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Odac warns of global shortage of oil after 2007
Not enough new fields to offset declines,
Second Bartlett Speech to Congress on Peak Oil 
to be Covered Live by C-SPAN 9:00 pm–9:30 pm EST.

Is America Preparing for Martial Law?

 Killer Coke ? What Do You Think?

sf public wireless- article written tonight by adam werbach Phoney War on Terrorism
By Ted Gunderson, 
Retired FBI Senior Special Agent In Charge  

14 defining characteristics of fascism. 

Bully Bolton Threatens National Security

75% Of Population Already Mandated To Take Implantable Microchips
Big Brother Surveillance State Grows New Tentacles
First Photo Of Baja Beach Club Microchip Scan


 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.

4/19: 6pm   Forest Talk on Sierra Logging (palo alto)
6pm  potluck / slide show / forest talk  PCC East Bayshore Rd. btwn San Antonio and Embarcadero
@ corporation way 3921 East Bayshore 
Following a 6pm Pot Luck Dinner, forest activists Barry Boulton and Addie Jacobson will give a talk and slide show on industrial-scale logging by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) on private lands in the Sierra. Boulton will discuss efforts by local activists to modify SPI's activities, and what we can do to help. Talk sponsored by CAN and Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. Call Bill Young at 650-390-8494 or Email for program and dinner details. 

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:

# FREE sneak preview screening of you think you can dj
 Tue April 19 7-10 PM Mama Buzz 23rd and teligraph  Oakland  

# 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

# 4/19: 8pm Confessions of An Economic Hit Man (oakland lake merritt / grand)
 A Very Revealing Evening with John Perkins, Anuradha Mittal & Kevin Danaher, presented by KPFA Radio, Global Exchange, and The Oakland Institute. 

Perkins, a current N.Y. Times and S.F. Chronicle bestselling author covertly recruited by the U.S. National Security Agency to be an economic hit man, writes that they are"highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex and murder." 

Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard professor John Mack says, "A bombshell! One of those rare instances in which someone deeply entrenched in our government/corporate imperialist structure has come forward to reveal in unequivocal terms its inner workings." 

Anuradha Mittal, formerly co-director of Food First, is the founder and director of the Oakland Institute. 
 Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, has authored or edited eleven books. 
 Tue April 19, 8 pm 
First Congregational Church of Oakland 
2501 Harrison Street (at 25th St), Oakland 

tickets: $12 advance, $15 door (benefits Global Exchange & KPFA), available at 
many independent bookstores, or by calling 415-255-7296x200. Full information:

# 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

4:20 Wed Apr 20

# 4/20: "Medicine, Menace - or Both?" (downtown / civic / van ness)
Reply to:
A Panel of Experts Addresses Cannabis Controversies 

Wednesday, 4/20, 2005  5 - 7 PM 
San Francisco Medical Society 
1409 Sutter Street (at Franklin), San Francisco (no charge) 
Donald Abrams, MD 
University of California, San Francisco 
Leading HIV and medical cannabis researcher 

Timmen Cermak, MD 
California Society of Addiction Medicine 
Author, Marijuana:  What¹s a Parent to Believe? 

Mitch Earleywine, PhD 
University of Southern California 
Author, Understanding Marijuana:  A New Look at the Scientific Evidence 

Steve Heilig, MPH, San Francisco Medical Society 
Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, Drug Policy Alliance, San Francisco 

Opening remarks: 
Russell Giuntini, JD, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco 

Concluding remarks: 
Ethan Nadelmann, PhD, JD, Drug Policy Alliance, New York 

Free to the public 
Co-sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance, San Francisco Medical Society and the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco 

For more information and to RSVP contact: 
Drug Policy Alliance at 415-921-4987 or e-mail 

Donald I. Abrams 
Donald I. Abrams, MD, is chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  In 1997, he received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct clinical trials of the short-term safety of cannabinoids in HIV infection. Subsequently he has been granted funds by the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to continue studies of the effectiveness of cannabis in a number of clinical conditions. 

Timmen L. Cermak 
Timmen L. Cermak, MD, is Board Certified in Psychiatry, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry.  He is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  He served on the Executive Council of the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) from 1992-1995 and chaired CSAM¹s task force on medical marijuana.  His most recent work, Marijuana: What¹s a Parent to Believe? was published by Hazelden in August of 2003. 

Mitch Earleywine 
Mitch Earleywine, PhD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he teaches drugs and human behavior, substance abuse treatment and clinical research methods.  He has more than sixty publications on drug use and abuse, including Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence (Oxford University Press, 2002). 


Russell Giuntini 
Russell Giuntini, JD, is currently the Chief Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.  Among his many accomplishments, he helped revamp the Mentor Diversion program to include high tech and pre-apprenticeship training for 18-24 year-old first time drug sellers, and authored SB 599 designed to seal the records of those persons who successfully complete statutory drug diversion programs as a means of putting people back to work. 

Ethan Nadelmann 
Ethan Nadelmann, JD, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. 


Steve Heilig 
Steve Heilig, MPH, is a director of the San Francisco Medical Society, a board member of the Join Together/Robert Wood Johnson drug policy program, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.  He has authored numerous articles and reviews related to drug issues, and last year received the California Medical Association's annual award for contributions to public health. 

Marsha Rosenbaum 
Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, directs the Safety First Project and the SF office of the 
Drug Policy Alliance.

# 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.

# SF Cable meetings this Wednesday and Thursday

The City and County of San Francisco will be holding this week the first two official community meetings on the cable negotiations with Comcast. Please come and tell us what do you want from the new cable agreement.

> Cheaper cable rates for senior and low-income households?
> Money for media production in local neighborhoods?
> Resources for Public Access, Education, and Government channels?
> Strong consumer protections and worker rights?

This and much more may be possible. Come and tell us what are your needs and the needs of your community!

>>> WED, APRIL 20, 2005, 7:00 PM
Presidio Branch Library (it's not in the Presidio!)
3150 Sacramento Street (near Baker)

>>> THU, APR 21, 2005, 7:00 PM
Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center
(formerly the Ocean View Recreation Center)
650 Capitol Ave at Montana Street

Please go to for maps and public transportation.

These meetings are free and open to the public. We will post info about additional meetings as soon as these are scheduled.

Also  a link for a survey: What do you think of Comcast? Give us your opinion!

# Peak Oil/Post Carbon meeting in Rockridge

East Bay Post Carbon meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 to 10 PM
Rockridge Library, Oakland

This will be a potluck, and activities will start at 7:30pm.  Please
bring dishware, a glass, and utensils, in case no one brings extras.

Post Carbon Institute
Learning to Live in a Low-Energy World

Based on the Institute's research and studying the research of others,
we have come to the conclusion that there is no panacea to get us out
of the energy and ecological predicaments that human civilization

At Bay Area Peak Oil meetings, we exchange information with each
other, and to educate our friends and neighbors about the urgency of
this crisis. Drop your fear! Join us in making our community one that
will adapt, survive & prosper in a Post-Carbon economy.

This month:

- David Room, will lead the Personal Footprint and Post Carbon
Challenge Workshop

- Cal Simone, guest speaker, will give a talk on consumerism at the
end of the age of oil,
followed by Q & A

- Brainstorming session on organizing the group and forming a steering
Personal Footprint and Post Carbon Challenge Workshop - led by David

Explore how we as a group may reduce our personal energy and
ecological footprints and also how we might as a group develop an
optional "post carbon challenge" or agreement that will reduce our
energy consumption. We will develop the framework of an agreement for
reducing personal energy and simplifying their lives, and the
accompanying processes that will support their efforts.  The resulting
agreement is optional and encouraged, flexible, and milestones are
celebrated, and can serve as "challenge" for members of the group and
for the community.

David Room is the Bay area communications director for Post Carbon.

Talk: Consumerism at the End of the Oil Age - Cal Simone

Americans are fixated on consumption, be it material possessions,
adrenaline rushes, or the co-opting of our spirit.  But how much of
that fixation is inducted by the psyche of America as an institution?
What's really going in the national psyche that would have us consume
without reasonable limits?  How does this relate to the end of the age
of oil, and what are our choices?

Cal Simone is a Jungian scholar, teacher, coach, and writer who has
dedicated his life to bringing what's in the collective unconscious to
consciousness.  He is writing a book on the current energetic state
and trends of the American collective psyche.

# 4/20: ACLU panel on Government Surveillance (walnut creek)
 The American Civil Liberties Union-Mt. Diablo Chapter presents 
“Government Surveillance after 9/11” 
Kevin Bankston, Electronic Frontier Foundation 
Shirin Sinnar, President, Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers 
Marwa El Zankaly, Muslim attorney experienced in FBI visits 
Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm $5-15 sliding scale donation suggested 
6:00 pm Chapter meeting, free, precedes the panel. 
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek 
For information call the ACLU-Mt. Diablo (925) 377-0242
same info:

# 4:20 party @ Burningman HQ 3rd St @ 16th St., Southwest Corner.
Go West on 16th St, from 3rd. Turn South into parking lot. Go up staircase.
This is a pillow party to watch movies, hosted by burningman tech team.
Get yer geek on!  7:20 pm

# 4/20 Why Corporations Want Chiapas 7:30p $5
 La Peña Cultural Center  3105 Shattuck Ave,  Berkeley

 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)

# Deathguild Tribe Night -- 18+ -- Special Guest DJ Decay
 Wed April 20 9:30 PM Glas Kat (aka The Troc)  520 4th St @ Bryant
 *** RSVP's FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE CLOSED AT 8:45pm on 4/20 *** 
Dave will spinnning what ever he feels like in a way that only Dave can get away with. 
BONDAGE A GO GO 18 and over!  9:30pm - 2:30am. $5 ?til 10:30 $7 after 
 Your very own Death Rock Freak Show Hoedown Wednesday Nights! 
death rock - industrial - nuwave - nowave - electro - indypop 
RESIDENT DJs: Damon & Shatter 

Thu Apr 21
# 4/21: 10am-3pm Earth Day Celebration @ SJSU (san jose downtown)
Come join us for San Jose State University's Annual Earth Day Event! This year's event will feature dancers, vendors, and other exciting organizations. The event starts Thursday 4/21/05 at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm. For more information, please contact 408-924-5467

# Direct Action Against Military Recruitment at UCB 
*Protest Against Military Recruiters*
WHEN: Thursday, April 21st * 10:30 am
WHERE: The Fountain on Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley

Counter Recruitment has become a national issue, and it's working. Between
these efforts and widespread anger about the war, all branches of the United
States Military have seen drastic drops in their recruitment rates. In
February, the Army missed its recruiting goal for the first time in nearly
five years, and it missed its March goal by 32 percent. The Army Reserve is
10 percent behind their year-to-date recruiting target and the National
Guard is 26 percent short, while the need for soldiers is on the rise.
Counter Recruitment has proven to be an effective tool in actually hindering
the Military's ability to carry out this immoral and unjust war, and
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition has been working to bring the Counter
Recruitment movement to UC Berkeley's campus.

Recently, the Associated Students at the University of California (ASUC)
passed a resolution that argued that military recruiters (who refuse to
recruit gays and lesbians) violate the University of California's
anti-discrimination policy and therefore should not be allowed access to
ASUC facilities (SB 107). Still, military recruiters have announced their
intention to show up at the Career Fair in the MLK student union. We have to
build the biggest protest possible to let them know that we won't stand for
the military's discriminatory policies and that we oppose the war on Iraq
that they are recruiting for. Join a growing movement of schools that are
taking a stand against military recruitment on campuses!


SPONSORED BY: Berkeley Stop the War Coalition, member of the Campus Anti-war
Network (CAN)


Contact:, or Daniel at 510-708-6803 and

# 4/21: 6-8pm Free reception on online privacy and First Amendment rights (mission district)
 The Independent Press Association presents Indy Press Thursday reception on online privacy and First Amendment rights for publishers, readers and reporters 

Can your web server be seized? 
Can your sources be compromised? 
Can your readers’ browsers be traced? 

Yes, unless the Electronic Frontier Foundation prevails in its current court cases. 

Come join us at the Independent Press Association’s Indy Press Thursday event in San Francisco on Thursday, April 21 featuring Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Kevin Bankston and SF Bay Area Indymedia representative Mark Burdett! Kevin Bankston will advise on new ways to guard online privacy and First Amendment rights by discussing two current cases: one involving Apple and the confidentiality of online journalists’ sources and another in which the U.S. government seized activist media group Indymedia’s servers. Mark Burdett will be speaking about Indymedia’s experience of having 19 websites shut down and what the Bay Area chapters are doing to protect their websites. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit organization that educates the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology. Publishers, journalists, readers of online periodicals and individuals concerned about digital rights are all invited to learn more about what we can do to secure free speech and online privacy. 

To RSVP: Email Jennifer Chau, Membership Associate, at 

Event Details:
SPEAKERS: Kevin Bankston, staff attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation & Mark Burdett, SF Bay Area Indymedia representative 

 Thursday, April 21, 2005  6:00pm – 8:00pm 
 Electronic Frontier Foundation  454 Shotwell St 
@ 18th/19th St. SF CA 94110-1914  (415) 436 9333 

 FREE    Light refreshments will be provided. 

Jennifer Chau, Membership Services 
(415) 643 4401 ext 100 

The Independent Press Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the power of independent publications as to foster a more just, open and democratic society. Indy Press Thursdays are a series of FREE networking and skill-building receptions for Bay Area independent periodical publishers, readers, and enthusiasts. 
# 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

# meeting of the (Northern California) 9-11 Truth Alliance will be
Thursday, April 21, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, 
Grand Lake Neighborhood Center (GLNC) is at 530 Lake Park Avenue
between Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue in Oakland.  (The Grand Lake
Theater is on the corner of Grand and Lake Park.)

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

# SF Cable meetings this Wednesday and Thursday

The City and County of San Francisco will be holding this week the first two official community meetings on the cable negotiations with Comcast. Please come and tell us what do you want from the new cable agreement.

> Cheaper cable rates for senior and low-income households?
> Money for media production in local neighborhoods?
> Resources for Public Access, Education, and Government channels?
> Strong consumer protections and worker rights?

This and much more may be possible. Come and tell us what are your needs and the needs of your community!

>>> WED, APRIL 20, 2005, 7:00 PM
Presidio Branch Library (it's not in the Presidio!)
3150 Sacramento Street (near Baker)

>>> THU, APR 21, 2005, 7:00 PM
Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center
(formerly the Ocean View Recreation Center)
650 Capitol Ave at Montana Street

Please go to for maps and public transportation.

These meetings are free and open to the public. We will post info about additional meetings as soon as these are scheduled.

Also  a link for a survey: What do you think of Comcast? Give us your opinion!

