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Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803
Ignore or arrest any cop who asks to see such. You are allowed to do so 
by the Geneva Convention and the US Constitution.
Passed by treasonous, secretive congress, HR 418 Real ID ACT
is NULL AND VOID. Note how senate secretly approved this bill the eve before running away to winter break.  Note US history of passing repressive legislation the eve before a break,
so that no opposition or public response can take place.

?CHRISTIAN? MAFIA Where Those Who Now Run the U.S. Government

t r u t h o u t  has added three new issue pages.  The new pages will focus on Health Care/Social Security, Women's Issues and Labor. We will also continue to bring you our Environment section.
Please check out the following pages: 

Campaign for Cooperation in Space
Action Alert: Stop Trade Practices that Prevent Real Development

Online petition in support of parole for Leonard Peltier 

Iraqi farmers FORCED to sow genetically modified grain

ECO FOCUS: W.R. Grace Indicted in Libby Asbestos Deaths

Classified 9/11 Report Exposes Multiple Attack Warnings

Tsunami, Forests & Climate Change at /RENEGADE/
Tsunami & Forest
Tsunami & Climate
Forests & Climate
Genetically Engineered Tress, Climate Change, etc.

  Sign the Freedom from the Draft & Illegal War Petition:
"No American - not enlisted, not drafted - should be required to fight 
 for an illegal war.
 I am concerned that George Bush will keep expanding his wars. I join 
 with other Americans who are concerned that this will lead to the 
 expansion of the poverty draft and the creation of a new youth draft.
 I support freedom from illegal war. I support freedom from the draft.
 I call on all Americans of conscience to take a stand against the 
 draft. It’s time to stop the draft before it starts."

Get Radio Insurgente on the air throughout Northamerica!  The National
Zapatista Liberation Army invites all free and community radio stations to
re-transmit Radio Insurgente’s program on their local frequency.
¡Enough is Enough! Project/Proyecto ¡Ya Basta!

German scientist to draw biospheric map of North Iran forests

TEHRAN, Feb. 8 –- An official in the Natural Resources Department of
Western Mazandaran said that a map would soon be drawn to show the
biosphere of some parts of the forest area of the northern provinces.

Eskandar Rezaii added that the German Professor Hans Dieter Knapp
arrived in Tonekabon Tuesday to provide the map upon the biospheric
features of the regional forests. Prof. Knapp, who is director of the
International Academy for Nature Conservation in Island of Vilm, Rugen,
has traveled to Iran in line with bilateral cooperation in the field of
natural resources protection.

Iranian and German scientists have earlier prepared a similar map of the
forest areas of Eastern Gilan, Noshahr and Gorgan. The map totally
covered 250,000 hectares of land in the northern provinces including
Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan.

The plan is hoped to encourage interactions between man and nature while
preventing incongruous extension of forest lands. “It will also create
numerous jobs for the inhabitants and, thus, they’ll be assured they are
respected,” Rezaii said.

In addition, Mr. Knapp suggested that such works will help tourism
promotion in the region. The woodlands of northern Iran, covering some
1.8 million hectares of land, are greatly noticed by international
nature scientists because of their rich variety of certain forest trees.

Fri Feb 11

# 2/11 at 6:30pm in Oakland: National War Costs and Closing Schools in West Oakland - What's the Connection?
California College of the Arts  Nahl Hall  5212 Broadway, Oakland
Artists for Social and Political Awareness present an event that will examine the connection between massive war costs and the dire financial situation of West Oakland public schools. Jay Sordean, counselor at War Tax Resistance, will speak to the corruption of the U.S. tax system and present a radical alternative for taxpayers. Amana Harris, an Oakland community activist and founder of the social justice progrem Art Esteem will discuss the inequality of funding in the Oakland public education system and the apparent effects on the West Oakland community. 
Our events are always free and open to the public!

# Edward Said: The Last Interview - Human Rights International Film Festival
Fri Feb. 11 & Sat , Feb. 12 7:00pm $8/$5 YBCA members, seniors & students
Part of the Human Rights International Film Festival 2005 - this compelling new film is an extended discussion with Edward Said (1935-2003) filmed less than a year before his death. The noted literary critic and Palestinian activist delivers his final testament about his life and work as a committed intellectual. "Gripping...Stripped of sound bites, dramatic re-enactments and other conventional devices, this film is the kind of portrait of an intellectual which is very rare." - Sight and Sound. This film repeats on Saturday Feb. 12.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room
701 Mission St. @ 3rd

# February 11: Bondage and Bonbons! 8-10 pm, 398 11th Street
Join us for bondage demos, socializing, and scrumptious desserts. It will be an erotic, fun evening for all of our diverse communities--Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Queer, Bisexual and Transfolk. The event is free to members of the Leather Community and their guests. 
Presented by PerverCity, a group dedicated to celebrating our leather diversity. Also sponsored in part by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. more info

# Oakland premier of "Knockers!" Fri Feb 11 8:00 PM
 Laney College Theater  900 Fallon St., Lake Merritt Bart  Oakland 
Oakland premier of "Knockers!" 
February 11th, and 12th, 8 p.m. 
Laney College Theater 
900 Fallon St., Lake Merritt Bart 
Advance tickets on sale now by calling (415) 281-0547 
$7 out of every $10 of ticket sales donated to Breast Cancer Fund 
This multimedia performance project features theater, dance, song, video and beat boxing as the ensemble cast of Oakland and San Francisco actors take a campy, candid, closer look at, you guessed it...breasts! (and other areas of the body).\

# NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
Friday, February 11 8:00 PM
 1205 Soquel Avenue  Santa Cruz 95062
See you on Friday at Next Door, our delicious, warm and cozy indoor Guerilla Drive-In location. Bring yoself and at least two friends... 
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents 
Nineteen Eighty-Four 
The fine and stunning screen adaptation of George Orwell's prophetic 1948 novel about a world in which the government completely controls the masses by controlling their thoughts, altering history and even changing the meaning of language to suit its needs. Winston Smith tries to discover love in an upside down world of never-ending war, criminalized dissent, pervasive disinformation, paranoia, and surveillance. If you see this film, and think Thank God, it isn't that bad here yet, you're missing the point. 
John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney would rather you didn't understand all the ramifications of this film. 
Friday February 11th, 8:00pm 
Next Door, right next to the Rio Theater 
1205 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz 
BRING blankets, pillows, friends, wine, & food to share for intermission. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the project and the Revolutionary Garden Society who sponsors Guerilla Drive-In. (We are currently saving to get a spare projector bulb.) 
SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is exactly what it sounds like -- an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Guerilla Drive-In is helping reclaim public space and transform our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be. 
SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Ocean St., L on Soquel Ave, up to the Rio Theater at 1205 Soquel. Next Door is next door to the theater. 
MORE INFO schedule & do-it-yourself: 
BREAKING NEWS: Join our low-volume Guerilla Drive-In announcement list: In fact, that's really the only way you'll find out about Guerilla Drive-In Winter Series movies. 

# RTFM Records and Refraction Present: Love and Gravity 
Fri Feb 11  9pm-2am  Infinite Kaos  136 Taylor @ Turk / Eddy $10 
Artemis: Gravity CD release party 

# Newsbreakz Presents: HEART BREAKz Fri Feb. 11 10pm - ???
 Free before 10:30/ $10 after
 Boycott your local greeting card store. Bring a voodoo doll of all
your exlovers for our special torture table. Dress in your finest
singles slut gear.
 Why? Because VALENTINES DAY SUCKS! What better way to celebrate than
dancing to some breaks and reading the new issue of Newsbreakz?
 When: Friday, February 11th 10pm - ???
Where: Mighty ~ 119 Utah St. @ 15th (1 block from 16th and Potrero)
Why: Because Valentines Day Sucks
How: FREE before 10:30 / $10 afterwards so get there early you cheap
Newsbreakz, in association with SubScience, Space Cowboy DJs,
and the Los Angeles Breakbeat Integrity Association present:
H E A R T B R E A K Z <<<<<<<<<<<<< Liquor in the Front
*Patricio (Los Angeles Breakbeat Investors Association)
*Kap'n Kirk with Mancub on the scratch deck (Space Cowboys)
With the Newsbreakz staph:
*Smoove  *Donna Matrix  *Pia D.
 Poker in the Back
Ripple vs. Maebyn (Subscience)
Ooah the Turntablist (LABiA) vs. Dorfex Bos
 VISUALS by Satsi (Lush Camp)
Klara D'Amour, Vera and Orange
DANCIN' by Ninya Maree
 RACK SALE by SF's Hottest Independent Designers!
Super Sugar Ray Ray and Silver Lucy
ViaJay  Tamo  Sandy Reyes  Robin
 Mighty 119 Utah @ 15th (1 block from 16th & Potrero)

Sat Feb 12

# 2/12 at 9am in Oakland: Save Our Schools in Walk-a-thon
Registration will begin at 8:30am on Feb. 12th, 2005. We will meet at the White large Gazebo directly behind Fairyland at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. Lake Merritt is located in the center of downtown oakland.
This is a fundraiser dedicated towards the betterment and non-closure of more schools withint the Oakland Bay. All donations are tax deductable. Proceeds will be donated to various afterschool programs which provide secular academic instruction afterschool. 
All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Any donation is helpful. These children don\'t have this coming.

