The Virginia Defenders’ statement supporting Palestinian hunger striker Hisham Abu Hawash. Hawash, who will now be released in late February, resorted to a hunger strike in order to protest his imprisonment under administrative detention. Administrative detention is a tool by which Israeli military courts imprison Palestinians without charge or trial, for indefinite periods.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 is “Giving Tuesday.” Here’s our only big appeal for donations for the year, and instructions on how to contribute if you feel so moved. Thank you.
The Virginia Defender spoke last night with Diversity Thrift worker Jeremy Stump, who reported that as of Monday, Nov. 15, the strike at Diversity is over. Stump, along with Diversity Richmond program director Aurora Higgs, was selected by his coworkers to speak on their behalf during the strike.
Saturday, Nov. 6, workers at Richmond’s Diversity Thrift went on strike. Here is The Virginia Defender’s account of what happened and what they’ve won so far.
The October 29, 2021 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
The Updates & Announcements sent out to email subscribers on June 3rd. Information about ongoing matters, news items, and upcoming events. Plus: our endorsements and non-endorsements for the June 8th Democratic primary, and an editorial on Memorial Day.
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!”