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Tuesday 6/7 on
10:00am Oakland: Alameda County Considers Medical Marijuana Regulation
5:30pm San Francisco: The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy
8:00pm San Francisco: Radical Love Workshop
8:00pm San Francisco: Candlelight Vigil in Response to Supreme Court's Decision Against Angel Raich

Wednesday 6/8
5:45am San Francisco: Meet at LRCL to Carpool to Menlo Park to Hold Responsible an Abusive Employer
11:00am Redwood City: Picket the DMV to Demand Driver's Licenses for Immigrants

 Vaccines Did & Do Cause Autism

Plastic molecule (in 95% of Americans) links exposures to many health problems. 
Our Stolen Future: Background on BPA... what is it , how is it used and what 
 does science say about exposure risks 


Oil on Ice | Kelpie Wilson Interviews Dale Djerassi
NRDC Sues to Obtain Records of Sonar Harm to Whales

Snowfall In Somalia - global warming


Act on the "Downing Street Memo" ; Letter being circulated by 
Rep. John Conyers  of Michigan. sign it on-line,

URGENT! June 9 deadline on CA showdown with Diebold/ES&S!!!   /discuss/

Tue Jun 7

# Tue, Jun 7 7pm The Future of Iran Speaker: Dr. Younes Parsa Benab
Palo Alto  Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd.  Free
 On Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Younes Parsa Benab will speak about "The U.S. Hegemonic Project, the Middle East, and the Future of Iran" at the Community Media Center in Palo Alto.

 Dr. Parsa Benab, a Professor of Political Science at Strayer University and editor of _Iran Bulletin_, will discuss the geo-strategic importance and future of Iran and how the characteristics and nature of the resistance there compare to the resistance in Iraq and Palestine.

 When the U.S. denounces the Islamic Republic of Iran's reactionary regime, why don't progressive movements within Iran support U.S. intervention? Who in Iran is in favor of intervention, and why? What will happen if the U.S. tries to expand its program of "democratic" occupation across the Middle East? As struggle and resistance spread throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world against the imperial project of the U.S. ruling elite, the credibility of the U.S. suffers.

 The program will be broadcast live on Mid-Peninsula Community Media Cable Channel 27 and rebroadcast throughout June as part of the ongoing "Other Voices" television series produced by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. This program is co-sponsored by the Iranian Society for Human Rights and South Bay Mobilization.

# WholeBodied Rejuvenation a treat for yourself
 Come join us for an evening of play, connection and full self-expression.
We’ll use Movement, Voice & Touch to enliven, ground and rejuvenate our entire being.
You’ll have fun, while learning WholeBody Wisdom practices that will leave you feeling powerfully alive.
Facilitator: Scott Longwell Tue  June 7 7:45pm-9:15pm
Advance Purchase: $10
To get tickets on-line use  and send your payment to: 
Door Price: $15 -- We've got a really big space so there will be plenty of tickets at the door!  Come on down and join us! :-)
 One Taste: An Urban Retreat Center
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th St SF 

# 6/7 7p-12a free DIRT Press Launch Party 111 Minna!

# 6/7: 7p Envisioning the future of El Camino Real!  (san carlos) 1250 San Carlos Ave

# SF Polyamorous Vegan Fire Spinning DJs pre-meetup thingy (East Bay peeps, reprazent!)

# Tue 6/7 8pm SF: Candlelight Vigil in Response to Supreme Court's Decision Against Angel Raich
 In response to the US Supreme Court\'s decision 6-3 against Angel Raich, Americans for Safe Access San Francisco have called for a Candlelight Vigil at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals; Mission & 7th Sts; San Francisco on Tuesday June 7, 2005 @ 8 PM. Please bring a green candle in memory of the patients who have died while being denied access to medical cannabis.  1 877 249 6911

# Radical Love & Relationship Workshop with Wendy-O Matik
 Tue June 7 8:00 PM  Good Vibrations  1620 Polk @ Sacramento 
 Radical Love Workshop: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 Good Vibrations at 8PM 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street) San Francisco, CA, T: (415) 345-0400, $20, sliding scale, everyone welcome, 
Workshop Description: 
At a time when our nation is determined to keep us on the warpath, what better time to raise our voices against intolerance, hatred, and violence? At a time when our government propels us into a new dark age of fascism, what better time to talk about radical love, or the right to love who we want, how we want, and as many as we want? Loving openly and freely in these times, whether you are straight or queer, is a brave political act. We have been conditioned by outdated social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of dissatisfying relationships. Yet we also live in a time when we can choose our gender and redefine our sexual identities. Don’t we then have the right to decide what kind of relationship best suits our lifestyle? Declare yourself a revolutionary of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love, transform your lifestyle, and together we can threaten the social forces of patriarchy! 
     Wendy is the author of Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships. As an educator, role model, and spokesperson for the polyamory community, Wendy has become a revolutionary activist of the heart. Since the release of her book, she has taught over thirty Radical Love & Relationship Workshops globally, excavating important social trends and reshaping the future of alternative relationship models for the 21st century. As an activist for social change, Wendy is pushing the boundaries on firmly rooted notions in mainstream society on relationships, love, gender, sexual equality, and sexual politics. She is available for educational and motivational discussions on the topic of alternative relationship models and responsible non-monogamy.

Wed Jun 8

# North Bay Living Food Community Potluck Wednesday, June 8, 7:00-9:30 pm in
Santa Rosa. The Wednesday night downtown farmers
market is a great place to pick up some fresh food for the potluck.
To join the SonomaRaw e-list send an e-mail to:

# Come down to BM headquarters next Wednesday night (6/8), Hookahdome is 
going to be set up there for an evening party kicking off BM'05.  It'll 
be like a smaller version of that party, and there are other folks with 
different attractions too.
The space is big enough for however many people, and there's no 
admission.  Details: Wed. June 8th, 7:00-11:00, Burningman Headquarters 
on 3rd St. at 16th St. in SF.  Dress is Playa-nutty.
Enter from parking lot off 16th St, slightly west of 3rd St.
Try to make it OK? It is going to be fun!

# SF Cacophony Meeting - no really. Wed June 8 7:30 PM
 Next Wednesday at Zeitgeist 7:30 Valencia @ Duboce NE
We need new ideas, new blood, and new pranks. 
I want to do at least 1 public prank per month this summer. 

# Jun 8 + 9 CABLE HEARINGS, JUNE 8 and JUNE 9 
This week we have two additional cable hearings. Come and make your voices heard! We really need to pack these meetings and have your active participation in order to ensure that the needs of our communities take center place in the franchise negotiations with Comcast.

Meeting Times and Locations -- Come and bring others to these hearings!

Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 7:00 PM
Sunset Recreation Center [Cantonese translation available]
2201 Lawton Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

Thursday, June 9, 2005, 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts [Spanish translation available]
2868 Mission Street (at 24th Street), San Francisco, CA 94110

Requests for additional language interpreters must be received at least 48 hours in advance of a meeting to help ensure availability.

You do not have to be a Comcast subscriber or even own a TV. If you live or work in San Francisco, you have a stake in these negotiations.

For additional information and background, go to  You can download there talking points in English. 
(We will add talking points in Spanish and in Chinese this weekend.)

Additional Things You Can Do

1. If you cannot make it to these meetings, go to , where you will find updates about future meetings. We will post them there as soon as they become available.

2. You can also send your comments to the City in writing.

Email them to:

Or mail them to: Comcast Cable Franchise, Dept. of Telecommunications and Information Services, City and County of San Francisco, 875 Stevenson St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103

Please send us a copy: Sydney Levy, Media Alliance, 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612 (or

 3. Fill out an online survey about Comcast 

For questions of comments, please contact Sydney Levy at the address below.

What do you think about Comcast?
Go to to fill out a survey
and to find times and places of public hearings in SF
regarding our city's upcoming cable contract.

Sydney Levy
Media Alliance
A media resource and advocacy center for media workers,
non-profit organizations, and social justice activists.

1904 Franklin St., Ste. 500 * Oakland, CA, 94612 (BART: 19th St)
ph: 510-832-9000 x303 * fx: 510-238-8557 *


Thu Jun 9

URGENT! June 9 deadline on CA showdown with Diebold/ES&S!!!

# 9 JUNE, THURSDAY  6:30 -
Nature Noir:  A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra - In this memoir, former U.S. Park Ranger Jordan Fisher Smith gives readers an astonishing account of the unholy truths lurking amid the great outdoors. As his saga unfurls along the American River, he discovers firsthand a veritable heart of darkness, a crossroad where nature and mankind collide. Fisher Smith will recount his tenure as a ranger and his dealings with the dark side of the national parks: rowdy campers, gun-toting gold miners and unsolved murders, as well as the primeval forces of nature.
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room 
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) p.m

# Thu, Jun 9 7pm In Rachel's Name Rebuild the Gaza home Rachel Corrie stood to safeguard
First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison @ 27th Street) Oakland

 Cindy & Craig Corrie (Rachel’s Parents) & Khaled & Samah Nasrallah (Members of the family who lived in the home)

 $10 at the door • No one will be turned away

 Contributions will be used to rebuild the Nasrallah Family’s home, and then keep rebuilding homes for more families in Gaza. The Rebuilding Alliance is the only grassroots organization rebuilding homes in Gaza where 3100 homes have been demolished, many by Caterpillar bulldozers made in the U.S.A.

 Samah and Khaled Nasrallah, and their infant daughter Sama, are part of the extended family that lived in the home Rachel sought to protect. After Rachel was killed, despite the complete demolition of all the 2200 surrounding homes in their neighborhood, the Nasrallah family continued to live in their home for seven months before it, too, was demolished. Khaled is an accountant who works for the Palestine Airlines (they fly out of Egypt). In July Samah will take her qualifying exams to become a teacher. They have three daughters.

 Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, have become nationally known activists as they called on the US government to "undertake" a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie” and for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Cindy was formerly an educator, musician, and active school and community volunteer on behalf of youth and families.Craig formerly served as an executive at the vice-presidential level in the life insurance industry. They have two other grown children and one grandchild. 
For more information contact:
Ceanna Stephans
Cosponsored by Rebuilding Alliance, Global Exchange, KPFA, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice
(415) 255-7296 x261

# Thurs. June 9 @ 7:15pm & 9:15pm  @ Red Vic- 1727 Haight St.  this Thurs. only
 A one day showing of a collection of 12 silent old time porn shorts from the early 1900s. "Beautifully restored by the National Cinematheque in France, these films were orginally created to 'entertain' brother patrons as they awaited their 'turn'." Ooh la la...!  

# The Oakland(ish Slam - FINAL QUALIFIER! Thu  June 9 8:00 PM
 Oaklandish  411 2nd St @ Bdwy  Oakland 
 The Oakland(ish) Slam Series 
Hosted by Nazelah & Dahled w/ DJ Agana 
Oaklandish, 411 2nd Street, Oakland 
Sign-up: 7:30 - Show: 8:30 
$5 – (Finals $10) All Ages 
On a roll…' to Albuquerque! 
We’re starting to hum along like a well-oiled machine now. Another great show, another hott feature and even more DOPE poetry! In the slam we had two (not quite yet) ’05 Berkeley team members battle it out for the $$. Our feature for the evening, Aya de Leon regaled us with a set of new, more personal work. It’s great when uber-talented folks keep on putting out the work that showcases their commitment to their craft. I only hope some of that drive to grow and get better rubs off on me – and you too! 
At the next slam we actually have 2 features for you. Our main feature will be Rupert Estanislao (Suicide Kings  Eskapo & Def Poetry) who is like a velvet wrapped sledgehammer…'without the velvet. Since coming to America in 1993, from Quezon City, Philippines, Rupert has become a favorite on both the local and national performance poetry scenes and the front-man for the multi-racial and bilingual hardcore band ESKAPO. Rupert is an 
immigrant, a punk, a perpetual novice who wishes to learn poetry from life on a day-to-day basis, he writes from beauty and brutality - attempting to pen his experiences from two cultures into the language of poetry. 
We’ll also have a group of Youth Poets from Y.E.S. High (that’s the Youth Empowerment School here in Oakland) taking over the open-mic. We may still have an open slot or two but we’ll be giving preference to folks under 18 and students. 
So, come on out to the Slam! Support you favorite poet, be a judge, spit your truth on the mic, or just …'listen. See ya there!

Fri Jun 10

# Circo Mutante presents "The Dream Machine" Fri June 10 8:00 PM
 CELLspace  2050 Bryant St. (btwn. 18th and 19th) 
San Francisco, CA  view map  More Info: 800-486-6862 
 A little girl falls asleep in bed, and finds herself in her dreams of Circo Mutante... a clown and fairy doll lead the little girl in her dreams by trying to sell her the Dream Machine, a contraption that, although might still have a few bugs, will help people to overcome their fears and realize their dreams... to prove the Dream Machine's worth, the clown, the fairy, a few audience members, and even some other surprise testers go into the machine, and the outcome is an amazing performance incorporating jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats, and dance. Does the little girl buy it and use the machine herself? You must watch the show to find out...

 Come out for a night of women's fashion by 5 bay area designers. There will be a variety of styles from glamour, to vintage looks, streetwear, fantasmal costumewear and swimsuits. COme for the fashion and stay for the party. The funk/jazz band Boostamonte! will be playing and Fishbone will show up for a few sets. The party will last through morning. 
 Studio Z, SF  folsom/11th

# Living Room Where queers, freaks and divas feel at home
 Friday  June 10 10pm -  3 am
 featuring: Urban Funk Rebellion: Works by Youth Artists
 bringing the best out the west in
Hip Hop    Soulful House    Drum & Bass    Old School
LP  Trinity  Black  Discovery  local venders  marketplace
 21 & over  free   b4 11: 00 pm if you email:  or bring flyer 
$ 8  after Oakland Noodle Factory 1255 26th St. @ Union West Oakland 94607

Filmmaker and Activist available for telephone interviews
WHAT: Directed by Franny Armstrong, “McLibel” follows the
15-year story of London Greenpeace activists Helen Steel and Dave
Morris as they are transformed from anonymous campaign volunteers into
unlikely global heroes.
In 1990, McDonald’s sued the single father and part-time bar worker for
libel in 1990, for distributing “What’s Wrong With McDonald’s” leaflets
after “McSpies” infiltrated their non-profit group. The leaflet listed
15 reasons why the corporation did not have the public’s best interests
in mind. The two activists defended themselves in the longest running
legal battle in English history, and won. The case has been described
as “the biggest corporate PR disaster” ever.
WHO: Director Franny Armstrong (available from London by phone)
McLibel defendant Dave Morris (available from London by phone)
WHEN: Spokespeople are available for telephone interviews from June 6 - 11
CONTACT: To schedule interviews please contact:
Beth Portello,,
818-349-8822, 310-780-4008 (cell)
DETAILS: Film premieres June 10 in San Francisco:
Landmark Lumiere 3, 1572 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109,
Show times: Fri – Sat 2:30 5:00 7:00 9:30, Mon – Thurs 5:00 7:00 9:30
Q&A’s scheduled as follows:
Friday, June 10 following the 7:00pm show with  Erik Marcus, publisher of and author of
'Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money'
Saturday, June 11 following the 7:00pm show with Dixie Mahy and Kristen Miles with Carlos
Villearreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild.
Sunday, June 12 following the 2:30pm show with Nancy Mancias of
CodePINK with Medea Benjamin and Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange.
· Clips available on Beta.  · Screeners available upon request.
rtc = Reclaim the Commons -

# McLibel  - the trial of "What's Wrong with McDonald's
For folks who are familiar with activist history, you probably know about McLibel.  For those who don't,  please see info below taken from ; another good source is
This true-life story of how two activists stood up when sued by one of the largest multinational corporations is screening in select theatres across the nation, including San Francisco!  Bay Area Vegetarians is proud to be one of the local partner organizations for the screening.   For opening nite, Chris and I will join Erik Marcus for a Q&A session following the 7 pm screening. 
Free tickets giveaway - see our June newsletter for details -
It will be playing for one week starting June 10th  at Landmark Lumiere 3 at 1572 California Street .  Here are the showtimes for folks interested in seeing the documentary.  Regarding showtimes: As a rule, theatres do not schedule the showtimes of a film until the Tuesday before the film opens. We're happy to share this advance info you.   BUT we do advise that you confirm with the theatre though. 
Fri - Sun: 2:30, 5:00, 7:00, 9:30
Mon - Thur: 5:00, 7:00, 9:30