# 2/12: Mushroom Hike  10am-1pm 
 Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 
WHAT: Learn how to identify common fmailies of mushrooms. Wade Leschyn of the Mycologiscal 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!! 
for additional information call Hidden Villa at (650) 949-8653 or email at 
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

# 2/12: Free Advice from a Cat Behaviorist! (russian hill)
 Gail Colombo, cat behaviorist and herbologist, will be giving free advice from 12-4 pm @ BOW WOW MEOW located at 2150 Polk St. between Broadway and Vallejo.

# Frank Chu Pub Crawl 2/12/2005 12:00 Noon Free
The Frank Chu Pub Crawl and March will be on Saturday February 12th at 12 Noon.
We will meet at the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround.
We will be identified by the group with the Frank Chu signs.
The path will be up Powell to a bar in Union Square (the choice will be based on the size of the group)
Then we will go to Union Square to hear some speeches.
We will turn at Sutter and then go up Grant and then through Northbeach and end up at Fisherman's Wharf and maybe have some regular beers on Pier 39.
It will all be worth it if some perplexed tourist in Fisherman's Wharf goes back and tells that people in San Francisco are protesting some elaborate Intergalactic conspiracy.
Bring either a sign (make your own or buy one from Frank) or a camera
RSVP for those on
RSVP for those not on Tribe

# New monthly KFC protest in SF starting Feb 12
Join BAV as we stick up for the chickens and protest the Colonel's secret ingredient (animal cruelty) and distribute vegetarian starter kits at KFCs in San Francisco. 
With eleven KFCs in San Francisco, we will be leafleting a different store every month. 
New or experienced activists are welcome. This is a monthly event, usually happening on the 2nd Saturday but check calendar to confirm. If you can't make this date but want to help at future ones, please email me. For more info on this nationwide campaign to get KFC to mandate better conditions for the chickens slaughtered, click here
When: 2/12/05 Sat, 12:00pm - 1:00pm    
Where: SF - 4150 Geary Blvd (5th & 6th St) 
What: KFC Protest (Monthly 2nd Sat) 

# 1) SF - noon to 1 pm - 4150 Geary Blvd at 6th Av 
This is BAV's first KFC demo in SF, and we'll be protesting every month at a different KFC in SF.  It would be wonderful to have an amazing turnout after the 100+ people last weekend!  RSVPs appreciated if possible, otherwise just show up (bring a KFC sign if you have one).
2) Santa Cruz - 4 pm  - Local reporter will be doing a story, so please attend 
Chris and I will be at the SF protest.  And for anyone who is interested, maybe we can go to a late lunch afterwards at Bok Choy Garden or for coffee to discuss how we can work together for the animals.   
For more KFC demos or other vegetarian or advocacy events, please see the BAV Event Calendar at">

# 2/12: Celebrate Adopt a Rabbit Month with the Bunnies this Saturday! (richmond / point / annex)
 House Rabbit Society is hosting a special Valentine Bunny Event on 
February 12th, from 12:00 to 4:00 at the Richmond Shelter. 
Has your bunny been lonely because he has lost a companion or does he or she just need a friend? Don't put his happiness on hold any longer! Bring him or her by the shelter to meet our adorable bunnies. Volunteers will be on hand to work with you and your bunny to find the perfect mate. We request an appointment for the matchmaking sessions, so call early. There is no fee. Of course, if it is you who are looking for a loving companion rabbit, you too are welcome and do not need to make an appointment. 
Ken Mark will be again taking beautiful bunny photo portraits with a heart-motif background. If you missed our November holiday photo shoot, you'll definitely want to be here for this. A modest donation will be charged. 
Last, but not least, there will be a very "heart-y" Valentine vegan luncheon featuring a cream of tomato and vegetable soup, a green salad mixed with heart-shaped red peppers, daikon radish and other vegetables, whole wheat herb rolls and a yummy chocolate cake with raspberry cream frosting. The lunch will be available from 12:00 to 3:00, and take out is again an option. The cost for the luncheon is $11.00, and reservations are required. 
To reserve time for a bunny matchmaking session or to make a reservation for the luncheon, please call the shelter at 510 970-7575. Staff will confirm your appointment time and/or luncheon reservation. 
House Rabbit Society  148 Broadway  Richmond, CA 94804  510 970-7575

# S.F Bike Messenger Association screening Sat Feb 12 5 pm $5
Program: Metropoloco 13 mins.
Bicycle Repairman (Monty Python) 4 mins.
Bicycle (music video by Queen) 5 mins.
Yellow Jersey 20 mins.
Les Triplettes de Belleville (dir: Sylvain Chomet)80 mins.
Plus two more shorts.
artists' television access 992 valencia @ 21st St.

# OPEN HEARTS Valentine¹s Benefit for the Seva Tsunami Relief Fund
 The Rasa family invites the Bay Area community
to gather and send our unified prayers
and abundance to the tsunami survivors.
 We welcome you to join with us
in opening our hearts this Valentine¹s weekend
to help soothe the suffering of our brothers and
sisters in South East Asia.
 Saturday February 12th 7-10:30 p.m.
Program and Performances 10:30 ­ until late Dance Celebration
 Entry Donation $15 - $500
 Studio Rasa, Berkeley 933 Parker St Between 8th and 9th 
 Program and Performances 7:30 ­ 10:30
Opening  Invocation
ANCIENT FUTURE World Fusion Music
With Matthew Monfort on scalloped fret guitar,
Salah Takesh on Arabic Percussion,
and Mariah Parker on Hammered Dulcimer

Dick and W Act Ed Holmes and Amos Glick

Report on Relief Efforts

SASHA BUTTERFLY And Friends Soulful Acoustic Serenade

WES  SCOOP NISKER Buddhist Author and Meditation Teacher
Guest Host, KPFA

David Rucker, Sandi Thompson, Suzette Burrous, and
Heather Munro Pierce    TransDance 
Dance Celebration 10:30 until late
 CLAY The Yoga/Tai Chi Collective
Prizes include retreats at Spirit Rock, massage gift
certificates, Studio Rasa Memberships, and more...

# DJ Mermaid @ My Sucky Valentine! (SF) Sat Feb 12 7:00 PM
 A Naughty Fundraiser benefitting San Francisco Sex Information 
 Sour Grapes and Bitter Chocolates, 
Good writers on bad sex and tainted love... 
 Proudly held at Northern California's premier BDSM Dungeon and Pansexual 
Community Space:  The San Francisco Citadel 
245 - 8th Street (between Howard & Folsom) Doors at 7pm  Show at 8pm 
Silent Auction throughout the night, final bids at Midnight! 
Open house, Adult play (all) & DJ spinning to follow event to 1amish. Stay 
and play, explore, experiment, socialize or however the mood moves you... 
Entry - $15 to $25 sliding scale (no one repelled due to the current economy 
or employment status) 
*There will be a huge Adult themed erotic Silent auction going on throughout 
the evening with goods from the likes you can only imagine. Don't be shy to 
bid and bid HARD. We will have 33 separate packages to big on, one for every 
year SFSI has been in business. (All silent auction purchases and admissions 
over $25 are fully tax deductible) 
Our Tentative List of Performers are: 
Hosted by our own bad boy Thomas Roche, hot in from the city of New Orleans 
Carol Queen  Violet Blue  Charlie Girl  Mistress Morgana  M.I. Blue 
Simon Sheppard  Kirk Read  Kateri Tekawitha  Daphne Gottleib 
(this is a tentative list, so do check back on our web site for updates) 
The sexsational exploits of Rose Pistola & her Clitorotti 
DJ Mermaid spins her succulent vibes in the upstairs chill lounge 
We will have a number Massage Therapists in the house providing their magic 
touch for a small donation to SFSI as well. 
A spirited refreshment bar will be actively catering to your needs 
throughout the night. 
All proceeds go to support the programs of San Francisco Sex Information. 
Sponsors of MSV XI are: SFSI, Good Vibrations, Mr. & Madame S. Leathers, 
Stormy Leather, The Power Exchange, Leather Masters, The Spectator, Bay Area 
Reporter & The San Francisco Bay Guardian. 
To:  Sponsor  Advertise (print/web/radio/tv) 
Donate to the silent auction  Volunteer  Ask Questions 
RSVP your seats (It will sell out this year!) 
-Contact John Bouvier, SFSI Events Coordinator, (415) 989 - 7370 ext. #1

