Austin: Police Assault Protesters, Showing Bias for Fascist Provocateurs

by Mike Talavera Last Saturday, Austin police retaliated against a group of protesters who had successfully thwarted a fascist-led pro-police rally, arresting several and pinning one young man face down on the ground and repeatedly punching him. The crackdown came after two men, one the son of a police officer and the other a former or part-time police officer, tried to ram their vehicles through … Continue reading Austin: Police Assault Protesters, Showing Bias for Fascist Provocateurs

Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

By Jakob Stein On June 28 the fascist media outlet Infowars, led by its owner and lead radio host Alex Jones, hosted an anti-mask rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event drew approximately 150 American flag-waving, MAGA hat-wearing reactionaries who chanted the slogan “We can’t breathe,” in a racist mockery of the words which have been a rallying cry for the movement for … Continue reading Opinion: Infowars and Other Reactionaries Spread Dangerous Anti-Mask Hysteria

Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror

By Mike Talavera The Committee to Support the People’s Struggle in Brazil gave a presentation on June 18 in Rosewood Park in Austin which highlighted resistance to police oppression in the favelas (slums) of Brazil’s major cities and connected it to the recent protests in the US. The event was carried out in the internationalist spirit of supporting resistance to the Brazilian state and ruling … Continue reading Austin: Presentation Builds International Solidarity in People’s Resistance to Police Terror

Opinion: Austin to Let Landlords Loose on Tenants in Eviction Frenzy

By Edwin Pierce Texas state and local government have always cared for landowners, private businesses, and the rich, while neglecting and even brutalizing the poor and working class. Since the lockdown of the Texas economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state has shown only meager compassion to the masses who are most vulnerable to the crisis – which the national U.S. government failed to … Continue reading Opinion: Austin to Let Landlords Loose on Tenants in Eviction Frenzy

Austin: Protesters Take Down and Burn US, Texas Flags from Police Headquarters

By Mike Talavera On June 19, protesters in Austin marked the historic date of the emancipation of slaves in Texas with anti-imperialist defiance by pulling down the United States and Texas flags from the poles in front of Austin Police Headquarters and burning them on the street. In place of the symbols of imperialism and racism, the Transgender rights flag was raised in front of … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Take Down and Burn US, Texas Flags from Police Headquarters

Austin: Family of Enrique Quiroz Calls for Transparency and Justice after Police Murder

by Brian Martel On March 31, Enrique Quiroz, died after being arrested, tased, and brutalized by police in southeast Austin. Since then his family has been fighting to gain clarity on his death and calling for the community to organize against police violence. On the day of his death, Enrique’s wife called the police on him for a trespassing violation, saying he was acting strange. … Continue reading Austin: Family of Enrique Quiroz Calls for Transparency and Justice after Police Murder

Opinion: Newly-Formed JUST America Criminalizes ‘Aggressive’ Protesters, Praises Cops, Hugs Boogaloo Boys

PHOTO: Eric Brown (at Mic), Michael Burnett (on Right), at JUST America press conference with APD By David Martinez JUST America, a brand new organization in Austin that has arisen in the national uprising against police brutality, has built its young reputation on collaborating with the Austin Police Department in press conferences, vilifying combative protesters, and displaying questionable associations with right-wing extremists such as the … Continue reading Opinion: Newly-Formed JUST America Criminalizes ‘Aggressive’ Protesters, Praises Cops, Hugs Boogaloo Boys

Austin: Police ‘Thank You Cards’ Stunt Invites Mockery, Shows Desperation

By Kyle Rosse It seems like the world is caving in on the Austin Police Department. Calls have amplified for police chief Brian Manley to resign, APD headquarters has been besieged by protests for nearly two weeks, and the crimes of Austin Police, including the April murder of Mike Ramos, have been widely circulated to a national audience. With all this deserved anger coming their … Continue reading Austin: Police ‘Thank You Cards’ Stunt Invites Mockery, Shows Desperation

Austin: Protests Against Police Continue to Apply Pressure

By Kyle Rosse In their second week, the Austin protests in solidarity with the people of Minneapolis against the police murder of George Floyd have continued to surround APD headquarters and repeatedly disrupt traffic downtown and on I-35, the highway that connects Austin to Minneapolis which runs like a scar through the cities. Police have been forced to fortify their position due to the constant … Continue reading Austin: Protests Against Police Continue to Apply Pressure

Feds Carry Out Witchhunt Against Police Brutality Protesters in Austin, Three Arrests

PHOTO: An unknown protester fearlessly confronts a DPS Trooper during Austin uprising. By Keith Connor The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is working with the Austin Police Department to target and arrest those they deemed as “extremists,” following the expropriation of a Target store during a protest against police brutality, according to the Austin American Statesman, a ruling class owned newspaper. The embarrassed authorities are … Continue reading Feds Carry Out Witchhunt Against Police Brutality Protesters in Austin, Three Arrests