Sally Hudson

Protesters at a Richmond rally hold signs demanding the removal of Confederate statues. Photo: Eze Amos

A change is gonna come: New Democratic government has big plans, big challenges ahead

“No pipeline.” “Climate action now.” “That awkward moment when you burn your own planet.” On December 6, a crowd of about 70 sign-carrying protesters gathered at Charlottesville’s Free Speech wall to demand the city and state government take immediate action against climate change. Carrying their handmade posters, musical instruments, and reusable water bottles, the activists […]

Wes Bellamy speaks at the Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign press conference. Photo: John Robinson

‘Put up or shut up’: New organization will lobby Democratic legislators for statue removal

The campaign to take down Charlottesville’s statues of Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee has taken on a new tenor with the election of a Democrat-majority government in Virginia. The Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign, a new organization dedicated to removal of the statues, launched with a press conference at the Free Speech Wall […]