Understanding Health Care, Making Reform! A Community Workshop

Jul 31 2008 - 5:30pm
Jul 31 2008 - 9:00pm

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Do you want to learn how:
The health care systems works? (Or doesn't?)
To give a 5-minute presentation on health care reform?
To answer hard questions about health care reform?

Join the Health Care for All Texas - Houston chapter for "Understanding Health Care, Making Reform! A Community Workshop" on July 31 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at Coventry Baptist Church 4990 Caroline Street, Houston 77004. The workshop is free of charge. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Please RSVP at escramble('info','');

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Health Care for All Texas - Houston chapter

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HCDP Evening Brownbag with Scott Hochberg: Constitutional Amendments on the 2009 Ballot

Sep 22 2009 - 6:30pm
Sep 22 2009 - 9:00pm

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Join the Harris County Democratic Party as our evening Issues and Answers series continues, Tuesday, September 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Harris County Democratic Party headquarters, 1445 N Loop W., Suite 110, Houston, 77008.

Last Day of Early Voting

Oct 30 2009 - 7:00am
Oct 30 2009 - 7:00pm

Last Day to Register to Vote-Oct. 5

Oct 5 2009 - 7:00am
Oct 5 2009 - 7:00pm

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Sep 4 2009 - 7:00am
Sep 4 2009 - 7:00pm

Refill your peace & justice soul cup at the Houston Peace & Justice Center's Annual Potluck Picnic, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17

May 17 2009 - 5:30pm
May 17 2009 - 8:30pm

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Houston Peace & Justice Center's Annual Peace Potluck
30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd. Houston Peace & Justice Center's Annual Peace Potluck 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Celebrate peace & justice at the Houston Peace & Justice Center's Annual Potluck Picnic. Share food and stories 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd. For more information, contact Judy Hoffhein at escramble('JudyHoffhein','');

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace & Justice Center

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Youth Voices Benefit Concert 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect

Apr 18 2009 - 7:00pm
Apr 18 2009 - 10:00pm

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Youth Voices Benefit Concert with kayumanggi, Kiawitl Xochitl and Trio Nazim

7:00-10:00pm, Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Artery
5401 Jackson at Prospect
Houston, TX 77004

Please join us for a Youth Benefit Concert with kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band (Philippines), Chicana MC Kiawitl Xochitl (aka Lady Binx) and Trio Nazim (traditional music of Kazakhstan). Suggested donation is $5-10.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture

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A Vision for Africa with Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, Westin Galleria

Apr 17 2009 - 6:30pm
Apr 17 2009 - 8:30pm

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A Vision for Africa with Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai

Friday, April 17
Westin Galleria
Plaza Ballroom
5060 West Alabama

Registration: 6 p.m.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor:
World Affairs Council Houston

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Michael Klare on Resource Wars, Blood, Oil and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

Apr 28 2009 - 7:00pm
Apr 29 2009 - 10:00pm

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Michael Klare in Houston April 28 & 29

Meet and hear the prominent foreign and military analyst, author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil.

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28: Public lecture and book-signing of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, Scanlan Room of the Jerabek Athletic Center at University of St. Thomas

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace & Justice Center, Social Justice Committee at UST, Veterans for Peace, and Oil Patch Democrats

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Aaron Glantz - "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans

Mar 12 2009 - 7:00pm
Mar 12 2009 - 9:00pm

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Please join KPFT 90.1, Veterans for Peace Chapter 12, and Iraq Veterans Against the War for the release of Aaron Glantz's latest book "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans".

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Global Warming And Lessons from Living in Space

Feb 1 2009 - 1:15pm

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"Global Warming And Lessons from Living in Space" a talk at the next Houston Climate Protection Alliance meeting on Sunday February 1st, 1:15pm. Michael Lutomski, Risk Manager for the International Space Station in NASA will give the talk. Mike has had a calling to face the climate disruption challenge and so has prepared this slide show. Mike says the risk management concepts he uses for the International Space Station apply to thinking about the various forms of climate disruption that are possible. Mike says that on the International Space Station waste and water must be recycled and so have valuable lessons for our life on Spaceship Earth. Mike will be representing only himself during this presentation.

