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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."Find out more »
Please join United We Dream this Tuesday May 29, 2018 for a press conference at City Hall as we raise our voices on the anniversary of our Texas Capitol take over, we want to show the city of Houston that we are still resilient and fighting agaisnt SB4. There has been a 60% incrementation in deportations in Harris county making us the national capital of family separations, its time to make City Officials accountable and demand the implementations of policies that will protect our communities. No more racial profiling, no more criminalization of black and brown communities, no more deportations. Houston is our home and We are Here to Stay. #Undocumented #Unafraid #HeretoStayFind out more »
On Thursday, June 28th, families, advocates, and allies will hold a rally in the park across the street from the Brownsville Federal Court, where immigrants are being prosecuted en masse for crossing the border into the United States, and then separated from their children. Instead of focusing on actually reuniting kids with parents, the Trump administration now wants to warehouse whole families in prisons. Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any circumstances.Find out more »
Houstonians- UNITE! Join Indivisible Houston, PSR Houston, FIEL and other allied groups Saturday, June 30th at 10 AM for a rally at City Hall and march to Ted Cruz’s office to show solidarity with families and opposition to burdensome, ignorant, divisive immigration law.
The horrors of the deportation machine and the Administration’s decision to kidnap children and use them as pawns in exchange for a fantasy real estate construction project along the southern border rip apart families and destroy communities.
Join us to demand that our publicly elected employees take the following actions:
1) End the new DHS policy of family separation in order to REUNITE FAMILIES;
2) Vote against the Goodlatte Immigration plan;
3) Defund ICE (an agency established after 9/11 with expanded powers beyond standard
customs checks and enforcement); and
4) End private prison donations and require reps return all private prison donations- both individual and PAC.
#EndFamilySeparation #AbolishICE #AbolishCBPFind out more »
Widespread, intense opposition to the separation of migrant families has led Trump to issue an executive order supposedly ending this practice. But this nightmare is far from over. About 2000 children remain separated from their moms and dads. Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy of prosecuting migrants may mean more family separations or the long-term detention of entire families. The administration is talking about new detention centers for scores of thousands of migrants. And in Houston, plans for a new child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue are going forward.
The Free Los Niños Coalition and its member organizations invite you to participate in another demonstration against the Houston child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue on Thursday, July 5, at 6 pm. This action will include lots of chanting, remarks from sponsoring groups, a march through the neighborhood, some wonderful entertainment, and—time permitting—an open mic. Please join us and help prevent the detention of migrants on a street which was recently renamed to honor the emancipation of African Americans from slavery.Find out more »
The City of Houston is going to allow an ICE Detention Center open soon.
We need Mayor Turner to stop pretending he's powerless.
Together we an challenge Mayor Turner and Houston City Council to make an official statement to end any and all ICE contracts.
The most brazenly racist, sexist, anti-working class and authoritarian president in recent decades will be at a Ted Cruz rally at the Toyota Center on Monday, October 22nd. A spirited demonstration against Trump will begin at 6 pm. Please plan to join other Houstonians in giving him the welcome he so richly deserves. This action is being called by Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (FIEL), Houston Socialist Movement, MORENA Houston-Southwest, Refuse Fascism, Socialist Alternative, Young Communist League, and other organizations (list in formation).Find out more »
Come to City Council to demand the city to BACK OFF of a corporate takeover plan for four black and brown HISD schools.
The City of Houston has established a "nonprofit" astroturfed special interest group with the doublespeak title "Coalition for Educational Excellence and Equity in Houston", designed to mask the hostile corporate takeover over HISD schools. The registered agent is Juliet Stipeche, the Mayor's point person on education. The board comprises three wealthy right wing benefactors: Trini Mendenhall, Corbin Robertson Jr, and Stephanie Paige.
These people have NO BUSINESS being anywhere NEAR anything that is supposed to be for the public good, much less in control of the future of our children.Find out more »
Consejo Migrante Por Un Cambio, Houston United Front Against Fascism, Refuse Fascism, and other groups are organizing a demonstration against Trump's wall, his effort to exercise emergency powers, and his war on migrants on Sunday, February 17, at 2 pm. We will assemble at Hermann Square and then march to the Leland Federal Bulding at 1919 Smith St. for a spirited demonstration. Everyone who shares our opposition to Trump is invited to join us on February 17.Find out more »
On February 14, Mayor Turner announced the elimination of the most important obstacles to the opening of Southwest Key's new child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue. His media advisory was misleading--it did not mention that a federal judge ruled against the City of Houston two months ago on the question of which permit is required. And now the administration's previous expression of concern about sexual crimes, abuse, neglect, and hundreds of other violations at SWK facilities seems to have disappeared!
In view of its awful record, Southwest Key should not be allowed to house migrant children. The people of the most diverse city in the country have been opposing this facility since last June. And we must continue this struggle. We need to stop SWK from putting children at risk! The Free Los Niños Coalition will hold an emergency demonstration against SWK's child detention center on Monday, February 18, at 5 pm. This will be the Coalition's twelfth protest during the past eight months. The broadest possible participation is strongly encouraged.Find out more »
Refuse Fascism Texas hosts a Bridge Blog at Montrose and Highway 59 every Tuesday beginning at 4:30 pm and usually ending about 6:00 pm. We gather around one theme every week to give a clear message to the drivers. Our presence offers the rush-hour traffic the assurance that people will not tolerate policies, bills, new laws that promote hatred or anything that disrupts peace. RF is a non-violent, civil disobedience group.Find out more »