Austin Police Cadets Expose Training To View Public As Cockroaches

By Staff, Thedailysheeple.com -

Several cadets have quit and exposed the Austin police department in Texas for training cops to think of the public as cockroaches they are at war with.  Rather than training cops to protect and [...]

Wind Farming Creating Jobs and Building New Economy in Texas

By Meera Subramanian, Insideclimatenews.org -

All along the straight-shot roads of Nolan County in West Texas, wind turbines soar over endless acres of farms, the landscape either heavy with cotton ready to harvest or flushed green with the [...]

Austin Becomes 1st City In Texas To Mandate Paid Sick Leave

By Philip Jankowski, Statesman.com   -

The Austin City Council voted early Friday to make paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employers, making Austin the first city in Texas to regulate sick leave. The [...]

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 [...]