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Coke, Pepsi & the Gang Join Forces to Stop States from Banning Junk Food in Schools

School Diet Change Brings Remarkable Behavior Improvements

May the farm be with you


Fight to save the wind

3 ways to recycle your broken computer, monitors and electronic equipment, free

 Balboa Theater     Todai, the Japanese place 
 Blondie's Pizza   Spud's Pizza in Oakland  
 All free on your birthday. 
but this should be your last pizza unless you find organic cheese,


http://aclu.olrg Patriot Act Renewal underway

Oil: Caveat empty (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) PEAK OIL

9/11 Commission Report: A 571 - Page Lie  9/11 Lies Uncovered * Phil Berg

PNAC 101 - Rise of the Neocons! Project for a New American Century  "Conspiracy of Silence"

Feelings of threat lead to restricted civil liberties

Help Cali close its youth prisons!

A new bill with extremely stiff mandatory drug sentencing is being
proposed in the House.  call your local rep or just send an email by going to Permanent International Boycott of Thailand

Saudi state of alert after king hospitalized
 Saudi Arabia: King Clinically Dead, Sources Say
 Muslims protest U.S. from Asia to Mideast
 $284,800 73% to Republicans:
Albertson's Inc $126,909 76% to Republicans

Chinese Deputy PM Abruptly Cancels Meeting With Japanese PM
AUSTRALIA: For the First Time, a Deputy Head of State Confirms Peak Oil
 Increase in 'Dead Zones' Starving the World's Seas

DVD  Home Censorship Kit

Fri May 27
# Fri May 27 5:30 pm last Friday every month
meet Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero. Bring bike, helmet.

# The World According to Bush- Documentary 91 min Free Film Fri May 27 6:00 PM Red Victorian Peace Cafe 1665 Haight @ Cole 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: Visit to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below Contact:

# Opulent Temple of Venus Burning Man Fundraiser Please help the Opulent Temple of Venus make beautiful things happen this year at Burning Man. By day - an intentional multi-service salon for the goddesses of the playa By night - a space for sacred dance to world class music and opulent chilling Upcoming fun raisers to make it happen. An investment in your future peak experience! Friday, May 27th @ the Anon Salon gallery 285 9th @ Folsom, SF 10pm Funky Dust! with: Ethan Miller (Friends n Family) Spesh (Qool/ Looq) Kramer (The Deep End) Donna Matrix (Newsbreakz) Syd Gris (Opulent Temple) Rhythmystic (Beatstream / Freek Factory) Dirtyhertz (Looq / Pangea) Melyss (Sister SF / Opel) Taj ( Chris Sia (IK / El Circo) Giamma (Triple Power / Rhythm Society) +more tba, actually. 2 rooms of funky beats and dusty treats, plus chill spaces, roof top patio, lounge areas, and playa worthy goodies on hand. $15 before 11:00, $20 after $5 off cover any time if in anything playafied, playa digs, playa-esque - you get the point.

# May 27 Hoop Dance Performance at Opel Fundraiser Party at Gingerbread Factory in San Francisco This event is still be organized, but Christabel will be there performing.

# 5-27 8PM Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In showing 12 Monkeys

# MAY 27-29, mindstates 6 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre 3601 Lyon @ Lombard SF 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Featuring presentations on : • visionary art • electronic trance-dance • video game environments • cutting-edge science as art • current psychedelic research • techno-biological enhancement • transcranial magnetic stimulation • skeptical consciousness studies • EEG-mapping of altered states • Reflections and Inspirations: The 50 Year Anniversary of R. Gordon Wasson's Psilocybe Discovery • harm reduction • virtual reality and more new presenters: ALEX GREY and SASHA & ANN SHULGIN:

Sat May 28

# Community Garden Work-Party Day
Saturday, May 28th 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Where: Visitacion Valley Community Garden
 Are you interested in urban community gardening?
 Join us on Saturday, May 28th 
 at the Visitacion Valley Community Garden.
 for a community garden workparty. 
 We will make a our garden and the “Greenway Parks” 
 look great for the United Nations World Environment Day
 the week following. You’ll also have an opportunity to sign up for 
 your own plot at our community garden. 
 ** Free Healthy Snacks and Drinks ** 
 Visitacion Valley Community Garden is located next to 156 Raymond Ave

# Sat, May 28, 2005      
The Ecology Center, Global Exchange, KPFA Radio, Pacific Environment and Rainforest Action Network present

The Ecology Center, Global Exchange, KPFA Radio, Pacific Environment and Rainforest Action Network present 
 (in honor of the United Nations’ World Environment Day in S.F. June 1-5)

 A KPFA TOWN HALL MEETING on ENERGY experts & knowledgeable activists report on our most urgent predicament

 Saturday, May 28, 10 am –3pm
 King Middle School Auditorium, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
 Wheelchair access, free parking, walkable from No. Berk. BART

 Speakers include: 
 PRATAP CHATTERJEE (Managing Editor of CorpWatch, author of Iraq, Inc,
 Host of KPFA’s Terra Verde)
 JIHAN GEARON (program associate at Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative)
 BARBARA HALE (Director of Power Policy at The City of San Francisco’s P.U.C.) RANDY HAYES (founder of Rainforest Action Network, currently Director of Oakland’s Sustainability Program)
 RICHARD HEINBERG (Professor at New College, Santa Rosa, author of 6 books including The Party’s Over; Energy Resources and the Fate of Industrial Societies” HOLMES HUMMEL (global energy scenarios’ researcher at Stanford)
 SASHA LILLEY (CorpWatch writer & Producer of KPFA’s Against the Grain)
 BILL POWERS (LNG authority)
 CARL WOOD (former California State P.U.C. Commissioner).
 & other participants expected.

