UT Works Because We Do: Grad Student Grade-In

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On Monday, May 13th, around 50 graduate student workers joined Underpaid at UT in a “grade-in,” occupying the office of Maurie McInnis, Executive Vice President and Provost at UT Austin. The graduate workers held the space from around 10 AM until 1 PM. The grade-in came as a followup to the organization’s May Day rally, where a large group of graduate students, professors, and other allied students & community members delivered a petition to the UT administration and marched around campus in solidarity with the demands.

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Texas State: Students Confront Fascism, Arrested, & Launch Sit-In Against Police Brutality

Banner dropped at TXST on May Day. Picture Credit: to YDSA @ TXST (@TXSTYDSA)

Press Release published by Resistance TXST. Resistance TXST is a coalition of Texas State University students advocating for the rights of underrepresented students on campus.

Background: On May 1st, Texas State students prepared for a confrontation with members of violent fascist group Texas Nomads, who planned to travel down from Austin and stage a rally in support of “free speech.” Members of Texas Nomads have repeatedly harassed liberal & leftist events in Austin, sometimes stalking people leaving these events. Members have assaulted anti-Trump protestors. Nomads member Christopher Ritchie was at the Charlottesville Nazi rally and has repeatedly gone to Portland to fight alongside Patriot Prayer. Their presence came as a response to a campaign & student government vote to ban Turning Point USA from campus.

Texas State University Police Department Brutally Arrests 4 Students of Color During Peaceful Protest

SAN MARCOS. TX – On Wed. May 1, four students were brutally arrest. by Texas State University Police Department while peacefully protesting threats of organized white supremacist presence on campus. Two of the students arrested are vocal, queer students of color that have been previously targeted by the university administration

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IfNotNow Denounces Texas Hillel’s Israel Block Party

Originally published by IfNotNow at UT Austin. Link to petition.

IFNOTNOW AT UT AUSTIN INVITES STUDENTS TO DENOUNCE ISRAEL BLOCK PARTY BECAUSE IT:

  1. IGNORES THE OCCUPATION
  2. IGNORES THE EXISTENCE OF PALESTINIANS
  3. GLORIFIES THE MILITARIZATION OF ISRAEL
  4. ENDORSES THE RACIST ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

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Texas State vs. Turning Point USA

Submission from AnMarcos

On April 8th the Texas State Student Senate convened to vote on legislation calling for the removal and banning of Turning Point USA from campus.

This came about not simply from clashing viewpoints, but due to the chapter’s history in illegally influencing student government elections, wrongly placing TXST professors on their infamous watchlist, procuring the firing of faculty and adjuncts, carrying metal batons on campus to harass and intimidate, propagandizing to students at the quad via billionaire-funded paid tablers, and use of their many connections to squeeze any who challenge them.
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InfoWars Invasion: Student Propagandists at UT

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

Every so often on campus, students have to deal with the annoyance of a visit from InfoWars reporters. This is just part of being a student at UT, since InfoWars is based out of Austin and often seeks to get soundbites and content for sensationalist videos about liberal/leftist college students. While they are often treated as a joke, InfoWars is a dangerous force–especially for those who may try to call them out in person. In 2017, a young girl called them out on camera and was subsequently doxxed and harassed by InfoWars followers. Leftists or anybody who ends up with their face on an InfoWars livestream, whether on campus or at a protest, is at risk of doxxing & harassment from the Infowars mob.

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Call For Submissions: Pinche Mal Collective

Submission from Pinche Mal Collective

Pinche Mal members have described their project as emphasizing the convergence of latinidad, cybernetics, & futurism


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Reportback: New Year’s Eve Prisoner Solidarity Noise Demo

Republished from It’s Going Down

Report back from the prisoner solidarity noise demonstration in Austin, Texas.

On December 31st, anarchists in Austin TX carried on the tradition of our annual solidarity noise demo at the Travis County jail. Around 10 folks gathered at a nearby park and walked to the jail together, joining others who were waiting for us. In total, there were around 15 of us, masked up and feeling festive!

