Texas: Infamous Former Sheriff Robert Chody Staged SWAT Raid for Television Show

Photo credit: KXAN Austin By Joan Hoch In late April, the family of Asher Watsky announced they had filed a lawsuit against former Williamson County sheriff Robert Chody as well as Commander Steve Deaton and former Lt. Mark Luera for their involvement in staging a SWAT raid on Watsky’s house in order to film an episode of the reality television show Live PD. On May … Continue reading Texas: Infamous Former Sheriff Robert Chody Staged SWAT Raid for Television Show

Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

Photo Credit: Michael Barera By Sandra Harris This week the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 8, banning abortion at six weeks, before most women typically know they are pregnant. The reactionary bill is in essence a total ban on abortion and also allows any individual to sue any other individual who helps someone obtain an abortion, including physicians, medical clinics, and even, for example, a … Continue reading Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

Austin: Activists Begin Tent Occupation at City Hall in Protest of Homeless Camping Ban

By Josefina Morales On May 3, activists and homeless protesters established a tent occupation on the plaza in front of Austin City Hall in protest of the electoral passage of Proposition B, which reinstated a previous ban on public camping in Travis County. The reinstatement of the camping ban will place further hardship on the homeless in Austin area, who are already criminalized under capitalist … Continue reading Austin: Activists Begin Tent Occupation at City Hall in Protest of Homeless Camping Ban

Video: 2021 International Workers’ Day March in Austin

This year’s International Workers’ Day march in Austin raised the red flag with a combative march in the streets of downtown, resisting police repression, taking nine arrests, and enduring through heavy storm conditions. Read our full coverage of the International Workers’ Day march in Austin here – Austin: Revolutionaries Celebrate May Day with Combative March, Clash with Police Read our worldwide coverage of May Day … Continue reading Video: 2021 International Workers’ Day March in Austin

Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

By Taylor Jenson Students and their supporters rallied on campus at the University of Texas in Austin (UT) on Tuesday to continue their struggle against the $8 million deal between the school and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) to create a new satellite police office at Walter Web Hall. The student group hosting the event, Cops Off Campus, led a short march to … Continue reading Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

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: University Students Rally and March for Daunte Wright

By Josefina Morales On Wednesday evening, University of Texas at Austin (UT) student group Cops Off Campus rallied supporters on the steps of the UT Tower to protest the police murder of Daunte Wright and show solidarity with those protesting elsewhere. Wright’s murder on April 11 has sparked the people’s anger anew, and protests against police have broken out in multiple cities this week as … Continue reading Austin: University Students Rally and March for Daunte Wright

Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

By Una Flynn In response to eviction notices left on their doors last week, the tenants at the Tempo at Riverside apartments in Southeast Austin, along with the support of United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), mobilized to challenge the eviction notices and force concessions from management with an organized action. The management blamed the necessity of the evictions on the February winter storm, which tenants … Continue reading Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

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

Texas: Winter Storm Death Count at 200, Nearly Double State’s Estimate

Cover Photo: A burnt house in East Austin where three people lost their lives trying to keep warm during the February winter storm By Brian Martel The capitalist-caused winter disaster killed over 194 people in Texas, nearly double the state government’s official death count estimate, according to a new investigation by the ruling-class newspaper, the Houston Chronicle. The capitalist state’s role in causing the disaster … Continue reading Texas: Winter Storm Death Count at 200, Nearly Double State’s Estimate