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I am cleaning my garage in Menlo Park off 280 / Sand Hill Rd/ Palo Alto:
Come and Get: baskets, Poster paper, art supplies, Foam core scraps, 
knick knacks, fixtures, whatever your non profit needs for supply or benefit.
Your non-profit could have a big rummage sale, then give leftovers to another non-profit.
If you don't have enough stuff, you can goto end of garage sales and get donations.
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US and UK Begin Largest Terror Exercise in History Today 
as World Begins Trade War against Axis Power United States

Why Our Food is So Dependent on Oil

Why Our Food is So Dependent on Oil

Sun, Wind, Fuel Cells Power Cargo Ship of the Future

Help Ensure That Drug Companies Give Us Facts

Dalai Lama campaigns for wildlife

Domestic Security and the Culture of Fear
The Eco-Terror Hoax

Anti-Seal Killing Protesters Clubbed, Punched, Arrested
Attack of the Hak-a-Piks

SFBAYVIEW:  Don't drink the water

Utility official sees wife's health improve since fluoride dropped

Do you think that if someone finally realized that their thoughts became the things and events of their life; began believing that they were truly unlimited; and started to grasp that divine intervention could be freely summoned by anyone to help make their dreams come true, they'd continue doing the same old things, living the same old life, and waiting for the same old miracles?
Or would they begin thinking things they've never thought before, doing things they've never done before, and living like they've never lived?
Precisely. Happy weekend, The Universe
 Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!®

Latest - Homeland Security Picks Total Information Awareness Champion

Iraq's Oilworkers Organize to Protect Their Oil

Poverty, Disease, Environmental Decline Are True 'Axis of Evil'

Cognitive Therapy Trumps Antidepressants
Halifax Live - 1 hour ago
By Staff. Researchers report that cognitive therapy to treat moderate to 
severe depression works just as well as antidepressants and in some cases works 
better. University of Pennsylvania researchers reported ... 
Cognitive therapy works better than antidepressants
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Cognitive Therapy Successful Against Depression Forbes    
DU Death Toll Tops 11,000

Fri Apr 8

Greet the Governor in Berkeley Friday Morning!
 Friday, April 8  BAYER  800 Dwight Way, Berkeley  9:30AM

 we will be meeting at  delaware & fifth streets in Berkeley 
at 8:45 to 9:00AM be prepaired to be on the move at 9a.m. sharp. if you see any police please pretend to disperse but go in small groups to the intersection of Sacramento and Market where we will give you further instructions. hide signs and banners dress square, blend in. 

# New Works by Blue Studio Artists - Opening Reception
 Friday, April 8th 6:00pm-9:00pm Free
 This is a 27 person Blue Studio group show.  All are welcome to the opening reception as well as the 'Open Studios' festival just two weeks following on Saturday, April 23rd from 11am-6pm.  Hope to see you at both!!! The Michelle O'Connor Gallery 2111 Mission @ 17th (4th Floor)
 Corner of Mission and 17th Streets.  In the old "17 Reasons Why" building above Thrift Town.

# Kartoon Kocktail Friday, April 8 6:30-8:30pm $3 suggested donation
 An annual screening of independent animation and comics, set to coincide with the Alternative Press Expo. This shimmery two hours of cartoon fun will feature work by Stefan Gruber, Amy Lockhart, the Hickee boys, Davey Oil, Tatianna Gill, and more! Please see the website for a full program, as we're (ahem) still putting it together.
The El Rio is a bar, so it's 21 or over only. They have a Happy Hour from 5-9pm and FREE Tamales Bay Oysters on the half shell while they last.
 El Rio 3158 Mission St Just South of Cesar Chavez

# Making Connections: Career Waitresses of San Francisco
 Friday, April 8th 7Pm-9PM Free

# Fri, Apr 8 7pm MATT GONZALEZ and STEVE JACOBSON on activism
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita) Berkeley
MATT GONZALEZ, former San Francisco Mayoral candidate and Green Party
activist; and STEVE JACOBSON, longtime activist and creator of the
series "So How'd You Become an Activist?" - appearing April 8 in the
monthly series, "So How'd You Become an Activist?" 
(Local activists share their experiences and influences that helped them
become effective forces for change -- also discussing "So What Do We Do Now?")
Donation $5 (Students $3)

