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Seymour M. Hersh | The Coming Wars (IRAN next?)
Seymour Hersh Broke the My Lai massacre in Vietnam 
and Abu Grahib Afghanistan US torture stories.
http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/011805A.shtml

Please sign Senator Boxer's petition re: Rice
http://ga4.org/campaign/ricehearings

ECO FOCUS: Green Groups Hope Suit Forces U.S. Hand on Warming
http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/011705W.shtml

ECO FOCUS | Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rate
http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/011505X.shtml

Muir Glacier is Now a Lake Original Article and Photo's:
http://www.adn.com/life/story/6001027p-5895569c.html
Shocking before and after photos:
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF17/1731.html

The Activities at Mena. MENA is no myth!
"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, 
we would be chased down the streets and lynched."
-- George Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MENA/mena.html

Bush Govt. Appoints Ex-KGB Thugs to Develop 
Internal Passports for American Citizens 
Passage of Treasonous 'Intelligence Reform and Terrorism 
Prevention Act of 2004' 
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/KGBinternalpassports13jan05.shtml 
Original title: Bush Admin Hiring of Ex-KGB Chiefs 
to  Develop Internal Passport 
http://www.rense.com/general61/shires.htm 
http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

 IS IRAN NEXT?
The United States has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to help identify potential nuclear, chemical and missile targets, according to Seymour Hersh in Sunday's New Yorker. Hersh says the secret missions have been going on at least since last summer with the goal of identifying target information for three dozen or more suspected sites. 
"The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible," Hersh quotes one Pentagon consultant as saying.
One former high-level intelligence official told The New Yorker, "This is a war against terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush administration is looking at this as a huge war zone. Next, we're going to have the Iranian campaign." 

Drunk on Hydrogen
As a physics teacher I often lecture about alternative energy and occasionally our calculations uncover some areas of the topic that are cause for questioning. The ?Hydrogen Economy? is just such a case and I think it?s time to point out some reasons why we should be careful about pinning all of our hopes on this technology. Let?s start with hydrogen. Continues....
http://www.therant.info/archive/000519.html

Rocket Fuel in Your Lettuce & Water
 Organic Bytes #48  Food and Consumer News Tidbits with an Edge! 
 http://www.organicconsumers.org 
ALERT: STOP THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX FROM POLLUTING OUR FOOD & WATER This week the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its long awaited report on perchlorates, a byproduct of rocket fuel that has contaminated water, vegetables, and dairy products across the United States. Perchlorates, recklessly discharged into streams and rivers near military bases and weapons manufacturing facilities, have contaminated drinking water in 35 states, and have been detected in measurable amounts in 93% of lettuce and milk samples as well, including organic products. The government funded NAS study has found that perchlorates are roughly ten times more toxic to humans than the Department of Defense has been claiming. Perchlorates can inhibit thyroid function, cause birth defects, and lower IQs. Perchlorates are considered particularly dangerous to children. In monitoring wells across the U.S., scientists have found perchlorate levels as high as 30,000 times what the NAS report indicates would be "safe" exposure. Due to pressure exerted on Congress by military officials and defense contractors, there are currently no federal restrictions or tolerance levels regulating perchlorates. To date, only one Senator, Diane Feinstein from California, has had the backbone to propose legislation that would clean up perchlorate pollution and make the military (and other perchlorate polluters) pay for this clean-up. Please send a quick letter urging Congress to support Senator Feinstein's (CA) bill to create federal perchlorate safety regulations, and to allocate funding for its clean-up. Take action here: 
http://www.organicconsumers.org/perchlorate.htm 
21st CENTURY TIMELINE OF U.S. ROCKET FUEL POLLUTION SCANDAL 
* 2002: EPA releases draft report highlighting widespread water contamination of a toxic rocket fuel byproduct known as perchlorate. The report indicates that most of the pollution is coming from U.S. military sites. [Source] 
* January 2003 : Courtroom proceedings reveal that aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin was concealing documents for several years indicating the company knew about toxic levels of percholate contamination in the nation's vegetable produce. [Source] 
* March 2003: California's Senator Feinstein demands the military clean up perchlorate pollution as a matter of public safety. The Department of Defense responds by saying it should be exempt from perchlorate liability, as a matter of anti-terrorist "readiness." [Source]. 
* 
April 2003: Bush Administration puts gag order on the Environmental Protection Agency, mandating complete silence regarding military perchlorate pollution and human health impacts. [Source] 
* November 2004: FDA finds perchlorate in 93% of lettuce and milk samples across the nation. Bush Administration requests no regulatory action take place until the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concludes investigation of human health implications. [Source] 
* January 2005: NAS announces perchlorates are as much as ten times as toxic as what the Department of Defense had been claiming. Senator Feinstein of California announces forthcoming bill proposal to create federal perchlorate regulations and to allocate funding for clean-up of existing contamination. [Source] 




United Societies of Space-the Corporate Investment of Peace In Space

This is "peace in space"? 
http://www.space-law.org
http://www.angelfire.com/space/usis/usis001.html 
http://www.peaceinspace.com/pb_articles_usis.shtml 
http://www.peaceinspace.com and www.peaceinspace.org

And of course, peace in space comes with a bit of toxics to achieve the colonization goal.
Trichloroethylene, correlated w/leukemia 
Hydrazine hypergolics, correlated w/ Russian children's illness
Perchlorate, babies, mothers, thyroid cancers, 
Plutonium for deep space transportation (radioisotopic thermal thermals RTG's), associated w/cancerns
http://www.space4peace.org
http://www.cpeo.org
http://www.snakeriveralliance.org/
Snake River Alliance, INEEL proposed plutonium assembly for deep space propulsion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/facility/mound.htm 
and sacred Mound Miamisburg Ohio which formerly assembled Pu238

and a huge budget that comes from the American taxpayer at the expense of the poor.
http://www.space-law.org/bond/bond.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/nasa-04j.html
http://www.nasa.gov/about/budget/index.html


MLK: Thought for Today 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate 
multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness 
multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... 
The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing 
more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the 
dark abyss of annihilation." 
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963. 

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ACLU : Refuse to Surrender Your Freedom
http://www.aclu.org/refusetosurrender

Weekly events at One Taste: 1074 Folsom @ 7th most are $10
http://www.onetastesf.com/20050117.html

 
Tue Jan 18
 

# Tue, Jan 18 7:00 am Join Lyle Grosjean in a walk from SF to 
San Quentin to protest the execution Palace of the Legion of Honor SF
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 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


# SF march to protect Social Security - Jan 18, Tues 11:30am
We encourage you to attend a march opposing the proposed attacks on Social Security. 
The central demand of the demonstration is HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY. 

It is on Tuesday, Jan 18, in San Francisco starting at 11:30am. It begins at the Pacific Stock Exchange at 115 Sansome St (between Bush and Pine) and then proceeds the SF Chamber of Commerce office and then to the office of US Senator Dianne Feinstein. 

The proposed changes by Bush on Social Security are a direct attack on the health and welfare of all Americans. 
Everyone needs a guaranteed income when they retire or are disabled. We do not need a few coins to gamble with on Wall St. 
The Bush attacks come in the context of a bigger attack on everyone?s right to work as a community to solve some of our most pressing problems. 
Unions are under attack, which would leave working people alone facing the organized force of corporate lawyers. 
Pensioners are under attack leaving them at the mercy of Wall St. 
Our ability to organize for a health care system is under attack as Bush works to have us face the organized insurance and drug industries as lone individuals. 


# Tuesday, January 18
PROTEST THE EXECUTION OF DONALD BEARDSLEE!
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.

 
# PUBLIC MEETINGS TO ANNOUNCE REVISIONS TO OCEAN NOISE CRITERIA

Dear Humanitarian:

The US Government is pushing to revise the allowable levels of ocean noise
that affect marine mammals. Four public meetings are being held in the next
few weeks to present the proposal and to receive public comment, and we
encourage you to attend to show your support for lowering, NOT raising the
levels. The  meetings are scheduled for:

January 18, 2005 - 5 to 8pm - San Francisco, CA 
Hilton Fisherman's Wharf
2620 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

January 20, 2005 - Seattle, WA
NOAA Western Regional Center, Bldg. 9 Auditorium
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

January 25, 2005 - Boston, MA
New England Aquarium
Conference Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

January 27, 2005 - Silver Spring, MD
NOAA Auditorium
1301 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

All meetings are 5pm to 8pm local time.

Background:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) has a duty under the Marine
Mammal Protection Act to regulate those who emit noise into the ocean. This
includes the military, with their use of ordinance and sonar; the oil and
gas industry with their seismic explorations; and research scientists who
use seismic energy to study the oceans. The current maximum noise  level
that NMFS use in their authorizations is 180dB SPL.

The Issues:

NMFS is looking to revise the noise level criteria, upwards. Key arguments
against this move include:
* 
Since 1997 when NMFS started using 180 dB SPL, the following
strandings coincide with the use of sonar or seismic airguns: the U.S.
Virgin Islands (1998, 1999), the Bahamas (2000), Madeira (2000), the Canary
Islands (2002 and 2004), Baja California (2002), and the NW coast of the
United States (2003);
* 
The US Navy guidance for human divers exposed to noise is a level of
145 dB SPL;
* 
According to the US Navy in their investigation into the Bahamas
stranding event, the level that the whales reacted to and died was 138 dB
SPL;
* 
Most of the scientists that are advising NMFS are navy scientist,
navy contractors, or have received funding at some time from the Office of
Naval Research;
* 
The approach used to  determine the new criteria disregards the long
term effects of noise, does not account for noise damage to non-hearing
organs, and does not take into account recent findings that suggest that
certain whales get the 'bends' and die as a result of rising too quickly in
response to noise levels just over background;
* 
Over the last year, strong cautionary statements about the threat
that loud ocean noise poses to marine mammals have been issued by: the
European Parliament; the International Whaling Commission; the Agreement on
the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and
Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS); the Spanish government in relation to
the Canary Islands; and the World Conservation Union.

The marine mammals of the world need your help to protect them from this
deadly threat. You are encouraged to contact Susan Tomiak of our staff if
you can attend a meeting or have any questions at: (703) 836-4300  (collect
if necessary) and by email at: susan@awionline.org
.

If you cannot attend a meeting, and still wish to give NMFS your opinion,
you may submit written comments to NMFS by mail, e-mail, or fax to:

By Mail:

Michael Payne, Chief, Marine Mammal Conservation Division, Office of
Protected Resources, NMFS (F/PR2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
20910

By Email:

Chris.EML/> AcousticEIS.Comments@noaa.gov

By Facsimile:

(301) 427-2581

Please include in the subject line the following identifier requested by
NMFS: I.D. 060804F. The deadline for written comments is March 4, 2005.

Further information may be obtained at the following NMFS website:

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/PR2/Acoustics_Program

As always, thanks for everything you are doing on behalf of animals.

Sincerely,
Cathy Liss
Legislative Director
http://www.saplonline.org 
Society for Animal Protective Legislation . PO Box 3719 . Washington . DC .
20027



Wed Jan 19


# Qool 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM  $5, 21++ every Weds.
Wednesday, January 19 2005  more on this date 
5:00 PM 111 Minna (near 2nd) http://www.qoolsf.com
F shOOey, Dirtyhertz, Mark Musselman, Gil, Jondi, and Spesh 
  

# Stitch n Bitch Wed Jan 19 6:00 PM Cafe Trieste  San Pablo @ Dwight 
Berkeley. a Revolutionary Knitting Circle http://knitting.activist.ca 

A fun & diverse group of knitters & crocheters who gather in Berkeley, California. Some of us learned how as kids, and some of us learned last week! Many of us are interested in knitting & crocheting as a spiritual or meditative practice. If you share our stitchin' enthusiasm, long to be creative in the company of fabulous people, and want to lure new folks into the world of yarn obsession - then join us! Newcomers always welcome! 

We meet on Wednesdays from 6-9pm at: 
Cafe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo @ Dwight, Berkeley 
(accessible by AC Transit 9, 72, 72M, 72R) 

A Proud Member Group of SF Crafty Vixens - 
see the comprehensive calendar of craft gatherings
 in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area: 
groups.yahoo.com/group/SFCraftyVixens


# Wed, Jan 19 6:30 pm http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
PreFab Green: A Lecture by Allison Arieff: Editor-in-Chief, Dwell Magazine
The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market  @2nd st. SF $15
Hear one of the leaders in the GREEN PRE-FAB movement!
6:00pm Reception 6:30pm Program 7:30pm Booksigning


# 1/19: Reproductive Rights Forum (oakland downtown)
 Women's Panel moderated by Councilmember Nancy Nadel, with expert guests Adrienne Bousian, Senator Barbara Boxer's office; Nancy Reiko Kato, Bay Area Radical Women; Dian J. Harrison, CEO, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate; Amy Everitt, Director, NARAL Pro-Choice California; Khadine Bennett, Third Wave Foundation. FREE and Open to the Public. Wednesday, January 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oakland City Hall Council Chambers. FREE and the Public is Welcome! Broadcast LIVE on KTOP, Oakland Channel 10. Contact: Amanda Brown-Stevens at 510-238-7031. 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/55195738.html


# 1/19: The Future of Food Film Night at The Oakland Zoo 
Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 
Join us for a special showing of this amazing new documentary & stay for a discussion with film-maker, Deborah Koons Garcia. 
 What will food look like for future generations? Will all plant species become private property? The Future of Food raises important questions about genetically engineered food. It highlights the role of corporations and government in agriculture, and the role consumers have yet to play in determining what we will eat in the decades to come. Viewing this film, you'll never look at food the same way again! Enjoy your popcorn! 
 6:45 Pm Get your popcorn! 
7:00 PM Film Begins 
8:40 PM Questions, Answers & Discussion with film-maker, Deborah Koons Garcia 
 Fee: Members $8.00  Non-Members $10.00 
Proceeds benefit The Oakland Zoo Conservation Efforts 
 (510) 632-9525 ext. 142. 
http://www.oaklandzoo.org 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/54399508.html


# 1/19: Lesbian Sex: Keeping It Hot for the Long Haul (oakland north / temescal)
 An evening for Lesbian and Bisexual women with Felice Newman, author of the Whole Lesbian Sex Book, now in it’s 2nd edition, which includes this new chapter on relationships. 
 Wed, Jan 19 7-9:30pm  FREE! (WOMEN ONLY!) 
 Change Makers Books & Gifts for Women 
6536 Telegraph Ave  Oakland, CA 94609 510-655-2405 
http://www.ChangeMakersForWomen.com 
4 blocks south of Ashby, on the corner of 66th and Telegraph 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/54863109.html


# FIREBALL:  Light & Shadow Sexuality (3rd Wednesdays)

Wed 1/19/05, 8pm One Taste, 1074 Folsom St. @ 7th, SF
http://www.onetastesf.com 415-503-1100

Playful workshops devoted to the safe exploration of primal 
sexual energy, BDSM/Role-playing, lovemaking, Tantra, 
fetishes, and more (NO actual sex). Improv, Game Shows, 
Discussion, Fun! 

Do what you've always wanted to do. 

The Fireball evenings taste like chocolate (a different one 
each Wednesday): 

*1st Wednesdays: “Empowerment: Get What You Really Want” 
*2nd Wednesdays: “Custom Relationships” (toward trust and 
freedom-- singles and couples welcome) 
*3rd Wednesdays: “Light and Shadow Sexuality” (see above) 
*4th/5th Wednesdays: “Being God(dess)” (the creator and the 
destroyer) 

http://onetastesf.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl?month=1&year=2005&view=Event&event_id=106  

Daniel Phoenix, MA, http://www.danielphoenix.com 

Daniel received his MA in Counseling Psychology from CIIS in 
San Francisco and his BA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at 
Tufts University in Boston. He is a speaker, 
workshop/playshop leader, and coach in the realms of Self- 
Love/Empowerment, Custom Relationships, and "Light and 
Shadow" Sexuality.


 
# 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 
http://www.bamm.org  Happy New Year! sydney (pandora's box) 



Thur Jan 20


# Thu, Jan 20 9:00 am Let America Be America Again
BART Plaza Downtown Berkeley 9:00AM - (2-8 hours)
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
http://www.berkeleyartsfestival.com/ 


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


# Call in Sick of Bush on Coronation Day
Free stickers and bonus rant at: 
http://www.shystee.com/shysteeblog


# Where will you be on Black Thursday? 
http://www.black-thursday.com


# Jan 20 Fraudulent inauguration of war criminal GW Bush GENERAL STRIKE
Also Massive National Protests: http://indymedia.org


# 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:  http://indymedia.org
5pm Thu Jan 20 in SF: http://indybay.org 


# "A WAKE FOR PEACE"   JAZZ FUNERAL FOR DEMOCRACY
NEW  ORLEANS, LOUISIANA  JAN 20, 2005 @ 11:00  A.M.
http://www.jazzfuneralfordemocracy.com


# 1/20: STAND UP FOR CHANGE RALLY at STANFORD UNIVERSITY
 Progressive students at Stanford are holding a Stand Up for Change rally this Thurs., Jan. 20 from noon to 1pm on the campus. Speakers include Larry Everest, author of “Oil, Power and Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda.” The public is encouraged to attend. Speak out and stand up for your progressive values on Inauguration Day! 
 Location: White Plaza, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/55998651.html


# Inauguration Day Protest reminder
Thursday, January 20 5:00 PM SF Civic Center plaza Polk @ Grove
http://indybay.org    http://sf.indymedia.org     http://indymedia.org  


# Thu, Jan 20 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm COIT TOWER VIGIL Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue, between Vallejo and Green
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Thu, Jan 20 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 INAUGURATION DAY PEACE PROTEST
Lytton Plaza University & Emerson Palo Alto
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 1/20: Nature's Economy (The Aurora Forum's free public lecture) (palo alto)
 Nature's Economy: Population, Consumption, and Sustainability 
Thu Jan 20  7:30 pm, Kresge Auditorium (Doors 6:00 pm)  Stanford
Stanford Conservation Biologists Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich with Gretchen Daily 
In their new book, One with Nineveh, Stanford conservation biologists Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich discuss three challenging global trends: increasing population, rising consumption, and growing political and economic inequities. In a conversation moderated by ecologist Gretchen Daily, the Ehrlichs give cause for concern yet offer reasons to hope.  http://auroraforum.org 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/55658910.html


# What We Do Now Thu Jan 20 7:30 PM Make Out Room 
3225 22nd St @ Valencia & Mission http://tinyurl.com/6t6jd
PLEASE RSVP for Jan 20th by sending an email to: partyprogressive@gmail.com 
partyprogressive-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
FORWARD this Evite to others: tinyurl.com/6t6jd 

FOR EVERYONE who woke up on November 3rd and asked "What the &%^$#@ do we do now?" here's a fun and constructive way to spend Inauguration Day. 

JOIN US: for a Counter-Inaugural party, where we'll celebrate the publication of brand-new (aptly-titled) WHAT WE DO NOW -- an anthology featuring essays by Howard Dean, Greg Palast, Donna Brazille and other leading progressive voices that outline new ideas for life in a post 11/2 world. 
http://www.melvillehousebooks.com/wwdn.html 

FEATURING remarks by contributing author Danny Schechter -- Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, TV producer, filmmaker and blogger-in-chief of Mediachannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network. 
http://www.newsdissector.org/weblog/ 

PLUS local leaders of innovative political groups who started fighting back on Nov 3rd will discuss what we can all do now to ensure our candidates and causes succeed. 

ONE MORE THING...The Bay Area rocked during the 2004 campaign and, after Nov 2nd, people began asking us what they could do. That's why we're starting The Party Progressive, a series of fun and entertaining politically-oriented events designed to maintain the momentum created by the 2004 campaign and keep us politically engaged. 

This book launch party is the first in the series, so please forward this Evite to anyone who might be interested in it or future events. Just click "Tell Friends" and enter their email. Or send them a link to this Evite: http://tinyurl.com/6t6jd 

SEE YOU January 20th! 

Peace, 



# J20 Pretzels Everywhere!
Please forward this along! Inauguration protest
information for Portland is online at 
http://www.j20pdx.net
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.
http://www.organiccollective.org


# 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


# PROTEST THE ILLEGAL INAUGURATION OF DUBYA

For 24 Hours SHUT DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY

-- 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 
election.

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.

For 24 Hours SHUT DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY

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.

For 24 Hours SHUT DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY

++++++++++++++++++++++++++STOP THE WALL++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://www.stopthewall.org   http://www.nad-plo.org 
http://www.hrw.org   http://www.pal-arc.org 
http://www.endtheoccupation.org   http://www.sustaincampaign.org


# BLACK THURSDAY FLYER! PASS IT AROUND.
http://www.black-thursday.com/thursdayflyer.pdf
also
http://www.black-thursday.com/home.html
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.

CONTACT: info@black-thursday.com
http://black-thursday.com



Non Bush related events Thu Jan 20:


# CELLspace's Media Arts Lab Film Fest CELEBRATING COMMUNITY THROUGH FILM
Thu Jan 20 7:00 PM CELLspace  2050 bryant. st  http://www.cellspace.org
The Media Arts Lab will be hosting the 1st Annual Film Festival. 
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY THROUGH FILM 
Showcasing the work of Local Film Artists: 
In PSA, political shorts, environmental documentaries, music videos, 
animations, independent shorts and unfinished works. 
WHEN: THURSDAY NIGHT 8PM JANUARY 20th DOORS OPEN AT 7PM 
WHERE: CELLSPACE 2050 Bryant St. (Btn 18th & 19th)        FREE 
http://www.cellspace.org or contact 415-648-7562


# January 20, Thursday, 7-9:30pm Free Spiritual Movies
gathering, 2141 Broadway, Oakland sfbay-aware-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# Tsunami Relief Benefit in Berkeley Thu Jan 20 8:00 PM
 Julia Morgan Center for the Arts  2640 College Ave. Berkeley 
 http://www.nosweatshops.org
http://www.kitka.org/tsunamiaid 

BAY AREA WORLD MUSIC and SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS 
Perform in TSUNAMI RELIEF BENEFIT concert 
January 20th at BERKELEY's Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 
Suggested donation for the benefit is $25/more if you can. 

Featuring: 
KITKA: Women's Vocal Ensemble 
NINA GERBER and LINDA TILLERY 
AVOTCJA 
RIFFAT SULTANA & PARTY 
WORD & VIOLIN: PIREENI SUNDARALINGAM and COLM O' RIAIN 
JUDITH-KATE FRIEDMAN 
BILLY CAULEY 
DAVE BERZSONSKY 




Fri Jan 21

# FRI JAN 21, 2005, 2:30-5 PM Novato
ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION - STOP THE WAR!
STOP USING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AS CANNON FODDER!
BRING THE TROOPS HOME!
MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTER, 1559 S. NOVATO BLVD., NOVATO, CA
(AT THE TRIANGLE SHOPPING CENTER)
PUPPETS, DRUMMING, MEMORIAL PHOTOS OF U.S. AND IRAQI WAR DEAD, PICKETING AND PROCESSION
BRING SIGNS - BRING DRUMS - BRING FRIENDS
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT ¡PRESENTE!  nbnvrc@earthlink.net
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: 
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html


# 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: reserveseats@aweber.com
 http://www.acousticsongwriters.com 510 549-4300


# Annual SF IndieFest Benefit/Launch Party Fri Jan 21 7p-2a $10 
 This event is 18up! with:
DROP BLACK SKY
ORIXA
SMASH UP DERBY
THISTLE
DEALERSHIP
EFF
and DJs Bishop and Kit from The Church of Elvis
Plus Short Films and Festival Previews!
and $2 New Belgian Beer!
10% discount on all festival tickets and passes!
Festival tickets go on sale Tuesday Jan 25 at Naked Eye Video, 607 Haight at Steiner, 11a-7p
More info: http://www.sfindie.com
Links:
http://www.dropblacksky.com     (A sonorous mixture of digitally generated rhythms and soundscapes, ambient textured layers of guitar and bass, and ethereal reverent female vocals)
http://www.orixazone.com    (A powerful blend of rock, funk, ska, hip hop and Latin rhythms)
http://www.smashupderby.com   (The world's only live mash-up rock band)
http://www.thistlehq.com    ("Thistle slides like a jazzed up piston amongst the dirty garage rock bands of the moment... Odd yes, but brilliant definitely."-ID Magazine)
http://www.dealerkids.com/  ("Catchy riffs, pop-punk sensibilities and witty songwriting" Sponic)
http://www.myspace.com/eff   ("A deadly black electical scream ripping through the arthritic veins of your dying city." experimental, psychedelic, metal)
http://www.newbelgium.com
http://www.rickshawstop.com
http://www.sfbg.com
http://www.sfstation.com
The Church of Elvis, RnR dancin' every First Friday at Cat Club, 1180 Folsom at 8th.
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell at Van Ness
 info@sfindie.com 415.820.3907
http://www.sfindie.com


# Fri, Jan 21, 2005 S.S.S.: SACRED SHAMANIC SEX
A Magickal Invocational Talk by Koyote
Ambient electronic music by Kyron
There is an ancient tradition of esoteric work with the sacred sexual energies that act as basic fuel for Life.  This Toltec shamanic teaching has remained hidden for over one thousand years and has been passed only by direct transmission while in the Dreaming or altered states of consciousness.  
Our sexual center is the key to great changes.  The Awakened Ones of old knew how to channel their sexual energies to infuse their every act with creativity.  Koyote will share and demonstrate the principles transmitted for generations for the infusion of sex into the creative process.  Discover this source of greatness in you and begin to fulfill the potential.  
Give birth to the Sacred in your life.   
 Fri Jan 21 7:30pm $5 Sacred Space (776 Haight @ Scott)
Koyote has worked with various shamanic and magickal traditions throughout his life, including the Thelemic tradition and the Yaqui Indian Tradition of Mexico. He conducts transformative workshops throughout the United States and Latin America where he passes on the knowledge he has received from all these various sources. Koyote also incorporates music, video and theater into his work to achieve a total inmersive experience. 
http://www.sfbardo.com/talks&.htm


# Fri, Jan 21 7:30 pm Counter-Inaugural Ball
Unitarian Hall 505 E. Charleston Palo Alto $10-$20
Benefits: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# MIGHTY BREAKS! Frid Jan 21 10:00 PM 15th & Utah 
 http://www.sistersf.com/events.php
Friday Jan. 21st: MIGHTY BREAKS brings you 
the SPACE COWBOYS and SISTER SF!! 
A new party coming to Mighty the third Friday of every month, 
bringing you the kickass nu-breaks that you love! 
From Sister SF: Samira, Queen Agnes B, Seraphim, Forest Green, J-Fi, Melyss with Audio Angel on the mic 
From the Space Cowboys: The Geometrist, Mancub, Smoove, Kapt'n Kirk, 8Ball, Polarbear & more 
Mighty 119 Utah St @ 15th , SF 10:00PM - 4:00AM, $10, 21+ 




# 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 elizabethcreely@yahoo.com
http://www.adoptanactivist.org/womensrights.html  
www.indybay.org/womyn/ 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.
WHY DO WE STILL HAVE TO TELL THESE STORIES?
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.
WHY ARE OUR RIGHTS DISAPPEARING?
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
WE”LL NEVER GO BACK
Keep Abortion Legal
To get involved in organizing direct action on Saturday January 22, please contact elizabethcreely@yahoo.com



Sat Jan 22

# 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:
http://sfbay.indymedia.org/womyn/
http://www.indybay.org/news/2004/12/1708701.php


# ON JANUARY 22ND, DEFEND WOMEN'S HEALTH AND RIGHTS!
.        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
here!
JOIN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA PRO-CHOICE COALITION TO STAND UP FOR
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM AND DEMONSTRATE THAT SAN FRANCISCO IS PRO-CHOICE!
For more information or to get involved, call 415-890-1020 x209
Are you coming? Let us know! visit
http://www.ppaction.org/ppgg/events/demo/details.tcl
Driving? Need a ride? Visit
http://www.drivingvotes.org/rides/sfprochoice.php

SPONSORED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA PRO-CHOICE COALITION.
The coalition includes: (Partial List)

Access- Women's Health Rights Coalition
American Association of University Women
American Civil Liberties Union- Northern California
A.N.S.W.E.R.
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
Solidarity
Tri-Valley NOW
The Women's Building
Women's Intercultural Network

To add your organization as a sponsor, please contact
resourceroom@womensbuilding.org

Nora Dye
Public Affairs Outreach Manager
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
415.202.7225 p
415.776.1449 f
http://www.ppgg.org

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


# Call for Stilters for Roe v. Wade Demonstration
Sat Jan 22 10:00 AM
ON JANUARY 22ND, DEFEND WOMEN'S HEALTH AND RIGHTS! 

10 am - Rally at Powell and Market Streets, SF (Powell Street BART) 
11 am - March down Market along the Embarcadero to Aquatic Park 

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 here! 

Calling all pro-choice stiltwalkers to join us and show the anti-s that the Bay Area is pro-choice! If you can make it, please rsvp. 

JOIN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA PRO-CHOICE COALITION TO STAND UP FOR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM, LINE THE ROUTE OF THE ANTI-CHOICE MARCH, AND DEMONSTRATE THAT SAN FRANCISCO IS PRO-CHOICE! 

For more information or to get involved, call 415-890-1020 x209 

Flyers in both English and Spanish are available by clicking
http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/01/1714148.php 

Are you coming? Let us know! 
http://www.ppaction.org/ppgg/events/demo/details.tcl

Driving? Need a ride? Visit
http://www.drivingvotes.org/rides/sfprochoice.php%3E

SPONSORED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA PRO-CHOICE COALITION. 


# Pro-Choice Demonstration! Teach-Ins and Plays!
Sat Jan 22 10:00 AM Powell and Market --> The Embarcadero 
http://www.drivingvotes.org/rides/sfprochoice.php
Jan 22 is the 32rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 

Anti-choice extremists are busing in to SF and marching that Saturday as "Pro-life feminists"! WHAT??! Not in this town !! 

