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Tuesday October 11th
 7:00pm San Rafael: Screening of "Sir! No Sir!"
 7:00pm Santa Rosa: Community Harvest Event- Creating Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary
Wednesday October 12th
 7:00pm San Francisco: Italian-Americans Poets Say "Dump Columbus and Celebrate REAL Community"

NO on Prop H (city of SF).  Self defense is a basic human right.
If you trust your government please ignore this message.
Gun control works: ask the experts: Hitler, Stallin, Mao, Pol Pot


Rainbow Grocery @ Folsom and 13th St. ( Division ) has a page of store
coupons in the back of the SBC Yellow Pages phone book; this month's
coupon is 20% off your TOTAL purchase (Great deal -
Some months are more specific i.e 20% off cheese or produce or frozen goods...


Cancer, Chemicals and History THE NATION - Jon Wiener (Feb 7, 2005 issue)

Twenty of the biggest chemical companies in the United States have launched 
a campaign to discredit two historians who have studied the industry's 
efforts to conceal links between their products and cancer.

In an unprecedented move, attorneys for Dow, Monsanto, Goodrich, Goodyear, 
Union Carbide and others have subpoenaed and deposed five academics who 
recommended that the University of California Press publish the book Deceit 
and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution, by Gerald 
Markowitz and David Rosner. The companies have also recruited their own 
historian to argue that Markowitz and Rosner have engaged in unethical 
conduct. Markowitz is a professor of history at the CUNY Grad Center; 
Rosner is a professor of history and public health at Columbia University 
and director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at 
Columbia's School of Public Health....................................


Earth Headed for Global Warming Catastrophe

The Other Hurricane: Has the Age of Chaos Begun?

*Some 27 states are involved in a dozen initiatives or lawsuits.*
 States take on feds over environment

Texas SUV found in Iraq bomb factory
Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks  (weather and mind control) 

Harriet Miers was the fixer for Bush's National Guard Records Purge 

RNC and White House tell own flock Miers is crony

Bush Call to Expand Military Powers at Home Seen as Unnecessary, Political

Goss Making Waves with Changes at CIA

Please Note that Porter Goss involved with Mohammed Atta /
1,000,000 $  payoff by Pakistani ISI for 911 on the morning of 9/11/2001

911 - inside job.   Demand investigation! - - - - -  -

Why we willingly choose to destroy the world

ALERT: Unauthorized Reproduction bill
"Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana, including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do become pregnant "by means other than sexual intercourse."
 Pentagon Wants to Spy on Americans

Abuse of Power Continues in Congress
Mayan Towns to Be Declared Mass Graves

Remove All Torturers from Power

Warfare is Illegal - Torture is Illegal

24 Hours on Craigslist is now in theaters!  

The film is screening October 7 through October 17 at the Red Vic movie house in San Francisco for the public world premiere of this critically acclaimed film. Director Michael Ferris Gibson will appear in person for the opening weekend at the Red Vic, and remember that October 10 has been officially declared 'Craigslist Day' by the City Council of San Francisco. Find a date on craigslist, and come see the movie!  Showtimes can be found online at:

Oakland, California. For one night only, Tuesday, October 11, "24 Hours on Craigslist" will be showing at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater. This should be a unique event, not to be missed. Check out their website for details about this single night screening.

What Iraq Knows That We Don't About  9/11
News that is being covered in occupied Iraq, but is not permitted to be covered in US mainstream media news!

Boycott Southwest Airlines!
Woman bounced from Southwest flight for T-shirt

Gary Webb's Widow Looks Back re: CIA / Cocaine Import Agency

Witness to 1918 flu: 'Death was there all the time' - 98-year-old man recalls pandemic that killed millions - by Kelley Colihan, CNN
   With comment by Jamey Hecht (read this story)

Pretext for more martial law: bird flu - by Larry Chin, Online Journal (read this story)

Bush: Military may have to help if bird flu breaks out - President wants Congress to discuss how to use armed forces (read this story)

Martial Law and the Avian Flu Pandemic - by Michel Chossudovsky (read this story)

Experts Unlock Clues to Spread of 1918 Flu Virus - by Gina Kolata, The New York Times (read this story)

From frozen Alaska to the lab: a virus 39,000 times more virulent than flu - by Ian Sample, The Guardian (read this story)

Bird flu jumps transmission barrier in humans, Tom Clifford (read this story)

Read these free stories and other articles here:

The San Francisco Tree Council, Inc.
October 10, 2005
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 264
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Re: Support for Supervisor Daly’s Significant / Landmark Tree Legislation (050689)
Dear Supervisors,
The San Francisco Tree Council (SFTC) strongly urges you to support Supervisor Daly’s Significant and Landmark Tree Legislation   SFTC agrees there is a need for public education on the value of trees. This can easily be done on PUC bills.  Funds can be directed to help the elderly community homeowners to maintain significant public and private trees, and they can also be exempt from fees.
It is not enough to just plant trees; we need to preserve and protect what we plant.
Supervisor Daly’s tree protection legislation originated from senior citizens outrage, that the city has no laws or public process, to protect their valuable significant or landmark trees, when elderly citizens pass on or have to move, and big real estate developers buy their property, cutting down the trees that contributed greatly to their daily health and happiness, and the character of their neighborhood. They know that they will not live long enough to see saplings reach significant size or quality.
Trees reflect not only the health and wealth of our City, but how it cares, equally, for all its citizens’ quality of life. Trees should stand for something deeper, richer and more lasting, their reviving influences of beautiful nature should promotes a healthy, wealthy democracy.  Our trees should be an extraordinary public resource enjoyed by everyone, and an exceptional civic pride appreciated and embraced by all.
Supervisor Daly’s Significant Tree Ordinance will add much needed protection for Significant Trees and Landmark Trees, as well as educate and heighten awareness of the value of our public and private trees, one of our most valuable resources, our community urban forest.
It is time for the City to take care of the urban forest as a whole. We cannot afford different standards for different factions, it's not only unfair but it is confusing on the bureaucratic and individual level.
I trust you will move forward in the direction, which affords the most benefits to all San Franciscans and shows the citizens that the Board of Supervisors understands the nobility of our trees is vital.
Most Sincerely,
Carolyn Blair
Executive Director
Working Together to Preserve & Protect Our Community Urban Forest
For the Nourishment of the Soul, Consolation for the Heart
And Inspiration for the Mind
Alert! Help is need now to pass Supervisor Daly’s Tree Protection Legislation. Call all Supervisors NOW with your support!
You might or might not be aware that trees are under attack in the City. Recreation and Parks proposes to cut down more than eight hundred trees (800) in McLaren Park alone; a thousand trees (1,000) have already been cut down on Bayview Hill; sixteen hundred (1,600) trees are slated for removal on Mt. Davidson. Many thousands more will have been cut down in the Presidio.
Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors has proposed legislation before it for the protection of trees and the urban forest in the City.
Supervisor Chris Daly proposed the initial legislation and Supervisor Jake McGoldrick proposed lesser protections for trees. John Avalos of Supervisor Daly's office is working to meld the two pieces to give strong protection to trees on both public and private property. Trees in parks are not covered on either piece of legislation. A comparison of the two pieces of legislation is attached.
Supervisor Daly's legislation is a start at protecting trees but help is needed in having it passed. 
Supervisor Maxwell of District 10 is sympathetic to saving trees but has concerns about the impact on homeowners. She was leaning towards supporting an integrated piece, but may not now. She asked for some amendments of beefing up the public education effort for ethnic and elderly communities as well as exempting low income, elderly homeowners from fees. Supervisor Daly will most likely introduce these amendments on his legislation, but her actual support is unclear.
If you can support Supervisor Daly's version of the tree protection, please call Supervisor Maxwell's office, 554-7670, and ask her to support the Daly legislation. Supervisor Maxwell's email address: Sophie.Maxwell sfgov org  Calling is the best method of sending a message.

 Tues Oct 11

# Compelling New Evidence on the JFK Assassination
Special Taking Aim broadcast
Tuesday, October 11, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET (noon to 3:00 p.m. PT)
WBAI-NY, 99.5 FM, for real-time Internet stream

New evidence establishing the role of the CIA in the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy.

