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Historical Calendar of Progressive and Green Party Events 2008

2008
January
Tuesday, January First
Happy New Year! Let's make it a good one.
Wednesday, January 2
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).
Wednesday, January 9
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, January 10

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, January 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Suzy's house, 4722 Benning.
Wednesday, January 16
GreenWatch TV: Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR conference)
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, January 17

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)

Friday-Sunday, January 18-20

National Conference for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
in Houston, at the Hyatt Regency
for details, see NNIRR web site

Monday, January 21

The Original MLK Day Parade
Parade starts at 10 AM east of the baseball stadium
Greens meet near Texas and Hamilton around 9 AM

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting
in Pecore Hall at
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, W. Alabama at Woodhead.
6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

TOPICS THIS MEETING: Ballot Access, steering committee elections, KPFT LSB.
Come out and join members of Harris County Green Party for this regular meeting -- open to all interested people. Many of us continue to discuss matters afterwards elsewhere. Ask where!

Wednesday, January 23

Rosenthal Must Go
DISTRIBUTE FLYERS
morning and evening
(seek for when and where)
e.g., HIMC

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

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Friday, January 25

7:00 - 9:00 PM
“I want to live!”
Angelika Film Center

510 Texas Ave, Houston, 77002

Hosted by Mike Farrell
Pre-screening reception - 6 pm
fundraiser; to purchase tickets, see
special TCADP web page

Saturday, January 26

2008 Annual Conference
TEXAS COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

archival note
Art B of Greenwatch TV taped edited posted the
Keynote Speech by Mike Farrell:
GOOGLE VIDEO

Tuesday, January 29

Town Hall Meeting
Clean House in the District Attorney's Office
7:00 pm

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3015 N. MacGregor Way

Wednesday, January 30
GreenWatch TV: Clean House in the District Attorney's Office
Guests: Minister Robert Mohammad, Sister Sadiyah Evangelista, Gloria Rubac, and Parnell Herbert, all of the Coalition for Social Justice. (SIGN THE PETITION!)
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, January 31

Call Out D.A. Corruption
Join the Coalition

in demanding the Removal of Harris County D. A.
CHUCK ROSENTHAL and His ENTIRE Executive Staff
Massive Rally at Noon
Harris County Criminal Courthouse
1201 Franklin Street
Houston

February
Monday, February 4

7:00 PM - organizing meeting
Coalition for Social Justice

at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3015 N. MacGregor Way (just east of Hwy 288)

Wednesday, February 6
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM

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

MUSIC FOR LIFE CONCERT
Sara Hickman comes to Houston

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Music Tour
7 PM at Station Museum
1502 Alabama St., Houston
STORY:
Concert tour promotes death penalty dialogue
Published: November 08, 2007 12:02 am
By Robbie Byrd and Jessica Hamilton
The Huntsville Item

Monday, February 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM, at Alfred's house, 4822 Spellman Rd.
Tuesday, February 12
7:00 PM
Cynthia McKinney
S.H.A.P.E. Administrative Center

3903 Almeda, Houston, TX 77004
There is no admission, and all are invited to this fundraiser for the McKinney campaign and for ballot access for the Green Party of Texas. Ms. McKinney, former congresswoman (Dem) from Georgia and current, front-running candidate for the Green Party nomination for President, is striving to raise $5,000 in small amounts in 20 states in order to qualify for matching funds, and of course, once she achieves the nomination, it is important that she be on the ballot in all 51 state-like entities, including Texas.
Wednesday, February 13
GreenWatch TV: Topic: Cynthia McKinney, making Black History.
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). ONLINE AT GOOGLE VIDEO
Thursday, February 14

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, February 18

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Ballot access; officer 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.

