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If you live near Dolores Park and I can store stuff in your garage 
for the Really Free Market at Noon Apr 30 Dolores Park 

Friday 4/29 http://indybay.org/
 7:00am Richmond: :“Wake Up Call” Protest Rally at Zeneca Site 
 12:00pm Mill Valley: KFC Cruelty Demo
 12:00pm Berkeley: Women in Black weekly vigil 
Saturday 4/30
 12:00pm San Francisco: Really Really Free Market
 1:00pm San Francisco: Anarchist People of Color Community Forum 
 7:00pm San Francisco: Hands off Social Security Speak-Out 

Suprising information about  Magnesium/Calcium and aging... 
This is the classic article on Magnesium Chloride. 
It is helpful for many conditions.  Rx: Take more Magnesium, less calcium.
http://users.mrbean.net.au/~wlast/magnesiumchloride.html

Venezuela Oil Company to Open Cuba Office http://FromTheWilderness.com

Cancer Fears as Ozone Depletion Worst on Record
http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/042705EA.shtml

Bunker-busting nukes could devastate civilians
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7318

Urge your senators to protect political free speech http://aclu.org

BBC's 'Doctor Who' Show Parodies 9/11 Inside Job
http://www.prisonplanet.com/index.html

 
Fri Apr 29

 # http://critical-mass.org 5:30 pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero.
Bring: bike, helmet, light, music, costume, flyers, party!


# 4/29 Mac OS X Tiger Release! 6-9pm  689 3rd Street @ Townsend 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/70183073.html
 4/29 Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger launch! Free 3839 Emery St., Suite 100, Emeryville 6-9pm
 http://www.craigslist.org/eve/70103927.html


# 4/29: Dyke March Benefit Show @ Dolores Park Cafe  (mission district) 
7pm    http://www.craigslist.org/eve/68659900.html  Much better post:
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/bd63298a-6991-4e86-905b-867579303aa3


# "THE TAKE": Occupy, resist, produce
by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (author, 'No Logo')
http://www.thetake.org

	The true story of working people who decide to fight back against a 
corrupt and brutal system. Against the backdrop of Argentina's historic 
economic collapse, the film chronicles the extraordinary story of 
workers and activists who take back their bankrupted businesses and run 
them without bosses. To reclaim their lives and their dignity, they 
first have to face down the former owners, the trigger-happy police, 
and, in the midst of national elections, the prospect of a repressive 
government returning to power.

  East Bay Premier Fri April 29, 2005 7:30 PM
  Humanist Hall, 390 27th St./Broadway, Oakland
  Donation Requested $5.00 - $10 
  (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

  SF Screening Sat April 30 5:00 PM
  New College Of California, Cultural Center
  766 Valencia St./19th Street, San Francisco
  $5.00 - $10.00 Don Req (N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.)


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


# Synergia Fri Apr 29 April 2005 Greetings,
We are pleased to announce the resurrection of the much talked about Synergia events.

We aim to present the best of the underground art community in a unique context, a few short live performances focusing on the synergy between performers and then an art gallery like reception and mingling at the end without having to yell over blasting dance music.

The next event features and all star line up of curiosity piquing performers and artists. Read Below for bios and descriptions of each.

Fri April 29 8:00pm doors / 9:00pm show $5 - $10 slid 
 Live Performance by: Rena, Phidelity, & Kyrian (30 minutes)
 Interface Oblivion (30 Minutes) The Beat Box Puppet show (10-15 minutes)
 Artwork         Visionary Art of Victor Olenov

Light Sculpture Installations by Andres
Live VJ'ing by Mickey T of Drum Machine museum

Raw/Organic food bar by guerilla organics

Location 136 Taylor street @ Turk / Eddy
1.5 blocks North of 6th and Market. 
(6th turns into Taylor going North.)
I door South of Original Joe's Restaurant.
sign up for the synergia mailing list
 
Victor Olenov
Victor's visionary art deals with two magical aspects inherent in the transformational power of IMAGE and its reflection of the ongoing continuous simultaneous creation underlying the static "surface reality."

The first aspect is what is called a "totemic portrait." Totemic portraits are a shamanic approach to healing as well as to the cultivation and storage of power through the image of a personal totem - manifested personal spirit.

The second aspect of the work deals with images that are spirit-catchers for the spirits that are not personal, but rather are the energetic entities acting as agents of Eternal Life. http://http://arthealing.org

Andres Amador
The most developed of my explorations into the principles of sacred geometry, fractals, chaos, and patterns in nature has been my light sculptures. Using the basic constituent of string on a frame to create curves from solid lines, I bridge the analog and the digital, displaying the place in reality where substructures are revealed. My latest series, "Pixels' examines the most fundamental components necessary to relay a message. Individually the parts in the 'Pixels' series have little to say, but when arranged properly in large numbers, whole new universes of possibilities are born. 
analogia.org

Rena Jones
Electric violinist & cellist Rena Jones is currently celebrating the release of her newest album "Transmigration" which is already receiving radio play and rave reviews. http://renamusic.com

Phidelity
this international man of mystery will be laying his unique multi-layered soundscape percussive psychedelic dubbed out beats to the mix.  http://phidelity.com

Kyrian
SO the first thought that comes to mind is... psychedelic Tuuvan beat boxing? huh... multi-harmonic drones done up in a tight hiphop beat boxing framework with a stylistic quirkiness only Kyrian could muster... ok I get it now...errr. Kyrian will be doing a Beat Box Puppet show as well as the jam session with Rena and Kris.

Interface Oblivion
IO has been tripping out with their own musical vibe since 1993. They blend a distinct sound of syncopated electronic backing beds with ripping beats, live melodic compositions, heavy bass, dub and vocals. IO's evolving blend of live improv with triggered looping and energetically charged compositions shake up the current musical molds.

IO's performances blend the open structure of improv fusion with meticulously composed songs. They perform with bass, keys, guitar, vocals, dub and tight algorithmic beats to elevate the soul.  http://http://www.interfaceoblivion.com

VJ Mickey T
Mickey is a Vj in the truest sense of the word, rather than trigger low quality compressed video loops, Mickey's style is clean high quality with his analog gear and effects couple with his distinct style. He also hosts the Whitebox VIP lounge which does events similar to ours and is highly recommended.  http://http://drummachine.com/

http://www.phidelity.com/cms2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47&Itemid=90


# Be'er Now, a benefit concert for Zen Hospice Project Fri April 29 Doors 8:00, show at 9:00 $12 advance, $15 door This unique event will celebrate the confluence of two mystical traditions. The Buddhist tradition of developing mindfulness toward the realization of impermanence and the emptiness of self and the Eastern European tradition of drinking foamy, hopped beverages until the realization of the emptiness of the stein is achieved and madly dancing the polka until the ecstatic insight of the impermanence of energy to continue dancing is revealed.
 TOYS!- the all-woman toy band Toychestra!
GRACE!-the mind-bending contortion talents of Leslie Tipton! (she's top notch)
POISE!-the elegant and heartbreaking aerial ballet of duo trapeze act The Starlings!
DRUNK!-Local music legends Polkacide!
ALTERBOY!-MC Sister Mary Mayhem!
 Broadway Studios (in North Beach) 435 B-way @ Kearny SF
 chicken@burningman.com http://www.zenhospice.org/


# Aphrodesia - Front Lines - CD release party @ THE INDEPENDENT friday
628 Divisadero st. @ Hayes SF     with 
APHRODESIA - (super aphro beat) http://www.aphrodesia.org
WISDOM (hip hop )http://www.wisdomcreations.com/music.asp
ALMA MELODIOSA (Latin funk) http://www.almamelodiosa.com
get your super crazy funk on



Sat Apr 30

# really really free market Sat april 30 noon-4 dolores park
 everything's free much fun will be had by all
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/69570363.html


# The Really Really FREE Market  (mission district)

The Really Really FREE Market is just like Craigslist
Free stuff section, except it is a bit more personal
and live all in one place. Instead of listing your
item(s) on CL, you can come and bring them to the
Really Really Free Market and give whatever it is away
there! While you are there, take things as well. But
unlike CL Freestuff, this is more than just Free
THINGS, there will be FREE services, FREE
performances, and FREE workshops.

The Really Really FREE Market!
Saturday April 30, 2005 12-4pm at Dolores Park
between Dolores, Sanchez, 18th and 20th Streets, SF
http://www.reallyreallyfreemarket.org

We would love for you to come and offer your special
gifts and talents at this event.

The RRFM is based on the idea of a gift economy,
namely that giving feels good; that if we were to all
to share what we had, we wouldn't have less than we
have now, we'd actually all have more than we
currently have. Giving is a pleasure in itself. Gift
others with your clutter. Gift others with your
talents. Gift others with your presence!

Bring *your thing* to the event, whatever that is!
Material goods, a
service to provide, a skill you have that you want to
teach to others, a performance, or anything else!

The Really, Really Free Market consists of the sum of
its participants. The gift you bring to the event,
helps create what the event is for others, just as
what others bring to the event, creates what the event
is for you.

This is not an event for bartering. This is not an
event to advertise your company or yourself, leave
your businesscards at home! It's about gifting without
the expectation of anything in return, and it's about
taking without feeling the need to reciprocate to that
individual.

Material goods to give: Books, clothing, odds and
ends, etc.; healing
arts: massage, reiki, yoga; circus arts (performing
and teaching):
juggling, poi, stilts; sports and games: soccer,
frisbee, etc.; bicycle
repair; there will also be a kids' space with
facepainting, games, and
more; and of course, food!

We are hoping to make this a regular event in San
Francisco. The first Really, Really Free Market is
being held on:

Saturday April 30, 2005 from 12-4pm at Dolores Park.

If you like what you just read, get involved! Come to
the event! Bring your own gifts to share! Spread the
info and get more people involved! This event takes
YOU to make it happen!

Please respond with your thoughts, ideas, what you
plan on bringing to the event, etc.

See you April 30th!
http://www.reallyreallyfreemarket.org



SAT APR 30 non HowWeird events:

# David Ray Griffin 9/11 Lecture debuts on CSPAN2 Sat 10:30 am ET, 7:30 am PT - SET YOUR VCRs & TIVOs!! There is also an audio mp3 recording of the talk available at http://septembereleventh.org   It's one hour and twenty minutes long, and 32 megabytes in size: 
http://septembereleventh.org/documents/drg_cspan.mp3


# http://SeptemberEleventh.org
Webmaster wrote, "David Ray Griffin's Wisconsin lecture, '9/11 and the American Empire,' is now scheduled to be aired on C-Span2 (Book TV) this Saturday, April 30th, at 10:30 AM Eastern time (7:30 AM PDT), right after Andrew Bacevich on 'The New American Militarism' (9:00 AM EDT).]
 
Yes -- from my experience we should expect to the Griffin talk to be aired on C-SPAN 2 at 7:30 a.m. on the West coast. We have nothing to lose, in any case, by getting up a bit before 7:30 a.m. and checking to see. Also, check the C-SPAN 2 schedule late Friday night and, ideally, on Sat. morning before 7:30 west coast time to make sure the date and time haven't been changed at the last minute. I would definitely NOT put it past the Bush Admin., with SO much at stake, to put pressure on C-Span to change it at the last minute to reduce/foil/frustrate viewers. Exactly this happened to me. C-SPAN had my October Surprise press conference at the National Press Club in Dec. 1992 on their schedule but made a last minute change to cover a Bush Sr. Administration 'event' in the room next door at the National Press Club hastily set up for the purpose of 'bumping' my press conference, at which I proved that the key October Surprise witness had been murdered by a Customs agent whom Lee Hamilton had brought into the House October Surprise Task Force as an 'INVESTIGATOR' !! -- Yes, the same Lee Hamilton who was co-chair of the 9/11 coverup Kean Commission. That's WHY he was made co-chair of the Kean Commission -- he had proven as head of the House October Surprise Task Force he was willing to, and would, cover up high treason by the Bushes.

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  http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/149076/index.php
C-Span Explodes 9/11 Truth Blackout! Will Broadcast David Griffin Talk

911 - insided job.  Demand investigation.

http://www.wtc7.net - http://www.physics911.org - http://www.911-strike.com
http://www.oilempire.us - http://www.dieoff.org - http://www.peakoil.net
http://bombsinsidewtc.dk - http://www.911review.com
http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/towers/index.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca  - http://www.cooperativeresearch.org 

http://www.911review.com/index.html
http://www.911review.com/911review/index.html



# Sat, Apr 30 9am Peta Campaign: March-of-Dimes Counter Demo Oakland

 We need you to help us convince the March of Dimes to stop funding cruel, worthless experiments on animals. March of Dimes experimenters have sewn shut the eyes of newborn kittens, then killed them after they had endured a year of blindness; administered alcohol, nicotine, and cocaine to pregnant and newborn animals; and performed other agonizing experiments on primates, ferrets, sheep, and other animals.

 We will be holding a protest at the March of Dimes WalkAmerica fundraising event on 

 4/30-9AM to 10 AM-Oakland's Lake Merrit-1520 Lakeside Dr

 Your presence at this event is vital to helping us educate March of Dimes supporters about the charity's choices when it comes to what to fund. It is critical that caring activists encourage WalkAmerica participants to designate that their contributions be used for only the best tests, i.e. for non-animal projects, like a Birth Defects Registry that could save countless babies' lives.

 REAL HEROES SAVE THE LIVES OF BOTH BABIES AND ANIMALS!

 Easter Seals, Birth Defects Research for Children, Child Health Foundation, & the Heimlich Foundation, put all their funds into programs that directly benefit families affected by birth defects and never spend a penny on cruel animal experiments.

 Peta has supplied me with awesome posters and leaflets..some of them are in the shape of large, round "dimes" that are splashed with blood and say "Don't Take another step...". 

 This will be a peaceful educational outreach to the well-intended walkers...not a harrassment! We will NOT be walking..(unless you want to continue leafletting along the walk on your own) we will just greet the crowd as they sign in and prepare for their walk...so there will be LOTS OF PEOPLE THERE!!!

 If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please contact Paris Harvey 925 788 8296 bitebackvegan@yahoo.com It would be helpful to let me know if you will be there so I can make sure I have enough leaflets, posters etc
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Council Of Species Superstar Puppet Build Featuring YOU! April 30th 11a-4p (and every Saturday in May) Come To The Mission Village Market
Meet the artists, visionaries and youth leaders who are co- creating the Opening Ceremony for the UN World Environment Day on June 2nd. You can create chimpanzees, butterflies, salmon and frogs by cutting, mache-ing, painting and playing. We will create giant endangered species puppets together!!
The Mission Village Market is located behind http://CellSpace.org on 18th St (between Florida & Alabama St. one block from Bryant). Brought to you by the Planet Art Program.  A collaboration between Jane Goodall?s Roots & Shoots, The Natural World Museum, Matthew Hoffman, Christine Marie and Jay Golden.
For more information: Councilofspecies@yahoo.com or call 415.279.3933 or 415.350.3257
And save the date May 21st for another Giant Puppet Extravaganza!!!!



# Please mark your calendar to join Bay Area Vegetarians next week as we stick up for the chickens.  Carpool pickup from Daly City BART available.  See link below for full details.  No previous experience necessary!  If possible, RSVPs appreciated so we can plan accordingly. 
 KFC Protest (Monthly)  Pacifica 4/30/05 Saturday, 1:00 pm
RSVP:  http://www.bayareaveg.org/forwardevent.php?id=618
 Please spread the word about the KFC demos.  If you can't make Pacifica, there are others happening, including SF (just posted) and San Jose this weekend, and next week Mill Valley.  Details on the BAV calendar at for details.
 http://www.BayAreaVeg.org/events.php


# FREE NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KONTAKT 2 CLINIC SAT APRIL 30 @ 1 PM
http://www.robotspeak.com 589 1/2 haight st. @ steiner

MARANTZ PMD660
The PMD660 is a handheld Audio Recorder, perfect for sound design, remote recording, or grabbing samples from your favorite neighborhood insane person. Features include:
Smallest PMD yet-fits in your hand, Records uncompressed 16-bit PCM .wav files at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, Records mono .mp3 files at 64 kbps, Records stereo .mp3 files at 128 kbps, Uses inexpensive, widely available Compact Flash media (CF), 1 GB CF card can hold over 1 hour of uncompressed stereo, 1 GB CF card can hold over 17 hours (stereo) or 36 hours (mono) .mp3, Operates for four hours on four AA batteries, Two XLR mic connections with +48v phantom power, Two built-in condenser mics for easy, true stereo recordings, Stereo line I/O, Solid State Design, No moving parts-no maintenance, "Copy Segment" cut-and-paste editing to a new sound file, 99 "Virtual Tracks" for immediate playback access of important audio segments, Built-in USB port for easy file transfer,optional wired remote control with peak indicator.  $499 http://store.robotspeakstore.com/


# Saying No to War: When Conscience Requires Refusal with Kevin and Monica Benderman
Saturday, April 30, 2005 ~ 2 PM to 4 PM
Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
747 Front Street (Third Floor), San Francisco. Free to the public

Army sergeant and Iraq War veteran turned conscientious objector Kevin Benderman currently faces a May 11 court martial for refusing a second deployment to Iraq. He is currently stationed in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Also featuring:
Jeff Paterson: First military objector to the 1991 Gulf War; Not in Our Name organizer
William K. Bruff (Discussant): Vietnam era conscientious objector; Saybrook Associate VP of Academic Affairs
Hosted by the Social Transformation Concentration, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, and Not in Our Name.
Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Bay Area Saybrookians, and Bay Area United Against War.
For more information:
http://www.BendermanDefense.org
http://bayarea.notinourname.net


# 4/30: Old-Time Anti-War Square Dance Benefit  (potrero hill) 
Benefit for Military Resister Pablo Paredas and Iraq Veterans Against the War. Featuring Live music by The Stairwell Sisters, The Squirrely Stringband, Bernal Heights Stringband and Special Guests. April 30. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St., SF. 6:00-7:30pm Intro to Square Dance and Social. 7:30-11pm Dance. Hosted by NotIn Our Name, International Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against War, CODEPINK, Queers for Peace and Justice SF, and others. $10-30 sliding scale, $5 for students. For more info call (510) 601-8000. http://codepink.org


#  4/30 JOIN RAMSEY CLARK and SF Labor & Community Leaders
for a Public Rally Against the Bush & Schwarzenegger Programs
 Saturday, April 30 7:00 pm, Mission High School
3750 18th St. @ Dolores in San Francisco (parking lot available)
 Labor and Community Rally to     DEFEAT THE BUSH PROGRAM!
Stop the Budget Cuts     Stop Schwarzenegger
Hands Off Social Security     Full Rights for All Immigrants
Fund People's Needs--Not War & Occupation in Iraq, Haiti, Palestine...
     On the 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War, 
Join us to say:     Bring the Troops Home Now!
with former U.S. Attorney General RAMSEY CLARK,
Initiator of the Impeach Bush Campaign,
 Speakers include:
Ramsey Clark, Initiator of the Impeach Bush Campaign
Trent Willis, President of ILWU Local 10
Eric Mar, President of San Francisco School Board
Denise D'Anne, Senior Action Network
Mike Casey, president of UNITE HERE Local 2
Elias Rashmawi, National Coordinator of National Council of Arab Americans
Tim Paulson, Executive Director of San Francisco Labor Council
Gloria La Riva, President of Typographical Sector of No. Cal. Media 
Workers Union Local 39521
and other labor and community speakers
http://indybay.org 


# http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/77748f85-c266-4cc4-829a-eb5a4f044bac
 2005-04-30 8:00 PM Station 40 3030 16th St @ Mission St NorthWest Corner.

TWO NEWLY RELEASED INDY MEDIA FILMS DOCUMENT THE GROWING CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE WILDEST PLACE ON THE WEST COAST FROM THE LARGEST LOGGING PROJECT IN MODERN HISTORY! COME GLIMPSE THE INSPIRING PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT TAKING PLACE IN SOUTHERN OREGON'S BACK COUNTRY THAT IS CONFRONTING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S ALL OUT ASSAULT OF THE NATURAL WORLD AND THE LAWS THAT PROTECT RIVERS, FORESTS, SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS.

Truth and Lies of the Biscuit Fire is a recently released documentary by Portland Indymedia exposing Bush Administration attempts to push through the largest logging project in Forest Service history in Southern Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains. Electronic musician Random Rab's tracks provide the sound track for this compelling 35 minute film. Recent action footage from the past month of arrests and civil disobedience will be shown as well, and direct action activists and organizers will be present to speak about the campaign.  http://o2collective.org


# Comedian Bill Santiago: Comedic Excursion into Latino USA
 Sat April 30 8PM (doors open at 7:30pm) $10 donation at the door
 Over the course of two evenings (Apr. 30 final evening) Santiago will share and develop his SPANGLISH 101, which surveys the full sweep of Latino expression in the United States, and examines our country's "new biggest minority", the vida loca people. Fusing a journalist's rigorous curiosity with a stand-up comic's satiric instincts, Santiago takes on the realities of, and misunderstandings about, life in Latino USA. Laughs for Latinos and the Latino-curious. As part of the development process of this show, Bill invites all audience members after the show to share their favorite Spanglish words, anecdotes about growing up Latino, living in Latino USA or interacting with Latino culture, & any other thoughts or observations the subject matter may inspire.
 OPENING ACT - 4/30: SPOKEN WORD WITH PAUL FLORES, a Chicano-Cubano spoken word poet who began performing nationally as a member of the San Francisco based Latino performance ensemble Los Delicados. He has since published the award-winning novel Along the Border Lies, and appeared on two seasons of HBO Def Poetry. His playwriting credits include No Man¹s Land with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and The Fruitvale Project with Elia Arce.
 The Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street (@ 23rd St.)
SF 415-826-2402 http://www.redpoppy.net arthouse@redpoppy.net


# REZURRECTION (with dignity) A night of ANCIENT RHYTHMS and MODERN BEATS at 111 TOWNSEND (@ 2nd, San Francisco) On Saturday APRIL 30th 2005 / 8pm - 1am Doors open @ 7pm. Admission $10 before 9pm / $12 after (minimum donations) REZURRECTION is a Benefit to Support 3 Local Native American Non-Profits: Featuring in no particular order: DJ DR SPOOK (Thump Radio) GOADAZIANS (Live - Breakbeats & Grooves) DJ ALEX NEWMAN (Medicine Drum, Alcyone) EAGLE SPIRITS (Native American Drum & Singers) FEISTY FEMALES (Suzanne Sterling, Marca Cassity, Mamazon) MC VERY STRANGE (Navajo / Dineh Rap Artist) SUZANNE STERLING (Vocal Ambrosia - Ambient / Kirtan) DJ GOZ (Digital Be-In / Church of WOW)
For more event information or to volunteer: Call Kevin @ 415-370-5466 or email lightwalker88@hotmail.com 





# 1137 Howard Presents: A fundraiser/celebration to start off the new audio haven in Soma. All proceeds go to benefit 1137 Howard a new community audio mecca... Saturday April 30th 1137 Howard between 7th & 8th $5-$10 suggested Donation Doors open at 8 and go till ? Live music upstairs: Phatty's Dub-wise Adventure (live Dub) Project e.l.f. (IDM / divzero.com) Rena Jones & Phidelity (downtempo cello / digitalbliss) Maer (Dub Beautiful Collective/OEM Radio) Projections by Yosh! Downstairs is: Baba Larriji (Psychic TV) Kitty-D (Kitty-ology / El-Circo) Neptune (El-Circo) GoldiLox (Brass Tax) Adnan (Forward) Front room: AudioVoid Jacaranda (Organic Light) And more to be announced. Refreshments and food will be for sale.



May 2005

# Sun May 1 10am Dig the Hippy in May Day!  Sunday, May 1.

Meet at 10 am on the steps of Buena Vista Park on
Haight Street at the end of Lyon Street in San
Francisco.

Help dig up the Hippy!  We will dig up a spoonful of
sacred hippy soil from Buena Vista Park, and march
with it to the steps of San Francisco City Hall.  We
will sprinkle the earth on the City Hall steps to
fertilize and renew the spirit of the hippy in the
City of St. Francis.  Bring a hippy poem or a story if
you have one, to share either at Buena Vista Park or
City Hall.  Come as you are.

The Hippy was buried in effigy October 6, 1967, in
Buena Vista Park, after the Summer of Love in 1966,
when the original hippy message of peace, love, and
care for Earth had been changed so much, especially by
the media, that many felt that the hippy movement had
'died'.   But the spirit of the hippy has remained
safely underground, as it helps to renew and restore
the Earth from its roots.

We will start walking from the Haight Street steps of
Buena Vista Park at Lyon St., then we'll drop down (.1
mi.) to Oak St., turn right and go (1.2 miles) to make
a left on Franklin St. (.2 mi.), then right on Grove
St. (.2 mi.) down to Polk St., to the Civic Center
steps of City Hall, where we will fertilize the city
with good hippy earth.  Total  distance is about 1.7
miles, which should take less than an hour.

Let's fertilize San Francisco with hippy spirit for
World Environment Day, June 1-5:

http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/index-flash.asp

http://www.wed2005.org/0.0.php

http://www.wed2005.org/wiki/

And remember what James Gallivan said, 'Old hippies
don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops
and their time comes round again.'

contact:  greenvango@yahoo.com


# 1st Annual San Francisco Mer-May-d Parade Sun May 1 11:00am Sharp
 Free To all, But we encourage you to dress up!
 A Parade of Floats, Art Cars with sexy Dressed or Undressed Mermaids,Sailors,Pirates and Tiki Clad People.Ladies only in mermaid costumes. Bring your friends,your family and most of all yourselves in costume with noise makers,signs,bike made up like fish,sharks and all things aquatic. "This is The First Annual Mermaid Parade done in the tradition of Coney Island The Masterminds of the Mermaid Parade idea. Please contact Mystic Marlow if you want a spot in the parade,want to Volenteer,Donate some cash to off set costs of just say hi! 415-756-5799
PS: Look us up on Tribe.net We are The "Bay Area Mermaid Parade Tribe"
 Moss Street off Howard "Staging Area" 10:00am
Down Howard Street to The How Weird Street fair.
 mysticmarlow@yahoo.com 415-756-5799


# The line-ups for the stages at the How Weird Street Faire are being added
to the website...
http://www.HowWeird.org

There are four city blocks of festivities, with seven sound stages! In
addition to the amazing array of local and internationally known artists
on the Trance Stage, there is:

BREAKS DOME
Produced by El Circo, Get Freaky, and Fusion

SOUND OF MIND
Produced by Sound of Mind, Moontribe, and Xeno

HOUSE OASIS
Produced by Sunset, Naked Funk, Pacific Sound System, and Dax Presents

UNIMOG
Produced by Space Cowboys, with area by False Profit

FUNKY LOUNGE
Produced by Low Pro Lounge with capoeira and breakdancing artists

ENTRANCE LIVE STAGE
A Performance Stage by Anon Salon and Opel Productions, including words by
R. U. Sirius, and a Fashion Show

Centered at Howard & 12th Streets with the Peace Pavilion, a chill and
educational zone. Vendors from around the world. Drinks and food. And it's
a benefit for the local non-profit World Peace Through Technology
Organization.

the 6th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 1, 2005  -  Noon to 8pm
Main entrance at Howard & 11th Streets, San Francisco
Requested donation of $5 in costume, $10 without, kids free
http://www.HowWeird.org


# Sun May 1 12-8pm Howard @ 12th HowWeird street faire! 
7 stages: 7 sound systems!
http://www.howweird.org/index.html
Here is the line-up for the trance stage at How Weird, produced by Tantra,
Mistress of Evil, PsyBooty and Ceiba Records.
Noon - 12:30  Jesi (Synchronize)
12:30 - 1:30  David Justin (PsyBooty Records) 
1:30 - 2:30   Spook (Phoenix Family)
2:30 - 3:30   Kode IV (Ceiba Records)
3:30 - 4:30   Chromatone (Mechanik, VaporVent Records)
4:30 - 5:30   Natan (Parvati Records, Inpsyde Media) 
5:30 - 7:00   Goa Gil (The Nommos, Avatar Records) 
7:00 - 8:00   Liam Shy (Tantra, Nü) 
20,000 watt Mackie Fussion Sound by Tantra. 


# 6th annual HOW WEIRD STREET FAIRE
Sunday May 1, 2005 - Noon to 8pm
All the usual suspects are coming together once again for one amazing day
of consciousness raising and dancing in the streets! Four city blocks with
fun, entertainment, and education. The How Weird Street Faire is centered
at Howard and 12th Streets, in the SOMA district of San Francisco. This
year will feature a Peace Pavilion in the center, a place to relax,
connect, and learn about fostering peace. There will be even more music
and more styles of collaborative sound. There is something for everyone!

There will be music stages by:
Tantra/M.o.E./PsyBooty/Ceiba
El Circo/Get Freaky/Fusion
Sound of Mind/Moontribe/Xeno
Sunset/Naked Funk/Pacific Sound System/Dax Presents
Unimog/Space Cowboys/False Profit
Low Pro Lounge with capoeira and breakdancing artists
A Performance Stage by Anon Salon and Opel Productions
and much more!!!

There will also be vendors from around the world, providing unique and
interesting wares. Environmental non-profits will focus on our need for
peace with the earth. Street performances and artists will entertain
throughout the Faire. Costumes and festive attire is strongly encouraged,
and there will be a Fashion Show. The How Weird Street Faire is an
assortment of collectives and individuals collaborating together in sound
and art, uniting in a vision of peace. Please join us!

For more info, visit - http://www.HowWeird.org
Requested donation of $5 in costume ($10 if not, kids free). All proceeds
benefit two Bay Area non-profits.


# Build It Green Home Tour - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
May 1st, 2005 11am-5pm Locations throughout Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
http://www.buildgreennow.org http://www.urbanecology.org/volunteer.htm


# SF LiFE May Potluck Sun May 1 1pm in the Community
Room of the Police Station at 630 Valencia St (nr 16th, 5 mins walk from 16th
and Mission BART).
Please bring a raw vegan potluck dish to share sufficient for 10- 12, with a
serving utensil, and your own plate and silverware. Potluck is free to members
and $3 to non-members - an additional $5 if you don't bring food to share.
Our speaker this month will be Mahendra aka Briksha: he will be presenting to
us Gabriel Cousens' new book 'Spiritual Nutrition' and also taking us through some
breathing exercises.


# Teach-In: Using Primarily Audience Ideas to SOLVE and CURE Problems
 Sun May 1st 2-5pm FREE New College 777 Valencia @19th St., SF
 We will present Logical Types and Logical Levels, a social mathematics system created by SF high school students in the late 70s and early 80s. The work was never published, from the 80s up until today.
 Throughout the initial presentation, and then during the formal teach-in, we will have many pieces of paper that attendees of the teach-in can write THEIR ideas on, and ALL of them will then be placed on the wall and then configured according to the most helpful ideas of the audience. A REAL teach-in.
 There will also be some light refreshments for participants.
http://www.imagine9.com


# SAN FRANCISCO MAY DAY 2005 MARCH
DEFEND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS!   RECLAIM WORKERS’ POWER!
What: May Day March and Rally in Solidarity with Local Labor Struggles and
	Immigrant Workers.
When/Where: Sunday May 1st.
	3PM-  March from Jefferson Square Park (Gough/Turk 10 minute walk
                       from Civic Center BART)
	5PM- Rally at Dolores Park (18th/Dolores)
	7PM- Town-Hall meeting, food, music, film screening at CellSpace (2050
Bryant near 18th St.)
Who: Anarchist Action, Bay Area Anarchist Council, Industrial Workers of
the World-Bay Area Chapter. http://indybay.org


# Celebrating Beltane - The May Pole to The Wicker Man!
Spiral Muse Home of Well Being
3387 22nd St, at Guerrero, SF, CA View Map 
 Sunday, May 1, 2:00pm to 8:00pm 415-819-2588

This month the Salon Des Conversées is partnering with another celebration during the day in honor of Beltane, the traditional time of celebrating the union of the God and Goddess. 

 The daytime festivities, from 2:00 - 5:00pm, will give you a chance to enjoy this time of year, with new and old friends alike.

 ~Explore the Enchantment and Richness of May; a Time to Appreciate All that We have Planted and Seen Manifest 
 ~Spin Round and Round in the May Pole Dance and ritual, scheduled for 2:30pm
 ~Plant a Seed and Fertilize the Garden with our Seeds of Creation
 ~Sip a Cup of Afternoon Tea
 ~Listen and Feel your Heartstrings pulled with our Live Musicians
 ~Find out what the Angels have to say to You through Angel Card Readings
 ~Be Playful and Come dressed in Elegant, Colorful, "Sunday Best" Clothing

 This is a fundraiser for community member, Cynthia Stringer for her participation in the Arete Experience.

 After the daytime celebration, the Salon portion of the evening will begin, 5:00 - 8:00pm. We’ll move inside and introduce another Beltane tradition, the showing of The Wicker Man. If you have not heard of or seen this film, you are in for a lively cinematic introduction into Pagan ritual and lifestyle through this farcical dark comedy. 

 Each year, in honor of Beltane, the Wickerman is built, consisting of twigs, wood, debris, corn husks, or anything flammable. At Beltane, the Celts would burn the Wickerman in an elaborate nighttime ceremony to release the previous year and rejuvenate the prosperity of the coming year. Sound familiar? 

 We are sharing this film with you to offer another perspective on the legacy of Beltane, with the hopes that you will find laughter, intrigue, and appreciation for yet another expression of welcoming Spring and all its prosperity and abundance. 

 In addition to bringing a pillow, bring an open mind! This is sure to provoke some lively discussion before and after the film. 

 The cost for the entire day is $15 - $20, sliding scale. If you plan to attend the daytime festivities only, or plan to arrive later to watch and chat about The Wicker Man, the cost is $10.

 We look forward to seeing you at this month’s Salon Des Conversées, and we invite you to make a day of it at Spiral Muse!


# 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: http://www.borg2.org/borg2bayou.php3


# Anon Salon after party for HowWeird St. Faire following opel stage info below:
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/0877fbe2-2e48-4921-8cd7-0d8a120715f2
 If you're heading out Sunday to the How Weird St. Fair, which looks to be a great time, check out what Anon Salon and Opel are up to.  We'll have the first stage as you walk in.  Because most of the music is DJ based from such crews as El Circo, Get Freaky, Moontribe, Sunset, Tantra, and others, our stage will actually be a bit more eclectic with live acts, fashion show, performance and of course great DJ's...

Here's our rough schedule, below that make sure and check our the after party info, just one block from the St. Fair!

Sunday, May 1st

Anon Salon and Opel present some Weird Bidness, just for you.

12:00 to 12:20   HWSF opening ritual "Butoh Ballet"
12:20 to 12:50   Nathan Vain (DJ)
12:50 to 1:20     Band: Gooferman or Playground (preset)
1:20 to 1:50      Syd Gris  (DJ)
1:50 to 2:20      Band: Sensory Motor
2:20 to 2:50      Goldilox (DJ)
2:50 to 3:20      Band: Chief Enablers
3:20 to 3:40      Tightrope Fashion Show 
3:40 to 4:20      Band: Slot Machine
4:20 to 4:30     Santosh Intro /RU Sirius Speech
4:30 to 5:10     Jerry Bonham (DJ)
5:10 to 5:40     DJ/ Band: Irina and Goz
5:40 to 6:20     Band: Luna Groove
6:20 to 7:20     Michelle Bass  (DJ)
7:20 to 8:00     Band: Funky Beulah or Playground

And then... 285 Folsom @ 9th

Just one short block from Sunday's How Weird Street Fair, once the sun goes down and the breeze picks up you can walk, crawl, skip, or dance in your go go boots down to 9th and Folsom at the Anon Slaon space to keep the weird action rolling.

