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History of Progressive Events 2003
(as listed on HCGP Calendar... and others)

Regular Events:

Block Walking and Phone Banking for endorsed candidates who made it into the run-off election to be held Saturday, December 6: Volunteer -- especially on the day of voting, at polling places!

Green Party Meeting (Harris County) Third Monday of every month, usually at the Houston Downtown Library, 6:30-8:45 PM; conviviality afterward

Green Watch: TV Call-in show of Harris County Green Party; every other Wednesday, 9pm. Warner Channel 17 (or other, depending on your location within weird Houston city limits)
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KPFT 90.1 FM hosts numerous community and progressive oriented programs throughout the week. Check out their programming schedule (click On The Air --> Program Guide) Too many to list!!!

Execution day vigils whenever Texas kills someone. Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Locations vary; contact Lynn Furay, 713/726-1266, LFuray33@aol.com. (Call Lynn shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.)

Confronting MAXXAM. Every Monday, from 5:00- 6:00 pm. Non-denominational prayer and meditation at MAXXAM headquarters to protest its destructive logging of old growth redwoods in California and its other bad actions. 5847 San Felipe. Sponsored by SACRED.

For other progressive Houston calendars, see also: Houston Peace and Justice, Houston Indymedia, Houston Justice Not War, Latinos por la Paz, KPFT Calendar

March
Monday, March 17
Weekday (Mon-Fri) sunrise vigil for peace at the Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th St. 1/2 hour before sunrise until 8 a.m. Now opening at 5:45 a.m. till April 6, and at 6:45 after DST change beginning April 7. Weather permitting, the skyspace will be open to experience the transformation of light at dawn.
Monday, March 17 - Friday, March 21
Spring Break Youth Social - an 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. community service for parents seeking alternatives during Spring Break. Offered by The Brazos Valley Sudbury School. $35 registration fee. Contact: www.HoustonSudbury.org or 281/375-7900.
GREEN PARTY General Meeting
Houston Downtown Public Library
HOUSTON TEA PARTY 2003 -- Demonstrate for Peace At British Consulate Mon 3:30-6 pm Join us for a show of solidarity with the British people, whose will for peace is being repressed by the undemocratic regime of Tony Blair. Rally at the British Consulate, 1000 Louisana 3:30-6 pm Monday, March 17. Bringsigns, tea bags and other small British-made goods to leave at the entrance. Endorsed by the Harris County Green Party and the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War.
Tuesday, March 18
Tuesday mid-day ("Silent Witness for Peace") sponsored by the Peace and Social Action Committee of Live Oak Friends Meeting. Gather at the corner of Smith and Walker (by Tranquility Park) from 11:30 - 12:30.
MPAC Houston & ACLU TX will appear live on Houston Public Access Channel’s “Patriot Television Network.” Discussion Topics: Patriot Acts 1 & 2/ INS detentions after 911/ War on Iraq. 6:30-7:30 PM Tel: 713-797-MPAC (6722)
"Condition Critical,” Dr. Ana Malinow’s radio show about health-care reform, will have Barbara McCormick (Children at Risk), Dr. Guy Clifton (Save Our ERs), and Barbara Best (Children’s Defense Fund) talking about how our health-care system is treating – and failing – our children. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, on KPFT, 90.1 FM. Dr. Malinow, a pediatrician at Ben Taub General Hospital, is head of Health Care for All-Texas (www.healthcareforalltexas.org).

Houston Peace & Justice Center's "Peace Social" Tuesday, March 18th @ 7:00 pm (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)! See a Video on the Israel/Palestine conflict and be a part of a discussion afterward.Video Title: "People and The Land - The Story of a People Under Occupation." "People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity. Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza, the level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S. The Next Door Coffee House <http://www.thenextdoorcoffeehouse.org> on the corner of Edloe and Kipling between Westheimer & W. Alabama in the Upper Kirby District of Houston, Texas Note: Coffee, sodas, and munchies available for donations that go directly to charity. The Houston Peace & Justice Center: <http://www.hpjc.org>