Tuesday, February 19

Free the Angola 3
SHAPE center at 7 pm

Wednesday, February 20
NO NEW COAL
Dynegy Protest and Call-in Day
10-11 am, join Sierra Club
1000 Louisiana one block east of Library and City Hall

War Made Easy
movie and discussion
Eagle Room at HCC-NW’s Town & Country Center
1010 West Sam Houston Parkway North.
SUBTITLE: "How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" (2007).
After the film, author and media critic Norman Solomon will help critique media spin during wartime.

(This is part of HCC Northwest's Spring 2008 "Reel Film & Speaker Series" so look for more!)

NOTE: He'll be in town the rest of the day and the following day Thursday, and the movie will be shown in the evening at The Station, LaBranch and Alabama; and again at 9
:30AM. - College of the Mainland Learning Resource Auditorium, L131; then again at University of Houston 2:30 - 4 p.m. Agnes Arnold Auditorium #1.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Empire Cafe, 1732 Westheimer Rd. on the north side of the street
two blocks west of Dunlavy, btwn Montrose & Shepherd

(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, February 21

Pro-choice Protest for Women's Rights
6:15 pm at Aquarium Restaurant
410 Bagby Street

Saturday, February 23

Winter Soldier Fundraiser
3-7 pm
Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
1131 East 24th St.
Music: Hank Woji, Patti Sullivan, The Free Radicals, & Brother 2 Brother
Excerpts from films “Winter Soldier” and “The Ground Truth” contact: jmrine@hotmail.com 281.414.1386
Houston Veterans for Peace
See also http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier

Wednesday, February 27
Coal Moratorium Conference
Wed 2/27, 2-6 pm & Thur 2/28 10am-3pm
at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
SEE: http://www.CoalBlock.net
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, February 28
Demonstrate for a Coal Moratorium NOW: Stop Global Warming
4:30-6:30 pm
In front of George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas (east side of downtown)
Contact NanHildreth@riseup.net 713.842.6643
March
Tuesday, March 4

Texas Primary Elections
for Democrats and Republicans...

Wednesday, March 5
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hunan on Shepherd btwn Richmond and Alabama
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Monday, March 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Tuesday, March 11

Green Party Precinct Conventions
6 PM at 4822 Spellman Road

Wednesday, March 12

Green Party Ballot Access Petitioning begins today
This is the official first day you can sign petitions to get the Green Party on the ballot in the state of Texas. We have 75 days until Memorial Day to talk to people about what democracy really means.
SEE txgreens.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: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
The show this fortnight will feature closed captioning for the first time from the new studio, or so I'm told. (Someone else said, no that's not so...) At any rate, we'll have guests for the hearing impaired, with equipment and information.
Saturday, March 15
We will have ballot access petitioning training at 9:00 AM at 2224 North Boulevard, which is a residential location a block or two south of the Southwest Freeway and between Greenbriar and Shepherd. Afterwards we will have field training and a day of signature gathering.

Do not worry about being on time. Call Don Cook at 713-705-5594 to facilitate coordination of your training. Do not try to get in touch with him in a hurry by e-mail these days.

Rally Against the Iraq War
2 pm. at Mason Park, S. 75th St. and Tipps St. in Houston.
(in front of the community center building near the intersection of S. 75th and Tipps)
The rally will include speakers, musicians, and spoken word artists; it will be held regardless of weather conditions.

Event Phone Contact Information:
832.692.2306; 281.935.9248
Event Email Address:
dsmith2740@comcast.net

Monday, March 17

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Ballot access; state convention

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, March 19

Iraq war 5th anniversary, our time.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, March 20

Iraq war anniversary
City-wide signage for peace,
called 'freeway blogging' here and there!
Activists across the country are marking the 5th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq with activities spanning several days. Join the Houston freeway bloggers 4-6 pm, on the Hwy 59 bridges just SW of downtown and show your allegiance with the majority of Americans who want peace and an end to the Iraq occupation.
see PAA-TX website

Wednesday, March 26

GreenWatch TV - Topic: No New Nukes
Guest: Tom "Smitty" Smith

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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).

