Texas Governor Gregg Abbott Sent Miles of Razor Wire to Help Mexico Stop Immigrants from Reaching the U.S.
Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbot sent barbed wire to Mexico to be used in Coahuila with the intention of stopping migration. This is just the latest attack in Mexico and the Untied States' coordinated war on immigrants
Diana Bruja PalaciosJune 20, 2022
The NRA Exists to Keep Weapons Profits Booming and Guns in the Hands of the State and Right Wing
The NRA is holding its annual convention just days after the Uvalde school shooting. The group exists to protect gun industry profits and the state’s monopoly on violence, and keep guns in the hands of right-wingers.
Ezra BrainMay 27, 2022
The Supreme Court Will Hear the Texas Abortion Law Today. Where Is the Abortion Rights Movement?
The current leadership of the abortion rights movement has tied the struggle for abortion to the Supreme Court and the Democrats, but that’s a losing strategy.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 1, 2021
Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy
Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.
Olivia WoodJuly 22, 2021
Forget the Alamo (and the White Supremacist History You Learned in School)
School children in Texas are required to learn about the "Heroes of the Alamo." But that is a white supremacist myth that the so-called "Texas Revolution" was fought in defense of slavery.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 30, 2021
ERCOT CEO Paid $883K Salary While Texans Face Crushing Electricity Bills
The deadly electricity fiasco in Texas is yet another example of how capitalism really works. The CEO of the grid is paid close to a million-dollar salary while the “market” generates bills to working-class people that could force them into bankruptcy.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 22, 2021
Hugs for Killer Cops and Bullets for Black People: Why We Can’t Forgive Our Oppressors.
The trial of Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer who murdered Botham Jean in his apartment, has sparked protest and controversy—especially after photos surfaced of Guyger being shown compassion and forgiveness by the judge, bailiff, and even Jean's brother. What is behind the overwhelming theme of forgiveness to people who murder Black people?
Julia WallaceOctober 9, 2019
Migrants on Hunger Strike Are Being Force-Fed at Texas Detention Center
In the El Paso Processing Center in Texas, eleven migrants are on hunger strike against the conditions of the center, the slowness of their legal proceedings, and the verbal abuse they regularly receive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Ioan GeorgFebruary 1, 2019
Who Is Beto O’Rourke?
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is quickly becoming a household name after coming within three percentage points of ruining Ted Cruz’s reelection in Texas. It is hard to overstate the enthusiasm O’Rourke’s campaign generated statewide and nationally. His record-breaking fundraising reached over $40 million, while he nominally refused corporate cash, and he received a series of high-profile celebrity endorsements, including from Beyoncé and LeBron James.
Renato FloresNovember 12, 2018