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Save your eyesight! Read at arm's length in proper lighting.
Do not strain your eyes with close-up work.
Allow your eyes to focus far away or on horizon, 
even if just for a moment, frequently.

Adjust monitor brightness to comfortable level.

Save your self!  Turn your CRT / tv type monitor brightness down.
The EMF / radiation from non-LCD monitors stresses brain/body.
Get a laptop or a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to avoid EMF radiation.
Newer CRT / TV monitors have coating to minimize radiation.
But in these situations the brightness is still physiologically stressful.

The pound of HMX that took down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie,

Karl Rove: Did He Leak Plame Memo to Jeff Gannon?

First They Came for Lynne Stewart

Kenyan protesters block roads as river dries up

How to Talk to a Conservative (Because You Must)

First Amendment Restoration Act 
Current law prohibits citizens from running ads criticizing elected federal office holders by name within 60-days of an election. Nothing could be more contrary to the principles of a free society and representative government. Fortunately, Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R.-MD) has re-introduced his “First Amendment Restoration Act” to repeal these restrictions on free speech and political dissent. Click here to send a message to your representatives asking them to co-sponsor HR 46.

Reporters in chains: Under Homeland Security orders, journalists from England, Sweden, Holland and other friendly countries are being detained at U.S. airports, strip-searched and deported.7.) Obsession with National Security 
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses Bush Aides ADMIT 'stoking fear' for political gain GOP convention in a nutshell (quicktime) 

We Need the Oil, Right? So What's the Problem?
Tell Wild Oats to Drop Weyerhaeuser

What Did The Man Say Who Chopped Down The LAST Tree?

Fri Feb 18

# 2/18: Human Rights International Film Festival 2005 (SOMA / south beach)  
 “Juvies” as part of the Human Rights International Film Festival 2005 
Friday, Feb. 18, 7pm 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room (701 Mission St @ 3rd) 
$8 Regular/$5 YBCA Members, Seniors & Students 
Just 16 years old, Duc Ta was not a member of a gang, had no priors, and yet received a sentence of 35 years to life for driving a car from which a gun was shot. From award-winning documentary filmmaker Leslie Neale comes this riveting look at the world of juvenile offenders who are serving incomprehensibly long prison sentences for crimes they did not commit.

# Rainforest Treasure Party in Santa Rosa Fri Feb 18 7:00 PM
Enjoy RAINFOREST TEA with wild jungle herbs that support your immune system, cleanse the body, offer a gentle energy, and taste GREAT! These teas are sustainably wild-crafted in the Amazon Jungle! 
LEARN how these herbs can help with the typical health issues we deal with in our stress-filled, nutrient-challenged lives! Experience the power of wild jungle food from virgin soil. 
Julia Stege: 707-823-3316 
P.S. Feel free to bring a friend 
Want to sponsor your own Amazon Rainforest Party? 
Call or email Julia Stege: 707-823-3316 for information. Visit

# February 18th (Friday) – Green Beat Acoustic Songwriter Showcase
Now you can see SF's most passionate songwriters break from their glamorous
nightclub appearances, and unveil their hearts and souls in an intimate
acoustic gathering. The Feb showcase features Pollyanna Bush, Justice, and
local superstar Shelley Doty.
Feb 18, Fri 8:00 - 10:30pm
 $10 at the door, or get a 2-for-1 by making reservations 48 hours in
 advance RSVP: 510 549-4300

#  Join us at Rasa this Friday for an evening with SHIMSHAI and the Natural
Mystique Ensemble with SASHA BUTTERFLY....
Friday, February 18th
Doors at 8:30 Music begins at 9:00 $14 
Fusing an eclectic blend of reggae, soul, and jazz with a world beat
influence, Shimshai & the Natural Mystiquensemble deliver solid grooves
layered with angelic harmonies and uplifting, spirited lyrics. Based on the
west coast of America and Hawaii, the Natural Mystiquensemble has
established a devoted following from Seattle to San Diego, including the
Hawaiian islands, as well as the U.K., Holland, South America, and an ever
growing global audience.
A Community Sanctuary in Berkeley offering 
Movement, Massage, Meditation, Music and more.....
933 Parker Street
Between 8th and 9th St.
Berkeley, 94710

# Come one and all to our "Disproving Astrology Party" @ The Cracktory THIS FRIDAY!
 Friday, February 18  10:00 PM 1580 Custer Ave.  SF West of 3rd St @ Evans
 It turns out Richard, Jess, Cat, Fae, Jason, Diana, James and Keith are all Aquariuses (Aquarei?). If the fact that these radically different people have the same sign doesn't disprove astrology for you, well, I suppose you probably still believe in the Tooth Fairy(*)..
 But "When?" you ask?! (hello?! It's written on the first line!) Friday! Friday! Friday! February 18th! Starting the very minute you get here!
 And boy do we have some great entertainment lined up for you! Yes, we've got our own hot water Aquarian Aquarium(**), complete with fish, rays and sharks(***), as well as the usual assortment of wildlife in the hot tub! And for those of you doing the right hallucinogens we've got bubblewrap tentacle porn and an INDOOR MONSTER TRUCK RALLY(****)!
 Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to wear that aquatic-themed costume you've been keeping in your closet! We encourage it! In fact, we insist!
 The party is free, but please BYOB. Beautiful people bring their own alcohol! Really beautiful people bring enough to share!
 So once again! Help us disprove astrology Friday February 18th @ The Cracktory (1580 Custer Ave)!
 Oh, and NO SWIMMING in the radioactive creek!
 Love,   The happy workers at The Cracktory
 (*) And no, I’m not talking the guy wearing a tutu who knocked your teeth out at Burning Man. Even *I* believe in him.
 (**) This is assuming we actually get off our lazy asses and make it.
 (***) Ok, so rays and sharks aren't fish? If it were up to me I'd say: If it lives in water and swims, it's a fish!
 (****) If you actually see a indoor monster truck rally, let me know - I want to take what you're taking. This would be SO COOL! Meanwhile wheelchairs and tricycles will have to suffice
 p.s. This message has not yet been approved by the Cractory Committee on avoidance of Virtue and encouragement of Vice.

