Texas

Top Democrats’ War on Progressives Backfires in Texas

March 8, 2018

Despite open opposition from the DCCC, Houston progressive candidate Laura Moser advanced to a runoff in one of the first contests of the 2018 primary season. Larry Cohen of Our Revolution discusses the struggle for progressive Democrats under a corporatist party leadership

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

November 11, 2017

In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution, earning them the name “sacrifice zones.” Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

November 10, 2017

After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin travels to Houston one month later. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

October 23, 2017

In this second installment of special coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates Houston and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution. Watch more on teleSUR

Empire Files: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

October 21, 2017

Abby Martin travels to Houston one month after Hurricane Harvey, long after the cameras left, and reveals the untold stories of how, while abandoned by the state, the community banded together to save lives and rebuild their homes

Will Harvey Disaster Relief Go to Climate Polluters?

September 30, 2017

Many are concerned that most of the aid will go toward Texas businesses–including the fossil fuel industry, which contributed to the climate-change related catastrophe in the first place. TRNN speaks with Reggie James, director of the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Loophole for Big Polluters in Texas

July 29, 2017

Environmental groups filed five lawsuits against the EPA after state records showed the oil and gas industry illegally emitted 500 million pounds of pollutants but were only fined 3% of the 25,000 pollution incidents

Nina Turner Report

May 14, 2017
Nina Turner: After lying about what happened, Roy Oliver was fired then booked on murder charges in connection to the shooting death of 15 year old Jordan Edwards in Texas

Immigration Reform

May 10, 2017
The Texas law will be challenged in court, but it opens the gates for discrimination against immigrants says Lena Graber of the Immigration Legal Resource Center

Report: Obama Admin Paid Private Prisons $1 Billion to Detain Asylum Seekers

August 17, 2016

The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center