Wednesday, March 19
The Globalization Forum presents a program on “environmental racism” with Juan Parros, director of the Clinic on Environmental Racism at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He educates and raises funds for groups suffering discrimination. 7:30 p.m. in Olive Branch Meeting Rm. of Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. For more information, contact Joan Denkler, jndenkler@aol.com.
MPAC Houston & ACLU - Texas have rescheduled the mandatory “Monitor the Houston INS” training for Wednesday, March 19, 2003 (was originally scheduled for 2/18) for all volunteer human rights monitors. Call MPAC Houston to sign up to be a volunteer and to attend the training. Tel:713-797-MPAC (6722)
PRACTICE NON-VIOLENT CREATIVE RESISTANCE On MARCH 19th at 5 PM In front of the Kellogg, Brown and Root Tower @ 601 Jefferson in downtown. "Kellogg, Brown and Root Government Operations, a subsidiary of Halliburton, provides a diverse range of services to all branches of the United States military and other Department of Defense and government agencies. For some facts about them see http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2003/03/8129.php They represent the military-industrial complex which stand to make huge profits from the slaughter of Iraqi people, all in the name of removing one man, an evil dictator who had been propped up and supported with billions in weapons by the United States for years.
Thursday, March 20
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
Execution day vigils whenever Texas kills someone. Executions scheduled for next two months: March 11, 12, 20, April 15, 22, 23. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7539 Avenue K (just east of I-610 East Loop between Ship Channel and Lawndale). Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Before you come, make sure there hasn’t been a stay. Contact Lynn Furay, 713/726-1266, LFuray33@aol.com
Listen to KPFT (90.1 FM Houston, 89.5 FM Galveston) at noon for a special program on The Economic and Political Underpinnings of the US War against Iraq, hosted by Ken Freeland (Houston Coalition for Justice Not War). Marilyn White, Houston SOA-watch activist, will also be interviewed on this program on the eve of her six month prison sentence for civil disobedience actions last November at the School of the Americas.
THROUGH CHINESE WOMEN’S EYES (Mayfair Yang, 52 mins, 1997). Documents
the attempts to erase gender differences under Mao, current changing ideas of femininity, and the crystallization of Chinese feminism at the UN Women’s conference in Beijing. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Series assisted by the UH Women’s Studies Program and Dr. Carol Williams. Subsequent showings are every Thursday except March 6. Discussions follow screenings. All showings are at 5 p.m. at UH’s Houston Science Center, Room 102 (the building is located directly across from the Alumni Center on Holman just behind Agnes Arnold Hall). Visitor parking in lot 16B; for a charge there is gated parking in lot 16F, and there is metered parking along entrance 14 and Holman street. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/HSC.html. For more information, contact Athea Davis, davisathea@hotmail.com, 713/842-2001, or Samantha Rodriguez, samanthamr@hotmail.com, 713/859-9620.
Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula,“ a talk by Donald P.Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to Korea & chair of The Korea Society. Sponsored by the Asia Society of Texas. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program at the Omni Hotel, Four Riverway. Charge for the reception is $15 for Asia Society members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations and cancellations must be received by March 18. To reserve, contact Asia Society, 713/439.0051.
Friday, March 21
MPAC Houston & ACLU-TX will monitor the Houston INS special registrant process at the Houston INS as part of MPAC’s national “Monitor the INS” initiative, the extended deadline date for those from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to register. Greater Houston has over 300,000 Muslims and over 60,000 Pakistanis. (Houston District INS Office, 126 N. Point Drive, Houston, TX 77060) Tel: 713-797-MPAC (6722)
VIGIL FOR PEACE
Friday evening candlelight vigil to stop the Bush war on Iraq. Sponsored by the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War. 5-8 p.m. at Mecom Fountain, where Montrose Blvd. meets Hermann Circle. Come when you can -- leave when you want. Candles will be available.
Sunday, March 23
Dick Grisham of the Holocaust Museum of Houston is featured in the Social Justice and Peacemaking series at Emerson Unitarian Church.
Thursday, March 27
THE STORY OF THE COAST SALISH KNITTERS (Christine Welsh, 52 mins, 2000)
Looks at the women who have produced the distinctive and cherished Cowichan sweaters. Using historic photographs and interviews across generations of Salish women, the films tells how their knitting has been an economic mainstay of the region. & THE LEGACY OF GENERATIONS (Linda Lewett, 30mins, 1998). Inspired by the exhibition organized by the national Museum of Women in the Arts, this film highlights the Southwest Indian women, such as Margaret Tafoya, who create pottery preserve a centuries-old tradition while paving the way for contemporary artists. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Series assisted by the UH Women’s Studies Program and Dr. Carol Williams. Subsequent showings are every Thursday except March 6. Discussions follow screenings. All showings are at 5 p.m. at UH’s Houston Science Center, Room 102 (the building is located directly across from the Alumni Center on Holman just behind Agnes Arnold Hall). Visitor parking in lot 16B; for a charge there is gated parking in lot 16F, and there is metered parking along entrance 14 and Holman street. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/HSC.html. For more information, contact Athea Davis, davisathea@hotmail.com, 713/842-2001, or Samantha Rodriguez, samanthamr@hotmail.com, 713/859-9620.
Friday, March 28
VIGIL FOR PEACE
Friday evening candlelight vigil to stop the Bush war on Iraq. Sponsored by the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War. 5-8 p.m. at Mecom Fountain, where Montrose Blvd. meets Hermann Circle. Come when you can -- leave when you want. Candles will be available.
Sunday, March 30
Ramona Rhines of Amnesty International is featured in the Social Justice and Peacemaking series at Emerson Unitarian Church.
5:30 PM The Rothko Chapel will present the seventh Oscar Romero Award --This award, which was established by Dominique de Menil in 1986, is periodically given to organizations or persons who distinguish themselves by their courage and integrity in the pursuit of human rights. Admission to this event will be by presentation of a mailed invitation only. If you would like to attend and have us mail you an invitation, please respond to this notice with your complete mailing address.713-524-9839 tel 713-524-7461 fax alice@rothkochapel.org
Monday, March 31
Amina Wadud -- "Text, Gencess as part of MPAC’s national “Monitor the INS” initiative, the deadline date for those from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait to register. (Houston District INS Office, 126 N.. Point Drive, Houston, TX 77060) Tel: 713-797-MPAC (6722)
Amina Wadud, "Text, Gender and Reform in Islam." The second in Rice University’s Women and Gender in Islamic Societies Lecture Series. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Cultures and James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Arab-American Educational Foundation and Study of Women and Gender, Feminist Reading Group are co-sponsors. Reception follows talk. 7 p.m. in Baker Hall. RSVP to bipprsvp@rice.edu or 713-348-5794.
April
Tuesday, April 1
The Woodlands - Nonviolence Course, 7pm in The Woodlands: Join us to study the nonviolence course, From Violence to Wholeness by www.paceebene.org Books cost $15 and will be available at the first meeting. The group will meet on the first Tuesday of the month for ten meetings. RSVP to Debbie Robertson, 281-443-6733 dale.robertson@chron.com.
Thursday, April 3
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
KEEPERS OF THE FIRE (Christine Welsh, 54 mins, 1994) In this film Mohawk, Haida, Maliseet and Ojibwe “warrior” women have been on the front lines of some of the most important political struggles First Nations people in Canada have faced. This film surveys four instances of women’s activism & CHICANA (Sylvia Morales, 23mins, 1979) employing Mexican murals, rare photographs, prints, and documentary footage this classic film traces the traditional and emerging roles of Mexicanas/Chicanas from pre-Columbian times to the present. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Series assisted by the UH Women’s Studies Program and Dr. Carol Williams. Subsequent showings are every Thursday except March 6. Discussions follow screenings. All showings are at 5 p.m. at UH’s Houston Science Center, Room 102 (the building is located directly across from the Alumni Center on Holman just behind Agnes Arnold Hall). Visitor parking in lot 16B; for a charge there is gated parking in lot 16F, and there is metered parking along entrance 14 and Holman street. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/HSC.html. For more information, contact Athea Davis, davisathea@hotmail.com, 713/842-2001, or Samantha Rodriguez, samanthamr@hotmail.com, 713/859-9620.
Friday, April 4
First Friday Forum features a well-known disciple of Buddhist leader Thich Na Canh speaking on the practice of non-violence. 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
Saturday, April 5
Day of Mindfulness--an intensive exploration of non-violence living. The workshop is led by a well-known disciple of Buddhist leader Thich Na Canh. Proceeds benefit the Houston Peace and Justice Center. For more information and to register, contact HPJC, 713/522-9850, or Dick Steele, 713/669-8666.
PROTEST PRISON CONDITIONS AT THE POLUNSKY UNIT EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL, 2-5 PM From Houston, take 59 North to Livingston, Highway 190, go left over freeway for 2 miles and turn left onto FM 350. Go for 4 miles. Polunsky Unit on your right. Turn left into the lot across from the prison entrance. STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS NOW! TORTURING PRISONERS IS A VIOLATION OF THE 8TH AMMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION Sleep Deprivation—men are awakened every 2-3 hours for cell check US Mail is irregular and slow—includes legal mail and family mail Poor quality and insufficient amount of food—weight loss/hunger common Shakedowns are harassment and retaliatory—legal documents are trashed; also other prisoners’ property, such as eye glasses, radios Faulty plumbing—toilets and sinks stopped up with excrement Walls and windows leak when it rains, damaging property and causing mildew Single-man recreation—men should be allowed to recreate in groups Lack of television—contributes to depression caused by isolation Untrained and/or sadistic guards delight in torture and use grievances to retaliate against those who demand their rights. Postage stamps are extremely limited, 30 every 2 weeks, and more are needed for legal correspondence and also foreign correspondence Sponsored by: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement 2423 Dowling, Houston, TX 77004 713-523-8454 Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com Meetings: First Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM
Thursday, April 10
SALT OF THE EARTH (Independent Productions corporation and the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter works, directed by Herbert Biberman, 1997, 93 mins). A semi documentary of the year long struggle by Mexican American zinc miners in New Mexico. When an injunction is issued against the workers, their wives take up battle, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Series assisted by the UH Women’s Studies Program and Dr. Carol Williams. Subsequent showings are every Thursday except March 6. Discussions follow screenings. All showings are at 5 p.m. at UH’s Houston Science Center, Room 102 (the building is located directly across from the Alumni Center on Holman just behind Agnes Arnold Hall). Visitor parking in lot 16B; for a charge there is gated parking in lot 16F, and there is metered parking along entrance 14 and Holman street. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/HSC.html. For more information, contact Athea Davis, davisathea@hotmail.com, 713/842-2001, or Samantha Rodriguez, samanthamr@hotmail.com, 713/859-9620.
Friday, April 11
The Midwest Worker Cooperative Conference is just around the corner in Madison, WI occuring April 11-13th. If you are at all interested please contact me at bob_etr@yahoo.com or 612.813.0754 before March 26th for last minute registrations. Workshops: 1. Your Co-op and Your Community 2. Basic Finance 3. Advanced Finance 4. Facilitation 5. Creating Autonomy and Acountability 6. Self-Care andPreventing Burnout 7. Developing Cooperative Leadership 8. An open space for a workshop decided at the conference. I know the infoshops and resource centers are going to have an open workshop on the more social justice advocating groups.

Registration info I need if you are interested:
1. Name 2. Co-op/Collective/Organization 3. Address
4. Phone or Fax or e-mail 5. Transportation info
6. Dietary info

Registration costs:
1. Conference Fee (no housing or housing in
cooperative housing in Madison).......$100
2. Conference and Double Room.........$160
3. Conference and Single Room.........$210

Scholarships are available through North Country Cooperative Development Fund. Contact David Bael at david@ncdf.org or 612.331.9103