If you want to see the original flyer or more details, check out our Event Calendar
Is anyone interested in meeting up for an early dinner at 5 pm before going to the movie?  If so, please RSVP on the evite w/any comments-suggestions and we'll confirm details by Thursday.   I was considering Golden Era but I think at this point Ananda Fuara is a better choice because of more direct bus transit options.  Plus they've got a wonderful veggie burger (vegan if you say hold the butter or was it mayo..) and their soups are yummy.
Dinner evite: 
Hope to see many of you tomorrow at the presentation on California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies!
Cheers, Tammy  About McLibel
McLibel is the true story of a postman and a gardener who took on McDonald's and wouldn't say "McSorry," in a legal battle since described as "the biggest corporate PR disaster in history."
   McDonald's loved using the UK's libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organizations like the  BBC and The Sun had crumbled and apologized. But then McDonald's sued penniless activists' Helen Steel and Dave Morris.
   In what became the longest trial in English legal history, the "McLibel 2" represented themselves against McDonald's USD$19 million legal team. 
   Every aspect of the corporation's business was cross-examined: from junk food and McJobs, to animal cruelty, environmental damage and the company's advertising to children.  Outside the courtroom, Dave brought up his young son alone and Helen supported herself working nights in a bar. 
   McDonald's tried every trick in the book against them. Legal maneuvers. A visit from Ronald McDonald. Top U.S.executives flying to London for secret settlement negotiations. Even spies. 
   Seven years later, in February 2005, the marathon legal battle finally concluded in the European Court of Human Rights. And the result took everyone by surprise - especially the British Government. 
   Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong (Drowned Out), McLibel  features reenactments of key courtroom scenes directed by Ken Loach.
   McLibel is not about hamburgers. It is about the power multinational corporations wield over our everyday lives and two unlikely heroes who are changing McWorld.

Sat Jun 11

# 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

# SAT Jun 11
Meet at  Justin Herman Plaza 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 11th, 2005

#  SF World Naked Bike Ride - June 11 noon 2005
 Saturday, June 11 12:00 PM
 The World Naked Bike Ride is on....
or simpler still: send blank email to:

It's time to put a stop to the indecent exposure of 
people and the planet to cars and the pollution they 

According to the United Nations, close to a million 
species of plants and animals could disappear from the 
face of the earth in the next 50 years as a result of 
greenhouse gasses being released primarily from motor 

On June 11th 2005 over 54 cities across the world will 
experience the naked joy of the world's largest naked 
protest against oil dependency and car culture in the 
history of humanity. Many cities will also ride again 
on the weekend closest to Valentine's Day 2006. 

You are invited to not only ride with us but also to 
help organize a WNBR event in the city of your 
choosing. More information. Visit our upcoming events 
page for a list of participating cities. 

World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is being organized and 
supported by many different groups. The groups are 
only connected by their determination to all be naked 
on their bikes June 11th, riding in celebration, 
jubilation to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, 
body-positive world to the masses. Yes, we have many 
great reasons to be celebrating June 11th with all the 
glory of naked two wheel sanity. It's time to join 
hundreds of naked compatriots in a free, non-sexual, 
fun bike ride! 

All are welcome! From the shy to the bold. Cyclists, 
rollerbladers, rollerskaters, skate boarders. All 
ages, sizes, and colors welcome. Bring your family and 
your co-workers! 

What to wear? Do not fear! The World Naked Bike Ride 
dress code is "Bare As You Dare"... How bare is that ? 
How dare is that ?...Its all up to you, you decide 
what you are comfortable with. NO ONE IS EXCLUDED OR 
DISCRIMINATED AGAINST based on levels of clothing, 
bodypaint, or anything else, for that matter! PLEASE 
be creative and colorful in expressing yourself! 
Bodypainting, bike decorating, and other creative 
expression is strongly encouraged! 

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up 
where we are heading. 

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) group was created by 
Daniel and Conrad to help coordinate a large 
international naked bike ride between many different 
activist groups across the World. The World's first 
international naked bike ride in 2004 was a 
collaboration between the WNBR group which rode on 
June 12th and Manifestaci?n Ciclonudista in Spain 
which rode on June 19th. 

Prior to the June 2004 World Naked bike ride, there 
were two independent organizations organizing very 
similar events with virtually identical messages of 
protesting oil dependency, they were Artists for Peace 
in Canada and Manifestaci?n Ciclonudista in Spain. 
Despite having virtually identical messages neither of 
these groups even knew of the existence of the other. 

Pretty Cool, huh?! 

For more information on these rides or if you are 
looking for a general history of naked cycling visit 
the naked cycling history page. For media coverage, 
collaborative partners, and endorsements click here. 
For a summary of the first year of WNBR events click 
here. A lot of general questions about WNBR can be 
answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Proposed 2005 Route for San Francisco World Naked Bike 


Start at Justin Herman Plaza 
Head west on Market 
Turn right at McAllister 
Turn left in front of City Hall 
Follow Polk to Market 
Turn right on Market 
Turn left on Valencia 
Turn right on 18th 
Turn right on Castro 
Turn right on Market 
Turn left on Church 
Turn left on Duboce 
Turn right on Scott 
Turn left on Fell 
Turn left on Masonic 
Turn right on Haight 
Ride to GGP at the end of Haight 


Take Oak away from GGP 
Turn right on Franklin 
Turn left on Market 
Follow Market back to the Embarcadero
or simpler still: send blank email to:

# COUNTY UNFAIR JUNE 11th!!!! Sat June 11 12:00 PM noon
 The COUNTY UNFAIR! June 11th. 12pm to ??? 
At the BARN 702 EARL st. S.F.CA 94124 for info&directions 
 415- 285- 8103 
 The life size MOUSE TRAP, the HAUNTED BARN and HEAVY PEDAL CYCLECIDED, present the COUNTY UNFAIR! Come on out to the BARN and experience surreal country living INSIDE San Francisco's city limits! See the MOUSETRAP and CYCLECIDE'S pedal powered CARNIVAL rides in action! 
Pet real wild animals or compete for prizes in our very own LUMBER JACK SPORTS competition! .YES!! Folks get your team together for AXE THROWING and the LOG CROSS CUT RACE!! 
 DON'T miss this chance to gorge your self in a HOT DOG PIE-eating contest, or put your money on a square for a game of CHICKEN SHeT BINGO! Why hell! For one buck you can even have a roll in the hay with the farmers daughter! Old favorites like the GOLF BALL SHOOTING RANGE, and the BAR will be in operation!…''. So y'all just come on out now!..

# La Pena 30th Anniversary Street Fiesta Sat  June 11 12-6pm free
  Jesus Diaz y Su QBA (Contemporary Cuban dance music) bull Pacha Sikus (Andean music) bull La Peña AfroCuban Youth Ensemble (Latin Jazz) bull La Peña Bomba Class (Puerto Rican music and dance) bull Youth Movement Records (Youth Hip Hop) bull La Familia (Cuban son) bull Rafael Manriquez (Chilean song)
 Amiguitos (Little Friends) stage 12 - 2pm inside La Peña's theater including Gary Lapow, Asheba and Bonnie Lockhart
 Food bull Refreshments bull Community and Artisan Booths bull Kids' Activities
 Prince and Shattuck Streets Berkeley 510-849-2568 4 blocks west of Ashby BART

# 11 JUNE, SATURDAY 12:00 n.
How to Incorporate Green Design into Your Home Design - This panel discussion expands on the concepts of sustainable design and construction discussed in the “What Does Green Architecture Mean?” panel. Learn more about the wealth of information and resources available on the Web for homeowners, local building materials available in the Bay Area for homeowners and planning and building code issues regarding sustainable design and construction in San Francisco. There will be a live internet connection available for homeowners to conduct their own research while the experts are available to answer questions. Handouts will include local resources available for homeowners. Panelists include Willem Maas, Michael McCutcheon and Richard Parker. 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12:00 n.

# 11 JUNE, SATURDAY 2:00 p.m.
Your Water:  Hetch Hetchy - Drain or Maintain - Susan Leal, General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, presents an historical overview and an update of where we are today with our Water System Improvement Program, along with information about the complex environmental challenges we face today that are different from when the system was built 100 years ago, how the political climate is still contentious and a section about the history of the Hetch Hetchy Railroad.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.
Related Exhibition:  The Hetch Hetchy Water System:  Past, Present and Future, from June 4 through August 18, 2005, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Government Information Center
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

# Pot Luck and Speaker Gathering by the 
Marin Living Foods Community 
Please Bring A friend or Neighbor This Month and Share the Gift of Health
Our Featured Speaker Will Be
John Kohler
John Kohler has been on the living and raw foods diet for nearly a decade;
he turned to living foods for healing from a life threatening-illness
(spinal meningitis) and has enjoyed dynamic health ever since. One of Johns
goals is to educate the world about the power of living and raw foods. He is
the founder and webmaster of the largest living and raw food website on the
internet, <>, and <>. John also owns and
manages <> and is the
number one expert on rawfoods appliances and gadgets in the world. He is
widely sought out and regularly speaks and instructs at many raw food
festivals and events. His area of expertise include recipe demos with 5-7
ingredients or less, young coconut recipes, traveling while raw, rawfood
appliances, successful transition to the rawfoods diet, and the importance
of a fresh organic whole foods diet. He believes that by using fresh,
organic, and whole ingredients, that simple, healthy, and delicious recipes
can be made with few ingredients and without the use of salt, oil, spices,
refined sweeteners or chemical additives. He is known for his pragmatic
approach to rawfoods and has coached and helped thousands of people to
incorporate more fresh raw fruits and vegetables into their diet. 
Topic: Getting Juicers and Blenders to work for you!
In this talk, John will explain the various types of juicers on the market,
from the twin gear juicers, to the single auger juicers, to centrifugal
ejection juicers... Which is best for you?? Learn at this talk! John will
also demonstrate several types of juicers and explain the difference between
blending and juicing. He will also share some of his favorite recipes that
can be made with these appliances.

 On Saturday, June 11th, from 6 til 9pm,  
 1 Wellbrock Hts. San Rafael, CA 94903 (directions below)
Cost:  $3 donation and Raw food dish to serve 8, per person

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

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

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

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

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

# Bonny Doon Drum Circle Saturday, June 11 7:00 PM
 What are you doin saturday june 11th? If the answer is shit, then come on down for a drum circle. Dont forget the drums, didj, some food, a pipe (preferably not empty), and YOUR DANCIN SHOES!!!!!! 
Follow these directions exactly: 
From hwy 1 and bonny doon rd 
Turn on Bonny Doon rd. Go 5.3 mi to Ice Cream Grade.(bonny doon rd 
will become pine flat. continue straight) 
Just before you get to Ice Cream Grade you will pass Bonny Doon 
Elementary. Turn Right on Ice Cream Grade. We are the third drive on 
the left, after the bend. .49 mi from pine flat to the house. 
( there will be markers for the driveway)

# House of Lotus Speakeasy Sat June 11 8PM – 4AM (or later) 
  The next gathering of lotus dwellers shall descend on a restored barnhouse and historic prohibition era winery in Bayview on Saturday tha 11th of June. 
Beautiful location with outdoor gardens and a indoor dancefloor at 3030 Ingalls Street in SF. Come early and dine in the garden. This will not get busted. Presale tickets available at 
Beats, breaks, americana 
New skool DJs 
Shissla (House of Lotus/pARTicipate) 
Deep Eddy (House of Lotus) 
Alibi (House of Lotus) 
Upstairs in the chill room: 
Rhythmystic (FreekFactory) 
PleasureSean (GarageMahal) 
Melvin (Sol System) 
DeLaGroove (DeepEnd) 
Ben Maybe (Matrix) 
Old skool americana tunez in the garden with Obo Martin and other folk 
Fire performance by JeSica and friends 
June 11  3030 Ingalls St - The Bayview Winery 
8PM – 4AM (or later)  $10 Speakeasy phreaker 
$15 Streetwear (you no dress special? you pay) phreaker 
pre-sale tix available at:

# Mishap Prom June 11 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM $6, $4 in formal dress
 Was your prom a drag? Did you even bother to go? Want to re-live past glory days that didn't even happen? Then get your gowns and tuxedos ready for the Mishap Prom, a gala art and music event with dancing, romance, live performances and fun for all!
 The third-annual Mishap Prom will be bigger than ever. Featuring music from the likes of hot New Orleans combo Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club (featuring members of Muppet cover band, the Dead Hensons), infamous freak-out duo, Pope John Paul the Third, cabaret cutie, Kitten on the Keys and Bay Area hip hop legend, Top Ramen as well as Photography, Paintings and sculpture from acclaimed local artists, Michael Garlington, Adam Beebe, Melina Giorgi and others. Also a prom photographer, a runway show with original anti-fashion from conceptual designer, Damian kalish and more! Do not miss the Mishap Prom or prepare to suffer a horrible inferiority complex for months afterwards.
 Cyclone 1842 Illinois St. x Marin, one block from 3rd & Ceaser Chavez 510.595.7188

# ArtSF 2nd Saturday - CORE Art and Music Evening June 11 8:00pm-1:00am $5 and up donation
 5-plus pieces of art from over 25 visual artists with live original music from Audrey Come Lately, MRH jazz ensemble and others.
 ArtSF 110 Capp Street, 5th Floor- near 16th St 415-55-artsf

# 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

# The next gathering of lotus dwellers is descending on a restored
barnhouse and historic prohibition era winery in Bayview on Saturday
the 11th of June.  

Beautiful location with outdoor gardens and a indoor dancefloor at 3030
Ingalls Street in SF.  Come early and dine in the garden.  This will
not get busted. We are preselling tickets - the location has a limited
capacity, but there should also be tix at the door.  Deets and tickets
available at 

Feel free to pass the word along to your peeps.  

Beats, breaks, americana 

New skool DJs 
Alibi (House of Lotus)
Deep Eddy (House of Lotus)
Jim Shissler (House of Lotus/pARTicipate)

Upstairs in the chill room: 
Rhythmystic (FreekFactory)
PleasureSean (GarageMahal)
Melvin (Sol System)
DeLaGroove (DeepEnd)
Ben Maybe (Matrix) 

Old skool americana tunez in the garden with Obo Martin and other folk

Fire performance by JeSica and friends

June 11 3030 Ingals St - The Bayview Winery

8PM – 4AM (or later) $10 Speakeasy phreaker

$15 Streetwear (you no dress special? you pay) phreaker

pre-sale tix available at:

# 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: SF                  
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
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. 

# June 11, 12 Carpool to Harmony Fest

Sun Jun 12

# June 12 Haight St. Fair. 10am-6pm
Haight St between Stanyan and Masonic.


Celebrated authors, Joanna Macy and Richard Heinberg, headline an evening presented by the East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group, Beyond Oil II, on June 14, 2005 at 7PM at the First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street in Oakland.  This evening of conversation will give our community the tools to better understand how to begin preparing for a time of energy scarcity and climate change.

In the context of what she calls "the Great Turning," Joanna will speak about awakening to the reality of climate change and the depletion of oil resources, thereby moving from denial into action.  Her talk will prepare us for fully absorbing Richard's presentation.
Richard's presentation will be actual practice for the awakening Joanna describes.  He will report back from the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) in Lisbon.  He will also discuss practical steps we can take now in our own communities to prepare for these changes.

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D. (, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology, is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment.  Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science.  She serves as adjunct professor to the Starr King School for the Ministry, the University of Creation Spirituality, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Among other works, she is the author of Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. 

Richard Heinberg , journalist and lecturer, is a core faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches courses on Energy and Society, and Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community.  His monthly MuseLetter has been nominated for an Alternative Press Award, he has been published in many journals, and his books have been translated into eight languages.  Richard travels internationally to speak on the subject of Peak Oil.  His latest books are: The Party's Over: Energy Resources and the Fate of Industrial Societies; and Powerdown: options and actions for a post-carbon world.

Sponsored by Post Carbon Institute, Ecology Center, KPFA, and City Repair Oakland West (CROW).

The East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group is a local grassroots organization.  Currently, we meet once a week and welcome new members.  A conference is also planned for September which will address how we can begin now to find hopeful and positive responses to the inevitable changes that will accompany the rapidly-approaching depletion of oil.

