This summer University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers announced that the school would affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), an organization that aims to protect the rights of factory workers who make collegiate apparel. This came as a welcome surprise to the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition, a group of student activists who have been tirelessly working towards this goal for twelve years and, despite a recent increase in attention, did not expect Powers to grant their request for affiliation with the WRC anytime soon. Continue reading
Yesterday at Mass, the priest told a joke in the middle of his homily and I laughed. When nobody else joined me, I began to second guess myself. Did he tell a joke to an inattentive audience? or Was I laughing at an inappropriate moment?
Two weeks ago at a Calhoun County Democrats meeting, Paul Sadler made an appearance. In his very long (too long) speech, Sadler began sounding off on how Democratic organizations, donors, and funds were not financially backing his campaign. He talked about how Democratic money was leaving the state and how his campaign was left mostly in his own hands. From these ramblings, I only understood one thing: defeatism. Continue reading
With 92 days until the 2012 general election, we are excited to launch a new progressive blog that will examine, discuss, and provide opinion and insight on Texas politics from the UT campus to the Capitol. Moving forward with a youth focus in mind, we will feature guest bloggers and writers from all across the progressive community.
We are excited about the potential that lies ahead. Thank you for joining us.