Saturday, April 12
Houston Copwatch workshop on civilian oversight and community empowerment. Featuring speakers Cat Sippel of Copwatch and Marilyn Head of Corpus Justice. On Saturday, April 12, 4 p.m., Montrose Library, 4100 Montrose (upstairs meeting room). For more information, call Copwatch at 713-559-1359 or visit www.houstoncopwatch.org.
PROTEST PRISON CONDITIONS AT THE POLUNSKY UNIT EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL, 2-5 PM From Houston, take 59 North to Livingston, Highway 190, go left over freeway for 2 miles and turn left onto FM 350. Go for 4 miles. Polunsky Unit on your right. Turn left into the lot across from the prison entrance. STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS NOW! TORTURING PRISONERS IS A VIOLATION OF THE 8TH AMMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION Sleep Deprivation—men are awakened every 2-3 hours for cell check US Mail is irregular and slow—includes legal mail and family mail Poor quality and insufficient amount of food—weight loss/hunger common Shakedowns are harassment and retaliatory—legal documents are trashed; also other prisoners’ property, such as eye glasses, radios Faulty plumbing—toilets and sinks stopped up with excrement Walls and windows leak when it rains, damaging property and causing mildew Single-man recreation—men should be allowed to recreate in groups Lack of television—contributes to depression caused by isolation Untrained and/or sadistic guards delight in torture and use grievances to retaliate against those who demand their rights. Postage stamps are extremely limited, 30 every 2 weeks, and more are needed for legal correspondence and also foreign correspondence Sponsored by: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement 2423 Dowling, Houston, TX 77004 713-523-8454 Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com Meetings: First Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM
Monday, April 14
GREEN PARTY Steering Committee Meeting
The business meeting of the HCGP. This meeting is open to all interested.
Tuesday, April 15
Execution day vigils whenever Texas kills someone. Executions scheduled for next two months: March 11, 12, 20, April 15, 22, 23. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7539 Avenue K (just east of I-610 East Loop between Ship Channel and Lawndale). Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Before you come, make sure there hasn’t been a stay. Contact Lynn Furay, 713/726-1266, LFuray33@aol.com
Thursday, April 17
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
PERFORMING THE BORDER (Ursula Biemann, 42mins, 1999) Examines the socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region and Ciudad Juarez in particular where US multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment. This film investigates the growing feminization of the global economy and its impact on Mexican women living and working in the area. Based on candid interview with Mexican women factory and sex workers as well as activists and journalists. & DEFENDING OUR LIVES: a film about domestic violence (Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich, Stacey Kabat, 42mins, 1997) A woman in the US is more likely to be killed by her partner than by any other assailant. The women in this Oscar winning documentary were forced to defend their lives, and this film features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their terrifying personal testimonies. The film captures the cruel irony of putting them behind bars once they have finally escaped their abusers. Part of Sisterhood is Global‘s film series. Series assisted by the UH Women’s Studies Program and Dr. Carol Williams. Subsequent showings are every Thursday except March 6. Discussions follow screenings. All showings are at 5 p.m. at UH’s Houston Science Center, Room 102 (the building is located directly across from the Alumni Center on Holman just behind Agnes Arnold Hall). Visitor parking in lot 16B; for a charge there is gated parking in lot 16F, and there is metered parking along entrance 14 and Holman street. For a map, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/HSC.html. For more information, contact Athea Davis, davisathea@hotmail.com, 713/842-2001, or Samantha Rodriguez, samanthamr@hotmail.com, 713/859-9620.
Saturday, April 19
Hold this date for a Peace Festival with music, food, drink, booths, comraderie and celebration. Builds on the great success of last year’s festival. Probably will begin at noon and continue into the evening. Details will be announced in subsequent calendars. AVOID SCHEDULING EVENTS THAT WOULD CONFLICT WITH THIS.
PROTEST PRISON CONDITIONS AT THE POLUNSKY UNIT EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL, 2-5 PM From Houston, take 59 North to Livingston, Highway 190, go left over freeway for 2 miles and turn left onto FM 350. Go for 4 miles. Polunsky Unit on your right. Turn left into the lot across from the prison entrance. STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS NOW! TORTURING PRISONERS IS A VIOLATION OF THE 8TH AMMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION Sleep Deprivation—men are awakened every 2-3 hours for cell check US Mail is irregular and slow—includes legal mail and family mail Poor quality and insufficient amount of food—weight loss/hunger common Shakedowns are harassment and retaliatory—legal documents are trashed; also other prisoners’ property, such as eye glasses, radios Faulty plumbing—toilets and sinks stopped up with excrement Walls and windows leak when it rains, damaging property and causing mildew Single-man recreation—men should be allowed to recreate in groups Lack of television—contributes to depression caused by isolation Untrained and/or sadistic guards delight in torture and use grievances to retaliate against those who demand their rights. Postage stamps are extremely limited, 30 every 2 weeks, and more are needed for legal correspondence and also foreign correspondence Sponsored by: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement 2423 Dowling, Houston, TX 77004 713-523-8454 Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com Meetings: First Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM
Monday, April 21
GREEN PARTY General Meeting
Houston Downtown Public Library
Azizah Al-Hibri, "The Qur'anic Worldview: A Womanist Perspective." The third in Rice University’s Women and Gender in Islamic Societies Lecture Series. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Cultures and James A.Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Arab-American Educational Foundation and Study of Women and Gender, Feminist Reading Group are co-sponsors.Reception follows talk. 7 p.m. in Baker Hall. RSVP to bipprsvp@rice.edu or 713-348-5794.
Tuesday, April 22
Execution day vigils whenever Texas kills someone. Executions scheduled for next two months: March 11, 12, 20, April 15, 22, 23. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7539 Avenue K (just east of I-610 East Loop between Ship Channel and Lawndale). Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Before you come, make sure there hasn’t been a stay. Contact Lynn Furay, 713/726-1266, LFuray33@aol.com
Wednesday, April 23
Execution day vigils whenever Texas kills someone. Executions scheduled for next two months: March 11, 12, 20, April 15, 22, 23. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7539 Avenue K (just east of I-610 East Loop between Ship Channel and Lawndale). Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Before you come, make sure there hasn’t been a stay. Contact Lynn Furay, 713/726-1266, LFuray33@aol.com
Sunday, April 27
The Houston Coalition for Justice Not War will hold its annual Peace Festival at Talento Bilingue de Houston, Jensen and Navigation. Indoor and outdoor activities: diverse music, antiwar film festival, children's activities, poetry, dance, eats and drinks -- and more! 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm -- $5 per person donation requested, but no one will be turned away. If you would like to present an activity or event at this festival, or need more info, call Diane at (713) 957-4976 or email her at redtobias@aol.com.
May
Thursday, May 1
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
2nd annual Women and War Conference at Stonehave Ranch, San Marcos, Texas. A sampling of panels is War in the Domestic Sphere, Structural Analysis of the War on Terror, War in the Holy Land: Women of Palestine and Israel; and Native American Women: The First Victims of the War on Terror. Participants will travel to Austin Saturday for the rally (see May 3 entry). A project of AFSC’s Women’s Nation. For more information, visit www.madeintexas.org or call 512/370-9553.
Saturday, May 3
Statewide rally in Austin against the war and U.S. economic, foreign and military policy more generally. Organized by The Made in Texas Campaign, a project of the American Friends Service Committee’s Central Region. To work on the event, call 512/370-9553. Visit www.madeintexas.org.
Sunday, May 4
Server problems began in early may... sorry for gaps.
Monday, May 12
GREEN PARTY Steering Committee Meeting
The business meeting of the HCGP. This meeting is open to all interested.
Thursday, May 15
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
Monday, May 19
GREEN PARTY General Meeting
Houston Downtown Public Library
Thursday, May 29
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
June
Server problems persisted...
July
Changing server...
August
We're back!
Monday, August 18

GREEN PARTY General Meeting
Houston Downtown Public Library
WHAT YOU MISSED: Stirring campaign speeches by Jolanda Jones (candidate for City Council) and HISD Board candidates Iris Williams, Joseph Rodriguez, and Mike Gomez. Come next month; you never know who you might meet!

Wednesday, August 20
GREENWATCH
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). Local Hispanic Politics
Saturday, August 23
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates:
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. Contact Don Cook at 713-705-5594. Candidates include Jolanda Jones for City Council, and for HISD School Board, Iris Williams(District 2), Mike Gomez (District 3), Joseph Rodriguez (District 8).
Saturday, August 30
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates:
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. Contact Don Cook at 713-705-5594. Candidates include Jolanda Jones for City Council, and for HISD School Board, Iris Williams(District 2), Mike Gomez (District 3), Joseph Rodriguez (District 8).
September
Wednesday, September 3
GREENWATCH
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
Saturday, September 6
Texas Environmental Leadership Conference
University of Houston University Center
Saturday, September 6, 2003
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
See the Texas Public Interest Research Group website:
www.texpirg.org
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates:
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. Contact Don Cook at 713-705-5594. Candidates include Jolanda Jones for City Council, and for HISD School Board, Iris Williams(District 2), Mike Gomez (District 3), Joseph Rodriguez (District 8).
Monday, September 8
GREEN PARTY Steering Committee Meeting
The business meeting of the HCGP. This meeting is open to all interested.
early September (10-13)
WTO meeting in Cancun, Mexico
(More happened in H'town, but Web'prentice lost archives...)
Saturday, September 13
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates:
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. Contact Don Cook at 713-705-5594. Candidates include Jolanda Jones for City Council, and for HISD School Board, Iris Williams(District 2), Mike Gomez (District 3), Joseph Rodriguez (District 8).
Monday, September 15
GREEN PARTY General Meeting
Houston Downtown Public Library
Wednesday, September 17
GREENWATCH
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area).
Saturday, September 20
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates:
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. Contact Don Cook at 713-705-5594. Candidates include Jolanda Jones for City Council, and for HISD School Board, Iris Williams(District 2), Mike Gomez (District 3), Joseph Rodriguez (District 8).
Tuesday, September 23
Howard Zinn speaks at the U.H. Main Campus at Cullen Performance Hall at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The U H History Dept and others sponsor this event. For more details call 832-725-6220 or email hgac@riseup.net
Wednesday, September 24
GreenWatchTV Planning Meeting: Van Loc Restaurant at 3010 Milam, at the intersection with Anita. 7:00 PM to about 9 or so.
Thursday, September 25

Mayoral Forum sponsored by LWV, Channel 8 KUHT, 9 PM
(interesting political stuff, even though we have no dog in that race -- yet!)
Also of interest to political junkies, this show will be preceded and overlapped on MSNBC and maybe Fox News channel as well by a double handful of Democrats discussing who among them would make a better president than our ex-governor...

Friday, September 26
Friday night vigils return to Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war in Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.
Saturday, September 27
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates: Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. See Home for Candidates. To schedule, contact Don Cook (713-705-5594) or Sheven Poole (832-264-3450)
First meeting of the Gulf Coast Green Party Black Caucus:
SHAPE Community Center; for further info, contact Gordon Anderson.
Call 281.531.8575, please leave e-mail address and/or phone number.
Water for People & The Environment
Conference sponsored by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in partnership with Environmental Defense, National Wildlife Federation, and others.
Location: University Hilton, University of Houston Main Campus, Houston, TX
Time: 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM (Pre-register by September 23.)
Contact: For more information & registration forms, visit http://www.texas.sierraclub.org or contact E-Mail: lonestar.chapter@sierraclub.org
Sunday, September 28

Flooding forum with Mayoral, Comptroller and Council candidates
-- 3:30-6:00 PM, Living Word Fellowship Church, 7350 TC Jester --
The more people show up the more we can make the point that upstream development and lax enforcement of regulations make flooding worse.
Candidates have been given a questionnaire to be discussed at the event.
Contact George Reiter greiter@uh.edu or 713-641-2815 and visit www.houstonvotersagainstflooding.com

(After the meeting, you can unwind at the picnic below)

Houston Peace and Justice Center's annual Peace Picnic will be held once again.
Actually a potluck supper, bring a covered dish--entrée/salad, dessert/bread. It's a time for networking, fellowship, and celebrating our shared commitment to building a more decent world. Organizations are invited to table. There will be some artistic performances as well. 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Beinhorn just west of Voss (take Bingle/Voss exit from I-10 and go south to Voss; turn right and the church is on the right about 300 yds.). Visit http://www.hpjc.org/ and/or contact micah@hal-pc.org
Tuesday, September 30
Fair Trade, not "Free" Trade! CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be held in Houston, October 20-24. No CAFTA Coalition planning meeting 7PM each Tuesday at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. SEE calendar entry for October 22: Peaceful Demonstration (contact info below).
October
Wednesday, October 1
GREENWATCH
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). This week our show will feature candidates for HISD board elections -- VOLUNTEER to help them!
Thursday, October 2
Thinking Green
New to the Green Party? An old hand? Want to talk about Green values? Want to discuss Green issues? Wat to learn about the Green Party without any pressure? Want to socialize with like-minded people? Then join us for "Thinking Green." Thinking Green does all these cool things and more every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. Email Earl Gerhard for more info.

A Community Remembers Edward Said
Visit www.rothkochapel.org click on "Event Information."

Friday, October 3
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.

Anarchist People of Color Conference
October 3-5, Detroit, Michigan. Check This Web Site for info.

Saturday, October 4
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates: Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. See Home for Candidates. To schedule, contact Don Cook (713-705-5594) or Sheven Poole (832-264-3450)

FLASH - Members of the Houston Women's Caucus for Art will FLASH! you at their one-day-only 25th anniversary exhibit at The Foundry, an artists' building just north of downtown. MORE info, SEE http://www.artwomenhouston.org -- Noon to 10 PM: The Foundry, 1712 Burnett, Houston 77026

Sunday, October 5
Downtown peace festival
Sokka Gaikai International will sponsor "Daniel Perl Music Day" in recognition of the Decade for Non-Violence. Eight booths are available for displays. 1-5 p.m. on Jones Plaza in the downtown theater district. For more information, contact Leslie Golden, 713/440-7976x104, lesjgold@datatudeinc.com
Monday, October 6
OCTOBER 4-11: Keep Space For Peace Week
Iinternational days of protest to stop the militarization of space.
Stop 'Star Wars' research & development (national missile defense) and other uses of space for military purposes. More: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, http://www.space4peace.org
Tuesday, October 7
House Party fund raiser for Jolanda Jones (City Council At-Large Position 3) and Iris Williams (HISD District 2): 7:00 to 9:00 PM, hosted by Don and Mary Cook at 7954 Glenheath; call 713-705-5594 to RSVP and get directions.
HPJC’s Peace Social: featuring The Houston Peacemaker Support Group, a newly established interfaith gathering of peacemakers from across the Houston area. One of its goals is to bring the faith community and the peace community together in the quest for peace. 7 p.m. at the Houston Peace & Justice Center, 1627 W. Alabama. For more information, contact Micah McBride, 281/558-0215, micah@hal-pc.org.
Fair Trade, not "Free" Trade! CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be held in Houston, October 20-24. No CAFTA Coalition planning meeting 7PM each Tuesday at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. SEE calendar entry for October 21: Peaceful Demonstration (contact info below).
Wednesday, October 8
Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty had been incorrectly listed here for this evening; please accept apologies for this mistake and correct your calendar...
Thursday, October 9

Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty - Amnesty International groups in Houston observe the National Weekend of Faith in Action by hosting Houston religious leaders to discuss the immorality of 'legal' executions.. 7-9 PM at the University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall , 4001 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX 77006. (Co-sponsored by Pax Christi & Texas Coalition against the Death Penalty) There is no charge for this event. For more information: 281.419.0661 or 713.529.3826. For maps & directions: http://stthom.edu/map/index.html

(Amnesty International/Group 23 meets 1st Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Olive Branch Meeting Room of the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. Contact:(281)587-5386.) See http://www.amnestyhouston.org/ for up to date information. or http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2003/10/16380.php

Program on CAFTA, Houston Peace Forum, First Unitarian Church, 5200 Fannin
Friday, October 10
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.
Saturday, October 11
Block Walking/Petitioning for Endorsed Candidates: Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. See Home for Candidates. To schedule, contact Don Cook (713-705-5594) or Sheven Poole (832-264-3450)

Green Festival: Austin Convention Center (two days, organized by Global Exchange)
See www.greenfestivals.com/austin.htm

Sunday, October 12

Green Festival: Austin Convention Center (two days, organized by Global Exchange)
See www.greenfestivals.com/austin.htm

Monday, October 13
GREEN PARTY Steering Committee Meeting
The business meeting of the HCGP. This meeting is open to all interested.
Tuesday, October 14
Fair Trade, not "Free" Trade! CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be held in Houston, October 20-24. No CAFTA Coalition planning meeting 7PM each Tuesday at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. SEE calendar entry for October 21: Peaceful Demonstration (contact info below).
Wednesday, October 15
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). This week our show will feature Ada Edwards and Annise Parker --also VOLUNTEER to help Green endorsed candidates!
Thursday, October 16
Hear Sue Lovell, HCGP endorsed candidate for City Council, At-Large Position 4, on the George Reiter show, KPFT 90.1 FM Radio, 10-11 am
Starting at 6 pm at 3015 Richmond, Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, will discuss GMOs and bio-engineered foods, and the dangers they present.

CEC will be providing books available for purchase at the event. Mr. Smith will be available for signing after his talk. The event is free and open to the public, Donations are appreciated. The explosive exposé Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith documents significant health dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods and the intense industry influence and political corruption that allow them on the market. Hailed as the best book on the topic, many believe that the revelations in this book can topple an industry.
Thinking Green
New to the Green Party? An old hand? Want to talk about Green values? Want to discuss Green issues? Wat to learn about the Green Party without any pressure? Want to socialize with like-minded people? Then join us for "Thinking Green." Thinking Green does all these cool things and more every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. Email Earl Gerhard for more info.
Friday, October 17

Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM
Protest the continuing state of war in Iraq
Candles and signs will be available

www.latinosporlapaz.org
*** CHENEY'S IN TOWN -- PROTEST!!! ***
MAIN @ SUNSET
Meet up at Mecom Fountain
BRING SIGNS!
Spread the word!

4 PM protest at Maxxam headquarters (5847 San Felipe)
Don't let them cut the remaining 3% of old growth forests to line their pockets!
call the DSEF! cell phone any time for directions to where we are all weekend: 713-291-4328.

Saturday, October 18
Block Walking for Candidates -- 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy -- Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters
See Home for Candidates and Volunteer
To schedule, contact Don Cook (713.705.5594), Sheven Poole (713 532-3345), Gordon Anderson (281.531.8575)

Texas 4th Annual March to Stop Executions: Austin, 1:00 PM
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement has chartered a bus which will leave Houston at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18th from Nation of Islam Mosque #45 at 4443 Old Spanish Trail (between Scott & Cullen) and return there that same evening. Bring water and pack food. eMail for directions or details, or phone 713-523-8454. See texasmoratorium.org

Debate among candidates for HISD Position 3
4:00 PM at Leisure Learning Center, 2990 Richmond, 6th Floor
come and support Jo!
(GreenWatch TV and KPFT Radio plan coverage)
All four candidates have confirmed: Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, Renee Hicks, Peter Brown, and Jolanda Jones

Sunday, October 19
Volunteer to Walk the Block for Candidates 1:00 PM
Don Cook 713-705-5594, Sheven Poole 713 532-3345, Gordon Anderson 281.531.8575

Central American solidarity activists under the leadership of CRECEN* will rally at 4 p.m. in front of the Westin Galleria Hotel on W. Alabama St. just west of the I-610 Loop. The initial gathering is at the CRECEN office, 6601
Hillcroft, at 3:30 p.m.. From there people will walk to the hotel. (No CAFTA Houston)

Monday, October 20

Aldo Gonzalez of Witness for Peace and UNOSJO (Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez Oaxaca) will be at the University of Houston at noon discussing the impact of "free trade" on Latin America. Aldo will also be speaking at other events during the day. See below.

GREEN PARTY General Meeting -- Important: candidates to appear!
Come out and join the Green Party at its General Monthly -- open to all interested people. We meet the third Monday of each month in the Houston Downtown Public Library at 500 McKinney, Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground (paid) parking, or free onstreet parking after 6pm. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library or elsewhere.
No CAFTA! No FTAA! Another World is Possible! MANY ACTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. See Stop CAFTA and No CAFTA Houston
Today, a rally starts at 4 p.m. in Grady Park, 1700 Yorktown. Organizers have permit to march from the park to the Westin Galleria Hotel at 5060 W. Alabama, site of the negotiations. The rally there begins at 5 p.m.

In Solidarity with Animals will join the march when it gets to the Galleria. Before then, it will be protesting “Neiman Carcass” at the Neiman Marcus Post Oak Entrance of the Galleria.

Tuesday, October 21
Aldo Gonzalez of Witness for Peace and UNOSJO (Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez Oaxaca) will be speaking at the University of St. Thomas at 12:30 and 4:30 in Tiller Hall.
DEMONSTRATION against CAFTA:
Assemble 6:00 PM at the corner of S. Post Oak and W. Alabama. March to Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 W. Alabama., then march on the sidewalks to the hotel at 5060 W. Alabama for the demonstration. Endorsers say: CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) is a proposed commercial pact between the governments of the U.S. and five Central American countries. It is not really about free trade -- it is about helping giant corporations amass more profits. For more information, call the No CAFTA Coalition at (281) 534-7638, (713) 942-9752, (832) 493-0508, or (713) 524-3927; and/or visit the new website at http://www.NoCAFTAHouston.org and http://www.stopcafta.org/

CRECEN “information forum and dialogue” at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 3131 W. Loop South (corner Richmond and I-610 Loop.

Wednesday, October 22
October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. Recent news story on KPFT mentioned bullhorn and amplifier issues in city parks... Was being negotiated as of last week.
Stay tuned!
CRECEN news conference at 1 p.m. at at the Courtyard Marriott, 3131 W. Loop South (corner Richmond and I-610 Loop. No CAFTA Houston

Maria Domingo, Mayan human-rights activist, will speak on Guatemala and CAFTA at the University of Houston at 7 PM. For location, Check the STOP CAFTA website later in the week, or No CAFTA Houston

Thursday, October 23

Maria Domingo, Mayan human-rights activist, will speak on Guatemala and CAFTA at the University of Houston at 7 PM. For location, Check the STOP CAFTA website later in the week, or No CAFTA Houston

Friday, October 24
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.
The Fat City Bike Club is devoting its monthly Critical Mass Bike Ride to riding the CAFTA negotiators out of town. Gather at 6 p.m. in Market Square Park, downtown at the corner of Travis and Congress.
Saturday, October 25
Block Walking for Candidates -- 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy -- Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters
See Home for Candidates and Volunteer
To schedule, contact Don Cook (713.705.5594), Sheven Poole (713 532-3345), Gordon Anderson (281.531.8575)

National mobilization against War, Washington, D.C.
(Join United for Peace and Justice and ANSWER in unity)

*** In Houston: 1:00 PM at Mickey Leland Federal Bldg. (1919 Smith) ***
+++ Rally 1:30-3:30 PM, Tranquility Park (Smith and Rusk) +++
National Mobilization to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Endorsed by all the major peace organizations, the biggest gathering will be in D.C. In Houston, there will be a simultaneous demonstration starting at the Mickey Leeland Bldg and ending in tranquility Park
** Speakers will include: Dick Underhill, Texas Coordinator for Veterans for Peace, Anne Bayerkohler, Military Families Speak Out, Henry Cooper, Latinos Por La Paz.
** Brief messages from candidates for local office who support peace
**Live music and sound system by SOUNDCHICK!
For more information and/or to endorse, contact Ken Freeland, kenfree@ev1.net

The Houston Women's Festival - the largest annual event for the women's community in Texas. Last year, 1756 tickets were sold and 300 vendors participated. It's a celebration of music, art, culture, and community. It will be held in Jones Plaza in the downtown Theater District. For more information, write the Houston Women's Festival, P.O. Box 70102, Houston 77270.
Sunday, October 26
RADIO: at 7:00 am, the candidates for HISD, District 2 Iris Williams, Kevin Hoffmann, and Larry Williams -- have been invited to appear on Ada Edwards' radio program on The Box, 99.7 FM. Iris has accepted. Please listen.
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Volunteer to Walk the Block for Candidates 1:00 PM
Don Cook 713-705-5594, Sheven Poole 713 532-3345, Gordon Anderson 281.531.8575
Monday, October 27
Press Conference for Candidates endorsed by HCGP
11:00 AM on the steps of City Hall
(contact Gordon Anderson, 281.531.8575)
Health physicist Doug Rokke, Major, U.S. Army (ret.) and former director of the U.S. Army's Depleted Uranium Project, will be in Houston these two days educating on the health and environmental consequences of our use of depleted uranium ordnance in the two Gulf wars and the Balkans.
10 a.m. News conference outside the VA hospital, corner Holcombe and Almeda.
3 p.m. Talk at University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall Rm. 110. Sponsored by the Physics Department.
7 p.m. Talk at Rice University, Space Sciences Building (SS) Rm. 106. Sponsors are the Muslim Public Affairs Committee-Houston and American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee, Houston.
For more information, contact Lee Loe, 713 524 2682, leeloe@igc.org
Tuesday, October 28
Doug Rokke continues educating about the effects of depleted uranium. (see PAST for bio sort of info... scroll to the bottom of the page when you get there.)
Noon Brown bag discussion at UT Health Science Center-Houston School of Public Health, Rm. 102A, 1200 Hermann Pressler (off Bertner S of Holcombe Blvd).
7 p.m. Talk at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin (corner Southmore). $10 donation requested, but no one turned away.
For more information, contact Lee Loe, 713 524 2682, leeloe@igc.org
Wednesday, October 29
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). OUR PRE-ELECTION DAY SHOW! We will feature candidates for Houston City Council: Sue Lovell (At-Large Position 4) and Dennis Carter (District A); possibly also Maliki Sims (District C).
Friday, October 31
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.
November
Saturday, November 1
An oral history party put on by The Center for the Healing of Racism in partnership with the James Byrd Jr. Foundation for Racial Healing. People are invited to “tell their own story.” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Houston Community College’ Southeast Campus, Hwy. 288 South at Airport Blvd.
Block Walking for Candidates -- 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Make a difference doing grassroots democracy. Politics where it counts: face to face with our fellow voters. VOLUNTEER
LAST CHANCE BEFORE ELECTION!!!
see HOME for list of candidates.
Contact Don Cook 713-705-5594, Sheven Poole 713-532-3345, Gordon Anderson 281-531-8575
Death Penalty Film and Speaker
6:00 pm in Mini-Hall of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Clear Lake (15500 El Camino Real), Social Justice group welcomes Linda White, national board member from "Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation" to discuss the death penalty. Linda says that the death penalty "is about who we are as a society, not what the offender has done to deserve this punishment. As long as we model killing as an appropriate response, we will continue to be the most violent society within the highly developed nations". Linda's daughter was abducted, raped and murdered in 1986. This moved Linda to study grief and loss in order to help others. She now shares her learnings as an adjunct professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.Prior to Linda's talk a short film, "Balancing the Scales", concerning the death penalty in Texas will be shown. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: tgederberg@yahoo.com
Houston Alumni Organization will "honor" U.S. Rep. Tom Delay at its "Red and White Ball" at the new Campus Rec and Wellness Center, 7:00 PM
(directions at http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/CRWC.html)

Tom Delay's policies and ideas on Education, the Environment, Workers, Women, Sexual Orientation, and, in fact, Democracy, are opposed to the ideas of diversity, equality and fairness that a University is supposed to encourage.

