Jeb Sprague on “Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti”

Friday, September 28, 7 pm, 5604 Manor Jeb Sprague will speak about his new book, Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy (Monthly Review Press, 2012), in which he investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. The book focuses on the period [...]

Gar Alperovitz on Democracy and the New Economy

Thursday, September 13, 7 pm, 5604 Manor Gar Alperovitz, a leading scholar and activist in the building of a new economy, will speak on “Democratizing the Emerging Economy.” Cooperatives, social enterprises, public banks and other new structures provide a new vision for the next economy. Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at [...]

Tom Hayden on progressive politics

Saturday, August 25, 5-7 pm, 5604 Manor Road Writer and progressive activist Tom Hayden will speak on “The Drug War, the Peace Movement, and the Legacy of Port Huron.” Hayden, who was a founder of Students for a Democratic Society and primary author of the Port Huron Statement, later served for nearly two decades in [...]

Not Going Away Angry or Anything . . .

. . . but about two weeks ago we got an email from Occupy Austin expressing interest in doing the kind of comprehensive calendar that has been our work here for the past dozen years. Pretty quickly we shared some info, and pretty quickly Occupy Austin got their calendar going. Their google cal format represents [...]

Forgiveness Friday

August 17, 2012-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., MT.ZARC CENTER (Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Rev. G. V. Clark, Pastor) 2951 East 14th Street Brick by Brick hosts “Forgiveness Friday” FORUM: A Panel Discussion With Christian Churches Collaborating For Change – [4Cs] (“A Criminal Justice Coalition of Churches”) TOPIC: “The 4Cs- Bridging The Church, Re-Entry and Forgiveness” “How can a [...]

Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, August 16, 7 pm, 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road Former Washington Post reporter on “Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Frankel will speak on “Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” a [...]

Check Out the Occupy Austin Mirror

To view the likely future for a calendar of progressive events in austin please see our page titled Occupy Austin Mirror. The google cal format is an effective path to the future of progressive calendars and the occupy folks are actively developing this approach.–gm


Wednesday, August 8, 5:45 – 7:30 PM, Texas AFL-CIO building, 1106 Lavaca St. A presentation and discussion about critical issues facing public workers and public services in the legislative session. We will also be talking about how state agency and university workers can be part of a movement to push back. Hosted by the Texas [...]

Vigil in Remembrance of Sikh Victims

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, on the grounds in front of The State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave The Sikh Student Association of the University of Texas and the Sikh community of Austin will be holding a candlelight vigil at The Texas State Capitol grounds in remembrance of the victims of the shootings at the Sikh [...]

Do Not Execute Marvin Wilson

A 54-year-old African American man, Marvin Wilson, is due to be executed in Texas on August 7 for a murder committed in 1992. Marvin Wilson’s most recent IQ score was 61, and a clinical neuropsychologist has concluded that he has an intellectual disability that would render his execution unconstitutional. Amnesty International Action Alert

Hiroshima Vigil

Please join us at Lou Neff point in Zilker Park on Monday evening at 7:30pm as we observe the anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, the first use of nuclear weapons against people. Bring a poem or other reading if you like. We are hoping to have a little music. Lou Neff point has [...]

Breaking the Isolation of Detention Teach-in

Saturday August 4th at 5pm, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Avenue A teach-in at First Unitarian Universalist Church about immigration detention, the current state of detention, and how to join a detention visitation program. The event will feature Texas residents and Undocubus riders who have been in immigration detention. Arizona-style immigration laws are bad [...]

If Not Now, When?

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Founders’ Hall, 1941 Webberville Rd The Texas Health and Human Services Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Hosts: “If Not Us, Then Who?” “If Not Now, When?” Bridging “Courageous Conversations” and Togetherness Talks –Preventing Policies From Widening The Black-Brown-White Divide –Possible [...]

Noche Cultural

Friday, August 3rd at 7pm, 5604 Manor With son jarocho music & food. People participating in the ride for justice will share their stories and why they’re embarking on this journey. Arizona-style immigration laws are bad for immigrant families, public safety, and our communities. However, these laws are good for private prison corporations like Corrections [...]

Rally to End S-Comm in Austin

Friday, August 3rd at noon, 5555 Airport Blvd Rally outside of Sheriff Hamilton’s office to demand an end to Secure Communities (S-Comm) and other programs that lead to mass detention and deportation. Arizona-style immigration laws are bad for immigrant families, public safety, and our communities. However, these laws are good for private prison corporations like [...]