Austin: MFP Celebrates Working Mother’s Day with Community Cook-Out

By Joan Hoch On Mother’s Day weekend, Popular Women’s Movement (PWM) held a community barbecue outside the Booker T. Washington Terrace Apartments to celebrate working mothers. “We are out here (…) to celebrate mother’s day, and working women not just here but all around the world,” a member of PWM told the gathering of women and children. Working mothers have been some of those hit … Continue reading Austin: MFP Celebrates Working Mother’s Day with Community Cook-Out

Austin: Mass Evictions at Mueller Flats Apartments

By Joan Hoch Numerous tenants at the Mueller Flats apartment complex in Austin were forced to leave their homes last Friday, with tenants scrambling to find housing and move their belongings late into the night. On April 30, at least eighteen tenants received emails or typed notices to vacate within a week, only weeks after tenants organized a protest against storm damage and unlivable conditions … Continue reading Austin: Mass Evictions at Mueller Flats Apartments

Video: Austin March Against Anti-Homeless Policies

Activists with Stop the Sweeps ATX and Little Petal Alliance held a March on Sunday, May 9 as part of their ongoing protest against the recently passed “Prop B” which reinstated a city-wide camping ban after being put to an electoral referendum. About 40 people marched, including activists and homeless people. After marching through downtown streets, the activists returned to City Hall where they have … Continue reading Video: Austin March Against Anti-Homeless Policies

Austin: Community Marches for Alex Gonzales Jr.

By Brian Martel On May 8, over a hundred people marched for Alex Gonzales Jr., and other victims of police violence through East Austin. Protesters demanded the conviction of officers Luis Serrato and Gabriel Gutierrez who murdered Alex Jr. The march started at the Huston-Tillotson University and finished at Chicano Park. “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Justice for Alex!” were chanted throughout the march. Onlookers … Continue reading Austin: Community Marches for Alex Gonzales Jr.

Austin: Activists Begin Tent Occupation at City Hall in Protest of Homeless Camping Ban

By Josefina Morales On May 3, activists and homeless protesters established a tent occupation on the plaza in front of Austin City Hall in protest of the electoral passage of Proposition B, which reinstated a previous ban on public camping in Travis County. The reinstatement of the camping ban will place further hardship on the homeless in Austin area, who are already criminalized under capitalist … Continue reading Austin: Activists Begin Tent Occupation at City Hall in Protest of Homeless Camping Ban

Video: 2021 International Workers’ Day March in Austin

This year’s International Workers’ Day march in Austin raised the red flag with a combative march in the streets of downtown, resisting police repression, taking nine arrests, and enduring through heavy storm conditions. Read our full coverage of the International Workers’ Day march in Austin here – Austin: Revolutionaries Celebrate May Day with Combative March, Clash with Police Read our worldwide coverage of May Day … Continue reading Video: 2021 International Workers’ Day March in Austin

Austin: Revolutionaries Celebrate May Day with Combative March, Clash with Police

By the Editorial Board With militant determination against violent police repression, through thunder and rain, revolutionaries and community members marched combatively through the streets of downtown Austin in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, honoring the struggle of the international proletariat on the most important holiday of our class. Although nine marchers were arrested, eight of them after a melee broke out with … Continue reading Austin: Revolutionaries Celebrate May Day with Combative March, Clash with Police

Austin: Footage of Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder Disproves Police Narrative

By Brian Martel On April 28, Austin Police Department (APD) released body cam footage of the murder of Alex Gonzales Jr. The footage, which doesn’t support APD’s claims that Alex posed a threat, was released after being delayed for nearly two months. Gonzales was murdered by APD on January 5, first shot by off-duty officer Gabriel Gutierrez, and then killed by Luis Serrato after Gutierrez … Continue reading Austin: Footage of Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder Disproves Police Narrative

Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

By Taylor Jenson Students and their supporters rallied on campus at the University of Texas in Austin (UT) on Tuesday to continue their struggle against the $8 million deal between the school and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) to create a new satellite police office at Walter Web Hall. The student group hosting the event, Cops Off Campus, led a short march to … Continue reading Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

Austin: Politicians Organize ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Rally, Anti-Imperialists Challenge Reformism

By Josefina Morales On April 17, a coalition of reformist and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Austin chapter held a rally and vigil at Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin to condemn anti-Asian racism. Following the official event, Asian anti-imperialist activists in attendance held an impromptu speakout which criticized the electoralist and reform-focused politics of the ruling-class representatives who had … Continue reading Austin: Politicians Organize ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Rally, Anti-Imperialists Challenge Reformism