# 2/12: Woman Shaman - A Max Dashu Slideshow (oakland north / temescal)
 Max Dashu of the Suppressed Histories Archives presents Woman Shaman. 
Max's Slideshows are a must see for anyone interested in Goddesses & Women's Herstory! Feminist Historian & Independent scholar Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970, back in the days when Women's Studies departments had not yet come into being. Since then, she has photographed over 10,000 slides and created 80 slideshows on international women's history, including Women in Power, Witch Hunts, Racism, Goddesses, and Priestesses. Max has done extensive interdisciplinary research on the European witch hunts and folk traditions about witches. She is also an artist who publishes prints and notecards highlighting powerful women (which are available at Chnage Makers). Visit her website for more information 
 Sat Feb 12 Time: 7:30pm 
 $5-20 Sliding Scale  For Info: 
 Change Makers Books & Gifts for Women 
6536 Telegraph Ave (4 blocks south of Ashby, on the corner of 66th ) 
Oakland, CA 94609  510-655-2405

# Third Annual International Quirkyalone Day Party
2/12/05 8 pm = 1 am $5-$20 sliding scale
Come help celebrate a growing international movement that reclaims Valentine's Day for those of us who relish solitude, close friendships, freedom, and creativity, and who judge our lives by the amount of passion in them rather than by whether we're single or not.
International Quirkyalone Day (IQD) is a growing movement of people who are reclaiming Valentine's Day and making it a fun, inclusive, do-it-yourself holiday. Unlike the anti-Valentine's movement, Quirkyalone is a positive declaration-a feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine's Day and an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such as Joe Millionaire and The Bachelorette. IQD is a celebration of individuality, romance, friendship, and self-respect on Feb 14.
The flagship party will be held in San Francisco, the epicenter of the Quirkyalone movement. Last year 350 people attended, and we're expecting a similarly successful event this year. International Quirkyalone Day is officially february 14, but we will be celebrating on February 12, this year.
Party highlights:
-Quirkycrafts (make your own quirkyalone journal)
- Party games
- Late-night dance party with songs inspired by the quirkyalone movement
- Quirkyalone Love Connection Game
- Power Point presentation announcing the nominees and winners of the first annual Quirkys (awards of the quirkyalone community). Awards will be given for, among other things, Best Quirkyalone Movie, Song, and Book of 2004, the Most Offensively Unquirkyalone Reality Show, and the Most Unquirkyalone Celebrity Couple.
- World premiere screening of a short movie on International Quirkyalone Day
- Raffle ticket included with price of admission-prizes include quirkyalone t-shirts (girl and boy styles), bumper sticker, and trucker hat.
-Signed copies of QuirkyAlone for sale by Valencia Street Books
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell @ Van Ness / Franklin San Francisco

# Other Cinema's "Retard Nation" anti-war screening
 Sat Feb 12 8pm $5
 Season-opening reception, hosted bar. Screening of anti-Bush political videos, plus Cali debut of "This Ain't No Heartland" , doc on Red State reactionaries.
 ATA Gallery 992 Valencia @ 21st

# Creatures In The Dark Saturday,  Feb 12 8pm-12am  $5 
110 Capp st @ 16th St.
 Music by: Amphibious Gestures, Dave Mars Trio,
Virture, Zenergy & Nate Orman      Art by:
Dan Hannibal, Cypress, Claire Mack, Marie Gordon, RRR, Yoshi, Kasper,
H.L.P., Doug Rhodes, Sphinx, K2, Steven Leyba, Ron Tinseth, Nate Orman, Richard Gardelle, Rachael Rendon, Chuppa Cabbras, Rai Burciago, Amelia Lewis, Full Lush, Katie Miranda, Dane Westen, Ken Shimizu, Matt Pipes, Tessa Poppe, Michelle Korte, Eric Mirable, Joso, Stephen Marra, Stephen Zamopys, Athena Kourage, Torrey Nommesen, Eric Mirabel, Shawn Molampy, Jeff Johnston, Tricia Sheridan, Torrey Nommesen, Janett Lopez, Johny Dismal,Randolph Webb

# Saturday February 12th 9pm until the rooster crows
Raindance we invite to join us in  celebration of Chinese New Year

the coming year will be Year 4702 by Chinese calendar
Year of the Rooster or the Green Wooden Chicken

The Annual precession will start @ 11:30 pm 
so arrive early so that you do not miss out we have some very special performance lined up for you

We are honored to have Leung's White Crane Lion Dancers 
check out these video clips, this must be seen to be believed
Goddess of Funk with members of Suco performing with Hipnaughtica
and a manashery of circus freaks
And of course our very own Dragon Dance
make your own Rooster Mask and join the precession !

for audio pleasure and bass healing we will
the legendary bass of the El Circo sound system
fuzed with the knowledge of magnetic  

Visual enhancement by DAX

The Wizards of da  rhythmic sorcery 
Lorin (Bassnectar) *Jeno (Wicked) * Brother (13 Moon Tribe)
Little John (Raindance, 13 Moon Tribe), Adam (Raindance)
Shawn & Laura (EFL)

presale is recommended to avoid a line and or disappointment 
the first 100 presales will be $15 the $20
tickets will be available online now @
or these following locations by Jan 28th
Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz 939 Pacific Ave
Distractions on Haight St in San Francisco

CELL SPACE 2050 Bryant @ 18th st. San Francisco 

# ANON SALON/ Throb Sat Feb 12 9 pm - late
 $10 b4 10/ $15 after 10 Romanti-Sized Costumery/ $20 Wall-flowered
 ANON SALON bounces to the pulse of passion... THROB
An Intimate and Sensual Teaser of a Tour
of this - our very own PLANET OF LOVE!
 @ Anon Gallery 285 9th Street (@ Folsom)
HaLL of RaVishing ThRoBberies
- KID (Aeon)
- SHESUS THRICE (Live Vocal Soul Groove)
- SYD GRIS (Opel/Opulent Temple) 
- SOLAR  (Pacific Sound)
- SMOOVE  (Space Cowboys/Opel)
StAGe of BrilLlIAnT CuP-eLz
- KEPI and KAT (Red Eye Foundation /Lush/Ball Of Waxx)
	(Live electronica w/vocals by Mrs. Kat)
	(Live Electro-funk w/vocals by Mrs. McFiendish)
	(Amorous Scintillating Verse on the Wing)
	(Live troubadour transformations and incantations)
DrEAM Muse-Eye-Yum
	(Western Tankas and Erotic Woodcarvings)
	(Sensuous Lines Nude Drawings)
	(Womb of Sensuality - Massage & Aromatherapy)
	(Sweet Crepes and Magical Elixirs)
- LIGHTWIRE FX - (Light 'n Wire Productions)
	(Glowing Eye Candy-labra Installation)
- ASTROLOGY 3D - (Dusty Park)
	(Love Signs of the Times)
	(Release your inner outgoingness)
	(No Drumming, please)
 & more..

# Monsters of Love 2 Sat Feb 12 10:00pm-??? $5 
 the bay area's hardest working soundsystem collectives bring you:
 MONSTERS OF LOVE 2 an event of extraordinary magnitude...
3 rooms of all night dancing, performance, art installation and music in
oakland's behemoth nimby space...
5lowershop, filthmilk, havocsound and katabatik are combining their
soundsystems to create a veritable cityscape of sound...full on dance
floor mayhem all night with:
*eats tapes: (live experimetal minimal tech)
(SF's most graceful tekno selecta)
* j. blackkat:
(nyC's fabled tekno terrorist from blackkat soundsystem)
(katabatik soundsysem's master of experimental grooves)
(hardcore tekno and drum 'n bass from the original fader destroyer)
*necrotik socks:
(the heartworm and 666gangstaZ tear it up on decks, effects, laptops and
*the stapler:
(ragga jungle and dancehall from sofat! soundsystem, comin' correct)
(experimental noise soundscapes and industrial dirges)
(dark hardcore and breaks from 5lowershop's queen of nasty beats)
army of love/R.A.T.S.T.A.R. soundsystem bring you relaxing sounds, live
performances and an herbal elixer labratory...
*dr.IZZ the amandroid vs spukkin' faceship:
(live dubbed out downtempo, electro breaks and bass)

(experimental electronics with circuit bent brains)
*being one aKa selecta 138:
(dub, roots, dancehall and ragga from the tuf love resistance)
*megabitch aKa dJ special moments:
(downtempo, drill'n'bass sorcery from the oldest of old school)
*beyond bored:
(shoegazer, ambient and downtempo from 5lowershop's zen sorceress)
(minimal tech, dubby house and ambient from the new dad)
*savage rythm:
(hip hop, grime and downtempo from spaZ soundsystem)
(cut up cultural weirdness, just our of retirement!)
figitron and labsurd hosts an outdoor installation/art/soundsystem
exhibit, with a huge fire barrel and live weirdness...
expect surprise musical performance, kinetic sculpture and weirdness under
the stars...
also featuring:
live butoh dance performance by markus hawkins and monichi, visuals by
III, installations, sculpture, info and craft tables, pirate record
distro, tons of art, refreshments and food to keep yer energy up...
Nimby warehouse 28th @ Peralta 415.972.2823 Oakland

Sun Feb 13

# 2/13: Vegan Raw Organic Potluck (palo alto)
 10 AM @ Bay Leaf Cafe  (650) 321 7466 
520 Ramona St Palo Alto, CA 94301

# A downtown San Leandro store, Earth Mother to the Rescue (EMR), is reaching out to help people affected by the recent tsunami.  Owned by former San Leandro City Council member Joanne Lothrop, EMR offers a mixture of magical gifts, mystical curiosities, earth friendly goods, and handicrafts.  Women in villages in India and Indonesia make many of the items she sells in a fair trade partnership.
Earth Mother to the Rescue (EMR) is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday February 13th from 11 am to 6 pm at 1728 East 14th Street in San Leandro.  100% of profits from the sale of the items created by the collectives will be donated directly to the women’s cooperatives affected by the tsunami.  During the fundraiser, from 2 to 3 pm, East Bay students will be reading poems they will be sending to Indonesia. An Altar created and maintained by the San Leandro community will be present for those interested.

 Fundraiser to benefit tsunami victims
 February 13th from 11 am to 6 pm
 Earth Mother to the Rescue
 1728 East 14th St., San Leandro (510) 614-0708
Lothrop’s business associate, friend and Indonesian liaison, Kathryn Campbell, was believed to have been killed in the tsunami. A month earlier Campbell had visited EMR making a big impression on a group of young volunteers.  “People knew she was in the hardest hit area, and they came by daily to hear of any news, says Lothrop”.  Ten days later, Campbell was finally able to contact Lothrop and tell her she was fine.  Kathryn Campbell is the owner of Karisma Ltd.  For over 10 years, she has worked with lower income artisan groups to promote their traditional art to markets of the western world. “We hope to create a positive ripple effect in improving health, education and living conditions of the villagers and their families” states Campbell. She has remained in Indonesia helping the local people to reestablish their Fair Trade business ventures.
During the event, arts and crafts produced and sold by these collectives prior to the tragedy will be sold or auctioned with profits going to the relief efforts.  Through a partnership with Girls Inc. of Alameda County each item will have a short poem written by local students copies of which will be sent to friends in Indonesia. A thirty year veteran of humanitarian efforts Lothrop reflects, “The satisfying thing about this project is that not only will our money be of immediate help for people, but we have an actual connection to the donation recipients.  People can take pride in knowing that their products helped to make it happen.  On top of that, people will have a piece of Indonesian or Indian artwork to cherish.”  Senator Liz Figueroa, Chair of the States Select Committee on International Business Policy, and San Leandro Mayor Shelia Young will participate in the benefit during the main program between 2-3 PM. 

# "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

# This Sunday, Feb 13, we'll be hooping with a Valentine's Day theme. 
From 2-5pm, as usual.
So wear your pinks and reds and fishnetty things...and be a spinning
cupid.  If you have other Valentine-y stuff to share (music, sweets,
kisses), it's all welcome!
Cellspace is located at 2050 Bryant, between 18th & 19th St., in the
Mission. More info on Cellspace at:
ALSO, our own beloved Vera & Orange will be hooping on Friday Feb 11
Club Mighty ( as part of the Newsbreakz Heartbreakz
party.  C'mon down for a nite of sexy breaks.  It's free before
10:30, and if you come early, there should be space to hoop for a
while.  Details here:
8ede-23e6fcacf353   Hope you can make it! ~ Jason

# THE COSMIC MASS : HOLY INEBRIATION Sun Feb 13 4 - 6:30 pm 
HOLY INEBRIATION  drinking from the source 
Cosmic Mass Intention : 
To remember inebriation and its holy aspects 
and to elicit the experiences of transcendence in the body. 
Matthew Fox 
DJ Janaka Selekta of DHAMAAL 
Three members of the Everyday Ensemble, 
now appearing in the sold out play,The Bright River, in Berkeley, CA. 
Tim Barsky, storyteller, flutist 
Jess Ivry, cellist 
KidBeyond, beatboxer 
Ras. Dr. Chandra Alexandre 
CaroLuna, vocalist 
Pink Man, unicyclist 
VJ Luna 
TCM Intensive Students 
Carol Vaccariello 
Q Spirit Flaggers 
The Carpetbag Brigade, stiltwalkers 
$10 - $20 donation requested

# "Tantric Kissing Secrets" Sun Feb 13 4:30 PM
 An experiential class in the art of kissing 
 Lake Merritt Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland
Cost: $35 per couple  Couples Only. Come with Partner. 
What to Bring: bottled water, pillow, and small blanket to create a cozy "love nest." 
Register online at 
Contact: Shakti Jan, C.T.E., 510-469-8268 
Come for an evening of juicy fun that offers tools to improve your kissing skills. You will discover Tantric techniques for deeper kisses and explore your ability to generously give and receive. Workshop is held in a safe, playful, and sacred space. Couples practice exclusively with their own partners. Invite your sweetheart (or kissing buddy) to come and share this luscious lips-on learning with you!

# 2/13: Sacred Feminine Book Club reads Cunt! (oakland north / temescal)
A Special Valentines Book Club Treat! All Women welcome! 
Sacred Feminine Book Club discusses CUNT by Inga Muscio 
"Let the cunt-lovin' revolution begin right now!" 
This radical, woman-positive book is funny, thought-provoking, hip and will change the way you love your cunt. Be your own best Valentine - Join us! 
This book club reads books involving all aspects of the Sacred Feminine, with no emphasis on any particular religion or faith. You only need to relate to the feminine as sacred to enjoy this gathering. We meet approximately once a month. Read the book & come! For more information about the club itself, call Julie 510-847-0239. 
CUNT is available at Change Makers, call 510-655-2405 to reserve your copy. 
Sun, Feb 13, 2005 (Meets Monthly) Time: 7-9pm 
FREE! Change Makers Books & Gifts for Women 
6536 Telegraph Ave (4 blocks south of Ashby, on the corner of 66th ) 
Oakland, CA 94609  510-655-2405

Tue Feb 15

# Tue, Feb 15 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
 February is Black History Month- Film Screenings
New College 777 Valencia @ 19th St. SF

# Tue Feb 15 4:00 pm Save Harding Theater (@ Hayes/Divis.)
City Hall, 2nd Floor SF Polk @ Grove

# 2/15: Bill Hayes author event "Five Quarts" a history of blood (haight ashbury)
 reading and booksigning for "Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood" 
Tuesday, February 15th at 7pm  Booksmith (1644 Haight St 
Part memoir and part science, Bill Hayes' new book, "Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood," is a provocative, informative and deeply personal look at blood - the substance that shapes our lives. This lyrical work of narrative nonfiction spans history, literature, mythology and science to explore the remarkable fluid which runs through our bodies. 
Bill Hayes studied writing at Santa Clara University and has worked for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Library Foundation, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Details, Salon, Mother Jones, DoubleTake, and The Threepenny Review. Hayes' first book, "Sleep Demons: An Insomniac’s Memoir" was a selection of the Book of the Month Club. 
This Booksmith author event is free and located at our San Francisco store (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco, between Clayton & Cole). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit If you can't attend this event and would like to purchase an autographed book, please contact the Booksmith

Wed Feb 16

# February 16 is Global Warming Awareness Day
On February 16, 2005, the world's first global warming treaty will
become effective. The treaty requires industrialized countries to
limit, by 2008-2012, their annual emissions of greenhouse gases to
the atmosphere to 5.2 percent below 1990 level of emissions.

The United States is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the
world. Governmental leaders of the U.S. did not ratify the Kyoto
Treaty. Consequently, the United States is not subject to the
requirements of the Kyoto Treaty. Seventy-one countries ratified the
treaty, as of January 20, 2005.

Meanwhile, Earth's globally averaged land, ocean and atmospheric
temperatures have continued to increase, especially since about 1980.
Scientists have reported that temperatures across the globe rose an
average of 1.1 degree Fahrenheit over the past century, with the rate
of change since 1976 at roughly three times that over the past 100
years. A large majority of the world's scientists attribute the last
30 years of warming to rising accumulations of heat-
trapping "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases such
as carbon dioxide - the most abundant of the greenhouse gases -
remain suspended in the atmosphere upwards of 100 years, with each
year's emissions accumulating with the previous and the subsequent
years of emissions.

In 2003, U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases totaled 6.94 billion
metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which was 0.7 percent
higher than 2002's total U.S. emissions and 13.4 percent higher than
1990's total emissions of 6.12 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide
equivalent (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Emissions of
Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2003", December 2004).

February 16, 2005 is being recognized as "Global Warming Awareness
Day" in the United States. Recommended actions for people in the U.S.
to take on Global Warming Awareness Day 2005 can be found by
accessing the following web site:


# Wed, Feb 16 7:30 pm Left Turn New Issue Release Party
in the 3rd floor Auditorium
522 Valencia 2 blocks from the 16th and Mission BART

Thu Feb 17

# Thu, Feb 17 7:30 pm "The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror"
Spangenberg Theatre 780 Arastradero Rd. @ Foothill Expwy. Palo Alto

# ~ What The F@#k? ~ Thu Feb 17 8:30 PM
 Oakland Metro  201 Broadway http://
Screw Valentine's...the real holiday is here!!! 
 WHAT THE F@#K!  The Barely Legal Game Show 
 All ages  Full bar  $7 at the door 
No Vanna White. No Alex Trebek. Just 400 rowdy audience members (that's YOU!) putting their balls and eggs on the line to win sick cash and prizes. Scandalous swimsuits! Awful male dancers! Flying meat! 
What? Like you got something better to do? 
Created and starring the convicts behind Tourettes Without Regrets and the madmen from Illbilly (Late Night with God, Jelly Donut)! We know, it's a little scary. PLUS: Special live performance by beat-box superstar KID BEYOND! Come early, this will sell out. 
This is NOT yo Mama's game show (unless yo Mama is a crack eating monkey licker).

Fri Feb 18

# Freebeats and Subductive present Friday February 18, 2005
ALIEN AUTOPSY: Featuring Surgeon
An evening of  inquiry, examination, and discovery in a clandestine research facility, featuring internationally celebrated aural specialist, DJ Surgeon.
Guest Physicians in the Operating Room:
Surgeon  Terrac  Red Stickman  DJ Disconnect  
With Hosting Physicians:
DJ Yap (Freebeats) Plateshifter (Subductive)
Bay Area Location
Info-line will be posted on the website closer to the date of the event
All information will be kept updated on the website leading up to the date
Pre-sale price $10 Door price $15

# Pot Luck and Speaker Gathering by the 
Marin Living Foods Community 
Our Featured Speaker Will Be
Bradley Saul of Organic Athlete

Bradley Saul is a former professional cyclist and a cycling coach.  He
is the founder of Organic Athlete, a nonprofit organization that educates
athletes and fitness enthusiasts about the benefits of a vegetarian

Bradley will be discussing the importance of fitness and exercise and
how to maximize your training in a healthy raw lifestyle.

                                                        When  : On Saturday,
February 19th, from 6 til 9pm,  
                                                        Where: 1 Wellbrock
Hts. San Rafael, CA 94903 (directions below)
Cost:  $3 donation and Raw food dish to serve 8, per person

Please Join Us - Everyone Welcome!   6:00 pm start.
PLEASE try to be on time.  We eat at 6:15 and our speakers generally start
at 7:00

Please bring a raw food dish of your choice to serve 8 people making sure to
review the guidelines for food below. 
*********** Guidelines for Food *********** 
Please prepare your dishes with raw, organic (at least pesticide/herbicide
free), vegetarian (vegan - no animal products) ingredients. Nothing cooked,
steamed, baked or otherwise heated above 105 degrees is appropriate for this
potluck. Dehydrated foods and dried fruits are fine as long as they have
been prepared within the temperature guideline above. Tofu and most seaweeds
are not raw foods. Please pay attention to what might go into your dish;
oils, vinegar, spices, it raw, healthy, etc. Could it be added
later at the potluck by those who want it? 
Some attendees have been on the raw path for 20+ years so we must adhere to
these seemingly strict guidelines. There are some wonderful raw foods
cookbooks available at the local health food stores for new ideas, or you
can go to for lots of great recipes. Beautiful leafy
greens and veggies presented in a wide variety of (raw) ways are always a
winner. Be creative, enjoy yourself and have fun! If in doubt - leave it
out! Call or email if you need ideas or have questions.

Now you can send your friends to <http://WWW.MARINRAWFOOD.COM>   for potluck

******* Plates and Silverware ******* 
Please bring your own plate and silverware. Not only is it ecologically
beneficial, it's a much more pleasing dining experience.
Directions: Aldersgate Church is in San Rafael, Marin County, California. It
sits on a hill overlooking Kaiser hospital. 
It can be reached by US Highway 101 north of San Francisco, exiting at
Freitas Parkway just north of the Marin County Civic center, a noted Frank
Lloyd Wright designed structure. Following Freitas Parkway west, turn left
on Las Gallinas, then right on Nova Albion Way. Turn right again on
Montecillo, passing Kaiser Hospital. Turn left on Trellis and left again at
the crest of the hill, which is Wellbrock Heights. Follow the street into
the parking area.  Map available at 

If you have questions about food choices, directions, or anything else you
may email or call Hugh at 
(415) 883-5201, or Melissa at (415) 609-5354

# February 19: A Sex Work Smorgasbord! 8 pm, $5-7 at the door
A night of various exciting and educational tales of sex work with Greta Christina, the author of "Paying for It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients"; Mark Kleim, gay porn producer (Lavender Lounge); Lady Monster's stories of novice BDSM; Tina Butcher on how to be a bondage model; David Henry Sterry ("Chicken") on the life of a male prostitute in the 70's. And more!
398 11th Street at Harrison SF

# blasthaus presents an exclusive DJ set by THIEVERY CORPORATION
 Saturday, February 19 Regency Grand Ballroom  1290 Sutter 
(at Van Ness) 9pm-2am 21+ $25 Tickets while they last at
 You can also purchase tickets beginning tonite at Rx, we're open for Happy Hour from 6pm-9pm.

