By Serena Ayers On January 9, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) released the names of 17 faculty and staff who had violated the school’s sexual misconduct policies since November 2017 despite previous claims that they would withhold them. UT is expected to host a forum with its President Gregory Fenves on the topic of sexual misconduct on January 27. UT originally promised to … Continue reading AUSTIN: University of Texas Releases List of Sexual Misconduct Violations
Photo: Former Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen gives speech next to section of the border fence last October. By Thomas Lambert On January 8, US Court of Appeals overruled an injunction that had been in place since December of last year preventing the Trump administration’s use of $3.6 Billion of military funds to construct new border fencing along the US-Mexico border. The Western District … Continue reading Court Lifts Injunction Against $3.6 Billion of Military Funds for Border Wall
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.
Photo: Still image from the Church of Christ depicting the moment a church security volunteer shot a would-be mass shooter during Sunday service outside of Fort Worth, Texas By David Martinez This past Sunday, a man opened fire at the Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas outside of Fort Worth, killing two parishioners before being quickly shot in the head by a member of … Continue reading FORT WORTH: Church Shooter Kills Two, Shot by Volunteer Security
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: A presenter discusses Comrade Cecilia Hidalgo, an Ecuadorian revolutionary who led the National Health Workers Union in the 1990’s and helped bring militancy back into the workers’ movement By Dmitri Sans On Monday, revolutionary organizations gave presentations on the lives of Brazilian Communist Sandra Lima and other women revolutionaries from Latin America. The lecture was co-hosted by Popular Women’s Movement-Movimiento Femenino Popular (PWM) and … Continue reading AUSTIN: Sandra Lima, Latin American Revolutionary Women Honored at Lecture