# 4/21: The End of Suburbia (berkeley) Thursday, April 21, 2005, 7pm 

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 with Jan Lundberg, Cal Simone, and others. Jan Lundberg is an energy analyst who published the Lundberg Letter on oil industry trends and now publishes, an online journal focused on ending oil dependency, paving, and disposable plastics. Cal Simone is a Jungian scholar, teacher, and writer who has dedicated his life to bringing what's in the collective unconscious to consciousness. He is writing a book on the current energetic state and trends of the American collective psyche. 

Co-sponsored by Post Carbon Institute.  

Location: 370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley campus. 

Time: 7pm. Info: Brooke Owyang, (510) 812-6011 or http://postcarbon.

# 4/21 Bonfire Social with the Outdoor Adventure Club (Ocean Beach)
 7:30-10pm directly across from the Beach Chalet restaurant and Bar

# 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!

# Hello from spiritual technology labs, want to remind you all about our
family affair this Thursday BEAT CHURCH FEATURING: KRADDY (muti music)
with your resident beat ministers: NEP~TUNE (spiritual technology)
KITTY~D (kitty-ology)
 this thurs. 4-21 @ nikkies 460 haight st. (at fillmore)
$5 @ tha door = begins @

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

# Art at the Dump Fri April 22 5:00pm to 9:00pm free
 Art show at the dump! The opening reception of work created by Mike Farruggia and Patrick Haywood will be on April 22, 2005 from 5 to 9 p.m. The work on display will reflect the culmination of a three-month residency where they made art from found objects taken from SF Recycling & Disposal (a subsidiary of Norcal Waste Systems, Inc.)
 SF Recycling & Disposal Artist in Residence Program
503 Tunnel Ave SF 415 330 1415

# 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 =)

4/22-24 Weekend Events:

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

# April 22-24th: LIVING EXPO! I will be promoting and signing BOOKS at 
the  San Francisco Vegetarian Society Booth!!!

Living Foods and Cuisine RAW IN TEN MINUTES and LIVING EXPO = Bliss 
and perfection!

Living Expo is a HUGE Event and is at the Concourse in San Francisco 
Brannan @ 8th St.

So look for the new issue of YOGI TIMES MAGAZINE!!!
 It is on Page 57:

# Church of the SubGenius - Official Spring Apocalyptic Film and Video Fest
Friday, April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd
6PM  until the circuit breakers trip.
A VIP Pass, good for both nights, is a mere $5.00!
     2 nites of mind warping films and videos. Missed John Pauls funeral too? Here's your chance to pick the brains of the Church of the SubGenius pope pickin conclave! "On this slack, I will found my church."  Bob "the rock" Dobbs
     A VIP Pass, good for both nights, is a mere $5.00! I don't understand-- is something wrong  with making a little money? Unlike the upcoming Dr. Hal's SubGenius Science Fiction Movie Festival-- watch for it! --this cinematic SubGenius event will mostly feature non-"Hollywood" fare; view original videos by Dr. Hal, the late Jeff Robins, Doug Wellman, Dr. Philo Drummond, Nancy Denny-Phelps, Mark McGothigan, K-Rob and other visionaries. Multiple screens-- three, count 'em, three separate simultaneous projections! SEE! Ultra-rare films by Bishop Joey and Dr. Howland Owll!
     WATCH the programme on our Giant Screen while stewing stark naked with giggling SubGenius groupies in the luxurious comfort of our bubbling hot tub! EAT a variety of toothsome snacks throughout the evenings! DRINK yourself insensible to enhance the overall mood! (Of course, it helps if you bring the snacks, drugs, groupies etc.) LEARN uncomfortable truths about people you thought you knew as you view their most private, intimate productions! TOLERATE the non-slick but raw and honest entries, examples of Cinema Mediocrité. With surprises, gags, performances, nudity and the transcendentally numinous. Dobbs approved.  Pot luck and BYo your favorites.
     House of Dobbs Slackplex 6952 Simson St Oakland, ca (510) 633-1981 


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

# Femina Potens' First DIY Craft Fair Sat April 23 11am-7pm Free!
 Join Femina Potens for our first ever DIY Arts and Crafts Fair!! Amazing local artists will sell their body oils and soaps, zines, harnesses, screen printed clothing and accessories, wallets, jewelry, buttons, crocheted and knitted stuff, CDs, and oh so much more. Bring your life savings and come support the women and transgendered craft-masters in the Bay Area!
And just to spice things up, we will be selling vegan (and non-vegan) baked goods, and have live acoustic performances by Jo Boyer, A Phone Call From Rome, and Yes Alexander.
Femina Potens 465 South Van Ness

# Organum Artist's Talk Sat April 23 12-3 pm Free
 BROWN BAG LUNCH with artists Greg Niemeyer, Dan Perkel and Ryan Shaw
Organum is an interactive week of programs at New Langton Arts exploring the human voice through sound, image and technology. A week-long installation premieres Organum: The Game (2005), a video game by digital media artists Greg Niemeyer, Dan Perkel and Ryan Shaw, in which gamers navigate through the human voice box using their own voices as game controls. Organum culminates in a day of activities on Saturday April 23, from noon to midnight, including a brown bag lunch with the artists; an evening reception; and the performance The Human Voice Explored, with vocalists Seth Augustus, Aurora Josephson, and Kid Beyond.
Tickets for The Human Voice Explored performance are $8 general admission, $6 Langton members, students and seniors.  Admission to all other events is free.
 New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom @ 9th/10th St.
 415 626 5416

# 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,

# Opulent Temple presents: Across the Desert Sands
 Sat April 23 10pm-4am $15 pre-sale, $20 @ door in costume, $25 without
 Opulent Temple is a full scale sound installation camp whose mission is to provide a space for sacred dance at Black Rock City.  Beautiful camps at Burning Man take shape one party at a time, with the support of the community in gatherings of shared fun, joy, and celebration.
On Saturday, April 23rd, the Opulent Temple takes the next step into the psyche with a Middle eastern themed underground costume party designed to tickle your fancies and excite the senses, as the desert breeze whispers in your ears...
     With world music by Cheb i Sabbah, Soulsalaam, and Shanti
Break beat by Smoove, Syd Gris, Murpshstar, Geeno, Hoj, Melyss
Chill / Ambient music by Primitive Groove
Belly dance by Gina G, Zaheea, and Arabesque
Environment with some help from Anon Salon
 2 floors of music, chill area, outdoor smoking area, lush decor.  Thanks for your support!
 111 Townsend @ 2nd Near SBC Park, on Townsend, between 2nd and 3rd St. 415.640.1798

Sun Apr 24

# People's Park 36th Anniversary  Sun April 24 2005  10:00 AM
10am to sunset. Celebrate with live music, acoustic and amplified main stage, drumming, dancing, food, garden tours, skateboarding, workshops and information displays. Bring your instrument! Bands and other activities to be announced soon. Planning meetings are at the Cafe Mediterraneum on Telegraph near Dwight on Sundays at noon.

# Sun Apr 24 11am A Council of All Beings at Topanga Earth Day 
 (Los Angeles)

# 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:

# Second Annual Area 420 Pot Luck BBQ April 24 Sun April 24 12:00 PM
 Vasona County Park  333 Blossom Hill Road  Los Gatos, CA 95132 
 More Info: 831-334-0830
Political Awareness Event and Fundraiser for Green-Aid, a non-profit 501(c) (3). 
Featuring live music by The Brunos, hot food, vendor prize raffles, and a fantastic panel of speakers. 
This year's event features Pot Guru Ed Rosenthal, Angel Raisch's doctor, Frank Lucido, and the Father of Medical Marijuana in San Francisco, Wayne Justmann. 
For more details see, we need ALL supporters to attend and sign letters to their Congresspeople!  See you there, you can also call 831-334-0830 for more 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). 

# Bad Movie Night borg9 extravangaza Dark Room Theatre 
2263 Mission st.  btwn 18th and 19th  5$ 
April 24th Devils Rain (special borg9 production) 
with Geek Boy, Stuart Mangrum, Jim Fourniadis 

May 1st Starship Invasion 
with Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Bucky Sinister 

May 8th The Warriors 
Single Entendre 

May 15th 
GOOD MOVIE NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
WINGS (live music to this old classic. incredible) 

May 22nd Joysticks 
with Jeremy W, and TBA 

May 29th Rocky V 
with Mikl Em, Jim Fourniadis, (and hopefully John Hell, hint hint) 

June 5th Maneaters Are Loose 
with Jim Fourniadis and TBA 

Mon. April 25

# Peak Oil UK:  Entering the Age of Oil Depletion
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Monday, 25 April 2005, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

A one-day conference on the approaching peak and decline in global oil supplies will take place at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Monday, 25 April.

Increasingly, analysts are forecasting that global oil production could reach its all-time peak before the end of this decade — mirroring the now established pattern of UK North Sea production, and marking a critical turning point when ever-diminishing supplies will challenge the world’s economic and social well-being as never before. 
Amid mounting concern now about rising oil prices and rapidly growing demand, six leading experts will discuss the ‘Peak Oil’ problem and its far-reaching economic, social and political implications.

Former Energy Minister Brian Wilson will give the opening address:  Why Britain Needs an Indigenous Energy Policy.

The other speakers will be:

·        Colin Campbell, retired oil industry executive and Chairman of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO):  The End of the First Half of the Age of Oil
·        Chris Skrebowski, Trustee of The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre and Editor of the UK Energy Institute’s monthly magazine, ‘Petroleum Review’:  Depletion — The Reality in Action
·        Matthew Simmons, Chairman of major US energy investment firm Simmons & Company International:  Can Market Efficiency Overcome Depletion?  Or Why Economists Don’t Get It
·        David Spaven, Chair of TRANSform Scotland, the campaign for sustainable transport, and a transport consultant:  Transport — An Oil Crisis and More
·        Jeremy Leggett, Chief Executive of the UK’s leading solar energy company, solarcentury, and a former oil industry consultant:  Half Gone — The Third and Biggest Global Energy Crisis

After the presentations there will be a roundtable discussion with the speakers, moderated by BBC Radio journalist Mark Stephen.

The conference is organised by Depletion Scotland, an Edinburgh-based awareness-raising group, with support from The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC).  More than 160 people are expected to attend.
#  #  #
For more information:
Jim Meyer  +44 (0)20 7424 0049

The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) is a UK-registered educational charity working to raise international public awareness and promote better understanding of the world’s oil-depletion problem.  Further information is available at:

# 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

# New College of California's
Activism and Social Change & Women's Spirituality programs* present:

Voices in Motion II:
Conversations Across the Feminist Landscape

Monday April 25, 2005

New College of California
780 Valencia Street, SF
(between 18th & 19th Streets)


Please come and participate in the second of an ongoing conversation 
addressing critical issues related to feminism (past, present and future), 
and to sex, gender, and gender identity oppression. Our hope is to form an 
inclusive coalition that is respectful of multiple locations and committed 
to ongoing dialogue and action that both celebrates and challenges notions 
of "woman" and feminism in general.

On International Women's Day, 2005 we launched "Voices in Motion: 
Conversations Across a Feminist Landscape" with a gathering that brought 
together panelists and participants from multiple locations: across 
continents and classes; spanning sexualities, generations and cultures; with 
varied gender identities, ethnic identities, and races, but with one reason 
to come together: to begin a conversation about who we are, where we want to 
go, and how to get there.

This meeting is intended as both a continuation of the conversation we began 
on International Women's Day and as a reaching beyond in the hopes of 
forming a Bay Area coalition.

Please invite friends and allies.

All sexes, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions are welcome.
This event is wheelchair accessible.

*For more information:

Helene Vosters, Activism and Social Change (BA Completion and MA), 

Debbi Grenn, Women's Spirituality (MA), 415-437-3407,

# "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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 7:00am - 10:30am


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 7:00am - 10:30am


COME *Support *Ecuadorian Indigenous Activists Attending the Shareholder
Meeting to Demand $6 billion in Compensation for ChevronTexaco's
Destruction of Their Homes, Lives and Livelihood!

COME *Support* Peace Activists Exposing ChevronTexaco's War Profiteering
in  Iraq!

COME *Support *The Soldiers Who Do Not Want to Die or Kill For Chevron's
Bottom Line!

COME *Support* Richmond Community Members Fighting ChevronTexaco's Toxic
Pollution of Their Homes, Lives and Livelihoods!

COME *Support* Environmentalists Opposing ChevronTexaco's Intentions of
Drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve!

COME and JOIN the Protest Rally in Support of Alternatives to Oil and Oil
Addiction! In Opposition to Corporate Greed and Wars for Oil
Wherever they Are Fought!

Rally! Begins at 7:00am
Shareholders Arrive 7:00am - 8:00am
Shareholder Meeting: 8:00am - 10:00am
Report Back from Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Attending Meeting: 10:00am
Rally While Shareholders Depart!

We want the shareholders to hear from the Ecuadorian Indigenous
leaders who have traveled a great distance to speak truth to power. We are
therefore eager for the Shareholders to be able to attend the meeting and
for the meeting to take place.

ChevronTexaco's World Headquarters:
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd (at Sunset, immediately East of Hwy 680)
San Ramon (Walnut Creek BART)
We Are Going to Make Shuttle Arrangements from BART and Will Also
Coordinate Car Pools – more details as they emerge – Directions Below

We are a group of bay area residents who want to join with you to stop
ChevronTexaco's war profiteering and their criminal environmental, social
and political acts wherever and whenever they occur. We
support communities in on-going struggle against ChevronTexaco. We will
stop all wars for oil. Please join us!

Want to help us organize this event?  Wanto to learn More? Have questions?
Have suggestions? Please E-mail us at

For more info. on campaigns against ChevronTexaco and more, visit: <>,
<> , <>,<>, <>
(these are just groups we like, we did not ask them to endorse this flyer)

"Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil and gas – reserves I'd love
Chevron to have access to."
- Chevron CEO Kenneth T. Derr, San Francisco, 1988.

"So I think this is very promising to the American investors and to
American enterprise, certainly to oil companies."
- Bush-Backed Iraqi Vice President and former Finance Minister Abdel Mahdi
plans for a new law to privatize Iraq's oil, and open it to foreign
ownership, December 2004.

ChevronTexaco has profited from Iraq's oil for a decade. It sold
Iraqi oil under the UN's Oil-for-Food Program and it was the first oil
company to sell Iraq's oil after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It refines
that oil in Richmond. ChevronTexaco's Iraqi war profits, plus its
unprecedented profits from the increased price of oil due to the war, made
2004 the most profitable year in ChevronTexaco's 125-year

ChevronTexaco's 2004 net income was more than $13 billion, compared to $7
billion in 2003. ChevronTexaco's biggest worry? What to do with all its
excess cash. The answer? Pass the savings on to consumers in the form of
reduced gas prices? NO. Demand that the Bush
Administration end a war to expand U.S. access to oil? NO.
ChevronTexaco – like the other world oil companies, is hording the cash,
putting it into cash reserves for a rainy day and expanding
their global empire by acquiring new companies – like their recent
purchase of oil giant Unocal. The people are fighting back to oppose war
for oil and you can join us on Wednesday, April 27!