# Mighty Breaks - Friday 2/18 10PM
119 Utah @ 15th
This Friday, SEISMIC teams up with the Breakthru crue to give your ass that familiar tingling feeling. Simply Jeff will be throwing your booty a 2-hour set. I'll be working the side room (aka the short beer line & makeout room), so come ... get beer quicker .. and ... makeout. 
And for your Monday Morning Breakbeat Breakfast: 
 Seismic DJs: Murphstar, Brett Pinkin, Nick Allen, Trav 
 Breakthru: A:dbl, Frogger with a Live PA 

# Introducing
ELEKTROFUSION- Traversing the Spectrum of Elektronik Musix
Every 3rd Friday, debuting on Fri 2/18   2 Dance Floors!
Upstairs- Downtempo, ambient, and other diverse electrogroove goodies for your dancing indulgences or to simply chill out with.
Downstairs- Electronic music that has a more power driven beat.  Relish the rhythm and DANCE!
Alaric (Necropolis/Infinate Kaos/Video Salon)
Fanboy (Dark-Tekno/Astral Psyentists/Freaknation)
Phreaki (Spin This!/ PsychoSynthesis/Loma Prieta)
Psyren (La Luna Rouge)
Doors @ 9:30 Music stops @ 2a Free b4 10:30 and $6 after
21+ with proper ID
London Wine Bar 415 Sansome @ Sacramento, San Francisco
Plenty of parking and public transport options!

# 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

# Fri, Feb 18, 2005 - Sun, Feb 27, 2005      
Meet Naomi Klein: "The Take" screening at Red Vic Movie House

Sat Feb 19

# Sat, Feb 19 9:00 am - 5 pm Water is Life Workshop     
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way Berkeley
The Indigenous Permaculture Program presents a two day workshop about water problems and solutions for a sustainable future. The workshop will include *an overview of California's water situation and impacts on the environment from overuse, *water pollution in the Bay Area, *examples of wetland and creek restoration in the Bay Area, *greywater systems, compost toilets, drip irrigation and other gardening tips, *Indigenous water problems and solutions, and a movie about the Fish peoples. Sponsored by Ecology Center and Three Nations Indian Circle. Everyone is welcome!
Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-2220 x233

# 2/19: Grow Your Own (sunnyvale)   
Reply to:
A conference for home food gardeners who want to learn more about organic methods (composting, integrated pest management, soil preparation) and meet others to form "Growing Circles" which meet monthly to share know-how, tools, seedlings and produce. Sat. Feb. 19, 9 to 3, Orchard Pavilion at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. $20 ($30 after 2/11). Pre-purchase organic lunch for $13.75 by 2/11. Organized by the Valley of Heart's Delight project at Foundation for Global Community. To register, call Susan Osofsky at (650) 328-7756 x629 or

# February 19: Worldwide Candlelight Vigil to abolish the National Security Law of South Korea!
Korea Truth Commission - Joint Office, New York
Over 600 people around the world signed the petition to abolish the National Security Law of South Korea in last December, the endorsers included Noam Chomsky, Nawal El Saadawi, Howard Zinn, Bruce Cumings and Michael Parenti.  Despite huge international solidarity and hunger strikes participated by over 1000 people in South Korea, the law that would have repeal the NSL was not passed.
The National Assembly of South Korea has opened a special session to deal with the NSL this month.
We are waging another fierce struggle with the Worldwide Candlelight Vigil on Feb 19th. 
Let us show to the members of the National Assembly of South Korea that the world is behind the repeal of the NSL! In Solidarity, Yoomi Jeong
 Korea Truth Commission - Joint Office, New York
John Choe

# Please post / spread widely
A forum on Community Policing
SATURDAY Feb. 19, 2005, at 1 P.M.
(Doors open at 12:30p.m.)
5048 THIRD ST (Corner of Revere) , SF
* AACPRB proposal for Office of Community Policing in SF will be revealed
* Thurgood Marshall High School and MLK 03 Hunter's Point police incidents will be revisited
* Open discussion / questions & answers period
For more info call: (415) 671-0662  or: (415) 970-3867
The AACPRB Board is formed and not opened to new appointments... Lt Con Johnson is currently working on a community policing protocol for San Francisco.
Let your voice and concerns be heard at this crucial meeting !
In struggle, mesha Monge-Irizarry
Idriss Stelley Foundation
Campaign to End the Death Penalty Bayview Chapter
ACORN (415) 595-98251 ISF 24HR Crisis Line.

# Pussy the Seminar Sat Feb 19 1:18-3:14 PM to get women talking
Womens' building. 18th St @ Valencia / Guererro. $35
creating safe space and dialogue about our most sacred and controversial body part

# 2/19: California One For Peace Reply to:
 Join a simultaneous banner protest for peace in coastal towns and cities from Arcata to San Diego. 
This is a simultaneous coordinated banner protest organized by an alliance of groups in California coastal communities. We are dedicated to the promotion of worldwide peace and opposed to the irresponsible and immoral war policies of our federal government. 
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005  Noon to 2:00 P.M. 
Visit our website to find the exact location in a coastal town near you. 

