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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Join our Low Carbon Diet class and lose 5,000 pounds in a month.
Learn how to measure your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce
them. The next group is starting October 3 and will meet for four
Wednesdays at First Unitarian Universalist Church in the Museum
District. There is no fee, but an optional book, Low Carbon Diet,
will be available at the first class for $13.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection ALliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Monday, October 22, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Join our Low Carbon Diet class and lose 5,000 pounds in a month.
Learn how to measure your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce
them. The next group is starting October 3 and will meet for four
Wednesdays at First Unitarian Universalist Church in the Museum
District. There is no fee, but an optional book, Low Carbon Diet,
will be available at the first class for $13.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org


Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

For this airing, we will feature video and people involved in the Free School Movement.
(For instance, see www.therealschoolhouston.org/)

Take part in local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 9-10 PM; public access cable TV inside Houston city limits (Comcast 17; Kingwood 98, CableMax 95). THE CALL-IN NUMBER DURING THE SHOW IS 713-807-1794.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org/getinvolved/greenwatch/greenwatch.htm


Saturday, October 27, 2007
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Held in Austin the previous seven years, organizers decided to hold it in Harris County this year because this county sends so many people to death row, more than any other state save Texas itself.

Event Sponsor:
MANY

Event Website:
marchtoendexecution.org/coming_events.html


Sunday, October 28, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Kerry Max Cook, exonerated Death Row inmate, activist against capital punishment, and best-selling author, will speak at St. Bernadette Church

Kerry Max Cook is an innocent man who wrongly served two decades in Texas’s notorious death house for the brutal 1977 rape and murder of 21-year-old Linda Jo Edwards. Cook’s struggle for freedom is said to be one of the worst cases of police and prosecutorial misconduct in American history.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Start: 11:59 pm

Event Description:

October 30, 2007 (must be received, not merely post marked)


Friday, November 2, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

On the ballot, statewide in Texas, are 16 state constitutional amendments.

In addition, Houston and some other cities are having city council and school board elections.

A number of school districts and other entities (including the Port of Houston) are having bond elections, as well.


Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

An Evening With
Dr. Cornel West
"Success vs Greatness"
Destroying Mediocrity in our Community

November 2nd, 2007
Friday 6:30PM

provocative, engaging, challenging

Event Website:
prodigiummedia.com/


Start: 7:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

On Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Rescue Mission (ARM) and the Station Museum initiate Project Iraq with the film Iraq in Fragments.

Project Iraq is a yearlong project to raise awareness about Iraqi art and culture, and to render assistance to artists affected by the war. Presentations about the project will be made by artist Gertrude Barnstone and Jame Harithas. The evening features the film Iraq in Fragments, a film of modern day Iraq told by Iraqis living in war and occupation, nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, and winner of the Sundance Awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography. A block party outside the Station Museum with free food and music concludes the evening at the Station Museum. 713.529-6900 or email escramble('threetrillion','yahoo.com.');

Event Sponsor:
Artist Rescue Mission and The Station Museum


Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

This fortnight, we had to air a taped and edited show featuring many of us speaking to City Council presenting a Resolution to Impeach Cheney and Bush. You can get a copy by contacting Greenwatch.

You, too, can take part in local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 9-10 PM; public access cable TV inside Houston city limits (Comcast 17; Kingwood 98, CableMax 95). WE STRIVE TO KEEP THIS A LIVE SHOW, AND WHEN IT IS, THE CALL-IN NUMBER DURING THE SHOW IS 713-807-1794 (not live this time; sorry).

