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Historical Calendar of Progressive and Green Party Events 2007

2007
January

Art Exhibit through January 28
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is holding a group show called Frontera 450+. The name derives from the number of young women murdered since 1993 in Juárez, Mexico, across the U.S. border from El Paso. The artists have created works that address critical aspects of this tragic situation, among them misogyny, exploitative economic globalization, the mother's movement for justice, and the role of the Mexican and U.S. governments. Viewing times are Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The museum is at 1502 Alabama St. corner La Branch. For more information and to schedule tours, call 713/529-6900.

Monday, January 1

Happy New Year! (Make it So.)

Wednesday, January 3
GreenWatch TV: TOPIC - Tazers in Houston, with Randall Kallinen.
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, January 4

World Can't Wait: Demonstrate!
Go to Washington DC as the new congress convenes.
Remind us all why the turnover happened.
www.worldcantwait.net

Friday, January 5
After a holiday break, the First Friday Forum at Maryknoll House will resume on February 2.
Wednesday, January 10

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Carlos Granados is scheduled.

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, January 11

NOON to 1 PM - Vigil to Close Guantanamo
Mecom Fountain, Main at Montrose
(www.amnestyhouston.org)

Friday-Sunday, January 12-14

The National Conference for Media Reform
in Memphis, Tennessee
http://www.freepress.net/conference/

Saturday, January 13

8 AM to 2 PM - "We Are The Dream" March and Rally
Houstonians will come together as brothers and sisters to celebrate the prophetic voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a silent March down Martin Luther King Boulevard, and a day of meaningful events at McGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun. (see invitation)
Called by Ada Edwards, Houston City Council Member, District D

Sunday-Wednesday, January 14-17

Memorial to 300th Military Casualty and Civilian Loss of Life
The Houston Chapter of Veterans for Peace plans to conduct a week long memorial to commemorate the loss of life in the Iraq war. This memorial follows the 3000th U.S. military casualty from this war. CodePink will also be participating in this memorial and other groups are encouraged to attend and/or participate. The memorial will be held at Memorial Park (south side of Memorial Drive), Memorial Dr & S. Picnic Ln., Houston, TX, 77007

Monday, January 15 (MLK birthday)

Distrubute handbills about True Values
during the day at the traditional Parade on Martin Luther King's birthday.
Help us remind people about what he stood for:
Social Justice, Non-Violence, Grassroots Democracy.
then come to ---

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.
POSTPONED TO FOLLOWING MONDAY DUE TO BAD WEATHER
MAJOR TOPIC: Issues for the Texas Legislature.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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, January 17

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Johnathan Moore is scheduled.

GreenWatch TV: LIVE SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER; tape of PEAK OIL show aired instead.
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-Sunday, January 19-21
Green Party of Texas State Executive Committee and supporters,
Face-to-face meeting in Austin.
Saturday, January 20
Please join in honoring Rep. Ron Paul for his tireless effort in defense of civil liberties. www.codepinkalert.org

Ron Paul sits in Congress on the Republican side of the aisle, but he is a
committed and courageous libertarian. As such, he has been more steadfast in
his resistance to the Bush Administration’s attack on Constitutional
liberties than many Democrats. He has also been a strong voice against the
war on Iraq. For these reason, he will be honored with a Defender of Habeas
Corpus Award at a town hall meeting.

Greg Gladden will be recognizing Lee Loe for her work in originating the Defender
of Habeas Corpus Award and her lifetime commitment to peace and justice.

7 p.m. Saturday, January 20
The Knights of Columbus
Hwy 6 at CR 146 in Alvin, TX.
For more information, contact Margaret
or call 713-291-4589

Wednesday, January 24

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Larry Swearingen STAYED.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decided not to meet this time
Thursday, January 25

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Ronald Chambers STAYED.

Art Exhibit through January 28
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is holding a group show called Frontera 450+. The name derives from the number of young women murdered since 1993 in Juárez, Mexico, across the U.S. border from El Paso. The artists have created works that address critical aspects of this tragic situation, among them misogyny, exploitative economic globalization, the mother's movement for justice, and the role of the Mexican and U.S. governments. Viewing times are Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The museum is at 1502 Alabama St. corner La Branch. For more information and to schedule tours, call 713/529-6900.

Saturday, January 27

Green Party Party, 1-4 PM at Super Happy Fun Land
2610 Ashland, three blocks east of N. Shepherd at 26th Street
many of us have already begun to miss Nathalie Parivicini, who helped found the Harris County Green Party and will soon be leaving Texas. It's an informal get together and everyone is welcome. Join us!

Summit and Peace March
THE IRAQ WAR SUMMIT: WHAT NEXT?


WHAT: Join A Constructive Dialogue On Saving Lives Of Americans, Securing The Homeland, And Bringing Our Troops Home With Dignity.
WHO: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, academician, veterans, clergy and other invited guests
WHEN: 1-2 PM Iraq War Summit: What Next?
2-3 PM Silent March for Peace
WHERE: Mickey Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith Street, 12th Floor

RSVP:
Chonya Davis-Johnson
713.655.0050 (office)
713.899.9757 (cell)
chonya.davis-johnson@mail.house.gov

Statewide March to Coincide With National Anti-War Marches

AUSTIN- In solidarity with national gatherings in major cities and a national march in Washington D.C. a coalition of local activist groups called Stop The War Coalition - Austin has planned a peaceful statewide anti-war march.
The march will convene at Austin City Hall at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2007 and the march to the Texas Capitol will commence at 3:30 pm. Music and speakers will greet the marchers at the Capitol grounds and City Hall. Speakers will include Hart Viges of Veterans for Peace, Texas Green Party Co-Chair Dr. Douglas Reber, Hadi Jawad of The Crawford Peace House, Karen Burke of Campus Antiwar Movement to End the Occupation, and Ruben Solis of Southwest Workers Union and main organizer of Border Social Forum. All anti-war Texans are invited to attend.

For more information contact: antiwarcampus@yahoo.com
Phone and Day-of Contact: Karen Burke
Alternate Contacts: Spencer Crowl, Martin Thomen
http://www.thirdcoastactivist.org/events.html#jan27

D.C. march against the war
United for Peace and Justice, the large national coalition that formed to stop—and later end—the invasion and occupation of Iraq, has called for a major mobilization in the nation's capital. For more information and updates, also visit
CODEPINK, and Vets for Peace

January 26-27

PEACE EDUCATION
A weekend introduction to Non Violent Communication (TM), the acclaimed work of Marshall Rosenberg, is being offered the last weekend in January with a certified NVC trainer. The early registration deadline is January 15 (save $10).
Compassionate Communication, a three hour introductory class based on NVC, may be scheduled at other times for groups of up to 20. To schedule, contact Brenda Hardt, 797/830-5210, bbhardt@academicplanet.com.

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
annual convention in Austin, Texas
www.tcadp.org

Tuesday, January 30

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Christopher Swift is scheduled.
SUICIDE BY STATE: see texasmoratorium

Wednesday, January 31
GreenWatch TV: TOPIC - Health Care for All Texans
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).
February
Thursday, February 1
Staff meeting for Alfred Molison's campaign for election to Houston City Council.
Friday, February 2
After a holiday break, First Friday Forum resumes today at the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd (just west of Greenbriar); 7:30 social gathering, 8 p.m. program.
Monday, February 5
Stand with Lt. Ehren Watada, whose court martial starts today.
See www.thankyoult.org, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and this wikipedia entry.
UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 7:
http://www.tomjoad.org/supportlt.htm#honstory
Wednesday, February 7
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.)
Monday, February 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, February 14
GreenWatch TV: Stop the Rush to Coal Plants!
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).
February 10-18

The death penalty art show will be exhibited in Houston at M2 from February 10 - 18, 2007 with an opening night reception at 7 PM on the 10th. There will be a gallery talk Friday, Feb 16, at 7 PM with Mary Mikel Stump, Gallery Director of the JCM gallery at Texas State University.
Monday, February 19

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Impeachment movement, stop the war, elections.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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 21
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decided after the show to meet at Field of Greens Restaurant, 2320 West Alabama, north side of the street, east of Shepherd, west of Greenbriar;
come help with a show! join us making TV.