*Between 1971 and 1991, Texaco extracted more than 1.5 billion barrels of
oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon, devastating one of the most
biologically fragile places on earth by destroying rainforests and
creating massive oil spills. In order to save millions of dollars, Texaco
simply dumped 20 billion gallons of highly toxic wastes from its
operations into the pristine rivers, forest streams and wetlands, ignoring
industry standards. Now, ChevronTexaco denies the effected peoples of
Ecuador their right to compensation, and instead is trying to get back
into Ecuador for a new round of devastation. The people of Ecuador are
fighting back. They have sued ChevronTexaco for over $6 billion in
compensation for their lost health, land, lives and way of living.

The ChevronTexaco refinery in Richmond spews a deadly array of toxins into
the air, water, and land, including cancer-causing dioxins, on the largely
African American, South East Asian and Latino communities. Since 1999,
there has been a 20% increase in toxic emissions in
Richmond and most of the increase can be attributed to the Chevron
Refinery, the largest polluter in the city. The refinery and plant have
had hundreds of accidents, including major fires, spills, leaks,
explosions, toxic gas releases, flaring and air contaminations
inflicting severe illnesses including asthma and deadly cancers, on the
people of Richmond. Despite decades of requests, demands, lawsuits and
protests, Chevron has continued to place executive salaries and corporate
profits over the health and safety of the community and
workers. The people of Richmond are fighting back and demanding that
Chevron clean up or get out.



Remove Pillar #1 – THE SOLDIERS
Support the troops by brining them home. Support war resistors.
Support counter-recruitment efforts. Support alternative job
opportunities. Support the families of soldiers and the soldiers when they
come home.

Remove Pillar #2 – THE CORPORATIONS
Eliminate the profitability of the war. Expose corporate war
profiteering. Expose the lack of rebuilding taking place in Iraq.
Expose corporate war criminals. Expose the crony capitalism fueling the
war. Cut the fuel by cutting the profits.

Remove Pillar #3 – THE CORPORATE MEDIA
Expose the lies being told to the public by the corporate media.
Expose the lies being told by the Bush Administration. Listen to
Alternative media and spread the message of resistance!

Public Transport/Bike Info to ChevronTexaco World Headquarters in San Ramon:

County Connection Bus 121:
Leave W.C. BART
Arrive San Ramon Transit Center (Bollinger
Canyon at S.R. Central Park)

County Connection Express Bus 960B
Leave Walnut Creek BART
Arrive Chevron-Texaco
County Connection fare is $1.50 regular and
$1.75 for the express bus

Leave West Oakland BART
Arrive Dublin BART

County Connection Express Bus 970B
Leave Dublin BART
Arrive Chevron-Texaco

For more information and additional connections,
see: <> or<>
 Bike options:
Leave MacArthur BART
Leave Pleasant Hill BART
Cross Treat Blvd., at corner of Jones Rd.
Ride bike on Iron Horse Trail south for about 9
miles to San Ramon Central
Park and Bollinger Canyon Rd.
Leave West Oakland BART
Leave. Dublin BART
Ride bike on Iron Horse Trail (from right outside
BART station), north for about 5 miles to San
Ramon Central Park and Bollinger Canyon Rd.
"There is a vision of where we want Iraq to be that would make sense in 
terms of the resources we've put into this place and our overarching goal 
for democracy." - anonymous Bush Administration official in Baghdad,
quoted  in the Wall Street Journal.

"Your silence will not protect you." Audre Lorde

# Free Lecture on Globalization Wed April 27 at 1pm
 UC Davis, MU De Carli Room
 With humor and energy Dr. Michael Greger will tackle the issue of Corporate Globalization and the impact it has on animal protection worldwide.
 What: Film showing why people go veggie and a doctor telling people how to do it!
 Encore Presentation of the film Peaceable Kingdom* with guest speakers Gene Bauston with Farm Sanctuary (featured in the film) and Kim Sturla with Animal Place. Both run farmed animal sanctuaries in the area.
# And Dr. Michael Greger (graduate of Cornell University) will speak on how to go about being a healthy and eating delicious vegetarian!
 Wed April 27 at 7:15pm
 Veteran's Memorial, VMC Club Room (203 East 14th Street), Davis
 *Peaceable Kingdom is a film where you hear the riveting stories of people struggling with their conscience around some of our society’s most fundamental assumptions. An inspiring story of personal redemption, compassion, healing and hope, Peaceable Kingdom is described by many of its viewers as “a life changing experience.”