Multiple environments to keep dancing or start chilling, roof top patio, munchies on hand if you're hungry, and lots of good music and great people! provided by
M3  (Green Gorilla)
Michele Bass (LABA / Mystikal Alchemy, LA)
Jereme Oliver (Soulsonic, LA)
Goldilox (Brass Tax / djgoldilox.com)
Scott Carreli (Satellite / Qool)
Mozaic (13moontribe, djmozaic.net) 
Mick Knutson (djmickknutson.com)
Music starts at 7pm, doors a little bit before, goes till 2am +
928 9th @ Folsom, above Shadow Lounge $7 bones
http://www.opelproductions.com   http://www.anonsalon.com
 

# Hey Hula Hooperz, This Sunday, as mentioned previously, we'll be joining the fabulous How Weird Street Faire. The fair occupies four city blocks, centered around Howard & 12th Street, and runs from noon - 8pm. You don't want to miss it! There will be four main stages of music. Best places to hoop will depend somewhat on space. And speaking of space, the Space Cowboys' Unimog will also be in attendance, and that's probably where you'll find me. For details, see: http://www.howweird.org subscribe to bay area hula hoopers: send a blank email to: bah-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
 

# Newsbreakz afterparty for the HowWeird St. Faire! http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/f77280ff-6ee7-46f4-bd2f-2a9536c53565 2005-05-01 7:00 PM This is the (un)Official Afterparty for the How Weird St. Faire! From 7:30pm - 2:00am at Mighty ~ 119 Utah @ 15th (1 block East from 16th & Potrero) This is only 8 blocks from the Faire, and we will have the infamous CAMO BUS shuttling folks from 7pm until 9pm! You'll probably park your car somewhere close to Mighty, anyhow... so quit your whining. FEATURING BREAKZ BY THE SPACE COWBOYS AND NEWSBREAKz STAPH: Pia D. Donger Donna Matrix Smoove the Geometrist Rrruss *ONLY FIVE BUCKS* ONLY FIVE BUCKS * ONLY FIVE BUCKS* More updated info on http://www.newsbreakz.org and http://NewsBreaks.tribe.net 


# 4th Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival Art Show Opening
 Sun May 1 7:00pm - 10:00pm $10.00 - $20.00

 The visual carnival of the Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival has become more provocative. A new show, "After Hours" has been featured in the weeklong event. Some of the most prominent names in the Bay Area art world will be featured. There differences in style and approach will have one common link among them. They have been or continue to be sex workers.

"From artists' models to muses, from hetaera to geishas, sex workers have been vital participants in arts communities through the centuries," says sex rights activist Scarlot Harlot, "despite their influence on the arts and culture, polite societies rarely acknowledge the contributions of the demimonde who have also been painters and poets themselves. " The show will be a first time opportunity for some artists to come out about their involvement in the sex industry. Other artists have seen their work in sex and the arts as being inseparable.

Jane Cassell, a former sex worker, is the curator of the show. "The variety in which sexuality can be embodied by artists, along with the diversity of vision is apparent in this show of painting, prints, collages and photographs by former or current sex workers." comments Jane Cassell, also an artist. "There is a power in the artist's brazen playfulness that, in this current political climate, is enchanting!"

The list of contributing artist for the event is sizeable and includes many artist/activists from the Bay Area. Included in the exhibit are Katie Gilmartin, Annie Sprinkle and Mim Weisburd. Elizabeth Stephens will be showing her photography, and Carol Queen will display her most recent collage work. The opening party will be held Sunday, May 1st from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Epicenter Gallery, 398 11th Street, Suite 303. Kitten on The Keys and other fine performers will be performing, and an Auction will be held at 8 pm. Proceeds will benefit the St. James Infirmary!

For more information contact go to www.sexworkerfest.com or call 415-751-1659.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sexworkerfest.com/tickets.html

 The Epicenter Gallery 398 11th Street, Suite 303 SF 415-751-1659
http://www.bayswan.org/swfest.html
 

# CounterPULSE Opening May Day Celebration Sun May 1st
 Doors @ 7, show @ 8, dancing 'til midnight
$10 - $15 sliding scale, NO ONE turned away for lack of funds
 Sunday May 1st, come celebrate the opening of CounterPULSE-- a gorgeous, low cost, wheelchair accessible performance and rehearsal space located on Mission St. at 9th, at the opening night party, silent auction and show, featuring:
 Extra Credit Crew/Sisterz of the Underground -Young female breakdance crew
Conspiracy of Beards -Acapella men's choir performing the songs of Leonard Cohen
Meliza Bañales -The poet with the sense of humor of a jackknife
Samsara  -Passionate, revolutionary a capella
Molotov Mouths -Outspoken Word Troupe, jump-starting creative works of the political imagination
Brass Liberation Orchestra -Make LOUD not war!
and dancing till midnight with Audio Angel!
For thirteen years the beloved 848 Community Space has woven together spoken word, dance, song, improvisation and activism to create a rich tapestry of community. Now that we've moved to our new location and become CounterPULSE, please come be a part of this sparkling community of artists and activists on the radical people's holiday of May Day.
For more information, or to volunteer, call 415-642-9099 or go to
http://www.counterpulse.org 1310 Mission Street (at 9th)
 

# Bicycle Film Festival: Call For Entries
Sunday, May 1 2005  - Tuesday, May 31 2005
NYC, Los Angles, SF, Tokyo, and London! Haight Ashbury
 212 726 8505 http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com


# San Francisco Sex Worker Festival 2005
 Sunday, May 1 2005  - Sunday, May 8 2005
 Roxie Cinema  3117 16th St @ Valencia
 http://www.bayswan.org
 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.


# Hear Camilo Mejía, Gulf War II Veteran and Conscientious Objector

On May 1, 2, and 4th, Camilo Mejía, the first Iraq war veteran to file for discharge from the army as a conscientious objector, and who spent a year in the stockade for his courageous stance, is coming to the Bay Area.  He will be making appearances in San Jose, Palo Alto, Oakland, and Santa Cruz at events co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace, KPFA & many other groups:

San Jose, Sunday, May 1, 2 pm, @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church 405 S 10th, co-sponsored by South-Bay Mobilization. Music by Annie & the Vets For more information, contact South Bay Mobilization at 408-998-8504 or http://www.sbm4peace.org

Palo Alto, Sunday, May 1, 7 pm, @ Unitarian Church at Charleston & Middlefield, co-sponsor: Peninsula Peace & Justice Ctr. Also CO Kevin Benderman, music by Annie & the Vets. For more information, contact Peninsula Peace & Justice Center at 650-326-8837 or 
http://www.peaceandjustice.org

Oakland, Monday, May 2, 7 pm, @ First Congregational Church, 27th at Harrison. Brian Willson, music by Annie & the Vets
 
Santa Cruz, Wednesday, May 4th, 7 pm, @ Veterans Bldg. 846 Front Street, co-sponsored by Resource Center for Non-Violence and VFW Bill Motto Post 5888. For more information, contact Resource Center for Nonviolence 831/423-1626, information@rcnv.org

All events $5-15 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.  All events co-sponsored by Global Exchange, CCCO, AFSC, International ANSWER, Not in Our Name, Code Pink, Stop Impunity and Courage to Resist.  Events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information, call 415-255-7331 or 
http://www.veteransforpeace.org 
------------ ALSO ------------ 
 
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GI RESISTERS TUES MAY 10, 12 NOON SUPPORT NAVY REFUSER PABLO PAREDES & ARMY OBJECTOR KEVIN BENDERMAN On the day before their scheduled court martial for refusing to participate in the Iraq war and occupation San Francisco Bay Area Support Rally War Memorial Veterans Building, SF 401 Van Ness, between Hayes and McAllister, SF This event sponsored by 
http://www.CourageToResist.org 

 

Mon May 2


# Hearing in Sacramento on the West Point Timber Sale Monday, May 2, 2005, 1:30 pm in Courtroom 5 before the Hon. William Shubb Federal Building 501 "I" Street in Sacramento Corner of "I" and Fifth Streets (parking across the street by the Amtrak station)

Witness the judicial process! Show support for EPIC's fight to turn around the Forest Service policy of logging old growth while calling it "fire protection."

We will be presenting arguments against Forest Service plans to cut over 1,000 acres deep in the Klamath National Forest backcountry. They are using fire as a pretext for logging, removing the largest, most fire-resistant trees in this remote area. We argue that this would greatly increase the risk of fire and fragment and destroy old-growth forests and other important wildlife habitat, where the northern spotted owl and the extremely rare Siskiyou Mountains salamander live.


2. Last chance to see the nationally renowned play, "WHAT'S FUNNY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?" Theatre troupe Human Nature presents a three-person comedy review that has been performed around the U.S. over the last two years. Their final performance will be

Saturday, April 30, 2005 Eureka High School J Street and Del Norte Show begins at 8:00 pm Admission: Sliding scale $2.00-$5.00 Call for information: 629-3670

Directions from Highway 101: Go east on Harris to J Street; north on J about 6 blocks; the high school is on the east side of J Street.


3. REPORT FROM THE AMAZON--Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 pm at Beginnings in Briceland Earth Films presents a slide show, short film, discussion and dinner, followed by live music by

Staci Falcis and Shilo

James Ficklin and Nicola Peel have recently traveled to the rainforests of Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, investigating the devastating effects of oil driling for an upcoming documentary. Come see a stunning slide show and short video about the Amazanga Indians who are trying to preserve their ancestral land. For more information, please call 707-925-0012.


4. Endangered Species Act is In DangeróWrite to Congress Today! There is a major push in Congress to weaken the Endangered Species Act. The ESA is an important tool to protect species and their habitat from practices that degrade and destroy water quality, forests, and remaining wild places.

Last month, Representative Dennis Cardoza introduced his deceptively-named "Critical Habitat Enhancement Act," (H.R. 1299). The bill would actually weaken protections for endangered species and habitat. It would create a series of loopholes, unattainable standards, and hollow duties that would eliminate crucial habitat protections. It is not an enhancement bill; it is a destruction bill.

TAKE ACTION: Please write a personal letter to your Member of Congress asking him or her to support the Endangered Species Act. Ask them to oppose H.R. 1299, the Critical Habitat Enhancement Act, and any bill that would weaken protection for endangered species and habitat.

To find your Member of Congress, go to http://www.house.gov/www.house.gov

SAMPLE LETTER: [Please personalize make your letter to include personal reasons why you want to protect species which are listed or in danger of extinction, or any experiences you have with these species and their habitat.]

