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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


Saturday, November 17, 2007
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

A march and rally against the war in Iraq will be held in Houston on Saturday, November 17. Participants will meet at Ervan Chew Park, 4507 Dunlavy, at 1 pm. At 1:30 pm, we will march to Bell Park, 4800 Montrose. We will have a parade permit, so we will be marching in the streets and should have quite a presence. The rally in Bell Park will include speakers, musicians, and spoken word artists.

Event Sponsor:
ISO, IUC, LAOIR, MEA, and PWOC


Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

A march and rally against the war in Iraq will be held in Houston on Saturday, November 17. Participants will meet at Ervan Chew Park, 4507 Dunlavy, at 1 pm. At 1:30 pm, we will march to Bell Park, 4800 Montrose. We will have a parade permit, so we will be marching in the streets and should have quite a presence. The rally in Bell Park will include speakers, musicians, and spoken word artists.

On Saturday, November 17, we will raise our voices together to demand: Stop the war on Iraq! Bring all the troops home now! Hands off Iran! End the occupation of Afghanistan and Palestine! Stop the war on immigrants, people of color, and workers! Defend the civil liberties and civil rights of all!

This event is being organized by the International Socialist Organization, the Irish Unity Committee, the Latin American Organization for Immigrant Rights, Mexicanos en Accion, and the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee. If you would like to endorse the November 17 march and rally, or would like more information, please call (832) 692-2306, (713) 302-3865, (832) 282-6997, or (713) 528-1817. We will send a bilingual flyer for the event next week.

Please plan to join us on November 17. It is going to take all of us working together to stop this war. And prevent the next one.


Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Difficult to watch, hard to forget, once you've seen it.
This film documentary deals with apartheid.

In The Holy Land.
Terrorism sponsored by US.

Click on the link for more.
Download it, print it, spread the word.

Event Website:
www.inallveracity.com/havenmovieoccupation101.pdf


Monday, November 19, 2007
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting

6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Friday, November 23, 2007
Start: 12:01 am
End: 12:59 pm

Event Description:

STOP SHOPPING TO GO GREEN: This November, environmentalists, social activists and concerned citizens in as many as 65 countries will hit the streets for a 24-hour consumer fast in celebration of the 15th annual Buy Nothing Day, a global cultural phenomenon that originated in Vancouver, Canada.

Event Sponsor:
Adbusters

Event Website:
adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/view.php?id=403


Monday, November 26, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Join Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN), Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), Mothers for Clean Air, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), Pleasantville Environmental Coalition and concerned citizens as we hold a candlelight vigil for clean air to raise awareness about Houston's air quality problems.

Event Sponsor:
CLEAN, GHASP, Mothers for Clean Air, TEJAS and the Pleasantville Environmental Coalition


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

Event Description:

-- David Cobb in town: BAD Fundraiser at 810 Lamonte (residence)

The Green Party's 2004 U.S. Presidential Candidate David Cobb visits
Houston. Co-founder of Harris County Green Party, he is an inspiring
motivational speaker for progressives of all stripes.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.harriscountygreenparty.org


Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Thursday, November 29, 2007
(all day)
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Friday, November 30, 2007
(all day)
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Saturday, December 1, 2007
(all day)
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Sunday, December 2, 2007
(all day)
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Monday, December 3, 2007
(all day)
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


Tuesday, December 4, 2007
End: 7:00 pm
Start: Nov 28 2007 - 7:00am
End: Dec 4 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

For Houston City Council, Jolanda Jones is running for At-large Position 5 against Joe Trevino, Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan contend. Google their web sites and check out their backgrounds and positions on the issues.

Event Sponsor:
We The People, We Trust

Event Website:
www.harrisvotes.org


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

Event Description:

Details solidify for Cynthia's visit: at Robert Terry Library on the TSU campus, 7 PM. Check the Harris County Green Party calendar online (www.hcgp.org), or call Don Cook at 713-705-5594.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.harriscountygreenparty.org


Thursday, December 6, 2007
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Public meeting to discuss the Toxic Well Injection by Texcom.

Armstrong Elementary School
110 Gladstell
Conroe, TX

From the website http://www.stopthetoxicwells.com/ :  

Event Sponsor:
CROW

Event Website:
http://www.stopthetoxicwells.com/


Friday, December 7, 2007
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

 

Note : this Toxic Injection COULD affect water supplies in many places other than just North Houston.

This is to protest the proposed injection of toxic waste (paint thinner, other chemicals) by TexCom under the aquifer that supplies 54 Texas counties (including Harris). [ Organizing information in the main article ].

Event Sponsor:
CROW

Event Website:
http://www.stopthetoxicwells.com/


Saturday, December 8, 2007
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

In races for three, term-limited Houston City Council seats, no candidate got a majority of the votes in the general elections that concluded November 6. Since we do not use Instant Runoff Voting, this means that a bunch of extra money must be spent on a special runoff election. Early voting runs from Nov 28 through Dec 4. The main date to know is Saturday, DECEMBER 8, when most people will vote. NOW is the time (if you haven't already) to contact your favorite candidate who's in the runoff and volunteer to help that person. Your efforts can really make a difference in an election where the voter turnout is likely to be extremely low!

Event Website:
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/5280248.html


Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

We are pleased to present "The Secret -- to Creating Peace", featuring Shirley Wilkes-Johnson on Saturday, December 8th.

Join us for an evening of Vegan Indian cuisine, cultural music and dance performances and an important lecture by our featured speaker. Shirley has been a vegan activist & chef since 1984 and a vegetarian since 1961. She co-founded the Lone Star Vegetarian Network and co-founded with Janice Blue the Go Vegan Texas radio program on KPFT Pacifica Radio in Houston. Her presentation can be described as inspirational and transformation -- something all social justice activists should hear. Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". So, how can we BE peace? Attend this enlightening presentation and learn ways we can all BE peace and compassion, thereby affecting great change in the world around us.

Event Sponsor:
Society of P.E.A.C.E.

Event Website:
www.societyofpeace.org/downloads/TheSecrettoCreatingPeaceDec2007event.pdf


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