# ::PsyBooty SF CD Release Party:::4/8/05 Friday, April 8  9PM
 Featuring Live Performances by:  ::: Alpha Channel (PsyBooty) 
 ::: Caldera (Koinonea / PsyBooty)     with DJs: 
Maer (Dub Beautiful / PsyBooty / OEM Radio) 
Rob-ot (Phoenix Family / PsyBooty) 
 & Visual Projections by English Steve 
 @ Rx Gallery  132 Eddy Street (@ Mason / Taylor ) 
 9pm - 2am  21+ w/ID  $8 before 10pm / $10 after 
 For Info & Directions: 

# Fri Apr 8 Green building, expert's lectures free.
Friday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
San Francisco Institute of Architecture
1366 Mission Street, between 9th & 10th
2 blocks from Civic Center Bart station.
SFIA information office, 510 523 5174
No charge.                       All welcome.
An extraordinary roster of dedicated experts in all aspects
of eco design and green construction.  A great chance
to meet like-minded folks in a congenial setting.
Also come see our green wall, living column, and
earthen floor (in progress) and student eco design exhibits.
Snacks and refreshments available.

Friday, April 1.
Brian Perlow slide show on the living building
workshop and construction in Costa Rica.

Friday, April 8
Armstead Feland on eco-friendly timber framing design/building.
OR (not possible to confirm yet) we may have
Phil Hawes, architect of the Biosphere 2, on Global Eco Villages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# Radical Love/Polyamory Workshop w/Wendy-O-Matik @ Madame S. on 4/8/05
 Friday, April 8  7.30PM - 9.30PM  w/ Wendy-O-Matik  author of: 
"Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships" 
$20 Sliding Scale / Everyone Welcome 
Madame S 321 7th Street (Folsom) San Francisco, CA 
 RESERVATIONS:  Call Madame S at 415 863-9447 

At a time when our nation is determined to keep us on the warpath, what better time to raise our voices against intolerance, hatred and violence? At a time when our government propels us into a new dark age of fascism, what better time to talk about radical love, or the right to love who we want, how we want, and as many as we want? 

Loving openly and freely in these times, whether you are straight or queer, is a brave political act. We have been conditioned by outdated social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of disatisfying relationships. Yet we also live in a time when we can choose our gender and redefine our sexual identities. Don't we then have the right to decide what kind of relationship best suits our lifestyle? 

Declare yourself a revolutionary of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love, transform your lifestyle, and together we can threaten the social forces of patriarchy!

# Matt Brehm & Get YER Freak on!: "Enamour" 10pm-4am 
 Friday April 8, 2005 @ Mighty 119 Utah btwn 14/15th 
One block East of Potrero
Brad Robinson - Space Cowboys 
Smoove - Space Cowboys 
DJ Melyss - Sister SF 
DJ Fame - SimplyBangin (NY) 
Jon Early - Mixed Elements 
Michael Anthony & Late Night Sneaky (Live) 
 $12/door, $10 pre-sale at 

# Living Room (Second Fridays) W here queers, freaks and divas feel at home
 This month featuring resident and guest DJs : Black  Discovery  Calalo  LP
spinning old school, hip hop, d&b, soul, house, reggae, and more
Hosted by JB R.A.P. (from Deep Dick Collective)
 Friday,  April 8 th 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Free before 11:00 PM if you email the guestlist:
(include name, email and where you heard about Living Room)
$8 after 11:00 pm At the Oakland Noodle Factory
1255 26th ST @ Union St 3 blocks North of Grand. West Oakland (10 min. from SF)
 Info Line: (510)595-5526 email:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat Apr 9

Saturday April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Counter-Recruitment Conference of The Campus Anti-War Network features workshops on the case against military recruitment, the Iraqi resistance and more. Sean O'Neill, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gives the keynote address. San Francisco City College, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. For information call 510/299-2109.

# Sat, Apr 9, 2005 - Fri, Apr 22, 2005 11:00 am
 Help Re-Grow Salmon Habitat! Restore riparian habitat along San Geronimo Creek (West Marin County).
Roy's Pools San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Fairfax
Saturday, April 9th, from 10- 1pm
Friday, April 22nd, from 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 on the left hand side of the road under the cypress trees..

What to bring: Protective clothing, including work gloves and sturdy shoes. Water & snacks.

Please RSVP - Contact Paola at, 415.488.0370 x102
-- Paola Bouley Watershed Biologist
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
a project of Turtle Island Restoration Network
PO Box 400 Forest Knolls, CA 94933
(415) 488-0370 x102 (415) 488-0372 Fax

SPAWN is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting threatened coho salmon and steelhead trout and the environment on which we all depend. The protection of these keystone species leads to the protection of all wildlife of our community, and indeed the protection of ourselves and the land on which we live.

# 5 Tantric Vows Sat April 9 11:00 AM
 Oakland Dharma House  52 Hamoilton Pl. @ Harrison / Grand
 More Info: 1-888-826-8729
The five foundations of living the highly disciplined, open, dynamic and creative life of a Tantric practitioner includes the Tantric view on diet, substance use, relationship/sexuality, money, materiality and more.
A class for mature seekers who are ready for something more profound and authentic than the dualistic conceptuality of right/wrong, and who are also not interested in using complex egoistic rationale for indulgent, detrimental behavior.

Students will have the option to take the five vows and receive a spiritual name at the end of the ceremony. bring a lunch/snacks to eat during the break, an offering (donations to teacher and center are custom), and a cushion to sit on. $60, workstudy positions available, apply in advance. To register, please call 888-Tantra-Yoga (1-888-826-8729) or

# Hello all of you eco-friendly volunteers!  Have we got a project for you!  Julia Butterfly Hill's Planet Bus  vacated CELLspace in San Francisco a couple months ago (to get its interior done in Petaluma at Heritage Salvage), but when it pulled out of the warehouse there in the Mission district, it left behind a few stragglers... the old passenger seats.
   So here's your opportunity to come out and take out all your aggression and frustration by ripping into some old bus seats for a few hours - we need to dismantle the 45 or so seats so that we can reuse and recycle all the different parts instead of sending them to a landfill. 
   Come on down to CELLspace at 18th and Florida at 11am on Saturday, April 9th, and join Brie Mathews, your fearless leader, in dismantling these old bus seats.  I guarantee you'll have a great time!  Really!  The more people that come, the less time it will take!  So come on - whaddaya say?!

# Your Rights if Your Building is Sold Sat April 9 12:00 PM
Event: Your Rights If Your Building Is Sold 
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2005 
Location: The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, Room A, San Francisco. 
Time: Noon-2: 00p.m. 
Admission: $10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds; can be applied to SFTU membership fee. 
The San Francisco Tenants Union announces a workshop for renters who want to learn what their rights are when their building is sold. The workshop will be held from Noon - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, Room A, San Francisco. Admission is $10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds; admission can be applied to membership fee. 

Presenters will include attorneys Dave Crow and Solvejg Rose, and SFTU counselors. Among the topics covered will be what to do about Realtor showings and open houses, when--and when not--to sign Estoppel agreements, how to evaluate the legality of an owner-move-in notice, Ellis evictions, and the right to remain as a tenant. 

"Tenants don't know that they don't have to sign a new lease just because they have a new landlord," says Tenants Union counselor Mara Math. "Many of them don't even know that just because their building is sold doesn't mean they have to move." 

Tenants Union counselor and organizer Kathy Harr agrees. "We see so many tenants who don't know their rights, and the sale of apartment houses is a big concern right now. There's a lot of misinformation out there, and tenants need to know their rights to protect themselves." 

The San Francisco Tenants Union is a collective non-profit advocating for tenant rights. For information on drop-in hours for the counseling clinic, located at 558 Capp St., call 282-6622. info, call Steven Shubert at 415/282-5525

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

# ART CAR WORK PARTY @ NIMBY Sat Apr 9  12:00 PM  (noon - ???) 

Let's celebrate the first Saturday of daylight saving
time with an ART CARS 'n' DOGS work/play social!

Bring your car, your silicone & caulk gun, your paint,
your propane, your WHATEVER and get jiggy wit it!
This is a great space for art car work - we even have
cranes available (up to 5 tons!) Welding equipment
available, too (but get in touch with me first). We
have the entire main floor and the open-air courtyard
to do with as we please.

BYO beverages or support the NIMBY Drinking Team by 
getting your cold ones from the beer/soda vending
machine ($1 a pop). We have a grill available if
anyone wants to do a little barbecueing. This is
an all-ages, all-species event (kids and dogs are OK).

As usual, metal folding chairs and grape jam are pro-
hibited! Overnight car camping is available for 
those of us who, um, may have used a bit too much
solvent duing the event.
NIMBY is located at 1649 28th St. in Oakland (between
Peralta & the Mandela Parkway).
DIRECTIONS & INFO & RSVP: 917-653-4339

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

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

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

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

# Kink Ink Sat April 9 6-8 pm VIP reception; 8 pm gen adm 
 $10-up sliding scale; $50 VIP reception
 Kink Ink will benefit the Center for Sex & Culture, the Bay Area's "best emerging sex education non-profit" (SF Bay Guardian) .

Featuring a silent auction of adult comic art, outsider art, posters, and erotica, plus a VIP reception and cutting-edge entertainment throughout the evening, Kink Ink will celebrate adult comic art as well as raise funds for the Center for Sex & Culture's operating expenses, including a specialized library computer program the CSC's volunteer librarians will use to catalogue the Center's growing collection of sex-related stuff.

The VIP reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission of $50.00 includes refreshments, a gift bag from Kink Ink's co-sponsors Last Gasp Publications, Chronicle Books, and Hippy Comix, and special entertainment including burlesque performances and live original art drawn by some of Kink Ink's contributors, using naked models as canvases. Guests can meet contributing artists and place bids on the donated art. Artists donating original works or prints include Mark Bode, Trina Robbins, Isabel Samaras, Jane Cassell, Winston Smith, Charles Gatewood, Carol Queen, Jay Lake, and more. Hippy Comix has contributed an R. Crumb print featuring an image the artist drew in 1971. Also available for bid: old movie lobby cards, porn posters, and more.

The Ghetto Gourmet  ( is a wandering supperclub providing creative cuisine and eclectic entertainment in comfortable environments.  For Kink Ink  they are preparing red onion marmalade crostini, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and a raw bar with pineapple shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell.

General admission begins at 8 pm at a sliding scale of $10.00 and up. Entertainment includes burlesque with Bombshell Betty as well as the Diamond Daggers, the Cock-Ts burlesque cheerleaders, Bode's Cartoon Concert with Mark Bode, and the Substitute Teacher Dilemma. The silent auction will take bids until 10 pm, winners announced after Bode's Cartoon Concert, which will commence at 10 pm

Mark Bode, son of adult comix great Vaughn Bode, has inherited his famous father's comic art style and characters and animates them unforgettably in the live-action Cartoon Concert. More about Bode's work can be found at
The Center for Sex & Culture 398 11th St. @ Harrison, across from DNA

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

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

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

# fund raiser on April 9th Saturday at 398 11th Street in SF. Please come on down and join the party.
General Admission at 8pm - $10.00 with silent auction.
The VIP reception is 6 to 8pm it's $50.00. All sorts of fun will be going on. Burlesque with Backseat Betty, The Diamond Daggers, Cock-Ts Mark, Substitute Teacher Dilemma and Mark Bode doing the Cartoon Concert are scheduled. The VIP event is catered by Ghetto Gourmet. Look for artists drawing on Naked Models. The general opening for the event is at 8pm.
Silent Auction items currently available:
Signed Winston Smith Prints, signed film poster of Annie Sprinkle, Old Catacombs poster, Several old movie lobby cards, Isabel Samares print, Jane Cassell original, Carol Queen original collage,  Penthouse comix poster, Jay Lake manuscript, Trina Robbins panels, R Crumb panel (print large format) and anything else we can sell to raise funds for the insurance bill.
This month we have succeeded in paying rent and one half of the yearly $4000.00 insurance bill for the center. We have one week to raise the other half so we are putting cartoon art and other stuff out for a Silent Auction. Our volunteer coordinator has been having regular meeting of volunteers and the main room is looking much better. We are currently asking asking $20.00 an hour for the space for this years contracts and are about to put out a call for sex educators to use this incredibly cheap price for the rest of the year. As of June 2005 the rate will increase for Saturday and Friday nights.
But wait, there's more! - The Masturbate-a-thon will be at the end of May. 
csc-announce mailing list

# Pet Noir Sat April 9 7pm - 12 midnight
7pm-8pm FREE, 8pm-midnight $2-10 sliding scale
Pet Noir will be hosting an art exhibit and music fundraiser to benefit Pet Noir: An Anthology of Strange But True Bay Area Pet Crimes and In Defense of Animals (IDA).
The theme for the exhibit is twisted pet art and will feature some very talented established and emerging bay area artists, curated by MariNaomi. Art prices range from $16 to $1400. If you're in the market for some awesome, affordable art, be sure to bring cash or your checkbook!
Featuring 25 artists.
Musical acts will include Ezee Tiger, So So Many White Tigers and Fuckwolf. Booking courtesy of the Mission Creek Music Festival.
 Balazo Gallery / Mission Badlands 2811 Mission @ 24th St

# Yoohoo & Donuts Sat April 9 7:00pm-11:00pm Free  21+ 
77 Natoma @ 2nd St.

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

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

# April 9, 2005 at the Old Mint in SF

# dj hyper: WIRED, Sat. Apr. 9th @ Paradise Lounge 10:00 PM
 1501 Folsom St. @ 11th

# *warning* ~ *april 9th* ~ *warning* April 9th
 all ages all night 10pm till dawn secret east bay location *wink*
spaz & 5lowershop & IOT records present:
*french fried* current mode ~ absolute destruction
dark and devestating music that will make you dance
3 rooms 3 massive soundsystems
 visuals by: Dylan (spaz) Kevlar (LightyRhythmVisuals, spaz)
the lineup features some of the best tallent from: France, United Kingdom, Los
Angelas, San Francisco, New York, and East bay: spinning damn near everything:
dark electro, dark techno,
hardcore, drum and bass, break core, ghetto tech, glithced out maddness, death
rock, and some live maddness to be created just for you!
special collabaration: meat grinder live
Meat Grinder is Aneurysm, 396, Spukkin Faceship, Marianimal, Kwaantom1, Joey
The Rabbit Dissector and The Thing
for those who made it to our "no exit" new years eve event this will be even
bigger and Darker
this is full force, you have no idea how devestating to your psyche the music
will be! here is just some of the lineup:
Mrik (IOT Records, France)
Arok *Live (IOT Records, France)
Marc (Teknocrates, France)
AtoMikDog vs. Novatron *Live (396rekchordz)
Meat Grinder *Live
Red Max (Hekate, UK)
D-Syn (Spaz, SF)
Binnie (5Lowershop)
Lisa Faux (Surreal Signal, SF)
Patricio (Los Angeles Breaks Association, LA)
Ooah (L.A.B.A)
Savage Rhythm (Spaz)
NiteShade (Spaz)
MegaBitch (Spaz)
Teflon Jacket (Tokyo Electric, SF)
WhiteRabbit (spaz, a winter gone by, SF)
more TBA
you know who we are!
1-800-GUN-NUMB call night of the party for directions

# Crucible's Spring Open House, Art Show and Sale
Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th 12-5pm Free
 There's no better time to explore all that our growing and thriving arts education program has to offer. With works on display by students in each of our unique departments, including welding, neon, glassworking, woodworking and blacksmithing.
 You'll be able to investigate the unlimited possibilities for creativity as you talk one-on-one with expert instructors and browse through beautiful and reasonably priced art objects made by Crucible students and faculty members.
 We'll have terrific food and refreshments available too! See you there.
 The Crucible 1260 7th Street/Union Oakland 510.444.0919

# Sun Apr 10                           Dear Animal Friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.  The gathering and the march will last an hour.
 Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus
Please Sign Up with
Dogs are much-loved pets.  But at the University of California San Francisco, they are nothing more than devices for so-called “medical research” to attract millions of dollars of grant money financed by taxpayers. 

Investigations by animal advocates uncovered recently that UCSF's Dr. Jeffrey Olgin will torment and murder 750 dogs in the next three years, claiming to study the stages of human heart failure.  His team will implant pacemakers to make the dogs' hearts beat outrageously fast; they will also surgically destroy their heart valves – all to cause artificial heart failure, from which to gather artificial data to publish.  The dogs will suffer in great pain for a period of time ranging from several days to as long as six months before they die, depending on the degree of problems and injuries caused. These experiments are not going to advance human medicine because it is already known that dog hearts - both anatomically and at the cellular level - are very different from those of humans, and better  results can be achieved using humane human-based research methods.

Cardiologist John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., a member of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls these experiments “contrived” and “futile.” He states, “Better information is available from clinical and epidemiological observations, surgical and procedural results, autopsies, and human studies involving cardiac imaging and electrophysiological tests.”  It is already known that a dog’s heart is significantly different from that of a human anatomically, physiologically, and on the cellular level.

100 dogs and their people will gather at UCSF’s newly built Mission Bay Campus to show public outrage towards UCSF's dog experiments, along with other useless and cruel experiments. 

Animal advocates have made many civilized attempts to persuade the Chancellor J. Michael Bishop to end cruel projects.  As the Institutional Official under the Animal Welfare Act, the Chancellor has the power to end projects, but he chooses not to do so.  UCSF and its researchers receive $166 Million in grants financed by our tax dollars from the National Institutes of Health per year for projects involving animals. In their response to people's letters, UCSF has stated that they will not dialogue with people concerned about their animal experiments.

What follows is a link to the details of Dr. Jeffrey Olgin's dog experiments along with some of the most egregious experiments at UCSF recently uncovered:

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

# SUNSET Season Opener  Sunday Day Party
 Sunday, April 10 12:00 PM
SUNSET Season Opener with djs: Solar, J-Bird, & Galen + special guests:
Hesohi ~ LIVE!!, Rebecca Watkins & Dubrocker 
Noon - 8pm. Stafford Lake Park, Novato
call: 415.820.1664 for directions

# Hula Hoopers Sunday joining the (re-scheduled) Sunset Party, at 
Stafford Lake park in Novato, 40 minutes north of SF.
It's a lovely grassy meadow next to a lake, with DJs spinning from 
Noon-8pm.  The party itself is free, but the park charges $8 per car 
to enter.  (See below for CARPOOLING INFO.)

Come whenever you like - just look for the hoops!  Bring blankets, 
food, drinks, nitrous (just kidding!).  It'll be half hoopin' and 
dancin'...and half BAH social outing.

DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101, take San Marin Drive to Novato 
Boulevard, to Novato Boulevard / Hicks Valley Road, then go west past 
the Stafford Lake Dam.

Lost?  Call the Pacific Sound hotline:  415.820.1664 

# Lady Thorn's SM Community Exchange Sun April 10 $5
2:00 PM 942 Mission @ 5th/ 6th St.
 Please join Lady Thorn, Kinky Crafts people, Artisans, Leather, Fetish and SM Community members on Sunday April 10, for the first "SM Community Exchange" of 2005! 
Vendors range from many of the best toy makers in the country, artists, authors, photographers, fetish clothing makers to personal collections and one of a kind items for the connoisseurs in us. 
Socialize with leather/fetish folk at this three time a year event.
Continue the fun by joining us at Fandango. (see separate event listing) 

# Fandango Play Party after the Flea Sun April 10 6:30 PM 245 8th St @ Howard / Folsom, look for the Big Red Heart 
 We will weave our magic inside the SF Citadel with our special lighting. 
Music by Mystic Moods, providing you with an environment where your energy can soar. 
Admission will be available at the Fandango table inside the SM Community Exchange or at the door if you have attended a Fandango in the past.  Admission: $20.00 at the SM Flea.
Food this year will be prepared by Sweetpea, she has a special menu lined up for our pleasure. 
Please bring your toys (old and new), towels and hot energy. 
 Work exchange is always needed, contact us for work exchange please. 
PS: the next Exchange and Fandango will be August 8th, 2005 
Always held the second Sunday in April, August and December.