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Interview: Indigenous Resistance at the Border

Originally published by It’s Going Down

Welcome, to This Is America, December 22nd, 2018.

In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking to someone at the Somi Se’k Village Base Camp, which is an indigenous led resistance camp that is organizing along the Rio Grande in so-called Texas to mobilize against various resource extraction projects, threats to sacred sites, destruction of butterfly and other wildlife habitat, to provide direct aid to migrants, and also to fight border wall construction.

#StopRioGrandeLNG Banner Drop

Earlier today, we held banners on the proposed site of Rio Grande LNG to demand French bank Société Générale no longer finance this fracked gas project that would pollute the Valley! #StopRioGrandeLNGOn Friday, activists in France will mobilize outside the bank office to demand they divest from Rio Grande LNG & all fracking projects.

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During our interview, we talk about the land the the battles facing the people there, and their call for solidarity and support. On their Facebook page, they write:

the Somi Se’k Village Base Camp’s mission is to populate and support a network of front Line Encampments (Wolf Pack) villages along the so called Mexican-American border. These villages will be active in providing aid to our asylum seeking relatives, protecting indigenous sacred sites, resisting construction of the LNG (fracked gas) terminal, accompanying pipelines, and stopping the Border wall. We fight to stop the senseless endangerment of people, animals, and the environment.

The first encampment that our Base Camp will support will be the Yalui village, located at the National Butterfly Center, which the border wall will soon divide and desecrate. The village will exist on both sides of the wall. From there, we will rebuild more Esto’k villages, from which we will protect, aid, and bear witness along the so called Texas-Mexico border.

The Somi Se’k Village Base Camp will support and train activists to populate these villages. We operate with the understanding that the issues arising around the border– the right to migrate, destruction of the environment and indigenous sacred sites, and the inhumane incarceration of migrant children– are intersectional and are symptoms of centuries-long control and oppression by colonizers.

We are Natives and non-Natives, Water Protectors, military veterans, students, community organizers, antifacist collectives, and working people. Working under the leadership of indigenous communities, we are people of all races, genders, ethnicities, political and spiritual backgrounds, and ages. We recognize our co-dependence and understand that we are one people.

To get in touch, donate, and learn more, go here.

After the interview, our discussion then turns to headlines, where we tackle the continued rapid disintegration of the Trump administration, the increasing far-Right rhetoric against migrant workers, Trump’s failure to get border wall funding passed, and also, the ramifications of his recent decision to pull out of Syria, leaving the Kurds and Rojavan territories to face Turkish and ISIS aggression on their own. For up to the minute news from Kurdistan, please follow ANF News as well as our comrades at Internationalist Commune.

We will return before the end of the year with announcements on new projects for 2019 as well as info on looking back on 2018. See you soon!

Merry Doxxmas! A Racist Holiday Roundup

Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable

Over a month ago, UT students and Austin anti-racists showed out to take action against the presence of white nationalist speaker Katie Hopkins on campus. Since the counter-protest, a team of antifascists has dedicated itself to digging up information on the students who attended thise event, where the Daily Texan reported the audience applauding the grotesque xenophobia Hopkins was spewing.

This crew now gladly presents the fruits of this research, as well as a call to help identify some yet unrecognized faces. The research below includes people who were at the Katie Hopkins event, as well as newly identified members of Turning Point USA or the Young Conservatives of Texas.

New Faces: Everybody Hates You!

This section deals with new individuals identified from the November 13th Katie Hopkins speaking event. Highlights of this section includes a hindu nationalist fascist & multiple members of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Varun M Hukeri

Government & IRG junior in Liberal Arts Honors with a minor in Chinese.
Associate editor of content for The Liberator. Has previously been an undergraduate research fellow at Innovations for Peace and Development, and is still listed as a contributor to the Chinese Development Finance blog. Volunteer at Foundation for the Homeless
Member of Liberal Arts council, College Republicans, and Hindu Students Association.

Varun was present at the Katie Hopkins event in November. While exiting the event, he flashed the OK sign–a symbol co-opted as an alt-right dogwhistle–at protestors.

