Texas Doctor Provided Abortion In Violation Of New Law

By Celine Castronuovo, The Hill. -

A Texas doctor has revealed that he recently performed an abortion in violation of the state's new controversial law that prohibits nearly all abortions after roughly six weeks into a pregnancy, [...]

Roe V. Wade In Grave Danger

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

A draconian Texas law banning abortions beyond around six weeks of pregnancy took effect at midnight after the conservative U.S. Supreme Court did not act to block it on Tuesday, a decision that [...]

Governor Signs Law To Stop Teachers From Talking About Racism

By Jennifer Bendery, Black Agenda Report. -

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed one of his party’s top legislative priorities into law: a bill aimed at stopping teachers from talking about racism and any current events that [...]

Hunger Strike Exposes Biden’s Drive To Increase US Oil Exports

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The Biden administration claims to care about the climate crisis but it is currently allowing a dredging project to proceed in the Matagorda shipping channel to open the way for crude oil exports [...]

Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay

By Stephanie Thomas, Public Citizen. -

Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called “an unreasonable woman.” As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of [...]

US Army Corps Of Engineers Permit Big Oil To Dredge Mercury-Contaminated Matagorda Bay

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Texas shrimper, fisherwoman and internationally known environmentalist Diane Wilson is on Day 22 of her hunger strike to gain national solidarity and publicity for pressure on the U.S. Army Corps [...]

72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes For Crude Oil Export Ban

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

Texas - Seventy-two-year-old, fourth-generation retired shrimper Diane Wilson has been without food for 16 days. Her 1995 red Chevy, nicknamed “Rosie,” has become a mobile campsite, and each [...]

Portraits Of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers

By Leonard Smith, Jr., Scalawag Magazine. -

Texas is home to more Black farmers than any state. The USDA's Census of Agriculture estimated in 2017 that of the 3.4 million farmers in the United States, roughly 48,000 are Black, and nearly a [...]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston [...]

Texas County Got Rid Of Cash Bail For Minor Crimes

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune. -

Eager to resolve a federal civil rights lawsuit, Texas' most populous county over the past two years has stopped requiring most people accused of low-level crimes from putting up cash to get out [...]

No Human Rights In Texas

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Texas, the Lone Star state, was once a part of Mexico but broke away after that nation outlawed slavery. Such reactionary beginnings have carried over into its governance in the 21st century and [...]

Half Of Texas Without Clean Water

By Chase Lawrence, WSWS. -

More than 14.6 million Texans, about half of the population of the state, remained under a boil-water advisory Friday, according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Tiffany [...]

Texas’s Independent Electric Grid Leaves Millions Without Power

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

On Tuesday, millions of Texans woke up to find themselves without power as unusually cold conditions for the state knocked out the state’s power grid. The blackouts began on Monday when the [...]

A Fossil Fuel Fail In Texas

By Jamie Henn, Fossil Free Media. -

As you may have seen on social media, a group of climate deniers, right wing politicians, and fossil fuel industry mouthpieces are spreading a bunch of disinformation about how wind and solar [...]

Hospital Closes Without Warning Because It’s Behind On Rent

By Mycah Hatfield, ABC13. -

Houston, TX - Doctors and patients at the Heights Hospital were left stuck in the parking lot after being told they were not allowed in the building Monday afternoon. A note posted on the door [...]