Phyllis Bennis speaking tour:
*** "Talking Points 101: United States Policies in the Middle East." 9:45-11a.m. in Cyber Lounge at Westgate Campus, Northwest College, Houston Community College.
*** "Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy & the September 11th Crisis." 1-2:45 p.m. Eagle Room at Town & Country Campus, Northwest College, HCC.
*** "Challenging Empire: US Policy in the Middle East." 6:30 p.m. in Ley Student Center, Farnsworth Pavilion at Rice University

Thursday, February 22

Phyllis Bennis speaking tour continues:
*** "What's Next for the United Nations? Part 1" 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in West Loop Campus Auditorium of Southwest College, HCC.
*** "What's Next for the United Nations? Part 2" United Nations Workshop - College/ Community Groups. 1-2:15 p.m. in same facility.
*** "What's Next? The United States and the Middle East." 3:30 p.m. in Honors College lounge, M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston.
[See www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp
]

Friday, February 23

FOURTH FRIDAY FLICKS
Mark your calendars, spread the word and come to the potluck/screening
of 3 Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation, 6:30 pm at
The Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama.
Film skinny and fliers available here:
http://www.paa-tx.org/node/2505

Sunday, February 25

abc/sedition film screenings
more or less fortnightly, sunday evenings
at Sedition Books People's Library, 4420 Washington Ave.
7:00 PM -- this week: Sin Fronteras

Tuesday, February 27

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Donald Miller is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

7:00 PM -- PANEL DISCUSSION:
Is Texas Executing Innocent People?
An evening of education and discussion
Farnsworth Pavilion at the Rice University Student Center
flyers and info available at www.kpft.org
or call/e-mail David Atwood at 832-693-5710

Wednesday, February 28

SPEAK OUT!
The Bush Agenda. Understanding It. Stopping It.
at University of Houston
in front of the UC Satellite, 11:30-1:00 PM
(poetry, music, open mike)
Allison Room, UC Satellite, 1:00 to 6:00 PM
(speakers, discussion)

GreenWatch TV:This Week - Where are we on Martin's March to The Dream?
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).
March
Friday-Monday, March 2-5

Radical Encuentro Camp
outside Austin

Saturday, March 3

7:00 PM - Film Showing
CHINA BLUE
Houston Institute for Culture, at Havens Center
1827 W, Alabama Street

Tuesday, March 6

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Robert Perez is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

Wednesday, March 7

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Joseph Nichols is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we decided to meet at Pepper Tree, Richmond east of 610;
come help with a show! join us making TV
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, March 8

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Saturday, March 10

Progressives in San Antonio
(mostly Democrats, needing encouragement)
Progressive Action Alliance
Greens plan to be there; join us!

7:00 PM - Film Showing
WHO'S COUNTING?
Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics

Houston Institute for Culture, at Havens Center
1827 W, Alabama Street
International Association for Feminist Economics

Sunday, March 11

abc/sedition film screenings
used to be fortnightly, sunday evening

BUT SOMEBODY TORCHED SEDITION BOOKS (ARSON)
otherwise, Sir, No Sir! would have shown this week

Monday, March 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, March 14
GreenWatch TV -- TOPIC: Stop the War in Iraq NOW!
Guests from Veterans For Peace, Gold Star Families for Peace.
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, March 17

Surround the White House in Washington, DC
March on the Pentagon
Troops Out Now
World Can't Wait
Articles of Impeachment
tilde Impeach Bush dot Org
To join a car caravan from Houston,
call Lea Mesa (WCW) at 832-453-3082

If you cannot go to DC, consider Austin:
Austin Against War
from noon onward, march from the Capitol to City Hall

If you stay in town:
RACE TO EXECUTION film screening
SHAPE Community Center
3903 Almeda Rd., Hou, TX 77004
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Film Screening
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Open Forum Discussion
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Light Reception

Sunday, March 18 through Sunday, March 25

4th Anniversary Iraq War Memorial
Strawberry Park -- Pasadena, TX
one block north of Spencer Hwy,
between S. Shaver Street and Strawberry Road
at 2900 Lafferty Road
Place flags: 10 AM, March 19
OPENING CEREMONY: 6 PM, March 18
Pick up flags: 4 PM, March 25

Lead sponsors: Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace - Chapter 12
for more information, contact: jmrine@hotmail.com or 281.414.4386

Monday, March 19

The US started the Iraq War four years ago.
I'm better off on my own. WAR video

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 upstairs 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, March 20
Peace Vigils on the Bridges!
This evening, a coalition of groups will hold signs and candles proclaiming opposition to the War in Iraq.
WHERE: all the bridges between Shepherd and Main along US 59 coming into town from the southwest. [Greens and allies at Montrose!]
WHEN: 6 PM through dusk, and into the night. Imagine the view from above!
nightly news choppers, showing many points of light.
Call Don Cook to learn more: 713.70.555.94
Download PDF news release
See www.paa-tx.org also
Wednesday, March 21
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, March 22

World Water Day
Free films at Landmark River Oaks Theatre,
7 PM
but space is limited, so REGISTER
(Then "Walk for Water" Saturday)

Saturday, March 24

Whose Earth Is It?
[People, Petrochemicals, and Environmental Justice]

A conference being put on by the Rice University Environmental Club!
Time: Saturday, March 24th 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Location: Harry Carrothers Wiess Commons, Rice University
Website: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~enviclub/conference/index.html
Contact: Jeremy Caves (jcaves@rice.edu)

March for Economic Justice
Houston Coalition of Working People and the Poor
has called this major march and rally to advance its 2007 agenda: raising the federal minimum wage, healthcare for all, and adequate funding of human needs programs, especially the critical entitlement programs that are up for re-authorization this year—Food Stamps and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

It’s important that middle-class Anglo activists stand with people of color for the issues that matter most in their lives. Plus, the struggle for new budget priorities connects peace and economic justice in the most meaningful way.

Gather at noon in Hermann Square (in front of Houston City Hall). The short march kicks off at 1 p.m., then the rally begins at 1:45 on the City Hall steps.

For more information, contact Angel Cade, 713/688-2900x223, angelc@clearsail.net

7:00 PM - Film Showing
Women of Latin America Series
(Mexico and Ecuador)

Houston Institute for Culture, at Havens Center
1827 W, Alabama Street

Wednesday, March 28

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Vincent Gutierrez is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

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, March 29

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Roy Pippin is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

Saturday, March 31

8:30 AM-1:30 PM - Blueprint Houston Leaders' Conference
The Tejano Center, 2950 Broadway
RSVP at
http://www.blueprinthouston.org/

April
Wednesday, April 4
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday-Sunday, April 5-8

Camp Casey Easter 2007
(Crawford, Texas)

if the top link is broken, see
GOLD STAR FAMILIES FOR PEACE

Monday, April 9

IMPEACHMENT: OUR RIGHT, OUR DUTY
6 PM at 2025 West 11th Street
Houston, Texas, 77008
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church,
just west of TC Jester Blvd..
Featured Speakers:
Cindy Sheehan, Diane Wilson, Debra Sweet, Prof. Robert Jensen, Sissy Farenthold, State Rep. Lon Burnam, and City Councilmember Ada Edwards.
(see Progressive Action Alliance for more)

Tuesday, April 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
(rescheduled from Monday, due to the above event)
Wednesday, April 11

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of James Lee Clark is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

8:00 PM at Rice Cinema
Indymedia Film Screening

Legacy of Torture: The War on the Black Liberation Movement,
and Voice of Liberation.
entrance #8, University and Stockton Ave.
more info at houston.indymedia.org

GreenWatch TV
Topic: Green Party 101
(We aired a previously taped interview with local Greens)

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 12

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church

PEACE FORUM: student activist and impeachment film
7 PM, Room 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin
Guest Speaker: Ivan Espinosa (peace activist, Westside High School student)
Film: "How to Impeach a President" (with discussion afterward)
Refreshments served prior to the meeting.
For further information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267,
nicholspat@awesomenet.net

Saturday, April 14
PEACE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE WAR ON IRAQ
11 a.m. at the corner of Montrose and Westheimer
Sponsors to date are KPFT 90.1 FM radio, Progressive Action Alliance, and Harris County Green Party.
Public Hearing on the “Utility Crisis in Texas”
1 PM, Barbara Jordan High School, 5800 Eastex Freeway
S
ponsored by ACORN as part of its “Stop Runaway Rates Campaign” to lower electric rates and block the TXU buyout. (Houston Mayor Bill White is a co-sponsor.)
For more information, contact Ginny Goldman, txacorn@acorn.org

7:00 PM - Film Showing
Thirst and Global Banquet
Houston Institute for Culture, at Havens Center
1827 W, Alabama Street

Monday, April 16

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 upstairs 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, April 17

Arab Women in Poetry & Performance
7 p.m. in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall at Rice University
Featuring Nathalie Handal
sponsored by the Houston Chapter of American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee

Wednesday, April 18
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

"Hope in Hard Times"
7:30 p.m. in the Olive Branch Meeting Room of the Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd.
This film tells the inspiring story of how Argentine workers overcame the severe depression of 2001, which was caused by the neo-liberal policies of the IMF and the enormous debt burden it had imposed on the nation. Workers fought hunger and massive job losses by keeping factories open after the bosses had abandoned them, cooked for the hungry, etc.
Sponsored by Globalization Forum. For more information, call Joan Denkler, 713/467-2996. She will help you bring this film to your constituency.