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

# Global Women Strike/SF sent us this message:
   We are writing to invite you to the next planning meeting for the 6th
GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE for the San Francisco Bay Area during the
week of International Women's Day (March 8, 2005).  The planning
meeting will be on Sunday February 20, 11am at Crossroads Women's
Center, 333 Valencia St, Room 350, San Francisco. (On the third floor,
left at the top of the stairs, than right and follow the main hall,
signs will be posted.)
   This year the Strike will focus on demanding:
A Living Wage for All our Work &
Pay Equity in the Global Market
End Poverty and War! Invest in Caring Not Killing!
(See below for the demands of the Strike. Letter to follow soon.)
   As many will know, the Strike started in 2000 with women taking action
together on or around the 8 March.  It has grown every year since,
especially in countries of the Global South. Grassroots women in over
60 countries have demanded that society Invest in Caring Not Killing,
that the money squandered on war be spent instead on what our
communities need  - beginning with payment for all caring work.  For
us opposing war and ending poverty are inseparable, and that begins
with paying those who care.
   Men's support and participation internationally has been coordinated
by Payday, a multiracial network of men, which is organizing with
women and men who are Refusing to Kill: refusing the military and its
lethal and repressive work, from the US and UK to Israel and Eritrea
. . . The Strike has also spread the word about the armed forces in the
Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela which are working with the
community to grow and distribute food, build housing, and in other
ways caring for, not shooting at, the community.
   Everyone is welcome at the meeting. This is a chance to strengthen all
the organizing people have been involved in, and to make the
independent voice of the grassroots, women and men, heard over the
warmongering and witch-hunting of the Bushes, the Blairs and their
babes.  Let's make it a Happy New Year!
   We hope to see you on February 20.  Bring a snack to share, and please
let us know if you will need childcare or can provide rides.
Lori Nairne   -   Global Women's Strike
Crossroads Women's Center, PO Box 14512, San Francisco;
Tel/fax: 415-626-4114    Email:
* * * * * Demands of the Strike:
*  Payment for all caring work - in wages, pensions, land & other
resources. What is more valuable than raising children & caring for
others? Invest in life & welfare, not military budgets or prisons
*  Pay equity for all, women & men, in the global market.
*  Food security for breastfeeding mothers, paid maternity leave and
maternity breaks.  Stop penalizing us for being women.
*  Don't pay 'Third World debt'.  We owe nothing, they owe us.
*  Accessible clean water, healthcare, housing, transport, literacy.
*  Non-polluting energy & technology which shortens the hours we work.
We all need stoves, fridges, washing machines, computers, & time
*  Protection & asylum from all violence & persecution, including by
family members & people in positions of authority.
*  Freedom of movement. Capital travels freely, why not people?
"Masters of War" lyrics:
"War Is A Racket!" - General Smedley Butler, USMC
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace (LMNOP):
Weekly peace walks at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

# Feb 21-22 Lobby Day and National Call-in Day: Tell Congress to Close 
School Of Americas SOA / WHINSEC!

# Learn how to FEMALE EJACULATE- Potrero Hill **February 21st** 
AMRITA: The Sacred Art of Female Ejaculation 
Level 1  FOR WOMEN ONLY  Co Facilitated by Tallulah Sulis* 
Come have fun with the ladies and learn about the infinite potential of your sexual lotus. Female ejaculation is a deep, rejuvenating, and healthy sensual and spiritual release, which can be encouraged by skilled G-spot stimulation, orgasm, elements of tantric yoga, and heart opening. This explicit and hands-on workshop will teach you how to have deeper orgasms, and how to tap into the delicious surrender inherent in the release of amrita, your sacred feminine waters. You will be amazed with what you can uncover after you have learned the ancient secrets of your femininity. Set in an open, loving, and safe environment, you will be guided on a luscious journey where you will learn to feel more at home and comfortable with your sexuality, and therefore more open to experiencing deeper and wilder pleasure. Sound like fun? Try, Life Changing! Please bring: A mirror, two towels, a pillow, a favorite vibrator or toy (optional), and an item for the alter. Important note: we do advocate personal healing work, but this workshop is not recommended for those dealing with active sexual trauma issues. 3 hours. $75.  2/21 or call Tallulah @ 415-235-4804 

# February 21-25: Take Action Against  DR-CAFTA
Help give Bush the first major  defeat of his 2nd term!
Please join our ActionLA Listserv
go to:
or send e-mail to:

# No military recruitment in our schools!
 Notice to students, teachers, parents who oppose military recruitment in the
 Please join with peace activists to speak out at the S.F. Board of Education
meeting on Feb. 22nd, 7 p.m, at 555 Franklin St., 2nd floor (near Golden
We passed Proposition N in S.F. by 63%. It called for the immediate
withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq. But S.F. high school students are
being actively recruited by the U.S. military on campus through direct
recruitment and through the Jr.ROTC program. Many recent City graduates are
currently serving in Iraq. This must end. Schools must not be used to
recruit youngsters to kill or be killed in this illegal, immoral war!
Please help spread the word. Let us know if you will speak at the Board
 E-mail Bay Area United Against War at:

 Draft Resolution for San Francisco Board of Education

Cut Ties with the Military

WHEREAS, the United States military is actively recruiting high school
students into the military to fight in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, many young San Francisco high school alumni are presently serving
military units fighting in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, it is San Francisco City policy by virtue of Proposition N, to
all U.S. troops home from Iraq now; and

WHEREAS, over 1,500 U.S. soldiers and at least 100,000 Iraqis have been
killed in this war and over 10,000 U.S. soldiers and unknown thousands of
have been wounded; and

WHEREAS, the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the war have robbed
children of resources that should be spent on education and other human
needs; and

WHEREAS, military presence in our schools legitimizes the message that
violence is acceptable; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

It shall be the policy of the San Francisco Board of Education to support
cutting all ties with the United States military, including, but not
limited to:
Ending military recruitment on campuses; ending the Junior Reserved Officer
Training Corps (JROTC); and ensuring that all students and parents are
of their right to deny military recruiters access to their names, addresses
and telephone numbers.

# Thu Feb. 24 Mystic Family Circus and Woven Media Present:
 *MUSOQ*PACHA*MASSIVE*    *111 Minna St. SF CA *8pm - 2am
A benefit for Casa de Milagros, a children's community based on the
principles of permaculture, located in the Sacred Valley of the Inca, Cuzco,
Join Casa founder Mama Kia for a celebratory evening under the full moon,
featuring multi-media sacred earth journeys in light sound and movement.
Global roots sprouting new shoots and it's all a prayer for the Pachamama...
Featuring live music by:
High vibing, uplifting roots reggae and trancendevotional multi-lingual
Featuring Amadou Camara from Guinea, West Africa...
Traditional music meets reggae meets hip-hop with gongoma, dunun, djembe,
guitars, bass, bolon, mbira and more...
...and guest artists throughout the evening...
Stellar throat singing beat boxing, Balinese bodypoppin' break dancing
Martial arts Emcee and performance artist
Lebanese virtuoso guitarist and tabla player
Heavyweight drummer and longtime live percussion player in NYC's dub house
Vietnamese multi-instumentalist, including the dan tranh (16-string zither
of Viet Nam); and the kora (21-string harp of West Africa).
Heart of the forest...singer-songwriter and sax man...Dylan meets Fela Kuti
With special guest DJs:
DJ SEP (Dub Mission/KPFA)
SOULSALAAM (Hypnomadic/FutureJuju)
RYLAN (Woven/rhythmBASE)
As well as:
--Bay Area premiere of the Woven Media documentary film,
   "Casa de Milagros"
--Silent art auction
--Fashion show
--Vital foods and chai
--Beatific projections, including photography from the Casa in Peru by
   Hilary Nichols, and film footage by Woven Media
Thursday, February 24th
8pm to 2am

$15bucks to 10g's going straight to the kids...

("Musoq Pacha":  Quechua for "New Earth")

Background:  Kia Milagros is the founder and main-mama at Casa de Milagros,
an orphanage in the Sacred Vally of the Inca, near Cuzco and Machu Picchu,
Peru.  Both Kia and the Casa are incredibly inspiring embodiments of
love-in-action.  She can be imagined as "Mother Teresa goes to Burning Man,"
and the "orphanage" is actually an incredibly vibrant and dynamic community
of children, gardens, butterfly costumes, horses, geese...  The kids have a
nationally reknowned theatre troupe, and have performed at the National
Opera in Lima.

Kia is from the U.S. and is an ultra-hip medicine mama whom I have witnessed
to be able to speak to the awakening heart of our generation like no one
else.  She carries the wisdom of the elder but vibes in the realms of
eternal youth.

Viva La Pachamama!!!

