Category Archives: SXSW

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, […]

Thoughts on Religion & Spirituality

Today is the first day of Occupy Southby, the Occupy Austin occupation of the massive SXSW festival that takes over Austin every year. We’re offering free events, music & classes every day this week to counteract the commercial, expensive alternatives. The theme for today’s events was faith & spirituality. One of the core values of […]

Mic Checking Arne Duncan

Today I participated in a ‘MIC CHECK’ confrontation with Arne Duncan, the US Secretary of Education, at a town hall meeting at Austin Community College. Duncan is criticized for many reasons, but he came under fire from Occupy Austin for his support of charter schools and privatization which puts teachers out of work, puts taxpayer money […]

UnitedGA Proposal For Occupy Austin

A very dedicated occupier, @SynchronizeOWS, has proposed that occupy groups around the country (or globally) hold a United General Assembly on the 17th of March, the 6-month birthday of our movement, where unified issues would be discussed. This is appealing for many reasons, not least of which is that the 17th may be one of Occupy […]