Category Archives: Austin

My SXSW Preview (on Firedoglake)

I’ll be covering SXSW Interactive for Firedoglake over the next 5 days. My coverage will focus on the intersection of technology and politics. Here’s my preview with selected highlights from the conference: SXSW Interactive is world-renowned as a place where startup companies strike the deals that make them successful, where cutting edge mobile apps are launched, […]

Tents Up for Occupy Austin Eviction Anniversary

On February 3, 2012 Occupy Austin was evicted from their City Hall encampment which they held for nearly 5 months. On the one year anniversary we gathered again to honor that day and our first home. I wrote about it for Firedoglake: Austin’s occupation gathered again at their first home to honor the day and […]

Feministe Vigilante Gangs Vs. Anti-Choice Bigots (Firedoglake)

Late in January I covered the Texas Rally for Life, the record breaking anti-abortion protest at the State Capitol, and the tiny counterprotest against it: Austin’s Feminist Vigilante Gang. From the article on Firedoglake: Make no mistake, this was a family affair — parents and children stood alongside entire Boy Scout troops, priests and nuns […]

3 Lessons of Modern Activist Movements (On Firedoglake)

Social media tools are transforming activism, and ushering us into a new age of protest. Over the last year, I’ve watched, written about and participated in street level direct action. In a new post to Firedoglake I wrote about a three ways modern movements are spreading the civil disobedience meme: When I glanced at the #IdleNoMore […]