 $10 entry, tickets at Black Oak Books, Cody’s (both stores), Diesel Books, Global Exchange store on College Ave in Berkeley, Pegasus (both stores), Pendragon, Walden Pond 510-848-6767 x 611

 KPFA Radio 94.1 FM 
 Listener-sponsored non-profit radio for northern & central California
 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley CA 94704

# The Really Really FREE Market! Saturday May 28, 2005 12-4pm at Dolores Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is now a regular event in San Francisco. The second Really, Really Free Market is being held on:

Saturday May 28, 2005 from 12-4pm at Dolores Park.

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

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

See you May 28th!

# BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE DOPE PROJECT! Punks Against War is having a benefit show for the DOPE (Drug Overdose Prevention and Education) Project: SATURDAY, MAY 28 5pm STATION 40 3030 B 16th (between Mission and Valencia) BANDS! Erick and Ivy The Skanks Night Fruit Hiker Biker Up the Voltage AFFORDABLE ART AND ZINE SALE! Prints, posters, and zines--everything $1-20 (If you want to donate art or zines to the sale, please bring them to the show) FILM! "Worth Saving," a short film about the DOPE Project by Gretchen Hildebran OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING! Learn how to save a life All proceeds from this benefit will go to the DOPE Project: Every year in San Francisco more people die of drug overdose than in car accidents or shootings. The DOPE Project is a team committed to reducing the number of overdose deaths in San Francisco (and beyond) to zero. The DOPE Project offers overdose education to staff, residents and clients in SRO hotels, shelters, treatment programs and other community settings, and is currently collaborating with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to implement an innovative naloxone distribution program at needle exchange sites throughout the city.

# 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 or 415.310.8351 ---  "Love+Politics is a group of people who identify as polyamorous, queer,or sex-positive, and who regard that identity as deeply connected to their desire to make the world a better place through progressive activism." ---


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

# Sat May 28 7PM HAPPY HIPPIE SMACKDOWN!: OCEAN BEACH @ Lincoln Hear ye, Hear Ye. Come gather to witness the final showdown: the Trillionare wives of crawford Texas are takin down the Happy Hippies of San Francisco. The Trillionaire wives are 'a comin and their out for oil! Rumour has it that the Hippies of San Francisco, crooked as a barrel of snakes, are gonna to be burning some crawford flesh. Well, The Lord never closes one door without opening another one. The wives will be comin in by chartered boat from crawford, texas to save the day! COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE PATRIOT! BRING THINGS TO BURN.

# Open MIc "Voices of Peace" on Haight Sat May 28 7:00 PM
 Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight St @ Cole 
 A continuing weekly showcase of San Francisco’s finest free live music. As one of the last outposts of the true spirit of the Haight-Ashbury culture so may long for, the Red Victorian Peace Center is proud to host this open mic. “Voices of Peace” captures an eclectic gathering of guitars, song, spoken word and more, This event is certain to resonate of the era gone by of freedom, love and community that we all so need. Come join us each week with host, guitarist extraordinaire Todd Tholke. Free admission Saturday 7-10 pm. Excellent vegetarian & vegan food and cafe available. 
We are in need of volunteers to help this and other events grow. Come be part of a family. 
Questions and info email

# Sat, May 28 7-8:30 PM  New Documentary Film Sounds Alarm About the Threat of Extinction to Sea Turtles Last Journey for the Leatherback? to Be Screened at the Dance Palace, Marin County,

# Sat May 28 Hoop Dance Performance at Ruby Skye in San Francisco Come check Christabel out in one of three dance sets which happen at 11:45pm, 12:45pm and 1:45am. Another spectacular performance series by Christabel at the biggest nightclub in San Francisco! The name of the DJ has not yet been disclosed to the public.Check out the venue at Nominated by DanceStar as one of the top 5 nightclubs. 15,000 feet in size and with more than 4 luxurious areas and a massive dancefloor and amazing lighting system. Limited presale $15 tickets available at 420 Mason St.San Francisco 94102. Nightclub phone number: 415-693-0777

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

# Carnaval Grand Parade : 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 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.

# Wanna be in the Carnival Parade? Sun May 29 9:30 AM 
 Hi! My name is dena and I stiltwalk in Carnival with a group, Mara Reggae. I would like to invite other stilter's to join us. There are usually 5 - 7 stilters and it would be fun to have more! 
Mara Reggae is made up of a samba percussion core, samba dancers, and then us the stilters! The parade is on May 29th!!!!!!!!!! 
Information about Mara Reggae can be found below. 
If you are interested in joining us, would like more information or have any 
questions, please feel free to e-mail me. 
Hope to see you on Sunday!

# Sun May 29 10am-4pm COB Workshop Memorial Day Weekend

How long has it been since you
played in the mud?  Do you want to spend a Sunday learning how to
build out of cob?  Help us build a COB bench to memorialize the Xerces
Blue Butterfly.  This beautiful fluttering friend was a local to the
Bay Area before degradation of its habitat lead it to extinction.