Thursday, April 19

Katrina survivors' stories
5-7 p.m. in Krost Hall, UH Law Center.

T
his program is a prelude to the conference the following day (see next entry).
A presentation of the Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston Project, featuring survivors' narratives, collected and archived by UH English Professor Carl Lindahl with Shari Smothers and Victoria McFadden.

Friday, April 20
Conference on children and law after Katrina
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Krost Hall, UH Law Center
For more information and to register, visit www.law.uh.edu/Center4CLP
UH Law Center's Center for Children, Law & Policy is sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference on young evacuees. Katrina displaced over one million people from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Among them were
hundreds of thousands of children. As a vulnerable population, children were subject to special difficulties. More than a year later, daunting problems persist for them. This day-long conference focusing specifically on the
needs of children will feature panel presentations on issues relating to education rebuilding and reform, juvenile justice and foster care, and implications from empirical data relating to the disaster survivors. Presenters will include faculty from several law schools, including Harvard and Tulane, plus renowned Yale sociologist Kai Erikson and others.

Two Events with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi today

1: Press Conference

Time: 11 am
Place: DoubleTree Hotel
5353 Westheimer Rd. 77056
713 961 9000
2: Fashion Show Fundraiser for Palestinian Women’s Owned and Operated Cannery
Time: 7 pm
Place: Sheraton Suites Hotel
2400 West Loop South 77027, Galleria area
713 586 2444

DETAILS

Saturday, April 21

7:00 PM - Film Showing
The Power of Community and Radically Simple
Houston Institute for Culture, at Havens Center
1827 W, Alabama Street

Sunday, April 22 - EARTH DAY

Rothko Chapel's Oscar Romero Award Ceremony

This year's recipients will be Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss of No More
Deaths, a coalition of individuals, faith communities, human rights
advocates, and grassroots organizers working for justice along the
U.S.-Mexico border, with special emphasis on ending the deaths, exceeding
2000 since 1998, in the Borderlands. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will be
the keynote speaker. A reception in the Chapel's plaza will follow. The
Rothko Chapel Oscar Romero Award, established in 1986, commemorates the
sacrifice of Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was
martyred on March 24, 1980. The award is given every two years to
organizations or persons who distinguish themselves by their courage and
integrity in defense of human rights. 3 p.m. at the Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross.
For more information or to RSVP, call 713/524-9839 or visit the website,
www.rothkochapel.org.

Houston Peace and Justice Coalition Pot Luck
5:30-8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn
( just south of I-10 and west of Voss)
In its 10th year, this informal gathering of peace and justice activists celebrates the work of Houston's communities of conscience. There'll be story-telling and music, plus children's activities. Bring a covered dish, other members of your organization, and news of its activities. Drinks will be provided. If your group wishes to table, arrive one-half hour early.
For more information, contact Judy Hoffhien, 713/863-8708.

Wednesday, April 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, April 26

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Ryan Dixon is scheduled.
vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Westheimer and Shepherd

Friday, April 27
"IMPEACH" SIGNS ON ALL THE BRIDGES
4-6 PM Montrose to Shepherd across US 59 in Houston
call Don Cook for more info
Saturday, April 28

Pancakes for Peace, then Barter Fair
People can come any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Live Oak Friends Meeting pancake breakfast and lunch to raise funds for its fall peace festival.
After that, in the same location, there'll be the annual Bayou City Barter Fair.
Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th Street between Durham and Ella.
For more information, contact Lidney Molnari, 832/466-1342, lidneymolnari@yahoo.com

Department of Peace fundraiser
7 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd. not far north of I-10

All proceeds will be directed to the national DOP campaign.
Performers: musician Pat Hanna, author Hallie Moore, and renowned comedian Chuck Montgomery.
Tickets $12, $15 at the door.
For more information and to reserve, contact Joy George, 281/376-3062, jgeo61@sbcglobal.net

May
Tuesday, May 1

International Labor Day
big rallies for immigrants

Wednesday, May 2
GreenWatch planning meeting, 8:00-11:00 PM
WE MET AT THE FULL MOON BON FIRE DOWN TOWN
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Tuesday, May 8

VOTE ALFRED!
early voting all day long
WHERE

Wednesday, May 9
GreenWatch TV: WATER ISSUES
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 10

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Execution Vigil for Jose Moreno was scheduled; he received a stay.

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church

Saturday, May 12

VOTE ALFRED!
Running for City Council,
all day long
WHERE

ART CAR PARADE
11 AM - 2 PM
Our Entry: "Four Pillars" Green Car
JOIN US!

Blackwood Nature Camp open house
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to land-based learning that is both intellectual and spiritual. Its property is located near Hempstead about 45 minutes from Houston. Blackwood's camp invites students aged 8 - 13. This tour, from 2-5 p.m., will familiarize parents with what Blackwood offers. For reservation, contact Cath Conlon, 713/768-3422, cath@blackwoodland.org

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

Through May 19
"Guantánamo. Pictures From Home. Questions of Justice"

FOTOFEST headquarters at Vine Street Studio, 1113 Vine St in downtown Houston. M-F 10AM-5PM, Sat. noon–5PM
This photographic exhibit offers a rare glimpse inside the life of the prison, of the men who are detainees, and of the U.S. lawyers who represent them. It presents nearly 100 previously unseen photographs and video vignettes gathered by photographer Margot Herster. The exhibition portrays 37 detainees from Yemen, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain and their experiences in Guantánamo. Multimedia shows accompany the photographs.

Wednesday, May 16

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Charles Smith is scheduled.
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

8-11 AM
Take the MONEY and RUN, Halliburton
Going Away Party!

Halliburton's moving to Dubai and David Lesar and Dick Cheney, the current and former CEOs of Halliburton, cordially invite you to the Halliburton Shareholders meeting and going away party.

Please save the date:
At the beautiful The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center,
2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.
http://www.woodlandsresort.com

Please check http://www.houstonglobalawareness.org for party updates.

What to bring - a dress shirt, tie and jacket (now on sale at your local thrift shop) we will provide the Cheney and Lesar masks. We will also need noisemakers, confetti and balloons.

Monday, May 21

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 upstairs 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 23
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, May 26 - Monday, May 28

MEMORIAL DAY IS MORE THAN PICNICS

Honoring the Iraq and Afghan War Dead – Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29

Veterans for Peace Chapter 12, the local chapters of Military Families Speak Out, CodePINK, and other Houston area organizations are holding a three-day memorial for all casualties of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Everyone is invited to help read names of the more than 3300 US casualties of the Iraq war and the nearly 400 US casualties of the Afghanistan war or to help place the 3700 labeled flags.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 27 and will continue until all names are read and the flags planted. The memorial will be set up in Hermann Park along Fannin St. just west of the Sam Houston statue and Hermann Circle Drive.
To volunteer, contact Jim Rine, 281-414-1386, sanjacsec@yahoo.com

June
Monday, June 4
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
(a week early due to state convention)
Wednesday, June 6

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Michael Griffith is scheduled.
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

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-Sunday, June 9-10

Green Party of Texas annual state convention.
Marfa, Texas
Please see www.txgreens.org for more information.

Wednesday, June 13

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Cathy Lynn Henderson is re-scheduled.
(Her April 18 execution was stayed.)
See her TDCJ rap sheet
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
this week, Mission Burrito on Alabama three blocks east of Shepherd
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Monday, June 18

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

MAJOR TOPICS: GPTX meeting in Marfa, GPUS in Reading, Ballot Access.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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 20

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Lionell Rodriguez is scheduled.
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

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, June 21

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Gilberto Reyes is scheduled.
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

Friday, June 22

United Front for Immigrant Rights
4 PM, 1919 Smith (Leland Federal Bldg)
In order to help build a stronger movement on behalf of immigrant rights, a new bloc has recently been formed in Houston, The United Front for Immigrant Rights.
              
The Latin American Organization for Immigrant Rights, Mexicanos en Accion, Workers Against Discrimination and Racism, the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee, and other activists have helped launch this new bloc, and invite other groups and individuals to join us.
 