Discussion with Joan Mellen, author of "A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison,
JFK's assassination and the case that should have changed history."
published by Potomac Books.

The book is our Fund Drive premium for your $125 contribution to WBAI.
Exceptional book, compelling new evidence - a must for your library.

Over seven years, Joan Mellen interviewed over 1000 people, many of them
coming forward for the first time, and analyzed documents from the National
Assassination Archive. With precision and insight, Mellen moves on from a
review of the evidence compiled by New Orleans District Attorney Jim
Garrison to uncovering new evidence that substantiates the role of the CIA
in the assassination and its cover-up.

Mellen interviewed the actual participants in the plot to kill JFK,
documented their meetings, plans and their implementation.

A taste of what is new in this book and what will be discussed during the
fund drive special:

* Lee Harvey Oswald was not a loner but a government agent who worked for
the CIA, the New Orleans FBI office and for U.S. Customs. Oswald was closely
connected to CIA-sponsored anti-Castro figures in New Orleans, including
Clay Shaw (who Garrison prosecuted), David Ferrie and a Cuban associate of
Shaw’s at the International Trade Mart named Juan Valdes.

* Clay Shaw and David Ferrie, both Garrison suspects and CIA operatives,
implemented the assassination by helping frame Oswald as the murderer.
Mellen proves for the first time that Ferrie, an aviator, flew to Dallas the
week of the assassination with the help of a loan that was co-signed by
Shaw. Ferrie’s job was to fly the assassins away to safety late on Friday,
November 22nd.

* Proof that Oswald was set up as a patsy. Thomas Edward Beckham, was
trained at CIA to be the patsy should Oswald choose not to cooperate.

* Robert Kennedy was aware of Oswald and his connection to the FBI before
the assassination. RFK put Oswald under surveillance and had his Cuban
associates tracking Oswald’s movements during the summer of 1963, new facts
never before revealed.

* Proof that the cover-up began north of Baton Rouge before the shooting in
Dallas when Oswald, in the company of Shaw and Ferrie, applied for a job at
the mental hospital in Jackson, LA. Mellen has the only known interview with
the director of the hospital at that time, Dr. Frank Silva.

* The FBI, including “Deep Throat” Mark Felt, undermined the Garrison
investigation. Government documents reveal that the FBI and CIA worked
actively with a number of journalists who “covered” the Garrison
investigation, including reporters with Newsweek and The Saturday Evening
Post, as well as a government operative ostensibly employed by NBC
television. An FBI document reveals J. Edgar Hoover directing his field
offices to “tell Garrison nothing!”

Joan Mellen, Temple University professor and author, is well-known for her
biographies of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, Kay Boyle, Marilyn
Monroe and Bob Knight. She has written seventeen books and has contributed
to the Baltimore Sun, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Philadelphia
Inquirer, among many publications. In 2004, Temple University awarded her
one of their most coveted “Great Teacher” awards, for outstanding
achievement, in particular in the graduate writing program.
# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman every tues 1-2pm
EXPLORA- TION Michio Kaku every Tues 2-3pm 94.1

# Tue, Oct 11 2-7pm Fall Fruit Tasting Berkeley Farmers' Market
Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Berkeley

# 10/11: Founder of School of the Americas Watch Speaks in Berkeley  (berkeley west) 

Father Roy Bourgeois, Founder of the School of the Americas Watch and a well-known dynamic speaker, will be in Berkeley on October 11 to talk about his commitment to the closure of the SOA and the steps underway in this country and Latin America to close down this notorious school. 

 He will be speaking on Tuesday, October 11, 4:00 p.m., at the YWCA in Berkeley, 2600 Bancroft, corner of Bancroft/Bowditch. This free event is sponsored by UC Berkeley's Caucas for International Awareness. 

 Father Roy has spent the past 25 years working to close the School of Americas in an attempt to put an end to the death and suffering inflicted by the school’s policies. The School of the Americas (SOA), recently renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers. Soldiers are trained in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. Graduates of the school have consistently used their skills to wage a war against their own people, targeting educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders, and others who work for the rights of the poor. 

 Father Roy has been instrumental in building awareness of and support for the closure of the School of the Americas. His work is recognized at both the grassroots level as well as by those involved in creating U.S. policy. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, in a letter of support for the work of Father Roy states, “I speak for many who have the utmost respect and admiration for the work of Father Bourgeois, whose dedication to peace and justice has brought international attention to the atrocities supported by the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation formerly known as the School of the Americas. His dedication to using peaceful protests and education has brought awareness and respect to the cause”.

# 10/11 Columbus Day = 500 Years of Genocide
What: Uhuru Solidarity Movement Organizing Meeting 
 * Launch the 25th Annual Uhuru Holiday Pie Campaign 
 * Build the November Conference of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement 

 The national holiday of Columbus Day marks the celebration by the white system of over five hundred years of genocide and slavery against indigenous and African people and the stolen wealth and lives that make up what we know as the United States of America. 

 The Uhuru Solidarity Movement believes that reparations for African people are due based on the theft of stolen land, labor and resources that built the wealth and power of white society. We are organizing a local conference to build our work in the white community in under the leadership of the African liberation movement and in solidarity with oppressed peoples' struggles on the planet. 
 The Uhuru Holiday Pie Campaign is a traditional fundraiser for the African People's Education and Defense Fund that invites hundreds of people to sell, bake and buy pies in support of the African community. Make a difference during these coming holidays and express your solidarity. 

 When: Tuesday, October 11th, 6:30-8pm 
 Where: Fellowship Hall, 390 - 27th St., Oakland 
 Who: Sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, 510-625-1106

# Planned Parenthood's Comedy Night Fundraiser!!
10/11: Join us? Tues 10/11 PPGG comedy night to defeat Prop 73  (north beach / telegraph hill) 
 Government interference in private medical decisions can result in severe consequences and problems such as the Schiavo case. 

 Prop 73 on the ballot proposes Parental Notification for abortion. This could be very dangerous for teenagers in California, who under dire circumstance would resort to dangerous measures. We need to raise funds to defeat Prop 73. 

 Prop 73 is opposed by the CMA, AAP, ACOG, CAN, ACLU and many other organizations. go to: or for more info. 

 Please consider joining us if you like to laugh and support a good cause. And forward to your friends. Open to teenagers! 
 Please join us for: 

 A night of laughs.... 

 Planned Parenthood Golden Gate Action Fund's fundraiser (please see attached jpg) 

 One Night Stand 
 Tues 10/11 
 6:30 p.m VIP Reception; 
 7 p.m. Doors Open; 
 8 p.m. Show Starts 
 at Cobb's Comedy Club in SF. 

 It will feature: 
 Tina Kim (a hilarious Korean-Am woman). 
 checkout her skits at 
 Betsy Salkind 
 Chelsea Handler 
 Will Durst 

 tickets are $50. VIP reception and better seats start at $250 for 2 tickets. 
 $25 student discount (contact Natalia at 415-441-7858x7201 for the student discount, school ID will be required) 

 With the parental notification initiative (for which we are organizing a Teen Safety Campaign to prevent Prop 73 from passing) and the supreme court nomination, we need to ensure that women keep the right to decide what happens to their bodies in consultation with their family, their religious leader, and their MD, rather than government dictating what happens. 

 Buy your tickets now at: 

 Also, if you would consider forwarding to friends. 

 Thank you for your time and consideration. 

 Sophia Yen MD MPH 
 Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine Specialist.

# Tues. Oct 11, 7p.m.  In the Great American Tradition
 A Town Hall Meeting  Terra Linda What are your views?:
 *The War on Iraq and its impact
 *The economy and the budget crunch
 *Other state and national issues…
 Christ Presbyterian Church
 Fritas and Del Ganado, Terra Linda
 Sponsored by the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Association (SMNA)
 Call Art Duffy 472.2400 or Cliff Meneken 499.1804

# WholeBodied Communication
a WholeBody Wisdom evening of Connection and Empowerment

Tonight we'll explore ways to communicate powerfully from our WholeBody.  Being conscious of not just what our mind believes and/or is communicating -- but also the desires and wisdom of our heart and body.

