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Tuesday 5/10 on
 12:00pm Palo Alto: Nakba Day: The Palestinian Catastrophe
 3:30pm San Jose: Santa Clara Couny Palestine Culture Day
 6:30pm Oakland: Measure Y Mobilization at City Council Public Safety Committee Meeting
 7:00pm Santa Clara: City Council Votes on MMJ Dispensary Moratorium
 7:00pm San Jose: "The News We Need: Finding Balance in the Age of Spin"

Sign the petition: stop the proposed coal fired power plant Near Black Rock City, NV
The proposed plant would release smoke and pollutants, including 350 pounds of mercury annually - more than twice that produced by all the other coal-fired plants in Nevada combined. 
Nevada Clean Energy Coalition: 
Keep up to date on this issue with
F**K Coal-Fired Plants - BRC-- NIMBY!!
National ID Cards Won't Stop Terrorism or Illegal Immigration

Law suit against the current American administration
alleging that the government has exceeded its constitutional authority
by implementing a scheme for global dominance called "Project for the New American Century."
Try this link to connect to a primer on PNAC 
(may need to copy and paste in your browser)

US Takes the Lead in Trashing Planet

Former German Minister Confirms CIA Involvement In 911 

Author Claims Admin Complicit in 9/11 (To Be on C-SPAN2 Sat 10:30am est) - U.S. deaths in Iraq surpass 1,600 - May 8, 2005

  World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) - Naked Bicycle People Power! 
Stop indecent exposure to vehicle emissions!

highway cleanup club  (SF) call nik & nancy at 681 3189. no smokers

Codex Alimentarius: Big Pharma's Attempt to Subjugate Planet Earth...
For background information on the "Battle between Health and Medicine" go to: A copy of THIS newsletter, and older 
ones, are viewable at the website
For EVEN MORE interesting and related articles go to

Eighty-eight members of Congress call on Bush for answers on secret Iraq plan

Vee need to see your papers (NO to national ID) 

Britain faces big chill as ocean current slows,,2087-1602579,00.html

Coke Steals, Pollutes and Spins 


Tue May 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 

 LEAVE: Tuesday May 10, 1pm after the SF Support Rally
 RETURN: Thurs. Night, May 12  (for caravan only)510 484-7127

#  Please circulate this call to action widely:


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:


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)

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 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: Kevin and Monica Benderman will be speaking in San Francisco on Saturday, April 30, 2005, 2:00-4:00 PM


# Soil & Separation:    A  Bedouin and Jewish Story
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,  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

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.

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.

to subscribe, send a blank email to: 

# CODE PINK  "Stop the Next  War Now" event
Medea Benjamin and Alli Chagi-Star
talk & book signing for "Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to
Violence and Terrorism" 
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm 
at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street)

--- Violence begets violence - so believes the majority of people
around the world who have stood up in protest against war. "Stop the
Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism" is a call
to action to end violence by peace activists, experts, and
visionaries. With vitality, joy, and a dash of CODEPINK-style humor,
this new anthology insists that the time is ripe for the first-ever
global movement to put an end to war.

Medea Benjamin is Founding Director of the San Francisco-based human
rights organization Global Exchange. She was a Green Party Candidate
for U.S. Senate from California. Stop the Next War Now is edited by
CODEPINK co-founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin. The book includes
contributions from Eve Ensler, Barbara Lee, Arianna Huffington,
Janeane Garafalo, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alice Walker,
Arundhati Roy and others. 

Booksmith author events are free and located at our San Francisco
store (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco, between Clayton & Cole).
For further information, call 415-863-8688
or visit 

# EFF Event!  Explore the World of Anonymous Communication Online
 Tue May 10 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. free
 Join EFF at 111 Minna Gallery to Hear Stories From the Trenches
About the Creation of Tor, an Anonymous Internet Communication System
 Tor - A Brief History of the Most Important Privacy Software Since PGP

Tor is a free/open source software project to create an anonymous communication system on the Internet.  Tor runs on all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/UNIX).

Roger Dingledine -Tor Project -
Roger Dingledine is the chief researcher and developer of Tor and has worked on anonymity and security software at MIT, Reputation Technologies, and his own Freehaven Project.  Roger will share his personal experiences about the creation of TOR.

Chris Palmer - Electronic Frontier Foundation -
Chris Palmer is EFF's Technology Manager.  He will discuss EFF's goals and reasons for supporting the Tor Project.

 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna St SF, CA 94105  (415) 974-1719

This event is free and open to the general public.  You must be 21+.  Refreshments will be served.  Free t-shirts for people currently running Tor nodes.  (Bring your IP address.)  To learn how to set up a Tor node, see

Please RSVP to (415) 436-9333 x129 or

111 Minna Gallery is accessible via BART.  Get off at the Montgomery station and exit at 2nd and Market.  Walk south on 2nd Street for a block and a half, and take a right down the Minna Street Alley.  111 Minna Street is located between Mission and Howard.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world.  EFF is a member-supported organization and maintains one of the most linked-to websites in the world:
111 Minna Gallery is accessible via BART.  Get off at the Montgomery station and exit at 2nd and Market.  Walk south on 2nd Street for a block and a half, and take a right down the Minna Street Alley.  111 Minna Street is located between Mission and Howard 415-436-9333 x129

# Tue May 10 Yard Dogs Road Show
Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell St @ Polk/ Larkin 94109 
10 dollars Doors 8:30pm All Ages (415) 885-0750 $10
an evening with the daredevils of vaudeville, The Yard Dogs Road Show.
see...GuitarBoy break everything on stage even the record books...see...SIdeCar Tommy, Mitsy Van Buren and Five Liver'd Larry....gaze...upon Lily rose Love as she knocks back snake oil and breaks some Freddy dance a hole in the joint...cringe... as Tobias the Mystic Man swallows the neon death dagger and pukes out three gallons of water before your very eyes...see...Ricardo del Fuego de Mancha eat a mountain of fire...take Micha Devlin melts your soul with his sweet old time guitar...cackle and Silly Billy and the Road Runners bemoan the trials and tribulations of love...hear...the circus funk jug hooch music with a 1941 big band slant...drool over...the Black and Blue Burlesque performing all new shticks... come one, come all to the Great American Music Hall....