Join SF's Pro-Choice Majority, and help ensure right-wingers know they're NoT Welcome Here! Wear Green For Choice! 

The March: 
Sat. 1/22 10a Meet at Powell and Market (Bring Signs!) 
11a March to Embarcadero for Demonstration 

Supporting Rad Events: 
Sun. 1/16 12-7p Womyn's Teach-In/Skillshare 
@Station 40, 3030 B 16th ST, SF 
across the street from 16th/Mission BART 

Fri. 1/21 7-9p "Voices From the Alley" reading and memorial 
@Osage Alley, next to Dance Mission, 
across the street from 24th/Mission BART 


# 1/22: Mushroom Hike (los altos) 10am - 1:00pm 
 Hidden Villa, 2680 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 
 Learn how to identify common families of mushrooms. Wade Leschyn of the Mycological Society of San Francisco discusses edible and poisonous varieties. Bring a basket for collecting specimens and a small knife. Hike contingent on weather. Limited space, register early!! 
Ages 10+, 10$/person  call Hidden Villa for more information or reservations: (650) 949-8653 or email us at: communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org 
26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, Ca, 94022
http://hiddenvilla.org 


# 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 http://www.Canopy.org


# 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


# The 5th Annual Edwardian Ball  Sat, Jan 22 9pm-3am 
$12 adv or in costume, $15 w/out 

The Edwardian Ball is an elegant, whimsical, humorous and macabre=20
celebration of live music, theatre, dancing, costumery, and the works=20
of Edward Gorey. Founded as a partnership between Rosin Coven, the=20
World's Premiere Pagan Lounge Ensemble, and the Cat Club, a darkly=20
charming South of Market nightclub, The Edwardian Ball has formed a=20
unique tradition that each year features a different Gorey story and=20
numerous live performers. Each year Rosin Coven, the eight-piece=20
Edwardian House Band, brings the stories to life with narration and=20
live musical scores as the stories are acted out before your eyes, most=20=

often requiring audience participation. This year's stories include=20
"The Evil Garden" and "The Disrespectful Summons," sure to cause a=20
proper Edwardian commotion.

The already atmospheric Cat Club is further transformed each year by=20
the bewitching d=E9cor of Puppets and Pie. In addition to their =
infamous=20
puppetry, Puppets and Pie metamorphosizes the experience into a rich=20
world of Edwardian and Gorey-inspired art and characters, replete with=20=

black and white forests, doubtful guests peering from the shadows,=20
giant bugs buzzing from the rafters, and an antique photo booth poised=20=

for your portrait.

With the addition of fiendish femme fatale Jill Tracy in piano and=20
song, and the world-class (yet highly inappropriate) aerial and=20
acrobatic antics of Vau de Vire Society, this year's Edwardian Ball=20
promises to be the finest yet. Edwardian disc jockeys Miz Margo,=20
Decay, and Jay T Tempura add their eclectic musical selections to the=20
mix, from the opening hour of ballroom dancing to the late-night hours=20=

of classic Cat Club dance music.

Please, do join us - you're certain to have a Ball!

Artist links, photo galleries, tickets and more=20
http://www.edwardianball.com

 Cat Club 1190 Folsom (at 8th) SF 415.431.3332
 
 
# 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
http://www.rosincoven.com
* Inappropriate acrobatic antics & acting out by Vau de Vire Society 
http://www.vaudeviresociety.com
* Fiendish fatale Jill Tracy http://www.jilltracy.com
 With Edwardian Disc Jockeys: * Miz Margo http://www.darksparkle.com
* and more TBA... Décor by Puppets & Pie http://www.edwardianball.com


# East Bay Spin Jam Sat Jan 22 9:00 PM SPAZ warehouse 
4th and Bancroft  Berkeley 9pm -12am 
  (on Bancroft on the right just before the railroad tracks) 
 Sound system, space inside to spin, space outside to burn, other circus stuff to play with! 
 

# Howdy Folks' ! 
Thomas, Garth and Clay a wanna invite you to their new little do
from here on in to be known as >>> Rude Not To <<<

It's gonna be small tight and all night so do come along for the fun
heavy heavy monster sounds abounding
disco murder styles
positive steppers
new morning light time

The cover is 10 bucks and we need it from everyone to cover the costs
so guest list action is limited to donations
please don't be shy so we can do this again

 Now find the spot and see you there
136 Taylor @ Turk / Eddy 11pm to 5am January 22, 2005

 Much Love Comin Atcha in 2005678 and 9  Fine Time 


# XENO & Get YER Freak on! Saturday January 22, 2005
Sat Jan 22 11:00 PM Xenodrome 
1320 Potrero between 25th/Cesar Chavez 
 XENO & Get YER Freak on!  are  "Keepin' it Warm" 
 11pm 'til wilt  $15/person, 2/$25 
DJs & Performers pushin' mojo in the den: 
Laird - Get YER Freak on!/LUSH 
Adam Ohana - Get Freaky 
Smoove - Space Cowboys 
Adnan - LUSH 
Satsi - LUSH 
Rebecca Watkins - Get Underground 
Peter Blick 
     Live performances by: 
XENO - fire, aerialism, and original music 
XOX Burlesque!!! 
Fire Hoola Hoop - Klara D'Amour 
Fireplace visuals by: Tom, Doug, Satsi 
2 rooms, 2 sound systems, theatre lounging. 
Location: 1320 Potrero between 25th/Cesar Chavez 
http://www.djlaird.com 
http://www.xenodrome.com 
beware, cigarettes



Sun Jan 23

# George Lakoff: Framing the Debate
Sunday, January 23rd 9:30 - 10:30 am FREE
 
Have you ever had an argument with a friend or family member who didn't share the same political values, only to have it erupt into a yelling match? George Lakoff, UC Berkeley professor of cognitive linguistics whose scrutiny of the language of politics has begun to bring him national recognition, is the master of bringing civility to the dinner table. His newest book, "Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate," is the definitive handbook for understanding and communicating effectively about key public policy issues in 2004 and beyond. Find out how to navigate the muddy waters of political discourse.

The Forum: Keeping the Conversation Alive

The Forum at Grace Cathedral presents engaging and thought-provoking topics featuring well-known personalities and scholars who are making positive contributions to society.  It is a unique, long-standing public affairs talk show that brings people and ideas together on a community level.

The Forum is moderated by the Very Rev. Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral and is open to the public free of charge on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 AM.  People can attend The Forum onsite at Grace Cathedral or tune in to the live audio webcast or archived recordings at www.GraceCathedral.org/Forum.
 
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco
415-749-6300
http://www.GraceCathedral.org

California St. at Taylor on top of Nob Hill
#1 California Bus or California St. cable car
parking garage
 
mckenziew@gracecathedral.org
415-749-6364
http://www.GraceCathedral.org


# hula hooping at http://Cellspace.org 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:
bah-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# Sunday, January 23 2:00 - 4:00pm   pm 
Projecting Myths & Realities:  How Photography and Film Shaped Memory of the Vietnam War Era
Oakland Museum of California, James Moore Theatre
1000 Oak Street Oakland 
PANEL DISCUSSION
Projecting Myths & Realities: How Photography and Film Shaped Memory of the Vietnam War Era.  Photography and film clips from newsreels, Hollywood, and documentary sources highlight the role moving and still images have had on public memory and awareness of the Vietnam War era. Panelists include filmmaker Peter Davis (Hearts and Minds), Nguyen Ngoc Hanh, official war photographer of the South Vietnam Armed Forces, and filmmaker Ham Tran (The Anniversary). Marcia Eymann, curator of historical photography at the museum, will open the program with a discussion of her curatorial criteria for selecting images for the What’s Going On?—California and the Vietnam Era exhibition. Independent curator and arts educator Julia Brashares moderates. Admission to the panel is included with general museum admission: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (65 and over), $5 for students (youth and adult, with valid ID), and children under the age of six are free.  http://www.museumca.org


# 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
http://nowartax.org
nowartax-subscribe@lists.riseup.net
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/54892088.html


# 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 http://oaklandish.org


# STRANGE ATTRACTION: fetish and bodypaint photography opening
Sunday, January 23 7:00 PM http://www.jumbobrain.com
 Lanesplitter II  4799 Telegraph Ave @ 48th St  Oakland  
It's the opening reception for STRANGE ATTRACTION, featuring freakishly alluring fetish and bodypaint images by M Woolson (or plain ol' Uncle Mikey here on tribe). 

Green babes, reckless fairies, saucy kitty girls, and entirely too much mucking about with gender and identity define this collection of frisky and playful images. 

The opening reception on Jan 23 will feature REAL LIVE GREEN BABES. 

The show runs through mid-February at the new Lanespliter in Oakland (not the old one in Berkeley). No cover, great pub. 

"Decided sexual, but not explicity so . . . and somewhat disturbing." 
--- East Bay Express 

"How many actions most ridiculous 
hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?" 
--- Shakespeare  http://www.jumbobrain.com


Mon Jan 24

# 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 http://www.djkramer.com  from 8:00-10pm. 
Beginners and advanced students welcome. Register early! Space is 
limited. $15 pre-register by palpal to info@circushoops.com 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: 
http://www.danzhaus.com/ Hoops provided for class uses and colorful 
hoops will be available for sale. Questions? Call Christabel at 
415-515-0469.


Tue Jan 25   FULL MOON

#  Working Towards Peace       Forum on Israel/Palestine
    Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center
    Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
    Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church,
    55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
    Admission: FREE!     Speakers:
AMIR TERKEL,      Israeli Defense Force Veteran/Reservist turned Refusenik
HANAN RASHEED,     Palestinian-American peace and reconciliation activist
Learn more about the historical/political context of the conflict, current conditions in the
Occupied Territories, the human effects of the Occupation on both the Occupied and the Occupier, and what steps can be taken toward a just and peaceful resolution of the conflict.
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center,
55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA * 925-933-7850


# Full Moon yoga and Meditation Tue Jan 25  7:30-9 PM $12
 7th Heaven Yoga Studios  Berkeley http://www.movingout.org
 2820 Seventh St Berkeley, 510.665.4300 yoga7hvn@aol.com



# 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. 
 http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


# Wednesday, January 26th - 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, January 27th - 6:30-10:00 PM
POWER MANIFESTATION™ - LEVEL ONE

How would you like to learn some exciting new tools to facilitate creating
your world around you exactly as you desire it to be?  Well, if you have
seen the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know,” and got excited about the
possibilities in your own life…then Power Manifestation™ is for you.

According to experts interviewed in the film who report on the latest
developments in Quantum Physics, there are recent scientific findings that
set the foundation for something many of us have always known to be true
through our own experience -- that we actually do create everything around
us.

Power Manifestation is a revolutionary course designed specifically to help
you understand your own extraordinary manifestation power, and then learn
how to best use it in your daily life.

THE POWER MANIFESTATION FORMULA IN BRIEF

Desires + Beliefs/Intentions + Emotions + Allow/Receive = YPAF
(YOUR PERSONAL ATTRACTOR FIELD)

Could manifesting what you want be as simple as the above formula? The
answer is yes and no.  Yes, in that you are already manifesting every moment
of your life.  However, the challenge is in mastering your manifestation
powers, and this takes practice…which is why we have created the Power
Manifestation Formula™ and a comprehensive framework to speed your process.

Using this formula you will be able to:
-	Be the ultimate source of your prosperity.
-	Understand your underlying emotions and feelings and use them to attract
situations, people and opportunities into your life.
-	Use Power Manifestation for conflict resolution AND the creation of the
outcome you desire in life’s situations.
-	Attract amazing mates and friends.
-	Have long lasting joy and excitement almost everyday.
-	Magnetize what you REALLY want to come to into your life.
-	Recognize what your life’s purpose is and tap into Divine information.

UPCOMING COURSES

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

Oakland
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


MORE INFORMATION
Power Manifestation Level One provides the fundamentals of manifestation and
gives you the confidence to use the formula effectively.

Have you ever wondered why sometimes everything goes just your way and
sometimes everything seems to go wrong? Well, those of us at Power
Manifestation know there is a set of practices to help you keep things
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
"Law of Attraction" or "like" energy and so does Your Personal Attractor
Field (YPAF). Most people do not understand how to manage their personal
attractor field and how to control all facets of their life -- from health
to wealth -- with their thoughts, feelings and intentions. YPAF is the
energetic vibration of your emotions that brings you everything in life,
positive and negative. By gaining power over this emotional energy and
focusing your desires in the right direction you can dramatically shift your
soul's ability to create abundance in all areas. Through years of research
and practice with the principles governed by the Law of Attraction, Zen has
developed the Power Manifestation Formula, a simple yet powerful tool that
can immediately assess your current situation and create the path to your
heart's desires by learning:

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Cost
$50 Early Registration, $60 Day of Event.  Pay in advance via credit card or
electronic check at www.paypal.com, account holder zen@smartsoul.com.

Special Offer
Start your money and abundance flowing now! Invite a friend
and you both get $10 off!  Register early and have your friend mention your
name when they register.

Online Registration
Sign up online, it’s super easy!
1. http://www.sporg.com/EN/home.jsp
2. QUICK JUMP TO ID
3. ORG #1325
4. Click on the workshop date you want to attend and SIGN UP!

Refund Policy
Due to the limited class size there will be a non-refundable $25 deposit
upon signing up for the course.

For Course Content Information
Call Zen Kloppenburg at 510.444.4936 OR email zen@powermanifestation.com

MORE IMPORTANT WORKSHOP INFORMATION

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

To learn more about Zen Kloppenburg and her background, please visit
http://www.powermanifestation.com

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!

Best,
Kurt Foeller
Workshop Coordinator
kurt@powermanifestation.com
(415) 596.2098

Zen Kloppenburg
Opportunity Facilitator

zen@smartsoul.com
412 Bellevue Ave 3
Oakland, CA 94610
415.606.1936 ph.

http://Smartsoul.com

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 
Voters
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 
Institute. http://peakoil.net http://oilempire.us



# Women's Rights are Worker's Rights!  Roundtable discussion
Jan 27 5:30pm SEIU  Local 535 447 29th St Oakland


# BEATBOX BURLESQUE  EXTRAVAGANZA!
 Jan. 27th -Mystic Family Circus  Presents:
      A MIXED - UP  SHOWCASE
      FEATURING A FREAKY FRESH  BLEND
 OF SIZZLE AND SKILLZ, AN ALL STAR  REVUE
 OF FREESTYLE VOX, DANCE, AND  THEATRIX.
               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.
http://www.heartofthecongo.com/congo


# Heart of the Congo: Does International Aid Help?
A documentary film screening & reception to benefit Action Against Hunger 
http://www.aah-usa.org
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 
http://www.heartofthecongo.com/congo


# GET FREAKY Fri Jan 28 10PM 1015 Folsom St 
Join us for the most adventurous Get Freaky yet, taking place in 5 rooms 
also including live classical indian music in the Inner sanctum. 
Artists include 
Freq Nasty, Karafty Kuts & A Skills, Lorin, Karsh Kale, Adam Ohana, Smoove, Laura, Shawna, Ooah, Dimitri (Spun Ibiza), KJ, Kode IV, Jocelyn, Janaka, MC Samba.. and many more TBA. 
plus performances by Xeno, altars by Huggima, Decor by Fuzzy Phillipe. 
http://www.an-ten-nae.net


