On Inauguration Day, University of Texas Students walk out of classes and join people from all over Texas gathering to protest Donald Trump's politics of fear and hate. This is a call to action to rally for justice and dignity for all. America faces a crisis. Donald Trump's presidency threatens millions. We must rally, protest, organize, and support one another. We must resist. We rally for civil rights, immigrants' rights, reproductive rights, our environment, good jobs, and justice and safety in all of our communities. Video by Jeff Zavala at ZGraphix Productions & Austin Indymedia.
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
(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.
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
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
Larry Flynt was in Austin, TX on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 speaking at Book People as part of his tour to promote his newest publication, One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History.
Sexual Violence Free Austin joined allies and advocates who stand in opposition to rape culture and the commoditization of women's bodies, the sexualization of young girls. R.A.G.E. - Radical Action for Gender Equality was also an organizer for peacefully protesting this event.
Larry Flynt has made a 400-million-dollar fortune from his pornographic empire, including cartoons such as "Chester the Molester", which follows the life of a pedophile, and his infamous publication, Barely Legal, that features very young women portraying even younger girls in a pornographic manner. Want to learn more about his most famous magazine, Hustler?
Sponsored by Sexual Violence-Free Austin and Radical Action for Gender Equality
Award-winning journalist P. Sainath - http://www.indiatogether.org/opinions/psainath/ - speaks on the failure of mass media to report and analyze the widening economic inequality in India and around the world. For the past decade, Sainath has been reporting on the epidemic of farmers committing suicide in India as a result of the collapse of the rural economy. Sainath's hard-hitting reporting for The Hindu newspaper forced other journalists to cover the story and government officials to act. A decade earlier, in the 1990s his dispatches from the countryside in the Times of India sparked a renewed interest in poverty in India. Those stories were published in his best-selling 1996 book, Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts. In a 29-year career as a journalist, Sainath has won over 35 global and national awards and been called "the conscience of the Indian nation" by other journalists. In 2007, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award -- Asia's most prestigious prize, often referred to as the "Asian Nobel" -- for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts for his "passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India's national consciousness."
The event is sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism, the South Asia Institute, AID-Austin, and the Society of Professional Journalists-UT.