COB, also known as "Monolithic Adobe," is a mixture of sand, clay and
straw – wet enough to mold yet dry enough to build without forms.
While the term Cob originated hundreds of years ago in Whales, similar
Earth Building techniques are native to many indigenous and ancient
cultures across the globe.  Often mixed with the feet, and sculpted
with the hands, Cob can take on whatever shapes your imagination,
creativity and fingers-tips will allow!

-This is a CROW event [City Repair Oakland West]
-a COB bench
-in the Oakland Zoo Butterfly Garden (in the Education Center)
-Workshop:  Sunday*, May 29, 2005, 10am – 4pm
-to memorialize the Xerces Blue Blue Butterfly
-with our feet, with our hands, with mud!
-Come prepared to get muddy.
How much?
-Donations not necessary, but always welcome and much Appreciated.
(Suggested Sliding Scale $5 - $15 – certainly no one turned away for
lack of funds).  Donations will be used toward tools and materials for
this project and upcoming City Repair projects.

*There will also be informal work parties on Saturday, May 28th 10am -
4pm, and Monday, May 30th 10am - 4pm.  Volunteers are welcome to join
in the fun.

All levels:  beginners to advanced natural builders welcome!  Please,
help us by passing this information along to folks who might be

(This event is appropriate for adults and children of all ages,
creeds, colors, humors, and dispositions).  Laughing, singing, dancing
and playing are highly encouraged . . .

This project is produced in conjunction with the Education Center of
the Oakland Zoo.  It is co-sponsored by the Altars of Extinction
Project, which draws attention to the negative impacts of ecologically
irresponsible human development by commemorating local species which
have become extinct by human activities.

For more information about City Repair - Oakland West, please go to
our website at   For more information about
the workshop, or to find out how you can help, email

# Hula Hoopers shake it in the sunshine this Sunday Dolores Park, 2-5pm

# sunset + stompy ~ memorial day weekend Sun May 29th, 2005
  Club Cocomo, 650 Indiana at Mariposa,  SF 3pm - 2am 21+
 $10 before 5pm  ~ $20 therafter
Sunset discount: $15 all evening (coming next week)
 DJ's: LUKE SARDELLO (Icon/Doghouse Records ~ Dallas, TX)
 Galen Tasho  J-Bird Sweet P  Solar Deron

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

# 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.

# Boa Breaks Sun May 29 9:00pm - 4:00am $10, $5 in advance Post Carnaval the Space Cowboys & the Fringe invite you to shake your tail feathers at BOA BREAKS! (because you can never wear them on the playa) Space Cowboy DJs on the UNIMOG OUTSIDE: rrrus, Mancub, Smoove, Nicola (SC) guests Zack Darling, Joe Encarnation & drumming by Kevin Wardell INSIDE: BLVD - LIVE! electronic trio performance ( Space Cowboy DJs 8Ball & Kapt'n Kirk Fringe Live performance by Scratch n Sniff (feat. Motion Potion & SJ Littlewood) BACK LOUNGE hosted by James Christopher & J-Tonal (lowprolounge) Big Dolla Bill & Mycho Cocoa (the Fringe) visuals by Dr.FX Acrobatic performances by CIRQUE BERZERK info? Mighty 119 Utah @ 15th / Potrero 415-626-7001

# Plug n Play Sat May 28 9:00pm - 2:00am Free! Plug n Play is the latest participatory spectacle from local interventionists Angry Waiter 4AM, inventors of Joke-e-oke! and other fine products. Plug n Play is a new monthly at Rx Gallery that allows you to bring your own media down to the gallery to share with everyone else. Bring your ipods, vinyl, laptops, videotapes of your projects, dvds, found footage - down to the Rx and plug them in. Audio formats accepted: mp3s, vinyl, cds. Video formats accepted: laptops, vhs, dvd. This is your chance to grab a little bit of the spotlight. (Note: those who attempt to hog the spotlight will be dealt with appropriately.) You get 15 minutes (give or take). The Waiters will be on hand to assist you and to facilitate the evening. As an added bonus - we'll project your name on the big plasma screen at the end of the bar. That's right! The Big Plasma Screen, At the End of the Bar. Toil anonymously no longer! About Angry Waiter 4AM Angry Waiter 4AM is a secretive collective whose modus operandi is to let the audience do all the work for us (or at least most of it!). Our motto: Here's your damn 15 minutes! We relish this current age of performance/reality spectacle, and continue to invent new ways to take advantage of the normal person's insatiable appetite for fame and recognition. You know you want it. Angry Waiter 4AM are also the masterminds behind the pop-cultural hit Joke-e-oke!, which allows participants to access a database of comedian routines (Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, George Carlin and many more) and perform the material in a format modeled on karaoke. The project has received press nationally and internationally, and has been profiled on NPR, Wired News, Slashdot, NME, the New York Times Syndicate, among many other publications and blogs. Rx Gallery 132 Eddy @ Mason / Taylor

Mon May 30

# 5/30 Hike Steep Ravine, Hot-tubbing & Potluck (Marin)

# Breastfeeding Class Mon May 30 2-5 PM
 Are you pregnant? Worried about breastfeeding? Wondering why even bother? Wondering where does the milk actually come from?    Have we got the class for you! 

Experienced breastfeeding instructor, Heather Pierini is offering a one day intensive class on breastfeeding on Sunday, May 30 at Change Makers in Oakland. 
Where: Changemakers, 6536 Telegraph Ave. between Ashby and Alcatraz. 
When: Sunday, May 30 from 2-5:00 PM 
Cost: $40.00 per couple (single and alternative families are welcomed, discount for single mamas) 
How: Pre-Register by calling (415) 948-3131 or just show up at the door. 
Who should go? Everyone who is interested in breastfeeding, the why, wherefore and impact on our society. Everything from advertising to healthcare is affected by breastfeeding, come hear why. 

Raves for the instructor include: 
"She should do standup." 
"I was nervous first taking a 3 hour class about boobs, but it was interesting, exciting and fun." 
"Now I know what to expect! Thanks!"          Come join us!

# Mon, May 30 7pm    
Body Burden: A memorial day performance dedicated to all our friends and family who are struggling and who have struggled with breast cancer!
  Balazo Gallery   2183 Mission St @ 18th
 Just off 16th and Mission Bart  $5-$50 sliding scale
 Contact Jessica Tovar 415-248-5010 x 103

 All proceeds from this event will go to
 Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice
 And the Campaign to Shut Down the PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant

 This event is endorsed by Breast Cancer Action check out

 Review of Jake Weinstein’s “Body Burden” Show

 Body Burden is a three actor, three act show about environmental health and breast cancer. It presents a strong message that every woman and every person who cares about women’s health should hear. Jake was able to combine comedy, science and drama into this story which presents the multiple conflicts of interest in the health care industry. It exposes the politics of breast cancer research, treatment and environmental health. It talks about difficult issues with a touch of humor and slapstick comedy and, as one viewer said, “It really makes you think” Clever and poignant, it is motivational and inspiring to those of us in environmental health advocacy.

# 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

# 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

# Join PETA for an Unhappy Cow Demo on 5/31 in San Francisco!
As you may be aware, PETA’s lawsuit against the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAD) over their deceptive “Happy Cows” ads hit a brick wall when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. In response, we’re launching a new campaign asking California residents to decide for themselves if dairy cows are happy. The campaign will kick off with a series of demonstrations throughout California, which is where you come in! Could you spare some time to join PETA’s Matt Prescott to help hold signs and hand out leaflets at a demonstration?
PETA demonstration
Tuesday, May 31st from 12 – 1pm (meeting at 11:45am sharp)
CA Supreme Court building in San Francisco , 350  McAllister @ Polk
This demonstration can’t happen without you!  If you can lend your voice to help California’s suffering dairy cows, please RSVP to with your name, number, email address and phone number. For more information, please visit  You can also watch what happens on California dairy farms to see for yourself just how unhappy the cows really are. Thanks for all you continue to do for the animals.
With thanks from those without voices,
 Stephanie Wood, Activist Liaison
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 757-962-8247

 To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email 

 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# 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.

# please forward far and wide. thanks!


Tuesday May 31st @7pm
3030-B 16th Street between Mission / Valencia

At least seven local activists have been subpoenaed in the
last week to appear before a federal grand jury convened in
SF. In recent decades, the federal government has
increasingly used the grand jury to intimidate and harass
activists pushing for social justice.

Do you know your rights? Learn what you can do to protect
yourself and your community, and why you should know how
to resist this unjust process.


Mark Vermeulen ­The National Lawyers Guild

Claude Marks ­Freedom Archives

Anita Carswell -Former grand jury resister

& Local activists with grand jury experience

Check for upcoming demonstrations.

Modern-Day Witch Hunts Must End!
As government repression in general increases, so does the
use of the federal grand jury to intimidate, incarcerate
and render impotent
activists across social movements. In recent years,
pressure on the animal rights, environmental justice,
anti-war and anarchist movements has increased
exponentially. At a recent hearing before the Senate
Committee on Environment and Public Works, John E. Lewis,
Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division
of the FBI, testified that,
“Investigating and preventing animal rights extremism and
eco-terrorism is one of the FBI’s highest domestic
terrorism priorities.”

Links for more information about grand juries:
Just Cause Law Collective:  Go to the “grand juries” section.

No Compromise:
Go to “Issue Archive” #22 fall 2003

The National Lawyers Guild  212-679-5100 ext.12
Bay Area phone# 415-285-1041

 Red Victorian Peace Cafe  1665 Haight @ Cole 
 FREE FILMS ($5 suggested donation but no one turned away) 
Tuesday May 31, 7pm 

In the US, Wal-Mart opens a new mega-store every two business days. This is the story of the impact of discount chain stores on American towns and cities, and on our society as a whole. 

STORE WARS follows events in Ashland, VA, over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that galvanizes residents' opposition till the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart store. Arguments for the store (tax revenues, low prices, jobs) and against it (destroys small town character, traffic, low-end jobs) are articulated and hotly debated. The cast of characters includes the mayor and Town Council members who will eventually make the decision, Wal-Mart representatives and the "Pink Flamingos," the grassroots citizen group opposed to the store. 

STORE WARS does not single out Wal-Mart, but rather highlights its position as the icon of the Big Box industry. While offering a critical view of this industry, the film presents fairly all viewpoints on this controversial issue. 

Delicious Vegan & Vegetarian, Caf? Delicacies Available 

Argus Film Series  Red Victorian Peace Cafe 
1665 Haight St @ Cole  San Francisco, CA 94117 

The Film Series is moving to Sunday Night at 7 PM 
Next Screening June 12th to learn more or to organize more local screenings email below 

June 2005

# June 1-5 World Environment Day, SF Public events announced: Five days, five themes, limitless possibilities Four former SF mayors team up with Mayor Newsom to launch WED 2005 Urban Accords Declared: Cities and individuals take action for a livable future Green Cities Expo to showcase sustainable products and businesse # INTERN / VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THE NATURAL WORLD MUSEUM In partnership with the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 . Volunteer opportunities from May 22 - June 8, 2005 at the Festival Pavilion (50,000 sq. ft.) at the Fort Mason Center, SF.

