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eco

endangered species act in danger Please email your Representative now 
and urge a vote against the Cardoza bill H.R. 1299 at http://www.saveesa.org

TONGASS VOTE EXPECTED THIS WEEK
Please Call Your Representative Today
American Lands  Alliance  http://americanlands.org

Siskiyou Grandmothers Sustain Campaign for Trees
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/051805B.shtml

Tell Congress to keep sewage out of your drinking water!
http://www.care2.com/go/z/23925

Dr. Marc Lappe, 1943-2005 A man of deep integrity 
By Anthony Lappe Guerilla Network News, 17 May 2005 
http://www.gnn.tv/articles/1394/Dr_Marc_Lapp_1943_2005

http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.net/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=74885
  GULF STREAM SHUTTING DOWN = "DAY AFTER TOMORROW" HERE NOW 

privacy

http://aclu.org    Urge Congress to Fix Flaws in the Patriot Act

http://aclu.org    Don't Let Congress Expand the Patriot Act
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/listing/139adf4f-7c09-42ed-ada9-457c3c493c9f

They Really Are Watching You
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0518-27.htm

peace

ALERT!  Air Force Seeks Bush's Approval for Space Arms
http://www.peaceinspace.com    http://www.madretierra1.com

If you buy gas, Buy Your Gas at Citgo: Join the BUY-cott
Wholly owned subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil co.
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0516-25.htm

The deserters: Awol crisis hits the US forces
http://FromTheWilderness.com


Thur May 19

# 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 www.calacademy.org or call (415) 321-8000.

 California Academy of Sciences 875 Howard St@  4th/5th St.
 http://www.calacademy.org
 http://www.calacademy.org/geninfo/directions.html
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/72012473.html


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


# 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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baarn

Bay Area Animal Rights Network: to subscribe, send a blank email to: baarn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# 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.
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/f4bb52c5-93b1-41f5-b338-5452d4ecf3fe


# 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.)
http://newcollege.edu   San Francisco, CA
 For More Information Call: Adam Richmond, 415-864-3537


# Pagans & the Law Thu May 19 7PM Change Makers  6536 Telegraph Ave 
Oakland Ca 94609  5106552405
http://www.ChangeMakersforWomen.com 
 Pagan Alliance Lecture Series Presents Pagans & The Law 

In “Pagans and the Law” you will receive an overview of how the First Amendment protects us from government assault and interference. We will explore what freedom of speech and assembly means. You will be given strategies to confront discrimination in housing, employment and in child custody conflicts. There will be a discussion on Pagans and Conscientious Objectors. With this knowledge you can become a sword and a shield for our community. 

James L. Bianchi, Esq. is among the first graduating students from the oldest public interest law school in the country, New College of California, School of Law and is best described as a community activist. Over the years he has been on Boards and Commissions, or founded non-profit corporations, that operate homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, sexual assault programs, drug treatment programs, legal aid offices, and after school programs for elementary school children. He operates a law practice in Benicia. Jim is also a professor at the Cherry Hill Seminary for the professional pagan ministry, were he teaches a course on Pagans and the Law. He presently serves as board president of the Pagan Alliance. James L. Bianchi is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids of East Sussex, England, and is the leading Ovate of Taliesin in the San Francisco Bay area. 

****By overwhelming popular demand Jim will be offerring Druid Oracle Readings from 5:30pm until 7pm, email him for an appointment. 

 Thu, May 19 Pagans & The Law  Leader: James L. Bianchi, Esq 
 7-9:30pm  Cost: Free Will Offering  RSVP: jblawyer@pacbell.net 
@ Change Makers  6536 Telegraph @ 66th Oakland 94609  510-655-2405 

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


# 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.)
http://www.harmonyfestival.com


# The next meeting of the (Northern California) 9-11 Truth Alliance will be
Thursday, May 19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, at the Grand Lake Neighborhood Center
(GLNC), 530 Lake Park Avenue, Oakland.
911 - inside job.   Demand investigation!
http://www.wtc7.net - http://www.physics911.org - http://www.911-strike.com
http://www.oilempire.us - http://www.dieoff.org - http://www.peakoil.net
http://bombsinsidewtc.dk - http://www.911review.com
http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/towers/index.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca  - http://www.cooperativeresearch.org 
http://www.911review.com/index.html
http://www.911review.com/911review/index.html


# Public vs Private Art Show Thu May 19 8:00 PM
 Artists' Television Access  992 Valencia @ 21st 
http://www.atasite.org 
 May 19th at 7pm join Tina Butcher, Lauren Anderson, Lacey Roberts, Heather Catalinich, Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle for a night of video, sculpture, installation, and performance art that explores the public vs private. 
Tina Butcher's performance will originate in the private space of the bathroom while a live feed of her actions will be projected larger than life inside the gallery. Also in the gallery space, Lacey Robert's collection of harnesses and breast binders will be displayed alongside Lauren Anderson's "Inflatable Hug" installation in which two people can stick their arms through an inflatable sculpture to hug individually or simultaneously. For the full duration of the show, Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle will engage in a fabulous 3 hour kiss. Heather Catalinich also presents a video.



Fri May 20

# JEREMY FISH +Book Release Show+ Fri May 20 3-10pm
@Low Gallery 487 14th @Guerrero. San Francisco


# PROTEST THE WAR OF TERROR IN THE PHILIPPINES
 4 PM FRI MAY 20 PHILIPPINE CONSULATE 447 SUTTER (AT POWELL) SF, CA
In full support of the US war on terror, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) has declared war on all people who are critical of her government.  Community organizers, mass leaders, striking peasants and workers are being harassed, disappeared, killed.  Entire communities are being terrorized.
 11 GABRIELA and GABRIELA Women's Partylist members killed since GMA took office.
32 political killings, 6 activists disappeared in the first quarter of 2005.
at least 300 political killings and abductions since 2001.
100 cases of human rights violations, affecting 23,252 victims in 91 communities, from January to March 15, 2005.
13 journalists killed last year;  3 in the first quarter of 2005.  According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Philippines is "the most murderous country" in the entire world for the media, no longer second to Iraq as reported by international associations for journalists earlier this year.
GABRIELA Network is a nationwide US-Philippine women's solidarity organization.
http://www.gabnet.org info 415.274.4600 


# A Retrospective on the Black Panther Party Fri May 20 5PM
 A Retrospective on the Black Panther Party 
From the Archives of Alden and Mary Kimbrough  Event Poster: 
http://www.rossforsupervisor.org/img/original/BlackPower.jpg
  San Francisco City Hall, Room 282 
 Exhibit : May 20 through June 13, 2005 
 Opening reception : Friday May 20, 5-8pm 
 The event is free and everyone is invited. 

