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History of Progressive Events 2004
(as listed on HCGP Calendar... and others)

2004
January
Thursday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(Make it so.)
Friday, January 2
Last Day to file for a place on the ballot for the March 9 Primary Elections in Texas
see TX Secretary of State (January 16 for Congressional Candidates)
BUT WAIT. Will the Green Party have a primary this year? NO! We'll be busy gathering signatures for ballot access again. SEE 2004 link.
[See
HOW! for information on how to run as a Green, BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO DASH AROUND LIKE MAD TODAY!]
Saturday, January 3
Peace Rally in Austin
http://AustinAgainstWar.org
Wednesday, January 7
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 show's TOPIC: How do Greens fit into the political picture in 2004? Guests: We taped Dennis Kucinich in interview during his visit to Houston December 3, and will air that along with live discussion by local Green Party members. Tune in!
Gray Panthers of Houston reborn
Medicare "Reform" and the betrayal by AARP breathes new life into this activist group. All ages welcome to the chapter's first official meeting: 2 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center. For more info, contact Theresa Selcoe: teric4@juno.com
Thursday, January 8
Thinking Green, (usually 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm) -- but moved to a week later this month because of the holiday...
This would have been the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and Local HCGP information. (We meet at Mykonos Island Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, just east of Shepherd. We will be in the enclosed meeting room, after entering go all the way through the restaurant to the back left.)
Friday, January 9
"First" Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) -- adjusted due to Holidays -- This month: update on the struggle to close our country's training grounds for military control of Latin American populations (SOA/WHISC); meet and support Ken Crowley and Marilyn White. Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Saturday, January 10
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Annual Conference: in Dallas: Keynote speaker will be Ray Krone, the 100th exonerated death row inmate. Among the many workshops will be “A question of innocence” led by David Dow, director of the Texas Innocence Network; “National Trends” led by Brian Roberts, interim president of the National Coalition o Abolish the Death Penalty; and “Promoting Local Moratorium Resolutions,” led by Scott Cobb, TX Moratorium Network.TCADP will also present its Courgae and Extraordinary Service awards. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doubletree Campbell Center, 8250 North Central Expressway. $35 registration ($20 for students) includes continental breakfast and lunch. Make check payable to TCADP and send to Sherry Coombes, Treasurer, 1604 Garnass Drive, Austin, TX 78758. Specify chicken or vegetarian lunch. For more information, contact Sherry, 512/339-9574, scoombes@austin.rr.net.
KPFT-FM Staff candidate Forum
11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Center Serving Persons With Mental Retardation, 3550 West Dallas, near Shepherd. Open to All Candidates & KPFT listeners, though only Staff candidates will speak. See http://www.kpft.org/
Sunday, January 11
The second Houston Gathering for Conscious People of Color. The goal is to organize and energize “conscious, revolutionary, righteous and anarchist people of color.” 4-6 p.m. at the SHAPE Community Center, 3815 Live Oak (corner W. Alabama). For more information, contact Ernesto Aguilar, may19x@yahoo.com.
KPFT-FM Listener candidate Forum
2:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Center Serving Persons With Mental Retardation, 3550 West Dallas, near Shepherd.
See http://www.kpft.org/
Wednesday, January 14
KPFT’s interim Local Advisory Board (LAB) meets at 7 p.m. at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th Fl. The public is invited to attend. As KPFT moves into elections for the first democratically elected LAB [Wait, it's not LAB anymore, it's going to be LSB!] anyway, KPFT supporters may want to see how business is conducted. [non italic words quoted from another source... art]
Thursday, January 15: MLK, Jr.'s Birthday
Thinking Green, (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like talk, learn, no pressure, and socialize... And you may already know: This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information (We meet at Mykonos Island Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, just east of Shepherd. We will be in the enclosed meeting room, after entering go all the way through the restaurant to the back left.)
Friday, January 16
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a prominent Asian American and CNN medical correspondent, will speak of his work with U.S. military's frontline medical units in Iraq, including the unit staffed by Navy personnel nicknamed the "Devil Docs." The talk is entitled, “Embedded with the Navy ‘Devil Docs‘: Wartime Experience in Iraq.” Sponsored by the Asia Society-Texas Center. 6-8 p.m. Omni Hotel, Colonnade Room, 4 River Way. For reservations and more information, call the Asia Society, 713/439-0051.
Sunday, January 18

HCGP Workgroup Meetings:
Ballot Access
10am-2pm, 818 W 31st St (Heights area.)
Contact: Nathalie Paravicini 713-880-9929
Fundraising
7pm, 4015 Tartan (Meyerland area)
Contact: David Wager 713-771-3917
Green Screen (endorsement process) revision meeting
2pm, at 3400 Montrose, Suite 233
Contact: Jerry Larson 713-857-2076

Monday, January 19: National Holiday

We encourage you to walk with The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride group in the Martin Luther King Parade sponsored by the Black Heritage Foundation. MEET AT 1 PM ON CORNER OF HAMILTON AND 59 IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON. The struggle for freedom and immigrant and workers rights marches on! Let’s us show our support and meet great people – wear green!

GREEN PARTY General Meeting -- DIFFERENT LOCATION. The library is closed in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (which actually was January 15).
Come out and join the Green Party at its General Monthly Meeting-- open to all interested people. We meet the third Monday of each month USUALLY in the Houston Downtown Public Library at 500 McKinney, but THIS time we will meet at

THE HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE
1320 West 34th Street

on the North side of of 34th
at the intersection with Golf Street
between Shepherd and Ella
just east of the YMCA

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.

Discussion items include February's Steering Committee elections, KPFT Local Station Board elections, Petition drive and Campaign 2004.

Guest speaker: May Walker, candidate for Constable Precinct 7
*** BRING A FRIEND TO ALL FUTURE MEETINGS!!!

“The Meaning of the Dream,” a panel discussion with Civil Rights era activists and current students. Sponsored by Univ. of St. Thomas' (UST) Social Justice Committee, the Rothko Chapel, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Decade of Non-Violence-Houston, and SHAPE Community Center. 7 p.m. in the Scanlan Room of UST’s Jerabeck Center. For more information, contact Sherra Theisen, 713/942-3494.

Tuesday, January 20

“Black Box Voting” is the name of a program about the vulnerabilities of the new computer voting systems. Dan Wallach, assistant professor of Computer Science at Rice, and Pokey Anderson, an investigative journalist whose reports on this subject have been broadcast on Pacifica and Free Speech Radio News, are the presenters. Sponsored by the River Oaks Area Democratic (ROAD) Women. RSVPs will help the host gauge the refreshments needed. 5:30-7:30 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 1805 W. Alabama at Woodhead. RSVP to 713/522-2224, roadie@roadwomen.com.

Wednesday, January 21
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). TOPIC: Immigrants, Patriots, and Human Rights in The Homeland.

Globalization Forum will show the video “Banking on Life and Debt” with a speaker to lead the discussion of it. 7:30 p.m. in the Olive Branch Meeting Rm. of the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar). For more information, contact Joan Denkler, jndenkler@aol.com.

Friday, January 23

“Subdivide and Conquer” will be the first of three videos on the topic of urban sprawl that several area environmental groups are sponsoring. This documentary shows the growth of sprawl, how it impacts peoples' lives, and what some people are doing to change the way we grow. Subsequent offerings will be the PBS documentary “Save Our Land, Save Our Towns” (February 27), and “The Air We Breathe” (March 26). All screenings will be at 7 p.m. in the Houston Environmental Center, 3015 Richmond. For more information, contact Jane Laping, mfca@mothersforcleanair.org.

Saturday, January 24
Copwatch’s first training of 2004. New members will learn the techniques the organization uses to discourage police misconduct and to document it if it occurs. 2-5 p.m. at the Houston Peace and Justice Center, 1627 W. Alabama (just east of Dunlavy). For more information, visit www.houstoncopwatch.org
or call Larry, 713/771-4817.
Sunday, January 25
Learn how to protect your right to a free press. Come to a KPFT teach-in from 5-7 pm at MECA - 1900 Kane Street. Hear from local grassroots media makers... Indymedia, Hip Hop, KPFT, and Consumers Union. Sign up to attend the FCC hearings in San Antonio.
Details at KPFT & houston.indymedia.org, or call 713.526.4000. Also visit www.mediareform.net.
Tuesday, January 27
BikeHouston’s first annual general meeting features Rosie Zamora, President of Houston Wilderness, a broad-based alliance of business, environmental and government interests that acts in concert to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the region's last remaining ecological capital. 6:30 8 p.m. at Environmental Resource Center, 3015 Richmond. For more information, visit http://bikehouston.org.
Wednesday, January 28
Be a media activist. Attend the FCC's localism task force public hearing in San Antonio
(San Antonio is the home of Clear Channel World Wide. Don't let them crowd out your voice. Give the FCC your input on media consolidation and local broadcasting.

Details at KPFT & houston.indymedia.org, or call 713.526.4000. Also visit www.mediareform.net.
Thursday, January 29

From: natlcomvotes@green.gpus.org On Behalf Of Ben Manski
Here and gone before you know it . . . spread the word!
* * * GREEN PARTY 2004 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN * * *

First: 6:30 PM EASTERN TIME (that's 5:30 PM Central)
WATCH GREEN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE
( Cobb, Mesplay, Salzman debate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
Information: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/calendar/cal_forum.php
WATCH LIVE: http://ksgwww.harvard.edu/events/

Then: 7:00 PM PACIFIC TIME (that's 9:00 PM Central)
LISTEN TO GREEN CANDIDATE CAMEJO DEBATE SOLOMON
The Question: Should the Greens run a presidential candidate?
Information: http://www.kvmr.org/events/forum2004.html
LISTEN LIVE:  http://www.kvmr.org/webcast.html

FOLLOW THE GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES ONLINE
Primary, caucus, and convention results reported online and updated regularly:
                http://www.gpus.org/convention/delegate_tally.html
General primary information with links to the candidates:
               http://www.gpus.org/convention/process.html

(This notice brought to you by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee Green Party of the United States . . . www.GP.org)

Friday, January 30
Charlie King and Karen Brandow perform in concert, 7:00 PM, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore. Fundraiser for KPFT Radio. Tickets: $15; you may call KPFT directly at 713-526-4000 for information and to purchase tickets on a credit card. Charlie and Karen are phenomenal topical folksingers. Their music covers diverse themes involving human dignity, social justice and gentle political satire. Most songs insightfully document real events and real people who took a stand and made a difference.
Cut loose with Houston IndyMedia Center! Get down and dirty anti-Super Bowl bash at Helios, 411 Westheimer. Doors open at 8:00 PM, then Karega will start us off at nine with his poetrilosophy set to music, Grupo Capoiera N'golo will do a presentation of the Brazilian martial art, a hype-notic drum circle will take you places and you get to hear the Free Radicals to boot. We will have a free vegan feast waiting for you too. Good music, poetry and food, definitely worth the $5 donation to support independent media. For more info visit www.houston.indymedia.org Don't hate the media BE the media.
Saturday, January 31

Campus Greens, 4-6pm
Plan to be at the Spring kickoff meeting of the Campus Greens, non-students are very welcome. Youth and students give the Green Party the passion and energy that will sustain and broaden it for the future. Time to get to work y’all!

Who: Anyone interested in youth/student organizing is welcome
When: Saturday January 31, 2004 4-6pm
Where: Mid-town Art Center, 3414 LaBranch at Taft #3
Why: to take back our democracy from unaccountable corporate thugs

If you have questions, suggestions, connections or need a ride/directions feel free to contact Karla Lorena Aguilar at 832 283 5585 or at aguilak@stthom.edu

Some of the things on the agenda:

-voter registration on campus/petitioning for ballot access
-tabling to recruit membership, re-organizing Campus Greens
-finding supportive professors for in-class workshops
-a symposium on the Middle East
-Green Party national Youth caucus forming

Please be on time, we have lots to talk about and we need you there!

(PS: Think about students at Prairie View A&M in Waller County, our neighbor!)

The Texas Fair Trade Coalition is holding a statewide meeting in Austin for all member organizations and any individuals concerned about global economic justice. Plans will be made for a year of public education and advocacy about pending trade agreements (e.g. CAFTA and FTAA), and other dimensions of predatory globalization. Workshops will help advocates become more effective educators. The agenda1 will include a Globalization Basics Workshop training--participants will be trained to become Globalization educators. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the AFL-CIO Auditorium. For directions and to register, contact Lesley Ramsey, 512/472-1915, Lesley@texasfairtrade.org
February
Monday, February 2
ACTION ALERT: West Alabama Quality of Life Coalition (WALQ) needs YOU and everyone available in the neighborhood to make a show of support by attending federal court this morning -- the judge will be hearing WALQ's case!
WHEN: 10 A.M. SHARP
WHERE: FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 515 RUSK (downtown Houston)
Ask at entry for location of Judge Hittner's courtroom
DETAILS: U.S. District Judge David Hittner will be hearing WALQ's attorney Jim Blackburn's plea to stop TxDOT from demolishing Spur 527 before the judge can hear all the facts.
WALQ wants quiet, neatly dressed residents and local businesspeople to be in the audience to show Judge Hittner that the neighborhood CARES. BE THERE!
Want to see the legal arguments? Go to www.WALQ.org, click on WALQ LEGAL, and click PLAINTIFF
Tuesday, February 3
US59 RECONSTRUCTION -- see http://www.59gridlock.org/
Houston City Council meets on Tuesday and Wednesday every week. Today's meeting starts at 1:30pm, and includes a public session which begins near 2:00pm and may run as late as 5:00pm. The City Council chamber is on the second floor of City Hall at 901 Bagby between McKinney and Walker.
Visit the City Council home page at: http://www.ci.houston.tx.us/citygovt/council/.
Wednesday, February 4
GreenWatch TV - Click for details!
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). TOPIC: Children Convicted of Capital Crimes: EXECUTE THEM? in the United States, in Texas, and in Harris County - Death Penalty Capitol of the Western World. [Please go back to HCGP home page and follow Nanon Williams link for more.]
Thursday, February 5
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (We meet at Mykonos Island Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, just east of Shepherd. We will be in the enclosed meeting room, after entering go all the way through the restaurant to the back left.)
Fridays and Saturday, February 6 through 28

Coyote on a Fence -- a play about living on Death Row. "Don't be scared by the subject matter... It's a piece that will make you think." At The Midtown Art Center, corner of LaBranch and Holman, 7:30 PM (for 8); call 832-465-4563 for reservations.

First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
This month: Nestor Rodriguez, chair of the UH Dept. of Sociology and director of the Center for Immigration Research. He’ll discuss President Bush’s guest worker proposal, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses.
Saturday, February 7
A short introduction to the Alternatives to Violence Project. AVP is a “learn by doing” series of weekend workshops that was begun in 1975 as a collaboration between Quakers and inmates in the NY prison system, and has spread throughout the country and throughout the world. The full program consists of three experiential weekend workshops, after which participants are eligible to become apprentice facilitators for future AVP workshops, including some in the Texas prison system. 1-3 p.m. at Houston Peace & Justice Center, 1627 W. Alabama (just east of Dunlavy). For more information about AVP, visit www.AVPUSA.org. For more information about this workshop and to RSVP (appreciated, not required) contact Ann Sieber, 713/547-0090.
Friday, February 13

Coyote on a Fence -- a play about living on Death Row. "Don't be scared by the subject matter... It's a piece that will make you think."
at The Midtown Art Center, corner of LaBranch and Holman, 7:30 PM; call 832-465-4563 for reservations. (Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement invites you especially for tonight.)

There will be a show starting at 9:00 PM at Helios on Westheimer @ Taft to benefit the legal fund for those arrested at the FTAA protests in Miami. The door fee is $5, and performers will include Strain , Burn It All Down, DJ Max Fischer, The Show Is The Rainbow, Funeral March, Despondent Tomorrow, and others TBA.
Saturday, February 14

As part of the continuing struggle for peace and justice, and in commemoration of last year's historically unprecedented protests, an anti-war march and rally will be held 1:30-4:30 pm in HOUSTON! We'll assemble at the corner of 75th St. and Lawndale at 1:30 pm, then march down 75th St. to Mason Park, where the rally will be held. Together, we will demand: End the Occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan Now! Free Palestine! Abolish the Patriot Act! Stop the War on Workers! Stop Racist Detentions and Attacks on Immigrants! This will be a peaceful and legal demonstration of popular opposition to unpopular policies and actions.

If you would like to endorse the event, get involved, or receive more information, please contact David and Rona at (281) 534-7638, (832) 493-0508, (713) 530-8999, or (713) 942-9752.

Sunday, February 15
6-8 pm: Why Protests Work - with audience participation
Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland St. in the Heights
See http://www.march20houston.org/

Monday, February 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the
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 POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

THIS MONTH, WE ELECTED SOME NEW STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS. Several of the eight current seats were open as we rotated members. Note: This was another chance to practice preference voting method(s); IRV for Co-chair, and cumulative voting for at-large members. Click HERE for a list of candidates

Wednesday, February 18
GreenWatch TV - [click to see more]
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). TOPIC: Houston Black Radical History; guests Clif Smith, Ester King, Ernest McMillan
Thursday, February 19
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (We meet at Mykonos Island Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, just east of Shepherd. We will be in the enclosed meeting room, after entering go all the way through the restaurant to the back left.)
Friday, Feb 20 and Saturday, Feb 21

Coyote on a Fence -- a play about living on Death Row. Fridays and Saturdays, through February 28. At The Midtown Art Center, corner of LaBranch and Holman, 7:30 PM (for 8); call 832-465-4563 for reservations.

Sunday, February 22
WORKSHOP - Harris County Green Party Petition Drive, 2-6 PM
at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland (at 27th Street in The Heights)
Tuesday, Feb 24

Ralph Nader speaks at University of Houston, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
E. Cullen Performance Hall: DIRECTIONS

Thursday, February 26

Support HCC employees and immigrant students... who are being denied entrance as HCC erases its bi-lingual, bi-cultural staff. Stand up between 3:30 and 4:30 PM at the HCC Board meeting. (HCC is the Houston Community College System.) Thanks to TACHE for its seeking justice to all people.
MORE INFO

“Dead Man Walking” author Sr. Helen Prejean and renowned actress Susan Sarandon, who played Sr. Helen’s role in the film, are the featured guests at a dinner benefiting the work of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
7-9 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel, 5701 Main
(intersection with Montrose). Tickets are $75; other support categories are available. Make checks payable to TCADP and mail to TCADP, 3400 Montrose, Suite 312, Houston 77006. For more information, contact Dave Atwood, 713/529-3826, dpatwood@igc.org

Friday, February 27

The PBS documentary “Save Our Land, Save Our Towns” is the second of three videos on the topic of urban sprawl sponsored by several area environmental groups. 7:00 PM in the Houston Environmental Center, 3015 Richmond. For more information, contact Jane Laping, mfca@mothersforcleanair.org.
The third offering will be "The Air We Breathe" (March 26); the first was "Subdivide and Conquer" (January 23)

PASA (Politically Active Students Association) hosts a pretty cool event, a night of political awareness and free speech with spoken word, poetry, musical performances, and more..
WHERE: Helios, 411 Westheimer
WHEN: Starts at 7pm with open mike, then at 8pm we'll be joined by special guest speaker UT Professor Robert Jenson, who will talk about the importance of politics and the case against patriotism. Local activist Nick Cooper will take a look at US foreign policy. Poetry performances follow along with musical guests the award winning Free Radicals and the Second Society. ($5 suggested donation)

Saturday, Feb 28

Justice For Nanon Williams will hold an informational and support meeting featuring several speakers. Williams was charged with capital murder at the age of 17, convicted and sentenced to death in 1995. There is widespread belief in his innocence based on evidence once suppressed and since revealed. 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Shape Community Center 3815 Live Oak Houston, TX

Coyote on a Fence -- a play about living on Death Row. "Don't be scared by the subject matter... It's a piece that will make you think." Thise is the last showing in Houston! At The Midtown Art Center, corner of LaBranch and Holman, 7:30 PM (for 8); call 832-465-4563 for reservations.

Sunday, Feb 29

The Council on American-Islamic Relations–Houston is holding a panel discussion on civil rights history to observe Black History Month. Represented will be the NAACP, the ACLU, the Japanese American Citizens League, the Organization of Chinese Americans, and others. 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Islamic Dawah Center, 202 Main Street. For more information, visit www.cairhouston.org or call 713/838-2247.

Photofest and Voices Breaking Boundaries present the recent Indian film “Drowned Out,” about the 16 million people of India displaced by dam construction. Renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy speaks up for the
latest victims, the people of Jalsindhi in central India who are being flooded out by the giant Narmada Dam. Discussion will follow the screening, then music and refreshments. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Artery, 5401 Jackson
at Prospect St.

March
Wednesday, March 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). TOPIC: HAITI
Thursday, March 4
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information. (We meet at Mykonos Island Restaurant, 2181 Richmond, just east of Shepherd. We will be in the enclosed meeting room, after entering go all the way through the restaurant to the back left.)
Friday, March 5
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8. This month: Ernest McMillan, founder and CEO of the 5th Ward Enrichment Program, will discuss “Cuba at the Crossroads.” How will it survive in a globalized world when the U.S. has made sure that it is excluded from trade agreements? McMillan has traveled to the island on several occasions with Pastors for Peace. He has also been a guest on GreenWatch TV twice so far.
Saturday, March 6
SSR Recycle Day! 10 am-4 pm at High School for the Performing Arts, 4001 Stanford St.
Bring recyclables such as aluminum, paper, electrical wire, plastics # 1& 2, batteries, and clear, brown, or green glass. Also bring books and school supplies for kids in Libya. Also bring toys, clothing, and crafts materials (e.g. beads and string) for Boquillas Del Carmen, a Mexican border town that has been sealed off since 9/11, leaving its people in dire straits. There’ll be free baked goods, music, and environmental booths. Sponsored by HSPVA’s Students for Social Responsibility.
Monday, March 8

President George Bush II comes to town! Fundraising. Texas Governor Rick Perry and our two US senators
Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn are coming too. Do you want to protest their policies of violence and injustice? Join Axis of Logic, CodePink, Houston Peace Forum, International Socialist Organization, Progressive Workers Organizing Committee, Socialist Labor Party-Houston, and others starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Americas Hotel, 1600 Lamar (downtown). For more information, contact David or Rona Smith, 281/534-7638, 832/692-2306, or 713) 942-9752.

Tuesday, March 9

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Don't Vote! Save your time and open your options. Instead of voting this time, WAIT: Sign the ballot access petition to allow local Green Party candidates in Texas to be listed as GRN. Then in November, vote your hopes, not your fears.

Precinct Conventions and Fundraising Committee
pick up clipboards and petition forms
7-9 PM, 818 W.31st Street
Kick Off for the Ballot Access Petition Drive
10 PM, Last Concert Cafe

Wednesday, March 10
First Day to collect signatures for Ballot Access Petitions
(countdown to May 24 begins... 75 days) see petition drive 2004.
YIPPEE SKIPPEE!
Thursday, March 11
The Houston Peace Forum will focus on “Security Challenges in Electronic Voting.“ Dan Wallach, Professor of Computer Science at Rice, has become an expert on the vulnerability of systems now being adopted in Harris County and elsewhere. 7:30 p.m. in Room 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. For more information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Saturday, March 13
County conventions: nominations of Green Party candidates for county and precinct offices and district offices not situated in more than one county; selection of delegates to the state convention (June 12).
7-9 PM at HCGP headquarters, 818 W. 31st Street; 7-9 PM.
Sunday, March 14
Sign making rally for the Peace March next Saturday
Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance Street, Houston
See http://www.march20houston.org/

Monday, March 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.
AGENDA
Actions: Elected new Secretary/Steering Committee member Deb Shafto; discussed non-violence, 2004 campaign and petition drive; announced actions regarding Haiti, Rachel Corrie; agreed upon participation in March 20 march against war.

Tuesday, March 16
End the Occupation
National Day of Action for Rachel Corrie

See
http://www.rachelcorrie.org
Wednesday, March 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). Topic this week: Bush Lies, People Die - Lead in to the March 20 marches and rally.
Thursday, March 18
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information.
Saturday, March 20

The World Still Says NO to War: Global Day of Action against War and Occupation. Here's the Houston website: http://www.march20houston.org/

A contingent of Harris County Green Party members will carry the banner in the US Labor Against War feeder march. US LAW will muster in front of Annunciation Church, right across from Minute Maid Park at Texas & Crawford, then march west on Capitol toward Main Street Square, to meet up with the other feeders on McKinney Street. Of course, you're welcome to join the feeder march closest to your heart, but the Green Party banner will be with Labor. All will converge on City Hall for the main rally!

For national info, see: www.unitedforpeace.org and/or www.internationalanswer.org

One World Beat Music Festival
Last Concert Cafe -- 3 PM to 2 AM
Petition Signature Gathering Opportunity
Sunday, March 21
South by Due East Music Festival
Super Happy Fun Land -- noon to nine PM
Petition Signature Gathering Opportunity
Thursday, March 25

12-1 PM: Samuel Walker at UH Law Center Criminal Justice Institute and the Houston Area Coalition for Police Accountability (HACPA);
144 BLB, U of H Law Center. Attendance is free to the public.

Friday, March 26

“The Air We Breathe” is the third of three videos on the topic of urban sprawl sponsored by several area environmental groups. 7:00 PM in the Houston Environmental Center, 3015 Richmond. For more information, contact Jane Laping, mfca@mothersforcleanair.org.
The first offering was "Subdivide and Conquer" (January 23); the second was “Save Our Land, Save Our Towns” (February 27)

Saturday, March 27

Petition Workshop @ AFSCME Union Hall
(details)

David Cobb is in the house 7:00 PM at Houston Peace and Justice Center
Harris County Green Party's favorite son potential presidential candidate. David Cobb, one of the founders of the Harris County and Texas Green Parties, will speak this Saturday on "What ought progressives to do in the 2004 election". David is a candidate for the Green Party Presidential nomination and a powerful and inspirational speaker. He'll be preceded by songs and music from Dino Marcaccio and Anjali Natarajan, whom you may have heard at the peace march last Saturday. That's 7pm at the Houston Peace and Justice Center, 2115 Taft, just south of Welch. The Center is upstairs from the Taft St coffehouse. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this critical discussion. MORE WEEKEND GREEN PARTY INFO
Wednesday, March 31
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: Same Sex Marriage.
April
Thursday, April 1
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, April 2
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
This month: Carlos Pereira, who lived in Haiti for 40 years and, for a time, worked on development projects with Catholic Relief Services there. He will talk about Haitian history and culture as a context for discussing the recent political upheaval there.
Thursday, April 1 - Saturday, April 3
Drug Policy Alliance - Southwest Regional Conference at Texas Southern University:“Breaking the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs.” (continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat/Sun; registration was requested by March 19, but it may still be possible to do so. For more information, call toll-free 1-888/361-6338, or visit www.breakingthechains.info
Saturday, April 3

Cesar Chavez Parade started shortly after 9:00 AM; All assembled starting at Capital and Cesar Chavez Blvd on the East side of downtown. Cesar Chavez Blvd. is slightly west of South Wayside; Capital is halfway between Buffalo Bayou and I-45. The Parade proceeded for more than a dozen blocks, ending at a park near the bayou in an area I'd like to check out with my canoe...

Let's make signs for this march: Si se Puede! (Good Ideas here!) Petition Signature Gathering Opportunity

Thursday, April 1 - Sunday, April 4
Global Forum on Water co-sponsored by Rice University’s Center for the Study of Environment and Society and FotoFest Inc. The forum is designed to address the state of water in the world and new ways of understanding Water... Closing ceremony 3 p.m. Sunday at Rothko Chapel. Workshops all day Friday and Saturday in McMurtry Auditorium at Rice’s Duncan Hall. Free, but registration required at www.fotofest.org/ff2004/registration.asp. For complete details, visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~cses/water.html.
Sunday, April 4
The Palestinian American Congress-Houston Chapter presents a talk by Adam Shapiro of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The event is in observance of Palestinian Land Day. Refreshments will be served. 4 p.m. at The ACC Center, 10555 Stancliff Dr. For more information, call 832/351-2624. (Thanks to www.hpjc.org for this calendar item, and many others!)
Thursday, April 8
Houston Peace Forum presents Joy George, coordinator of the Houston Chapter of Million Mom's March Against Gun Violence. This year’s march in Washington D.C. will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. George will talk about current gun control legislative proposals and do role playing and a "bullying" project. 7:30 p.m. in Room 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. For more information, call Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Tuesday, April 13
Run-off Primary elections in Texas, if necessary... Instead of doing it this expensive, time-consuming way, we should use Instant Runoff Voting (find links to IRV here)
Wednesday, April 14
GreenWatch
The Harris County Green Party's own TV show (cable access). Tune in at 9pm on Warner Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). NOTE: Due to the studio move at HMS, the show went into an unfornate and extended hiatus this week; sorry.
Thursday, April 15
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)

It's Tax Day Again!
Join the Billionaire$ for Bu$h on Tax Day
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th
Main Post Office @ 401 Franklin
9 p.m. ‘til Midnight
Get your tux at the dry cleaners! Take the mink stole out of storage!
Put on your ball gown! Chill the champagne! Cash in that Enron stock!

“Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley

For info, contact Bob Buzzillionaire at buzzanco@yahoo.com
http://billionairesforbush.com
Posters, flyers, etc., are up at
http://billionairesforbush.com/taxday.php
The color posters can be printed in black and white too.
More signs are up at the regular campaign material page
http://www.billionairesforbush.com/signs.php
Banner File 3ft by 8ft is up at
http://billionairesforbush.com/blog/filestore/

Friday, April 16
An emergency demonstration against the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq and continuing racist violence in the U.S. will be held on Friday, April 16, at 4:30 pm at the Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith St. in Houston. We will gather on the sidewalks at the corner of Smith St. and St. Joseph Parkway with signs, banners, and bullhorns. The protest is sponsored by the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee. For more information, call (281) 534-7638, (832) 692-2306, or (713) 942-9752.
Voices Breaking Boundaries and Fotofest present “Area K: A Political Fishing Documentary,” directed by Nadav Harel and Ramon Bloomberg. Area K is an Israeli controlled military marine zone isolating the Gaza strip and preventing Palestinian fishermen from entering Israel, Egypt and international waters. The documentary follows a business partnership between a clan of Palestinian fisherman from the refugee camps of Gaza and their Israeli counterparts living in the settlement of Dugit, Gaza Strip. There will be a panel discussion after the screening; one panelist will be Dr Ussama Makdisi, assistant professor of history at Rice. The evening will start with music and refreshments provided by local restaurants. 8 p.m. at The Axiom, 2524 McKinney. For more information, call 713/228-2052.

Saturday 4/17 through Tuesday 4/20

420 FESTIVAL 2004
FOUR NIGHTS, THREE PLACES
Be Heard, Think Green, Vote !

Petition Signature Gathering Opportunities

Monday, April 19

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the
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 POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, April 21
9:00 a.m. Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Attend Burlington Shareholder Meeting, Ambassador Room, The St. Regis Hotel, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston (see KPFT for more, or see AmazonWatch)
7:30 p.m. at Rice Media Center: John Pilger's 2001 documentary "The New Rulers of the World," will be screened as a prelude to HPJC's April 24 conference on globalization. Pilger is a noted global justice advocate in England. The film takes Indonesia as a test case of the reputed benefits of the current economic order to developing nations.
Also: THIRST about water privatization.
Thursday, April 22

The REAL Earth Day
Code Pink and Global Exchange
remind us:
HUMMERS are BUMMERS

Friday, April 23

Honor Cesar Chavez on the 11th anniversary of his passing
United Farm Workers ask for support regarding Gallo
http://www.ufw.org/

Saturday, April 24

Gather Petitions at Houston International Festival!!!

Houston Earth Day -- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM -- Sam Houston Park downtown
(cancelled due to inclement weather)

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM "WINNERS AND LOSERS: The Impact of Globalazation" A conference on global justice sponsored by the Houston Peace and Justice Center at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. @ Southmore. The keynote speaker will be Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange and author of 11 books. (Registration fee includes lunch.) For more information get in touch with the Houston Peace and Justice Center (www.hpjc.org) at 713-522-9850 or write P.O. Box 66234, Houston, TX 77266.
Sunday, April 25
Gather Petition Signatures
1. Walk America
2. Houston International Festival

Save Women's Lives: MARCH for Freedom of Choice, Washington, D.C.
Cosponsors: Feminist Majority, Naral Pro-Choice America, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (http://www.marchforchoice.org/index.php)
local Contact: http://www.pphouston.org
see also http://www.taral.org/marchforchoice/

IN HOUSTON: 1 PM, Hermann Park http://www.choicehouston.com

Wednesday, April 28
Nuestra Palabra 6th Anniversary! 7:00pm - 8:30pm, MECA 1900 Kane
We will feature the life stories of nuestro elders from our workshop "Our History in This Place." This will be an inter-generational and multi-media Open Forum Theatre presentation of glimpses of the lives of elders from a workshop that we conducted at the Latino Learning Center. This is our history, and you will get to participate as well.
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). NOTE: Sown has been on hiatus for two weeks as of tonight, due to ongoing relocation of studio from the house on Milam at Branard to 2302 Texas at Bastrop Street.
May
NOW through May 11
Early Voting: in Houston, vote AGAINST Proposition 1
(Click HERE for more details)
Sunday, May 2
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, will be visiting Houston on Sunday, May 2nd to promote her new book, The Exception to the Rulers. Amy will also be the featured guest at a special fundraiser that afternoon at the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center at 2151 W. Holcombe in the Medical Center. See http://www.kpft.org for info.
Thursday, May 6
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, May 7
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
This month: global trafficking in human beings, a $9 billion annual business. Speaker is Jennifer Katial, who coordinates the Trafficked Persons Assistance Program of YMCA International Srevices in Houston.
Saturday, May 8

World Fair Trade Day
www.globalexchange.org

See also http://www.houstonfairtrade.com for local events
throughout the month!

Art Car PARADE: main event, 9:00 A M- 3:30 PM; FREE!
Related events also Friday before and Sunday after
see website -- www.orangeshow.org/artcar

3:00 PM - Anything That Floats Parade
It's like art cars on water.
Eleanor Tinsley Park
http://www.buffalobayou.org/anythingfloats.html
Sunday, May 9
Art Car Surreal Brunch
After the exaltation of parade day, relax and enjoy the day after at the Surreal Brunch at The Orange Show, 2401 Munger. (www.orangeshow.org/artcar)
Wednesday, May 12
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show. Tune in at 9PM on Cable channel 17 or 18 (depending on your area). We return to the air this night after a month long hiatus with a show on PROPOSITION 1: Save Pensions, Vote AGAINST this Saturday, May 15!
Thursday, May 13
Houston Peace Forum, 7:30 PM, , Room 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore, Houston. Linda Gomez, Latino activist, will give a talk entitled "Say No to Bush's Guest Worker Program." She will
also discuss other immigrant issues. Questions following. Refreshments prior to meeting. Call Pat Nichols 713-681-6267. Open to the public at large at no charge.
Saturday, May 15
Election Day: in Houston, vote NO on Proposition 1
(Click HERE for more details)
9 AM - 9 PM: The International Festival of Muslim Cultures. Booths representing different Muslim cultures and activities related to these cultures. Also ethnic food from different parts of the world. Cultural items (arts & crafts, clothing etc.) will be on display and for sale. Admission free, but bring non-perishable food items to benefit Houston's needy. Eleanor Tinsley Park along Buffalo Bayou near I-45.

Workshops and Film Screening Schedule
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
1-3 pm
Make Your Own Media Workshop. (Houston IMC)
Learn skills in making audio, video and reporting outside the corporate mainstream.
Located at Houston Indymedia Center, 3414 LaBranch in the Mid-Town Arts Center (at Holman and Labranch)
4-6 pm
Legal Support Training Workshop (Austin People's Legal Collective - http://piano.geo.utexas.edu/fing/aplc/)
Located at Houston Indymedia Center, 3414 LaBranch in the Mid-Town Arts Ccenter (at Holman and Labranch)
7:30 pm
Film Screening. "The Corporation" (Rice Media Center and Houston IMC)
Screened @ The Rice Media Center; facilitated discussion afterwards

Sunday, May 16

Workshops and Film Screening Schedule (continued)
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
Bill Hicks Resurrection Collective, 2915 Delafield Rd, Houston 77023
10 am
Non-Violent Direct Action training. (Scott, Missy)
Learn the theory and practical tools of strategic nonviolence.
Employ sophisticated and coordinated tactics in actions.
Build confidence in facing tense situations
10 am
Art and Puppet-Making (Herb)
Can a giant puppet head change the world? Find out.
Le arn the art of puppet-making, banner making and other skills to help beautify the active creative resistance against Halliburton.
1 pm
Know Your Rights (Copwatch)
Hands on workshop on what rights we have at a protest or when we are stopped by the police including when are they allowed to search or detain us, what to look for when someone else is getting stopped, keeping safe while observing police and more!
1 pm
Anti-Oppression (Perica)
Commit time for organizational discussions on discrimination and oppression Set anti-oppression goals and continually evaluate whether or not you are meeting them Promote an anti-racist, anti-heterosexist, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist message and analysis in everything we do, in and outside of activist space.

These workshops are all part of the Mobilization to Stop War Profiteer Halliburton and Protest their Share-Holder's Meeting on May 19th at 8 am. Brief Rally at Root Memorial Park at 1400 Clay then mass march to 4 Seasons at 1300 Lamar

Join us in Houston on May 19 for a lively nonviolent protest against war profiteering and corporate cronyism outside Halliburton's shareholder meeting in Houston. Halliburton needs to be held accountable, not made more profitable!

For more information, see http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org or http://www.globalexchange.org/halliburton
Email: andrea@globalexchange.org or hgac@riseup.net or call (832) 725-6220

GREEN PARTY BASH 3-6 PM at Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance Street (followed by more music, less politics, but sign that petition!)
Can you see me now?
Monday, May 17
Corp. Walk of Shame
4-6 pm
Assemble at Bob Casey Fed Bldg 515 Rusk at 4:00pm, Walk at 4:30pm
March to HQ's of Houston (and the nation's most shameful corps); wear your costumes, pig snouts and get really dance and sing to the tune of "This Little Corporate Piggie went To Iraq, and this little Corporate went to Aceh and this Little Corporate Piggie went to the White House and this little Piggie lost his NO-BID CONTRACT and ran all the way home"

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

IMPORTANT: Elections for delegates to State Green Party convention will be held this month; this will lead to voting for presidential race options in late June at the national convention. Read HERE about voting procedures.
[RESULTS]

Generic announcement: Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, May 18
Green Power - 8pm to 2am at Fitzgerald's (2706 White Oak Dr)
Performing - Mista White, Free Radicals, Dead PA and others
$5 Donations requested, but not required.
Very Special, Big Teach-in, begins at 8:00 PM, The Station 1502 Alabama (at LaBranch)
with Pratap Chaterjee (Executive Director of CorpWatch), Medea Benjamin (co-founder of Global Exchange), Rania Masri (Institute for Southern Studies), and others.
$5 requested donation (although no one will be turned away)
Wednesday, May 19
PROTEST AT THE HALLIBURTON SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
8:00 AM
BRIEF RALLY AT ROOT MEMORIAL PARK, 1400 CLAY STREET
MARCH TO FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, 1300 LAMAR STREET
For more information, see
http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org
http://www.globalexchange.org/halliburton

Email andrea@globalexchange.org or hgac@riseup.net
Call (832) 725-6220
Thursday, May 20
CAFTA Action Alert
(Texas Fair Trade Coalition)
Call your member of Congress
DETAILS
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Sunday, May 23
Greenpeace’s Exxon-Mobil Campaign will be the focus of a presentation by Scott Parkins of Houston Global Awareness Collective. It will include a video and talk. The program will be held in conjunction with a covered dish supper. 5:30 p.m.; likely location is HPJC’s meeting space at 2115 Taft, but check first by caontacting Lee Loe, 713/524-2682, leeloe@igc.org
Monday, May 24
Last Day minor party chairs may submit petitions for placement on the ballot in Texas (for Nov. 2 election)
Tuesday, May 25

Queria informarles que HERE--sindicato de trabajadores de hoteles y restaurantes--va ha tener una accion para questionar la falta de incumplimiento de su contrato con la cadena Hilton. Se partira el martes 25 de mayo de su oficina en el local del Sindicato de los Carpinteros--2600 Hamilton y McGowen-a las 12:30 del dia hacia la junta del Concilio de la Ciudad.

El objetivo es tener presencia masiva en la reunion del Concilio de la Ciudad de Houston, 900 Bagby, a la 1:00 pm. Este es quien aprovo el acuerdo de que el Hilton del Centro de Convenciones fuese sindicalizado si asi lo votaban los empleados--75% de ellos votaron a favor de HERE.

HERE--union of hotel and restaurant workers-needs our presence tomorrow at City Hall, 900 Bagby, at 1:00 pm to pressure compliance with the Hilton Convention Hotel to sit down with workers and negogiate a collective bargaining contract---75% of the workers voted union.

A caravan of cars will depart the HERE office, located at the Carpenters Union, on Hamilton and McGowen, at 12:30 pm [Sorry for late notice; posted ASAP]

Wednesday, May 26
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 Show TOPIC: Third Ward Housing Problems - Gentrification; plus, a segment about last week's demonstrations against war profits.
Thursday, May 27
Disability Town Hall Meeting -- Mayor White, etc.
Metropolitan MultiService Center on West Gray
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Saturday, May 29
The Houston Fair Trade Association is holding a Fair Trade Fiesta with goods, food, and drinks. 6-10 p.m. at 1740 Sunset Blvd. For more information about this event and the association, visit www.houstonfairtrade.com
Monday, May 31
MEMORIAL DAY
June
Tuesday, June 1
7:00 PM Harris County Green Party subcommittee meeting for Reparations at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. @ Southmore. See Congressman John Conyers' web page on House Resolution 40 for background. Contact Alfred Molison (713/726-9009; alfredm123@hotmail.com) for more information about the agenda and participation.
Wednesday, June 2
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
This week was at El Pueblito, 1423 Richmond just east of Mandell (wonderful place to eat, too noisy for a meeting)
Thursday, June 3
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, June 4
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Friday-Sunday, June 4-6
Radio Pacifica National Board Meeting, Doubletree Hotel, Downtown (Allen Center, southwest central downtown).
Tuesday, June 8
The Justice Bus Rolls again. This is the Harris County AFL-CIO Council's way of highlighting employers who treat their workers justly, and those who don't. The bus will be making stoips at various worksites, awarding commendations and holding demonstrations as fitting. The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland Rd., and return at 5:30 p.m. To participate, call the Council, 713/923-9473, or fax your name and contact information to 713/923-5010 no later than June 1.
Wednesday, June 9
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC THIS SHOW: Dispelling Myths about Women's Reproductive Health Issues.
Thursday, June 10
Houston Peace Forum, 7:30 PM at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore (Room 302). Linda Gomez, Latino activist, will give a talk entitled "Say No to Bush's Guest Worker Program." (Originally scheduled for May, but postponed due to really bad weather.) Refreshments before, discussion following. Contact Pat Nichols, 713.681.6267
Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13
Green Party of Texas state convention in Bastrop.
Candidates for statewide offices to be nominated.
Delegates to national convention to be confirmed.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
Benefit concert for Houston Indy Media Center
Performers to include 9 volt, Satinhooks, Dank Deli, Free Radicals, Mathlets, dj Cub dj Partykilla! And firedancing!! The Axiom, corner Live Oak and McKinney.
Wednesday, June 16
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, June 17
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Saturday June 19

Emancipation Proclamation Day
cultural history

Juneteenth Freedom Festival, 1 PM at Miller Outdoor Theater
Celebrate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. Presented by National Emancipation Association
MORE LINKS:

http://www.juneteenth.com/4texas_us.htm
http://www.houstonbluessociety.org/

Monday, June 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.
This month we included a special program segment about REPARATIONS. We supported having Houston City Council pass a resolution encouraging the US Congress to pass HR40
GreenWatchTV had a show about this three years ago; you can follow a LINK for more information. Even more importantly, check out Congressman John Conyers' web site link above on HR 40, the bill proposing a commission to study proposals on the topic.

Wednesday, June 23
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
June 20-27
Gay Pride Week
June 23-28

National Green Party Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Check our summary with lots of LINKS and information
or go directly to US GP Convention pages
Possible road trip! Charter bus?
KEY DAYS: SAT-SUN

Friday, June 25
Critical Mass: last-Friday-of-the-month bike ride begins at 6:00 PM
SHOW HOW TO DECREASE DEPENDANCE ON FOSSIL FUEL!
Meet 5:30 PM at the reflecting pool at city hall
Saturday, June 26
Houston's annual Pride Parade, asserting the dignity of gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, and transgendered individuals, will roll at 8:45 p.m. The route is on lower Westheimer between Woodhead and Whitney Streets. Partying along the route starts well before the parade rolls. Organizers promise more than 130 parade entries, including floats, marching units, and special appearances.
Wednesday, June 30
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
This time: Mission Burrito, 2245 West Alabama, between Greenbriar and Kirby. Their phone number is 713-529-0535

Demonstration against continuing U.S. occupation of Iraq
U.S. occupation forces transfer "sovereignty" to a new Iraqi "government" today
4:30 pm, at the Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith St. in Houston
Primary sponsor: Progressive Workers Organizing Committee
For more info, call (832) 692-2306 or (281) 534-7638.

July
Thursday, July 1
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, July 2
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Wednesday, July 7

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC
: Electronic Elections, Potential for Highjacked Votes!

Friday, July 9
Nader/Dean Debate, 1-2 PM (CDT)
at National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (Free DC!)
sponsored by NPR
airing live on C-SPAN, NPR, Justice Talking
July 12-16
Houston Peace and Justice Center
Peace Camp
To register a child, underwrite tuitions, or
volunteer (drivers are especially needed), call 713/716-1266 or 713/40-8824
Monday, July 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Tuesday, July 13
Dude, what happened to my ballot?
http://www.verifiedvoting.org/
http://www.computeratemyvote.org/
and preceding GreenWatchTV show
Wednesday, July 14
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Probably at: Mission Burrito, 2245 West Alabama, between Greenbriar and Kirby. Their phone number is 713-529-0535. We like this place... lately.
Thursday, July 15
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
KPFT's Prison Show on CBS Evening News
Ray Hill and His Crew will be featured this evening 5:30 pm CST
Monday, July 19

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 McKinney
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: Non-Violence

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear that starting July 1 lots of downtown parking rules will change). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, July 21
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). TOPIC: NATIONAL GREEN POLITICS
Friday, July 23

Presentation about Interstate Vote Trading at Leisure Learning, 2990 Richmond (on the sixth floor). Starts at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, July 24

In Solidarity with Animals: Join vigil and protest of the treatment of circus animals during Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey’s Circus performances in Houston. 6:30 p.m. at Reliant Stadium both nights.

Wednesday, July 28
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(Lately we've met at Mission Burrito on the south side of Alabama between Shepherd on the east and Kirby on the west.)

