The March 28, 2022 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
POLITICAL REPRESSION IN UKRAINE
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.
CELEBRATE RICHMOND LIBERATION DAY
Early on the morning of April 3, 1865, Union troops, led by Black soldiers and cavalry, liberated Richmond. This April 3rd, the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality are inviting the public to join us at 8 a.m. at the spot where the Union soldiers entered the city.
“WHY THE TRUTH ABOUT UKRAINE SHOULD MATTER TO FAITH COMMUNITIES,” A WEBINAR PRESENTED BY THE PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Saturday, March 19, at 4pm, the Board of Social Action of Washington, D.C.’s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is holding a webinar on the Ukraine crisis featuring four speakers.
UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: FEBRUARY 28, 2022
The February 28, 2022 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
Virginia Defenders’ Statement on Yemen
On Jan. 21, the United Arab Emirates, as a part of the U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen, launched a military attack, targeting civilian homes, hospitals, sports facilities and a detention center, resulting in more than 300 casualties. In a deliberate attempt to prevent international media coverage of the assault, the UAE also destroyed Yemen’s Internet cables, creating a nationwide Internet blackout that has yet to end.
STATEMENT SUPPORTING HISHAM ABU HAWASH AND OTHER PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS
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.