Community Members Defy El Cajon Ordinance Against Feeding Homeless

By Bella Ross, thedailyaztec.com -

By Bella Ross for The Daily Aztec - “We call it ‘Break the Ban,’” said Mark Lane, a 1989 San Diego State alumnus and the primary organizer of the event. On Oct. 27, the city of El Cajon passed an [...]

Texas City: No Harvey Relief If Applicants Boycott Israel

By Emma Fiala, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Emma Fiala for Mint Press News - DICKINSON, TX — The town of Dickinson, Texas is home to just over 20,000 people, an annual crawfish festival, and one of the most absurd requirements for [...]

Texas Is Flooded Because Our Democracy Is, Too

By Basav Sen, www.otherwords.org -

By Basav Sen for Other Words - Our culture of legalized bribery makes climate disasters more likely, but there's an alternative. “It’s flooding down in Texas,” goes the old song. “All of the [...]

Why Are The Crucial Questions About Hurricane Harvey Not Being Asked?

By George Monbiot, www.theguardian.com -

By George Monbiot for The Guardian - This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe. It is [...]

Texas Republicans Helped Chemical Plant That Exploded Lobby Against Safety Rules

By David Sirota, www.ibtimes.com -

By David Sirota, Alex Kotch, Jay Cassano, and Josh Keefe for IBT - The French company that says its Houston-area chemical plant is spewing "noxious" smoke — and may explode — successfully pressed [...]

Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” Just Arrived In Texas To Rescue People From Floods

By Carey Wedler, www.activistpost.com -

By Carey Wedler for Activist Post - Though FEMA plans to play a large role in disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, a volunteer group is stepping in to help [...]

Texas Senators Want Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration

By Larry McShane, www.nydailynews.com -

By Larry McShane for Daily News - In the House, all but one Republican representative from the Lone Star State opposed the aid bills for Sandy. Republican leaders in the House actually delayed a [...]

White Texas Cop Caught On Video Harassing Black Man For Mowing Grass

By D.L. Chandler, www.hiphopwired.com -

By D.L. Chandler for HIp Hip Wired - There have been conflicting reports about Gipson’s age and name, with some outlets reporting as both 18 and 19. The Houston Chronicle piece referenced above [...]

Incredible Quinceañera Protest At Texas Capitol Against Vile Anti-Immigrant Law

By Rafi Schwartz, www.fusion.kinja.com -

By Rafi Schwartz for Fusion - On Wednesday, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American [...]

Fight Toxic Prison 2017 Convergence Ends With #CloseCarswell Demo

By Staff, www.fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com -

By Staff of The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons - After 3 days of networking, movement building and organizing at the Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) Convergence in Denton, TX, approximately 50 [...]

Exxon Fights Back Against Legal Actions On Climate

By David Hasemyer, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By David Hasemyer for Inside Climate News - Ted Wells, one of the nation's most prominent litigators for big corporations, was about to win again as he sat with his team in a Dallas courtroom [...]

Texas Lawmaker Calls ICE To Report Immigration Protesters

By Matthew Watkins, Alexi Ura And Julian Aguilar, www.texastribune.org -

By Matthew Watkins, Alexi Ura And Julian Aguilar for The Texas Tribune - The normally ceremonial last day of the legislative session briefly descended into chaos on Monday, as proceedings in the [...]

Texas House Votes To Stop Jailing Those Too Poor To Pay Fines

By Johnathan Silver, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Johnathan Silver for Mint Press News - Legislation that would make it easier for poor people to satisfy traffic tickets with alternatives to payment cleared the Texas House on Tuesday on a [...]

Infamous Phoenix Tent Prison Closed After 23 Years

By Megan Cassidy and Laura Gómez, www.azcentral.com -

By Megan Cassidy and Laura Gómez for The Republic - Penzone made the announcement Tuesday based on the recommendation of an advisory committee that he appointed after taking office in January. [...]

Indigenous-Led Direct Action Campaign Continues In West Texas

By Candice Bernd, www.truth-out.org -

By Candice Bernd for Truthout - Marfa, Texas—A new Indigenous-led direct action campaign is gaining momentum with two more lockdown actions targeting Energy Transfer Partners' (ETP) twin pipeline [...]