Houstonians Against the Draft is forming to organize opposition to HR 163 and SB 89, bills pending in Congress to bring back the military draft. 6-8 p.m. at Milroy Park Community Center, West 12th & Yale (in the Heights).

Thursday, July 29

STOP THE WALL
Israel and the U.S. Must abide by International Law
World Opinion Matters
What: Send a postcard to your legislators telling them to abide by International Law
When: Thursday July 29 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm*
Where: The Houston Peace and Justice Center, upstairs at Ecclesia. 2115 Taft at Welch**

Sponsored by Not In Our Name, Houston, Tikkun-Houston and others

There will be blank, pre-addressed postcards to your legislators and to Kerry and Edwards. Write what you wish or use a STOP THE WALL sticker. Donations for stamps appreciated.

*Sorry for the short notice, but let's try to get these in the mail to greet Kerry and Edwards on their way back from the National Convention

**(Welch is 4 blocks south of W. Gray and Taft is 2 blocks east of Montrose.
Park in back or on the street.)

Feel free to pick up postcards to take to your friends.

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY
(see GreenWatchTV next week!)

Friday, July 30

PROTEST Invasion of Civil Rights -- 9:00 AM
Rescind The USA Patriot Act (multiple sponsors - see HPJC calendar for late-breaking information) Federal Court Building, 515 Rusk.

August
Sunday, August 1

Birthday Party for Nanon Williams
He turns 30. He was 17. He's grown up on death row.
(Reflecting Pool at City Hall, 3:00 PM)

Tuesday, August 3

HIMC presents a screening of EVERY MOTHER'S SON
a film that is both "a tragic account of police power gone awry" and a "a heartening and intimate portrait of three women who would not stand by silently when their sons had been unjustly silenced forever."
7:30 PM at Rice Cinema, entrance #8 of Rice U Campus, University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. For more info, see houston.indymedia.org

Wednesday, August 4
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). THIS WEEK: Mr Sharon, Tear Down That Wall!
Thursday, August 5
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, August 6
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Monday, August 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, August 11
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at Mission Burrito on the south side of Alabama between Shepherd on the east and Kirby on the west.)
Thursday, August 12
The Progressive Discussion Group: focus on challenges in the November elections. Anyone who enjoys good progressive conversation is welcome.
7 p.m., coffee house at Ecclesia, 2115 Taft.
(contact: Charlie Mauch, 713/524-2492, chasmauch@aol.com, or just show up.
[One-time notice for the group which meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. Picked up from HPJC calendar.]
August 12-15
Campus Greens Conference
August 12-15
at UC-Davis
Monday, August 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.
(NOT at the Library)
Due to a scheduling conflict with the library, the August General membership meeting of the Harris County Green Party will be held at the AFSCME local 1550 Union Hall at 2608 Sutherland, 77023.
from downtown Houston, take I-45 south, exit Telephone rd, turn right on telephone go about 1/4 mile and turn right on Sutherland. the hall is the middle building (surrounded by a chain link fence). the meeting space will start to get "cozy" after about 25 of us get there, but we should be ok.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: Changing Organized Labor in Texas
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.
AGENDA

The film "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" will be screened.
9:00 p.m. at Dean's Credit Clothing, 316 Main. (Also August 23 & 30)
Wednesday, August 18
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98) Topic this week: Super Fund Sites in H-Town.
The film "The Fourth World War" sponsored by Houston Peace Forum
7:30 PM
Room 302, First UU Church, 5200 Fannin, call Pat Nichols, 713.681.6267
Thursday, August 19
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)

7:30 p.m. in HPJC’s meeting space in Ecclesia, 2115 Taft Street
UT Professor of Journalism Robert Jensen will read excerpts from his latest book, "Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity."
Folks in Houston perhaps best know Jensen for drawing down the wrath of the UT establishment when he published a Chronicle editorial after 9/11 asking people to reflect on what we mean by terrorism and whether U.S. actions might merit that name. For more information on Bob and to read some of his latest articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq, and other topics, visit: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/freelance.htm

This event is co-sponsored by the Greater Houston Chapter of Peace Action and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee-Houston chapter.
For more information, contact info@adchouston.org.

Friday, August 20
"The Corporation" opened Friday, August 20, at River Oaks Theater. Based on Joel Bakan's book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power," the film is a critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a quest to reveal corporation's inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts, and possible futures. Interviews with Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, Milton Friedman and many others. Call 713/866-8881 for show times.
Saturday, August 21

The End of Suburbia,” a new documentary about the end of cheap oil and how it will affect our driving, food, and economy, will be shown at Al Molison‘s home. BYO snacks and drink. 7 p.m. at 4822 Spellman (from SW corner of Loop 610, exit South Post Oak and go south 1.6 miles, turn left on Benning, take first right on Waxwing, then first left onto Spellman). RSVP to Al, 713/726-9009, alfredm123@hotmail.com. For more on the film, visit www.EndofSuburbia.com.

Monday, August 23
The film "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" will be screened.
9:00 p.m. at Dean's Credit Clothing, 316 Main. (Also August 30)
Wednesday, August 25
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at Mission Burrito on the south side of Alabama between Shepherd on the east and Kirby on the west.)
Sunday, August 29

Communities of Color Consulta
Coincides with 34th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium
AND
the Republican National Convention

Issues include gentrification, military recruitment, youth and criminal justice
12:30-2:30 p.m. at the SHAPE Community Center, 3815 Live Oak
After the consulta, there will be a screening of a new film featuring longtime activist women Kathleen Cleaver
and Mabel Williams. For more information, call 713/968-9006, email black_star@ziplip.com, or visit www.focusonfreedom.org.

Monday, August 30
Last screening of the film "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" will be screened.
9:00 p.m. at Dean's Credit Clothing, 316 Main, $5 admission.
September
Wednesday, September 1
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPIC FOR THIS SHOW: Labor In Texas; Million Worker March (in Washington DC, October 17)
Thursday, September 2
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, September 3
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6
Green Party of Texas Leadership Development
contact Earl Gerhard, 713.532.3003
See RETREAT
Sunday, September 5

Unity 2004 Labor Day Celebration, Harris county AFL-CIO.
Labor Day isn’t for shopping, but to reflect on how the courage of union organizers secured for all U.S. workers the 8-hour day, paid vacations, health benefits, pensions, and workplace safety. All these gains are under attack as the percentage of the workforce belonging to unions continues to shrink. There will be food available for purchase at a nominal cost, activities for the children, exhibits, elected officials, candidates for office, entertainment, silent auction, and some surprises.
Afternoon at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena
For more information, contact Richard Shaw, Shawtrek@aol.com.

Wednesday, September 8
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at Mission Burrito on the south side of Alabama between Shepherd on the east and Kirby on the west.)
Thursday, September 9
HOUSTON PEACE FORUM, 7:30 PM, ROOM 302, FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 5200 FANNIN, HOUSTON.
The film "Thirst" will be shown, accompanied by Chris Sagstetter of the Sierra Club. Questions and discussion follow. Privatization of water is done for profit and public water supplies need to be protected. Global experience has shown that privatization of water supplies has resulted in polluted water delivered to homes. Open to the public at large, at no fee. Call Pat Nichols 713-681-6267 for info.
Progressive Forum, 8-10 PM, KPFT-90.1 FM. GUESTS:
* Dr. Philip B Heymann wrote the textbook on terrorism in the 1990s (Terrorism and Security). His follow-up book (Terrorism, Freedom and Security) outlines blunders and outright mistakes of Bush's War On Terror.
* Rahul Mahajan, author of Full SpectrumDominance and other works, ran for governor on the Green Party ticket in 2002. He will discuss the lies spoken during the Republican National Convention.
Friday, September 10

1000th Soldier Candlelight Memorial for Peace in memory of the over 1,000 U.S. service members that have been killed in Iraq, and the many other casualties caused by this war.
What: A candlelight vigil, a brief memorial ceremony led by Cardinal Aswad Walker of the Shrine of the Black Madonna, and 1000 luminarias representing the U.S. troops killed in Iraq.
Where: Mecom Fountain, located at the intersection of Main and Montrose.
When: Gathering for the vigil begins at 7:30 PM, ceremony held at 8:30, concluding with a symbolic extinguishing of the luminarias beginning at 9:00.

Please join us as we come together to show our sorrow for those killed, our heartache for those maimed, and our opposition to this unjust war.

This event is being held by a partnership of peace groups, churches, and concerned individuals.

For more information contact Melissa Patrick at anothermotherforpeace@earthlink.net or visit www.mamabrigade.org/1000soldiers.

Saturday, September 11
Texas Environmental Leadership Conference, sponsored by TX-PIRG, rescheduled to October 16

Seventh WILDSCAPES WORKSHOP and PLANT SALE: Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Wildlife. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the University of Houston - Central Campus (Registration Fee $30; sponsored by Native Plant Society of Texas - Houston Chapter & Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)
See this PDF for which Acrobat Reader is required.

The Wabash Antiques & Feed Store, a Houston landmark for organic farming and gardening, is hosting a dinner and talk on "The Soil Food Web." This is a new model of soil fertility and management released by the USDA a couple years ago. It explains why organic and biological techniques work so well, and links many aspects of soil care to human health and environmental issues. Practical tips for home gardening and lawn management as well. Reservations required. 6:30-9:00 PM at 5701 Washington Ave. Contact Diane, 713/863-8322, dianne@wabashfeed.com.

The Baha’i Community is holding its 17th Annual Peace Dinner. 6:00 PM at George R. Brown Convention Center-Ballroom C. For ticket information, call Jennifer Padilla, 281-384-6638, jenandabbas@hotmail.com.

Showing of "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About" a talk by RCP Chairman Bob Avakian. 7:00 PM at SHAPE Community Center, 3815 LIve Oak at Alabama. (See www.threeQvideo.com, especially the contents listing.) For more info, call 713.684.4701, or email emiliobateman@yahoo.com.

Monday, September 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, September 15
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
This week's topic: 1000 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq.

7:30 PM Globalization Forum -- Film: End of Suburbia
Vast changes are ahead on the peaking of oil production which T. Boone Pickens says is now. Join us at 2460 Rice Blvd, garage apt. 4 doors from Greenbriar, Info Joan Denkler 713-467-2996 jndenkler48@ev1.net Film and Discussion.

Thursday, September 16
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Saturday, September 18
A special screening of "Fidel" the film that totally debunks the official US State Department version of Cuba's a recent history, will take place at Ewan Chew Park, in the Montrose on Dunlavy St., just north of US 59 the Southwest Freeway, 8:30 pm. Bring your own beverage, and a lawn chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War's "Guerilla Theater Brigade." (Rain date: September 10 ??? -- for last-minute info call Robert at 713-528-0677)
Monday, September 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Back at the downtown Library through December
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: Electronic Voting, Paperless

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Wednesday, September 22
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet at Mission Burrito on the south side of Alabama between Shepherd on the east and Kirby on the west.)
Saturday, September 25
Sierra Club Coastal Water Conference - "Water and the Future of the Texas Coast" 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the University Hilton on the main campus of the University of Houston. (8:15-9:00 AM check-in; registration only $15 includes lunch and materials; deadline Sept 21.) See www.texas.sierraclub.org for more info.
CAIR-Houston (Council of American-Islamic Relations) has scheduled its annual banquet for this date. The theme will be “American Muslims: Your Faith, Your Voice, Your Vote!” Featured speaker is Arsalan Iftikhar, Director of Legal Affairs at CAIR-National. Additional information to follow as the date draws near.
Sunday, September 26
KUHT-TV will air the renowned series on nonviolent activism called “A Force more Powerful.” Tune in Channel 8 from 4-7 p.m. This is part of the observance of Mahatma Gandhi Week.
Wednesday, September 29
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Water in Texas (see also
October
Friday, October 1
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Tuesday, October 5

Recycled Construction: A Right Brain Attack on a Left Brain World,” a talk by an architect who uses waste construction materials to provide affordable housing. Dan Phillips will explain, with a slide show, how we can make the American Dream come true for low income families by using these recoverable resources. 7 PM at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave.

