Plenty of anti-war activism
to keep you busy. On Friday, March 7, at 5pm, protesters will stage a "weapons inspection" at the CSC complex, 200 E. Cesar Chavez, to protest the firm's merger with controversial defense contractor DynCorp (see p.20). Saturday, March 8, at 7pm will see an Another Woman for Peace candlelight vigil (men are welcome) to mark International Women's Day at Wooldridge Square, Ninth and Guadalupe. An anti-war activist orientation will be held Sunday, March 9, at 3pm, at the Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca. The next big anti-war demo is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at 1pm, starting at the state Capitol, part of a National Day of Action with coordinated protests in dozens of cities.
If it's March in an odd-numbered year, it's time for the biannual rights rally and lobby day sponsored by the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. The two-day event starts March 16 with a 12:30pm rally on the south steps of the Capitol, followed by a short jaunt to the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown for a cold one and two films. On Monday, LGRL pulls out all stops with a lobbying effort to deep-six anti-gay legislation, such as Texas' Defense of Marriage Act and proposed bans on lesbian and gay adoption and foster care.