The first action of the United Front for Immigrant Rights will be a spirited demonstration to demand an end to the deportation of immigrants. The protest will be held on Friday, June 22, at 4 pm at the Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith Street in Houston.

WAR MADE EASY:
How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
FRIDAY, June 22, 8:30 PM at Rice Cinema

Join Houston Indymedia for the world-wide opening weekend of this film, and an audience discussion after with moderator Pokey Anderson. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.

Rice Cinema is located on the Rice University Campus at entrance #8: Univeristy Blvd. and Stockton Dr. Parking is easiest on Stockton Drive itself, as parking on Rice Campus is all complicated.

Saturday, June 23

Vigil and Rally at Don T. Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas (June 23, 1:00 to 3:00 PM plus…)
Amnesty International and a coalition of organizations from throughout Texas and the United States will be hosting a vigil and  rally at the Don T. Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas.  The  vigil will be held on Saturday, June 23 in honor of World Refugee Day, which is  June 20.  The main event will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., with activities  likely starting earlier and going later for those who can stay  longer.  There will be speakers from the different coalitions  represented as well as musical performances.  Make sure to bring  water, hats and sunblock as it is sure to be very hot! Also, feel free to bring  signs if you'd like. Suggested slogans include "No Child Left Behind Bars,"  "Prison is No Place for Families" etc. It looks like it should take about 2 1/2  hrs to drive from Houston.

Gay Pride Festival and Parade
Annual celebration of the dignity and equality of people in the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered communities. This is the largest GLBT event in the Southwest, with more than 150,000 attendees.
The festival is on Westheimer in the Montrose, and runs from 10 a.m. onward.
The parade begins at 8:45 p.m. at Woodhead and runs toward town along Westheimer to Whitney.

Sunday, June 24

Rally for Environmental Justice, Noon to 2 p.m.
On the way to the US Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Peoples Freedom Caravan will stop in Houston and join this rally that will take place in the Manchester neighborhood of East Houston, a working class Chicano neighborhood that is in the shadow of the Houston ship channel and Valero refining facility. The communities in East Houston near the refining operations have higher rates of asthma, cancer and birth defects than that of other americans and houstonians.

Hartman Park, 9311 East Avenue P - off of East 610, north of 225 [map]

Contact Bryan Parras, 713.303.5811 (lucas77@sbcglobal.net)
or Geoffrey Castro, 713.524.3000 (Geoffrey@cleanhouston.org)

For more about the US Social Forum, see www.ussf2007.org

ARGENTINA: Hope in Hard Times -- FREE
7 p.m. at the Havens Center, 1831 W. Alabama St.

This movie shows how the Argentine people overcame the economic collapse caused by the policies of the World Bank and IMF.

ARGENTINA - HOPE IN HARD TIMES joins in the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, taking a close-up look at the ways Argentines are creating new possibilities for the future.

Tuesday, June 26

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Patrick Knight is scheduled.
Vigil at SHAPE Community Center, 3903 Almeda (between Alabama and US 59).

Wednesday, June 27
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
We will videotape the show for next week at Suzy's house.
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
June 27 - July 1

United States Social Forum, Atlanta, Georgia
www.ussf2007.org

July
Tuesday, July 3

Renewable Energy Press Conference in Houston

Environment Texas is holding a news conference in support of the Renewable Energy Standards. Also participating will be Dr. Bonnie New of Health Professionals for Clean Air, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and others. There will be a display of 300 pinwheels to illustrate Texas' large potential for renewable energy and stress how important renewable energy is for our environment, health, economy, and independence. 11 a.m. in Hermann Park. If you would like to attend the event, contact Aaron Waldorf, 512/236-0723, awaldorf@environmenttexas.org.

Wednesday, July 4

Protest at the I.C.E. Detention Center
8 A.M. -- 5520 Greens Road, Houston, TX 77032

While millions of people across the U.S. are celebrating their “freedom”, tens of thousands are being imprisoned for crossing the border in order to provide for their families. Houston Sin Fronteras is calling for a public demonstration at the privatized prison camp run by Corrections Corporation of America, under contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).

4th of July Parade featuring CODEPINK M-PEACH MOBILE
10:00 am in Lindale Park, Houston

In the southeast corner of the north freeway (I-45) and the 610 loop; on Irvington starting at Eleanor street south to Moody street back north and ending at Eleanor. (Civic Club link)

GreenWatch TV: Pre-taped tonight, due to holiday. Discussion about GPTX MARFA 2007 MEETING.
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, July 5

Celebration of Venezuela's independence

Antonio Padrino, Consul General to Houston from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is hosting a floral offering before the sculpture of Simon Bolivar in Hermann Park, followed by a conference in celebration of the 196th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independency of Venezuela. The statue is in the Rose Garden between the Museum of Natural Science and the Garden Center. Floral offering at 10 a.m., then move inside the Garden Center for the conference.

Friday, July 6
Discussion on Venezuela
Two academic historians, Samuel Moncada and Álvaro Sánchez, will conduct a discussion on Venezuela in connection with the celebration of Venezuela's independence from Spain. 3 p.m. in Science and Engineering Building (SEC) Room 201 at University of Houston. SEC is on the east side of Cullen directly across from where Holman tees into Cullen. If you are coming south on I-45, take the Cullen exit. After the light on Elgin, the Visitor Center will be at your left. Here you can get a parking pass for $3 a day. Park in the stadium lot on the west side of Cullen.
Friday-Sunday, July 6-8
Final Camp Casey gathering + other Crawford events

The word from Cindy Sheehan is: “This is not a formal invitation, but just a heads up to let everyone know that we will be having a final Camp Casey gathering on July 6-8 in Crawford and a 50th birthday party for me.”
Plus a Live Earth 7-continent concert.

Saturday, July 7

Austin “Impeach Now” Forum
austinimpeach.org

The Austin Chapter of “World Can’t Wait,” the Texas and Travis County Green Parties, and the Austin chapter of CodePink are proud to announce the Austin “Impeach Now” Forum, to be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 (07/07/07), from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church at 4700 Grover in Austin.
The speakers for the event include:

* Elaine Brown – Author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B, co-author of the biography of Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), slated for publication in 2008; Green Party Candidate for US President, and the only woman to ever lead the Black Panthers.
* David Lindorff – Journalist and co-author of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office.
* Barbara Bowley – Co-author of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney; Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Information Literacy, School of Media, Culture, and Design, Woodbury University, Burbank, California.
* Dennis Loo – Co-author of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney; Associate Professor, Media & Crime, Social Movements, and Social Theory, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
* Larry Everest – Author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda; organizer of International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes against Humanity by the Bush Administration.
* Moderator – David Ferris, Adjunct Professor of Government, Austin Community College.

Support persecuted Krishnas in Kazakhstan

B.B. Govinda Swami, who heads the Krishna religious community in the former Soviet bloc country of Kazakhstan, will be featured at the "Kazakstan Injustice Gala," which takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th at Gauranga Hall, Hare Krishna Visitors Center at 1320 West 34th Street, near Ella and 610. The gala will include entertainment, a vegetarian dinner and presentation by the Swami on the movement's persecution in Kazakhstan.

The event is both an awareness-raiser and a fund-raiser for the Kazakstan community, which has had 13 homes demolished and lost legal possession of 116 acres of beautiful farmland. The govt. has taken the land and offered 5 acres of desert-like land in exchange. Human rights groups and several Western governments have protested the government's action.

Tickets are $12 for and individual or $20 for a couple. Individuals or groups are also urged to sponsor or underwrite a table of 8 for $201 and up, to $2001. To learn more about the abuse of the Krishnas in Kazakhstan, please go to Kazakhkrishna.com. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact Manasi Ganga, 281/686 8453, manasiganga108@gmail.com

Monday, July 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Tuesday, July 10

Testify at Houston City Council
2 PM: Impeach Bush-Cheney

Enough is enough.
see Progressive Action Alliance for details
(BTW, call 713.247.1840 City Secretary, Anna Russell, and ask to be added to the agenda for this afternoon to speak about the Impeachment Resolution.)

One of our nation's favorite patriotic peace activists, Gold Star Family Mom & leader, CINDY SHEEHAN had a birthday party in Crawford this past weekend, sold the Camp Casey land and has begun a MARCH to Washington DC. Her 1st stop is IN HOUSTON today.
Cindy will participate in the Houston freeway
"signs & message blogging action"
4pm-5:30 pm at the Montrose Bridge over I-59.