# May 11 4-6 pm and May 12 6:30 pm    Protest Muni Fare Hikes

Next Thursday, May 12, the Board of Supervisor's Budget Committee will be hearing the MTA's budget at 11 a.m. PLEASE COME AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST FARE HIKES AND SERVICE CUTS!!!! This will be the Board's first look at the MTA budget, and we hope as many people can attend as possible. Attached is a flier asking riders to come to the hearing. Please note the time * it was recently changed from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m.

We'll be handing in all the postcards we've obtained so far at the hearing * at least 700 * and we'll continue to get signed cards to hand in to the full Board when the MTA budget gets to them.

At our meeting last Wednesday, we discussed the hearings currently being held by the MTA about service cuts. We agreed that anyone who can attend the service cuts meetings should speak out in protest of the upcoming cuts. You can find a list of the remaining two meetings and their locations at the end of this e-mail.
Wednesday, May 11th, Chinatown, Portsmouth Square Community Room (on Kearny between Clay and Washington), 4:00 to 6:00 pm, conducted in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Thursday, May 12th, City College, 50 Phelan Ave., Visual Arts Room 115, 6:30 pm.
Next Thursday, May 12, the Board of Supervisor's Budget Committee will be hearing the MTA's budget at 11 a.m. PLEASE COME AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST FARE HIKES AND SERVICE CUTS!!!! This will be the Board's first look at the MTA budget, and we hope as many people can attend as possible. Attached is a flier asking riders to come to the hearing. Please note the time * it was recently changed from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m.

We'll be handing in all the postcards we've obtained so far at the hearing * at least 700 * and we'll continue to get signed cards to hand in to the full Board when the MTA budget gets to them.

At our meeting last Wednesday, we discussed the hearings currently being held by the MTA about service cuts. We agreed that anyone who can attend the service cuts meetings should speak out in protest of the upcoming cuts. You can find a list of the remaining two meetings and their locations at the end of this e-mail.

As always, please call with any questions or concerns.
Wednesday, May 11th, Chinatown, Portsmouth Square Community Room (on Kearny between Clay and Washington), 4:00 to 6:00 pm, conducted in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Thursday, May 12th, City College, 50 Phelan Ave., Visual Arts Room 115, 6:30 pm.

# MAY 11, Pinch your Partner's Butt Day!!

# May 11 7:30 pm Fish Painting  We are diverting the caco face to face meeting to Paint Fish for the salmon run.  Wednesday eve 7:30 - 11pm at the Box Shop NOT ZIETGIST. Anyone who helps gets first dibs on a salmon suit. (We made 8 new ones and I had 6 already but many are spoken for so here is your last chance).  Call me if you want to get more carpet and build a bunch from scratch... we may need em. I'll be working on them monday and tuesday too.
If it is raining wed night call 408 956-8643 to figure out where we went to paint.
Box shop address: 10 hunters point blvd sf ca,+San+Francisco,+CA
Look for some fishiness    SPAWN!

Thu May 12

# Opening for CCA Graduate Exhibition Thu May 12 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free

 Discover the Bay Area's up-and-coming artists at the California College of the Arts 2005 Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition opens Thursday, May 12, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and tantalizing one-minute readings by writing students at 7:30 p.m. Work by students in design and fine arts will be on view.

Featuring work of graduating MFA and MA students, the exhibition includes works in painting, video, sound, sculpture, photography and social interaction. Many new and innovative works will be displayed, including an embroidered globe of the moon, 3-D pixel sculptures, interactive woven textiles and a full scale tree covered with mosaic tile. Curated by faculty member Glen Helfand, the show unfolds throughout the school, giving visitors the opportunity to tour much of the San Francisco campus. The exhbition continues through May 21. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; admission is free.

 California College of the Arts SF campus 1111 8th St. SF 415-551-9251

# Thu May 12 6pm-11pm Free ~BASE Studios Party~
 720 York St. @ 20th (entrance between York and Bryant on 20th)
1.5 blocks South of and .5 blocks East. With work from:
*Lark Pien   
*Scott Barry
*Hannah Stouffer
*Bernard Bolter
*Joe Fltecher
*Connie Meher
*Melissa Levin
*Kole Hicks              ...only the finest    415.710.7787;f=1;t=3751

# Jack Laws and the Creation of a Sierra Field Guide Thu May 12 7:30 PM FREE
 San Francisco Naturalist Society general meeting.  Naturalist and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws is creating an illustrated field guide to more than 1,200 species of plants and animals of the Sierra Nevada.  This comprehensive and easy to use guide will allow botanists to identify the insects that come to their flowers, birders to identify the trees in which the birds perch, or hikers to identify the stars overhead at night.  Jack will present an illustrated lecture about the natural history of the Sierra Nevada, and the process of creating a field guide.  He will also bring original illustrations that have been painted in the field.  Jack has studied the natural history of the Sierra for many years.  He is trained as a wildlife biologist and is an associate of the California Academy of Sciences.  He has spent the last three summers painting Sierra wildflowers from life.  During 2004 alone, Jack spent more than 80 days in the mountains working on illustrations for this book.  His illustrations capture the feeling of the living plant, while also including details critical for identification.  In the summer of 2004, Laws published Sierra Birds: a Hiker's Guide.  He is also a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his "Naturalists Notebook" column.
 Randall Museum 199 Museum Way San Francisco
SouthEast of Buena Vista Park/ Between Upper Haight and Castro
Haight (415) 681-7290

#  Film : Peace One Day - the story of one man’s attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire day; a day of non-violence; a day of Peace. See Running time of documentary: 80 minutes 
 Looking for an opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of other people in the neighborhood? Look no further! Join people of The Red Vic Peace Cafe for a Flick & Food! 
 The Red Vic Peace Cafe 665 Haight St  is proud to host this new event on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 27. The evening includes a free flick and a hosted vegetarian meal starting at 6 p.m. for a $5 - 10 sliding scale donation at the door for food. Full proceeds benefit The Red Victorian Peace Center to promote peace tourism by changing the world while traveling. 
 Come early for an icebreaker and dinner with socializing starting at 6 p.m., and the movie promptly starts at 6:30 p.m. 

