Many individuals and organizations have been concerned about how the city jail has been handling the threat of COVID-19. Recently there have been some major improvements in the number of active cases in the jail, but little has been done to address the issue of trust. The following is an open letter to Sheriff Irving.
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.
There was palpable shock and sorrow at a public hearing as descendants of families buried at the Evergreen and East End cemeteries heard that human bones recovered near the Richmond cemeteries had likely been the victims of medical dissection.
International solidarity with this summer’s anti-racist rebellions, a global pandemic update, a look into the American military’s possible role in Mali’s coup, news on Nigeria’s ongoing anti-police-terror struggle, and the people of Bolivia victorious. All this and more in the Autumn 2020 international and antiwar update.
I visited a beautiful spot recently here in Richmond.
The Virginia Defender’s endorsements for the presidential and Richmond local elections taking place on November 3, 2020.
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, the country’s largest producer of the chickpea dip hummus, has a large manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County and a reputation for green buildings and partnerships with nonprofits. But the company is known for something else, too: longstanding support of one of the Israeli military’s most notoriously brutal brigades.
Why aren’t we endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? Simply put, because we can’t divide up our solidarity between people who live within this country and those who live outside it.