(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.
When Jodine Alpern signed up for an educational weekend in Mexico with her church, little did she suspect that it would end with being surrounded by police, held for seven hours in detention, deported, and banned from Mexico. Eight of the eleven Austin residents who were a part of a trip organized by a local non-profit, Austin Tan Cerca de La Frontera, for Wildflower Unitarian Church and others, were deported and banned from Mexico late last Saturday night.
(photo above) Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera delegation meeting with Mexican workers.
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
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.
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!"
On February 24, 2013 Robert Jensen spoke on "We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times" at the First Unitarian Universalist Church Public Affairs Forum. Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at University of Texas.