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Pro-Choice Protest Planned for HB 2 Lawsuit
The orange army will peacefully protest outside the HB 2 trial
DAILY News  August 1, 2014, by Mary Tuma
"...While the second lawsuit filed by reproductive rights advocates and abortion providers against Texas’ anti-abortion law proceeds inside federal court on Monday, pro-choice activists plan to don their trademark orange and stage a peaceful protest outside the courthouse...."

Doth Protest?
Here the latest of what we have on this weekend's protest against Prop 8!
DAILY Qmmunity  November 14, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...Plans for tomorrow's National Protest are shaping up all across the country, including all over Texas...."

Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
As many as 50,000 participated locally in anti-Trump demonstration
DAILY News  January 21, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...An estimated 40 to 50,000 people descended on the Texas State Capitol today to protest the Trump presidency...."

Chronicle Recommends: Protest Movies
Four films to get you out of the theatre and into the streets
DAILY Screens  March 10, 2017, by Chronicle Film Staff
"...Every month, the Chronicle’s film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. In honor of March's A Day Without a Woman general strike, we're singling out a few of our favorite protest films...."

Red Guards and the Modern Face of Protest
Agitators, disrupters, or “anarchists,” these masked protesters represent a new resistance
News Story  February 16, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...That Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016), a couple hundred people had marched up Congress Avenue to protest the incoming president..."

The Common Law: High Property Taxes? File a Written Protest
Protest High Property Taxes
Columns  May 4, 2012, by Luke Ellis
"...File a written protest. A written notice of protest will be considered valid if it identifies the owner, the property being protested, and clearly indicates that you disagree with the appraisal district's decision..."

Did Shearwater Cut the Best Protest Album of 2016?
Jonathan Meiburg calls out new America's scary monsters
Music Story  December 8, 2016, by Abby Johnston
"...Legitimate protest albums spring from dire political climates. They're an expression of fear, but also a rallying cry..."

The Common Law: Can I Win My Property Tax Protest?
How to appeal to the Appraisal Review Board
Columns  July 3, 2014, by Luke Ellis
"...My property taxes skyrocketed this year so I filed a protest. What are some of the arguments that give me the best chance to reduce the assessed value?..."

Activist Posts Up At Gov Mansion to Protest Cancer Screening Cuts
Minority, low-income women will be hit hardest by cuts
DAILY News  June 5, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Hernandez vows to show up just about every day to protest the state budget plan to exclude Planned Parenthood from a life-saving breast and cervical cancer screening program, slated to pass by Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk before June 21..."

Anti-War Protest Jan. 27
Postmarks  January 9, 2007
"...What kind of world is it where women prevent men from praying? These methods have made some people subjected to them insane. Is this not a "failure of a major organ," the Bush regime’s definition of torture? Why do we not protest this? I think it is at least partly a failure to recognize the captives as fellow human beings, and a belief that we ourselves will never suffer such treatment..."

Novelty Firm Backs Dildo Protest Documentary
Cocks Not Glocks gets some firm support
DAILY Screens  June 19, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...The film will chronicle the 2016 Campus Dildo Carry rally at UT Austin, where students protested Senate Bill 11 (aka the campus carry law) that allowed concealed weapons on the university campus. UT graduate Jessica Jin triggered a protest wherein students openly carried dildos which, in the bizarro-verse of Texas legislation, is actually a class C misdemeanor (see our photo gallery from the day here)...."

Wednesday Protest Against SBOE's Name Change of Mexican-American Studies Course
1:30pm at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
DAILY News  May 29, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...While some advocates and scholars celebrated the win – albeit grudgingly – others see the name change as a racist betrayal and haven’t given up the fight to force the SBOE to reverse course. And on Wednesday, the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies’ Tejas Foco Committee on Mexican-American Studies plan to protest the name change in six cities across the state, including Austin..."

Protest Votes Under Scrutiny
Over 16,400 Texans signed an affidavit in order to vote
News Story  February 23, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...There's a new kind of protest vote in Texas. The state's voter ID law allows people without one of the seven accepted forms of ID to sign an affidavit allowing them to cast a ballot..."

