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A Look Inside Obama's Broken Immigration System

A look inside Obama's broken immigration system examines the functioning of American policy towards immigrants. Community members from all over Austin, gathered to honor the children who have traveled a dangerous path to our Texas border. They’re escaping violence caused by economic, psychological and political oppression. The goal is to rise above the political rhetoric and come together in solidarity in the hope that our common humanity can embrace these children.

Music by David Rovics "No One is Illegal"
Videography by Grace Alfar & Nathan Blond.
Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar.
Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Texas Stands With Gaza 2014

Texas Stands With Gaza held a 7,000 person gathering in Austin, Texas Saturday August 2nd, 2014 to march and rally in solidarity with Gaza. Speakers included: Dr. Rania Masri, Professor, writer, human rights activist Minister Jim Rigby, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jewish Voice for Peace Sheikh Islam Mossaad, North Austin Muslim Community Center Snehal Shingavi, Professor, writer, human rights activist Learn more at: http://texansforgaza.org Videography by Jeffry Zavala, Dalton Zavala, Nathan Blond & Mari Hernandez. Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org Music by Genocide - "Free Palestine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxFeDKgDKM http://genociderap.com

Austin Protests Against Israel's Reign of Terror in Palestine

In light of recent air strikes in Palestine, members from The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and other groups gathered at the steps of the Texas State Capitol Building, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Protesting Israel's reign of terror, activists chanted and talked to the press about their deeply felt outrage.

Link to: Video of Israeli thugs beating Tariq Abu Khdeir

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/07/05/12253449/

 

 

Eva Bartlett on Gaza in Crisis - An Eyewitness Report

Called Canada's Rachel Corrie, Eva Bartlett is an activist and journalist living in Gaza since 2008. Her eyewitness accounts from Occupied Palestine have been published in the Electronic Intifada, Inter Press Service, Countercurrents and her own blog http://ingaza.wordpress.com./ As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Eva accompanied Gaza farmers and fishers under threat of harassment and sniper fire from Israeli forces. Eva rode with medics in their ambulances during Cast Lead, Israel's devastating assault on Gaza in 2008-2009 which killed 1500 Palestinians, and she documented the 2012 attacks from a central Gaza Strip hospital.

Videography/Editing by Jeffry Zavala. 

A ZGraphix Video Production. 

Post by Grace Alfar

Biz Stone in Conversation with Steven Johnson at SXSW 2014

Join Twitter co-founder, Jelly co-founder and author of 'Things A Little Bird Told Me,' Biz Stone, with Steven Johnson, celebrated author and now host of PBS' How We Got To Now', in conversation about our connected society, the science and nature of collaborative networks, creativity, and how great ideas are born into existence.

Videography/Editing by Jeffry Zavala.

Produced for Waywire. 

Post by Grace Alfar

Rosario Dawson on Star Power Innovative Ways to Engage Millennials SXSW 2014

Engaging millennials now takes more than just traditional outreach methods. Innovative approaches such as leveraging celebrity voices and platforms, new technologies and culturally relevant messaging is critical for impacting the social behavior of the fastest growing demographic. 

Join actor and activist Rosario Dawson, co-founder of Voto Latino, and moderator Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "NOW with Alex Wagner," for a conversation about how to effectively mobilize Latino millennials to create social change in their communities.

Videography/Editing by Jeffry Zavala.

Produced for Waywire. 

Post by Grace Alfar

David Barsamian on "Global Democratic Uprisings and Challenges to U.S. Empire"

Radio broadcaster and author David Barsamian, the founder and director of Alternative Radio, will discuss his latest series of interviews with Noam Chomsky in the book Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire.

Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751

Videography/Editing by Jeffry Zavala & Grace Alfar. 

A ZGraphix Video Production. 

Unpaid Workers Protest the Calloway High Rise on West Campus!

 

(Austin, TX) On Friday April 19th, over a hundred students and workers gathered to protest unfair working conditions at the University of Texas and West Campus.

Thirty construction workers walked off the job after going unpaid building student housing in West Campus and in San Antonio. These low-wage workers had over $33,000 stolen from their wages.

10 Years of War in Iraq: Right To Heal Initiative/Action in Austin, TX

 

The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans
who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury.

On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq,
Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the
U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects
of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal.

Right To Heal Initiative
Iraq Veterans Against the War
(www.ivaw.org)

The Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq
(www.equalityiniraq.com)

Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq
(www.wcui.org)

Source of birth defect image:
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/03/2013315171951838638.html

A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia Production.
Produced/Edited by Jeff Zavala.
Filmed by Grace Alfar & Nathan Blond.

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