AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, picketers descended on the opening event of the Riverside Arts District in southeast Austin, Texas, causing a disruption that culminated in a brawl with one protester being arrested. The big tent art exhibition hosted by nonprofits Almost Real Things and Pump Project was held across the street from the Ballpark, Quad, and Town Lake apartments currently under threat of being … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

By Ed Dalton On November 10, MonkeyWrench Books (MWB) of Austin, Texas had its windows smashed out, a rerun of when its storefront was battered by local reactionaries in the early 2000s. In a statement published on Facebook today, the bookstore insinuated that Nazis were responsible for the action, but no fascist organization has yet taken credit. “This morning we discovered that our window had … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

AUSTIN: Proposition A and How Capitalism Always Wins When You Play Its Game

By Ed Dalton Collaboration with the ruling class will never produce social benefits, wage increases, or affordable housing, even on the city government level. There are many who still believe that the cost of housing will improve in Austin by voting for Prop-A, a measure on the city ballot during this year’s midterm elections, yet every single time the city has been entrusted with money … Continue reading AUSTIN: Proposition A and How Capitalism Always Wins When You Play Its Game

US: Election Boycott Ramps Up as Early Voting Begins

By Mike Talavera Early voting for the midterm elections began this week in the United States in a lead up to November 6, official voting day. As bourgeois politicians hurriedly make their false promises in an attempt to fool more people into voting, militants across the country have taken up an unprecedented election boycott campaign. Whether it’s online or on the street, the average working … Continue reading US: Election Boycott Ramps Up as Early Voting Begins

AUSTIN: Gentrifying Business Stickered on Three Year Anniversary of Crossing Community Boycott

By Dmitri Sans On Saturday during a community picket of gentrifying business Blue Cat Cafe in East Austin, masked protesters covered the windows of the storefront and adjacent food truck with stickers that read “Love Cats / Hate Nazis / Boycott Blue Cat Cafe.” The protest was called to condemn the cafe’s three year anniversary and its decision to cross the community boycott of F&F … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifying Business Stickered on Three Year Anniversary of Crossing Community Boycott

AUSTIN: Kavanaugh Defenders Overwhelmed By Student Demonstrators

By Mike Talavera Tuesday afternoon, nearly a hundred students on UT campus surrounded, berated, and kicked out a handful of students defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One counter protester ripped a sign which read “Kavanaugh did nothing wrong” out of the hands of one of the Kavanaugh defenders and ripped it to pieces, while another swiped a “Make America Great Again” hat from one … Continue reading AUSTIN: Kavanaugh Defenders Overwhelmed By Student Demonstrators

Southwest Key Senior Staff Attacks Peaceful Protester

By Dmitri Sans Saturday afternoon at a protest of child-detaining nonprofit Southwest Key, Vice President of Educational Services Salvador Cavazos grabbed one of the younger demonstrators, ripped the phone out of the person’s hands, and threw it into the parking lot. The altercation ensued following an attempt by protesters, led by community organization Frente de Liberación Inmigrante, to enter the public fundraiser Annual Arts Kaleidoscope hosted … Continue reading Southwest Key Senior Staff Attacks Peaceful Protester