# Winter Potluck & Lecture by Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare, M.D., M.P.H., C.A.
Potluck is Raw foods and vegan friendly
Saturday, February 19, Socializing & Appetizers: 6:00 p.m.
Dining: 6:30 p.m., Lecture: 8:00 p.m. (free).
IOA, 3600 Geary Boulevard (see January 9 for address details).
$1 suggested donation for members, their guests, and students 
bringing food; $2 for non-members bringing food (add $7 to each 
without food).
Following the potluck, there will be a lecture by nationally known 
and respected, Dr. Opare, on "Nutritional Medicine." His
concept of The Rule Book and User Guide for Healthy Living is 
revolutionizing the Hygienic Medicine field. He is co-founder of the 
Conscious Living Institute and is Editor of Knowledge for Life, the 
newsletter of healthy living, and Co-Host of "Knowledge for
Life," a
television show dedicated to the health of the African Community.

# 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.

 Saturday, February 19th, from 6 til 9pm,  
  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

# Sat, Feb 19 7:00 pm $5
 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE of "Mission Against Terror" 
with co-producer Bernie Dwyer from Radio Havana Cuba 
Women's Building 3543-18th St. @Valencia and Guerrero 

# Sat, Feb 19 7 pm "The Gas Is Not For Sale"
New College 766 Valencia St. @ 19th St. SF
By Tercer Mundo of Bolivia
First Screening Screening In US and Commemoration Of The 2003 Rebellion
This powerful film recounts the massive rebellion of miners, teachers, indigenous people and women in Bolivia in February 2003 against the privatization and sale of the country¹s gas to Peru. The Bolivian army was called in to repress the people and hundreds of people were murdered.
This important film will also be followed by a labor music video from Bolivia. 
Tercer Mundo. an independent labor video collective along with other labor media groups in Bolivia will be issuing the call for the first Latin American Working Class Film and Video Festival in Bolivia this coming October 2005. This event will help benefit their festival in Bolivia this coming October. The first festival was held in Buenos Aires last November and plans are being made to bring the festival to the bay area this coming July 2005.
$5.00 Donation Requested (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

# 2/19: The Changing Face of American Intelligence (alameda)
Reply to:
On February 19th, The Alameda Public Affairs Forum will present a program on “The Changing Face of American Intelligence”. The program will be presented by Dr. Barry Schutz, a former analyst at the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, The Rand Corporation and the Dept. of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Dr. Schutz has also been a professor of politics, international relations, and African Studies, in the U.K. and Africa, as well as the United States, and is currently Visiting Scholar at the Center for African Studies at Stanford University. The forum will be held on Saturday, February 19th, from 7 to 9 PM, at the Home of Truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand Street, in Alameda. It is free and open to the public. 
Since its inception, the CIA has had the propensity to act like a "rogue elephant." However, right-wing governments have clearly stressed the operational mode over the analytical. The Bush II government, with total control of the legislative branch, is in the process of completely militarizing the operational side and neutering the analytic side. The tiny and exclusively analytical State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) has always been a dissident intelligence voice against the more politicized CIA. Will this continue under Condoleeza Rice? Dr. Schutz will present a thorough discussion of these issues.
The audience will have time to ask questions about and offer comments on the Intelligence issues following the presentation. 
This is the sixth in a series of programs presented by the Forum. "Informed discussion of issues is essential to a healthy democratic politics" said Dr. Arthur Lipow, chair of the organization. Future forums will be announced. 
For more information contact 814-9592 or email

# Sat, Feb 19 7:30 am NAOMI KLEIN in Oakland
Congregational Church 2501 Harrison ST $20-50

# 2/19: Naomi Klein: How Economic Shock Therapy Backfired in Iraq (oakland downtown)   
 Best selling author of "No Logo" and an anti-globalization activist, Klein will speak about US plans for Iraq and the anti-war activists working against the neo-conservatve agenda. 
Introduced by CorpWatch Director Pratap Chatterji 
Saturday, February 19 - 7:30pm - First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street Oakland or call 510-548-0542

# February 19: A Sex Work Smorgasbord! 7:30 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

# A SexWork Smorgasbord on 2/19!
Saturday, February 19th, 7:30PM -- $5-$7
@ Learn how to treat a sex worker politely and properly from 
Greta Christina, the author of "Paying for It: A Guide by Sex 
Workers for Their Clients".
@ Get the scope on the 101 of Gay Porn from Mark Klein, an 
incredible gay porn producer.
@ Be titillated by the amazing local erotica spoken work - 
Lady Monster's stories of novice BDSM.
@ Writer, art space curator, musician, and model- 
talented Tina Butcher will give you the know how to be a 
bondage model.
@ Call listen to the fabulous "Unrepentant Whore" herself - 
Scarlet Harlot -
@ Fascinating David Henry Sterry will educate you on the 
life of a male prostitute in 70's.
@ Plus a bunch of others things not to be missed - 
like free - free condoms.
If you are hungry for exotica and the how to of sex work 
biz, this is the event for you.

# Hello Dear Dancers, Ahhh Yes! 
Time to gather in the Dance once again...
Please forward this to any one you think might like to join us.
Blessings, Heather 510-845-4717
The Temple Arts InstituteSM Presents TransDance 
A tribal dance journey that revitalizes the body and soothes the soul.
Saturday, February 19
(future dates: March 19,  April 23)
Door and dance floor open at 7:45pm
The TRANSDANCE Journey starts about 8:15pm until approx 10pm
Held at STUDIO RASA in Berkeley
933 Parker Street in the "Sawtooth Building"
between 8th and 9th Streets
Sliding scale 12-15 dollars 
For more info call 510-845-4717 or email
TransDance integrates elements of tribal motion, freeform jamming,
moving meditation and active imagination into a potent, playful and
prayer-full dance experience. Every journey brings the body alive
while nurturing conscious awakening and centering at heart.
We will honor the mysteries and celebrate life!
Come as you are
Heather Munro Pierce is a modern day temple dancer who has led 
inspirational, transformative and healing movement since 1988. In 
addition to a wide range of dance exploration, she has studied 
Anthropology and Religion at UC Berkeley and completed a four-year 
program in Spiritual and Consciousness Studies. Her passion springs 
from her own experience with dance as a path to 
healing, health and wholeness.

# Other Cinema's "Copyright-Free Zone"
Sat. Feb. 19 8:30-11:00 $5
 Rebel archivist Rick Prelinger hosts a session on enlightened initiatives against the New Enclosure of intellectual-property privatization., discussing Creative Commons, his suit aginst John Ashcroift, BitTorrent, , et al. Annalee Newitz from the Electronic Frontier Foundation also describes how restrictive copyright laws are being hardwired into new hardware.
Several short collage pieces precede Greg Hittelman's hour doc on Fair Use and free expression, "Willful Infringement". Beverages available. Part of proceeds go to Rick's legal fund.
 A.T.A. Gallery 992 Valencia @ 21st

# 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.

# Four rooms of goodness wrapped around a 50s diner theme. The Pancake Playhouse/Entropy bring you big beats and pancakes without the BM dust. 
Lighting by Rumpus Room and Eye & Eye. 
Decor by the Pancake Floozies. 
Break-Fast Buffet:
    Laird, Tung, Gabacho, Cor, and Ripple
Pan-Fried Progressive:
    Jondi & Spesh, Austin Gregory, Scott Carrelli, and Misha
Drum & Bake (hosted by Subscience):
     The Hitmen, Qzen, Freya, Megatron, and Dos
Bar Room Bliss (hip-hop & soft rock):
      Unagi, Illya, Chef-Alx, Sambo Yoda, and Flapjack
$15 presale/ $20 door 21+  FREE pancakes @3am for info, presales, directions

 The Oakland Noodle Factory
1255 26th St. @ Union,West Oakland,--
3 blocks North of Grand, between Market and MLK
Friday, February 18, 9:00pm - 
Saturday, February 19, 3:00am
We're having a House Party and we want you all to come out and get down. We are celebrating the birth life and legacy of the one the only Micah Hobbes Angele Dj Trinity. One name couldn't hold the greatness of this woman. So if you love life and music then we want to see you there.
On the 1's and 2's yours truly DJ Trinity spinning Hip-Hop, Drum-n-bass and DJ Discovery coming with soulful house and rare grooves. Lyrical libation from Aima (Mamaz) 
All the proceeds from the bar will go to funding TrinityWolf Network.
TrinityWolf Network is a membership-based organization focused on developing and providing resources that support the growth of social justice communities. Through the cultivation of art, education, and community organizing, TrinityWolf Network is building a sustainable movement committed to the well being of all people.

# Saturday, February 19
The Future of Transportation in Los Angeles, the U.S.  and the World 
Environmental Justice Movements to Challenge the  Auto Culture and Build a 
Movement for Public  Transportation 

A  Conference Organized by the Labor/Community Strategy Center and the Bus 
Riders  Union 

February 19-20, 2005
University  of Southern California
Davidson  Center
(corner of Figueroa/Jefferson)
Bus  lines: 38, 81, 102, 200
Please,please RSVP  ASAP, by Mon 2/14/05, call or email Kelly  
Archbold-conference coordinator at 213.387.2800 

Saturday, February 19

8am Registration and Continental  Breakfast 
9am-5pm Plenary Program 
5pm-6pm Film Showing: "Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate  of the 
Pacific Islands" 
Confirmed Speakers Include: 
·  Assembly Member Karen Bass-  California State Assembly, 47th  District 
·  Dr. Robert Bullard-  Environmental Justice Resource Center,  Clark-Atlanta 
·  Oscar Edmundo Diaz-  Por el País que Queremos Foundation  (Bogotá, 
Colombia; New York) 
·  Assembly Member Fran Pavley – California  State Assembly, 41st District 
·  Ambassador Enele Sopoaga – Permanent  Representative of Tuvalu to the 
United Nations 
·  Peggy Shepard-  Executive Director, West Harlem  Environmental Action (New 
York City)  
·  Clayton Thomas-Muller-  Indigenous Environmental Network  (Canada) 
·  Eric Mann-  Executive Director, Labor/Community  Strategy Center (Los 
·  Barbara Lott-Holland-  Co-Chair, Bus Riders Union (Los Angeles)   
·  Cynthia Rojas-  Lead Organizer, Clean Air Clean Lungs,  Clean Buses 
Campaign (Los Angeles) 
·  Deborah  Orosz -- Lead Organizer, Bus Riders Union's New Service Plan (Los 
In  addition.... 
Bus  Riders Union Teatro 
Linda  Epstein, Bus Riders Union member and Poet 
The  Strategy Center Drum and Chant Crew and more.... 
Sunday,  February 20
9am  Breakfast 
"Where  Do We Go From Here?" Strategy Session 

Saturday  only $30  
Saturday  and Sunday $50 
(sliding  scale for working class participants $10-$50) 
Children welcome, childcare provided. 
Conference in Spanish, English and  Korean. 
Please RSVP ASAP, by Mon 2/14/05, call or email Kelly Archbold,  conference 
coordinator at 213.387.2800  
or _kelly@thestrategycenter.org_ (   
Conference information and registration form at _www.busridersunion.org_ 
The long-term demands of the Strategy Center and the Bus Riders  Union 
    *   Reducing  L.A.’s cars from 8 million to 4 million; Making dramatic 
improvements in the  public health of L.A.’s children  
    *   Doubling  the mileage of autos in California (and the U.S.) from 25 
mpg to 50 mpg within  a decade  
    *   Doubling  Los Angeles County MTA bus fleet from 2,500 to 5,000 clean 
fuel  buses  
    *   Using  the cleanest fuel available at any given time for all future 
bus  purchases  
    *   On-the-freeway  public bus service, bus only designated lanes on 
major surface streets, a  public transportation and pedestrian centered urban 
development  plan  
    *   Auto  free zones in Los Angeles to dramatically reduce auto 
congestion and  pollution  
    *   A  Moratorium on rail construction until the BRU / MTA Consent Decree 
is  implemented  
    *   A  Moratorium on freeway expansion  
    *   Going  far beyond Kyoto to a 50% reduction in all greenhouse gas 
    *   Working  to Pass FAIRNESS, the Civil Rights Act of 2004  
    *   No Fare  Increase, which each time forces at least 2% of bus riders 
back into polluting  automobiles   
    *   No  Transit Courts! MTA’s newest strategy to increase revenues by 
overseeing fines  for eating, playing music or evading your fare on the  bus
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# 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

#  Sun Feb 20
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.

# Money, belligerence, slavery, sex, law, manipulation,  finding yourself, neutrality, love & mastery…
Sunday, Feb. 20th 1-4pm.  Standing in Peace: How to find yourself in 
a world at war. Led by Marcia Doerr, educator & legal expert.
Lizet, Jen and I will be hosting Marcia for a talk on Learning the art of neutrality when it comes to standing in the world of international law. Standing as a soverign human being and taking full freedom and responsibility as a peace maker. Law history, including how the legal basis for law changed in the civil war. The credit and debt system –how the government “borrows” money from the federal reserve using our birth certificates as collateral. The difference between substance and credit-that you have both a real self and a commercial self. International commercial code, which stands above the law of nations.  
We are offering this class free of charge at
Vara Healing Arts 850 Talbot @ Solano, Albany

# Addendum to above event:
If you're around this long weekend, join me LOVE kevin

Money, belligerence, slavery, sex, law, manipulation, finding yourself, neutrality, love &

Standing in Peace: How to find yourself in a world at war. Led by Marcia Doerr, educator & legal

A talk on Learning the art of neutrality when it comes to standing in the world of international
law, as a sovereign human being and taking full freedom and responsibility as a peace maker.
Marcia goes into Law history, including how the legal basis for law changed in the civil war; into
territory on the credit and debt system and how the government "borrows" money from the federal
reserve using our birth certificates as collateral; into the difference between substance and
credit - that you have both a real self and a commercial self; into the international commercial
code, which stands above the law of nations.

We are offering this class free of charge, by invitation only.


An afternoon with Marcia Doerr, legal expert, educator

For 144 years, since Abraham Lincoln, the North American continent  has been a nation "occupied"
by the expression of "war powers" and  its resultant "commerce."  

Let's discuss the implications of how that relates to YOUR life today.

* Learn how you can "choose" between being a debtor or a creditor

* Do you prefer to be a Sovereign or a Taxpayer (deal with the IRS)?

* Are you a  Private or a Public "person"?

* Configure yourself to be a Traveler or are you a Driver? Guess which
 one pays traffic fines!

* The meaning of Honor/Dishonor in law (and in daily life).

* How do you find your Self and resolve the fundamental conflict when your heart wants Peace in a
world at war?

"Know yourself, know your adversary, and Victory is assured."
- Sun Tzu

I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs, where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. - Shel Silverstein

# 2/20: Stop Educational Cuts In Bencia and Vallejo! (vallejo / benicia / fairfield)  (vallejo / benicia / fairfield) Reply to:
 Who: Community-Labor Alliance, Vallejo, California 
Contact: Douglas MacDonald, CLA Organizer 
What: Regional Organizing Drive to Stop Educational Cuts! Oakland Education Association President Ben Visnick to join Benicia and Vallejo Teachers, Staff, Parents and Workers in an Open Forum to Save Our Schools 
Where: John F. Kennedy Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 
When: Sunday February 20, 2005 1-4 PM 
Ben Visnick is President of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) and has been a key organizer against the cuts and school closures in the Oakland Unified School District. Currently, the OEA is organizing a broad coalition including teachers, parents, staff, inter-faith organizations and a variety of labor unions including the ILWU, SEIU and UFCW in order to stop the de-funding of Oakland’s schools. The State Administrator for Oakland has recently suggested a “public/charter” hybrid model district wide. Such privatization efforts have proven disastrous in communities throughout the country and simply create a two-tiered education system that fosters social fragmentation rather than common experience. Marketing, rather than educational improvement becomes a chief concern and focus of resources.

# Sun, Feb 20 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm $5
The Making of the Take: A Conversation with Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis
Unitarian Universalist Center 1187 Franklin at Geary SF

# Hula hooping will be at Cellspace again this week, 2-5pm. 
C'mon down to 2050 Bryant @ 18th St in SF & join in the fun.
join the email listserve by sending a blank email to:
SF Bay Area Hoopers on
For those outside of the Bay Area, look for the Hula Hooping tribe or create your own! 

# 2/20: The Last Fifty Years of the Black Freedom Struggle (oakland lake merritt / grand)  
Reply to:   3 to 5pm 
At the Parkway Theater, 1834 Park Blvd, Oakland 
Free Admission. Call for Donations 
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement and the Uhuru Africa Club sponsors a film and discussion for Black History Month on Civil Rights, Black Power, African Liberation and the role of white solidarity. 
Grass roots video footage covering the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements brings us up to the year 2005 on the struggle of the black community and African people world wide for freedom and liberation. 
From the leadership of Rosa Parks during the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycotts of the 1950's to the rise in popularity of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, the struggle for black freedom endures the attacks of the U.S. government under COINTELPRO. The Movement survives now in the midst of police containment, decades of a "war on drugs" and the massive imprisonment of African people in the United States. 
Learn about the vison and programs of the Uhuru Movement and the role of Uhuru Solidarity in building a world where African and all oppressed peoples can benefit from the fruits of their labor and have access to their land and resources. 
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement works under the leadership of the Uhuru Movement for white solidarity with the black community's struggle for justice. 
Call 510-295-7834 for more info.