What are your communication challenges?

What goes unsaid in challenging situations? What are you saying that you don't realize?

We'll explore how to be more juicy, alive, and free in all our communication.

Come and join us for an evening of community, connection and empowerment as we explore how wonderfully safe and freeing it can feel to be fully expressed while being truly seen by another.

You'll have fun, while learning WholeBody Wisdom practices that will leave you feeling powerfully alive. 
  7:45pm-10:15pm $15 
One Taste: An Urban Retreat Center
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th Street
San Francisco, California 
Tuesday, October 11,  9:15pm
 Local Filmmakers Showcase presents 24  HOURS ON CRAIG'S LIST, a unique, entertaining, intimate, day-in-the-life  look at this worldwide web phenom, based right here in the Bay Area.
 Admission: $5
Oakland, California. For one night only, Tuesday, October 11, "24 Hours on Craigslist" will be showing at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater. This should be a unique event, not to be missed. Check out their website for details about this single night screening.

Wed Oct 12

# BAY NATIVE CIRCLE every Tue -2 pm 94.1 fm
GUNS & BUTTER the economics of politics  every Tue 2-3 pm

# Protect Roe V. Wade, resist attempts for parental consent laws.
NO on Prop 73 Happy Hour Wed Oct 12 5:00 PM 
 Church Street & Market St  Remember, we need to get out the 
vote in the Bay Area to win on this measure! -- Lisa 

Campaign for Teen Safety--NO on Prop 73 Happy Hour 
 brought to you by SFNOW and the Harvey Milk Democratic Club 

 $5 suggested donation for entry 
 The Transfer Bar at Church & Market,

Learn about the Proposition, win a chance to spin the Transfer's Prize Wheel, sign up to volunteer to fight the proposition, munch on tasty snacks, and have fun with friends! Support reproductive choice, and the rights and health of teenage girls. For more information, visit the Campaign for Teen Safety's 

Questions? Contact Lisa Vogt,, 415-846-5918 
SFNOW: San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization for Women-- 
Harvey Milk Democratic Club--

# Wed Oct 12 7pm Special Event !! Public Meeting on October 12, 2005
Based upon the success of our recent open meeting with the Green Party, Sierra Club, and walk-in's to hear Dave Room, and Cal Broomhead, we are holding another Open Meeting with a speaker and a film.
San Francisco's  Oil Awareness Meetup Group will be opening their regular monthly meeting to the public, to bring you a fascinating local speaker, and an amazing documentary film, just in from Norway.
Afterwards we'll talk about Peak Oil, and about some of the citizens groups now forming as Post Carbon Institute Outposts.
Please join us on Wednesday OCTOBER 12, 2005
at the American Friends Service Center,   65 9th St., San Francisco, CA   (Easy Public Transport on BART/MUNI)
to hear Pam Peirce, co-founder of SLUG, the SanFrancisco League of Urban Garenders,

# Raw Vegetarian Dinner Wed Oct 12 7:00 PM
 Meet Santa Cruz, California vegetarians and enjoy food and conversation! Our meetups are Fun social events. The vegetarian-curious are welcome! 
 La Vie  429 Front St (at Cathcart) Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
831-429-6746  Main RSVP list:

# Laughing Squid 10th Anniversary Party  Varnish Fine Art 77 Natoma  Saturday, November 12, 7:00pm
Head's up! Laughing Squid turns 10 this year, so we're throwing a big party to celebrate our decade long experiment in underground art, culture and technology.
 Updates will be posted to the Laughing Squid blog:
# Astral Travel and Dreams: A Free 9-Week Course 
 Explore the world of dreams, lucid dreaming, dream symbols, astral projection, OBEs, the astral plane and learn techniques for relaxation, concentration, visualization, dream recall and awareness in this practical course. 
- Understand your dreams and why you have them. 
- Find out what the Astral plane is. 
- Learn how to Astral project and have out-of-the-body experiences. 
- Experience lucid dreaming. 
- Navigate your way around the Astral plane once you get there. 
- Learn how to protect yourself from negative influences while traveling. 
- Discover the workings of the subconscious mind. 
- Explore a whole new avenue of life. 
- Includes a reference dream guide to interpret the meaning of dreams. 
 10/12/2005, 7:30pm-8:30pm   Berkeley, CA 94704 
 (First week the class meets on Wednesday 10/12, then from week two till the end of the course the class meets on Mondays 7:30-8:30pm) 
 For info & bookings call: 510-652-1583 or email: bayarea at 
 Courses are also offered online at: 
 Other courses offered at Gnosticweb: 
Searching Within 
Journey to Enlightenment 
Advanced Investigation

Thu Oct 13

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm 
 VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 2-3 pm 94.1 fm Berkeley

# 10/13: Fr Roy Bourgeois Speaks Against Torture, SOA
 School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) founder Father Roy Bourgeois will speak against torture and the School for the Americas this Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm at the Northminster Persbyterian Church, 545 Ashbury, El Cerrito, CA 94530 The video Crossing the Line, a Journey Towards Awareness depicting the experience of University of San Francisco students at the Ft. Bennings vigil will also be shown. The event is co-sponsored by the School for the Americas Watch East Bay, the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, East Bay Peace Action, the El Cerrito Democratic Club and Richmond Greens. For more information contact David McPhail, 510-525.6286

# School of the Americas Watch Meeting  Thu Oct 13 7:00 PM
 School of the Americas (SOA) [in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation”] is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

For those who do not know about the School of the Americas, here is some information copied from the School for the Americas Watch website

Initially established in Panama in 1946, it was kicked out of that country in 1984 under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. Former Panamanian President, Jorge Illueca, stated that the School of the Americas was the “biggest base for destabilization in Latin America.” The SOA, frequently dubbed the “School of Assassins,” has left a trail of blood and suffering in every country where its graduates have returned. 

Over its 59 years, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. These graduates have consistently used their skills to wage a war against their own people. Among those targeted by SOA graduates are educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders, and others who work for the rights of the poor. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced into refugee by those trained at the School of Assassins. 

On October 13, 2005, 7 p.m. at the Northminster Church (across from ECHS) the East Bay chapter of the School of the Americas Watch is sponsoring a program to inform El Cerrito community members about the work of School of the Americas Watch. 

The program will have two focuses: 

• Richmond High students and RHS teacher Buzz Sherwood will present a video they created over a three-year period about the School of the Americas that includes interviews conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia, with citizens protesting the SOA and advocating that it be closed. 

• Father Ray Bourgeois will speak about the School of the Americas, its place in American foreign policy, and his work to close the school.

# Thu Oct. 13, 7:30pm ANSWER Film Series - "Fallujah 2004"
ATA, 992 Valencia St. at 21st, SSF (near 24th St. BART) $5 donation

# Love Offerings:  Flood Aid for Guatemala Thu Oct 13
 SpiralMuse Home of WellBeing 3389 22nd Street
Guatemalan Marketplace & Indigenous Silent Auction Items Available
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Accepting Donations of: 
First Aid Kits, Rain Gear, Money, Portable Housing, Tents, Propane
Stoves and Blankets.
The communities in Guatemala that we've most been engaged with have been
deeply, deeply impacted by the Hurricane that hit Central America last
You can read more about what's happening in Guatemala here:
Jennifer Clemente  jclemente fastmail fm  Cell: 415 748 2212

Fri Oct 14

# MOONLIGHT WALK – Join “Team Drekmeier” for the Palo Alto Weekly 5K Moonlight Walk on Friday, October 14 (registration at 6:30pm, walk at 7:30pm).  If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Amy Adams at aadams91 stanford edu.  For more information about the walk, visit

# 10/14: Peace and Pizza: 9/11 and The American Empire  (hayward / castro valley) 
“Peace and Pizza” Free Showing of “9/11 and the American Empire”. David Ray Griffin at the University of Wisconsin, Madison April 18, 2005. As seen on C-span!”. with Special Guest Appearance of Ken Jenkins, Producer and Editor of the film for questions and answers. Friday, October 14th, 7-9pm @ Straw Hat Pizza in Castro Valley. Free event. All are welcome. Straw Hat Pizza is in the Village Shopping Center off of Castro Valley Blvd. Peace and Pizza is a monthly Community Event on the second Friday of every month showing movies you won’t see on corporate TV. Come for pizza, a movie and good discussion and company. Co-sponsored by the South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition and Code Pink Hayward. For more information, please call John Bass @ 510-432-9493

# Arab World  Unveiled: Painted Photographs by Halla Ayla
Reception and Slide Presentation: Oct 14 Room 425, 7-9pm                                                 
1453 Mission Street (between 10th & 11th Streets), SF
 Halla Ayla is an Iraqi American photographic artist born in Baghdad and raised in Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Through her vibrant images, which combine photography with  hand coloring, painting, and collage, she shares her personal experience  with and appreciation for the Arab world—its people, cultures, and  art—and strives to create cultural bridges between East and West.  Arab World Unveiled is the second exhibit in a seven-part series by Ayla, a  photographer with more than 25 years of experience. The series captures  scenes from daily life in several Arab countries, including Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan, and illuminates the unique beauty and rich history of these ancient lands.

