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Stop the Frack Attack! March & Rally

On March 21, 2013 Activists gathered for the "Stop the Frack Attack" rally and march at the Texas State Capitol to demand an end to dirty and dangerous fracking and accountability from the oil and gas Industry.

Workers Defense Project's Day of the Fallen March & Rally 2013

On February 27th, 2013, Workers Defense Project held their bi-annual Day of the Fallen day of action march and rally, to call for good, safe jobs for Texas construction workers. Over 600 construction workers, advocates and community supporters from across Texas converged on the State Capitol in Austin for the march. Construction workers in Texas work in deadly conditions for low pay and few benefits. The slogan of the day was "WE BUILD TEXAS and we deserve better!"

Santa Gets Arrested for Chalking in Austin

Silent War on Women Rally at Texas Capitol

Spurred by a growing sense of frustration and disenfranchisement, nearly one hundred women and men gathered Saturday at the south gates of the Texas Capitol on August 25, 2012 to protest what has been described by some activists as a "war on women."

The idea for the protest came from Kaci Beeler, a local actor, designer, and artist who told Austinist that the recent appellate court decision allowing Texas to defund Planned Parenthood was the trigger for her. She explained to us that she had "...been following the GOP hailstorm about abortion rights and all of that stuff, and what's been happening in Arizona. And then Wednesday, when I read about the Court of Appeals overturning funding for Planned Parenthood, that was upsetting. Reading about it and realizing that...it felt extremely unfair."

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Anti-SB9 Rally in Austin Texas Hosted by R.I.T.A (Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytn_u4wHP0Y

Video Production by Jeff Zavala.
A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia production.
 http://zgraphix.org

Click here for more coverage and photos and videos.

11th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

 

The 11th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty was held on Saturday October 30, 2010.  The event began with guest speakers at the Texas Capitol and continued with the march traveling south on Congress Avenue.  Six exonerated death row prisoners - Shujaa Graham, Ron Keine, Curtis McCarty, Gary Drinkard, Albert Burrell and Greg Wilhoit - were in attendance and led the procession.

Audio from rally and video links available.

SB1070 Vigil at Texas Capitol

 On July 29, 2010, the day Arizona's SB1070 immigratin law took effect, members of the Austin community held a vigil at the Texas Capitol in protest of the law.

SB1070 Protest and Counter-Protest at Texas Capitol

 On Saturday, June 12th supporters and opponents of Arizona's SB1070 immigration law gathered at the Texas Capitol building.

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