# Wed April 27 Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Urban Development

Join us for a presentation by Professor Raquel Pinderhughes, author 
of "Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development 
in Cities throughout the World." Any consideration of sustainable 
development must focus on utilizing processes and technologies that 
are less damaging to the natural resource base, produce less waste, 
and do not pose a threat to human and environmental health. Focusing 
on water, waste, energy, transportation and food systems, and using 
examples from cites around the world, Professor Raquel Pinderhughes 
will discuss how alternative planning and policy approaches, and 
appropriate technologies can reduce the negative social and 
environmental impacts associated with urban infrastructure and lead 
to improvements in public health, the natural resource base, economic 
development, and an increased standard of living and well-being for 
urban residents. Professor Pinderhughes is Director of the Urban 
Studies Program and Professor of Urban Studies and Environmental 
Studies at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses on 
environmental planning and policy focused primarily on sustainable 
development and environmental justice. She is a resident of Berkeley 
and a member of the Ecology Center Board of Directors.

 7pm - 9pm Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
 Free. Info: 510-548-2220 x223,

 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.

# Thur April 28 (5:30 pm) 14th Business Enviro Awards Reception Palo Alto
 Hewlett-Packard Company will host the hors d'oeuvre reception.
 Packard Grove at the Hewlett-Packard Company: 3000 Hanover St , Palo Alto
 Acterra members $20, General $30 per ticket
 Tickets: Ann Singer, 650-962-9876 X310,

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,

# New Order/Chemical Bros April 29 Oakland 
HJ Kaiser Arena, right at Lake Merritt BART Stn

# really really free market april 30 noon-4 dolores park
 everything's free much fun will be had by all

May 2005

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

# BORG2 on the Bayou - Lavish Dinner Event May 1, SF
Benefiting the BORG2 Playa Art Fund
Located at the Pink Mammoth Collective Space
Full Event Details:

# 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.

# MINDSHARE II  May 6-8, 2005 
415-820-9652  $25 tix: Ceiba Records (1364 Haight St. @ Masonic). 

# Food & Justice Tours: Join us on a hands on tour of People¹s Grocery¹s
office, gardens and Mobile Market. Learn more about we and other community
groups are finding creative solutions to address the issues of access to
healthy affordable food in West Oakland. Tours are led by a People¹s Grocery
co-founder and youth staff every other Saturday.
Upcoming dates: May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th
 12pm  M. Robinson Baker YMCA, 3265 Market St. Oakland CA 94608

#  Sat May 7, 5-8 PM  Celebrating National Masturbation Month at the Parkway Theatre -- There are many reasons to masturbate, but probably none as important as pleasure -- so to welcome this year's National Masturbation Month, we're going to celebrate orgasm with Good Vibrations Founder Emerita Joani Blank and her unique movie Orgasm! The Faces of Ecstasy. Joani and her colleagues from Libido Video interviewed twenty-two Bay Area residents (male, female, and trans, aged 22 to 68) and then asked them to have orgasms for the cameras. Shot only from the shoulders up, the resulting movie is an intensely intimate yet non-explicit exploration of human sexual response, and you've never heard anything as thought-provoking as their interviews. (Note for masturbation purists: a few orgasms in this video result from partner sex.)
   Joani Blank will be on hand to talk about making Orgasm! Faces of Ecstasy -- and she'll bring some of the movie's stars to talk about their
experience getting intimate with the camera. Hosted by Dr. Carol Queen (who is one of the performers in Orgasm!), and co-sponsored by Good
Vibrations and The Center for Sex & Culture.
  Parkway Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland -- directions:
ADMISSION: $8.00, 21 and over only please 

# May 7 Whole Earth Festival outdoors...early evening, 12 subwoofers....
a winning combo. -Lorin

May 7 SUB SCIENCE! SF  -Lorin

# Help Stop Male Genital mutilation (circumcision) May 7-11

#  Thu May 19, 8 pm CSC celebrates ArtsFest SF with Pleasure's Edges -- True-Life Stories of Sexual Adventure -- The Center for Sex & Culture hosts its favorite erotic writers and sexual adventurers for an evening of storytelling and memoir. Hosted by CSC director and noted erotic writer Carol Queen. soon for a complete list of participants. 
 CSC, 398 11th St @ Harrison $5--50 sliding scale

# 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

# I'm thrilled to see the western model integrating "alternative"
practices and medicines.  Looks like an awesome forum.

May 20-21 7th Annual Integrative Medicine Forum    Tai Chi Ch'uan
Naturopathic Medicine          The ART of HIV care
Holistic Nursing Practice       Qigong
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life
Massage: Overview and Experiential
The Labyrinth in the Health Care Setting
Breema Bodywork: The Art of Being Present
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Herbology
Somatics and Health: Centering Practices in Daily Life
Jin Shin Jytsu         Rosen Method and Stress Management
Introduction to Pilates: A Mind-Body Exercise Approach


# 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

Mendocino County's
First Annual Green Living Expo 
Ukiah - Mendocino County, CA
SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2005

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

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.
Use of force continuum.
Jefferson Party website.

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