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· A&M TaskForce Documents 
On July 18, 2003, Texas A&M President Robert Gates appointed a task force to recommend a response to the Supreme Court's rulings in Grutter and Gratz. On Aug. 29, the task force returned a strong recommendation in favor of affirmative action. Here are some documents from that task force, obtained through the Texas Open Records Act.

The final report can be located at the Open Records link on the main modules menu to your left. See COLLECTION B.

    · Affirmative Action After Grutter 
A Power Point Presentation Prepared by the General Counsel of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Reviews the basic principles of Constitutional review established by Bakke and Grutter.
· Brenda Denson-Prince 
Faxes from Brenda Denson-Prince concerning her election challenge in Kaufman County, Texas.
    · Brownson Dissertation 
2002 Dissertation by Amanda Bright Brownson anticipates major findings in the 2004 Texas school funding trial.
· Feb. 2004 Report to Faculty Senate 
A slide show about admissions at Texas A&M.
    · Flyer Archive 
For civil rights activities.

· FSCIC Recommendations May 18, 2004 
From Faculty and Staff Committed to an Inclusive Campus, presented to a panel of university administrators.
    · HAVA Texas 
Some docs pertaining to the Help America Vote Act in Texas.
· Houston Election Contest 
Documents from the 2004-2005 legislative election contest for Houst District 149; Talmadge Heflin vs. Hubert Vo.
    · MALDEF Ignored 
Read the motions for direct appeal to the Supreme Court filed by attorneys for the State and by property-rich districts.
· PODER Complaint to DOJ over APD 
Activists from East Austin file Civil Rights Complaint with USA Dept. of Justice seeking investigation of Austin Police over a pattern of excessive force against Hispanic and African American peoples.
    · Rocha Killing (Austin 2005) 
Documents in response to the police killing of Daniel Rocha

Audio-Video Reports
    · Texas Survey Results (Feb. 2, 2004) 
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board collects admission policy reports from Texas colleges and universities. We got the results via email from the Office of General Counsel on Feb. 2, 2004.
There are 26 Downloads and 14 Categories in our database
TX Death Penalty Abolition

Executed Persons

Execution Schedule

Kids Against the Death Penalty (KADP)

KPFT Execution Watch

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP)

Texas Execution Information Center

Texas Moratorium Network

Texas Students Against the Death Penalty (TSADP)

Free Ramsey
Ramsey Muniz
Ramsey Muniz

Ramiro R. Muñiz – 40288-115
FCC Beaumont – Medium
P.O. Box 26040
Beaumont, TX 77720

Address updated Christmas Day, 2009

Migrant Mass Graves, Holtville, CA
Freshly covered graves of migrants at Holtville, CA

Jay's Photo Album

Jay's Video Clip

Bring the Toys!

Jaime Martinez calls for toys at the Hutto First Anniversary Vigil
(Walt Harrison / Winston Smith Media)

First Anniversary Vigil

Dec. 16, 2007

American Heroes
Faten and Maryam Ibrahim

Faten and Maryam Ibrahim

Old Articles
Sunday, June 20
· Fighting with the Brown Pelicans to Survive
Friday, June 18
· New Orleans Gulf Emergency Summit, June 19
Wednesday, June 16
· Archiving the Gulf Death Watch: The Early Weeks
Wednesday, June 02
· Oil Enzyme Research Ignored by BP-led Authorities in Gulf of Mexico
Tuesday, June 01
· ICE Discloses Sexual Abuse at Hutto Immigrant Prison
· Dunkirk at the Gulf Coast: Reader Response
Monday, May 31
· Skimmers and Booms: Keywords for Victory on the Gulf Coast
Sunday, May 30
· Memorial Day 2010: Who Will Defend the Gulf Coast?
Friday, May 28
· Grief and the Power of Media in the Gulf Coast
Sunday, May 23
· Irma Muniz Reports Profound Visit with Ramsey at Beaumont Prison
Thursday, April 29
· 'No one is thinking about the children' - A Mormon Republican Appeal
· Mormons for Racial Profiling?
Tuesday, April 13
· Rio Grande Activists Call for Moratorium on Clayton Williams, Jr. Water Plan
Tuesday, April 06
· Ongoing Opposition to Homeland Security’s Border Wall in the Rio Grande Valley
Monday, March 29
· Two Stepping on Tiny Tim
· Protest Against Raymondville Tent City Targets Georgetown Office
Wednesday, March 24
· Archive: Thinking about the Texas State Board of Ed
Monday, March 22
· Viewing Health Care Reform through Charley's Pride
Sunday, March 21
· Former Port Isabel Detainee, Rama Carty on Trial: Some Reflections
Friday, March 19
· Univ. of Texas and Austin Urban Communities Gerrymandered off Board of Ed
Thursday, March 18
· Facing 'Fracking' Questions, White Calls for 'Common Ground' Leadership
· Replacing Jefferson with Calvin, Aquinas, and Blackstone?
· Archiving the Texas School Debate
Monday, March 15
· In the News: Harlingen Municipal Jail Lacks Clear Oversight
Thursday, March 11
· Murder Suicide and the English Language
Saturday, March 06
· Victor Carrillo's Letter to Supporters: ''I Refuse to Walk Away in Shame''
Saturday, February 20
· Link to Rodney Reed Opinion
· Ibrahim Family Fights Deportation
· Archive: Suleiman Twins, Bring them Home
Wednesday, February 10
· Undisclosed Company Wants to Build Women-Children Detention at Las Cruces

Older Articles

Revolution of Conscience

'Are there no prisons?'
Razorwire and Chain Link

Hutto Jail for Children, Women, and Profit
(Taylor, TX)
Photo by Jay Johnson-Castro

Jay's Vigil VI Video

Christmas Eve Vigil
View Video

Vigil Album
View Photo Album

Vigil III
Jan. 25, 2007
Neighbors Say Never

Neighbors Say Never
(Photo by Jay J. Johnson-Castro)

First Vigil
Dec. 16, 2006
Luissana Santibanez and TUFF
Video Part I

Video Part II

Hutto Vigil X

visuals by Plano progressives

Video by Rolf Ernst

Hutto Vigil X, June 23, 2007

June 23, 2007
(Photo by Walt Harrison)

Also: See Slide Show from the Prisons for Profit Blog

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