Charlottesville activists respond to Unite the Right 2 rally

aug. 12On Sunday, the organizers of last year’s deadly white supremacist attack on Charlottesville will attempt a rally in Washington, D.C.’s, Lafayette Park, directly across the street from the White House.

Ahead of the weekend, Black Lives Matter Charlottesville, Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Congregate Charlottesville, and UVA Students United have issued the following statement:

“Our lives forever changed the weekend of August 12, 2017. Last year our community came together with fierce love to confront violent white supremacist fascists who terrorized us and murdered one of our own. This year, we continue to come together in Charlottesville to collectively mourn the events of last August 12th and to honor this community’s resilience against white supremacy, long before A12 and after. We send solidarity and love to the anti-racist community members of Washington, DC who will face these same fascists.

“Last year, Heather Heyer’s life was stolen, dozens were injured, hundreds were traumatized, and thousands were terrorized as white supremacists from our city and yours attacked us. This year we support DC community defenders in calling for nothing short of a complete shutdown of the ‘Unite the Right 2’ white supremacist event to provide no platform to the inherent violence of a white supremacist fascist agenda.

We see direct connections among white supremacist fascists rallying this weekend, the Trump administration which has recently emboldened those very white supremacists, and the long legacy of white supremacist terror through settler colonialism, slavery, lynching, segregation, police brutality and mass incarceration. We call on communities across America to rectify the deep history of racism that generates this latest wave of fascist terror.”

Books from AFP

2018-19 UVA Basketball Preview: Just $1.99 on Amazon!

UVA Basketball finished the 2017-18 season ranked at the top of the national polls. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offers his insight and analysis on the 2018-19 'Hoos, breaking down the roster, the legacy of coach Tony Bennett, and how the loss to UMBC could fuel a run through March Madness next spring.

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever: Just $3.49 on Amazon!

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and The Rock 'n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Mad About U: History of University Hall available on Amazon for just $5.99!

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall is a comprehensive book covering the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. Join us as we look back at the memories from more than 40 years in U Hall.


News From Around the Web


Shop Google



Comment