Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

By Brian Martel According to former employees, Williamson County sheriff’s office frequently rewards use of force. Among those rewarded were James Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers who killed Javier Ambler by restraining and repeatedly tasing him while he told deputies he had a heart condition and couldn’t breathe. During a recently released 2019 interview with Texas Rangers, Former deputy Christopher Pisa said that Commander … Continue reading Texas: Williamson County Sheriffs Reward Use of Force with Gift Cards

Texas Department of Public Safety Witch Hunt Targets Black Youth

By Ed Dalton The May Uprisings smashed the myth of placid liberal Austin along with storefronts and the windshields of patrol vehicles. The idea of an easily policeable city went up in flames with US and Texas flags. Since the people of Austin stood up, a predictable wave of repression has followed from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) the state police. In a … Continue reading Texas Department of Public Safety Witch Hunt Targets Black Youth

Another Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead After Sexual Abuse

By Brian Martel After being reported missing on August 19, 23-year-old Fort Hood soldier Elder Fernandes was found hanging from a tree 28 miles from his base. In May, Fernandes reported that he had been sexually abused by a superior. This led to his transfer into another unit, where he was harassed, bullied, and shamed for being the victim of sexual abuse. Shortly before going … Continue reading Another Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead After Sexual Abuse

Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

By Ben Robinson US disaster relief agency FEMA has begun responding to Hurricane Laura after it made landfall on the US gulf coast yesterday. The hurricane is the tenth strongest to hit the US and has already killed at least 32 people. The hardest hit states were Texas and Louisiana, with other areas in Puerto Rico, Southern Florida, Mississippi, and Arkansas also affected, however the … Continue reading Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally

By Mike Talavera Last weekend, police arrested 18 people who were counter-protesting a pro-police rally organized by the Wind Therapy Freedom Riders in front of Austin Police Department (APD) Headquarters. Police targeted counter-protest chant leaders and banner holders, repressing the people’s rights to show their anger against the police and their supporters, including known fascists. Police quickly began pepper spraying counter-protesters who had shown up … Continue reading Austin: Police Repress People’s Rights to Clear Way for Pro-Police Rally

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

Video: Eyewitness Confirms Perry Visited Garrett Foster Memorial After Shooting, Harassed Onlookers

By Mike Talavera US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry visited the Garrett Foster memorial set up at the corner of 4th and Congress the day after Perry shot and killed Garrett, according to multiple eyewitnesses. In the Tribune’s investigative report that exposed Perry as the driver who accelerated into the July 25 protest in downtown Austin and murdered Garrett, Perry’s Twitter profile picture was juxtaposed next … Continue reading Video: Eyewitness Confirms Perry Visited Garrett Foster Memorial After Shooting, Harassed Onlookers

Brazil: Solidarity Campaign for Austin’s Targeted Three

During the week of July 16, numerous revolutionary organizations in cities and towns across Brazil demonstrated their international solidarity with Austin’s Targeted Three. Participating organizations included revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), as well as the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the People (Cebraspo), Popular Women’s Movement (MFP), the Workers’ League (LO), the League of Poor Peasants (LCP), as well as several other Popular Solidarity … Continue reading Brazil: Solidarity Campaign for Austin’s Targeted Three