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.
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
Historic Challenge & Historic Victory: Ode to the Workers and Comrades in New York
By Comrade MC (Image: Banner of the Amazon Labor Union, via amazonlaborunion.org) On the 1st of April, 2022, the first Amazon facility in the United States officially won the years-long battle for unionization. Through the committed work of thousands of workers, supporters, and comrades, joining together in the united struggle for dignity and decency in … Continue reading Historic Challenge & Historic Victory: Ode to the Workers and Comrades in New York
Columbia Gardens Anti-Eviction Protest
By Cde. TN Long On March 11, residents of the Columbia Gardens apartments in Arlington, VA, held a rally to protest their upcoming mass eviction at the end of the month. The rally was organized by local immigrant rights group La ColectiVA and also attended by members of the community, CPUSA, PSL, and Our Revolution. … Continue reading Columbia Gardens Anti-Eviction Protest
The War in Ukraine: An Analysis
The Maidan movement sparked the beginning of a conflict that still has not ended. Between 2014 and the Russian invasion, ...