By 5:30 pm, the group will MARCH along Montrose Blvd to the Mecom Fountain (historic site of peace protests prior to invading Iraq). March proceeds along Fannin to the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Fannin & Southmore with Sissy Farenthold and Ann Wright opening the program at 6 pm, and Cindy Sheehan will speak at about 7 pm.

The RALLY is hosted by First UU Church of Houston. 6:00-8:00pm. Speakers, music, tables & exhibits, then, food & strategizing.

Final Notes: Cindy Sheehan and the Marching to Washington DC group will then go to the camp site for camping overnight. Breakfast and discussions at the camp site.

Together we can make a difference in our crusade for justice, liberty, and humanity.

(Houston Coordinator for Cindy Sheehan's visit: press contact, speakers, musicians, tabling & exhibits food and financial support is especially needed. Please contact Beverly Shirkey at shirkey@earthlink.net -- Thanks to her and to Cathy Courtney for writing this.)

Wednesday, July 11
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
July 12-15

Green Party Annual National Meeting
Reading, Pennsylvania
http://www.greenpartypa.org/
and http://www.gp.org/

Monday, July 16

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

MAJOR TOPIC: Houston Media Source.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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, July 18
GreenWatch TV: Topic -- IMPEACH CHENEY and BUSH.
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).
Monday, July 23

10 a.m.: Join Cindy Sheehan in Washington D.C. at Arlington Cemetery, march to U.S. Capitol

The Orange Revolution will be launched with acts of civil disobedience in
Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to show Congress that we are serious.

In Washington, D.C. on July 23, Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Ann Wright, Debra Sweet, Dave Lindorff, David Swanson, Jodie Evans, Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese, Tina Richards, and others will march from Arlington National Cemetery to the office of Congressman John Conyers. They will sit in Conyers' office reciting the U.S. Constitution until they are either arrested or he agrees to start impeachment. You can also come and choose not to risk arrest. Meet at 10 a.m. outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/sit

Similiar actions will take place the same day in the offices of Rep. Howard Berman in California and Rep. Pete Visclosky in Indiana, and at Rep. Conyers' district offices in Detroit. If you are willing to go to jail for justice, you are encouraged to come to Washington to participate in the civil disobedience, or to stage a sit-in at your congress member's district office, either on the 23rd or another day. Using our new tool, you can pledge to take part only if 20 others do the same: http://www.democrats.com/sit

If you cannot join in on the 23rd, please wear orange in solidarity, and please phone Congressman Conyers' office that day asking him to please move forward on impeachment: (202) 225-5126.

Tuesday, July 24

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Harris County Commissioners Court
A coalition of concerned citizens will present
Resolution to Impeach Richard B. Cheney and George W. Bush

Please participate and bring your friends with you.
Ninth floor of 1001 Preston in downtown Houston.
www.afterdowningstreet.org

Execution vigil and protest
The death of Lonnie Johnson is scheduled.
This will be Harris County's 100th execution since the resumption of capital punishment, more than any other state's!

There will be a vigil 5:30-6:20 PM at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. There is hope for a stay because of prosecutorial misconduct. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out what has developed.

Afterward and separately planned, a press conference and protest will begin at 7:00 PM near the intersection of Hillcroft and Richmond. The exact address is 7723 Pagewood, at the home of Charles Rosenthal, District Attorney of Harris County (three blocks south of Richmond, two blocks west of Hillcroft).

Wednesday, July 25
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
we met at Hunan Village and blocked out the next few months of shows, we hope.
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
August
Wednesday, August 1
GreenWatch TV: Nurses from NNOC
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, August 3

Cynthia McKinney comes to Houston
7:00 PM
Cultural Center of the Shrine of the Black Madonna,
5313 Martin Luther King Boulevard

This is a fundraising event for Cynthia and for Alfred Molison, candidate for the Houston City Council.

Alfred is running for Houston City Council, District C, working for Healthy People, Healthy Jobs, Healthy politics. He'd like to hear your ideas on making Houston a healthy community.

Cynthia McKinney, former congresswoman from Georgia, was one of the few in Congress to oppose giving war powers to the Bush administration prior to the invasion of Iraq, and for her integrity and honesty she has, unfortunately, since been effectively targeted politically by the Big Money interests. Now she has debts to clear up before she takes her next steps.

Come hear what Alfred and Cynthia have to say and help them plan what to do
and how to do it. And bring your checkbook, credit card, or ATM card!

For more information, call Don Cook
713-705-5594

Wednesday, August 8
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, August 9

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

2nd Thursdays at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Monday, August 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Tuesday, August 14

7:00 PM - Initiative for Clean Elections
Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama
(just west of Woodhead)
An enthusiastic response to the exploratory meeting last week has prompted further meetings. Seven states and two cities have adopted laws that allow candidates to qualify for complete public financing of their campaigns if they get a certain number of signatures with $5 contributions. These laws have passed constitutional muster because candidates are free to run either as Clean candidates or accept private financing. Maine is the greatest success story so far, with a majority of office seekers now running and winning as Clean candidates. John Courage from San Antonio, leader of a statewide organization formed to promote Clean elections in Texas, will again be present.
For more information, contact Charles Mauch, ChasMauch@aol.com

Wednesday, August 15

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

GreenWatch TV: Featuring Alfred Molison, Candidate for Houston City Council, District C; also, a taped speech by Cynthia McKinney from her appearance the previous week in Houston, and a You Tube video on Hacking the Vote.
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 & Friday , August 16 & 17

Marx in Soho
7:00 PM at Havens Center
1827 West Alabama
(flyer)

Monday, August 20

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

MAJOR TOPIC:
presentation by Parnell Herbert, of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; much more will be discussed.
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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, August 22

The death of Johnny Connor is scheduled for tonight.
If there is no stay, this will be the 400th execution in Texas since resumption of the death penalty in 1982. This milestone in Texas history must be condemned!
5:00-6:15 PM, Houston's Old Hanging Tree, corner of Capitol and Bagby downtown (behind Bayou Place and across from the Hobby Center) - join in the press conference and protest.
There will also be the regular 5:30-6:20 PM vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community, corner of Shepherd and Westheimer. Parking is available off Westheimer just west of Shepherd. Please participate and bring your friends with you. You may call Burnham Terrell at 713-921-0948 until 5:00 on Tuesday to find out if a stay as been granted.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, August 24
Protest Nick Lampson's Vote to allow unlimited wiretapping
5:00-6:30 PM at 1020 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake, TX, 77058
Nick Lampson voted for the "Protect America 2007" bill that allows the executive branch, with no judicial oversight, to intercept and record all electronic communications between people abroad and here in the US. This de facto gives them the right to listen to anyone, anytime for any purpose with no need to justify or even acknowledge that they are doing it. It is absurd to think that this administration will not use that power for its own political ends. It will not prevent communication between people who have something to fear from the government hearing what they are saying, as e-mails can always be encrypted, and encryption is legal in Europe. We wish to put some public heat on Lampson for this vote, and ask all who are appalled by the cave in of the Democrats to this totally unnecessary violation of our rights to privacy to join us, in a picket in the street outside his office in Clear Lake.
Contact George Reiter, 832.368.8232, greiter@uh.edu
Saturday, August 25
Community Forum with Kenneth Foster’s family in NE Houston

2:00-4:00 PM at St. Saviour Baptist Church, 5202 Tronewood at Peachtree.
Meet Kenneth’s family – his father, grandfather, and his wife. Hosted by the Rev. Earnest Charles. Sponsored by the 8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee.
see www.freekenneth.com

Tuesday, August 28

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Daroyce Mosley is scheduled.
There will be a vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community (see below).

Wednesday, August 29

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of John Amador is scheduled.
There will be a vigil at St. Anne's Catholic Community (see below).

GreenWatch TV - Surviving Katrina, Two Years After
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 30

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil CANCELLED!
The death of Kenneth Foster previously scheduled for today was commuted by Governor Perry to life in prison at noon, shortly following the last minute 6-1 recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Your phone calls, faxes, and e-mail WORKED!

September
Saturday, September 1
Canvas for Peace,
Fort Worth, Texas

Gen. Petreaus is expected to give a report to the nation in September about the ongoing war and occupation in Iraq. Presidential candidates, congress members and the world media will be in Fort Worth attending the Texas Republican Straw Poll Convention on September 1.

