Event: Virginia Board of Education (BoE) hearing concerning the new revised history standards.Date of Event: 3/14/23 Report:● Event discovered through NoVA labor connections and the AFL-CIO newsletter● Event had 2 distinct parts: Rally before the hearing and the hearing itself● Rally before hearing○ Put together by a coalition of labor and community organizations ■ Unions● … Continue reading Report on the Northern Virginia Board of Education hearing concerning the new revised history standards.
Report on the Charlottesville, Virginia Board Of Education Hearing Regarding the Whitewashing of Virginia’s Labor History
Alex Oxford, Worker-Correspondent Governor Youngkin has recently taken to erasing Virginia’s rich labor history, this report was written by a Worker-Correspondent that attended one of many hearings on this issue happening across the state. (More here: https://vacpusa.org/2023/03/15/statement-from-the-district-labor-commission-3-15-23/) -There were about 60 speakers; 2 in favor of the standards (a think tank rep who was paid … Continue reading Report on the Charlottesville, Virginia Board Of Education Hearing Regarding the Whitewashing of Virginia’s Labor History
Statement from the District Labor Commission (3/15/23)
Official Statement from the Labor Commission of the Virginia District of the Communist Party USA Comrades and friends, Governor and anti-worker extremist Glenn Youngkin in conjunction with his Department of Education is pushing for new education standards for history classes throughout the Commonwealth. These new proposed standards include the blatant erasure of the central role … Continue reading Statement from the District Labor Commission (3/15/23)
Emily Jane, Worker-Correspondent Friday, March 3rd was a dreary, cold, and miserably damp evening, a small crowd huddled under umbrellas near a pop-up awning. Despite the weather, dozens of us stood together outside of the Fairfax County Government Center. It was too windy for candles, instead folks held small electric tea lights. Some brought homemade … Continue reading #JusticeForTim_J
Union Busting in the Tidewater Region
Peter Johnson, Worker-Correspondent Virginia has been a notoriously anti-worker and anti-union state from its inception. The home-base of the slaveocracy and the Confederacy still lives up to this shameful reputation. In 2022, union members accounted for only a microscopic 3.7 percent of all wage and salary workers in Virginia. The Virginia rate of unionization is … Continue reading Union Busting in the Tidewater Region
Fairfax County Police Murder Unarmed Man outside of Tysons Corner mall.
Aloysius Wolf, Worker-Correspondent On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, an unarmed man was murdered by Fairfax Police on suspicion of stealing sunglasses. The initial statement put out by police contained three facts: Fairfax Police shot and killed a man on suspicion of theft, the man had a “violent criminal history”, and it was “unclear” if the man was armed. … Continue reading Fairfax County Police Murder Unarmed Man outside of Tysons Corner mall.
Transphobia on the Rise: An Overview of the State of Transphobia and Attacks Against the Trans Community Here in Virginia
Virginia is an important battleground in the United States in the fightback against transphobia. The Vulnerability of the Trans Community to Right-wing Attacks In an article in The Washington Post, entitled “Attacks on U.S. Jews and gays accelerate as hate speech grows on Twitter,” the discussion of how hate speech leads to hate crime is … Continue reading Transphobia on the Rise: An Overview of the State of Transphobia and Attacks Against the Trans Community Here in Virginia
Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and the New Cold War: Why We Mustn’t Act Like U.S. Foreign Policy and Racism Aren’t Related
The recent massacre during the Lunar New Year in America underscores growing anti-Asian hate. The Connection Between U.S. Imperialism and Racism Does Not Get The Attention It Rightly Deserves “It was a joyful kickoff to the first Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park since before the pandemic, with large crowds filling the streets in … Continue reading Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and the New Cold War: Why We Mustn’t Act Like U.S. Foreign Policy and Racism Aren’t Related
Housing is a right: Northern Virginia tenants battle eviction and displacement
Southern Towers residents and supporters from African Communities Together and other organizations rally on Nov. 16. | Mitchell Wilson / People's World ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The fight for housing rights is heating up across the United States, especially when it comes to the issues of rentals and tenancy. And in Northern Virginia, the organization African Communities Together … Continue reading Housing is a right: Northern Virginia tenants battle eviction and displacement
Sip-In at Courthouse Arlington Starbucks
Photo credit: Virginia Diamond ARLINGTON — Starbucks union organizers held a sip-in at the Courthouse Arlington Starbucks in Northern Virginia this past Thursday, October 20, from 8 AM to 3 PM. The organizers gathered to demonstrate community support for the baristas, who are organizing their union with Starbucks Workers United. Customers ordered coffee using the … Continue reading Sip-In at Courthouse Arlington Starbucks