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Local Foods Citizens’ Lobbying Day

Date: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

We need your help to move our raw milk and local foods bill forward! Please join us in Austin on Tuesday, March 19 for Local Foods Citizens’ Lobbying Day. [Read the official press release.]

MonkeyWrench launches publishing venture with Bob Jensen

Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

MonkeyWrench Books launches its collaborative publishing venture with the release of Robert Jensen’s chapbook, We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out. In this new work, the University of Texas professor http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/index.html argues that we must honestly face the scope of the destabilizing changes that are underway.

Ran Moran Memorial Gathering

Date: 
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

RAN MORAN MEMORIAL GATHERING
Date: January 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friends and comrades of longtime Austin radical activist Ran Moran will celebrate his life with a memorial gathering. Austin activists know Ran from his tireless work for social justice in the antiwar movement, labor struggles, and Palestinian rights. Ran’s steadfast presence at organizing meetings, protests, and programs was an inspiration to others. His sense of humor and dancing livened up many gatherings.

Texans United To Amend Rally

Date: 
Sat, 01/19/2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Texans United to Amend, a network dedicated to passing resolutions calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to combat the unlimited flow of money into elections, is organizing a rally in support of resolutions in the Texas Legislature. SCR 2 is the Senate version (introduced by Sen. Rodney Ellis) and HCR 21 is the House version (introduced by Rep. Senfronia Thompson), directing the U.S. Congress to initiate this amendment process.

Labor Rally at the Capitol

Date: 
Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

DEFENDING THE PUBLIC GOOD - FAIR PAY FOR PUBLIC WORKERS The Texas State Employees Union is organizing a rally on the first day of the 2013 Legislative session to welcome back representatives and remind them that public services and public employees are worth fighting for. There is potential for severe cuts to state services and state workers in this year’s session. Union members and supporters also will deliver informational packets to legislators inside.

Location: south side of Texas State Capitol, 11th and Congress, Austin

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Screening of documentary film “The Garden”

Date: 
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Monday, July 9, 7 pm

Screening of documentary film “The Garden”

“The Garden” tells the story of a thriving community garden in south Los Angeles that faces the threat of being closed down and demolished by the city and powerful developers. The struggle of the farmers and their community reveals a chain of corruption that stands between the farmers and the land.

Occupy Austin’s Independence Day gathering

Date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Occupy Austin is organizing "new declaration" activities for July 4th Working Group is planning a full day of activities, starting at 9 am with breakfast and yoga. At 10:30 am organizers will begin explaining the process for writing the new declaration, starting with the full group and breaking into small groups.

Third Coast Sunday – “Koch Brothers Exposed” screening

Date: 
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Sunday, May 13, 6-9 pm

Third Coast Sunday – “Koch Brothers Exposed” screening

“Third Coast Sunday,” a series of monthly gatherings to connect social justice activists, will focus its final meeting of the season on the way in which concentrated wealth is corrupting electoral politics more than ever.

Screening of "Miss Representation"

Date: 
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

 

Sunday, May 20, 6-8:30 pm

Screening of “Miss Representation”

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International Workers Day Rally and March

Date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm

International Workers Day Rally and March

A coalition of groups representing community activists, labor unions, and immigrant rights organizations are coming together to rally for international workers’ day. 

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