In Thanksgiving for their lives, many activists David and Priscilla worked with honored them with memories, dances, and music.
HPJC signs on the the letter asking nations to submit Declarations of Intervention to the International Court of Justice in support of South Africa’s excellent case invoking the Genocide Convention against Israel.
The Houston Peace & Justice Center has endorsed a resolution authored by Johnny Mata and the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, calling for support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and opposing efforts by certain Governors and legislators to take us backwards with regard to DEI.
HPJC is signing on to a statement proposed by Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA, CODEPINK, and the National Council of Elders. It calls for a Christmas Truce in the Ukraine war. The hope is this might “pave the way for negotiations to reach a lasting security agreement to end the bloodshed”, as Code Pink puts it.
Texas prisons greatly overuse solitary confinement, with some inmates kept there for over 10 years, and sometimes over 20 years. All inmates in solitary should have an independent group review every 60 days.
It’s time to say NO to the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Houston Peace & Justice Center stands up for common-sense controls on firearms, including weapons of mass destruction. We say NO to the NRA, who is beholden to gun manufacturers for funding.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of International law. We condemn it. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a deadly escalation of a long-simmering conflict. Russia is not solely responsible …