Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

By Cesar Lozano On Friday October 2, the Mike Ramos Brigade hosted a presentation on the 2014-2015 Ferguson and Baltimore uprisings, summarizing the lessons learned and how they apply to the current fight for Black lives. Nearly 100 people attended and enjoyed food and music in addition to the lecture. The presentation highlighted the rebellion of the masses in Ferguson after the police murder of … Continue reading Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

By Mike Talavera On Wednesday, the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that no Louisville police would be indicted for the murder of Breonna Taylor, the Black worker who was killed in March. The grand jury only indicted former officer Brett Hankison for “wanton endangerment” for firing 10 shots into Breonna’s apartment after police used a battering ram to break down her door in the … Continue reading The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

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

Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021

By David Martinez On Wednesday afternoon, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she would not present the cases of Mike Ramos and Javier Ambler to a grand jury before the end of her term, which expires at the end of 2020. Ramos and Ambler are Black victims of police murders which have been the focus of protests and community outrage in Austin, Texas. … Continue reading Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021

Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues

By David Martinez Saturday, July 11, a new student-led group, Austin Liberation Youth Movement, organized a rally and march in Downtown Austin in support of the ongoing protest movement against police murders of Black people. The youth brought together reformist groups and individuals, such as the Austin Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Austin Justice Coalition, and candidate for Travis County Attorney, Delia Garza. The Mike … Continue reading Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues