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University of Texas Students Stage Walkout
Roughly 400 University of Texas students walked out of class on Friday, Jan. 20, in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States. The International Socialist Organization, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, United Students Against Sweatshops, and the Revolutionary Student Front were among the event organizers.

3:37PM Fri. Jan. 20, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Following a three-day hearing that concluded Thursday afternoon, U.S. Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary injunction blocking Texas officials from removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program until at least Feb. 21.

4:24PM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
Austin is preparing for an epic counterresponse to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president. It’s a long-haul weekend of protests, rallies, and marches calling for resistance against politics of fear and hate, and solidarity with the multiple communities the incoming administration has promised to target.

11:15AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
Three months after Mayor Steve Adler announced plans to create an LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission during October’s Hate Crime Summit, the first precursory meeting was held Wednesday night at the Asian American Resource Center.

11:10AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
If there’s one common theme state attorneys share in defending anti-choice rules in court this month, it’s a lack of tangible evidence.

8:00AM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Dawnna Dukes Indicted
After months of speculation and allegation, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Pflugerville, has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury, throwing the fate of the House District 46 lawmaker into even further question.

11:30AM Wed. Jan. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid
Planned Parenthood affiliates are in court this week to halt state officials’ plans to boot the provider from Medicaid, as promised last month.

8:10AM Wed. Jan. 18, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Vela Kicks Off
“My shoes are laced up, I’ve got my clipboard, and I’m running for office,” said José "Chito" Vela Thursday night, answering an exhortation by President Barack Obama in his Chicago farewell speech. Vela held his kickoff at Tres Amigos for the House District 46 seat now held by Dawnna Dukes – and joked, “Whatever happened, I wasn’t going to cancel the party!”

2:07PM Fri. Jan. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal
With complete disregard to women’s constitutionally protected right to an abortion, Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, filed a bill this week that would outright criminalize abortion at any stage.

4:10PM Thu. Jan. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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