# 2/20: LMNOP Weekly Peace Walk, 3 PM (oakland lake merritt / grand)  
Reply to:
NOTE: LMNOP has an announcements list, about one to three messages max a week. To subscribe send a message to 
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace (LMNOP) invites you to 
join us on weekly peace walks around Lake Merritt in Oakland. Every 
Sunday at 3:00. 
Starts at the colonnade at the east end of the Lake, between Grand & Lakeshore Avenues. Near Grand Avenue exit off 580 freeway. Most 
well-known nearby landmark: Grand Lake Theater. For directions & 
public transportation info go to 
No more wars of aggression! 
Stop the attacks on Civil Liberties! 
Information: Beth (510)763-8712 or

# Sunday, February 20, 2005, 8p.m. till 2a.m.------This is a 3 Day Holiday Weekend!

EZLUV presents Revolution 1.0...A New Website for Artists, New Vinyl on the Label, the Bands 1st Public Appearance, Art Abound, Strange Theatrics, and of course... Music that makes the body move.

Half of our proceeds will be donated to Little Kids Rock, an organization providing music
instruments and programs to kids who would otherwise be without.

Featuring Turntable Antics by:
DJ Romanowski
Tal M. Klein
DJ Dfunkt

The EzLuv Soundsystem
Bizzy T
G Smoove
Rocket Morton
& Bangy Smashcraft

A Live Performance by TheE Bomber
featuring - Ms. Liana Young on vocals
Plus A Special Opening Set from
Aces High Russell & Sara B Selector

Visual art - Patricia Araujo, Tom Lanaux, Phonic thee Bomber,
Bethany Ayres, Romanowski and more TBA

$10.00 Donation. Appetizers. Bar. 
Free Gifts to first 50 peeps inside.

150 Folsom Street at Spear Street in SF is the location

For more info: check out the events page at
or call 510.532.8544 

# President's Dead Party Sun Feb 20 9:00 PM
 club SIX  60 Sixth St @ Market/Mission SF 94103 
Tim Sweeney (DFA) - DJ Cat of Fannypack (Tommy Boy Records) - DJ Kid 606 (Tigerbeat6) - live Gravy Train!!! (Kill Rock Stars) - DJ DJ Olive (The Agriculture) - live David Last (The Agriculture) - live + visuals Monday is a Nat'l holiday.. so come out Sunday to dance yr pants off! Peace. (415) 756. 5916 Fluorescent #info

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

Mon Feb 21

# 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 

# G8 05—Potluck, Info Sharing and Brainstorm Feb. 21
This coming July, the G8 will meet in Gleneagles, a lovely golfing resort in Scotland.  Our friends in Britain have already been organizing.  Harry, who works with the Dissent Network that is planning the response to the G8, will be here in the Bay Area on February 21. You are invited to a potluck and information sharing, brainstorming session—what can we do from here? Are there local connections we might make? Are any of us planning to go? How good is your golf game, anyway?  
7 pm Feb. 21 Black Cat 2852 Folsom SF
Near 24th st. BART between 24th and 25th sts. In the Mission
For more info, email  Starhawk
Bring food to share.

# Jesse Swanhuyser ? Director, California Coalition for Fair Trade & Human Rights will speak and lead a discussion after the film. 
 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Church 505 E. Charleston Rd, Palo Alto $5 
Bill Moyers reports on Chapter 11 of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which multinational corporations are using to challenge democracy. Chapter 11 is only one provision in the 555-page NAFTA - negotiated to promote business among the US, Canada and Mexico and was supposedly written to protect investors, if foreign governments tried to seize their property. But corporations have stretched NAFTA's Chapter 11 to undermine environmental decisions, sue local governments, and overturn decisions of local communities. The cases are heard not in open court, but before international trade tribunals that make rulings in secret. The program details a system of private justice that is enabling companies to obtain covertly what they have failed to achieve publicly in national legislatures or courts. 58 mins, 2002 
The Monday Night Movies series is a collaborative effort of:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
World Centric
Peace Umbrella, Unitarian Universalist Church

# 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:

Tue Feb 22

# 2/22: ATHEIST vs. CHRISTIAN Debate
Reply to:
David Fitzgerald, American Atheist & SF Atheist 
Chang Yuon, Follower of Jesus Christ 
Tuesday February 22, 2005 6:30-8:30pm 
Skyline College Cafeteria, Bldg 2, 3rd floor, San Bruno, CA 
Join us for a fun PRESENTATION, and a friendly & lively DISCUSSION in spirituality & philosophy. 
Bring your questions, comments, or challenges. 
Coffee Talk is sponsored by University Fellowship 
Contact Tuese for more info for other events 

# 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.

# Benefit Film Screening for Attica to Abu Ghraib Conference Feb  22nd, 7pm El Rio
Please forward . . . The Heads Up Collective Presents:


Featuring the Film . . .
A Benefit for
Attica to Abu Ghraib Conference
 on Human Rights, Torture, and Resistance
email:  website: phone:
(510) 593-3956

Please join us every 4th Tuesday for radical films, discussions, and
support local organizing while we're at it!
Each film will benefit a different organization, but donations are
appreciated, not required.

EL RIO (3158 Mission @ Cesar Chavez, SF)
For more information, suggestions, or to help out, please contact
Wheelchair accessible, 21 and over, films are shown outdoors-bring your

Out, the Making of a Revolutionary:
Convicted of the 1983 US Capitol Bombing, and 'conspiring to influence,
change, and protest policies and practices of the United States government
through violent and illegal means", Laura Whitehorn, an out lesbian and
one of six defendants in the Resistance Conspiracy Case, spent 14 years in
prison. OUT is the story of her life and times - five tumultuous decades
of struggle for freedom and justice. Planting a bomb in the US Capitol
Building was the culmination of a lifetime of radical protest for
Whitehorn, and 14 years in federal penitentiary have only solidified her
stance as a committed American revolutionary.