# May 12:  HOLCOMBE WALLER - CD Release Show for "Troubled Times," with Special Guests.
Swedish American Hall above Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market at Now, 7PM door, $12
San Francisco native Holcombe Waller is an independent artist now living in Portland, Oregon.  With musical collaborator Ben Landsverk, Holcombe crafts lilting melodies from his politically charged lyrics, set within intricate arrangements of warm acoustic guitars, rumbling electric keyboards and the occasional banjo.  "Troubled Times" is a direct response to the current disaster otherwise known as the Bush Administration.  The song "No Enemy" is an open letter to Condoleezza Rice ("There is no enemy coming / But you're making enemies, Condoleezz"), while "Literally the End of the World" portrays a suburban homebody lamenting armeggedon as he's putting out "newspaper stacks wrapped on the curb as [his] offering."  Hear the tunes at  Advance tickets at

# 5/12: Dolores Park Movie Night -- Free Outdoor Screening of VERTIGO  (mission district)
Dolores Park Movie Night is featuring Hitchcock’s 1958 classic VERTIGO, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension! Don't miss this classic, filmed in the Mission Dolores neighborhood as well as other fantastic San Francisco settings! 
 Thursday 5/12, 8:00PM. Location is Dolores St between 19th & 20th St 
 Dolores Park Movie Night screens films in Dolores Park the 2nd Thursday of every month April to October. Theme for 2005 regular season is San Francisco! Check out the website for the full 2005 schedule and all details: OR contact us: / (415) 722-5193. Send email to get on the mailing list for future announcements. 
 Movie screenings are FREE! Popcorn will be provided and the Tamale Lady will be selling some of the tastiest tamales in the Mission -- No se pierde! 
 Bring BLANKETS and FRIENDS! Come early for pre movie entertainment...

# Everything You Think You Know About Prisons is Wrong
 Thu May 12 8 PM $3-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away
 Panel Discussion:
Everything You Think You Know About Prisons is Wrong
$3-$15 sliding scale admission, no one turned away for lack of funds

Within the context of Trevor Paglen's exhibition, Cynthia Chandler (Justice Now), Rachel Herzing (Critical Resistance), Doug Spalding (California Prison Focus), and AC Thompson (SF Bay Guardian) tackle the issues of globalization, imperialism and the prison industrial complex. The panel will look at how the prison system is not merely comprised of the prisons themselves, but how it is a fundamental structure of our society's organization.

Recording Carceral Landscapes
Trevor Paglen
through May 28, 2005
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM

Recording Carceral Landscapes documents a series of interventions into sites associated with the Prison Industrial Complex. Trevor Paglen records numerous encounters using a set of specialized gadgets to surveil the people and places that drive California's massive prison system. From Pelican Bay State Prison to the California Correctional Peace Officers Association headquarters, and from the inner chambers of Sacramento to the financial centers of the Bay Area, Paglen shows how mass-imprisonment has insinuated itself into the very fabric of the state, and how prisons themselves are only one part of the Prison Industrial Complex. Several multimedia installations will be on display using images, video, and audio recordings culled from the broader project. The exhibition will also showcase a series of prison re-design proposals that the artist has produced in collaboration with architects Carrie Foster, Matt Wittman, and the Nsumi group.

 The LAB 2948 16th St @ Capp / Mission / So. Van Ness

# SF Documentary Festival Opening Night Party/Roller Disco
 Thurs May 12 9p-1a $5-free with DocFest ticket stub
 Tunes To Skate To provided by
DJs Bishop, Madhatter & D. Miles Jr, The Godfather of Skating
Skate rental by Black Rock Roller Disco - $5
Presented by SF IndieFest/SF Documentary Festival - May 12-22
Free entry With DocFest Opening Night Ticket Stub, otherwise a $5 donation to IndieFest is requested. Go to for more info on the festival.
Art! Skating! Trashy 70s skate flicks projected on the walls! All Ages!
Joe Bob says check it out. Art SF 110 Capp at 16th SF 415.820.3907

Fri May 13

# Superstition Obstacle Course Fri May 13 10am-5pm Free with admission
 Who's Afraid of Friday the 13th?
Come to the Exploratorium's Superstition Obstacle Course on Friday, May 13

For many people, Friday the 13th suggests bad luck - but is it really tempting fate to break a mirror? Are you courting disaster by walking under a ladder? And what will really happen to mom if you step squarely on that crack in the sidewalk? Challenge these and other superstitions at the Exploratorium on Friday, May 13, at a one day Superstition Obstacle Course, from 10am-5pm.
 The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon St North of Lombard. 415-EXP-LORE

# Greetings All!
The “Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Sustainable Development” event is coming together beautifully! Thank you all for your help! We will be having a planning meeting this Friday, May 13th (is it already May?!?) at 5:30 at the Pacific Environment office at 311  California St. Suite 650. (A few blocks from the Embarcadero BART station—office is on California at Battery). For those of you who can’t make it in person, there will be a call-in option:
Conference call number: 1 888 276 4201. When prompted the participant code is 544539.
We hope you can make it!
Again, we are thrilled to work with you all on this important project celebrating women! Thank you all for your interest, and please send me a quick email letting me know whether or not you can make it.
Attached is the most recent flyer for the event, and below is a text version. PLEASE take a moment to spread this info to your networks and listserves, and if you are a co-sponsor, please post to your websites and alert your membership if you have not done so already.
In addition, we are building a Clothesline of Environmental Heroes which will feature dozens of the incredible women who are working around the world throughout the venue space. This will recognize women working on the frontlines in their communities and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be honored. We will hang their pictures and descriptions on a clothesline that will break up the space.
We would like to ask that you and/or your organization help contribute several pictures and stories of outstanding women you have worked with over the years. The more you can send us, the better! This may be something you can put together relatively quickly—it may also be a great volunteer/intern project if you so choose.
If you can, please send us these as one-page documents—with a woman’s picture and “story”. These can be any women you have worked with who you find represent leadership in any of Dr. Maathai’s three arenas of environmental sustainability, democracy, or human rights with a paragraph description below.
If you haven’t already, please submit your pictures/stories to or
Kirsten Moller
 Women Heroes
 c/o Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street #303
San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

Thanks Again! Below is the description of the event you can circulate:
Best, Melinda (Mindy) Save the Date!
"Celebrating Women's Leadership in Sustainable Development" event

A United Nations World Environment Day 2005 Event 
Convened by the Women's Global Green Action Network and Local Partners 

 Come listen to inspiring speakers, & musicians! 

 The June 5th Women's event will highlight the central role women play in promoting sustainable development and articulating the need for environmental stewardship. 

 Learn about local initiatives in the Bay Area, & hear the stories of grassroots environmental women leaders working tirelessly for positive change around the world... 

 When: Sunday June 5th, 2005 
 1-2 p.m. Meet Local Grassroots Organizations, hear stories of women leaders around the world 
 2-5 p.m. Celebration: Music & Speakers 
 $15 (Sliding Scale) at the door. 

 Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco , CA 
 Marina Boulevard & Buchanan Street, in the Marina district. (Adjacent to The Green Building Expo & Environmental Art Show) Public Transportation is highly encouraged. Parking will be limited. 

 Confirmed Speakers Include: 
Marta Benavides: Salvadoran activist, theologian and educator. Founder of Ecohouse, International Institute for Cooperation Amongst Peoples-IICP, Received 2003 U.N.'s Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life 

Rev. Sally Grover Bingham: Environmental Ministry Grace Cathedral. Executive Director of The Regeneration Project/ Interfaith Power and Light National Campaign, Energy Globe Award in 2002, Linz Austria. Clean Air Champion Award from Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 

Fredericka Bryant: Senior at El Cerrito High School in Richmond, California and a member of Youth Environmental Ambassadors of Health (YEAH) program of MYA. She has made presentations at public meetings at UC Berkeley, in Washington D.C. and before the California State Senate Environmental Health Policy Committee. Her goal is to work as a youth leader in an environmental 
 justice organization. 

Sharon Fuller: Founder and Executive Director of Ma'at Youth Academy (MYA), an environmental justice organization based in Richmond,  California. MYA is dedicated to reducing women and children's exposure to mercury. 2004 Woman Of The Year. State of California. 14th Assembly District 

Julia Butterfly Hill: Activist, Bestselling Author, and Founder of Circle of Life. Julia has been touring the U.S. and educating about themes of Respect, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to reduce our impact on our Earth and add deeper meaning and joy to our lives. 

Pat Humphries & Sandy O: "Keep on Moving Forward (Never Turning Back)," "Common Thread," and "Swimming up the Other Side" are sung at peace & justice events around the world. The Beijing Conference in 1995 opened with "Keep on Moving 
 Forward". Pat is now performing with her partner, Sandy Opatow, who adds exquisite vocals, guitar playing and songwriting. 

Sharon Abreu: Environmental Educator and Activist helped develop and promote the World Harmony Network for Sustainable Development At the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Sharon lends her voice and musical talents to enhance public awareness of environmental issues. 

 And Special Guest From the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) To Be Announced 

 Co-Sponsors & Partners 

 Breast Cancer Action 
 Circle of Life 
 Matters of Trust 
 Global Fund for Women 
 Global Exchange 
 Luna Bar 
 Ma'at Youth Academy 
Pacific Environment 
 People's Grocery 
 Rainforest Action Network

 For more information contact: 


 Melinda Kramer, Pacific Environment 
 (914) 830-7382 

 Redwood Mary (Mary Rose Kaczorowski), U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Women's' International 
 (510) 459-9448
Melinda Kramer
Program Associate
Pacific Environment
311 California, Suite 650
San Francisco,  CA 94104-2608 
tel: 415/399.8850 ext. 309
fax: 415/399.8860
Protecting the Living Environment of the Pacific Rim

# MayDay Fri May 13 8:00pm $5 Curated by Michael Okum and Yoko Kumano.
 Short works by California/ Bay Area Filmmakers all centering around the themes of Emergency, Distress, Struggle, Paranoia, Dillusion, Unrest, Strife... in a word MAYDAY.  Including excerpts from the Documentary series "Shock and Awe" about the war in Iraq. 90 min. One Night Only!
 Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia @ 21st

# The Onion Party - Friday, May 13
craigslist and INFORUM Welcome America's Finest News Source to San Francisco! 

WHAT: The world's most popular news satire publication is coming to the streets of San Francisco. craigslist and INFORUM invite you to celebrate in style at 12 Galaxies with bands, beer and The Onion writers (who apparently also DJ)! More than 4 million readers visit The Onion online for genius headlines like, "Supreme Court Rules Supreme Court Rules" and "Drugs Win Drug War." Get your much-needed weekly dose on street corners beginning May 12.

	• 	10:45 - 11:30pm: Dead Hensons
	• 	11:30 - 12:30am: Special Guest ONION DJs
	• 	12:30 - 2:00am: DJ Jester the Filipino Fist
	• 	2:00 - 6:00am: Staring Contest between Onion writers and craigslist staff
WHO: The Onion writers & management 
WHEN: 10 p.m. Doors Open 
WHERE: 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco 
HOW: Free event - No tickets or reservations necessary!

# Xeno Presents: A Hand Full of Dust
Every Friday and Saturday May 13th - May 28th
Doors Open at 8:30pm Show Starts at 9:00pm
$15 - $20 Sliding Scale - Inquire about VIP
Dance, music, humor, strange characters, circus arts and dreamy visuals combine to convey the experiences of a newly formed soul bound for the material world.  The 7 performers of Xeno draw on the force of their nine years together to bring you a poetic look at a spirit's basic training.
Xenodrome 1320 Potrero Ave @ 26th St / Cesar Chavez

# VEGETARIAN FEED-IN May 14 1 PM KFC, 470 Lake Park Avenue, Oakland
 Outside the fast food restaurant, advocates will distribute information on the benefits of a vegetarian diet and serve vegetarian 'deli slices' to customers. 

# Sat May 14 Marin Living Foods Pot Luck and Speaker Gathering 

Pot Luck and Speaker Gathering by the 
Marin Living Foods Community 
Our Featured Speaker Will Be DR. KARIN DINA 

Karin Dina's enthusiasm and study of health has spanned 1 ½ decades. While
in college, she experienced fatigue that no doctor was able to help her
with. Instead, she decided to find the path to health on her own. She read
countless books and did much research on achieving health over the next few
years. After becoming a vegetarian, she experienced an increase in her
energy level, but it was not until she started eating a largely raw diet
that her fatigue completely abated. In addition, she felt an abundance of
energy that she had never felt before in her life. Since 1990, she has
followed a vegan diet consisting of 80-100% raw foods and has devoted her
life to educating people on how to achieve optimum wellness through diet,
exercise, and emotional balance.

