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Coconut oil: healthier than unsaturated fats  - Introduction

Cocunut a day for better health!
So here's some articles on Young Coconuts and HIV:  (Oh this has great history of young coconuts and the only recent myth/mis-information surrounding saturated fats and the HIV info.)

So there is just a few because there are hundreds if not thousands of articles out there on the wonders of coconuts, so go to your local china town or asain market and pick up a box costing around $7-10 for 9, on average that's cheaper than a bottle of water.

Sea Shepherd Crew Members Assaulted by Sealers and Arrested! 
Please help with media and outreach:
To the Forest Guardians: 
Stuptown Earth First! erected a 30 foot tripod in downtown portland this morning, right in front of the region 6 headquarters for the US Forest Service. for more info.  For the wild~
Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up',12996,1447921,00.html

'10 YEARS TO SAVE PLANET',,31500-13312011,00.html

The Man Who Invented Ecotopia
Author Ernest Callenbach talks about localism, 
the future, and the state of Ecotopian ideals.

The State of the World? It is on the Brink of Disaster
An Authoritative Study of the Biological Relationships Vital to Maintaining 
Life has Found Disturbing Evidence of Man-made Degradation

 "All natural" claim on food labels is often deceptive; foods harbor hidden 
MSG and other unnatural ingredients 

Subliminal Behavior Modification Through TV Described in US Patent

  Monsanto's ongoing, criminally irresponsible record of disregarding
human health and the environment, the Organic Consumers Association
(OCA) is stepping up the pace in our "Millions Against Monsanto"
campaign. If you're talking about Agent Orange, rBGH, water
privatization, PCBs, or DDT, you're talking about Monsanto. Sign the
"Millions Against Monsanto" petition now, and forward this Alert to
your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION HERE: 

Ok so Alex Jones is anti-enviro and anti-left, but who else has such good coverage of police state?
And make no mistake about it: corporate fascism ala BushHitler is the biggest enviro threat.

U.S. to create list of 'unstable' nations
U.S. intelligence experts are preparing a list of 25 countries deemed unstable and, thus, candidates for intervention.

New 'Eco-Terrorist' Legislation A Hidden Assault On All Americans
It is important for us to protect the freedoms of both the right and left otherwise we'll be caught in a police state vice which will crush us from both sides.
This has nothing to do with stopping over-zealous environmentalist whackos and everything to do with classifying American citizens as terrorists under broader legal frameworks.  

Rescue Worker Drops New 9/11 Revelations
Sgt. Matthew Tartaglia was a rescue worker at 9/11. He joined Alex to discuss how rescuers were prevented from doing their jobs properly, were not protected from harmful asbestos, and how explosives, possibly tactical nukes, brought down the towers.

 USATODAY US Tanks take a beating in Iraq 
Built to stand Russian tanks but blown apart by Iraqi Home Made Bombs

How Germans Fell for the 'Feel-Good' Fuehrer,1518,347726,00.html

Marburg virus disease in Angola, 102 cases identified so far
What Happens Once the Oil Runs Out?
 Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'
 Ebola-like virus death toll rises
 The toll from the Ebola-like Marburg virus in Angola has risen to 122, after a baby died in the northern town of Uige, a government spokesman said.

Afghanistan: 'One Huge US Jail'
# Get Up, Stand Up! - 2005 NORML Conference
 Thursday, March 31 2005  - Saturday, April 2 2005 
 Cathedral Hill Hotel  1101 Van Ness @ Geary, SF
 More Info: 800-622-0855
Get Up, Stand Up!  Stand Up For Your Rights! 
 Where do freedom-loving citizens like YOU gather annually? 
Answer: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's annual conference! 
This year's 2005 National NORML Conference will be held in America's most hemp-friendly city: SF
 Join special guests, very important smokers, and supporters of decriminalization like: 
-best-selling author and TV travel guru Rick Steves 
-NORML's new executive director Allen St. Pierre 
-former NFL star Mark Stepnoski 
-WAMM's Valerie Corral     -more 
According to NORML's new executive director Allen St. Pierre, "This year's conference marks NORML's return to the Bay area, which was host to NORML's highly successful 2002 and 2003 annual gatherings, and will offer attendees a unique opportunity to network with other marijuana law reformers." 
"This year's reduced hotel room rate, coupled with free parking for hotel patrons in one of the most 'NORML-friendly' cities in America sounds like a prescription to me for fun and education. If a person is serious about changing America's misguided cannabis laws, the annual NORML conference is the gathering place for medical cannabis patients, cannabis consumers and concerned citizens." 
Complete conference information - including this year's conference agenda and guide to after-hour events - will be available shortly.

April 2005

# SECOND ANNUAL National "I'm Embarrassed 
by the pResident" Day, April 1st, 2005.
WEAR A BROWN RIBBON, official button, brown clothing
in protest of all the BS coming out of the White House

# I'm forwarding this, which I think is important because
Amy Goodman is one of the mainstays of Left Gatekeepers,
tiptoeing around 9/11 and the stolen 2004 election.
She interviewed David Ray Griffin on the May 26 2004 DN show,
and ambushed him with "attack dog" Chip Berlet.
Chip steered the interview to the no-jetliner-hit-the-Pentagon
and used it to discredit The New Pearl Harbor, even though
it's only one part of one chapter. -Jim of
- here are sites that could teach Amy Goodman a thing or two -
911 - inside job: demand investigation into cover-up! - - - -  -  - - -

* Amy Goodman in San Francisco, CA: Fri, April 1 *
TIME: 12 PM Working Assets Lunchtime Speakers Series
FRB Auditorium 101 Market Street, 1st Floor SF 94105
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP by
calling 415-369-2150, leaving the names of everyone in the party
(spelled out), and a contact phone number. Places are reserved on a
first-come first-serve basis. The free lunch begins at 11:30 am

* Amy Goodman in San Francisco, CA: Fri, April 1 8 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theater 3301 Lyon St. @ Lombard, SF $12 in advance, $15 door  or call (510) 848-6767 x611

# Declare Independence from Oil! Protest at Broadway Ford in Oakland on the Second Annual FOSSIL FOOLS DAY
 Fri, Apr 1, 2005   5:00 pm
 Broadway Motors Ford Dealership
2560 Webster St (Broadway and 25th St ) Oakland
(Fossil Fools Day)
Why: To call on America’s worst gas-guzzler to break our oil addiction

What: On Friday, April 1, dozens of communities across the US and Canada will stage interventions at Ford dealerships to demand that Ford take immediate action to dramatically increase the fuel economy of its cars and trucks.

How much more greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate chaos can the earth tolerate? How many more US soldiers will have to die in wars for oil? How many more rainforests will we allow to be converted into oil fields? How many more oil spills? 

How much longer can Ford Motor Company get away with having the worst fuel economy among America's major automakers?

We can’t afford to wait any longer for change. The time is NOW to break America’s oil addiction and Jumpstart Ford, the worst gas-guzzler in the industry.

The Oakland protest will feature giant helium balloons, eye-catching banners, and exciting street theater. Please join us and help break America’s oil addiction.
 For more info, contact: Jason Mark Global Exchange 415-558-9490 
or visit:

# 2600 Meeting  Fri Apr 1 5-7PM PST (GMT-08:00)  SF: 4 Embarcadero 
Plaza (inside). Payphones: (415) 398-9803, 9804, 9805, 9806.

# The Oakland Museum of California Presents:
2005 EarthDance: The Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival & After Party 
Friday, April 1, 2005   6 p.m. - Midnight  
Can't handle another hit of bad enviro news - oil spills, clear cuts, melting Arctic ice caps?  Then check out the second annual EarthDance Film Festival - A celebration of independent, alternative films that promote environmental awareness through humor and hope.  EarthDance features documentary, animated, and dramatic short films (2  - 20 minutes) by 14 domestic and international filmmakers.
James Moore Theatre, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA  94607
Friday, April 1 6 p.m.  Wine & Cheese Reception
 7 ? 9 p.m.  Film Screenings & Awards
 9 p.m. ? Midnight After Party w/ DJ Dragonfly, Video Artist/VJ CaroLuna, Dinner Vendors & cash bar
 EarthDance and After-Party are included with $8 museum admission.  After-Party alone is $5.  

# First Try Friday, April 1 7:00pm-11:00pm drink donation
 WAREHOUSE 1310 presents FIRST TRY
 1310 Potrero ave @25th st.

# St. Stupids Day After Party Friday, April 1   7pm - 2am 
12 Galaxies  Mission @ 21st
Thrills, Chills and Spills! 
Come titillate all your senses (and beyond) after the St. Stupid's Day Parade (now in it's 27th year!)! Mark your calendars and get yourself down to the 12 Galaxies for a fun filled extravaganza guaranteed to expand your mind (or at least expand something) and provide hours of entertainment for all. 
Come SEE the kaleidoscope and dizzying array of bands, performance and other sensory delights. Come HEAR the oratory skills of such San Francisco luminaries as: Bishop Joey (First Church of the Last Laugh), Dr. Hal (Ask Dr. Hal), Michael Peppe (Michael Peppe) and others, Come FEEL the vibrations and musical styling of: K-Rob (Musical Mastermind), Los Banos (Cyclecide Bike Rodeo Band), Fluff Grrl (Minstrels of post modern, old school rag-time), Rube Waddell (Modern Americana rock), Church of The Sub Genius (Purveyors of Bob) and more.TASTE the excitement and thrill of being at the coolest place you could be right now.TOUCH yourself and know that it's all true! All this and oh so much more awaits you!
The festivities and frolic will commence ON TIME.bands and performance start at 7pm. There will be an opening benediction by the snackreligious Bishop Joey and the rest of the excitement will go until the wee hours (or until we get kicked out). A mere $10 fee gets you in the door ($8 if in costume) and the ample booze will at least keep you hydrated. Located at the beautiful 12 Galaxies Ballroom, 2565 Mission Street @ 22nd, in the lovely Mission District, easily accessible by MUNI (lines 14, 47 and 49) and the BART (use 24th street stop). DON'T be fooled by charlatans and imitators, this is THE place to be on April Fools Day and THE place to go after the parade! Hope to see you all there! 

# FRIDAY APRIL 1  Joke-e-Oke Rx, 132 Eddy Street 
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm FREE
April fools its Joke-e-oke. In case you haven't heard this is karaoke with standup comedy material. Everyone wants the chance to be a comedian with killer material in front of a laughing crowd. With Joke-e-oke, people can live out their comedy dream of being a comedian on stage! 
The Joke-e-okie catalog selection is quite diverse. It's categorized by particular comedians (Chris Rock, Robin Williams or Jerry Seinfeld) or by specific topic categories (TV commercials, relationships, the difference between dogs and cats). Or think of a combative "Yo Mama"-off as two people do a Joke-e-oke duet on stage going back-and-forth. 
Joke-e-oke was recently featured on Wired News, March 24, 2005 Come by for this special April Fool's edition. Among the growing number of Joke-e-Oke enthusiasts, NPR's Morning Edition is even rumored to be coming to the show to tape for an upcoming segment, so come on down and be famous! 

# Fri 4/1: 8pm: Oakland: Films Against the War Screening to Benefit Indybay $5
AK Press Warehouse  674 23rd st., Oakland

# 415 Friday, April 1 9:00pm-2:00am $10
 A very special evening celebrating San Francisco culture in two adjacent venues for one nice price.
ANDREW JERVIS (On The One/Ubiquity)
APOLLO (Invisibl Skratch Piklz/Triple Threat)
DAVID HARNESS (Taboo/Loveslap!)
GARTH (Wicked/Grayhound)
MAURICIO AVILES (Metro Jazz/Loveslap!)
PAUSE (Pause-a-tivity/Red Wine)
RASTA CUE-TIP (Jazid Up/Budonkadonk)
ROMANOWSKI (Soulvation/Future Primitive Sound)
TOM THUMP (Groove Merchant/Budonkadonk)
TOMAS (On The One/XLR8R)
TOPH ONE (Pepper/Red Wine)
 live painting::   SIRRON NORRIS   EZRA EISMONT
goods by DREAM NEFRA
9pm-2am, 21+, $10 at the door
Brought to you by in collusion with Red Wine
Sponsored by Bosa, Exact-Science, FTC, Function 8, Future Primitive Sound, Harputs Adidas, Loveslap! Recordings, SF Station, TRUE, Upper Playground, Virgin 69, and XLR8R Magazine
111 Minna Gallery AND House of Shields
111 Minna @ New Montgomery and 39 New Montgomery

# Get Freaky Fri April 1 at 1015 Folsom 10pm-6am 21+
  More Info:
A night of trickery, laughter, and play.... 
Featuring a midnight performance by El Circo 
Tayo (Skint, UK)  Deekline (Botchit & Scarper, UK) 
Baobinga (Hardcore Beats, UK)  Benchun  Adam Ohana 
 Drum and Bassment by Groundscore 
 Photek (Metalheadz/UK)  Photek Producuctions UFO (Eklektik) 
Ooah  El Papa Chango  Jocelyn  Ripple  Mozaic 
Inner Sanctum Chillout Lounge 
Darin Schaffer 
Rena Jones (DigitalBliss) 
Ft. Jagjit Chada and Negmeddin Shaheen on Percussion 
Candescent Orkestra / B-Smiley (Late night Sneaky) 
Fusion Chamber hosted by G.O.A. Play 
Son Kite (live & dj set) (Digital Structures, Sweden) 
BLVD  KJ  Michael Liu  Psynthetic 
D?cor by Fuzzy's Fabulous Fluff  Altars by Desiree 
$15 Presale tickets available at: 
Distractions and Ceiba in SF on Haight street 
Skills on Telegraph in Berkeley 
$20 at the door. Buy a presale ticket and avoid lines. 


Sat Apr 2

# Sat 4/2 - Reclaim The Streets (RTS) street party: a comMUNIty mutiny against fare hikes hits in SF
noon @ Dolores Park. Its a masquerade ball, so D r E s S t O I m p R e s S. We'll hit the streets at 1pm sharp in search of fun and mischief... 

#    a comMUNIty mutiny against fare hikes hits SF in the form
  of a reclaim the streets (RTS) street party on
  Its a masquerade ball, so if you dont want to hang for it later,
  you better D r E s S    t O    I m p R e s S.   We'll hit the streets 
at 1 pm sharp in search of fun and mischief...
Download publicity (or make your own) at or and put them up anywhere and everywhere.

Sat April 2 12 PM - 3 PM
at the historic Swedish American Hall
above Café DuNord, 2174 Market Street (at 15th Street)
meet the behind-the-scenes superstars who make Burning Man happen, and find a way for YOU to get involved. As you may know, Burning Man is a volunteer-driven event, with 3,000 people pitching in to make the event happen.
Meet the project managers and volunteer coordinators who bring it all together. Ask questions and sign up to learn more, or to jump right in! From building our city with the DPW on the Black Rock Desert playa, riding the "edge of chaos" with the Rangers, greeting new arrivals, supporting art at the Artery, to SF office and technical help, lamp lighting, fielding questions at Playa Info, or erasing any trace after the event, there are many opportunities to fully participate in the Burning Man project. It's a great way to meet people, and to become more connected to the "burner" community. This meeting is free and open to the public. Check it out!

# Rally to Reform the PATRIOT Act!  Sat Apr 2 12:30 PM
 "Civic Center Plaza"  SF More Info:(415) 291-9233x212
The PATRIOT Act infringes upon some of the most basic of our previously guaranteed civil and human rights - for both citizens and non-citizens. Come help us urge Congress to allow the "sunset" provisions to expire and to repeal the most egregious portions of the USA PATRIOT Act! This is part of a national effort by AIUSA. Human rights advocate Banafsheh Akhalagi is speaking, and we will have petitions to sign!

# Sat 4/2 2pm: San Francisco: ComMUNIty Mutiny Against Transit Fare Hikes
On April 2nd at 12noon SF Reclaim the Streets and the Coalition for Transit Justice are inviting the community to come out to Dolores Park for a street party to oppose a MUNI fare increase. The party will leave the park at 1pm.  RTS says that people should "Dress to Impress," since the event will be a masquerade ball. Organizers say, "Make sure you and your friends aren't marooned on the desert island of loneliness... Think of something fun to bring, share, or do at the party. If you want to see something happen, make it happen!"

 1037 Murray Street Berkeley Doors open at 6:30
- Time to drag out those dusty musty garments that have  accumulated in your closet all year
- Time to pit your skills against those scary kitchen implements; and
- Time to gather your nerves and show us what you've got. Literally!
- CLOTHES TO SWAP ( Please bring all the clothing you've been meaning to give to Goodwill or wherever. And don't bring just crap, we will use it in the Fashion Show and then donate whatever hasn't been taken to a homeless  shelter. The tax-deductable donation receipt will be graciously given to our lovely host to show our appreciation. Please don't bring anything but clothes. )
- Poetry to recite for the POETRY SLAM
- Strange and unusual talents for the TALENT SHOW
- A fork - A plate - A sense of humor & unbridled enthusiasm
WHAT TO REMEMBER: - Plan ahead - Get plenty of rest
 - We're a veggie friendly habitat.
 This "event" promises to be a gathering of the well as the stomachs. Not only will there be a return of the fantastic FASHION SHOW, but we'll have an open mike stage set up to allow you to express yourselves with prose and song in the POETRY SLAM/TALENT SHOW. Be us what you got. This is not a joke. signed...The Ambassadors of Potluck

# tired of NOISY activities? come to the QUIET PARTY !!
 You go to a bar. Music is too LOUD. Cell phones RINGING all around you. Some guy is standing next to you SCREAMING. You know what we are talking about, right? How about a refreshing change of pace? Come to the Quiet Party. No loud music, no yelling, no cell phones - in fact: no talking AT ALL!! 
Maybe you'll even find love through silent dating! 
The Quiet Party is a totally unique experience. We provide paper, wine, water & soda - you just bring a pen & your wits. Pass notes around - be mischievous, have a little fun, meet some new people! 
San Francisco's inaugural Quiet Party is: 
Saturday April 2 7 pm to 9 pm sharp 
at Shoppe Unusual  345 Gough Street 
(in Hayes Valley between Hayes & Fell streets)  FREE 
 for more details see 
 see ya there....  shshshshshsh!!!! 

# FIRST FLAMBE LOUNGE OF THE SEASON: an intimate gathering of the
absurd, not to be missed!!! Flambe Lounge takes over Yerba Buena Ice Skating
& Bowling Center and presents a costumed ICESCAPADE and BLACKLIGHT BOWLING
extravagargantua mixed-up mixer!!!

At Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center
(Take elevator/stairs on Folsom St side between 3rd and 4th Streets up a level)
$10 in Stupid/FOOLish costume or blacklight sensitive clothing; $15 street clothes
(includes cost of ice skate rental.)
Those who come early enough can bowl and skate! This is below usual cost. A
great chance to catch up with playa friends and make new ones—whether you sk(b)owl or not!

7:30-8:00	Gather with friends in playground outside skating rink
8:00 sharp-10pm	Blacklight Bowling (wear blacklight clothing! Limited to 110 people/hr)
9:00-11:00	Ice Skating (can enter rink 8:30pm and accommodate 700 skaters on
ice at a time and 1100 in the rink.

DESCRIPTION: Join April fools and festive tricksters as we take over BOTH
the Yerba Buena Bowling alley AND Ice Skating Rink and refurbish them with
costumed revelers, games, wacked-out Black Rock City djs, and all manner of
burner tomfoolery!

Dress in blacklight reflective clothing and play Survival Bowling
(instructions provided upon arrival). But who’s keeping score! Lane changing
is encouraged at this two-hour mix and MIS-matched championshipwreck
bowl-off! Bring your own bowling shoes or rent for $3.

Then skate on over to the Ice Skating Rink for figure skating and go round
and round and round to musical skating madness and fun fun FUN! Expect
random Burning Man Emergency Broadcasts, old school funk and 70s roller
disco ice music by the Godfather of Skating and The Black Rock Roller Disco
ON ICE!, polkas, exotica and other musical prepostera! We’ll also unveil the
map with the new city layout and have other helpful playa info on hand!
(If skating, wear athletic socks. They suggest long pants, sleeves and
gloves, but not required. But earmuffs are always stylish!)

Beer and food may be ordered in the bowling alley; food available in ice skating rink.

# 4/2: 8pm Robots on the March! (mission district)
 On Saturday April 2 ATA's Other Cinema presents "Robots on the March!", an evening of robotic performance art. This audience participatory program focuses on local artists working with technology. Artists presenting work include Kal Spelletich, Kristin Lucas, Amy et Stijn, Michael Shiloh, XK SAZ, Sean Talley, Virgil Polit and Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jack Buffington, Joe McKay, Darrel Licks, Aimee Friberg, Liam McNamara, Beth Waldman, plus a new video from the Institute for Applied Autonomy. 
At the end of the evening there will be an open "show and tell" session, and if you bring your own robotic creation you get in for free! 
Also, look for the sustainable robotics window installation by Amy Franceschini and SFMicrocontrollers, which will be up though the month of April. 
Saturday, April 2, Doors 8pm, show @ 8:30pm 
Artist Television Access 992 Valencia St. @ 21st St.  $5

# Sat Apr 2 Groove Garden Marin's Monthly Dancetribal Gathering! $15
2398 Sir Francis Drake-Fairfax

# DUSTFISH CIRCUS and FUNDRAISER   4/2/05   @NIMBY in Oakland 
Every year we hear complaints about not enough LIVE MUSIC on the Playa, and every year, DUSTFISH goes to the Playa, builds a stage and bar, plugs in the lights and PA, and presents HOT LIVE MUSIC, and DJS...last year we presented a Stilt Ballet and the searing music of KAN'NAL, among other things.   Here's your chance to support LIVE ART on the Playa and have a Blast doing it! 
Whether it's live music or djs or just a fun good vibe you're after, you'll find it this night... 
LIVE (inside stages)  *DR. ABACUS*  *GOOFERMAN*  *FUNKY BEULAH*  *ECC (Evolution Control Committee)*  *ALT TAL*  *ARTEMIS*  *KURT WAHLBERG*  *LA MALINCHE (Flemenco)*  *GROUNDCHUCK*  *FIRE ARTS COLLECTIVE*   and believe it or not a *FLASH & LORD HUCKLEBERRY DUET* 
and, should you feel like dancing your booty off around the fire: 
DJS (outside)  *OOAh*  *SMOOVE*  *NoMe*  *LARON aka SWAN*  *DAISY CRAVE*  *SHRIMP*  *LEO* 
@NIMBY  ( ) for directions...(just over the Bridge if coming from SF) 
4/2/05    9pm-??? (you might wanna bring your sunglasses?)    $5 b4 11pm   $10 after for changes, more (yes, more!) and updates...Festive (Playa) Attire Highly, I'm laughing my ass off....... 
and, many, many thanks, in advance...DUSTFISH LOVES YOU!  
(now, bend over and crack a smile!) 
28th @ Peralta, Oakland.
details at

Sun Apr 3

# The Building Education Center offers a one-day seminar on Strawbale Construction and Cob this Sunday, April 3, 10 am - 5 pm. The class will be taught by Dietmar Lorenz of DSA Architects (strawbale construction) and John Fordice (cob) .
The Class on Strawbale Construction will include a visit to the Shorebird Nature Center in the Berkeley Marina. The Shorebird Nature Center is one of the first civic buildings with straw bale walls.
The BEC is located on 812 Page Street (@ 6th Street) in Berkeley, call 510-525-7610 to register, 10am-3pm M-F. Please forward this posting to people who might be interested in these exciting alternative building methods.

The Green Party is participating in this year's festivities with a marching contingent for the parade and a booth at Civic Center. Look for the Green Party banner at Justin Herman Plaza, 11 a.m. (at the foot of Market St. / Embarcadero BART/Muni) and join us! 
Focusing on workers in education, health care and public service. Barbara Lee, Grand Marshal. Walter Johnson, former secretary/treasurer of the SF Labor Council, and other speakers. 
Bayonicks, Jorge Santana and Bandido, Los Mocosos. 
Special Health & Education Pavilion and lots of great food!

# War Tax Resistance Workshop- Berkeley Sun Apr 3, 1-4pm
 3122 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA (1 block East of Ashby BART)
   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! 

# Stop Media Consolidation! Hold Comcast Accountable!
 Sunday, April 3  2:00 PM

Comcast and other giant cable monopolies control more and more of our media. They dominate more than just cable--they also control how many of us access the Internet. They use this power to raise rates and invade customers' privacy, to harass and punish employees who speak up for their rights, and to ignore the demands of the communities where they operate. 

In the Bay Area alone, Comcast holds over 100 cable franchises, most of which function as monopolies. Comcast is holding our communities hostage. Comcast has sued San Jose and Walnut Creek, has failed to pay the money it owes to Sacramento, and won’t renew contracts that expired years ago in dozens of other cities. Now Comcast is sponsoring a cable industry convention in San Francisco, a city where cable negotiations are just starting. 

We call on everyone opposed to corporate domination of the media, and in support of local democracy, community media, and workers' rights, to join our protest against Comcast. 


Sunday, April 3, 2005, 2:00 p.m. 
Moscone Center, corner 3rd and Howard Streets, San Francisco 

Sponsored by the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Media Alliance, Global Exchange and Code Pink. 
For more information contact CWA Local 9415 (510) 834-9415 
or CWA Local 9423 (408) 278-9423, 

More info on Comcast: 
More info on SF negotiations: 

# Comcast is coming to town. Come and protest April 3rd at 2 pm!

The big cable companies will be having its annual meeting in San Francisco Apr 3-5.
Communications Workers of America and Media Alliance are planning to welcome Comcast with a protest rally on Sunday April 3rd at 2 pm. Come to the rally and bring others with you.

We are looking for organizational endorsements for this event. Please contact me at this email if you have any questions or if you can give us your endorsement.

For more information about the rally, go to

Thanks to your calls, we won!

Thanks to everyone who called the San Francisco's Public Utility's Commission on Tuesday.  Despite industry lobbying, the PUC approved the money to study the feasibility of municipal broadband in San Francisco.

Comcast gets an earful in Marin

The big corporations have money and power, but our communities have people. Check out what happened in Marin County when 200 crowded in San Rafael's City Hall to vent their frustration about Comcast.

"It is extremely unusual to have this many people show up on a weeknight for this meeting," Supervisor Susan Adams said. "I don't recall ever having this many people at one of our Board of Supervisor meetings, and for every person here, I'm sure there are dozens more who feel the same way."

Read the whole article at


Contact Sydney Levy at or at 510-832-9000, ext 303

San Francisco Media Advocates' Coalition --> Check our website for updated information!

# Hey Hoopers!
Forecast is calling for rain this Sunday, so let us gather at
Cellspace for one last round, shall we?  We've had a SUPER time there
this winter, so let's send off the rainy season in style.  We have the
main space, and of course the kickin' sound system.
Sunday, April 3 - 2-5pm - 1050 Bryant (btw 18th & 19th)
The following Sunday (4/10) is the re-scheduled Sunset Party
(previously rained out), at Stafford Lake in Novato, and BAH will be
joining in the fun.  We can arrange carpooling as the time approaches.
 After that, we'll pretty much be outdoors for the next 6 months. 
Yaaaay. Hoop on! - Jason

 Sunday, April 3 7:30 PM Freight & Salvage 1111 Addison Street, Berkeley
Sunday April 3rd, 2005, 8pm 
7:30pm : Doors open with Silent Auction 
and gallery of Kaz Tanahashi paintings 
8:00pm: Concert program begins 
Tickets: $17.50 in advance/$18.50 at the door, 
Available at: the Freight & Salvage box office: 510/548-1761 
Tickets on-line via:

# Carl Djerassi, best-selling author and co-inventor of "The Pill" 
at free Forum Sunday, April 3 9:30 PM 
Carl Djerassi was one of the scientists who invented the oral contraceptive. In addition to being a professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, he has developed a second career as a novelist and playwright. He has written several best-sellers that reflect the moral, ethical and biological dilemmas created by scientific researchers. Djerassi will discuss the art of science, and tell how he transformed his career as a chemist into his stunning work as a playwright and novelist. 
Carl Djerassi, chemistry professor, Stanford University & best-selling author and playwright 
The Very Rev. Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral 
Gresham Hall, on the Crypt Level of Grace Cathedral 
Sunday, April 3, 2005 
9:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific Time 

Tickets: Free, donations accepted

Mon Apr 4

# Grassroots Media and the Law @ Stanford Monday, April 4 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
 with  Dan Gillmor  CIS Fellow  Room 180 (Stanford Law School) 
Free and Open to all!  Lunch Served 

The opportunities abound for a new and vibrant kind of "citizen's media" - weblogs, podcasting, video and more - but the law may thwart this democratization. In particular, copyright to defamation may become barriers to the most important shift in media power in generations. Do we need better defenses, better laws, or both? 

Dan Gillmor is author of "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People" (O'Reilly Media, 2004), a book that explains the rise of citizens' media and why it matters. He is working on a project ( to enable and expand the reach of grassroots journalism. 

From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, Gillmor received a Herbert Davenport fellowship in 1982 for economics and business reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the 1986-87 academic year he was a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied history, political theory and economics. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. 

Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years. 

Also, check-out the upcoming, 
"Cyberlaw in the Supreme Court" conference 

Lauren Gelman 
Center for Internet and Society 
Stanford Law School 
(ph) 650-724-3358 
CA Bar No. 228734

#  weekly donation only kundalini yoga class on Mondays. 
This class is great for all levels even if you've never done 
yoga before in your life.  when: 8p - 9:30 
where: 1805 divisadero at bush (next to king of falafel) 
what to bring: a yoga mat & donation ($5 suggested minimum) 
this is an all levels kundalini yoga class.  parking's free. 
hope to see you there! and don't forget your yoga mat. 

Tue Apr 5

# 4/5 International Pajama Day

# NCRA's Recycling Update 2005 -- Annual Conference
Tuesday,  April 5,  8:30 am - 4:00 pm in San Francisco
$80 non-members,  $65 NCRA members --includes meals
($65.00 + $40 NCRA Annual Dues =  $105) Online Reg 

# MONEY IN - FAVORS OUT That’s what Arnold’s all about!
 Governor Schwarzenegger has raised more political contributions than any governor in California history.
 Join the growing group of nurses, firefighters, teachers, public service workers and others who are protesting this governor’s incessant fundraising and delivery of favors to his donors at the expense of working families.
 TUESDAY APRIL 5th 5:00 PM MEET-UP Ritz Carlton
 600 Stockton Street/Pine SF Cable car:
 Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines (direct stop)
 Beware of Ritz Carlton Parking Fee: $45.
 Hi all,
We have gotten word that the Governor will be in San Francisco On april
5 at 5:00 p.m.  We are joining in with the CNA, teachers, fire fighters,
and others to protest the governor's fundraising practices and his
policies that favor his corporate donors.  
   Tell everyone to come out and protest and make their voices heard.  Last
night the protest in Orange County drew more than 2,000 people!  San
Francisco should be able to do at least that much.
   An SEIU flyer is attached.  I will also be following up with phone calls.  

# Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in San Francisco on APRIL 5th at
the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 6:30pm. 600 California at Stockton at 6pm.
   Labor and community groups will be welcoming him with a huge protest
initiated by the California Nurses Association.
   On April 5 San Francisco's corporate leaders will gather at the Ritz
Carlton to line Arnold's pockets. Join nurses, working families,
patients and Californians from around the state to stop his corporate
   Tell the Governor and his donors: "Not in Our Town!"
   For more information: 510-273-2240

# Tuesday, April 5-School Closure Meeting 6:00 PM
 Location: SFUSD  555 Franklin @ Grove
San Francisco, CA view map
Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m., SFUSD, 555 Franklin-The San Francisco Board of Education will be meeting on finalizing the list of schools that will be considered for closure. Parents, teachers, students and the community are invited to participate in the discussion. Slated schools to be possibly closed include-Golden Gate Elementary School at Pierce & Turk, William DeAvila Elementary at Haight and Ashbury, New Traditions Elementary at 2049 Grove, Dr. William Cobb Elementary at 2149 California, William McKinley Elementary at 14th & Castro, Starr King Elementary at 1215 Carolina, Enola Maxwell Middle School on DeHaro and 20th, Luther Burbank Middle School in Viz Valley and Benjamin Franklin Middle School at Geary & Scott.

# Hotel Palestine: Killing the Witness
A powerful film documenting the US military’s killing of Spanish journalist José Couso in Iraq
With special guest speakers:
Javier Couso, the brother of José Couso
and Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of Global Exchange and CodePink
Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00pm 
New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street 
(on Valencia St between 18th and 19th Streets). San Francisco, CA
Suggested donation $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by: Global Exchange and New College Center for Education and Social Action
Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 7:00pm 
The Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 
Tickets $10.   No one turned away for lack of funds. 
Advance tickets available at or the Grand Lake Theater Box Office. 
Sponsored by: Global Exchange, Grand Lake Theater and KPFA Free Speech Radio 
For more info contact: June Brashares at Global Exchange at 415-575-5542

# Tue, Apr 5, 2005 - Wed, Apr 6, 2005      
 The Future of Food Documentary
Red Vic Moviehouse Haight St. @ Shrader/ Cole SF
The Future of Food, directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, will screen at the Red Vic Movie House on Tuesday April 4th and Wednesday April 5th. This excellent documentary examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat, as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today. (88m) Showtimes are Tues: 7:15, 9:15 Wed: 2:00, 7:15, 9:15
Tickets are: $7.00 for evening screenings; $5.00 for the 2:00 matinee;
kids and seniors are $4:00 at all times.


Wed Apr 6

# 4/6 Benefit for the Forest Defenders' Pepper Spray Q-tip lawsuit.  
Bay Area premier of Bernadine Mellis'
"The Forest for the Trees: Judi Bari vs. the FBI",
a new documentry about Judi Bari and her successful lawsuit challenging the FBI repression of local forest activists.
WHEN: Wed April 6 2005 7pm 
WHERE: La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (near the Ashby BART).
Meet Plaintiffs and Lawyers in the upcoming Pepper Spray By Q-Tip Trial starting April 11 at the SF Federal Building.
Admission $10 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Info: (510) 658-9178
 Judi Bari v. the FBI     54 minutes
directed by Bernadine Mellis
     In 1990, environmentalist and union organizer Judi Bari's car was
bombed.  Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of
transporting the explosives that had nearly killed her.  Still in the
hospital, she was arrested, and labeled a terrorist in the national
media.  "The Forest for the Trees follows" Judi Bari's story,
culminating in her First Amendment case against the FBI.  At the
heart of the film, made by Bari's lawyer's daughter, is Bari, a folk hero
with an electrifying on-screen presence, and the legal battle against
law enforcement that few believed she could win.
     Bernadine Mellis'  first film, Born,  is an experimental short that has screened at galleries and festivals in San Francisco (recently at The Lab's "Inside of Inside" and Madcat International Women's Film Festival) and New York City (including Galapagos Gallery, the Pioneer Theater, and Lady Fest East). The Golden Pheasant, an Orphan's Tale, a children's story Mellis wrote and directed, has also screened in museums and schools nationally , as well as on public television. Her father's role as lead attorney in Earth First! activist Judi Bari's civil case led Mellis to make The Forest for the Trees , her first documentary.   -- 
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
phone: 510 548 3113

# Wednesday, April 6, 7pm
Meeting to Organize MOOS-Bay Regional Counter Recruitment Conference 
AFSC office in SF, 65 9th St. Between Mission and Market, San Francisco 
Youth are invited to take the lead in shaping this conference!, near Civic Center BART. For more info: or 510-468-1617 x 4

# TRIBE FIESTA! 18 and over! Wed April 6 9:30pm
 Glas Kat (aka The Troc)  520 4th St @ Bryant
Once again it's time for TRIBE FIESTA!!! 
All night long, free admission for TRIBE.NET members! Just RSVP to this event and you're on the guest list! Just our way giving back to and the community. 
9:30pm - 2:30am. $5 ‘til 10:30 $7 after 
death rock - industrial - nuwave - nowave - electro - indypop 
RESIDENT DJs: Damon & Shatter  GUEST DJ: Starr 
Bondage a go go is not a sex club. Creeps and haters are not welcome.


Thu Apr 7


A Benefit for Willow Rosenthal’s Medical Needs;
Willow was permanently injured by the
Oakland Police on April 7th, 2003.

Thursday April 7th, 7 p.m.
Café Van Kleef (21 and over)
1621 Telegraph @17th, Oakland
(19th  Street BART)

·	Andrea Pritchett (of Rebecca Riots), Shelley Doty (East Bay Express called her
"the complete performer in her use of cranked emotions in her singing, edgy rock
energy and swinging jazz guitar rhythms." ) & Friends
·	Henri Ducharme with TaraLinda – New French music and beyond (accordion &
·	Spoken Word Performance

·	“Shots on the Docks” the documentary depicting the events at the Oakland Docks
on April 7, 2003 by Steve Zeltzer of the Labor Video Project will screen.


·	Jack Heyman, ILWU rank and file activist who was arrested by police April 7,
2003 and fought and won bogus charges against him.
·	Antonia Juhasz, winner of the Project Censored Award for her article on the
corporate invasion of Iraq, co-author of Alternatives to Economic Globalization
(2nd Edition) and antiwar educator and organizer.
·	Member of Campaign for Community Safety and Police Accountability


On April 7 2003 hundreds of Bay Area anti-war, labor and community activists
picketed corporate war profiteers at the Oakland docks.  The Oakland Police
Department (OPD), after meeting days before with maritime bosses, opened fire
on nonviolent people with wooden bullets, shot-filled
sacks and concussion grenades and charged people with motorcycles for two hours.
 Their actions injured 60, including 7 long shore workers and 3 members of the
press, in the most violent attack in recent history on the anti-war movement,
and was denounced by the UN Commission on Human Rights.   Picketers caused the
docks to shut down on April 7, 2003; and a month later on May 12 and one year
later on April 7, 2004.

Those arrested and facing bogus charges won their cases and there have been some
reforms to police practices won in civil suits in the aftermath, but the OPD and
Mayor Jerry Brown (who may run for California Attorney General) remain
unaccountable and dangerous.

Willow Rosenthal, urban farmer, community organizer, and anti-war social justice
activist, sustained permanent injuries on that day.  We are a group of friends
of Willow and local activists who are raising money to assist her with her
medical expenses, as she has not received any compensation from the city of
Oakland. In the event that her case settles, any unused funds raised will be
diverted to anti-war organizing.

·	Forward this email to your lists and friends
·	Donate money in any of the following ways
1.  On line with a credit card at

2.  Send a check to
     Willow Rosenthal
     PO Box 611
     Berkeley, CA 94701

3.  Or come to the benefit on April 7th and make a donation in person.

Sponsored by friends of Willow and the Transit Workers Solidarity Committee

Contact:  Dorrit  510-981-1967

# April 8-11 Make Radio, Not War! - Hands-on Radio Camps, 
Build an FM Broadcast  Transmitter - 2005 Schedule

A four day hands-on workshop session sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley. 
During the 4 days you will learn how to build FM broadcast transmitters 
(and other related items such as antennas) and set up a low power (5-100 
watt) community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius 
between 3 and 15 miles depending on power, terrain and antenna height.

The workshop tuition is $150-$200 sliding scale. Transmitter kits are 
provided for assembly experience. These may be also purchased during the 
workshop session so you can walk away at the end with an assembled and 
tested transmitter. Average cost for a broadcast station kit package 
(transmitter, antenna, cabling power, supply) is just $300 to $700, 
depending on kits and power level chosen.

Radio Camp sessions, which run Friday through Monday (10 am to 6 pm), 
will be held at FRB’s Oakland location on the following dates:

April 8-11, 2005 May 27-30, 2005 July 1-4, 2005
August 5-8, 2005 September 2-5, 2005

Make Radio Not War! Break the corporate stranglehold on the free flow of 
information, ideas, art and cultural expression with your own radio station

Contact Free Radio Berkeley for further information or to register for 
the radio camp

Free Radio Berkeley, 1442A Walnut St., Suite 406, Berkeley, CA 94709

Sat Apr 9

 Burger King, 13th and Broadway, Oakland
 Info: Outside the fast food restaurant, advocates will distribute
information on the benefits of a vegetarian diet and serve vegetarian
'deli slices' to customers.

# Please join singer/songwriter/activist Margie Adam for a facilitated  labyrinth walk to mark the occasion of BCA's fifteenth anniversary.  BCA activists will re-energize and reaffirm their commitment to the work ahead by walking the labyrinth together, a unique act of community-building.

This event is BCA's way of thanking people like you who have been generous participants in BCA's work over the past fifteen years.  I hope you will join us for this very special occasion.
With gratitude and appreciation,
Barbara A. Brenner Executive Director

Saturday, April 9, 2005,  1-4 p.m.
Women's Building Auditorium
3543 18th Street, San Francisco
Light refreshments will be provided
Sarah Lightfoot at 415.243-9301 ext. 17 or via email at Breast Cancer Action, New Montgomery St, SF

# Apr 9 RAW IN TEN MINUTES is now available in SF at: 
Valencia St Bookstore 569 Valencia St 
Thank you Amanda for putting all the books in the Window! 
Support Valencia Bookstore! My booksigning will be April 9th there!

# April Potluck & Free Lecture by Dr. Rick Dina (D.C.)
Saturday, April 9: Socializing & Appetizers at 6:00 p.m.; Dining at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture at 8:00 p.m. 
Location: IOA. 3600 Geary Boulevard (see March 6 potluck for direction details).
$1 suggested donation for members, their guests, and students bringing food for potluck, $2 for non-members bringing food (add $8 to each category without food).

Following the potluck, there will be a lecture on ?A Vegan Diet for Optimum Health.? Dr. Dina has been studying and practicing optimal vegan nutrition for 18 years. After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA in 1997, he joined the staff at the True North Health Center under Dr. Alan Goldhamer. In addition to his clinical duties helping patients recover from diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, etc., he conducted informative weekly presentations on pertinent health and nutrition topics. In 2001 he moved to Seattle, WA where he also taught nutrition and natural hygiene principles at Bastyr University, the leading 4-year school for Naturopathic Medicine. He now practices nutrition counseling and chiropractic at the Vitality Health Center of Marin in San Rafael with his wife, Karin, a 15-year vegan who just completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in March of 2005. 

Check their website, or call them at 415-472-7070. Also, he and Karin just returned from their vegan raw food retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii held in February. For more information on his retreats, past and future, visit his website

# Something Else Presents: SPIN THIS! A nite of Dark Electronix
“In the beginning there was noise, the noise begat rhythm, and rhythm begat everything else.” - Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead
Come to where the rhythm and noise dance and stomp with one another!
SATURDAY April 9th
A bold and tantalizing melting mixture of danceable Power Noize, Psy-Trance, Industrial, Drum & Bass,IDM, Breaks, Dark Jungle, Digital Hardcore, Dark Electro ... and anything else that will keep you freaks on the dance floor!
Your hosts and musical tourguides: members of The Dark-Tekno Collective=
Jawa (Assimilate/Burning Chrome/BAGG/Loma Prieta)
Phreaki Boi (PsychoSynthesis/Loma Prieta/The Haven)
RMS (katabatik, MMS, POLAR)
Sparkle(Astral Psyentists/Outpost23)
Featuring very special guests (!!!)
Alaric (Necropolis/Infinate Kaos/Video Salon)
Mitch (Death Guild Upstairs/Meat)!!
Our funky, quirky venue is flipping awesome!
We are at the EZ5, located at 682 Commercial St. San Francisco
Off of Kearny between Sacramento and Clay.
7p-2a Saturday March 12 21+ w/proper ID
FREE B4 9, $1 between 9-11, $3 after
Drink special- Sierra on Tap  $3 from 7-10

# Have dinner with us Stay all night - Electric Vardo  SF
March 11th was a phenomenol night - I hope you'll join us for the upcoming Electric Vardo on April 9th (Saturday) with Ultra Gypsy Dance theater, Rena Jones, Sukhawat Ali Khan, DJ Sep, DJ Dragonfly, Amar, a special Student dance Performance with Ultra gypsy, plus culinary delights from the seriously gourmet kitchen. 8pm-4am. 
I forgot to mention, JANAKA Selekta of Dhamaal will be joining us. 
Call me for dinner reservations. Menu and lineup will be posted on soon.

# April 9, 2005 at the Old Mint in SF 

# Sun Apr 10     Dear Animal Friends,

Please mark your calendars for the Dog March at UCSF Mission Bay Campus! 

When:  Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 10:45 A.M.  Rain or shine.  
The gathering and the march will last about an hour.

Where:  Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus

Parking:  From 16th Street, turn into the unnamed street between Owens and 3rd Street.   (3rd Street intersects with 16th Street on the east end.) The parking lot is free on Sunday.

The Mission Bay Campus is on the east side of San Francisco, not far from the bay.  This is a newly-built branch campus.  It is more spacious than the older campus.  However, it is likely that the dog experiments, and countless other cruel and unnecessary experiments on monkeys, cats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, mice, hamsters, etc., are still being done at the old main campus.  At any rate, we do know that experiments on smaller animals such as mice and rats, or hamsters and guinea pigs, are happening at the new Mission Bay Campus.  It has been said that one of the new buildings there will house more monkeys.  The buildings are humongous, especially the UCSF Genentech Hall.

It would be ideal to have as many well-behaved dogs there as possible, but if you don't have dogs please come, too!  There will be snacks and drinks and water for people and pooches.  J  Sunday is chosen because too many people can’t make it on a weekday, and we need to tell the media that they can expect 100 pooches and people to be there.

Please mark your calendars.  Please kindly email or call me if you can make it this day:, 650-619-9713, so we can have a minimum confirmed count to promise the media. Thank you for all you do!!! J
Sincerely, Michelle (on behalf of groups and people who care)
P.S. Please feel free to outreach in any way you can!! Any ideas are welcome, too!!

 Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.  The gathering and the march will last an hour.
 Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus
Please Sign Up with
Dogs are much-loved pets.  But at the University of California San Francisco, they are nothing more than devices for so-called “medical research” to attract millions of dollars of grant money financed by taxpayers. 
Investigations by animal advocates uncovered recently that UCSF's Dr. Jeffrey Olgin will torment and murder 750 dogs in the next three years, claiming to study the stages of human heart failure.  His team will implant pacemakers to make the dogs' hearts beat outrageously fast; they will also surgically destroy their heart valves – all to cause artificial heart failure, from which to gather artificial data to publish.  The dogs will suffer in great pain for a period of time ranging from several days to as long as six months before they die, depending on the degree of problems and injuries caused. These experiments are not going to advance human medicine because it is already known that dog hearts - both anatomically and at the cellular level - are very different from those of humans, and better  results can be achieved using humane human-based research methods.
Cardiologist John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., a member of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls these experiments “contrived” and “futile.” He states, “Better information is available from clinical and epidemiological observations, surgical and procedural results, autopsies, and human studies involving cardiac imaging and electrophysiological tests.”  It is already known that a dog’s heart is significantly different from that of a human anatomically, physiologically, and on the cellular level.
100 dogs and their people will gather at UCSF’s newly built Mission Bay Campus to show public outrage towards UCSF's dog experiments, along with other useless and cruel experiments. 
Animal advocates have made many civilized attempts to persuade the Chancellor J. Michael Bishop to end cruel projects.  As the Institutional Official under the Animal Welfare Act, the Chancellor has the power to end projects, but he chooses not to do so.  UCSF and its researchers receive $166 Million in grants financed by our tax dollars from the National Institutes of Health per year for projects involving animals. In their response to people's letters, UCSF has stated that they will not dialogue with people concerned about their animal experiments. 
What follows is a link to the details of Dr. Jeffrey Olgin's dog experiments along with some of the most egregious experiments at UCSF recently uncovered:

# Sunset PARTY noon - 8pm Stafford Lake, Novato, FREE! ($7parking fee) 415 820 1664 DJs, Mega sound system, picnic, frisbee, hulahoop!

#  Faye Carol / Off the Hook Blues Band --Sun Apr 10, 6pm and 8pm $20
 The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors proudly presents the dynamic Miss Faye Carol & her Off The Hook Blues Band. With special guests, Sista Kee (Kito Gamble), & the voices of MITC  Coming for 2 shows at the Black Repertory Group, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley.
For more information call CCCO at 510-465-1617
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO).
The GI Rights Hotline (800) 394-9544

# A Discussion for Kinky Rape Survivors
	Many in the Leather Community are survivors of rape and sexual assault. We identify in different ways, yet all share the common bond of being kinky survivors. Please come with your experiences and a willingness to listen and support other survivors as we create a safe space in this community to discuss rape. It?s up to us to have this needed dialog.
	Potential discussion topics include: empowerment through alternative lifestyles, rape fantasy/ play, and how we can support kinky survivors. Join Jessi as she facilitates this discussion.
	Sunday, April 10th 6PM at the Center for Sex & Culture 398 11th St. @ Harrison Strret
Donations welcome; Walk-ins welcome but RSVP appreciated.
	Jessi Ross is a queer switch and kinky survivor. For the past year, she has served as the cashier for Society of Janus. She is currently attending City College of San Francisco working on her sex educator certificate. She is facilitating this discussion as part of her Ending Sexual Violence: Peer Education coursework and as an effort to open up discussion within her community.

You're ALL invited to the Pepper Spray Trial!
Come witness the trial that will decide the fate of protest and chemical weapons in these times!
We need a presence in the courtroom to show support!
Trial starts April 11th, 2005 onwards
San Francisco Federal Building, Judge Susan Ilston's Courtroom
450 Golden Gate Ave. at Polk (Civic Center BART stop)
**Must bring photo ID to get in**
Call 510-835-6303 for more info


Public Hearing
Marin County Board of Supervisors Resolution
For a Moratorium on Loud Sonars
Known to Harm Whales
What: Public Hearing for Resolution
When: April 12th at 6:30 PM
Where: County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael
(Room 329)

An opportunity to show your support to protect our whales and other marine mammals is coming up on the evening of April 12 at the Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the Marin Civic Center. 

We are delighted to announce that the Seaflow Resolution, which opposes the deployment of high intensity active sonar, will be introduced to the Marin Board of Supervisors at their meeting by Charles McGlashan, as his first act of legislative sponsorship.  The Resolution has a much better chance of being passed by the Board if there is significant public support for it. 

The Resolution emphasizes that, as Marin residents we are privileged to have whales migrate along our coastline, how we benefit economically from having them here, and how, in turn, we have a responsibility to help protect our whales and marine life from life threatening active sonar.  

We now know that whales and marine life are threatened by active sonar that blasts through thousands of cubic miles, compromising marine habitat and even killing marine life. Recent evidence links whale and dolphin mass strandings and deaths with U.S. Navy mid frequency active sonar exercises.  The Navy would like to be exempt from environmental laws regulating ocean noise, despite the increasing global consensus that ‘ocean noise’ is threatening marine life. It is very important to note that there are other more benign technologies already, or soon to be deployed, that do not harm marine ecosystems and can perform the same function as these sonars.

Please email this to your friends and join us! 

For further information about Seaflow and/or the Resolution, please refer to the Seaflow website 
http:/// or email 

For events:  
Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# Reminder: Expose Victoria's Dirty Secret on April 14th Day of Action and Join the Coalition Sign-on Letter
Victoria's Secret prints 395 million catalogs each year predominately on virgin paper from Endangered Forests. On April 14th you can help stop the devastation caused by these catalogs by challenging Victoria's Secret to stop using paper coming from the world's last remaining Endangered Forests and switching to high post-consumer recycled paper. Don't let Victoria's Secret destroy the Original Spring Collection; our earth's last remaining Endangered Forests!

