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Tuesday 5/3
 4:15pm San Francisco: Hotel Workers March and Rally
 6:00pm South San Francisco: Candlelight Vigil on One-Month Anniversary of Death of Julio Ayala
 7:00pm San Francisco: Africa: Debt and Globalization
 7:30pm San Francisco: Honor and Celebrate the Life and Work of Marla Ruzicka 

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Enjoy yummy green smoothies: goto organic farmers market upon closing;
get discounted fruits and greens:
farmers would rather sell a case at a disount than take it back to the farm

Delicious and simple raw food prep: Raw in Ten Minutes:
Channel 78  Oakland and Alameda: Healthy By Nature
5:30pm-7pm  every Monday!

Stop Cancer before it starts!  Cancer Prevention Coalition website     Tour the Toxic House by clicking on... 

Public Citizen has created language for a Model Wellness Policy on the
issue of irradiated food in school meals.  Please forward this to folks
who may be interested in this topic.  It will also be available on our



City Repair Oakland West
The grassroots organization that turns public spaces into community
places with ecological and artistic placemaking projects, and has a
kick-ass time doing it.  I had the privilege of playing a part in the
genesis of this collective of beautiful revolutionaries.  Check out

Lawsuit Seeks to Save Millions of Songbirds From Tower Collisions


UK Citizens call on government to act on \'Peak Oil\'

Enron Documentary In theaters NOW

Judge Blocks Release of 9/11 Report

The Economic Bill of Rights      Franklin D. Roosevelt

Belgian Doctors Bill U.S. for Treating Iraqi Girl

Dennis Kucinich = Man Of Principle
\"You know what I can\'t get over? I can\'t get over that we attacked a 
nation that did not attack us, that we spent the lives of over 1,500 
American servicemen and servicewomen, that we\'re spending a billion 
dollars a day, losing a service person every day. I\'m not going to get 
over that.\"
Representative Dennis Kucinich on CNN\'s Crossfire, April 12, 2005. 

 The Crusaders
	• 	Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image
 Global Eye
	• 	Push for 9/11 Truth. Expose the 2004 election fraud. But prepare for the oil crash. Support local and national candidates who tell the truth, like Cynthia McKinney. But prepare for the oil crash. Defy the creeping American theocracy that respects no life but the embryo, no God but the white-bearded Nobodaddy, and no peace but the silence at the tyrant\'s table. But prepare for the oil crash. --JAH
 Unrestricted Warfare: 9/11 Treason
	• 	The story surrounding the murder of Raymond Lemme is a complicated one, touching upon the software-driven vote fraud in the 2004 election, Chinese influence inside the neocon / Cheney network, Christian Dominionist ambitions, and the pedophilia rings that go back to the Franklin Credit Union coverup during the G.H.W. Bush administration. FTW\'s purpose in running this material is not to urge our readers to follow out every nuance - other sites are pursuing it including and the Seminole Chronicle. Instead, we want to point out the reach and the currency of our claims regarding the Dominionist and Saudi connections behind Ptech software. --JAH

NO Free Speech for HongKong under British rule -same under China rule!
Tue May 3
# Honoring and Celebrating the Life of Human-Rights Activist Marla Ruzicka

Tues May 3 7:30 PM Women\'s Building 3543 18th Street @ Valencia SF, CA (415) 255-7296
 Please join us on this very special evening to honor and celebrate the life and work of Marla Ruzicka, former Bay-Area activist, friend, and colleague who was killed in Baghdad on Saturday, April 16. Marla\'s work in Afghanistan and Iraq with her organization Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC) brought much needed attention to the all too often overlooked civilian deaths and losses suffered during these wars. Marla will be remembered for her tireless work for justice and also for her unyielding zest for life, remarkable capacity for joy, and deep loyalty to friends and family. Her spirit will leave an indelible mark in the world. * To help, please call Global Exchange at 415.255.7296 *
In Memory of Marla Ruzicka 1976 - 2005

Bay Area activist Marla Ruzicka spent her 28-year life fighting tirelessly for justice. She began organizing and educating her peers about social and environmental issues when she was in high school, bringing in speakers to her school and volunteering her time with various organizations. Marla later worked with AIDS victims in Zimbabwe, refugees in Palestine and campesinos in Nicaragua.

Following the US invasion of Afghanistan, Marla traveled there with Global Exchange and was so moved by the plight of the civilian victims that she dedicated the rest of her too short life to helping innocent victims of war in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She created an organization, Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC), to count casualties, provide assistance, and pressure the US government to take responsibility for the innocent civilians harmed by US forces. She was on such a mission in Iraq when she met her untimely death on Saturday, April 16, 2005 in Baghdad.

Marla will be remembered for her pioneering work, and also for her unyielding zest for life, remarkable capacity for joy, and deep loyalty to friends and family. Marla\'s smile stopped people in their tracks and her optimism inspired all those around her. Everyone whose life touched Marla\'s is richer for the experience, and her spirit will leave an indelible mark in the world.

We also remember and honor the work of Faiz Ali Salim, Marla\'s Iraqi colleague, who was killed with while working to bring attention and comfort to civilian victims of the Iraq war.

To learn more about Marla and her work, please visit

* In addition, for those not in the Bay Area, please participate by holding or attending a vigil in honor of Marla, Faiz and all of the innocent victims of war throughout the world on Tuesday, May 3. More info:

# Tue May 3 -- 8 pm The Vowel Movement: A Beatbox Showcase
Hosted by Kid Beyond and Tim Barsky STUDIO Z 1515 Folsom at 11th St., SF 
(415) 252-7666          Featuring:
INFINITE & SOULATI - from Felonious
THE GENIE - scratch guitar
TIM BARSKY - beatbox flute
KID BEYOND - live looping
   Special guests expected to appear:
Baba Israel - from NYC
Akim Funk Buddha - from NYC
 Each - Bronkar and Cyndi - Many Elements - Jaw Prophetic - Syzygy - BaySick Crew
 AND LOTS OF SPECIAL GUESTS All ages. Tickets $7-$15.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Wed May 4

# First Wednesdays: free all day! 3601 Lyon @ Lombard

# Wed May 4 6-9:30 pm Greetings Fellow Breathers!

Help us clean up our Valley air, please circulate widely! Valley folks can also listen into KFCF and KFSR for our broadcast Public Service Announcement:

Clean Air Action Days 2005 (Legislative Training & Lobbying) Sponsored by the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

When: Wednesday May 4, 6-9:30 pm What:       Legislative training workshop Where: UC Center Fresno, 550 E. Shaw

Monday May 9th – Free bus trip to lobby in Sacramento from all over the San Joaquin Valley. Car pools can also be arranged from the Bay Area

Monday/Tuesday May 23-24th – Legislative training and lobbying in Sacramento (travel/lodging scholarships available)

For registration or more information: Call Mark or Carolina at 559/485-1416 email,, or visit

The San Joaquin Valley is one of the most polluted regions in America, by many measures beating out Los Angeles as the air basin with the worst air quality. The effects this has on our children, communities and economic health is staggering. 16% of our children suffer from asthma, three times the national average. There are more than 1,200 premature deaths each year in the Valley due to particulate matter pollution. Over $350 million dollars a year are spent in the Valley on cardiopulmonary illness due to poor air quality. To be part of the solution, please join us for the following Clean Air Action Day events.

Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) is hosting a Legislative Advocacy Training on Wednesday May 4th, 6-9:30 pm at the UC Center. A delicious dinner, childcare and language translation will be provided. This training will assist community members in obtaining skills needed in lobbying their legislators on the importance of passing air quality bills that help to reduce and eliminate the poor air quality in our Valley.

On May 9th valley community members will have the opportunity to lobby at the Clean Air Action Day in Sacramento. A free bus ride and lunch will be provided on the trip from Fresno to Sacramento. Another opportunity for learning and advocacy on the issues of air quality and environmental health will be held on Monday and Tuesday May 23rd - 24th in Sacramento. Scholarships are available upon request.

Clean air legislative support letters also needed, please download and customize as desired from:


Thu May 5

# San Francisco City Hall: Sex Workers & The Role of Government
 Thu May 5 11:00 AM    Room 278. City Hall: Polk @ Grove 
 Thursday May 5th at 11am in San Francisco City Hall room 278 

 The Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA) brings expertise from around the nation and the world to discuss Human Rights, Prostitution and the Role of Government. 

 What is the future of prostitution in California? Come and weigh in, discuss, chew on and process this issue with sex workers, supporters, legal professionals, union leaders, elected and other government officials as we talk about the possibilities of prostitution law reform. 

 11am-12noon Prostitution in the USA—a discussion of prostitution in the U.S. with several experts from different parts of the country. 

 12noon-1pm Politicians Weigh In—perspectives from Bay Area elected officials. Discussion will include the criminalization and costs associated with arresting prostitutes. 

1pm-2pm International Perspective—representatives from Australia and Taiwan give their perspectives. Discussion of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and prostitution in Asia. 

 2pm-3pm State of the Union—union representatives and labor leaders talk about health and safety issues and the realities of unionizing sex workers. 

 3pm-4pm Prostitution and the Law—legal professionals give their take on prostitution, the law and how it fails to address the violence perpetrated against sex workers. 

 4:15pm-6:30pm—Tour the Barbary Coast as Madam Ahtoy leads a champagne cable car ride through the history of San Francisco’s red light district. Cable car leaves from City Hall at 4:15 and returns 6:30pm. Donations gladly accepted. 

 The reform of prostitution laws is a human rights issue. Come hear from a host of personnel on this complicated, contentious and persistant issue. Lunch will be served from noon to 1pm. If you need further information please call 1-415-341-7656. 

Below is a list of invited presenters. 


Sex Workers Outreach Project USA presents 

 Human Rights, Prostitution and the Role of Government 

Prostitution in the USA 11am to 12pm 

Kat Walker SWOP Texas 
Shelby Aesthetic SWOP Alabama 
Jeanette Maier Canal Street Madam New Orleans 
 Norma Jean Almodovar (Cop To Call Girl) Los Angeles 
Carol Leigh COYOTE/SWOP 

Politicians Weigh In 12pm to 1pm 

Jake McGoldrick Board of Supervisor SF 
Nate Miley Board of Supervisor Alameda County 
Desley Brooks City Council Oakland 
 Max Anderson Berkeley City Council 
All SF and Alameda County BOS/Oakland and Berkeley City Council have been invited to participate. 

International Perspective 1pm to 2pm 

Janelle Fawkes President of Australia?s Scarlet Alliance ( ) 

 Elena Jeffreys, Australian Performance Artist SWOP AU 

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock Author and Visiting Scholar 

Wang Fang Ping, Taiwan Electoral Candidate and Secretary General of COSWAS 

 Robyn Few discussing New Zealand Prostitutes Collective 

State of the Union 2pm to 3pm 

Tim Paulson SF Labor Council 

Maria Abadesco Consultant with UC Berkeley Labor 

Maxine Doogan Erotic Service Providers Union 

Wang Fang Ping, Taiwan Electoral Candidate and Secretary General of COSWAS 

 Rebecca Cooper United Steel Workers of America 

Daisy Anarchy Sex Workers Organized for Labor, Human, & Civil Rights 

Prostitution and the Law 3pm to 4pm 

Jeff Adachi SF Public Defender 
Kamala Harris District Attorney 
Chief Heather Fong SFPD 
Lt. Michael Yoell Oakland PD 
Erin Crane SF Attorney 
Katya Komisaruk Oakland Attorney 

# Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting 7-10pm
Thu May 5 War Memorial Building- Room 219, 401 Van Ness @ Grove

911 - inside job.  Demand investigation. - - - - -  -

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

# AURAL TEMPLE/HAMSA LILA/ SF -5.5.05 A tribal gathering in celebration of sound
 Thu May 5 Regency Center 1290 Sutter Street (@ Van Ness/ SF)
In the Gorgeous Red Room (3rd Floor Lodge Level)
 - HAMSA LILA (Tribal Trance Dance Music)
- DJ SEP  (Dub and Progressive Roots Music)
7 pm-2 am Show begins at 8pm $20 pre-sale/ $27 @ the door
 Buy tickets @
Aural Temple takes you into heightened states of luminous sound with shamanic chanting sound beats of HAMSALILA, earthy trance grooves, blending rootsy sound and the impassioned soul  waking powerful male and female vocal  chants and lush harmonies.
DJ SEP of KPFA opens the evening affairs as coconut herbal elixirs and choice teas are served in luxurious casbah style with interactive sound healing devices and psychic play.
Plus all kinds of other graceful amenities/

Fri May 6

# Briksha asked me to post this - several speaking events with Gabriel Cousens, whom we were discussing at the potluck today...
San Rafael, CA, Friday, May 6,
Spiritual Nutrition for the Culture of Liberation 12-2 p.m.
Meditation, Shaktipat, Book Signing: Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini
Event Fee: $10 (can be applied to purchase of Spiritual Nutrition book)
Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C Street San Rafael, California 94901 - 415- 457- 4191

# City Art Opening, May Show Fri May 6 7:00pm-10:00pm Free
 828 Valencia @ 19th/ 20th

# Sat 7th May  Spiritual Nutrition, Six Foundations for Spiritual
Life and the Awakening of Kundalini 7-10pm
 Global Yoga - Richmond District, 6300 California 94121
 Mary Jarvis 415.751.6908 or Mahendra (Briksha) 415 816 6174 $25 each

# Attaboy\'s Fungus Art Show Opening Event Fri May 6 Reception 7-10 Free
 with Special Guests: *Willy Bologna and his Cirq d\'Flea Flea Circus
* Allegra Lundyworf with her Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!
with Theremin Performance by KrK Ryden
 Mama Buzz Gallery 2316 Telegraph @ 23rd, Oakland

# Gabriel Cousens Fri 6th May  Shamanic Shabbat 7.30pm-9.30pm
 Yoga Society of San Francisco 2872 Folsom Street, San
Francisco, CA 94110
 YSSF (415) 285-5537 or Mahendra (Briksha) 415 816 6174 $10-15

# MINDSHARE II  May 6-8, 2005 
415-820-9652  $25 tix: Ceiba Records (1364 Haight St. @ Masonic). 

Sat May 7

# Earth-Worshipper? Pagan? Wiccan? Asatru? Pantheist? Lend a hand! 
 The Pagan Alliance is putting on the Pagan Festival on 5/7/05 for more info check out: 
We NEED HELP now.Altar builders, Volunteer & get a kewl shirt. you know you want to! 
Also, Help the Day of: SET UP!!!! Stage Hands Go For\'s Videographer Festival Setup Procession Photographer People Dressed Festively who would like to accompany our float &/or maypoles in the procession Child Care Providers Food Area Volunteer coordinator Clean-up crews Special Needs Seating Attendant Volunteers\' Food Table attendant Program Handouts on the Route Volunteers for Donation Soliciting and Event Promotion Info desk lead Info desk Staff Green room Hospitality Person Staff for Children\'s Area Security Volunteers Set up and take down crew 

#Food & Justice Tours: Join us on a hands on tour of People¹s Grocery¹s office, gardens and Mobile Market. Learn more about we and other community groups are finding creative solutions to address the issues of access to healthy affordable food in West Oakland. Tours are led by a People¹s Grocery co-founder and youth staff every other Saturday. Upcoming dates: May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th 12pm M. Robinson Baker YMCA, 3265 Market St. Oakland CA 94608

SATURDAY, MAY, 7 at 1:00 
KFC 1065 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 94087 (Just west of Lawrence Expressway)

# On View: Stem Cells   Sat May 7 1pm-3pm Free with admission
 As an informal introduction to what is at the root of the billions of dollars that will soon flow into medical research in California with the recent passage of Proposition 71, The Exploratorium presents a live, intimate view of mouse stem cells at its Microscope Imaging Station. Drop in for an informal conversation about stem cells with Exploratorium biologist Charlie Carlson.  Microscopist Kristina Yu, Ph.D. will have live mouse stem cells on view at the museum\'s state-of-the-art Microscope Imaging Station facility.  This event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.
 The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon North of Lombard St SF 415-EXP-LORE

#  Sat May 7, 5-8 PM  Celebrating National Masturbation Month at the Parkway Theatre -- There are many reasons to masturbate, but probably none as important as pleasure -- so to welcome this year\'s National Masturbation Month, we\'re going to celebrate orgasm with Good Vibrations Founder Emerita Joani Blank and her unique movie Orgasm! The Faces of Ecstasy. Joani and her colleagues from Libido Video interviewed twenty-two Bay Area residents (male, female, and trans, aged 22 to 68) and then asked them to have orgasms for the cameras. Shot only from the shoulders up, the resulting movie is an intensely intimate yet non-explicit exploration of human sexual response, and you\'ve never heard anything as thought-provoking as their interviews. (Note for masturbation purists: a few orgasms in this video result from partner sex.) Joani Blank will be on hand to talk about making Orgasm! Faces of Ecstasy -- and she\'ll bring some of the movie\'s stars to talk about their experience getting intimate with the camera. Hosted by Dr. Carol Queen (who is one of the performers in Orgasm!), and co-sponsored by Good Vibrations and The Center for Sex & Culture. Parkway Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland -- directions: ADMISSION: $8.00, 21 and over only please 

# Gabriel Cousins Comming to SF B e c o m e F r e e ! TREE OF LIFE FOUNDATION An Oasis for Awakening May 7, Sat 7 -10 p.m. Global Yoga—Sea Cliff Location 6300 California St SF QUESTIONS & TICKETS: 415-751-6908 / 816-6174 $25 A blueprint for creating the critical mass of conscious people necessary for planetary transformation—from the founder of a living model for the Culture of Liberation. The book is written by a spiritual teacher coming from the direct experience of his own life. Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini creates the conditions for experiencing divine bliss, which is the primary motivation for Liberation. Spiritual Nutrition gives you both the technology and the inspiration to do this, revealing certain aspects of Kundalini that have not been discussed even in the ancient Indian scriptures. Dr. Cousens is now becoming public in this book as to his role as a Kundalini master. When the Kundalini is awakened it can take you to the subjective experience of the Divine and inspire you to live in a way that enhances its own unfolding. \"Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a true Yogi. Spiritual Nutrition is a cosmic how-to that focuses on methods to spiritualize the physical body, thus creating a vehicle for Enlightenment, here and now.\" - Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga An Evening with Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Spiritual Nutrition Lecture and Q & A Meditation and Shaktipat Kundalini Initiation Book Signing! A Mapping to Liberation Prepare the vehicle of the body-mind to hold more grace & light until the glass ceiling shatters and we become the destination itself.

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

# May 7 SUB SCIENCE! SF  -Lorin

# 4th Annual Pagan Festival After-Party Trance Dance Sat May 7 8:00pm - 1:00am $ 10 AXIS MUNDI Sonic Shamanic Trance Chant invite you to join us for THE FLAME WITHIN ~ Festival After-Party & Trance Dance Bhakti Mandir (House of Devotional Ecstasy) 6225 Doremus Ave. - Richmond, CA 8:00pm to 12:30am ~ 10.00 Donation Doors open @ 8:00 - Festivities start @ 8:30

# o( THE TAURUS PARTY )o Saturday May 7th 
@The California Modern Art Gallery - 1035 Market 
 Full Bar 21+ / Red Bull Drink Specials / Free Water
Free Before 11 PM / $10 After / 9 PM - 5 AM
 o( Free for Taurean\'s All Night )o 
 Taurean Birthday Celebration 9 PM - 10 PM
:: ODEED vs. WISH vs. SP4C3R ::   (Special Birthday Sets)
 :: FROGGER - LIVE SET ! ::   (Special Birthday Set)
:: DJ MISHA ::   (Special Birthday Set)
:: FREYA ::   (Breaks Set !) 
:: DJ RIPPLE :: (
 :: DJ KIRILL :: (
 :: CUBEHEAD :: (
 :: MAEBYN LA FEY ::  ( 

On Saturday, May 7, for the first time since its inception, the
Thunderdome will be fully operational INDOORS, off the playa.
Logistics: Saturday, May 7 9pm-3am NIMBY
1649 28th Street @ Peralta Oakland, CA $15 donation 18+ with ID

# Help Stop Male Genital mutilation (circumcision) May 7-11

Sun May  8

# Sunday,  May 8, 2005   (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
Multiple Dates: 2nd sunday of every month
Palo Alto Raw Food Potluck  Bay Leaf Cafe
 Bring Raw organic, vegan dishes
Your own serve ware, napkins, plates, forks, cups etc.
Items you would like to share, trade, give away or lend to others.
 Cost: FREE, bring a raw vegan dish
Location: 520 ramona street, palo alto, ca 94301 

# As many of you know, Mother’s Day was proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe in 1870 as a call for women to promote “the great and general interests of peace”.  I’ve copied her proclamation at the end of this email. 

 This Mother’s Day— Sunday May 8 --we are responding to her call for a “General Congress of Women”  with an event at the state capitol in Sacramento.      I hope that you will be there to reclaim this day and share your thoughts about how we can move forward toward Peace.

SUN MAY 8, 2005 4:00 P.M. Call for a GENERAL CONGRESS of WOMEN

 We continue to honor the origins of Mother’s Day as we gather in front of the Vietnam War Memorial on the capitol grounds in Sacramento Sunday May 8th to declare “All we want for Mother’s Day is the troops home from Iraq NOW”. We know that all too soon there will be yet another war memorial – we need to make this our very final one!

 We’re calling on mothers, daughters, grandmothers to join CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Gold Star Families for Peace, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Mother Speak, and other groups and individuals as we embrace Julia Ward Howe’s direction to first “bewail & commemorate the dead” and then call for a “General Congress of Women without limit of nationality” to promote the “great & general interests of peace”.

Start: 4:00 p.m. at Vietnam War Memorial, Capitol Grounds, Sacramento State Capitol

Finish: 6:00p.m. with Circles for Peace

 We ask women to bring our ideas for future actions for peace and to end war - such as the call to return our National Guard - and share with each other as we continue to build a strong, active women’s movement for peace & justice.


Julia Ward Howe\'s Mother\'s Day Proclamation - 1870
Arise then...women of this day!
 Arise, all women who have hearts!
 Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
 Say firmly:
 \"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
 Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
 For caresses and applause.
 Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
 All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
 We, the women of one country,
 Will be too tender of those of another country
 To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.\"

From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
 Our own. It says: \"Disarm! Disarm!
 The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.\"
 Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
 Nor violence indicate possession.
 As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
 At the summons of war,
 Let women now leave all that may be left of home
 For a great and earnest day of counsel.
 Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
 Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
 Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
 Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
 But of God -
 In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
 That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
 May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
 And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
 To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
 The amicable settlement of international questions,
 The great and general interests of peace.  

# SpiralMuse New Moon Gathering &   Community Orientation 
Come learn more about the SpiralMuse Community and our Home of WellBeing at the monthly Orientation.  Then, celebrate the time of the New Moon on Mother’s day when we honor and nurture the mother in us all. 
Sunday, May 8th Orientation: 6:30p – 7:30p
New Moon Celebration – 8:30p

# NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GI RESISTERS TUES MAY 10, 12 NOON SUPPORT NAVY REFUSER PABLO PAREDES & ARMY OBJECTOR KEVIN BENDERMAN On the day before their scheduled court martial for refusing to participate in the Iraq war and occupation San Francisco Bay Area Support Rally War Memorial Veterans Building, SF 401 Van Ness, between Hayes and McAllister, SF This event sponsored by 

#  Please circulate this call to action widely:


SUPPORT NAVY REFUSER PABLO PAREDES & ARMY OBJECTOR KEVIN BENDERMAN On the day before their scheduled court martial for refusing to participate in the Iraq war and occupation, tell the U.S. military:


San Francisco Bay Area Support Rally TUES MAY 10, 12 NOON War Memorial Veterans Building in SF 401 Van Ness, between Hayes and McAllister, San Francisco (2 blocks from Civic Center BART)

After refusing to honor their conscientious objection, the U.S. military will bring Pablo Paredes (in San Diego, California) and Kevin Benderman (in Fort Stewart, Georgia) before a military court martial tribunal on May 11, 2005. They face military jail, and forfeiture of pay and benefits.

On December 6, 2004, Navy Petty Officer Pablo Paredes refused to board his Navy ship and participate in the Iraq war and occupation.

On January 5, 2005, Kevin Benderman refused to deploy for a second tour of duty in Iraq with the Army\'s Third Infantry Division. At the same time seventeen other soldiers from his unit went AWOL, two tried to kill themselves and one had a relative shoot him in the leg to avoid deploying.

At the time of his refusal, Pablo said he hoped his protest might inspire other GI\'s to refuse to take part in the war. Thousands of U.S. troops are refusing to fight the war and occupation in Iraq. We are committed to asserting widespread public pressure in defense of GI\'s choice to follow their conscience instead of the dictates of the State. We believe this is a key way to help end the tragic war and occupation of Iraq. Please join us and do what you can on this National Day of Action for GI Resisters; organize a public support event, pass this e-mail on to your friends, family and associates, send letters of support (websites below), etc. Please send us a note letting us know of what you have planned:

COURAGE TO RESIST is a new group of concerned community members, veterans and military families organizing support for military objectors to illegal war and occupation and underlying policies of empire. We have adopted a people power strategy to weaken the pillars that support the Iraq war and occupation by supporting GI resistance, which together with counter-recruitment and draft resistance work can remove the supply of obedient troops.

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


# Soil & Separation:    A  Bedouin and Jewish Story
Tuesday May 10th, 6:00 PM Reception, 6:30 PM Presentation
Reservations are not needed and will not be taken
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., SF (btwn 4th and 5th, Powell St BART)

A presentation by BUSTAN,  a partnership of Jewish and Arab
eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and
environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable
models to effect change by combining advocacy and in-depth political
analysis with strategic action. BUSTAN utilizes the principles of
permaculture and nonviolent direct action across ethnic divides. BUSTAN
speakers will discuss \"Development\" and the impact of \"Making the Desert
Bloom\" in the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Suggested sliding-scale donation: $10 -20 (no one turned away for lack of

Sponsored by the Middle East Program of the  American Friends Service
Committee . For more information :   415-565-0201, x26

BUSTAN speakers will discuss \"Development\" and the impact of \"Making the
Desert Bloom\" in the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Negev, the southern region of Israel populated by Bedouin and Jews, is
plagued by divisions. There is a fierce demographic war with Jewish settlers
relocating to the area, a public health crisis from rampant industrial
expansion, and disproportionately high rates of unemployment, crime, and
drug abuse. Beyond camels, coffee, and carpets, Israel\'s exoticized Bedouin
minority has been divided by geopolitics and tribalism, and is striving to
withstand the forceful currents of urbanization and modernization. Under the
auspices of development, state-land use, stringent planning and zoning, and
selective resource allocation,

Jewish and Arab presenters include DEVORAH BROUS, founder and director of
Bustan. Devorah has spent the past 12 years organizing projects in Israel
and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to struggle against the Occupation,
and to promote fair allocation of public resources. Devorah holds masters
degrees in Israel Studies and Peace/Conflict Studies, with a concentration
in conflict management. Most recently, Devorah designed and orchestrated the
Medwed Project, a program which culminated in the construction of a
solar-powered, straw-bale medical clinic in the \"unrecognized\" Bedouin
village, Wadi el Na\'am, to serve its 5,500 citizens.  Devorah has authored
numerous articles and poems about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and
performs spoken word.  Devorah resides in Jerusalem.

For over a decade, DR. SALMAN ELBEDOUR has been researching, speaking,
writing, and teaching about the Bedouin educational system in Israel as well
as the psychological impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Israeli,
Palestinian, and Bedouin youth. Dr. Elbedour serves as the coordinator of
the Urban School Psychology program at Howard University, School of
Education, Washington, DC. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses
for seven years at Ben Gurion University (in the Negev) and Bir Zeit
University (West-Bank). Elbedour has published extensively on social,
political, health and identity issues related to Bedouin of the Negev and
Palestinian communities.

In 1973, DR. KHALIL ABU RABIA founded the Arab List for Bedouin and
Villagers, a Knesset faction that is currently part of the United Arab List.
Abu Rabia has been at the forefront of the Bedouin rights movement for 35
years working with the Forum for National Consensus, Peace Now, and Gush
Shalom. Abu Rabia has a Ph.D. in Islamic Law and is currently a lecturer and
researcher on subjects including Bedouin Muslim Law, the Relationship
Between Traditional Islamic law and Secular State law, and Spiritual Aspects
of Bedouin Land Rights. Khalil is a professor of Middle East Studies at Ben
Gurion University and Sapir College, a researcher at the Chaim Herzog
Center, and resides in Beer Sheva.

P.O. Box 6955 Jerusalem, Israel 91060 (+972) 53 711 800

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models to effect change by combining advocacy and in-depth political
analysis with strategic action. BUSTAN utilizes the principles of
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# CODE PINK  \"Stop the Next  War Now\" event
Medea Benjamin and Alli Chagi-Star
talk & book signing for \"Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to
Violence and Terrorism\" 
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm 
at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street)

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

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

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

# Tue May 10 Yard Dogs Road Show
Great American Music Hall 859 O\'Farrell St @ Polk/ Larkin 94109 
10 dollars Doors 8:30pm All Ages (415) 885-0750

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

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

# TEMPORARY WILD ZONE 14th, 15th and 16th-May 2005, VALENCIA NEAR THE VALENCIA CITY, IN MEDITERRANEAN COAST (SPAIN) ANTICIVILIZATION GATHERING. We think that there can be two kinds of debates in the morning. First a debate that should be introduced by someone involved in the issue debated, as a way to initiate the meeting. After a short break, a more general meeting to share ideas and experiences related to the issue that has been debated before. In the afternoon we should gather together to share and know experiences that are working already. Later, the practical workshops. May 14th:Morning: welcome and the first meeting to organize the programme or activities. Afternoon: debating the development policy. Hold by someone from the Itoiz or another big infrastructure. Practical workshops. May 15th:Morning: debating the action and the ways to act it. Hold by someone from the struggle against OMG. Afternoon: International relations. The introduction will be in charge to someone involved in supporting the Papua people or the Mapuches. Practical workshops. May 16th:Morning: the possibility of making an international ant civilization web. Afternoon: General meeting to exchange and share. Starting the farewell. And performance neo-luddite. We have already set up some of the practical workshops: making soap, cryptography without computers, applied botanic knowledge, mankala, organic agriculture, energetic crisis, actual applications to spearthrower. Vegetarian food, with a vegan option will be prepared, and we are going to need help for making it. You need to bring plate and fork. And because we are going to camp, you need to bring your tent and sleeping bag. The night time will be for personal relations and fun. MORE INFO WRITE TO

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

# Footstock Featuring Gavin DeGraw Sunday, May 15 - 9:30 am to 2 pm
 Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park  FREE and open to the public
folks usually end up here after bay to breakers.

# Mon May 18 7:30 PM Join us every first and third Monday at 7:30 pm to drum, sing, dance and play music around the fire. All musical instruments are welcome. Fire spinning / poi is very much encouraged as well. The LaunchPad is at 3833 Martin Luther King, Jr Way (@ MacArthur Blvd) in northwest Oakland. It\'s one block west of MacArthur BART station.

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

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

# May 20-29 Portland, OR Village Building Convergence 5
Human-Scale Community Action at the Urban Crossroads
Ready to change the world starting in your neighborhood? intersection repair

# I\'m thrilled to see the western model integrating \"alternative\"
practices and medicines.  Looks like an awesome forum.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 Join 9 of the most controversial speakers in the world
for yet another self-empowering weekend
of information, knowledge and truth that will set you free!
Dick Gregory
 Michael Tsarion THE ORIGINS OF EVIL
 Clay Douglas NEW WORLD ORDER,
 SPECIAL GUEST Radio Host, Hilly Rose
 SPECIAL GUEST Master Scholar, Jordan Maxwell
 SPECIAL GUEST Astrologer & Author, Dr. Louis Turi
 SPECIAL GUEST Radio Host & Author, Dr. Stan Monteith
 SPECIAL GUEST Journalist & Filmmaker, Anthony J. Hilder
Along with crew for a new documentary.
 Pre-registration prices end on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
Take advantage of our discounts and get your tickets now.
 Ph/Fax: (209) 832-0999

# Tue, May 31 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 GREEN CITY VISIONS: Rebuilding the City to Save the Environment
1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612

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

June 2005

# June 1-5 World Environment Day, SF
Public events announced: Five days, five themes, limitless possibilities
Four former SF mayors team up with Mayor Newsom to launch WED 2005
Urban Accords Declared: Cities and individuals take action for a livable future
Green Cities Expo to showcase sustainable products and businesse

PLANET, June 1-5!  This promises to be one of the most important
environmental events to come to San Francisco.  Never has this event
taken place in North America.  Let us help to build momentum, starting
NOW!  Here is the WED 2005 website:
READ Gavin Newsom\'s WED 2005 message:
CONTRIBUTE to the draft Green Cities Declaration, with your careful,
well-said, and caring thoughts to the wiki, which may be included in
the final declaration:
FIVE DAYS of WED 2005 events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

# Mon May 2 7:30 PM Join us every first and third Monday at 7:30 pm to drum, sing, dance and play music around the fire. All musical instruments are welcome. Fire spinning / poi is very much encouraged as well. The LaunchPad is at 3833 Martin Luther King, Jr Way (@ MacArthur Blvd) in northwest Oakland. It\'s one block west of MacArthur BART station.

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

July 2005

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

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

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

# Sept 16,17,18 5 Mi north of LaytonVille, CA on 101

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

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

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

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

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

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

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

Live free or die.

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

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

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