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Tuesday 5/17 on
 12:00pm Oakland: Take Back Our Schools Day
 4:00pm San Francisco: Supervisor's Medical Cannabis Moratorium Vote 
Wednesday 5/18:
 5:00pm South San Francisco: Justice4JulioAyala press conference and protest


List of Bay Area Potlucks http://WWW.MARINRAWFOOD.COM

Action Alert from the Organic Consumers Association


After the oil is gone 

IEA Warns of Coming Power Failures 
 FERC sees higher summer power prices 
band other articles here: 

International declaration on diseases due to chemical pollution
***please sign the Paris Appeal at

CIA-Trained Terrorist Comes Home to Roost

Oil and gas ensure that the US backs the Uzbek dictator to the hilt,3858,5194298-103677,00.html

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty:
The 2005 NPT RevCon is in full swing at the UN.  This is one of the 
most important NPT conferences in a long time and the media is not 
covering it to any substantial degree.  There are so many things 
going on there that we as activists need to know about.  So how do we 
find out what's going on there on a day to day basis?  Please check 
out asap,

First ever Summer crossing of Arctic begins
The Project Thin Ice arctic explorers have officially launched their
expedition and are asking that we all take steps to raise awareness about
this issue as well.
You can help in this historic journey by signing up to take action and help
fight global warming by telling President Bush to keep up with Russia and
the rest of the world by cutting the U.S.’ global warming pollution or
signing The People's Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Check it out at
You can read their updates at

Tue May 17

in honor of the historic Brown v. Board of Education
verdict on May 17,1954. A growing tide of youth,
educators, parents, union members, and community
organizations are calling for an end to the
destructive takeover of the Oakland schools.

Schedule of Events (all events are within a few block radius of 12th
Street BART in Downtown Oakland)
Noon -1 p.m.:Rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza (at City Hall, 14th and Broadway)
1 p.m.-4 p.m.:Student-led teach-ins, First Unitarian
Church,14th and Castro streets
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.:Major rally, the State
Building,1 5th and Clay streets

For information on the May 17 events, including curriculum for your
classroom visit
For articles on the destructive effects of the State Takeover:

# Tue, May 17, 2005      2:00 pm   Free
 Annual Strawberry Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market.
  Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
 (Please note: that all three Berkeley Farmers' Markets are at
 different locations.) 
 (510) 548-3333; 
  At one table, free strawberry samples from all of the growers
 that sell strawberries at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market

# WOMEN: So you want to work in Politics? Tue May 17 6:00 to 7:30pm 
 So you want to work in Politics? Join the Young Women's Task Force of the National Women's Political Caucus-Alameda North Chapter In a Panel-Led discussion on How to Get Involved in Politics & Network with poltically minded and Active young women. 
 "Building Bridges" Room (2nd Floor) 
Oakland City Hall 
One Frank Ogawa Plaza (Between 14th and 15th Streets @ Clay) 

Marla Harvey, Political Organizer 
Katie McCall, advocate for nonprofit organization 
Rachel Weinstein, staff for elected official 
PeiPei Carol Yu, NWPC, Moderator 
Young women elected officials invited. 

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!  FREE EVENT! 
For more info contact PeiPei Yu at : yupeipei@ g mail dot com 
Vanderkitten  "Clothes for women who kick-ass!"  Oakland, Ca

# Independant Media in a Time of War Free Film  Tue May 17 6:30 PM
 Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight  415-637-4383 
 FREE FILMS ($5 suggested donation but no one turned away) 
 Conversation at 6:30 pm. Film starts at 7 pm 

Tuesday May 17th- 
 Independent Media in a Time of War- Documentary 29 minutes 
Amy Goodman observes how the US media in wartime fails to uphold it’s important democratic duties. According to Noam Chomsky, “In order for democracy to be ‘democratic’ the media has to fulfill two functions: 
1) The media must report the news fairly, completely, and without bias. 
2) The media must function as a watchdog for the public against abuses of power.” 
 As good man reminds us throughout the video, the media, has failed to provide accurate, unbiased information to the citizens about the actions and policies of the current administration’s war on Iraq. Goodman untangles the role of the media in reporting complex wartime events and provides a context in which to think about their role when she asks, “If this were state media, how would it be any different?” Goodman advocates for independent media and their role in providing an alternative to the “corporate lens” through which we view the important democratic tradition of debate and dissent in times of war. 
Voices Against War; F-15 NYC- Documentary21:43 minutes 
“Voices against War” is a documentary chronicling the experiences of citizens who took to the streets in Manhattan in union with millions of people around the world on February 15, 2003 in a day called the “The World Says No to War” By the end of the weekend, demonstrations had been held in more than 600 cities across the world. Organizers have called “The world Says NO to War” possibly the largest day of protest in the history of the world. Major cities across the world reported crowds ranging from 60,000 to 1,500,00 filling the streets to protest the war in Iraq. 

Friday-May 20th 
PEACE ONE DAY -80 minutes documentary 
is 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. 

This documentary charts the remarkable 5-year journey of the filmmaker as he meets heads of state, Noble Peace Laureates, aid agencies, freedom fighters, media moguls, the innocent victims of war and, eventually, everyone who was anyone at the UN. 

An individual genuinely can make a difference: The UN International Day of Peace is now fixed in the calendar on 21st September annually. The real challenge has now begun - to get the world to unite on a day fast approaching. 

Visit to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below 

# Free Humane Society & Planned Giving Dinner Seminar Tue May 17 6:30 PM
 The Humane Society of the US & MassMutual Financial Group presents: 

Free Humane Society & Planned Giving Dinner Seminar 

Tue, May 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm, San Francisco 

MORE INFO: 800-808-7858 

The San Francisco Bay Area Agency of the MassMutual Financial Group and The Humane Society of the United States are co-sponsoring two free planned giving seminars on effective strategies for philanthropy. The seminars, which include dinner, feature Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the The Humane Society of the United States, and financial advisors from MassMutual Financial Group who will speak on strategies to help protect your future and your pet's future. Seminars will take place on May 17 and May 18 in San Francisco at the Millenium Restaurant and Los Gatos at the Toll House Hotel, respectively. Both events start at 6:30PM. 

The seminar provides an opportunity for friends of the Humane Society of the United States to hear a briefing from the new president and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, who will be making a Bay Area appearance. Pacelle leads the organization in its mission to protect companion animals and wildlife and is making aggressive efforts to halt institutional forms of animal abuse. 

The free dinner seminars will take place Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM, Millennium Restaurant, 580 Geary St., San Francisco and Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 PM, Toll House Hotel, 140 South Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos. Reservations required. Call Eve Anderson at 800-808-7858 for more information and reservations. 

 Millenium Restaurant  580 Geary St San Francisco, CA, 94102  FREE. 

 About The Humane Society of the US & MassMutual Financial Group: 
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization with nearly nine million members and constituents. 

# Aimee Allison Victory Party Tue May 17 7:00 PM
 Aimee Allison Campaign HQ  3242 Grand Ave  Oakland, CA. 95610  (510) 594-7772  Aimee Allison Rocks! 
 She is young, smart, energenic, articulate, and she is going to win a seat on the Oakland City Council on Tuesday. 
 Come to the Aimee Allison Victory Party. 
 Tuesday May 17th,  7:00 P.M. -- until the results are announced. 
 3242 Grand Ave, up from the Grand Lake Theater 
 Kick ass band, DJ, food, drinks, and being with the newest Oakland District two city council member. 

# YLEM Forum: ARCHIMEDIA from Australia
Tues, May 17, 7:30 pm
McBean Theater, Exploratorium
3501 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123
FREE, Open to the public and wheelchair accessible
Sponsored by YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology

Contact: Trudy Myrrh Reagan,, 650-856-9593
Full information at:

Molly Hankwitz and David Cox of Archimedia are here from Australia to present a formidable body of work, the result of a design and research collaboration that started in 1998. Using film and architecture, Archimedia uniquely interprets the overlap between digital media and architectural, public spaces in its lectures, performances and presentations. “Cities of the future,” “blobchitecture,” surveillance, hackers and “spaces of command and control” are some of the themes to be explored.

In their ongoing experiments in “Urban Strechnology” (the study of the street) they have come up with a “Tool Kit” for micro broadcasting. Their 15-minute infomercial boasts about it.

We’ll also experience “Ambient Unities,” a sound collage in which audio tracks, networked sounds, film sound tracks, Napster and live mix have been employed to comment on the modern city in film and political culture.

As well, they have experiments to show about “laptop cinema” and the small screen, which consisted of the screening and trading of cinema in public places during a series of workshops they gave. They’ll show a short film made on a wrist cam.

The Archimedia study, “Lost Cities/Spaces of Command and Control,” looks at our 9/11 anxiety in relation to cities, fortress structures and networked culture. We’ll see excerpts of it. Finally, “Space of Command and Control” looks at the Panopticon (they see all you do, you can’t see them). 

These will be followed by a discussion of your 21st century survival tools: “diy” navigation and personalized augmented reality.

 Archimedia is David Cox, Melbournian digital media artist and award winning filmmaker and Molly Hankwitz, media artist, net and new media writer. They have presented at Artspace, (Sydney),Other Cinema, Artists Television Access, Gallery 21, Royal Institute of Melbourne, Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts, ThisIsNotArt, and Straight Out of Brisbane festivals.	

# Last Weak of the Odeon Bar! 3223 Mission
TUESDAY,      Loop Station with guest bartender Flash-o-matic!!!!!
WEDENSDAY,    Ask Dr. Hal with Nice Pants! and Jelly Donut!!!!!!!!
THURSDAY,     the last Kostume Karieokie (keep the costumes)
FRIDAY    Cotton Candy, Kitten on the Keys, Project Pimento
SATURDAY    Runaway Truck Tramps, Rube Waddell, Yo Yo King, Toshio Hirano, Loop Station, Sparkle Motion  hosted by Chris Karney

Wed May 18

# Ask Dr. Hal: When Rhedosaurs call it quits! Wed May 18 9:00 free
Odeon Bar 3223 Mission @ Valencia, 2 blocks South of Cesar Chavez.

# The Last Weak of the Odeon Bar! 3223 Mission
TUESDAY,      Loop Station with guest bartender Flash-o-matic!!!!!
WEDENSDAY,    Ask Dr. Hal with Nice Pants! and Jelly Donut!!!!!!!!
THURSDAY,     the last Kostume Karieokie (keep the costumes)
FRIDAY    Cotton Candy, Kitten on the Keys, Project Pimento
SATURDAY    Runaway Truck Tramps, Rube Waddell, Yo Yo King, Toshio Hirano, Loop Station, Sparkle Motion  hosted by Chris Karney

Thur May 19

# 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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# Third Thursday at the Academy of Sciences Thu May 19 5:00pm-9:00pm $5

 Is your weekday routine in need of a little spice? Experience the flavors of the Philippines, the Amazon, and several varieties of chocolate during this month's Third Thursday at the California Academy of Sciences.

On Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 9 pm, enjoy cocktails and conversation while soaking up the sounds and rhythms of Brazilian jazz band Boca do Rio, admiring the moves of the Kulintang Dance troupe, and testing your knowledge about chocolate. Wander through the aquarium, where playful penguins and poison-dart frogs will provide colorful topics of conversation, while exotic fish from around the world will transport you to the tropics, Tibet, and dozens of other remote destinations.

There's no better way to wash away your weekday worries. So grab some friends and join in on the adventure by heading over to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday, May 19 starting at 5 pm at 875 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th Streets in downtown San Francisco. Admission is just $5. For more information, visit or call (415) 321-8000.

 California Academy of Sciences 875 Howard St@  4th/5th St.

# 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:

# Healing Ourselves and the World Thu May 19 7:00 PM
 School for Self-Healing  2218 48th Avenue, near Rivera 
SF  A Free Mini-Workshop and Talk 
Do you want to help heal the world? In these turbulent and 
challenging times, it is so important that we live with wholeness and integrity. Who you are is the greatest gift you give to the world. Engage with your Inner Healer and Visionary through movement and visualization. Together, we will embark on a personal exploration and connect with others who are also on this journey.

# The San Francisco Organizing Committee working to start a Hands Off 
Venezuela chapter in SF will have its inaugural meeting on May 19.
 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30) Thursday, May 19, Cultural Center 
New College of California 766 Valencia Street (Between 18th and 19th St.)   San Francisco, CA
 For More Information Call: Adam Richmond, 415-864-3537

#  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

# Community Networking Exchange
Empowering Community and Alternative Business
Thursday May 19th, June 16th, July 21st 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
(and third Thursday of each month thereafter)
Harmony Community Room (Health & Harmony Festival Offices)
400G Morris St Sebastopol (across from Coaches Corner)
707-861-2035 $10 Donation (Nobody turned away for lack of funds.)

Fri May 20

Friday, May 20 2005  - Thursday, May 26  7:00 PM
 Galaxy Theater  Van Ness @ Sutter Street  Downtown / Civic Center
 Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories will have its San Francisco premiere May 20th to May 26th with showings at 1, 4, 7, and 9:30pm daily at Regal's Galaxy Theater at 1285 Sutter Street. 

Armed only with a video camera, a press pass made at Kinko's, and a single name written on a crumpled up piece of paper, filmmaker, Mike Shiley, cashed in airline miles and flew to Amman, Jordan where he entered Iraq as a freelance journalist on assignment for KATU-ABC TV in Portland, OR. 

Mike traveled through the country for two months with only a local guide, chronicling the life of the Iraqi people and the US military. He filmed unique stories the national media ignores: gun markets, bomb shelters, mine fields, hospitals, schools, and villages showing the reality of life in Iraq beyond the media spin. 

While embedded with the US military, he actually joined a combat unit and qualified as a gunner on an Abrams tank and went out on live-fire night patrols along the Syrian border. 

 Director, Mike Shiley, will be at every showing Friday through Sunday to introduce the film, meet the audience and answer questions. 

 This film had a very successful one-month run in Portland and it has been shown over 122 times at colleges and performing arts centers in 25 states around the US since October 2004. 

You can view a trailer online at:

# Direct Connect ~ a media mixer Fri May 20 7pm-10pm Free
 Film Arts Foundation invites you to a lively and free media mixer. Hook up with fellow media artists of all genres, hang out with old friends, make new ones, and hone those networking skills. All current Film Arts members get a free drink with their membership card. $2 beers, hors deurves, cool raffle prizes, short film screening, and our very own DJ Funky J Vibe laying it down over our new sound system.
 Film Arts Foundation 145 Ninth St #101 Btwn Mission/Howard 415-552-8760

#  SuperStar Nation Open House  Friday, May 20 8:00 PM 

Mission Control, 2519 Mission St. @ 21st 
Tix $10-15 at the door  B.Y.O. 

Calling all SuperStars Avatars and Curious Virtuosos! 
The SuperStar Open House is a monthly event that gives you a chance plug in to the SuperStar Nation. This will be an excellent opportunity mix it up with new Avatars and explore new Houses. Each event we will Showcase different Avatar and House SuperPowers in the StarLight Cabaret. 

With your Hosts Polly Superstar and Professor Violet 

Presentations and updates from the Houses of The SuperStar Nation: 

- The Abundance League 
Social Architects gonna get all intentional n’ sh*t 
- The House of Elysium 
Spoken word from on High 
- The A-Team 
With a lowdown on the latest developments from these Evolutionary Mercenaries 
- Kinky Salon 
With news about their new status as an official NON-PROFIT! 
- The Flaming Lotus Girls 
Hear about their June 11th fundraiser for this years’ BMan project, ‘The Angel of The Apocalypse” 

And introducing- 
- The Puppetry House (name TBA) 
With- Shadow Circus Creature Theater and The Great Diablo-The Worlds’ Greatest Fire Performer under 2ft tall 

Traditional Native American Flute playing from Blue 

Delightful Musical Soundtrack provided by Prof Violet and DJ Delachaux for your Vogue-ing pleasure.

Sassy, Sophisticated Wine tasting by Bonny Doon Vineyards 

Come join us for a Monumental Milestone in SuperStar Nation’s history as we celebrate the pre-launch of the NEW SuperStar Nation 1.0 website! 
Beta, our Tech Master has been chained up in a small room in Mission Control working FURIOUSLY to throw down the New Paradigm in online social networking !!!. Here’s what he’s been up to…'''' 

New FRESH and CLEAN interface and design 
Ability to create and join Houses (communities) 
‘Friend of a Friend’ Functionality! 
Your own media libraries! 
Internal Email 
…''''and lots more!!! 

