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Net Neutrality: Bus Trip to the Bush School of Government

Net Neutrality: Bus Trip to the Bush School of Government

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is holding an open forum on Net Neutrality at Texas A&M University in College Station on Tues., Oct. 21. A free bus ticket will be provided for people in Houston to travel to College Station on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 a.m. (and return around 2:30 p.m.). …

Torry Mercer: Musings of a Pro-Airstrikes Anarchist

Torry Mercer: Musings of a Pro-Airstrikes Anarchist

I already know that every US president is a war criminal with as much or more blood on their hands as Assad. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The difference is that the US is not having a popular uprising and no US presidents have bombed any US cities to dust for over 150 years. You can’t justify the cowardice of sitting idly by while Assad commits genocide on his own people because of the ignoble history of US foreign policy.…

Houston’s ‘Civility’ Ordinance Makes It a Crime to Sit for 16 Hours of the Day

Houston’s ‘Civility’ Ordinance Makes It a Crime to Sit for 16 Hours of the Day

There was a fair amount of media coverage for Mayor Annise Parker’s 2012 law that included $2,000 penalties for those sharing food with more than five needy people in public if they lacked prior written permission. In comparison, the even more totalitarian so-called ‘civility’ ordinances, were passed quietly.…

Sunday at Rothko: Culturunners / Edge of Arabia

Sunday at Rothko: Culturunners / Edge of Arabia

By Nick Cooper This Sunday, the UN’s International Day of Peace, Houston…

Looking Back at Labor Day’s Turbulent Origins

Looking Back at Labor Day’s Turbulent Origins

Today marks the 120th celebration of “Labor Day” as a legal, national holiday. The “Labor Day” holiday has a turbulent, complicated beginning, and understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today.…

Why Other Critics of Israel Won’t Work With Gilad Atzmon Anymore

Why Other Critics of Israel Won’t Work With Gilad Atzmon Anymore

Gilad Atzmon is an outspoken critic of Israel, but in his writing and speaking, he makes frequent prejudicial errors and distortions.…

Interview with a Palestinian Houstonian Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous

Interview with a Palestinian Houstonian Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous

I'm tired. I'm tired of being an outcast, I'm tired of witnessing this genocide in Palestine.…

A Little Help? Trying to Stop a War Here…

A Little Help? Trying to Stop a War Here…

If you’ve ever spent any time trying to stop the US or its allies from bombing, arming, incarcerating, torturing, or otherwise oppressing others, you have probably had someone tell you that you’re wasting your time. …

How Did an Israeli Talking Point Get In My Head?

By Nick Cooper Recently, several friends have asked the same question in…

The Not So Mysterious Reason for the Israel / Palestine Conflict

The Not So Mysterious Reason for the Israel / Palestine Conflict

By Nick Cooper Ethnic cleansing is the systematic forced removal of ethnic…

Gaza Vigil Photos

Gaza Vigil Photos

A non-denominational vigil was held in the Freedmen’s Town Prayer Labyrinth garden…

In a World Full of Camera Phones, Your Cowboy Narrative Isn’t Gonna Fly

In a World Full of Camera Phones, Your Cowboy Narrative Isn’t Gonna Fly

By Nick Cooper If you don’t agree with us that comparative civilian…

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