Please take two minutes to support expansion of Medicaid in Texas.
For more information, and to sign the petition that Texans Together is sponsoring, go to http://www.texanstogether.org/content/expand-medicaid-texas
Memorial to Military and Civilian Losses in Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at Discovery Green, Memorial Day Weekend (May 25–27)
A memorial to all lives lost during the war in Iraq and the ongoing war in Afghanistan is on display May 25, 26, and 27 at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, next to the intersection of McKinney and Crawford. The memorial consists of a labeled US and Texas flag for each of the almost 600 Texans killed in both conflicts and a memorial to denote the many tens of thousands of Afghan and Iraqi civilian losses. Event is sponsored by the Houston chapters of Veterans for Peace and CodePink. Volunteers are needed to place flags at 9 AM on the 25th and retrieve flags a
Save the date! HPJC's annual conference will focus on economic justice issues this year. The keynote speaker will be Dean Baker, who is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC http://www.cepr.net
Details on speakers, breakout groups, and more will be available after the schedule is completed, so please check back later. Planned conference topics include:
Spirituality and Resilience
Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner Nov. 9 with Dennis Kucinich - National Peacemaker Awardee & Keynote Speaker
Please join with other peace and justice advocates and activists at the 2013 HPJC Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner.
We are pleased to announce that Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman from Ohio and former presidential candidate, has accepted our invitation to accept HPJC's national peacemaker award, and will give the keynote address.
by Joe Marcinkowski
We are Hugo Chavez!
Every year for the past 20 years, in front of the gates of Fort Benning, Ga, good people remember the murdered people of Central and South America perpetrated by graduates of the School of America. As the names of thousands are called from the stage, tens of thousands respond “Presente!” affirming the presence of the martyr in our vigil. Houston Peace and Justice Center affirms the presence of Hugo Chavez in his social justice missions and the awakening of his people. His dream for the poor is HPJC dream for the poor of America.
With the people of Venezuela we cry Presente!
Let former secretary of labor Bob Reich explain the so-called fiscal cliff in less than three minutes.
And check out his eight principled talking points to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff:
Hear HPJC 2012 National Peacemaker Bryan Stevenson's talk on KPFT's archives. If you missed the awards dinner, you'll have a chance to hear the deeply moving and inspiring talk Bryan gave Nov. 10. Visit 1 FM 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec 10 to the Progressive Forum. The show is available for replay download at www.KPFT.org.
"You judge the character of a society not by how it treats its rich, powerful and privileged, but by how it treats its poor, [oppressed] and incarcerated. It's in that nexus that we begin to understand profound ideas about who we are." Bryan Stevenson