John Rolfe, the illegal alien who became famous for marrying the native princess Pocohontas, was also the businessman who introduced a particularly valuable strain of Virginia tobacco to England, thus creating a market that required large-scale agriculture, which in turn required enslaved labor to be profitable.
The all-volunteer Virginia Prison Justice Network was launched in early 2018 following a prisoner-requested Rally for Prison Justice attended by 300 people at Virginia’s Capitol Square. Today it has nearly 20 affiliated organizations and a network of prisoners working for change in the Virginia prison system.
Hundreds of construction workers rallied at the Virginia State Capitol April 15 for a “Construction Industry Tax Fraud Day of Action.”
The U.S. Treasury has announced new regulations governing licensed travel to Cuba from the U.S.
In a major breakthrough for the people of Odessa, Ukraine, a United Nations human rights monitoring mission has criticized the Ukrainian government for its failure to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the fascist-led massacre of scores of people on May 2, 2014, at the city’s House of Trade Unions.
A thoroughly multiracial and multigenerational crowd turned out Feb. 23 for a Defenders forum covering a wide range of issues, all tied together by the understanding that what the U.S. government does in other countries directly and indirectly affects us here at home.
One of the most effective protests against U.S. imperialism in many years took place this past May in Washington, D.C, at the height of the attempted U.S.-backed coup led by Juan Guaido. The staff at the Venezuelan embassy had been ordered out of the country and Guaido supporters were planning to take over the building.