Karin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of
Connecticut. In 1997, she graduated from the University of Colorado with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Magna Cum Laude honors. She studied
naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, where she was an honors student,
and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West with Magna Cum Laude
honors in March of 2005. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate
coursework, she studied advanced nutrition and nutritional biochemistry
extensively. Upon receiving her California chiropractic license, she will be
practicing chiropractic and nutrition counseling at Vitality Health Center
of Marin in San Rafael, CA.

Her talk for the Marin Living Foods May potluck will include raw and living
food recipe demonstrations with information on the scientific reasons for
eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts. Please
join us for this fun and informative talk! For more info please go to: or

                                                        When  : On Saturday,
May 14th, from 6 til 9pm,  
                                                        Where: 1 Wellbrock
Hts. San Rafael, CA 94903 (directions below)
Cost:  $3 donation and Raw food dish to serve 8, per person

   6:00 pm start. PLEASE try to be on time.  We eat at 6:15 and our speakers
generally start at 7:00

Please bring a raw food dish of your choice to serve 8 people making sure to
review the guidelines for food below. 
*********** Guidelines for Food *********** 
Please prepare your dishes with raw, organic (at least pesticide/herbicide
free), vegetarian (vegan - no animal products) ingredients. Nothing cooked,
steamed, baked or otherwise heated above 105 degrees is appropriate for this
potluck. Dehydrated foods and dried fruits are fine as long as they have
been prepared within the temperature guideline above. Tofu and most seaweeds
are not raw foods. Please pay attention to what might go into your dish;
oils, vinegar, spices, it raw, healthy, etc. Could it be added
later at the potluck by those who want it? 
Some attendees have been on the raw path for 20+ years so we must adhere to
these seemingly strict guidelines. There are some wonderful raw foods
cookbooks available at the local health food stores for new ideas, or you
can go to for lots of great recipes. Beautiful leafy
greens and veggies presented in a wide variety of (raw) ways are always a
winner. Be creative, enjoy yourself and have fun! If in doubt - leave it
out! Call or email if you need ideas or have questions.

Now you can send your friends to <http://WWW.MARINRAWFOOD.COM>   for potluck

******* Plates and Silverware ******* 
Please bring your own plate and silverware. Not only is it ecologically
beneficial, it's a much more pleasing dining experience.
Directions: Aldersgate Church is in San Rafael, Marin County, California. It
sits on a hill overlooking Kaiser hospital. 
It can be reached by US Highway 101 north of San Francisco, exiting at
Freitas Parkway just north of the Marin County Civic center, a noted Frank
Lloyd Wright designed structure. Following Freitas Parkway west, turn left
on Las Gallinas, then right on Nova Albion Way. Turn right again on
Montecillo, passing Kaiser Hospital. Turn left on Trellis and left again at
the crest of the hill, which is Wellbrock Heights. Follow the street into
the parking area.  Map available at 

If you have questions about food choices, directions, or anything else you
may email or call Hugh at 
(415) 883-5201, or Melissa at (415) 609-5354

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

# Y FEST 2005 Sat May 14 Noon-4:00 FREE
 "Y" does half the world live in poverty?
"Y" don't 1.2 billion people have access to clean water?
"Y" do 1,200 children die every hour from preventable illness?


Join us for a day of music, action, art, slam poetry, inspiration and ways to get involved with local organizations working on the world's biggest challenges.  Hear from local teens providing relief for Sudanese refugees, sending child laborers to school, and combatting the global AIDS pandemic.

FREE 21 and under (adult allies welcome)

Live music by:
The Gnomes
New Telephathic Friends
Youth Movement Recordsa
And more...

Also Featuring:  Several 2005 Youth Speaks Slam Poet Champions

 Civic Center Plaza Outside SF City Hall San Francisco

With Van Ness, McAllister, Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, and Grove drawing the border, City Hall spans a two-block site of about 5.5 acres, and includes parking, sidewalks, and lawn areas.

Taking BART or Muni Metro: The nearest Bart and Muni station is the Civic Center station.

Parking: Metered parking is available on Van Ness, McAllister, Grove, and Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. A CityPark underground parking lot is located on McAllister, between Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Larkin.   510-849-2064

# 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

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

# Naked people meet Sun May 15 @ 8am North Side of Hayes, @ Octavia, near Marlena's Tranny bar...
(note: hundreds of naked folk run or walk bay to breakers as groups, singles, couples, trios, quads, etc. so of course they meet or start in different places: some at the beginning, some in the middle as in this case)

# 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.

# 3pm For the Kids, A NextAid Benefit, May 15 In loving memory of Wert Terry
 In the long-heralded San Francisco tradition of supporting worthy causes, the house music community is responding to such shocking statistics as the fact that 95% of the 15 million children orphaned by AIDS are living in Africa, and is joining forces to make a difference around the world. This same community united last year in the first “For the Kids” which was inspired by “For the Love” (2002), an unprecedented community event that raised money to help Wert Terry, a beloved member of the community, in his fight against cancer and towards his daughter’s education.
 This year’s “For the Kids” is presented by: Grayhound, Om Records, DJ Adnan, Dax Presents, Sunset/Pacific Sound, Raindance, Green Gorilla, Nitevibe, DJ Seven, Tweakin', Anon Salon, Opel Productions, Spundae, Cloud Factory, staplemusic, NorcalDJMPA, and SFbyDEF.
 Artists include: Miguel Migs, Jeno, Garth, MRK aka Markie Mark, Ellen Ferrato, Adnan, Andy Caldwell, Rick Preston, M3, Little John, Tracy, Galen, Solar, Joshua, Monty Luke, TK Disko, Fluid, Late Night Sneaky (live), Antonio, DJ Seven, Nikola, Fil Latorre, and DJ D.R.E.
 With support from: YBR Promotions,, flavorpill,, * The Big Love Show * on 90.1FM KZSU Stanford, UrbanGroove, Hope for Africa,
 Café Cocomo
 650 Indiana St. (Indiana @ Mariposa)
 Healthy Food & BBQ
 Full Bar
 21 + over
Come early for 3 PM set-times with Rick Preston and Miguel Migs!
 Sound by Funktion-One and Cloud Factory
 Zone-AV state-of-the-art, live video mixing and projections
Silent Auction & Raffle
 Global Village/Bazaar
 MC Spider from Psychokinetics (Bay Area Hip Hop)
 Cover: $5 b4 3pm, $10 b4 7pm, $15 after 7pm
 NextAid is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for African children orphaned as a result of AIDS. By partnering with other organizations in the production of music benefits and awareness-raising activities, NextAid channels emergency and long-term aid to African children in need. Proceeds from the event will go towards the building of an earth-friendly multi-purpose center for Youth for a Vision, a non-profit organization comprised of teens mostly orphaned by AIDS who use theater and music to teach AIDS awareness to their peers, literally saving lives.  This center will serve as a template for future centers throughout Africa. One of the center’s buildings will be named after Wert Terry.

# Fred Burks' Fascinating Journey Sunday, May 15
3pm Friends House 7pm Christ Church UMC, Santa Rosa

Dear Santa Rosa friends, My son Fred Burks has become somewhat of a celebrity through his website on government cover-ups and the living of his values, resulting in a long front page article in the Wall Street Journal February 22 (viewable at his website

He will be speaking in Santa Rosa Sunday May 15 at 3pm in Friends House and 7pm at Christ Church United Methodist (Yulupa off Hoen). His subject is described below and a second email will include a chronology of his interpreting experiences from March 1995 to November 2004 when he terminated his contract with the State Department largely due to a new secrecy clause he would have been required to sign.

Fred has served as State Department interpreter (Indonesian language) for President Bill Clinton and VP Al Gore, Secretary of State Albright, Indonesian President Megawati, World Bank President Wolfenson, Asst. Sec of Defense Wolfowitz, and President George W. Bush (several times), among many others.

Feel free to publicize these talks and invite folks from the Peace and Justice Center, ACLU, the Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministerial Association, the Santa Rosa Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Sierra Club, and others to come on Sunday the 15th at one of the two times. Hope to see you on the 15th.

Best regards,
Paul Burks
United Methodist Minister (retired)
Friends House Resident
684 Benicia Drive #7
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Fred Burks is the son of Methodist minister Paul Burks and a former presidential interpreter. Fred will discuss his fascinating journey up the ranks of the US Department of State as an Indonesian language interpreter. Starting from his first assignment in 1986 to his resignation last November because of excessive secrecy requirements, he will discuss some of the unusual things he has seen in secret meetings. He will also share how making the important decision to reveal these secrets eventually ended in a front page article on him in the Wall Street Journal this past February.

Fred's deepest commitments are to what's best for all and to opening to divine guidance in all things. He manages several websites which are listed below: - Every person in the world has a heart - Revealing major cover-ups & working together for the good of all - Building a Global Community for All - Strengthening the Web of Love that interconnects us all

Through these websites, Fred is now working with a large network of researchers and love workers around the planet to promote personal and global transformation through love and empowerment. He has no doubt that by all working together, we are building a brighter future for ourselves and our children.

# Mon May 18 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.

# May 19, Independent Arts & Media presents ... 

"KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Internet Privacy in the Workplace" 

   A conversation led by Seth Schoen 
   Chief Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation

   THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005
   12 noon * Bring your lunch!
   CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street (x 9th St.), SF
   FREE ($3 donation requested by CounterPULSE)
   RSVP -- space is limited!:
   Reply to this email or send a note to: diy @ artsandmedia . net


   -- If you write a personal email at work, who owns the words? 

   -- If you browse the Internet during your lunch hour, who's 
      tracking your online travels? 

   -- If you write about your job in a personal online journal or 
      blog, can your thoughts be held against you? 

   Join Seth Schoen of the Electronic Frontier Foundation for a 
   brown-bag lunch and discussion of electronic and Internet 
   privacy in today's wired workplace.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


   Independent Arts & Media is excited to debut a monthly dialog 
   series at the new CounterPULSE space in San Francisco. It's called
   "Lunchtime Liberties," a participatory forum for learning about -- 
   and defending -- your civil rights. 

   Every third Thursday we'll be featuring a different guest speaker 
   on diverse issues of liberty and freedom in wartime America. Bring 
   your brown-bag lunch and a handful of burning questions, and join 
   the conversation! 

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

# The next Marin Peace & Justice Coalition Animal Rights Committee meeting will be Thu May 19 7:00PM-9:00PM 309 Kent Avenue Kentfield, CA 94904 AGENDA € Lark Creek Inn Foi Gras Protest € Field Trip to Animal Place, May 21 € Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, May 30 € Fairfax EcoFest Table, June 4-5 € Letter writing € AB 1685 update € Genetic Savings & Clone, Sausalito Please bring a vegan treat to share. Call 415-459-1149 with questions. Animal Rights Committee Marin Peace & Justice Coalition >^..^< For events: Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at

Bay Area Animal Rights Network: to subscribe, send a blank email to:

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

# ANON SALON pontificates and delivers one
INFALLI-BULL RIDE It's a rope-a-pope rodeo!
Be the grand wazoo of your own religion!
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005 Knot Saturday, right?  -

# 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

# Calling all bass freaks to the woods for a romping, stomping, dancing, chilling, 
swimming, hiking, learning, sharing, swinging from the trees good time!!

Please go to for updated information and directions.

Raindance Campout May 20th-22nd
Raindance and family are putting together an event unlike anything we have ever done before and we invite you be a part of it. 
This event is in the spirit of Fun, coexistence, sustainable living, recharging your spiritual batteries, experiencing nature, and of course dancing our asses off.

This event will be held at Cutter Reservation, a 300-acre scout reservation and campground in the mountains near Big Basin Redwood Park.
There is more than enough camping room for everyone, however parking is somewhat limited
so please carpool as much as possible. Some of the camping spots you can drive to and some are a short hike. There are bathrooms at all the campgrounds and even a couple of showers near the pool.

Amenities of this magical place include, but not limited to: 
?	A large Pool to swim in complete with djs for our Sat afternoon pool party. 
?	A small lake with access to canoes to paddle around and enjoy the beauty of it all. 
?	Endless hiking with many cool areas to check out. 
?	A healing zone with local practitioners. 
?	A remote (hike to) stage where you can put on your own acoustic show of any sort. (this is the perfect spot to watch the sunset!!) So if you are a musician - bring your instruments!! 
?	There are a number of tents (40 or so) that are pre existing they can be used on a first come basis. They have two cots in each one, no flame is allowed in these tents.

