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Friday, August 3, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

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!

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Saturday, August 11, 2007
Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

Event Description:

Veterans For Peace Chapter 12, the local chapter of MFSO (Military Families Speak Out), and the Houston Peace & Justice Center will protest Hillary Clinton's tepid stand on bringing the troops out of Iraq when she visits Houston on 11 August and holds a rally at the IBEW Hall on the north I-610 Loop in Houston. Please note that this is a LOCATION CHANGE from what was prevously announced.

Event Sponsor:
Veterans for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Houston Peace & Justice


Thursday, August 16, 2007
Start: 7:00 pm
Start: Aug 16 2007 - 7:00pm
End: Aug 17 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

WHAT:   Howard Zinn, professor emeritus of political science at Boston University and author of the bestseller, A People's History of the
United States, and Karl Marx meld in a one-person play Zinn wrote that
conjures Marx's return to life.

WHO:    Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn with Jerry Levy as Karl Marx;
directed by Michael Fox Kennedy

WHEN:   7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, August 16-17, 2007

WHERE:  Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama, west of Woodhead

BACKGROUND:  A 19th century philosopher, political economist, and
revolutionary,  Marx addressed a wide range of issues but is most famous for his analysis of history, summed up in the opening line of the Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." In explaining his motivation for the play, Zinn writes in the forward "I wanted to show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children." Zinn elaborates that he wished to show Marx's involvement in revolutionary politics, not just as a thinker but as a doer. And he wanted to make it clear, in the wake of communism's fall, that Marx's critique of capitalism "remains fundamentally true in our time."
Further, the conceit of the play, Marx's return to life, allows Marx
as channeled by Zinn, an opportunity to defend himself against modern-day critics who claim that his theories led to the atrocities of state capitalist regimes.

Jerry Levy, who teaches sociology at Marlboro College in Vermont and
plays Marx, asserts the one-man show examines not only the political
issues of Marx's day, but also his interpersonal ones with his wife
and daughter. Michael Fox Kennedy directs the play.

COST:   $10 advance tickets; $12 at door. Open to the public. Limited seating.

INFO:    Don Cook  713-705-5594;


Parking and Accessibility

Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama
Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available
at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near
Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama). Additional parking is available at the St. Stephens School, Woodhead and Sul Ross.

Havens Center is accessible.

Event Sponsor:
PAA, Harris County Green Party, Intergalactic Artists for Peace


Friday, August 17, 2007
End: 10:00 pm
Start: Aug 16 2007 - 7:00pm
End: Aug 17 2007 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

WHAT:   Howard Zinn, professor emeritus of political science at Boston University and author of the bestseller, A People's History of the
United States, and Karl Marx meld in a one-person play Zinn wrote that
conjures Marx's return to life.

WHO:    Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn with Jerry Levy as Karl Marx;
directed by Michael Fox Kennedy

WHEN:   7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, August 16-17, 2007

WHERE:  Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama, west of Woodhead

BACKGROUND:  A 19th century philosopher, political economist, and
revolutionary,  Marx addressed a wide range of issues but is most famous for his analysis of history, summed up in the opening line of the Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." In explaining his motivation for the play, Zinn writes in the forward "I wanted to show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children." Zinn elaborates that he wished to show Marx's involvement in revolutionary politics, not just as a thinker but as a doer. And he wanted to make it clear, in the wake of communism's fall, that Marx's critique of capitalism "remains fundamentally true in our time."
Further, the conceit of the play, Marx's return to life, allows Marx
as channeled by Zinn, an opportunity to defend himself against modern-day critics who claim that his theories led to the atrocities of state capitalist regimes.

Jerry Levy, who teaches sociology at Marlboro College in Vermont and
plays Marx, asserts the one-man show examines not only the political
issues of Marx's day, but also his interpersonal ones with his wife
and daughter. Michael Fox Kennedy directs the play.

COST:   $10 advance tickets; $12 at door. Open to the public. Limited seating.

INFO:    Don Cook  713-705-5594;


Parking and Accessibility

Havens Center is located about 1/4 mile east of Shepherd on W. Alabama
Street, on the south side of the street at 1827. Parking is available
at St Stephens Episcopal Church (on the south side of the street near
Woodhead and Alabama) or in the parking lot directly across the street from Havens Center (on the north side of Alabama). Additional parking is available at the St. Stephens School, Woodhead and Sul Ross.

Havens Center is accessible.

Event Sponsor:
PAA, Harris County Green Party, Intergalactic Artists for Peace


Monday, August 20, 2007
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Harris County Green Party holds a General Membership Meeting on the third Monday of each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. We meet in the upstairs meeting room of Central Market on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Weslayan. Changes to this schedule or meeting location will be posted on the HCGP calendar. Everyone is welcome to attend the General Membership Meeting. Only active members are allowed to vote at the meeting. To be considered an active member, you must have attended at least two other General Membership Meeting in the last 12 months. You can see a typical agenda at the web site by clicking More Info. Harris County Green Party (TX)

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:15 pm

Event Description:

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!

