Random News Roundup

In a town that is near and dear to my heart, a city council member, Loren Nichols, says that undocumented immigrants should be “shot at the border.”

In happier news, in the same state, a Native tribe legalized same-sex marriage. 

And in the city I rep now, 100,000 people showed up to a convention center where free school supplies, haircut vouchers, immunizations, and fresh produce were being handed out. This kind of thing has been happening in cities all over the country since 2008. Living in Houston, I have the sense that there is more economic expansion here, and hence more jobs, than anywhere else in the country, but that doesnt mean that the situation isnt dire. My comrades and I are looking for an area of organizing, and I have a strong sense that we will focus on an area of the budget cuts and austerity measures that disproportionately affect women and queers of color. Also, I really need to start studying more political economy and about the economic crisis. Are these the bread lines of our times?