Chicago Whole Foods Protest Reaches Austin
Nationwide petition demands reinstatement of fired worker
DAILY News  February 17, 2014, by Michael King
"...According to Manuel Ramirez, an Austin member of Fight for 15 – organized locally and nationally to press for an increase in the minimum wage – a group of protesters assembled outside Whole Foods headquarters at Fifth and Bowie and submitted the online petition signed by more than 60,000 people. “We weren’t able to picket inside their premises,” Ramirez said, “so we had to confine ourselves to about three feet of the sidewalk, and we handed over the petition.” Ramirez said Fight for 15 had joined the national protest because workers “shouldn’t have to choose between working and taking care of their child.”..."

Robin Schneider's Protest Arrest
Environmentalist busted for UT water protest
DAILY News  August 9, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Because Schneider wasn't protesting against the presidency, but against UT itself: Or rather, its new H2Orange water, sold in plastic bottles shaped like the UT Tower...."

One Man's Party Is Another's Protest
Postmarks  July 17, 2008
"...I fully believe in free speech and don't think that Mr. Moser should be censored, but I wanted to speak up and inform him that his feelings toward cyclists didn't fall on deaf ears. When I labeled the ride as a celebration and not a protest, I wasn't being 100% truthful because no one can label the intentions of all the Critical Mass participants with a single term..."

Austin Dogs Can Protest, Too!
Wet dogs protest Cornyn's conservative voting record.
DAILY News  February 18, 2008, by Matt Martinez
"...Last week was a big one for Austin dogs; after the Beagle Uno took best in show at Westminster, several dogs and their owners gathered Friday outside U.S. Senator John Cornyn's Austin office to protest his continued support of the war, warrantless wiretapping and 'aggressive interrogation.' Several protesters came in Cornynface and others dressed up like big dogs as references to President Bush's nickname for Sen..."

Activists Protest Southwest Key at CEO’s Home
Frente de Liberación Inmigrante call on Sanchez to break gov contracts
News Story  July 5, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...Activists Protest Southwest Key at CEO's Home..."

Southwest Key Protest
PHOTO GALLERY  June 29, 2018


Activists Protest Southwest Key at CEO’s Home
Frente de Liberación Inmigrante call on Sanchez to break gov contracts
DAILY News  June 29, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...The protesters, part of newly conceived local immigrant rights group Frente de Liberación Inmigrante, walked from the park to Sanchez’s Northwest side home with the aim of directly asking him to end the organization’s hefty government contracts and give up his lucrative salary. The group also called on the city of Austin to break its grants and contracts with the nonprofit, which runs a variety of programs including a charter school..."

Housing Advocates Protest Trump's HUD Cuts
A week of action kicked off Saturday
News Story  July 27, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...A coalition of housing advocates and organizations are taking part in a national week of action this week in protest of the Trump administration's proposed $6.8 billion in cuts to HUD programs nationwide. Austin stands to lose $18 million in funding as a result of the policy change, and it will affect more than just the low-income housing supply – $7 million in Community Development Block Grants, for example, which fund child care, youth programs, and senior services, will also disappear...."

DREAMer Protest
PHOTO GALLERY  July 26, 2017
"...Members of Movimiento Cosecha, an organization of immigrant youth and allies from across the country, marched from the State Attorney General's office to the intersection of E. 15th and Congress on Wednesday morning to protest threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the introduction of the DREAM Act bill in Congress..."

Health Care Protest at Ted Cruz's Office
PHOTO GALLERY  June 26, 2017
"...Making a quick stop at a coffee shop on the way to protest, a woman gathered letters from other customers who wanted to add in their voices after hearing she was taking her concerns to Cruz...."

March Against Sharia Law and Counter-Protest, June 10
PHOTO GALLERY  June 12, 2017
"...Photos from the March Against Sharia Law, organized by ACT for America, and the counter-protest at the State Capitol on Saturday, June 10. The two groups spent several hours shouting at each other before organizers for the March Against Sharia Law ultimately called off their march through town...."

Airport Protest Against Trump's Immigration Order
PHOTO GALLERY  January 30, 2017
"...Immigrants and allies gathered at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Sunday to protest Donald Trump's Executive Order banning the immigration of people from seven Muslim nations...."

Harvard Place Residents Protest Eviction
Tenants in limbo as apartment building changes hands
News Story  September 29, 2016, by Joseph Caterine
"...Last Thursday, a crowd of tenants marched through Harvard Place at 5020 Manor Road, near 51st, bearing signs that read "More Time! Más Tiempo!" The protest, organized by Building and Strengthening Tenant Action, was in response to the landlord's announcement on the first of the month that the 30 families currently living there would have to leave by the end of September...."

Travis County Republican Chairman Morrow to Protest Trump
Morrow plans to carry "Trump is a child rapist" sign
DAILY News  August 22, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Travis County Republican Chairman Robert Morrow plans to protest Donald Trump, while the GOP presidential candidate visits Austin on Tuesday, Aug. 23...."

Eastside Residents Protest STRs
Protesters don't want to see homes turned into hotels
News Story  January 28, 2016, by Joseph Caterine
"...After reviewing staff recommendations during a work session on Tuesday, Council seems resigned to a gradual phase-out plan rather than an immediate ban. Nevertheless, Delgado remains optimistic that sustained community protest could force these short-term rentals out of residential areas sooner than later..."

Texans Protest Abbott's Anti-Refugee Stance
PHOTO GALLERY  November 23, 2015
"...Hundreds gathered Sunday, Nov. 22, at Woolridge Park to protest Gov..."

City to Mount Case for Appraisal Protest in 2015
A unanimous Council vote preps a challenge next year
News Story  June 19, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...But the Council wasn't unanimous on a third related resolution from Tovo – to establish policy that would require companies seeking tax incentives from the city not to protest their property appraisals. That one passed on a 5-2 vote, with Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Member Bill Spelman dissenting..."

Commissioners Say No to Tax Protest
County will study, not challenge, commercial appraisal roll
DAILY News  June 10, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...Travis County Commissioners this afternoon opted against waging a protest with the appraisal district over the 2014 commercial property tax roll. Instead, commissioners voted to study the appraisal process and work with the Legislature to try to resolve property tax inequities...."

Fight for 15 Protest
PHOTO GALLERY  May 15, 2014
"...Protesters gather at Airport Blvd. and East MLK on May 15, 2014 to participate in a national “Fight for 15” campaign in an effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour..."

Students Protest UT's Ties to Accenture
CFO denies relationship
News Story  February 14, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...Several hundred protesters took to the streets in a demonstration Friday, Feb. 7, to call on UT administrators to cut further ties with consulting firm Accenture and halt the implementation of "Shared Services," a cost-saving pilot program that threatens to eliminate 500 jobs...."

Protest Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline
Postmarks  August 4, 2011
"...Dear Editor, As I was (not) enjoying my nightly descent into the doldrums (aka, reading as much as I can on al Jazeera before I have to vomit), I came across an article about the upcoming peaceful protest of the proposed tar sands pipeline in D.C. I haven't been reading the Chronicle religiously of late, so I'm not sure whether this has been given any coverage..."

Protest Video
Footage from the Downtown protest against guns on university campuses
News Story  April 24, 2009
"...Watch footage from the protest against guns on university campuses..."

Protest Retaliation?
For many in Austin's immigrant community, the hope that swelled from the massive April 10 immigrant rights protests has turned to fear
News Story  April 28, 2006, by Diana Welch
"...For many in Austin's immigrant community, the hope that swelled from the massive April 10 immigrant-rights protests has turned to fear this past week. On the heels of the highly publicized Immigration and Customs Enforcement bust of Danish pallet-makers IFCO, during which ICE officials arrested 1,187 undocumented workers across the country – 270 in Texas alone – come numerous rumors and reports of a covert immigration crackdown sweeping the city..."

Protest LCRA's New Pipeline
Postmarks  December 1, 2004
"...7. They can choose to abide by the counsel of the regional plan, a project they in part initiated. To make this point I recommend that everyone who reads this show up to protest the LCRA plan to approve a new water pipeline without giving regional planning groups time to get their recommendations finalized! Bring your friends and family: Thursday, Dec..."

2019 Federal Government Shutdown Protest
PHOTO GALLERY  January 25, 2019
"...Hours before Trump announced a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, local protestors visited Senator John Coryn's office on January 25, 2019..."

Episcopalians Protest Trump Immigration Policies Outside Hutto Detention Center
PHOTO GALLERY  July 9, 2018


Protest at Francisco Cantú Reading
Activists disrupt The Line Becomes a River BookPeople event
DAILY Arts  February 14, 2018, by Brandyce Ingram
"...One protester addressed the general audience, “You upper-middle-class liberals” – a blanket statement – “think you’re doing good by buying and reading a book. You get to close the book! Why don’t you go to the border, volunteer, hear our stories!?” Another demonstrator took the floor and read from a page about the tortures her extended family went through, chiding the seemingly cool-headed author for painting himself as an “innocent observer” while partaking in these atrocities..."

The Crack Pipes’ Beautiful Protest
Track premiere from the ATX blues punks’ vinyl reissue
DAILY Music  September 26, 2017, by Michael Toland


Quinceañera Protest of SB 4 at the Capitol
PHOTO GALLERY  July 20, 2017
"...Teen protesters donned their brightest, most elegant dresses and joined voices to let the Texas Legislature know that the anti-immigrant SB 4 law is unacceptable..."

Activists Nod to The Handmaid's Tale to Protest Anti-Abortion Bills
Pro-choice protest at Capitol channels dystopian fiction
DAILY News  May 23, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...While the protesters came to focus their efforts on the cruel and restrictive SB 8, which bans the safest type of second trimester abortion and requires providers to bury or cremate fetal remains from abortion, another anti-choice bill slipped its way past the Senate last night (Monday, May 22), adding more fuel to the fire...."

Go Protest Yourself
Postmarks  December 20, 2016
"...Burning fuel oil generates roughly twice as much CO2 to generate the same amount of electricity as burning natural gas. Do the protesters really want more CO2 in the atmosphere we all share? Also generating electricity with fuel oil is more than twice as expensive as using natural gas..."

Texans Protest Film Incentive Cut
Change.org petition demands special session to save program
DAILY News  May 29, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The new low figure came too late for public protests to have any impact in the regular session, which is scheduled to end on June 1. However, there is already a Change.org petition, asking Abbott to bring lawmakers back for a special session to fill the hole they have created...."

Black Friday Walmart Protest
PHOTO GALLERY  December 1, 2014
"...Protesters chant and hold signs outside the Walmart on Anderson Lane during Black Friday on November 28, 2014. Led by Education Austin president Ken Zarifis, the group tried to speak with the store manager but were stopped by APD officers...."

Workers Protest Gables
WDP wants developer to ensure its subs pay fair wages
News Story  November 20, 2014, by Amy Kamp
"...WDP believes that Gables could prevent this sort of abuse by agreeing to take part in their "Build It Better" program, which holds developers to certain standards, such as providing a living wage, maintaining safe working conditions, and investing in workforce training. Despite the participation of other developers – including Foundation Communities, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, and Saltillo Collaborative – and repeated protests calling on Gables to join the program, the Atlanta-based developer has thus far declined...."

Workers Protest Gables
Claim developer isn't holding subcontractors accountable
DAILY News  November 18, 2014, by Amy Kamp
"...WDP believes that Gables could prevent this sort of abuse by agreeing to take part in their “Build It Better” program, which holds developers to certain standards, such as providing a living wage, maintaining safe working conditions, and investing in workforce training. Despite the participation of other developers – including Foundation Communities, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, and Saltillo Collaborative – and repeated protests calling on Gables to join the program, the Atlanta-based developer has thus far declined...."

Michael Brown Protest at the Capitol
PHOTO GALLERY  August 15, 2014
"...Protesters peacefully rally at the state Capitol in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri, the site of recent police violence...."

Vote Delayed on Property Tax Protest
Commissioners may act June 17 on commercial appraisal roll
DAILY News  June 2, 2014, by Amy Smith


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