Tag: Texas

Members of UniteHere! Local 23, wearing red shirts with their Local's logo, raise their firsts behind a sign that reads "Voting Rights Now!"

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.

Texas Bans Abortion

On May 19, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that makes abortion after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state of Texas, making Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation.

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?

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.

Eight Months After Harvey, People of Houston Say No To Charter Schools

Last week, the people of Houston won a partial victory in the fight to save Black and Brown schools from post-Harvey privatizers. Two Houston socialists discuss the recent fight against the charter schools strategies for fighting the underfunding of public education.

Members of UniteHere! Local 23, wearing red shirts with their Local's logo, raise their firsts behind a sign that reads "Voting Rights Now!"

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.

Texas Bans Abortion

On May 19, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that makes abortion after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state of Texas, making Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation.

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?

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.

Eight Months After Harvey, People of Houston Say No To Charter Schools

Last week, the people of Houston won a partial victory in the fight to save Black and Brown schools from post-Harvey privatizers. Two Houston socialists discuss the recent fight against the charter schools strategies for fighting the underfunding of public education.