Another election cycle, another set of two terrible, evil candidates supported by two evil corporate parties. And yet here we still are as workers without political representation nor a real strategy as to how we build our own independent class power to get our needs met. Many braindead nationalists will respond “wELL wHaT aRe yOu … Continue reading 5 things you can do besides wasting your time to go vote
On September 5th McDonalds workers at the Pulaski location on Main Street were retaliated against by company management for wearing Black Lives Matter masks. The workers were sent home and subsequently fired just for wearing masks to show their support for Black Lives while working. The Pulaski McDonalds Workers Committee demands that these fellow workers … Continue reading Pulaski McDonalds Workers Committee Calls for Picket and Boycott of Store Over Retaliation on Workers Supporting BLM
Long’s Mobile Home Park Tenants have been getting organized over the last several months to press their new landlord, Franklin Management Company, to repair the neglected infrastructure in their park and make it safe for their families and children. Stay tuned for updates in this campaign as we support these working families to get safe housing. … Continue reading Longs Mobile Home Park Tenants Deliver Petition for Safer Park to New Landlord
taking the peoples money while putting students and the community in harms way “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Earlier this week … Continue reading Hemphill, Who You Gonna Get Killed Next?
Workers at Warm Hearth Village (WHV), located in Blacksburg, Virginia, are calling upon the community to support them as they struggle against racism on the job. After filing an internal complaint with Warm Hearth Village management and filing an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge, Black healthcare workers at WHV are fed up with the lack … Continue reading NEW RIVER HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST RACISM ON THE JOB
Local essential worker Janice needs our help! UPDATE: Thanks to the community we were able to help get fellow worker and tenant Janice's power back on! Thank you to everyone who donated, stay tuned for more updated on working family needs across the NRV during this crisis Local essential worker Janice Spence has been living … Continue reading UPDATED: Essential Worker Denied Essential Services by AEP!
Wal Mart COVID-19 Policies Put Workers and Public at Risk As this pandemic outbreak continues, retail stores continue to be a primary hotspot for virus transmission. With the state deeming grocery stores and some retail essential businesses in the crisis, retail workers are among the most at risk, and unlike those in the medical industry, … Continue reading Local Walmart Workers Speak Out On COVID19 and Unsafe Conditions!
"I grew up watching 9/11 happen, the invasion of Afghanistan, the antiwar movement leading up to the invasion of Iraq, and the antiwar movement after the invasion of Iraq. These were the largest mobilizations across the globe to stop the buildup of war. These actions did nothing to stop imperialist war and here we are … Continue reading Speech From a Worker at the Antiwar Rally 1/25/20
A Joint Statement from the Virginia Left Regarding Recent Gun Control Measures We, the undersigned, representing several groups of the anti-capitalist movement in Virginia, wish to make clear that we completely reject any attempt by the new Democrat majority state government to pass and enforce any new "gun control" laws. Liberals see the issue of … Continue reading Arm The People, Not The State
“No politics” is a familiar refrain for many of us. It means we want to talk about enjoyable or directly important topics, the happenings in our daily lives, not the lives of politicians, who, for all intents and purposes are living in a different world than the rest of the population. Politics is what politicians … Continue reading Politics as Punishment