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August 2017

Hannah Arendt movie “the Banality of evil”

August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Hannah Arendt is a 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa. The film centers in the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. It is distributed by Zeitgeist Films in the United States, where it opened theatrically on 29 May 2013.

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September 2017

INVESTIGATING RUSSIA—2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D.

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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Investigating Russia 2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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Houston Anarchist Book Fair

September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MECA, 1900 Kane St.
Houston, 77007 United States
Free

Announcing the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair! On Sunday September 24, 2017, Houston Anarchist Black Cross will host a one-day convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance!

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October 2017

Keeping the Peace Without Threatening War: Dr. Lloyd J. Dumas

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006, Scanlan Room | University of St. Thomas | 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Houston, TX 77006
Houston, 77006
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In the Foreign Policy Alliance’s first speaker program, Professor Lloyd J. Dumas (Political Economy, UT-Dallas) will discuss his recent book, The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relations to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous and Secure World (Yale University Press.) The presentation, co-sponsored with Distinguished Diplomats Program of the University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies, is free and open to all.

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NOT IN MY NAME: A conversation on the Korean nuclear threat

October 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

As Houstonians of faith our DNA is infused with action, response, and hope. Join us for an open community dialogue about the increased rhetoric of war

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Walls of Racism and Oppression: From TX to Palestine & Beyond

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $15

A nine-person Veterans For Peace delegation visited Palestine/Israel earlier this year. While there, they met with Palestinian popular resistance leaders as well as members of the Knesset. They participated in nonviolent direct action and witnessed the resiliency, solidarity, creativity and courage of the Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and the settlements that steal their land, water, and other resources.

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November 2017

Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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Pay what you can

ORA Pre-Program: Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi
Conversation with Former Ambassador Robert Krueger and Tony Tate, The Fund for Global Human Rights

About the presenters:
Robert Krueger is a former US Representative and US Senator from Texas, and served as US Ambassador on three occasions: to Mexico, Burundi, and Botswana; and additionally as US Special Representative to the Southern African Development Community

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Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War

November 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community House at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1755 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join us on Sunday, November 5th for a viewing of the film, Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War. This event is sponsored by Transition Houston, the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 350.org. Contributions are welcome and will benefit Houston Peace News.

It will be shown at St.Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1800  Sul Ross, Sunday Nov. 5 at 7Pm.(Doors open at 6:30P)

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December 2017

Demonstration against War in Korea

December 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A demonstration against war in Korea will he held on Monday, December 4, at 12 pm, outside Senator Ted Cruz’s office, 808 Travis St. This action is being organized by the No War in Korea Coalition. For more information, please see the FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/364656580648171/

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January 2018

March against Trump, Sexism, Racism,Class Exploitation, and War

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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!

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April 2018

Foreign Policy Town Hall Meeting

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Here in the middle of Congressional primaries and election season, the University of St. Thomas sits within a mile of four different Congressional Districts. This Town Hall meeting will provide an opportunity for voters and perhaps even a few candidates to listen to a range of viewpoints on Foreign Policy issues.

A panel of foreign policy experts, practitioners, and citizen activists representing a wide range of viewpoints will discuss and take questions and comments from the public covering all manner
of Foreign Policy challenges which face our country today.

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Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

April 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real
Clear Lake, 77058
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Two Quakers have recently returned from an interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. They will share photos and stories from their experiences after staying with families, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and non-governmental organizations and experiencing life on both sides of the separation barrier.

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Protest Saudi Crown Prince

April 7 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Tranquility Park, 400 Rusk St.
Houston, 77002
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April 7th & 8th, the Saudi Arabia Kingdom "Crown Prince" Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) finishes up his deal-making USA tour, in Texas. Join Codepink, Muslim Congress, Houston Peace & Justice Center, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Yemeni refugees and other peace and justice organizations in protest.

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May 2018

A New Agenda & Bipartisanship for the Americas & the U.S. (panel)

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A.D. Players Theatre, 5420 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, 77056
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Free – $35

The past two decades have provided great successes and collaborations between the U.S and Latin America, especially in the areas of: economic integration and trade; combatting organized crime and narcotics trafficking; strengthening collaboration on anti-corruption efforts; expanding and improving educational exchanges; and addressing the opportunities and challenges of actors from outside of the hemisphere.

In 2017, Global Americans convened a High-Level Working Group on Inter-American Relations and Bipartisanship to discuss cross-regional ways the current U.S. administration can build and improve upon the achievements of the past twenty years of inter-American cooperation.

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Demonstration against George W. Bush

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

George W. Bush will be honored at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, 1600 Lamar St., on Thursday, May 24. Bush should be imprisoned for life for war crimes and crimes against humanity--not honored for moral courage.
 
As Governor of Texas, Bush approved more than 150 executions. As President, his invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 led to the deaths of over 250,000 people. His invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of more than one million people. And U.S. troops remain in both countries today.

The Bush administration tortured and abused prisoners in these countries, in Guantanomo Bay, and in secret sites around the world. Bush promoted passage of the PATRIOT Act, which increased unconstitutional surveillance and reduced civil liberties. Bush's neglect during Hurricane Katrina contributed to the suffering and deaths of hundreds of poor people, predominantly African Americans, in New Orleans. As one commentator has remarked, "The blood on Bush's hands will never dry."

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July 2018

2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla Presentation

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Come see Col. Ann Wright who was with the Gaza flotilla in Sicily and Alex McDonald who was crew member on one of the boats as it was harassed by police in Paris do a presentation on the story of the 4 boats, their stops, the reception in different ports and their crews.

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August 2018

Get to Know the System that Oppresses Us – Capitalism

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Houston Communist Party Headquarters, 3100 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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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.

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September 2018

Jazz Concert Fundraiser Benefiting the Foreign Policy Alliance

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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$10.

The Foreign Policy Alliance is hosting its first fundraiser, a Jazz Concert, Sunday evening, September 2, featuring noted Houston jazz pianist Bob Henschen's quartet, featuring saxophonist Warren Sneed, and the popular and wildly eclectic group, the Free Radicals. Proceeds go to support the work of the Foreign Policy Alliance, which is bringing together left and right in support of a non-interventionist U.S. foreign Policy.

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October 2018

The Jerusalem Conference

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University Hilton Hotel, University of Houston, 4350 University Drive
Houston, TX United States
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$30.00

The Jerusalem Conference is a one-day conference on Thursday, October 11 that brings together scholars, ecumenical theologians, and peace-doers around the topic of: Jerusalem: What makes for Peace?

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