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Green smoothies are yummy!
For that way humans get the bulk of greens they need.
Green smoothie means goto farmers mkt end of day and 
buy whatever organic greens are cheap or free,
and whatever fruits are cheap or free, and putting into blender.  Yum.
Mango parsley. Apple Romaine. Pear cilantro. Banana Spinach.

Help plant garden, eat organic foods, free strawberries! (oakland hills / mills)\

Eco-porn: Great Sex For A Good Cause

Who owns what? (media) 
Damming evidence of human interference
New survey reveals the impact of dams on more than half of the world's large rivers. 

Some weeks ago, I posted in how AOL now owns the transcripts of your chats
in AIM thorough a change/update in their user agreement. Agreement updates
that most of us probably just nod about and delete when we see them come
through. As a result, I stopped using AIM.
However, chatting is cool. What to do?
Jabber is a free, open source, NON-cetralized chat technology with all the
bells and whistles of all the other services. You can check them out here:
They are not "owned" by anyone, really--and therefore, neither are your
conversations. You can use any of the multi-chat service clients [I use fire
for os x 10.3 from epicware] for Jabber, and jabber lists them, the servers
you can use them on, etc.
I am on as "spiritliberated" as I am on all the other services.
Be well. Happy chatting in private. :) -- 
Jason D. McClain Evolutionary Guide I.D.E.A.
415/424.8995 ph 646/304.8285 fax

Ghawar - World's Largest Oil Field -- Has Peaked and Entered Decline
Saudi Arabia

Economies stare down $105 barrel oil

Urge Caterpillar's board of directors to stop selling bulldozers to Israel

NUCLEAR WAR-FEAR Iran nuke commercial hits TV markets
 Spot depicting atomic terror attack in NYC to be seen in 20 cities
 "The television ad will air for 13 days four times daily in each
city. The markets include cities in Maine, Mississippi, Texas,
Oregon, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina,
Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington,
Florida, and Washington, D.C."
Courting Armageddon-How the US Bio Weapons Buildup Affects You
 David Bacon | Central America Up in Arms over CAFTA

Bank says Saudi's top field in decline


Fri Apr 15

# See  a list of locations throughout the US - and pass it on!
 No More Tax Dollars to War!
Protest on Tax Day, Friday, April 15, 2005
Activities are on April 15, unless otherwise noted

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.

# virtual tax protest Friday, April 15 7:00 AM

# Flyering:  Friday, April 15th, 2-5:30, 
Fox Plaza Post office 1390 Market St. SF
If you would like to join me on Friday, April 15, I will be handing out
the "Peace Tax Return" along with information about phone tax resistance outside of the post office at Fox Plaza at 1390 Market Street in San Francisco. I'll be there from 1:30 until 5:30, and would love some company. I am envisioning a non-confrontational presence that helps inform people of positive actions they can take whether or not they pay full taxes this year.
Please let me know if you plan on showing up, and if you'd like to take on an extra task: making a sign, bringing snacks, beginning an earlier shift, bringing envelopes pre-adressed to the IRS, etc. 
Hope to see you there! Brent Armendinger
(415) 642-4025

# Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Presents Paintings and Drawings by ANDREW SCHOULTZ
 Friday, April 15 5:00 PM San Francisco City Hall, Room 282  free

# World Space Summit & Party (Yuri's Night), Chabot Fri April 15 6:00pm-11:59pm
$20 adults ($75 VIP), $10 students ($50 VIP), Kids under 14 attend for FREE!
COME JOIN US! For the Bay Area Space Summit celebrating Yuri's Night at Chabot!  The Bay Area joins 41 other parties in 14 countries to celebrate the first human spaceflight. We're also celebrating the "T-Minus 1 Month" point for the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight! It will be a World Space Party!
6:00pm, Doors open.   6:00 to 7:00pm, Bay Area Space Summit
7:30 to 8:30 pm, V.I.P. Reception
8:00pm-Midnight, ** Music & Dancing provided by Space Cowboys "Best DJs on Earth or Mars" with additional performances by Russian musicians**
Russian hors 'd oeuvres and Yuri-themed non-alcoholic beverages.

We will have full access to most Chabot exhibits, all three floors, the observatories (unlimited telescope viewing until 10:30 p.m.), and the cafe. We will have catered food, drinks, music, Zero-G art and loads of fun! Plus, Loretta Hildalgo will be there to support her fellow Yuri revelers!
Exhibition tables hosted by major space activist organizations and local space companies, a public space art exhibition featuring local artists and their works, AND MUCH MORE!

Bay Area Space Summit: A gathering/pow-wow/meet&greet for Bay Area Space activists and enthusiasts, with brief presentations from leading space leaders

V.I.P. Reception: VIP guests can examine an ACTUAL Soviet Soyuz capsule, with a personal tour given by the team that is restoring it for Chabot's future spaceflight exhibit. Also, experience special presentations by local Space Artists, speak with local "space celebrities" and receive a goodie bag with special YN memorabilia

Please feel free to contact Lucinda if you have any further questions or would like to get involved in any way.  The Bay Area Space Summit is our first effort to gather space organizations in the Bay Area together to get to know each other, and find out ways how we can collaborate to support our causes.   And have a great party!

 Chabot Space and Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd Oakland
510-336-7300 408-464-8441

# Fri Apr 15 Green building, expert's lectures free.
Friday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
San Francisco Institute of Architecture
1366 Mission Street, between 9th & 10th
2 blocks from Civic Center Bart station.
SFIA information office, 510 523 5174
No charge.                       All welcome.
An extraordinary roster of dedicated experts in all aspects
of eco design and green construction.  A great chance
to meet like-minded folks in a congenial setting.
Also come see our green wall, living column, and
earthen floor (in progress) and student eco design exhibits.
Snacks and refreshments available.

Friday, April 15
Darrel DeBoer, architect, on extraordinary feats
in bamboo construction.

Friday, April 22
Garrett Jones on the many benefits of eco landscaping with
native plants.

Friday, April 29
Edwin Kang of the City of 10,000 Buddhas on
Borobodur of Java, one of the worlds most extraordinary

Friday, May 6,
Yestermorrow, Vermont's preeminent ecological
design-build school.  (To be confirmed.)

Friday, May 13
A report on the Autonomous, Mortgage-Free Home
project by Fred Stitt, Architect, Director of SFIA.

Monday, April 18
Bonnie Sherk on her award winning Living Libraries projects.

Three-week Saturday strawbale wall and plastering
workshop to start 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., April 9.

SF Institute of Architecture
1366 Mission Street, San Francisco
510 523 5174

# SuperStar Avatar Fun-Raiser  April 15th Mission Control
2519 Mission St. at 21st  8pm to 2am  $10-20 at the door

Hello Superstars!
The AMAZING. the INCREDIBLE…'the ASTOUNDING has occurred!!!
The Stars have aligned (with an amazing programmer) in support of taking the SuperStar Nation website to the next level!
That’s right, in the next month or so, we should all be able to enjoy a vast leap forward in SuperStar website…'.with functionality surpassing social networking sites like and friendster. This means that come summertime we will be able to invite entire, existing communities to create SuperPowers, Avatars and customize the site to their specifications!
So let’s generate some RESOURCES and make it happen!!!!

Many of you have been making noise recently about having a SuperStar shindig, so here it is!
Lets DOOOOOOO it!!!

Evenings Festivities will include, but are by no means limited to…'.

8pm The Latest WhizBang Superstar Presentation from ProfV and PollyS

10pm SuperPower Cabaret Performances of music, dance and poetry.
Presentations from:The First House, The House of Elyseum and The House of Kinky Salon
Mystic Midway Toy Theater presents Tales of Wonder

Avatar Photo Booth (get those avatar pics you’ve been wanting for your Avatar card!)
Massage and Aromatherapy in The Delightful Pink Healing Room
SuperStar Raffle with amazing prizes
A Very special silent auction
DJ Delachaux special mix cd giveaways!!!
Hyperdelic Superstar Visual Projections
Spring Altars to herald in the abundance of the new year!

We are looking for acts for the SuperPower Cabaret, volunteers, giveaways for the raffle and silent auction and whatever else you feel you can add to the mix.
Join the hijinx, earn Karma points, meet new Avatars, Assist collective Evolution!

Dress: come in your spring best! Whimsical, fanciful, fun!!!
Mythical creatures, Faery tale, Flowery and Floral!
Avatars of all shapes, sizes, persuasions and inclinations welcome!!!

This will be an Avatar card and SuperPower card friendly event!!!
Don’t feel left out! Create your Avatars and SuperPowers at

A word from Professor Violet:
“Avatars of Passion, Mirth, Wisdom and Brightness-
Star Light Ambassadors, listen!

The invitation is extended to us once again-
So let us remember the call that brought us together,
that call sounding gloriously In The Heart of Us ALL
to Join in The New World Revels

May we rise together and fill with New Light
May we shine as Stars
and expand the joy of Creation’s Grand Play-

On this night may we be filled with
The Spirit of Eternal Emerald Light
and together embody the Gaian Heart of Beauty
May Queen, Maiden Mother, be with our celebration
And on this night, bestow upon us your Grace”

# Fri, Apr 15: Adam Freeland, Evil 9, Bassbin Twins, An-ten-nae, more...
 Marine Parade takes over of 1015 Folsom  Featuring: 
Adam Freeland  Evil 9 "2x4 set"  Bassbin Twins "live"  an-ten-nae "Live" 
 Brass Tax- Tax Day Celebration 
Fred Funk   Goldilox   Loosebeats   Tung 
 Meta Lab  Mr. Projectile (Semisexual, Merck)  Mozaic (13 Moontribe) 
Boreta (Semisexual, 13 Moontribe)  
Artificial Flavour Unit (Ack Labs, 13 Moontribe) 
Dave Jolley (13moontribe) 
 Front Room Funk 
Ooah (LABA)  Jocelyn (Get Freaky)  Little John (Raindance) 
 located at 1015 Folsom @ 6th st  21+ w/ID  10PM - 6AM

# Mighty Breaks Fri, Apr 15 10 PM 15th @ Utah

# 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

# 4/15-17 Washington DC: Spring Mobilization
against the World Bank and IMF

# SOUND TRIBE SECTOR NINE/SF - 4.15 & 4.16.05 All Ages
 @ The Warfield 982 Market  Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
STS9 returns to the incredible Warfield Theatre in SF for TWO NIGHTS with special guest CROWN CITY ROCKERS (Fri. 4/15)  and RICHARD DEVINE (Sat. 4/16) and as well as a few unannounced surprises!
Floral Offerings by Anthony Ward.
After-Party @ ANON SALON on 4.16!

# FireDrums Gathering April 15-17
 Friday, April 15 2005  - Sunday, April 17 2005 
 Red White and Blue Beach  5021 Coast Rd  95060  near Sana Cruz 
A fire arts and hand drummers gathering. 
This is not a 'festival' nor is it a BurningMan sponsored event. 
This is just a casual fun weekend where we can meet new and reunite with old friends of the fire arts and drumming community. 
For those who haven't yet experienced RW&B, it's a beautiful secluded beach with camping amenities near Santa Cruz that is fire friendly. 
Although we'll certainly be dancing and playing with our friends, please be aware that this is NOT A RAVE or dance party. 
 6 miles north of Santa Cruz on Hwy 1 at Scaroni Rd.

Sat Apr 16

# California Clean Money Campaign
San Francisco Working Group Meeting
Saturday, 4/16 in San Francisco from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Introductory video from 10:40am-11:00am.
Come to the first official meeting of the new San Francisco Clean Money working group!
Would you like to make government accountable to the you, the voters, instead of big-money campaign contributors?
Assemblywoman Loni Hancock has reintroduced her groundbreaking California Clean Money and Fair Elections bill.  AB 583 would bring full public financing of elections to California's statewide and legislative offices — letting voters take back control over politics. 
Please come to the San Francisco Working Group's monthly meeting if you're interested in helping our local efforts to bring Clean Money to California.
An introduction to Clean Money and showing of Bill Moyer's "Road to Clean Elections" for newcomers will start at 10:40am.
 Saturday, April 16 from 11:00am-1pm. Introduction from 10:40am-11:00am.
 260 Townsend St. @ 4th St. San Francisco, CA

# A Benefit Yoga Class for the Prison Design Boycott
Piedmont Yoga Studio 3966 Piedmont Ave, Oakland  
Saturday, April 16th 2-4pm. Please join us for a two hour 
Yoga class taught by Liza Pengelly. 
Proceeds to benefit the Prison Design Boycott Campaign
Of Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR).
Suggested donation: $25. To register call 510-326-6689 or email   Hope to see you there!

# ART4TIBET Sat April 16 6:00pm - 10:00pm FREE
  A Benefit Artshow for Students for a Free Tibet
Silent Auction fron 6 to 9p. All artwork must be purchased with cash or credit card the night of the event.
Participating Artists: Mike Maxwell, Mike Giant, Aaron Terry, Thom Lessner, Jing Tsong, Lori Gordon Auffhammer, Alice Gonglewski, Lisa Solomon, Dickson Keyser, Daniel Donnelly, Chris Duncan, Alicia McDole, Paul Schiek, Tony Nguyen, Dora Drimalas, Brian Flynn, Karen Schaupeter, Ian Scalzo, Chris Pew, Thayer Allison Gowdy, Ian Lynam, Howie Tsui, Alex Digard, Isabel Samaras, Paul Urich, Andrew Paynter, Chris Mendoza, David Ellis, Kenji Hirata, JK5, South, Mike Houston, Upso, Mark Gordon, Sonam Zoksang, Kayana, Han Shan, Victoria Keddie, Lindsay Mapes, David Fenton, John Copeland, Diego Mannino, Jan Potts, Winni Wintermeyer, Todd T. Brown, Stephanie Russell, Nathan Pundt, Kari Byron, Plus Much, Much More!
 Juice Design 3160A 16th St. @albion

Saturday April 16th from 7:00 to 10:00PM
Dinner starts at 7:30PM: PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE ON TIME!
East Bay Living Foods' New Home:
The Upaya Center for Wellbeing, 478 Santa Clara
Avenue, 3rd Floor (Across from the Grand Lake Theater) 
     Please bring a tasty potluck dish or other raw food
item to share: whole fresh fruit or veggies are  most
welcome, so please don't be deterred if you don't feel
able to concoct anything. 
     For more information on potluck dish guidelines,
suggestions, and directions to the Upaya Center,
please visit 
     Children are welcome and encouraged, but asked 
to be considerate of  other diners's peace.

# The Yes Men Sat., April 16 8:00-11:00pm $6
 Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men appears in person to present the feature doc on his daring duo, plus clips from recent political pranks. Come early for the 8 o'clock reception, when Enemy Combatant Radio DJs provide the ambence for this benefit
for the Critical Art Ensemble's legal-defense fund.
 A.T.A. Gallery 992 Valencia @ 21st St.

# St. James Infirmary Tax Relief Party 4/16/05 8pm-1am $5
 Come take your mind off of Tax Day with a cocktail,
some sexy tunes and HOT dancers! At the Red Eye Lounge
1337 Mission St @ 9th /10th (Right across from St. James!)
$5 at the door! All proceeds benefit the Infirmary! Raffle prizes all night!
 more Info 510-919-0474

# Chillin' 7th Anniversary brings you 60 fashion designers
60 painters/photographers 60 filmmakers
Music by; DJ JOHANSON, Kerowak, DJ Shon, Russell Vargas, Laron, Dirtyhertz
and Dave Madix Saturday April 16, 2005 from 8:00pm-2:00am
 Mezzanine (444 Jessies Street, SF CA 94103) 21+ $5

# Roof garden is sweet'...Lotsa puppet action this time.
Solid lineup of live music and Dj's!  It's a Spring-ing th-ing!
Come on by!          ANON SALON
 cuts the strings on them      MAD PUPPETZ
Putting on a face, taking a stand
& throwin' down some mad metaphors
on the timeless dance of keeping it going!
 SAT APRIL 16 Anon Gallery 285 9th Street (@ Folsom)
9 pm - late $10 b4 10pm
$15 after 10pm/ Clearly at the mercy of talent
$20/ Dismantled and detached
 featuring... Brilliant Shadows
Non-Stop Rhythmic Variations on the Dancing Mechanism
- KASHIA (Urban Groove/Wow!)
- GARTH (Wicked/Grayhound Recordings)
- LAIRD (Get YER Freak On!/LUSH)
Laird is leaving town for two months!
Self-Promotion Seminar? Voodoo/ Love Retreat? Rehab?
We're not saying. Come say goodbye!
Go Figure!   Kick Ass Funky Bassline Gumby Fest
- FUNKY BEULAH (7 piece Funk n' Horn Band)
- SHILL (Church of Wow!)
- KYRIAN (Beatbox Puppetry)
- KLARA (The Hoopalicious One)
- JANIE DUGGAN (Puppet å Go-Go)
- FOU FOU HA (Puppet Clown Troupe)
Celebrating birthdays for our door chieftain Issac,
and our sound bros. Kashia and Kid! Bring good wishes!
PuppetreeZ Twisted lightning rods rooted in gestural poetrees!
- IAN GREEB (Disturbed World Puppets & Drawings)
- DEE DEE RUSSELL(The Arty Lady Takes up Residence)
- ROSANNA (Dress the Puppetree-Make Your Own Puppet)
- PUPPET CONFESSIONAL(Dark Secrets Revealed)
- LIGHTN'WIRE FX(More Glowing Illuminitia)
 To Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the ANON SALON/pARTy/SCIENCE list go to...

Sun Apr 17

# The yoga class is $12 and the couples night is first class free.
    Every Sunday at 10:30am at One Taste.  Naked Yoga with Meredith 
Medland. Come fall in love with yourself and your body by entering a 
sacred space for emotional, spiritual and physical wellness. Limited 
Attendance. Register here by calling 415.503.1100.
   Every Tuesday Night at 8pm at One Taste. Couples Circus with Meredith 
and Ted!  A creative fun evening for couples to join in love, intimacy 
and joy while remembering how much you love your partner! Couples 
Only. Call 415.503.1100 One taste 1074 Folsom @ 7th St.

# Hula Hooping Sunday (April 17) we'll be doin' it
at Dolores Park.  From 2-5pm...and perhaps later.
If you haven't been to Dolores Park on a sunny Sunday - it's a lovely 
scene.  All kinds of folks are out enjoying themselves, and with the 
full diversity of SF on display, we almost fit in.
We'll be meeting at other locations in the coming weeks and months,
so stay tuned, but we always seem to return to Dolores Park with some 
regularity. :-) Jason

# amazing Reiki For Peace Benefit Sun April 17 Dan Schwartz is hosting!
Celebrate hands-on healing-as-peace-building in Israel/Palestine
at the Reiki for Peace Benefit!
Sunday, April 17th, 3420 Rubin Dr. Oakland, CA, from 2-8 pm
Reiki sharing? delectable food? belly dancers? live music by Lizzi and 
friends? discussions with Reiki for Peace founder and visionary Rahel 
Learn about how the visionary organization Reiki For Peace is creating 
trust, friendships and healing on the ground in Israel/Palestine through 
teaching Reiki to mixed groups of Israeli Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and 
people of all backgrounds. Find out about and experience Reiki, the form of 
energy healing that has been blessed by both Orthodox Jews and Muslims as a 
means to empower individuals to heal and transform themselves and their 
April 17th, 2-8 pm ? 3420 Rubin Dr, in the Oakland Hills
RSVP to Dan at, (510) 717-3540
Suggested $15 donation, but mostly, come with an open heart!
RSVP to Dan at Or View the evite at:

# KQED airing The Emotional World of Farmed Animals
This was filmed primarily at Farm Sanctuary and Animal Place in CA.  
There is no graphic footage.  This is a nice way to show people who 
are unfamiliar with farm animals, that they are just as feeling and 
emotional as the animals we call pets.  Beautifully done, thumbs up!

The Emotional World of Farmed Animals 

Showing April 17th at  6 PM on KQED ch. 9 / PBS

The Emotional World of Farm Animals is a delightful documentary for 
viewers of all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals 
that are all too often just viewed as food. 

Jefferey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie 
About Love, leads viewers through the personal journey he underwent 
while writing his latest book, The Pig Who Sang to The Moon. This 
journey into the sentient, emotional lives of farm animals brings 
Masson to animal sanctuaries around the country where caregivers and 
the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and 
escape . Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious and 
intelligent animals and interviews top experts in animal behavior who 
offer scientific perspectives on these amazing creatures. 

# Come out and help us celebrate the launching of [ ], the first e-publication of Epicenter News Service, a news organization dedicated to serving the left/progressive communities of the East Bay and beyond.
Enjoy drinks, hors d'ouvers, music & socializing with ENS officers and journalists.
No speeches, just fun.   Do be down.
This SUNDAY, 4/17/05, 7-11pm    FREE
Tea House/Epic Arts 1923 Ashby (at MLK- by Ashy BART)
Berkeley    click here for map:

Mon Apr 18

# C-SPAN To Break 9-11 Info Blackout.  WATCH C-SPAN MONDAY 4-18
Watch for this on C-SPAN on Monday!!  (before Ray Griffen gets "suicided"!)
Ray Griffen is a theologian and professor and has written two books on 9/11.
That C-SPAN is carrying this is a BIG deal because this is the first time the official version of the events of 9-11 will be challenged on national TV.  Up till now there has been a media blackout on challenging alternate views of what happened on 9-11.  It should be worth recording too so set your VCRs or Tivos.
(Sorry I don't know the exact time it's coming on yet so you'll have to watch for it Monday night 4-18)
C-Span to Cover 9/11 Truth Talk at UW-Madison Monday!
Kevin Barrett, 12.04.2005 21:14
C-Span will challenge the official version of the 9/11 "terrorist attacks" with a nationwide delayed broadcast of a talk by David Ray Griffin at U.W.-Madison Monday 4/18/05, 7:30 p.m., in 272 Bascom Hall. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor sparked the 9/11 Truth Movement

The nationwide news network C-span has broken the blackout on the 9/11 truth movement, raising hopes that other media outlets will follow, by deciding to broadcast a lecture by David Ray Griffin in Madison Monday night. An acclaimed philosopher-theologian and author of the 9/11 truth blockbusters The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Dr. Griffin will be making a rare public appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Monday night, April 18th. at 7:30 p.m. in 272 Bascom Hall. His brand-new talk, entitled "9/11 and the American Empire: How Should Religious People Respond?" will focus on the ethical and spiritual dimension of facing the overwhelming evidence that the Bush Administration was complicit in the attacks of September 11th, 2001. His Madison appearance celebrates the founding of the new group MUJCA-NET: Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth: 

Two related events will precede the Griffin talk: A discussion of David Griffin's 9/11 books will be held on Sunday, April 17th, 2-4 Peregrine Forum, 616 S. Brearly St., Madison, WI (608) 442-4399; and a benefit dinner for the Griffin talk and MUJCA-NET will be held at Catacombs Coffee House, directly across from Memorial Library on the U.W.-Madison campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday 4/18, right before the talk. Ten bucks buys all-you-can-eat cous-cous, falafel and baklava; David Griffin says he will be there, offering attendees the chance to shake the hand of the man political analyst Kevin Phillips says will take down the Bush Administration in flames.
(thanks to for the heads up)
A few other links you should check out:

The websites below are cleared by 911 activists as not being disinformation. - - - - -  - 

# CAUSE benefits "Pepper Spray 8" civil rights trial MONDAY April 18 @ Elbo Room 
 CC's Acoustic Underground Showcase (CAUSE)
 MON April 18 essence  Joanne Rand  Mokai  Spring Lundberg
3rd Mondays @ the Elbo Room, SF 
647 Valencia St., SF 94110 (415) 552-7788 
8:00 PM doors, show at 8:30 ($5-15 sliding scale) 
BENEFIT for the "Pepper Spray 8," help stop police use of pepper spray to stifle free speech  event contact: CC  415-522-6644

# monday night donation only kundalini yoga class
when: 8p - 9:30 every monday night
where: 1805 divisadero north of geary at bush (next to king of falafel)
what to bring: a yoga mat & donation (suggested min $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
this class is excellent for all levels even if you've never done yoga in your life.  the class is challenging and everyone is strongly encouraged to go at their own pace.
parking's free. you can get there via the 22, 24 or 38



 Tent University Santa Cruz April 18-22
 UC Santa Cruz, base of campus

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community
members will gather at the base of the UC Santa Cruz
campus to form a giant tent city, symbolizing the
displacement of higher education in our state. The
initial reason for our gathering is the unjust budget
priorities that manifest at our campus. Our goal is to
catalyze a grassroots cultural revolution.

In part, Tent University will serve as an alternative
university, one based on principles of solidarity,
community, and creativity. UCSC faculty will lead
their classes there, rather than in their classrooms;
representatives of various community organizations and
movements will hold teach-ins and workshops; and
students will teach their own classes on a wide
variety of subjects.

Tent University will also be the biggest cultural
festival of the year at our campus. The most popular
bands in town and numerous student and community
creative clubs will perform.

Most important, Tent University will mark the largest
political gathering in the recent history of UCSC. The
University's 500 or so clerical and service workers
will hold a strike the previous week, and they will
use TUSC as an encampment to continue their ongoing
struggle for fair wages and treatment. A student
walk-out will take place that week as well, and it
will utilize Tent University as its central gathering
place. UCSC's many other vibrant social change
movements will likewise take part in the Tent U
convergence. The final two days of the event, everyone
in attendance will apply the principles of direct
democracy in collectively creating a political
platform around which the entire Santa Cruz community
will seek to unite.

The week of April 18th, we will converge at the base
of UCSC to claim the university and the Santa Cruz
community as our own. Join us.

Tue Apr 19

# IRV rally against Diebold! Tues Apr 19 in Oakland at noon!

Tuesday, April 19 at Noon - 1221 Oak Street in Oakland

Rally to stand up and tell Diebold:

Support instant runoff voting in Alameda County!  We need County 
Registrar Brad Clark and the Alameda Board of Supervisors to GET TOUGH 

Gather in the plaza of the County Administration Building at 1221 Oak 
St. (four blocks from Lake Merritt BART station on Oak St.)



Berkeley voters overwhelmingly passed IRV by 72% last March (Measure 
I).  Oakland and San Leandro voters also approved IRV.  IRV would save 
these cities several hundreds of thousands of dollars, provide majority 
rule, cut down on negative campaigning, and empower voters!


Diebold is thwarting the will of the voters and stonewalling IRV.  
Diebold recently quoted the county an IRV price tag of $2 million 
dollars.  Diebold also told city and county officials they can't start 
IRV development for a whole year.


How can they be charging $2 million?  Diebold told Alameda 
County in their bid to get the contract that their equipment can 
"easily be programmed for IRV."  Diebold has already demonstrated IRV 
on their touch-screen equipment.  Diebold already runs IRV elections in 
places like Cambridge, MA and Ireland.  Diebold quoted Burlington, VT 
much cheaper figures for IRV.  Outside elections experts peg the IRV 
upgrade at no more than $50,000.  Just 5 months ago Attorney General Bill 
Lockyer filed a $2.6 million settlement with Diebold for a lawsuit 
alleging "the Texas-based firm provided false information to obtain 
payments from the state and counties for its electronic voting 
equipment."  Is Diebold lying for money again?

*Organized by IRV in Alameda County Now!  E-mail or call (510) 665-5457 to get more info, 
endorse the rally, or join the coalition.

# Are you an environmental Non-Profit administrator or officer?
Environmental Nonprofit Network FIRST General Assembly- Tues, 4/19 6-9pm
 Craigslist Foundation Golden Gate Club Presidio Trust SF
 Tuesday, April 19, 6:00pm to 9:00pm 415-637-5062

Builders of a Sustainable Tomorrow,
ENN, the Environmental Nonprofit Network, is a network of Bay Area nonprofits that are working to create a sustainable future, and our shared vision is encouraging collaboration and education, and reducing duplication of efforts, within the sector. More info can be found at our temporary web site (bear with us),

Directions to the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio Trust can be found at:

This meeting will be the first general assembly of ENN. Please save the evening of June 1st for our second event, which will help kick off United Nations World Environment Day  in SF!

At this meeting, we will explain the history and vision behind the association, in addition to hearing from industry guru Van Jones and the organizers of UN World Environment Day. There will be presentations of several events that ENN is looking to produce in June to capitalize on the presence and expected involvement of mayors from the largest and most environmentally progressive cities on Earth, after which you can provide input and get involved, and finally we'll open it up for networking time with your colleagues.

Conscious, light food and drinks will be provided free of charge.
RSVP for information and directions:

# The yoga class is $12 and the couples night is first class free.
      Every Sunday at 10:30am at One Taste.  Naked Yoga with Meredith 
Medland. Come fall in love with yourself and your body by entering a 
sacred space for emotional, spiritual and physical wellness. Limited 
Attendance. Register here by calling 415.503.1100.
     Every Tuesday Night at 8pm at One Taste. Couples Circus with Meredith 
and Ted!  A creative fun evening for couples to join in love, intimacy 
and joy while remembering how much you love your partner! Couples 
Only. Call 415.503.1100 One taste 1074 Folsom @ 7th St

# 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

Wed Apr 20

# Wed Apr 20 flow rEvolution: rEvolving your flow through toys! is...
Every Wednesday 7PM –11PM see Apr 6 for details.
Located at 672 South Van Ness between 17th and 18th.  $5

# Students for A Nonreligious Ethos Forum on
Wed April 20 at 7pm (3113 Etcheverry) at UC Berkeley. The
presentation will examine how the consumer impacts the lives of humans
and animals, and the environment every time a meat or dairy product is
purchased. Attendees will get the opportunity to observe the unfiltered
plight of animals in California agriculture. EBAA's Free Range and Dairy
Farm Investigations will be examined during the presentation.

 2005-04-20 9:00 PM Location: Oaklandish
 Next Wednesday on 4/20, I'll be playing a fun party in Oakland with the hip hop group Inspector Double Negative (and the Equal Positives).  It's at Oaklandish (which I've never been to, but people are telling me it's one of the coolest joints in the east bay).  So here's the stats:
***Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Ska, Bhangra, Hindi, Reggaeton***
with sounds by: -Inspector Double Negative
-Dan K. Harvest -Soul Captives -Fauji D.J. Sound System
Wednesday, April 20th 9pm til ???  
at Oaklandish (411 2nd St. @ Broadway in Jack London Square)
$4.20 cover (hint hint)
bp.s. Check out the video of the most recent Inspector Double Negative show (my first and only show so far with the group, it's only gonna elevate from here)

Thu Apr 21

# Add wilderness skills to your resume
 Bay Area Wilderness Training East Bay INFO SESSION 
Come learn about our Wilderness Leadership 
Training courses, FREE outdoor-equipment 
loan-library for teachers/youth workers, 
Mt. Shasta Fundraising Climb and more…'. 
APRIL 21, 2005 6:00 - 8:00PM 
@ EASTLAKE YMCA in Oakland 
1612 45th Ave. (Betw. Bond & Bancroft) 
Call 415-788-3666 x122 for more info or 510-534-7441 the night of event. 
Check out for more info. 
Training Leaders, Providing Gear, Getting Youth Outdoors! 

# Thursday, April 21, 2005, 7pm
 Film and Discussion: In recognition of Earth Day, the UC Berkeley Environmental Coalition and the Berkeley Energy Alliance for Renewables is screening "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" — With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era. With oil prices at 25 year highs, and gasoline prices at all time highs, this film is particularly timely.  Questions and answers following the film.  Co-sponsored by Post Carbon Institute.  Location: 370 Dwinelle Hall. Time: 7pm. Info: Brooke Owyang, (510) 812-6011 or

# Tricky Monkees Mystery of the Day: What does the--
the mighty internationally re-nowned-   
DJ GARTH (Wicked, Grayhound Recordings),
Nu-breaks kidstar-  DJ PETER BLICK, Gamelan Monkey Chants-   
& surprise guests!??!?  have in common? 
 UNDER1UMBRELLA @ 111 Minna  thurs. APRIL 21, 2005 8p-2a
 new star configurational experiments monthly
offered from the heart by MYSTIC FAMILY CIRCUS
 $10-$15 sliding scale 8p-2p 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St. (cross 2nd st) San Francisco
*Minna st. is 1 block south of Mission st.*
*if you?ve often performed with mfc and wish to be on
the $5 guest list, please contact Carmenchu at
650-771-5635. thank you, hope you come and support the
artists* *U1U will be off for the summer and back in the fall-
so don't miss your friends at this one and the next
one- Sunday, May15!

Fri Apr 22

# Friday, April 22, 2005 (6am) Earth Day Sunrise Ceremony Palo Alto Baylands
 Baylands Nature Preserve, Sailing Station Parking Lot, 2900 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

 Fri April 22 (9am to midnight) Keplers Earth Day Benefit for Acterra Menlo Park
 Keplers Books,  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park  650-324-4321

# Let?s create an Environmental Teach-In April 22, which will lead up to
Green Cities for the Planet and World Environment Day!   Make our city
awake!  Make San Francisco green!  Find a school, classroom, coffee
shop, park, church, corner, or other place that will hold a Teach-In on
April 22 and organize a learning event for our beautiful planet Earth!
Let?s get everyone involved, and create events like talks, slide shows,
discussion groups, music, poetry, and open mikes for Earth, all over
the place on April 22!  Recruit expert speakers to increase our
community's knowledge!  Post your event!  Add refined ideas that come
from the events on the World Environment Day Green Cities Declaration
draft WIKI
for our children?s children here on Earth!

# Help Re-Grow Salmon Habitat!  Restore riparian habitat along 
San Geronimo Creek. Fri April 22nd Earth Day Celebration 1- 5pm.
Where: We will meet at Roy's Pools on the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course.
Directions from 101: Take Sir Francis Drake to Fairfax. Continue on SF Drake ~5 mi West of Fairfax (over the big hill, past the Golf Course). Just past the golf course, make a left onto Nicasio Valley Drive, then left onto San Geronimo Valley Drive. Park under the cypress grove on the left hand side.
What to bring: Protective clothing, including work gloves and sturdy shoes. Water & snacks. 
Please RSVP - Contact Paola at, 415.488.0370 x102

# Fri April 22 6-9p SF Green Party's Earth Day Open House
Earth Day celebration with the SF Green Party!
Join Green Party activists, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and School Board
members Sarah Lipson and Mark Sanchez on Friday, April 22nd to celebrate 
Earth Day at the Green Party's open house from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event also celebrates the
second year anniversary of the SF Green Party's office space at 1028 A
Howard. This is an opportunity to see what the Party is doing to make SF a
better place. 
Come on by to meet Greens, progressive activists, and elected leaders, enjoy
light refreshments and beverages and a meeting-free evening with us.
The event is free and open to the public. 1028 A Howard Street (between 6th
and 7th sts). For more info, please call 701-7090. visit us online at 

# Fri Apr 22  6:15pm Celebrate Earth Day – April 22!
“The Future of Food” – An Evening of Food, Film & Discussion featuring a
powerful new film about how genetically modified foods are quietly taking
over farmlands and flooding our grocery stores. A lively panel discussion
will follow with authors Mollie Katzen, of the Moosewood Cookbook, and
Michael Pollan, of Botany of Desire, Ignacio Chapela, UC Berkeley
Environmental Scientist, and award-winning filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia.
Friday, April 22 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue,
Berkeley.  Wine & Cheese reception at 6:15pm; film at 7pm.  Tickets $10-20
sliding scale to benefit the Community School of the East Bay Scholarship
Fund.  For more information:  (510) 923-0505 or visit: 

# April 22 Santa Cruz-ish FULL MOON Lorin

 Fri April 22 Friends and Family invites you to join us for High Rollers!

A schwanky, downtempo night of good fun gaming to help us stock
up on chips for our push to the playa!

Get out your formal, or better yet, playa formal wear and head out
for Oakland where all the fab freaks and acey doozies will be
testing their luck and bravado at...

Craps  -  Roulette  -  Blackjack  -  Poker  -  Scrabble

Dealt by pro-fessionals (no joke y'all this is the real deal!)
while enjoying trademark Schwanky beverages concocted by your
favorite underground cocktail connoisseurs and performance
bartists, served up by our hottest hotties.

Top 10 winners on the night will receive most excellent
acknowledgments of their prowess in the form of luxurious yet
oh-so-useful prizes including....

   - Pro-Dealt Texas Hold-Em Night at Your House!
   - Extremely Rare 2005 FnF Campout Tix (2 sets of 2)
   - Custom Designed Playa Finery by ViaJay
   - One of a Kind Playa Gear by Sandy Reyes
   - Sterling Silver FnF Gearhead Pendants by Kristina Kada

And much more!

Or course your night at the FnF casino wouldn't be complete
without the finest in sultry tunes provided by:

        Polyvinyl (live!)
        And a couple of other surprises =)

Whether you like to gamble or not, this will be a night to

Doors at 9:00. Gaming from 10:00 - 2:00. Party till we're done.
$5 gets you in. $15 gets you in with $20 in FnF chips!

Located at 1919 Market St. in Oakland. Here's a map:

 PS: Just to be clear, you're gambling for dope prizes, not cash.
All in good fun, yo =)

Xara's Third Annual Creative Mythology Festival
The Xara Project April 22-April 24
other regional events:

# Apr 22-24 Bay Area Polyfamilies Campout Mt. Tamalpais State Park.
carpool: Sally 415- 310-8351 or email

# Marin Environmental Film Festival - America's finest showcase of environmental movies
 April 22 - April 24  Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th St., San Rafael, CA

 25 Films, Opening Night 'Earth Day Groove' Gala reception with Wake the Dead, guest filmmakers and speakers. Sunday afternoon 'Amazing Graze: An Organic Food Tasting Event' featuring delicious organic and artisan foods. Join us in support and celebration of our vital Bay Area food system. Special film programs for youth and teens, and much, much more!

MOVIE THEMES: Oil drilling in Alaska, energy, food systems, ecosystem integrity/habitat restoration, environmental heroes, sustainable business, and environmental art.

MEFF 2005 is produced by the Environmental Forum of Marin in association with the California Film Institute.
Check out the Festival

Sat Apr 23

# Sat April 23 (8:45 am - 3:00 pm)
 Acterra Earth Day Project at the Arastradero Preserve ·  Palo Alto
 Meet at Arastradero Parking Lot, 1530 Arastradero Road. (map) 

# April 23 Artist Gathering to Celebrate and Honor the Earth (p.s. Everyone is an Artist)
Posted by:  RSVP (suggested but not required) to Zach Pine,
Deadline:  April 23, 2005
Come celebrate Earth Day by joining professional artists, community members and passers by in an art in nature event on the edge of the Pacific. Using sand, rocks, and found objects off the beach, we will have fun collaboratively creating a vast, temporary site-specific sculpture. The very end of the day will be reserved for working in silence and listening to the sounds of nature and our work. Images of the completed work will be posted on  11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring a picnic! Rain, fog, or shine, the gathering will take place.
Location:  South end of Stinson Beach, CA, US

# 2005 WEST COUNTY EARTH DAY April 23 11 AM - 3 PM
 Integrated Resources Recovery Facility, 101 Pittsburg Ave, Richmond
Info: Stop by the East Bay Animal Advocates exhibit at Contra Costa
County's annual Earth Day celebration.