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Beyond the Ballot: Making the Movement Matter, A National Conference of Youth and Student Activists -in New York

Feb 27 2009 - 5:00pm
Mar 1 2009 - 7:00pm

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Keynote Speaker: Amy Goodman
Register now at

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to sit in the Oval Office, but the nation’s political and social scenes are already changing. The questions to ask are “what kind of change” and “what can we do?” To answer them, Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is hosting, “Beyond the Ballot: Making the Movement Matter,” a national three-day conference that will bring together progressive youth and movement veterans to discuss strategies for the new terrain on which we struggle.

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Young Democratic Socialists

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HPJC Spring Conference - Environmental Injustice in Texas - Who is Responsible?

Mar 21 2009 - 8:45am
Mar 21 2009 - 5:00pm

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Environmental Injustice exists in Texas, but it isn't inevitable.
TEXANS HAVE THE POWER to make life better for our fellow Texans.
Join us at the Houston Peace & Justice Center's 2009 Spring Conference to learn how YOU CAN BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE.

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Dec 20 2008 - 4:30pm

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FRIENDS, have you been partying like a holiday rock star?
Making the scene at the office party, the neighborhood dinner, your friends' seasonal gatherings...  Are you in party pain?
Find the relief you need at the "ANTACID TEST."

The ANTACID TEST is the second annual "JERRY CHRISTMAS CONCERT" benefitting KPFT 90.1 FM - Pacifica.

Nine bands will rock to the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead along with other inspired jams:

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Bioneers Conference - help create a sustainable Texas

Oct 17 2008 - 9:00am
Oct 19 2008 - 7:00pm

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L E T ' S - C R E A T E - A - S U S T A I N A B L E - T E X A S

In partnership with the City of Houston

The Texas Bioneers Conference
Friday, October 17th – Sunday, October 19th, 2008
George R. Brown Convention Center

Event Sponsor:
Blackwood Educational Land Institute

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WOOHOO!! Finally some good news: Impeachment hearing airs 9 a.m. Friday, July 25

Jul 25 2008 - 9:00am
Jul 25 2008 - 1:00pm

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WOOHOO!! Finally some good news.

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T U N E I N to KPFT 90.1. FM 9 a.m. Friday, to hear live coverage of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing. The esteemed Larry Bensky from KPFA will anchor: expected speakers include the incomparable Dennis Kucinich; Elizabeth Holtzman (who was the youngest committee member investigating Watergate and grounds for Nixon's impeachment); John Dean, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader and others.

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Windpower 2008 Conference

Jun 1 2008 - 8:00am
Jun 4 2008 - 6:00pm

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North America's largest and most ancitipated annual event for wind energy


Organized by leaders in the wind energy industry, WINDPOWER 2008 Conference & Exhibition benefits all wind professionals.  Whether you are an established industry veteran or a newcomer to this exciting and explosive industry, WINDPOWER 2008 has much to offer including 3 days of conference sessions, an interactive tradeshow of wind energy products and services, and numerous networking opportunities.  We hope you can join us in Houston, the energy capital of the world!

Event Sponsor:
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

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National Conference for Media Reform

Jun 4 2008 - 8:00am
Jun 6 2008 - 6:00pm

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We started Democracy Now! for a simple reason: to uncover the truth and to tell the stories that most media ignore. One of the most important stories they are missing is the exciting grassroots movement for better media.

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Free Press

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Support Independent Media: Volunteer for KPFT Spring Fund Drive Monday, May 12 - Sunday, June 1

May 12 2008 - 8:00am
Jun 1 2008 - 8:00pm

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Support KPFT and independent media by volunteering for the Spring Fund Drive, Monday, May 12 through Sunday, June 1. Novice phone volunteers have phone training scheduled 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the station, 419 Lovett.

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