A federal appeals court panel rejected claims by two San Antonio organizations who said the city's 2008 parade permit ordinance violates their free speech rights by charging them fees that other groups don't have to pay.In their 39-page decision, three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Sept. 8 that the parade permit ordinance is constituional as written. Their conclusion dealt a setback to the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition and International Women's Day March Planning Committee, which sued to stop enforcement of the parade law.
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Written by Susan Finch on Sep 11 2010 - 9:39am
Written by David McLemore on Sep 10 2010 - 3:55pm
Mayor Julian Castro will attend celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain as part of the official presidential delegation.Castro was asked by the White House to participate in the one-day visit that concludes Sept. 14 at a dinner for dignitaries from across the world hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.“I'm honored to be part of a delegation commemorating an event that shaped the course of history not only in Mexico, but in the United States and the world," said Castro in a statement released by his office.
Written by David McLemore on Sep 9 2010 - 1:15pm
It was the day when everything changed. The terrorist attacks on U.S. soil nine years ago on September 11 shocked the world and put America on the front lines of the war on terrorism.On this ninth anniversary, as the nation pauses in solemn remembrance, each of us will recall what we did that day, how we wept and grew angry and became a little less certain of the future. And, perhaps, look for a way to reconnect that day of tragedy to somehow making the world a little better.
Written by David McLemore on Sep 7 2010 - 11:47am
Watch videos from the first of three public workshops on the MidTown Brackenridge Master Plan, which affects the neighborhoods of Mahncke Park, Tobin Hill, Monte Vista,
Written by bexarkat on Aug 3 2010 - 1:44pm
David Cobb, national spokesperson for the movement to Declare Independence from Corporate Rule, will lead a community dialogue about this growing movement for democracy in the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine St. He will illustrate how unelected and unaccountable corporations have hijacked our government and describe the national coalition of diverse public interest, community, and business organizations which has issued a bold call to amend the United States Constitution to restore the power of people over corporations.
Written by jcdufresne on Jul 15 2010 - 10:57pm
Dr. Michael Gilbert of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and Drug Policy Forum of Texas (DPFT) will speak on "Is Prohibition Working? If Not, What's Next?" at the Dem's Café meeting on Wednesday, July 21 at Harmon's BBQ, 100 S. Main St., Cibolo. Dinner at 6 p.m.; Dr. Gilbert will speak at 7 p.m.
Written by Dania Pulido on Jun 24 2010 - 11:04am
Self-educated and fiercely outspoken, Linda Chavez-Thompson has become the spokesperson for labor workers around the state.Now, if she wins election in November, Linda Chavez-Thompson will become the first Latina lieutenant governor of TexasBorn and raised in Lorenzo, Texas as a second generation Mexican-American, she hoed and picked cotton from age 10 until she was 19 years old. As one of 10 children, she had to drop out of high school as a freshman to help support her family.
Written by Rosalynn Warren on Jun 15 2010 - 10:37am
As a representative of the International Woman's Day March Planning Committee, I traveled to New Orleans by bus on Sunday, April 25, with a delegation from San Antonio, including members of the IWD Committee and of the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition. We headed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to defend our right to free speech and assembly. This first-person article was originally published in "La Voz".
Written by Susan Finch on Jun 10 2010 - 12:51pm
NEW ORLEANS -- Traveling by bus from San Antonio to New Orleans isn't easy if you 're in a wheelchair. But that was the price Lorinda Carr was willing to pay recently in support of an ongoing court fight to force San Antonio to quit letting groups it endorses parade for free while billing all others for traffic control and cleanup.