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Mar 6
(via Fun and Games With Stratfor: APD and DPS collaborated with private ‘geopolitical intelligence firm’ – including bomb demonstrations and undercover surveillance - News - The Austin Chronicle)

(via Fun and Games With Stratfor: APD and DPS collaborated with private ‘geopolitical intelligence firm’ – including bomb demonstrations and undercover surveillance - News - The Austin Chronicle)

Stop Monsanto - Occupy Austin Overpass Light Brigade (by SocialJusticeNOW)

Jan 6

To serve and set up Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy Austin 1 YouTube (by gerhard simonia)

"Occupy Austin: The Encampment Months" new book 
(via Active Press Publishing)

"Occupy Austin: The Encampment Months" new book 

(via Active Press Publishing)

Dec 4
(via Shining a light for immigration reform - Texas Organizing Project)
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of fellowship with family and friends. For some people, though, that’s not possible. Across the country, families have been broken up by unnecessary immigrant deportations and detentions.On Friday, TOP members took to the streets in Dallas to shine a light for immigration reform — quite literally. With fluorescent lights, they held signs that spelled out “#ImmigrationReformNow” in the night.TOP has been fighting for immigration reform and will continue through the holidays and into the New Year, as it looks less and less likely Congress will act in 2013.Until they do, we won’t stop.So, along with your holiday cheer, join us and spreading the word that we must reform our broken immigration system.The time is now.

(via Shining a light for immigration reform - Texas Organizing Project)

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of fellowship with family and friends. For some people, though, that’s not possible. Across the country, families have been broken up by unnecessary immigrant deportations and detentions.

1486121_553940501350469_504336472_o.jpgOn Friday, TOP members took to the streets in Dallas to shine a light for immigration reform — quite literally. With fluorescent lights, they held signs that spelled out “#ImmigrationReformNow” in the night.

TOP has been fighting for immigration reform and will continue through the holidays and into the New Year, as it looks less and less likely Congress will act in 2013.

Until they do, we won’t stop.

So, along with your holiday cheer, join us and spreading the word that we must reform our broken immigration system.

The time is now.

Two more undercover cops identified!
APD’s ‘Rick’ and ‘Dirk’ Occupy Occupy Austin

Two more undercover cops identified!

APD’s ‘Rick’ and ‘Dirk’ Occupy Occupy Austin

To serve and set up Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy Austin (by today news 2014)

(via Activist arrested during abortion protest formally charged)

Jun 3

Stop Monsanto - Occupy Austin Overpass Light Brigade (by SocialJusticeNOW)

Apr 3
» (via Occupy Austin Gallery - The Austin Chronicle)

» (via Occupy Austin Gallery - The Austin Chronicle)

(via Occupy Austin Police Disclosure Packet of Undercover Infiltration and Manipulation | Occupy Washington, DC)

(via Occupy Austin Police Disclosure Packet of Undercover Infiltration and Manipulation | Occupy Washington, DC)

Court Case Involving Occupy Protesters Resolved
A complicated and confusing case involving “Occupy Austin” protesters, the Port of Houston and undercover Austin Police officers has come to a conclusion in a Harris County courtroom.

Back in December of 2011, six members of Occupy Austin were arrested and charged with felonies for using PVC pipe and chains during a protest at the Port of Houston. It turned out that the people who built the restraints and encouraged the Occupiers to use them were Austin police officers undercover as members of the Occupy movement. Now, Harris County prosecutors have dropped the felony charges and the defendants have instead plead guilty to misdemeanors. Greg Gladden represented Ronnie Garza, one of the protesters originally charged with a felony.
All the defendants agreed to sentences that included time-served. Gladden says the fight to reduce the charges was worth it.

Court Case Involving Occupy Protesters Resolved

A complicated and confusing case involving “Occupy Austin” protesters, the Port of Houston and undercover Austin Police officers has come to a conclusion in a Harris County courtroom.

Back in December of 2011, six members of Occupy Austin were arrested and charged with felonies for using PVC pipe and chains during a protest at the Port of Houston. It turned out that the people who built the restraints and encouraged the Occupiers to use them were Austin police officers undercover as members of the Occupy movement. Now, Harris County prosecutors have dropped the felony charges and the defendants have instead plead guilty to misdemeanors. Greg Gladden represented Ronnie Garza, one of the protesters originally charged with a felony.

All the defendants agreed to sentences that included time-served. Gladden says the fight to reduce the charges was worth it.

Feb 9
(via Occupy Austin Gallery - The Austin Chronicle)

(via Occupy Austin Gallery - The Austin Chronicle)

Demonstrators interrupt Perry speech | Postcards

Demonstrators upset about Gov. Rick Perry’s refusal to expand Medicaid coverage interrupted his State of the State speech this morning and were quickly hustled from the House Chamber by state troopers.

One man, identified by friends as the Rev. James Caldwell, a Houston community activist, was detained by Capitol security officers after the 11:25 a.m. incident.

He was later escorted in handcuffs from the building, although troopers declined to say whether he would be charged with disorderly conduct or any crime.

More than a dozen other protestors with the Texas Organizing Project, wearing teal-colored t-shirts, were escorted from the statehouse after the outburst in the House Chamber.

Not long after Perry began his State of the State speech, Caldwell stood in the House gallery and shouted:

“Excuse me Governor Perry, but what do you plan to do about the 7 million uninsured in Texas. Why are you turning down the billions of Medicaid expansion funds?”

Other protestors sitting around him began chanting as troopers hustled to the group, and began escorting them out of the chamber. Perry, who had just announced a tax-rebate plan when the protest exploded, went on with his speech.

The House Chamber, standing room only with dignitaries and state officials to hear Perry’s speech, was briefly astir with whispering as the group was led out.

Ginny Goldman, executive director of the organizing project, said the group held a demonstration earlier in the day outside the Capitol. She said the group tried to deliver a 16,000-signature petition to Perry last September seeking to have Texas accept expansion of the federal Medicaid program.

Perry has opposed that expansion.

“People should not be arrested for coming to a public speech and asking a question,” Goldman said.

Gloria Payne, a spokesperson for the group, said members did not come to the Capitol to get arrested, but to highlight the plight of the uninsured millions in Texas.

“Rick Perry has said repeatedly that he will refuse to accept the $78 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage for hard working Texans,” she said. “This leaves us no choice but to bring it to the governor’s attention directly.”

Jan 5
Top 10 Photos of Occupy Austin in 2012: John Anderson

Top 10 Photos of Occupy Austin in 2012: John Anderson