# I am not advocating having kid(s).
If you are giving birth this is important:
Ask the Experts at Bay Area Birth Information
 Friday, October 14 7:00 PM Bay Area Birth Information presents: 

Ask the Experts 

Fri, Oct 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Campbell 


Find out how to have a safe, satisfying birth from an expert panel including: 

" a breastfeeding specialist 
" an obstetrician 
" a homebirth midwife 
" a hospital-based midwife 
" a labor doula 
" a childbirth educator 
" an experienced mother 

To RSVP or for further information contact: 
Jeanna at 408-275-1250 or 

*Mother-Friendly Care is the model of care developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). Established in 1996, CIMS is a collaborative effort of numerous individuals, leading researchers, and more than 50 maternal and child health organizations representing over 90,000 members. CIMS promotes a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. For more information, visit the CIMS website at  

BABI was born from a group of birth professionals who wished to provide a stronger community of support for families in their childbearing years and is the only nonprofit, nonaffiliated pregnancy, birth, and parenting resource center in the South Bay. Our goal is to provide information, resources, support groups, continuing education, and community awareness events for families and birth professionals throughout the Greater South Bay. For more information, visit the BABI website at 

Friday, October 14 

Tiny Tots Togs 
138 Railway Avenue 
Campbell, CA, 95008 


Email: jeanna bayareabirthinfo org 
Phone: 408-275-1250 

About Bay Area Birth Information: 
BABI was born from a group of birth professionals who wished to provide a stronger community of support for families in their childbearing years and is the only nonprofit, nonaffiliated pregnancy, birth, and parenting resource in the South Bay. Our goal is to provide information, resources, education, and community awareness events for families and birth professionals throughout the South Bay. 

# Fri Oct 14 9:00 PM Encounter Studio  555 De Haro Street #120  party  8pm - late 
 Please join us for the grand opening of Encounter Studio, a new art/performance space in Potrero Hill. We're building a small theater and sound studio in a live/work space. The building used to be a soap factory, now it's all offices except for one other artist collective: False Profit are our neighbors. 
Although the theater isn't finished yet, we have renovated the space enough to hold parties, film screenings, and music performances. Our 1,000 sq. ft. performance area can easily support an audience of 50 or more, with high-end video projection in a comfortable atmosphere. Now it's time to celebrate! 
In the earlier part of the night we will have an artists' salon featuring our own work. Simran will have his "Haunted Garden" sound installation running. Hallie will perform interactive improv with audience participation. I'll show some of my evil mind control video art. There will be a couple other surprises along the way. 
After midnight, there will be partying and dancing until whenever. We'll provide snacks and some alcohol, but it might not be a bad idea to bring reinforcements. 


# OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2OO5  16th Annual 
 Take part in this fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, and resources — and powerful connections. Join us in improving the environment by changing the world !

# Bioneers 16th Annual Conference, Oct. 14-16
 Friday, October 14, 2005  - Sunday, October 16, 2005 
  Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags  San Rafael, CA 94903 
 "visionary and practical solutions for restoring the Earth and people" 
Featuring some of the best activism work in the world: ecology, social justice, sustainability, feminism, indigenous issues, spirituality...

# A Handful of Dust  A Full-Evening Performance By XENO 
 Frid & Sat October 14 & 15 / 21 / 28 & 29 (no show Oct. 22 / see below) 
November 4 & 5 / 11 & 12 / 18 & 19  Doors 8:30 PM  Show 9 PM 

Dance, music, strange characters, circus arts, humor and dreamy visuals combine to convey the experiences of a newly formed soul bound for the material world. The 7 performers of Xeno draw on the force of their nine years together to bring you a poetic look at a spirit's basic training. 

Admission: $15 - $20 sliding scale requested at the door. 
Reservations strongly suggested. 
Call and ask about our V.I.P. Packages. 

Call (415) 285-XENO (9366) for more info or to reserve seats. 
 Xenodrome  1320 Potrero Ave @ 25th Street & Cesar Chavez) 
San Francisco, CA 94110 
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 Saturday, October 22, 2005   Cow Palace  San Francisco, CA 
Xeno performs at the 26th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball?

Sat Oct 15
# GI Rights Hotline Training October 15
 A crucial element to slowing the military machine is helping individual GIs get out of the military!  As CCCO has done since 1948, we are supporting individuals in their resistance and opposition to war.  In particular, we are standing with a group of people —GI’s whose questioning and resistance are increasing and becoming better known

 The GI Rights hotline is staffed by a network of organizations throughout the United States and in Germany.  In 2004 we received 32,000 calls from people who needed help obtaining discharge from the military.  Increasingly, people are also using email to contact us and we sent about 3,000 emails in response to email queries.  

The hotline provides accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on draft registration, military discharges, civil rights in the military, and involuntary activation and deployment of military personnel.  The work we do and the information we disseminate are known to enlisted people in numbers far greater then the thousands with whom we communicate personally.

We are seeking additional military counselors to volunteer on the Hotline.  Tasks include answering live phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to email inquiries, and making referrals to relevant organizations and individuals.  Volunteers make an initial one- year commitment of at least 2 hours of service per week.

 CCCO will be holding a GI Rights volunteer training on 
 Saturday, October 15, 2005  9am – 5pm
 405 14th St., Suite #205 Oakland, CA
 Pr-registration required by September 26
 For more information or to register for the training, call 
 510-465-1617 or  888-231-2226
 Or email
 The training will provide an overview of all the discharges, AWOL practices and regulations, and  legal and ethical issues in hotline counseling.

# Graveyard Games San Francisco Saturday, October 15 2 PM - 3:20 PM FREE
Graveyard Games SAN FRANCISCO

You're never too dead to play.

  On Saturday October 15, 2005, Graveyard Games will be in Colma, San  
Francisco's very own City of the Dead, so you can meet the living and  
play with the dead.

  You're invited to the Italian Cemetery to get to know your local  
dearly departed, pay your respects, and learn Tombstone Hold 'Em-the  
secret poker game you can only play in a cemetery.


1. Arrive at the Italian Cemetery (540 F Street, Colma, CA 94014, 2  
blocks from Colma BART station) on Saturday October 15 between 1:30  
PM and 2:00 PM.

2. Look for your host near the main entrance, under the white arch.  
She'll be holding a deck of cards. She will have further instructions  
and supplies for you.

3. Bring a single flower to place on a grave to show some respect,  
and to signal that you're one of us.

4. Take a few minutes to explore the cemetery. Look for any poker  
chips left on tombs. You'll need these to play.

5. Be sure to look for the grave of someone you can prove died on  
your birthday. You can use that tombstone as a Joker during the game.

6. Tombstone Hold 'Em Tournament begins at 2 PM. Here's a tip: learn  
the rules ( before you  
come. We'll have instructions on hand for any friends you bring along.

7. For non-poker players, there will be other creative, playful  
things to do. And expect a few surprises.

8. The winner is crowned at 3 PM. No fancy prizes, but lots of  
respect, and maybe a special memento from beyond the grave. Plus,  
everyone can keep the chips they earn as a souvenir.

