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Saturday, February 23, 2008
Start: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

The Texas Democratic Party Progressive Populist Caucus (PPC) will hold its annual meeting on February 23, 2008. Please mark the date!
We welcome our keynote speaker, James K. Galbraith, a progressive economist who writes frequently for mainstream and liberal publications on economic topics.


Start: 3:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

This spring, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are revealing the reality of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. In what will be history's largest gathering of U.S. veterans of the "war on terror," as well as Iraqi and Afghan survivors, eyewitnesses will share their experiences in a public investigation called Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan (http://www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier). To help fund the operation of the Winter Soldier conference, the Houston chapter of Veterans for Peace is hosting a fundraiser featuring local musicians at Dan Electros Guitar Bar at 1131 E. 24th St. in the Heights 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Veterans for Peace

Event Website:
www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier


Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

The Harris County Women's Political Caucus will have a reception at Cafe Express at Uptown Park on February 26th at 6:30pm. The Caucus invites interested members to attend and learn more about the organization and candidates seeking election in 2008!

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Women's Political Caucus


Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Start: 2:00 pm
Start: Feb 27 2008 - 2:00pm
End: Feb 28 2008 - 6:30pm

Event Description:

Building new coal plants is the greatest threat to our climate said
Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Of the 150 new coal plants planned a couple of years ago, environmentalists have already stopped 50. But we need your help. Join us in these actions:

Event Sponsor:
Multiple organizations


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

Event Description:

Film Screening of Burning the Future

Coal is the second largest contributor of carbon dioxide and is detrimental to our health and the environment. The U.S. is experiencing the largest push ever to build more of these dirty plants across the country.

Event Sponsor:
Public Citizen

Event Website:
www.coalblock.net


Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

This week's show will have as guests our friends Jim Berry and Jim Rine. They will talk about Iraq Veterans Against the War and the upcoming Winter Soldier event in Washington, D.C. (March 13-16, 2008). We also hope show segments of the videos "Winter Soldiers" and "The Ground Truth" probably.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
ivaw.org/wintersoldier


Thursday, February 28, 2008
End: 6:30 pm
Start: Feb 27 2008 - 2:00pm
End: Feb 28 2008 - 6:30pm

Event Description:

Building new coal plants is the greatest threat to our climate said
Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Of the 150 new coal plants planned a couple of years ago, environmentalists have already stopped 50. But we need your help. Join us in these actions:

Event Sponsor:
Multiple organizations


Start: 8:30 am
End: 10:00 am

Event Description:

STOP THE COAL RUSH! Protest New Coal Plants by Dynegy and LS Power, March 29

Join us in a demonstration for clean air Thursday morning, March 29, just before special shareholder meeting to approve Dynegy’s merger with LS Power. We’ll meet at Dynegy headquarters, in downtown Houston at Lamar and Louisiana at 8:30 am and leave at 10:00.

Event Sponsor:
Multiple organizations

Event Website:
www.coalblock.net


Monday, March 3, 2008
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Bioneers planning meeting to discuss organization of various groups and next Texas Bioneers conference.

Event Sponsor:
Blackwood Educational Land Institute

Event Website:
http://www.blackwoodland.org/bioneers/index.htm


Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

This is your chance to help select nominees at all levels for the Dem. or Rep. party -- local judges, State Representatives and Senators, Congress, and more. The mainstream media often forgets that the primaries are about much more than the Presidential nominee. Please check out all the candidates who you will be able to vote on and help make sure there are some good choices on the ballot in November.


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

After you vote in the primary (either in person on election day or during early voting), come back to your precinct's Mar. 4 voting location (not early voting location and join with others in electing yourself and others in your neighborhood as delegates to your state Senatorial district conventions (Sat. Mar. 29), and for resolutions that deal with issues you care about.


Sunday, March 9, 2008
Start: 10:45 am
End: 12:30 pm

Event Description:

Feminist Philanthropist Genevieve Vaughan

10:45am Sunday, March 9

Houston Women's Group
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin @ Southmore, Rm 302, Sojourner Truth Room
(Museum District, 5 blks south of Hwy59)

Event Sponsor:
The Amazon Xociety, The Houston Women's Group, and Houston Area NOW


Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

plural caucus surely cauci?
(say it...)

Be that as it may, we'll meet at Alfred's house,
see address below. If you didn't vote (twice) last week,
come get counted twice for the Green Party tonight!

Event Sponsor:
Green Party of Texas

Event Website:
www.txgreens.org


Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Event simulating waterboarding and press conference condemning the use of waterboarding, stress positions and other forms of torture in response to president Bush's veto of the bill outlawing torture techniques.

