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Standing up Against Family Separation, Our Nation’s Shame

“Rep. Doggett speaks out at the Republic Square rally against President Trump’s new policy to forcibly remove children from their asylum-seeking parents.” By: Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) This Immigrant Heritage Month, we must confront our Nation’s shame: Trump’s new policy…
Victory for Children’s Health!

For over a decade PODER has worked to close the Pure Castings industrial metal foundry, located at 2110 E. 4th Street.  It was located feet from Zavala Elementary School and its pre-school playground and in a residential area.  Pure Castings…
Supreme Court Ruling Sanctions Voter Suppression

Civil and Human Rights Groups Cite Ruling as Major Problem for Communities of Color Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the civil rights fight against voter suppression tactics in a 5-4 ruling in Husted…
In gentrifying East Austin, are dogs replacing children?

By Elizabeth Findell – AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN Olga Hernandez sat on the porch of her East Eighth Street house on a warm April afternoon, offering a few minutes to the latest reporter to come through asking about gentrification in her quickly changing…
East 6th Street Developments

There are only so many ways to say Austin’s development is heading eastward. Just drive down any street on the east side across from downtown and count the construction sites, and you’ll run out of fingers before you drive a dozen…
La Venganza!

Quick! Who has inspired, unified and mobilized Latino voters with the greatest historical impact? Nope, not brilliant strategists in DC. No, not any new-fangled technology to reach voters more efficiently. It’s not even the tireless work of indefatigable canvassers. It’s…
Capital Metro to Launch Summer Service Pilot in June

Pilot will include free rides for kids grades K-12, expanded weekend MetroRail service AUSTIN, Texas — Capital Metro announced the agency’s “Summer Sun, Late Nights and Family Fun” service pilot today. The pilot includes free rides for kids in grades…
U.S. agents trying to dump injured man over Mexican border

WASHINGTON — A video obtained by NBC News shows U.S. Border Patrol agents attempting to break international law by forcing an injured and mentally unstable man back into Mexico by falsely claiming that he is not in their custody, failing…