# Get Freaky, Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 1015 Folsom, SF CA  94103
 5 rooms of music   MAIN ROOM featuring:
FREQ NASTY ( http://www.freqnasty.com )/Skint UK
KRAFTY KUTS & A SKILLS doing 2 sets, Fingerlickin Records UK
LORIN http://bassnectar.net
ADAM OHANA http://an-ten-nae.net
FUSION CHAMBER featuring: DIMITRI, Spun Records Ibiza
KODE IV KJ MORE to be announced
FUNKTION JUNKTION:
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 http://www.an-ten-nae.net and www.1015.com
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)


# Jan 28 Melt at Levende: DJ Laird and Michael Anthony
 Come Celebrate Matt Brehm's Birthday! 
FlirtyFlirty and Matt Brehm present MELT @ Levende Lounge 
Featuring:  Michael Anthony (Mixed Elements/Distinctive) 
and DJ Laird http://djlaird.com
 Melt into the music, the vibe, and each other with SF's top DJ talent, busting out house, breaks, old-school funk, and soulful hip-hop all night long. 
Free guest list before 11pm with RSVP to vip@flirtyflirty.com or reply directly. Please RSVP by 6pm 1/28. 
Levende :: 1710 Mission St. @ Duboce :: SF 
http://www.levendesf.com 
Levende... atmosphere and ambiance without the attitude. 
View Eventvibe Photos: eventvibe.com/sf/clubs/fl.../pictures/102204/ 
Levende Lounge 
1710 Mission St. @ Duboce 
San Francisco, CA 
MORE INFO AT http://WWW.FLIRTYFLIRTY.COM 




# Fascist Party is Saturday 29 January. http://www.fascistparty.us
 Inauguration Festivity in Honour of our President. It'll be good.


# An Inauguration Festivity... Saturday 29 January 2005
 9pm-Late  21+ $15.00 
Historic SoMa building; indoor parking available.
Location disclosed day of event.
http://www.fascistparty.us

Though we don't approve of Fascism as the preferred route our Government is taking, we cannot deny the Fascist sense of style... 

Polish your boots and metal and attend the ball as if it were Nuremberg 1933. You might run into our despised dictator celebrating at the martini bar and discussing Leibach. 

9:00pm Gallery of video art by propoganda visionaries:
VJ Culture, Videojon, Romeo Alpha, Marlon McKinney
Complimentary wine served. 

10:00pm Performances by:       Infinite Kaos
Extra Sensory Projection (Live Audio/Video) 
http://www.extrasensoryprojection.com

11:00pm The Dictator Fascion Show presented by The Princess Kennedy. Designs by: 
FierceCouture http://www.fiercecouture.com
Laura Dawson http://www.lauradawson.com
Jason Evege http://www.evegestudio.com
Appearances by your favourite dictators and the unveiling of the latest must-have Fascist accessory! 

{The Dictator's speech at 11, followed by the Fascion Show}

12:00am Party with DJs: 
Philip Sherburne [XLR8R] 
Alaric [Insect Funeral] 
[German Industrial/ Techno/ Electro and Schaffel]
http://www.fascistparty.us


# 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
 http://www.spiralmuse.org


#  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 
 http://www.evite.com/sfbaveg@yahoo.com/jan30 
 http://www.bayareaveg.org  
 http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php 


# hula hooping at http://Cellspace.org 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:
bah-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# The 2005 LiP Magazine Radical Book Sale
New College of California, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco 94110
January 31st, 10am-7pm Free Admission
"Bargain Books for a Better World"
LiP magazine's first-annual radical book sale: A staggering selection of
books for a better world, from radical and independent presses in the U.S.
and Canada, all at bargain prices ($5 and down). Sponsor presses include
South End Press, Common Courage, Soft Skull, Seven Stories, The New Press,
and many many more.
LiP Magazine, a quarterly journal of radical politics, culture, sex and
humor, was recently nominated for a 2004 Utne Reader "Best New Title
Award." While taking dead critical aim at the buttocks of First World
sleepwalkers, LiP also brings humor, satire and a deep desire to offend the
right people to its unique editorial mix. LiP has featured interviews and
original contributions from Octavia Butler, Mark Crispin Miller, Julia
Butterfly Hill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Tim Wise, Winona LaDuke, Ward
Churchill, Kevin Bales, Katha Pollitt, Neal Pollack, Christopher Hitchens,
Martin Espada, Danzy Senna, Shannon Wheeler, and Lisa Jervis, among others.
LiP Magazine is a fiscally-sponsored non-profit (an arm of Liminal
Projects, sponsored by Allied Media Projects).
Media/Contact Info: Brian Awehali - Editor, LiP Magazine
 510/689.3478 brian@lipmagazine.org
http://www.lipmagazine.org



# 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!
 http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org



# Monday Night Film Series starts again on Jan 31 thru March 21 with a great line of acclaimed documentaries followed by speakers and discussion.  This is a relatively short series of 8 weeks, to be followed by another series of 8-9 weeks duration.  Details follow  - full schedule is at 
http://www.worldcentric.org/filmseries/winter2005.htm 

Monday's from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Jan 31 thru March 21
Speaker(s) (to be announced) and discussion to follow each movie
Unitarian Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto [map]
Suggested donation: $5 to $10 (no one turned away)
Joint Production of:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (www.peaceandjustice.org) 650-326-8837
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (www.uucpa.org)
World Centric  (www.worldcentric.org) 650-283-3797

Jan 31: Price of Aid  Everyday the U.S. donates millions of tons of food to famine victims and other starving people in the world's poorest countries. The provocative documentary reveals the vast bureaucratic network of American aid agencies involved in the 'hunger business,' one in which rich countries benefit from the problems of poor countries and questions how America's well-intentioned foreign-aid program has spawned a self-serving relationship between humanitarian aid and American business and politics.  Zambia, a country teetering on the precipice of famine, becomes a cause for a solemn discussion regarding the dignity of the people we seek to help.  55 mins, 2004

Feb 7: Argentina: Hope in Hard Times joins in the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, taking a close-up look at the ways in which Argentines are picking up the pieces of their devastated economy and creating new possibilities for the future. A spare narrative, informal interview settings, and candid street scenes allow the pervasive strength, humor, and resilience of the Argentine people to tell these tales. These are their inspiring stories - of a failed economy and distrusted politicians, of heartache and hard times, of a resurgence of grassroots democracy and the spirit of community - told in resonant detail. 74 mins, 2004

Feb 14: For Man Must Work  The 20th century has seen the creation of colossal wealth and exploding economies. But the days of industry providing mass employment are over. In the global economy, human resources are being replaced by technology. We are moving from a mass labor force to an elite corps concentrated in the knowledge sector. Will this change result in a sort of economic apartheid in which a third of humanity is made redundant? Will this revolution mean the end of work as we know it? The film raises crucial questions and suggests rethinking the future. Filmed in the United States, Canada, France and Mexico, the film shows how living and working conditions are deteriorating for many people.  Besides personal stories, we also hear from experts such as Vivianne Forrester, author of The Economic Horror; Jeremy Rifkin, American economist and author of The End of Work and others. 52 mins, 2001

Feb 21: Trading Democracy  Bill Moyers reports on Chapter 11 of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which multinational corporations who are using to challenge democracy.  Chapter 11 is only one provision in the 555-page NAFTA - negotiated to promote business among the US, Canada and Mexico and was supposedly written to protect investors if foreign governments tried to seize their property.  But corporations have stretched NAFTA's Chapter 11 to undermine environmental decisions, sue local governments, overturn decisions of local communities in cases that are heard before international trade tribunals that make rulings in secret. 58 mins, 2002 