Hilary Nichols
h:415-522-0886 c:415-573-8310

With Sweetness and Light

# Waking Up from Our NIghtmare: Preventing the Next 9/11 and Creating an Alternative Economy.
Is the "War on Terror" fabricated out of lies? 
 You be the judge! Come to...
FRIDAY, FEB. 25 - 7:30 TO 9:30 PM 
 Join DON PAUL and JIM HOFFMAN,  and">http://
authors of the highly acclaimed, graphically illustrated new book "Waking Up from Our Nightmare/ The 9/11/01 Crimes in New York City", for a ground-breaking talk and presentation. Come hear and see evidence that the World Trade Center Building 7 and the WTC's North and South Towers were demolished by internal explosives. Has the United States started down a path of "endless war" based on covert operations carried out by a renegade branch of our government?
On the Western edge of San Rafael, just before 4th St becomes Red Hill Ave in San Anselmo.
 Donation $5.00 No one turned away Wheelchair accessible
An MPJC Films and Forums production 415 721 2844
What others are saying...
'Don Paul and Jim Hoffman have performed a feat that the public has waited three years for: solving the 9/11 mystery in a nutshell.' JOHN LEONARD, publisher The War on Freedom
'Waking Up is a major gift and asset to the 9-11 Truth Movement'
 'Don Paul's and Jim Hoffman's Waking Up . . . does the public a great service by graphically exposing some of the lies regarding the 9/11/01 crimes in New York City, and then proposing alternatives to the system that perpetrates such crimes and lies'
DR. KEVIN DANAHER, co-founder Global Exchange
 'The final section, 'Cooperative Solutions', shows how we can all aim toward a much healthier future.' MATTHEW EVERETT, England

# February 25: Vaginas -- FREE! Meet the mother/daughter team who wrote VAGINAS: An Owner's Manual. 8 pm.
Elizabeth Topp and Dr. Carol Livoti's book provides an in-depth look at this fine (but sometimes misunderstood) body part. If you own a vagina yourself (or know and love someone who does), come to CSC for a fact-filled, frisky presentation from author Topp and her mom, a longtime gynecologist. Learn some vaginal history, myths (and facts), plus useful information on health and maintenance. They'll answer your questions, too, and have discounted copies of the book available for sale. There is no charge for this event, though if you wish you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Center for Sex & Culture. Visit Dr. Livoti and Topp's site at for more information about the book. 
398 11th Street at Harrison SF

# Punch Going Away Party Fri Feb 25 8pm - 4am 155 10th St @ Mission
 Live Hip Hop  Most Chill Slackmob  Psychokinetics  Felonious
 Dance Performances  Sistas of the Underground  Flo-Ology
 DJ Code 538  DJ Colly (Dub Shack) Selector Colly
DJ Vanka  Romanowski  Jboogie
 Hosted by  Ryan Greene
 Photos and Visuals by  Danielle Barnett, Nick Kasimatis
 Sponsored by Flavor Group, Exact-Science, Music For America

# February 26: Fakir and Cleo's SPIRIT+FLESH WORKSHOP/RITUAL 
A mind expanding experience, opening of ecstatic energy and a bigger self. The workshop/ritual will run from 11 AM to 7 PM.  Space is limited and partly taken already. Friends of participants are also invited to attend the concluding rites which will be accentuated with live drumming. See for details, then if you wish to participate, respond to and let Fakir know what type of participation you (or you and your partner) desire. They'll respond with a registration email and more details. (Please note: Fakir did not give us cost information for this event; if interested, ask via his email address.)
398 11th Street at Harrison SF

# Puget Sound - Olympic - Vancouver Island Bioregional Rendezvous Feb. 26/27...

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

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

# Kinky Salon presents.... Thu Mar 3 7:00 PM
 Mission Control  2519 Mission @ 21st  94110 
 415 789 8513
Redefining Our Relationships 
with Wendy-O Matik 
Author of the book, Redefining Our Relationships- Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships 
$10 – $20, sliding scale 
This is a daring and provocative how-to workshop on radically defined relationships and alternative lifestyles. Wendy-O Matik talks about what she has lived and experienced: open relationships. She believes that open relationships reduce the hazards that accompany unhealthy co-dependency. Open relationships challenge us to confront our jealousy and possessiveness. Committing to a relationship not mapped out by our parents or society or Hollywood means tearing down the very foundation of status quo and conformity. It means redefining and rebuilding your own version of an alternative relationship based on your needs and your values. 
Loving openly and freely in this day and age, whether you're straight or queer, is a political act. We are conditioned by out-moded social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of dissatisfying relationships. Yet we live in a time where we can choose our own gender or redefine our own sexual identity. Isn't it safe to assume that we also have a right to decide what kind of relationship is more suitable to our lifestyle? Declare yourself a revolutionary activist of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love,and radicalize your lifestyle! 
Check out the East Bay Express article about Wendy-O here:

# March 5: Kink Ink! An entertaining adult comix silent auction with Mark Bode's Cartoon Concert and much more! Bid on art donated by Bode, Trina Robbins, and many other artists. $50 for VIP reception, general admission will be sliding scale. Let us know if you know any comix artists we should include!
398 11th St. at Harrison SF

 On Saturday night March 5th, your burning friends from across the Bay will converge at SOMArts in SF to celebrate Burning Solstinox, the mid-point between burns. Do NOT miss this one - we’ll be halfway home.

# March is just around the corner and with it Canopy's Arbor Month celebration. This year we are kicking off with a Tree Talk by Dr. Kathy Wolf, Research Social Scientist at the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. Dr. Wolf's talk is titled "Does Money Really Grow on Trees?: The Economic and Social Benefits of the Urban Forest." She will be speaking at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto on Saturday, March 5, 2005 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Her talk is free, thanks the California ReLeaf 2004 Capacity-Building Grant Program and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat by calling Canopy at 650-964-6110 or by email at You can find more information on her talk on Canopy's website, 

The Arbor Month fun doesn't stop there! On Sunday, March 13 join us for a Tree Walk at Gamble Garden. Gamble's Director of Horticulture Merrill Jensen and Canopy's Program Director Jana Dilley will lead you on a tour of the many unique and interesting trees on the Gamble property. We will meet at 1 p.m. at the Carriage House at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto. This is a free event. 

Events continue throughout the month with tree plantings, a Fungus Fighters workday and the inaguration of the new Heritage Park in the South of Forest area. You can find more information on all of the Arbor Month activities on Canopy's website, All of Canopy's Arbor Month activities are sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly.

# Photographer and tree-hugger Jack Gescheidt here, with news that the TreeSpirit is going public again, as part of the monthly Sausalito Artwalk, opening on Wed. evening, March 9th, 2005, from 5:30-8pm.  Save this evening on your calendar!   
Fellow photographer/artist—and tree-lover—John Wilmer is being generous enough to open up his beautiful studio space for this month-long TreeSpirit exhibition @ 333B Caledonia St in dowtown Sausalito (just a couple of blocks from the theater).
For those who've not seen them, see archivally framed large prints, and for those who have, see the largest print so far—40"x50".  And meet fellow tree-lovers, including many participants in the Project so far who will be in attendance (clothed; sorry).
Refreshments & hors doeuvres will be served.  I look forward to seeing  many of you there—mark your calendars! in love with trees, Jack 415.668.5225 

#  March 9,10,11.   9-11 events in SF Bay area organized by Carol Brouillet
Premiering the documentary- The 9-11 News Special You Never Saw- The Great Conspiracy
A dialogue with Producer- Barrie Zwicker, 
Author- Webster Tarpley, 
Director of Project Censored- Peter Phillips, 
Investigative Researcher- Michael Kane, 
A Benefit for the N. California 9/11 Truth Alliance
Is the War on Terrorism, actually a War of Terrorism against Americans and the world?
Why didn't a single military jet interceptor take to the air until it was too late?
What can explain Bush's actions and inactions that day?
Why did Building #7, which was not hit by an airplane or significant debris, collapse?
What was the nature of the 9/11 Commission? Is their Report a Cover-up?
Barrie Zwicker, producer, the first mainstream television journalist in the world to deeply question the official 9/11 story, director of the Toronto International Citizens' Inquiry into 9/11
Webster Griffin Tarpley, expert on international terrorism, historian, co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, American Leviathan: Administrative Fascism Under the Bush Regime, Surviving the Cataclysm, and 9-11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA
Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored that annually identifies the 'Most Censored' news stories in the US and producer- "Censored; The News That Didn't Make the News."
Screening begins at 7:30 PM
March 9th- Landmark Guild Theater, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
March 10th- Grand Lakes Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, (510)452-3556
March 11th-Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Co- Sponsors- Veterans for Peace,
Project Censored, KPFA, Pacifica Radio, Kepler's Bookstore, Black Oaks Bookstore, Cody's Bookstore, City Lights Bookstore, Valencia Street Bookstore...
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