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org/getinvolved/greenwatch/greenwatch.htm


Thursday, November 8, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance, as we plan actions to help progressive candidates, promote impeachment, withdrawal from Iraq, and progressive political change, while we visit with and network with each other. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more details. Come early to visit & gab 6:45 - 7 p.m. Meeting 7-9 p.m. Bring something non-messy to eat or drink and share if you wish. Agenda items (so far) include: * Tuesday's election results and runoff elections in Houston * Impeachment (Dennis Kucinich has put it back on the table in Congress) * HPJC annual awards dinner with Cindy Sheehan http://paa-tx.org/node/2805 - Nov. 9 * Quaker Peace Festival http://paa-tx.org/node/2780 - Nov. 10 * Veterans' Day Parade - VFP has an entry again this year - Nov. 11 * Our Seditious Cinema Sampler http://paa-tx.org/node/2795 - Nov. 11 * March & Rally against Iraq occupation http://www.paa-tx.org/node/2789 - Nov. 17 * Houston freeway blogging http://paa-tx.org/freeway_blogging -ongoing * other activities to promote impeachment and end the Iraq occupation * KPFT elections * other agenda items TBD We meet at the Havens Center -- see address below. You may park across the street in the gravel lot on the north side of Alabama (not in front of the restaurant), or in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church parking lot, just east of the Havens Center. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss recent and upcoming activities. Join us!


Friday, November 9, 2007
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Cindy Sheehan will receive the National Peacemaker Award and deliver the main address at the Houston Peace and Justice Center's fifth annual Awards Dinner. In addition, HPJC will honor Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, the Houston Area Women's Center, and Urban Harvest's founder and long-time director Bob Randall.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace and Justice Center

Event Website:
hpjc.org/hpjc_awards_2007.html


Saturday, November 10, 2007
Start: 11:00 am
End: 5:40 pm

Event Description:

The Quaker Peace Festival "Living in Peace" is November 10th. It is an all day event, lasting until sundown. The day will start with a walking meditation and a brief presentation "Goldwater Conservative to War Abolitionist" from Edward O'Rouke. There will be kids games and activities, live music (rock, folk, world beat/reggae, and hip-hop). We are inviting many organizations, groups and vendors who work to improve and educate the community and show how peace can be incorporated into our lives. We will have a dance performance by Revolve Dance Company. Then we will end the day with a break dance competition inside under the skyspace.

Event Sponsor:
Live Oak Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Event Website:
friendshouston.org/peacefest


Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Rally for city service workers
2 p.m. downtown at Jones Plaza, 10 Nov.

Last fall, 5,300 janitors won a better future for themselves and their families. Now the janitors are leading the fight for better pay, healthcare, and dignity on the job for ALL service workers in Houston.

Event Sponsor:
SEIU

Event Website:
www.houstonwehaveaproblem.com/


Sunday, November 11, 2007
Start: 11:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

The Veterans for Peace (VFP) of Chapter 12, Houston will be marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade through downtown Houston on Sunday, November 11. The parade will last from approximately 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. VFP would like a strong turnout behind our flag and banner to show the citizens of Houston that we are pro peace in an unprecedented time of war and turmoil. Please support our cause and join us. Signs like "Support the VA, Not the War", Support the Troops - Bring Them Home Now" are welcome. We got a pretty positive response to these kinds of signs last year, even with the pro-military crowd there.

Event Sponsor:
Veterans For Peace


Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Interested in investigating 9/11, impeaching Bush and Cheney, ending the Iraqi and Palestinian occupations, and stopping fascism? Meet other activists with similar interests and see scenes from the following DVDs: 9/11 Revisited, Terror Storm, Bill Moyers on Impeachment, Enemy Image, Kucinich on Iraq and health care, Freedom to Fascism, Power of Nightmare, Occupation 101, and Keith Olberman on Bush. Enjoy free food, free fair trade chocolate, and your right to free speech. Free DVDs will also be available.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance


Thursday, November 15, 2007
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Imagine a government in which your opinions counted as much as those of professional lobbyists and the mega-wealthy. Imagine a judicial system in which candidates for judge didn't have to raise money from the very attorneys and interests who one day will show up in their courtrooms.

Event Sponsor:
Clean Elections Meetup

Event Website:
cfr.meetup.com/42/


Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

For months now, the DEA has been escalating its war on medical marijuana patients and caregivers in the 12 states that allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. It is time to put a stop to the DEA’s campaign of intimidation and fear. Your members of Congress have the power to get it done.

Event Sponsor:
Marijuana Policy Project and Houston NORML


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