On his Twitter, Varun describes himself as a neo-reactionary, a third positionist, and a nationalist. Third Positionist refers to a strain of fascism that mixes nationalism, racism, & anti-semitism with elements of left-wing anti-capitalism, such as the tendency of Strasserism within the early Nazi Party. His pinned tweet is a quote by Julius Evola, an Italian writer who became one of the most prominent late 20th century fascist philosophers in Europe. Evola was known for espousing a mixture of Nazi occultism and Hinduism, which merged mysticism, race science, authoritarianism, and casteism. Varun epouses a similarly fascistic Hindu nationalism. His cover photo “The Kali Yuga Ends, The Black Sun Rises,” is a reference to this blend of Nazi occultism and Hinduism which sees the present state of Western civilization as one of chaos (The Kali Yuga) which will be followed by the resurgence of the Black Sun, a symbol of fascistic resurgence long used by Nazi groups.
On Twitter, he follows alt-right figures like “race realist” Stefan Molyneux, Ann Coulter, Mike Cernovich, and Paul Joseph Watson, Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, French fascist Marine Le Pen and more. On Facebook, his likes include fascist meme pages.
www.twitter.com/varunhukeri

Cameron Lane

Senior in Aerospace Engineering at UT
Interned with Emergent Space Technologies R&D over the summer in D.C.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter President and “founding father.”
Member of College Republicans
Attended the Katie Hopkins event.
Facebook likes include alt-right pages and figures such as Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos

www.twitter.com/TheCameronLane

Logan McLeod

Studies Corporate Communication at UT
Member of TKE
Attended Katie Hopkins event. Came out of the room and mocked protestors calling attention to KH’s racism.

New Faces: End of Semester Shitheads

The individuals identified in this section are various members of Turning Point USA and YCT who we gained information on recently. Some of them were involved in various agitations near the end of the semester, such as YCT’s & TPUSA’s xenophobic tabling events.

Grayson Gunn Ellis

TPUSA members from the first meeting. Including Lance Jones, Duncan Trimmell, Meghan Lovett, Elysse Brenner, and Grayson Ellis

Senior in Biology and Pre-med at UT
Member of Texas Iron Spikes
Member of Turning Point USA. Spotted at their first meeting.

Kate Robinson

Robinson in the center
Robinson tabling with YCT. Second person from the right.

Radio-Television-Film student at UT
Member of Longhorn Band
Member of YCT.
twitter.com/katerobinon

Jorge Emiliano Garcia

Plan II major
Jorge was spotted most recently tabling with the YCT with anti-immigrant signs. He is reported by those who know him as a regular cheater, uses slurs like the n-word, makes sexist jokes, and calls trans people mentally ill.

Garcia in the center

twitter.com/jorgeemilianoG9

Familiar Faces

Plenty of the shitheads who came out to see Katie Hopkins were established figures in the campus right, whether as members of YCT or Turning Point. Here’s all the folks we recognized beforehand. If you don’t recognize these folks, read our writeups on YCT and TPUSA members.

Anthony Nevin Dolcefino

Dolcefino escorting Katie Hopkins out of the event

Joseph Francis Berard Strassman and Joshua Ross Lambert

Strassman (left) and Lambert (right)

Chandler Simmons
You might not recognize him since he hasn’t popped up often, but we originally wrote about Chandler being an anti-semite and associating with white supremacists in one of our first articles exposing racists within the YCT.

Gabriela Martinez

Ciera Harris

John Stolz

Shit quality, but the only full face image from the event.

Ariana Silva



www.twitter.com/ariana2799

Nathanael Ribar

Lance Jones and Samuel David Samson

Meghan Michelle Lovett and Elysse C Brenner

Lovett (left) and Brenner (right)

Duncan Trimmell

Trimmell rolling with a racist skinhead look
Do you know these racists?

Despite our research, there are some people we have yet to identify. We’re putting these out there in the hopes that someone reading this article recognizes one of these racists and can give us some information about them.


What we do know about the person above: First name is Antonio Remmenga.
http://twitter.com/antonior_42/


Send any intel about the people listed here or TPUSA to us on facebook, twitter, or at our email!

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