COME EARLY for a demonstration of the new site features! 

Dress: with intention, fun and your authentic best…'''' 

Want to volunteer and be part of these amazing, dynamic events? 
Avatars please goto and sign up on the ‘SuperStar Nation Open House’ tasks list 
or  Newbies, email 

SuperStar Open House is an AVATAR and CARD friendly event!!! 
Create your Avatars and superPowers at

# felix the dog vs lazy slave - laird vs ernie - and so much more.
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 20 285 9thSt. @ Folsom

# Worldly III Friday, May 20 10pm-6am 15 Presale, 20 @ Door

 May 20 2005 : Worldly @ 1015 Folsom : Flash Video

Music by Visionary Underground
Flash Animation: Dhamaalist Ameet Mehta


Presale Tix:

Main Room
State of Bengal (Anokha, Sounds of the Asian Underground)
Visionary Underground (Cutting Edge World Breakbeats)
DJ Cheb i Sabbah (Six Degrees Records)
Karsh Kale (Live Electronic Tabla Set)
Janaka Selekta & MC Colonel (Dhamaal SF/ Silent DnB)

Kollective Room
Karsh Kale (Six Degrees Records)
Maneesh the Twister (Dhamaal SF)
Zakhm (Mutiny NYC)
Ameet (

Shabaz Live Lounge
Sukhawat Ali Khan and Riffat Sultana (Pakistani Folk & Indian Classical)
Shiraz Ali Khan (Guitar)
Ferhan Qureshi & Shabi Farooq (Tabla)
With DJ Support (2am-4am)
Soulsalaam (Hyponomadic)
DJ Dragonfly (The Groove Garden)

Opel Room
Laird (Get Yer Freak On)
Smoove (Space Cowboys / Opel)
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Melyss (Sister SF / Opel)

Visual Installations
Skip Intro and El Diablo (Video DJs)
NYoMI (Fine Art)
Glorimar STGO (Production Design)

Dance Performance by
Ultra Gypsy
Sundariya (Outfits Designed by Saffron Fine Threads)

Worldly Café
Movie Lounge with Indian Chaat Food catered by PRIYA North & South Indian Cuisine  & Films presented by 3rdi Films.

Eight Hours of World Class Performances for only $15 Presale!!  $20 at the Door
1015 Folsom @ 6th St 21+ : 15 Presale : $20 Door : 10pm - 6 am

# 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

# Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories Friday May 20- Friday 26 7 p.m. $10
 Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories will have its San Francisco premiere May 20th to May 26th with showings at 1, 4, 7, and 9:30pm daily at Regal's Galaxy Theater at 1285 Sutter Street.

Armed only with a video camera, a press pass made at Kinko's, and a single name written on a crumpled up piece of paper, filmmaker, Mike Shiley, cashed in airline miles and flew to Amman, Jordan where he entered Iraq as a freelance journalist on assignment for KATU-ABC TV in Portland, OR.

Mike Shiley traveled through the country for two months with only a local guide, chronicling the life of the Iraqi people and the US military. He filmed unique stories the national media ignores: gun markets, bomb shelters, mine fields, hospitals, schools, and villages showing the reality of life in Iraq beyond the media spin.

While embedded with the US military, he actually joined a combat unit and qualified as a gunner on an Abrams tank and went out on live-fire night patrols along the Syrian border.

Director, Mike Shiley, will be at every showing Friday through Sunday to introduce the film, meet the audience and hold a Q&A.

This film had a very successful one-month run in Portland and it has been shown over 122 times at colleges and performing arts centers in 25 states around the US since October 2004.

 You can view a trailer online at:

 Galaxy Theater 1285 Sutter St San Francisco

Take 49 or 47 bus to Sutter St. @ Van Ness
or Civic Center BART (walk up Van Ness to Sutter St.)

# 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 for more information on tickets, performers, line-up, speakers, amenities, photos of the grounds, and much much more!!
See you there!!

# FULL MOON CAMPOUT this weekend near santa cruz

so, yeah the moon is fillin up...please join us this weekend!

this month no fullmoon gaffle-ness like cops bustin it
up, or directions all jacked, or stuck in tha mud, no, no no....

THIS MONTH, we doin it prrrrrrrrRRRRRoppa @ one of the
illest spawts in the area.

you can see photos here:

now unlike a normal wharehouse or club party where yu
pay 10-20 bucks and rage for 5 or 6 hours, this is
ALLLLLLL weekend longgggggggg......... :) camping,
swimming, the works.

Hencewise it costs 30$ to gitcho azz in tha place...
rent alone is crippling here, much less all costs of
running a mad show this long...

in case you can only come on saturday, its 25$ after ten pm.

i play at midnight saturday night, after hamsal lila,
before adam antennae....

make sure to carpool!
bring water, camping shizzle, sunscreen, fruit, gifts
to share, etc...

here's all the info:

FCUK YEAH! FULL MOOOOOOOOOOON so soooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) lo           g o t b a s s n e c t a r ?

Sat May 21

# Proctor & Gamble Global Day of Action

IDA has been boycotting Procter & Gamble (P&G) since 1989 because they
blind, burn, maim and kill thousands of animals each year in product
tests that are cruel, outdated and not required by law. While P&G
claims to lead the industry in developing alternatives to animal
testing, they continue to test products on animals even while hundreds
of other companies have stopped.

IDA sponsors a Global Day of Action Against P&G each year to focus
attention on their cruelty and hypocrisy. Last year over 140 boycott
P&G events took place all over the world - from Auckland to Aberdeen -
making it one of the largest days of action of its kind in the world.
This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 21st, and we hope
you'll join us by organizing or participating in an event.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, from staging a protest
outside of a P&G facility or a store that sells P&G products to
organizing a P&G product return in your community. Contact IDA at
(415) 388-9641 or for brochures and other materials to
distribute. For information about how P&G tortures animals and more
ways that you can make a difference, visit

# Bike Carnival at the Bike Kitchen Sat May 21 11:00AM to 5:00pm Free
 Come help us celebrate the Bike Kitchen's two-year anniversary.  Last year's party was a success, but this year's will be even bigger and crazier.  All ages are welcome to compete in our bike challenges, everything from the Slow Race to the Tube Patch King to the Huffy Toss.  Cyclecide will of course be there with a bicycle-powered ferrris wheel and other extra-terrestrial contraptions, and we'll also be offering bicycle blended smoothies.   The event kicks off at 11AM with a Bike Parade, so decorate your bike, bring the kids, and come on down.
Lastly, the fanciest and most high profile event of the day will be the HOMESTYLE BIKE COMPETITION.  We have a panel of judges made up of some of the brightest Bay Area bike luminaries.  So bring your fanciest, nuttiest or classiest homestyle bike and your could win our grand prize: $100 cash.  And of course it wouldn't be a party without a barbecue, music, and a raffle for wonderful bike prizes.
 Mission Village Market 18th and Alabama 
(behind )San Francisco
In the Mission District, on 18th and Alabama (in between Bryant and Harrison) 415/642/5969
# 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:

# HIPS:  Photos from Burning Man Sat May 21 4 - 8 pm free
The human hip may be a marvel of engineering, but in the eyes of photographer Patrick Roddie it's a way to capture a bit of the wild, exotic spirit of Burning Man, the annual arts festival held in the Nevada desert.  STUDIO Gallery is happy to present a show of photographs by Roddie from his new book HIPS, just published by Chronicle Books.  The show runs from May 18th to May 22nd; dozens of Roddie's photos will be on display in the gallery, including some hips not included in the book.

The book contains 250 different photographs of the same subject-the right hip of someone attending the Burning Man festival-but each one is a riot of color, adornment and individuality.  Roddie has been attending Burning Man for years, taking photographs and enjoying the celebration.  He writes, "In 2001, while photographing a woman in a lime-green Tinkerbell dress, I stumbled upon what I recognized as a powerful, yet beautiful composition-her right hiphellipsixteen hundred hips later, I felt I probably had enough for a book."

Each photo is spontaneous:  Roddie shoots his subjects where he finds them, lit only by the scorching desert sun.   He doesn't retouch the photos, doesn't crop them, doesn't even use a tripod.  "Everyone's got a belly button and a right hand-those are my reference points."  The consistency of the composition allows you to focus on the subjects themselves, and how each has chosen to decorate his or her body:  everything from silver body paint to chain mail, from fully clothed to buck-naked.  The resulting photographs and book provide a peek into one of the most eclectic art festivals around.  And after photographing so many belly buttons, does Roddie prefer innies or outies?  "I like them all," he says.

HIPS runs from May 18 - May 22, 2005.  The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 21st, 4 - 8 pm; Roddie will speak and sign books and photographs.  STUDIO Gallery is located at 1718A Polk Street (between Clay and Washington) in San Francisco.  Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday + Sunday 11 am - 6 pm, and Monday + Tuesday by appointment.

 STUDIO Gallery 1718A Polk @ Clay & Washington 415-931-3130

# 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: 

# Free School Benefit Show Sat May 21 9:00 p.m. $5

 The Bay Area Free School is getting started June 1st. Free schools
are community based, non-coercive, non-hierarchical, sliding-scale,
learning environments. The Bay Area Free School is decentralized,
volunteer run, and gaining momentum.

We (& you) are offering classes like Alternative Education, Yoga,
Starting your own Non-Profit, Radical Mental Health, Capoeira,
Creative Writing and Bookmaking, Philosophy and Social Action,
Tenants Rights, Beer Brewing, ESL, and much more.

Come to show your support and enjoy electronic madness sonic noise
assault hard tekno casio-core experimental grandiosity with

DJ Crack House
DJ Live P.A.

@382 Bayshore Blvd. 9:00 p.m. May 21st

Find out more at

on bayshore by the jack-in-the-box around the 101-280 junction. coming south from downtown SF take the 101-S to I-280 (towards Daly City) exit the first exit, Alemany Blvd., turn right at the end of the off ramp. stay in the right lane to avoid reentering any nefarious highways. take a left on bayshore. Its a little confusing. I know.

# 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

# Hi Everyone!

We are veteran Burners and this year we are planning an awesome Theme Camp called "The Wet Spot". We have gathered a bunch of eager friends and fellow burners to create this interactive camp and we are hosting a HUGE fundraiser party to help raise money for it. Whether you are a veteran burner, planning to go for the first time this year, or just love a great party with fun people, you'll have a great time!
When: Sat May 21 from 7pm until well after midnight
Where: 24700 San Jose-Soquel Road in Los Gatos (The Santa Cruz Mountains)

This party will have everything! You don't want to miss it! Here's what we have confirmed so far:

Fire Dancer Performances
Belly Dancing Performances
Art Cars
Glowsticks for everyone
Slideshow with Pictures of Burning Man 2002 - 2004
Movies of Burning Man (various years)
Huge Bonfire with colored flames
A Chill Space Dome
Mini Burning Man to be Burned at Midnight
Live Bands Playing Throught the Night
Several Kegs of Beer & Bar drinks (21+ only)
And there WILL be more!

What you need to know:
Dress in Burning Man/Black Rock Attire to get a FREE Drink Token! Of Course!
Bring warm clothing & dress casual
Wear Tennis shoes, boots or other sturdy shoes
You are welcome to spend the night if you bring camping gear and pitch your tent - there is plenty of space

$15 ahead of time, includes 2 drink tokens (use paypal or send Robin an email  and we will email you a confirmation and put your name on the guest list and give you drink tokens at the door)
$20 at the door

Drink tokens are $10 for 5 tokens (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)

Money will go toward:
Renting a 53' Reefer Trailer
Gas to get the trailer to and from Burning Man
Decorations & materials for our theme camp

Please pass this email on to any of your friends who might be interested. Email Robin ( to receive a PDF flyer you can print, or if you have any questions or concerns.

# Girlstock #3 - Two Day Fundraiser for Homeless Youth
Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd
Saturday, 2pm to 10pm and Sunday, 3pm-11pm
Saturday, $8 b4 4pm, $12 after and Sunday, $5 b4 5pm, $8 after
 Saturday, May 21st @ Belladonna and Sunday, May 22nd at the White Horse
Day 1: 2436 Sacramento Street; Day 2: 66th & Telegraph
Day 1: Berkeley; Day 2: Oakland

Sun May 22

# Rainbow Grocery Block Party - live music, food, clowns prizes - SOMA Sun May 22 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmAuthor:Type:Appointment Location:Trainor Alley between 13th and 14th street adjacent to Rainbow GroceryRainbow Shoppers, Come celebrate Customer Appreciation Day and block party with us on Sunday, May 22nd, from 12pm to 6pm on Trainor Alley between 13th and 14th street adjacent to Rainbow Grocery. There will be live music, prizes, food, face painting, clowns & fun, bring your & family & friends!!! Folsom @ 13th St. (Division)

# 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! 

# 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,May 22th @ 4PM at the Center for Sex & Culture 398 11th St. @ Harrison St.
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.

# East Bay Animal Advocates Birthday Fundraiser
 Sun May 22 6 PM Fellini, 1401 University Avenue, Berkeley
 Over a delicious Italian vegan dinner, celebrate East Bay Animal Advocates' second anniversary. Donations will be gladly accepted.
Proceeds go towards EBAA's education and rescue work for animals.
 Please RSVP to (925) 487-4419 or
 For events:    Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# 2005 World Social Forum Report Back by Global Exchange members and others who went to Porto Alegre, Brazil: Michael & PhoeBe sorgen, Sally Wright, mor
 Sun May 22, 7pm Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall
 1924 Cedar Street at Bonita $5

# Grinberg Method Intro Lecture Sun May 22, 7p.m.
You are invited to a very interesting evening about the Grinberg Method.
The Grinberg Method aims to enable us to make changes in our life, which results in fuller and happier life, by learning how to pay attention to our bodies and stop automatic patterns that are physical, emotional, and mental.
We will begin with a short introduction its principal ideas:  Whatever happens to us - happens in and through our bodies.
Then we’ll continue to talk about foot analysis, a means by which we see one’s life patterns caused by past experience, and how these patters affect the body.
For desert, we will demonstrate how bodywork using the Grinberg Method can change those patterns….
We will also have time for question and answers.
If you would like to read about the Grinberg Method, here’s a link with a paper I wrote: 
Please R.S.V.P., since we have limited space.
We’ll be waiting for you this coming Sunday,
Galit Levy   917-673-4922 Michal Ron   415-221-5582

In partnership with the United Nations World
Environment Day 2005

The Natural World Museum (NWM) invites enthusiastic
volunteers to join the global sustainability movement
by participating in Art into Action, five days (June
1-5) of exhibitions and events exploring the fusion of
art and environmental conservation.  Presented by NWM
and UNEP, Art into Action explores art as a powerful
way to inspire sustainable culture during the United
Nation's Environmental Day festivities .  Volunteer opportunities
from May 22 - June 8, 2005 at the Festival Pavilion
(50,000 sq. ft.) at the Fort Mason Center, SF.

In exchange for their time all volunteers will receive
admission to Natural World Museum's Art into Action
exhibition and some of its events (see for programming details).

If possible, we encourage volunteers to sign up for
more than 1 shift.

May 22   May 31 
8am  midnight 
4 to 8 hour shifts
  Runners with vehicles to pick up supplies,
in-kind donations, equipment, etc.
  Set-up assistants to help arrange furniture, set
up bar, post signage, create resource reclamation
sites (recycling/composting), etc.

"Please contact Connie at or 415-378-4097"

Mon May 23

#       2005-05-23 8 PM
There's a new community fire drum circle, music, and fire spinning night at the LaunchPad in NW Oakland.   Everyone is welcome.  Bring good vibes and musical instruments!  There's always a fire going, unless it's raining.  Festivities begin around dusk and usually continue until midnight.  The LaunchPad is located at the NW corner of MacArthur and Martin Luther King jr Way in NW Oakland, just west of the MacArthur BART station.  Intelligent conversation about music, paganism, anarchism, and anything else is very much encouraged! 