Americans from across the country will descend on Fort Worth at the same time to express their opinion on the war and call for its end and you are invited to join in the "American People's Poll on Iraq" rally and other events to demonstrate where you stand.
http://www.texansforpeace.org/peoplespoll/

Monday, September 3

9:00-10:00 AM - Labor Day Protest
for Immigrant Worker and Asylum Seekers Rights

Houston I.C.E. Processing Center

5520 Greens Road
(between JFK Blvd and US59)
Join Houston Sin Fronteras to protest for the rights of workers and asylum seekers being detianed for the profit of Corrections Corporation of America in North Houston.

Wednesday, September 5

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

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
this time at Ziggy's Healthy Grill, 2202 W. Alabama @ Greenbriar
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, September 7

Immigrant worker justice in Houston
Staff of the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center will present a program called "An Epidemic of Fear: Challenges & Opportunities of Organizing Workers in Houston." Almost half of day laborers experienced at least one instance of wage theft this year. There will be testimonies from workers and a discussion led by Annica Gorham, Laura Boston, and Pancho Arquelles of the center.
This program is part of the Maryknoll First Friday series.
7:30 p.m. social gathering, 8 p.m. program at the Maryknoll House,
2360 Rice Blvd. just west of Greenbriar.

Sunday, September 9

Remembering the Innocent
Shaka Sankofa, Frances Newton, and Joseph Nichols
4:00 PM, Paradise North Cemetery,
10401 West Montgomery Road, Houston.

Join the families for a graveside commemoration. Bring a memory, a song, a photo, or a poem to share with family and friends to honor the memory of these three innocent people who were taken from us by the state of Texas.

Monday, September 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning

Houston Cop Watch Revives
7 PM at
TEJAS OFFICE
6733 Harrisburg
Houston CopWatch is in the planning phase right now, and we need your help to figure out what we should be doing!
We will hold a PUBLIC MEETING tonight; join us.

We want to structure the group cooperatively and transparently, with open and well advertised meetings, and equal say in all matters to all community members - but once that's in line (if that's what community members want, of course), how should we approach police brutality?

Join us and tell us how we should run the group in order to successfully survey the Houston Police Department to bring incidences of police brutality to public attention!

This is the first step in a process to develop a mission and protocol for Houston CopWatch that will lead to a truly community based org that can sustain itself over the coming years on the passion of volunteers and the donations of groups and individuals who see the need for police brutality surveillance.

Feel free to contact us with questions and comments, and check out our website - which is presently a blog on the day to day occurrences of brutality in Houston.
Houston Copwatch Blog

Tuesday, September 11

Houston "receives" Bush's status report on Iraq
The Congressionally mandated and long anticipated "progress report" on our war on Iraq is being written, not by Gen. David Petraeus and our ambassador to Iraq—which was promised—but by the White House. Spinning the report began several weeks ago, and the spin will increase as the release nears. Release date is likely to be 9/11. At any rate, that is when the peace community in Houston will call for our government to comply with the wishes both of the Iraqi people and the American people:
END THE OCCUPATION: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW.
Local events are as follows:
Rally outside Houston City Hall at 2 p.m.
A group of individuals will address the Houston City Council inside city hall (2-5 p.m.)
Freeway Blogging on all six suspension bridges over the Southwest Freeway from 5 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil at Mecom Fountain from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Harris County Green Party.
Other groups are invited to co-sponsor.
For more information and to co-sponsor, contact Don Cook, 713/705-5594, zenblews@hotmail.com

Wednesday, September 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, September 13

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Joseph Lave WAS STAYED!
There WAS NO vigil NEEDED.
(Dallas County DA asked for and got a stay!)

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

2nd Thursdays at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

"CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY - THE BUSH RECORD"
The Houston Peace Forum will screen this documentary account of the five indictments (with visual examples) brought by the International Commission of Inquiry into the crimes against humanity of the Bush Administration. Those giving testimony include Scott Ritter, Reserve Col. Ann Wright (ret.), Jeremy Scahill, producer of "Democracy Now," and Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski (ret.), former Commander of Prisons in Iraq. This is a project of the Not In Our Name Statement of Conscience. Refreshments before, discussion after the showing.
7:30 p.m. in Rm. 302, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin.

For more information, contact Pat Nichols, 713/681-6267, nicholspat@awesomenet.

Saturday, September 15
Austin Impeach and Peace Mega-March & Rally
September 15, 2007 -- 2:00 PM
Austin City Hall to Texas Capitol
(details)

Sunday, September 16

7-9 PM - Lumumba
a movie made in 2000
about how the Congo achieved independence from Belgium in 1960.

Location: Sedition Books, 4816 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX

doors open at 6:30 pm - discussion to 10:00 pm

Phone Contact 713 748 8098
Topic / Issue Prisons, Police & Repression
Sponsor Houston Anarchist Black Cross / Sedition collective
See HoustonIndymedia for more.
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Monday, September 17

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Alfred Molison's campaign; Ballot Access, fundraising; etc.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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 19
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Field of Greens, north side of Alabama two blocks east of Shepherd.
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, September 20

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

Tuesday, September 25

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

Wednesday, September 26

Sissy Farenthold on migrants and detainees
7:30 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross.

This is the second of two sessions of “The Rothko Chapel Dialogue on Justice: Migrants and Detainees” Series . The topic of this one is "The Military Commissions Act: Undermining Foundations of American Democracy." Houston's most famous activist will converse with Houston defense attorney Mike DeGeurin and Thomas Berg, Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Texas, who served as military legal advisor (JAG) in Guantanamo Bay.
Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Bridgette Wilkins, 713/524 9839, Bridgette@rothkochapel.org.

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, September 27

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

Citizens Transportation Coalition (CTC)
6:45 pm, HEB Central Market (2nd floor mtg room)
3815 Westheimer at Weslayan
Are you wondering how the recent Lege session will affect certain transportation projects in our region? Ashby Johnson, H-GAC's Deputy Director of Transportation and Air Quality, will be our guest speaker. Ashby will brief us on the most significant new laws affecting transportation in our region from the 2007 (80th) session of the Texas Legislature
See http://www.ctchouston.org

Sister Helen Prejean
7 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,
7801 Bay Branch Dr. in The Woodlands.

Author of the best-selling book "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States," Sister Helen has recently authored "The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions." At the talk she will autograph copies of both books. Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Pax Christi Texas, the Houston Peace and Justice Center and other organizations.
For more information, contact Anne Geyer, (713) 444-1270.

Saturday, September 29

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

May the weather stay as perfect as it was when we were out blockwalking last weekend!

Houston Institute for Culture Five Year Celebration
6-9 pm at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street


Reception at 6 pm, followed by a short program at 7:00 pm featuring Latina authors, Loida Casares Ruiz and Rose Mary Salum, and a demonstration of the organization's youth development programs.

Those attending the informal reception will meet volunteers and community supporters, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about several Houston Institute for Culture programs and initiatives, including:
Camp Dos Cabezas (now in its fourth year)
Students for a Better Houston
Digital Story Resource Center
Center for Localism
And more

We look forward to seeing you at the celebration, September 29, and
please stay for Dr Alice Rothchild's talk at 8:00pm.

"Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience" (a book reading, discussion and signing)
DETAILS!!!

"Visiting Houston Radical History"
6 pm at Sedition Books,
4816 Old Spanish Trail (just west of MLK)


"Immediately west of downtown Houston lies the city's oldest Black community. This community is commonly known as Fourth Watd, but its original name is Freedmen's Town, given by freed slaves who settled it."

Come hear Lenwood Johnson, from the Free Man’s Neighborhood Association, talk of the plight, history, and current struggle of Allen Parkway Village and Freedmen’s Town. This part of town has always and continues to face eradication by gentrification. Come learn.

October
Wednesday, October 3

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
The death of Heliberto Chi WAS scheduled.
A stay has been granted. No vigil is needed!

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
At Mission Burrito on Durham just south of I-10
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, October 5

Benefit Show: PROGRAM, WICKED POSEUR, THE DIMES
at Proletariat: 903 Richmond Ave. HOUSTON, TX 77006
for the Statewide Anti-Death Penalty March

Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7

Doctors Without Borders
A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City,
an outdoor educational exhibit staffed by Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid workers, who will help you imagine that you are one of the 33 million people who have fled conflict around the world.

October 4-7, 2007; 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fish Plaza, Wortham Center, Houston
500 Block of Texas (between Smith and Bagby)
please allow 40-60 minutes for the tour;
reservations recommended for groups of 15 or more.

-- see www.doctorswithoutborders.org --
-- call 800.490.0773 for exhibit reservations and more information --

Saturday, October 6

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

May the weather stay as perfect as it was when we were out blockwalking last weekend!

