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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.

Santa Gets Arrested for Chalking in Austin

Seceding FROM Texas: The Backlash to Rightwing Secession Grows

 

 It had to happen. I predicted it over two years ago, when Texas Governor Rick Perry flirted with secession during the Tea Party's heyday. Any serious effort towards Texas secession would lead to large parts of Texas breaking away FROM Texas.

Within days of President Obama's reelection,  over 600,000 Americans spontaneously petitioned for secession from the US in all fifty states.

The Eggmen Day in Austin, Texas

Two Arrested at 2nd Annual Chalk the Police National Day of Action in Austin

Austin, TX 10/1/12 Two arrests follow a productive day of expressing dissent against many issues including homelessness, disparity of wealth, police brutality and corruption to name a few. Austin occupiers and chalkupiers, gathered to exercise their 1st amendment rights but were met by APD officers who believed it was their right to squelch dissent. It has been determined by several federal courts that chalk is a legitimate way to express grievances to the government and is protected free speech.

We must not remain silent! We have the right to chalk and the right to hold our local police accountable for their actions.

Filmed on the Canon XF 100 using the Merlin 2 Steadicam Stabilizer. Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org

Know Your Rights With Police Training Session 2 of 2

On May 26, 2012 at the George Washington Carver Museum the Peaceful Street Project held community training on knowing your rights when dealing with the police. Topics with Kaja Tretjak include:

Read More Here.

Know Your Rights With Police Training Session 1 of 2

On May 26, 2012 at the George Washington Carver Museum the Peaceful Street Project held community training on knowing your rights when dealing with the police. Topics with Kaja Tretjak include:

Read More Here.

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