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Protests and Demonstrations

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Houston Has Its Own History of Race Riots

    As tear gas and rubber bullets flew on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, this week, I couldn't help but be thankful for the relatively peaceful streets of Houston. Sure, we have crime like most big cities and racial tensions do, at times, rise. For instance, when protesters took to the streets of R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    The Whole World is Tweeting: Social Media and Social Justice

    In 1968 outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, all hell broke loose. Antiwar protesters had gathered outside the Hilton Hotel, but what was a peaceful demonstration turned violent when police arrested and even beat some of those being arrested, all while TV cameras were trained on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Supreme Court Nixes Buffers, But Texas Abortion Clinics Are Mostly Closing Anyway

    In the middle of the big Wendy Davis filibuster last year, it must have been tempting to think that something big was happening, that real change was afoot, or at least there was a chance the anti-abortion law would be stopped. Well, that was cute. It's been a year now, as of this week, and nothin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Now What Happens to All Those Anti-HERO Shirts?

    They said no. They screamed it. Protesters yelled in front of city hall Wednesday, in opposition of legislation for a Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. "We say no," the protesters repeated. A few women, serving as reverb, chanted "God says no." ERO adorned their chests, thick red slashes cutting t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    HISD Superintendent Terry Grier in Paris, Superintendent Who Knows When to Travel

    At last week's school board meeting as parents, children, teachers and politicians lined up to protest the Houston ISD administration's plan to shutter five schools, Superintendent Terry Grier was not at his usual place at the podium -- instead he was at the annual conference of the American Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Pro-Lifers Planning a Protest Outside Planned Parenthood Wednesday (They Like the State Abortion Law)

    Not everyone was thrilled with U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel's ruling on part of the Texas abortion law on Monday, and some of the displeased are showing it with a protest. Yeakel ruled on a section of the law requiring doctors administering abortions to obtain admitting rights to a hospital withi ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Making the Case for Keenum

    The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Former Press Writer Mike Giglio Detained, Beaten and Released During Egypt Protests

    Former Houston Press writer Mike Giglio, who is now a correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, retold the chilling story of being detained, beaten and ultimately released by Egyptian police during protests in the capital city of Cairo on Wednesday. Gigilio was one of a number of foreign journ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    No One Rioted or Looted at the Houston Trayvon Martin Protest, Does That Surprise You?

    On Sunday, a group organized by Houston activist Quanell X marched down West Gray and through River Oaks to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Though the verdict happened in Florida, protests were organized across the country. At the corner of West Gray and She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    [Photos] Westboro Baptist Church Protests the Southern Baptist Convention. This Should Be Fun

    In the world of protestors, there are the revolutionary type (Arab Spring) and the pacifist/sit-in type (Occupy Wall Street), and then you have the bat-shit crazy, inappropriate, and downright horrible type. The notorious Westboro Baptist Church falls under that last category. The hateful yet except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Texas Activist Chains Neck to White House Fence (German Bike Locks Rock)

    If you've never heard of Diane Wilson, you've probably heard about the environmentalist who poured Karo syrup on herself on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to protest the BP oil spill. (That was Wilson.) Or about the one who chained herself to the Dow Chemical tower in 2002, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    God Hates Idiots: Westboro Baptist May Protest the Rockets/Thunder Game Wednesday Night

    In yet another startling display of idiocy from Fred Phelps and the members of the Westboro Baptist "church," they have threatened to protest game five of the first round series between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night because Jason Collins came out as gay this week and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Let Them Eat Cake: Chef Bruce Molzan Sends Out Pizza to Protesters

    A group of 25 protesters outside Bruce Molzan's new River Oaks restaurant were faced with an unusual concession this evening. Corner Table, where the beleaguered Molzan is now head chef, sent out two pizzas to the picket line, delivered by waiters in pressed white shirts and black aprons. The prote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Giant Dragon Descends Upon TransCanada Offices to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline! (okay, not a real dragon, but still...)

    Protestors of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline demonstrated at the company's downtown headquarters and another building Monday, with similar protests occurring in other cities, including Westborough, Massachusetts, where students superglued themselves together in an office lobby. In Houston, demo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Houston Janitors Call for a City-Wide Strike

    Sporadic protests over the past couple months in Houston have escalated into calls for a city-wide strike, as janitors claim their managers illegally threatened and harassed them for participating in protests. Since May, janitors have been protesting to demand a higher wage from the corporations th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    City of Houston to Vote on Charitable Feeding Ordinance

    Every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., volunteers for Noah's Kitchen gather at Jenni's Noodle House in the Heights and begin prepping for their day ahead. Since 2010, the charity's mission has been to feed Houston's homeless one meal at a time. In their first year, Noah's Kitchen volunteers fed 5,000 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Occupy Houston Protesters Hit With Felony Charges For Port Incident

    Stiffer charges reinstated​It seemed a little bogus when Occupy Houston protesters got hit with felony charges for their typical blocking of a street during a Port of Houston event earlier this month and, indeed, the serious charges were quickly dropped. Any celebration has been short-lived, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Occupy Houston: Unnamed HPD Cops Reprimanded for Blacking Out Their Badge Numbers

    A verbal reprimand​Police officers who intentionally concealed their identity before arresting Occupy the Port protesters Monday hardly got a spanking for deceiving the public, according to their unamused daddy, Chief of Police Charles McClelland. He admitted that several of his officers use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Occupy Houston: Arrests Made at Port

    Action this day.​The Occupy Houston protesters took to the Port of Houston today, with about 70 people showing up and several arrests made for blocking a service road, according to some estimates. HPD and the sheriff's office were out in force, including mounted patrols, and seemed to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: A Brief Cinematic History of Lachrymatory Agents

    By now you've seen the photographs and videos from UC Davis last Friday, where brave campus police officers defended themselves from a group of seated and docile OWS protestors the only way their extended law enforcement training would allow: by dousing them in pepper spray. The chancellor of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: A Cinematic History of Pepper Spray

    By now you've seen the photographs and videos from UC Davis last Friday, where brave campus police officers defended themselves from a group of seated and docile OWS protestors the only way their extended law enforcement training would allow: by dousing them in pepper spray. The chancellor of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Occupy Houston: Some Arrests Made As Traffic Is Blocked

    Screencap from KTRK​Above is a screencap from KTRK's helicopter coverage of an Occupy Houston protest at the north end of town. Several arrests have been made, peacefully, for blocking traffic. Right now things look to be relatively calm. Occupy Wall Street protests have heated up in other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Police Arrest Occupy Houston Participants (With Video)

    ​Occupy Houston and the Houston Police Department have confirmed that a number of arrests took place last night at Tranquility Park during an Occupy Houston protest, though the number remains in question. According to Occupy Houston, ten protesters were detained by HPD officers at approximate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Of Ghost Peppers and Cristal: The Dudebro as Self-Parody

    The video above was making the rounds on the Internet earlier this week under such headlines as "Dudebro chugs entire bottle of Cristal." I was recovering from a bout of food poisoning on Monday and couldn't bring myself to watch something so intentionally nauseating, so I didn't view the video in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Professor Bun B Visits The OccupyHouston Protesters: "There's Strength In Numbers"

    Photos by RizohBun B (left) with protestors at the Occupy Houston demonstration in front of city hall Tuesday.​If Occupy Wall Street was a song, it's sounding like a global hit right now. The movement continues to proliferate, with factions popping up in over 70 cities, including Boston, Chica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street: 99 Percent Protesters March to City Hall for Occupy Houston

    See lots more pics of the protest in our slideshow. Joining a movement of protests across the country, several hundred Houstonians gathered at Market Square Park this morning to march to Hermann Square in front of City Hall, which they plan to occupy indefinitely in solidarity with the Occupy Wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    What's the Opposite of Homosexuality? "Holysexuality," Says "Pray the Gay Away" Group

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderProtesters say you can't pray gay away.​Outside of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon, about 70 protesters lined the service road waving rainbow signs. Cars honked along with their chants of "We are holy, we are queer!" A dozen protesters were students ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Prayerapalooza: The Response At Reliant Stadium With Rick Perry And A Packed House

    GroovehouseGovernor Rick Perry leads Reliant Stadium in prayer on Saturday morning. ​Our country's credit rating was downgraded just less than a day before The Response event at Reliant Stadium opened its doors. The world is scary and getting more so by the day. People are afraid of the future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Houston's NORML Chapter Pees on the DEA in Protest

    It's not likely to rank up there with the great protests of all time, but it has been documented forever. Members of the Houston chapter of NORML gathered outside the regional offices of the Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday to protest what they say is the agency's habit of killing pets while makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Comment of the Day: Burning Lady Edition

    ​Jus' Mac seems to have a few fans, including one Christopher Keeble, who really, really disagreed with the mac and cheese establishment's inclusion in Katharine Shilcutt's "Most Disappointing Restaurant Openings of 2010" blog entry, writing, "I don't have enough words to say how wrong the Pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Abortion Wars: "40 Days For Life" Vs. Planned Parenthood Is Quiet So Far

    Photos by Paula BeltránMostly quiet at the "abortion supercenter"​Depending on who you ask, 40 Days of Harassment or 40 Days For Life have been in full swing since September 22, with anti-choice groups gathering outside Planned Parenthood clinics to protest their abortion services all over the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2010

    KTRU Protest Draws Staff, Students From Both Universities

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​At least 100 staff, students, alumni and music fans from Rice University, the University of Houston and Rice's student-run radio station KTRU gathered on the Rice campus this afternoon to protest the sale of the station to the University of Houston. Houston Press firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2010

    KTRU Protest Draws Staff, Students From Both Universities

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​At least 100 staff, students, alumni and music fans from Rice University, the University of Houston and Rice's student-run radio station KTRU gathered on the Rice campus this afternoon to protest the sale of the station to the University of Houston. Houston Press firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Chevron Protests Result In Arrests Downtown

    Photo by Liana Lopez Carted away in comfort​ At least four protesters were arrested this morning at a demonstration outside a Chevron shareholders' meeting downtown. The protesters moved past temporary police barricades and sat on the ground after they were refused entrance into the buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Un Pueblo Unido: Scenes From Houston's Immigration Protest

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​An estimated 7,000 people took to the streets of Gulfton on Saturday afternoon, part of a coordinated series of national protests against the passage of Arizona's SB 1070, a bill which many Hispanics in Arizona and across the nation have decried as racial profil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    They Came, They Saw, They Protested....A Not-Yet-Opened Planned Parenthood Office

    Photos by Paul Knight​The enormous crowd in the parking lot of the Catholic Charismatic Center, just south of downtown, began to thin out at about noon as people headed for the streets, or school buses, to make their way across I-45 to protest the opening of a Planned Parenthood clinic (it hasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Hunger Buster

    Why stop at 30 hours? When you get a press release that says "More than 500,000 teens across the nation will participate in this year's famine," you can't help but take notice. And so it was with World Vision's e-mail this morning about how hundreds of Houston teens will starve themselves for 30 h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Hell to the Chief!

    Photos by Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. A multi-tasking protestor denounces prison torture while modeling an excellent Halloween costume. As you know, the Leader of the Free World held court at the Sugar Land Regional Airport yesterday, stumping for one Shelley Sekula-Gibbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006
  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Such Nice Kids

    Immigration protests put HISD in a bind

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Crossing Lines

    A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Horse Shoed

    HPD loses its cool at the Halliburton demonstration

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Getting Hammered

    Uncle Sam has his way with DeLay

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Clash Course

    Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Hair and Now

    TUTS's version of the hippie musical parties like it's 1968

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Die Like an Eagle

    Michael Franti and friends fight the hawks with hits

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • News

    January 27, 2000
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