Texas’ right wing establishment has waged war on abortion and abortion providers for many years. In 2013, Texas HB 2 closed 23 abortion clinics and led to an 11 hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis and mass occupation of the state capital by pro-choice protestors. Earlier this year, the passage of SB 8 put bounties on anyone associated with providing an abortion. Texas abortion providers have already been preparing for escalated legal action and criminalization of the practice. Now with the likely overturning of Roe vs. Wade, that is becoming more real.
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Bob and Scott host Candice Bernd (@candicebernd), Senior Editor and Reporter at Truthout, about her new article “Texas Abortion Funds Work to Reduce Looming Harms of Post-“Roe” Criminalization.”
Another professor from Collin College has been fired in retaliation for speaking out against President Neil Matkin’s continued rejection of their First Amendment rights and their concern for safety on campus.
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Michael Philips has now been fired along with Suzanne Stateler Jones, Audra Heaslip, and Lora Burnett, all in violation of their First Amendment righs. Philips first was reprimanded by Collin College for being active in a campaign to remove Confederate statues in Dallas in 2017.
Welcome to G&R’s (Griping and Ranting) new series–the Week in Review.
We’ll be airing our grievances about the week’s events and news, our thoughts and analysis, biting critiques, lots of snark, some humor and more.
Our series on the climate and political crises in Texas continues!
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In this episode, we talk with Houston-based environmental justice advocate and organizer Bryan Parras (@hightechaztec) about the impact of the Texas polar vortex and the subsequent political crisis.
Our series on Texas’s winter crisis continues!
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In this episode, we talk with Jamie Henn from Fossil Free Media about the climate and power crisis in Texas. We discuss how the minions of the oil and gas industry –right-wing politicians Greg Abbott and Rick Perry, and their spin machine– moved to shift the blame of the
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.
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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 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.