two police in an MRAP deployed against citizens protesting in Ferguson New River Workers Power condemns the anti-democratic efforts of Christiansburg Town Council to restrict working peoples’ rights to picket against our opponents – who stand to gain the most through this attack on our rights. Just like their neighboring Blacksburg Town Council, Christiansburg officials … Continue reading Statement Against The Christiansburg Anti-Protest Ordinance
(Editors Note: the community may recall two working families which New River Tenants Union has helped with eviction and unsafe housing because of slumlord neglect. The following interviews with both the Sherman family and the Crismond family provide an update on their situations since losing their homes. Please help local working families get the gift … Continue reading Working Families Homeless During The Holidays
We’ve been watching this campaign unfold for the past year, watching as friends and acquaintances dedicated their limited time and money to it, encouraging others to get involved because Flaccavento apparently represented the interests of the regional working class and poor, but we abstained from the get go. This populist campaign seemed to be based … Continue reading The Failure of Flacc
Recently we published a report on the living conditions of Radford Companies' tenants. We did so anonymously to protect the identity of the Sherman family and prevent retaliation from the slumlord. Yet Radford Companies property manager Tina managed to identify them: Radford Companies' property manager Tina claims the dilapidated unit isn't theirsThen they change their … Continue reading Radford Retaliates, Throws Family to the Curb
New River Tenants Union resolutely stands against the anti-poor measures brought forward by the Christiansburg Town Council to restrict halfways houses. These proposed measures are entirely a reaction to the fear of people in our community who are struggling the most. These measures send a message to the community and surrounding area that the Town … Continue reading Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance
As we told the community recently in 'Radford Companies At It Again' this local slumlord has been negligent towards their tenants, allowing water to leak for close to a year now at this particular tenant's dwelling. And as we mentioned last time the source of this leak was speculated by Radford Companies to be an … Continue reading There Is Power In A Union…
Since the public launch of the New River Tenants Union we have been receiving report after report from tenants of Radford Companies. It is common knowledge among anyone who has rented from them that they are a literal slumlord who has a track record of negligence, constantly in violation of the VRLTA. We are now … Continue reading Radford Companies At It Again…
New River Workers Power objects to the proposed amendments to the Blacksburg town codes which will restrict the right to free speech, including the right to assembly. These amendments will set a new legal precedent which will give the town government and police greater power to disrupt community members engaging in their rights to make … Continue reading Say “NO” To The Ban!
Recently the local SURJ [showing up for racial justice] chapter held a community meeting based around the threat of fascism and how to deal with it on the local level. These discussions and meetings have been happening everywhere since the notorious August 12th events in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is now more pressing than ever to … Continue reading Statement on the Recent “Hate in Public Space” Meeting
Ever since we've been alive we have been sold the idea that when it comes to politics we have only two options, the Democrats or the Republicans. Some phrase it as liberal versus conservative, no matter which way you wish to frame it, it all boils down to the same thing: we only have two options. But we are here to tell you this is a lie, when it comes to politics there are more than two options and there is more to political action than just voting.