Paul Robeson scholar and archivist Alden Kimbrough and Mary Kimbrough are 
pleased to exhibit selected pieces from their collection of Black Panther 
artifacts, including posters, photographs, newspaper articles, drawings, 
and the original art of Emory Douglas. 

After seeing more extensive Black Panther exhibit last year at the African 
American Art & Culture Complex, Supervisor Mirkarimi was inspired to 
display the images in his own offices at City Hall, and wholeheartedly 
agrees with archivist Kimbrough, who writes: 

"There is almost an entire generation of young people and students who do 
not recognize images of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, 
Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Kathleen Cleaver, George Jackson . . . these 
heroes who epitomized resistance in the 1960's and 1970's.?€? 

"This art is in truth, art as propaganda, it is art to create and sustain 
our national heroes, to glorify historical and contemporary events. It is 
art to dignify a people, and perhaps more important, to serve as a catalyst 
for action, to motivate people to take a stand against racism, imperialism 
and police  brutality . . ." 
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/130e4ed1-b284-4695-bc7f-9848eee92086


# Peace One Day Free Film Fri May 20 6:30 PM
 Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight @ Cole
http://www.argusfest.org/sanfrancisco 
 FREE FILMS ($5 suggested donation but no one turned away) 
 Conversation at 6:30 pm. Film starts at 7 pm 
 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 Argusfest.org/sanfrancisco to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below 
Contact: sanfrancisco@argusfest.org
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/0823a454-68c3-459c-b2d9-73f09e8661a8


# **Film Premiere** INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES 
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: http://www.insideiraqthemovie.com/trailer.html
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/eb21fcb1-d209-464a-9bbf-d6f362b9e438


# Fri May 20 7:30pm HELEN'S WAR  PORTRAIT OF A DISSIDENT
 Film Benefit for the Nuclear Policy Research Institute Featuring Guests
 Dr. Helen Caldicott   Julia Butterfly-Hill  Amy Goodman
 Castro Theatre  429 Castro St @ Market  call 415-865-5497


# 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
http://www.filmarts.org erin@filmarts.org 415-552-8760


#  SuperStar Nation Open House  Friday, May 20 8:00 PM
http://www.SuperStarnation.com 

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 

Featuring: 
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 

NEW WEBSITE! 
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…'''' 

WEBSITE FEATURES: 
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…'''' 
ALL AVATARS WELCOME 

Want to volunteer and be part of these amazing, dynamic events? 
Avatars please goto http://www.SuperStarnation.tribe.net and sign up on the ‘SuperStar Nation Open House’ tasks list 
or  Newbies, email scott@SuperStarAvatar.com 

SuperStar Open House is an AVATAR and CARD friendly event!!! 
Create your Avatars and superPowers at http://www.SuperStarnation.com
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/b5cb4079-53d2-4a0d-98de-db3474a98b15
 

# 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
http://www.anonsalon.com


# ANON SALON pontificates and delivers one
INFALLI-BULL RIDE It's a rope-a-pope rodeo!
 Be the grand wazoo of your own religion!
 Be the big corndog you always wanted to be!
 FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005 @ ANON GALLERY
 285 9th Street (@ Folsom)  9 pm - late  $10 b4 10pm
 $15 after 10pm/ All Poobahed  $20/ Little Hope of Salvation
http://www.anonsalon.com/may05

featuring...

BaSiIa-LicKin' & KickiN'
chunkin' funkin' now-ledge dangling
- SLY (Sub Dub Luv, DNC)  <•  link> 
- CHARDMO (EZLuv)
- ERNIE TREVINO (Faded) 
.................... . vs. LAIRD (Get YER Freak On!) <•  link> 
- FELIX THE DOG (Groundscore) 
.................  vs. LAZY SLAVE  (Ripe Industries, Dustfish)

CHapEL of unCOMMon GRooves
peace and unquiet moto-rhythmic obsessions
- JETHRO JEREMIAH (Live Reggae/Soul band) <•  link>
- DANNY HEINES (Psycho-Tuvan Hypno-Guitar) <•  link> 
 - CLIFFORD THE LITTLE RED GOD ('A Plea for General Revelry')
- KID (ANON/Aeon)
 - ZACK DARLING (Mystic Beat Lounge./DecaDance)  <•  link>

BLeSSingGAmeZ
glory-ass okay yogay deliriiumz 
- NoMe EDONNA (Jelly Mind Altars) <•  link> 
- HOLEY ARTy-FACTS FROM THE FIRST 
 CHURCH OF THE LAST LAUGH w/ Bishop Joey <•  link> 
 - DEE DEE RUSSELL (Church of the Yes Ma'am!) <•  link> 
- MIRANDA CAROLIGNE (Make your Own Pope Hat) <• link> 
- LANDRA (Fill in your Page in the Book of the Holé Molé) 
- BLINKY LIGHT HOLO-EMPORIUM <•  link> 
(Let Michael replace your batteries for way cheap!)
- LIGHTN'WIRE FX (More Glowing Illuminitia) <•  link> 
- SPOTWORKS (New Videos)  <• link> 

 - RADIANTLY WARM & DRY ROOFTOP GARDEN 
 (w/ HEATERS! and TENTS!)
 - MASSAGE & SECURE COAT CHECK & more...


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

 May 20 2005 : Worldly @ 1015 Folsom : Flash Video

http://dhamaalsf.com/flyers/worldly3/worldly03Flyer.htm

Music by Visionary Underground
Flash Animation: Dhamaalist Ameet Mehta

Website:
http://www.dhamaalsf.com/Worldly/Volume3/worldly3.htm

Presale Tix:
http://www.groovetickets.com/ordersystem/Groove/eventviewqb.asp?AffilID=93&EventsID=16346&PGname=Ten15

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 (Part-Time-Chiller.com)

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
 info@dhamaalsf.com http://www.dhamaalsf.com


 

# Vegan Beach Retreat (May 20-22) Half Moon Bay $75
http://www.bayareaveg.org/camp_hmb05.htm 


# May 20-29 Portland, OR Village Building Convergence 5
Human-Scale Community Action at the Urban Crossroads
Ready to change the world starting in your neighborhood?
http://vbc.cityrepair.org/vbc5
http://www.cityrepair.org/ir.html intersection repair
http://www.permacultureinternational.org/
http://cityrepair.org       http://lesstraffic.com


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


# 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:  http://www.insideiraqthemovie.com/trailer.html

 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.)

 mike@shidogfilms.com http://www.insideiraqthemovie.com


# 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 http://www.raindancepresents.com 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) http://www.hamsalila.com/home.html
Goddess of Funk http://www.goddessfunk.com/
Lorin http://www.bassnectar.net 
Brother (13 Moon Tribe) 
LilJohn http://www.raindancepresents.com 
OOAh (laba) 
Random Rab http://www.elcirco.org/ 
Adam Ohana (Get Freaky) http://www.an-ten-nae.net/ 
Adnan (LushCamp, Forward) http://www.djadnan.com 
Alia (13 Moon Tribe) 
Mozaic (13 Moon Tribe) http://www.djmozaic.net
CB (Yoga Tai Chi) 
Moon Doggy (Yoga Tai Chi http://www.mysticfamilycircus.com
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 http://www.inhousetickets.com/evinfo.php?eventid=7964 
http://www.raindancepresents.com 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
HOLLLAAAAAAA!!!

