Here in Virginia, the protests in the wake of the U.S. assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have spurred the formation of two new antiwar coalitions.
Around 100 people attended a Candlelight Vigil for Lebanon Aug. 8 at Richmond’s Monroe Park in a show of solidarity with the people of Beirut.
This past May 9 was the 75th anniversary of the day the German military surrendered to the Red Army and partisan forces in the Eastern Front of World War II. The date is celebrated there as the official victory over fascism.
Virginia Defender Editor Phil Wilayto’s account of attending a reception celebrating the 41st anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution at the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C.
On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport ordered by President Trump targeted and killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The reaction across the world was immediate. Protests broke out in more than 20 countries, especially Iraq and Iran, and over 200 U.S. cities.
It was a packed house Feb. 9 for a film showing of “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” at the Masjid Bilal in Richmond’s East End.
Western media outlets sell a very particular narrative to the American people about Iran, and I’m sure that there are many people in the United States who truly believe that Iran is the rogue nation that it is painted to be.