April
Wednesday, April 2
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Wednesday, April 9
GreenWatch TV - Topic: UH Students Against Sweatshops (GUESTS: Timothy O'Brien, Leticia Silva, Brenden Laws)
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, April 14
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Wednesday, April 16
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Saturday, April 19

"The Widening Gap: Economic Inequality at Home and Abroad"
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Honors College, MD Anderson Library, at the University of Houston.

Come to theis conference and expand your understanding of how justice and peace are compromised by the ever-widening gap between rich and poor. Principal sponsor and organizer: Houston Peace and Justice Center.
Opening Plenary;
Film: “Global Village or Global Pillage” narrated by Ed Asner
Panel of commentators plus initial group discussion
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Ana Malinow, Baylor College of Medicine
“Our Broken Healthcare System and How to Fix It”
Workshops

Monday, April 21

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

MAJOR TOPICS:
How do greens fit in the political landscape, and where do we go from here? We'll also work on details for the state convention to be held at S.H.A.P.E. on Almeda in June.
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, April 23
It's a party - a GREEN Party!
The Green Party Free Speech and Ballot Access Festival

University of Houston Main Campus
Lynn Eusan Park
(near the giant red, white, and blue jumping jack)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
- FREE FOOD
- Live Music
- grandiose, long-winded speeches
- FREE Green Party buttons!!
- Petitions to sign -- if you qualify
(see fine-print on flyers available here and there)

GreenWatch TV -Topic: Environmental Racism in east Houston; GUEST: Juan Parras (www.tejasbarrios.org)
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Sunday, April 27
Green Party Candidate Forum in Houston
2-5 PM
at The Havens Center, 1827 W Alabama

Speakers include: kat swift, presidential candidate; SKCM Curry, VP candidate; Tom Davis, candidate for US Senate from Texas; Art Browning, candidate for Texas RR Commissioner

Bring your questions! Possible ideas: what to do about -
• - never-ending imperialistic occupations
• - the spoiler effect (Instant Runoff Voting?)
• - why a third party?
• - security through:
a non-violent foreign policy
worker rights
health care for all
respect for the environment

SPECIAL ACTION POSSIBLE DURING AFTER BE THERE<>

Wednesday, April 30
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Empire Cafe
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
May
Thursday, May 1

March for Human Rights for Immigrants begins at 2 p.m.
in front of the Mickey Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith
ends Antioch Park at 1400 Smith.

[For more full text about context, see http://www.paa-tx.org/node/2947]

The Houston march is scheduled to coincide with a national mobilization of protests, marches and rallies across the country on that date.
www.cjd.org/paper/march.html
=PS note from AB:
copied from a posting at houston.indymedia.org
by El Gringo Sunday, Apr. 20, 2008 at 8:54 PM

Wednesday, May 7
GreenWatch TV Topic: The Role of Politics in Changing America. (Guests: Gloria Rubac, Sherry Clausell, Christine Morshedi)
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, May 12
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Wednesday, May 14
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mission Burrito on Alabama
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Monday, May 19

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Ballot access, state convention

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 21
GreenWatch TV: Workers' Rights in a right-to-work state.
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Sunday, May 25 - Tuesday, May 27

MEMORIAL DAY IS MORE THAN PICNICS

Honoring the Iraq and Afghan War Dead – Memorial Day weekend

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 4000 US casualties of the Iraq war and the over 400 US casualties of the Afghanistan war or to help place the labeled flags.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 25 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, jmrine@hotmail.com

Wednesday, May 28
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
June
Tuesday, June 3

The death of Derrick Sonnier WAS STAYED, was to have been the first Texas execution, folloiwng the US Supreme Court decision the lethal injections in Kentucky are not cruel and unusual.

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin (at Southmore).
The death of Derrick Sonnier WAS scheduled for 6 PM.

