AUSTIN: Planning Commission Recommends Domain On Riverside Amid Protests

By Jamie Haynes The Austin City Council chambers were filled Tuesday night for the planning commission’s “public” meeting; in addition to community advocates and lawyers in expensive suits, supporters of revolutionary organization Defend Our Hoodz (DOH) made their presence known. As the meeting began, four community members unfurled color posters featuring: Michael Wheelan (Presidium Group lawyer), Fayez Kazi (Planning Commission Chair and founder of Civiltude), … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Recommends Domain On Riverside Amid Protests

AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

By Dylan Dissenso At the upcoming planning commission hearing on Tuesday, newly-elected commission chair Fayez Kazi and his colleagues will likely decide whether or not to recommend the “Domain on Riverside” application, a proposal to remake the Ballpark, Town Lake, and Quad apartment complexes on East Riverside into a yuppie wonderland of luxury condos and high-end retail. While the hearing is public, the dealings behind … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

AUSTIN: Opinion Editorial on ATX Resistance Action and Bad Antifascism

By Ed Dalton Editor’s note: The cover photo is from an upcoming counter protest by “ATX Resistance Action” at Leander Public Library. There are certain rules to antifascist work which should be observed by the serious left, which are no platform for fascists, no debating fascists, and no working with the police. Much has already been said about the organization “ATX Resistance Action” but their … Continue reading AUSTIN: Opinion Editorial on ATX Resistance Action and Bad Antifascism

AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

By Dmitri Sans On Thursday night, Empire Control Room & Garage hosted a benefit show for workers at neighboring venue Beerland in downtown Austin, raising $6,063 for their support fund. Beerland workers went on strike two weeks ago to protest bounced paychecks and the failure of former owner Richard Lynn to stock the venue with necessary supplies. Featured bands included Octopus Project, Broken Gold, USA/Mexico, … Continue reading AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

AUSTIN: Opinion Editorial on Racist Monuments and their Recent Vandalism

By Ed Dalton The vandalism, more aptly understood as an act of protest, a redecoration of the confederate monument on the grounds of the state capitol has sparked some discussion in the bourgeois media. Starting with the opinion which is most favorable to oppressed nations and minorities, we must examine the views of NGO leader Chas Moore who states that, “I think the vandalism, while … Continue reading AUSTIN: Opinion Editorial on Racist Monuments and their Recent Vandalism

AUSTIN: “Racists” Painted on Confederate Monument

By Mike Talavera Last Sunday morning, a Texas state trooper found red paint splattered on the Confederate Soldiers Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, with the word “Racists” spelled out on the base. The reactionary statue, built in 1903, features Confederate president Jefferson Davis surrounded by Confederate military personnel. Incidents like the 2015 murder of Freddie Gray, Jr. by Baltimore Police and the Charleston … Continue reading AUSTIN: “Racists” Painted on Confederate Monument

AUSTIN: Antifascists Vandalize Home of Texas Nomad-Fascist Christopher Ritchie

By Mike Talavera This morning, Texas Nomad Christopher Ritchie, a participant in the infamous 2017 Charlottesville white supremacist violence, posted a live video of his apartment which had been covered in red paint. On the sidewalk in front of his window, the words “Get the Fuck Out” were written in red with a hammer and sickle. “[Antifascists] are getting more radical in this town,” Ritchie … Continue reading AUSTIN: Antifascists Vandalize Home of Texas Nomad-Fascist Christopher Ritchie