Safe Refineries Save Lives Day of Action/support USW unfair labor practices strike against the oil industry
Almost 7,000 United Steel Workers members working in oil refineries and chemical plants are striking to demand that the oil industry to bargain fairly with workers and implement lifesaving improvements in refinery safety, fatigue management, and staffing. On Friday, March 6 oil workers from across the Gulf Coast will take the fight from the picket lines to the oil industry’s front door with demonstrations at the headquarters of Shell, Motiva and Lyondell Basell. Join Us!
Meet at Hermann Square in Downtown Houston (Corner of
Smith and McKinney Streets)
The documentary film Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
There will be a labyrinth at the Rothko Chapel on Sunday, March 8th from 10am-6pm. To commemorate International Women’s Day, step inside a unique labyrinth on the Rothko Chapel plaza and engage in the ancient practice of walking contemplation. Installed by artist Jo Zider, this labyrinth is composed of ceramic “bones” that invite participants to consider violence against women, and what role we might all play in compassionately ending it. In the center of the labyrinth, place a bone in the healing circle as a prayer or indication of your intention.
The Public Interest Network Training Center will be offering an Activist Workshop co-sponsored by Environment Texas, Citizens Environmental Coalition, the Lesbian Health Initiative, TexPIRG, and Young Invincibles.
The Activist Workshop will cover the best techniques for developing a strategic campaign and persuading your local media to cover the issues you care about.
The event will take place at Green Building Resource Center in Houston.
What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer. “The Faucet’s on Fire!” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, John Oliver, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston.
In 13 albums over 20 years, Roy has brought the sting of satire and parody to the struggle for peace and social justice.
He's funny, he's a great musician, he's an excellent performer, and his in-person performances are outstanding. What more could you ask for?
He makes fun of right wing politicians, hypocrites, war profiteers, large multinational corporations, religious bigots, and hate-mongers, while entertaining you with stories and music.
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This is a two day event -- Organized by David Cobb of the Green Party and Move to Amend
See the links below for more details, including address and map for each day, and RSVP info
Day 1: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
People's Movement Assembly, Held at SHAPE Center on Almeda
Do you know what the 1996 Telecommunications Act and how has it influenced culture in the United States?
Have you ever heard of Lyric Committees, and the story of of how record labels try to control artists money?
Why haven't artists truly been successful in organizing as a labor force when so many of them are working in our schools, youth centers, prisons and organizations?
And most importantly, what the (bleep) happened to Hip Hop?
Hip Hop Congress and Move to Amend and are partnering to present: “What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop?”, a public education campaign seeking to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over the hip hop industry specifically, and over our society in general.
People who want to Read and Discuss This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein.
Will meet each Sunday until we finish the book.
Meets at Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Drive, Houston
Learn more about the book at http://thischangeseverything.org.
KPFT is hosting a roast and celebration of Ray Hill, community activist, radio personality, and past longtime host of "The Prison Show". We invite you to come, celebrate Ray Hill's life and accomplishments, along with Mayor Annise Parker, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and many other Houston luminaries.
Theme: "Oral Arguments - For and Against"