Let's give Tom Delay a big "welcome" on Saturday Night.
Tell him what we think!

(some say: Meet at the Rec and Wellness Center at 6:30;
some say: Gather at 6 PM, Calhoun @ Spur 5;
some say: Cullen and University)
All say: COME!!!

Sunday, November 2
Volunteer to Walk the Block for Candidates 1:00 PM
Contact phone numbers: Don Cook 713-705-5594, Sheven Poole 713-532-3345, Gordon Anderson 281-531-8575
Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness will deliver a talk entitled “Eyewitness to War, Witness for Peace” in the activity center of St. Mary’s Catholic, 603 Church Ave., College Station, TX. The talk will recount her experiences of being a peacemaker in solidarity with the Iraqi people during the war on Iraq and its aftermath. For the time, contact Cody Sain, 797/847-1865, niasain@tamu.edu, or Kristopher Cowles, 797/775-4771, kristofer@thecowlesfamily.com. (Personal note: Kathy Kelly moves me every time I hear her speak, which is usually on KPFT, and most often on Flashpoints hosted by Dennis Bernstein. Art B.)

Latinos Por La Paz Presents:
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
7:00 PM at Super Happy Fun Land!
2610 Ashland (between Shepherd and Yale in the Heights)
Website: http://latinosporlapaz.org
E-Mail: talvarez@houston.rr.com
An evening of music, poetry, art, et cetera in commemoration of the people who have died in the war on Iraq.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Voices in the Wilderness for efforts in Iraq.
If you would like to participate in the event as a musician, artist, poet, etc. please contact Tara Ramos at Tararamos@yahoo.com or 281-759-2954
(Echoing KPFT Community Calendar yet again)

Remembering Edward Said,” a tribute to one of the most influential intellects and activists of the 20th century, who died September 25. Speakers will be Dr. Ussama Makdisi, associate professor of History at Rice University, and Husam Aboul-ela, assistant professor of Comparative Literature at UH. The event is sponsored by the Arab-American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee-Houston Chapter. 2:30 p.m. at ACC Ballroom, 10555 Stancliff Road.
Liz Carpenter, nationally known speaker, author and political activist, will keynote RESULTS‘ annual Barbeque Dinner. James Michener said that Texas never had a truer daughter than Liz Carpenter. The event is a fundraiser for RESULTS, a non-partisan, grass-roots citizens’ advocacy group creating the political will to end hunger and the worst poverty. There is no fixed charge or contribution; any amount will be gratefully accepted. 5-7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. For more information, call David Schubert, 713-/665 -7866.

Monday, November 3

7:30 PM The Rothko Chapel 1409 Sul Ros
cordially invites you to hear
CORINNE KUMAR
speak on
WOMEN'S AND HUMAN RIGHTS
A passionate and tireless activist for the rights of women, Corinne Kumar is the international coordinator of the World Court of Women. "We need to hear the voices of women in the third world," she has said. In the safety of the World Court women survivors and those who resisted violence can tell their stories themselves. The World Court challenges the dominant rights discourse that has failed to respond to the violence of our times and invites us to create a new political space and, in the process a new politics, a new political imaginary.

Ms. Kumar is also Secretary General of El Taller, an international network of non-governmental organizations and social movements headquartered in Tunis. By listening to voices on the periphery, El Taller seeks to communicate alternative non-violent approaches across cultures by challenging the dominant discourse on development, human rights, gender, and the environment.

A sociologist, Corinne Kumar is also Co-President of the Asian Women's Human Rights Council, and founder of TUNISIA

The program is free and all are welcome. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis, but reservations are recommended. For more information, please call 713-524-9839 or email info@rothkochapel.org

Visit our website at www.rothkochapel.org and, for this event, click on "Event Information."

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day: VOTE!

Election Day: VOTE!

Election Day: VOTE!

If you can get some time off, help progressive candidates by working the polls.
Volunteers are needed to hand out flyers and push cards. Contact Gordon Anderson at 281-531-8575, Sheven Poole at 713-532-3345, and Don Cook at 713-705-5594.
VOLUNTEER!

Furthermore: All you Environmentalists?
Help clean up the neighborhoods: GET THOSE SIGNS!!!
recycle, reclaim, and reuse.
run-offs likely...
CALL TO ACTION!

Wednesday, November 5
Check election results:
http://www.election.co.harris.tx.us/
Thursday, November 6

Thinking Green, (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm)
This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information (currently at Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)

Friday, November 7
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.
The First Friday Forum features Bob Buzzanco, UH professor of history, speaking on globalization. This forum falls between the recent CAFTA negotiations in Houston and the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement negotiations in Miami November 20-21, so the focus is timely. 7:30 p.m. at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
Saturday, November 8

What: Radical Encuentro Camp http://www.RadicalEncuentro.org
When: NOVEMBER 7-9 2003
Where: Rhizome Collective Warehouse
300 Allen St. Austin,Tx. 78702

Our Mission:The Radical Encuentro camp organizes to build solidarity amongst diverse communities, grassroots organizers and activist groups in Tejas and beyond. Through the use of popular education and connecting our struggles, we are developing skills, strategies and tactics to further our movements in general moving us from resistance to revolutionary consciousness and actions.

Our Special guest will be: ROBERT KING WILKERSON of the Angola 3, a former Black Panther, and
recent political prisoner

For more, see the web site referenced at the top of this entry...

Sunday, November 9
KPFT Local Station Board Candidate "Meet and Greet" number one.
3-5 pm at 419 Lovett. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, November 11
5:30-7:00 PM: Texas Fair Trade Coalition reception with Robert K. Stumberg (Professor of Law; Clinical Director, Harrison Institute for Public Law)

Hosted by our friend, the Honorable Sissy Farenthold; Lamar Tower Garden Room; 2929 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas; suggested donation to TFTC: $25

Click here for details, and/or contact Lesley Ramsey at (512) 472-1915, or email: Lesley@texasfairtrade.org

KPFT Local Station Board Candidate "Meet and Greet" number two.
6-8 pm at 419 Lovett. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 12
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). TODAY'S TOPIC: Iraq Quagmire, including material from Doug Rokke's recent Houston appearance discussing the use of depleted uranium. And What Do Iraqi People Want? And Military Families for Reconciliation.
Thursday, November 13
The Houston Peace Forum features immigration justice advocate Maria Jimenez, long time immigration activist Maria Jimenez. She‘ll be describing the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride from Texas and around the country that took place September 26- October 4. Inspired by the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement, participants converged on Washington, D. C. and met with members of Congress, then traveled to New York for a mass rally. Other members of the Texas riders will also be present. 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, Rm. 302 , 5200 Fannin St. For more information, call Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Friday, November 14
Friday night vigils at Mecom Fountain, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to protest the continuing state of war Iraq. Candles and signs will be available.

SOUTHMORE HOUSE 3107 Leeland (at Palmer)
sometime in the evening
some money to get in maybe
713-299-4996
http://southmore.tripod.com/directions.html
recent info:
7:30 Doors open
Matt Sonzala DJs Reprogrammed Radio.
9:00 Poetry in Reverse, MC EK Keith, music, images,
even more poetry, sound, vox humana, and beats
11:00 David Rovics
(And a possible manifestation by the left reverend Jim Hightower

Saturday, November 15
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez
First Annual HPJC Awards Dinner
Houston Peace and Justice Center holds its first awards and fundraising dinner this evening. Keynote speaker and main awardee will be Oakland, CA U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to vote against authorizing Bush to invade Afghanistan. SeeHPJC Calendar

7:30 PM; 2949 Dunvale at Westheimer
Jose Vargas Jr. (15) was killed by an off duty officer in a local Houston movie theatre parking lot. Come demonstrate. Witness for justice!!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Sunday, November 16
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez
KPFT Local Station Board Candidate "Meet and Greet" number three.
3-5 pm at 419 Lovett. Click here for more information.