Wednesday, June 4
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Friday-Sunday, June 6-8

National Conference on Media Reform
Minneapolis, MN
for details, see
NCMR'08

Monday, June 9
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Tuesday, June 10

7:00 PM
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
at SHAPE on Live Oak at Alabama
begin planning the October march and rally to end executions

7:00 PM
Planning meeting to remove Sheriff Tommy Thomas
Coalition for Justice
Sip and Surf Coffee Shop, 4812 Almeda

Wednesday, June 11

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin (at Southmore).
Texas killed Karl Chamberlain as scheduled.
The first of many in Texas this year, resumption of state killing, after a de facto moratorium while the US Supreme Court considered that lethal injection is indeed humane.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
Brasil
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15
Green Party of Texas State Convention
9am-5pm Sat, 10am-2pm Sun
at S.H.AP.E.'s Harambee Center
3903 Almeda Road
Houston, TX, 77004
(between Alabama Street and US 59)
Monday, June 16

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

MAJOR TOPIC: National Convention

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, June 17

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin (at Southmore).
The death of Charles Hood was postponed on this day.

Wednesday, June 18
GreenWatch TV: Racism
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, June 23

“STAND TO DEMAND”
THE RESIGNATION OF
TOMMY THOMAS
RALLY HARRIS COUNTY JAIL 701 SAN JACINTO
FOLLOWED BY A TWO BLOCK MARCH TO
SHERIFFS OFFICE 1200 BAKER ST
VIEW BLOGSPOT
OR CALL BRO PARNELL 832-494-4027

Wednesday, June 25
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Monday, June 30

5:00-7:00 PM - Demonstration
UH Students against sweatshops.
outside UH president's residence.

Wednesday, July 2
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Wednesday, July 9
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, July 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.
Texas killed Carlton Turner as scheduled.

July 10-13
Tuesday, July 15
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
(being held a day later this month due to so many members being in Chicago the weekend before)
Wednesday, July 16
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, July 21

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

MAJOR TOPICS: 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, July 23

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.
Texas killed Derrick Sonnier as scheduled.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Wednesday, July 30
GreenWatch TV
The Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in at 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, July 31

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.
Texas killed Larry Davis as scheduled.

Understanding Health Care, Making Reform! A Community Workshop
5:30pm – 9pm
Coventry Baptist Church 4990 Caroline Street, Houston 77004

Do you want to learn how:
The health care systems works? (Or doesn't?)
To give a 5-minute presentation on health care reform?
To answer hard questions about health care reform?

Then...
Join the Health Care for All Texas - Houston chapter for "Understanding Health Care, Making Reform! A Community Workshop" on July 31 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at Coventry Baptist Church 4990 Caroline Street, Houston 77004. The workshop is free of charge. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Please RSVP at info@hcfat.org.

August
Tuesday, August 5

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.
Texas killed Jose Medillin as scheduled.

Wednesday, August 6
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, August 7

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.
Texas killed Chi Heliberto as scheduled.

Monday, August 11
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Tuesday, August 12

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.
Texas killed Leon Dorsey as scheduled.

Wednesday, August 13
GreenWatch TV - Health Care for All: Single Payer
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, August 14

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.
Texas killed Michael Rodriguez as scheduled.

Friday-Sunday, August 15-17

Rock The Lockup
Prison Reform Film Festival
Rice Media Center

Monday, August 18

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

SPEAKER: Kevin Shanley, Bayou Preservation.
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, August 19

7:00-9:00 PM - Execution vigil
near Dominican Sisters Mother House at 6501 Almeda Rd. (corner of Almeda and Holcombe) parking available from Almeda.
The death of Dennard Manns was scheduled; new date: 11/13.

Wednesday, August 20
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, August 21

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 Jeffery Wood WAS scheduled. Fate to be determined.

Wednesday, August 27
GreenWatch TV: Removing Rosenthal, a historical tape.
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
September
Wednesday, September 3
GreenWatch planning meeting cancelled
(Station closed; soccer stadium taking over location.))
Monday, September 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Tuesday, September 9

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 Gregory Wright was scheduled; new date: 10/30.