Feb 28:  End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream  With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ?  78 mins, 2004 

March 7:  Velorution: One City's Solution to the Automobile - When the USSR collapsed, Cuba lost 80% of their oil supply. This movie documents how they bought 1.2 million bicycles, switched 5 bus factories to bicycle manufacturing, educated riders on how to ride, changed the city of Havana to accommodate bikes, posted bicycle signs, did job swaps to reduce length of commutes and in the process created more human interaction and community  A truly inspiring video. 30 mins,  1996 

Also on March 7: Greening of Cuba - When trade relations with the socialist block collapsed in 1990, Cuba lost 80% of its pesticide and fertilizer imports and half its petroleum - the mainstays of its highly industrialized agriculture. Challenged with growing food for 11 million in the face of the continuing U.S. embargo, Cuba embarked on the largest conversion to organic farming ever attempted. Told in the voices of the women and men - the campesinos, researchers, and organic gardeners - who are leading the organic agriculture movement, The Greening of Cuba reminds us that developed and developing nations alike can choose a healthier environment and still feed their people. 38 mins, 1996 

March 14:  About Baghdad - In July of 2003, exiled writer and poet Sinan Antoon returned to his native Baghdad with a team of independent filmmakers, artists and poets to document the effects that decades of oppression, war, sanctions and occupation have had on his city. The result is a fascinating mosaic of opinions, perspectives, desires and memories that offers a picture far more complex than the limited one presented by mainstream US media. ABOUT BAGHDAD pays tribute to the brave people of Baghdad as they struggle to come to terms with the tragic fate of their beloved city.  90 mins, 2004 

March 21:  Friendship Village  - An award-winning documentary about an international group of veterans who are building a village in Viet Nam for children with Agent Orange-related disabilities. Built on a former rice paddy near Hanoi, the Friendship Village stands not only as a symbol of peace and reconciliation, but as a testament to the potential for all people to come to terms with the past, heal the wounds of war, and create a better world.   Veterans from the USA, Vietnam, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and Australia are attempting to mitigate the ongoing effects of the toxic herbicide sprayed during the war. Their efforts are a powerful example of how average people can still make a profound difference in our increasingly globalized world. As such, the Vietnam Friendship Village has the potential to change not only the lives of the children who live in it and the men who build it, but all who come to understand its mission. 50 mins, 2003 

 http://www.worldcentric.org


# LEARN SKILLS in 2005 - @ CELLspace's The Media Arts Lab
Monday, February 7  CELLspace's Media Arts Lab 
2050 Bryant St. (18th btn 19th) SF 94110 view map
 415-648-7562 http://www.cellspace.org
The Media Arts Lab is now offering workshops for the Winter term. 
Intermediate/Advanced Digital Video Editing 
Introduction to Website Development 
Practical Television Production 
Electronic Music/ Remix 
Design and Create Flyers 
Screenwriting in the Age of Final Cut Pro 
Intro to Mac Computers in Spanish . 
Winter Schedule: February 7th - March 20th 
These are 6 week workshops 
Classes begin the week of February 7th. * Start date is contingent upon enrollment. 
The deadline to sign up for classes is Friday February 4th. 
To sign up for a class, contact the CELLspace office at 415-648-7562 
or email info@cellspace.org. For fees and a full class schedule, http://www.cellspace.org


# Spirit Dance ... direct from Sedona, Arizona to the Bay Area. $15.  
 http://www.abhyasa-yoga.com


# "Smart Dust & Silicon Swarms:
The Brilliant New World of  Mobile Sensor Nanomesh Networks"
Sunday, February 13, 2005  1 - 5 p.m. at
Round Table Pizza
Banquet Room on 2nd Floor
5160 Geary Blvd. (at 16th Ave.)
San Francisco, California

Philip Langton
Nikola Tesla is widely acknowledged as the father of Robotics, but  even Tesla might pause in awe to ponder some of the potential applications of technologies Philip Langton is working to develop.  His research could eventually lead to scalable nanomesh net applications such as: smart  shipping labels that report damage, spray on computers or a robo-insect air force.

How  will smart dust particles talk to each other?  What are the most likely nanomesh  products to reach consumers soon?  Might we see a computer in a can in 3 years?    What are the costs and dangers of this new technology?  Mr. Langton has some  fascinating answers to share.

Philip  Langton is a second-generation Silicon Valley engineer / inventor expert in Optical Frequency Identification Devices (OFID),  Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and process control manufacturing,   Philip  recently received the first patents (US #6553481  and #6772239)  ever issued for a self-, one-time only, programmable (SOTOP™).  single-circuit  secure memory device (SCSMD).

Parking is available on the street or for $ 2 per hour in the  garage nearby behind ROSS Dept. Store.  For more information about the  San Francisco Tesla Society, call (415) 931-2593, or visit us online at http://sftesla.org


# 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
http://bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action


# February 21-25: Take Action Against  DR-CAFTA
STOP-CAFTA COALITION -  http://www.stopcafta.org
Help give Bush the first major  defeat of his 2nd term!
Please join our ActionLA Listserv
go to:  http://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/actionla
or send e-mail to:  actionla-subscribe@lists.riseup.net


# 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
 http://www.uscampaignforburma.org


# 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:
http://davidmaisel.com aerial photos of mining operations. 4th Floor


# War Tax Resistance Workshop- Palo Alto
Saturday March 12, 9-Noon
Palo Alto Friends New Meeting House
957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
(510) 843-9877 € http://www.nowartax.org
Unhappy about the U.S. policy on militarism, stop paying your taxes.  More than half of our federal
income taxes are being used for war. Find out more about this form of conscientious objection at our
introductory workshop.  Topics will include:
-- Creative legal protests
-- Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience
-- Living below the level of taxable income
-- Phone tax resistance
-- Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
-- Local support networks for war tax resisters
Northern California War Tax Resistance
(510) 843-9877 € http://www.nowartax.org
Thank you for working for peace! 


# March 15th, 2005, will mark the ninth year of the International Day
Against Police Brutality (IDAPB). It first began in 1997 as an initiative
of the Black Flag collective in Switzerland, with the help of the Montreal
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality. The date was chosen because on
March 15th, two children, aged 11 and 12, were beaten by the Swiss police.


# RADICAL PERFORMANCE FEST March 18-19 http://SOMARTS.org 8pm
 

# Mar 19,20 Anniv of 2003 bombing of IRAQ - GENERAL STRIKE
Massive Global Protests: http://sf.indymedia.org 


# "Central Park Belongs to the People--March on Central Park on March 20 
to End the Occupation!" http://indymedia.org


# 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?
http://vbc.cityrepair.org/vbc5
http://www.cityrepair.org/ir.html intersection repair
http://www.permacultureinternational.org/
http://cityrepair.org
http://lesstraffic.com


# NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION - INCOME TAX IS VOLUNTARY  
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.   
http://www.nowartax.org     nowartax-subscribe@lists.riseup.net


# 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 http://www.globalizethis.org E-mail mgj@riseup.net 


# 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
http://bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action


# Bicycle Film Festival: Call For Entries
Sunday, May 1 2005  - Tuesday, May 31 2005 
 New York, Los Angles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and London! Haight Ashbury
 212 726 8505 http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com



PATRIOT ACT I and II are NULL and VOID
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803


Hey, you don't have to write your representatives--you can call them toll-free.  Just call the Capitol Switchboard and ask for their office.  The person answering will be glad to take a message for them.  The number is:  1-800-839-5276.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.