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 [...]

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, Eracoalition.blog -

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, Facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/ -

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, Virginiamercury.com -

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, Counterpunch.org -

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, Itsgoingdown.org -

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, Huffingtonpost.com -

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 [...]

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