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Historical Calendar of Progressive and Green Party Events 2006

2006
January
Sunday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(Make it so.)
Tuesday, January 3
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama

Wednesday, January 4

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
6:30 - 7:15 PM

Amnesty International Group 23 gathers on the first Wednesday of each month.
(Montrose and Main come together at Mecom Fountain in Houston.)
See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. After the vigil, they meet 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House starting at 7:30 PM.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, January 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.
WHERE: West Gray Cafe, 415 West Gray near Taft (one and a half blocks east of Montrose, halfway between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer)

Friday, January 6
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month features a program entitled "Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq: When, Why, How," presented by the Houston chapter of Veterans for Peace. Discussion will focus not only on the withdrawal, but also the reparations needed and the reconstruction contracts that should provide jobs for Iraqi workers and companies.
Monday, January 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, January 11
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
most likely again at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, January 12
Houston Peace Forum - 7:30PM
The Peace Forum begins its 21st year with a talk by Zhaleh Sahand, political activist and former Iranian political prisoner, speaking on "The Absence of Freedom in Iran and Opposition to American Policy." Questions and discussion following. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Room 302. Contact: Pat Nichols, 713-681-6267
Wednesday, January 11

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11AM AT MICKEY LELAND FEDERAL BUILDING

Details about Bill H.R. 4437: On December 16, 2005, the House of Representatives passed this bill that turns into a felon anyone who resides in the United States without authorization and makes a criminal anyone who assists them including their spouses, relatives and friends. It also includes provisions that turn misdemeanors into aggravated felonies, which are applied retroactively. (See below for more)
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
most likely again at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, January 12
Houston Peace Forum - 7:30PM
The Peace Forum begins its 21st year with a talk by Zhaleh Sahand, political activist and former Iranian political prisoner, speaking on "The Absence of Freedom in Iran and Opposition to American Policy." Questions and discussion following. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Room 302. Contact: Pat Nichols, 713-681-6267
Saturday, January 14

More regarding Bill H.R. 4437 (Immigrant Rights)

Community Forum is scheduled for Saturday, January 14 at 3:00 pm at First Will Baptist Church 10331 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston 77038. For more information call Jezer Urena at 281-989-2563.

El foro comunitario lo acordamos para el sabado, 14 de enero a las 3 pm en la Iglesia First Will Baptist que se localiza en el 10331 Veterans Memorial Dr Houston 77038. Para mas informacion llame a Jezer Ureqa al 281-989-2563.

"The Trapped Flea Principle and Other Weapons of Mass Instruction"
John Taylor Gatto, author of "The Underground History of American Education" and "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" (and former New York State Teacher of the Year) will be giving a talk at the United Way Center, 1:00 PM at 50 Waugh Dr. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Houston Sudbury School, 1330 Heights Blvd., or online at www.houstonsudbury.org. For more information on John Taylor Gatto, visit www.johntaylorgatto.com.

PASAFEST 2006, hosted by the Politically Active Students Association, will benefit UNICEF. Bands scheduled to play are Humanicide, Hiest at Hand, Free Radicals, and Million Year Dance. $4 at the door, other donations welcome. 7 p.m. at Helios, 411 Westheimer.
Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade 10:00 AM

Join with KPFT and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement; details to be posted as they become available.

Vigil for Dignity and Rights of Immigrants - 5:00PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day around the Mickey Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith, in response to anti-immigrant measures in Congress which make millions of undocumented immigrants, including 1.6 million children, agravated felons and broadens the definition of smuggling to include anyone assisting, employing or serving them. ( For more information, please call Teodoro Aguiluz at CRECEN (713)271-9703.) See also HR 4437 analysis.

La Vigilia Por la Dignidad y Los Derechos se llevara acabo en el Dia de Martin Luther King, Jr. el lunes 16 de enero frente al edificio federal Mickey Leland, 1919 Smith con Pierce. Para mas infomacion, llame a Teodoro Aguiluz a CRECEN (713)271-9703.

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Tentative MAJOR TOPIC: Help Make Election Plans 2006

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people.
THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET
on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Speech and Film About the Oppression of the Ogoni People - 7:30PM
Please join us for a speech by prominent local Nigerian Ogoni activist Mr. James Nalley, and a film about the Oppression of the Ogoni and the execution of their leader, Ken Sara-Wiwa.In the Banquet Room of the Black Labrador Pub, 4100 Montrose (at Richmond).
For more information about struggle of the Ogoni and the peoples of the Niger Delta visit www.november10th.com

Tuesday, January 17

Journalist Panel: Reporting the Middle East - 6:30PM-8:00PM
No journalistic challenge is larger at the moment than reporting the Middle East. No other story has more impact, no other place is more important now for peace in the world. While the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is a central event in the region, it’s not the only event. Through the countless other stories, public perceptions are affected, both locally and abroad, as much by what journalists choose to cover as they are by the coverage itself. We’ve asked a distinguished panel of journalists to discuss how they decide what to bring to their audience, which stories they cover, how they verify facts and what pressures they face as journalists in this difficult region.

Hafez Al-Mirazi is the bureau chief of the Washington office of Al-Jazeera Television. He hosts a weekly show, “From Washington”, which highlights U.S. positions for Arab audiences and hosts top U.S. officials and opinion leaders.
Yaron Deckel is considered by many to be one of Israel’s top political reporters and commentators and has covered the trials and tribulations of Israeli politics since 1985. Since 2002, he has been reporting from Washington as IBA’s Bureau Chief.
Ambassador Robert Jordan was US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from October 2001 until November 2003, one of the most turbulent time periods in the relationship between the two countries. Resuming his law career at Baker Botts in 2004, Mr. Jordan currently engages in an international business and dispute resolution practice.

To be held at the Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane.
Registration: 6:30 pm; Program: 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
HWAC members Free, non-members $20.
This event is co-sponsored by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Houston World Affairs Council. For more information, visit www.hwac.net

Wednesday, January 18

Globalization Working Group - 7:30PM
Action Invitation for Justice in Globalization through the Globalization Working Group.
Come share with us action ideas and projects in the Globalization Working Group.

At the Maryknoll Olive Branch Room (rear garage apt) 2360 Rice Blvd.
Contact: Joan Denkler 713-467-2996
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Thursday, January 19
Execution vigil for Julius Murphy. 5:30-6:20 PM (outside St. Anne Church on the the north side of Westheimer just west of Shepherd) -- STAYED
Saturday, January 21
Annual Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale
9:00 AM

Houston's subtropical climate is the perfect growing environment for many trees bearing delicious fruit. The event is held at MECA (1900 Kane Street). It will also include a brief seminar at 8 am on how to take care of fruit trees purchased at the event that day.
Sunday, January 22
Dosti 2006, A Forum on Peace in South Asia - 3:00PM-7:30PM
The Dosti Forum is an event for Pakistanis, Indians and others to come together to explore their thoughts and ideas for peace. The first Dosti forum was in 2003, and in 2006 we will host our third forum. This time, Dosti will look at the role of peace in economic and social development. De-escalation of conflict between India and Pakistan could improve the lives of millions of people struggling with poverty, disease, and illiteracy in both countries. The goal of the forum is to give Houstonians the opportunity to build new relationships to bring local communities closer and make the voice of peace-supporters heard in Washington, D.C., Delhi and Islamabad.
The Dosti 2006 program will start in the afternoon with short speeches from experts on economics and South Asia. Then participants will break into small group discussions to talk about one topic that is of particular interest to them. Topics for discussion include current events, social welfare and much more about South Asia. Register to find out more about the discussions.

Grand Hall, Rice University. The forum is free, but you must register. Visit www.pakindiadosti.org for details.
Wednesday, January 25
Execution vigil for Marion Dudley. 5:30-6:20 PM (outside St. Anne Church on the the north side of Westheimer just west of Shepherd)
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd
just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.

(Unless otherwise announced, as above, by default we meet at Field of Greens, 2320 West Alabama north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
. We do meet at different places, so stay tuned.)
Saturday, January 28

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Annual Conference
Check www.tcadp.org for more information on speakers and workshops.

FLYER (large RTF file 1.3 MB)
Film festival finishes the TCADP conference in San Antonio.

Tuesday, January 31
Execution vigil for Jaime Elizalde. 5:30-6:20 PM (outside St. Anne Church on the the north side of Westheimer just west of Shepherd) 
BUSH STEP DOWN! March and Rally. MAKE SOME NOISE! Taft and West Gray, proceed north on Taft and west on Allen Parkway to Channel 11. The Union is in a state of emergency! 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
February
Wednesday, February 1

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
6:30 - 7:15 PM

Amnesty International Group 23 gathers on the first Wednesday of each month.
(Montrose and Main come together at Mecom Fountain in Houston.)
See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. After the vigil, they meet 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House starting at 7:30 PM.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Friday, February 3
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month: "Venezuela: Hope for the Future or Road to Chaos." Native Venezuelan Laura Celis Black will discuss the direction President Hugo Chavez is leading the country. She is a Latin American specialist and a cross-cultural trainer who was an official observer of the last elections in Venezuela.
Sunday, February 5
2:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin
Houston Climate Protection Coalition will hold its second meeting on
climate change and global warming. All interested individuals and group
representatives are invited to help organize for education and action here
in Houston.For more information, contact Deborah Rothschild, 713/861-2494.
Tuesday, February 7
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, February 8
"The Future of Privacy: Rethinking Security Trade-Offs"
4 p.m. in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall at Rice
Bruce Schneier, CTO of Counterpane Security Inc. looks at systems we have in place post-9/11, revealing which of them actually work and which ones are simply "security theater" against "movie-plot threats." He discusses the non-security motivations for much of our nation's security policies, and explains how future technological developments will leave us less safe, not more.
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
most likely again at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, February 9
7:30 p.m. in Rm. 302, First Unitarian Univeralist Church, 5200 Fannin
Houston Peace Forum: Dr. Sharon Joy, Music Educator in the Moores School of Music at UH, speaks about her personal experiences traveling in Israel and Palestine, and about her grassroot effort to bring together a dialogue group of Jews and Palestinians here. She is exploring the use of the performing arts to further the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Discussion will follow, refreshments are served. For more information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.
Friday, February 10
7:30 p.m. in UH Cullen Performance Hall. Take Entrance 1 off Calhoun.
Famed activist folksinger Odetta will perform songs for social change. The event is sponsored by the University of Houston and the US Department of Education Teaching American History Grant Partners; Houston Independent School District; the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, and Region IV Education Service Central. For more information, contact Cameron White, cswhite@uh.edu
Sunday, February 12

5:30-9 p.m. at the Artery, 401 Jackson at Prospect (entrance on Prospect)
Potluck fundraiser and movie for the Houston Social Forum
A short musical performance by Houston poet/singer/songwriter Barton "kingbaby" Boyce will kick off the gathering. Also visit with Heather Smith and Jennifer Rooks, two young local activists who will have recently returned from the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. The film is "Argentina: Hope in Hard Times" a 74 min. film about how Argentinians at the grassroots rescued their economy from the debacle created by WTO/World Bank policies. The Houston Social Forum is a regional event planned for April 29-30. Designed to address local as well as global issues, it's comprised of diverse groups and individuals building from common values, including participatory democracy, nonviolent resistance to global injustice, and structures that value people over profit. Donations requested but not required. . For more information, contact media@houstonsocialforum.org or call 713/524-1944.

Monday, February 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM at Charlie Mauch's house
1621 Cherryhurst
Wednesday, February 15
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Monday, February 20

This is an announcement of a major protest event.
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Place: In front of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road at Woodway
in Tanglewood just outside 610 (the West Loop).

Cindy Sheehan and the Gold Star Families for Peace, in conjunction with Veterans for Peace and Code Pink (and other groups) will be taking our protest of the Iraqi War to Barbara Bush, mother of the President. We want to ask her "Why did our sons die for your son's lies?" This is to be a peaceful, nonviolent anti-war
protest/demonstration, mother to mother (and we all have mothers, right?).
We would like you to join us in this protest. Please contact us at
abranham@houston.rr.com or magicas@pdq.net if you would like to receive
updated information about this event and about Cindy's appearance with
other Gold Star Families in the Woodlands the night before (Feb. 19).

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: To be decided.
(Also: Steering Committee elections)
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE NOW MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, February 22
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
most likely again at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama
north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Tuesday, February 28
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty meets 7PM fourth Tuesday of each month.
March
Wednesday, March 1

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
6:30 - 7:15 PM

Amnesty International Group 23 gathers on the first Wednesday of each month.
(Montrose and Main come together at Mecom Fountain in Houston.)
See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. After the vigil, they meet 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House starting at 7:30 PM.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on Public Access Cable Channel 17 (Kingwood 98).
Friday, March 3
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month: focus on economic globalization with a talk by Joan
Denkler entitled "For Rich and Poor Alike: Globalization's Impact on Our
Lives." Denkler is the founder of Globalization Forum and has addressed many
audiences in the Houston area on a variety of topics connected with the new
economic world order and its injustices.

Tuesday, March 7

ELECTION DAY
(BTW, don't vote; if you do, you cannot, may not, sign Ballot Access PETITIONS. Or if you do, your signature does not count.)

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, March 8
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Daily Grind, south side of Washington 3-4 blocks east of Shepherd.
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
PUBLIC SPEAK OUT: 7-9 PM at Ripley House, 4410 Navigation
Tell federal, state, and local PUBLIC OFFICIALS about the devastation of current and proposed cuts to federal funding; see also next posting.
Thursday, March 9
Conference: "The U.S. Budget: A Failure of the Heart"
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore
(in the Heights near downtown).

The day will be spent absorbing information about what is happening in Congress and planning a grassroots campaign to resist current taxing and spending priorities. Sponsored by the Washington-based Coalition on Human Needs, the Office of Justice and Peace of the Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and the
Houston Peace and Justice Center.
Conference Program and Mail-in Registration Form.

7:30 p.m. in Rm. 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin.
The Houston Peace Forum hosts members of the peace activist group CODE PINK. They'll talk about the history of the organization and its current activities. Discussion follows. Refreshments are served. For more information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267.

Sunday, March 12
GREEN HOUSE PARTY
Monday, March 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, Room 616, Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond
(north side of the street, just east of Buffalo Speedway).
March 15 - May 30
TAKE PART IN THE BALLOT ACCESS PETITION DRIVE
May 29 = last day to turn in and notarize Petition Forms
In Houston, GO TO LLU, 6th floor, 2990 Richmond, Houston
3 PM - 9 PM
We deliver forms to Texas Secretary of State on Tuesday

email: hcgp@hcgp.org
Call: 713.515.3433 (Earl)
or 713.866.6285 (HCGP)
Wednesday, March 15
BALLOT ACCESS PETITION DRIVE KICK-OFF
DOWNTOWN HOUSTON, rush hours
along Louisana near the Library and City Hall
email: hcgp@hcgp.org
Call: 713.515.3443

Execution vigil for Tommie Hughes.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Houston and Lubbock downtown;
see DPvigils

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. THIS WEEK: HR 4437 -- anti-immigrant legislation. Question -- how long ago did YOUR people arrive on the continent? Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, March 16

"Writing Black Women into our Nation's History" is the subject of the 2006
B. K. Smith Lecture at University of St. Thomas. Darlene Clark-Hine,
professor of history at Northwestern University, is the lecturer. 7:30 p.m.
in UST's Cullen Hall, 4000 Mt. Vernon. Parking available for $2 in the Moran
Center at Graustark and W. Alabama. For more information, contact Dr. Irving
Kelter, kelter@stthom.edu.

Monday-Friday, March 13-17

Texas Students Against the Death Penalty
602 West 7th Suite 202B
Austin Texas 78701
210-601-7231
http://www.texasabolition.org
hooman@texasabolition.org
TSADP announces 2006 ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ALTERNATIVE
SPRING BREAK and TSADP Essay Contest Scholarship

Tuesday-Sunday, March 14-19

Veterans for Peace and Hurricane Survivors March from Mobile to New Orleans to coincide with the third anniversary of the invasion.
The march has been organized by the Mobile Veterans for Peace chapter to highlight links between the Iraq War and underfunding of domestic needs programs. The slogan is "Every bomb dropped in Iraq explodes over New Orleans." Complete itinerary and other information about the event: www.vetgulfmarch.org.

Saturday, March 18

3rd anniversary of Iraq invasion
Leafleting begins 11 am at VA Hospital, corner of Holcombe and Almeda
Rally 1 pm across the street from
Dominican Sisters Center, 6501 Almeda
just north of the hospital
Performances by local musicians and poets, plus an open mic for our youth to voice their ideas on Taking Back Our Future. Sponsored by a multitude of peace and justice organizations. For more information, contact Gloria Rubac,
grubac@prodigy.net
(See also: hpjc.org)

Sunday, March 19

Screening of video-taped interview with the former Abu Ghraib prisoner who was the hooded figure in the infamous photographs of U.S. torture there.
Breakfast will be served. 11 a.m. at the home of Nora and Dean Dwyer, 603 Welch (in Montrose). For more information and to RSVP, contact Dean, 713/528-1817 or 713/412.8385.

Monday, March 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: To be decided.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

7-9 pm, "WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ"
a theatrical reading, multimedia performance, & artistic act of dissent, and vigil
at First Unitarian-Universalist Church,
5200 Fannin
at Southmore
for details see PAA calendar and
Eliot Weinberger

Tuesday, March 21

In conjunction with Women's History Month, the Women's Studies Program at University of Houston is showing "Maria Full of Grace." A well-received commercial film, it tells the story of a pregnant Columbian 17 year old who, out of financial desperation, agrees to carry drugs to New York in her stomach. 1:15 p.m. in the Pacific Room, University Center Underground. For more information, call 713/743-3214. [See also March 28.]

Wednesday, March 22

Execution vigil for Robert Salazar, Jr.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Houston and Lubbock downtown;
see DPvigils

The University of Houston Bauer College of Business will show John Pilger's powerful documentary about elite economic globalization called
"The New Rulers of the World."
While Prof. Tyler is showing this to students studying international business, he welcomes townspeople to engage in a dialogue following the film.
7 p.m. in Melcher Hall Room 170 (on Calhoun St.)
Take entrance 1 into campus and turn right into the first parking lot. For more information, contact Joan Denkler, 713/467-2996, jndenkler48@ev1.net.

Thursday, March 23

moved from Wed to Thur this week so we can see the movie above...
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next
come help with a show! join us making TV,
This time at Field of Greens, on Alabama east of Kirby.
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

An Auspicious Appearance
muckraker Seymour Hersh will be in town, at a fundaraiser for Democrats
GOOD DEMOCRATS!
Seymour Hersh, author of "Chain of Command, The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib," will speak under the auspices of The Progressive Forum. He will reveal his perspective on how we got from the morning of 9/11 to a divisive war of choice in Iraq. One of the most acclaimed investigative reporters of our time, Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story of the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. A writer for The New Yorker, Mr. Hersh has won over a dozen prizes for stories such as Nixon’s secret bombings in Cambodia, Kissinger’s wiretapping of newsmen, and the growth of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
Seats are $34 and $54. There are discounts for students, seniors, and groups.
Patron seats are $100 and include reception with Hersh, preferred seat location, and an autographed book. 6:30 p.m. patron reception, 7:30 program at Hotel InterContinental, Legend Room, 2222 West Loop South. Buy tickets by calling 713/315-2525 or visiting The Hobby Center
box office at 800 Bagby.

Saturday, March 25

"Walk for a DREAM" is a march organized by JIFM (Jovenes Inmigrantes Por Un Futuro Mejor/Young Immigrants For A Better Future). Each year thousands of students are graduating from U.S. high schools and even colleges but are unable to work in the United States because of their status. The DREAM Act is a legislative proposal to normalize their illegal status. Gather at 11 a.m. on the corner of Henry and Chestnut Streets near Davis High School (MAP). The walk ends at University of Houston Downtown. For more information, contact Julita Rincon, 832/298-3404.

Sunday, March 26

Death Penalty Abolition Training
10 am - 4 pm
Where: Dominican Sisters Meeting Room,
6504 Almeda Road, Houston
MORE INFO

Tuesday, March 28

No execution vigil for Raymond Martinez, he got a stay!
see DPvigils

Wednesday, March 29

Execution vigil for Kevin Kincy.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Houston and Lubbock downtown;
see DPvigils

GreenWatch TV Topic this week: Mental Health, in public denial.
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, March 30

April 10th appears to be a national day of action regarding immigrant rights and the Immigration Legislation in the US Senate. Information on local planning meetings for this event.

At a press conference 3/28, several persons asked if anyone was organizing an event for the National Mobilization Day on April 10 called by several groups participating in the New American Opportunity Campaign See http://www.cirnow.org

Gordon Quan said he would donate $500 for permits and when we asked him, if he was organizing this he answered " No you are."

Ok. So we are calling an emergency meeting here at CRECEN, 6601 Hillcroft #125 for Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm to discuss the Houston participation.

Please come and invite others.

Friday, March 31 - fifth friday

two worthwhile events that ask you to contribute

A play in honor of Cesar Chavez's birthday, offered by MECA’s Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Concert Series:
"Papi, Me, and Cesar Chavez," written by Tony Garcia.
$5 in advance (call 866/468-7621), $8 at the door. 8 p.m. at MECA, 1900 Kane.

Voices breaking Boundaries will present its 2006 Valiente (Courage) Award to writer Farnoosh Moshiri. Born into a literary family in Tehran, Iran, Moshiri received degrees from the College of Dramatic Arts of Tehran, the University of Iowa and the University of Houston. In 1983, she fled Iran after a massive arrest of secular intellectuals, feminists, and political activists. She resided in Houston from 1987 to 2003, and is currently an associate professor of English at Syracuse University. Her novels include "The Bathhouse," "At the Wall of the Almighty," and the newly released "Against Gravity." Tickets start at $50. 6-9 p.m. at the home of Linda Marroquin, 3310 W Main. For more information and to reserve, email info@vbbarts.org

thank you to Herb of HPJC

April
Saturday, April 1
Go to the Children's Festival to gather signatures for Green Party ballot access. Think of the future for the grandchildren of your grandchildren!
BAYOU CITY BARTER FAIR
1 to 4 pm

Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse
1318 West 26th Street, Houston
Directions: Take Ella exit off North 610 Loop, go one block south on Ella, left on 26th, Meeting House will be on your right.
Tuesday, April 4
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama

7 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore.
A showing of the video, "Are We Becoming a Theocracy?"
Prepared by Theocracy Watch, this documentary traces the rise of the Christian Right and how far it has gotten in its quest to impose on the United States a radical social agenda. A panel discussion will follow the 40 minute screening. Sponsored by the Houston Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the Community Involvement Committee of First Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, contact Larry Jones,
larryjones001@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, April 5

DEATH PENALTY VIGIL AT MECOM FOUNTAIN
CANCELLED THIS MONTH DUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION

(Amnesty International Group 23 usually gathers on the first Wednesday of each month where Montrose and Main come together at Mecom Fountain in Houston.)
See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. They meet 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House starting at 7:30 PM.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next
come help with a show! join us making TV
THIS TIME: HUNAN VILLAGE,
3311 South Shepherd
(just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.
)
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, April 7
Houston Conversation Café
7:00-9:30 pm

1318 W 26th St (Live Oak Friends Meeting-Little House)
Houston, TX 77018
Free and open to all. Snacks are welcome but not required.
Convener: Jimmy Pryor - Jimmy@houstondialogue.org

Topic: How can we best collaborate for global transformation? How can we utilize the upcoming Houston Social Forum on April 29 & 30, 2006? Is the World Social Forum movement something we in Houston can collaborate with to create the future that we want?

Anything else you want to talk about.

Special Guests: Planners of the upcoming Houston Social Forum, including Heather Smith and Jennifer Rooks, who participated in the World Social Forum held in Caracas Venezuela in January 2006. Jimmy Pryor, the convener of this Café, is also participating in the planning of the Houston Social Forum. (Unique note: Greenwatch TV covered this on February 1; a DVD of that show is available, and several copies will be on hand at this event. Guests on that show included both Jennifer and Heather, as well as Nick Cooper, who also went to Venezuela.)

First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month: environmental activist Vic Hummert speaking on "Ecological Prophets Among Us," people who are responding positively to the challenge of what he calls the "toxic time bomb." For eleven years Hummert directed a television series in San Antonio called "The Sacred Earth" and taught environmental studies in area colleges and high schools.
Saturday, April 8
Cesar Chavez Day Parade
Go to Livingston, Texas to
Witness about conditions in Texas prisons
NOON Carpool from S.H.A.P.E. Community Center,
3815 Live Oak at Alabama

Sunday, April 9
David Rovics at The Artery 7 PM
(Jackson at Prospect)
Monday, April 10
Immigrant Rights Action Day
Assemble at 1:00 p.m.
Guadelupe Park, corner of Jensen and Navigation
March to Allen's Landing on Buffalo Bayou by UH-Downtown.
For more information, contact Maria Jimenez, dignidad@hotmail.com.
Call CRECEN 713.271.9703
At a press conference 3/28, several persons asked if anyone was organizing an event for the National Mobilization Day on April 10 called by several groups participating in the New American Opportunity Campaign
See http://www.cirnow.org
Gordon Quan said he would donate $500 for permits and when we asked him, if he was organizing this he answered " No you are."
VIGIL - 6:45 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas Quad
(Mariachi MECA performs early!)

For details: Emeliano Herrera III a (832) 647-2001 herrerem@stthom.edu
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, Room 616, Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond
(north side of the street, just east of Buffalo Speedway).
Tuesday, April 11
U of H Campus Greens present:
a political discussion
12:15 pm on the grass in front of the Satellite

Sunsara Taylor (Co-initiator of the World Cant Wait) Why we must and how we
can drive out the Bush regime
George Reiter (Prof of Physics U of H, member
of the Steering Committee of the Harris Country Green Party)
Why your tuition is going up and your loan and grant money is going down.
Wednesday, April 12
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, April 13
Your voice is needed.
TCEQ hearings on Power Plant Rules
2 PM
Houston TCEQ Regional Office,
5425 Polk St. Suite H,
3rd floor

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, your governmental voice) is debating rules that could lead to big cuts in smog and mercury emissions if we organize and show that real reductions are needed to protect our health. The rules that TCEQ proposes would merely adopt the weak federal power plant clean up rules, despite the fact that OUR state is legally able to adopt more protective policies.

TCEQ should protect health with:
90% reductions at all coal plants,by 2010, with no trading. If trading is allowed at all, it should only be within localized regions within the state of Texas.
70% reduction in power plant smog-forming NOx and the Sulfur that leads to haze in our national parks, acid rain and respiratory difficulties.

7 PM at The Artery (SE corner of Prospect and Jackson)
David Barsamian,
director of Alternative Radio, award-winning internationally syndicated program which airs in Houston on KPFT 90.1 FM Wednesdays at 2 p.m., will speak on “Another World is Possible: People Power in the Age of Empire.” $5 but no one turned away. Sponsored by Voices Breaking Boundaries. For more information, email info@vbbarts.org.
Monday, April 17

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, April 19
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next
come help with a show! join us making TV.

I think we decided on the relatively vegan friendly chinese place,
Van Loc, 3010 Milam, 77006
a block and a half north of Elgin; phone 713.528.6441
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, April 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford High School
14555 Fern
Houston, Texas 77079

Join Texas State Representative John Culberson for a Townhall Meeting
on Immigration Bill 4437 and other issues.
Culberson has stated: "I think this is one of the most important bills
the House has passed since I arrived in 2001, and I am very proud to be
an original co-sponsor."
Friday, April 21

5:00 PM
Woodhead Bridge over US 59

www.freewayblogger.com

Saturday, April 22
Houston Animal Rights Book Club
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Johnson Library @ 3517 Reed Road

(Reed is 2nd exit off 288 south of 610 & Library is east of 288)

Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals, by C. Ray Greek, MD & Jean Swingle Greek, DVM with forword by Jane Goodall, PhD. For more book club info, please contact Houston Animal Rights Team (HART)at 713-734-0820 (ask for Alma) or info@houstonanimalrights.com.

"Real Women Have Curves"
5 p.m. at Sedition Books, 4420 Washington.

For more information, call 713/869-3375.
A film showing to benefit the Southern Girls Convention, scheduled for Houston June 23-25.
The convention is an annual grassroots meeting devoted to networking, organizing, educating, and
agitating to empower women and girls in the South (see www.southerngirlsconvention.org).
The film depicts Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager from a predominately Latino community of East Los
Angeles, who receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Thus begins a struggle between her personal aspirations and her family's expectations.
Sunday, April 23
First Unitarian Universalist Church WOMEN'S GROUP
The Women's Health Movement "Herstory and Herstrionics"
10:35 a.m. in the Sojourner Truth Room, 3rd floor
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore

Bring your stories of success, favorite books & memorabilia, what enraged/enrages us, experiences from ridiculous to horrendous...What are the present conditions? Who controls women's bodies? Where do we go from here? Sometimes these women's health discussions are called "ovulating discussions".
Discussion will be led by a longtime women's health movement activist, Cathy Courtney, BSEd, MPH. Courtney is Founder & former Director of the Detroit Feminist Women's Health Center; trained with pioneers in the women's health movement, Our Bodies OurSelves and others and sustains political activism as Gynecology Self Helper and as a medical educator worker. A timeline of events since the 1970s will be distributed to decrease going over old facts and instead focus more on participant's experiences, women's strengths and practical strategies for the future! You may even bring your speculum to show & tell:)
The Women's Group info at www.houstonwomensgroup.com
The Women's Group is one of the longest active weekly women's discussion & support groups in the US. The feminist group for all women (each woman defines her own feminism) meets every Sunday at 10:35 a.m. in the Sojourner Truth Room, 3rd floor of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore (elevator accessible).

For more information call Iris Sizemore at 713-529-8571.
Monday, April 24
U of H Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
from 6:30-8:30
at the Hilton University of Houston,
3800 Calhoun
on the ESE side of the campus
(MAP LINK)
Amazonian Leaders Speak Out!
7:00-9:00 PM at The Artery
(www.arteryhouston.org)
Jackson at Prospect
On the eve of Chevron's Annual Shareholder's meeting being held in Houston this year, Amazonian leaders from Ecuador, Ermergildo Criollo, Cofan leader, and Rita Maldonado, Guanta community member, share their experiences about Chevron’s history of development on their land and discuss how the industry continues to imperil their community’s health and survival.
A short video, produced by Amazon Watch, entitled "ChevronTexaco on Trial" will be shown.
A selection of photos from "Crude Reflections: ChevronTexaco's Rainforest Legacy" will be displayed in the gallery.
$5 donation requested at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For more information: (415) 487-9600;
www.chevrontoxico.com, www.amazonwatch.org
Tuesday, April 25

Execution vigil for Pedro Sosa. STAYED!
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Houston and Lubbock downtown;
see DPvigils

Wednesday, April 26
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
MULTIPLE TOPICS: Houston Social Forum, Green Party Ballot Access, Montaintop Removal -- all to be continued.
Thursday, April 27

Execution vigil for Derrick Frazier. STAYED!
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Houston and Lubbock downtown;
see DPvigils

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30

All day both days, plus Saturday night!!
HOUSTON SOCIAL FORUM

Register Now!
to be held at Texas Southern University (TSU)

Here's a link to the HSF website: http://www.houstonsocialforum.org
Reminder: Follow up on this via blogs.

May
Monday, May 1
National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights
A DAY WITHOUT AN IMMIGRANT --AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE
Place: MEMORIAL PARK -- 7300 Memorial Dr and Picnic Lane --
Time: 11:00 AM
What: Rally / Gathering
Activities:
• Testimonies of Immigrants
• Workshops of Civic Participation
• Voter Registration
• Letter Writing Campaign to Petition for Permanent Residency
• Bring food, water and soft drinks for a Day of Festivities in the park
Tuesday, May 2
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, May 3
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV.

this week, we return to
Van Loc, 3010 Milam, 77006
a block and a half north of Elgin; phone 713.528.6441
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, May 5

The Iron Wall: An Obstacle to Peace
7:30 PM at Arab American Cultural Center (ACC)
10555 Stancliff Road, Houston, Texas 77099

A documentary exposing the impact of the wall on the Palestinian people and the peace process. Program includes live music for folk singer David Rovics, a 55-minute documentary, and a discussion with audience Q & A. Refreshments provided. Baby sitters and security present.
Ticket price $10.00 as a means of fundraising to Relocate the TULKAREM BAKERY (See Palestinians For Peace and Democracy, www.P4PD.org)
For more info, call Sahar Abusada at 282.565.6161

First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month:
Saturday, May 6
Blueprint Houston
Citizens’ Congress II
8 am- 12 noon
George R Brown Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B
Register/RSVP at www.blueprinthouston.org
4:00pm - 7:00pm
at The Shrine of the Black Madonna
5309 Martin L. King Blvd.


Come and Support the US-Cuba Friendship Caravan! Join us for the Cuba Caravan Film Festival!

The 45 year old US embargo of Cuba has caused shortages of food, medicine, and other important supplies for millions people. The embargo is an immoral policy that uses hunger and disease as political weapons. These humanitarian aid “friendshipments” help to alleviate the impact of the embargo. The Houston Cuba Solidarity Committee is again working to aid the 17th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan in collecting and transporting 160 tons of aid to Cuba this summer. Won’t you help?

To be shown:

"Forging Bridges of Friendship with Cuba" – A slide show set to music, produced by Ernest McMillan. This presentation features photos Ernest has taken in Cuba, along with scenes from prior Caravans. 30 min.

"Fidel: The Untold Story" – A documentary offering a unique look at Fidel through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, public figures, historians, and close friends, with footage from the Cuban State archives. The film includes interviews with people who know or have met Castro, including Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, Nelson Mandela, Muhammed Ali, Sydney Pollack, and others. Current and former U.S government figures including Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel, and a former CIA agent offer their political and historical perspectives. 1 hr, 30 min.

The films will be followed by a Q&A period and information on how to join the Caravan to Cuba.

$5 donation requested.
All proceeds support the Caravan,
which will be in Houston on Saturday, July 1st.

Sponsored by the Houston Cuba Solidarity Committee.

For more information, contact Gordon Anderson at 832-860-6464.
For a full list of accepted donations for the Caravan, contact Melissa Patrick at 281-756-9663.

Come have a great time and find out how you can join the Caravan to Cuba!

Sunday, May 7
5:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Rd.
Houston Peace and Justice Center is moving its annual Peace Picnic (really a potluck supper) from the fall. It's partnering with the Decade of Nonviolence-Houston to make the celebration of our communities of conscience even more joyous. There will be activities for children. So calendar the date and try not to schedule any competing events.
Monday, May 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, CHANGE IN VENUE:
at David Wager's office this month
9100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 220
Tuesday, May 9
7 p.m. in Anderson Hall,
Room 103 at University of St. Thomas.

"Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics."
This powerful video documentary teaches how the standard measure of national wealth around the world completely ignores the unpaid work of women. Aside from which the "Gross National Product" never includes the social and environmental costs of economic activity. A discussion will follow. For more information, contact Dr. Debra Andrist, 713/525-3122.
Wednesday, May 10
GreenWatch TV - MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL (Appalachian Voices)
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, May 11
Green Drinks, 6-9 PM
Field of Greens, 2320 W Alabama
(http://www.houstonsustainability.net)
Saturday, May 13
Everyone's Art Car Parade
1 pm
Allen Parkway

(tailgater starts at 9 am, watch the setup)
The world's oldest and largest Art Car Parade is FREE
www.orangeshow.org/events
Monday, May 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Politics.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, May 17
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens Restaurant,
north side of Alabama two blocks east of Kirby
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Sunday, May 21
6:00pm
Harris County Green Party Social and Fundraiser
Fahl'n Folk
Traveler
@ The Last Concert Cafe
1430 Nance Street
Suggested donation:
$15.00
Wednesday, May 24
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Topic: Iraqi Women, then and now (See CODEPINK item)
Thursday, May 25 - end of month
Kerrville Folk Festival: Final Push for Signatures!
WELCOME HOME
Monday, May 29
Turn in Petition Forms!!!
3-9 PM
in Houston, go to
LLU, 6th floor, 2990 Richmond
north side of the street,
E of Buffalo Speedway, W of Kirby
notarization, verification, networkification...
Sunday, May 28 through Tuesday, May 30

Memorial Day Observance
for US Military and All Civilian Casualties
from the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars
HERMANN PARK, HOUSTON, TEXAS
(at Fannin and Hermann Park Circle)
Sunday, 5/28: 10 AM to 5 PM ceremony
Flag Display: May 29 & 30
Volunteers needed to read names and place flags on May 28
Bring shoes for civilian memorial!
CONTACT: sanjacsec@yahoo.com or Jim Rine at 281.414.1386
Lead Sponsors: San Jacinto Democratic Veterans Brigade,
CODEPINK & VETERANS FOR PEACE

Tuesday, May 30
This is the day we turn in all signed petitions for Ballot Access for the Green Party in Texas to the Secretary of State
You may join us in Austin, 2 PM
Wednesday, May 31
GreenWatch planning meeting not necessary this week, as we have pre-taped the show for next week and we have the following show well in hand (Cuban Caravan and Pastors for Peace), see below. Future shows to include Climate Change, Palestine, and follow-up on previously aired topics. Stay Tuned!!!
June
Friday, June 2
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
This month:
Tuesday, June 6
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, June 7

6:30 - 7:15 PM
MONTHLY DEATH PENALTY VIGIL
(not at Mecom Fountain, due to Construction)
NW corner of Shepherd and Westheimer
in front of St. Anne Catholic Church
plenty of parking in the lot
Amnesty International Group 23 and like minded people gather on the first Wednesday of each month.
See http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ for more about this dedicated group of people. After the vigil, they meet 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House starting at 7:30 PM.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPIC: Houston Pride Week (which will be a fortnight after this night), listening especially to transgender folk this evening. (a good one; please watch)
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
Green Party of Texas Convention
Austin, Texas
See www.txgreens.org for details
Monday, June 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, Room 616, Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond
(north side of the street, just east of Buffalo Speedway).
Tuesday, June 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
Ballot Access Work Group post-appraisal meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, Room 616, Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond
(north side of the street, just east of Buffalo Speedway).
Wednesday, June 14
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd
just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.

(
We meet at different places, so stay tuned.)
Thursday, June 15
AIR EXCHANGE MEETINGS (3rd Thursday)
7:00 PM social, 7:30 PM speaker and dialogue
5308 Buffalo Speedway (at Bissonett)

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Mothers for Clean Air and
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
THIS MONTH: Winnie Hamilton, Baylor College of Medicine
“Environmental Health Hazards: the Special Vulnerability of Children”
Saturday, June 17
Green Party Party! (details)
7:00 PM at 7954 Glenheath, Houston, TX 77061
(Residence of Don and Mary Cook)
Bring: Whatever food, drink, music, or documentary materials (cameras, camcorders) you might require for a joyous celebration
Monday, June 19
KPFT presents Greg Palast
at River Oaks Theater
See www.kpft.org
Tuesday, June 20

6:30-9:00 pm
Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting -
this month has been rescheduled to allow for the KPFT event with Greg Palast at River Oaks Theater (see www.kpft.org).
MAJOR TOPIC: Future Plans for our Green Party.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, June 21
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPIC: Pastors for Peace, Caravanistas para Cuba.

Thursday, June 22

Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science."
7 p.m. at Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr.

In the book, Mooney documents the Bush Administration's increasing unwillingness to distinguish between legitimate research and ideologically driven pseudoscience.

[Part of the Speaker Series of the Texas Freedom Network, which champions human rights with a special focus on combating the intolerance of the Religious Right.]

Friday, June 23 - Sunday June 25
8th Annual Southern Girls Convention
here this year, in Houston, Texas!

Past workshop topics at SGC have included fatphobia, abortion rights and access, radical parenting, "100 Years of Revolutionary Wimmin," the criminalization of women, "Queer and Trans Youth in the South," gender bias in schools, sexism in the activist community and roles and strategies for boys in the struggle against male supremacy.
Saturday June 24
Houston Pride
Festival
2-8 PM, Westheimer & Commonwealth
Parade 8:45 PM Lower Westheimer
Tuesday June 27
5:30-7:00 PM, Dunlavy bridge over US 59
Let the world know: Houston has a conscience
7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
(4th Tuesday of each month)
Wednesday, June 28
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd
just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.

(
We meet at different places, so stay tuned.)
July
Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2

Green Party of Texas
open State Executive Committee retreat near Somerville.

Saturday, July 1

Pastors for Peace
17th annual Friendship with Cuba Caravan comes through Houston

Tuesday, July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Wednesday, July 5

7:30 PM
Amnesty International Group 23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPIC: Climate Change with Louis Smith and Nan Hildreth, probably.
Thursday, July 6

7:00 PM social, 7:30 PM general meeting, SIERRA CLUB
Houston Regional Group meets at Central Presbyterian Church,
3788 Richmond at Timmons. Houston, TX

Friday, July 7
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
Monday, July 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, 4722 Benning
Tuesday, July 11

Execution vigil for Derrick O'Brien.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available int eh church parking lot on Fanning. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

Wednesday, July 12
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, July 13

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

Green Drinks: a monthly informal gathering of people interested in Houston's environment. We'll meet at Field of Greens 2320 W Alabama. Field of Greens offers tasty meals with many vegetarian and vegan dishes available. From 6-7 pm, you'll get an opportunity to chat with other people interested in the quality of Houston's environment.
DETAILS

Friday, July 14

Bastille Day -- FREEWAY SIGNAGE
5:00-6:00 PM
gather at the Dunlavy bridge over US 59
to express distress over how our country has been overtaken

Sunday, July 16

1:00 PM, West Gray Cafe, 415 W. Gray:
Meeting to plan 2nd Annual Peak Oil Mini-Conference.
All are welcome to contribute.
Main focus of this meeting: Public promotion.

Host: howard guidry justice committee
the pyramid shop
3215 dowling
near elgin
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Phone: sis njeri. 713.237.0357 or 713.503.2633

MORT

Monday, July 17

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: View parts of the movie "Why We Fight" (BBC/SONY) and discuss.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop.
Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards; mingle.

Wednesday, July 19

Execution vigil: Mauriceo Brown.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fanning. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPIC THIS SHOW: Howard Guidry and the Death Penalty in Texas
Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21
Houston Peace Camp
sponsor: Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
WILPF
for information call 713.787.9677 or 713.726.1266
Thursday, July 20

Execution vigil:Robert Anderson.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

AIR EXCHANGE MEETINGS (3rd Thursday)
7:00 PM social, 7:30 PM speaker and dialogue
5308 Buffalo Speedway (at Bissonett)

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Mothers for Clean Air and
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
THIS MONTH: Beth O’Brien, Public Citizen Texas Office
“Industrial Upset Emissions: Who Pays the Price?”
Friday, July 21

5:30-7:00 PM outside jail, 701 N. San Jacinto
Supporters to Protest Brutal Mistreatment of
Howard Guidry, who perseveres after setback in court
(see Houston Indymedia item)

Sunday, July 23

At 8:15 pm, the Andrea Pia Yates Support Coalition will hold a candlelight vigil at the Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon.
(Yupon crosses west Alabama a little west of Montrose.)
We invite people from around the USA and the World to join us in solidarity against imprisonment for Andrea and, more generally, against incarcerating and executing people who are seriously mentally ill. You can join us in two ways: one is to come to the vigil on Sunday evening if you are in the Houston area. The second way is by "lighting a candle for Andrea" wherever you live. If you would like to send a message of solidarity to be read on Sunday evening, you can send the message to Dave Atwood.
DETAILS
(Try googling Andrea Pia Yates Support Coalition, see what else you find.)

Tuesday July 25

Execution vigil: Allen Bridgers. STAY GRANTED, NO VIGIL.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
(4th Tuesday of each month)
Wednesday, July 26
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Daily Grind, south side of Washington 3-4 blocks east of Shepherd.
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30
Green Party of the United States
national meeting in Tucson, Arizona
El Futuro es Verde!
(the future is green)
Friday, July 28
3-5 PM, Tranquility Park in Houston
Islamic Society of Houston and others sponsor a Rally opposing the ongoing violence in the Middle East. DETAILS
Saturday, July 29

Somerfest!
A country festival in Somerville, Texas, north of Brenham.
Come help table for the Green Party and have fun!
[Contact Sheri or Art]

August
Tuesday, August 1
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, August 2

7:30 PM
Amnesty International Group 23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPICS: Net Neutrality; Wi-Fi in Houston. See archives...
Thursday, August 3

Execution vigil: William Wyatt, Jr.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

Houston Media Source Celebrates Twenty Years of Service to the Houston Community!

Friday, August 4
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
Monday, August 7
Fitzgeralds, 8 PM: KPFA Pacifica documentary on the struggle to wrest control of
Pacifica back to the people. Outreach Committee, KPFT 90.1 FM.
Wednesday, August 9
GreenWatch TV planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Daily Grind, south side of Washington 3-4 blocks east of Shepherd.
(We meet at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, August 10

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

Sunday, August 13

Second Annual Houston Peak Oil mini-conference
1:00-5:30 PM
at First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin at Southmore
For more information, visit www.HoustonPeakOil.org, or contact
Don Cook (713-705-5594) or Nan Hildreth (713-842-6643)

Monday, August 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Tuesday, August 15

2-4 PM: at UH in the University Center’s Houston Room
(Take entrance 1 off Calhoun).
Community forum on "Houston a Global City: Contributions and Challenges of Comprehensive Immigration Reform."
This forum has been organized in connection with the Department of Homeland Security's field hearing in Houston the following day on how to reconcile the differing versions of immigration "reform" that the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed earlier this year (see next entry).
For more information, contact:
Ceil Roeger OP of the Dominican Sisters, 713/747-3310

6-9 PM: "Vigil for Dignity" in front of City Hall, 901 Bagby
James Sensenbrenner (Republican US Representative from Wisconsin), author of anti-immigrant legislation HR-4437, visits Houston today.
This event sponsored by CRECEN; call 713-271-9303.

9 PM: special TV show on cable channel 17
Alternative Perspectives (about Palestine)
clips from "The Iron Wall" video
Host: Jackie Carpenter
Guests: Adnan Radwan (Palestinian American Congress)
Sahar Abusada (Palestinians for Peace and Democracy)
Jay Tapp (Concerned American Citizen)

Public Access -
HMS - We The People TV

Wednesday, August 16

A series of events in connection with Homeland Security's field hearing in Houston on how to reconcile the differing versions of immigration "reform" that the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed earlier this year. The panel of presenters for the hearing was pre-selected, so certain voices may be excluded.
1: A silent vigil beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting until the hearing ends, in front of the Harris Co. Civil Courts Building, 201 Caroline.
2: A citizens’ news conference at 9 a.m. in the same location. Attendees are urged to wear a white ribbon in support of just and compassionate immigration reform.
3: Finally, an ecumenical prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on the steps of Houston City Hall.
For more information, contact Ceil Roeger OP of the Dominican Sisters, 713/747-3310.

Wednesday, August 16

A series of events in connection with Homeland Security's field hearing in Houston on how to reconcile the differing versions of immigration "reform" that the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed earlier this year. The panel of presenters for the hearing was pre-selected, so certain voices may be excluded.
1: A silent vigil beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting until the hearing ends, in front of the Harris Co. Civil Courts Building, 201 Caroline.
2: A citizens’ news conference at 9 a.m. in the same location. Attendees are urged to wear a white ribbon in support of just and compassionate immigration reform.
3: Finally, an ecumenical prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on the steps of Houston City Hall.
For more information, contact Ceil Roeger OP of the Dominican Sisters, 713/747-3310.

GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
TOPIC THIS SHOW: Domestic Violence.
Thursday, August 17

In connection with the "Wake Up Wal-Mart" Bus Tour that began on August 1, there’ll be a rally and news conference to call upon the corporation to behave justly toward its workers and suppliers around the world. The tour is going to 35 cities in 35 days. In Houston, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 455 is organizing these events. 11 a.m.-noon in front of the Wal-Mart on 10411 North Freeway (I-45) at West Road. For more information, call the local, 281/448-5555.

Execution vigil: Richard Hinojosa.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

AIR EXCHANGE MEETINGS (3rd Thursday)
7:00 PM social, 7:30 PM speaker and dialogue
5308 Buffalo Speedway (at Bissonett)

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Mothers for Clean Air and
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
THIS MONTH: David Crossley, Gulf Coast Institute
(Topic to be announced)

8 PM: Houston Indymedia Film Series
"...After the wind, child, after the water's gone..."
At Rice Media Center, Rice University campus, Entrance #8, Stockton and University. People encouraged to park in the neighborhood. 5-10$ donation requested to support Houston IMC and the filmmakers.

Friday, August 18

5:30 PM in front of the Israeli Consulate at 24 Greenway Plaza
on Weslayan between Richmond and 59 next to Edwards Cinema.

Houston Emergency Coalition Against Israeli Aggression will demonstrate protesting Israel's current invasions and its long-standing occupation and oppression of the West Bank. Particular focus of this protest: Victims of Israeli aggression in Lebanon and Palestine, with special remembrance of the massacre at Qana.

Monday, August 21

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Leo Gold on "Winning Causes"
(Leo Gold is the host of The New Capital Show on KPFT 90.1 FM, 10-11 AM on Thursdasys.)
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end at 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Tuesday August 22
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
(4th Tuesday of each month)
Wednesday, August 23
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, August 24

Execution vigil: Justin Fuller.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

Friday, August 25

Fourth Friday Flicks (and Fun)
starting at 6:30 for socializing and food,
then watch a meaningful movie at 7:30;
remain afterward for conversation.
This month: The Time Is NOW!
see PAA for more

Wednesday, August 30
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, August 31

Execution vigil: Derrick Frazier.
5:30-6:20 PM, outside St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street (corner of Binz); parking is available in the church parking lot on Fannin. We are grateful to Senior Minister Dr. Jim Bankston for his hospitality. see DPvigils

In progress through September 3

Camp Casey III in Crawford, Texas.
Camp Casey has purchased a property in Crawford right around the corner from the Peace House. It's a wooded five-acre lot that will accommodate the expanding peace population calling for an end to Bush's war of aggression. For information about being part of Cindy Sheehan's witness for truth and justice, contact Amy Branham, abranham@houston.rr.com.
Greens should also all know that a blue Green tent awaits your visit:
NATIONAL GP PRESS RELEASE

August 15 through all of September

Both anti-abortion and pro-choice activists should know that certain anti-abortion forces are launching a 40-day campaign to close down the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Houston. Historically, these protests attempt to intimidate women entering the clinics. Abortion services are only a small part of the women's health and reproductive services the clinic provides.
Houston Anti-Racist Action, a youth-based anti-oppression activist group, seeks to build a coalition for a rally/march to defend access to services. Harris County Green Party concurs, and encourages members to learn about providing escort service for clients of the clinic. Anyone interested is welcome to join in the planning.
Contact Ben (713/861-7735, houstonara@yahoo.com) or Art (281/728-6327, abrowning@pdq.net)

September
Friday, September 1
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
Monday, September 4

LABOR DAY

10 AM at Market Square
March for Immigrant Rights

walk to City Hall for a rally at 11 AM
[details coming]
1:00-5:00 PM at Resurrection Church
IMPEACHMENT TEACH-IN
See www.paa-tx.org
Ann Wright: Keynote Speaker
The Japhet Jump-up is fundraising concert for the restoration of Japhet Creek. Hear five bands on Labor Day Monday, September 5th (?) from 3-11 pm at 4601 Clinton Dr, the Old Rice Mills. Produced by Kennywould Events and the Japhet Civic Association
Tuesday, September 5
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, September 6
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

7:30 PM
Amnesty International Group 23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House.

Monday, September 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, September 13

Amy Goodman in H-Town, see KPFT

GreenWatch TV: THIS WEEK -- Planned Parenthood, 70 years of service.
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, September 14

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

Sexism and Discrimination
-Havens Center Kids' Digital Story Project Debut Talking About Sexism
-Who's Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics
Houston Institute for Culture
7 PM at Havens Center,
1827 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas 77098

8 PM: Houston Indymedia Film Series
"Electric Purgatory: The fate of the black rocker"
At Rice Media Center, Rice University campus, Entrance #8, Stockton and University. People encouraged to park in the neighborhood. 5-10$ donation requested to support Houston IMC and the filmmakers.

Friday, September 15
ELECTORAL REFORM FORUM
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the University of Houston

(Science and Resarch 1 Building at Cullen and entrance 14 to UH)
No admission charged.
DETAILS CLICK
FREE PARKING at lot 15D, entrance from Holman (see map). Follow the signs to the event.
Science and Research 1 is the tall building, directly across Cullen Boulevard.
Sponsored by the Verifiable Vote Coalition, Harris County Green Party, and UH Campus Greens
Saturday, September 16
Common Ground - The US Constitution
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the University of Houston
Waldorf Astoria Room, second floor of the Hilton, 4800 Calhoun Street.

COMMON GROUND explores how our undemocratic hinderance of third parties to support a two party system is not only unfair to third parties but limits our democracy.
In addition to DAVID COBB, MICHAEL BADNARIK will again appear, along with BOB SMITHER, Libertarian Candidate for Congress in Texas District 72.
MAP AND FLYER, courtesy Libertarian
Participating third parties: Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, Reform Party, and Green Party
This event is free, and "heavy" hors d'oeuvres are advertised. COMMON GROUND is sponsored by College Libertarians at UH.
Check www.lptexas.org/harris for further information on this event.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, OPEN HOUSE FOR DAVID COBB,
hosted by Deb Shafto at 7260 Santa Fe, Houston, TX 77061 All are invited.
Check back here or call 713-705-5594 for further information and updates
on all three events of this DEMOCRACY WEEKEND!

EARTHDANCE HOUSTON
Peace Prayer - 6 pm, water blessing, dancing drumming & much more...
Community Celebration honoring Native American Culture
Location: Hare KrishnaTemple’s Gauranga Hall, 1320 W. 34th Street, Houston TX, 77018
Also Friday, 9/15: Benefit Dinner; Sunday, 9/17: Sunrise Meditation, Closing Ceremony.
For more details, check www.earthdance.org/Houston, &/or www.ecstaticdancehouston.com

Monday, September 18

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Multiple issues .

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, September 20
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
PEPPER TREE this week: 3821 Richmond
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, September 21

International Day of Peace
Decade of Nonviolence-Houston will sponsor an observance focused on interfaith respect and understanding. Area schools are being encouraged to promote those goals during the week of September 18-22, and organizations that have endorsed the Decade have been asked to observe Peace Week with activities appropriate to their missions and programs. For more information, contact Richard Wahl, 713/868-9209 x304, rawahlcsb@yahoo.com

This annual global observance sponsored by the United Nations has been promoted in Houston by the Decade of Nonviolence-Houston. Joined by the Rothko Chapel, the Decade is asking everyone to pause at noon in solidarity with the world-wide yearning for peace. The Dominican Sisters will toll their bell at noon, and other religious groups with bells are asked to do likewise. At 5:30 p.m. the Dominican Sisters invite the public to join their community in a Labyrinth Walk for Peace at their facility at 6501 Almeda.

Also: 7 PM Candlelight vigil for peace, Montrose Bridge over US 59

Friday, September 22

Fourth Friday Flicks (and Fun)
starting at 6:30 for socializing and food,
then watch a meaningful movie at 7:30;
remain afterward for conversation.
PAA and cohorts likely shall co-sponsor the 2 short films that Mark Lacy (with Houston Institute for Culture, HIFC) and Nuestra Palabra have already scheduled for the 4th Friday (Sep. 22) - see IMMIGRATION for details on those films.

7 PM, Havens Center - 1827 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas 77098

Saturday, September 23

Justice for Janitors campaign
2 PM at Hilton Hotel, 1600 Lamar, Houston
See www.houstonjanitors.org
For more information, contact Amber
Goodwin, 713/514-0005, ambergoodwin@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 24

Freedom of CHOICE Celebration
2-4 PM at Bell Park
on Montrose north of Mecom Fountain
RALLY IN FAVOR OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUCCESS

Tuesday September 26
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Going out to dinner this month,
to support Nancy on the loss of her husband.

(4th Tuesday of each month)
September 21-28
Wednesday, September 27
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Saturday September 30
Japhet Creek Restoration Day
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
(4th Tuesday of each month)
October
During most of October, more than a dozen churches throughout Houston (and more than 130 across Texas and 2000 in the US!) will be showing FREE the movie
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
(thanks to Texas Interfaith Power and Light)
See Houston Climate Protection for listings
Sunday, October 1
1000 Lights for Peace
Houston City Hall
5:30-7:30 PM

(Mahatma Gandhi Week)
Monday, October 2
Pastors for Peace's Caravan to Chiapas is arriving in Houston on November!
Join a planning meeting at 6:30 PM at the Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center, 4014 Market Street (near I-10 and Waco Street).
Tuesday, October 3
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, October 4
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

6:30 PM - Death penalty abolition vigil
in front of St. Anne's Catholic Church
on the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer

(sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,
first Wednesday of each month)

7:30 PM - Amnesty International Group 23
2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House

(AI-23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month)

Thursday, October 5
World Can't Wait - 5:00 PM
Converge on CITY HALL (Hermann Square),
on Smith, between McKinney & Walker, downtown Houston
For more information, call 713/894-0932
houston@worldcantwait.org
Friday, October 6
First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
Saturday, October 7
11:00 AM-4:00 PM: B.I.R.T.H. Fair
United Way Center, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
See www.houbirth.org
Sunday, October 8
One of many free showings of "An Inconvenient Truth" at churches across Texas
See: www.HoustonClimateProtection.org; this one at Fannin and Southmore will include a discussion led by two Rice University professors after 1:30-3:30 PM.
Monday, October 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, Suite 220, 9100 Southwest Freeway
Tuesday, October 10

Last day to register to vote in the next election in the state of TEXAS.
(Some other states and countries allow instant registration, but not Texas.)

Wednesday, October 11
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, October 12

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

6-8 PM GREEN DRINKS at Field of Greens
2320 W Alabama St, Houston, TX

Friday, October 13
Film about Iraq vets and the realities of war
A showing of "The Ground Truth" followed by a panel discussion. Sponsors are Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace. Suggested $10 donation (MFSO and VFP members and families free) but no one turned
away. 8 p.m. at The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect in the Museum District.
For more information, contact Mikal Hutto, 713/472-3711, Miklhut@aol.com.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
7 PM at Covenant Lutheran Church
3785 Barker Cypress Road
During most of October, more than a dozen churches throughout Houston (and more than 130 across Texas and 2000 in the US!) will be showing this movie FREE
(thanks to Texas Interfaith Power and Light)
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Security Culture Workshop at Sedition

Monday, October 16

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: Elections, Candidates, Propositions (with discussion)

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, October 18
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
this week, we meet at Van Loc, 3010 Milam;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, October 19
Frances Newton's Last Words (a VIDEO seen on German TV1)
and "Is America Ready to Give Up the Death Penalty?" a panel discussion.
8 PM at Rice Cinema
See Houston Indymedia for more;
download PDF flyers: color or monochrome.
Saturday, October 21
Meet Charles Waterbury, Green Party write-in candidate for Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice, and other progressive candidates. Cheryl and Bill Crosier (Progressive Action Alliance) open their home this evening, Don Cook co-host.
7-11 PM, at 7445 Santa Fe Dr.
call Don at 713.705.5594
Friday-Sunday, October 20-22
Texas Bioneers
co-creating a world we can live in
at Main Campus, University of Houston
in conjunction with worldwide Bioneers
National Weekend of Faith in Action against the Death Penalty
This (NWFA) is an opportunity for faith communities, interfaith groups, human rights activists, and others to examine the death penalty from a faith-based or values-based perspective. Set aside some time during the weekend of October 20-22 for an activity or event that focuses on the death penalty issue, using the ideas and resources provided by Amnesty International USA as your guide.
Monday, October 23

Early Voting begins today; lasts through Nov. 3
(http://www.harrisvotes.com)

Tuesday October 24
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
(4th Tuesday of each month)

Early Voting began October 23, lasts through Nov. 3
(http://www.harrisvotes.com)

Wednesday, October 25
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, October 26

Progressive Movies, Double Feature
7 PM at River Oaks Theater

Stealing America Vote by Vote
It happened in 2004; it can happen this year, too.
The Ground Truth
"A searing peek into the toll of war on its soldiers."

