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Radical tool for activism:

Heal Your Intersection! Repair Your City!

See for yourself the squibs ejecting from World Trade Center 7 on 911;
evidence of high explosive demolition BEFORE the collapsing building:

A Petition for California's Secession from the Federal Government

(#6) Closing Access to Information Technology

Access to Internet Might Need to be Limited - Former CIA Dir.George Tenet

The national ID card bill is about to pass and we're desperately trying to mobilize people to call their Congressman and voice opposition to it.
Please read the details at the following link and then call your Congressman with the number provided.
The bill is S 2845 or 'intelligence reform' and the sub-section with the national ID card provisions is 7212.
Tell your congressperson to get the federal mandates for standardized drivers licenses out of the bill.
According to Deist, the bill would not only introduce the national ID card, but make it mandatory to have a job as well as setting up internal checkpoints in the USA.
The House Switchboard number is (202) 225-3121. Simply ask for your Representative by name.
If you don't know your representative, use the House website to find him/her by simply typing in your ZIP code. Click here.

Oh well, TOO LATE. NAZI BILL PASSED. Please ignore or arrest any NAZI
who asks you for a national ID card "Your papers, please!"
Geneva convention says we are to resist genocide by any means necessary.
US constitution instructs us to overthrow our government when it does not represent us.
Start with the first officer who asks you for a national ID card. REVOLT!

Fallujah to become a high tech concentration camp
Fallujah: Pentagon Plans a High-Tech Strategic Hamlet, by Kurt Nimmo
   The Pentagon plans to funnel returning Fallujans to "citizen processing
centers" where their identities will be compiled via DNA tests and retina
scans, they will be issued badges displaying their home addresses which they
must wear at all times, will depend upon military-run buses for
transportation (no cars allowed. Men will have to work in "military style
battalions" reconstructing the city (which the US military destroyed). A
senior US military officer told the Boston Globe to expect no more "Oprah
stuff", the military will show the Iraqis who is dominant. And Fallujah will
be a "model city" for the rest of Iraq!

Gasoline Boycott Day Jan 20
 Join the Army, It's just like Xbox- only you die

Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt

Join the Christmas Resistance Movement! Do not buy.
Returning Fallujans Will Face Police State Measures 
News?Update?from?Citizens for Legitimate Government 
December 5, 2004 
Returning Fallujans Will Face Police State Measures --The US military is 
drawing up plans to keep resistance fighters from regaining control of 
this [their] battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that 
the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the 
democracy they have been promised. Under the plans, troops would funnel 
Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of 
the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing 
and retina scans. Residents would receive badges displaying their home 
addresses that they must wear at all times. Buses would ferry them into 
the city, where cars, the deadliest tool of suicide bombers, would be 
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roster) lrp/mdr 
CLG Newsletter editor: Lori Price Citizens For Legitimate Government 
Are we next? reported this first, last week: 

Fallujah Residents Face Choice: Retina Scan and Take ID Card....Or Die
Take the ACLU pledge @
Free yourself: don't feed them -

Heal Your Intersection! Repair Your City! -

criminal charges filed against Bush in Canada last week.

Photos of US Navy Seals' Prisoner Torture

American Born, addicted to Happiness

Washington State to fight Global Warming by Cars

Cheney, Halliburton and the Food for Oil Program

 Subject: "NEW WORLD ORDER" thoughts and quotes

"Bernie" Kerik the "ticking time bomb" of Homeland Security,0,2592726.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

"Seeds of Fire " / " US-China-Israel - The Real Axis Of Evil "

Returning Fallujans Will Face Police State Measures 
News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
December 5, 2004  
Returning Fallujans Will Face Police State Measures --The US military is
drawing up plans to keep resistance fighters from regaining control of
this [their] battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that
the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the
democracy they have been promised. Under the plans, troops would funnel
Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of
the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing
and retina scans. Residents would receive badges displaying their home
addresses that they must wear at all times. Buses would ferry them into
the city, where cars, the deadliest tool of suicide bombers, would be
Address to receive newsletter:
Address to not receive newsletter:
(or, pls. write to:, and I can add your name to the
roster) lrp/mdr
CLG Newsletter editor: Lori Price Citizens For Legitimate Government 

---- reported this first, last week: 

Fallujah Residents Face Choice: Retina Scan and Take ID Card....Or Die

Taking Back Your Power: Your Re-Declaration of Independence

For a Global Disruption of Empire = A Call for decentralized,
 local actions around the world on J20 Jan 20 Inauguration protest.

Statistics of Americans dead for Bush

North American birds on the decline. Nearly a third of native 
bird species - even common ones - are seeing striking losses,   Bush Secrecy and Counter-measures
Sign the petition below to demand congress does more than just 
investigate the `tens of thousands' of election fraud abuse 
incidents. "Refuse to Surrender Your Freedom" Campaign - Take the Pledge! 

Our most fundamental freedoms are in jeopardy. Only a bold, spirited movement of people like you who refuse to surrender your freedoms can protect our civil liberties -- that is why the ACLU has launched our "Refuse to Surrender Your Freedom" campaign. 

On January 20th, George Bush will pledge to uphold the Constitution. Our goal is to recruit 100,000 new ACLU supporters by that day to proclaim "I REFUSE TO SURRENDER MY FREEDOM" by taking this simple pledge: 

"I pledge to join with over 400,000 ACLU members and supporters to help ensure that the President, his administration, and our leaders in Congress fulfill their duty to preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution. 

By reaffirming my commitment to the American values of justice and liberty for all, I am enlisting in a powerful movement to defend our freedoms against assaults on our civil liberties." 

Please stand with us and make it clear to those who seek to take away our freedoms that they are on the wrong side of the law . . . the wrong side of core American values . . . and the wrong side of history. Take the pledge now and stand strong in support of freedom. 

If you haven't already taken the pledge, add your name to those of over 40,000 people who have - it only takes a minute: 

BushCo: Rat Poison For Kids


In 2001, the Bush led EPA struck a deal with chemical companies to remove two important rat poison regulations designed to protect the safety of children. Specifically, the safety measures had required rat poisons contain an ingredient that makes the candy-like pellets taste bitter to kids and a dye to make it more obvious to adults when a child has ingested the poison.

As a result of no longer requiring those safety additives, the nation is now seeing a record number of children poisoned by the toxic pellets. This year more than 50,000 children were poisoned by rodenticides, which is three times as many as were affected prior to the removal of safety regulations.

According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the EPA met five times behind closed doors with representatives of the chemical industry, which ultimately resulted in the removal of the safety regulations. 

Sign Petition to Reinstate Rat Poison Safety Measures!
(your info will not be shared - privacy policy)

see also

Court date to be set for Summons or Warrant for Torture Charges against Bush
Court date to be set for Torture Charges against Bush

Thursday, December 2, 2004
Lawyers against the War applied today to have the torture charges against 
George Bush  set before a judge to determine whether a summons or warrant should 
issue.   A date will be set in BC Provincial Court, Criminal Division, at 
Vancouver on Monday December 6th 2004. 

Torture charges against Bush were laid November 30th 2004 by Gail Davidson, 
co-chair of Lawyers against the War--LAW, under provisions enacted pursuant to 
the U.N. Convention against Torture, ratified by Canada in 1987 and the United 
States in 1994.  The charges concern the well known abuses of prisoners held 
by US Armed Forces in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the Guantánamo Bay 
prison in Cuba. 

Because Bush is not a Canadian citizen the consent of the Attorney General of 
Canada is required within 8 days in order for the prosecution to continue. 

LAW has requested that Attorney General of Canada, Irwin Cotler review the 
evidence upon which the charges are based before deciding whether to consent to 
the prosecution.

Canada has a duty under the Convention against Torture to ‘take effective 
measures to prevent torture’.

 LAW is an international group of jurists and others based in Canada with 
members in 14 countries.
Michael Mandel, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 
Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3. Tel: 416 736-5039, Fax:
416-736-5736, Email:
  Bush Administration Rejecting Strong State Environmental Laws
Today is the 20 year anniversary of the Union Carbide accident in Bhopal
Today is the 20 year anniversary of the Union Carbide accident in Bhopal, so I decided to write Dow a little letter... I thought it was funny, anyway. :-) 

Dow Chemical 
4520 Ashman Street
P. O. Box 1206
Midland, MI 48642

Dear Union Carbide/Dow Chemical Company: 
Congratulations on your victory over human rights! For 20 years after the massive Bhopal chemical disaster, you have successfully avoided making adequate reparations to the 150,000 people you've injured and 20,000 you've killed. And to date, you still haven't cleaned up the accident site! I am amazed at how you've successfully managed to balance corporate profit at the expense of hundreds of thousands of people; this is a feat not many companies can accomplish. See, in America, corporations run the risk of occasionally being held accountable for their actions (and I do mean occasionally!), but you were smart enough to set up shop in a third-world country where people are too poor and powerless to protect themselves. As I tell my friends: in today's fast-paced world, who has time to pay attention to petty human rights issues when you're trying to maximize corporate profit? 

As Bill O'Reilly would say, those whining Bhopalians should just SHUT UP. "Oh, waa, I can't afford medical treatment for my massive lung scarring, I'm dying of horrific cancers, and I've given birth to five deformed babies, waa waa!" Come on people, move on already! Just because you're too sick to get out of bed, that doesn't mean you have the right to try to take the right to take Dow's hard-earned money to pay for your medical bills. Please. Get fucking serious.

As a matter of fact, my roommate and I were just making fun of the disaster victims last night. We're going to organize a dorm-wide reenactment of the chemical spill... man, how funny will that be? All of us screaming up and down the hallways, gasping for breath, vomiting as fluid fills our lungs, trampling our own friends to death because the chemicals are burning through our eyes... oh man! I'm cracking up right now just thinking about it! 

Anyway, I'd like to congratulate you on your successes; you must have worked very hard to reach the number one spot for worst industrial accident in world history. Not only does your company manufacture vast quantities of toxic chemicals, but through gross negligence and lawlessness, you've managed to share these your murderous product with thousands of Indian citizens. 

Once again, congratulations, and I look forward to seeing what great industrial disasters you guys can come up with next!  Sincerely,  Abbey Hartland
Bush Administration Want Artic Meltdown

All About Reiki Wednesday, December 8  7:00 PM
Change Makers Books & Gifts 
6536 Telegraph Ave  Oakland, CA  510- 655-2405
Have you heard about Reiki and would like to know more? 
Have you thought about becoming a Reiki Practitioner but have questions before you commit to training? 
Are you already a Reiki Practitioner and would like to be in community with other Reiki Practitioners? 
Are you interested in being part of a Reiki Circle? 
If you have always wanted to know more about Reiki, then this workshop is for you! Come and join me for an informative Q & A and ask any and all things Reiki! 
Get a FREE mini reiki session too! 
To pre-register please call 510-710-2816 or email 
Cost: $12 - $20 SS 
Learn all about the benefits of Reiki and how you can experience: 
Increased positive and mental emotional attitudes 
A shift of your emotional baggage 
 A greater sense of well-being 
 A deepening of your level of spiritual connection 
 And, improved physical comfort. 
 Join me, Moyosafi Ajabu, Usui, Karuna Ki and Kundalini Reiki Master, for an informative and enlightening workshop! 

# Mark Growdens' going away BBQ and yard sale party/jam
Wednesday, December 8  7:00 PM
 The Cleaners  1284 W. Grand ave. @ Poplar  Oakland, CA. 94607
Mark's moving to N.Y. , come buy his stuff. this wed. dec. 8 
he plays at 8pm  B.Y.O.B.  donations accepted 

# "Oil on Ice" Film Screening
Wednesday, December 8  8:00 PM
 Jewish Community Center  3200 California St SF
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is on the top of the Bush Administration's hit list for the new term. 

Oil on Ice, which had its San Francisco premiere at the Film Arts Festival, is have an encore screening at the Jewish Community Center, 8 pm Wednesday 12/8. 

Check out the Oil on Ice web site for more information including a 4-minute short film that touches the issues of the documentary. Then, please go see this beautiful documentary and experience the real story behind protecting America's last, great wild places... It's not too late to protect the Refuge. Americans need to know what's at stake. 

Presented by California Academy of Sciences and Sierra Club, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA (directions). 

Short Description: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, one of America’s last great wild places, faces a greater threat of being opened – and destroyed – by the oil industry than ever before. ?Local filmmakers Dale Djerassi and Bo Boudart invite you to see their award-winning documentary Oil on Ice. Visually stunning, the film examines the controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic Refuge and shows how the choices we make today affect not only the future of a national treasure, but also the way America addresses its energy needs. 

#Farewell to Walter - Dec 8th
Wednesday, December 8 8:00 PM
 Doc's Clock  2575 Mission at 21st
Come raise a glass to Walter, the former "Face of Tribe"! 
He's answered our questions, soothed our troubled minds, and helped make what it is. Come celebrate with the man as he heads off towards new adventures

# East Bay Spin Jam - update
Wednesday, December 8 2004  more on this date 
9:00 PM Spaz Warehouse 
3rd st. at Jones (NE corner) 
Berkeley, CA view map
The SPAZ warehouse is in fact getting shut down by the evil City of Berkeley. Dec 8 will be the last Wednesday spin jam in that location. 
However, starting in the new year, the sister space will be opening up for a weekly spin jam, although perhaps on a different day of the week. Stay tuned for the announcement of the start date that will be in early 2005. 
In the meantime, I hope to see lots of you at the last spin in 2004 on the 8th.

### Thurs Dec 9

# Rally for Academic Freedom at UCB
Ignacio Chapela's last class at UC Berkeley is this Thursday, Dec. 9th from 8:00 - 9:30 AM. in 141 McCone Hall
Show Solidarity with Professor Ignacio Chapela by coming to his Last Class and/or joining the Rally starting from McCone Hall at 9:30 am
An outspoken critic of the university's ties to the biotechnology industry, Dr. Chapela had his tenure denied after he published an article demonstrating that native corn in Mexico had been contaminated by genetically engineered corn. His tenure denial came in the face of overwhelming support by his peers at UC and from around the world.
Please Join us for Ignacio's last class and stand behind Academic Freedom
We hope to encourage as many people to come to this last class before Ignacio loses his job, which will be an open-mic session. We must fill the class and overflow to the outside. At the end of the class, we will then march to California Hall to demand from the Chancellor a full investigation of Ignacio's tenure case and to extend Ignacio's job while the investigation occurs. Wear a ribbon around your arm to show solidarity.
    €     Thursday, Dec. 9th 8am-9:30am in 141 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley
 If need be, will move the class outside - to the open area just West of McCone Hall
    €     9:30 - 10:00 am March to California Hall. Hand Chancellor Demands
    €     10:00 am - Speakers and much more in front of California Hall

# Thursday, December, 9th 
AK Press Holiday Blow Out Sale! 
3 PM—10 PM  FREE! 
Radical book sale! This is your chance. Buy all those holiday gifts for your loved comrades and family. Everything in the AK Press warehouse, books, t-shirts, CDs, DVDs, videos, calendars, zines, pamphlets…' etc…', will be 25% off. There will also be remainders, overstock and damages available between $1-$5. Don't miss this chance to stock up on all of this years most exciting radical reads from your friendly neighborhood collective. Refreshments will be served. 
AK Press Warehouse 
674-A 23rd St. Oakland, CA 94612 
Between MLK and San Pablo—Near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980 
For more information contact AK Press: 510.208.1700 

# A Four-Lane Highway in Golden Gate Park?  
Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council
Everyone is invited to attend.
DATE:            Thursday, December 9, 2004
PLACE:          Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.
TIME:              7:00 -­ 9:00 PM
HANC will convene a panel of neighborhood organizations and individuals to discuss the proposal to widen MLK Drive to accommodate access to the underground garage being constructed. The panel will include the GGP Alliance, Irving Street Merchant Assoc, Supervisor-elect Ross Mirkarimi, Pinky Kushner and the Representatives of Local Neighborhood Groups.  Highway plans include widening the roadway from Ninth and Lincoln and MLK Drive to four lanes. The und  erground  garage proposal was approved with Prop J in 1998.

# 'Poetry' feature... special invitation Thu Dec 9 7:00 PM
greetings tribe. you are all invited to attend my spoken-smut feature reading on dec. 9th 7 - 9 pm at Dalva located on 16th st. @ valencia and guerrero. enjoy slices of the novel, lewd rantings, and gratuitous nudity (maybe)...  xo, e.

# "Votergate" Documentary and Powerpoint Presentation on Election Fraud
 Dec 9 Thu 7pm Unitarian Church 505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
 How could the exit polls have been so wrong?  Did tampering with 
electronic voting machines and voter disenfranchisement swing the 
election to Bush?  Come learn more about these issues as we watch 
"Votergate" and a powerpoint presentation on election irregularities.
 Votergate is an investigative documentary about new computer voting 
systems that allow a few powerful corporations to record our votes in 
secret. $5 (650) 223-3333.

# Greetings old skool kitties and tigers!  If you don't already know about it, on Thursday night there is an opening night party at Studio Z for the documentary film Short Cut to Nirvana.  Directed by our friend Maurizio, Short Cut to Nirvana is about Kumbha Mela, known as "the world's largest act of faith" held in India every 12 years.  The documentary was picked up by Landmark Films and opens this week in the Bay Area.  Please join us in celebrating Maurizio's latest accomplishment.  hope to see you there!  xo luv luv luv freekittens

Documentary Film - Shortcut to Nirvana - Opening Night Party 

Thursday, December 9th
 8pm – 2am
 Studio Z 314 11th St, San Francisco

21+ with i.d.
$10 Donation* 

All Proceeds to Benefit Project AHIMSA – bringing musical instruments 
and education to deserving Indian students.

"This party celebrates the opening of Short Cut to Nirvana an award-winning documentary about Kumbh Mela, the oldest, most fascinating festival on earth. Held every 12 years where the holy Ganges and Yamuna rivers meet, this festival brings together 70 million pilgrims with 
India's greatest spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama."  For more on the film:

The opening night party features

Bangla Beats * Bollywood Treats * Hypnotic Bhangra Dancers Raising the 
Heat * Sumptuous Sitar * Live Tabla & Turntables * Kumbh Mela visual fables *

Spin your wheel of Samsara in two temples of opulent beats! 

Shiva Temple - Shake your booty all the way to Nirvana with:
dj Cheb-i-sabbah
 DJ Amar
 Dholrhythms Dance Troupe
 VJ Elijah Opium

Parvati Temple - Indulge in ethereal enlightenment with the best live 
Indian music:
Sandeep Bhatt – Vocals
Robin Sukhadia - Tabla
Srinivas Reddy – Sitar
Ferhan Qureshi – Tabla

Plus visuals from the great Kumbh Mela festival!

### Fri Dec 10

# Human Rights Day in Berkeley
Friday, December 10 2004  more on this date 
11:45 AM
December 10 
11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. 
UCB Sproul Plaza 
Berkeley, CA 

12:30 p.m. GTU: Starr King Seminary (in the Fireside Room). A special lecture on "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Today: Relevant, not Quaint" at 12:30 pm with Dr. Rita Maran, international human rights expert and UC Berkeley lecturer. 

Amnesty International USA, the UNA-USA East Bay/UNICEF Center, , the Bears for UNICEF and UC Berkeley Model UN, extends to you an invitation to participate Human Rights Day at UC Berkeley. 

The purpose of the event is to bring an awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the UC Berkeley campus and community, and to commemorate this universal document pioneered by Eleanor Roosevelt at the UN, which has become a solid foundation for many human rights treaties and resolutions around the world. The Center and groups will have an opportunity to present their information tables with materials, and candles representing struggle for human rights. 

This event is open to the public and targets anybody who will be passing by on the Sproul Plaza on that last day of classes. A Tentative Program includes: an Opening Statement by Rita Maran, UCB Professor of Human Rights and UNA-USA East Bay Chapter President at 11:45 a.m., followed by Brief Reflections (3 min. each) by the representatives of the student groups on the importance of human rights work in their organizations. Around 12:15, Merrill Collins will lead the group into a chant, which she wrote based on the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

For more information, please contact me at (510) 849-1752, or by e-mail: 
December 10, 2004 (Friday) 
All Human Rights for All! 
Starr King in the Fireside Room. 
A special lecture on "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Today: Relevant, not Quaint" at 12:30 pm with Dr. Rita Maran, international human rights expert and UC Berkeley lecturer. Dr. Maran has extensive experience with the United Nations and many human rights activities in Indonesia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Algeria and other locations across the globe. Sponsored by Starr King School for the Ministry and Seminarians for Choice. 510/665-7785

Friday, December 10 2004  - Sunday, December 12 2004 
4:00 PM
Opening weekend shows for the film WMD: WEAPONS MASS DECEPTION will include comments and discussion by its director Danny Schechter, and by activist Medea Benjamin. Schechter will speak with audiences at both evening shows on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11; Benjamin will speak at the late afternoon show on Sunday, September 12; all at the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco. Other details and information available at: 415/267-4893, and at

In the new film WMD: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION, Danny Schechter examines the way TV networks in America considered their non-stop coverage of the war in Iraq their finest hour, pointing to the use of embedded journalists and new technologies. But different countries saw different wars. Why? WMD explores this story with the findings of gutsy insider-turned-outsider Danny Schechter, a former network journalist and one of America's most prolific media critics. Schechter "self-embedded" himself in his living room, fastidiously monitoring and tracking TV coverage on a daily basis. The resulting film busts through so-called "objective reporting" to challenge media complicity with the government and its cooperation in presenting the Iraq War the way it did. 

# Artists' Television Access benefit auction
 Fri Dec 10 7pm - midnight free
 Signed and limited addition prints, videos, photos, paintings, 
sculptures and ephemera by
established and emerging artists--all of whom have either shown or 
worked at ATA over the past 20 years.
 992 Valencia @ 21st

# "2nd Sight Benefit" @ Xenodrome - save the date!
Friday, December 10 8:00 PM Xenodrome 
1320 Potrero Avenue (between 25th & Cesar Chavez) 
San Francisco, CA 94110 view map

More Info:
415-285-9366 ,

# Fierce Couture and Sean Allen Fenn & the Maids of Dishonor
 Fri Dec 10 9:30pm $5
 Giving in to emotion and obsession, electronic musician Sean Allen Fenn 
fuses dark, poetic,
indie rock with bedroom-produced electronic music and a pop 
sensibility. His emotive,
dissonant- yet-desirable sound represents the furtive lifestyle of the 
svelte San Francisco urbanite tinged with an innocent magnetism.
 Club ID 155 Fell @ Van Ness      squidlist/

# Opel :: Raise Up benefit friday 12-10
Friday, December 10 2004  - Sunday, December 12 2004 
10:00 PM Mighty 119 Utah St. SF
Friday 10/11 Raise-up @ Mighty 

In honor of UN Human Rights Day, Friday, December 10th Opel, Spundae, Fat Souls, and Mighty come together for a special benefit event to raise money for Next Aid. 

NextAid is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for African children orphaned as a result of AIDS. NextAid actively links artists, musicians and the global community with some of the most impoverished and vulnerable children on the planet. By partnering with various organizations in the production of music events and other awareness raising activities, NextAid channels emergency and long-term aid to African children in need. 

NextAid is committed to represent the international dance community as the charity representing an effective and practical response to the AIDS pandemic. 

NextAid aims to inspire people into tangible action, taking responsibility and making a difference. We believe it is each generation's responsibility to create a better future for the next. 

Please help us help others, by simply coming out to dance! 


Garth (Wicked / Greyhound Recordings) 

Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple) 

Melyss (Mayo / Sister SF) 

Hoj (Opel / 

Said (Fat Souls) 

@ Mighty 
119 Utah St. SF 

100% of proceeds goes to Next Aid 


at Cell Space,  8 pm
Dec. 10 and 11, 2004
$10 donation, no one turned away

“human/nature”is an interactive performance environment intended 
to draw attention to our personal daily relationship with nature in our
landscape.  We investigate the boundaries implicit in our very concept
of nature.  What is human? What is nature?

The performance environment will include: improvisational dance scores
that aim to open the human bodies integral connections with the natural
world, video projections which explore architecture, depth, boundaries
and landscape, and live sculptural installation intended to open our
perceptions of human/nature.

This is a participatory event, so feel free to wear your dancing shoes
and bring an instrument.

- created by karl gillick and alexander zendzian
- video projection by tina tarpgaard and alexander zendzian
- live aerial sculpture by karl gillick

unamed is a new performance project founded by karl gillick and
alexander zendzian.

# cirKus eviKtus Dec 10-12 12:00pm-? Every day FREE
 circo mutante and spaz inc, woefully present cirKus eviKtus!!!
 december 10, 11th, and 12th
 a celebration of life and death of creation and destruction and all
thejoy we can make of this mess!
 A Benefit for the Nascent Project Relocation Plan
 come down, play, demolish, and make music... and have fun!!!
 that's right we're breaking the shit down, all of it!!!!
 come check it out   Nascent Project North
1455 Third St. (at Jones) Berkeley 1-800-GUN-NUMB

# Weapons of Mass Deception Premiere with Filmmaker
Fri, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 11 Early Evening Shows
$10 for General Admission / $7.50 for Seniors and Children
Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

### Sat Dec 11

# The Wisdom of Chakras

Saturday, December 11 2004  more on this date 
11:30 AM

Change Makers Books & Gifts 
6536 Telegraph Ave 
Oakland, CA 94609 view map

More Info:
The primary chakra centers are the major energetic gateway to the human body. They are directly connected to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This workshop will explore the seven major chakras and how they relate to our overall physical health, spiritual growth, and life fulfillment. With a greater understanding of your chakras wonderful healing and spiritual awareness can be gained. 

Learn how to identify: 

• Emotional and spiritual blockages 
• Contributing factors to ailments, depression, or physical discomfort 
• Issues relating to your finances, family, relationships, or overall well-being 

Then learn the tools to release these blocks through: 

• Charging and balancing the Chakra 
• Color, gemstone and essential oil therapies 
• Reiki treatments 
• Meditation 
• Spiritual Coaching 

Even if you already know something about the chakras, this wokshop will teach you something new! 

Join me for a informative and healing workshop! 


To register please call 510-710-2816 or email Or visit for more information

# Sat, Dec. 11, 2004    noon
       Rally to Challenge the Tally:  Recount and Re-vote
       Powell and Market Streets
       San Francisco


Saturday, December 11th. Rally to Change the Tally. San Francisco, CA.
12:00 Noon. Meet at Market and Powell Streets, San Francisco 
- Petition Senator Barbara Boxer to challenge the legitimacy of the 2004 elections.
- Demand a revote, not just a recount, in Ohio.
- Learn more about disenfranchisement of minority voters and voting machine malfunctions in 2004.
Sponsored by the Wellstone Democrat Club of the East Bay. Contact Don Goldmacher at or (510) 527-1761. 


People-v-Ohio-n-Florida--Election 2004--Join Us!


US Constitution, The Bill of Rights 12/15/1791;

'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.'

# Santarchy 2004 - Santa comes to town 
Sat, Dec 11
Noon and 2:00pm 
Your child-like Innocence 

---------North Pole transmission begin-----------

"You better watch out
You better watch out
You better watch out
You better watch out"


An unmarked drinking vessel (paper bag/flask) to
supplement bar drinks, CASH for drinks, $5.50 for
ferry (if coming from Oakland), stained and unwashed
Santa suit.


1. Don't fuck with Santa
2. Don't fuck with the bartenders (have money ready,
know what you want to drink or we will choose for
you... and TIP!)
3. Don't fuck with the law (of any sort...that means
pimply mall security guys on up to cops. SOMEONE
ELSE will always talk to the cops.)
4. Santa likes sluts



* Noon - Oakland Santa Gathering
Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon
56 Jack London Square, Oakland

(from BART, use the 12th St. Oakland
stop and allow 20 minutes walking time.)

* 1:45 - Ferry Trip: Oakland to SF Ferry Building
Don't be late or you'll be waiting for two hours for
the next ferry.

Purchase tickets onboard the ferry - $5.50 One Way


* 2:00pm - San Francisco Santa Gathering
Eddie Rickenbacker's Saloon
133 2nd Street (at Minna) in SF

(from BART or Muni - Montgomery Station, and then
walk 1.5 blocks on 2nd St.)

* 3:00ish until city-wide curfew - Grand Santa Procession

Various high points of city fare and culture will be
visited upon by the merry Santa team, including the
black-veined crack whores who tend to the discerning
gentlemen looking for that something extra. Bring
toys, mistletoe, beer money, lube, elf-sized bondage
gear, and rubber gloves.

If you don't catch us at this point, you better have a
friend who's already with us and who will answer his
cell phone and be aware enough to tell you more than
"There's all these Santas! In a bar!".

And remember....

Don't fuck with KIDS
Don't fuck with THE LAW
Don't fuck with SECURITY

----------North Pole transmission end-----------

Last Chance Saloon, Oakland Ferry, Eddie Rickenbacker's
56 Jack London Sq, O-town and/or 133 2nd St (at Minna), SF
Oakland, San Francisco

# December 11th Oakland Ashram Grand Opening Fundraiser with DJ Cheb I Sabbah

The TYI Oakland Ashram

Doors open at noon
A fundraiser to revamp the new commercial Yoga space in the Oakland TYI Ashram. $10 love donation, Simple Yogic Dinner $3. Located at 52 Hamilton Place (on the corner of Harrison and Hamilton. Open House during the day with Yoga and meditation workshops, evening dancing and lounging with DJ Cheb I Sabbah. For more info call Abra or Nandi at 510-836-7544. For more info about DJ Cheb I Sabbah, please visit

Please come and join us. Help us to spread the Tantra Yoga International vision.
We will have yoga classes , meditation, discussions on Eastern Art, and best of all an awesome Ayervedic  meal and dance party with Chebi Sabbah.

# Humane Trapping of Feral Cats SF SPCA Sat Dec 11 1:30-2:30pm
The class will be held at the SF/SPCA in the old grooming college
Alabama St @  16th St around the corner and to the left of the 
SPCA's spay/neuter clinic. basics will be covered and if time permits,
class will also cover harder to trap cats. No fee. donats apprec. 
 (415) 554-3071 Feral Cat Assistance Prog

# We're having a small party before the event from 6 to 7, with a little wine and perhaps some food, so feel free to stop by early and mingle with some of SF Green Party Housing and Land Use members and others.

The Green Party Housing and Land Use Group Presents:

The November 2004 Election Results

San Francisco Housing Issues, IRV and the National Races - What did we learn and where do we go next?
Matt Gonzalez, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Steven Hill, New America Foundation and author of Fixing Elections
Ted Gullicksen, SF Tenants Union
Saturday, December 11th, 7 - 9 pm
New College of California
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Before Matt Gonzalez leaves the Board of Supervisors for new challenges, the Green Party Housing and Land Use working group thought this would be a good time to hear Matt's reflections on the recent national and local election results and get his thoughts about future San Francisco housing issues.

Joining Matt will be Steven Hill, chief proponent of Instant Runoff Voting used in the November 2004 Board of Supervisor races and author of Fixing Elections: the Failure of Winner Take All Politics (, which has been called "the most important book on American democracy in many years." Steven and Matt will give their reflections on the recent elections nationally and locally and report on how IRV worked this year, along with strategies progressives might use in upcoming elections. They'll also discuss future improvements to San Francisco's election rules that could benefit progressive candidates and causes.

In the second half of the program Matt and Ted Gullicksen discuss San Francisco housing issues with the perspective of the 2/3 of the city's residents who are tenants. They'll address the prospects for building new affordable housing in the aftermath of the defeat of Prop A and discuss proposed changes to local landlord tenant rules in the wake of recent appellate court rulings.

As always, audience questions and dialogue with the presenters will be encouraged.

Finally, in 2005 the local Green Party will begin drafting its housing and land use platform. If you're interested in shaping the final document, contact the group with your suggestions, watch the Green Party website for upcoming meeting times or sign-up to receive periodic emails from the internal HLU working group. For details about the housing seminar series visit our HLU web page on the SF Green Party website.

# Sat Dec 11th, from 6 til 9pm,  in Bel Marin Keys
 65 Calypso Shores, Novato,
Cost: raw food dish to serve 8 and $3 don 
 6:00 pm start. eat at 6:15 and our speakers 7:00

# Sustain, December 11th 2004
Djs: Miles (SFDance), Kenny, Syd Gris (Opel/Opulent Temple), Solar (Sunset),
Jackson (DHP, SFDance) and more!

Live Electronic Music @10 : Kat and Kepi (Thump/Redeye Foundation)

Performance Art by Mystic Family Circus
Visuals: pix + stones
Chill Room w/ Massage
Breakfast in the morning
Zebra Sound

$9 pre-sales
$12 before 11PM; $15 after
10PM to all night
(Location will be announced in the newsletter and at

# Nightmare Before Christmas party!
Saturday, December 11 2004  more on this date 
10:00 PM
*please forward to all friendly lists and friends* 

"'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say its time you begun, for the holidays are the result of much fuss and hard work for the worlds that create them for us. Well you see now quite simply that's all that they do, making one unique holiday especially for you. But once a calamity ever so great occured when two holidays met by mistake...." 

Mistress of Evil Records presents: 

~Nightmare Before Christmas~ 
a dark and twisted psychedelic costume extravagaanza!! 
December 11, 2004 

Cast of Characters: 

OCELOT (Dropout, SF) 
OLOWANPI (Dropout, CH) 

Special guest announcement, coming all the way from Aarhus, Denmark: 
She is a brilliant psy-producer making seriously mental nitetime trance. She has been producing psytrance since 1999 when she studied at an electronic computer school in Aarhus. She currently works as a sound designer for a software firm called Koble which makes synths and samplers. She has been in several projects including Psilo Cowboys and The Dizzy Elf. She has released or has upcoming releases on Mistress of Evil Records (USA), Parvati (DK), Trishula (DE), Insomnia (RU), and Zyxm (DE). We are very very excited to share her musical madness with you. To hear samples of her music please 

mwah ha ha, you crazy kids are in for a big suprise. check out her tracks and be ready!! 

Art Installations by: 
Nik Seizure
plus more TBA 

Visuals by Mattbot 

Your hosts, Jack The Pumpkin King and Sally, invite you to laugh, celebrate and dance your ass off with us in Halloween Town!!! All of our effort and energy is focused on creating a fun and yet mind twisting experience for you. We hope to stimulate all your senses, beyond the just aural. Embrace the theme, dress up! Watch the movie again to prepare yourself :) 

Located at an underground Oakland location 
$15 presales (visit website for info) 
$15 at door before 11pm or in full costume (theme attire please!) 
$20 otherwise 

For presale, directions and other info please stay tuned to our website: or call 415-820-9652. Directions/public transport info will be posted day of the party. 

"Tender lumplings everywhere. Life's no fun without a good scare. That's our job but we're not mean.In our town of Halloween. Boys and girls of Halloween age,won't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see,this our town of Halloween...."

# Sat 12.11.04 - 10pm to 6am

Dec 11-12 KPFA craft fair

KPFA crafs &  Music Fair

Saturday & Sunday :: December 11 & 12, 2004 
10 am - 6 pm
The Concourse    
8th & Brannan Streets, San Francisco

220 thoughtfully juried craftsmakers & artists show 
their best work in a warm and spirited ambiance, 
with natural foods from many cultures, exceptional
international musicians performing live, and other 
spirit-bringers reflecting the Bay Area’s great diversity

$8 entry * $5 seniors or disabled * under 17 free * 
2-day pass $13

free shuttles 9:30 am - 6:30 pm between the 
KPFA Fair & Civic Center BART (8th & Market MUNI Bus Stop) & Caltrain Station (4th & King)

Valet bicycle parking provided by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition

public information by telephone : 510-848-6767 x611 

Benefits non-commercial KPFA Radio 94.1 FM

KPFA Radio 94.1FM, the first listener-supported, non-profit radio station in the U.S., was born in 1949 and is the flagship station of the Pacifica Radio Network. KPFA broadcasts throughout Northern and Central California.1929 M. L. King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Caroline Casey, KPFA's Visionary Activist, wearing an original felted wool hat she got at the fair in 2003 made by Lauri Chambers, Acme Hats, of Nordland, Washington. Lauri is returning for her second time to the fair. You will find her and her hats in booth 83.

### Sun Dec 12

# You are invited to the ACLU of Northern California’s Annual Bill of  
Rights Day Celebration!
 Please join our honored guests Congressman Mike Honda and Julian Bond,  
Chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored  
People, as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary.  
 Thanks to your help, the ACLU of Northern California has been defending  
civil liberties for seventy years.  We hope you will join us to  
celebrate our work and the freedoms we hold dear.
 2004 Bill of Rights Day Celebration
“70 Years for Justice”
Noon on Sunday, December 12, 2004
Fairmont Hotel (170 South Market Street)
San Jose, CA
 Please join us as we honor Julian Bond with the Chief Justice Earl  
Warren Civil Liberties Award for his lifelong commitment to racial  
justice and equality. 
 $25 per person; $15 student/low income; $300 table sponsor  
(10 seats per table) RSVP:

# Sun Dec 12  CR!T!CaL ST!LTs
Every Sunday! Meet at Panhandle @ Masonic at 2-3pm walk through and  
up the HIppie Hill. We'll gather there and play around until we decide  
its time to wreak havoc on the haight street bars.

# 9th Annual Naughty Santa’s Black Market 

69 boutiques with Edge, Irony, and Attitude! 

Sunday, December 12, 2004 
4pm to Midnight 
4-6p children-friendly 

$6 at the door 

SomArts Gallery 
934 Brannan and 8th Streets, 
San Francisco 

(415) 695 - 9100 

69 Offbeat Bay Area artisans selling hand made holiday gifts for the budget-conscious shopper. 

Interactive fabric arts show, “Circus” by Cloud Factory Design Collective. 

Holiday spoof drag band: Smashup Derby (featuring Adrian Roberts of Blue Period), RUN DMC puppetshow, DJ Pusspuss, Stilt Walkers Fashion Show, Twisted Toy Making, and more! 

Naughty Santa’s is shining a little light for today’s shoppers. They have re-worked the traditional crafts fair. This revival brings edge, irony and attitude. Choose from many one-of-a-kind gifts under $20. Or support local artists and pamper yourself with fashion, art or jewelry priced as high as your rent-check. 

“This is not your grandmother’s crafts fair!!” 

“It’s like a vast art gallery of eclectic fine arts” 

“A feast of visual and tactile delights” 

“Shopping, Partying and Entertainment!!” 

Naughty Santa’s has established a 2 hour ‘family’ period (after naptime before dinner/bedtime) that is stroller and young adult friendly. We have asked the artists to respect that younger people might be viewing their art. There still may be some explaining to do. It may be the easiest way for families to experience art together. 


Yumfactory: Comic books and toys from artist/inventor Attaboy! 

Sophistafunk: Funky hats with hair from Santa Barrios 

The Wrong Element: Politically in-correct tee-shirts 

Jewelry and Custom Clothing from Cloud Factory Design Collective 

Posters and Tee-Shirts from street artist Ben Collison 

Bangles and Baubles from performer Dee Dee Russell 

Side Show Sweetie Dolls from Jenny Bird 

Naughty Santa's is a chance to get together and party. We are a community of artists with attitude and irony as our common themes. This is a chance to show off your art and make everybody merrier, sharing Kwanza type cheer, fueling Hanukah bliss and make some good money. 

Contact us via hotline for the deets…' 


Silke Tudor always framed it best 

“I dress in elf garb for the Naughty Santas' Black Market, just on the off chance other elves might be similarly lured. Under the auspices of Hernan and Brynne Cortez, SomArts has been transformed into less a winter wonderland than a surrealist toy shop located somewhere beyond the looking glass. In the main hall, artists peddle their wares -- hand-painted fairy wings, animated jewelry, hats adorned by antennae and fun fur, plush-toy vaginas, insuperable games, and fantastic apparel -- while self-appointed "toychitects" forage through mounds of decimated playthings, combining their parts into strangely beautiful Frankentoys using just a hot-glue gun and a few shots of peppermint schnapps. While this is an ideal setting for him, Crackhead Elf is nowhere to be seen. I wander into the theater, where Kennedy is fronting the Yuletards, a group of very off-color Christmas carolers, and I am immediately caught on the business end of a candy cane. 

"We've lost our elf," says the spritely Santa-girl on the other end of my favorite peppermint confection. "Will you help us?" I glance around at the bleary-eyed Santas in her company and think better of it. It's a well-known fact among holiday miscreants that the Naughty Santas have a long-running feud with the Porn Clown Posse, and I don't want to be stuck in the middle. Sure enough, in a matter of minutes, there is a great disturbance. Lascivious clowns wearing adult undergarments and strap-on dildos descend on the Santas, shouting invectives about subnormal Santa intelligence while wielding whips and bottles of cheap clown booze. The Santas fight back. There's a smackdown in the kiddie pool. Baby bottles and grapes go flying. Greasepaint and fake white beards are everywhere. It's revolting and depressing, and, just when I think I can't take it anymore, something happens. The Santas offer the Porn Clowns a peace offering -- a black velvet clown portrait -- and the age-old rivals agree to a truce, promising from here forward to turn their aggressions to the more constructive task of slaughtering Easter Bunnies. It's a Christmas miracle. It warms the cockles of my heart (in much the way that certain appendages are warmed, whenever a Porn Clown pees in his diaper, just because he can). As peace descends over the Black Market, a troupe of living tulips gathers onstage for the Cloud Factory Design Collective's otherworldly fashion show. 

# December SVO: The Free State Project
Sunday, December 12 2004  more on this date 
6:00 PM

Coco's Family Restaurant 
1209 Oakmead Pkwy 
Sunnyvale,CA 94085 view map

More Info:
(408) 736-2895
You are invited to the December SVO meeting for a presentation by Dan McGuire on the Free State Project: 

The Free State Project 
Liberty in our Lifetime 

A lecture by 
Daniel McGuire, PhD 
Pacific Northwest Coordinator of the Free State Project 

Are you frustrated at the loss of freedom and responsibility in America, while the growth of government and taxes continues unabated? Do you want to live where your rights are respected and where people are accountable for themselves and their dealings with others? 

You're not alone. The members of the Free State Project have a practical plan to restore our liberties and roll back state interference in our lives. Come hear how. More information is also available online

Sunday, December 12, 7:30pm (dinner at 6:00pm)

# Every Sunday- Firespinning at NIMBY
Sunday, December 12 2004  more on this date 
8:00 PM NIMBY space  1649 28th St and Peralta  Oakland 8PM Sundays, 

### Mon Dec 13

# Dec 13 2 Workshops on Flirting!
Location: SF - 600 block Valencia @ 17th,  $25 each
Everyone welcome 
< 04110911145736&H

Looking to heat up your holiday parties? Want to make a New Year's
resolution to meet more people? These workshops on flirting will give you
the tips and skills you need to make it happen.

Working It and Playing Games I: An Introduction to Proactive Flirting
Monday, December 6, 8-10 pm

You may not have been born a flirt, but you can definitely learn how to
become one. "Flirt-slut" LaSara W. FireFox and co-facilitator Traci Burleigh
return to Good Vibrations to show you how to become an amazing flirt. You'll
explore overcoming blocks to effective flirting and the basics of being safe
and aware, as well as how to be sensitive to boundaries, the nuances of
all-orientations flirting, cultivating flirt-ethics and forming your
flirting style.

Working It and Playing Games II: Advanced Proactive Flirting
Monday, December 13, 8-10 pm

If you've already got the basics of flirting, but want to learn how to use
them more effectively, LaSara W. FireFox and co-facilitator Traci Burleigh
will help you do exactly that. Get the attention of an entire room of people
-- or just one person -- with comfort and confidence. Using interactive
exercises and games, as well as body awareness practices, you'll fine-tune
your own style of proactive flirting.

NEW WORKSHOP! Power Flirting
Location: SF - Valencia
Tuesday, December 14, 8-10 pm
$25, pre-registration suggested
Everyone welcome

Sometimes, flirting is all about smiles and glances, but what about when you
want to use a more direct approach? Then this is the flirting workshop for
you! LaSara W. FireFox and co-facilitator Traci Burleigh are extending their
classes on proactive flirting and are taking it to a new level. With a
variety of exercises, group discussion, interactive techniques, and guided
visualization, they'll help you find your way to be powerfully flirty and
put yourself out there so that you can get what you want. 

### Tue, Dec 14

# Dec 14 Liquid Hoopdance with Christabel in San Francisco, Hoopjam by DJ Kramer!
Tuesday, December 14 2004 - Wednesday, December 15 2004 
7:00 PM 

1275 Connecticut St 
San Francisco, CA view map 

More Info: 
WHAT: Finally Christabel is coming to teach Liquid Hoop Dance in San Francisco!!! Come super-undulate your body in a hour long class of chi-building exercises, fun hoop tricks, and booty bumping hoopdance -- classes emphasize qualities of movement and developing kinesthetic intelligence -- moving by feeling instead of thinking. Shaking and vocal release exercises, as well as breath awareness exercises included. Liquid Hoopdance classes are inspired by the flowing, sensual, supple movements of milk, water and honey .. come express your own unique hoopdance! 
WHEN: TUESDAY December 14 
TIME: Class lasts from 7-8:00, HoopJam to super deep progressive sounds of THUMP DJ Kramer  from 8:00-10pm. 
WHO: YOU! Beginners and advanced students welcome. Register early! Space is limited. 
HOW MUCH: $15 pre-register by palpal to or $20 drop in on a space available basis. 
WHERE: Located at 1275 Connecticut St. Lots of free parking. Directions and pictures of studio 
Hoops provided for class uses and colorful hoops will be available for sale. Questions? Call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Or check out the website at

### Wed, Dec 15

Wed Dec 15 3pm Holly 1937 

### Thu Dec 16

# Greetings all indie politics folks,

You are all invited to the NWPC-SF's holiday party,
set for Thursday, December 16, 7-11pm, at  The Make
Out Room (3225 22nd Street, San Francisco.)

All are welcome at this soiree,  which will feature
local politicos of all stripes, genders, and ages, and
offers an excellent networking opportunity in an
informal, social setting that is especially welcoming
to young people. Local women DJs will be on hand to
offer their own creative takes on Òspin control.Ó

$5 donation requested, but no one turned away for lack
of funds.

more info on NWPC-SF at:

### Fri Dec 17

# Fri Dec 17 Mark your calendar! On Friday, December 17, I'll be hosting this 
month's "Green Beat Music Gathering" featuring acoustic 
singer/songwriters, massage, organic vegetarian food, and other fun 

(I'm right now talking with Henna tattoo artists, psychics, and hemp 
clothing designers about strutting their stuff at the Gathering 
too... If you're an artist, healer, or vendor, contact me about this 

When: 6:00 - 9:30pm, Friday December 17
Where: One Taste, 1074 Folsom (near 7th St), SF.
Cost: $10 at the door -- but see below for details on getting a 2-for-
1 deal!

Now let me tell you about this month's music... I've searched the far 
corners of the Bay area for the most passionate unsigned 
singer/songwriters. I've convinced them to break from their glamorous 
nightclub appearances, and unveil their hearts and souls in this 
intimate Gathering.

From 6:00 - 7:00pm, hang out with us at the in-house Organic Cafe, 
and enjoy soups, salads, desserts, juices, and smoothies. Plus, visit 
the artists, healers, and vendors I am lining up for you right now!

From 7:00 - 9:30pm, Forest Sun, Jesse Dyen, and I will perform 
original songs in an intimate "round robin" atmosphere. You'll be 
touched by acoustic songs about love, fear, and courage, then roused 
by delicious social commentary. There will be a few open slots for 
other songwriters, so come early to sign up.

A musical vagabond, Forest runs the gamut from speakeasy blues and 
southern soul to reggae and folk. Jesse's songs explore the strengths 
and frailties of the human condition, and employ his remarkable voice 
to orchestrate a melodic, soulful brew. 

If you haven't seen me perform yet, you'll be amazed at how 
passionate and vulnerable I become when performing. Fans compare my 
voice to Jim Morrison's, and say my songwriting falls between Billy 
Joel and Andrew Lloyd Weber. You can read about all three of us at 

You can also hear our music by visiting our respective web pages at: 

It's $10 at the door, but you can get a 2-for-1 advance reservation 
deal by emailing or filling out the form at You can check out the artists at:

NOTE: For those of you who drive, there's a gravel parking lot behind 
One Taste. To access it from downtown SF, head west on Howard Street, 
and after crossing 6th Street, look carefully on your left for Moss 
Alley. (It's just before 7th Street.) Turn left down that alley, and 
pull in the very last parking lot on your left, just before you hit 
Folsom Street.

PS - Can't make this Gathering? Mark your calendar! The next three 
Gatherings are scheduled for January 21, February 18, and March 18 -- 
and will feature new singer/songwriters each time!

PPS - If you're a singer/songwriter and want to be featured at a 
future Gathering, please visit

# Voting "Irregularities" and the Implications for our Democracy

Friday, December 17, 2004, 7 p.m.
Ives Hall, Room 119, Sonoma State University

Dan Hamburg - former North Coast Congressman and
present Executive Director of Voice of the Environment -
currently working to expose the irregularities in the Ohio vote
and promote a fully transparent recount

Judith Volkart - attorney, board member of the American Civil 
Liberties Union, teacher of constitutional law at Sonoma State 
University, and a member of the Election Protection Coalition, who 
worked in the Colorado Springs, CO field office during the election

Gail Jonas - attorney and mediator - supervising attorney on the 
non-partisan Election Protection Coalition national voter protection 

Moderated by Peter Phillips of Project Censored

$5.00 donation requested - Parking is free

Sponsored by the North Bay Spokes Network,
Project Censored,
The Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County
For information call 707-664-2500
Peter Phillips Ph.D.
Sociology Department/Project Censored
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

### Sat Dec18

# Winter: the profound image!!!
Saturday, December 18 2004  more on this date 
7:00 PM

The Gravity Feed Gallery 
1959 Shattuck 
Berkeley, Calif. 94704 view map

More Info:
(510) 644-4464
Please join us at the Gravity Feed at 1959 Shattuck in downtown Berkeley, Calif. as we celebrate the season of peace with the Beautiful images of two of the Bay Areas most gifted Artists! 
Toni Brown is an accomplished Photographer of the highest caliber. Her profound images of the world are from a perspective that you can feel from deep within and perhaps never considered before. 
Clare Cooley's paintings are so peaceful in subject and perfect in they're intricasey that your drawn with her to her imagination and that is a good place to be. 
Both of these wonderful local Bay Area artist will be at the GravityFeed Gallery for our opening celibration December 18th 2004 
Please join us and support your local arts!

# Dec 18 Yoga Tai Chi at ?

### Sun Dec 19

# DEC 19 an invite to a hike our gang does every year. Its the night after Cell Yoga Tai Chi, Yikes!
  Its always a blast though and it would be great to have you. Take care and see you soon-
  peace Josiah
>    Greetings Earthling Gang-
>    As the shortest day of the year aproaches so does a tradition
>that has become a Bay Area favorite.
>  Get to the Point!  Each year our ever expanding herd makes a
>migration to a true power spot, the tip of Tomales Point. Incredible
>vistas, Tule Elk heards, laughter and good company are guaranteed.
>We always make countless discoveries along the way- hawks, owls, Elk
>antlers, Hermit Crabs or maybe you try a new kind of cheese...
>Whether you like to sit on soft turf and gaze at shafts of sunlight
>hitting the ocean offshore, prance among the lupines or just cant
>help but frolic in the pristine, crystaline tidepools- this trip has
>something for everyone.
>   The hike starts at 10am Dec 19 (mark your calenders) in the
>Tomales Pt. upper parking lot. Most of us don't get back until after
>sunset Carpooling and networking are strongly encouraged. Some may
>prefer to meet first in the city before heading out.
>  Directions: From 101 N take Sir Francis Drake toward Inverness and
>continue toward Pt Reyes. Take a R on Pierce Pt Road past Tomales
>Bay State Park and continue to the end of the road.
>   Bring: Surprises, Friends, Warm Clothes, Raingear, Lunch (often
>potluck, picnic style), WATER Frisbees, instruments, binoculars, hot
>air ballons.... and if you like, libations and a lighter.
>  If its a raging storm lets check in with each other... otherwise
>its on. Hope to see you there and please  reply with any ideas.
>Please pass along to others not on the list who like getting to the
>   Thanks friends and hope to see you there.
>   Enjoy the season!  Peace
>   Josiah

# Women's 'Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit Class'

Richmond District

Women's ONLY Class 

Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit Class. 
Sunday, December 19, 2004. 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

Marpesia, Queen of Amazons, in conjunction with The Battery Boys, cordially 
invites you to the first ever, women-attendee's only class featuring your 
chance to build 
your very own RC TENS unit. 

If you don't know how to solder, no problem! Only 3 joins 
needed, you will be walked through the process, and I will be there to help. 

This class will be held on Sunday, December 19, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 
The location is a VERY safe and convenient location in San Francisco's 
Richmond District, alongside Golden Gate park. Ample parking, and 
convenient Muni routes make this location extremely accessible, near Fulton 
and 25th Avenue. The major Muni lines 5 Fulton and 29 Sunset both stop at 
25th and Fulton. 

Take advantage of this woman's only opportunity to build a wonderful toy for 
yourself or the one you love to hurt. The only men in attendance at the 
class will be our instructors, The Battery Boys - and they WILL answer to me 
should their conduct give rise to complaints. 

If you would like to register for this class, go to: 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: 

You may also take an interest about this class in the greater details 
written in Unc's own unique style. Those comments follow, below. 

Queen of Amazons 
Dominatrix of the Goddesses 

If we see only with our eyes, 
We are blind. 
If we hear only with our ears, 
We are deaf. 
If we feel only with our hands, 
We are lost. 
~ Marpesia`s Proverb 

Uncle Abdul's Soliloquy on the course: 

Details: Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit -- Just in time for 
the Holidays. 

'Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit' will be coming up on Sunday, 
December 19th in San Francisco. Hundreds around the Bay Area and around 
the country (New York City, Black Rose, GWNN in Texas, KinkFest) have been 
enjoying these classes and SAVING MONEY ($200 or more over the 
commercially available units) since our first class in April, 2002. (See for Todd's article in Janus' "Growing 
Pains" newsletter about that class.) 

As with our previous classes, you'll: 
* Actually build your very own unit using very simple and easy construction 
with plenty of help from the Boys -- We make sure you leave with a working 
unit that you can use that very night. 
* Learn about electrical play safety from Unc' 
* Learn how to use the unit that YOU build, i.e., how to hook it up to the 
subbie, etc. 
* Have fun 
* SAVE MONEY (starting at $50 for a basic class compared to spending $200 or 
more on commercial units) 

How can you get all this? Simply go to 
and register. Remember, class size is limited and spaces really go fast. So 

BUT WAIT... There's more. Now you get a choice of which unit you want build. 
T! here's the: 

TWD-1 -- The Boys' ol' reliable basic remote controlled unit that: 
*Gives you a burst of sensation (non-selectable but sequences through 5 
different ones) every time you hit the remote button. 
- Good for across the room subbie control 
- Costs only $50 for the basic class 

TWD-2 -- The Boys' NEW and IMPROVED remote controlled unit that: 
*Gives you a "on/off" sensation (push the remote to turn it on and again to 
turn it off). 
- The sensations are selectable at the remote unit (one of seven) 
- Same across-the-room subbie control 
- Costs $65 for the basic class 

Now, these prices are only good until December 13, 2004, so ya gotta ACT 

Wanna find out how to save even more and double your fun and knowledge in 
the process? Well, if you sign up before August 8th you can get a 
combination package of both the class of your choice (the TWD-1 or the 
TWD-2) AND a copy of Unc's book, Juice, for only $10 more (total of either 
$60 or $75 respectively). That's a savings of $5 over the two being bought 

How can ya go wrong with those values? to sign up, save, have 
fun, and walk away with your own remote-controlled electrical toy. 