Monday, October 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning
Wednesday, October 10

Film Screening: The Future of Food
Rice Media Center, Rice University
6100 Main St., Entrance No. 8
Houston, TX, 77005
Join CLEAN as we host a screening of "The Future of Food" as part of our ongoing environmental film series.
Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
Following the film, a guest speaker will address the audience.

GreenWatch TV: Guests Jolanda Jones and Wanda Adams seek seats on Houston City Council in the upcoming election culmination November 6.
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 11

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

2nd Thursdays at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Saturday, October 13

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

May the weather stay as perfect as it was when we were out blockwalking last weekend!

Old School meets New School:
Bridging the Gap from Freedom Riders to Freedom Writers
10 am - 3 pm
Shape Center located at 3903 Almeda Rd 77004.

On October 13th 2007 the outreach committee of the 8th Annual March to Stop Executions will present Old School meets New School: Bridging the Gap from Freedom Riders to Freedom Writers. Topic the Death Penalty.

This historic event will be an example of edutainment at it's finest. Come and see what it's all about from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Shape Center located at 3903 Almeda Rd 77004. Come and learn at our panel discussion hosted by Fox 26 news personality Darian Ward and participate in our open mic with host poet Equality and DJ Zin on the wheels of steel. Join us as we prepare for the 8th Annual March to Stop Executions on October 27th 2007. Community service hours will be provided.
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Teaching Peace in Texas Schools
8:30am-4:30pm
United Way Bldg., 50 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX

Join educators from throughout the state to learn new strategies and find new ways to build more peaceful and violence-free Texas schools. Participate in the latest workshops, learn from speakers, and gather materials for peace and nonviolence education in our state.

Persons interested in attending can register online at www.texansforpeace.org

Saturday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 16

Journey of Hope -- From Violence to Healing
KICK-OFF EVENT: 7 PM, Saturday, October 13
Sr. Helen Prejean of Dead Man Walking fame and Emmy Award winning singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith at the University of St. Thomas - Jerabeck Bldg. Renowned folk singer Charlie King will also perform.

Sr. Helen Prejean is one of the best public speakers in modern history. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several times.

The event is free. Park in the Moran Garage on Graustark off West Alabama.

Journey of Hope is a speaking tour led by people who have lost a loved one to murder, but who still oppose the death penalty. The Journey also includes exonerated death row prisoners and abolition activists. Their stories are powerful. Journey members will speak in churches and congregations on the 14th and at other places, such as high schools, universities, civic clubs, and to the news media on the 15th and 16th. (Representatives will be at the Harris County Green Party meeting Monday evening, October 15.) See TCADP; to schedule, contact Dave Atwood, 832/693-5710, patwood@igc.org.

Monday, October 15

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

MAJOR TOPICS: JOURNEY OF HOPE; Candidates for elections.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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 17
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
at Field of Greens on Alabama east of Shepherd
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, October 18
Airing of "BLACK GOLD" the movie
at University of Houston
by UH Students for Fair Trade
This incredible movie tells the story of the Ethiopian coffee trade. After viewing this stirring documentary you'll never patronize a Starbucks again. Check out http://www.blackgoldmovie.com/.
Contact 832.771.7263 or uhfairtrade@gmail.com for more information.
Wed-Sat, Oct 17-20
National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) Annual Conference,
Austin, Texas

The Frontier is Here: Create, Distribute, Act, will present keynotes, plenaries, and panels about the current state of the media and visual arts today. Screenings, tours, and parties will round out what promises to be an invigorating event taking place in "the live music capital of the world".
http://www.namac.org/category.cfm?id=1&cid=92&monly=0
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20
Friday-Sunday, October 19-21

Texas Bioneers Conference
Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Drive
(between Westheimer and San Felipe)
Houston, 77057
Bioneers
is a national forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework. Session topics include energy conservation, biodiesel, permanent land protection, green building, an earth dance, holistic health, sowing the seeds of sustainability. Highlighted workshops include: sustainable community design, farms to restaurants, environmental education and our playgrounds, sustainable business practices and more.

Saturday, October 20

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

2 PM: The Real School, AKA Dragon Valley
5020 Dickson, Houston, Texas 77007

Chris Mercogliano, author of many books on alternative education and former director of the Albany Free School, will be our special guest speaker as part of his book tour for his latest publication, In Defense of Childhood!
(Note: Greenwatch TV next Wednesday will cover the free school movement.)
"March to Stop Executions Fundraiser and Kenneth Foster Victory Celebration."
7 PM until 12 midnight on at SHAPE on Live Oak at Alabama.
Small charge at the door (fundraiser for the march), no one turned away. We will also have food and drink.
Wednesday, October 24
GreenWatch TV -- TOPIC: Free School Movement
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, October 27

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

Eight Annual Texas March to Stop Executions
2-5 pm, 3rd Ward, Houston, Texas
A coalition of anti-death penalty organizations join for this
8th Annual March in Houston in 2007

Contacts: Njeri Shakur 713-237-0357
Gloria Rubac 713-503-2633
download FLYER pdf

Sat-Mon, October 27-29

Traveling Vietnam War Wall Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park, 1800 Tidwell (between Hardy Toll road and HWY 59)

In association with this display, Veterans for Peace Chapter 12 will display its Iraq and Afghanistan flag memorial, the one that has a labeled flag for every U.S. death in the current wars and a collective memorial for the Iraqi and Afghani victims. The traveling Vietnam Wall is anticipated to draw people, including members of Junior ROTC groups from area high schools, who would not normally be sympathetic to the peace movement. So this is an excellent opportunity to reach those who haven't attended the previous flag displays. The location is . The flag display takes a lot of work to set up and take down. Those wishing to help should contact Jim Rine, 281/414-1386.

Tuesday, October 30

Jolanda Jones Fundraiser
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Kirby Mansion
2000 Smith Street
Downtown Houston

Wednesday, October 31
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
HALLOWE'EN! (no meeting this weeek)
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
November
Thursday, November 1
Radio Indymedia, 7:30 pm KPFT 90.1 FM: about the movie Saturday .
Friday, November 2

An Evening With Dr. Cornel West
Success vs Greatness -- Destroying Mediocrity in our Community
6:30 PM
TICKETS: Starting at $25 each; Register Now For This Event
For tickets and more info, call (832) 295-0545
The Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun,
Houston, TX 77004
See also: Millions More Movement and ProdigiumMedia

IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS, a movie
7:30 p.m.
Station Museum, 1502 Alabama
Artist Rescue Mission (ARM) and the Station Museum initiate Project Iraq with the film Iraq in Fragments.

Saturday, November 3

9:30 a.m. - noon: Blockwalking
For Alfred Molison, Candidate.
Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, from now until the Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, there will be neighborhood blockwalking to support the candidacy of Alfred Molison, noted local Green Party Member, who is running for the Houston City Council, District C.

Volunteers will meet at 4822 Spellman Rd., Houston, TX 77035, the home of the candidate on the indicated time and day. For directions and other information, call 713-705-5594, 713-726-9009, or 832-638-5187.

Halloweek Fall Festival
[a Real School benefit]
noon to 5 pm,
5020 Dickson, Houston, Texas 77007

Houston Independent Media Center is pleased to continue their monthly film screenings of cutting edge films on social and political issues with
UN POQUITO DE TANTO VERDAD (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)

8:00 p.m. at the Rice Media Center.
http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/10/61722.php

Concert by Venezuelan band Serenata Guayanesa
6pm
Cullen Theater at Wortham Center

501 Texas Ave.
Houston, Texas 77002
FREE ADMISSION
(see Indymedia write-up)

Tuesday, November 6

ELECTION DAY: VOTE!

Wednesday, November 7

Robert Jensen talk on pornography
1 pm
Pacific room University of Houston Center Underground
Book Signing follows
(see Indymedia write-up)

GreenWatch TV -- (A pre-taped show this time)
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: Comcast 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, November 8

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

2nd Thursdays at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Friday, November 9
HPJC's fifth annual Awards Dinner
Cindy Sheehan will receive the National Peacemaker Award and deliver the main address. Outstanding Houston-based peace and justice advocates will also be honored. The dinner will be in the University Hilton Hotel on the UH campus.
Reservation Information
Saturday, November 10

Quaker Peace Festival "Living in Peace"
at the Live Oak Friends Meeting House,
1318 W. 26th St. (between Ella and Shepherd).
10:30am - 8:00pm

This is an all day event. The day will start with a walking
meditation and a brief presentation "Goldwater Conservative to War
Abolitionist" from Edward O'Rouke. There will be kids games and
activities, live music (rock, folk, world beat/reggae, and hip-hop).
We are inviting many organizations, groups and vendors who work to
improve and educate the community and show how peace can be
incorporated into our lives. We will have a dance performance by
Revolve Dance Company. Then we will end the day with a break dance
competition inside under the skyspace.

