Austin: Tenants Living in Squalor since Winter Storm Fight for Demands

By Josefina Morales Tenants of Mount Carmel Apartments in East Austin have started to organize against inhumane living conditions and voice demands to the management and ownership of the complex, which is one of several apartment complexes in the area facing persisting disruptions in utilities since the capitalist crisis following the extreme winter storm last month. Tenants have been without heat, hot water, and the … Continue reading Austin: Tenants Living in Squalor since Winter Storm Fight for Demands

Video: Organizer Discusses Repression in Minneapolis on Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

A representative from Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support (MUAS), an organization that provides support to those arrested during the uprisings in Minneapolis spoke at the Day of Aid for Political Prisoners event in Austin on March 18. During the discussion, the speaker explained how the rebellion grew in Minneapolis, the use of reforms and repression by the government to quell the uprisings, and the role of organizations … Continue reading Video: Organizer Discusses Repression in Minneapolis on Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

Austin: Presentation on International Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

By Brian Martel On Thursday, an event was held to recognize the 98th international day of aid for political prisoners, focusing on those still facing state repression from the May Uprisings as well as international political prisoners of various revolutionary organizations. Speakers gave presentations about people facing state repression due to their political views and attendees were encouraged to support those imprisoned or still facing … Continue reading Austin: Presentation on International Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

Texas: Interview with Sister of Jesse Juarez, Intellectually-Disabled Man Killed by Lockhart Sheriffs

By Noah Long Five years ago in Lockhart, Texas, Caldwell County sheriffs murdered Jesse Juarez, known to friends as “Chuy,” an intellectually-disabled man experiencing a mental health crisis. The ruling-class media reported that the police were called on Juarez for attempted burglary, and Caldwell County District Attorney, Fred Weber, alleged in these media reports that Juarez smashed windows at people’s homes and made threats before … Continue reading Texas: Interview with Sister of Jesse Juarez, Intellectually-Disabled Man Killed by Lockhart Sheriffs

Houston: Police Shoot One-Year-Old Child in Head, Mother Announces Lawsuit

By Helen Milne Daisha Smalls announced on Wednesday that she is suing the Houston Police Department (HPD) after her one-year-old son, Legend, was shot in the head by an HPD officer, identified only as E Garza, on March 3. HPD opened fire on the vehicle that Legend was in while pursuing Broderick Woods, a robbery suspect. Woods was fleeing from police when he attempted to … Continue reading Houston: Police Shoot One-Year-Old Child in Head, Mother Announces Lawsuit

Houston: Tenants without Running Water since Winter Storm Go on Rent Strike

By Helen Milne The tenants of Villas de Padeo, with the support of the Houston Tenants Union, have initiated a rent strike after going nearly a month without running water. During the crisis of capitalist mismanagement of the winter storm in February, the tenants went without electricity for six days and have not had water after many of the pipes in the complex burst and … Continue reading Houston: Tenants without Running Water since Winter Storm Go on Rent Strike

Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

By Henry Underwood On March 10, a Travis County grand jury indicted Austin Police Department officer Christopher Taylor and charged him with murder in the lethal shooting of Mike Ramos, which occurred on April 24, 2020 in a Southeast Austin apartment complex. Taylor, whose bail was set at $100,000, bonded out within 22 minutes of his arrest. The indictment marks the first time in decades … Continue reading Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Photo: An abandoned homeless camp in Austin during the February winter storm Letter from a reader of Tribune of the People: I was a member of an organization that housed every unsheltered person in San Marcos during the winter storm that shut down Texas for a week. We had contacts with the community of unsheltered people in San Marcos that let us find everyone who … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: The Best We Can Do is Not Enough

Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

By Nélida Tello Two weeks have passed since the capitalist-caused winter disaster hit Texas, leaving millions without basic utilities for days along with a rising death toll. Despite power and normal temperatures returning, many have been left to grieve loved ones, deal with thousands of dollars of debt, and remain in unlivable conditions without water or with severe damages to their homes. The death toll … Continue reading Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

By Oliver Powell This week, Austin Police Department (APD) failed to meet their own 45-day deadline to release body camera footage of their killing of Alex Gonzales Jr., which was scheduled for release on February 19. Alex Gonzales Jr. was shot to death by APD officer Luis Serrato on January 5 after Gonzales, his wife, and two-month-old son were initially fired upon by plainclothes officer … Continue reading Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather