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Reporting

Lender Oportun Is Suing Low-Income Latinx in Texas by the Thousands

A monthslong investigation revealed that California-based Oportun Inc., founded to help Latino immigrants build credit, routinely uses lawsuits to intimidate a vulnerable population into keeping up with high-interest loan payments—even amid COVID-19. Kiah Collier, Ren Larson, & Perla Trevizo HOUSTON—On an afternoon in mid-June, Analleli Solis was walking home from […]

Reporting

‘Lamborghini’ Border Wall About to Topple into the Rio Grande

Trump supporters funded a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. But experts say the wall is already critically failing. Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of […]

Podcast, San Antonio Bioregion

PODCAST: Rights of Nature Arrives in San Antonio

Marisol Cortez In Spring of 2012, at the tail end of my time teaching in Lawrence, Kansas, I had the privilege of attending the Rights of Mother Earth Conference at Haskell Indian Nations University. I’d found my way to Haskell via the Wetlands Preservation Organization, where I fought alongside Haskell […]

Broadcast

EP12: SATX Vigil for George Floyd … Westside police beating

Deceleration.Live Episode 12 came more spur of the moment after seeing local organizers had struck a nerve in San Antonio with an event dedicated to decrying the death of George Floyd and advancing the message that Black Lives Matter. In this broadcast you will hear from organizers of the event […]

Broadcast, San Antonio Bioregion

EP11: San Antonio City Council Breaks on Critical Renter Protections

In just over 10 minutes, Deceleration.Live Episode 11 breaks down San Antonio City Council’s failure last week to protect local renters staring down a June 1, 2020, eviction deadline by passing a proposed 60-day grace period on evictions. The landlords turned up in force; renters and housing advocates kept their […]

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TAKE ACTION: Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights

The upcoming Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights connects the dots between petrochemical development, violence against Indigenous women, environmental justice, border militarization, and migration. Marisol Cortez When land or community wellbeing has suffered injustice, we often look to the courts to redress any rights violations. But what if the corporate […]

Broadcast

EP10: Everyday Rude Boy’s Unintentional Mental Health Mother’s Day

Episode 10 is Deceleration‘s “mad pride” edition. Almost in time for Mother’s Day. We celebrate 10 episodes with a deep dive discussion of all things mental illness in the time Covid-19 with celebrated San Antonio musician (and artist) Phil Luna. This was truly one of our most satisfying broadcasts. We […]

Broadcast

EP09: Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Redux … DIY Loquat Jam … SWU’s Mutual Aid

Deceleration‘s ninth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio opens w/ a nod to International Worker’s Day and local calls for the release of the incarcerated and support for housing rights. Texas Governor Greg Abbott gets a fitting roast for his decision to send Texas back to the movies […]

Reporting

Americans in Pandemic: Cancel Rent, Suspend Mortgage

“My bill to cancel rent and mortgages isn’t just necessary,” says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, “it’s popular.” Jessica Corbett New polling from the think tank Data for Progress shows that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum support canceling rent payments and suspending home mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic—results […]

Broadcast

EP04: Stop Landlords $iphoning the Bailout & George Garza Sings

Deceleration‘s fourth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a solid talk with four women who are stopping the landlords from siphoning our city’s bailout dollars … soul-stirring music by George Garza, Jr., and housing resources for renters and homeowners alike. ¶ Future guests on this broadcast will […]

Broadcast

EP02: Removing the Band-Aid with Dr. Adelita Cantu, Ila Minori Sings

Deceleration‘s second broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a conversation with public health professional Dr. Adelita Cantu about the preexisting conditions of inequity exacerbating the novel coronavirus pandemic … musical guest ILa Minori … grant opportunities for local artists … call to release juveniles in detention … […]

Broadcast

EP01: Deceleration’s Inaugural Broadcast for Covid-19 Era

Deceleration’s Inaugural Live Stream for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio includes a conversation with Brian Gordon about the radical possibilities of growing plants … Pandemic poetry w/ Marisol Cortez … and a call to action to stand with migrant families being held at the South Texas Family Residential Center […]