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:
http://www.raindancepresents.com

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:

http://www.raindancepresents.com

FCUK YEAH! FULL MOOOOOOOOOOON so soooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) lo           g o t b a s s n e c t a r ?
http://www.bassnectar.net




Sat May 21

# Proctor & Gamble Global Day of Action http://idausa.org

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 ida@idausa.org 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
http://www.pandgkills.com/pg_global_2005.html


# 5/21: Free Migratory Bird Festival  (stinson, bolinas) 7am-noon
Reply to: anon-72551082@craigslist.org
 Learn how you can help birds during their annual migration to their northern breeding grounds. Sample shade grown coffee and chocolate, join a naturalist for a bird walk, make bird-friendly crafts, or chat with local researchers and restoration specialists. A great celebration for all ages. Join us from 7am-noon at the Muir Beach Picnic Area. Sponsored by the National Parks Service and PRBO Conservation Science. For further information call the Muir Woods Ranger Station at 415-388-2596.
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/72551082.html


# 5/21: U S COAST GUARD OPEN HOUSE  (sausalito)  10am-3pm
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/74253683.html 


# 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 http://cellspace.org )San Francisco
In the Mission District, on 18th and Alabama (in between Bryant and Harrison)
http://www.bikekitchen.org  thebikekitchen@yahoo.com 415/642/5969
http://laughingsquid.org/squidlist/calendar


# Solar Electric Systems
Solar power provides a reliable and safe way to lower utility bills, reduce dependence on dirty or foreign forms of energy, and become more self-sufficient. This workshop will equip homeowners to make informed decisions about how best to take advantage of this great opportunity.
               Green Fusion Design Center
              14 Greenfield Ave. San Anselmo
              Please RSVP:  (415) 454-0174
 Saturday May 21, 11:00 -1:00 p.m. Free
Gwen Johnson from the Marin Solar Program, Elie Rothschild of Sustainable Spaces, & Robert Gould from GreenLight Solar will be discussing:
·        Basic components of solar electric (photovoltaic) systems
·        How to know if your site is appropriate for a solar   application
·        Approaching a solar contractor
·        Economics of going solar
·        The Marin County Solar Program
Green Fusion Design Center
14 Greenfield Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-454-0174 (t)
415-454-0173 (f)
http://www.greenfusiondesigncenter.com/
http://www.adpsr-norcal.org     http://adpsr.org/
 
  
# 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:
 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=672#672
 
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:
 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=625#625
 
And here's the BAV Ultimate Guide link for Shangri-La:
 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/ug/display.htm?id=1
 
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
 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=774#774
 
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:
 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=809#809


# KFC demos in San Francisco May 21st Hey Everyone,

We need your help to speak on behalf of chickens being tortured by KFC!

On Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 noon, please join Gail Camhi and PETA to protest KFC at Geary Blvd and 6th Ave. For more information, please contact Gail at gailcamhi24@aol.com. Or, join Bay Area Vegetarians to protest the KFC at 1900 Irving Street in San Francisco, CA. This one takes place at 12:00 noon as well. Please visit http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=672#672 for more info. Come out and show people that the secret in KFC's secret recipe is the torture of millions of chickens.

KFC is responsible for slitting conscious birds' throats open, and scalding them while they're still alive. They cut the beaks off of mother hens without pain killers and drug their chickens with antibiotics to keep them alive through conditions that would otherwise kill them. Please join our worldwide campaign against KFC by attending this protest.

You can visit http://www.KentuckyFriedCruelty.com for more information. 

Thanks for all of your help! For Animal Rights, Joe
 ____________________________________________
Joe Hinkle | Activist Liaison 
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 
757-962-8261 | 757-943-7456 (cell) | joehinkle@peta.org 
http://www.goveg.com | http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com | http://www.animalactivist.com 
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." -Edmund Burke


# Pirate Radio Workshop - we want the airwaves! Sat May 21 2 - 4PM
 free; suggested donation of $5 - 25
 We want the airwaves!!!!!
Pirate Radio Workshop with Jean Chen and Karoline Hatch

As part of the programming around our Pirated 
http://www.kearnystreet.org/programs/special/pirated/index.html  exhibition, KSW presents a workshop all about pirate radio. Learn all about the how-to's, what-if's, and watch-out's of pirate radio.

Do you hate listening to the radio because everything is owned by Clear Channel? Do you ever wonder what happened to the days when the radio played good music?

Three years ago Jean Chen got tired of hearing the same 10 songs on the radio over and over again and decided to take action. She bought a radio transmitter and began to broadcast her own radio station out of her apartment.

Karoline Hatch has been a primary organizer for San Francisco Liberation Radio (listen online: www.liberationradio.net) for 3 years and as such she has learned more than she ever wanted to know about the legal and illegal issues of micro-powered radio and raids, as well as what to do and not to do with electricity and transmission equipment. She finds radio compelling because while it is intrinsically an act of civil disobedience it can be some serious fun.

Join Jean and Karoline as they tell you about their experiences and give advice on how to start up your own pirate radio station. You'll hear about what equipment you need, legal issues to consider, and the state of low power FM.

 Saturday, March 21 2-4pm

 http://SomArts.org Cultural Center, 934 Brannan @ 8th and 9th sts, SF

Cost: Free; $5 - 25 suggested donation. Please RSVP at 415.503.0520 or sam@kearnystreet.org.

More information: for more information about the Pirated exhibition: http://www.kearnystreet.org/programs/special/pirated/index.html
This event is produced in association with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. 
http://www.apiculturalcenter.org

KSW's Pirated exhibition runs through May 29th, 2005, at SomArts Cultural Center.