Public Health through Environmental Health
Thursday, APRIL 14 6:30PM-9:00PM
Sponsored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association and
Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Medicine today focuses most of its attention on diagnosing, controlling or "curing" illness after it has developed, while preventative medicine has taken a back seat. Asthma rates, cancer rates, endocrine disorders and learning disorders are all on the rise. Although diet, smoking cessation and exercise are important, a growing body of scientific evidence points to chemical pollution in the air, water, and food as a major contributor to diseases of our modern culture. Research on endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and industrial pollutants has spawned the emerging field of medicine called Environmental Health. Learn about the important connection between environmental health and public health. This event is one in a series of conferences for physicians. This particular event is free and also open to the public. You are welcome to inform others of this event as well.

6:30PM - Honorable Ira Ruskin, 21st Assembly District * Chairman of the 
Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
7:00PM - Breast Cancer and the Environment: State of the Evidence
*Jeanne Rizzo, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Fund 
7:45PM - Prostate Cancer Suppression using Diet
 *Natalie Ladesma, R.D. ,  Nutritionist at UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location/directions: Santa Clara County Medical Association, 700 Empey Way, San Jose. Take Winchester Blvd. off highway 280 and go south on Moorpark for 1 _ miles. Shortly after highway 17 crosses above you  turn right on Empey Way. At the end of the street turn left into the parking lot . 700 Empey Way is a two story brick building. Conference will be held in the upstairs conference rooms. For Information call Jason Deboer at 408-998-8850 ext 3008.

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.

# 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”

# 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!

# 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

# Ashkenaz and KPFA 94.1FM are pleased to present....
Congolese singer/songwriter/guitarist, SAMBA NGO
& didjeridu master, STEPHEN KENT
in a benefit concert for Medicins Sans Frontieres' (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 
Every day in the DRC, some 1,000 people die needlessly from preventable diseases (NY Times, 2/27/05), and thousands more desperately await medical, sanitation and nutritional assistance as a result of extreme poverty and war-related violence. This benefit concert will draw attention to this health and humanitarian crisis, support MSF's work in the DRC, and be a part of the cure through music. 
Please come swing your hips to healing rhythms in Berkeley, while helping to fight disease in the Congo. All ages welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale of $15-25, and can be purchased through Ashkenaz or
more info


# 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

# 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!

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 

# 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. 

# 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

# Sunday, April 24, 2005, ALL Day
College of Marin, Kentfield

# Mon. April 25, 2005, 11 a.m. - 12 noon Corporate Globalization: 
Michael Greger, M.D. Trading Away Our Right  to Protect Animals 
Ocean Avenue Campus City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Street Conlan Hall, Room E - 101

# "Stopping Cancer Before It Starts." April 25, free 
Dr. Michael Greger will be speaking for SFVS on Monday evening, April 
25, 2005 on "Stopping Cancer Before It Starts."   He will be speaking at 
3600 Geary, at 7:30 p.m.   He needs an LCD monitor or projector 
(equipment that can be plugged into his laptop in order to project pictures on a screen).  Does 
anyone out there have an LCD  that he could use that evening?  If so, please e-mail Nancy Loewen at to let her know.  Thank you so very much.  This will help enormously.
Living Foods:
due to my high amount of emails, I am unable to answer everyone's emails on vegetarian questions.

# Mon, Apr 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Arcadia 2005: Artists Celebrate Trees Gallery 934 Brannan @ 8th St.

 Fellini, 1401 University Avenue, Berkeley
Info: Over a delicious Italian vegan dinner, learn how you can get
involved in local advocacy efforts with East Bay Animal Advocates. 

April 28-May 1st, 2005 Witch Well, Arizona
Announcing Toast! the Arizona regional burn 2005, brought to you by the Azburners, Burning Man's Arizona regional community. Come out to Witch Well Arizona and enjoy 4 days of artistic creation and interactive participation within the ethos and culture of Black Rock City. Toast 2005 is April 28th -May 1st . Tickets are already on sale. For more info see
Be there or be square!
For more info on Arizona based regional events contact, or check out the regional website,

May 2005

# Build It Green Home Tour - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
May 1st, 2005 11am-5pm Locations throughout Alameda & Contra Costa Counties 

# 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

# Tue, May 31 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 GREEN CITY VISIONS: Rebuilding the City to Save the Environment
1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612

June 2005

# June 1-5 World Environment Day, SF
Public events announced: Five days, five themes, limitless possibilities
Four former SF mayors team up with Mayor Newsom to launch WED 2005
Urban Accords Declared: Cities and individuals take action for a livable future
Green Cities Expo to showcase sustainable products and businesse

PLANET, June 1-5!  This promises to be one of the most important
environmental events to come to San Francisco.  Never has this event
taken place in North America.  Let us help to build momentum, starting
NOW!  Here is the WED 2005 website:
READ Gavin Newsom?s WED 2005 message:
CONTRIBUTE to the draft Green Cities Declaration, with your careful,
well-said, and caring thoughts to the wiki, which may be included in
the final declaration:
FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:

# 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

# June 17,18,19
Sierra Nevada World Music Fest. Calaveras Co. Fgnds.

#   BURNING RIVER – June 25 & 26
 Saturday & Sunday, 2 hours north of the Bay Area on the Upper Cache River
 Can you imagine 100+ Burners on a fabulous, hot, sunny day on the river?  We can dress in crazy attire, have water battles (Super Soakers are a must), chill out on the beaches and just enjoy being in a wet, tree-lined environment with amazing scenery right before our eyes.  Once you are on the river, there is nothing to do but have fun and relax.  All meals are taken care of and all gear is sent ahead.  The most you have to worry about is loosing your paddle and having to swim.
 At night, we can put on the Bling!Bling!, light up our e-poi/e-staffs while dazzling the natives by the river’s edge.  With a little coordination, we could set up our own cozy village with a community bar among the trees and deeply connect with one another.
 If we get enough interest, we may be able to take over one campsite for ourselves (run the music, stay up all night, etc.) and have leverage to book a campground on the way for the preceding Friday night stay or perhaps negotiate discount rooms at the local casino for Friday night.  Stay tuned for these opportunities…
 This is an all-inclusive, family-oriented (12 yrs +/min. 65 lbs.) event so we encourage you to bring the whole Burner family and to post this announcement out to other Burner communities.  The company running it has Burners on the payroll but the guests will be a mix of Burners and non-Burners – our goal is to make it mostly Burners! 
 The scheduled trip includes 2 days of volcanic river canyon rafting (rated class 3 but is mostly class 2) in either a 2 person ‘ducky’ or a 4 persons raft.  The $139 pp fee includes all on-river meals and evening entertainment, life jacket, camping fees, parking, raft rental, paddles and shuttle service.  There will be some free tickets for those in our community who cannot afford this adventure but passionately want to attend.
 2 hours north of the Bay Area on the Upper Cache River.   See you on the river! Glimmer

# Oregon Country Faire, Veneta, OR: July 8th-10th Reggae on the River, Frenchs Camp Piercy, CA: August 5th-7th

Shambhala Music Festival, Nelson BC Canada: August 12-14th  Hopland, CA: August 20th & 21st  Black Rock City, NV: August 29th – Sept 5th , Laytonville, CA: Sept 16th-19th , San Rafael, CA: October 14th-16th

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. Stand in Peace, Pay No Tax.
 Cracking the Unified Commerce Code:
Cracking the Code Third Edition

HUMAN WEALTH : Beyond Greed & Scarcity  
Latin :   Jus is Justice.   Belli is War.
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