Wednesday, October 6
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We're meeting at a different places, lately; stay tuned.
This week, we shall meet at Hunan Village, at 3311 South Shepherd between Richmond and West Alabama.)
HAM event: Sonia Shah, author of “Crude, The Story of Oil,” will read from, and sign copies of, her book. Live music will follow. Part of Halliburton Awareness Month, this evernt is sponsored by Voices Breaking Boundaries. 8 PM at The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect. For more information, visit www.HoustonGlobalAwareness.org
Houston Gray Panthers invite you their monthly meeting especially this day: Richard Troxell from Austin will discuss the Universal Living Wage. Meetings are first Wednesday of the month, @ 2:00 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, Houston, TX 77042.
Thursday, October 7
David Cobb
Green Party candidate for US President
visits his Texas home

1. Debate with Libertarian Candidate
University of Texas at Austin, 1 PM
2. House Party in Houston
7954 Glenheath
Contact Don Cook
713.649.4258 or 713-705-5594
e-mail zenblews@hotmail.com
for directions and information
or just show up and have fun
http://www.votecobb.org
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, October 8
Third party candidates for president, including DAVID COBB to appear on NOW! with Bill Moyers, a PBS TV program of note that airs on local broadcast channel 8. Usual air time for this show on KUHT appears to have been changed: not 8 PM, but 10 PM, so as to make room for the second "debate" between Bush and Kerry.) See www.pbs.org/now
Saturday, October 9
PRESS CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY MEETING
WHY THE DEATH PENALTY MUST BE ABOLISHED:
THE HPD CRIME LAB, JUVENILE EXECUTIONS & THE EXONERATED

WHO: Everyone is invited—the news media & the community. Mothers of juveniles on death row, attorneys, activists will speak.
WHAT: The crisis of the HPD Crime Lab; the release of Ernest Willis, the 117th innocent person in the US since the 1970’s; and next Wednesday the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Roper v. Simmons to determine the future of the juvenile death. "The times they are a changing !"
WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 12 Noon
WHERE: "Our Park" - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak & Alabama
WHY: The status of the death penalty is changing daily. We must analyze the recent events and we must get active & organized to abolish the racist & anti-poor death penalty NOW !

(The 5th Annual March to Stop Executions will be in Austin on Saturday, October 30. We will leave S.H.A.P.E. Community Center at 8 AM for the march.)
Sponsored by the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

Call our office at 713-521-0629 during the day or 713-503-2633 anytime

Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com

Speak Truth to Power opening.
Photographs by the late Eddie Adams taken for the book “Speak Truth to Power” by Kerry Kennedy, will be at The Station, 1502 Alabama (at LaBranch). The first speaker of the series. For additional programs, see October 15, 19, 21, 28, and November 4 below.
*** At 3:30 PM, hear Sister Dianna Ortiz, Director, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition in Washington, DC. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street (at Yupon). Suggested donation is $5. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
*** At 6:30 PM, the traveling photo exhibit will open. Sr. Dianne will be on hand to sign copies of the book “Speak Truth to Power.” The Station, 1502 Alabama (at LaBranch). For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org.

Meeting to form a Civilian Oversight Community Group in Houston. The initial purpose of the Group is to endorse and promote independent civilian oversight legislation during the next legislative session. To learn more about Civilian Oversight Community Groups, the proposed legislation, and how you can help, attend from 3-5 PM at Montrose Library, 4100 Montrose.
Monday, October 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, October 13
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Topic: First Nations where we live (Columbus Day observance).
Thursday, October 14
Robert Bryce, author of “Cronies: Oil, The Bushes and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate,” will be reading from, and signing copies of, his book. This event is part of the Halliburton Awareness Month observance, and is sponsored by Harris County Young Democrats. 8 PM at The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect. For more information, visit www.HoustonGlobalAwareness.org.
The Houston Peace Forum will present a video entitled “A Space 4 Peace,” produced by Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. This showing is in observance of Peace in Space Week. Someone will speak and lead a discussion following the video. 7:30 PM in Room 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. For further information, call Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Friday, October 15
KPFT’s “Election 2004: Issues Countdown” focuses on corporate crime with presenter Robert Bryce, author of “Cronies: Oil, the Bushes and the Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate,” and the earlier “Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron.” Musicians Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore will perform. 7:30-10:30 PM at Bill Mraz Dance Hall, 835 W. 34th St. Fundraiser.
Speak Truth to Power series continues.
Marcus Raskin, co-founder and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, will speak as part of the Rothko Chapel’s “Speak Truth to Power” series. 7:30 PM at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street (at Yupon). For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org.

For additional programs, see October 19, 21, 28, and November 4 below.
End of Suburbia: Cheap oil will end soon, if it hasn't already ended, causing profound changes in our lives, say experts in a documentary that predicts rising gas prices, a slowing economy, and decline of the suburbs. (See www.EndOfSuburbia.com)
When: Friday, October 15, 7:00 PM
Where: First Unitarian Church, 5200 Fannin

Sponsors: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Building Environmental Communities of Sierra Club. (Nan Hildreth, Houston Nan.Hildreth@pdq.net 713-842-6643)
Directions: From the west on I-59, exit downtown, right on Main and left on Southmore. From 288, exit Southmore, go west a half mile to Fannin. From the light rail stop at the Museum, walk west 1 block and north four blocks.
Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17
The Bioneers Conference bills itself as a gathering of visionaries with practical solutions for restoring the Earth. Geared to both professional and general audiences, this annual event equips participants with models, resources, and networks, encouraging everyone to act as primary forces in the transformation toward a restorative future. Resource people include Amory Lovins, Amy Goodman, Michael Lerner, and Bob Randall. 9 AM-5 PM at University of St Thomas. FEE. For more information, contact Cath Conlon at
Blackwood Land Institute, 713/768-3422, cathbkwood@aol.com, or visit www.blackwoodland.com
Saturday, October 16
TexPIRG, in conjunction with Texas Impact and the University of Houston-Downtown Scholars Academy, hosts the Second Annual Texas Environmental Leadership Conference. Last year's conference brought over one hundred students, citizen activists, and environmental professionals from across the state to learn organizing skills, be briefed on the key environmental challenges facing Texas, and network with others to plan results-oriented campaigns in our communities. University of Houston-Downtown, One Main St. (north end of the light rail route). Contact Luke Metzger, 512/479-7287. (Rescheduled from September 11.) See http://www.cechouston.org/
October 16-17
Sunday, October 17
Million Workers March
Washington, DC
www.millionworkersmarch.org
Collaborate on travel arrangements.
Local activists are chartering a bus from Houston to Washington, D.C. for
the Million Worker March on October 17. Endorsers include KPFT Voices at
Work Program; AFSCME Local 1550; Progressive Workers Organizing Committee;
Latinos Por La Paz; Houston ANSWER; Harris County Green Party; CRECEN; CWA
Local 6222; International Socialist Organization; and Houston Global
Awareness Collective. The bus will leave Houston early Friday evening,
October 15 and return late Monday night, October 18. The cost is $200 for
bus and hotel, plus food. Donations welcome to subsidize seats. Contact Rona
and David at (832) 692-2306 or (281) 534-7638, Tim at (713) 692-7431, or
Josh at (713) 928-3738, Ext. 18.
Wednesday through Monday, October 13-18

Health Care for All Texas and Mayor Bill White sponsor the Houston exhibition of “Denied: The Crisis of America's Uninsured.” This photo documentary touring Texas depicts the consequences of our health care system. There will be a kick-off reception with opening remarks by Mayor White on October 13, from 6 to 8 PM, preceded by a press conference at 5:30 PM with Senator Eliot Shapleigh. The exhibit will be continue through the 18th at the Houston Public Library, Central Branch, 500 McKinney.
www.healthcareforalltexas.org
Physicians for a National Health Program

PRESS RELEASE

Monday, October 18
First Day of Early Voting: Monday, October 18.
Early voting ends Friday, October 29 at 7 PM.
See www.harrisvotes.com for more details.
(Also note that October 26 is the deadline to apply for ballot by mail.)

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Back at the downtown Library through December
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: Presidential Election - David Cobb / Pat LaMarche Campaign

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, October 19
Speak Truth to Power continues:
Ann Wright, former US Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Mongolia, will speak. She resigned on March 19, 2003 due to her disagreement with the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq and other misguided policies. 7:30 PM at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street (at Yupon). For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org.
For additional programs, see October 21, 28, and November 4 below.
Wednesday, October 20
HAM event: A screening of “About Baghdad,” a documentary of exiled Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon's return trip to Baghdad in June of 2003, when the US invasion was barely three months old. The film shows the world of Iraqi citizens and hear what they think and feel about Saddam, sanctions, and the U.S. This event is part of the observance of Halliburton Awareness Month, and is sponsored by Houston Indymedia. 8 p.m. at Rice Media Center. (take Entrance #8 onto campus at University Blvd and Stockton Dr). For more information, visit www.HoustonGlobalAwareness.org
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We're meeting at a different places, lately; stay tuned.
Tonight it's at Cafe Artiste, 1601 West Main at Mandell, 713-528-3704)
Thursday, October 21
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Speak Truth to Power continues:
“ Bringing Down A Dictator” is a video about the bloodless overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic. Q & A to follow with Jack DuVall, president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. This program is part of the Rothko Chapel’s “Speak Truth to Power” series. 7:00 PM at Rice Media Center (take Entrance #8 onto campus at University Blvd and Stockton Dr). For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org.
For additional programs, see October 28 and November 4 below.
8:00 PM - Benefit Concert for anti-Halliburton events by Peace and Social Justice Activist / Folksinger David Rovics, at Azteca's Marguerita Bar and Grill, 2207 Richmond; www.aztecasbarandgrill.com [admission $5]
Monday, October 25
Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, leader of the resistance to Soviet control of Poland and his nation’s first post-Soviet president, will deliver a talk entitled “After the Wall: Building a New Europe of Peace and Prosperity.” The event is sponsored by the Houston World Affairs Council (HWAC). Reservations are required. Free for HAWC members, $20 for non-members. 6-7:30 PM in the Consort Ballroom of the Westin Oaks Hotel, 5011 Westheimer. To reserve, call 713/522-7811, or email rsvp@hwac.net.
Tuesday, October 26
Today is the deadline to apply for ballot by mail.
(See www.harrisvotes.com)
As part of UH’s DisAbility Awareness Week, State Rep. Garnet Coleman and Dr. Ken Arfa will talk about mental health disabilities. 10 AM-2 PM; call 713/743-5400 for location. (This program qualifies for Continuing Education Units. RSVP to 713/743-5400.)
HAM event: Rahul Mahajan, author of “Full Spectrum Dominance“ and a leading anti-war activist in Austin, will speak as part of the Halliburton Awareness Month observance. Time and location TBA. For more information, visit www.HoustonGlobalAwareness.org
Wednesday, October 27
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10 PM, Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
With election day next Tuesday, we invited some local candidates. Guests: Mike Fjetland (IND), Richard Morrison (DEM), and Tom Morrison (LIB) for US Representative District 22 (seat currently held by Tom DeLay), PLUS Reginald E. McKamie (DEM) for District Attorney of Harris County.
Thursday, October 28
4:00-6:00 PM - CACEROLAZO! Halliburton Awareness Month culminates:
Last Chance to get it the Streets before the selection! Focus on Halliburton, Houston's War Profiteer extraordinaire! In Argentina, people participated in mass rallies while banging on pots and pans, known as the cacerolazo, to peacefully change regimes in their country. In Houston, we will use the cacerolazo to challenge the war profiteers, to call out for end to the corporate occupation of Iraq by the KBR's and Bechtels and to call for an end to corporate corruption in our own democracy by the the Halliburtons and Enrons of the world with a loud and lively non-violent protest to Stop the War Profiteers. Gather at Mid-Town Park (Bagby and W. Gray), then march to headquarters of Halliburton subsidiary, KBR at 601 Jefferson. For more information, contact Scott Parkin, sparki@riseup.net, or visit www.HoustonGlobalAwareness.org
Speak Truth to Power continues:
Father Tom Doyle will speak as part of the Rothko Chapel’s “Speak Truth to Power” series. Since 1985, Father Doyle has been involved in uncovering the abuse scandal in the Catholic church. He has served as an expert witness on behalf of victims all over the world. 7:30 PM at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street (at Yupon). For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org.
For the final program in the series, see November 4 below.
HCGP Energy Crisis Workgroup, 7:30pm
ZIGGY'S HEALTHY GRILL, 2202 W. ALABAMA AT GREENBRIAR DR.
Help i investigate the facts and consequences of the world oil production peak and the resultant energy crisis. We hope to develop our knowledge and enthusiasm into public presentations presented through the Harris County Green Party. Join us if you would like to work on this project. Come participate in moving our society towards a more sustainable future of renewable and alternative energy sources.
Contact Alfred Molison, alfredm123@hotmail.com
Friday, October 29
Last Day of Early Voting
See www.harrisvotes.com
Saturday, October 30
Green Party Blockwalking, 10:00am
That’s right. Ya say it’s been too long and you're really jonesin’ to do some blockwalking OR you have been meaning to try some blockwalking and see what it’s like.
Well, Don says, this is your lucky day! Be at 1621 Cherryhurst, Charlie Mauch’s home, at 10:00 am, to blockwalk for the Green Party in the Montrose.