Saturday, October 28

Texas Annual March Against the Death Penalty
a day trip to Austin, Texas
FLYER (pdf)
Bus leaves from SHAPE at 8:30 AM, with 9 AM pickup at Memorial City Mall Macy's
AbolitionMovement@hotmail.com; call 713.237.0357 or 713.503.2633

CELEBRATE RESISTANCE
starting at 1 PM, Live Oak Friends Meeting House
1318 West 26th Street, Houston 77008

See the video "SIR, NO SIR" a film about war resisters in the military during the Viet Nam war.
Bob Watada will speak on behalf of his son, Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to our terrible war in Iraq.

David Rovics and others playing
3-8 PM at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th
(Bob Watada will speak again at 6:15 PM)
for details, call Don at 713.705.5594
Military Families Speak Out
Veterans for Peace

Tuesday, October 31
You must get your Application for ballot by mail to the Harris County Clerk's office by this day (for Novemer 7 elections).
http://www.harrisvotes.com
November
Wednesday, November 1
Teach-in at U of H, 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
TOPIC: "US Imperialism Past and Future: How It affects you."
University of Houston, outside stage at UC Satellite
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decide after each show where to meet next;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
Donnell Jackson is scheduled to be executed
Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.

6:30 PM - Death penalty abolition vigil
in front of St. Anne's Catholic Church
on the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer

(sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,
first Wednesday of each month)

7:30 PM - Amnesty International Group 23
2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House

(AI-23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month)

Friday, November 3

Last Day of Early Voting
(http://www.harrisvotes.com)

First Friday Forum at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd. 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program?
Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) fourth annual Awards
Dinner. National Peacemaker honoree and keynote speaker will be Roy
Bourgeois
, M.M., founder and guiding spirit of School of the Americas Watch. Local honorees: Amy Branham, Ray Hill, Omawali Luthuli and Ernest McMillan.
Saturday, November 4
Conference: "The New Political Reality in South America"
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at University of Houston
Houston's first sustained exploration of the move to the left in South America. Topics covered will include an overview, control of oil and gas, implications for the global economy, Venezuela's Chavez and Bolivia's Morales, and the role of women and indigenous peoples. Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch, will give a major talk.
Registration is $20 ($10 for students). To reserve, call 713.861.2494
QUAKER PEACE FESTIVAL 2006
9:00 AM to sundown
at Live Oak Friends Meeting House
1318 West 26th Street
Houston, Texas
click HERE for details
Tuesday, November 7
ELECTION DAY: VOTE!!!
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement meets 7PM first Tuesday of each month at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, November 8
GreenWatch TV: Justice for Janitors
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, November 9

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

Monday-Thursday, November 6-9

Sit-in at The White House, Our House.
Washington, DC
GOLD STAR FAMILIES FOR PEACE
Read a letter from Cindy Sheehan

Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12
People's Campaign School in Austin
The Green Party of Texas and Travis County Green Party are sponsoring this special event with John Eder, state congressman from Maine, the highest office held by a Green in the country.
See web site TravisCountyGreens.org
Saturday, November 11
11 AM: join Veterans for Peace, Chapter 12
in the Veterans Day Parade
VFP is Entry #87 - meet at Louisiana and Preston (Area 5) not later than 11 AM.
(for more information contact Jim Rine at jmrine@hotmail.com or 281.414.1386)
2 PM: Justice for Janitors Rally
at Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Road
www.houstonjanitors.org
(for background, see houston.indymedia.org)
Monday, November 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, November 15

Seymour Hersh at Rice, 8:00-9:30 PM
6100 Main Street, Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center
FREE!

GreenWatch planning meeting, not needed
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, November 16
STAY GRANTED, so NO execution vigil for Charles Nealy!
(would have been 5:30-6:20 PM,
outside Dominican Sisters' motherhouse)

7:00 PM - "SHUT UP AND SING" ((Dixie Chicks Movie)
at Landmark Theatre, 5 Greenway Plaza
ACLU members free, others $20, or join!
RSVP: 713.942.8146

Friday-Sunday, November 17-19

Converge on Fort Benning in Georgia
SOA WATCH

Monday, November 20

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPICS: Justice for Janitors, SHROC VI; Shaping the Future.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Tuesday, November 21

7:00-8:30 pm: Citizens Transportation Coalition (CTC) Outreach meeting
3015 Richmond at Eastside in the Upper Kirby Room.

David Crossley will be our featured speaker and he will talk about Houston's next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP 2030). Spending $70+ billion on transportation can do a lot of harm or good to Houston neighborhoods. Come learn more about what Houstonians should hope to get out of the next regional plan, and how to help shape it. (713-301-5716)

Wednesday, November 22
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own show on public affairs and local issues will be pre-taped this time, because the studio is closed Thanksgiving eve. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Friday, November 24
Sunday, November 26

rescheduled Fourth Friday Flicks - and fun
(moved so as not to conflict with holiday)
Pot Luck at 5 PM, double feature peace movies at 6 PM:
1: "Sir, No Sir" about GIs against the Viet Nam War
2: "The Peace Patriots" about anti-Iraq War actions
The Havens Center, 1827 W Alabama St., Houston, TX, 77006
(Park on North side of Alabama, across street from Havens Center)

Details at PAA website

Tuesday November 28
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar
(4th Tuesday of each month)
Wednesday, November 29
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens, 2320 West Alabama;
on the north side of the street three blocks east of Kirby
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
December
Tuesday, December 5
Wanting YOU to help cover the 6th bi-annual Southern Human Rights Organizers Network Conference (see calendar item Dec. 8-10 below), Houston Indymedia presents another...
Makin' Media workshop*
Tuesday, December 5 from 7-9 PM
Sedition Books (4420 Washington Avenue)
* Tasty vegan refreshments included; see website for more info!
 
Come sign greeting cards for death row prisoners tonight!
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement 6-10 PM at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama
Wednesday, December 6

6:30 PM - Death penalty abolition vigil
in front of St. Anne's Catholic Church
on the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer

(sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,
first Wednesday of each month)

7:30 PM - Amnesty International Group 23
2360 Rice Blvd in the garage apartment behind Maryknoll House

(AI-23 meets on the first Wednesday of each month)

GreenWatch TV show this time features the Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference being held in Houston December 8-10.
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Friday-Monday, December 8-11

10th Anniversary Celebration -- 6th Bi-Annual
Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference (SHROC VI)
BLACK AND BROWN UNITE TO FIGHT

(A Youth Summit will be held during the conference on Dec. 8;
a post-conference Field Trip to the Rio Grande on Monday, Dec. 11, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Farm Workers' Movement.)
www.shroc.org or call 662.334.1122

Sunday, December 10

"Guadelupe: Mother of All Mexico"
The Houston Institute for Culture continues its screening of films, followed by discussions relevant to issues raised by the film(s). This one is co-sponsored by Music Beyond Borders.
7 p.m. in the Institute’s new facility, the Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama

Monday, December 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, December 13
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hunan Village, 3311 South Shepherd
just north of Richmond on the east side of the street.

come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, December 14

6:30 PM gather to gab, 7:00 PM Progressive Action Alliance meets generally 2nd Thursdays at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 2990 Richmond, 6th floor, Room 6.

Monday, December 18

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

MAJOR TOPIC: To be decided.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. WE MEET AT CENTRAL MARKET on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan, just inside the 610 loop. Our meetings start shortly after 6:30 PM and end before 9:00 PM...
Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards, so be sure to mingle.

Wednesday, December 20
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: TimeWarner 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Friday, December 22

Fourth Friday Flicks (and Fun)
starting at 6:30 for socializing and food,
then watch "It's Worse Than You Think" at 7:30
(remain afterward for conversation)
see www.paa-tx.org for more info

Tuesday December 26
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Likely no meeting due to holiday;
group may do dinner instead.
(usually 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM, upstairs behind 2360 Rice Blvd
Olive Branch Meeting Room, just west of Greenbriar)

Wednesday, December 27
GreenWatch planning meeting 7:00-9:00 PM
this week at The Daily Grind, south side of Washington 3-4 blocks east of Shepherd.
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

last updated: 2006-12-29


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