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
Virginians have been pouring out to county meetings across the state to demand local municipalities establish second amendment sanctuaries in response to proposed gun control measures from state Democrats. “the school shootings and the attending meaningless discussions about gun ownership are a distraction from the real problem. And that problem is a complex one having … Continue reading Guns N’ Poses
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
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
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
Arriving to Charleston, West Virginia via 77W, winding and snaking along the Kanawha River, the first thing you notice is the Gold Domed Capitol Building shining in the distance above the surrounding buildings and houses. A gold leaf, gold domed shrine to corruption and party politics. A temple commanded by the god of cash, coal … Continue reading Reportback From The WVA Teachers Strike
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.