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.
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
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
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
The Virginia CPUSA is once again saying “Hands Off Haiti.” The Fallout From Last Year’s Assassination Continues, Even Now In an article from last year, the Virginia CPUSA expressed outrage over the possibility of some sort of military intervention in Haiti after the coup that took place there last year. A year has passed since … Continue reading The Situation In Haiti: Regarding The Recent Uprising
Working-class solidarity and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community are one and the same. The Situation and The Response to It Recent school walkouts in Virginia, the state of the “Old Dominion,” have garnered attention from such outlets as The Guardian and NBC News. In a time when many Virginia teachers are leaving the profession behind … Continue reading Trans Rights are Workers’ Rights: The Virginia CPUSA Weighs In on Glenn Youngkin’s Bigoted Policies
Even as countries like Sierra Leone are making progress by decriminalizing abortion, the United States of America has regressed on the issue of abortion by declaring Roe v. Wade unconstitutional, doing away with abortion as a constitutional right. An Ineffectual Democratic Administration And Growing Reactionary Forces The White House declared the Supreme Court decision a … Continue reading Is Abortion On the Chopping Block in Virginia? The Communist Party USA in Virginia Discusses The Implications of The Recent SCOTUS Ruling For The State As Well As The Country As Whole
We interviewed three union leaders at a Leesburg, Virginia Starbucks leading a strike against unfair labor practices and also reveal management has admitted to retaliation against organizing.