- Now as for the lineup -

Hamsa Lila (as if they need an introduction)
Goddess of Funk
Brother (13 Moon Tribe) 
OOAh (laba) 
Random Rab 
Adam Ohana (Get Freaky) 
Adnan (LushCamp, Forward) 
Alia (13 Moon Tribe) 
Mozaic (13 Moon Tribe)
CB (Yoga Tai Chi) 
Moon Doggy (Yoga Tai Chi
Shawna (Apsara, El Circo )
Chris Sia (IK , El Circo)
Timonkey (With live Keyboards and DJ Blink on the scratch)
Rob Monroy (Raindance )
Stridah (13 Moon Tribe )
Boreta ( Meta )

Visionary forums 
On Sat afternoon we will be hosting a variety of discussions with visionaries who are experts in various realms.
Each talk will be about 15min with a short question and answer following.
Some of the topics and guests are:
* * * * *
Dominic Allamano ~ In My Village - An exploration of the subtle dynamics of personal 
and cultural transformation
Beaudha -Modeling the Ecotopian Fabric (Sustainability)
Casy James: Eco Domes ( Bio friendly dome communities)
Tyler - Whole Food Pharmacy
Rowan -Vegi Oil Fuel and conversions
Silvia Skefich - Local Santa Cruz Cranial Sacral Therapist and Chiropractor 
Carrie Anderson- Local Santa Cruz Herb Identification Walk
more on the web site as it is added 

tickets available at Streetlight records in Santa Cruz / Distractions on Haight St. or online - 
Visit for more information on tickets, performers, line-up, speakers, amenities, photos of the grounds, and much much more!!
See you there!!

# Saturday, May 21, the Bay Area Vegetarians will host 3 back-to-back fun and important SF events:  KFC protest, Shangri-La lunch, Red Vic letter writing party with a presentation by Nora on effective letter writing.  You're welcome to come to one, a combination, or all of them.
From 12 noon to 1 pm, we'll protest at KFC, 1900 Irving St (at 18th/19th Ave).  Make a statement for the chickens and against KFC's cruelty!  Here's the link to this event:
From 1:15 to 2:30 pm, we'll have lunch at Shangri-La (right down the street from the KFC), at 2026 Irving St (at 21st Ave).  Shangri-La is a delicious, healthy, and reasonably priced all vegetarian, almost all vegan Chinese restaurant.  Here's the link to this event:
And here's the BAV Ultimate Guide link for Shangri-La:
From 3 - 5 pm, we'll have the letter writing party at the Red Vic (which is easy to get to on public transportation from Shangri-La, and folks are welcome to head over with me).  At the letter writing parties, we write letters to politicians and businesses on a variety of issues related to animals.  The link to the letter writing party, which describes it and how to get to the Red Vic, is here: Event location: Red Victorian Peace Center, 1665 Haight Street, corner of Cole. SF
Also, from 3 - 3:30, Nora will be doing a mini-workshop on letter writing at the Red Vic.  Nora's had letters published in leading national newspapers and magazines, and this is a great opportunity for people who want to speak up for animals, but would appreciate some guidance from someone experienced in writing letters.  Nora will also stick around and be available to answer questions for the rest of the letter writing party.  Here's the link about Nora's presentation:

# ECO-A-GO-GO benefit show 

Live Music, Local Microbrews, & BBQ
plus Film Projections, a Raffle, and Green Vendors! 

Saturday, May 21st 2005
 5 pm to 10 pm
 Corte Madera Recreation Center
 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA

Band Schedule:
5:00-6:00pm > Bohemian Knuckleboogie
 6:30-7:30pm > Otis Scarecroe & friends
 8:00-10:00pm > Spark N Cinder

 Beach Chalet, Broken Drum Brewery and Grill, 
 Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company,
Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco Brewing Company

Tickets are $20 through May 16th and $25 thereafter. or call 415-383-0484

#  KFOG Kaboom on Sat. May 21 pier 30/32 FREE
5:30-10pm nightime fireworks + bands + food and bev vending

# Come help us at KFOG Kaboom Saturday May 21st!
 Volunteering Made Easy Looking for a new way to meet really cool people? 

 Volunteering with One Brick provides lots of fun opportunities to meet new people and give a little back to the community at the same time! We organize large projects where our volunteers can work together, socialize, and network, while doing good for the community.

 Come out and join us!  Here's an upcoming event you might be interested in...

What:   KFOG Kaboom (SF) - Shift 2 (5:30-10pm)
When:  Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Piers 30/32 - Embarcadero at Brannan, San Francisco
RSVP:  Click Here

 One Brick ( is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support to other local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community. This enables people to get involved, have an impact and have fun, without the requirements of individual long-term commitments.

 Here's a little more information about the upcoming event:

Come join us at this awesome event! This year, not only will we be providing volunteer support, but one Brick will also be a beneficiary of the event! 

A favorite annual tradition in the Bay Area, this free event, featuring a concert with The Wallflowers, the John Butler Trio and Kathleen Edwards, is topped off with one of the best fireworks displays in the country. The gigantic fireworks show over the Bay will explode in harmony with a soundtrack broadcast on KFOG at 104.5FM and 97.7FM.

Join One Brick as we help to support this fun community event by checking IDs for alcohol beverage sales, pouring beer, staffing a One Brick information booth, and helping to monitor recycling bins to ensure proper separation of recyclable items. Come early and enjoy the free music and then join us to help out for the rest of the evening.

Other Event Info:
Please, do not attempt to drive to this event. Parking is limited and traffic leading to and from the event is a total nightmare! Please take public transportation, bicycle, or walk. 

Monitored bicycle parking will be made available, and there will be some parking available - on a first come, first serve basis - north of Piers 30/32 in front of Rincon Park (along the Embarcadero between Folsom & Howard Streets). 

Otherwise, please utilize public transportation as suggested below.