6:00 PM public lecture/book signing -- Meet the Director of Rosenburg Fund for Children, www.rfc.org
In 1953, when Robert Meeropol was six years old, the United States Government executed his parents for "conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb." Ethel and Julius Rosenberg left behind a legacy that was both a burden and a gift to their younger son. He has written:
AN EXECUTION IN THE FAMILY: One Son's Journey
. Houston Jewish Book Fair, JCC of Houston, 5601 South Braeswood, Houston, TX
Series Ticket Holder free, JCC Member $5, Public $8. Call 713-551-7255

Monday, November 17
GREEN PARTY General Meeting (AGENDA)
-- POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER -- check here later for updates as to rescheduling, if that's what happens... Meanwhile, stay safe, stay dry, if you can. Best of luck.
Tuesday, November 18
KUHT Channel 8 TV, 9-10 pm: The Connection (a regular TV magazine-type show) will explore the state of democracy in our country. Plans include Jerry Larson (co-chair, Harris County Green Party, ears now burning) as one of several guests representing local political parties. (To be repeated Sunday at 5 pm)
Wednesday, November 19
KPFT Local Station Board Candidate "Meet and Greet" number four.
6-8 pm at 419 Lovett. Click here for more information.
"What Now?: The U.S. after the Takeover of Iraq,” a talk by Herb Rothschild of Peace Action, will set current foreign/military policy in the context of our nation's long-standing, though unevenly pursued, imperial aspirations. Beginning with reflections on the nature of empire, he will consider the way the debacle in Vietnam and the Islamic resurgence in the 1970's lent urgency to the policies that began to be implemented with the first Gulf War and have been brought to a doubtful fruition by the present administration. Sponsored by the Globalization Forum.7:30 pm at the Olive Branch Meeting Room of Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar; above garage behind main building). For more information, contact Joan Denkler, 713/467-2996, jndenkler@aol.com.
Thursday, November 20
Thinking Green, (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm)
This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information (currently at Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)

Free Trade of the Americas Agreement negotiations in Miami November 20-21 Stop FTAA in Miami! And add this to your tracking tool: FTAA IMC

Local link to David Rovics commentary on both FTAA in Miami and SOAW in Georgia, courtesy Bonnie

Friday, November 21

School of the Americas Watch - (Ft. Benning GA) November 21-23
Join the annual pilgrimage to Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the infamous SOA (now known as WHISC: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). The U.S. has used the SOA to train over 60,000 Latin American Soldiers in Counter-Insurgency, Sniper Training, Psychological Warfare and Interrogation Tactics. Hundreds of Thousands of Latin America's poor have been tortured, raped and massacred by SOA graduates. For information on taking the bus from Austin call Jeff at (512) 272-4065 or John at (512) 447-9352 For General Information Go To www.soaw.org
Texas Solidarity Demonstration in San Antonio: CLICK HERE

The Community Dialogue at SHAPE will focus on the criminalization of a large percentage of African American men. One in 7 Black men has lost the right to vote, and the number of Black men in prison will soon hit the million mark. Many are imprisoned on racially applied drug charges. Invited panelists are Darryl Williams, Williams Resources; Sadiki Kadirifu, Texas Inmate Families Ass'n.; Mike Roberson, Fifth Ward Enrichment Program; Jolanda Jones, attorney and community activist; Donald Haynes, Asst. Chief, Arson Div., Houston Fire Dept.; and Robin E. Taylor, HIV educator and anger management counselor.
6:30 p.m. at SHAPE Community Center, 3815 Live Oak. For more information, Anelle Williams, 713/785-3827, sunwoman22@sbcglobal.net.
Saturday, November 22
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez
Vegetarian Society Thanksgiving Dinner
6:00 PM at The Moveable Feast, I-10 & Echo Lane
details at www.vshouston.org
Sunday, November 23
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez
KPFT Local Station Board Candidate "Meet and Greet" number five.
3-5 pm at 419 Lovett. Click here for more information.

SOA Watch continues - (Ft. Benning GA) see above; PLUS:
Texas Solidarity Demonstration With The School Of The Americas Rally (San Antonio) 1:00 p.m. Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Texas. For details on location to gather for caravan to Lackland from downtown see www.iconmedia.org/mdp/iaafa/

KUHT Channel 8 TV, 5-6 pm: The Connection repeats the show from last Tuesday, exploring the state of democracy in our country. (Jerry Larson, co-chair, Harris County Green Party, to be one of several guests representing local political parties.)
"The Power of Creative, Active Nonviolence," a presentation by Janet Chisholm, Coordinator of Nonviolence Programs for the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She’ll be in Houston to lead a four-day training of 24 new facilitators in “From Violence to Wholeness,“ a peace education curriculum being promoted here by the Decade of Nonviolence-Houston. 6 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama (corner Woodhead).
Monday, November 24
Vigils for Eli Escobar, the 14-year old boy murdered by Houston police Friday night. First vigil at 6 PM where he was shot and killed. Second vigil at 9:30 outside the mayoral candidate debate at Channel 26 studios. See HoustonCopWatch for details.
Texas Federation of Teachers holds a rally at Tom Delay's congressional offices in Fort Bend. Immediate issue: Delay refuses to allow H.R. 594 to reach the House floor despite its having garnered more than 200 sponsors. The resolution would eliminate laws that prevent teachers and school employees from collecting Social Security after they retire into the Teacher Retirement System. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 10701 Corporate Dr, Ste 118 in Stafford,. For more information, email jmastas@sbcglobal.net.
7:30 pm - "Spin" by Brian Springer - Film Screening @ Dean's Credit Clothing -- 316 Main St. (sponsored by Aurora Picture Show; contact 713-868-2101)
Tuesday, November 25
Attend City Council's meeting with Corpus Justice and Civilians Down at 9 a.m. to speak about the murder of Eli Escobar, the 14-year old boy shot and killed by Houston police Friday-night.. Call the city secretary at 713-247-3555 to reserve time to speak.
Wednesday, November 26
Protest the killing of Eli Escobar. Demonstration in front of HPD headquarters, 1200 Travis at Polk at 12 noon. (Sponsored by the Nanon Williams Support Association and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.) See HoustonCopWatch and BACKGROUND
GreenWatch TV: The Evening of Thanksgiving. A virus called CONSUMPTION infects our country, and it threatens to consume our planet. When Europeans entered the "Americas" a major change occurred... For this fortnight's TV show, we host people of the Simplicity Movement and entertain ideas from such sites as Affluenza and Adbusters
Thursday, November 27
8 pm, potluck dinner (vegan BBQ) and concert at Super Happy Fun Land
David Rovics, Free Radicals
Friday, November 28
Buy Nothing Day! www.Adbusters.org
WHAT: Houston Simplicity Network’s 2nd Annual “BUY NOTHING DAY” BARTER FAIR and After-Thanksgiving “potluck”
WHEN: 11 am to 2 pm (eat around noon.)
WHERE: Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse – 1318 West 26th Street, Houston 77018
WHY: To practice simplicity and provide an alternative to media-driven consumerism
For more information get in touch with Victoria Albright at Albrightv@yahoo.com Phone: 713-699-8424
Saturday, November 29
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez

7 pm to midnight, GREEN PARTY PARTY at Super Happy Fun Land
2610 Ashland (just north of 26th between Yale and Shepherd)
Socializing, Snacks, Candidates, Music
including David Rovics and
7th Generation Rise

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE

(No admission fee required; donation requested at the door)
Are you a Green? If you agree with our Key Values, then you're invited!
THE FOUR PILLARS: Non-violence, Social Justice, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy.

Sunday, November 30
Block Walk for Run-off Candidates: VOLUNTEER
special posting from Mike Gomez
December
Monday, December 1

The Harris County Republican Party vs Maria Jimenez at 4:00 PM, Municipal Court #15, 1400 Lubbock, Houston, Texas A judge will decide: Did Maria Jimenez "assault by contact" the Executive Director of the HCRP when attempting to deliver 2000 letters opposing their Executive Committee decision to support federalizing local police to enforce immigration law? In 34 years as a community activist, this is first time Maria has been so unjustly accused. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARIA JIMENEZ - BE PRESENT AT COURT. For more information: (713)923-8132.

El 1 de Diciembre, A las 4:00 PM; Corte Municipal # 15 - Un juez decidira: Si Maria Jimenez "asalto por contacto" al Director Ejecutivo del HCRP cuando intento dejarles 2000 cartas de oposicion a la decision de su Comite Ejecutivo de apoyar darles a la policia local el poder federal de hacer cumplir leyes migratorias? En mas de 3 decadas como activista comunitaria, esta es la primera vez que se la hace a Maria tan injusta acusacion. MUESTRE SU APOYO POR MARIA JIMENEZ: ESTE PRESENTE EN LA CORTE.

