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HPJC calls for justice in the murder of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) is shocked by the murder of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier from Houston who was stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas.  We send our heartfelt sympathy to Vanessa’s family who are suffering from this devastating loss.  We call for a Congressional investigation of this murder as well as the murder …

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On the Murder of George Floyd

  Houston Peace and Justice Center is committed to promoting peace, social justice, and nonviolent grassroots activism.  In that promotion, from time to time there comes a compelling reason to speak strongly about justice issues involving the widespread institutional systemic racism and the violence surrounding it.             With the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing responses it …

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Message sent to Houston News Media and the NY Times – Police Killings

Message sent to Houston News Media and the New York Times:    The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has received a lot of national attention, and properly so.   But the six police killings in Houston in the last month have received very little attention locally or nationally. A videotape showed Nicholas Chavez on his knees …

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A Report From the Border

A Report From the Border Pedro Trevino was raised, along with nine brothers, on Doffing Road across from the Eli Jackson Cemetery near Mission, Texas. To the east are vast cilantro fields and 200 yards north is the earthen levee, the site of the coming border wall. Pedro has watched the all but abandoned cemetery …

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“In the Halls of Justice”, “Justice wasn’t even in the Halls!”

In the “Halls of Justice”, “Justice wasn’t even in the Halls!” Why, Criminal Justice Reform is Needed! I’m writing to you, hoping you can help us (family and friends  of Arthur L. Williams).   After 36 years  of trying to get the media (especially in Texas), interested in FINALLY publishing  the TRUTH  regarding the trial of  Arthur L Williams. Arthur’s case in general …

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