Coming up:

Tuesday, May 24th: an evening of piracy-themed screenings and performances, by slam poet SHAILJA PATEL, filmmakers NGUYEN TAN HOANG, ANNA SOPHIE-LOEWENBERG, YIN-JU CHEN & JAMES T. HONG, shadow puppetress JANAKI RANPURA as TRINKET MOLAR, scifi writer CLAIRE LIGHT, and a set of cover songs from INVISIBLE CITIES.

8 -10 pm at SomArts-the final week of the Pirated exhibition. for more information, http://www.kearnystreet.org/programs/calendar/2005_05.html#24
 
SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street (bet 8th and 9th streets)
San Francisco
415.503.0520
http://www.somarts.org
 
sam@kearnystreet.org
415.503.0520
http://www.kearnystreet.org

 http://laughingsquid.org/squidlist/calendar


# Sat, May 21 2pm  Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 
 Annual Strawberry Tasting at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' 
Market plus cooking demonstration, book signing & food talk
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?uid=3984


# How To Help The Mousetrap Show SAT. MAY 21 3pm to 10 pm FREE SHOW!
 
The Life size Mousetrap will be in operation MAY 21st. 4pm to 10pm ---FREE
SHOW!!!!! ---Wow!---at the BARN!
702 EARL st. S.F.  415-285-8103
D.J.s and live music by ESMERELDA STRANGE and ONE MAN BANJO!

THE LIFE SIZE MOUSETRAP NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO SECURE A GRANT FROM THE BORG2!

Please help out and go to www.borg2.org and follow subscribe/vote link in
upper right hand corner of page.
It's free and you can unsubscribe later!  Be sure to reply to e-mail sent
back -possibly checking your Spam folder to finish process.  It's fast and
easy and would help this project reach its final goal! And remember to
REGISTER to VOTE BY MAY 26TH!!

SHORT DESCRIPTION: The LIFE SIZE MOUSETRAP is a fantastically hand crafted,
16 piece 50,000-lb. interactive KINETIC SCULPTURE set atop a
6,500-square-foot, 2,000-lb GAME BOARD.  This giant Rube Goldberg style
contraption comes complete with a VAUDEVILLIAN style carnival show, original
MUSICAL SCORE, CAN-CAN DANCERS, acrobatic HIJINKS, and other Spectacularly
scripted SCENARIOS dedicated to the bending of reality!

PROPOSAL: If this MONSTROSITY is properly supported, it will DISPEL your
average DESERT experience.  I plan to place the MOUSETRAP and its BURLESQUE
dripping sideshow inside a BIZZARE CARNIVAL atmosphere.  Where lucky
contestants can PICK EACH OTHER'S POCKETS, lift a 350-lb CAST-IRON BATHTUB
12 feet into the air, turn impossibly huge GEARS, load SPRINGS, and light a
13-foot TALL FLAME-THROWING LAMP POSTâbulloelig all in a SUPREME effort to CRUSH a
TRINKET of MEANING (say, a BIRTHDAY CAKE or a thought provoking EFFIGY)
under a FALLING 2 TON BANK SAFE!  Be it an enormous construct of CRAZY
STAIRS, careening FLAMING BOWLING BALLS, or the unique HAND-BUILT,
30-foot-tall CRANE, the MOUSETRAP can deliver SPECTACLE by the TRUCK LOAD!
For a sacrificial sum of $9,000 +/- the voters will know that they brought
the MOUSETRAP to the desert.  Due to THEMATIC limitations twice the Burning
Man ORG. has REJECTED this project.  It's now up to YOU to show the blind
how to see!

 BARN 702 Earl st. San Francisco 415 285 8103
Cesar Chavez to 3rd st turn south several blocks to EVANS turn EAST and head for the dead end
look for the headless rocking horse!
http://lifesizemousetrap.com mausetrap@earthlink.net 415-285-8103  
http://laughingsquid.org/squidlist/calendar/


# 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
http://www.STUDIOGallerySF.com Info@STUDIOGallerySF.com
  

# 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

Microbrews
 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.

http://www.greenplanetfilms.org or call 415-383-0484


#  KFOG Kaboom on Sat. May 21 http://kfog.com pier 30/32 
nightime fireworks + bands + food and bev vending
4:30pm - 5:30pm      Kathleen Edwards
 6:00pm - 7:00pm      John Butler Trio
 7:40pm - 8:55pm      The Wallflowers
FREE 4-9pm      Fireworks @ 9pm


# 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 (www.onebrick.org) 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:
 http://www.onebrick.org/eventdetails.asp?EventID=1082 


# 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

JSK-5
DJ Crack House
Megabitch
Skwerley
DJ Live P.A.
ThUnderwear

@382 Bayshore Blvd. 9:00 p.m. May 21st
Find out more at http://www.barringtoncollective.org
http://www.5lowershop.org
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.
http://www.barringtoncollective.org hitenoise@graffiti.net


# DIRTY  5/21/05   Shadow Lounge (299 9th st @ Folsom) 
FREE b4 10:30 & only $5 after that  9pm-4am http://www.EvilBreaks.com 
a breaks mix from Reid:  http://www.reidspeed.com 
 Also performing: 
 Donna Matrix (Newsbreakz) 
Aaron Jae vs M.O.D. (Evil Breaks/SFBreaks.org) 
with Audio Angel (Groundscore/Sister SF) 
Ripple (Subscience) 
Bam vs Influence (Evil Breaks/Invibe) 
Sheztek vs Jauncy (Moksha Tribe) 


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


# 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
http://www.noahpred.com
- 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) SF, CA 94102-2803
http://www.dalycityrecords.com/dimsum


# 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)
Munchies
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
PARKING IS TIGHT! PLEASE CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE!

Costs:
$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)
-or-
$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 (Robin@CouvillionMarketing.com) 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
http://www.girlstock.com girlstock@girlstock.com
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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)


#  May 22nd, Sunday 12 - 3pm Rainbow Grocery Co-op
30th Anniversary Block Party! 1745 Folsom @ Division (13th St.) SF
SmartMonkey Antonio will be offering tastes of our 2
protein energy bars:   Brownie Bite   Ginger Coconut Bite
Please stop by to say hello, enjoy live music
performances, and celebrate Rainbow Grocery's 30th
Anniversary!!
SmartMonkey Foods are always organic, vegan, and living!
http://www.smartmonkeyfoods.com


# Mission Dolores Photo Scavenger Hunt Sun May 22 noon-4pm free
 meet at noon at the Hidalgo statue in the center of Dolores Park. Bring yourself, good walking shoes and $$ for food/drink if you'd like to make a stop along the way. We will provide contact sheets with pictures of stuff-to-find. Your task is to find the item in the picture and mark the location on a map.  In some cases, the photographs will be from many years ago. In other cases, the item to be found will be described in text. All items to be found are visible from public streets in an area bounded by 15th, 22nd, Mission and Church. The alleys will receive special emphasis.
You can play individually or as part of a team. 
There are no prizes other than an afternoon spent exploring a neighborhood.
For those who just want to take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood alleys with some stops at points of historical interest, show up at the statue at 1:30 pm. We will leave at 2:00 pm to walk a route where all the items can be found. Expect the walk to take about two hours.
 Rain postpones the event. If it rains on May 22, we will reschedule for June.
 Meeting Time: 12:00 (noon) for serious hunters
1:30 pm for leisurely strollers (and cheaters)
 Hidalgo Statue in Delores Park, near bridge at 19th and Church
http://www.parody.org/events/md_hunt/index.html md_hunt@parody.org
 

# Hot Pink Feathers with Blue Bone Express Sun May 22 2-3pm FREE
http://www.frp.org/unionsquare.asp http://blueboneexpress.com
http://hotpinkfeathers.com Union Square @ Powell & Stockton and Geary & Post


# 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 http://www.nowartax.org      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   http://www.nowartax.org
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.
http://www.sexandculture.org
Donations welcome; Walk-ins welcome but RSVP appreciated. Jessi_Ross2545@hotmail.com
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 info@eastbayanimaladvocates.org.
 For events:    Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baarn 


# 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  
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 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:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Ron5.html 
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


# Apocalypse Right Now Sun May 22
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm
$10 - $20, no one turned away for lack of funds
An evening of proper-ganda, musique and underground people, exhumed for your sensory pleasure.  DJ Reid Spice from Whirr will be spinning at 7:30. Performers: Alfonsus, Bambi Lake, Mimi Lok, Kirk Read, members of Whirr.
Proceeds to benefit CounterPULSE-formerly 848 Community Space-a new venue for art and action in San Francisco.
Res/Info: 415-626-2060 or http://www.counterpulse.org
 CounterPULSE 1310 Mission (@ 9th Street) San Francisco
 


# INTERN / VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THE NATURAL WORLD MUSEUM
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
 http://www.WED2005.org .  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
 http://www.artintoaction.org for programming details).

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


SET-UP VOLUNTEERS
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
connie@naturalworldmuseum.org or 415-378-4097"



Mon May 23

# http://lauchpad.tribe.net       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 
http://bcaction.org 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: raw@rawdance.org, 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. http://www.sexandculture.org


# Liquid Hoop Dance with Christabel May 23, 24, 25 in San Francisco!
 Monday, May 23 2005  - Thursday, May 26 2005  6:30 PM
 A three night intensive hula hoop class! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Super sexy, super fluid, super liquidhoopdance! 
Two tracks available. There is an "Early session" 6:30-8pm *or* "Late session" "8-9:30pm on each night. Each track is limited to 12 students maximum and provides a total of 4 1/2 hours of training. 
All classes suitable for hoop hobbyists thru performance artists -- guidance for performance given throughout class. Monday's class focuses on torso and arms, Tuesday's class focuses on torso and legs, Wednesday's class focuses on off body moves. Each evening will have a jam circle to close. Bumpin' groovin' music, good times. 
$60 for three night series of 3 classes, or $25 per class drop in rate on a space available basis. Pre-registration for the series available at www.DanceHoop.com. Go to "Buy Now" link and register in online store-- specify either "EARLY" or "LATE" in shipping instructions box. 
Space is *very* limited. Don't miss out! Christabel is now teaching in San Francisco only once a month. Danzhaus is located at the corner of 1275 Connecticut and Cesar Chavez. For more information on the venue and directions go to 
http://www.Danzhaus.com Other questions? Call Christabel at 415-515-0469
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/581c43ce-db09-48d7-8528-afa1b2afae7d



Tue May 24

# URGENT * MUNI ACTION TUESDAY!!!!
 Tuesday, May 24, we will hold a rally and press conference at 1:15 on the steps of City Hall.

The Board of Supervisors will be voting on the proposed $4.6 million give-away to illegal parkers and car drivers. This money could go towards stopping fee hikes and service cuts * but only if we're there to let them know transit riders are organized and demand that the money be spent otherwise.

Following the rally/press conference, at which Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi, Tom Ammiano and others will be speaking, we'll be heading into the Board meeting together to testify that fee hikes and service cuts are the most important priority for this city.

We're thinking about chartering a bus to pick people up. Please let me know if that would help in your outreach efforts, and I'll keep you all updated on getting it.

Attached is a flier. Please distribute it far and wide, and do as much outreach as you're able to - any help we could get on Spanish and Cantonese translations for the fliers would be much appreciated.

I think this can be a great event, our best yet at one of the most crucial moments we've faced. We're so close to getting what we want * let's make it happen!!!

Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or help you may need with outreach.
 Casey Mills 771-9850 Ext. 116 casey@thclinic.org
 

# No Logo & Money for Nothing Behind the Business of Pop Music Free Film
 Tue May 24 6:00 PM  Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight  @ Cole
http://www.argusfest.org/sanfrancisco 
 FREE FILMS ($5 suggested donation but no one turned away) 
 Conversation at 6 pm. Film starts at 630 pm 

Tuesday May 24th  http://www.craigslist.org/eve/73276395.html
 No Logo: Brands, Globalization & Resistance- Documentary 42 min 
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world’s best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can – the targets of anti-corporate campaigns by activists and prote stors? No Logo, based on the best-selling book by Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein, reveals the reasons behind the backlash against the increasing economic and cultural reach of multinational companies. Analyzing how brands like Nike,The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger became revered symbols worldwide, Klein argues that globalization is a process whereby corporations discovered that profits lay not in making products (outsourced to low-wage workers in developing countries), but in creating branded identities people adopt in their lifestyles. Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work – the dynamics of corporate globalization – impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the democratic resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands. 
Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music –Documentary 44 min 
Of all mass cultural forms, popular music has historically been characterized by the greatest independence for artists and allowing access to a broader diversity of voices. However, in the contemporary period, this independence is being threatened by a shrinking number of record companies, the centralization of radio ownership and playlists, and the increasing integration of popular music into the broader advertising and commercial aspects of the market. 
Narrated by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Money for Nothing features interviews with hip-hop legend and pioneer Chuck D, respected independent artist Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti of Spearhead, and Riot Grrrl co-founder Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre). It also includes interviews with popular music historian Professor Reebee Garafolo, ex-Rolling Stone editor Dave Marsh, political economist Robert W. McChesney, and Shirley Halperin, editor of BOP magazine. 

