Since last year with the Warm Hearth Village Workers Committee picketing Warm Hearth Village over racism on the job, workers have reported a significant victory for the Black workers dealing with their discrimination at work. After WHV bosses served a lifetime ban on supporters of the WHV workers committee for joining their picket and locking … Continue reading Update on the Struggle at Warm Hearth Village
CHP CEO Janaka Casper To Whom It May Concern, For the last year your multi-million dollar corporation, while presenting itself as a progressive non-profit to help poor people with housing, has been leaning on the New River Tenants Union to subsidize the costs of tenants moving from one CHP rental unit to another. Our organization … Continue reading An Open Letter to Community Housing Partners
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!
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
New Walmart Management Model Being Implemented in the New River Valley (editor's note: based on Walmart's notorious efforts to retaliate on workers for exercising their labor rights and speaking out, this particular Walmart worker would like to remain anonymous. If you're a local Walmart worker and would like to speak out on work conditions please … Continue reading Report From A Local Walmart Worker
January 6th, 2022 marks the first anniversary of an unruly mob which meandered through the US Capitol building against the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Statements from major corporate heads came out lambasting this so-called “insurrection”, the president of the notoriously anti-worker National Association of Manufacturers even called on Mike Pence to invoke … Continue reading Democracy for War Criminals
- AOC on her friends in the liberal imperialist party After the conclusion of the “largest socialist organization in the US” comic con we have to say it’s much ado about nothing. Anyone new to leftist politics could easily fall in the trap of DSA propaganda with its personality cults centered around AOC, the Squad … Continue reading The DSA ComicCon
With the upcoming Virginia governor's race we are faced with two sides of the same coin, Republicans or Democrats, both corporate candidates who serve the rich and tout their credentials and history to back it up. Realistically we know one of these two candidates will win. What is most exceptional and significant about this race … Continue reading Princess Blanding and the Liberation Party of Virginia – Independence from the Democrats is Good, but Not Enough!
The NRV Volvo Strike At the beginning of the year, it became apparent that the rank and file Volvo workers were fed up with work conditions and their terms of employment. It’s common knowledge that mass layoffs are part and parcel of Volvo operations in Dublin, new hires get pushed out, veteran workers get to … Continue reading The NRV Volvo Strike
After our second Peoples Assembly we think it important to reflect on these events and how we can continue to build off them. Since the beginning of our first Peoples Assembly we’ve always centered the theme of abolition, having triggered a wave of assemblies across the area including at least two assemblies in Roanoke by … Continue reading The Peoples Assembly and Abolition
For years now the only efforts within the NRV to hold the Radford Army Ammunition Plant to account have been based around the concerns of pollution and health risks for those living close to it. Some even adopted the name “patriots” in an attempt to give a sort of “legitimacy” to their efforts. Efforts have … Continue reading Environmental Nationalism, the Radford Arsenal, and Palestine
For Immediate Release April 17, 2021 The New River Valley IWW stands in solidarity with UAW Local 2069 workers at the Volvo plant in Pulaski County and welcomes their decision to strike as of 6:00AM April 17, 2021. We stand in solidarity with our fellow workers as they strive to reach an agreement on basic … Continue reading Statement of Solidarity from the NRV IWW to the Pulaski Workers on Strike at Volvo
"socialism was a middle-class movement, communism a working-class movement. Socialism was, on the Continent at least, “respectable”; communism was the very opposite. And as our notion, from the very beginning, was that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself,” there could be no doubt as to which of … Continue reading Socialism: what it is and what it aint