Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Global Action Day - United for Iran in Austin

More than 700 freedom-loving citizens of Texas joined people from more than 100 cities across the world on July 25, 2009 for a rally in support of the Iranian people and in condemnation of the human rights abuses being committed by the Iranian government. Sponsors for this event are: Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty Int'l USA, Nobel Woman's Initiative, Iranian League for Defense of Human Rights (LDDHI), International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Omid Advocates for Human Rights and many more...

What: Rally, part of United for Iran Global Action Day (united4iran.org) -- Ahmadinejad is not the President of Iran. Uniting Texans in Austin for the cause of the Iranian people.

When: Saturday, July 25th, 8:00 pm - 10:00pm

Where: Austin, Texas: Start at City Hall, March on 1st street bridge towards Auditorium Shores where there will be music and speeches.

To learn more please visit:

Click on the playlist link below to watch videos of the event!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Protesters Want More Safety at Construction Sites

A protest in front of the governor's office Wednesday got a little rowdy.

The Workers Defense Project said Governor Rick Perry doesn't care about the risks construction workers face. They cited his comments last week and said he downplayed worker safety.

One of the claims the project cited from the governor was that Texas has the highest number of construction deaths in the U.S. as a result of the state having the most construction.

The Workers Defense Project wants Perry to end what they called "the appalling number of deaths in the construction industry here in Texas."

"We're talking about a worker dying every two-and-a-half days. Quite frankly, we think we can do better in Texas, and that there's no reason to undervalue the lives of construction workers. It's simply insulting," Cristina Tzintzun with Workers Defense Project, said.

Protesters delivered a letter to Governor Perry's office asking for a formal meeting.

Watch the whole protest at the link below:
Protest Against Rick Perry 2009