Houston Antifascists Organize Home Demonstration

By Ed Dalton On Saturday, approximately twenty-five antifascists from three Texas cities descended on the home of known fascist Paul Joseph Preston. The activists taped flyers to the door of the fascist, who was not home at this point. Houston Police Department responded to the scene shortly before Preston returned home. Upon returning, Preston tried to egress without being recognized but was followed by antifascists. … Continue reading Houston Antifascists Organize Home Demonstration

BAYTOWN: Unarmed Woman Murdered by Police Moments After Yelling “I’m Pregnant!”

By Jennifer Kelly Monday night an unarmed black woman was murdered outside of her apartment by a Baytown police officer outside of Houston, TX. Video surfaced of the officer harassing Pamela Turner (45), tasing her, throwing her to the ground, and finally shooting her five times. In the video she can be heard yelling “I’m walking to my apartment, you are harassing me” and “Why, … Continue reading BAYTOWN: Unarmed Woman Murdered by Police Moments After Yelling “I’m Pregnant!”

May Day Across the US

Edited by Mike Talavera, with contributions from Gabriel Roshan, Jennifer Kelly, and Jenna Humphrey In addition to the May Day marches in Austin and Los Angeles, many other cities celebrated International Workers’ Day last Wednesday. These modest but militant marches, actions, and performances demonstrate a clear break from the mainstream US left that has neglected the workers’ holiday for years. These examples show signs of … Continue reading May Day Across the US

HOUSTON: Activists Agitate Against O’Rourke Rally

By Jennifer Kelly Robert Francis O’Rourke staged a rally in Houston at the Texas Southern University campus in the Third Ward (a working class, majority Black neighborhood) as the second leg of his Texas tour in his presidential campaign. Local activists agitated outside of the rally. They unfurled a banner and passed out leaflets explaining their opposition to O’Rourke and to bourgeois elections generally. Several … Continue reading HOUSTON: Activists Agitate Against O’Rourke Rally

HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

By Jennifer Kelly On February 14, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he would be allowing nonprofit Southwest Key to open a detention center in East Downtown. The decision comes as a result of Southwest Key having changed their proposed use from a long-term detention center for immigrant children aged 0-17 (which would have been the first such facility in the country) to a detention center … Continue reading HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists

By Jennifer Kelly  On January 28, the Houston Police Department broke into the residence of Dennis Tuttle (59) and Rhogena Nicholas (58) in plain clothes to serve a “no-knock” warrant for suspected dealing of heroin, shooting their dog immediately upon entry. Tuttle responded to this home invasion by drawing a .357 magnum revolver and returning fire. By the end of the brief fire fight, four … Continue reading HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists