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ACLU : Refuse to Surrender Your Freedom

The FDA has until January 20 to decide on another petition to
allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, Plan B.
They already stunned medical experts by denying the first
application to make EC available to women over the counter.
I hope you send a message to the FDA encouraging the agency to
approve EC for over-the-counter status. We can't take this
decision for granted!

Tell FDA Dietary Supplements are Important for Your Health
Now that the FDA is politically influenced by the drug companies, we must raise our voices and protect our rights to purchase dietary supplements before it is too late.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - - Margaret Mead

Legalizing Drugs?

DEA drops resistance to Hemp foods. 

Why the Sun seems to be 'dimming'

Discovering a Cure for Cancer can be Dangerous to Your Health - Royal Rife 

New Osama Tape, Deeper Propaganda Twists

Countdown to unconstitutional rule _ code name: Doomsday Plan 

New Homeland Security Bill for internet watching ( joke, relax )

ECO FOCUS: Many Wondering What Happened to Europe's Winter

There's Prozac in Canadian Drinking Water
The (Canadian) federal government announced that a study in Ontario revealed traces of several pharmaceuticals in drinking water, including Prozac, the painkillers ibuprofen and naproxin, and a cholesterol-lowering medicine.
Rocket toxics impact organic crops. No 'peaceful' space missions with perchlorate!

Thu Jan 13

# There will be a special meeting of the N. Cal. 9-11 Truth Alliance this
Thursday January 13th from 7:00 - 10:00pm to prepare for the Jan 20th
Inaguration events. We will also conduct our regular bi-monthly business
and planning at this meeting. There will be no meeting on the 20th.
Meeting will be at Becky's house: 1524 Henry St. Berkeley, 94709.
The cross street is Cedar and the house is one block west of Shattuck,
behind the Shattuck Andronico's. There is a Japanese style gate out front.
My phone number is (510) 549-0856, in case people need directions. My
house is about equi-distant from downtown Berkeley and North Berkeley Bart
(about 8-10 blocks), but if you are walking I recommend the downtown stop.
911 - inside job: demand investigation into cover-up! - - - -  -  - - -

# Animal Rights activist Cathleen Young writes:
"The Precautionary Principle shifts the burden of proof. Rather than asking, 'How much harm is allowable?' it forces us to consider, 'How little harm is possible?'   These lines came from an article that was in the Chronicle a while back. Now it's posted at  When science cannot yet fully establish a cause-and-effect relationship, but can provide reasonable evidence of harm, this principle urges us to take precautionary measures. In other words, if we wait until we're absolutely certain, we've probably waited too long."   If you care, you could google the Precautionary Principle to get a sense of the ways the antiglobalists frame it. They think it should apply to a whole bunch of things--and it should--but I've never heard them mention it in relation to (of all things!) the (living, breathing, feeling!) animals.
Protecting Public Health & the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Marin Civic Center - Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 330
Cost: Free!
An evening dialogue with Carolyn Raffensperger and Debbie Raphael. Carolyn Raffensperger is an attorney, Executive Director of Science & Environmental Health Network, plenary speaker at the 2004 Bioneers Conference, and co-editor of "Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle" (Island Press). This will be her only presentation in Marin to discuss how to integrate the precautionary principle into local policies and decision-making processes. Debbie Raphael, Toxics Reduction Program Manager in the San Francisco Department of the Environment, will discuss implementation of the San Francisco Ordinance on the Precautionary Principle.
Event is Sponsored by: Supervisor Charles McGlashan, Supervisor Susan Adams, MarinLink, EECoM (Environmental Education Council of Marin), Marin Cancer Project, Health & Habitat, Marin Peace & Justice Coalition, and the Pesticide Free Zone Campaign.
For more information contact: Mary O'Mara ( at MarinLink 415-475-0211 
>^..^<  For events:  Bay Area Animal Rights Network
Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at

# Xeno performs in Women On The Way Festival
 Thursday, January 13  - Monday, January 31 8:00 PM
Xeno is proud to have been invited to participate in the Women On The Way Festival at Dance Mission in San Francisco, produced by Mary Alice Fry and hosted by Krissy Keefer's Dance Mission. It's an honor for us to perform once again among the SF dance community that helped give life to our earliest work together. 

There's a unique Xeno set at the opening night gala performance and three more in the weeks following it. AND, if you attend the opening night gala you get a pass to one other night of the festival! 

All the info is below or visit 

Please come out see this amazing menagerie of artists...and treat a friend! (main site) (more photos) 
(415) 285-9366 

at Dance Mission 
3316 24th St. @ Mission St. in San Francisco 
Thursdays-Sundays, January 13- 30, 2005 
All Shows at 8 PM, except Sunday, January 16 at 7 PM 
Tickets: $15-20 sliding scale 
Advance tickets available at 
or TIX Booth on Union Square 
Info/Res: 415 / 289-2000 

Opening Night Gala: Circus Exquisitus 
Special Event 
Thursday, January 13 
Doors open at 8 PM. 
Performance and Party 8:30 PM to Midnight. 
$25 includes a pass for one other evening of the festival. 

Join us for CIRCUS EXQUISITUS at Dance Mission on opening night. Dance, make merry and partake in sumptuous international food and drink. Travel into a den of creative, bawdy and sacred energy. There will be live music and dj's, delicious performances and interactive installations with the WOW5 festival performers as your guides. This fundraiser will include a silent auction and a raffle, so please bring your checkbook! 


Xeno, of course 
Jade Blue Eclipse 
Bekka's Frogland Orchestra 
Rococo Risque 
Mina Liccione 
Erica Rose Jeffrey 
Karen Goldstein 
Hot Pink Feathers 
Diamond Daggers 
The Kook Troupe 
Carolyn King 
Aruna Dance 
Magician Christian Cagigal 
Hilary Bryan 
Media Void 
Ariela Morgenstern 
Aerial artists: 
Emily Leap 
Sonya Smith & Christopher Love 
Amanda Starr & cellist Alex Kelly 
Lauren Steiner & Eat Cake Productions 
Susan Voyticky 

Xeno will present exerpts from Handful of Dust (2005) at Dance Mission on the following dates:

Friday, January 21st 
Sunday, January 23rd 
Sunday, January 30th 

Donations are encouraged. If you can't make the benefit on opening night, you can still make a tax-deductible contribution. Please make your check payable to Footloose and mail to P.O. Box 885393, San Francisco, CA 94188.

Fri Jan 14

# "Peace and Pizza" Free Showing of "Truth and Politics: Unanswered 
Questions About 9/11" Friday Jan. 14th 7-9pm @ Straw Hat Pizza in Castro 
Valley. The movie features David Ray Griffin, author of "The New Pearl 
Harbor", presenting his response to the "9-11 Commission Report" based 
on his new book: "The 9-11 Commission Report Omissions and Distortions". 
Straw Hat Pizza is in the Village Shopping Center off of Castro Valley 
Blvd. Free event. All are welcome. Come for pizza, a movie and good 
discussion. For more information, please call John Bass @ 510-432-9493.
911 - inside job STOP THE COVERUP! - - - -  -  - - 

# 1/14: DEEP CORE INTIMACY - exploring the unlimited possibilities  
DEEP CORE INTIMACY: exploring the unlimited possibilities…a series of 3-hour inter-active performance-rituals into tribal realities created by Frank Moore. Bring a pillow or a blanket. 
January 14,  January 28,  February 19, 8pm-11pm 
One Taste Center  1074 FOLSOM @ 7th St  Sliding scale $5-$50 
Come early and visit THE FEEL GOOD CAFÉ 
 for downloadable poster: 

# Capricorn Birthday Celebration for Nurse Lisa
 Fri Jan 14  9 PM Cassanova Lounge 527 Valencia SF 94110  
Hey all! I am turning 24 soon, and I would like you to help celebrate with me.

# Jan 14 & 15 -THE BAD PORNO FEST!!! -Center for Sex & Culture at 398 11th, SF-8 pm ? $10-20
porn that's so bad, it's good! The Bad Porno Fest features a video night and the Porno Slam, an evening of hilarious interpretive readings of truly groan-provoking smut. sliding scale

Sat Jan 15

# Sat, Jan 15 10am - 1pm Sustainable Weed Management FREE!
Garden for the Environment 7th Ave. at Lawton St SF
Learn to identify and eliminate many of the weeds that invade San Francisco gardens without using toxic herbicides!
Pre-registration required. This workshop is part of our Resource Efficient Gardening and Landscaping Program. Please call 731-5627 for a class listing or to pre-register. FREE!

# Amnesty International Mini Film Festival
january 15, 2005 4 - 6- 8 pm $5
Amnesty International Mini Film Festival:
THE LETTER Director: Ziad H. Hamzeh
2003. USA. 75min. English and Arabic with English subtitles.

        THE LETTER      explores what American news outlets have dubbed
         the "Somali invasion" of Lewiston, Maine, an insulated,
         predominately white former mill town struggling to maintain its
         equilibrium in a rapidly changing economy.  Filmmaker Ziad H.
         Hamzeh probes the reactions of city officials and citizens to the
         sudden influx of 1,100 former Somali refugees who, deciding that
         Lewiston offers the best of all environments, choose to relocate
         there en masse in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy.  A firestorm of
         controversy erupts when Lewiston Mayor Larry Raymond sends an open
         letter to the Somali elders advising them to tell other Somalis
         not to move into the city.  THE LETTER documents the ensuing
         crosscurrents of emotions and events, including a "hate" rally
         convened by The World Church of the Creator and a counter "peace"
         rally involving nearly 4,000 Lewiston residents supporting ethnic
         and cultural diversi

Saturday, January 15, 2005. 6PM $5

Amnesty International Mini Film Festival:

The Execution of Wanda Jean

USA/Death penalty 88 min

A stark portrait of a woman on death row. This is a documentary about the
first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern
era. The film tells her story and follows her through her final months on
death row.
Saturday, January 15, 2005. 8PM $5

Amnesty International Mini Film Festival:


Director: Rodrigo Vazquez
Documentary. 2003. France. 90 min. English, Spanish and French, subtitled.

Launched in 1975, Operation Condor united half a dozen Latin American
dictatorships with a singular cause: to stamp out the threat of leftist
political opposition by any means possible, often by torture and
assassination. In the name of "the struggle against terrorism," Condor
conducted a secret war on South American dissidents for more than a decade
? a war its architects openly claim as a progenitor of the current "War on
Terrorism." Through the stories of both victims and perpetrators, CONDOR ?
AXIS OF EVIL chillingly explores this brutal coalition, whose roster of
collaborators included then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the CIA.
proceeded by:

Director: Simone Duarte
Documentary. 2004. Brazil/Argentina. 28 min. Spanish, subtitled.
In Argentina, adopted children have grown up with a haunting legacy of
state violence: the "disappearance" of their parents under circumstances
that are still being unearthed. In the course of their search for truth,
the new generation is building an archive of remembrance. ARCHIVO DE LA
IDENTIDAD presents the work of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Association and a group of students at the University of Buenos Aires, as
they bring to life the forgotten faces and memories of "Los Desaparecidos."
They file not statistical facts or fingerprints, however, but memories of
the deceased: a favorite color, or a place frequented on leisurely
afternoons. This is a work that can help all of Argentina to search for its
Artists Television  Access
992 valencia st
San Francisco
 at the corner of 21 street and valencia in the mission

