Wanna take the first crack at Vista Ridge?

There is going to be a meeting on the 1st of December at 5:30pm at 1607 E. Houston (Warrick’s office) to start campaigning for Alan Warrick who is in a run-off against Toney for the District 2 city council seat.

Alan Warrick, if elected, will put up a little fight against the Vista Ridge pipeline. This is much more than we have out of any city council representatives right now. A statement will solidify his position on the matter.

Folks should bring their phones and laptops as we’re likely to start making calls that evening for Warrick and/or get set to do some block walking.

Thank you,

Rachell M. Tucker

More light on the $3.4B pipeline deal – San Antonio Express-News

PLUS Actions: NYC to Ferguson linx:

Wave of protests inspired by the Ferguson grand jury decision are spreading across US cities.

Glen Ford’s blog: “Ferguson: It is Right to Resist, By Any and All Means Necessary

In the coming days and months, activists must be diligent in drawing lines between those honest elements that counsel against violence for moral or tactical and strategic reasons, and those who, like Sharpton, Van Jones and Rep. “Lacy” Clay, seek to destroy the budding mass movement by ostracizing and alienating its youthful core.

It does appear, however, that it’s “Movement Time” at long last. In the words of activist Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, with much of Black America and its allies on the march, “We have already won!”

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com .


Amerikan Fascism

Green Shadow Cabinet Court Convicts Benton Harbor, Michigan, Community Activist with No Evidence

Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan is facing up to 25 years in prison for circulating recall petitions against Benton Harbor’s pro-corporate Mayor James Hightower. For background on the trial read here, and see the statement about the verdict at http://greenshadowcabinet.us/news/court-convicts-benton-harbor-michigan-community-activist-no-evidence .

Pamphlet on Pinkney & the Benton Harbor fight-back in PDF:  http://peoplestribune.org/pt-news/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BH-Pamphlet.pdf

 Attend Our Monthly Meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 Times: 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Avenue SA,TX 78214. We meet on the first Sunday of each month.

Popular Resistance

…the day before Election Day, a protest was held at the Democratic National Committee where Democrats were told they should not count on voters concerned with climate change. The protest highlighted likely Democratic Party presidential candidates and governors, e.g. Hillary Clinton, O’Malley, Andrew Cuomo, Jerry Brown, Peter Shumlin and John Hickenlooper. In addition to delivering a letter, laying out the case against the Democrats on climate change, protesters presented them with pillows covered in oil and gas company logos so they could be comfortable in bed with the industry.


Recap Mid-terms

 Statewide judicial candidates Chisholm, Sanders-Castro & Altgelt each garnered @ 9-10%, well beyond the 5% threshold. 2016 Texas Ballot Access is secured. 

 Bexar totals are complete though unofficial. Expect very minor adjustments & precinct breakdowns within the week.
 Two Candidates of Distinction:
 Antonio Diaz

U. S. Representative District 21
Lamar Smith – Incumbent REP 82,196 73.32% 135,513 71.78%
Ryan Shields LIB 13,636 12.16% 25,483 13.49%
Antonio Diaz GRN 16,272 14.51% 27,782 14.71% 

“Congratulations to Antonio Diaz for a very strong showing . Lamar Smith is a climate skeptic and, as the Chair of the House Science and Technology Committee, he will continue to be in a powerful position to block any progress on climate change issues. The policies Smith and his House colleagues advocate will have catastrophic consequences for our nation and for the planet, and are going to be matters of national and international concern in the next two years.  We need to continue to highlight Congressman Smith’s leadership failures, and provide the people of district 21 with an alternative voice.  
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/03/3587922/lamar-smith-bored-with-ipcc/ ” — wrote Paul Ingmundson

 Paul Ingmundson

State Representative District 123
Mike Villarreal – Incumbent DEM 12,205 86.21% 20,171 86.27%
Paul Ingmundson GRN 1,951 13.78% 3,210 13.72%
Expect ongoing contests with the ambitious Mr Villareal, bogus “environmentalist”. Villareal showed his true colors a year ago, pandering for his slice from the “Prop 6” Pork Barrel. Any who don’t recall that prelude to Vista Ridge, Review…
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