Texas Charges Oil Port Protesters Under New Fossil Fuel Protection Law

BY Nicholas Kusnertz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A group of activists who shut down one of the nation's largest oil ports by hanging off a bridge over the Houston Ship Channel have been charged under a new Texas law that imposes harsh penalties [...]

Federal Judge Rebukes Houston DA For Using The Willie Horton Strategy

By Daniel Nichanian, Appealpolitics.org -

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal gave preliminary approval last week to a settlement that restructures the bail system and provides for the pretrial release of most people charged with [...]

To Understand The El Paso Massacre, Look To The Long Legacy Of Anti-Mexican Violence At The Border

By David Dorado Romo, Texasobserver.org -

In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting—the largest massacre of Latinx people in the history of the United States—politicians of all stripes stood before the cameras and gave their [...]

‘Astonishing’ Texas Legal Win Tops Decades Of Clean-Water Heroism

By Robert S. Becker, Nationofchange.org -

Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet wet. Literally, in polluted bays. Long on need yet short on cash for pricey consultants, clean water champions along the [...]

Texas State Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines A Felony On Par With Attempted Murder

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. "It's an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel [...]

US Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

By Middle East Eye. -

A US federal judge has struck down a controversial Texas anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) law, saying it violates freedom of speech under the country’s first amendment of the [...]

Indigenous Activists Set Up Protest Camp At South Texas Cemetery To Stop Trump’s Wall

By Gus Bova, Texasobserver.org -

The 154-year-old Eli Jackson Cemetery sits about a mile from the Rio Grande, south of the Hidalgo County town of San Juan. Encompassing about a quarter-acre, it hosts the remains of some 150 [...]

Massive ICE Workplace Raid Jails 280 Immigrant Workers In Texas

By Matthew Taylor, Wsws.org -

Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided an Allen, Texas business on Wednesday morning and arrested 280 undocumented workers. The business, CVE technology, employs 2,100 [...]

Water Protectors Lock-Down Dallas Mansion Of Kelcy Warren, CEO Of Energy Transfer Partners

By L'Eau est la Vie, Earthfirstjournal.org -

DALLAS, TEXAS 10/19 – On Friday morning, Water Protectors locked themselves to gates at the entrance of the residence of Kelcy Warren, CEO and Chairman of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), [...]

Protests Hit Mass Detention Of Immigrant Children In Texas Tent Camp

Scores of protesters gathered outside the Tornillo border crossing about 35 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas over the weekend to protest the mass incarceration of immigrant children there in a [...]

The Texas Counter-Revolution Of 1836

By Richard D. Vogel, Mronline.org -

Leaders on both the Anglo and the Mexican sides of the conflict in northern Mexico knew that the future of slavery was the issue at hand. Stephen F. Austin, the Missouri expatriate who arranged [...]

Protesters March On Texas Tent City To Oppose Family Separations

By Por Willa Frej, Huffingtonpost.com.mx -

A Texas tent city constructed last week to shelter migrant children became a protest site Sunday as crowds marched to oppose the separation of immigrant families at the border. More than 200 [...]

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 [...]