Confederate Monuments In Richmond Coming Down

By The Virginia Defender. -

Richmond, VA, June 3 -- The Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that since 2007, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of the [...]

Worker Advocates Condemn Virginia’s Plan To Reopen

By Ally Schweitzer, The DCist. -

Immigrant advocates, progressive groups and NAACP chapters in Northern Virginia are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to cancel his plans to partially reopen the state on May 15. Reopening too [...]

How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Our Schools, Independent Media Institute -

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation's public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) [...]

Equal Rights Amendment Achieves Two-Thirds Of States, As Virginia Votes For Equality

By Staff, -

The ERA Coalition is celebrating an historic victory. The Equal Rights Amendment is about to clear its final Constitutional hurdle as Virginia becomes the 38th state to ratify it, now that both [...]

Pipeline Fighter Blocks Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

By Staff, -

Montgomery County, VA — Yesterday, pipeline fighter Phillip Flagg locked himself in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline near Elliston, VA. MVP has been clearing and grading this section of [...]

Virginia’s Controversial Pipelines Face Protests And Legal Hurdles

By Mason Adams, -

FLOYD — Warm weather has brought renewed activity to the Mountain Valley Pipeline in western Virginia, but the project and its equally contentious sibling, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, still face [...]

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Another Boondoggle In Virginia

By Kenneth Surin, -

Two pipelines– the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)—earmarked for construction in Virginia have been the source of massive controversy. In a previous [...]

“We Have Stopped It For Another Year”: MVP Tree-Sit Hits Over 156 Days

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, -

Today marks 156 days since the beginning of the Yellow Finch tree sits, and a lot has changed since then. The forest around us has undergone seasonal changes, the trees have shed their leaves, [...]

Cop Suspended After Anti-Fascists Expose His Affinity For White Nationalist Group

By Christopher Mathias, -

The Facebook account for a Virginia police sergeant shows connections to a “neo-Volkisch” white nationalist group. A Virginia police sergeant has been suspended after his apparent affinity for a [...]

Virginia Teachers Protest Low Pay At Capitol Rally

By Alan Suderman, -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia teachers demanded higher pay and better working conditions during a rally Monday at the state Capitol, as educators look to match the success of similar teacher [...]

Virginia Officials Reject Dominion IRP And ACP Construction Halted

By Staff, -

Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order rejecting Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which lays out the utility’s plans for meeting energy needs for years to come [...]

“Pumpkins Not Pipelines”: Activists Stage Halloween Parade Outside The Governor’s Office

By George Copeland Jr.,  -

Richmond residents from Broad Street to North 9th were witness to a parade of costumed protesters Wednesday, warning of “a place where the air is so polluted it causes headaches, nosebleeds and [...]

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty

By Saurav Sarkar, -

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A [...]

Federal Court Throws Out Another Key ACP Permit

By Staff, -

Richmond, VA — The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the National Park Service’s permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a case argued by the Southern Environmental Law Center on [...]

Virginia State Senator In Rare Support By Politician For Assange

By Richard Black, -

As a military officer, I was trained to strictly observe security protocols.  So when I first heard of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, I was instinctively critical.  But upon reading his released [...]

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