Defenders Of Homes, Hills, And Heritage Unite Against Pipeline

By Nicole Greenfield, NRDC. -

Though it’s been under construction for the past three years—and in discussion since 2014—the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has been somewhat easy to overlook. Easy, that is, for those who don’t [...]

Virginia State University Unveils Student Debt Cancellation Initiative

By News One. -

The debt elimination effort was financed through the CARES Act. For scholars who attended the institution during 2020 and spring 2021, all debt owed to the school will be erased. Donald Palm, [...]

Old Hills And Old Folks Resist The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Bent Mountain, VA - On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:30 A.M., Deborah Kushner, Alan Moore, and Bridget Kelley locked themselves in and to a broken down vehicle on Honeysuckle Road, blocking [...]

Volvo Truck Workers In Virginia Return To The Picket Lines

By David North, WSWS. -

Following Sunday’s massive repudiation of the second sellout contract negotiated by the pro-corporate United Auto Workers, 3,000 workers at the Volvo Truck North America’s New River Valley Plant [...]

After Strike, Workers Resoundingly Reject Contract At Volvo Truck Plant

By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes. -

The 2,900 members of UAW Local 2069 had voted by 98 percent to authorize a strike; they hit the bricks April 17. Though union officials were close-mouthed about bargaining goals, rank and filers [...]

Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting

By Freeda Cathcart, Blue Virginia. -

Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion’s annual meeting.  When [...]

Women Run 415 Miles To Protest The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Lindsay Cayne, WDBJ7. -

Bent Mountain, VA - The Mountain Valley Pipeline protest community came together Sunday at the Bent Mountain Center to thank and commend three women who are running and cycling alongside the MVP [...]

Pipeline Protesters Charged With ‘Felony Kidnapping,’ Held Without Bond

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Maybrook, VA — On Friday 4/30/21 at 10:30 AM, Mountain Valley Pipeline protester Thomas Adams blocked a pipe truck just before it crossed a bridge over Sinking Creek in Giles County, and locked [...]

Virginia Votes To Legalize Marijuana

By Joshua Espinoza, Complex.com. -

Virginia has become the first southern state to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday, the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed amendments to a [...]

Virginia Finalizes $3.7 Billion Deal To Acquire Train Tracks

By Jordan Pascale, DCist. -

Virginia officials and freight railroad company CSX have signed a $525 million deal to transfer 223 miles of track and 386 miles of right-of-way to the commonwealth, a key part of a larger $3.7 [...]

Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality

By Joe Demanuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As [...]

Second Tree Sitter Extracted On Final Day Of Yellow Finch Blockade

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, the second and final tree sitter at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was extracted and arrested. This follows the Tuesday [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Extracts One Tree Sitter At Yellow Finch Blockade

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Elliston, VA -  On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, police extracted one of two tree sitters at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A large crane was used to reach [...]

City Workers Push For Collective Bargaining Rights

By Brett Hall and Jane Alvarez-Wertz, WAVY. -

Virginia Beach, VA - While local government employees are not legally allowed to engage in collective bargaining in the commonwealth until May 1, a group of workers from public utilities and [...]

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 [...]