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.
Snehal Shingavi talks about the state of racism and police brutality in America. He outlines how the government spends money on a police force that works to divide the poor from the rich and further gentrify America. This allows the rich ruling class of society to do what ever they want and get away with it.
Snehal highlights the need to properly protect and serve the population instead of just protecting the rich and their private property. Institutions need to be created to help civilians hold police accountable for the crimes they commit.
Shehal Shingavi also outlines a few organizations worth getting involved with here in Austin:
- The People’s Task Force
- The Peaceful Streets Project
- National Lawyers Guild
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
All of which are working to watch police or implement police accountability measures.
In this video members of the People’s Task Force met up at Resistencia Bookstore to discuss, plan and create strategies for the National Day of Action against Police Violence Protest taking place on 12/13/14. If you haven’t yet, please watch and share the video from the protest on the 13th here: https://youtu.be/DRtOkHw8ep0
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=VDxFeDKgDKMhttp://genociderap.com
On tonight's show, we will be hearing about Houstonians protesting the injustice of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of African American teenager Trayvon Martin. We will also hear from Dr. David Michael Smith, a RADICAL PROFESSOR at University of the Mainland, who is struggling to keep his tenure. But first, let's here from Nick Cooper who attended an anti anti gay protest yesterday...
(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.
An unprecedented wave of Walmart protests grows with strikes in five states! Austin activists joined the call to protest against Walmart! The key word to describe the wave of worker walkouts and protests against Walmart in recent weeks: unprecedented. As Walmart warehouse strikers in Illinois go back to work with full back pay, other workers were striking. Josh Eidelson captures just how unprecedented this is: For the second time in five days and also the second time in Walmart's five decades, workers at multiple US Walmart stores are on strike.
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
520 Years of Oppression... 520 Years of Resistance!
Join the SOA Watch movement at the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, this November 16-18, as we continue to speak truth to power and demand a real change in US foreign policy!
520 años de opresión... ¡520 años de resistencia!
¡Únase al movimiento SOA Watch a las puertas de Fort Benning en Columbus, Georgia durante los días 16 a 18 de noviembre próximos para continuar cantándole la verdad al poder y exigiéndole un cambio real en la política exterior de Estados Unidos!