Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

By Josefina Morales On May 29, activists and community members commemorated the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd as well as the massive wave of rebellion and protest sparked by his killing, known as the May Uprisings, by marching through the streets of downtown Austin and rallying at the Texas Capitol. Demonstrators also honored both Alex Gonzales Jr., who was murdered by … Continue reading Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

By Roger Kuessey Last week, activists rebuilt Garrett Foster’s memorial on the corner of 4th St. and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, at the site where Garrett was murdered by active-duty US Army sergeant Daniel Perry in July of last year during a protest for Black lives during the summer of uprisings. Following Garrett’s murder on July 25, activists and supporters continued to maintain and … Continue reading Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

By Brian Martel On Monday April 5, activists rebuilt Alexander Gonzales Jr.’s memorial after it was completely removed by an unknown person last month. Towards the end of the event, activists were attacked by a violent antagonist, who they repelled after he assaulted attendees. Shortly after Alex Jr. was killed by Austin Police Department, a memorial was created at the site of his murder and … Continue reading Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

Austin: Families of Victims of Police, Reactionary Violence Fight for People’s Justice, Face Further Assaults During March

By Josefina Morales, with contributions from David Martinez On Monday morning, the families of Alex Gonzales Jr. and Garrett Foster held a press conference to raise the demands for People’s Justice for their loved ones, followed by a five-mile march from the Riverside neighborhood to the site of Garrett’s murder by a reactionary in downtown Austin. During the march, the group fended off an attack … Continue reading Austin: Families of Victims of Police, Reactionary Violence Fight for People’s Justice, Face Further Assaults During March

Austin: Police Attack Wife of Garrett Foster at his Memorial

By the Editorial Board During a march in honor of Garrett Foster, an activist killed in the summer uprisings by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry, the Austin Police Department attacked his widow, Whitney, at the site of where Garrett was gunned down in downtown Austin. Whitney is a community activist who has taken up the fight for justice for Garrett, as well as continuing her … Continue reading Austin: Police Attack Wife of Garrett Foster at his Memorial

Austin: Garrett Foster’s Family Honors Him on His Birthday, His Killer Still Walks Free

Photos by Garrett’s father Steve and his wife Paddy By Mike Talavera The family of Garrett Foster, a servant of the people and defender of Black lives, commemorated him this past Friday on what would have been his 29th birthday. His mother, Sheila, inspired by the prior activist work of her son, coordinated donations of dozens of blankets for the homeless in the downtown Austin … Continue reading Austin: Garrett Foster’s Family Honors Him on His Birthday, His Killer Still Walks Free

Austin: Community Commemorates Anniversary of Police Murder of Mike Ramos, Livestreamer Assaults Attendees

By Dmitri Sans Last Saturday, a small crowd gathered at the end of Pleasant Valley Rd. in southeast Austin, near where Austin police had ambushed and murdered Mike Ramos just six months prior. A large banner was posted on the stone wall near the street to honor Mike Ramos and Garrett Foster, the fighter for Black lives who was killed in July by US Army … Continue reading Austin: Community Commemorates Anniversary of Police Murder of Mike Ramos, Livestreamer Assaults Attendees

Daniel Perry’s Anti-Social Past

By Mike Talavera Since US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry was exposed as the murderer of anti-racist activist Garrett Foster, former classmates and fellow soldiers of Perry’s have come forward with details of his racist and anti-social past. Desera, Perry’s former classmate, trained with him in the ROTC program at R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. During this time, Perry regularly used racial slurs … Continue reading Daniel Perry’s Anti-Social Past

San Antonio: Activists Hold Vigil for Garrett Foster

By David Martinez On the evening of August 5, activists in San Antonio held a vigil for Garrett Foster, who was murdered by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry in Austin on July 25. With a crowd of about a hundred in attendance, organizers gave speeches in his memory, including multiple activists visiting from Austin who had marched alongside Garrett. As people began to gather, candles … Continue reading San Antonio: Activists Hold Vigil for Garrett Foster

Austin: Protest Honors Fallen Comrade Garrett Foster by Taking Over Highway

By Mike Talavera A protest honoring Garrett Foster, organized by the Mike Ramos Brigade, marched from his memorial in downtown Austin to Interstate-35 on Saturday, shutting traffic down. The takeover of the highway was a win for the people and a loss for the police, who have made a point of defending the city’s main artery against protesters since the resurgence of the movement for … Continue reading Austin: Protest Honors Fallen Comrade Garrett Foster by Taking Over Highway