Media Release: “Lone Star Apartheid: Greg Abbott and Republican Party Trying to Re-segregate Texas”

Lone Star Apartheid:Greg Abbott and Republican Party Trying to Re-segregate Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 9/24/2021

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Nicolas Reimann of Forbes writes: “Former President Donald Trump sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday asking him to “act now” to conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential election in the state, which he carried by a comfortable six percentage points.”
But Texas activists warn that it’s part of a bigger attempt to maintain political power.
Robert Buzzanco is a professor of history who teaches courses in political history at the University of Houston, a long time resident of Harris County and has extensive media experience.  He currently co-hosts the Green and Red Podcast, which discusses politics and history. Email at buzzanco@yahoo.com or text at 713.269.1508.
Scott Parkin is a native Texan, a campaigner and organizer in social justice and environmental movements for two decades and has extensive media experience. He is also the co-host of the Green and Red Podcast. Email at sparki@riseup.net or call/text at 415-235-0596.
Buzzanco and Parkin in response to the announcements of the announcement of a 2020 election audit of four Texas counties by the state government said: “Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state’s Republican Party see the writing on the wall. Demographic trends in Texas are making a bleak future for the power holding elite of the state. Voting rights bills, anti-protest bills, the Texas National Guard at the border, disempowerment of women with extremist anti-abortion laws and now the an election audit of four counties that went blue in the 2020 election are a blatant attempt to hold onto power as it continues to slip away. Extremists in the GOP want an audit of an election they won, but more broadly they want to re-segregate the state along racial, gender and economic lines. Sadly, Texas Democrats’ resistance to these actions remain tepid and inept.”
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Week in Review: Tribute to Ed Asner, Texas Anti-Abortion Bounty Hunters, Afghanistan and more!

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Texas Energy Corporations make billions, but weatherization was too expensive…..

cross-posted from Afflict the Comfortable

by Bob Buzzanco

Among the many utterly ridiculous claims made by the Texas GOP and “energy” industry, is that they couldn’t have foreseen a “Black Swan” event like the winter storms in Texas (because the 2011 Super Bowl Stormhttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/us/05storm.html was so long ago) and it would have been too expensive to weatherize the infrastructure–natural gas, coal, oil, because wind, the scapegoat for Texas politicos right now makes up barely 10 percent of the power grid. So below is some data on just how much the major energy companies in Texas raked in. I guess when you’re making $9-12 billion a year, you can’t afford to plan for a rain, or snowy, day. Maybe a GoFundMe page is in order?

NRG Energy Revenue, 2006-2020

NRG Energy annual/quarterly revenue history and growth rate from 2006 to 2020. Revenue can be defined as the amount of money a company receives from its customers in exchange for the sales of goods or services. Revenue is the top line item on an income statement from which all costs and expenses are subtracted to arrive at net income. Continue reading “Texas Energy Corporations make billions, but weatherization was too expensive…..”

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