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

# 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: READ Gavin Newsom's WED 2005 message: CONTRIBUTE to the draft Green Cities Declaration, with your careful, well-said, and caring thoughts to the wiki, which may be included in the final declaration: FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:

# ART INTO ACTION ... AN ENVIRONMENTAL ART SHOWCASE FOR UN World Environment Day June 1-5 2005 Fort Mason Festival Pavilion SF

Come together to celebrate the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 in San Francisco.

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

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

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

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

# ***UN World Environment Day in SF: Do We Have a Message for the World's Mayors?! CALL TO ACTION!!!*** Greetings, Bay Area & Northern CA Activists, Friends and Colleagues!

In the midst of the many crises we are facing right now--from US-sponsored genocide, torture, murder, war & occupation, and military coups, to whole-sale civil rights and tax-payer abuses--we are also LOSING THE PLANET, mostly through CORPORATE PIRACY. We have a RARE OPPORTUNITY to bring these DIRE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES out from the shadows into CENTER STAGE when mayors and media from around globe come to San Francisco for WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, JUNE 2--5, 2005.

I just spent the last two hours going over the official calendar (, which is formidable--including forums, workshops, and reality tours by many reputable non-profits like GreenAction, Ella Baker Center, Urban Habitat, Global Exchange, and Public Citizen, among others. Our good friends who organized the BIOTECH WORLD CAFE during RECLAIM THE COMMONS 2004, are organizing two world cafes for the event, one on Buying Green to Save the Planet and one on the Precautionary Principle. There are also many wonderful, unofficial events, per the calendar that Alli Star just put out (email me if you didn't get this list and want it). Not surprising, the CORPORATE AGENDA is also well represented, with Mitsubishi, swissnex, NRDC, SF Dept of the Environment, Mayor Newsom, CPUC, among others, sponsoring corporate-control of renewable energy and other resources, "private/public partnerships," corporate control of "sustainable development," corporate greenwashing, and so on.

This is a GREAT opportunity to educate the public, the media, and the mayors regarding environmental issues near and dear to us: DEFORESTATION in California and around the globe, the proliferation of GMOs, ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM, CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY & GREENWASHING. The Mayor and the State are taking this opportunity to paint SF & CA GREEN, while dragging their heels on the shut-down of the PG&E plant, ushering in an upscale HOUSING DEVELOPMENT on an unclean SUPERFUND SITE, ignoring the HOMELESS and Housing Crisis, and HIKING MUNI FARES, because they refuse to tax BIG BIDNESS. ***Of utmost importance, the Dept of the Environment is considering ROLLING BACK its BAN on purchasing PRIMARY FOREST TROPICAL HARDWOOD--this is a precedent we do not want SF to set or other city governments to follow!!!!****

***WE HAVE MARVELOUS PROPS, SKITS, SONGS, & COSTUMES!!! --tree costumes, a giant redwood stump, killer tomato and corn costumes, Wizard of Oz accoutrements, Mourning Mothers (no blood for oil, use alternative fuels!) etc. We could re-purpose our Wizard Consumer Consciousness Action--Have the Brains, Heart, and Courage to Buy Small and Local, Fair Trade & Green!--to hit all the issues at the opening civic center plaza celebration (June 2 9--11:30), and follow up with more tightly focussed actions at other events.***

If you have any interest in planning or participating in some FUN STREET THEATER around DIRE ENVIRO ISSUES, please contact me ASAP!

For Justice and Ecology! Mary Mary Bull Greenwood Earth Alliance Save the Redwoods - Boycott the Gap Campaign 252 Frederick, San Francisco, CA 94117 415-731-7924

Wed Jun 1

# Wed., June 1, 8 PM  Vegan Rap Concert   Studio Z, 
 314 11th Street @ Folsom  SF
 East Bay Animal Advocates and PETA will have tables at a Vegan Rap
 Concert in San Francisco next week. We are looking for volunteers to
 table at the event. 

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 or call (415) 383-5105.   To view the full World Environment Day calendar, visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 3

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


Aaron G. Lehmer Program Director, Circle of Life

Surf: Write: P.O. Box 3764, Oakland, CA 94609 Call: 510-601-9790 x303 / Fax: 510-601-9788 E-mail:

Stay Informed... Get Inspired... Take Action! Sign up for Circle of Life news and alerts, at:

# San Francisco People's Organization Convention Kick
Off Party

Friday, June 3, 111 Minna Gallery, 6-9pm 
$5-10 sliding scale, no one will be turned away for
lack of funds.

Hosted by Matt Gonzalez.

Speakers: Ross Mirkarimi and Chris Daly

Performances by:
LA PLEBE, San Francisco Mission-based Chicano Ska/Punk
SHAILJA PATEL, Kenyan Indian Slam Poet Champion
ISE LYFE, Poet/MC and Youth Organizer
and more!

Check out San Francisco People's Organization at:

More Artist Information:

La Plebe hails from the Mission District of San
Francisco rocking bars and performance venues on the
West Coast and Mexico with their mixture of punk, ska
and rock.

