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Fedayin Screening at the Austin Film Society

On December 6, 2021, Red Aid partnered with Palestine Solidarity Committee to host a screening of Fedayin, a documentary about the international solidarity campaign for Georges Abdallah, a Lebanese freedom fighter for Palestinian liberation and Europe’s oldest political prisoner. Red Aid supports political prisoners worldwide, including people like Georges Abdallah who are fighting for oppressed nations and against United States Continue reading

Austin: Recap of Live Music Show at Butterfly Bar/The Vortex Benefitting BLM Protester Facing State Repression 

On Monday December 13th, Red Aid hosted a live music show at Butterfly Bar @ The Vortex. Funds raised from the event went to support a Black Lives Matter protester arrested during the Summer 2020 uprisings against racism and police brutality. The event featured musical performances from local artists Manuel Soza and Isaiah Jaster, The Fleas, and Edith Rivers as Continue reading

Austin: Recap of Live Music Benefit Show at Sahara Lounge to Mobilize Against State Repression

On Sunday November 21st, Red Aid hosted a benefit concert in Austin, Texas at Sahara Lounge, an east Austin bar known for their Saturday “Africa Nights.” The goal of the benefit concert was to mobilize people against state repression by supporting political prisoners and their families. The benefit featured a number of musical performances from the likes of Cat., Vicky Continue reading

Red Aid Signs onto Marvin Guy Coalition

Red Aid has signed on to the Marvin Guy Coalition in support of prisoner Marvin Guy, who has spent the last seven years incarcerated without trial. As part of the coalition, we are demanding that Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza drop Marvin’s charges and that he be released from jail. In 2014, the Killeen Police Department entered Marvin’s house Continue reading

Red Aid Hosts Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Political Prisoners

On July 10th, Red Aid and Austin community members created a solidarity video for four Brazilian peasant political prisoners, Ezequiel, Luis Carlos, Ricardo, and Estefane. The video was covered by revolutionary publication Tribune of the People, and can be viewed here. The peasants mentioned in the video were initially arrested on May 21st in the state of Rondônia during an Continue reading