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Activists march on the Capitol

GetEqual TX members walk on the Capitol grounds before their sit-in.

What a thrill it was to be part of today’s action! There’s really nothing I’ve experienced in life like the rush I get from being part of a dramatic, nonviolent direct action and getting to use my journalistic skills to help people stand for something important. And since the Texas Legislature only meets for such a short time every other year, I am glad I got the chance to mix it up in there before it goes back to being, essentially, a museum for the next year and a half.

Tonight’s video is from College Humor. I thought it clever commentary on how protective people can get about “their shows,” even if their shows are classics that almost everyone else has been dissecting and discussing for years.


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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and