# Enviro Health Lobby Days, May 23-24, Sacramento Breast Cancer Action 55 New Montgomery, Ste. 323, SF, CA 94105

# RAWdance presents Scripting Intimacies at the Center for Sex & Culture
 May 23-25, 2005 Gallery @ 7:30  Performance @ 8:00
 $5-15 Sliding Scale 398 11th St @ Harrison
 Contact:, 415.686.0728
 Throughout history, the human body has been scienced, looked at through a medical lens to derive narratives of our sexual histories
 and to create maps of our sexuality.  Drawing on the history of sexology, Scripting Intimacies explores how definitions imposed on our
 physical and sexual identities impact our self-perception and our intimate relationships.  With a mixture of text, dynamic movement, and
 intricate partnering, the performance by RAWdance is set amidst an installation of original photography by queer photographer and
 collaborator Shawn Tamaribuchi.   Founded in 2004 by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, RAWdance aims to explore the power and vulnerability of
 the human body through driven, visceral movement.  Scripting Intimacies was developed in part through an AIRSpace residency at the Jons Sims Center for the Arts.

Tue May 24

# 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! - - - - -  -

Wed May 25     (do not get burned by the US dollar's collapse...)

Join us for this free presentation to learn about the 
 Foreign Currency Trading market (Forex), 
 and how to use a powerful trading system to tap into profits 
 from the global money market, from anywhere, 24 hours a day.

Wednesday, May 25th
7:30-10pm ~ Presentation begins promptly. 
Corte Madera Best Western Inn (next to Max's Restaurant)
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 (A free secondary in-depth training session 
 Thursday morning, May 26th 9:30 -12 noon
 In San Rafael will be held, with real-time trading and more)

Presented by the Bay Area Forex Group

Please RSVP ~ Contact: Teri Bigio

o     Who do you want to manage your $Money … you or someone else?
o     Would you want to find out where the $Money is?
o     How do I want my $Money to grow, by addition or multiplication?

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Hi…Can you come Wednesday night?
 Why am I so excited about this? Because of several factors, among which include:
 1.     It's the trading rage in Europe and Asia. Foreign Currency Trading is just hitting the market in the US as a viable way to make money.
 2.     This company makes it easy to learn this money approach. The software program is an “elegant” program, and the market is shown in graphs and charts, not just numbers.
 3.     You are supported in your trading, with real-time chat rooms, ongoing training opportunities, local teams and groups gathered around trading, so that you learn faster.
 4.     The market is measured in pips. Up until two years ago, there wasn't a day of 100 pips. This year, 2-3 times per week, and sometimes more often, there are 100 pip spreads. Analysts are expecting the market to expand in the next 2-3 years to have as much as much as 300-600 pips spreads happening.
 5.     It's a market you can trust… at least more than stocks. Stocks are traded at $28 billion a day. The Forex market trades $1.9 Trillion a DAY!

 Please come and check it out. Add to your level of financial education. You're welcomed to invite friends to join you for this informative evening. If you're interested and can't make this meeting, please let me know so I can put you on a special list for the next gathering, or set up a private appointment to introduce it to you.

 Cheers!  Teri Bigio 415.203.3323

# Note: this event is not being held at the Center for Sex & Culture, but the fabulous Loraine has taught with us before and she'll be joining interested attendees on a visit to the Masturbate-a-Thon after her talk. As she as a bisexual activist would be the first to point out, you don't have to choose!
 Saturday May 28th
 2139 O'Farrell
 the new Bay Area poly-progressive group, Love+Politics
 hosts CSC's own friend and queer feminist economic/social justice advocate, sacred sexologist Loraine Hutchins, Ph.D., direct from Washington, DC.
 It's a potluck and her topic is -- 
Sacred Sexualities’ Blessed Absurdities 
 Building Beloved Communities During War & Patriarchy. 
Potluck begins at 6:00, meeting starts promptly at 7.
 2139 O'Farrell is just 1 block from the intersection of Geary & Divisidaro. The #38 Geary bus (which picks up near downtown SF BART) drops off on Geary about a block away. Parking is free in the evening in the Garage across the street. Be aware the building is behind the Kaiser Shuttle parking lot and can be difficult to see behind the big buses parked in front. This is not wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided. For more info, please contact Sally at or 415.310.8351
 "Love+Politics is a group of people who identify as polyamorous, queer,or sex-positive, and who regard that identity as deeply connected to their desire to make the world a better place through progressive activism."


# The Masturbate-a-Thon -- May 28!
Lots of details at
 Doors at 5 for people wanting to try to break the time record (6 1/2 hours)
 General doors at 7
 Get sponsors (pledge sheet is at the website) or pledge yourself plus $20 admission
 Voyeurs $50 -- limited space! 
 Proceeds will benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
 Separate areas for men only, women only, mixed, private (no voyeurs), and webcast.

# 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

# Beer, Sex & BLOW III
* benefiting: The Center For Sex & Culture & BLOW - Beautiful Lips On Whistles  
 * Sunday May 29th, 2005, Memorial Day Weekend, 3-6p.m.  
 @ the SF Eagle, 12th & Harrison Streets, San Francisco
The BLOW Project will present the Annual BLOW (Beautiful Lips On Whistles) Lifetime Achievement Award. 
 * $8 beer/beverage bust includes dinner  
 raffle-o-porno tickets  $2 each, 3 tickets for $5, & our inseam special $10 - two people for $20!  
 Hundred$$$ in prizes and give-a-ways  
 Beautiful Lips On Whistles is a grassroots campaign using the safety whistle as a symbol of empowerment against hate crimes. Hate is taught with ideas of intolerance and escalate into violence based on religious and moral high grounds. Education stops hate. Do your part.