# Sun, Apr 10 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm The Climate Change Crisis and You!
North Oakland
 Please join us for a presentation and discussion about Global
Warming hosted by the Green Party of Alameda County. Our speakers will be Tom and Jane Kelly from KyotoUSA  and Danielle Fugere who works with Blue Water
Network  They have just returned from a
fascinating and inspirational conference in Santa Monica on Global
Warming and will speak to us about the latest scientific findings on
coming climate changes, as well as their work getting local
governments, organizations and citizens themselves to become more
involved. Bring your questions and lets see what we can do!

Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Green Sunday"
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of
Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly by AC Transit
routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby.
Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &
discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the
Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday
of each month.
The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green
Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m.
#  Faye Carol / Off the Hook Blues Band --Sun Apr 10, 6pm and 8pm $20
 The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors proudly presents the dynamic Miss Faye Carol & her Off The Hook Blues Band. With special guests, Sista Kee (Kito Gamble), & the voices of MITC  Coming for 2 shows at the Black Repertory Group, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley.
For more information call CCCO at 510-465-1617
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO).
The GI Rights Hotline (800) 394-9544

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

Mon Apr 11

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

# Tantra Yoga Sadhana it is a daily practice of purifying, transforming and liberating through prayers, prostration, mantra, tummo (kundalini shakti) meditation practice, and natural mind meditation. A practice of deep release, clearing and energizing it includes Rudra, Shamatha and more. The practice lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and is the foundational practice of Tantra Yoga. Experience of the essence and fruit of this practice is the basis for nderstanding the other Sadhanas, teachings and empowerments of Tantra Yoga.  Donations welcome 
 Every Monday  6:30pm Oakland Dharma House 
52 Hamilton Place @ Harrison, 1 block North of Grand,
  Oakland, CA 94612  510/836-7544 

Tue Apr 12


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

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

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

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

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

Please email this to your friends and join us!

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

For events: 
Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at
Simpler still: join listserve by sending blank email to:

Wed Apr 13

# Wed Apr 13 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

# Wed, Apr 13 7:30 pm Guerilla News Network presents 
"BattleGround: 21 Days at Empire's Edge"
 Producers from the Guerilla News Network will be present to answer
questions and show recent shorts.                 About the film:
In late 2003, two filmmakers from the Sundance award-winning Guerrilla
News Network spent three weeks on the frontlines of the simmering
guerrilla war in Iraq, gathering intelligence, dodging bullets, and
capturing the untold stories of what has become the world?s most
covered, and misunderstood, conflict.
BattleGround is an intensely emotional journey that will challenge the
orthodoxies of Left and Right, and highlight the humanity of all sides
of the conflict. BattleGround is a critical film for anyone who wants
to understand the powerful forces that are sucking America deeper and
deeper into a Middle Eastern quagmire.
BattleGround recently won the Silver Hugo Award for documentaries at
the Chicago International Film Festival
View the trailer at:
7:30 pm $5 Station 40 3030 B 16th Street @ Mission Across from BART

Thu Apr 14

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

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

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

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

# Thu, Apr 14 Tax Day Event Berkeley 7-9pm
2220 Sacramento St.., Berkeley (Near No. Bkly. BART)
People's Life Fund
Granting of $5,000+ in Resisted Tax Dollars
Dessert Potluck at 7pm Granting Ceremony at 7:30
Everyone Welcome! (510) 843-9877

