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
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
Our first screening of the Do Not Resist documentary was a success. There may have not been as large of turnout as we and other attendees hoped for, but everything in the beginning starts small. What is moreso important for us, and all who fight against oppression, is the qualitative factor. It is in this … Continue reading Do Not Resist – Christiansburg Reportback