David Durbin

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David Durbin is an Austin Texas activist.

Power for Texas Workers - Socialism for The South

1161 Angelina St,Austin, Thursday 22 September 2016, 19:00 till Thursday 22 September 2016, 20:30 Organized by : Austin Socialist Collective

We are the Austin branch of Socialist Alternative, an organization dedicated to the advancement of socialist, independent working-class politics.
Four worker organizers from the Austin and San Marcos Socialist Collectives will discuss how they are building a new radical working class formation in Central Texas and the South.

Those indicating attendance on Wherevent included Jessica D'carlo Sanders-Adams, Kennedy Swift, May Olvera Herz, Taylor Danielle Cavin , Melissa Elfont , Nicole Stasek , Anne Bannister , Amelia Rubenstein, Richard Swafford, Andrew Dobbs, Bill Atkinson, Omar Camilo Lopez, Matthew Krausse, Jason Lopez, Joseph George, Drew De Los Santos, Joao Paulo Connolly, Jordan Fox, Tomas Diaz de Leon, Salvador Herrera, David Durbin, Andrew Messamore, Anthony Shull, Kynan Murtagh, Roland Michael Sanchez, Ian David , Joshua Freeze, Brad Crowder, Joshua Perez, Timothy Jerecuaro, David Simoneaux. [1]

Texas Comrades

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Bernard Sampson, May 29 2017;·

With David Durbin, Dion Gullion and Misuzu Sampson.

Bernard Sampson me,my wife and some Austin comrades

Communist Party of Texas

Members of the Communist Party of Texas, CPUSA Closed Facebook Group. accessed June 21, 2017 included David Durbin.

CPUSA Environmental Action

CPUSA Environmental Action is a Facebook closed group. It is "a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities".

As of June 21, 2017 members included David Durbin;[2]

Communist Party of Travis County

The Communist Party of Travis County was formed in March 2017. The three club leaders are Dion Gullion, Henry D. Brown, and David Durbin.[3]

United Socialists initiative

United Socialists initiative is a Houston based Facebook group, run mainly by the Communist Party USA, but open to other leftist tendencies.

This group is for left unity. All factions of leftists welcome for open debate and forum discussion

United Socialists initiative closed Facebook group members, as of December 13, 2017 included David Durbin. [4]

Condemning U.S. led airstrikes on Syria

Ryan Pollock, Rodney Florence, Adrian Boutureira and James Cole demonstrates against the U.S. airstrikes in Syria at a protest at the Capitol on Aril 15 2018.

Drivers, with their car horns and thumbs-ups, encouraged about 50 protesters at the south entrance of the Capitol grounds Sunday afternoon condemning U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria.

President Donald Trump announced the airstrikes late Friday amid suspicion that Syrian President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people in a rebel-held area near the nation’s capital. The attack reportedly killed at least 40 people. Syria has been in a civil war for seven years.

“No justice, no peace; U.S. out of Middle East,” and “One, two, three, four, we don’t want your racist war; five, six, seven, eight, Syria’s a sovereign state,” were some of the chants protesters hurled toward traffic and pedestrians where Congress Avenue meets 11th Street downtown.

The United States, Britain and France unilaterally and illegally struck sites in Syria, and did so without proof Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack, said Adrian Boutureira, one of the founding members of the Austin chapter of No War With Syria and a leader in the Travis County Green Party.

Democratic Socialists of America member David Hamilton said he doesn’t trust the word of American intelligence officials, citing the Iran-Contra affair, the lack of evidence of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction after the U.S. invaded for that reason and the allegation that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper lied under oath before Congress when asked if the National Security Agency collects data on Americans in the United States.

David Durbin, a member of Austin Anti War and No War With Syria Austin, said he’s skeptical about the narrative used to warrant airstrikes.

“I think there was a chemical attack,” he said. “I don’t think we have evidence about who did it.”

Even if Assad was responsible, American involvement in the civil war will make matters worse, he said.

“It’s just going to drag on the killing of civilians and the war,” Durbin said.

Protester Amina Choudhury said American involvement is “very messy.” The United States conducted airstrikes almost exactly one year ago Friday because of a chemical attack, yet Assad is still in power, and the rebels are losing the war, she said.

Trump wanted to send a message to Assad with the airstrikes, but “there is no message being sent,” Choudhury said.

Members of Austin Anti War, No War With Syria Austin, Democratic Socialists of America, Travis County Green Party, International Socialist Organization, Veterans for Peace and ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition participated in the protest. Members of Open Cathedral, a progressive church in Leander, also attended the rally to supply water and first aid if needed.[5]

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here https://tinyurl.com/ycdouk3y

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[6]

Those invited on Facebook included David Durbin.

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