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.
(5/13/2014) Activists from ForestEthics and Texas Campaign for the Environment gathered together to protest 3M's destruction of forests. The action took place at the Austin Convention Center on the day of 3M's Annual Shareholder Meeting. Protesters gathered because 3M uses controversially sourced unsustainable resources from endangered forests around the world. The depletion of these forests, leads to the degradation of the environment and the extinction of animal species including wild caribou.
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.
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
The Austin Alliance For Peace (AA4P) is a trans-partisan organization dedicated to promoting peaceful solutions in an era where violence and threats are too often employed. The First Annual Austin Alliance for Peace 'Peace Rally" was held on Saturday, April 14 from noon-2 PM on the South Steps of Texas State Capitol. The purpose of the event was to reinvigorate the anti-war sentiment in the great State of Texas with the Peace Rally the day before National Tax Day. We are pleased that renowned peace activist, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi and the host of anti-war radio, Scott Horton were headliners for this event. Other speakers from the Austin area spoke on how the cost of war has deeply effected our local community through such issues as police brutality, regional fusion centers, implementation of an American urban warfare state in major cities across the U.S. (including Austin) with the implementation of Urban Shield programs, and how local politicians accept "federal money" to further the growth of the police state in local communities. AA4P objectives are: 1) To educate the public on violations of peace in any form, 2) To mobilize the citizens of the state of Texas to bring peace wherever it is absent, 3) To pursue the redress of grievances in alignment with the tradition of non-violent resistance. 4) To build a constituency whose main priority is to practice diplomacy and to always strive to resolve problems without the use of violence,
Learn about the most recent solidarity delegation from the U.S. to El Salvador! In June of 2011, Austin independent filmmaker and journalist Matt Gossage went to El Salvador as a delegate of CISPES, Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.
Matt shared food, pictures, sounds and stories of the delegation and will report on the exciting political and social developments in El Salvador. CISPES' "Living the Change" delegation brought a diverse group of U.S. citizens to El Salvador to learn and experience the work of the grassroots social movements that are fighting for justice and human rights.
From funding and actively supporting the civil war from 1981 to 1992 and currently imposing its economic model on El Salvador, the United States has a close relationship and responsibility to the people there and their struggle. From environmental destruction, disastrous neo-liberal economic policies, unsustainable agriculture, lack of health care, a draconian criminal justice system and the attack of community media; the resistance in El Salvador is fighting the same systems as the resistance here in the United States.
This report-back focused not on the problems in El Salvador, but the solutions organized movements there are using to bring democracy and justice to their country. The discussion covered some of the groups and their work and how we in the U.S. can learn from the organizing being done there. After the dinner and presentation, information was shared on how we can stay involved, informed, support and stand in solidarity with El Salvador as activists in both our countries build a healthier and more just world.
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