DATE

The Honorable (Name) United States House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (Name):

As your constituent, I am writing to express strong support for the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act has been a safety net for wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. It has been successful in protecting the bald eagle, the American alligator, the gray wolf, the pacific salmon, as well as many other species.

However, the Endangered Species Act is under threat from some Members of Congress.

In particular, Representative Dennis Cardoza's Critical Habitat Enhancement Act, H.R. 1299, would undermine protections for the places that imperiled plants and animals need to survive and recover. It would create a series of loopholes, unattainable standards, and hollow duties that would eliminate crucial habitat protections.

Scientists tell us that one of the most effective ways to protect species is to protect the places where they live. The Endangered Species Act protects the critical habitat that is needed to prevent the extinction of endangered fish, plants and wildlife. The Endangered Species Act requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use the most rigorous science available when developing common sense solutions to prevent the extinction of endangered fish, plants and wildlife.

We owe it to ourselves and future generations to be good stewards of the environment and leave behind a legacy of protection for endangered species and the special places they call home. No species, however small or insignificant, should be lost on our watch. Extinction is forever.

Please support the Endangered Species Act. Please oppose H.R. 1299, the Critical Habitat Enhancement Act, and any bill that would weaken protections for endangered species and habitat.

Sincerely,     Your name Your address

 -------- Jan Bramlett, Office Manager The Environmental Protection Information Center P.O. Box 397 Garberville, CA 95542 707.923.2931 707.923.4210 (fax)



# Mon May 2 7:30 PM Join us every first and third Monday at 7:30 pm to drum, sing, dance and play music around the fire. All musical instruments are welcome. Fire spinning / poi is very much encouraged as well. The LaunchPad is at 3833 Martin Luther King, Jr Way (@ MacArthur Blvd) in northwest Oakland. It's one block west of MacArthur BART station.


# EVERY monday night donation only kundalini yoga class 8p - 9:30p 1805 divisadero north of geary at bush (next to king of falafel) what to bring: a yoga mat & donation (suggested min $5, notaflof)



Tue May 3

# Erotic Service Providers Meeting Tue May 3 11:00 a.m. 1188 Franklin Street # 203, SF Ca (Sponsored through the San Francisco Labor Council) This meeting month's meeting will be dedicated for all erotic service providers who've had run-ins with Law Enforcement.  If you have support to give from your experience or you need support so that you don't have to go through it alone, Stop on buy and gather support from those of us who's been thru it! An Erotic Service Provider is someone who provides erotic service either as a service by itself or in conjunction with other services or any combination there of.
	• 	You may be a sex worker who works in a variety of places but not limited to, the street, a hotel, your home, a private incall /or outcall service, by yourself or with others.  
	• 	 You may be working as a masseuse or masseur who only provides erotica touch to one or all of your clients.  
	• 	 You maybe a therapist that provides sexual surrogate services. 
	• 	You maybe a dancer, striptease or performance artist or the one who is compensated for your erotic attention.
	• 	 You might provide erotic attention in the form of being a dominant and/or a submissive.
	• 	 Your erotic attention maybe in the form of conversation or communicating your erotic images or conversation over some communication or media device like a web cam.
	• 	 Erotic Service providers are female, male and transgender providing erotic service to other females, males and transgender and/or any combinations thereof. 
 http://espu-ca.org      SEE ALSO APR 28 7-9pm 


# Honoring and Celebrating the Life of Human-Rights Activist Marla Ruzicka

Tues May 3 7:30 PM Women's Building 3543 18th Street @ Valencia SF, CA (415) 255-7296
 Please join us on this very special evening to honor and celebrate the life and work of Marla Ruzicka, former Bay-Area activist, friend, and colleague who was killed in Baghdad on Saturday, April 16. Marla's work in Afghanistan and Iraq with her organization Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC) brought much needed attention to the all too often overlooked civilian deaths and losses suffered during these wars. Marla will be remembered for her tireless work for justice and also for her unyielding zest for life, remarkable capacity for joy, and deep loyalty to friends and family. Her spirit will leave an indelible mark in the world. * To help, please call Global Exchange at 415.255.7296 *
http://globalexchange.org
*************************** 
In Memory of Marla Ruzicka 1976 - 2005

Bay Area activist Marla Ruzicka spent her 28-year life fighting tirelessly for justice. She began organizing and educating her peers about social and environmental issues when she was in high school, bringing in speakers to her school and volunteering her time with various organizations. Marla later worked with AIDS victims in Zimbabwe, refugees in Palestine and campesinos in Nicaragua.

Following the US invasion of Afghanistan, Marla traveled there with Global Exchange and was so moved by the plight of the civilian victims that she dedicated the rest of her too short life to helping innocent victims of war in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She created an organization, Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC), to count casualties, provide assistance, and pressure the US government to take responsibility for the innocent civilians harmed by US forces. She was on such a mission in Iraq when she met her untimely death on Saturday, April 16, 2005 in Baghdad.

Marla will be remembered for her pioneering work, and also for her unyielding zest for life, remarkable capacity for joy, and deep loyalty to friends and family. Marla's smile stopped people in their tracks and her optimism inspired all those around her. Everyone whose life touched Marla's is richer for the experience, and her spirit will leave an indelible mark in the world.

We also remember and honor the work of Faiz Ali Salim, Marla's Iraqi colleague, who was killed with while working to bring attention and comfort to civilian victims of the Iraq war.

To learn more about Marla and her work, please visit
http://www.civicworldwide.org

* In addition, for those not in the Bay Area, please participate by holding or attending a vigil in honor of Marla, Faiz and all of the innocent victims of war throughout the world on Tuesday, May 3. More info:
http://www.civicworldwide.org



Wed May 4

# Wed May 4 6-9:30 pm Greetings Fellow Breathers!

Help us clean up our Valley air, please circulate widely! Valley folks can also listen into KFCF and KFSR for our broadcast Public Service Announcement: http://fresnometmin.org/PSA30Sec_CleanAirActionDays.mp3

Clean Air Action Days 2005 (Legislative Training & Lobbying) Sponsored by the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

When: Wednesday May 4, 6-9:30 pm What:       Legislative training workshop Where: UC Center Fresno, 550 E. Shaw

Monday May 9th – Free bus trip to lobby in Sacramento from all over the San Joaquin Valley. Car pools can also be arranged from the Bay Area

Monday/Tuesday May 23-24th – Legislative training and lobbying in Sacramento (travel/lodging scholarships available)

For registration or more information: Call Mark or Carolina at 559/485-1416 email markstout2003@yahoo.com, carolina@fresnometmin.org, or visit http://calcleanair.org

The San Joaquin Valley is one of the most polluted regions in America, by many measures beating out Los Angeles as the air basin with the worst air quality. The effects this has on our children, communities and economic health is staggering. 16% of our children suffer from asthma, three times the national average. There are more than 1,200 premature deaths each year in the Valley due to particulate matter pollution. Over $350 million dollars a year are spent in the Valley on cardiopulmonary illness due to poor air quality. To be part of the solution, please join us for the following Clean Air Action Day events.

Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) is hosting a Legislative Advocacy Training on Wednesday May 4th, 6-9:30 pm at the UC Center. A delicious dinner, childcare and language translation will be provided. This training will assist community members in obtaining skills needed in lobbying their legislators on the importance of passing air quality bills that help to reduce and eliminate the poor air quality in our Valley.

On May 9th valley community members will have the opportunity to lobby at the Clean Air Action Day in Sacramento. A free bus ride and lunch will be provided on the trip from Fresno to Sacramento. Another opportunity for learning and advocacy on the issues of air quality and environmental health will be held on Monday and Tuesday May 23rd - 24th in Sacramento. Scholarships are available upon request.

Clean air legislative support letters also needed, please download and customize as desired from: http://fresnometmin.org/FINAL_SB999_CVAQ_Activist_Support_Letter.doc

  

Thu May 5

# AURAL TEMPLE/HAMSA LILA/ SF -5.5.05 A tribal gathering in celebration of sound
 Thu May 5 Regency Center 1290 Sutter Street (@ Van Ness/ SF)
In the Gorgeous Red Room (3rd Floor Lodge Level)
http://www.regencycentersf.com/lodge.html
 - HAMSA LILA (Tribal Trance Dance Music)
http://www.hamsalila.com/hi_index.html
- DJ SEP  (Dub and Progressive Roots Music)
http://www.dubmissionsf.com/
7 pm-2 am Show begins at 8pm $20 pre-sale/ $27 @ the door
 Buy tickets @  http://www.auraltemple.com
Aural Temple takes you into heightened states of luminous sound with shamanic chanting sound beats of HAMSALILA, earthy trance grooves, blending rootsy sound and the impassioned soul  waking powerful male and female vocal  chants and lush harmonies.
DJ SEP of KPFA opens the evening affairs as coconut herbal elixirs and choice teas are served in luxurious casbah style with interactive sound healing devices and psychic play.
Plus all kinds of other graceful amenities/ http://www.gaialliance.com



# MINDSHARE II  May 6-8, 2005 http://www.mistressofevil.com 
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
http://adpsr-norcal.org


# JOIN US TO SPEAK OUT FOR THE CHICKENS---BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
SATURDAY, MAY, 7 at 1:00 
KFC 1065 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 94087 (Just west of Lawrence Expressway)


#  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: 
http://www.picturepubpizza.com ADMISSION: $8.00, 21 and over only please 


# Gabriel Cousins Comming to SF B e c o m e F r e e ! TREE OF LIFE FOUNDATION An Oasis for Awakening May 7, Sat 7 -10 p.m. Global Yoga—Sea Cliff Location 6300 California St SF QUESTIONS & TICKETS: 415-751-6908 / 816-6174 $25 A blueprint for creating the critical mass of conscious people necessary for planetary transformation—from the founder of a living model for the Culture of Liberation. The book is written by a spiritual teacher coming from the direct experience of his own life. Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini creates the conditions for experiencing divine bliss, which is the primary motivation for Liberation. Spiritual Nutrition gives you both the technology and the inspiration to do this, revealing certain aspects of Kundalini that have not been discussed even in the ancient Indian scriptures. Dr. Cousens is now becoming public in this book as to his role as a Kundalini master. When the Kundalini is awakened it can take you to the subjective experience of the Divine and inspire you to live in a way that enhances its own unfolding. "Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a true Yogi. Spiritual Nutrition is a cosmic how-to that focuses on methods to spiritualize the physical body, thus creating a vehicle for Enlightenment, here and now." - Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga An Evening with Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Spiritual Nutrition Lecture and Q & A Meditation and Shaktipat Kundalini Initiation Book Signing! A Mapping to Liberation Prepare the vehicle of the body-mind to hold more grace & light until the glass ceiling shatters and we become the destination itself.


# May 7 Whole Earth Festival outdoors...early evening, 12 subwoofers....
a winning combo. -Lorin http://bassnectar.net


# May 7 SUB SCIENCE! SF  -Lorin http://bassnectar.net


# o( THE TAURUS PARTY )o Saturday May 7th 
@The California Modern Art Gallery - 1035 Market 
 Full Bar 21+ / Red Bull Drink Specials / Free Water
Free Before 11 PM / $10 After / 9 PM - 5 AM
 o( Free for Taurean's All Night )o 
 Taurean Birthday Celebration 9 PM - 10 PM
 :: LORIN BASSNECTAR ::   (Bassnectar.net)
:: ODEED vs. WISH vs. SP4C3R ::   (Special Birthday Sets)
 :: FROGGER - LIVE SET ! ::   (Special Birthday Set)
:: DJ MISHA ::   (Special Birthday Set)
:: FREYA ::   (Breaks Set !) 
:: DJ RIPPLE :: (Subscience.org)
 :: DJ KIRILL :: (Subscience.org)
 :: CUBEHEAD :: (Subscience.org)
 :: MAEBYN LA FEY ::  (Subscience.org) 


# THUNDERDOME EVENT IN OAKLAND, CA - 05/07
On Saturday, May 7, for the first time since its inception, the
Thunderdome will be fully operational INDOORS, off the playa.
http://www.deathguildthunderdome.com
Logistics: Saturday, May 7 9pm-3am NIMBY (http://www.nimbyspace.org)
1649 28th Street @ Peralta Oakland, CA $15 donation 18+ with ID


# Help Stop Male Genital mutilation (circumcision) May 7-11
 http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org
http://www.motherlove.org/bang
http://nocirc.org


# Sunday,  May 8, 2005   (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
Multiple Dates: 2nd sunday of every month
Palo Alto Raw Food Potluck  Bay Leaf Cafe
 Bring Raw organic, vegan dishes
Your own serve ware, napkins, plates, forks, cups etc.
Items you would like to share, trade, give away or lend to others.
 Cost: FREE, bring a raw vegan dish
Location: 520 ramona street, palo alto, ca 94301  lorilib@yahoo.com
 http://www.infinitelove.info/event.htm http://www.infinitelove.info 


# SpiralMuse New Moon Gathering &   Community Orientation 
Come learn more about the SpiralMuse Community and our Home of WellBeing at the monthly Orientation.  Then, celebrate the time of the New Moon on Mother’s day when we honor and nurture the mother in us all. 
Sunday, May 8th Orientation: 6:30p – 7:30p   http://www.spiralmuse.org/events_event_orientation.html
New Moon Celebration – 8:30p   http://www.spiralmuse.org/events_event_smnewmoon.html#10


# NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GI RESISTERS TUES MAY 10, 12 NOON SUPPORT NAVY REFUSER PABLO PAREDES & ARMY OBJECTOR KEVIN BENDERMAN On the day before their scheduled court martial for refusing to participate in the Iraq war and occupation San Francisco Bay Area Support Rally War Memorial Veterans Building, SF 401 Van Ness, between Hayes and McAllister, SF This event sponsored by 
http://www.CourageToResist.org 


#  Please circulate this call to action widely:

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GI RESISTERS

SUPPORT NAVY REFUSER PABLO PAREDES & ARMY OBJECTOR KEVIN BENDERMAN On the day before their scheduled court martial for refusing to participate in the Iraq war and occupation, tell the U.S. military:

* RESISTING ILLEGAL WAR & OCCUPATION IS NOT A CRIME * RESPECT CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION

San Francisco Bay Area Support Rally TUES MAY 10, 12 NOON War Memorial Veterans Building in SF 401 Van Ness, between Hayes and McAllister, San Francisco (2 blocks from Civic Center BART)

http://www.CourageToResist.org

After refusing to honor their conscientious objection, the U.S. military will bring Pablo Paredes (in San Diego, California) and Kevin Benderman (in Fort Stewart, Georgia) before a military court martial tribunal on May 11, 2005. They face military jail, and forfeiture of pay and benefits.

On December 6, 2004, Navy Petty Officer Pablo Paredes refused to board his Navy ship and participate in the Iraq war and occupation.

On January 5, 2005, Kevin Benderman refused to deploy for a second tour of duty in Iraq with the Army's Third Infantry Division. At the same time seventeen other soldiers from his unit went AWOL, two tried to kill themselves and one had a relative shoot him in the leg to avoid deploying.

At the time of his refusal, Pablo said he hoped his protest might inspire other GI's to refuse to take part in the war. Thousands of U.S. troops are refusing to fight the war and occupation in Iraq. We are committed to asserting widespread public pressure in defense of GI's choice to follow their conscience instead of the dictates of the State. We believe this is a key way to help end the tragic war and occupation of Iraq. Please join us and do what you can on this National Day of Action for GI Resisters; organize a public support event, pass this e-mail on to your friends, family and associates, send letters of support (websites below), etc. Please send us a note letting us know of what you have planned: courage@riseup.net

COURAGE TO RESIST is a new group of concerned community members, veterans and military families organizing support for military objectors to illegal war and occupation and underlying policies of empire. We have adopted a people power strategy to weaken the pillars that support the Iraq war and occupation by supporting GI resistance, which together with counter-recruitment and draft resistance work can remove the supply of obedient troops.

More info on Pablo: http://www.swiftsmartveterans.com Kevin and Monica Benderman will be speaking in San Francisco on Saturday, April 30, 2005, 2:00-4:00 PM http://www.bendermandefense.org

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GI RESISTERS: http://www.CourageToResist.org



# Soil & Separation:    A  Bedouin and Jewish Story
with  DEVORAH BROUS  &  SALMAN ELBEDOUR
 
Tuesday May 10th, 6:00 PM Reception, 6:30 PM Presentation
Reservations are not needed and will not be taken
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., SF (btwn 4th and 5th, Powell St BART)

A presentation by BUSTAN, http://www.bustan.org  a partnership of Jewish and Arab
eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and
environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable
models to effect change by combining advocacy and in-depth political
analysis with strategic action. BUSTAN utilizes the principles of
permaculture and nonviolent direct action across ethnic divides. BUSTAN
speakers will discuss "Development" and the impact of "Making the Desert
Bloom" in the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Suggested sliding-scale donation: $10 -20 (no one turned away for lack of
funds)

Sponsored by the Middle East Program of the  American Friends Service
Committee . For more information :   415-565-0201, x26
------------------------------------------------------

BUSTAN speakers will discuss "Development" and the impact of "Making the
Desert Bloom" in the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Negev, the southern region of Israel populated by Bedouin and Jews, is
plagued by divisions. There is a fierce demographic war with Jewish settlers
relocating to the area, a public health crisis from rampant industrial
expansion, and disproportionately high rates of unemployment, crime, and
drug abuse. Beyond camels, coffee, and carpets, Israel's exoticized Bedouin
minority has been divided by geopolitics and tribalism, and is striving to
withstand the forceful currents of urbanization and modernization. Under the
auspices of development, state-land use, stringent planning and zoning, and
selective resource allocation,

Jewish and Arab presenters include DEVORAH BROUS, founder and director of
Bustan. Devorah has spent the past 12 years organizing projects in Israel
and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to struggle against the Occupation,
and to promote fair allocation of public resources. Devorah holds masters
degrees in Israel Studies and Peace/Conflict Studies, with a concentration
in conflict management. Most recently, Devorah designed and orchestrated the
Medwed Project, a program which culminated in the construction of a
solar-powered, straw-bale medical clinic in the "unrecognized" Bedouin
village, Wadi el Na'am, to serve its 5,500 citizens.  Devorah has authored
numerous articles and poems about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and
performs spoken word.  Devorah resides in Jerusalem.

For over a decade, DR. SALMAN ELBEDOUR has been researching, speaking,
writing, and teaching about the Bedouin educational system in Israel as well
as the psychological impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Israeli,
Palestinian, and Bedouin youth. Dr. Elbedour serves as the coordinator of
the Urban School Psychology program at Howard University, School of
Education, Washington, DC. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses
for seven years at Ben Gurion University (in the Negev) and Bir Zeit
University (West-Bank). Elbedour has published extensively on social,
political, health and identity issues related to Bedouin of the Negev and
Palestinian communities.