# People¹s Life Fund War Tax Redirection Granting Ceremony
and Dessert Potluck Thursday, April 14, 7-9pm
2220 Sacramento St. in Berkeley  (Near No. Bkly. BART)
 There will also be flyering on the 15th, so call or respond by email if you'd like to participate.
Also, in case you're not on our snail mail list, here's the letter we recently sent out:
 April 2005 Dear Friends, 
       It¹s tax time again.  Time for us to raise our voices to assert our conscientious objection to participating in this country¹s illegal and immoral wars.  Time also for NCWTR to ask for your financial support, in the hopes that you will give generously.
       Iraqi civilians and US military personnel continue to be sacrificed in an imperialistic occupation.  Meanwhile, the Bush administration is paving the way for further military adventures in countries such as Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. Not only are we destroying lives abroad, but our military priorities are quickly eroding our infrastructures and lives here at home, with funding cuts in social services and education.
       Our message, as war tax resisters, is more important than ever.  If we want to build peaceful solutions to the conflicts in this world, we must be willing to re-direct our resources toward nonviolent efforts for social change.  As war tax resisters, our willingness to take risks to create the kind of world we believe to be possible is both a contradiction and a challenge to our country¹s militaristic politics and culture.
       At this time each year, we reach out to our membership, both to offer support, and to ask for it.  Our War Tax Resistance Introductory Workshops have been well attended this year, and there is still one more for the season‹Sunday, April 3rd, 1-4pm at 3122 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley .
       We also invite you to join in our annual granting of resisted tax dollars:
People¹s Life Fund
War Tax Redirection Granting Ceremony
and Dessert Potluck
Thursday, April 14, 7-9pm
2220 Sacramento St. in Berkeley 
(Near No. Bkly. BART)
       Northern California War Tax Resistance depends upon you to keep our community of resistance strong.  We operate on 100% volunteer labor, and have extremely low overhead, but we do need money.   Without your donations we would not be able to maintain our website or keep our phone line open to the frequent calls we receive for information and assistance.  Without your support, we could not organize workshops, provide personal WTR counseling, or respond to media inquiries.  Without your generous contributions, we would not be able to keep hundreds of Bay Area resisters connected within a local community that sustains and encourages them; nor would we be able to coordinate nationally and internationally with other conscientious objectors to military taxation.  Please use the enclosed envelope, and give generously to keep our work going!
for peace, Susan Quinlan for Northern California War Tax Resistance
PS:  We, at NCWTR, know that there are a number of people who donate nearly every time we send out a letter.  We appreciate your generous donations and thank you, in advance, for your ongoing confidence and support!
PPS:  The Agape Foundation has recently agreed to serve as fiscal sponsor for NCWTR.  This means that supporters who would like to make tax-deductible donations, or donate by credit card, through monthly withdrawals or on the internet, will now have that option.  Please pass the word along to anyone you know who might find this an extra incentive to contribute to our work.
Northern California War Tax Resistance
PO Box 2422 Berkeley, CA  94702
(510) 843-9877 €
Thank you for working for peace! 

Fri Apr 15

Do not feed the machine April 15th. GENERAL STRIKE
Northern California War Tax Resistance announce list. (510) 843-9877
Infor/support for conscientious war tax resisters in the SF Bay Area.

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

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

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

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

8pm The Latest WhizBang Superstar Presentation from ProfV and PollyS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# Five years after thousands of activists came to Washington
DC in the first mass show in the U.S. of dissent and solidarity with the global
struggle against the World Bank and IMF, the Mobilization for Global Justice is
calling for people to come to Washington DC April 15-17th, 2005 to protest the
institutions during their semi-annual spring meetings and to celebrate the
other, more just world that is under construction due to the daily resistance
of millions of people worldwide!
For More Information and to Get Involved:
Visit E-mail

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

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

Sat Apr 16

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

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

Sun Apr 17

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

Mon Apr 18

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

# 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.

# 5th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Feb 19-20, 2005; 96th Meeting American Association for Cancer Research April 16-20, 2005; SABCS 2005 Breast Cancer Action

# Wed Apr 20 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

# 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

# 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!

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# 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:

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

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

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

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

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

May 2005

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

# 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.

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

May 7 SUB SCIENCE! SF  -Lorin

# 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

# 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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