On December 22nd 2020, outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned four Blackwater mercenaries convicted of attacking Iraqi civilians in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre. Was this move just more cruelty for its own sake? Or was there another motive?
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.
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.
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.