Save these Dates!
Check out our revolutionary future features on the fourth Tuesdays at El
Rio at 7pm:
March 22nd El Salvador
April 26th Haiti

From Attica to Abu Ghraib:
An Organizing Conference on Human Rights, Torture, and
sponsored by the International Human Rights Initiative

Friday, April 22, 6 - 9 p.m.: Opening Event featuring
keynote speaker Cynthia McKinney.
St. Joseph the Worker Church 1640 Addison St.,
Berkeley, California

Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m: Working
U.C. Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall

Torture, illegal detention and other human rights
abuses have always been weapons used by the United
States government to crush dissent and social justice
movements. Today, the criminalization of people of
color in the US, mass illegal detentions and
deportations of Arabs, Muslims and immigrants, torture
in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and in US prisons are
evidence of a terrifying escalation in US repression
both at home and abroad.

What can we do? Our strength lies in building on the
experiences of those who resist: here in the US, in
Latin America, Palestine, the Philippines, the
Caribbean, and in countless communities throughout the
world. The International Human Rights Initiative was
conceived by a strong diverse coalition, including US
political prisoners, to help unite the emerging global
resistance movement.

Wed Feb 23

# KFC Cruelty demos in Mill Valley.
Please join us to protest KFC's refusal to implement minimun humane 
standards for the 750 million chickens that they kill annually.
We are a pretty low key and friendly group.  Signs and leaflets 
available so just show up. Please visit: for more information about PeTA's 
campaign. Wedns, Feb 23, 12Noon - 1pm
 510 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941

# February 23rd & 24th (Wed & Thurs) - Power Manifestation
Power Manifestation is a revolutionary course designed specifically to help
you understand your own extraordinary manifestation power, and then learn
how to best use it in your daily life.
Using a practical and useful formula you will be able to:
- Be the ultimate source of your prosperity.
- Understand your underlying emotions and feelings and use them to attract
situations, people and opportunities into your life.
- Use Power Manifestation for conflict resolution AND the creation of the
outcome you desire in life's situations.
- Attract amazing mates and friends.
- Have long lasting joy and excitement almost everyday.
- Magnetize what you REALLY want to come to into your life.
- Recognize what your life's purpose is and tap into Divine information.
Wednesday, February 23 - 6:30-10:00 PM
Thursday, February 24 - 6:30-10:00 PM
$50 Early Registration, $60 Day of Event.  Pay in advance via credit card
or electronic check at, account holder
Invite a friend and you both get $10 off
Zen Kloppenburg510.444.4936

Thu Feb 24 FULL MOON

# Thursday, February 24, 6:30 potluck, 7:00-8:30 meeting
League of Pissed Off Voters General Meeting @ Station 40
3030B 16th St b/w Mission and Valencia
On Tap: A report back from last weekend's local political strategy 
and messaging retreat + a special guest performer 

# City Lights Bookstore will host a special RE/Search event 
Thur Feb. 24 7pm, celebrating the recently-released JG BALLARD QUOTES book. 

This is a last-minute reminder to you! 
261 Columbus at Broadway, San Francisco. 
Event curator: Peter Maravelis of City Lights. 

Featured Guests: 

1. Mark Pauline. Founder and Director of Survival Research 
Laboratories (SRL), a San Francisco art institution since 1978. SRL pioneered the genre of violent machine art performance on large locations, incorporating and innovating cutting-edge computer technology and remote-controlled robotics. Mr. Pauline is also a graphic artist, engineer, inventor, writer, and has lectured at numerous universities and museums in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He has been featured in V. Vale's Search & Destroy, RE/Search magazine, the Industrial Culture Handbook, Pranks, the 1984 JG Ballard celebration at Fort Mason, and will be featured in the forthcoming J.G. Ballard INTERVIEWS book. 

2. SRL engineer Karen Marcelo maintains the SRL website ( and is responsible for implementing internet controlers for tele-operated lethal devices used in many SRL shows. She provides vital assistance to STELARC as a programmer and technical facilitator. 

3. Eric Paulos received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and is currently a senior research scientist at Intel where he heads the Urban Atmospheres group focused on exploring the proactive archeology of our urban landscapes and emerging technology. Dr. Paulos is also a long time associate of SRL and director of the Experimental Interaction Unit. Eric has developed numerous teleoperated robots and interaction system throughout the years and is also teaching a course at the San Francisco Art Institute. ( 

4. R.U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman) has enjoyed a long career as editor of High Frontiers and Mondo 2000 magazine, and is the author of six books, including the recently-published Counterculture Through the Ages (with Dan Joy). He was a friend to Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna. 

5. David Pescovitz is Co-Editor of the popular Boing-Boing blog. His writings on science, technology and art have been featured in Scientific American, the New York Times, Popular Science, and many other publications. He is co-author of the book Reality Check, based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine where he is currently a contributing writer. 

6. SM Gray's amazing photographs are featured in JGBALLARD QUOTES. He is a veteran of the 70s punk rock cultural revolution. ( 

7. Joe Donohoe is a San Francisco independent writer and taxicab driver. He has written an introduction to the forthcoming JGBALLARD INTERVIEWS book. 

Featured guests will read a selection of their favorite quotations 
from the JGBALLARD QUOTES book, and will be introduced by V. Vale and Marian Wallace, editors and publishers. Assistant Editor, Mike Ryan will also be present. 