# Dear 9-11 Activists,

      In the magically, organic, cooperative process of organizing 9-11
events- wonderful things have happened, and the events are growing into 
something quite powerful.  Contracts have yet to be signed, nuts and bolts
 details still need to be worked out, but this is what we have so far-

Co- Sponsors- Veterans for Peace, 9-11 Share the,, 
KPFA, (probably San Francisco Bay Guardian, too!) Keplers Bookstore, Black
 Oaks Bookstore, Cody's Bookstore, City Lights Bookstore, Valencia Street 

Premier benefit showings of The Great Conspiracy- The 9-11 News Special
You  Never Saw with producer Barrie Zwicker, Webster Tarpley, author of
9-11  Synthetic Terror- Made in the USA, Michael Kane (NY9-11 Truth),
Peter  Phillips, Director of Project Censored, and representatives of the

Proceeds will benefit, and Northern California 9-11 Truth 
Alliance, in their efforts to petition California State Attorney General
to  investigate the unsolved crimes of 9-11.

The documentary will be screened at 7:30 PM at -

The Guild Theatre (holds 270) in Menlo Park, Wednesday, March 9th
The Grand Lakes Theatre (holds 570) in Oakland, Thursday, March 10th The
Herbst Theatre (holds 970) in San Francisco, Friday, March 11th

(Project Censored is also organizing a screening in Sonoma (capacity
4-500)  on Saturday, March 12th, and Black Oak Books will have a reading
in  Berkeley, Sunday, March 12th at 7:30 PM with Peter Phillips and
Webster  Tarpley)

On Friday, March 11th, prior to the evening screening- there will be a 
major press conference at the Herbst with 9-11 researchers, activists, 
supporters of the inquiry, the criminal investigation, and prosecution of 
those responsible for 9-11, followed by a reception, dinner break,
tabling,  organizing opportunity in the large rooms on the second floor of
the War  Memorial and Veteran's Building where the Theatre is located. 
The press  conference will be a free event open to the public.

(Please do not post this wildly about, yet- as we aren't legally supposed 
to give out all this info until all the contracts are signed.)  But 
Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance is spearheading this and needs to 
discuss it at our meeting tonight... and I still need to talk with to figure out how to make this work for all of us.  If you
can  think of organizations that would be willing to co-sponsor/want to
table at  the event- please help facilitate that.  And we could sure use
help, once  the posters, handbills are here, to spread the word, and I
will send out a  press advisory/press release, email invitation, (some
folks might want to  fly out here for this event).

We would love more co-sponsors and input on the best press/public 
presentations to convey at the press conference- (so whistleblowers now is
 the time to come forward)... or anyone who has solid great info which we 
should include/know about, and can present at it.  We will also make press
 packets... Obviously we don't lack for evidence, but do need to overcome 
the psychological barriers so that people can look at it.  I do think 
co-sponsors or those who want to help, participate in the press conference
 should come to a media strategy meeting- I'm going to ask Veteran's for 
Peace to help us get a big room for that at the War Memorial Building on 
February 12th or 13th- and I'll announce that/post it on my website- or 
email me if you want to come.

Carol Brouillet (organizer of the SF Int'l Inquiry into 9-11)   650-857-0927

# Friday March 11trh, I'll be showing my Walk Accross America slideshow. It's been a while since i've put on this show -- not since 9 / 11, but  I think it's time to dust off the cobwebs and show a different side of Americana that few people living in urban America get to glimpse. So come on down and get a taste for a real life Forest Gump type of adventure. We''ll start promptly at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there.
 Location - 889 Walker Ave (East Bay, near Grand lake Theater). On 580, take the Lakeshore Ave. exit, turn left on to Grand Ave, go two blocks, right onto Mandanna (7-11 on corner) and take the first left on to Walker Ave. hard to see 889, so look for 887 (in same building). Call if you need help 510-812-6313. Please RSVP if you can.

 Building the Movement to Stop Global Warming
Weekend Workshop March 11-13, 2005, Malibu CA
Environmental Education Services in a partnership with Green House Network

# March 11, 12, 13: 3 performances only, SF debut of award-winning 
queer/trans spoken word artist S. Bear Bergman!
398 11th St. at Harrison SF 

# 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 €
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 €
Thank you for working for peace! 
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# She Creates Sat Mar 12 7-10 PM 965 Mission St.
 group art exhibit celebrating International Women's Day. 

# The Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America's San Francisco
Bay Area chapter will again be participating in the San Francisco St.
Patrick's Day Parade and is once again organising an Anti-Imperialist
Contingent as part of its participation.
The parade is taking place this year on Sunday, March 13th.  While we never
have many details this much before the actual parade date, the contingent
will undoubtedly assemble between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m., somewhere south of
Market and, of course, details will be forthcoming once we know them.
The focus of the Anti-Imperialist Contingent this year will again be on
ending the occupation of Iraq and of Ireland, and the slogans we are putting forward are:
British and American Imperialism, Out of Iraq! Out of Ireland!
No War but the Class War!

# 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.


 Location: The Streets of Our World!!!  GLOBAL  
More Info:  
March 19-20 marks the two-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq. After all of the death and destruction, and with the Bush administration claiming a mandate to continue their war, there's a new urgency and a stronger determination within the global antiwar movement to bring the troops home now. 
*End the War on Iraq* 
* Bring the Troops Home Now * 
*So They Stop Returning Home in These* 
and instead of war and global devastation let's... 
*Rebuild Our Global Communities * 
Millions will again unite globally to say YES to world peace!!! 

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

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

#  San Francisco Anarchist Bookfair on March 26th
? Golden Gate Park ? Stanyan @ Waller / Kezar Pavillion ?
Panel Including Ward Churchill Cancelled in New York
February 1, 2005: University of Colorado Boulder Professor and longtime American Indian activist Ward Churchill has come under increasing criticism recently because of his view of why the September 11th events happened and could occur again. Prof. Churchill was scheduled to speak at Hamilton College in New York state this Thursday, and family members of people who died in the 9/11 incidents have been protesting his right to speak. Hamilton's website this afternoon indicated that the panel, "Limits on Dissent", has been cancelled due to "safety concerns," even after the event had been moved to a larger building. Churchill's speeches, essay, and book entitled "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens" earned national media attention in the leadup to the cancellation of the event. On January 31st he resigned his post as Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, but not his teaching position. Churchill is scheduled to speak at the San Francisco Anarchist Bookfair on March 26th

# March 26: 69 Art for AIDS  6-9pm  Artists’ reception
9-Midnight  Entertainment & Live Auction
Fixed price erotic art show, sale and live auction complete with door prizes, entertainment and
refreshments benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Candlelight Vigil and the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) assisting AIDS orphans internationally.
$10-25 requested donation
Artwork in all mediums - $69 fixed price plus select items in a live auction. 
398 11th St. at Harrison SF 

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

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

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

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

# 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

# San Francisco Sex Worker Festival 2005
 Sunday, May 1 2005  - Sunday, May 8 2005 
 Roxie Cinema  3117 16th St @ Valencia
 Providing information about sex worker rights and issues. 
 BAYSWAN is specifically geared towards sex workers as well as activists, students and faculty. BAYSWAN, Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network, is a collaborative project providing information for sex workers and about the sex industries. BAYSWAN organizes to improve working conditions, increase safety and services for workers, and to eliminate discrimination on behalf of individuals working within the sex industry. 

(Formerly Health & Harmony Festival)
Northern California's premiere community celebration of progressive culture
Music * Arts * Ecology * Healthful Living
Saturday and Sunday, June 11th-12th, 2005.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
11AM - 8PM Saturday? 11AM - 7PM Sunday
Saturday Night Dance?? 8PM - 12 PM

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

NATIONAL ID CARD LAW / REAL ID LAW, passed by treasonous, secretive congress,
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803

-The Geneva convention instructs us to resist genocide by any means necessary.
-The US constitution directs us to overthrow our government if it fails to represent us.

If a cop does not understand these laws, you can arrest him for impersonating an officer.

Get used to ignoring or arresting officers who do not understand the US Constitution.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.