The 5th Annual March to Stop Executions in Austin.
Carpool from S.H.A.P.E. Community Center at 8 AM for the march.

For detailed agenda see
Texas Moratorium Coalition

Co-sponsored by the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
Call our office at 713-521-0629 during the day or 713-503-2633 anytime
Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com

MORE (UPDATE):
"When will someone in Houston, like the mayor and city council or maybe a Congressperson, absolutely stop Harris County executions until the criminals at the Crime Lab can be sorted out? What about the judges assigning the death warrants and setting execution dates? Doesn't anyone have the moral authority and the guts to do what is right?

"If not, yet another reason why this whole damn death penalty needs to be abolished NOW !

"I urge everyone to be in Austin Saturday for the 5th Annual March to Stop Executions. For those in Houston, car pool with us. We leave SHAPE Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama at 8 AM sharp. Get in touch if you need a ride or can take your car. 713-503-2633 or
Email: AbolitionMovement@juno.com"

Gloria Rubac
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

PARTY HEARTY
Grand HAM Finale!
8:00 pm Film Screening: The End Of Suburbia, followed by Torches & Pitchforks pre-election eve. soirée with the FREE RADICALS, IGNEOUS ROCK and DECONSTRUCTION CREW, SuperHappyFunLand, 2610 Ashland @ W. 26th. $5
TONIGHT -- Saturday, October 30
Sunday, October 31
BOO! Woo-hoo...
November
Monday, November 1
PUTTING YARDSIGNS OUT AT THE POLLS
Indeeeed! This traditional electoral experience can be yours this evening starting at 8:00 pm. We will meet at the Borders at Alabama and Kirby. An extensive tour of local polls will follow.
Tuesday, November 2
ELECTION DAY
www.harrisvotes.org
ELECTION NIGHT
The Artery hosts an open house to view election returns
BYOB - 8:00 PM and onward
5401 Jackson at Prospect
Wednesday, November 3
What:Pro-Democracy, Anti-Occupation Rally
When:NOV 3 @ Noon
Where: Mickey Leeland Federal Building

IF BUSH, CHENEY STEAL ANOTHER ELECTION DEMAND AN END TO THEIR ELECTORAL SHENANIGANS
Three networks have emerged calling for post-election actions on November 3rd (Beyond Voting, This Time We're Watching, and Nov3.us); currently grassroots groups have organized post-election actions in over 35 US cities. Our democracy has been sold to the highest bidder and our voices are drowned out by talking heads, oily politicians, and the corporations that love them. On November 3rd, if they successfully steal the election, put pressure on them that this will not stand.
REGARDLESS OF WHO IS ELECTED PRESIDENT, DEMAND AN END TO THE ESCALATION OF THE WAR AND OCCUPATION OF IRAQ

Join a lunchtime rally to protest the possible.

GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We're meeting at different places, lately; stay tuned.
This time: Mission Burrito, 2245 West Alabama, between Greenbriar and Kirby. Their phone number is 713-529-0535
Thursday, November 4
The Eye and Tooth Project, a death penalty workshop preceding the Amnesty International Southern Regional Conference. 10 AM to 5 PM. See http://www.amnestyhouston.org/
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's session 1: Grassroots Democracy and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Speak Truth to Power, the final event of the series:
William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International, will discuss the role of the U.S. in achieving global human rights. This event, part of the Rothko Chapel’s “Speak Truth to Power,” is presented jointly with The Houston World Affairs Council (HWAC). $20 admission for non-HWAC members. 6 PM at The Westin Oaks Hotel. For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524-9839, bridgette@rothkochapel.org
Friday, November 5
STOP Death Penalty in Texas NOW! Demonstration and Rally, 4:30 PM at Harris County Criminal Justice Center, 1201 Franklin at San Jacinto, Downtown Houston. Organized by Amnesty International, see http://www.amnestyhouston.org/
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
Sunday, November 7
5:00-7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin St., RESULTS will host its annual fundraiser. RESULTS is a nationwide network of citizen advocates committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty here in the U.S. and around the world. The featured speaker will be Marshall Saunders, a long-time RESULTS activist and supporter of Microenterprise Initiatives. Microenterprise is the provision of tiny loans and other financial and business services to very poor people, especially women, so that they may start or expand self-employment ventures and pull themselves out of poverty. All who are interested in finding out more about the work of RESULTS and its citizen advocates are invited to attend. For more information, or to RSVP, please call Claudia Morgan at 713.668.1209
Monday, November 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Janet Chisholm, National Coordinator of Nonviolence Training for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), will speak at St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 Main Street on "Constructing a Culture of Peace: We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For". Refreshments will be served at 7:30 pm and the Wall of Hope Nonviolence display will be available. Sponsored by many local organizations including Decade of Nonviolence-Houston, The Live Oak Friends Meeting, and the Houston Chapter of FOR.
Wednesday, November 10
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98). This week: GreenWatch Roundtable - a freewheeling discussion of politics in our times. How did we get here? Where are we? What do we do now? For our communities, for our country, for our world.
Thursday, November 11
Today is Armistice Day. How do we honor the people who risk their lives for our country? How do we decide what is worth that sacrifice? (11/11, a day to hope and pray for no more war. See these websites: Military Families Speak Out; Bring Them Home Now.)
7-9 PM at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway (77024)
Keeping Houston Green:
League of Women Voters November General Meeting.
Their web page (www.lwvhouston.org) does not show this,
but it in the paper copy of "The Houston Voter" it looks really good:

"Buffalo Bayou Master Plan"
Rutherford H. Platt, geographer at U Mass and editor of The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Ecological Diversity, will be the featured speaker.
Ann Olson, president of Buffalo Bayou Preservation, will also make a presentation.
HOUSTON PEACE FORUM -- Program Topic: Organizing for Independent Civilian Oversight in the state. Come hear Tom Garcia and Marilyn Head, coordinators of Civilian Oversight Community Groups discuss their activities, the proposed constitutional amendment, and the Civilian Oversight Act they hope to have sponsored during the 2005 Texas Legislative Session. Also, find out how you can help to establish civilian checks and balances on government agencies and departments.
Friday, November 12

Rally for the Liberation of Palestine - a peaceful and non-violent rally at Hermann Square (Opposite Tranquility Park), 901 Bagby St. from 2-4 p.m
This day coincides with the Worldwide Day of Quds (Jerusalem), which is observed throughout the world on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Witness against the U.S. decimation of Fallujah
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Mickey Leland Federal Bldg, 1900 Smith St.
When Washington DC leaders say, "They [insurgents] will see a level of violence they could not imagine," we must ask ourselves what violence might be their reaction. And, if our country were to be liberated in similar fashion, how might OUR countrymen react? Furthermore, what is the real justification for our unprovoked war to free Iraqis?
"Since war is itself the most extreme form of terrorism, a war on terrorism is profoundly self-contradictory." (Howard Zinn)
Lead sponsor is the Green Party of Harris County
PRESS RELEASE

Second annual awards dinner of the Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC).
National Peacemaker Honoree and keynote speaker will be Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness, leader of the effort to end the murderous sanctions against Iraq, courageous defier of U.S. bans against travel to Iraq, and Close-the-SOA activist. Three awards will be presented to local justice and peace activists: Dave Smith, founder of Texans Against Gun Violence; Marilyn White, Central America Solidarity activist; and S.H.A.P.E. Community Center. Reception 5:30-7 p.m., dinner following in the Grand Ballroom of the UH Hilton. $50 per ticket. MAKE CHECKS TO HPJC and mail to P.O. Box 66234, Houston, TX 77266. There will be subsidized seats on request. Another option is a $5 admission at the door for program only at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 713/522-9850 and leave name and number.

Saturday, November 13

Help Warm the new HPJC Headquarters
2990 Richmond, suite 616, right next to the Leisure Learning Unlimited classrooms.
12:00 noon to 1:00pm, right before our quarterly board meeting
Snack foods and beverages will be provided. See you there!

Guerilla Theater Brigade presents another double feature
(this time with a new and improved sound system)
7pm "Preventive Warriors"
8pm "A Patriot Act"
Ehran Chew Park on Dunlavy @ bridge over 59

(See related website: Houston Coalition for Justice Not War)

Monday, November 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Back at the downtown Library through December
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: Problems with Elections

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the Concourse Meeting Room (go down the escalator to the basement, turn left, and go through the turnstile marked EXIT). The Downtown Library offers underground parking for several dollars, or park onstreet (be alert for pending changes in downtown parking rules about meter hours). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, November 16
Meeting of the HCGP "Peak Oil Energy Crisis" working group
starst at 7:15 PM
Ziggy's Grill

The Arab American Educational Foundation invites you to attend a timely lecture:
*Edward Said and the Arab American Challenge*
by Dr. Hosam Aboul-Ela (Professor of English at Univ. of Houston)
7:30pm; Rice University
Anderson Family Commons, in the Jones Graduate School building
Entrance 13 off Rice Blvd., 2nd stop sign; paid visitor parking under the building, free parking in the stadium lot.
What does it mean to be an Arab in America after September 11th? Are Arab Americans different from other American minorities? What role does U.S. foreign policy play in Arab American culture? Hosam Aboul-Ela will provoke discussion on these important issues in a lecture presenting the life and work of famed Palestinian intellectual Edward W. Said.

Wednesday, November 17
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We're meeting at a different places, lately; stay tuned.
This week: Hunan Village, at 3311 South Shepherd between Richmond and West Alabama.)
“Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice,” a talk by Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Professor, The Helibrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University
10:00 - 11:30 a.m
at Cancer Prevention Building (CPB), Floor 8 Conference Rooms 3 and 4, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1100 Holcombe
No registration required -- the CPB is perpendicular to the Ambulatory Clinical Building, south of the Holcombe Main Building and faces the north side of Pressler St.-- for more information, contact Cynthia Clark, 713/563-4005, cyclark@mdanderson.org
7:30 p.m. in the Olive Branch Meeting Rm., Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar).
The Globalization Forum presents a panel discussion with Guy Leflar, business consultant and lecturer, and Tyler Priest, head of the UH College of Business’s global business program. Leflar’s topic is "The Hope of Globalization: Socially Responsible Businesses.” Priest will speak about "The Impact of Globalization."
For more information, contact Joan Denkler, 713/467-2996, jndenkler48@ev1.net
Thursday, November 18
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Odd Month, so it's Session 2: Ecological Wisdom, Consensus Decision-Making and HCGP information. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Vigil for the victims of the Sudan tragedy.
After gathering at St Basil's Chapel, there will be a procession to the Rothko Chapel.
There will be speeches by various religious leaders.
This is an event of remembrance, not a protest.
7 p.m. at St Basil Chapel at University of St Thomas.
Wednesday, November 24

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPICS:
1: Radical Encuentro Camp (Houston, Dec 3-5) building solidarity amongst diverse communities, grassroots organizers and activist groups in Tejas and beyond.
2: David Cobb discussing the movement for FULL COUNT of votes in Ohio (see www.votecobb.org).

Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27: WHAT A DAY/NIGHT!

4PM TO 8PM
KPFT 90.1 FM 'PEACE PARTY'
Benefitting
The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) :
At KPFT Radio Station Backyard.
419 Lovett Blvd. Houston, Texas 77006
713-526-4000
LIVE MUSIC: DAVID ROVICS
Anjali Natarajan and Dino John will also play
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER:
Professor ROBERT JENSEN, University of Texas at Austi
POETRY: Torry Mercer and Bluebeard
Bob Henschen of the Houston Peace and Justice Center
will discuss the role and mission of HPJC.

LATE BREAKING NEWS:
David Cobb, Green Party 2004 presidential nominee, who has raised $250,000
for a recount of presidential ballots in Ohio, has been added to the bill of
activist appearing at the KPFT Peace Party, this Saturday, November 27, 4-8
pm, 419 Lovett Blvd.
Come hear David Cobb speak, talk to him, and find out the latest about the
Ohio recount and electoral problems in the 2004 election.
proceeds benefit KPFT, 90.1, and the
Houston Peace and Justice Center.

9:00 PM onward: Help raise money for Radical Encuentro Camp join dance party hosted at Bill Hicks Resurrection Laboratory 2915 Delafield, right off Old Spanish Trail, 77023. http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/35139.php
Monday, November 29
Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The Division for Palestinian Rights at the United Nations annually commemorates this day of solidarity on the anniversary of the adoption of the 1947 UN partition plan for Palestine. The partition plan called for the establishment of independent Jewish and Arab States in Palestine. However, 57 years later, there still is not an independent Arab State in Palestine. No word yet of organized Houston-area activities, but people can create their own--leaflet, petition, witness. There’s a downloadable flyer and a petition at www.endtheoccupation.org

HIMC video showing: RNC protests in NYC
7:30 PM at Rice Media Center
meet one another, hook up
PDF flyer longish download

or just see http://houston.indymedia.org/

Tuesday, November 30

5:00-6:30 PM at United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
East T.C.Jester, one block north of I-610 North Loop
What Happened in the '04 Elections -- and Why
Richard W. Murray, Ph.D., Professor of Politcal Science and Director, Center for Public Policy, University of Houston
Houston Precinct-Level '04 Voting Analysis
Max Beauregard, Demographics and GIS Consulting Services
Event organized by Texas Economic and Demographic Association (TEDA)

90.1 KPFT Radio Listeners:
Join us for an Idea Fest!
6:30 - 9:30 PM
MECA, 1900 Kane Street
SPEAK UP!
A unique Town Hall Meeting
for information, call 713-526-4000
visit website at www.kpft.org
RADIO FOR PEACE

December
Wednesday, December 1

Write letters, make phone calls, seek justice for Frances Newton, scheduled to be executed in our name on December 1 for murder as attested to by our well known Houston Crime Lab.

Relatively GOOD NEWS from Gloria
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
(30 November 2004)
Fellow Abolitionists
Channel 13 just called Frances' mother to let her know that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had voted for the 120-day stay of execution!!! YEAH!!!!
BUT the 5th circuit Court of Appeals defers to higher courts
SO we need to CALL THE GOVERNOR:
1-800-252-9600

Gray Panthers of Houston 2:00 PM
Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter. Everyone welcome.
Monthly vigil opposing the death penalty
Amnesty International Group 23 holds this vigil on the first Wednesday of each month. 6-7:15 p.m. at Mecom Fountain (where Montrose and Main meet).
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We're meeting at different places, lately;
this week at Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd.
Tuesday-Thursday , November 30- December 2

Three days of events to commemorate World AIDS Day 2004 (sponsored by The Houston Community College Southeast College at its Eastside Campus, 6815 Rustic off I-45 south)
Here is the lineup of events:
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Health Fair (Felix Morales Building). 9:45-11 a.m. - Keynote speaker Dena Gray, (1005 Lecture Hall, Angela Morales Building).
Wednesday, 10:30-11 a.m. - Commemorative Ceremony. Noon-1 p.m. - benefit concert with SILVERLEAF; donations of canned foods or unwrapped toys will go to the AIDS Foundation Houston, cash donations will go to YouthAIDS.
Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - showing of a documentary entitled "Blood Lines" plus panel discussion (1005 Lecure Hall, Angela Morales Building). 1- 4 p.m. blood drive (Felix Morales Building). 5:30 -7 p.m. - Showing of
"Blood Lines" plus panel discussion, (1005 Lecture Hall, Angela Morales Building).
For more information, email cammy.artiz@hccs.edu

Thursday, December 2
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the First Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 3: Social Justice and Texas Green Party. (Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
Friday, December 3
First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. (just west of Greenbriar) Social gathering 7:30 PM, program starts at 8.
REC: The weekend kicks off 8pm at Rice Cinema with the Houston premiere of the documentary "The Take" Set in Buenos Aires, it looks at the stuggle of unemployed auto-parts workers to take over their former workplace, with the national presidential elections as a backdrop. For more information (including directions to the cinema and a trailer) see: http://houston.indymedia.org/features/Film_Series/
Friday-Sunday, December 3-5

The 6th Annual Radical Encuentro Camp is scheduled for on Dec. 3, 4, 5 in Houston.
The camp will be held at Multicultural Education and Counseling for the Arts (MECA)
1900 Kane Street, Houston, Texas

Cost $15 for weekend but absolutely no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Vegan food provided with assistance of Food Not Bombs.
More information at: www.radicalencuentro.org
contact: RadicalEncuentro@riseup.net
or call 832-725-6220 or 512.236.9518

Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5
Harris County Green Party leadership retreat
Contact Earl Gerhard for more info:
email: cheetah@pdq.net or call (713) 532-3003
Tuesday, December 7
Sign holiday cards for all 450+ people on death row in Texas
5:00-9:00 PM at SHAPE Community Center
3815 Live Oak at Alabama Street
"The Biggest Legal Lynching in US History"
video about Shaka Sankofa's execution in 2000
(Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement)
Admission: bring a sheet or booklet of postage stamps, a colorful pen to sign cards with,
and a lot of holiday solidarity for those on death row in Texas.

Wednesday, December 8

8:00PM -- The Take opens at Rice Cinema
This film shows workers rejecting the idea that corporations can close Argentinian factories that provide livelihoods for the people. A film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.
(Please see the links on the first line.)
To attend: inside of Entrance No. 8 University Blvd. at Stockton Dr., 2nd building on the right hand side. Free Parking across the street from the Media Center, behind the campus police station building. $6 admission to theater.
Showing thru December 12th

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
TOPIC: What has happened to our electoral procedures?
Guest(s) -- Pokey Anderson; others being arranged.
Thursday, December 9

5:30PM -- Book Signing
CARDINAL ASWAD WALKER
"Weapons of Mass Distraction And Other Sermons for a New World Order"
African American Studies, 628 Agnes Arnold Hall, University of Houston

(For more information, call 713-743-2811)
2nd book signing on December 19th (1:30-3:30pm) at the Shrine Cultural Center and Bookstore

8:00PM -- The Take at Rice Cinema

Friday, December 10
Fifty-seventh anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

8:00PM -- The Take at Rice Cinema
showing through Dec 12; see there for where

Saturday, December 11
Green Party Party
thanks, Deb

8:00PM -- The Take at Rice Cinema
showing through Dec 12; see there for where

Sunday, December 12

"YOU STOLE MY VOTE" 51 CAPITOL MARCH
at NOON Everywhere!
A call for a national coordinated march on Sunday, day before the presidential electors meet in each state
(Marches are organizing to go to each state capitol, plus DC, Sunday at noon)
http://www.51capitalmarch.com/
(Go to state contacts for Texas coordinator, web board for rides, sign ideas, and other stuff)

~6:00 PM
The African American Cantata
Is You De One?
[inspired by Councilmember Ada Edwards]
written and directed by
Norma J. Thomas
Featuring
Griot Storytelling, African Dance, Praise Dance, & Pantomime
and much more
presented by
The Shrine of the Black Madonna
of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church
5317 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Hear what the Ancestors have to say as they come together to await and celebrate the birth of a new Messiah.
FREE ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION
PASS IT ON PLEASE
God Bless,
Dr. Evelyn Bethune
713-641-5035 for additional information and group seating

Houston Conversation Cafe, 6:00 pm
An informal gathering to talk about life's meaningful issues.
This month's topic: Changes
Quaker Meeting House, 1318 W 26th Street
contact Brian Herod, 713-480-6303, myth@thegloaming.net

8:00PM -- Last showing of The Take at Rice Cinema
This film shows workers rejecting the idea that corporations can close Argentinian factories that provide livelihoods for the people. A film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.
(Please see the links on the first line.)
To attend: inside of Entrance No. 8 University Blvd. at Stockton Dr., 2nd building on the right hand side. Free Parking across the street from the Media Center, behind the campus police station building. $6 admission to theater.

Monday, December 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Tuesday, December 14
Green Party "Peak Oil" Workgroup
7:00 PM, at Ziggy's Healthy Grill
Greenbriar and Alabama
Wednesday, December 15
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM ~
(We meet this week at Canton Seafood, 2649 Richmond just west of Kirby, 713-526-1688.)
Thursday, December 16
Thinking Green (1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm)
If you got here from the HCGP home page, you may already have scanned words like no pressure, talk, learn, and socialize... This is the Third Thursday of an Even Month, so it's session 4: Non Violence and National and International Green Parties. (NOT at Mykonos, 2181 Richmond)
DIFFERENT MEETING PLACE THIS WEEK!!!
West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft, 1-1/2 blocks east of Montrose.
[West Gray Cafe is on the south side of West Gray across from Barnaby's]
Saturday, December 18
INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY
POSADA & PASTORELA: The Immigrant Journey in 2004
2605 Sutherland 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Harris County AFL-CIO Bldg. (I-45 S off Telephone & Wayside)
If you want to be part of the pastorela/talent show, meet at the same
location on Monday Dec 13 at 6:30 pm for a planning meeting.
F eel free to circulate this invitation to all people of
good will.
Sunday, December 19

1:30-3:30 PM -- Book Signing
CARDINAL ASWAD WALKER
"Weapons of Mass Distraction And Other Sermons for a New World Order"
at the Shrine Cultural Center and Bookstore

(For more information, call 713-743-2811)

4PM - Puppetista Planning for January 20 Inaugurate Yourself Day
Café Brasil (at Dunlavy and Westheimer) in lovely scenic Montrose for a short meeting or contact sparki@riseup.net or call 832-725-62220

Monday, December 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
Back at the downtown Library through December
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

THIS MONTH'S MAJOR TOPIC: The End of Suburbia

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Once you get to the library, make your way to the 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 park onstreet (but be ready to feed the meter, because we hear of changes in downtown parking rules). Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and POSITIVELY end before 9:00 PM, when the library closes. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards outside the library and elsewhere.

Tuesday, December 21

WINTER SOLSTICE: shortest day of the year, but it's neither the latest sunrise nor the earliest sunset. [Check ephemerides! Did Druids and Mayans know this?]

Wednesday, December 22
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98): TONIGHT -- Roundtable discussion of Values.
December 25

O Little Town of Bethlehem,
The hopes and fears of all the years...

Let there be Peace On Earth.

Wednesday, December 29
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00+ PM~
We meet at different places; stay tuned. This week: Central Market, 3815 Westheimer Road (SW corner at Weslayan)

last updated: 2004-12-31


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