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C’Ville Interim City Manager Punishes Community by Shutting Down Public Venues on August 12: Statements from BLM C’Ville

This piece, which calls out the City for punishing families and community members by closing public facilities on the weekend of August 12, was submitted by Black Lives Matter Charlottesville. Just-hired interim City Manager Mike Murphy shows a lack of leadership by closing all city parks and the Saturday City Market for the anniversary weekend …

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Unite the Right Facebook Posts Link Organizers to Violent Atomwaffen Division

MAJOR CONTENT WARNING for: online discussion between neo-Nazis that includes threats of violence, slurs, anti-Semitic language, reference to Unite the Right rally. An anonymous community member submitted to Solidarity Cville these 17 pages of Facebook screenshots that document neo-Nazis discussing their plans for August 12, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally. …

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“A Year Ago…”: Statement at the Festival of Cultures a year since May 13, 2017

Here is the text of a flier that was distributed earlier today by anti-racist community members visiting Charlottesville’s Festival of Cultures in Washington Park. We share their message and honor all who have been defending Charlottesville in the past year and before. A YEAR AGO… About 50 white supremacists converged, unannounced, at Justice Park, two blocks away …

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Week-in-Review: May 2-8, 2018

Nazis Go Home! (or straight to jail) Wednesday, May 2 UVA Students United hosted a “sullied” historical tour of the University, concurrent with events lauding President Teresa Sullivan’s ending-soon-but-not-soon-enough tenure. Alex Ramos’ 2-day jury trial for the malicious wounding of Deandre Harris began at Charlottesville Circuit Court. All love, rage & solidarity to Maya Little, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill …

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Week-in-Review: April 25-May 1, 2018

FIND SAGE SMITH Wednesday, April 25 UVA Police issued a new trespass policy, presumably in response to last week’s student town hall following Jason Kessler’s appearance at the UVA Law School Library on April 18th. The Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler returned to the Law Library for the second time in a week, creating the same disruption and response from …

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Corey Long Did Nothing Wrong

Here’s what’s at stake in Corey’s Case — Tuesday April 17 It was August 12, 2018 and hundreds of white nationalist fascists descended upon downtown Charlottesville in an attack they named Unite the Right. Many of the fascists carried guns, shields, and other weapons, and were covered in racist symbols. Hundreds of Charlottesville community members and our …

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Charlottesville’s #DropTheCharges Campaign has Roots in the Civil Rights Era

The charges that Corey Long and Donald Blakney face for defending our community against white supremacists on August 12 are part of a long, local history of racists using the State to stamp down anti-racist activism. On May 30th, 1963, a small group of black Charlottesville residents, joined by white anti-racists, were on the fourth day …

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#DropEmCville: Community calls on Joe Platania to Drop The Charges against Corey Long and Donald Blakney

The organizers of the Drop The Charges campaign released the following statement: On Friday, March 16, 2018, we were overjoyed and relieved that the General District Court acquitted DeAndre Harris of all charges related to his showing up in the face of white supremacist violence on August 12, 2017. As was established in court, DeAndre “did nothing …

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DeAndre Harris found Not Guilty — statement from Charlottesville organizers

This young black man beaten by white supremacists on August 12 should never have been charged with a crime in the first place. See coverage from The Root, Al Jazeera, and Solidarity Cville for background information on this case and the ongoing community support for DeAndre. Statement from the Organizers of the Drop The Charges Campaign DeAndre Harris’ acquittal today …

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