Be Happy, Be Helping
Best holiday wishes to all. Here are some opportunities to spread cheer:
Free Turkey Dog Roast for health care reform and unemployed, Friday, Nov 27
- North Texas Jobs with Justice has called a free "Turkey Dog Roast" on the day after Thanksgiving! We gather at 1 PM November 27 at the pavilion on the south side of Lake Cliff Park, corner Colorado and Zang. It's just across the river from downtown Dallas. We will publicly call for health care reform as a partial solution to the jobless crisis. 214-942-4236 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Load up for Houston rally for democracy in Honduras, Saturday, Nov 28
- The Dallas Peace Center Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Honduras has agreed to join the demonstration protesting the so-called “elections” at the Honduras Consulate in Houston on Sunday November 29th. An election is taking place that will disguise the illegal coup as a democratic regime. Folks from Dallas will leave on Saturday evening around 6 p.m. and spend the night in community housing provided by the Solidarity Committee in Houston. The demonstration begins Sunday morning and we expect to be back home by 8:00 p.m. Sunday night. If you would like to go, call NOW (they need to know what size vehicle to use). Call Ernest McMillan (English) at 214-824-2433 or Margarita Alvarez (Spanish) at 214-281-.7674.
Vigil Mourning Anticipated Announcement of Troop Escalation in Afghanistan, Monday, Nov 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- We have written, we have called, we have demonstrated to help this administration hear the voices of the majority of this country that wants the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan, but it still looks likely that 40,000 more of our sons and daughters will be deployed. Come to a vigil at the Earle Cabell Federal Building on the eve of the President’s Tuesday announcement. At 1100 Commerce St., Dallas.
10th Anniversary of the WTO “Battle in Seattle”. Monday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
- “The protests against the World Trade Organization that rocked Seattle, Washington in late 1999 were an incredibly significant moment in the history of popular protests. Not only did the protestors succeed in disrupting the meetings of the world's most influential trade-governing bodies, but the event drew together incredibly diverse constituencies that represented a wide range of interests, many of which would seem to be incompatible at first light.” – The WTO History Project
- Come hear from activists who were in Seattle to protest increased globalization and its effect on our environment, culture and economic systems on November 30, 1999, and how that struggle is more important than ever as corporations displace governments as the driving forces in public policy and international relations. Panelists will be Aaron Rowe, formerly with SEIU at the University of Washington; Fouad Jaber, formerly a student activist and now professor of Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M-Dallas; Bob Cash of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition; and Gene Lantz of Jobs With Justice. At the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas.
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