Friday-May 27th 
The World According to Bush- Documentary 91 min 
a two-hour documentary about the inner-workings of the Bush administration, will alarm even the most hardened Washington-watchers. 
 Who are the Bushes? Apparently, they're the "quiet dynasty" of modern America-but in reality, their "dynasty" is one of inconceivable family secrets, painstakingly concealed. The current president's grandfather, Prescott Bush, made his fortune by managing Nazi companies after Hitler seized power. In 1942, his companies were confiscated for collaboration with the enemy. George Bush Sr., president from 1988 to 1992, armed and financed Saddam Hussein. He approved the shipping of germ warfare strains to Iraq, enabling the country to launch a chemical attack against Iranian troops and the Kurdish population. 
 The World According to Bush aims to show how the Bushes, father and son, have not only dined with the devil, but have often invit ed themselves to his table. The bin Ladens and the Bushes have been longtime business partners, and the family of the future terrorist chief indirectly financed George W. Bush's political career. This unnatural alliance has continued since the Sept. 11 attacks: Bush Sr. is a top official in one of the biggest private investment funds in the USA, Carlyle, a group that has invested heavily in the arms industry. The Bradley tanks and the missiles used in the latest war against Iraq are made by firms controlled by Carlyle…'and the bin Ladens. For the latter are Bush's associates within this investment fund. 
Contact: sanfrancisco@argusfest.org 
Visit Argusfest.org/sanfrancisco to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below 
Contact: sanfrancisco@argusfest.org


# Tue May 24th 7-9pm SPAWN's 1st general meeting 2005
 San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center http://spawnusa.org
Protect Salmon habitat, watersheds in Marin County.
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 9-11-01 Truth Movement,  United States Defense Department Agent McNiven
aka "Grillfire" 
http://www.codenamegrillfire.com/images/id.jpg
http://www.codenamegrillfire.com is schedualed to be on PAX TV's show "Lie
Detector" on May 24,2005.
911 - inside job.   Demand investigation!
http://www.wtc7.net - http://www.physics911.org - http://www.911-strike.com
http://www.oilempire.us - http://www.dieoff.org - http://www.peakoil.net
http://bombsinsidewtc.dk - http://www.911review.com
http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/towers/index.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca  - http://www.cooperativeresearch.org 
http://www.911review.com/index.html
http://www.911review.com/911review/index.html


# 5/24: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACE Briefing & Fundraiser
Reply to: andyluce@pacbell.net
 
Yet another opportunity to be briefed about and support the 
 national campaign for the creation of our U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACE. 
 http://www.dopcampaign.org 
 Help Make Non-Violence the Organizing Principle of our Society 
 Help Create a Culture of Peace 