World wide AIDS day on Public Access Cable TV 24 hours of special progams http://www.houston-mediasource.org/
Tuesday, December 2
“Converging in Houston: A World AIDS Day Performance” will give Houstonians a chance to participate in an international response to the global AIDS crisis. A joint venture of DiverseWorks and Voices Breaking Boundaries, the event features a multi-ethnic, multi-national line-up of artists, academics, and activists conveying the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities. There is a door charge. 8 p.m. at Diverse Works. 1117 East Frwy. For more information, contact info@voicesbreakingboundaries.org or 713/223-8346
7:00 PM at the Dominican Sisters Meeting Room, 6500 Almeda Road
Please join us in HONORING MARTYRS OF FREEDOM
On the 23rd anniversary of the murder of four American churhwomen in EL Salvador, we invite you to honor Central American martyrs and all those who have given their lives for freedom and justice in the civil rights movement and the immigrants rights movement. The event will consist of a short prayer service followed by a Reception hosted by the Dominican Sisters.
Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Houston and the Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders
DREAM ACT ORGANIZING MEETING - Youth in Schools!!
9-11 am; UH Agnes Arnold Hall, room 323 (entrance 14 off Cullen)
First organizing meeting for the DREAM act. This legislation will allow immigrant youth who graduate from high school to attend university at in-state tuition rates. There is strong support, but there is also a strong ORGANIZED anti-immigrant flock in Houston. These will be bimonthly meetings to build bridges between those interested and supporting the DREAM Act as well as public support for the measure.
This is a GREAT issue to get involved in, especially through Campus Greens or by galvanizing Campus Greens chapters (at your high school too!) The effort is led by leading activists in the latino community.

Contacts: David Johnston 713-787-1715 (office) 713-857-8041 (cell) or
Henry Cooper: henrycooper@muchomail.com

Wednesday, December 3

Execution Vigil 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, corner Shepherd and Westheimer. (Call Lynn Furay, 713-726-1266, shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.) Scheduled for death: Richard Duncan.

7:30 PM, Robert Jensen speaks on "The Case Against Patriotism" at Azteca Restaurant and Grill, 2207 Richmond (at Greenbirar). Sponsors: KPFT and PPR.

Thursday, December 4

Execution Vigil 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, corner Shepherd and Westheimer. (Call Lynn Furay, 713-726-1266, shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.) Scheduled for death: Ivan Murphy Jr.

Thinking Green: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm; at Mykonos Restaurant, 2181 Richmond
Although it's the First Thursday of an Even Month is will not be Session 3 but Session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties

Karla sez: The Beehive Collective uses narrative presentations of their anti-copyright graphics campaigns to spread the word about war, colonialism, and globalization. They will be at MECA 1400 Kane St., theater, 7:00 pm Be Sure and Check out the Show.

Saturday, December 6

VOTE VOTE VOTE
Run-off elections
HCGP endorses: Annise Parker for City Controller, Mike Gomez for HISD District III, and Alice Pradia for HISD District IV. (Our endorsee for City Council At Large Position 3, Jolanda Jones, has endorsed Peter Brown.)
VOLUNTEER
to work the polls!
CHECK RESULTS

Sunday, December 7

Video, just under an hour long, starting at 6 PM "Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War" at Houston Peace and Justice Center, 1627 West Alabama. Free, donations accepted. (Full disclosure: part of nationwide MoveOn.org activity; contact Theresa 713-697-8032.)

(But part of it is wrong. This war in Iraq is not the first time the American people have been lied to for the purpose of excusing the invasion of another country. Remember the USS Maine, remember the Gulf of Tonkin. Remember. Study history.)

A performance by 7th Generation Rise, a Native American band that blends high energy funk/rock with traditional Indigenous sounds, spiritual messages, and politically powerful lyrics to create an original sound known as Indigenous Soul." 9 p.m. at Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance Street
Tuesday, December 9

Execution Vigil 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, corner Shepherd and Westheimer. (Call Lynn Furay, 713-726-1266, shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.) Scheduled for death: Billy Vickers.

7:00 PM talk on "The Great Wall of Israel: A Barrier to Peace" by Tarek Abuata at Rice Media Center, Entrance 8 off University Blvd. (Sponsors: American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee-Houston and Rice RUZ Club)

Wednesday, December 10

Execution Vigil 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, corner Shepherd and Westheimer. (Call Lynn Furay, 713-726-1266, shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.) Scheduled for death: Kevin Zimmerman. HALTED BY THE SUPREME COURT while they consider whether or not the method used for killing is cruel and unusual.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). Tonight's topic: Elections.
Multi-faceted discussion, including local election results (following the December 6 run-off voting), Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
Thursday, December 11

Execution Vigil 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, corner Shepherd and Westheimer. (Call Lynn Furay, 713-726-1266, shortly before the vigil in case there has been a stay of execution.) Scheduled for death: Bobby Hines. POSSIBLY HALTED AS WELL? SEE THIS HOUSTON CHRONICLE STORY.

Saturday, December 13
Copwatch’s last training of 2003. New members will learn the techniques the organization uses to discourage police misconduct and to document it if it occurs. 2 p.m. at the Houston Peace and Justice Center, 1627 W. Alabama (just east Dunlavy). For more information, visit www.houstoncopwatch.org or call 713/599-1359

Galveston Peace Action Network will hold another of its series of “End the Occupation; Bring Them Home Now!” demonstrations. There will be speakers and music. 2 - 4 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office Building, 601 25th St. in Galveston. For more information, contact Mark, 409/763-0482, MarkMuhich@ev1.net

Monday, December 15
GREEN PARTY General Meeting - LINK TO DRAFT AGENDA
Houston Downtown Public Library
Wednesday, December 17

After the recent WTO, FTAA, CAFTA meetings, let's brainstorm with Lesley Ramsey, Co-Director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition, on future local plans. 7:30 pm, 2360 Rice Blvd, rear garage apt. 4 doors from Greenbriar. Info? Joan Denkler, 713-467-2996, jndenkler@aol.com (PS: Lesley ran as a Green for Texas State Board of Education in 2002; more than one out of five of the voting public took the trouble to express hope that she would represent them -- see Historical Texas Election Results 21.7%)

Thursday, December 18: International Migrants Day
Thinking Green, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 pm; this time NOT at Mykonos Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, but back at to trusty host Kirston Otis: 1820 Colquitt (one block north of Richmond and four houses west of Woodhead, 3-4 blocks east of Shepherd). Switch sessions this month: instead of Session 4, tonight will be Session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party
Saturday, December 20
6:00 PM at Fat Cat's 4216 Washington Ave 713-869-5263
Benefit Concert/Food & Clothing Drive for for SEARCH (www.searchproject.org) a local organization that helps out Houston's homeless by providing healthcare, food and housing, job counseling, and more. Bands include Free Radicals, meoWcifer, little compass, dimitri's rail, house of moist, salt of the earth, sally tawfik, steve steele, nadiri, jon benet, and the quiet type. Cover- $7 for under 21, $5 for 21+. Donations welcome; anyone interested in just dropping off food or clothing may do so at the door w/ no charge between 4pm-2am.. Hosted by Politically Active Students Association; for more information contact admin@pasanet.org and/or visit www.pasanet.org
Sunday, December 21

WINTER SOLSTICE: shortest day of the year

WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT SOME WILD COLOR ALERT!?!

Wednesday, December 24

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). This Christmas Eve, the studio will be closed, so we shall air a taped show. We have chosen the show from April 17 with Anna Núñez and Imran B. Mirza on War and Immigrants.

Saturday, December 27
NOW: Don’t miss the next Houston Indymedia benefit tonight
The Frequent Fighters Club is throwing down at 10 pm
Some of Houston’s finest talents will be on hand:
Music by the Free Radicals, Caproot, and the Satin Hooks
Words by James Jones, Stalina Villarreal, Dominguez, and Keshia
There will also be a special session of Critical Mass in the attic hosted by Alabara.

The show starts at 10 pm at Helios 411 Westheimer

There will be free food, the show is all ages and a $5 donation will be taken at the door. Checks can be made to SWAMP if you would like to give more.

We are also taking non-perishable food items to be donated to the National Black United Front food drive. Basic toiletries are also needed (toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, etc.).

PLEASE FORWARD!!!

Monday, December 29

Happy 70th, Charlie (HPJC 7pm)

Tuesday, December 30

This day in history -- 1853: Southern U.S. border established, 1916: Rasputin murdered, 1922: USSR established [see details; more history channel filler; gracias]

Wednesday, December 31

What to do with the last day of the year... Thinking about running for office? You can still file for a place on the ballot, several ways- with some strange exceptions, the last day to file semi-regularly is January 2 - FRIDAY!
Incumbent lawmakers make it not so easy
. See TX Secretary of State. For specifically Green action, see HOW! You'll have to hustle, notary required.
Hey! Primary elections? Don't vote!!! If you do, you won't be allowed to say you believe in third party ballot access during our Petition drive...

nappy you hear?

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