Michael Schwartz on Economic & Sociological Basis of U.S. Policy in Iraq

Sep 20 2007 - 7:00pm
Sep 27 2007 - 11:30am

Event Description:

ITINERARY 20 - 27 September 2007
Michael Schwartz in HOUSTON
"Eyes Still on the Prize: Oil, U.S. & Iraq",
Economic & Sociological Basis of U.S. Policy in Iraq

Event Sponsor:
The REEL Film & Speaker Festival at Northwest College - HCCS

Labor Day Protest for Immigrant Worker and Asylum Seekers Rights

Sep 3 2007 - 9:00am
Sep 3 2007 - 10:00am

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Labor Day Protest for Immigrant Worker and Asylum Seekers Rights Houston ICE Processing Center 5520 Greens Road, Houston Join Houston Sin Fronteras on Labor Day (September 3rd) to protest for the rights of workers and asylum seekers being detianed for the profit of Corrections Corporation of America in North Houston. (See flyer at houston.indymedia.org -- Monday, 9 AM)

Event Sponsor:
Houston Sin Fronteras

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Execution Vigil - Tuesday

Aug 28 2007 - 5:30pm
Aug 28 2007 - 6:20pm

Event Description:

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil The death of Daroyce Mosley is scheduled. Three in a row this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There will be a vigil from at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out if a stay as been granted.

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Execution Vigil - Wednesday

Aug 29 2007 - 5:30pm
Aug 29 2007 - 6:20pm

Event Description:

The death of John Amador is scheduled. This is the second of three back to back executions scheduled in Texas this week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There will be a vigil from at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out if a stay as been granted.

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Execution Vigil - Thursday

Aug 30 2007 - 5:30pm
Aug 30 2007 - 6:20pm

Event Description:

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil The death of Kenneth Foster is scheduled. This is the third of three back-to-back executions scheduled in Texas for this week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. This case involves the terrible law of parties. Another man has already been executed for the murder in this case! Please see http://www.freekenneth.com There will be a vigil from at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out if a stay as been granted. If you can travel and there is no stay, meet at the Walls Unit in Huntsville after 5:00 PM to protest this travesty. Travel north on I-45, then east past the court house. http://members.aol.com/gabi20uhl/Page7b.html

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Community Forum with Kenneth Foster's Family in NE Houston

Aug 25 2007 - 2:00pm
Aug 25 2007 - 4:00pm

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Community Forum with Kenneth Foster's Family in NE Houston 2:00-4:00 PM at St. Saviour Baptist Church, 5202 Tronewood at Peachtree. Meet Kenneth’s family – his father, grandfather, and his wife. Hosted by the Rev. Earnest Charles. Sponsored by the 8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee. see www.freekenneth.com Kenneth Foster is scheduled for execution Thursday, August 30, the third day in a row that Texas will kill premeditatedly. Kenneth was convicted under the Law of Parties. The killer in his case has already been executed, and said that Kenneth had no prior knowledge that a murder would take place. This community forum is sponsored by 8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee (meets 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 PM at the S.H.A.P.E. Communtiy Center at 3815 Live Oak at Alabama). Get involved in the struggle for justice. Help abolish the racist and anti-poor death penalty. We need your help, your participation, and your energy. Join us, please. For more info: Brother King at 713-521-0384 or Gloria at 713-503-2633.

Event Sponsor:
8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee

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American People's Poll on Iraq Comes to Fort Worth, Sept. 1

Sep 1 2007 - 9:00am
Sep 1 2007 - 3:30pm

Event Description:

American People's Poll on Iraq Comes to Fort Worth 'Texas Town Hall' will draw thousands while GOP'ers Stage Straw Poll at Convention Center What: The Texas Town Hall at the American People's Poll on Iraq When: Polling begins 9AM, September 1st. Rally from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Why: To send a message to our elected officials that Americans believe that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home from Iraq NOW. Where: 900 Main Street in downtown Fort Worth, i.e., General Worth Square, across from the Fort Worth Convention Center. Who: A coalition of non-partisan groups, under the umbrella sponsorship of Texans for Peace. Endorsers are national, state, and regional organizations, including the following: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out; Grassroots America, Dallas Peace Center, Peace Action Texas, Crawford Peace House, Code Pink Women for Peace, Camp Casey Peace Institute, After Downing Street. Speakers include: Colonel Ann Wright, first high-ranking diplomat to resign in protest of the Iraq Invasion; Carlos Arredondo, father of Alexander, killed in Iraq; Iraq veterans Adam Kokesh, Hart Viges, and Leonard Shelton; Tina Richards, mother of Iraq combat veteran; Reverend Lennox Yearwood, minister, former White House intern, CEO of the Hip-Hop Caucus, Air Force Reservist. Musicians include Carolyn Wonderland, recording artist and nationally known performer. End the War, Bring the Troops Home Now and Take Care of Them! For more information see the website: http://www.texansforpeace.org/peoplespoll/ Interviews with speakers and participants are available in advance of event. Please contact Alyssa Burgin, escramble('aburgin','texansforpeace.org'); or 210.381.4021. (forwarded by Green Art in solidarity for peace)

Event Sponsor:
Texans For Peace

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Protest Texas' 400th Execution in recent history

Aug 22 2007 - 5:00pm
Aug 22 2007 - 6:15pm

Event Description:

The death of Johnny Connor is scheduled for tonight.

If there is no stay, this will be the 400th execution in Texas since resumption of the death penalty in 1982. This milestone in Texas history must be condemned!

Event Sponsor:
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

A Play on History: Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho Comes to Houston

Aug 16 2007 - 7:00pm
Aug 17 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

WHAT:   Howard Zinn, professor emeritus of political science at Boston University and author of the bestseller, A People's History of the
United States, and Karl Marx meld in a one-person play Zinn wrote that
conjures Marx's return to life.

WHO:    Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn with Jerry Levy as Karl Marx;
directed by Michael Fox Kennedy

WHEN:   7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, August 16-17, 2007

WHERE:  Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama, west of Woodhead

BACKGROUND:  A 19th century philosopher, political economist, and
revolutionary,  Marx addressed a wide range of issues but is most famous for his analysis of history, summed up in the opening line of the Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." In explaining his motivation for the play, Zinn writes in the forward "I wanted to show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children." Zinn elaborates that he wished to show Marx's involvement in revolutionary politics, not just as a thinker but as a doer. And he wanted to make it clear, in the wake of communism's fall, that Marx's critique of capitalism "remains fundamentally true in our time."
Further, the conceit of the play, Marx's return to life, allows Marx
as channeled by Zinn, an opportunity to defend himself against modern-day critics who claim that his theories led to the atrocities of state capitalist regimes.

Jerry Levy, who teaches sociology at Marlboro College in Vermont and
plays Marx, asserts the one-man show examines not only the political
issues of Marx's day, but also his interpersonal ones with his wife
and daughter. Michael Fox Kennedy directs the play.

COST:   $10 advance tickets; $12 at door. Open to the public. Limited seating.

INFO:    Don Cook  713-705-5594;

Parking and Accessibility

Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama
Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available
at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near
Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama). Additional parking is available at the St. Stephens School, Woodhead and Sul Ross.

Havens Center is accessible.

Event Sponsor:
PAA, Harris County Green Party, Intergalactic Artists for Peace

"Friends of God" - Producer Alexandra Pelosi screens her latest documentary

Aug 23 2007 - 7:00pm
Aug 23 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

"Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi”
A documentary film screening followed by a
conversation with producer Alexandra Pelosi

August 23 | 7:00 PM (free admission)
Christ Church Cathedral
(1117 Texas Ave)

Event Sponsor:
Texas Freedom Network

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sedition books food & book drive 1-7 p.m. sunday, july 29, 2007

Jul 29 2007 - 1:00pm
Jul 29 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

