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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 […]

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TAKE ACTION: COVID-19 Recovery & Utility Justice Town Hall

UPDATE (9:24PM): THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NATIONAL SIERRA CLUB IS PUTTING ALL OF ITS COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH ON PAUSE TO HELP KEEP OUR FOCUS ON THE WORK OF BLACK LIVES MATTER ACROSS THE NATION. We know pollution kills. We know that utility rates aren’t fair. And we know that […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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EP07: DIY COVID-19 Masks … Existence as Resistance … #FreeThemAll

Deceleration‘s seventh broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio documents local action demanding release of detained immigrants, an instructional DIY T-Shirt COVID-19 mask, and extensive interview of Laura Rios-Ramirez of Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin and Martinez Street Women’s Center. All that and news/resource updates and calls to community action. This coming […]

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EP05: Utility Debt Post-COVID & SA Poet Laureate “Vocab”

Deceleration‘s fifth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio asks what comes after the pandemic in terms of our City-owned utilities. While shutoff suspensions today are good thing, what happens when the bills come due? Working families already pay more than their share for ill-advised utility investments like the […]

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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 […]

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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 … […]

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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 […]

Reporting

Anti-Protest Bill Passes Texas Senate

Outrage Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill That Would Hit Pipeline Protestors With Up to 10 Years in Prison Jake Johnson/Common Dreams Sparking outcry from indigenous tribes and environmental groups, the Texas state Senate on Monday passed industry-backed Republican legislation that would hit pipeline protestors with a third-degree felony and up to ten […]

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Reporting

WTF is Rey Chavez Smoking?

In a lengthy dispatch to San Antonio Councilmembers Clayton Perry and Manny Pelaez, Rey Chavez warns about the “hysteria of Green Plans,” insisting that claims surrounding the existential threat posed by global warming are “BS,” and linking out to a series of online articles and videos, even though he recognized they didn’t fit the “narrative” of “environmentalist [sic]” and “some in our city.”