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Occupy Wall Street Type Efforts Taking Place Across Texas—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

At the end of this post is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

(Picture is from the Occupy Houston march on October 8. Here is my account from this event. Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.) 

TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

The work of democracy and freedom is up to each of us.

With the round-up this week is a list of Facebook pages and websites links for Occupy Wall Street inspired protests here in Texas.

Here is that list—-

Daily Kos and Mother Jones have great lists of Occupy efforts across the nation.

Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy efforts are already changing the debate in our nation.

I support this initiative because I work for a living, pay my taxes and vote in every election. I want a fair decent society where people can find a decent job and where everybody pays a fair share of the taxes we need to run our local, state and federal governments.  This is in so many ways a movement of everyday folks. 

Please consider taking part in the Occupy effort  in Texas or wherever it is you live. Check on the web or on Facebook to see what it going on in your neck of the woods.

See you you think and make the call to get involved.

Here is round up—

Off the Kuff notes that the federal court in San Antonio has issued an injunction preventing the state from implementing its new redistricting maps, and that until preclearance is granted it will draw its own maps to use for next year.

CitizenAndy has joined the dark side with his new blog Darth Politico. He’d appreciate if you checked out the new site, liked Darth Politico on Facebook, and subscribed to his feed. He’s especially proud to have The Ghost of Sam Houston blogging at his site.

Letters From Texas explains why conservative pundits’ Perry problems perpetually persist. Perfect.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson points out that while Governor Perry and the Texas GOP think all is well with the Texas economy that’s far from reality: 2012 revenue estimate for Texas will be “Flattish”, dedicated funds trickery.

The “Move to Amend” Texas tour — the effort to repeal the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision by constitutional amendment — has stops scheduled in Bryan-College Station, Houston, San Antonio, Bastrop, Austin, and Corpus this week. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the details.

Over at TexasKaos, Liberal Texan has his say about Texas’ latest assault on women:Family Unplanned: Texas Cuts Funding for Women’s Reproductive Health Care. Check it out.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme tries on crazy shoes and rates the main GOP presidential candidates.

Bay Area Houston shows why Perry is weak and wrong on immigration.

Neil at Texas Liberal commented on welding and on the different ways that things are brought together based on a picture he took at the Houston Ship Channel.

McBlogger was a little surprised to learn from Rick Perry that Warren Buffett is clueless about the private sector.


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