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June 2017

Russia Observations Fake News

June 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bay Area UU Church, 17503 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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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

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Radical Coffee Hour: Let’s End Militarism

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011 United States
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Campaign Nonviolence-Houston wants to meet with young radicals who are interested in abolishing war, ending militarism at home & abroad, transforming weapons into tools, and building a new world!
JOIN US as we share a cup of coffee, share our stories, and envision a world free from militarism, war, weapons, and the epidemic of social/global violence.

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July 2017

John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.

But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.

In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.  He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.

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Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Ever wonder how the $10 million we give to Israel every day is used? Can there ever be peace in Israel / Palestine? What should America's role be there?

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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August 2017

On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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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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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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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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