Join indigenous communities, migrants, human rights activists, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, community organizers, faith communities, students and educators from across the Americas. More info coming soon. Keep an eye on http://www.soaw.org/border/
A Right2Justice conversation on transforming our juvenile justice system. This is a system that for far too long has criminalized and dehumanized young people of color, instead of providing them with the support and resources they need to get back into public life and enter the workforce. At this event, we’ll be having discussions on what a reformed juvenile justice system looks like.
When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence adviser for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the U.S. intelligence community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia’s influence operation during the 2016 U.S. election campaign.
In Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, Clapper traces his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia’s role in the presidential election. He describes, in the wake of Snowden and WikiLeaks, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and to push back against the suspicion that Americans’ private lives are subject to surveillance.
A copy of DNI James Clapper’s book Facts and Fears is included in the cost of every ticket.
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.”
Houston, Texas is a microcosm of national trends in criminal justice. In one of the most diverse cities in the country, institutional stakeholders are seeking to address tensions between police and their communities, manage the intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system, reduce local jail populations, and reform prosecutions. Meanwhile, the Houston community grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
What is the path forward for creating a justice system that works for all who call Houston home?
In 2010, Anthony Graves walked out of prison a free man after serving 18 and 1/2 years for a crime he did not commit.Today, he shares his story with people around the country to bring meaningful change to Texas’ justice system. Hear Anthony’s story at a free screening of the CNN documentary, “Family Lies.”
The Center for the Healing of Racism Celebrates Asian – Asian Pacific Islander Month with the viewing of ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL.
A film following the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings. Accused of mortgage fraud, Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after thee 2008 financial crises.
Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston’s “Take Action” Event. Learn how *you* can make a difference locally and globally !
Join the Houston Communist Party for our monthly meeting!
Attending our monthly meeting is one of the best ways to stay informed on the political struggle. This month’s agenda TBA. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
We look forward to seeing everyone. If you’ve never attended one of our meetings, there’s never been a better time to join us! All who are interested in the Houston Communist Party are welcome to attend. There is plenty of street parking – if you are in need of transportation, please let us know. Accessible venue.
Come out and join us for the first ever Resistance Carnival. Get ready for Games, Crazy Contests, Photo Booths and our Exclusive Dunk An Activist Tank.
Get to know your fellow resistance fighters better and spend a fun family friendly afternoon getting recharged.
See you under the big top!!!!