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Sunday, January 18th, 2009
7:06 pm
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
10:58 pm
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This weekend!
Three events happening this weekend:

Friday 1/2: Anti-War Protest - Stop the bombing of Gaza!

At the Israeli Consulate (Weslayan & US 59), time TBA.

-for coverage of the conflict & this weeks's protests in Houston, check Houston Indymedia


Saturday 1/3: Monthly Vegan Bake Sale!



It's the first Saturday of the month, and that means..Join us for our MONTHLY VEGAN BAKE SALE! We'll have pies, cookies, brownies and/or other tasty treats..and drinks to wash it down! All cruelty-free and homemade - munch yourself into a sugar coma @ your local infoshop...

1pm-8pm (or 'till the food runs out) at Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave.


Sunday 1/4: Film Screening - 500 Miles to Babylon



Join Sedition at 8pm as we screen this recent documentary on the occupation of Iraq.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
3:02 am
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12/20 - Beehive Collective in Houston!


The Beehive Collective presents: MesoAmerica Resiste!--The struggle of diversity vs. homogenization in the Americas

Sedition is pleased to announce this appearance of the Beehive Collective in Houston. The Beehive has produced a series of amazingly intricate drawings that represent the struggles in the Americas using insects as an extended metaphor. The art is incredible but the politics behind the drawings is the real clincher! So come out and listen to Juan from the Beehive Collective. Bring $$ if you want to purchase posters or patches!
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This graphic takes a critical look at Project Mesoamerica (formerly "Plan Puebla Panama")- a development plan designed to facilitate the exploitation of resources by corporate interests in Central America, and transform much of its land to create more "efficient" trade routes for global markets. This plan is a threat to the very survival of unique and important ecosystems and traditional cultures. The presentation illustrates many inspiring and successful examples of resistance to this top down development through horizontal community based organizing.

The Beehive's graphics tell stories of resource extraction, militarization, and development in Latin America, drawing clear connections between the colonial history of the Western Hemisphere and contemporary patterns of corporate globalization, violence, and racism. Using these graphics as a springboard for discussion, the Beehive Collective works to analyze and dismantle the forces at work in our capitalist society through a metaphorical lens of stories from the natural world.

For the past several years, Bees have been touring the Americas and Europe with their graphics. With enormous, highly detailed, hand illustrated portable murals, a six foot tall fabric storybook, and an engaging narrative, the Bees have awed and inspired audiences with a presentation intended to be understood by anyone - not just the experts and political analysts!

http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/tour.htm
Sedition Books
Monday, November 24th, 2008
11:14 am
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008
10:49 am
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Monday, October 27th, 2008
7:44 pm
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008
2:36 pm
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Protest ICE/Raids this Friday in Houston
Please join the national protests against the ICE raids and deportations this Friday, 4pm at the USCIS office on 126 Northpoint Dr., Houston.

What:
Protest for immediate moratorium on recent ICE raids and its plans to arrest and deport 500,000 immigrants.

When:
Friday, August 22, 2008, 4PM.

Where:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS
126 Northpoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060

Directions:
Take Interstate 45 North.
Exit 60B to Feeder Road.
Turn right onto Northpoint Drive, at the four-way stop go straight.
The building is the first on the right.

National Announcement:
CHICAGO, SAN DIEGO, SANFRANCISCO, NYC, DETROIT, PORTLAND, PHILADELPHIA
JOIN TO PROTEST ICE FRIDAY AUGUST 22ND GET THE WORD OUT SPREAD FAR AND WIDE....

MORE INFO
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
10:25 am
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7/27 - Pamphlets to Prisoners
**PAMPHLETS TO PRISONERS**
Help get radical resources to prisoners Sunday July 27th, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Sedition Books - 901 Richmond Ave.

Come join Houston Anarchist Black Cross and your friendly neighborhood anarchists at Sedition Books to help respond to literature requests from prisoners in the south for radical zines and resources.

Please come out this Sunday from 2-5pm and help us out, there will be snacks!

Check out our catalogue of resources we provide to prisoners:http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2008/01/62890.php

**CALL FOR DONATION TO SUPPORT CAPTIVE VOICES!**
Houston Anarchist Black Cross is in need of donations in the form of money, postage and/or fundraising events!

Twice a year HABC goes about publishing and distributing, free to prisoners, the newspaper Captive Voices. Captive Voices is a newspaper edited by a Texas prisoner containing news that is submitted for and by prisoners about radical issues/resistance pertaining to the Prison Industrial Complex, this is CV’s 17th edition and Houston ABC has been publishing this radical newspaper for over 5 years. We send CV to over 250 prisoners and other folks worldwide.

Currently we are in desperate need of money for postage and paper to continue with our distribution of this newspaper. We want to give a shout out to Houston Anti-Racist Action who donated enough money for us to mail out 50 issues, we still have more than a hundred to get mailed out.

Please contact us at www.myspace.com/houstonabc or houstonabc@riseup.net if you are willing to donate money, stamps, paper (white, 11x17) OR could help our three person collective by throwing a fundraising event.

Solidarity is the weapon of the people,
Houston Anarchist Black Cross
Sunday, July 13th, 2008
12:06 pm
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Sedition Grand Opening July 19th / Volunteers

Call for future volunteers at the Sedition Infoshop

On July 19th Sedition Books will have its grand opening at it's new storefront located at 901 Richmond # 100 (located next to the old Proletariat)

Our hours will be:

Sunday-Thursday 12noon-8pm
Friday & Saturday Noon-10pm

Being a not-for-profit collectively/worker run Anarchist Infoshop we need Volunteers to help keep our doors open. We are calling on any and all to help with any amount of time at the storefront. It can be right after the opening, a month down the line or even further down the road. At the beginning especially we will need all the help we can get.

Please give us a heads up by e-mailing us at seditioncollective@yahoo.com; myspacing us at http://www.myspace.com/seditionbooks OR call/text 713-259-2266. We will put your name down as a "possible volunteer" and give you more information.

Our first volunteer training will be on our grand opening the 19th at 2pm (at 901 Richmond # 100).

solidarity,
Sedition Books
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
3:19 pm
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Thursday 6/26: Protest immigrant raids & organize against them
Protest Immigrant Raid Thurs June 26
by stop the raids! Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008 at 12:14 PM

There will be a protest tomorrow to respond to the raid that occurred today and to form a rapid response team in case of future raids

170-200 AGENTS TO ARREST 170 (60 TO 70 % WOMEN)--SEVERAL SERIOUSLY INJURED!!

LETS SHOW OUR REPUDIATION!!

PROTEST FEDERAL BLDG--THERE IS AN ICE OFFICE THERE--TOMORROW THURS AT 10 AM MICKEY LELAND FEDERAL BLDG.

11-1 POWER ANALYSIS ON IMMIGRANTS IN HOUSTON BY HWIJ AT CATHOLIC CHARITIES.

1:15 MEETING TO FORM RAPID RESPONSE TEAM IN CASE OF RAIDS. AT CATHOLIC CHARITIES 2900 Louisiana
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
9:02 pm
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6/23 Protest to demand resignation of Sheriff Tommy Thomas
JOIN THE COALITION FOR JUSTICE
As we meet to cleanup the MURDER and BRUTALITY in Harris County Jail


CLARENCE FREEMAN IBARRA BROTHERS

MURDERED, BEATEN AND SPIED UPON


TOMMY THOMAS
SHERIFF

STAND WITH US 5:00PM JUNE 23, 2008
AS WE
"STAND TO DEMAND"
THE RESIGNATION OF TOMMY THOMAS

RALLY HARRIS COUNTY JAIL 701 N. SAN JACINTO
Off Buffalo Bayou

FOLLOWED BY A TWO BLOCK MARCH TO
SHERIFF'S OFFICE 1200 BAKER ST


VIEW OUR BLOGSPOT HTTP://PROTESTTOMMYTHOMAS.BLOGSPOT.COM
OR CALL PARNELL HERBERT 832-494-4027 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
7:19 pm
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
1:40 pm
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COME ON OUT ON MAYDAY!


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Call for Anti-capitalist & anti-authoritarian bloc @ Mayday immigrant rights march

In the spirit of May Day, Houston Anti-Racist Action is calling on the anti-capitalist/anti-authoritarian community to join the march for immigrant rights this Thursday, May 1st.

Immigrant workers are being rounded up in armed raids by federal agents, working families are being torn apart and terrorized. We must stand in solidarity with our working sisters and brothers from across the border who are under attack. We must not allow the bourgeois politicians and corporate media to divide the working class along lines of race, language or place of birth. Working class people from this country and from the south share a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and our only chance for victory lies in unity. An attack on one segment of the working class must be seen as an attack on us all.

May Day is historically our day, a day to celebrate the continued struggle of the international worker's movement. This May Day, we must rise to the challenges facing our class in our day in history. Meet at the Mickey Leeland Federal Building downtown, 1900 Louisiana, 2pm this May 1st; rally under the red & black flag to march with the anticapitalist bloc.

Todo poder a la clase obreira - all power to the working class!

Houston Anti-Racist Action
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
1:19 am
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
10:57 am
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
11:00 am
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Amazon Rainforest Threatened: Defend it in Houston 2/8
The government of Peru is back in Houston this week to sell off more acres of remaining pristine rainforest to oil and gas companies - all with little regard for the many indigenous peoples who live there, nor for the extreme biodiversity of this ecosystem.

In Houston will also be indigenous leaders from the
Amazon who've travelled many miles to tell oil companies and the government: "No trespassing: The Amazon is Not for Sale." Will you also join us outside their meeting building?

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

800 BELL STREET Street, PETROLEUM CLUB OF HOUSTON
Houston Texas 77002

We need you to come out with all the spirit and energy you can muster!

www.amazonwatch.org/

http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2008/02/62944.php
Monday, February 4th, 2008
11:57 am
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Thursday, January 31st, 2008
2:40 pm
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008
8:50 pm
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1/26 Protest Israeli blockage of Gaza
Demonstration this Saturday to voice opposition to the Israeli blockage of Gaza

Palestinians for Peace and the Irish Unity Committee have called for an emergency demonstration to protest Israeli blockage of Gaza and the acts of genocide against the Palestinian people. Palestinians continue to endure starvation, aerial bombings and Israeli army brutality.

The only power plant in Gaza has been shut down leaving the 1.5 million inhabitants without electricity, water or functioning medical facilities. We call for the United Nations to immediately demand Israel comply with International law and lift the siege on Gaza. Further we demand the establishment of an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel under UN Charter Article 22.

The purpose of the tribunal would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes against humanity and genocide against the Palestinian people.

Time: Saturday, January 26th at 1 p.m
Location: Corner of Westheimer and Post Oak in the Galleria area

Media Contact: Nora Dwyer, Phone No(s). 713.528.1817 or 713.412.8385
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
10:53 am
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