Austin: Protesters Disrupt Zionist Meeting on UT Campus

By Josefina Morales On September 30, activists and supporters of the local chapter of Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) held an action on the University of Texas campus, disrupting a pro-Israel meeting on the topic of “Israeli intelligence” led by speaker Itai Shapira. Itai Shapira worked for the Israeli Defense Intelligence in a variety of high-profile positions over … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Disrupt Zionist Meeting on UT Campus

Austin: Seven Years, No Trial— Protesters Advance Struggle of Marvin Guy

By Michael Nolan A march held in support of Marvin Guy, an innocent man imprisoned without trial for seven years, convened at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Saturday. The protest was led by the Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club (EGPGC), a Black self-defense organization, marching in formation with rifles and body armor, followed by the family and supporters of Guy, the legal advocacy non-profit Grassroots Law … Continue reading Austin: Seven Years, No Trial— Protesters Advance Struggle of Marvin Guy

Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

By Michael Nolan On Monday, it was revealed that 202 unique external use-of-force complaints against Austin Police Department (APD) during the May Uprisings last year were largely dismissed without investigation. During the massive, combative protests that occurred on May 30-31, APD beat, teargassed, and shot rubber bullets indiscriminately at protesters. APD’s brutality sent at least 19 protesters to Dell Medical Center, and in the most … Continue reading Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor, Killer of Mike Ramos, Indicted For Second Murder

By Brian Martel Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer charged with murdering Mike Ramos in April 2020, was also charged this past week for his July 2019 killing of Dr. Mauris DeSilva. The other officer involved in the shooting, Karl Krycia, also faces murder charges. DeSilva was a neuroscientist and doctor of biomedical engineering, who for unknown reasons began experiencing chronic, severe mental breakdowns. In … Continue reading Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor, Killer of Mike Ramos, Indicted For Second Murder

Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

By Josefina Morales Undeterred by scattered thunderstorms, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., as well as their supporters and activists, gathered on Monday evening to commemorate what would have been Gonzales’s 28th birthday, celebrating his memory and calling for the arrest and conviction of the police who murdered him. On January 5, Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato shot and killed Gonzales as … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

Austin: Energy Monopolies Responsible for Winter Storm Failures Flood Politicians with Cash

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore By Sandra Harris After the Texas Legislature failed to deliver any major reforms to the industry at fault for the collapse of Texas’s power grid during the winter storm earlier this year, top politicians received significant increases in donations to their campaigns from energy monopolies and their executives. Monopoly media outlets revealed this week that in some instances, the energy industry … Continue reading Austin: Energy Monopolies Responsible for Winter Storm Failures Flood Politicians with Cash

Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

By Josefina Morales On July 25, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Garrett Foster, supporters of the movement for Black lives marched in his memory, calling for the conviction of his killer and for the advancement of his fight in service of the people. Foster, 28, was killed by Daniel Perry, a reactionary active-duty US Army sergeant who drove into a crowd of protesters … Continue reading Austin: March in Honor of Garrett Foster on Anniversary of His Murder

Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Garrett Foster was murdered by reactionary US Army sergeant Daniel Perry on July 25, 2020, while defending a march for Black lives in Austin, Texas. Foster’s death has resonated with revolutionaries around the US—the example he set by putting his life on the line and making the ultimate sacrifice for the people is something that lives on far beyond his last heartbeat. The following is a … Continue reading Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Week in Struggle: July 23-29

India Three actions against enemies of the Indian people were carried out by suspected members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). There are no reports of fatalities or injuries of PLGA forces regarding the three actions. On July 25, a battle ensued between reactionary security forces of the old Indian state and suspected PLGA members. Reporting … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 23-29

One Year Later, Garrett Foster Lives Forever in the Struggle

By the Editorial Board One year ago on July 25, 2020, Garrett Foster, a servant of the people and defender of Black lives, was murdered in the streets of Austin for standing up to a reactionary during a protest in the wake of the May Uprisings, defending the people and the movement that he believed in. His absence is an immense loss, but what cannot … Continue reading One Year Later, Garrett Foster Lives Forever in the Struggle