9. After 3 PM, you're invited to nearby Globe Tavern (7379 Mission  
St) to raise a glass to the players you're leaving underground at the  
Italian Cemetery.

By the way, if anyone asks--you're here for the last call.

Italian Cemetery 540 F Street Colma, CA 94014
2 blocks from Colma City BART, 20 minute drive from the city.
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# Saturday, 10/15, offsite: Carol Queen hosts Litcrawl's erotic reading at Good Vibrations (17th and Valencia location), 5 pm, no charge.
And she keynotes OneTaste's women's conference! 
1074 Folsom @ 7th

# Women's US Festival with Keynote Speaker Carol Queen Sat Oct 15th at 11am-7pm
FREE!  Women, Men & Children Welcome! 
 10 Speakers 14 Women Founded Organizations
Vendors Music Dance Healthy Vegetarian Food
1074 Folsom @ 7th   

# Sat Oct 15 6pm : SFVS Raw Foods Dining Out at Alive Cafe

Our Monthly Dining Out will be Saturday, October15, 2005 
Join us for dinner at the Alive Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. 
1972 Lombard Street near Webster Street, San Francisco 
Check MUNI for public transportation 415-673-6864

Samples of the Organic Vegan Raw Menu include: Tantalizing Appetizers 
ranging in price from Avocado Pizza Crisp at $5 to Maki Sushi at $9; 
Super Salads ranging in price from $5 to $12; Intriguing Raw or 
Cooked Soups from $6.95 to $9; Exotic Raw Entrees include various 
Asian Noodles $9 to $14.95, various Raw Pastas, Lasagnas, or Ravioli 
ranging in price from $9 to $13.95; Pizzas range from $10 to $11.95 
and a Spinach Mushroom Quiche at $10 or $11.95; and Scrumptious Raw 
Desserts include Blueberry, Raspberry, or Black Forest Chocolate 
Mousse Torte Cheesecakes or Strawberry Shortcake at $7.95. Smoothies 
or various nut milks, fresh juices, or tea round out the menu in a 
special way. 
Weather permitting, we can dine in the pleasant Zen Garden in the 
courtyard tucked behind the restaurant.

Since space is limited, please RSVP by Thursday, October 13th at 415-
273-5481. If you have any questions about the menu or the hours, call 
Leland at 415-923-1052 or check his website 
Alive is also at the Ferry Building Farmers' Market Thursdays 4 to 8 
p.m. If he is able to get more public support, he may be able to get 
a space on Saturdays.


 Saturday, October 15th from 6.30 to 10:00PM -

 East Bay Living Foods  Home:
 The Upaya Center for Wellbeing, 478 Santa Clara
 Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 3rd Floor (Across from the Grand Lake 

# 10/15: George Bush Going Away Party - Evening of Political Comedy  (downtown / civic / van ness
 2nd Annual   Sat, Oct 15th @ 8pm 
 Partial proceeds benefit CCCO's "Military Out of Our Schools" program 

 Featuring a multicultural variety of political comedians from both New York and San Francisco: 
 -Bill Santiago (The Latino Laugh Festival; Comedy Central's Premium Blend) 
 -Diane Amos (The Pine Sol Lady; film actress) 
 -Lisa Geduldig (Producer of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, Funny Girlz, Charo) 
 -Scott Blakeman (New York's premier political comic) 
 -Alana Devich (Semi-finalist in Comedy Central's "Laugh Riots" competition) 
 -Ross Turner (Veteran of several "Bush Bash" political comedy shows) 
 -Aundre the Wonderwoman (Anti-death penalty advocate by day; comic by night) 

 Last year's sold out show, on the eve of the presidential "elections" was a success but failed to send Bush back to Crawford so we're trying again. With his approval rating sinking to a new low of 38%, coupled with his record on Iraq, and his slow and bungling response to Hurricane Katrina, we figured we'd try once more to usher Bush out and send him back home while continuing to provide needed political comic relief to the citizens of the Bay Area. Medical studies show that laughter IS the best medicine; endorphins will be handed out in the aisles. 

 Herbst Theatre   401 Van Ness Ave @ McAllister  sf
 $25, $30, & $35

#  this will sell out, arrive early!
Sat Oct 15 8:30 PM YOGA TAI CHI presents : autumn ball 
malakai, ben chun, mycho, moondoggy and more at
  ah yes! 
 the fog has rolled away. people are waking up from the burn of their summer, ready to hunker down into their passions and projects, maybe even heading north for a harvest. the wind smells its freshest in san francisco! 

 it must be time to strech out, ground out, connect with the heavens and the earth and dance all night to welcome in this fine season with the yoga tai chi collective at our beloved cellspace! 

 yoga tai chi collective invites you to an enchanted evening in celebration of the change of the season. 

 this cycle through we have the special presence on diana depineres leading us through yoga poses to bring in the night starting at 9:00. 

 at 10:00 our own patrick king leads us in the cycle of empty through full with his knowledge and sharing of tai chi. 

 at 11:00 the beat kick in! i (mycho cocoa) am honored to kick in the beats at cellspace and do promise to do it gently, deep, organically and funkily. 

 sf breakbeat hero ben chun of the false profits will take it from there, showing what the ceo of breaks can bring to the dance floor. 

 a very special apearance by the mysterious and amazing malakai of aspara will bring the evening to a high yet grindingly gorgeous vibration with some original cuts as well as some favorite floor fillers. 

 then our own moondoggy (awooooo!) takes us towards sunrise with his howlingly delicious blend of 2-step garage breaks and true feeling of the yoga tai chi vibe, we will be in good hands, haha... paws! 

 the music will be made possible by awakening productions sound. 
 dr. who, our special guest from japan will take care of your eye sockets with his sf premiere of visual projected wizardy. 

 and your tastebuds and tummy will be pleasured and nurtured by the organic vegetarian food of the convergence kitchen. did someone say young cocoa??? 

 delicious!!! it all goes down saturday october 15th at cellspace! 
2050 bryant street at 18th. 

and... partial proceeds go to benefit the ella baker center and their hurricane relief efforts! ( )

doors open at 8:30 
we'll be so happy to see you there! 

# NIMBY presents CIRCUS Sat Oct 15 9:00 pm $10
The World Famous NIMBY Warehouse presents the Original NIMBY Circus.

Featuring: Will Scarlet, HOBO Goblins, One Man Banjo, Circus Freaks,  
Laughing Sal, Therm, a Two headed cow, Sour Mash Hug Band, The  
Disgusting Spectacle, Cranky, Rockstars, The Odeon Bar's Circo De  
Solame Featuring Dammit the amazing wonder dog, Knee & Elbow, Funky  
Beulah, Esmeralda Strange,  David Apocolipse,  Rocky Rulet. Ethan  
Bixbee, and special surprise guests.

Starts at Dark. Donations are $10.
NIMBY Warehouse is at 28th St. and Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.
For more info call 510-433-0506.

 NIMBY 1649 28th St Oakland 510-433-0506

Over the Bay Bridge
Take the I-880 S
exit on the West Grand/Maritime Exit
Merge unto W Grand Ave
Turn Left unto Mandela PKWY
Turn Right unto 28th St.
 info nimbyspace org 510-433-0506

# SOMMA Live in concert!

Come be intoxicated by the ecstasy and sensuous pleasures of an opium dream, as Somma performs ethereal and mystical Persian flavored ambient music channeling sound-waves of transcendental bliss through a space & deep chill performance of live Persian music and electronica ambience.

 Saturday, October 15 $10
 Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom  sf
A performance of live Persian music and ambient electronica.
Somma Ensemble featuring Jef Stott (Lumin)
Saturday, October 15th, 2005, 9pm (doors at 8:30)
a Somma performance featuring:

Shirzad Sharif (SOM?MA, AHURA)
live Persian strings and percussion
live Middle Eastern strings and electronics.
Plus special guests.

Bring comfortable clothes, cushioning, blankets, friends & lovers.

Using excessive pleasure and directing it against structures of oppression and exploitation created by the capitalist society we are currently living in, this performance aims to send you home in a complete immersion of peace, relaxation, recuperation, escape, tranquility and utopian state of mind.

This is the debut of a new collaboration. We hope you will join us for a night of sublime nocturnal ether.