#       2005-05-30 8PM
There's a new community fire drum circle, music, and fire spinning night at the LaunchPad in NW Oakland.   Everyone is welcome.  Bring good vibes and musical instruments!  There's always a fire going, unless it's raining.  Festivities begin around dusk and usually continue until midnight.  The LaunchPad is located at the NW corner of MacArthur and Martin Luther King jr Way in NW Oakland, just west of the MacArthur BART station.  Intelligent conversation about music, paganism, anarchism, and anything else is very much encouraged! 

# 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 # INTERN / VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THE NATURAL WORLD MUSEUM
In partnership with the United Nations World
Environment Day 2005 .  Volunteer opportunities
from May 22 - June 8, 2005 at the Festival Pavilion
(50,000 sq. ft.) at the Fort Mason Center, SF.

In exchange for their time all volunteers will receive
admission to Natural World Museum's Art into Action
exhibition and some of its events (see for programming details).
To volunteer Please contact Connie at or 415-378-4097

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:

 UN World Environment Day  June 1-5 2005 Fort Mason Festival Pavilion SF
Come together to celebrate the United Nations
World Environment Day 2005 in San Francisco.

Join us for a  world class environmental art exhibition 
and a series of events highlighting world leaders in 
the fields of art, conservation, education, science, 
and green business.  

Art Into Action is a 5 day program that promotes the 
fusion of art and the environment for powerful social 
change.  Special guests include Al Gore, Daryl Hannah, 
Francine Cousteau, Joanna Macy, Mike Fay, Randy Hayes, 
and many more...

Urban Jungle is our innovative art exhibition that includes 
installations by National Geographic, Conservation 
International, Canon, the California Academy of Sciences 
and over 25 environmental artists from around the world!

  June 1- 5 2005 10am - 5pm Fort Mason Center, SF
................ UNITE IN GREEN ! ....................

# Public Citizen invites you to attend Celebrating Water Democracy, a
unique and exciting event for UN World Environment Day in San Francisco!

* Bring your friends, coworkers, and fellow organization members!
* Distribute this email widely!
* RSVP if you would like to attend.
* Click on the link below for a flyer. Post and distribute.

Celebrating Water Democracy
Community Speak-out for a Global Treaty on the Human Right to Water

United Nations World Environment Day 2005 
June 2nd, 2005, 2:30- 4:30PM @ The Metreon, San Francisco 

From Bolivia to Bayview-Hunter's Point, from Ghana to Alpaugh in
California's Central Valley, communities are organizing for the right to
safe and affordable water. This basic human right is being threatened by
privatization, pollution, industrial agriculture and environmental
racism, among many other injustices. 

Celebrating Water Democracy! seeks to advance World Environment Day
2005 Accord Goal 7 on water, particularly Action 21, by creating a space
for open and critical dialogue that encourages collaborative
partnerships among those who are working to ensure the right to clean
and affordable water.  This event will promote participatory and
environmentally sustainable models of water management as well as
highlight innovative community-led public partnerships.

Community representatives will provide testimony to a panel of water
rights experts in support of a new global initiative calling for a UN
Convention on the Right to Water. This legally-binding framework
promoting the human right to water would take precedence over
international trade laws that grant corporations rights to commodify and
privatize water/water utilities.  It would also give communities a
powerful tool to hold their governments accountable for providing safe
water for all. For more information on this global effort please see and

COLLABORATING  ORGANIZATIONS: Public Citizen's Water for All, Ghana
National Coalition Against Privatization of Water, International Working
Group on the Convention on the Right to Water, Communities for A Better
Alpaugh, African International Mission, Hesperian Foundation, Ella Baker
Center for Human Rights, Women of Africa, Alliance for Democracy,
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, National Wildlife Federation
and others.

Friday, June 3

# Bridging the Social Justice and Environmental Movements: Now Is the Time for
Community Conversations About People and the Environment in the Bayview and

As part of the U.N. World Environment Day activities, a coalition of Bay
area community groups is hosting an event entitled "Bridging the Social
Justice & Environmental Movements: Now Is the Time" on Friday, June 3 from
1-4:30 pm at the Southeast Community Facility in San Francisco's Bayview
district. This civic gathering will provide a forum for people to relay
their everyday experiences with the impacts of development and change in
their communities and explore how we can learn to work together more
effectively to build a just and sustainable world. Julia Butterfly Hill and
Van Jones will co-host a panel including Bayview Hunters Point community
leaders and selected international mayors, followed by interactive
conversations with the presenters. To RSVP, please contact Paul Liotsakis at
(415) 637-2339 or at


Aaron G. Lehmer
Program Director, Circle of Life

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Sat June 4

# 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

# SF DYKE MARCH 2005 Sat June 25 
"Dykes Across Borders - We Won't Be Divided"
 Rally and Stage Show - Dolores Park 3:00 p.m. 
 March leaving Dolores Park 7:00 p.m.
 A march for all dykes and all women.
Men are asked to stand and support us from the sidelines.
E-mail the SF Dyke March

# Sun Jun 26
 Pride Celebration begins Noon on Saturday, June 25, in Civic Center Plaza, and runs until 6 PM. On Sunday, June 26, it begins at Noon and runs until 7 PM. The Parade is on Sunday, June 26 and begins at 10:30 AM, traveling west along Market Street from Beale to Eighth Street.

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

borderHack 2.005 - Border Camp on the US/Mexico Border
from August 3rd - 7th 2005

# 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, 2005
Sept. 24th, 9am - 8pm, Admission $5 
Downtown Plaza Park & Convention Center, Ukiah, CA

# 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,
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