Latest release: J.G. Ballard: Quotes A mini-review from an avid 
RE/Search reader: "This book is like a travel guide to your own mind. No matter what the subject, Ballard nails it. Nobody else has predicted the future as well as Ballard--why don't more people know about him?!" has more information, excerpts and covers.

# David Harris presents his new book...
THE CRISIS:  The President, The Prophet, and the Shah
1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
DAVID HARRIS presents his compelling new book, The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah - 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam. David Harris is the legendary antiwar activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone, he is the author of seven previous books, including The League, Dreams Die Hard, The Last Stand and Our War.
A quarter century ago, a group of Iranian students swept into the United States embassy in Tehran, overpowering the Americans there and taking them hostage. The crisis that ensued would last for 444 days. It would define the Carter presidency and help give rise to the Reagan administration. It would begin as a rebellion against one brutal dictator and end with another in place. It was the turning point, the moment when radical Islam first rose up against America-the beginning of a clash that continues to define our times today.
Now, for the first time, drawing on unprecedented interviews with American, Iranian, and European participants, acclaimed historian David Harris tells the full story of those 444 days. Harris's gripping narrative races from Washington to Tehran to Paris to Panama, tracking a dying shah, a flailing Carter, an ascending Khomeini, the disastrous Desert One rescue attempt, and the lives of the Americans held in blindfolds amid a revolution like none other.
With The Crisis, David Harris has written an essential work of modern history that is also a breathtaking narrative of passion, politics, and faith.

# 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

A National Teach-In
On the 2004 election and what we must do to restore democracy

With Bob Fitrakis
Ohio Attorney, Editor, Columbus Free Press

Saturday, Feb. 26th
10am - 4pm
1st Congregational Church
2501 Harrison St. Oakland

$10 suggested donation
please bring lunch

How to rig it
11 hour lines for democrats only; "kerry" votes defaulting to "bush";
registered voters purged; exit polls ignored; RECOUNTS THAT WEREN'T, and
much more.

How to stop it
stunning documentary footage, speakers, action

Butch Wing, Rainbow Push; Larry Bensky, KPFA; Walter Riley, East Bay Votes;
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink. speakers from,, Open Voting Consortium, MMOB


# 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

# community party & potluck  that Jen, Raia and I are hosting at Vara. There will be music, jamming, Potluck, dancing and I am sure cuddling. You could even give or receive a  massage. February 26, SAT @7pm to late
 Saturday, Feb. 26th 7pm-late.  Community Gathering: Come celebrate withg
dancing, food & drink, and good company.  Please bring a dish to
share and your favorite instruments and your dancing feet!
Vara Healing Arts 850 Talbot @ Solano, Albany

# 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

# Sunday, Feb. 27th 1-4pm.  Learn Massage With Family & Friends (All 
Ages): Learn massage skills so you can tend to your loved ones.
Vara Healing Arts 850 Talbot @ Solano, Albany

# Hula hooping will be at Cellspace? again this week, 2-5pm. 
C'mon down to 2050 Bryant @ 18th St in SF & join in the fun.
join the email listserve by sending a blank email to:
SF Bay Area Hoopers on
For those outside of the Bay Area, look for the Hula Hooping tribe or create your own! 

March is Women's history month!

# 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 

# Premiering the documentary- The 9-11 News Special You Never Saw- The Great
A dialogue with Producer- Barrie Zwicker, Author- Webster Tarpley,
Director  of Project Censored- Peter Phillips, Investigative Researcher-
Michael  Kane, The Press & the public

March 9th- Landmark Guild Theatre, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
March 10th- Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, 510-452-3556
March 11th-Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
March 12th- Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacifica Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-664-2500

  Benefits for the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance

Exploring these questions and more:
Why did Bush and Cheney limit the investigation?
Why were interceptor jets, late, slow & ineffectual?
What explains Bush's actions and inactions on 9/11?
Why did Building #7, not hit by plane or debris, collapse?
Why was evidence removed or kept from investigators?
Who benefited? Why the media silence? What can we do?

Barrie Zwicker, producer, the first mainstream television journalist in
the  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, chooses and publishes "the 
most censored stories" of the year annually. 9-11 was the #9 most censored
 story in the current edition.

Michael Kane, ny911truth, Hip Hop Band Clarity, producer of This is Not a 
Test, and "Buddy Buddy," activist at Ground Zero.

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

Tickets $10 @ the door available through City Box Office (415) 392-4400 or 
March 10th in Oakland- The Grand Lake Theatre & at local bookstores Menlo
Park @ Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650-324-4321 East Bay @
Cody's Bookstore 2454 Telegraph Avenue; Berkeley, 510-845-7852 & 1730
Fourth Street, Berkeley; 510-559-9500
@Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 510-486-0698
San Francisco @ Black Oak Books 630 Irving Street, 415 564-0877 &
540 Broadway Street, 415 986-3872
@ City Lights' Bookstore, 261 Columbus Street, 415 362-4921
@Valencia Street Books, 415-552-7200
@Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., 415 282-4925

Co- Sponsors- Veterans for Peace, 9-11,, 
<>, Project 
Censored, KPFA, Pacifica Radio, Kepler's Bookstore, Black Oaks Bookstore, 
Cody's Bookstore, City Lights Bookstore, Valencia Street Bookstore, Modern

#  March 9,10,11,12.   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 Theatre, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
March 10th- Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, 510-452-3556
March 11th-Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
March 12th- Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacifica Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-664-2500
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 -

March 9th- Landmark Guild Theatre, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
March 10th- Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, 510-452-3556
March 11th-Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
March 12th- Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacifica Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-664-2500

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

Thu March 10 NEW MOON

# 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! 
To join listserve send blank email to:

# 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!"

# Th Mar 25 FULL MOON

#  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 

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. 

# 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

# June 11th-12 27th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL
(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

treasonous, secretive congress, is not binding law.
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.

Live free or die.

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.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.