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
Photo: Protesters rally outside the Texas State Capitol against the reactionary Indian government’s recent anti-Muslim immigration laws By Mike Talavera On Sunday, a few hundred people gathered at the Texas State Capitol to support the protests throughout India against the recent anti-immigrant legislation targeting Muslims. The Citizen Amendment Act (CAA), passed in Indian parliament on December 11, targets Muslim immigrants and refugees by excluding them … Continue reading AUSTIN: Demonstration at Capitol Calls for Solidarity with India Protests
Photo: Incendiary supporters agitate and distribute print issues in Austin (left), Los Angeles (Center), and Charlotte (Right). By Mike Talavera In the past few months, Incendiary support committees have sprung up around the country to distribute print issues and agitate around the stories of the day with revolutionary slogans. Through a combination of soapboxing, one-on-one conversations, and group discussions, these supporters have expounded on published … Continue reading Incendiary Supporters Distribute Print Issues, Agitate for Revolution
The above video showcases speeches from the night of Veneranda Martinez’s vigil in Montopolis. A working mother of three, Veneranda was killed by her estranged husband recently after repeatedly having called for police protection to no avail; her funeral was Thursday morning. During these speeches, the officiating priest and nonprofit representatives made calls for peace and respecting the authority of the police, whereas representatives from … Continue reading VIDEO: Speeches at Vigil for Veneranda Martinez in Austin