Spotted in South Austin, according to an anonymous transmission
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On June 8th, as 2000+ people converge at the Treaty People Gathering in Northern Minnesota to escalate the resistance against the Line 3 pipeline, a group of activists in Austin, TX demonstrated our solidarity with water protectors up north. Early in the morning, we dropped a banner reading “Stop Line 3: Honor the Treaties” from a bridge above a busy stretch of Interstate 35. We raised another banner declaring, “All Pipelines Have A Body Count – Blood On Your Hands: Defund Line 3” at a downtown office of JP Morgan Chase, a primary funder of the pipeline. Continue reading “Resist Line 3: Solidarity Statement from Austin, TX”
On May 10th, we found out that Ken Casaday–president of the Austin Police Association, and director of the anti-homeless organization Save Austin Now (which was responsible for the passage of Prop B, the renewed camping ban), had his car vandalized.
We love getting good news on a Monday. We hope the culprits disappear, never to be found. If they are, we hope people will mobilize to defend & support them.
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
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!