We sat down recently with two Chinese graduate students, Liu and Joey, who are both pursuing their doctorates at Virginia Tech. We took this opportunity to discuss the situation between Chinese and US workers and our collective struggle which finds us at odds with our respective governments. NRWP: For folks who are unfamiliar with Chinese … Continue reading Working Class Internationalism: An Interview Between Local US and Chinese Workers
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
Recently our members volunteered at a local church for its program to shelter homeless men during the winter season. This program is funded by several NGOs on a local and federal level in partnership with local churches. It keeps homeless men from being exposed to the elements. Volunteers assemble some cots, make a meal, and … Continue reading Homeless in the New River Valley
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!
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.