In 1973, DR. KHALIL ABU RABIA founded the Arab List for Bedouin and
Villagers, a Knesset faction that is currently part of the United Arab List.
Abu Rabia has been at the forefront of the Bedouin rights movement for 35
years working with the Forum for National Consensus, Peace Now, and Gush
Shalom. Abu Rabia has a Ph.D. in Islamic Law and is currently a lecturer and
researcher on subjects including Bedouin Muslim Law, the Relationship
Between Traditional Islamic law and Secular State law, and Spiritual Aspects
of Bedouin Land Rights. Khalil is a professor of Middle East Studies at Ben
Gurion University and Sapir College, a researcher at the Chaim Herzog
Center, and resides in Beer Sheva.

BUSTAN http://www.bustan.org
P.O. Box 6955 Jerusalem, Israel 91060 (+972) 53 711 800

BUSTAN is a partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects,
academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice and fair
allocation of resources in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable
models to effect change by combining advocacy and in-depth political
analysis with strategic action. BUSTAN utilizes the principles of
permaculture and non-violent direct action across ethnic divides.

bustanlshalom-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (analysis)

bustanlsalaam-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (local updates)


# Tue May 10 Yard Dogs Road Show http://www.eddyjoecotton.com
Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell St @ Polk/ Larkin 94109 
10 dollars Doors 8:30pm All Ages (415) 885-0750
http://www.eddyjoecotton.com


# Ignite Sat May 14 9pm- 4am 111 Townsend Pamper Pavilion massage area,
DJs on 2 floors, $15/20?


# TEMPORARY WILD ZONE 14th, 15th and 16th-May 2005, VALENCIA NEAR THE VALENCIA CITY, IN MEDITERRANEAN COAST (SPAIN) ANTICIVILIZATION GATHERING. We think that there can be two kinds of debates in the morning. First a debate that should be introduced by someone involved in the issue debated, as a way to initiate the meeting. After a short break, a more general meeting to share ideas and experiences related to the issue that has been debated before. In the afternoon we should gather together to share and know experiences that are working already. Later, the practical workshops. May 14th:Morning: welcome and the first meeting to organize the programme or activities. Afternoon: debating the development policy. Hold by someone from the Itoiz or another big infrastructure. Practical workshops. May 15th:Morning: debating the action and the ways to act it. Hold by someone from the struggle against OMG. Afternoon: International relations. The introduction will be in charge to someone involved in supporting the Papua people or the Mapuches. Practical workshops. May 16th:Morning: the possibility of making an international ant civilization web. Afternoon: General meeting to exchange and share. Starting the farewell. And performance neo-luddite. We have already set up some of the practical workshops: making soap, cryptography without computers, applied botanic knowledge, mankala, organic agriculture, energetic crisis, actual applications to spearthrower. Vegetarian food, with a vegan option will be prepared, and we are going to need help for making it. You need to bring plate and fork. And because we are going to camp, you need to bring your tent and sleeping bag. The night time will be for personal relations and fun. MORE INFO WRITE TO llavors@nodo50.org http://nodo50.org


# Sun May 15 Run or walk NAKED: http://baytobreakers.com 8am- all day
Naked party on beach afterward? on the beach, if we live in a free country.


# Footstock Featuring Gavin DeGraw Sunday, May 15 - 9:30 am to 2 pm
 Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park  FREE and open to the public
folks usually end up here after bay to breakers.


# Halting Cultural and Environmental Destruction: Lessons from Little Tibet
Thurs May 19, 7-9pm at the Berkeley Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave. @ Dwight http://ecologycenter.org


#  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. http://www.sexandculture.org 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?
http://vbc.cityrepair.org/vbc5
http://www.cityrepair.org/ir.html intersection repair
http://www.permacultureinternational.org/
http://cityrepair.org       http://lesstraffic.com


# 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
http://www.ucsf.edu/imn/    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
Ayurveda
Somatics and Health: Centering Practices in Daily Life
Jin Shin Jytsu         Rosen Method and Stress Management
Introduction to Pilates: A Mind-Body Exercise Approach


#  KFOG Kaboom on Sat. May 21 http://kfog.com pier 30/32 FREE
nightime fireworks + bands + food and bev vending


# May 21 SHINE - A Fashion Celebration for the Fabulous! Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway, Oakland 21+ $13 http://www.cfdesign.net


# THE MASTURBATE-A-THON! May 28 http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com


# CONSPIRACY CON 5 - THE ONLY CONSPIRACY EVENT IN THE COUNTRY
IS BACK FOR IT'S 5TH EXCITING YEAR COMING MAY 28 & 29, 2005
TO THE WESTIN HOTEL IN SANTA CLARA, CA
 MORE SPECIAL GUESTS CONFIRMED INCLUDING A FILM CREW FOR A NEW
CONSPIRACY DOCUMENTARY!
 Join 9 of the most controversial speakers in the world
for yet another self-empowering weekend
of information, knowledge and truth that will set you free!
Dick Gregory
THE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH
THE EYES OF DICK GREGORY
Daniel Sheehan THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA
 Dr. Nick Begich CONTROLLING THE HUMAN MIND
 Michael Tsarion THE ORIGINS OF EVIL
 Jack McLamb POLICE & MILITARY AGAINST
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
 Nancy Red Star SECRET NASA RITUALS AND
THE MASONIC CONNECTION
 Clay Douglas NEW WORLD ORDER,
HOMELAND SECURITY, F.E.M.A. & 9-11
 Daniel Hopsicker THE COVERT OP THAT ATE THE WORLD
 Uri Dowbenko BUSHWACKED. HOODWINKED. WHAT'S NEXT?
 Robert Perala MASTER OF CEREMONIES
 SPECIAL GUEST Radio Host, Hilly Rose
 SPECIAL GUEST Master Scholar, Jordan Maxwell
 SPECIAL GUEST Astrologer & Author, Dr. Louis Turi
 SPECIAL GUEST Radio Host & Author, Dr. Stan Monteith
 SPECIAL GUEST Journalist & Filmmaker, Anthony J. Hilder
Along with crew for a new documentary.
 ALL SPEAKERS ARE CONFIRMED!
EXHIBITS / PANEL DISCUSSION / SPEAKER BANQUET
WITH KEYNOTE ADDRESS, RAFFLE & PRIZES
 Pre-registration prices end on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
Take advantage of our discounts and get your tickets now.
 Ph/Fax: (209) 832-0999 conspiracycon@sbcglobal.net
http://WWW.CONSPIRACYCON.COM


# Tue, May 31 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 GREEN CITY VISIONS: Rebuilding the City to Save the Environment
SCOTTISH RITE CENTER, OAKLAND
1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


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
http://www.wed2005.org


# WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, June 5!  The theme:  GREEN CITIES FOR THE
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:
http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/index-flash.asp
READ Gavin Newsom's WED 2005 message:
http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/Information_Material/Mayor-message.asp
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:
http://www.wed2005.org/wiki/
FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:
http://www.wed2005.org/2.0.php?PHPSESSID=d4b316e28e201b4732e4bf6726d9214a


# In Honor of United Nations World Environment Day
From Bayview Hunters Point to Communities Around the World,
The People Demand Environmental Justice
Rally for Environmental Justice
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2005 11 am sharp
In front of San Francisco City Hall
(Polk Street side, near Civic Center BART)
Mayors from around the world will be in San Francisco for the United
Nations World Environment Day meetings and celebrations.
Unite to call on our government leaders to support environmental justice
and oppose environmental racism.
For info:  Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (415) 248-5010
http://www.greenaction.org info@greenaction.org


# 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
http://harmonyfestival.com


# June 17,18,19 http://snwmf.com
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. 
 burningriver_ca@yahoo.com   See you on the river! Glimmer


# Oregon Country Faire, Veneta, OR: July 8th-10th

http://rotr.com Reggae on the River, Frenchs Camp Piercy, CA: August 5th-7th

Shambhala Music Festival, Nelson BC Canada: August 12-14th

http://Solfest.org  Hopland, CA: August 20th & 21st

http://BurningMan.com  Black Rock City, NV: August 29th – Sept 5th

http://Earthdance.org , Laytonville, CA: Sept 16th-19th

http://Bioneers.org , San Rafael, CA: October 14th-16th


# Sept 16,17,18 http://www.earthdance.org/sf 5 Mi north of LaytonVille, CA on 101



ECOPALOOZA 2005
Mendocino County's
First Annual Green Living Expo 
Ukiah - Mendocino County, CA
SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2005
http://www.ecopalooza.com/


# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford


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

NATIONAL ID CARD LAW / REAL ID LAW, passed by
treasonous, secretive congress, 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.

NATIONAL ID CARD LAW / REAL ID LAW is NULL AND VOID.
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.


http://petitionforpeace.net Stand in Peace, Pay No Tax.
THE TITLE 26 "INCOME TAX" IS A HOAX, AND SO IS THE IRS
http://taxax.org
 Cracking the Unified Commerce Code:
http://jhdassociates.com
Cracking the Code Third Edition
http://jhdassociates.com/CTC3.html

HUMAN WEALTH : Beyond Greed & Scarcity
http://accessfoundation.org

 http://www.jusbelli.com
Latin :   Jus is Justice.   Belli is War.
Use of force continuum.
Jefferson Party website.

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