Police violence against black men has struck again in North Texas. This time, Jordan Edwards, a 15 year-old freshman in high school from Balch Springs, a near suburb of Dallas’ southeast side, was shot to death by Roy Oliver, a six-year veteran of the Balch Springs Police Department.
Late Saturday night, April 29, neighbors reported to police that a house party had gotten too loud, and they asked the police to come and check it out. A short time later, Jordan Edwards was shot dead with a rifle.
During Israel's celebration of their 50th anniversary as a nation there will be a festive spirit within the Zionist realm. Not so among the Palestinian people, where apartheid has swept away hopes of a self-governing future without a serious reset of political policy, both in Israel and in its patron state, the United States.
At the heart of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands is a movement that has been institutionalized, Zionism.
It seeks to claim the lands that consist of what religious Jews believe were given to them by God, called the "Promised Land" in the vernacular of their religion. Its origin is in the Jewish religion, but it does not stop there.Read more
The March for Science in Fort Worth was held on April 22 along with similar demonstrations all over the U.S.
Tarrant County Green Party members, along with an estimated two thousand others, gathered on an uncharacteristically cool and very windy April day to stand up against severe budget cuts, the panning of decades of important scientific research, and a growing preference for opinion and political ideology over facts.
The festivities began around noon as people made their way to a hilltop parking lot at UNT Health Science Center on Camp Bowie Blvd. Hunkered against the building and each other to protect themselves from the cold wind, it appeared there might be some who wished they had stayed at home.
But, the crowd grew, and sincere excitement and a firm conviction about the cause replaced all concern about the elements.Read more
Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton spoke to a crowd of over one hundred Tarrant County residents on April 20 to address the permit application process like the one from Bluestone Energy to build a wastewater injection well near Lake Arlington, a major drinking water source for a half million area residents. Commissioner Sitton entertained questions from the audience, but only those questions that fit within the ground rules set by Rep. Nicole Collier (District 95, State House) at whose invitation Sitton appeared.
Specific questions with regard to Bluestone's application at Lake Arlington were disallowed, with the commissioner's attorney standing nearby to keep the commissioner on a short leash, purportedly because he is not allowed to speak of specific cases while they await the hearing.Read more