Shailja Patel has appeared at the Lincoln Center, New
York and venues
across the US and UK. Winner of national and Bay Area
championships, and keynote speaker for conferences at
Yale and Brown
Universities, Shailja was Featured Literary Artist for
APAture 2004,
the nation's largest showcase of emerging young Asian
Pacific artists.

"the new discovery…. the poet with an edge…infectious
and endearing….addictive…."
Mantram magazine

"A packed Starr auditorium gave a standing ovation to
slam poet Shailja Patel..." 
Brown University Daily Herald

Ise Lyfe is a Bay Area native and one of the nation's
premier poet/emcee's. Fusing Spoken Word and Hip Hop,
he has a unique delivery and powerful content. Ise's
stage presence is awesome - Whether social or
political, when addressing an issue he has a way with
words that points out what really we already know yet
seem to have a hard time acting on. With two national
poetry slam competitions under his belt, and openings
for artist from Dead Prez to Ben Harper, this young
man is set to do great things. 


San Francisco Peoples’ Organization Founding

Saturday, June 11, 2005
8:30am - 5:00pm

St. Mary’s Cathedral Conference Center - 1111 Gough
St. at Geary


Keynote Speakers:
Medea Benjamin, Founder, Global Exchange
Mike Casey, President, HERE, Local 2

Appearances By Matt Gonzalez, Supervisor Chris Daly,
Reverend Norman Fong of Chinatown Community
Development Center, Hallie Montoya Tansey of the
League of Pissed Off Voters, and Tim Paulson,
Executive Director, S.F. Labor Council

MC’s: Jane Kim, Michael Goldstein, Bradley Reeves, and
Christina Olague

  VOICE!  Your Ideas Around Critical Issues!
  CONNECT!  With Like-minded Progressives!
  ELECT!  New Members of the Board of Directors!

Registration $10  (Lunch Included)

For more information, and to download our registration
form, visit

Please forward widely!

# 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      Peter Richards & Susan Schwartzenberg    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.

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.

# Art in the Garden***  Saturday, June 4,  10 am – 2 pm
SF GRO and GFE are teaming up on World Environment Day
to create a tile mosaic in our beautiful demonstration
garden and we need your help!  Participants will help
glue tile pieces to the surface of a wall to form a
beautiful garden mural.  We'll be offering tours of
our 15 year-old organic garden throughout the day
along with fun kid's activities.  And finally, find
out more about the SF community gardening movement
through it's new organization, SF GRO (San Francisco
Garden  Resource Organization).  We'll let you know
what gardens are open for touring and where they are
located. So join us for a lively day in the garden!
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton Street.
 Donations are greatly appreciated to help support the
garden. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St.

# 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

# 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

# SF living foods Potluck Sun June 5 1p Community Room of the Police Station at 630 Valencia @ 17th. Please bring a raw vegan potluck dish to share sufficient for 10- 12, with a serving utensil, and your own plate and silverware. Potluck is free to members and $3 to non-members - an additional $5 if you don't bring food to share. Our speaker this month will be Dr Ornamenth a raw food doctor in Marin. 

# 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 (415) 399-8850 ext. 309

Redwood Mary (Mary Rose Kaczorowski), U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Women's' International Caucus (510) 459-9448

For Information About UN World Environment Day 2005, San Francisco, CA

# 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: Cost: Free Full Details:

# Mon June 6 7:30 PM Join us every first and third Monday at 7:30 pm to drum, sing, dance and play music around the fire. All musical instruments are welcome. Fire spinning / poi is very much encouraged as well. The LaunchPad is at 3833 Martin Luther King, Jr Way (@ MacArthur Blvd) in northwest Oakland. It's one block west of MacArthur BART station.

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

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

# Herbal allies in the garden & at home Sat June 11, 10 am – 12 noon
Did you know some of the most common garden plants and
weeds can be allies in your daily life?!  Learn about
growing, harvesting and using tonic herbs for stress
and balance in our busy city lives.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St.
Pre-registration required.  $15.  Please call 731-5627
to pre-register or for more information.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice!*** Sat  June 18, 5 pm – 7 pm
Everyone is invited to the Garden to enjoy the bounty
of summer and the community that the garden makes
possible!  It's a potluck BBQ so please bring drinks,
desserts, and salads to share as well as food to grill
and your own plate and utensils.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. (a

# Saturday, June 11th 2005 
Mystic Beat Lounge presents 
The Harmony Festival Saturday Night
The North Bay's largest and most epic dance party of the year.
Saturday - June 11 - 2005 
7:30 PM to 2 AM - New Later Hours! 
Doors open & Dinner served at 7:30 PM 
Grace Pavilion
Santa Rosa Fairgrounds (Harmony Festival Site) 
Tickets only $25 for all 3 stages - All Ages
From Black Rock City to the depths of your tribal instincts comes this international electro-tribal-percussion fire performance troupe with over 100 drums, 25 performers, aerial acrobats & a freak circus like you've never seen before. 
The West Coast's guru of wicked bass & mesmerizing breakbeats brings us a rare choreographed stage show with El Circo, Apsara, custom visuals, fashion freakshows and all original music exclusively designed for the Bassnectar summer tour.
The brilliant mind behind Tabla Beat Science brings us together to experience the harmony of eastern and western electronic music culture together. This DJ/Live Tabla performance will carry to distant lands while your feet stomp the local ground. 
Emerging from San Francisco's sprawling underground art scene, Dhamaal has exploded into one of the most innovative and creative artists and event producers within the groundbreaking Asian Underground musical movement. 
As the first Indian electronica band to hit the international scene, Midival Punditz have ushered in a new era of music that marries the soulful elegance of South Asia's rich traditional heritage with the exuberance and limitless potential of electronica. 
SF's new breed of tribal exotic circus performance troupe. This dazzling Avante-cabaret community of dancers, actors, aerial and fire artists, acrobats, contortionists, and beautiful circus freaks bring an original stage show like no other. 
Through the use of elaborate costuming, art installations, and performance art; dreamtime imagery will unfold in the wake of the hypnotic sounds of Lorin and custom choreographed projections. Stimulate your psyche & flood your imagination. 
The creator & host of Harbin Hotsprings' Unconditional Dance will awaken your senses and ease you into the journey ahead.
Plus: two beautiful outdoor stages of music featuring: 
Grammy & Golden Globe Award-winning world music pioneer. 
Legendary lead singer of YES

