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United Steel Workers on Strike at Houston Refineries

When: ALL WEEK 

Where: USW Local Union Halls, Pasadena TX 

Details:  Two Houston area union locals are striking area oil refineries as part of nationwide bargaining for safer conditions.  Anyone who wants to promote the cause of labor, safer working conditions, and a cleaner environment by helping out during this strike with picketing or donations please contact one of the following United Steel Workers local union halls: Texas City local 13-1, south hall (striking Marathon Oil); Pasadena local 13-227, 704 Hwy 225 East,713-385-2168 ; Pasadena local 13-1, 311 S. Pasadena Blvd., striking Shell Oil, 832-517-9311.  Call for the location of picketing.  Even though you are not a Steelworker, the mere existence of labor unions helps all workers avoid declines in their living standards.

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Houston Socialist Reading Group

When: Tuesday, March 3 @ 7:30pm

Where: 1422 West Gray, Houston, TX (Cafe Express)

Details: This week's topic will be the Current State of the Struggle for Socialism and the Path Forward  http://www.meetup.com/The-Houston-Socialist-Reading-Group/  

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Whole Foods Workers Unite!

When: Tuesday, March 3 @ 7:00pm

Where: The Montrose Center Room 112

Details:  Come talk with organizer Mike Hellman, all the way from the Bay Area, California, to speak with us about the worker-led organizing happening there at Whole Foods Market.https://www.facebook.com/events/410232365807309

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Discussion of Autobiography of Assata Shakur (Part 1)

When: Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:30pm

Where: 1801 Binz St. Suite 130, Houston, TX 77004 (Bosta)

Details:  This week, we will meet to discuss the first 75 pages of the Autobiography of Assata Shakur. It is an easy text that reads very fast. https://libcom.org/files/assataauto.pdf

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Houston Healthcare for All Texas

When: Thursday, March 5 @ 6:30pm

Where: 5501 S. Main St., Houston, TX  77004 (Jones Building in the Fondren Lounge 2nd floor)

Details: Houston Health Care for All Texas meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St., Houston, TX  77004 in the Jones Building in the Fondren Lounge (second floor).  http://www.hcfat.org

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The Art of Revolution!

When: Friday, March 6 @ 6:00pm

Where: 708 Telephone Rd., Houston TX 77023 (East End Studio Gallery)

Details: In Mexico 43 students were kidnapped and murdered. People have taken to the streets to demand change to a corrupt system, one in which the drug cartels control much of the Government. In America people all over the country have come together to protest the failure of grand juries to prosecute police officers that murdered unarmed black teens and adults. All over the world people have taken to the streets to demand that their voices be heard. Michael Wooten and East End Studio Gallery would like to invite you to participate in our Art of Revolution show. How will you show future generations the events that are happening now?

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Shadows of Liberty - Film Screening and Discussion with KPFT90.1FM

When: Friday, March 6 @ 7:00pm

Where: 5200 Fannin St, Houston, TX77004 (First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston)

Details:  Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover?ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. FILM TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SAUborWbPw&feature=c4-overview&list=UU03hWohkXnD212MZ1LRetTA  After the screening, there will be a highly interactive panel discussion.  This is a free event with donations greatly appreciated.

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"We Need to Talk About ALEC" - Documentary Screening

When: Saturday, March 7 @ 6:30pm

Where: 800 Aurora St., Houston, TX (14 Pews)

Details:  "We Need To Talk About ALEC" - a short documentary that covers the events of the ALEC conference in July 29 - August 1, 2014 and the Stand Up to ALEC activist events that ran concurrent with the ALEC conference is screening on Saturday March 7 in Houston in the 6:30 - 8pm shorts block.  The film will screen as part of VideoFest Comes to Houston at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street in the Houston Heights (5PM-9:30PM), highlighting some of the best works of the recent Dallas festival. Admission is $10, FREE beer from Saint Arnolds, FREE appetizers from Onion Creek/Dry Creek. Special guest filmmakers will be in attendance.

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Reading Group for "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein

When: Sunday, March 8 @ 9:00am

Where: 1900 Bering Dr Houston, TX 77057 (Emerison Unitarian Church)

Details:  People who want to Read and Discuss This changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Will meet each Sunday until we finish the book. Contact Name:  Ken Jones Contact Email Address:  eduheretic@gmail.com

Mar 9: Texas AFT (Teachers & school personnel) lobby day at the capitol. 

Mar 12: Medicaid expansion march in Austin. Children's Defense League.

Apr 3, 10A 10th annual Good Friday march through downtown Dallas. news@dallaschristians.org

Apr10: Working Class Conference in Plano, Collin College

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