The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Street Faire is upon us!
Mark your calendars SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight
$10. w/ Playa Wear or Playa Dust
$15. without
This is the 3rd annual L.A. Decom, taking place at the same location as the last two fabulous Decoms, in downtown L.A. in the Artists District. Three city blocks of Playa Pavement all to ourselves (and anyone else who might want a taste of what we're about)!
The main gate will be located in front of Little Pedro's Blue Bongo Cafe, which is located at:
901 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4007
The event continues down the block from there to Santa Fe Street, then one block to the left to Banning Street as well as one long block to the right under the bridge down to 2nd Street. That's a lot of street space to participate in the ways we like to. Here's a map (the star marks the entrance gate):

# Sat. Oct. 15th : DEF Presents Fuzzy Logic 

# Oct 15-23 Dear Animal Advocates, Guardians, Vigilers, Lovers and Liberators,
 National Primate Liberation Week (October 15-23) is coming soon, and I must admit I have nothing solid planned for the occasion.  So, if someone wants to help plan something, we should have a meeting soon - like next week, I would say.  I am open to getting together on October 11, 12, & 13 (in the PM) and brainstorm & see what we come up with - I was thinking of asking the university to phase out all experiments on monkeys - for ethical and scientific reasons.  Let me know what you think. Please let me know which date above best works for you to meet with others to discuss NPLW - and other matters related to UCSF. Bob O'Brien vigilforanimals yahoo com

Sun Oct 16

#  Sun Oct 16 Pacific Sound presents the final Sunset Party + hula hoops!
 of the season as we head north to Stafford Lake in Novato for an 
 afternoon with djs Solar, J-Bird, & Galen + special guests. Northern 
 Marin County can still get quite warm this time of year too. Bring a 
 blanket, a sack lunch, etc. The music starts at noon and goes til 8pm 
 with our standard predominate hoop time from 2-5. Parking is $8 a 
 vehicle for the day and the event itself is totally free! Let's 
 carpool cause gas is expensive and we'll save on parking too. I have 
 room in my car for up to 4 more leaving from San Francisco. Was it 
 last year we tied all the hoops to the roof of my car for this event?
 Pacific Sound:
 Stafford Lake:

To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

 # Sunday, 10/16: A legal seminar especially for sex workers and sex entertainment professionals with Katya Komisaruk, author of Beat the Heat!. More detail next newsletter, or email us for an invitation if you're a sex worker.

#  Blessing of the Animals Sun Oct 16 3pm
Bring your companion animals to this annual event that celebrates animals. Dr. Elliot Katz 
of In Defense of Animals will speak about his work protecting animals.  We will also honor 
the work of Pets Unlimited. After the ceremony, the minister will bless each animal 
individually. Unitarian Universalist Society 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary Blvd) SF
Sponsored by UUFETA (Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
For questions call 415-776-4580 or e-mail DoloresMP aol com

# Foster Farms Cruelty Demonstration  October 16 5 PM - 6 PM 
 Safeway, 3747 Grand Ave, Oakland 

Outside of Safeway, one of Foster Farms' top suppliers, join EBAA as its exposes Foster's inhumane treatment of chickens. Visit for more information. 

To Volunteer:  Email 
~ or ~ Call (925) 487-4419
 To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email 
 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# Sex-Positive Parenting Salon and Discussion Sun Oct 16 7pm 
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison 
Please join us for a forum discussion on sex-positive parenting.
This workshop is intended for parents who have chosen to be sex-positive and to share sex-positive values with their children. We live in a society with many mixed messages about sexuality. Many of us rejected our parents’ values in order to become sex-positive people. Now, raising children of our own, we find we are unsure how to communicate our values to our children and what information we should share or not share.
Because the event will be an open forum, we will address whatever issues individuals bring to the table. However, some of the general issues we are sure to discuss are polyamory; Paganism and alternative spirituality; interfaith unions; bisexual, homosexual, and heterosexual partnerships.
This event has arisen out of the concerns individuals have brought to the Center for Sex and Culture and the ideas of our current intern, Michelle Mueller. Michelle, student of the Graduate Theological Union, has a special interest in developing mentorship and sexual education programs for Pagan youth. Michelle co-founded a student Pagan group at Bryn Mawr College and was Assistant Coordinator for Teen Programs at Circle Sanctuary’s Free Spirit Gathering 2005. In the 2005-2006 academic year, Michelle intends to volunteer at UC Berkeley as a religious advisor for Wiccan and Pagan undergraduates. Although Michelle is not a parent, she enjoys mediating between Pagan or sex-positive parents and their teenagers.
Please bring any books or resources you think other parents would appreciate.

Here's all the detail about the 10/16 day-long workshop on legal issues for sex workers: 
A Legal Defense Seminar for Adult Entertainers, featuring Harvard educated criminal defense attorney Katya Komisaruk, will be held at the Center For Sex & Culture on Sunday October 16th.

This is a private seminar that will be limited to 30 screened participants. You must be a sex worker/adult entertainer to attend this seminar. People from all areas of the industry will attend: exotic dancers, BDSM professionals, massage therapists, escorts, tantric practioners, sexological body workers, transgendered entertainers, etc. To attend send an email to and include a link to one of your ads and your phone number.

This seminar will teach adult entertainers about the laws of California as they relate to the adult entertainment business. Subjects covered include: what the laws are so that you don’t break them, how to handle encounters with law enforcement agents, safety tactics during arrest, how to use your right to remain silent and see a lawyer, resisting interrogation, arrest and search warrants, rights of non-US citizens, and reporting police misconduct. There will be lectures, Q&A sessions, role playing drills, and you will also get one-on-one time with the attorney who can review your personal ad and website copy.

The cost of this all day seminar including lunch is $100. Lunch will be a catered vegetarian, vegan and raw food. You may purchase your ticket by cash or credit/debit card in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door and the event is expected to sell out.

You may also wish to bring additional money to purchase autographed copies of Katya’s Book “Beat The Heat: How To Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement” ($10) or to purchase a scented heart candle that will benefit a local sex worker charity ($25).

Pens/Pencils, Notepad, extra money for books or candles, anything else you want to eat/drink or share with the group, printed copies of your ads or website copy, emails and websites.

Children, friends, pets, and cameras/recording devices are prohibited, sorry!

And mark your calendars for later this month--more detail next time:

Women's Herpes/HPV support/discussion group, 10/19, 8 pm
Older Women's Sexuality Panel at the Women's Building, 10/26
Deep-Ocean Hallowe'en Playparty, 10/28

Mon Oct 17 Full Moon

 Mon Oct 17 Second Sight Returns - ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! 
 Some experiences leave us changed forever. Join Lea Bender on her return journey to a small mountaintop village in Ghana where she finds herself participating in possession rituals with a group of African spirit mediums. Second Sight weaves live solo performance with video and soundscape to tell this incredible true story. Through characters from her time in Ghana (including the lively and often comical spirits themselves), Lea opens the door to questions about belief, spirituality and the unknown for both herself and her audiences.  One-Woman Show   by Lea Bender 
  Thursday, November 17 7:45 PM   $15 General Admission 
For reservations call (415) 561-1465 
 Young Performers Theater  Landmark Building C - 3rd Floor 
Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA 

Tues Oct 18

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman every tues 1-2pm
EXPLORA- TION Michio Kaku every Tues 2-3pm 94.1

# Next Generation invites you to TURN THE TIDE!
An inspiring celebration of peace and sustainability to benefit youth
activism, featuring legendary activist Helen Caldicott,and the original
Radio Active of Spearhead!

On Wednesday, October 19, more than 300 young people, adults, green
businesses and grassroots organizations, will gather together for Next
Generation’s third annual “Turn the Tide” event! World-famous peace and
environmental leader Helen Caldicott will move you with her powerful
vision. Nationally renowned Radio Active of Spearhead will rock you with
his super human beat-boxing and mind blowing lyrics. Local leaders in
the movement for peace and sustainability will inspire you with their
exciting projects. And, incredible young people from across Marin and
the Bay Area will move you with their passionate dance, slam poetry and
calls for a sustainable future. Help us turn the tide, by standing up
for peace, sustainability and youth activism!

Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m. (Special Reception at 6pm)
At the Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Rd in San Rafael, CA 
Tickets – Youth $6, Adults $15 
Reception - $45, $75 per couple (Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, and meet
Helen Caldicott in person)
Call: 415.459.NEXT (6398)   Email: Danielle gonextgeneration org

Moving Toward Sustainable Agriculture
A FREE Event Featuring Farmer Harold Brown
Tuesday, October 18 from 7-9pm at the Marin Humane Society. RSVP to 415-506-6288.
Harold Brown, former cattle farmer turned farm animal advocate featured in the new, award-winning documentary "Peaceable Kingdom," will speak about the deleterious impacts of factory farming on the environment and the alternatives that exist. He will also present the benefits of moving away from animal agriculture to a plant-based agricultural production system.

Harold Brown was raised on a cattle farm in Michigan and spent half of his life in animal agriculture. Now, having metamorphosed from a "beef" farmer to a vegan farm animal advocate, he works to encourage farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices and "Put the Family Back in Farming."

 To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email 

 For events:  Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

Wed Oct 19

# BAY NATIVE CIRCLE every Tue -2 pm 94.1 fm
GUNS & BUTTER the economics of politics  every Tue 2-3 pm

# Saturday, November 19 |  9pm to 7am |  San Francisco

The creators of the Hookahdome theme camp are delighted to request 
 your presence at our second, much-anticipated, fund-raising incident!

 Gather your favorite open-minded & sparkling friends, and join us
 in this intimate atmosphere of dance, communion, and luxury ...

 Smolder  with the  fragrant  incense  of  the  sacred  hookah, 
 dance with abandon to the thundering musical sorcery of the DJ wizards, 
 and spoil your senses with the seductive beauty of exotic performance art.

 Be surrounded by intelligent creativity, beautiful talent, & warm social energy.

 Join us, for this little taste of what can only be called ... Soul Candy!
Online Purchases Only - no Tickets at the Door!

Tickets >> 

$25 (until 10/19), $30 after

Save the Date: Download the Flyer >>

DJ Talent in  two sound stages
 Process Rebel (Hypnomadic)  |
DJ Chris V (Ruckuslab Sound System)  |
DJ Nibbles (Hookahdome) |
Cpt. Fuzzy Pants  (Hookahdome)  |

 DJ Fitz (House de Kris )
QuasiPseudo (Hookahdome)
Funkminster Fuller (Mopimp)) 
Deft One (D&B)
... And More! ...

	• 	Dance floor grooving all night to the tasty beats you love
	• 	Elegant chill areas in Hookahdome's comfortable & romantic style
	• 	Lighting effects & projections by the camp lighting czars
	• 	Backlit screens for silhouette dancing fun and sillyness
	• 	 Hookahdome's famous hookah bar, with multiple fully-serviced tables
	• 	 Lineup of exotic belly dancing and other cultural performaces
	• 	Party-sized hot tub – dancing is fairly hard work, and you need a break!
	• 	 Several massage tables, with skilled masseuses on duty
	• 	 Hot mint tea, & various nibbles, served personally to guests
	• 	Morning refreshments - Eat something  before you return to the real world!

San Francisco, CA : An amazing new underground space in SOMA, SF (near Powell BART).

Details & address To Be Announced in by email to ticketholders before the party.
 Location will not be posted anywhere else!

The doors will close at 11 PM!

House Rules 

	• 	Clothes, if worn, should be your playa best – fuzzy, sexy, metallic, etc.   
	• 	Shoes carrying the detritus of the world should be left at the door.   
	• 	Exhibit proper respect for the venue, the other guests, and yourself.   
	• 	Tobacco smoking (except hookahs) must be done in the outdoor areas.   
	• 	Participate! Help out whenever needed. Be an attraction in your own right.

Fund Info
Hookahdome is a seven-year-old Burning Man theme camp that offers a full-service hookah lounge with talented entertainment, a fire-lit Esplanade performance and dance area, and the Magic Flying Carpet art car. We have become happy members of the neighborhood around the 3:30 to 5:00 side of town. At Burning Man 2005, Hookahdome served thousands of BRC citizens, and hosted some of the most attended get-togethers and live performances.

This year, our artists and engineers continue to perfect the experience we'll offer up to the city. This party is intended to help fund some of the fantastic innovations we have up our sleeve for Burning Man 2006. All proceeds from your ticket price will directly help fund the expense of exhibiting the Hookahdome again in all her glory.

If you believe in our vision, and love the Hookahdome, please consider making an additional donation.
Contact Us 
 Problems or questions? Contact us at

 Also, feel free to visit our main web site,

Thu Oct 20

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm 
 VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 94.1 fm Berkeley

# Forest Ethics San Francisco Fundraiser RSVP
To RSVP for our fall wine tasting and auction on October 20, 2005, simply fill out the form below and press submit. The event will be held from 6:00-9:00pm at the Michael Martin Gallery, 101 Townsend St. (@ 2nd Street), Suite 207, in San Francisco.

# Film x 2 Night Thu Oct 20 7pm & 9pm FREE.

 From French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. Capturing the moment and  
the mystery of creativity, for this film, Picasso created 20  
artworks, ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to widescreen  
color paintings. Using inks that bled through the paper, Picasso  
rapidly created fanciful drawings that Clouzot was able to film from  
the reverse side, capturing their creation in real time. This month  
commemorates Picasso's 124th birthday.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian colossus, a prolific  
singer-composer who played keyboards, trumpet and saxophone. Fela hit  
upon what he called Afro-beat, a seductive, explosive groove wherein  
highlife and Yoruba folklore were fused with American jazz, R&B and  
funk. This new sound, charged with searing anti-colonial lyrics,  
became the vehicle for political dissent. Fela was repeatedly  
harassed and jailed due to his political views. By the time of his  
death from an AIDS-related illness, he had transformed African music  
for all time. This film overflows with fervent live performances,  
frank interviews and exudes genuine Lagos street credo circa 1982.

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom @ 23rd SF

Fri Oct 21

# Third Friday's Art Reception Fri Oct 21 5-8pm FREE door closes 7:30 pm
 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of Tim Gaskin'sWork

"My work is a statement on how artists and advertising brands become  

On Friday, October 21, 2005, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the  
monthly Third Friday's Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room  
282. This month's featured artist is Tim Gaskin.

Tim Gaskin is a third-generation San Franciscan, pop artist, and  
television and print journalist. He has been influenced by left-coast  
politics, the sexual revolution, television, magazines, fashion, the  
HIV/AIDS pandemic, local art, and dance music. Gaskin uses his art to  
transform and enhance the environment of others. His work has been  
called "inspired pop art, each seeking the balance of nature and flow  
of energy with just the right mix." His Superstar Collection includes  
strikingly vibrant Warhol-esque portraits of contemporary pop-culture  
icons. Gaskin is also the producer and host of Comcast's first LGBT  
show OUT Spoken.

 City Hall, Room 282 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place SF Polk @ Grove

# Fri, Oct 21, 2005      7:00 pm
Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation: The George Galloway US Tour
Mission High School 3750 18th St @ Dolores)

# Art at the Dump with Sirron Norris and Nomi Talisman
 Fri Oct 21 5pm-9pm and Sat Oct 22 1pm-5pm free
SF R&D Artist in Residence Program
503 Tunnel Ave San Francisco 415 330 1415

# Oct 21-23 Spirit of Fairfax!

Sat Oct 22

# MISTY REDWOOD RUN  Sat Oct. 22 8:30 am start
 10 K fun run that benefits the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters.
 Redwood Regional Park, Redwood Gate entrance in the East Bay Hills
7867 Redwood Rd., Oakland (map here) Register online at
$20 online registration fee; $25 day of race registration (for mail, make check payable to BACH mailed to Misty Redwood Run, 6021 Valley View Rd., Oakland, CA 94611)
 Join us for an unforgettable loop through magnificent redwood groves, along a shaded creek and up to a scenic overlook, through a canyon, to the finish in a sunny meadow.  A runner from a previous year called it a "Gorgeous course, great people and a good cause!" Info at 510-548-3113
 Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)
 2530 San Pablo Ave.  Berkeley, CA  94702 510 548 3113
 bach at headwaterspreserve dot org

# Activist Campaign and Training (ACT) for Farmed Animals in Davis!
What: All-day workshop helping participants understand the treatment of farmed 
animals and vegetarianism. Topics of discussion will include a summary of 
California's factory farms in the meat, dairy and egg industries; local 
activism; identifying the regulatory agencies responsible for overseeing 
factory farms; getting politically involved; participating in campaigns; 
examining the welfare concerns of the most common farmed animals in 
California; and much more.

