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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.


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.