 The interest in and support for the Department of Peace is growing by the day! 

 ````````````````` 
 Please join us for a  Briefing/Fundraiser for 
 THE PEACE ALLIANCE       and 
 The Campaign for a U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACE 

 Honored Speaker: 
 Dorothy Maver, Executive Director 
 The Peace Alliance and Peace Alliance Foundation 

 DVD presentations of: 
 A CNN interview with Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich 
 Van Jones, Exe. Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 

 Tuesday Evening, May 24, 2005, 
 7pm – 9pm 

 Desserts and Beverages will be served 

 PLEASE RSVP FOR ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS 

 Bea Herrick 650 941-2415 bea@herrick.org 
 Judy Kimmel 415 383-3982 jbkimmel@aol.com 

 A Dept. of Peace . . . an idea whose time has come! 

 Now, more than ever, is a critical time to create a powerful citizen's peace campaign. So, come join us in this historic opportunity to establish a U.S. Department of Peace thus installing a cabinet-level Secretary of Peace. The purpose of the Dept. of Peace would be to research, facilitate and articulate non-violent solutions to domestic and international conflicts, making non-violence an organizing principle of American society By understanding and addressing the root causes of violence, we can predict and ameliorate a myriad of hostilities, improve national security, help protect human rights, and prevent and de-escalate armed international conflict. Not only will the Dept. of Peace implement strong policy, but it will save the American tax payer billions of dollars, as well. This is a nonpartisan campaign engaged in shifting our national focus away from violence and war. The Dept. of Peace is an idea whose time has come, and will become a legislative reality when each of joins in making it happen! 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/70505763.html


# 5/24: GMO Food Hazards  (santa rosa)  7:30pm  
http://www.newcollege.edu  99 W 6th St   Santa Rosa, CA 95401 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/73246527.html



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

# INTRODUCTION TO FOREIGN CURRENCY TRADING
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 TeriBigio@aol.com 415.203.3323

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?

 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :     : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
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 TeriBigio@aol.com 415.203.3323



Fri May 27

# PROTEST CONDOLEEZA RICE IN S.F., FRI., MAY 27 http://indybay.org
Join the protest against Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on Friday, May 
27, 10 am - 1 pm, at Davies Symphony Hall, Grove & Van Ness, San 
Francisco. Rice will be speaking at a Commonwealth Club event. Say NO! to 
war and occupation in Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, Afghanistan and everywhere. 
Stop the U.S threats and intervention against Cuba, Venezuela, Korea, 
Philippines, Syria, Iran and other countries. Protest the war at home!


# The World According to Bush- Documentary 91 min  Free Film
Fri May 27 6:00 PM  Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight  @ Cole
http://www.argusfest.org/sanfrancisco 
 FREE FILMS ($5 suggested donation but no one turned away) 
 Conversation at 6 pm. Film starts at 630 pm 
 
Friday-May 27th 
The World According to Bush- Documentary 91 min 
a two-hour documentary about the inner-workings of the Bush administration, will alarm even the most hardened Washington-watchers. 
 Who are the Bushes? Apparently, they're the "quiet dynasty" of modern America-but in reality, their "dynasty" is one of inconceivable family secrets, painstakingly concealed. The current president's grandfather, Prescott Bush, made his fortune by managing Nazi companies after Hitler seized power. In 1942, his companies were confiscated for collaboration with the enemy. George Bush Sr., president from 1988 to 1992, armed and financed Saddam Hussein. He approved the shipping of germ warfare strains to Iraq, enabling the country to launch a chemical attack against Iranian troops and the Kurdish population. 
 The World According to Bush aims to show how the Bushes, father and son, have not only dined with the devil, but have often invit ed themselves to his table. The bin Ladens and the Bushes have been longtime business partners, and the family of the future terrorist chief indirectly financed George W. Bush's political career. This unnatural alliance has continued since the Sept. 11 attacks: Bush Sr. is a top official in one of the biggest private investment funds in the USA, Carlyle, a group that has invested heavily in the arms industry. The Bradley tanks and the missiles used in the latest war against Iraq are made by firms controlled by Carlyle…'and the bin Ladens. For the latter are Bush's associates within this investment fund. 
Contact: sanfrancisco@argusfest.org 
Visit Argusfest.org/sanfrancisco to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below 
Contact: sanfrancisco@argusfest.org



Sat May 28

# 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
 6pm-9:30pm 
 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 
 -or- 
 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 brightfritz@comcast.net 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."
 --------------------------------------------------
http://www.sexandculture.org

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


# The Masturbate-a-Thon -- May 28!  http://www.sexandculture.org
Lots of details at http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com
 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; http://www.carnavalsf.com

# Carnaval Grand Parade : See Sunday. 9:30 am
 

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



Sun May 29

# 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. http://www.carnavalsf.com


# 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  www.SFEagle.com
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. http://www.sexandculture.org


# Sun May 29 - 6 PM   Military Voices Against Endless War and Occupation
 King Middle School,   1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
 Aidan Delgado, Dr. Gene Bolles, Camilo Mejia, Cindy Sheehan, Tim
 Goodrich, Stephen Funk, with audio/visual presentations, awards, and entertainment.
 Featuring the leading military voices of resistance from across the country, with recent Iraq veterans, family members of service persons killed in Iraq, and military resisters. Iraq uncensored. Today's military, from recruiting to stop-loss to a possible draft.



Mon May 30

# http://lauchpad.tribe.net       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
SCOTTISH RITE CENTER, OAKLAND 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612
 A United Nations World Environment Day Conference with Carl Pope, Richard Heinberg, Marla Hollander, Gary Braasch, Michel Gelobter, Randy Hayes, Van Jones, Richard Register and Dave Biggs
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# BALL PARK VEGEGTARIAN OUTREACH May 31 6:30 PM
 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.
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org 
  
 

June 2005

# June 1-5 World Environment Day, SF
Public events announced: Five days, five themes, limitless possibilities
Four former SF mayors team up with Mayor Newsom to launch WED 2005
Urban Accords Declared: Cities and individuals take action for a livable future
Green Cities Expo to showcase sustainable products and businesse
http://www.wed2005.org # INTERN / VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THE NATURAL WORLD MUSEUM
In partnership with the United Nations World
Environment Day 2005

http://www.WED2005.org .  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
 http://www.artintoaction.org for programming details).
To volunteer Please contact Connie at
connie@naturalworldmuseum.org or 415-378-4097


# WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, June 1-5!  The theme:  GREEN CITIES FOR THE
PLANET, June 1-5!  This promises to be one of the most important
environmental events to come to San Francisco.  Never has this event
taken place in North America.  Let us help to build momentum, starting
NOW!  Here is the WED 2005 website:
http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/index-flash.asp
READ Gavin Newsom's WED 2005 message:
http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/Information_Material/Mayor-message.asp
CONTRIBUTE to the draft Green Cities Declaration, with your careful,
well-said, and caring thoughts to the wiki, which may be included in
the final declaration:
http://www.wed2005.org/wiki/
FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:
http://www.wed2005.org/2.0.php?PHPSESSID=d4b316e28e201b4732e4bf6726d9214a


#  ART INTO ACTION ... AN ENVIRONMENTAL ART SHOWCASE FOR 
 UN World Environment Day  June 1-5 2005 Fort Mason Festival Pavilion SF
 http://artintoaction.org http://www.wed2005.org
 
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
 http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml
DETAILED SCHEDULE: http://artintoaction.org         
................ UNITE IN GREEN ! ....................



Thu June 2

# How to Win in the Green Building Marketplace 
– Marc Richmond, Vice  President, What’s Working
  Learn why consumers are asking for green and how to put your business 
at the forefront of the green home building movement.
  Thursday June 2nd, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard @ 4th/5th St.  free


# Green Buildings in California: Case Studies and Panel Discussion – 
Andrea Traber, Peter Rumsey and Miriam Landman
  Three Bay Area green building professionals will present case studies 
on a variety of commercial and residential green building projects in 
California. Dynamic case studies with discussion to follow.
  Thursday June 2nd, 9:30 – 12:00 PM
  Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard @ 4th/5th St.  free


# Prescription for Building Wellness,
Intelligent Design for Long-term Health -
  Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, Principal Green Design, SMWM, and Tom Lent, 
Technical Policy Coordinator, Healthy Building Network
  Sick building or healthy workforce? Discover how urban planning, 
building design and material selection promote occupant health and 
