Jacqueline Luqman provides her analysis of an antiwar demonstration coming up in Washington DC this Sunday. Read her piece, “Why The Rage Against The War Machine Rally Is #AntiwarSoWhite,” at Black Agenda Report.
SOLIDARITY WITH THE MAPPING PROJECT AND BOSTON BDS
Our statement in solidarity with The Mapping Project and the members of Boston BDS, who face attack for opposing the occupation of Palestine and its intersection with Western imperialism.
DEFENDERS STATEMENT ON YEMEN, WITH TWO UPCOMING ACTIONS AGAINST THE SAUDI-LED WAR
A reiteration of our January 26, 2022 statement on the Saudi-led war against Yemen, with additional information on two upcoming actions in March 2022.
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.
PRINCESS BLANDING’S THIRD-PARTY RUN FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNOR: A DEFENDER ANALYSIS
A Defenders analysis on the campaign of progressive third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
STATEMENT BY THE VIRGINIA DEFENDERS ON THE TAKING DOWN OF THE RICHMOND STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE
Statement from the Steering Committee of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, regarding the September 8, 2021 removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue.