July 5-11

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ALTERNATIVE RADIO presents Jim Hightower, speaking on agitation as the essence of democracy. David Barsamian hosts. 2pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.


DISCOVERY SPEAKER SERIES: SANFORD LEVINSON UT Law School chair leads today's discussion and signs copies of his book, Our Undemocratic Constitution. 4pm. Barnes & Noble Westlake, 701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 328-3652. Free.

IMPEACH NOW FORUM The Austin chapter of World Can't Wait brings you live music from Daniel Lytle, an I Miss American Pageant from CodePink, and a full lineup of distinguished speakers who will make the case for the impeachment of George W. You'll hear from journalist Dave Lindorff and authors Elaine Brown, Dennis Loo, and Larry Everest. 3:30-7pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. www.austinimpeach.org.

PROJECT BEAT: BRIDGING, ENRICHING, ADVANCING, TOGETHER Join this monthly roundtable discussion encouraging community dialogue about race. 9-11:30am. St. James' Episcopal Church, 3701 E. MLK, 926-6339. www.stjamesaustin.org.


AUSTIN PROJECT FOR A PARTICIPATORY SOCIETY BOOK GROUP This month's book: Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina. 2pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010. www.austinpps.org.

ETHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN POTLUCK MEETING This week: Ethical Dilemmas of Environmental Altruism, or Why Shouldn't I Drive (a Hummer)? 10am. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 458-8191. Free.


CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING invites residents of Tarrytown, Bryker Woods, and Pemberton Heights to offer input on the future of transportation, urban design, land use, zoning, and environmental issues. See www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/central_west_austin.htm for planning-process details and meeting minutes. 6:30-8:30pm. Lions Club House, Lions Municipal Golf Course, 2901 Enfield, 974-2865 or 974-6355.

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR MEETING is open to anyone who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or after 9/11 and supports full redeployment of the troops, better care for returning veterans, and reparations to the Iraqi people. 6pm. 2514-B W. 12th. hartviges@gmail.com.


BIKES ACROSS BORDERS' ANNUAL BICYCLE SHIPMENT TO CUBA Help support Bikes Across Borders and Pastors for Peace, who are ready to send their latest bike shipment to Cuba as part of their larger aim to build cross-cultural partnerships and encourage autonomous communities. Donations help fund the shipping. 7-11pm. Rhizome Collective, 300 Allen, 385-3695. $5 suggested donation. www.bikesacrossborders.org.


FREE TAX SEMINARS The Texas Comptroller's Office hosts two seminars this week offering guidance on the tax-assistance services available and info on sales-tax forms, taxability issues, taxpayer responsibilities, and more. Wed., July 11, 6-8pm: Cedar Park Police Department, 911 Quest Pkwy., Cedar Park. Thu., July 12, 6-8pm: William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress, 1.100. 463-4865. Free. www.window.state.tx.us.

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