productivity.
  Thursday June 2nd, 10:30 – 12:00 PM
  Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard @ 4th/5th St.  free


# And don’t miss the Pacific Heights Green Showhouse! Tour this 
spectacular home to see green and healthy building materials integrated 
with aesthetically pleasing and highly functional living areas and a 
stunning view of the City!
  To register for any of these green building events, or for further 
information, please visit http://www.sfgreen.org/ or call (415) 383-5105.
  To view the full World Environment Day calendar, visit http://www.wed2005.org


# 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.
http://www.citizen.org/documents/Flyer%20current.pdf

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
http://www.bluewaterproject.org and http://www.wateractivist.org

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.
 http://www.citizen.org/california



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
Beyond

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 liotsakis@yahoo.com.

-----------------------/\-------------------------

Aaron G. Lehmer
Program Director, Circle of Life

Surf: http://www.circleoflife.org
Write: P.O. Box 3764, Oakland, CA  94609
Call: 510-601-9790 x303 / Fax: 510-601-9788
E-mail: alehmer@circleoflife.org

Stay Informed... Get Inspired... Take Action!
Sign up for Circle of Life news and alerts, at:
http://www.circleoflife.org/news/subscriptions.htm


# Artists as Visionaries for a Sustainable Future
JOIN US in a ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION with speakers from ecoart nonprofits 
 dedicated to connecting artists, scientists, communities and the natural world.  
JUNE 3 FRI 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm reception 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Ecoartspace    Tricia Watts
http://Exploratorium.edu      Peter Richards & Susan Schwartzenberg 
http://greenmuseum.org    Sam Bower 
Social Sculpture Research Unit
   (Oxford Brookes University, UK)     Shelley Sacks
WEAD     Susan Leibovitz Steinman & Jo Hanson
 Mc Bean Auditorium in the Exploratorium
SF Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St, SF, 415-563-7337 for directions
FREE and open to the public, this event is hosted by the Exploratorium as part of UN 
 World Environment Day 2005. http://wed2005.org



Sat June 4

# Sat. June 4 10am  CodePINK at Fairfax Parade and Festival 
 Join North Bay's CodePINK march in the Fairfax Parade, honoring the peace-making actions of Representative Lynn Woolsey and Senator Barbara Boxer. We plan to "pinkify" the parade (wear pink! wave pink! bring pink! and we'll have plenty to borrow), modeling CodePINK's take on color-coded security alerts our administration puts out to "keep us safe." 
 Parade assembles at 9:30 am in Albertson's parking lot 
Park Road @ School St. (Bolinas Rd @ Sir Francis Drake Blvd.) 
Take Central San Rafael exit from 101, Head West to Fairfax.


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


# Development as if the World Mattered– Hunter Lovins, 
Founder, Natural  Capitalism, Inc.
  Hunter Lovins, noted author and environmental champion, employs 
principles of Natural Capitalism to leverage community-based 
sustainability in Afghanistan and other developing countries. 
Presentation followed by a book signing.
  Saturday June 4th, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
  Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St free



# June 4 & 5, 2005 10 am - 5 pm  2nd Annual Fairfax Ecofest...  Fairfax Pavilion 
Park Road @ School St. (Bolinas Rd @ Sir Francis Drake Blvd.) 
Take Central San Rafael exit from 101, Head West to Fairfax.
 The Fairfax Ecofest is a community event, organized by Fairfax residents, to bring people together and learn about issues that affect us economically, environmentally, socially and politically. 
 We provide a forum of speakers, films, artists, educational activities, entertainers, green organizations and food/beverage providers who offer healthy, creative and fun alternatives to what is commonly available in mainstream venues.



Sun June 5

# Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Sustainable Development
 A United Nations World Environment Day 2005 Event
Convened by the Women’s Global Green Action Network and Local Partners
 
The 2005 UN World Environment Day in San Francisco provides an ideal opportunity to highlight women’s perspectives and contributions to the global environmental challenge. Come hear the incredible stories of women leaders working tirelessly for positive change!
 
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
Intersection of Marina Boulevard & Buchanan Street, in the Marina district. (Adjacent to the Green Building Expo & the Environmental Art Show) Public Transportation is highly encouraged as 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
 
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.
 
Camila Chavez Dolores Huerta Foundation. Camilla works with the Foundation to focus on community organizing and leadership training in low-income under-represented communities. Camila is the daughter of Dolores Huerta and niece of Cesar Chavez.
 
Harinder Pal Kaur  Ecological Designer and Construction Project Manager. Harinder has pioneered ecological design and construction in India. She is the Project Director for the development of the world's leading chain of ecological hotels for Kamat Hotels (India) Ltd.
 
Hunter Lovins Founder and president of Natural Capitalism, Inc. Founder & president of Natural Capitalism, Inc. and the non-profit Natural Capitalism Solutions; co-author, Natural Capitalism; professor, MBA in Sustainable Management program at Presidio World College.
 
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 given 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.
 
Musical Guests Pat Humphries & Sandy O  "Keep on Moving Forward (Never Turning Back),” “Common Thread,” and "Swimming to the Other Side" are sung at peace & justice events around the world. The Beijing Conference in 1995 opened with "Keep on Moving Forward". 
 
Musical Guest 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.
 
Co-Sponsors & Partners
Asian Pacific  Environmental Network, BAIDO (Bay Area International Development Organization), Breast Cancer Action, Breast Cancer Fund, Circle of Life, CODEPINK, Global Fund for Women, Global Exchange, International Museum of Women, Luna Bar, Ma'at Youth Academy, Matters of Trust, Pacific  Environment, People’s Grocery, Rainforest Action Network, Sea Breeze Sea Vegetables, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, WAGES 
 
For more information contact:
WOMENS GLOBAL GREEN ACTION NETWORK Co- Coordinators:
Melinda (Mindy) Kramer, Pacific Environment
mkramer@pacificenvironment.org
(415) 399-8850 ext. 309
 
Redwood Mary (Mary Rose Kaczorowski), U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Women’s’ International Caucus
redwoodmary@yahoo.com
(510) 459-9448

For Information About UN World Environment Day 2005, San Francisco, CA  
http://www.wed2005.org


#  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
RSVP: http://www.bayareaveg.org/rsvp.php?id=738
Cost: Free  Full Details: 
 http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=738#738 
 http://bayareaveg.org 
 

# 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.
http://www.davidmaisel.com/fine.asp   http://www.hainesgallery.com


# June 11th-12 27th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL
(Formerly Health & Harmony Festival)
Northern California's premiere community celebration of progressive culture
Music * Arts * Ecology * Healthful Living
Saturday and Sunday, June 11th-12th, 2005.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
11AM - 8PM Saturday? 11AM - 7PM Sunday
Saturday Night Dance?? 8PM - 12 PM
http://harmonyfestival.com


# June 17,18,19 http://snwmf.com
Sierra Nevada World Music Fest. Calaveras Co. Fgnds.


# 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. 
 burningriver_ca@yahoo.com   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.
THIS IS A DYKE MARCH.
E-mail the SF Dyke March info@dykemarch.org
http://dykemarch.org/SFO/index.html


# Sun Jun 26 http://www.sfpride.org
 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
http://www.earthfirst2005.org   http://cascadiarising.org/rrr2005/rendy.htm


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


borderHack 2.005 - Border Camp on the US/Mexico Border
from August 3rd - 7th 2005 http://www.ENOUGHisENOUGH.de.vu


# 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: 
http://www.thepeacealliance.org/events/sept_conf_05.htm
911 - inside job.  Demand investigation!
http://www.wtc7.net - http://www.physics911.org - http://www.911-strike.com
http://www.oilempire.us - http://www.dieoff.org - http://www.peakoil.net
http://bombsinsidewtc.dk - http://www.911review.com
http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/towers/index.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca  - http://www.cooperativeresearch.org 
http://www.911review.com/index.html
http://www.911review.com/911review/index.html




# Sept 16,17,18 http://www.earthdance.org/sf 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) …
 http://www.earthdance.org/sf
 http://www.earthdance.org


#ECOPALOOZA 2005
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 
http://www.ecopalooza.com/


# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford


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

NATIONAL ID CARD LAW / REAL ID LAW, passed by
treasonous, secretive congress, is not binding law.
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID.  Marburry v. Madison -1803

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

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

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

Live free or die.

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


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THE TITLE 26 "INCOME TAX" IS A HOAX, AND SO IS THE IRS
http://taxax.org
 Cracking the Unified Commerce Code:
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Cracking the Code Third Edition
http://jhdassociates.com/CTC3.html

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

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Latin :   Jus is Justice.   Belli is War.
Use of force continuum.
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