# 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

# The 27th Annual
Music * Arts * Ecology * Healthful Living

(formerly the Health & Harmony Music and Arts Festival)

Global Transformation...Local Activation!
Creating the Future Now!

June 11th - 12th 2005
Saturday Day 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
New!! Saturday Night (Harmony After Dark) 8 pm to 2 am
Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, California
Info Line (707) 861-2035

Voted Best Festival in Sonoma County for 12 Straight Years!

Over 50 live bands and speakers on 10 stages total !
Six music stages, three performance-workshop-lecture stages, plus kids stage

Saturday Day:
The NU LADIES OF FUNK featuring members of P-Funk
with special guest GEORGE CLINTON
Holly Near (Folk legend)
Wisdom (conscious hip hop)
Patrice Pike (Roots rock from Texas)
Al Howard & the K-23 Orchestra (Soul Jam)
David Jacobs Strain Band w/ Joe Craven  (Blues-rock)
Free Peoples *  Lemon Lime Lights *
Midival Punditz *  Karsh Kale * Yoshida Brothers
Reverend Billy (Church of Stop Shopping) * David Cobb * Riffat Sultana & Party
Elson Haas * Kali's Angels * Sherry Glaser * Eagle Spirit
Teresa Tudury * Bethany Argisle * Lori Grace * Dave Henson
David Wolfe * Marla Leigh * Love Spirit * Bhagram Dance Troupe

Sunday Day:
JON ANDERSON ~ Grammy Award winner and legendary lead singer of YES
KITARO (Grammy Award winning World Music pioneer)
The Family Stone Experience (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's featuring founding members of
Sly and The Family Stone)
Majek Fashek  (Nigerian Afro-Beat)
Hot Buttered Rum String Band (New Grass)
Patrice Pike (Roots rock from Texas)
Adaawe * Copper Wimmin'
Ali Akbar College Ensemble (Indian Classical)
Shimshai  & The Natural Mystique Ensemble & Tina Malia
Dan Sheehan * Randy Hayes * Vicki Noble * Roy Campanella II
Peace Tribe Orchestra * Marla Leigh * Omar the Berber King
Feisty Females * Avatara * Lou Montgomery * The Kernel
Ken Brown  * Peace Tribe Orchestra * Mokai
 Shesus Thrice  * Grassroots Movement * Jin Sheng Tu

Plus dozens of free workshops!

New this year!
Harmony After Dark  
Saturday Night 8 pm to 2:00 am
Three music venues playing on into the night for one price!

9 pm at the Gaia stage
JON ANDERSON ~ Grammy Award winner and legendary lead singer of YES
KITARO (Grammy Award winning World Music pioneer)
The Yoshida Brothers (Japan)

8 pm in The Eco-Village "Moonlight Theater"
"Voices of the World" featuring:
Markus James & Wassonrai, David Jacobs Strain, Joe Craven,
Patrice Pike, Majek Fashek and special guests

9 pm - 2 am in the Grace Pavilion:
The Techno-Tribal Dance
An amazing dance extravaganza of live performers, International DJ's,
performance artists, circus acts, and multi-media.
The Mutaytor (30 piece performance group of Burning Man Fame)
Karsh Kale (DJ & live set)
DJ Lorin (Bassnectar),
Midival Punditz (India), Dhamaal
Vau De Vire Society
El Circo, Apsara & more!

Contact: Mandy Tilles, 707-861-2038 Ext. 313

Call Randi at 707-861-2035 ext. 327

"Camp Harmony" on site Fairgrounds camping available.
Only $25 per night per vehicle (1-2 people)
$5 per person additional

For more information, accommodations, camping
booth applications, entertainment schedule, advance tickets,
and all other information visit our website at:

Exhibits and special attractions:
* Eco-Village
* Goddess Temple
* Healing Sanctuary
* Well-Being Pavilion
* New "Magical Playground" Kids Zone
* Crafters Village
* Global Bazaar
* Food of The Earth Expo
* "Bizarre Bazaar" sideshow stage
* Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Expo
* Harmony Altar
* Casbah Tea House
* Techno-Tribal Saturday Night Dance
* Dozens of free Educational Forums and Workshops in three areas
and more!

Online tickets available through

One Day Pass (each day) -  Advance $20,  At the Gate $25
Youth (13-19 years old) - $10 at the gate
Children 12 and under - free

Harmony After Dark (includes a 3 venues) -  $25 advance
$50 reserved seating for Kitaro/Jon Anderson/Yoshida Brothers show - online sales only.