# 7 Venues and a Mexican Party Bus - Free!  (berkeley)  Sunday, June 12th 1-6pm 
 7 venues in the South Berkeley/North Oakland Area will be opening up to the public with live performances and food to celebrate the rapidly developing Ashby Arts District (AAD). 
 What is the Ashby Arts District? It is a partnership between seven non-profit organizations and performance venues in the South Berkeley/North Oakland/Lorin District area including La Peña Cultural Center, Epic Arts, The Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage, The Black Repertory Group, Nomad Café, Northern California Land Trust and the Triptych Gallery. We are working together to increase public awareness of the arts and to unify the communities we serve (for more info visit

# Mon June 13 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. Bring Potluck offerings if you wish...

# new exhibition of TreeSpirit photographs, the first in dowtown San Francisco, at the One Taste Gallery.  Join me and the beautiful folks of this gallery and urban retreat center
8-10pm June 15th  1074 Folsom @ 7th in SF   
Meet many participants in the project; see the new 2006 TreeSpirit wall calendar, and celebrate our love for trees and Mother Earth even (especially) in this social urban setting.   Free to all.
with love for the trees, Jack For more information, contact:
 Jack Gescheidt 4340 Anza St. - #7 SF, CA  94121
Tel/Fax: 415.668.5225

# Party with Midori at Madame S! Wed June 15 8:00 PM
 Madame S Presents, in Conjunction with Bondage a Go Go: 
"Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" A Midori Book Signing! 
June 15, 2005, 8-10pm. 
Madame S Fetish Shop, 321 7th St @ Folsom, SF. 
Promoting Midori's new book "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink"-- Educational, Sensual and Entertaining Essays by Midori, Photos by Steve Diet Goedde 
Calling all kinksters, of every stripe! Join us at Madame S as Midori, the true fetish diva, celebrates the launching of her long awaited essay book, "Wild Side Sex". Also on hand at Madame S, you can find other Midori works: "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" and "Foot & Shoe Worship". Already have it? Bring it in, she'll sign it for you! 
But what really makes the evening special, kinksters, is after the book signing, you'll get a ticket for FREE admission to Bondage-A-Go-Go, where You can dance, play in the dungeon area and see Midori in action, demonstrating her mastery of the rope bondage. Glas Kat Supperclub, 520 4th St at Bryant.
after party at Bondage A Go-Go

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

# NCDC Dance Camp, June 17-26
Come dance and deepen with us at our 12th Annual NCDC Summer Dance Camp, Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 26, near Kings Canyon National Park in the central Sierra foothills. Great classes in 5Rhythms (Sylvie Minot, Lori Smullin); Contact Improv (Nita Little, Brenton Cheng, John LeFan, Tara Brandel), yoga (Samantha Beers); Biodanza (Belisa Amaro); world music and song (African, Balinese, Latin, Eastern European); inner work (Continuum, Authentic Movement, Clarity Breathwork); Moving-From-Within (Susan Bauer and John Sprague); gender work (Jim Benson); plus lots more. Come for all or part of the nine-day camp, and dig swimming and sunning by the breeze-blessed lake, drumming and fire circles, the return of former Esalen chefs Charlie and Marion, killer dj'd boogies and special events in the open-air Pavilion and the dreamy Nirvana Cabana, too.   Kids welcome, work-study available; for pricing, teacher schedule, other enticing tidbits. Or contact Michael, 510-526-9533,, or Susan, 510-526-1055, See you at camp!

 June 17-19 at Harbin Hot Springs, in Northern California, 
 about 2 hours north of San Francisco that you   will not want to miss. 
  It you are interested in registering for this 
 conference, or simply wish more information about 
 these matters or related events, 

# 18 JUNE, SATURDAY 1:00 p.m.
*Bhutan:  The Mountain Kingdom of Gross National Happiness - A lecture/slideshow presented by Brent Olson about Bhutan's past, present and future that covers history, culture and environmental preservation.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:00 p.m.
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

# "Military & Interrogation Play" by Midori at SF Citadel Sat June 18 2:30 PM
 SF Citadel (How approrpriate!)  245 8th St @ Howard / Folsom
 415-626-1746   $20  No RSVP required 
Crisp uniforms. Commanding women and dashing men. Relentless discipline. Cruel interrogators. Physically demanding training. If these images make your heart beat faster, then march don't walk to this class! Your military play might involve only two people or a large cast with complicated coordination. Midori will discuss the different types of scenes, how to prepare for them, how to maintain your roles, and how to do it all safely. Expect intense scenes demonstrated right before your eyes!

# 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

# June 18-19  Join SF Green Party @ largest Juneteenth festival outside of Texas.

# June 18,19 NorthBeach Festival: Columbus @ Washington, etc. Wash Sq Park, and on 10a-6p

 DADDY’S DAY PARTY – Sun, June 19th, 3-7 p.m., SF Citadel, 245 8th Street 
The SF girls of Leather are hosting a Daddy’s Day Play Party! Celebrate Daddy/boy or boi, Daddy/girl, and all who would like to celebrate their Daddy • We will have Daddy-themed areas (i.e., Daddy’s Lounge, and an area for boys/bois and girls to make Daddy’s Day card to give to their special dad) • Daddy Contest for the best tie (it can be a tie or rope, use your imagination) and bow. And contest for the best skinned knee. 
Admission: With RSVP: $10 single, $15 couple/triad 
Without RSVP: $15 single, $20 couple/triad 
RSVP: Please send your RSVP by June 17 to hayden 
Volunteer work shifts available, email: Pilar

# 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.

# Slip of the Tongue: Oral Sex Majik 4 Queer Womyn
 Thu June 23 7:00 PM  Change Makers  6536 Telegraph @ 66th 
Oakland 94609    5106552405 
 Learn how to make pleasuring your lady a devotional act! 
We will discuss the methods and techniques of oral sex magick from a queer perspective . 
 Please bring a mango to the class! 
This class is taught by Joi Wolfwomyn. 
$5-20 Sliding Scale  RSVP: 510-652-6152

# KFC Protest/Demo  Sat June 25 11:45AM to 2PM
 1881 Geary Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact – Njeri Sims by e-mail – or phone – 415-994-0724

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

# 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

#  The San Francisco Dyke March 2005 takes place on Saturday, June 25th. The rally and stage show begins at 3:00pm at Dolores Park and the march leaves Dolores Park at 7:00pm. 