1-7 p.m. sunday, july 29, 2007 Sedition Books will host a Food/Book drive to benefit Houston Food Not Bombs and the Inside Books Project. Food Not Bombs feeds the hungry every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00pm in front of the Downtown Library (Smith @ Mckinney). http://www.fnbhouston.org The Inside Books Project sends books to Texas prisoners. Based out of Austin, they sent out over 18,000 books last year, and hope to augment that number with your help. The project is totally independent of the "correctional system", and needs books, volunteers, and donations. http://www.insidebooksproject.org Sedition Collective Members will be hanging out from 1pm to 7pm. Please stop by with non-perishable vegan food and books. Feel free to browse our library and merchendise as well! (if you have something that is perishable - i.e. fresh fruit, veggies, a prepared dish - just bring it by anyway and we'll try to bring it to Food Not Bombs that evening).

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Execution vigil and action

Jul 24 2007 - 5:30pm
Jul 24 2007 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

The 100th execution from Harris County since 1982 is scheduled for this evening.

Lonnie Johnson will be killed in Huntsville shortly after 6 PM. Two separate gatherings in Houston will mark this event: A vigil and a protest. There will be a vigil 5:30-6:20 PM at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. There is hope for a stay because of prosecutorial misconduct. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out what has developed.

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7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, Screening of Quiet Rage,

Jul 22 2007 - 7:00pm
Jul 22 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

July 22nd 2007 general Time 7:00 pm Title ABC/Sedition Film Screening: Quiet Rage (on Stanford Prison Experiment)
Houston, TX Location 4816 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX Phone Contact 713 748 8098 Topic / Issue Prisons, Police & Repression Sponsor Houston Anarchist Black Cross & the Sedition collective Sunday, July 22 at 7pm, Houston Anarchist Black Cross and Sedition Books will be screening the film:

Quiet Rage Quiet Rage Quiet Rage Screening 7 p.m. Sunday July 22, at 4816 OST Info: 713.748.8098

Event Sponsor:
Houston Anarchist Black Cross and Sedition Books

Scrubs for "SICKO"

Jun 29 2007 - 7:00pm
Jun 29 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

JUNE 29th 7:00 pm
RNs, MDs, and other healthcare activists around the country will attend the
opening night of SiCKO to build national support for Guaranteed Healthcare
based on a SinglePayer model.

Event Sponsor:
National Nurses Organizing Committee

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Austin "IMPEACH NOW" Forum

Jul 7 2007 - 4:00pm
Jul 7 2007 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

Austin “Impeach Now” Forum austinimpeach.org The Austin Chapter of “World Can’t Wait,” the Texas and Travis County Green Parties, and the Austin chapter of CodePink are proud to announce the Austin “Impeach Now” Forum, to be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 (07/07/07), from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church at 4700 Grover in Austin. The speakers for the event include: * Elaine Brown – Author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B, co-author of the biography of Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), slated for publication in 2008; Green Party Candidate for US President, and the only woman to ever lead the Black Panthers. * David Lindorff – Journalist and co-author of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. * Barbara Bowley – Co-author of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney; Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Information Literacy, School of Media, Culture, and Design, Woodbury University, Burbank, California. * Dennis Loo – Co-author of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney; Associate Professor, Media & Crime, Social Movements, and Social Theory, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. * Larry Everest – Author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda; organizer of International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes against Humanity by the Bush Administration. * Moderator – David Ferris, Adjunct Professor of Government, Austin Community College.

Event Sponsor:
multiple organizations

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World Refugee Day at Don T Hutto Detention Center

Jun 23 2007 - 1:00pm
Jun 23 2007 - 3:00pm

Event Description:

Vigil and Rally at Don T. Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, June 23, 1:00 to 3:00 PM plus… Amnesty International and a coalition of organizations from throughout Texas and the United States will be hosting a vigil and rally at the Don T. Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas. The vigil will be held on Saturday, June 23 in honor of World Refugee Day, which is June 20. The main event will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., with activities likely starting earlier and going later for those who can stay longer. There will be speakers from the different coalitions represented as well as musical performances. Make sure to bring water, hats and sunblock as it is sure to be very hot! Also, feel free to bring signs if you'd like. Suggested slogans include "No Child Left Behind Bars," "Prison is No Place for Families" etc. It looks like it should take about 2 1/2 hrs to drive from Houston. You might be able to make it back in time for the Pride Parade in Houston~~~ art b MORE INFO: If you cannot participate in the vigil, please go to the Refugee Program's page on the AI website (_www.aiusa.org/refugee_ (http://www.aiusa.org/refugee) ) to learn more about other actions such as detention center visits and film screenings that are being organized for World Refugee Day. If you need more information about the vigil, please contact me at escramble('_msoltis','juno.com_'); (escramble('msoltis','juno.com');">mailto:escramble('msoltis','juno.com');) of (832) 754-0125 or Sarrah Zadeh the event coordinator at escramble('_sarrahzadeh','yahoo.com_'); (escramble('sarrahzadeh','yahoo.com');">mailto:escramble('sarrahzadeh','yahoo.com');) .. Thanks in advance for helping us get the word out about this event! Mary Anne Deras Soltis AI Group 23 Refugee Coordinator Regional Refugee Coordinator, Southern Region Carpool contacts: Houston:Sonia Montoya, escramble('_Soniamontoya','sbcglobal.net_'); (escramble('Soniamontoya','sbcglobal.net');">mailto:escramble('Soniamontoya','sbcglobal.net');) , 281-448-0456

Event Sponsor:
Amnesty International and allies

Manchester Rally for Environmental Justice

Jun 24 2007 - 12:00pm
Jun 24 2007 - 2:00pm

Event Description:

Tired of air pollution, high asthma rates, flaring and no voice in the political process? The Peoples Freedom Caravan is coming to your barrio to help bring attention to these issues in your community . Activists from New Mexico, San Antonio ad El Paso will be stopping at: Hartman Park 9311 East Avenue P, Houston TX When: Sunday, June 24, Noon- 2 pm

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Occupation: The Iron Wall

Jun 5 2007 - 6:30pm
Jun 5 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

June 5, 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of Israel's illegal and immoral occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights. The film, THE IRON WALL, depicts the demeaning, demoralizing and brutal treatment of the Palestinian people at the hands of Israeli soldiers acting on orders of the Israeli government. More about the film at http://www.theironwall.ps/aboutfilm.html>www.theironwall.ps/aboutfilm.html We invite you to watch this informative but disturbing 52 minute documentary, THE IRON WALL, which vividly depicts how the Israeli government systematically displaces and expels an indigenous people and appropriates land to Israeli settlers. Over 200 settlements and outposts have been built and occupied in direct violation of international law and at the expense of a contiguous and viable Palestinian entity. REFRESHMENTS: Come early at 6:30 pm and bring non-messy food and drinks to share, like chips, dips, salsa, coookies etc. Film starts at 7:30 pm. PLEASE R.S.V.P. to Bob Carter - by noon June 5th so we have enough chairs for everyone.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Film Screening- "An Inconvenient Truth"

Jun 6 2007 - 7:00pm
Jun 6 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late. A guest speaker will be on hand for a questions and answer session following the film.

Event Sponsor:
Citizes League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)

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Free Screening: Independent Intervention - breaking silence" and "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"

Jun 16 2007 - 7:00pm
Jun 16 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Join the Houston Institute for Culture for a  free double screening of the documentaries "The Power of Community? How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" and "Independent Intervention - breaking silence" 7 p.m. Saturday June 16, The Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama. "Independent Intervention" will screen again 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at the Havens Center. www.houstonculture.org/film

Independent Intervention is an award-winning documentary about United States media coverage of the conflict in Iraq. Focusing on the human costs of war, it contrasts corporate-controlled media coverage of the
invasion of Iraq with independent media reports of the brutal realities on the ground.

Through discussions with media experts including Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Dahr Jamail, Danny Schechter, David Barsamian, Kalle Lasn, Norman Solomon, and James Zogby, the film investigates important
issues and systems that govern today's information flow, and shows how these systems of control reveal themselves during times of political turmoil and war.

Independent Intervention also includes commentary by Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Bill Moyers, Michael Moore, and Jeremy Scahill.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Institute for Culture and KPFT

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