In a major breakthrough for the people of Odessa, Ukraine, a United Nations human rights monitoring mission has criticized the Ukrainian government for its failure to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the fascist-led massacre of scores of people on May 2, 2014, at the city’s House of Trade Unions.
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.
RICHMOND FORUM HITS NATO, U.S. ROLE IN VENEZUELA & UKRAINE, DOMESTIC ISSUES
A thoroughly multiracial and multigenerational crowd turned out Feb. 23 for a Defenders forum covering a wide range of issues, all tied together by the understanding that what the U.S. government does in other countries directly and indirectly affects us here at home.
DEFEND THE EMBASSY PROTECTORS!
One of the most effective protests against U.S. imperialism in many years took place this past May in Washington, D.C, at the height of the attempted U.S.-backed coup led by Juan Guaido. The staff at the Venezuelan embassy had been ordered out of the country and Guaido supporters were planning to take over the building.
NO TO NATO, WAR & RACISM! U.S. HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
More than 600 people rallied and marched through the streets of downtown Washington, D.C., on March 30 to kick off a week of actions protesting “NATO, War & Racism!” and demanding an end to the U.S. campaign to overthrow the government of oil-rich Venezuela.
THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS AND WHO PAYS
An editorial on the topic of reparations, by Richmond artist and musician P. Muzi Branch.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM (CRJ) IN VIRGINIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
An editorial by Dale Pughsley on the matter of criminal justice reform.
BUCKINGHAM PRISONERS RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUTH
A letter to the editor from LeMar Anderson, regarding a project of inmates incarcerated at Buckingham Correctional Center to raise money to help young people start lawn care businesses.