7:00-9:30 PM - Kamp Katrina film screening
At River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray.
The movie Kamp Katrina focuses on the dialectic between madness and hope in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
(Houston Institute for Culture)

Wednesday, September 10

7:00-9:30 PM - Intimidad film screening
At River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray.
The movie Intimidad is an in-depth poetic story of life on the Mexico-Texas border, as the filmmakers follow a family on their quest for financial security in Reynosa.
(Houston Institute for Culture)

GreenWatch TV -- Pre-taped historical record of Removing Rosenthal, bad DA.
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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Saturday, September 13
Monday, September 15

Harris County GREEN PARTY General Membership Meeting cancelled

Wednesday, September 17

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil...
may have been pre-empted by Hurrican Ike.
Texas killed William Murray as scheduled.

GreenWatch planning meeting cancelled.
Thursday, September 18

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil postponed
The death of Joseph Ries was scheduled; new date, 10/21.

Saturday, September 20

Texas Green Party SEC retreat postponed

Wednesday, September 24
GreenWatch TV -- pre-taped show. Devastation of Hurricane Ike further delayed the ongoing relocation of Houston's public access television station. The move started due to impending construction of a new soccer stadium at the old studio location - see We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits only: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
October
Wednesday, October 1
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Wednesday, October 8
GreenWatch TV - Back on the air LIVE, after a long hiatus!
Guests: C.O. "Brad" Bradford, candidate for Harris County District Attorney; Pat McCann, attorney and advocate for Public Defenders Office in Harris County.
Greenwatch is 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; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, October 13
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Tuesday, October 14

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church. This is the first of six executions this month, with another six to follow in November.
The death of Alvin Kelly is scheduled.

Wednesday, October 15
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, October 16

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Kevin Watts was scheduled.

Sunday, October 19

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES, number 1
Free and Open to the Public 7:00pm
The Artery -just north of Hermann Park
5401 Jackson at Prospect, Houston, Texas 77004
"The Water Front" The story of Highland Park, Michigan, and the larger issues of water privatization and human rights.
(More films next Tuesday, following Sunday and Tuesday)
SEE Houston Institute for Culture web site.

Monday, October 20

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

TOPICS: Several planned...

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, October 21

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Joseph Ries is re-scheduled; he was to have been killed 9/18.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES, number 2
Free and Open to the Public 7:00pm
The Artery -just north of Hermann Park
5401 Jackson at Prospect, Houston, Texas 77004
"Everything's Cool" Examines the media strategies, on both sides, that have resulted in the US government's failure to take decisive action on global warming.
(More films next Sunday and Tuesday)
SEE Houston Institute for Culture web site.

Wednesday, October 22
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, October 23

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Bobby Woods is scheduled.

Saturday, October 25

9th Annual March to Stop Executions
Anti-death penalty organizations unite to end state-sponsored murder.
This coalition is Texas-wide, nationwide, and even worldwide.
preliminary contacts:
Njeri Shakur 713-237-0357
Gloria Rubac 713-503-2633

Sunday, October 26

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES, number 3
Free and Open to the Public 7:00pm
The Artery -just north of Hermann Park
5401 Jackson at Prospect, Houston, Texas 77004
"Black Diamonds - Mountaintop Removal & The Fight For Coalfield Justice"
Examines the escalating drama in Appalachia over mountaintop removal mining.
With "Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars", 8:20pm
SEE Houston Institute for Culture web site.