# First Annual Livermore Earth Day Festival. 
Sat Apr 23 11:30am - 2:30pm. Booth space cost $50

# Berkeley Earth Day Saturday, April 23rd 
 Earth Day Fair 12-5pm Civic Center Park, MLK & Allston
 Speakers Dennis Kucinich (U.S. Congressperson) invited
 Cultural Performers
€ Kotoja (West African Highlife)
€ Vissión Latina (salsa)
€ National Dance week featuring
    Company C Contemporary Ballet
   NATyA (Classical Indian Dance) 
   Brandy Shelton & Rebecca Johnson (contemporary dance) &
   Katherine Peck (guitar/vocals)
   Isadora Duncan Repertory Dancers (early modern dance)
   Miriam Peretz (Middle Eastern)
   Linda Bair Dance Company (modern dance)
   Corey Action & New Style Motherlode (hip hop)
€ Climbing Wall
€ Big Tadoo Puppet Crew 
€ Berkeley Farmer’s Market Family Farm Day
€ Vegetarian food, craft and community booths

# Earth Day Beach Clean Up! (sunset / parkside)  Sat Apr 23, 1-4pm
 Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and The Surfrider Foundation
 meeting near entrance #17, across from the Beach Chalet
(between Fulton and Lincoln on the Great Highway).
Clean up Ocean Beach in the name of Earth Day while winning great prizes and learning more about our aquatic environment.
The clean up will take approximately 1-1.5 hours and clean-up contest winners and the Raffle Prize drawing will begin immediately after the clean up.
What to Bring and Wear: Clothes appropriate for the weather, snacks, sunscreen, hat, water and whatever else you feel like bringing for a day at the beach. Please B.Y.O food, if you want, for post-even activities.

# Sat Apr 23, 2:30-6pm: Inspiring Masculine Presence -- Unleashing Feminine Fire- Mini-Workshop  ($35 at the door, $29 pre-sale)
April 30-May 1: Inspiring Masculine Presence - Unleashing Feminine Fire - Weekend intensive

#  Sat 4-23 6:00 PM under construction project
LIVE "iron designer" clothing construction event featuring local designers
miranda caroligne
mystery designer
LIVE hair creations from madusalon
300 page @ divisadero
LIVE beauty makeup from oui three queens
south van ness @ 15th
LIVE body glittering from mikas mogo
LIVE electronic performances from 
twittering machine
LIVE fashion house djs
jonathan + savanna
LIVE visual remix and reconstruction from dr friendly
april 23 2005
6pm - midnight
in the tin can 590 shotwell @20th in the mission
open wine bar
door sliding scale $10-20
$5 trunk show access only 6-8pm
performance 9-11pm
fashion show finale 11:30pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY on-site boutique featuring designers ana konda, estar, dominiwear, miranda caroligne, miss velvet cream, tinc, wondercloset.
accessories from antoinette celes and mogo 
FABRIC SPONSOR for under construction project is discount fabrics
press contacts and more information please visit the website
flyer photos and design miss velvet cream 
flyer back image: angela scrivani (
calling all dustfish : elke's birthday party starts at midnight : invite only access
late nite basscadet djs and more..............

# Acterra invites you to attend our Earth Day Decadent Dinner! 
Saturday, April 23, 2005 (6:30pm)
Celebrate all the Earth has to offer
as you enjoy locally-grown, seasonal, organic, vegetarian cuisine
and the company of like-minded community members.
Chef Laura Stec will once again create a tantalizing meal
that is as educational as it is delectable!
Please join us as we delight in the foods of spring
and pay tribute to the farmers who grow them. 
Five great prizes - including a case of wine and vacation cottage getaways - will be auctioned off! 
826 Lincoln Ave, Palo Alto     Tickets
$35 - $100 sliding scale (Acterra members)
$40 - $100 (non-members)
$65 includes 1 ticket + a 1-year membership. 
RSVP by April 21st
to Laura Stec, 650-962-9876 x346,

Sun Apr 24

# Sunday, April 24, 2005, ALL Day FREE
MARIN EARTH DAY 2005 College of Marin, Kentfield
On Sunday, April 24, join neighbors, friends and family at Marin County's Earth Day 2005 celebration at the College of Marin. The all-day event will feature a full lineup of hands-on activities and entertainment with a special emphasis on families, children and teens. 
Entertainment will include everything from high school talents in music, dance and poetry to professional acrobatics, musicians and jugglers. Activities for families and teens will offer real opportunities to get dirty, get involved, and get inspired around environmental issues including transportation, healthy food, green building, and recycling. Featured speakers include Ocean Robbins and Kevin Danaher. Free Valet Bike Parking provided
For more information call 456-3469 Ext 2# or visit

A Benefit for BORG2
Sun. April 24 11am-end 
Location: Bay Area Motor Club -
1598 Custer Ave @ Rankin / South of Cesar Chavez, West of 3rd St. SF
Full Event Details:

# CONCERT ON SUNDAY with MICHAEL FRANTI & FRIENDS (including Lynne Stewart, NY human rights attorney facing a 35 year prison term, Robert Bryan, Mumia's attorney, and many others)!  This is being sponsored by Free Mumia, National Lawyers Guild-SF Chapter, and Vanguard Foundation. More details below:
 April 24 (Sun). Michael Franti Concert to FREE MUMIA 2pm, Mission High, 18th & Dolores, SF.
 ($20; $15 seniors & students) More info

#  4-24 5 PM modernlove. presents: playschool  a play party primer 
a FREE afternoon workshop, 
hosted by Erique Fantastique, Sadie Lune, and Melissa Gira 
whether you're gearing up for your virgin sex party or are an experienced player, join us for a playful, relaxed exploration of ethical social-sexual dynamics! 
* safer sex negotiations 
* erotic spatial relations 
    (how to pick someone(s) up!) 
* respectful leering for sensitive voyeurs 
* exhibitionism for the shy 
* navigating complex relationships 
    (not just your own!) 
* how to top (and bottom, and...) with an audience 
    (bdsm beyond the at-home dungeon) 
and of course -- 
* how to get it on (or, not), and 
* the graceful exit & the morning after 
Sunday, April 24th, 5 to 6:30pm 
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th Street (at Harrison), #303 to buzz in 
modernlove. is a safer sex, play-driven, multigendered community of 
polysexual, perv-friendly, queer-positive, radical pleasure activists. 
we are modern lovers under 35 (and our guests of any adult age). 
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.