# Queer Playground, Pride Weekend at the SF Citadel
 Sat June 25 8:00 PM  Pride Weekend!  Doors at 8:00 party till 1:00 $20 
 Host Arielle and the SF Citadel present an evening 
full of hot, steamy, screaming, prideful enjoyment, June 25th. 
Come show us your colors for The Queer Playground, a queer energy play party for anyone of any gender or sexuality who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, fag, dyke, genderqueer, genderfucker, genderbender, differently-abled queers, queers of color, trans, MTF, FTM, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, 
questioning, intersexed, trysexual ;) 
We will have service submissives serving the guests 
and house slaves pleasuring the guests to provide a friendly, kinky, queer, and fun atmosphere. There will be a wrestling area provided (was highly enjoyed at the last party). 
*This party will be catered by Sharon Kleinman and Arielle Webb 
Volunteer work shifts available for entry (service 
submissives, house slaves, DM's,setup, cleanup, door 
**Note that House slaves require an interview for pre-approval. Service submissives require a brief a training and preferable experience or desire for service submission. 
Volunteer email at 
Please RSVP for this event 
RSVP Email to: 
SF Citadel  245 8th St. between Folsom and Howard  *Follow the Big Red Heart*  *Please feel free to repost

# 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.

# 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

# Hula Hoop Dance with Christabel June 27-29 8-9:30pm plus June 30 performance 1275 Connecticut @ Cesar Chavez

July 2005

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

# 20th Annual Filmore Street Fair - july 3 & 4, 2004

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

# Bush Bashing Bonanza Fri July 8  7:00 PM
  Red Victorian Peace Center  1665 Haight @ Cole 
 Friday July 8th (twice the independence as 4)  7-11pm 
 Heckling and despising W and his relentless fanatical war driven regime is something all defenders of peace and patriots love to do. So join us for this hootenanny that will showcase live original music by San Francisco musicians. Film footage of Bush and his cronies speaking Bushisms and planning for world domination. Presentations from fine Anti-Bush campaigns. Even interactive games to bring us all together for a night of thinking about a world with no W. 
 Admission $5-20 sliding scale 
 We are still in need of a few musicians to play, anti bush-campaigns to present, bush look-a-likes or someone who would like to wear a mask all evening and volunteers to help this event be ridiculously ridiculing of W and lots of fun

# 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

# Tour d'Organics  Sebastopol, CA  A bicycle ride and century featuring local farms and vegan food in . 35, 65 and 100 mile options offer something for everyone.
 you'll get to eat ORGANIC farm fresh fruits and veggie directly from the Farmer!
There will be salads and crane melons.  Bradley, the organizer is a Living Foods person.
Living Foods:
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# Rawstock III - Raw Ecstasy Jamboree - Aug. 26-29 at Macdonald Farm,
Sebastopol, CA
* We are seeking a yoga teacher to teach 1 or 2 classes on Aug. 27 & 28.
Contact for details.
* Rawstocks cards and posters are now available.  If you can help distribute
them at gatherings, healthfood stores, etc, please e-mail
* We only have a few more work-trade opportunities left.  Contact if you are interested.
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)'( Aug 29- Sep 25 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) …

# Sept 17,18 Polk Street Fest Arts and crafts with music and an urban oasis theme. 3rd weekend of September 10a-6p

#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!

#  Washington D.C., Sept. 24-25
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

# Sep 25 Folsom St Fair Reportedly the 3rd largest event in California just behind the Rose Parade and Pride Parades.
last Sunday in September. Folsom @ 7th to 12th Streets. Lots of naked people, leather, latex, fetish.

# Oct 1,2 Castro Street Fair A celebration of ‘middle class’ gay lifestyles and commerce in the gay mecca.
1st weekend in October Castro Between 19th and Market.

# Coop America Green Business Conference Ramada Hotel, SF, Nov. 1-4

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

# Nov. 5-6 Brannan @ 8th St. Concourse Exhibition center.
HUGE ECO SHOWCASE with speakers, workshops, music, food, booths.
NOT TO MISS!  This show keeps growing and FILLS the space. 
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

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

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

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

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

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

Live free or die.

NATIONAL ID CARD LAW / REAL ID LAW is NULL AND VOID. Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States of America is NULL and VOID. Marburry v. Madison -1803 Ignore or arrest any cop who asks to see such. You are allowed to do so by the Geneva Convention and the US Constitution. Passed by treasonous, secretive congress, HR 418 Real ID ACT is NULL AND VOID. Note how senate secretly approved this bill the eve before running away to winter break. Note US history of passing repressive legislation the eve before a break, so that no opposition or public response can take place. Stand in Peace, Pay No Tax. THE TITLE 26 "INCOME TAX" IS A HOAX, AND SO IS THE IRS 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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