Event Contact: Lidney Molnari, 832-466-1342, lidneymolnari@yahoo.com

Rally for city service workers
2 p.m. downtown at Jones Plaza.
Last fall, 5,300 janitors won a better future for themselves and their families. Now the janitors are leading the fight for better pay, healthcare, and dignity on the job for ALL
service workers in Houston.
This rally will bring together Houston service workers from building services, commercial office building janitors, and food service workers.
The program will include worker testimonies, remarks by community and political leaders, and spoken word and social justice poetry.
Organized by the Service Employees International Union
(see also HOPE's Houston, We Have a Problem and
AFL-CIO Blog)
rescheduled from October 27
For more information, contact Mike Espinoza, 832/331-0870, mespinoza@seiutx.org.

Sunday, November 11

Veterans' Day Parade
noon to 2 pm, or so
Downtown

The Veterans for Peace (VFP) of Chapter 12, Houston will be marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade through downtown Houston on Sunday, November 11. The parade will last from approximately 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. VFP would like a strong turnout behind our flag and banner to show the citizens of Houston that we are pro peace in an unprecedented time of war and turmoil. Please support our cause and join us.
PARADE DETAILS: Assembly Time: Between 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Assembly Place: Corner of Prairie and Louisiana
Entry Name: Veterans for Peace
Entry Number: 120
Complimentary Parking; In any of the Theatre District Garages

Seditious Cinema Sampler
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street

(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Interested in investigating 9/11, impeaching Bush and Cheney, ending the Iraqi and Palestinian occupations, and stopping fascism? Meet other activists with similar interests and see scenes from the following DVDs: 9/11 Revisited, Terror Storm, Bill Moyers on Impeachment, Enemy Image, Kucinich on Iraq and health care, Freedom to Fascism, Power of Nightmare, Occupation 101, and Keith Olberman on Bush. Enjoy free food, free fair trade chocolate, and your right to free speech. Free DVDs will also be available.

Monday, November 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, place to be determined.
Wednesday, November 14
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, November 15

Clean Elections Texas - Houston Meetup
6-8pm, Montrose Branch Library
4100 Montrose
(One block north of Richmond)
Downstairs (large) conference room
Meet with local people serious about Campaign Finance Reform (specifically Clean Elections or publicly financed elections). We must take control of democracy from 'Big Money', private interests, and special interests.
(C. Mauch, K. Graham, co-conveners)

Saturday, November 17

March and Rally against the War in Iraq
Meet at Ervan Chew Park, 4507 Dunlavy, at 1 pm.
At 1:30 pm, then march to Bell Park, 4800 Montrose.
Raise our voices together to demand: Stop the war on Iraq! Bring all the troops home now! Hands off Iran! End the occupation of Afghanistan and Palestine! Stop the war on immigrants, people of color, and workers! Defend the civil liberties and civil rights of all!
We will have a parade permit, so we will march in the streets and should have quite a presence. The rally in Bell Park will include speakers, musicians, and spoken word artists.
This event is being organized by the International Socialist Organization, the Irish Unity Committee, the Latin American Organization for Immigrant Rights, Mexicanos en Accion, and the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee. Contact David and Rona Smith (832) 692-2306, (713) 302-3865, (832) 282-6997, or (713) 528-1817, dsmith2740@comcast.net for more information.

Occupation 101, the movie
6:30-9:00 pm
at The Havens Center, 1827 Alabama
FLYER

Native American Heritage Month
Russell Means at The Artery
5401 Jackson @ Prospect
6:30 pm onward

Monday, November 19

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

TOPICS: Elections, Events, Ballot Access

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, November 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: Comcast 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Friday, November 23
Monday, November 26
at 7:00 PM, David Cobb, 2004 GP Presidential candidate, founder of the Harris County GP, the GP of Texas, one of the brains of the national GP, and the very best speaker the national GP has, will be in Houston at 810 Lamonte, a private residence in Garden Oaks, for a fundraiser for ballot access for the Green Party of Texas.
Wednesday, November 28
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Wed. 11/28 - Tue. 12/04

EARLY VOTING FOR LOCAL RUN-OFF ELECTIONS.
(Final voting day is Saturday, December 8.)

December
Tuesday, December 4

Cynthia McKinney in Houston
at Texas Southern University
(7 PM, at Robert Terry Library)

for more info, call Don Cook 713-70-555-94
SEE ALSO PAA calendar entry.

Don's directions:
From the Gulf Freeway, go south on Scott St., a little more than a mile to Cleburne St. (Opposite the University of Houston stadium). Turn right on Cleburne (west) and proceed 5 or 6 blocks to Tierwester St. After crossing Tierwester, turn left into the first parking lot. Park there. The Library is off the southwest corner of the parking lot.

Wednesday, December 5
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: Comcast 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8

ELECTION DAY: Run-off elections for local offices.
Harris County Green Party officially endorses Jolanda Jones, running for At-large Position 5 on Houstion City Council, against Joe Trevino. Wanda Adams faces Lawrence Allen for District D, and for District E Annette Dwyer and Mike Sullivan face off. There are also several school board seats in the air around the area.

"Full Moon Over Housterdam"
from 4:20 PM onward at

at The Last Concert Cafe,
1403 Nance
-- after voting, you may enjoy this Houston NORML fundraiser --
there's sure to be music and live entertainment
(see the calendar at houstonnorml.org)

Monday, December 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning.
Wednesday, December 12
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Probably at Field of Greens, Alabama east of Kirby
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, December 13

Oppose razing of public housing in New Orleans
noon, HUD office downtown
1301 Fannin
(see houston.indymedia.org now)

6:30-9:00 PM - monthly meeting
Progressive Action Alliance

2nd Thursdays at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama Street
(next to the Chocolate Bar - parking across the street or at St. Stephen's Church).

Sunday, December 16

Texas Green Party KICKOFF 2008
4-8 PM at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 E. 24th Street, Houston, TX
(in the Heights east of Main Street)


MUSIC -- Backbeat Fetish, The Coalition Band, among others.
SPOKEN WORD -- poetry by Obidike Kamau and more.
MEET CANDIDATES for state and local office.
VOTER DRIVE -- Register your neighbors.
And you will have an opportunity to support our drive to achieve ballot access in the rough, tough, Lone Star state.
Plus, someone will win a weekend in a Bolivar Peninsula beach house!
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Monday, December 17

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.
(AGENDA)
TOPIC: Ballot Access, Candidates.

Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. We meet upstairs 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 19
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: Comcast 17, Kingwood 98, TVMax 95).
Thursday, December 20

Clean Elections Texas - Houston Meetup
6-8pm, Montrose Branch Library
4100 Montrose
(One block north of Richmond)
Downstairs (large) conference room
Meet with local people serious about Campaign Finance Reform (specifically Clean Elections or publicly financed elections). We must take control of democracy from 'Big Money', private interests, and special interests.
(C. Mauch, K. Graham, co-conveners)

Wednesday, December 26
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
BOXING DAY?
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)

BACK TO CURRENT EVENTS

DETAILS ABOUT ONGOING ACTIONS ESPECIALLY RELEVANT TO HARRIS COUNTY FROM THE TOP OF THIS PAGE:

Death Penalty Vigils -- while Supreme Court ponders cruelty of execution methods, we have a de facto moratorium. In the past, whenever Texas planned to kill someone, abolitionists gathered from 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. on the day of each state execution. To learn about executions scheduled , see TDCJ and Texas Moratorium. Sponsored by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. and Amnesty International Group 23. The Social Justice Committee of St. Bernadette Church says a rosary at 7 p.m. at its grotto on the day of each state execution; the church is located at 15500 El Camino Real. You can also go to Huntsville, or join any of many vigils held across the state; see www.texasmoratorium.org and see http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/ NB: Nationwide link to execution alerts: www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

Confronting MAXXAM. In the past, Southern Alliance of Coastal Redwood Earth Defenders(SACRED) held non-denominational prayer and meditation vigils every Monday, from 5:00- 6:00 pm at MAXXAM headquarters to protest its destructive logging of old growth redwoods in California and its other bad behavior. They have a Houston Volunteer page, and their website has updates about OTHER environmental rapes being perpetrated by profit hungry corporations abetted by corrupt government.) NOW in 2007, google "Rain Forest Action Network Houston" (I'll look it up for you sooner or later).


last updated: 2007.12.30


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