Event Sponsor:
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement


Thursday, August 23, 2007
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

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.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

"Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi”
A documentary film screening followed by a
conversation with producer Alexandra Pelosi

HOUSTON
August 23 | 7:00 PM (free admission)
Christ Church Cathedral
(1117 Texas Ave)

Event Sponsor:
Texas Freedom Network

Event Website:
www.tfn.org


Saturday, August 25, 2007
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

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 Kenneth Foster is scheduled for execution Thursday, August 30, the third day in a row that Texas will kill premeditatedly. Kenneth was convicted under the Law of Parties. The killer in his case has already been executed, and said that Kenneth had no prior knowledge that a murder would take place. This community forum is sponsored by 8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee (meets 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7 PM at the S.H.A.P.E. Communtiy Center at 3815 Live Oak at Alabama). Get involved in the struggle for justice. Help abolish the racist and anti-poor death penalty. We need your help, your participation, and your energy. Join us, please. For more info: Brother King at 713-521-0384 or Gloria at 713-503-2633.

Event Sponsor:
8th Annual March to Stop Executions Committee

Event Website:
www.freekenneth.com


Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:20 pm

Event Description:

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil The death of Daroyce Mosley is scheduled. Three in a row this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There will be a vigil from 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.

Event Sponsor:
Many

Event Website:
www.tcadp.org


Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:20 pm

Event Description:

The death of John Amador is scheduled. This is the second of three back to back executions scheduled in Texas this week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There will be a vigil from 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.

Event Sponsor:
Many

Event Website:
http://www.tcadp.org/


Thursday, August 30, 2007
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

Execution vigil CANCELLED!
No protest needed in Huntsville.

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.

Event Sponsor:
October 27 March to Stop Executions

Event Website:
www.marchtoendexecution.org/


Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:20 pm

Event Description:

5:30-6:20 PM - Execution vigil The death of Kenneth Foster is scheduled. This is the third of three back-to-back executions scheduled in Texas for this week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. This case involves the terrible law of parties. Another man has already been executed for the murder in this case! Please see http://www.freekenneth.com There will be a vigil from 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. If you can travel and there is no stay, meet at the Walls Unit in Huntsville after 5:00 PM to protest this travesty. Travel north on I-45, then east past the court house. http://members.aol.com/gabi20uhl/Page7b.html

Event Sponsor:
Many

Event Website:
www.tcadp.org


Saturday, September 1, 2007
Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:30 pm

Event Description:

American People's Poll on Iraq Comes to Fort Worth 'Texas Town Hall' will draw thousands while GOP'ers Stage Straw Poll at Convention Center What: The Texas Town Hall at the American People's Poll on Iraq When: Polling begins 9AM, September 1st. Rally from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Why: To send a message to our elected officials that Americans believe that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home from Iraq NOW. Where: 900 Main Street in downtown Fort Worth, i.e., General Worth Square, across from the Fort Worth Convention Center. Who: A coalition of non-partisan groups, under the umbrella sponsorship of Texans for Peace. Endorsers are national, state, and regional organizations, including the following: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out; Grassroots America, Dallas Peace Center, Peace Action Texas, Crawford Peace House, Code Pink Women for Peace, Camp Casey Peace Institute, After Downing Street. Speakers include: Colonel Ann Wright, first high-ranking diplomat to resign in protest of the Iraq Invasion; Carlos Arredondo, father of Alexander, killed in Iraq; Iraq veterans Adam Kokesh, Hart Viges, and Leonard Shelton; Tina Richards, mother of Iraq combat veteran; Reverend Lennox Yearwood, minister, former White House intern, CEO of the Hip-Hop Caucus, Air Force Reservist. Musicians include Carolyn Wonderland, recording artist and nationally known performer. End the War, Bring the Troops Home Now and Take Care of Them! For more information see the website: http://www.texansforpeace.org/peoplespoll/ Interviews with speakers and participants are available in advance of event. Please contact Alyssa Burgin, escramble('aburgin','texansforpeace.org'); or 210.381.4021. (forwarded by Green Art in solidarity for peace)

Event Sponsor:
Texans For Peace

Event Website:
www.texansforpeace.org/peoplespoll


Sunday, September 2, 2007
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Houston Anarchist Black Cross and Sedition Books present "The Corporation" 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Sedition Books, 4816 Old Spanish Trail.*

The film charts the development of the corporation as a legal entity from its origins as an institution chartered by governments to carry out specific public functions, to the rise of the vast modern institutions entitled to some of the legal rights of a person. One central theme of the documentary is an attempt to assess the "personality" of the corporate "person" by using diagnostic criteria from the DSM-IV; Robert Hare, a University of British Columbia Psychology Professor and FBI consultant, compares the modern, profit-driven corporation to that of a clinically diagnosed psychopath.

Event Sponsor:
Houston ABC and Sedition Books

Event Website:
www.myspace.com/seditionbooks


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