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Commentary: In Solidarity with Bekah Hinojosa Against SpaceX

Almost a year later, Rebekah Hinojosa is scheduled to make her first appearance in court in February for, allegedly, vandalizing city property. Rebekah was arrested and charged with a Class B Misdemeanor and was publicly doxxed by Mayor Trey Mendez social media account. Was she targeted for her activism against SpaceX?

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Repro Rights: Where Are We Now?

This past Sunday, January 22nd, people all over the country marched for what would’ve been Roe v. Wade’s 50th anniversary. Throughout this time, we reflect upon what abortion and reproductive rights mean to us.

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The Outdoors Isn’t Just for White People

The peace of being surrounded by the natural world should be an experience accessible to all. Recognizing that the recreational system historically was built on oppression means there is a need to dismantle the effects of racism that have affected communities of color.

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Making Life Accessible in South Texas

Juan, a VAIL board member and person with disabilities, interviewed VAIL’s Director of Programs about working for people with disabilities in a prominently Latinx community.

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Texas Is Counting On You To Cast Your Vote

Vote for reproductive justice. Vote for the rights of LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, Latinx, and POC communities. Vote for affordable healthcare. Vote for a higher minimum wage. Vote for quality education. Vote for gun reform. Vote for climate justice. Vote for your friends, family, and neighbors.

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Commentary: Who is threatened by critical young minds?

In the past year, Texas has become a favorite target of highly partisan, emotion-fueled school censorship and book-banning campaigns. Long assumed to be a Democrat stronghold, South Texas is now a battleground region, and youth, particularly Latina/o youth, has once again become the target of fear and concern.

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Commentary: On Interable Relationships

Society’s labels for people can otherize them and be hurtful. This can be the case in the way people with a disability and their relationships are categorized as “interable relationships.” Read more about why some in the region think the term is incorrect.

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No Scabs Allowed Union Basics

Welcome to No Scabs Allowed! My name is Bianca, and I’m a local union organizer, mother, and a proud VP of the Texas Staff Union, a unit of the Washington Baltimore News Guild, a local of the Communication Workers of America- 32035.

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