# San Francisco - Sunday, Dec. 19th Press Conference preceding "Musicians for 
Peace Holiday Groove" - the Gateway of Encouragement to promote the development 
of a Department of Peace 

From 6 to 7 pm, a press conference is scheduled with Cindy Sheehan from 
Military Families Speak Out, Mike Robbins on behalf of the Peace Alliance and the 
national Dept of Peace Campaign and Alan Moore from Musicians and Fine Artists 
for World Peace. Cindy Sheehan will come out in support of the Department of 

Cindy Sheehan of "Military Families Speak Out" ( states "I 
wasn't even aware of Department of Peace legislation until after my son, Casey 
Austin Sheehan was killed in the illegal and unjust war on Iraq. It is so ironic 
that my son, who modeled his life after St. Francis of Assisi was killed in a 
war. I, as a concerned American and Mother of a soldier, did not understand the 
insane rush to war in Iraq that our leaders were insisting on after 09/11/01. 
I didn't think that Mr. Bush had exhausted all diplomatic avenues before he 
authorized the attack. I wish Congress had been more responsible to its 
constituents before they abdicated their constitutional rights to declare war to this 
president. I fully endorse the establishment of a Department of Peace in our 
Executive Cabinet. Maybe future wars will be prohibited and maybe other 
mothers will be spared the pain I am going through."

Mike Robbins, a Speaker, Author and Coach in Empowering People to be More 
Successful will speak on behalf of the DOP Campaign that is headquartered in 
Center Line, Michigan as well as on behalf of the Peace Alliance.  Musicians and 
Fine Artists for World Peace is an official sponsor of the Department of Peace 

Alan Moore of Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace, a Bay Area based 
group, will also announce they have surpassed 1,000 members worldwide and the 
release of their compilation cd - Make Love Not War.   Alan Moore, former 
project founder and member of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, which was 
an advisory board to the City Council, is now the executive director of the 
Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace and one of the organizers of this 

Following the press conference, a large group of musicians in the network 
will perform well into the night.  Tickets for the event are $10 general 
admission at door, $8 with butterfly attire, or $6 with wings. 

Representatives from the DOP campaign plan on attending. Those who cannot 
attend can call and write their representative urging them to support the DOP 
legislation (HR1673). If your representative is already a supporter, they can 
send them a thank you card. Join Musicians for Peace in initiating local events 
to support the establishment of the DOP from 6 pm to midnight, December 19th at 
Studio Z, 314 11th St, San Francisco, CA 

### Sat Dec 25

# Sat Dec 25 Charlemagne Coronation Morning 
SF Golden Gate Park Lakes Hike 10:00 A.M.
 Lack of hunks and hunklettes under the morning tree, or simply not up 
for shredding non-biodegradable paper under a dead tree today?  Join 
Jonathon Eros in celebrating Charlemagne's 800 A.D. coronation with a 
flat, leisurely loop that should take about 2 - 2.5 hours to meander 
past most of the lakes in the park.  Consensus choice for multiple 
restroom stops and organizer's tour guide spiels.  Layered clothing 
choices may be needed at solstice but probably not.  Hike begins at 
the southeast corner of Fulton and 36th Ave. at 10:00 a.m.  Post-hike 
options for food/entertainment shall be discussed.  Oh, and extra 
points for bringing along particularly weird Xmaz gifts for our 
viewing pleasure.  DIRECTIONS: From the south, 280, take Hwy 1/19th 
Ave. exit, stay in right lanes at the 19th Ave./Juniperro Serra split 
to continue up J. Serra to Sloat, left and continue to the Great Hwy, 
right.  Go past the park and the remodeled windmill and turn right on 
Fulton.  Or try self-carpool location #6 at 8:55 a.m.  Maps, 
directions, etc. if you email.
ORGANIZER:  Queries to 415/752-2699, 6 - 9 p.m., but  please continue 
to call if organizer's return call to you is long distance, or try (might not be returned after 12/24).  If 
you're really lost, try organizer's cell at 415/710-2533.  Co-listed 
with various groups.  If it rains, we'll be brave and will stumble 
along anyway.

# Santarchy Tokyo 2004 Sat Dec 25 12:00 noon FREE Meet at the statue 
of Hachiko the Faithful Dog at Shibuya Station at 1200 NOON.

# DEC 26 Kiev, Ukraine, Repeat of Runoff elections, hopefully this time without US rigging vote.

# Opel New Yers Eve Party Fri Dec 31 2004  - Sat Jan 1 2005 11 PM
Paradise Lounge 1501 Folsom

# Fri Dec 31st Alcyone @ Anon Salon's "Sea of Dreams 05", Park Plaza  
Hotel, LA. (To Be Confirmed!) Anon Salon hosting 2 fantastic, legendary 
NYE events simultaneously; one at the Regency in SF and the other in LA! 

# OtherWorld - Friends & Family   NYE Market @ Grand, Okaland beware cigarettes
Fri Dec 31'st 5 rooms of music 510-287-5917

2005 on Gregorian calendar, which is designed to confuse,
taking us away from natural, sensible 13 moon x 28 day lunar calendar
or the other solar, or solar / lunar calendars that civilized cultures use.

Greetings, Mystic Family!!
BIG, EEnormous show on Jan 1st, starting @ 9p @ the Independent 
600 Block Divisadero @ Hayes  line up; * EEnor
* XOX Burlesque (lucid, tamara, jen r., akasha, helena)
* The Extra Action Marching Band
* Loop!Station * Tobias the Mystic Man
*guest appearance by Mark Growden (Electronic Press Kit)

# Jan 20 Fraudulent inauguration of war criminal GW Bush GENERAL STRIKE
Also Massive National Protests:

# ALL OUT FOR January 20 Counter-Inaugural &
March 19/20 Global Day of Protest on 2nd Anniversary of the war
All cities across the globe. Global:
in SF:

Sat Jan 22 SF 9pm-3am
Our friends and amazingly-talented musicians of Rosin Coven have invited us to create and collaborate in a theatrical presentation of stories from the infamous Edward Gorey ...Vau de Vire style!  Also in the evening's line-up is Jill Tracy...a most hauntingly-beautiful creature with a voice and piano-talant you really must experience live.  So, dress in your finest Edwardian or Gorey-esque attire and come join us.
Paradox Media & Cat Club Present: “Evil Garden” The Fifth Annual Edwardian Ball
(a elegantly sinister San Francisco tradition since the turn of the century)
Sat Jan 22nd, 2005 at the Cat Club 8th & Folsom, SF 9pm-3am
$12 in Edwardian or Gorey-esque attire, $15 in modern day garb
Live Perf * Music, Storytelling & Gorey Theatre by Rosin Coven
* Inappropriate acrobatic antics & acting out by Vau de Vire Society
* Fiendish fatale Jill Tracy
 With Edwardian Disc Jockeys: * Miz Margo
* and more TBA... Décor by Puppets & Pie

# Mar 19,20 Anniv of 2003 bombing of IRAQ - GENERAL STRIKE
Massive Global Protests: 

# "Central Park Belongs to the People--March on Central Park on March 20 
to End the Occupation!"

Do not feed the machine April 15th. GENERAL STRIKE
Northern California War Tax Resistance announce list. (510) 843-9877
Infor/support for conscientious war tax resisters in the SF Bay Area.

Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.