Event Sponsor:
HPJC/VFP Houston Chapter 12


Start: 9:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

Our show this fortnight will feature closed captioning for the first time. We'll have guests for the hearing impaired, with equipment and information.

Greenwatch is a public access TV show that has aired in Houston for more than ten years! Take part in local, progressive television every other Wednesday, 9-10 PM; public access cable TV inside Houston city limits (Comcast 17; TVMax 95; Sudden Link 98; Phonoscope 75). THE CALL-IN NUMBER DURING THE SHOW IS 713-807-1794.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org/getinvolved/greenwatch/greenwatch.htm


Thursday, March 13, 2008
Start: 6:45 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance Thursday, March 14. Come early (about 6:45PM) to visit; meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Bring something non-messy to eat or drink and share if you wish. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more info.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org


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

Event Description:

Attend the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance - the second Thursday of each month. Come early (about 6:45PM) to visit; meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Bring something non-messy to eat or drink and share if you wish. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for more info.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance


Saturday, March 15, 2008
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Green Party training session teaching people how to gather Green Party ballot access petition signatures and how to approach prospective petition signers. After petition training, there will be field training and a day of signature gathering.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

Event Website:
www.hcgp.org


Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

The fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is coming up soon, and people in the Houston area want to express their opposition to the war and their demand that all the troops be brought home now. Although the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee has been pretty busy with the struggle in Spring for the past four months, we could not let the fifth anniversary of this immoral, illegal, and imperialist war pass without opposition. And we know you feel the same way.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Workers Organizing Committee


Monday, March 17, 2008
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

This is the monthly general membership meeting of Harris County Green Party, regularly scheduled for 6:30-9:00 PM, 3rd Monday of every month.

TOPICS THIS MONTH: Ballot access, state convention; also presentation(s) by local activists.

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Green Party

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


Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Lenwood Johnson is well know to Houston's progressive community as the leader of the fight to stop destruction of Allen Parkway Village, a model low-income housing project on land near downtown that developers wanted (and partially succeeded) in getting their hands on. Bill Quigley, a leading activist for poor people in New Orleans, is a professor at the Loyola University College of Law and director of its law clinic. Architectural historian Stephen Fox will introduce the speakers. 7:30 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For more information, call the Chapel, 713/524-9839 or visit www.rothkochapel.org.

Event Sponsor:
Rothko Chapel

Event Website:
www.rothkochapel.org


Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Start: 10:30 am
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Rice for Peace and Justice along with a number of campus organizations are organizing several events to mark the 5th anniversary of the Iraq Occupation.

Wednesday, March 19:
Art Exhibit: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM in Grand Hall, RMC
"Civilians of War" will consist of over 100 pieces of art created between 2002 and 2008 by David Miller (Berkeley, CA) and Marc Levine (Houston, TX) intended to shed light upon the plight of innocent Iraqis.

Event Sponsor:
Rice Democrats, Rice Libertarians, Harris County Libertarian Party, Houston Peace and Justice Center, HACER, and Rice Amnesty.


Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Event Description:

This is an event to die-in at the Marine Recruiting Station on 701 San Jacinto. We will also be doing street theater and agitation with whatever crowd we happen upon. It will begin at noon on March 19th, the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Event Sponsor:
The World Can't Wait

Event Website:
worldcantwait.net


Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Join KPFT and Jim Hightower at a book signing event for his latest:
Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Event Sponsor:
KPFT

Event Website:
www.kpft.org


Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

The Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County is hosting this memorial candlelight silent vigil "to remember all of those who have been harmed and their families."

Event Sponsor:
Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County

Event Website:
www.peaceandjusticenetwork.org


Thursday, March 20, 2008
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

Graustark St. bridge over US-59, Mar. 29, 2007 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 p.m. Thursday, March 20, on the Hwy 59 bridges and show your allegiance with the majority of Americans who want peace and an end to the Iraq occupation. Approximately 6000 vehicles pass under these bridges in each direction, EACH HOUR during the period we'll be there, so you WILL be noticed. If you don't have a sign, come anyway, and help hold large signs that others have made, and wave to the traffic.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance, Green Party, Code Pink, Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 911 for Truth, Humans 4 Peace,

Event Website:
paa-tx.org


Monday, March 24, 2008
Start: 12:00 pm
Start: Mar 24 2008 - 12:00pm
End: Mar 25 2008 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Ann Wright, one of all too few public officials to resign in protest of the impending invasion and now occupation of Iraq, returns to Houston Monday, March 24 through Tuesday, March 25, to speak at the University of Houston, Brazos Books and the University of St. Thomas.

Event Sponsor:
Multiple


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