Who: ACT workshop speakers include: Teri Barnato (Association
of Veterinarians for Animal Rights), Gene Bauston (Farm Sanctuary),
Jack Norris (Vegan Outreach), lauren Ornelas (Viva!USA) and Kim
Sturla (Animal Place).

Intended for everyone, seasoned activists and newcomers alike.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2005.
Registration begins at 9:30am and Workshop runs from 10am - 5:30pm.

Where: Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14 Street), Davis, CA

Why: Factory farms are bad news for the animals, the environment and public 
health. We are mobilizing a statewide network to make change.

Cost: Free for a full day of speakers, films and discussion. 
Pre-registration required. Lunch is not included. Registration
deadline is October 17.

Register at:

The workshop in Berkeley scheduled for the end of the year has
been canceled.

 Workshops are coordinated by Animal Place and Viva!USA.
PO Box 4398 Davis, CA 95617 530/759-8482 530/759-8487 fax
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network send blank email to:

 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# October 22-23, 2005
 Options for Youth in Times of War 
 University of California, Berkeley
 A Conference co-sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network and Military Out of Our Schools—Bay Area that will bring together:
 College Students 
 Parents & Educators 
 Community Activists & Organizers 
 Vets & Military Families
 The more the military lies, the more people die .We say enough!
 Join us, as we:
 Expose Military Recruiters and the lies they tell young people 
 Learn ways to get Military Recruiters out of our schools & communities 
 Build and strengthen the Counter-Recruitment movement 
 Explore non-military education and job alternatives 
 Get hands-on! Use art to resist injustice and war!
 For Info: (510) 268-9006 
 Workshops and Performances including:
 - The Truth Behind Military Recruitment
 - College and Job Training Options without the Military
 - Campus Activism and Student Rights
 - Cultural & Arts Activism
 - The Draft and Conscientious Objection
 - Options for Resistance to War
 - Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Military
 - First Person stories from Veterans & Military families
 - Skills Building: Policy, Media, & Legislation
 - Connecting the Dots: Global Militarization, Education Cuts and the Incarceration of Youth
 FREE for Youth!
 $10-25 donation for adults

Sun Oct 23

#  Sunday, October 23rd: Remember all the fun we had last year at Yerba 
 Buena Gardens? We're going back! Yerba Buena Gardens is approximately 
 2 blocks from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. 
 Need more direction? Here's a map: A 
 great hooping location, so come out and hoop it up from 2:00 pm til 
 5:00 pm. A free event. Food court nearby if you get hungry or thirsty.
 To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

# October 29, Saturday, 10am–4pm
 Thinking Critically About Propaganda
 Instructor: Marlys Mayfield, author of Thinking for Yourself.
 Lecture and Discussion Topics include:
 .Why we love propaganda
 .Why we believe it affects others, but not us
 .How we have come to accept ever-widening U.S. government use of 6propaganda
 .How the U.S. public relations industry makes propaganda ubiquitous and acceptable
 .How propaganda affects news sources and corrupts democracy.
 Historic and current video clips will be shown to illustrate commercial and political propaganda. Recent innovations will be discussed like government-produced, counterfeit "news releases," and a new state department of "public diplomacy" whose purpose is to market America abroad. A bibliography will be provided.
 College of Marin, Kentfield Campus, Harlan Center 173
 Fee $28  Course #8432 EC Register online at or by Fax at 415 460.0773. 
Contact the instructor at marlysruthat comcast dot net

#  Sunday, October 30th: And my hoop hosting concludes with taking Bay 
 Area Hoopers back to the East Bay, this time meeting up at Snow Park, 
 just a short walk from the 19th St. BART Station, located across the 
 street from Lakeside Park with sweeping views of Lake Merritt. 2-5 
 pm. Park info:
 To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

November 2005

# Coop America Green Business Conference Ramada Hotel, SF, Nov. 1-4

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

# Nov. 5-6 Brannan @ 8th St. Concourse Exhibition center.
HUGE ECO SHOWCASE with speakers, workshops, music, food, booths.
NOT TO MISS!  This show keeps growing and FILLS the space. 
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

# Nov. 5-6 Peak Oil conferences Sep / Oct / Nov 2005  --  Eugene, Oregon -- 
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11 -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25 - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6 -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26 -- New York City -- October 5 -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11 

# Surgical Tools & Techniques Sat Nov 12 10am-4pm
Included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium
Forget those medical shows on TV. Get the true scoop on surgical  
tools and techniques from members of the Association of Operating  
Room Nurses (AORN). (Their fascinating demonstrations will be  
performed without the use of real patients.) Try your hand at a  
"seedectomy," where you'll have a chance to use keyhole instruments  
to remove a seed from a pumpkin. These demonstrations will take place  
at the Exploratorium and are free with museum admission.
   AORN's mision is to support registered nurses and achieve optimal  
outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive  
 Exploratorium 3601 Lyon St. San Francisco (415) 563-7337

# Nov 12 Laughing Squid 10th Anniv. Party
It's November 12th in SF. Here's the blog post:
 Laughing Squid

# Tue Nov 15 6pm “Peak Oil: How It Will Change Your Life”
in Grass Valley: Renowned Authority Richard Heinberg Presents
Nevada City, CA – October 31, 2005 – Cheap, abundant oil is now a thing of the past. How can ordinary households and local government and businesses respond to this unprecedented challenge and soften its impact on our lives? Alliance for Post Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE of Nevada County) is sponsoring Richard Heinberg’s timely presentation on the repercussions of the rising oil costs, what “Peak Oil” means, and how local communities can prepare. Come Tuesday, November 15, 2005, to Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Doors open at 6pm, the presentation begins at 7pm. Admission is $15 and tickets are available online at Center for the Arts website  and at Briarpatch, Bookseller, Yabobo, The Love Shack Records, and in Auburn at Cherry Records, as well as at the door.
Richard Heinberg, widely regarded as America’s foremost peak oil educator, will discuss the most recent evidence regarding the timing of the global oil production peak, its likely consequences, and what can be done at both the international and local levels. He is the author of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003), and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Postcarbon World (2005). 
In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, communities across America are taking a long, hard look at how to prepare for crises of any kind. Peak Oil presents a very long emergency with far-reaching domino effects, and Heinberg is a world-renowned authority on this topic. The author will be signing books immediately following the presentation.
Alliance for Post Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE of Nevada County) is an outgrowth of The Town Hall Conference last spring and will have information tables on how to get involved. The APPLE Workgroups are focused on energy, transportation, food and water, health and preparedness, and outreach/education.
For more information, contact:
Alliance for Post Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE of Nevada County)
Info Voicemail: 265-3014

# Close the SOA! Nov.18-20, 2005 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia  School of the Americas Watch
Shut Down the School of the Americas Watch

Thur Dec 1 New Moon

Thur Dec 15 Full Moon and Bill of Rights Day

The Great Owl Invasion
obvious and blatant freemasonic symbols on the dollar bill, what precisely that hidden microscopic owl is doing there.
Neither will we ever be certain whether those plans for the National Mall surrounding the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capital proposed by the McMillan Commission in the same year that the Bohemian Owl worshipers legally acquired their grove in California, had anything to do with why there appears to be a Giant Owl surrounding the Capitol Building.

As an American citizen I am bound by no law executed by Bush Coup.
I am bound by no Judgement by John Roberts or any other criminal installed by BushHitler.
Wake UP America, the current organized crime family running Washington, DC
is similar (in fact connected) to the NAZI hijacking of a highly civilized Germany. 

Patriot Act is illegal.  No law or provision of Patriot act is legally binding.
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.