# Jan 15-Erotic Enhancement: Oral & Handjob Skills-Center for Sex & Culture at 398 11th, SF-2 pm
with Tracy Bartlett Erotic Enhancement classes are more than just sex lectures

# January 15 7-11pm  $15
Yoga Journal Annual Conference and Trance Dance 
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Market St @ Drumm St
Sat night feat. Jai Uttal - Shiva Rea - DJ Dragonfly

Saturday, January 15 from 7:15 to 10:00PM
Dinner starts at 7:30PM: PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME!
East Bay Living Foods' New Home:
The Upaya Center for Wellbeing, 478 Santa Clara
Avenue, 3rd Floor (Across from the Grand Lake Theater) 
 Please bring a tasty potluck dish or other raw food
item to share: whole fresh fruit or veggies are  most
welcome, so please don't be deterred if you don't feel
able to concoct anything. 
 For more information on potluck dish guidelines,
suggestions, and directions to the Upaya Center, 

# events at oaklandish:
Saturday, January 15, 7:30pm - 1:30am
the Vietnamese Artists Collective and Oaklandish Gallery/Lounge present: 
(re)collect: Visions & Sounds
a multi-art show featuring emerging Vietnamese American artists in the bay; The Vietnamese Artists Collective is a group of artists of Vietnamese descent in the Bay Area who create and support multi-genre work. "(re)collect" is our method of piecing together the artistic threads in the community. 
Featured Artists:
Visual: Tan Khanh, Kevin Nguyen, Hoa Nguyen, Thuy Tran and An Tran, Musicians: Unity Nguyen, Linh Nguyen, and, Magnetic North, AFTERPARTY WITH: DJ's My Lai, DJ Roza, and DJ VNA spinnin' hip-hop, soul, and breakbeats. 
sliding scale admission $7-20 (proceeds will benefit the Collective) 
Gallery/Lounge time: 7:30 - Live Music: 8:30-10:00 - AfterParty: 10:30-1:30
For more information e-mail or visit 

# Jan-15 9:00 PM Location: Underground SF (the old Top)
 In the immortal words of Nina Hagen, "the NEWEST CLUB is OPENING UP!"
DJs Adrian and the Mysterious D -- the nightclub duo who bring you the monthly mash-up party Bootie and the late, great decadent Friday night party Guilty -- are proud to present their new party ... Blah Blah Blah! 
The opening party is this Saturday night! Come check out the newly renovated space, the killer drink menu, and our new music. Did we mention that every person through the door will start their evening with a FREE Jolly Rancher-infused Apple Martini shot? We'll also have five electro CD compilations to give away (Thinking XXX comp that includes Peaches, Mylo, Goldfrapp, and more) throughout the night. The first 100 people will be taking home the new Ladytron CD single, "Sugar." And of course, we'll also have go-go dancers, whipped cream hostesses, and drink specials. Here are all the details: 
Adrian and the Mysterious D spinning electro dancerock bastardpop 
Opening Party this Saturday January 15! 
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday at Underground SF (the old Top) 
424 Haight at Webster, San Francisco. 9pm - 2am 
$6 cover includes FREE Jolly Rancher-infused Apple Martini shot at the bar! 
FREE Ladytron single to the first 100 people through the door! 
Thinking XXX electro compilation CD giveaways at midnight 
go-go dancers ... whipped cream girls ... smoking patio 
drink special: B3 cocktail -- $3.50 all night! 
smoking lounge in the back, home to the Hook-up Haven 
We're taking over the old Top and turning it out! Our whipped cream girls will be running around giving out whipped cream goodies, our fabulous go-go "couple" will be shakin' it for the dance floor, and your hosts will be making sure everyone is having a good time. Be sure to step into the back smoking lounge, a great place for smoking and chilling which even features a heat lamp for those chilly nights. The smoking area will also be home to the Hook-up Haven, a private little nook for making out or ... ? We're already loving this space, so come start -- or spend -- your Saturday evening with us! We hope to see you there!

# The Mutaytor January 15 9pm doors $20
 Sunset proudly presents the gigantic music/dance/fire/art performance group the Mutaytor in our first-ever show at the Independent. The Mutaytor has in just a short time built a legendary status as one of the greatest live dance-music performance acts in the world. Boasting 6 drummers and up to 25 other live musicians, dancers, fireplayers and acrobats, the Mutaytor has blown minds from Burning Man to Coachella and beyond. But don't take our word for it, go and WATCH THEIR FILM and get a vision of what is very difficult to describe in words:
   We are extremely proud to bring this celebration of sound, and light to the new "temple of sound and light" the Independent.
   K.J. Sawka is almost a one-man Mutaytor in his own right, an analog/electronic drummer that has few peers on the West Coast. Best known for his work with the group Siamese, Sawka has taken a break from the ensemble to develop his own solo, and accompanied rhythmic compositions.
   We are also pleased to present a DJ performance that brings two opposite ends of the spectrum together. English bred DJ Simon has gained his reputation from spinning the choicest udnerground white-label breaks and house sets, while Motion Potion is best known for his eclectic take on funk, hip hop, and organic music. The two will merge worlds on 4 turntables, providing yet another place where the analog and digital come together.
   Tickets are $20. There will be a limited # available at  and the rest will be available at, and at the Independent Box Office at 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco.
 the Independent 647 Divisadero St @ Hayes

# Sat Jan 15 10pm-6am
 CPU LIVE and DJ set 3D Vision Records – Barcelona
 Main Room Dj Sets by:
10 DJ ? Noah ( SF Fun)
11 Mulu ? South Africa (Paragon/Beartrap)
12 Tandava {Daniel} (CCC- SF)
1 Wichdokta vs DoctorSpook (Phoenix Family)
3 ? 6 CPU Live and DJ set
Chill Room Djs
11 Noah n Victoria (SF Fun)
12 Sonjah (Phoenix/Full Circle)
1 Daniel (ccc)
2 Garrett (ccc)
3 Saturnia (Phoenix/Amboworld UK)
4 ? 6 ?Psynema? Film Festival
Visuals by: Doctor Spook + the Chaos Consortium
Decor by: Lotus (Mexico), Phoenix Family and Dreamtime Creations
Lasers by: Matt Yates
Alter by: Bom Tribe
Chill Room and ?Psynema? Psychedelic Film Festival
hosted by
All New Sound System !!!
Super Intellabeams Club Lighting
  hosted by
 All New OPUS Sound System Super Intellabeams Club Lighting
 $10 before Midnight $20 after 21+ with ID
314 11street at Folsom in San Francisco Ca Full Bar Ins and Outs

#  SAT 15 JAN IN SANFFRANCISCO  $10 before Midnight!
The Phoenix Family + Paragon Family with present:
CPU LIVE and DJ set
3D Vision Records ? Barcelona
Main Room Dj Sets by:
10 DJ ? Noah ( SF Fun)
11 Mulu ? South Africa (Paragon/Beartrap)
12 Tandava {Daniel} (CCC- SF)
1 Wichdokta vs DoctorSpook (Phoenix Family)
3 ? 6 CPU Live and DJ set
Chill Room Djs
11 Noah n Victoria (SF Fun)
12 Sonjah (Phoenix/Full Circle)
1 Daniel (ccc)
2 Garrett (ccc)
3 Saturnia (Phoenix/Amboworld UK)
4 ? 6 ?Psynema? Film Festival
Visuals by: Doctor Spook + the Chaos Consortium
Decor by: Lotus (Mexico), Phoenix Family and Dreamtime Creations
Lasers by: Matt Yates
Alter by: Bom Tribe
Chill Room and ?Psynema? Psychedelic Film Festival
hosted by
All New Sound System !!!
Super Intellabeams Club Lighting
21+ with ID 10pm - 6am
$10 before Midnight $20 after 21+ with ID
Full bar till 2am Ins + Outs
314 11street at Folsom in San Francisco Ca Full Bar Ins and Outs

Sun Jan 16

# Please go to to learn why a 
January 16th "Rally Against Global Terror" in Berkeley is really a Rally 
for more militarism, for a continuation of occupation, home demolitions, 
Wall building, ethnic cleansing.

# Sun, Jan 16 Noon - 3pm Vigil for Global Justice
Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park
MLK Way between Alston and Center, Berkeley
   On January 16th, 2005 the Israel Action Committee of the East Bay and Christians for Israel are bringing a bus from Jerusalem that was bombed last January. Their "Rally Against Global Terrorism" in Martin Luther King Jr Park in Berkeley will put forth the idea that Israelis are the main victims of terror in the region and will support Israel's continued military occupation of Palestinian lives and land.
   We mourn the loss of all lives in this conflict, especially children's lives. And at this event we intend to put a face on the unseen Palestinian victims of the Israeli occupation and to support justice, rather than occupation and war, as a way to lasting peace.
   Please join us for a silent vigil on Sunday, January 16 from 12-3pm at Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park on MLK Way between Alston and Center in Berkeley.
   We will provide signs with images of Palestinian children who have been killed. We ask that you refrain from engaging with participants at the pro-Israel Rally.

Sunday, January 16th 12-7 pm
at STATION 40 3030 B 16th St, SF
across from 16th St/Mission Bart
Workshops and skillshares on:
 womyn's health issues
 nutrition and acupuncture
 access to health care
 reproductive rights
 strategies for direct action
 radical cheerleading
DIY Silkscreening and Signmaking
in preparation for the Roe v. Wade
demonstration on January 22nd
please bring your own clothing for silkscreening
Protect Your Health—Know Your Rights
this is an all inclusive community event
for more information:

Mon Jan 17

# Monday, January 17
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., join the Freedom march on 
the MLK holiday, marching from the CalTrain station at 4th and Townsend at 
11:30 am to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., for an indoor 
rally and celebration starting at 12:30 pm.

# Benefit for Tsunami Relief>Trevor of Tea Leaf Grn @CAUSE Jan 17
Monday, January 17 2005  more on this date 
8:00 PM ???????Monday January 17, 2005 
3rd Mondays at Elbo Room SF 

The event benefits a different cause each month. 
This month all proceeds will go to the East Timor ACTION Network to provide relief to children and other survivors of the tsunami in Indonesia. 

Headlining this month, will be Trevor Garrod, the keyboard player of Tea Leaf Green. Jam-music lovers are already familiar with Trevor, known as Professor T, and his “spine-tingling” keys. Of his voice, JEFF GRAY, of Nude as News, says: “…'smooth and inviting …', one that's effective softly telling a story but can just as easily slip into a bluesy desperation.” 

Joining Trevor will be Mokai, our resident acoustic blues master, accompanied by Seth Ford Young on upright bass. Mokai presents a different set every month, but it’s always got his signature smokin’ guitar and songs that move you. KFOG’s Rosalie Howarth says “Great message in a vivid, deftly expressed package…'incredible live!" Seth Ford Young of Mark Growden fame will join Mokai on upright bass. If you missed their duo in November, now's your chance to catch it. 

a note from CC: I hope to see many tribe friends there. Prove to me that my time here is paying off...that I am not an addict simply transferring my addiction to tribe...that you really care ;-) 
3rd Mondays @ the Elbo Room, SF 
647 Valencia St., SF 94110 (415) 552-7788 
8:00 PM doors, show at 8:30 ($5-$20, sliding scale)

Tue Jan 18

# Rally Jan 18th! Hands Off Social Security!
 Social Security for Our Future,  Not for Wall Street Profits!
 Join us in a March on Tuesday., Jan. 18, 2005 at 11:30 AM
to The Pacific Stock Exchange, 115 Sansome (at Bush Street)
 Near the Montgomery Street BART Station Then on to the
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 235 Montgomery @ Bush and Pine)
Then to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Office 1 Post @ Market

# Tuesday, January 18
8pm: Meet at the East Gate of San Quentin State Prison
   The execution of 60 year-old Donald Beardslee is set for 12 am on Jan. 
19th. Despite the recent creation of a California commission to study 
unfairness and inconsistency of the death penalty, the government has 
decided to proceed as normal with executions. People of conscience are 
demanding that Governor Schwarzenegger grant clemency.
  Driving directions: Take the East Francisco Blvd. Exit off of Hwy 101, 
just North of the Richmond Bridge. Take Bellam Blvd. East and take an 
immediate right onto E. Francisco Blvd, which becomes the frontage road to 
San Quentin Prison.     CARPOOL
   In their attempt to Execute Kevin Cooper, the FASCIST San Rafael Police
pulled out an extra dozen officers, hundred baricades, and prevented and
chilled public assembly by not letting anyone park within a 1/2 mile of the gates.
We need lawyer(s) to file motions to witness and prevent this unconstutional police activity.


Wed Jan 19
# Liz and Sydney are guest bartending at Elixir Bar 
Wed. Jan. 19 @ 9pm.  16th @ Guerrero St. in the Mission 
 fundraising for Impact Bay Area~  nonprofit org 
self defense for women and teens  Happy New Year! sydney (pandora's box) 

Thur Jan 20

# Counter-Inaugeral Protest January 20, 2005, 
10:00 AM- 7:00 PM, Civic Center, San Francisco

# Where will you be on Black Thursday?

# 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:
5pm Thu Jan 20 in SF: 

NEW  ORLEANS, LOUISIANA  JAN 20, 2005 @ 11:00  A.M.

# J20 Pretzels Everywhere!
Please forward this along! Inauguration protest
information for Portland is online at
J20 - Anti-Inauguration Call-to-Action

# J20 Pretzels Everywhere 1/5/05
author: The Bakers Dozen
In a dream I saw it raining pretzels at the pretzel parade.
I'll never forget it.
The price of pretzels plummeted all over the world.
Though none did starve, one did choke - the grand marshall of the parade.
The festivities continued unabated.

# Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan 20, 2005
Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in
Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage t
oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not
One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our
name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms
of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one damn
dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse
purchases. Not one damn dime for nothing for 24 hours.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target...
Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please
don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).

For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.
The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq
is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and
that it is their responsibility to stop it.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for
the people of the United States of America, not for the internationa
corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and
funnel cash into American politics.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops.

Now 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis
have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan - a way to come home.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing
agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by
doing nothing.
You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.

For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our
religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to
end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
Please share this email with as many people as possible



-- If you are an employee, take Thursday, January 20 off.  Take a 
vacation day, a personal day, call in sick.  I don't care. Just don't 
work. (Emergency workers excluded).

-- If you own a business, (and I realize this is a very big request), 
close down your business on January 20. Put a message on your 
voicemail letting anyone who calls know why you are closed.  Put a 
sign in your window.  Just do it!

-- If you have a website, take it down, and put up a page that says 
your business is closed because you are mourning the death of your 
country, the end of democracy and the US as we have known it, the 
stolen election and the illegal inauguration of bush!

-- If you have friends outside the US, tell them not to buy an 
american product, an american stock, conduct business with an 
american firm, nothing!

-- AND NO ONE HERE BUYS A THING!  Not a bottle of water, a 
pay-per-view movie, a candy bar, a gallon of gas, a pack of 
cigarettes, nothing. Get organized and do it the day before.

While you are sitting home, pick up the phone and call the media and 
tell them what you are doing. (This is the ONLY thing you are allowed 
to spend money on.) Call your senators and representatives if you 
think it will do any good.

They wouldn't listen to us when we called and emailed and filed 
lawsuits.  They thought that they were going to steal our country and 
our freedom, send us to war, put the profits in their pockets and 
then rub our faces in it by inaugurating bush?  I say NO WAY!

On Inauguration Day Protest!

Our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq. Our 
political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it. And our 
"free" press has been so bought out by mega corporations they could 
not even find the wherewithal to investigate a stolen presidential 

And now, on January 20th we are being asked to accept the man who 
brought us this new world order as our leader?

Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is the day we SHUT 
DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY for 24 Hours.

That's right. The War Machine, The Military Industrial 
Complex,Political Lobbyists, Corporate control of the media. It's all 
about money. This time, we hit them where it hurts.


Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or 
for impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.

Boycott Walmart, KMart and Target. Don't go to the mall or the local 
convenience store. Don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all 
for that matter). For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the 
retail economy down.

Not one dime on pay per view, stamps, don't put mail in your mailbox, nothing.

The object is simple. Don't spend, Don't work, Don't participate in 
the economy.

Send A Unified Message To Washington

The People of the United States CAN and WILL come together in a time 
of crisis. We will take steps as necessary to secure our country.
Let Mr. Bush consider THAT as he takes his OATH of OFFICE.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing 
agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by 
doing nothing.

You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.
  For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, no one works 
except emergency workers.


++++++++++++++++++++++++++STOP THE WALL++++++++++++++++++++++++++

# January 20, Thursday, 7-9:30pm Free Spiritual Movies
gathering, 2141 Broadway, Oakland

BLACK THURSDAY, January 20, 2005
The Idea Is Simple. Just Like The President.
This January 20th:
- Call in sick to work
- Don't buy anything
...and write to your newspaper, your senator and your representative to tell them why.

The re-election of George W. Bush, in spite of his innumerable failures of policy and practice throughout his first term, inspires disbelief among many. How is it that a man who has overseen the deaths of over 100,000 people in the course of a war fought on specious grounds at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars and in violation of international laws manages to retain his office? How is it that a man who seemingly dedicates himself to the eradication of virtually all socially-beneficial government programs from public education to social security retains the confidence of a large portion of the population? And how is it that the national press can continually ignore the abundant evidence of incompetence and malfeasance, maintaining a posture of ostensibly impartial reportage even as they recount a once-unimaginable litany of absurdities, deceits, and insanities ranging from the scuttling of social programs to state-sanctioned torture in military  prisons?

  And, how is it that the wishes of the majority of Americans for such things as a decent living wage, a sane healthcare system, a modicum of environmental protection, a few reasonable limits on corporate power, an equitable taxation system, and laws which respect rather than mock constitutional rights are so cavalierly disregarded? Simple: Our leaders aren't listening.

  Well, perhaps we aren't speaking loudly enough. And perhaps we're not speaking in a language that the administration, its corporate supporters, and the media readily understand.

   There is, though, a language that they understand, and it's one that you speak: The language of dollars. The dollars they make from your purchases, the dollars they make from your labor, and the dollars that flow into federal coffers when you pay your taxes. 
Your dollars are their power. The more of your dollars you give to them, the more power they have. Conversely, the more you keep for yourself, the more power you have. It's that simple.

  While one person deciding not to work or spend for a single day won't make a noticeable difference, there is strength in numbers. 49% of this country - at least - voted against George W. Bush, his wars, his neglect of the lower and middle classes, his assault on the environment, and his disregard for the rights and liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. That's 49% of the population who could - if they wanted - take the day of George Bush's second inauguration to let him know in no uncertain terms that they're sick and tired of being exploited, sick and tired of unjust wars waged in their name, sick and tired of having their grandchildren's legacy squandered through ballooning deficits, sick and tired of seeing their country's natural resources plundered by his corporate pals.

   On January 20th, people across the country will join together to speak in one voice. By staying home from work, by  not buying products from chain stores, by turning off their cable TV, by not buying (or using) gasoline or other oil-based products, by not making long-distance phone calls - in an infinite number of ways, Americans will send George Bush a message he sorely needs to hear. America expects accountability, transparency, humanity and justice from an administration which has, up to now, provided little in any of these areas.

   For one day, why not keep your power where it belongs: In your hands. Pass this message along to your family, friends, and co-workers, and let them know that they can make their voices heard too. On January 20th, let your voice join with thousands of others in rising from a whisper to a shout - a shout that the Bush Administration can't ignore.


# FRI JAN 21, 2005, 2:30-5 PM Novato
This event is part of a larger comprehensive draft/recruitment educational series in Marin.
For ongoing activities including weekly peace vigils, 
weekly organizing meetings, and committee meetings:

# Fri Jan 21 Green Beat Music Gathering  7:00 - 9:30pm  $10 door
2-for-1 by making reservations 48 hours in advance
Now you can see SF's most passionate songwriters break from their glamorous 
nightclub appearances, and unveil their hearts and souls in an intimate acoustic gathering. There will be a few open slots for other songwriters, so come early to sign up.
 RSVP: 510 549-4300

# Keep Abortion Legal: Jan. 21 & 22 in SF
Join us the evening of Friday, January 21 to remember... (a staged reading of “Voices From the Alley")
Join us Saturday, January 22 to fight... proposed direct action when 10,000 anti-choice activists are descending on San Francisco, to erode public support for legalized abortion (to get involved in organizing direct action on Saturday January 22, or for more info in general on either day, please contact for more about the Jan. 22 pro-choice march)
 WE”LL NEVER GO BACK - Keep Abortion Legal Friday Jan 21  7:00 PM
 Osage Alley (directly next to Café La Boheme and across from the 24th St. BART station
 “Voices From the Alley” A Living Newspaper
 Written by Elizabeth Creely Directed by Lucie Field
Join us for a staged reading of “Voices From the Alley”, a Living Newspaper that tells the stories of women who survived illegal abortions. Before Roe v Wade became the law, more than 200,000.00 women were forced to put their health in jeopardy annually by seeking illegal abortions.  Today, according to the Canadian organization Childbirth by Choice, many more women from around the world die each year following abortions performed in unsanitary conditions.  “Voices From the Alley” tells their story.  “Voices from the Alley” will be followed by a candlelit procession from Osage Alley to the Woman’s Building at 18th and Lapidge in honor of women who died from illegal abortions. All participants are asked to bring candles, offerings/objects to decorate the alter.
Thirty-two years after Roe v. Wade, our rights are eroding. Repressive state and federal legislation has allowed health care providers to refuse to offer or cover sexual and reproductive health services. Pharmacists in some states are legally allowed to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraception’s.  And fully 87 % percent of all counties in the United States do not have abortion providers.
Because the Right is mobilized and on the move. On January 22nd, 10,000 anti-choice activists are descending on San Francisco, to erode public support for legalized abortion. 
Join us the evening of the 21st to remember
Join us January 22nd to fight
Keep Abortion Legal
To get involved in organizing direct action on Saturday January 22, please contact

# Interestingly enough, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
(turning 32 Jan. 22, 2004) occurs Sat.  A group called
Walk for Life West Coast will be having a permitted
march through the embarcadero etc. that day.  They are
pro-life.  There has been a call for action for
counter protests that day.  And so Jan. 21 has been
called a day of teach-ins and awareness of issues
related to abortion rights.  Check out more on Indymedia:

.        10 am - Rally at Powell and Market Streets, SF (Powell Street BART)
.        11 am - March to the Embarcadero
January 22nd is the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme
Court decision that established the constitutional right to reproductive
freedom. On the same day, anti-choice extremists plan to march in San
Francisco against women's health and rights. The anti-choice minority might
be emboldened by the climate in Washington, D.C. but they are not welcome
For more information or to get involved, call 415-890-1020 x209
Are you coming? Let us know! visit
Driving? Need a ride? Visit

The coalition includes: (Partial List)

Access- Women's Health Rights Coalition
American Association of University Women
American Civil Liberties Union- Northern California
Bay Area Women in Black
California Women's Agenda
Center for Young Women's Development
Code Pink
Democratic Socialists of America
Gabriela Network
Law Students for Choice
League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville
Many United for Feminism
NARAL Pro-Choice California
National Women's Political Caucus- Alameda North
Oakland East Bay NOW
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
Radical Women
Socialist Viewpoint
Tri-Valley NOW
The Women's Building
Women's Intercultural Network

To add your organization as a sponsor, please contact

Nora Dye
Public Affairs Outreach Manager
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
415.202.7225 p
415.776.1449 f

A patriot is one who struggles for the soul of her country.
                                                       ~Adrienne Rich

# Jan 22-Jill Tracy, Rosin Coven...- 9pm-Cat Club, 1190 Folsom Street, SF
Rosin Coven, Jill Tracy, Vau de Vire Society DJs Miz Margo, Decay, Jay T Tempura

# 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

# Saturday, January 22 at 1 pm, Canopy will be planting trees at the Palo Alto Golf Course (near the Baylands) and we need your help to do it! No experience is necessary, and Canopy supplies all the tools. If you are interested, please let me know. take care,  
Jana Dilley Program Director Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
3921 East Bayshore Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-964-6110
fax: 650-964-6173

# hula hooping at again this week, 2-5pm.  We've
also got the space booked for the following two Sundays, Jan 23 & 30,
so mark your calendars and come on down to 2050 Bryant St in SF.
Join Bay Area Hula Hoopers:

# Sun Jan 23 Northern California War Tax Resistance Meeting: 
2311 Russell St, Berkeley.  (Near Ashby and Telegraph)
   3-4pm    People¹s Life Fund Discussion (for PLF depositors)
   4-5pm    Potluck and Support for Ongoing Resisters
   5-6pm    Basic WTR Information for Newcomers
You are welcome to attend whichever section(s) interest you.
Thanks for sending your generous donations to:
Northern California War Tax Resistance
P.O. Box 2422 Berkeley, CA 94702

# Sunday - January 23, '05
The POCC presents: The "Chairman Fred is Back" Tour
Poetry for Political Prisoners
Featuring Chairman Fred Hampton Jr of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee, Phavia Kujichagulia, political jazz artist, The Show Stoppers (young women dance ensemble) and more! 
cosponsored by POCC Radio: The Block Report Radio Show, Black August Organizing Committee, The World Wind Newspaper, The Commemoration Committee of the Black Panther Party, and Oaklandish 
FREE, 6pm-8pm, $5 dinners will be sold 

# Jan 24 Monday, Liquid Hoopdance Workshop and Hoop Jam in San Francisco 
7-10pm plus DJ Kramer! (Mon)
Christabel is coming back 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! Class lasts from 7-8:00, HoopJam to the tribal 
progressive sounds of DJ Kramer  from 8:00-10pm. 
Beginners and advanced students welcome. Register early! Space is 
limited. $15 pre-register by palpal to or $20 drop 
in on a space available basis. Located at 1275 Connecticut St. Lots of 
free parking. Directions and pictures of studio available at: Hoops provided for class uses and colorful 
hoops will be available for sale. Questions? Call Christabel at 

# World Social Forum, January 26 - 31 in Porto Allegre

# UC Berkeley Lab Leafleting  Jan 26  5 PM
 Corner of Oxford Street & Berkeley Way, Berkeley
 Advocates will distribute information to students about the 40,000
animals harmed in research at UC Berkeley.

# Wednesday, January 26th - 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, January 27th - 6:30-10:00 PM

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Lodi, CA
Sunday, January 23 - 1:00-6:00 PM

San Francisco (course split into two nights)
Wednesday, January 26th - 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, January 27th - 6:30-10:00 PM

New York, NY
Saturday, February 12 - 11:00-4:00 PM

San Francisco, CA (course split into two nights)
Wednesday, February 23 – 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, February 24 - 6:30-10:00 PM

Novato, CA
Saturday, February 26 - 1:00-6:00 PM

Oakland, CA
Sunday, February 6 -1-6 PM

Sunday, March 6 - 1:00-6:00 PM

San Francisco, CA (course split into two nights)
Wednesday, March 23 - 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, March 24 - 6:30-10:00 PM

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Have you ever wondered why sometimes everything goes just your way and
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flowing your way at all times, no matter what is happening around you.

Here is how Power Manifestation works:  The universe operates based on the
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Field (YPAF). Most people do not understand how to manage their personal
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to wealth -- with their thoughts, feelings and intentions. YPAF is the
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$50 Early Registration, $60 Day of Event.  Pay in advance via credit card or
electronic check at, account holder

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and you both get $10 off!  Register early and have your friend mention your
name when they register.

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Sign up online, it’s super easy!
3. ORG #1325
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Refund Policy
Due to the limited class size there will be a non-refundable $25 deposit
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For Course Content Information
Call Zen Kloppenburg at 510.444.4936 OR email


Please eat before the course and bring a notebook and pen.

To learn more about Zen Kloppenburg and her background, please visit

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me. We look forward
to a fun and exciting day of creating abundance with you!

Kurt Foeller
Workshop Coordinator
(415) 596.2098

Zen Kloppenburg
Opportunity Facilitator
412 Bellevue Ave 3
Oakland, CA 94610
415.606.1936 ph.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

# Free Screening and Panel Discussion of The End of Suburbia: Oil 
Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream
Wednesday, January 26th; 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
The Off-Market Theater 965 Mission @ 5th St.
This groundbreaking documentary explores energy consumption and its 
effect on the American way of life. It's a study of peak of oil 
production on a global level and impact on the local level. 
The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Peter Camejo, socially responsible investment advisor, Green Party 
candidate for governor in 2002
Amber Crabbe, engineer with for Transportation and Land Use 
Coalition and member of the San Francisco League of Conservation 
Richard Heinberg, professor of ecology at New College Santa Rosa and 
the author of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial 
Societies and Powerdown
Kate White, co-founder of City CarShare and member of the San 
Francisco Housing Action Coalition
Discussion will be moderated by David Room of the Post Carbon 

 Jan. 27th -Mystic Family Circus  Presents:
               EXPERIENCE  THE UNITY!
           With special guest dj's Clay and Garth,
                   XOX Burlesque, and  more!!!
            from  9-2 a , $5 before 10, $10 after
               @ 111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO

# Fri Jan 28 Film Premiere & Benefit Reception for Action Against Hunger
Heart of the Congo  With live music by Samba Ngo and his band
8pm - 11pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Film and reception: $35. Film only: $10.

# Heart of the Congo: Does International Aid Help?
A documentary film screening & reception to benefit Action Against Hunger
How effective is international aid in helping the people it claims to serve? A new documentary entitled, Heart of the Congo, explores this question and more. In Heart of the Congo, a handful of aid workers try to help Congolese refugees who have lost everything at the end of a five-year civil war. Heart of the Congo premieres in San Francisco on January 28 at the Herbst Theatre. Following the screening, enjoy a reception for Action Against Hunger, and participate in a conversation about humanitarian aid with filmmaker, Tom Weidlinger, Action Against Hunger-USA¹s executive director, Anne-Sophie Fournier, and author Adam Hochschild. The event concludes with the fiery Congolese dance music of Samba Ngo. Tickets are $35 for the film and reception, or $10 for the film only. The event is wheelchair accessible. To learn more about Heart of the Congo or the event on Jan. 28, go to

# Get Freaky, Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 1015 Folsom, SF CA  94103
 5 rooms of music   MAIN ROOM featuring:
KRAFTY KUTS & A SKILLS doing 2 sets, Fingerlickin Records UK
FUSION CHAMBER featuring: DIMITRI, Spun Records Ibiza
KODE IV KJ MORE to be announced
Oohah  Laura  Shawna  Jocelyn
SKY PALACE featuriing:
Karsh Kale  Smoove  Janaka  David Starfire  MC Samba
INNER SANCTUM featuring live indian music:
Sukhawat Ali Khan  Ferhan Qureshi  Shabi Faraaa
With Performances, art and more......
Décor by Fuzzy Phillipe's Fabulous Fluff
Altars by Huggi-ma 21+
More info at and
Expedited separate entry with advance tickets.
Presale tickets $15/$20 at the door
Distractions (Haight St. SF)
Ceiba (Haight St. SF)
Skills (Telegraph Berkeley)
BPM Records (Hayes St. SF)

# Fascist Party is Saturday 29 January.
 Inauguration Festivity in Honour of our President. It'll be good.

# Sat Jan 29 SpiralMuse, Goddess Arts Institute and Opel: Sensuelle
 A late night dance flavor for all the senses ~ Details and Location TBA
 SPIRALMUSE HOME OF WELLBEING 3387 22nd Street @ Guerrero

#  Learn how to use the law to help the animals!
  Last year, there was a a lot of interest in the legislative process generated by SB 1520, the foie gras ban.  So we asked Virginia Handley, lobbyist and California Coordinator for the Fund for Animals, and co-founder of PAW PAC, California’s political action committee for animals, to give us a special legislative presentation to demystify the California Legislative process, how the public participates in this process, plans for 2005 legislation for the animals, and available resources.  Please join us for this special presentation, preceded by a Vegan Food Party (aka potluck).
 Sunday, 1/30/05, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Food and Politics 

# hula hooping at again this week, 2-5pm.  We've
also got the space booked for the following two Sundays, Jan 23 & 30,
so mark your calendars and come on down to 2050 Bryant St in SF.
Join Bay Area Hula Hoopers:

# Advocates Forum: How to Become a Humane Officer
 January 31 7:30 PM Golden Lotus, 1301 Franklin Street, Oakland
Info: Join us to learn about how you can protect animals through the law
in California. Find out how you can become a humane officer and make a
difference in your community!

# 5th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Feb 19-20, 2005; 96th Meeting American Association for Cancer Research April 16-20, 2005; SABCS 2005 Breast Cancer Action

# February 26th-27th, 2005: BURMA, REALIZING THE DREAM
The Second Annual Working Conference of US Campaign for Burma
How grassroots citizens can help 50 million people in their struggle 
for human rights, freedom, and democracy
George Washington University, Washington, DC

# Thu Mar 3: 1st Thurs Art Receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30p FREE
12 galleries on 4 floors. Cross Streets Market, 3rd St. Do not miss: aerial photos of mining operations. 4th Floor


# 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!"

# May 20-29 Portland, OR Village Building Convergence 5
Human-Scale Community Action at the Urban Crossroads
Ready to change the world starting in your neighborhood? intersection repair

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.

# Five years after thousands of activists came to Washington 
DC in the first mass show in the U.S. of dissent and solidarity with the global 
struggle against the World Bank and IMF, the Mobilization for Global Justice is 
calling for people to come to Washington DC April 15-17th, 2005 to protest the 
institutions during their semi-annual spring meetings and to celebrate the 
other, more just world that is under construction due to the daily resistance 
of millions of people worldwide! 
For More Information and to Get Involved: 
Visit E-mail 

# 5th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Feb 19-20, 2005; 96th Meeting American Association for Cancer Research April 16-20, 2005; SABCS 2005 Breast Cancer Action

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.