neglected downtown district that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade.
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.
Our statement in solidarity with The Mapping Project and the members of Boston BDS, who face attack for opposing the occupation of Palestine and its intersection with Western imperialism.
A two-part report from Hassan Raashann Shabazz on the intolerable conditions of COVID quarantine at Dillwyn Correctional Center.
Statement regarding the May 11 murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
The Spring 2022 edition of The Virginia Defender was published on April 21st, 2022. Click here for the full PDF.
The March 28, 2022 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
The U.S. media is full of stories about what it calls political repression in other countries, but it’s strangely silent when it comes to Ukraine.