All weekend pass - $55 (both days and Sat. night, a $75 gate value for $55)
(does not include reserved seating for Kitaro / Jon Anderson / Yoshida Brothers show)

All Saturday Pass - $40 online sales only, At the gate $45

"Camp Harmony" on site Fairgrounds camping w/showers.
$25 per car for 1-2 people. $5 for each additional person
Friday through Sunday night

TICKET OUTLETS: (Tickets available at these outlets)
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa
Whole Foods     1181 Yulupa Avenue
Olivers Market  560 Montecito Center
Community Market        1899 Mendocino Ave.
Copperfield's Books     2316 Montgomery Drive
Last Record Store       1899 Mendocino Ave.
Epiphany Music  540 4th Street.
Copperfield's Books     176 N. Main Street
Milk & Honey    123 N. Main Street
Whole Foods     6910 McKinnley Street
Food For Humans 16385 1st Street
Copperfield's Books     P140 Kentucky Street
Whole Foods     P621 E. Washington Street
Olivers Market  546 East Cotati Avenue

Marin County
Mill Valley                    
Famous for Our Look     96 Throckmorton Ave
Village Music   9 East Blythedale Ave.
San Rafael
Open Secret     923 C St.
Good Earth Natural      1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Mendocino County                       
Mendocino Book Company  102 South School Street, Ukiah
Real Goods      Hopland         13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland
Napa County                    
Copperfield's Books     1330 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
Copperfield's Books     1303 First Street, Napa                

San Francisco                  
Distractions                    1552 Haight Street
A Clean Well-Lighted Place For Books    601 Van Ness
Streetlight Music                       3979 24th Street (near Noe Street)             

East Bay
Pendragon Books 5560 College Ave., Oakland
Santa Cruz / South Bay                 
Gateways Books  1531 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Streetlight Records     939 South Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Streetlight Records     980 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose
Sacramento / Central Valley                    
Delta of Venus Café     122 B St.,  Davis
East West Books 2216 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento

Other ticket locations coming soon.

Tickets available online at
Tickets by phone through InHouse Ticketing:  415-389-TIXX

No Coolers or pets. This is a green event. bring your own water bottle, 
free ultra clean filtered water available throughout fair.
Please carpool. 

# Carpool to Harmony Fest

# June 17,18,19 Sierra Nevada World Music Fest. Calaveras Co. Fgnds.

# Celebrate Summer Solstice! Sat June 18, 5 pm – 7 pm
Everyone is invited to the Garden to enjoy the bounty
of summer and the community that the garden makes
possible!  It's a potluck BBQ so please bring drinks,
desserts, and salads to share as well as food to grill
and your own plate and utensils.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. (a
$5-$10 donation is greatly appreciated to support the
garden).  Questions?  Call us at 731-5627 for more

# Mon jun 20  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.

# Critical Goddess - June 23rd @ RICKSHAW STOP 155 Fell @ Van Ness
A FUN~Draiser to benefit the Critical Tits After-Ride Party $10adv / $15door

# BURNING RIVER – June 25 & 26 Saturday & Sunday, 2 hours north of the Bay Area on the Upper Cache River Can you imagine 100+ Burners on a fabulous, hot, sunny day on the river?  We can dress in crazy attire, have water battles (Super Soakers are a must), chill out on the beaches and just enjoy being in a wet, tree-lined environment with amazing scenery right before our eyes.  Once you are on the river, there is nothing to do but have fun and relax.  All meals are taken care of and all gear is sent ahead.  The most you have to worry about is loosing your paddle and having to swim. At night, we can put on the Bling!Bling!, light up our e-poi/e-staffs while dazzling the natives by the river's edge.  With a little coordination, we could set up our own cozy village with a community bar among the trees and deeply connect with one another. If we get enough interest, we may be able to take over one campsite for ourselves (run the music, stay up all night, etc.) and have leverage to book a campground on the way for the preceding Friday night stay or perhaps negotiate discount rooms at the local casino for Friday night.  Stay tuned for these opportunities… This is an all-inclusive, family-oriented (12 yrs +/min. 65 lbs.) event so we encourage you to bring the whole Burner family and to post this announcement out to other Burner communities.  The company running it has Burners on the payroll but the guests will be a mix of Burners and non-Burners – our goal is to make it mostly Burners! The scheduled trip includes 2 days of volcanic river canyon rafting (rated class 3 but is mostly class 2) in either a 2 person 'ducky' or a 4 persons raft.  The $139 pp fee includes all on-river meals and evening entertainment, life jacket, camping fees, parking, raft rental, paddles and shuttle service.  There will be some free tickets for those in our community who cannot afford this adventure but passionately want to attend. 2 hours north of the Bay Area on the Upper Cache River. See you on the river! Glimmer

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

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

July 2005

# July 1-3, High Sierra Festival. Carpool to High Sierra Fest

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

# Oregon Country Faire, Veneta, OR: July 8th-10th Reggae on the River, Frenchs Camp Piercy, CA: August 5th-7th

Shambhala Music Festival, Nelson BC Canada: August 12-14th Hopland, CA: August 20th & 21st Black Rock City, NV: August 29th – Sept 5th , Laytonville, CA: Sept 16th-19th , San Rafael, CA: October 14th-16th

# Cosmic Wedding Sat  July 30-Mon Aug 1 2005 
magical celebration in the green mountains of Switzerland

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

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

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

#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

# Sept. 24-26: Washington DC Mobilization to End the War on Iraq!

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

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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

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

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