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.
We are on a 2,000 mile journey to the border to protest the inhumane treatment of immigrants. And on Sunday, August 5th, we’re stopping for rest in Houston, Texas.
Come down to Guadalupe Plaza Park (or Talento Bilnguae de Houston if you need to beat the heat). Meet the grannies, learn about what they’re doing and how to join the caravan, sign our nationwide petition, and 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 #AbolishCBP
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.
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 #HeretoStay
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.