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Continuing its tradition of celebrating communities from border regions in North America and South Asia, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) will launch the third and final installment of its internationally renowned anthology series. Borderlines Volume Three features original photos, essays, poetry and journalistic narratives that find commonalities, and explore issues erupting across areas splintered by borders.Find out more »
Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous feminist leader from Honduras, is coming to Houston on May 22, together with Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, as part of a tour of the U.S. promoting the new bilingual Spanish-English edition of Melissa's book, 13 colores de la resistencia hondureña / 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance.Find out more »
The Economic Justice Working Group will be meeting at the Black Hole Coffee House to conduct EJWG business. Interested individuals are welcome to attend. Ask for Chad, he’ll be wearing a solid blue baseball hat.Find out more »
Join us as we discuss ongoing projects or if you are just interested in learning more about the efforts of the Economic Justice Working Group. Please let the event organizer know if you intend to attend so we don’t start without you!Find out more »
Come join us as we discuss current plans and future goals relating to economic justice.Find out more »
Join us this weekend at the Houston Southeast Farmer's Market in the Park at Palm Center. Created to provide a way for the community to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, Houston Southeast Farmer's Market occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
This family outing offers sale items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade treats and apparel.
This a FREE family friendly event. We hope to see you there!Find out more »
A march against Sexism, Racism, Class Exploitation, and War will be held on Saturday, January 20. We will assemble at 1 pm (after the Houston Women’s March is over) in Hermann Square, 900 Smith St., between the Reflecting Pool and the mid-block exit to Smith St. Beginning at 1:30 pm, we will march down Smith St. to the Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith St. The rally at the Leland Federal Building will include speakers, musicians, spoken word artists, a Trump piñata, chants, and more.
This action is being organized by Brown Berets de TejAztlan, Houston Socialist Movement, Justice 4 All, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Refuse Fascism (list in formation). If your organization would like to help with this event or if you would like more information, please call 832.692.2306 or 832.438.3785. We hope to see you on January 20. All power to the people!Find out more »
The essence of capitalism remains a deliberate hidden mystery. It is hard to justify the theft of value created by others - "surplus value". For this reason, euphemisms are used to put lipstick on the capitalist pig: "free enterprise", "free market", "entrepreneurship", etc.
In this discussion, we will focus on the Marxist Theory of Surplus Value. This theory provides the economic basis to understanding the basic contradiction of capitalism - social production and private appropriation, leading to overproduction and underconsumption.Find out more »
A Barter Fair provides an opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency. The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the 49th anniversary of Earth Day.
To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.
There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them. Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish. At the end of the day all items remaining at the “Free Table” will be donated to the Women’s Center.Find out more »
An International Workers Day Rally will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 pm, at Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St., Houston. Please plan to join us in celebrating this holiday for workers of all nationalities. We will commemorate the past struggles and achievements of the working class, address the dangers faced by workers and oppressed people today, and call for revolutionary social change.
Stop the Exploitation and Oppression of Workers! Workers' Struggles Have No Borders! Stop Racist Police Murders! Black and Brown Lives Matter! Stop ICE Raids and Deportations! Defend the DREAMERS! Defend the Muslim Community! Fight for Women's Equality! Defend LGBTQ Communities! Stop the Violence against Trans Women! Fight for a Living Wage, Jobs for All, and the Right to a Union! End Gentrification! Housing, Health Care, Child Care, Education, and Pensions for All! End Imperialist Wars! Hands Off the Middle East! No War on Korea! End Capitalism's Destruction of the Environment! Unite against Trump and the Threat of Fascism! End Capitalism Before It Ends Us!Find out more »
Karl Marx has achieved a lasting global impact, one that is greater and wider than any other philosopher before or afterwards. The Smithsonian Magazine published an article titled "Karl Marx Is the World's Most Influential Scholar". The article is based on a study and paper in Nature. Several information scientists from Indiana University Bloomington came to that conclusion based on how often Marx's work was cited plus the number of works.
After the global financial crisis of capitalism in 2008, Marx was often cited to help explain the crisis. Marx is relevant because his work is based on science and an advanced method of critical analysis in philosophy and economics.Find out more »
Sick of the lack of affordable housing in the Northeast? Tired of being flooded out all the time? Still struggling with home repairs from Hurricane Harvey? Tired of being ignored by the City of Houston?
If you want to make a tangible difference in the Mesa/Tidwell area, this townhall is for you. Mayor Turner has $1.2 billion dollars in funding to improve affordable housing, and we have an opportunity to influence where that money goes!
A City of Houston official will be present to listen to YOUR CONCERNS in the neighborhood: poor drains/bayous, trash everywhere, road repairs, lack of permits, lack of youth/senior programs and affordable housing.Find out more »
There is much current attention to social and economic inequality. The Occupy movement did much to highlight the inequality and framed the issues as the 1% versus the 99%. Unfortunately, the root cause of inequality is kept a deep secret - theft of surplus value created by workers.Find out more »
Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING! The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.Find out more »