Photo: Current Jumpolin Piñata Store location at 2605 E Cesar Chavez in East Austin. By Mike Talavera The Jumpolin Piñata Store, a staple of the East Austin community for over 10 years, announced the closure of its storefront this morning. The statement posted to social media was signed by the owners, the Lejarazu family, and unapologetically blamed gentrification for the store’s demise. Despite the sad … Continue reading AUSTIN: Jumpolin Party Shop Announces Closure of Storefront, Issues Call to Resist Gentrification
By the Incendiary Editorial Board Revolutionaries in Austin initiated a boycott campaign against the 2020 US elections in a dramatic way, egging a local politician, Heidi Sloan, part of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), who is running for a congressional House district. The Austin DSA is known for formerly having police union organizers in leadership, co-opting the people’s struggles, and has also protected fascists … Continue reading Egging On The 2020 Election Boycott
A still from a video of DSA Congressional Candidate, Heidi Sloan, being paintbombed by revolutionaries Read the Editorial “Egging On the 2020 Election Boycott” for more information on the Election Boycott Campaign By Phillip Grove Heidi Sloan, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) US House candidate for the 25th congressional district, was ambushed by a small group of revolutionaries as she left a DSA meetup … Continue reading AUSTIN: Election Boycott Initiated by Paintbombing Politician, Confronting Outreach Event
Photo: Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest an event at the Blanton Art Museum in November 2019 By David Martinez Two months after an anti-gentrification action at the Blanton Art Museum in November 2019, the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) is pressing charges of trespassing and meeting disruption against two activists. The charges are a clear attempt to intimidate political activity on campus and across Austin, especially … Continue reading AUSTIN: University of Texas Police Press Charges Against Activists Two Months After Protest
By Jakob Stein This morning, graffiti reading “No War With Iran, Death To US Imperialism” along with a hammer and sickle, was seen on a construction wall at the intersection of MLK Blvd and Congress Ave, near the Texas State Capitol and University of Texas Campus. By midday, it had already been covered up, leaving non-political graffiti nearby untouched. “Death to US Imperialism” seems to … Continue reading AUSTIN: “No War With Iran, Death to US Imperialism” Graffiti on Congress Ave.
Video still: Texas Nomad, Christopher Ritchie, is protected by Texas State troopers as he is confronted by attendees By David Martinez Last night, at an anti-war rally organized by the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the Texas capitol in response to tensions with Iran, antifascist community members in attendance confronted the Texas Nomads, a fascist, civic nationalist group who had … Continue reading AUSTIN: DSA Allows Fascists at Anti-War Rally, Drowns Out Antifascists Instead
Photo: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine By Manuela Smith For the first time since 1999, Travis County, which includes Austin, Texas and surrounding suburbs, has had a confirmed case of measles. The patient, who became ill on December 14, had visited several Austin-area restaurants and stores since contracting the disease in Europe in late November, prompting fears of a major outbreak. Even before this confirmed … Continue reading AUSTIN: First Measles Case in 20 Years Opens the Door for Reactionary Conspiracy Theorists