Film Screening 8:00-10:20 pm
@ Sedition Books (901 Richmond Ave.)
What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire
Climate change, peak oil, overpopulation, resource depletion, pollution, deforestation, mass extinction, war...
Where is capitalist/state-controlled civilization taking us, and what effects has social hierarchy had on human beings and other species since it's development late in the game of human existence?
Is the American way of life completely unsustainable?
$5 suggested donation. Arrive early to browse the infoshop.
www.seditionbooks.org

Tuesday, October 28

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Eric Nenno is scheduled.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES, number 4
Free and Open to the Public 7:00pm
The Artery -just north of Hermann Park
5401 Jackson at Prospect, Houston, Texas 77004
"King Corn" By growing an acre of corn in Iowa two friends uncover the devastating impact that corn is having on the environment, public health and family farms. SEE Houston Institute for Culture web site.

Wednesday, October 29
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, October 30

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
Texas killed Gregory Wright as re-scheduled; he was to have been killed 9/9.
Cynthia McKinney participated in theHuntsville protest against all executions.

Cynthia McKinney
back in town

7 PM at S.H.A.P.E. Center, 3815 Live Oak
She will be touring Galveston during the day to review damage caused by Hurricane Ike before her appearance at SHAPE.
Friday, October 31
Rosa Clemente is coming to town
GP VP Candidate and Hip-Hop Activist
will appear at the opening of a new location for the
Houston Institute for Culture
9 PM at 807B Telephone Road
(by Bohemios on Lockwood near Leeland)
November
Tuesay, November 4

ELECTION DAY

Wednesday, November 5
GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, November 6

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Elkie Taylor is scheduled.

Monday, November 10
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Wednesday, November 12

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of George Whitaker III is scheduled.

GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Thursday, November 13

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Denard Mannis is scheduled; he was to have been killed 8/19.

Monday, November 17

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

MAJOR TOPICS: 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, November 18

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil postponed
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Eric Cathey was stayed.

Wednesday, November 19

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil postponed
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
The death of Rogelio Cannady was stayed.

GreenWatch TV
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, November 20

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Binz across from the Art Museum. Parking is available in the parking lot east of the church.
Texas killed Robert Hudson as scheduled.

Friday, November 21

6:00-9:30 PM - HPJC Dinner
Houston Peace and Justice Center's annual awards dinner,
at Hilton Hotel, University of Houston

Tuesday, November 25
Rescheduled GreenWatch planning meeting
at Field of Greens
(Rescheduled away from Thanksgiving eve.)
December
Wednesday, December 3
GreenWatch TV: TOPIC - local grassroots media.
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Monday, December 8
Harris County Green Party Steering Committee Meeting
7:00-9:30 PM; at Alfred's, 4822 Spellman Road
Wednesday, December 10
GreenWatch planning meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Monday, December 15

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

MAJOR TOPICS: Gold mining in Guerrero, Mexico; Apollo Alliance; Solidarity Economics; 10th anniversary next year, retreats and planning meeting.

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 17
GreenWatch TV: TOPIC - Gold Mining in Guerrero, Mexico.
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).
Thursday, December 18
Saturday, December 20
Sunday, December 21
Wednesday, December 24
Possible GreenWatch planning meeting
Christmas Eve
(We meet to plan at different places; stay tuned.)
Sunday, December 28
Wednesday, December 31
GreenWatch TV: A previously taped show will air, because the studio will close for New Year's Eve at 6 PM.
TOPIC: Universal SINGLE PAYER Health Care for ALL. (Speeches and skits done outside Houston City Hall last fall)
Harris County Green Party's own call in talk show on public affairs and local issues. Tune in 9-10pm on We The People TV (public access cable inside Houston city limits: Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75).

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

Death Penalty Vigils -- 6/2008 UPDATE: The US Supreme Court pondered the cruelty of execution methods, and concluded that Kentucky at least could continue the killing. Nationally, the de facto moratorium. is over. However, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay on June 3 which was to be the day of Derrick Sonnier's scheduled death; it remains to be seen what will happen for the dozen and more executions on the books for the remainder of the year 2008 in Texas. 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. Houston vigils 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 2008, google "Rain Forest Action Network" lots of Stop the Coal Rush action!


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