View  more information  about this event at: 

# May 21 SHINE - A Fashion Celebration for the Fabulous! Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway, Oakland 21+ $13

# Looking for something to do after Shine, Saturday, May 21st?
Sat MAY 21 Dim Sum presents:
 - Noah Pred - [hybrid set: live + dj]
Metapath / Sentient Sound 
Vancouver, Canada

- SirNod (Cloud Factory)
- Skedache (Ataraxia)
- Pablo Kang (Ataraxia) 
- Forest Green (Dim Sum, Sister, CF, FnF)

Live Art by karamarie and Fabbri

$5 donation

@ The Drum Machine Loft
142 Taylor St.
(btw. Turk and Eddy)
San Francisco, CA 94102-2803

# Sun May 22nd, 3-5 pm War Tax Resistance Information & Support Gathering
 Come share your questions, struggles, dreams and strategies with others who refuse to pay taxes for U.S. militarism at our monthly potluck.  Newcomers welcome!
 3 pm - Support for ongoing resisters
 4 pm - Basic Info. on War Tax Resistance
733 Baker St. @ McAllister SF (near #5 & #33 MUNI lines)
 (510) 843-9877      Potluck    Free

Half of our federal income taxes are being used for war. 
 Find out about a variety of ways to respond.  Topics will include:
     Creative legal protests
     Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible consequences of this form of 
       civil disobedience
     Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
     Local support networks for war tax resisters
 Northern California War Tax Resistance
 (510) 843-9877
Thank you for working for peace! 

# 9-11-01 Truth Movement,  United States Defense Department Agent McNiven
aka "Grillfire" is schedualed to be on PAX TV's show "Lie
Detector" on May 24,2005.
911 - inside job.   Demand investigation! - - - - -  -


# Carnaval 5/28/05-5/29/05; San Francisco's version of Mardi Gras; featuring exotic carnival dancers with a mixture of Latino, jazz, samba, Caribbean, and more; Harrison Street between16th and 22nd Streets;

# Carnaval Grand Parade Sun May 29 9:30am Starts at 24th & Bryant St., West to Mission, north to 17th, East to Harrison Festival between 23 and 15th St. Festival 10am-6pm.

 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
 Michael Tsarion THE ORIGINS OF EVIL
 Clay Douglas NEW WORLD ORDER,
 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.
 Pre-registration prices end on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
Take advantage of our discounts and get your tickets now.
 Ph/Fax: (209) 832-0999

# 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

 Oakland A's Coliseum, Staircase Connecting the Oakland Bart to the Coliseum Pedestrian Overpass
 The Coliseum is the home to the veggie dog & other healthy goodies. Advocates will distribute ballpark vegetarian guides. 

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
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FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:

# 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

#  6/5/05 Sun 3-5pm California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies

This month Christine Morrissey, director of East Bay Animal Advocates, joins us to examine  how Californians impact the lives of humans and animals, and the environment, every time a meat or dairy product is purchased. 

 Morrissey has conducted investigative rescues at egg, turkey, dairy and broiler farms in California's Central Valley. EBAA's Free Range and Dairy Investigations will be examined in detail. Attendees will get the opportunity to observe the unfiltered plight of animals in agriculture.
 Light refreshments will be served. This presentation is part of the Compassionate Living program, which examines issues related to vegetarianism, animal rights, and being an advocate for a more compassionate lifestyle via discussions, films, and speakers.  Admission is free. Donations welcome to support the Compassionate Living program.

What:  California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies
Where: SF (Mission) - Cellspace, 2050 Bryant Street 
When:  6/5/05 Sunday, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free  Full Details: 

# Mon June 6 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.

# 1st Thursday Art receptions; 20 galeries in a 5 story building.
49 Geary @ Market and 3rd. 5:30-7:30pm FREE! (free paper too)

DO NOT MISS David Maisel aerial photos, true color, of lakes and mine tailings,
mineral and metal collection ponds. Haines Gallery, 5th floor.

# 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.

# 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.

#   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

July 2005

# 25th Anniversary Earth First!  Round River Rendezvous
 Join us as we Celebrate Cascadian Secession!  July 4 - 11, 2005

# 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

# Once in a Lifetime Opportunity in Wash, DC - September 10, 11, 12 Sometimes the Universe reveals "opportunities" to all of us in the most mind-boggling of ways. Please look at what a friend just now sent that will be happening in DC on 9/11 (from 9/10 - 9/12). This friend will be flying in from the Pacific Northwest to be here for this event. No doubt, many others will be doing the same.... Please mark your calendars, save your dollars for the trip (give up the beers if you must), as well as a few days vacation time. The event in DC on 9/11 has just suddenly now grown to mind-blowing proportions. They talk about hundreds attending? Mark my words - thousands upon thousands - will be there:
911 - inside job.  Demand investigation! - - - - -  -

# Sept 16,17,18 5 Mi north of LaytonVille, CA on 101
 Ani DiFranco   Michael Franti & Spearhead   Zap Mama   Karl Denson's Tiny Universe   Lyrics Born   Prezident Brown   New Monsoon   Signal Path   Kan'nal   Tre Hardson   Wisdom   O-Maya   Heavy Weight Dub Champion   Lost Children of Babylon   Alfred Howard   Hamsa Lila   Aphrodesia   Trillian Green   Clan Dyken   Rogerwood   Synchrosystem   Sasha Butterfly & Friends   Woodland   Kingdom Travelers Gospel Choir   Transcendental Hayride   Kali's Angels   Joanne Rand   Leslie Helpert   Something Different   Scott Huckabay   Shukar Belly Dance Ensemble   Blane Lyon   Darryl Cherney & the Chernobles   Dianne Patterson   Fanna -Fi Sufi Ensemble   And many, many more TBA...    Special Guest MC: Julia Butterfly Hill
 TEMPLE OF ELECTRONICA  featuring DJs:  CB – Osiris – Adam Ohana – Dragonfly – Zack Darling – Alex Theory – Ganga Giri and many more (TBA) …

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

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

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

treasonous, secretive congress, is not binding law.
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803

-The Geneva convention instructs us to resist genocide by any means necessary.
-The US constitution directs us to overthrow our government if it fails to represent us.

If a cop does not understand these laws, you can arrest him for impersonating an officer.

Get used to ignoring or arresting officers who do not understand the US Constitution.

Live free or die.

Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803
Ignore or arrest any cop who asks to see such. You are allowed to do so
by the Geneva Convention and the US Constitution.
Passed by treasonous, secretive congress, HR 418 Real ID ACT
is NULL AND VOID. Note how senate secretly approved this bill the eve before running away to winter break.  Note US history of passing repressive legislation the eve before a break,
so that no opposition or public response can take place. Stand in Peace, Pay No Tax.
 Cracking the Unified Commerce Code:
Cracking the Code Third Edition

HUMAN WEALTH : Beyond Greed & Scarcity
Latin :   Jus is Justice.   Belli is War.
Use of force continuum.
Jefferson Party website.

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