We're rejoined by repeat Green and Red repeat-offenders Debbie Russell (@debmocracy) and Clayton Lust (@claytonlust), in Austin and Houston, respectively, to discuss the "Katrina-scale" crisis happening throughout Texas at the moment. We talked about conditions on the ground in Austin and Houston, especially the loss of heat and water, and the human misery--homeless people dying, the elderly having no access to medical care, millions without heat. We discussed mutual aid efforts in Austin and below we list a number of mutual link where you can get support, give support or donate. And we talked about the larger political conditions that led to it--Texas-style "Cowboy Capitalism" that believes in deregulation and markets controlled by their cronies to coordinate energy markets.
And what would a show like this be without talking about Rafael Cruz's vacation photos?
Debbie is an organizer, activist, and anti-police brutality advocate in Austin, TX. (If you want to see Debbie's visual aids from the episode, check us out on YouTube.) Clayton is a historian, activist, teacher, conqueror, warper of minds. He has taught at Houston Community College since 2003.
Texas mutual aid efforts//
TEXAS MUTUAL AID RESOURCES (http://bit.ly/3serWS6)
Donate to Mutual Aid Houston: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mutualaidhou
Rio Grande Valley Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/Rgvmutualaid
Austin Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/austinmutualaid
Mutual Aid in North Texas (including Dallas-Ft. Worth): https://bit.ly/3drVZSo
DFW Mutual Aid:https://linktr.ee/dfwmutualaid
San Antonia Support and Shelter: https://twitter.com/dox_gay/status/1362464855601594369
Afflict the Comfortable: Texas Energy Corporations make billions, but weatherization was too expensive….. (http://bit.ly/3s9sGYJ)
It's Going Down: Autonomous Mutual Aid Groups Mobilize in Texas as Death Toll Rises (http://bit.ly/3bkuXtz)
Guardian: Winter storm amplifies power grid inequalities for disadvantaged Texans (http://bit.ly/37uRwuv)
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