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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
WEEKLY BULLETIN
August 10, 2005
Read, learn, share and give someone you love truth, peace and your heart!
The Bulletin Boys, Shep and Jimmy "Justice"

For the full story and links on all postings go to: http://www.mpjc.org

If you have events and or announcements that need to reach Marin progressives E-mail Jimmy "Justice" at mpjc_jim@att.net .

As usual there are tons of good things going on, so read and share with your friends. Remember to check http://www.mpjc.org during the week to catch the latest local happenings and event postings. Events are posted online as we get them, so keep those cards and letters coming in, and thanks for flying MPJC!

Section I - PROGRESSIVE NEWS & UPDATES - Local News
Section II - MPJC EVENTS
Section III - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and Calls to ACTION
Section IV - EVENTS CALENDAR
Section V - ONGOING VIGILS

Section I -- PROGRESSIVE NEWS AND UPDATES -

Bravo Cindy Sheehan
CLICK FOR FOR CODE PINK SUPPORT PAGE
OR CLICK HERE FOR FAITHFUL AMERICA'S ACTIONS

Wed., August 10, 7:30 p.m.
ROUNDUP ™ SPRAYING ALERT
CANCER CAUSING ALERT
Roundup ™ Is Being Sprayed on 
Marin's Watershed!
DEMAND AN END OF POISONS 
IN OUR DRINKING WATER
MMWD Meeting 
220 Nellen, Corte Madera
Dear Friends,
MMWD has begun spraying roundup in the MMWD watershed as a means of controlling certain noxious weeds including star thistle and broom.
Many Marin residents, including myself, believe this is absolutely unacceptable.
Please join us in demanding that the MMWD stop spraying herbicides and pesticides on MMWD lands. 
Marin County already has an extremely high incidence of cancers including breast cancer and we ABSOLUTELY DO NOT NEED additional cancer-causing agents in our drinking water and our bodies.
Pesticides run off of hillsides during winter rains and end up in stream and lakes, which supply our drinking water; any spraying above the elevation of Kent Lake is therefore unacceptable.
MMWD has successfully managed broom and other invasive vegetation with fire and other control methods for years and we would like those methods to be used instead of herbicides.
The new managing director of MMWD used to work for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. From what I have seen he is strong advocate of pesticide/herbicide use. 
I personally do not trust Monsanto or other pesticide manufacturers and do not want ANY of their products in my drinking water nor in my or my family's bodies.
Join us at the MMWD Board meeting and tell the MMWD board that you want them to immediately halt the use of dangerous chemical herbicides and pesticides in the MMWD watershed.
Hope to see you there!!
Andy Peri
Click here for some documents prepared by Bill Rothman including a recommended resolution for the board regarding stopping the use of herbicides on MMWD lands. Also included is a fact sheet about Roundup tm.

MPJC endorses Maggiore, Egger
for hotly contested Fairfax Council seats
The Marin Peace and Justice Coalition at its monthly membership meeting on August 1, 2005 endorsed Frank Egger and Mary Ann Maggiore for Fairfax Town Council. The vote among the roughly 25 members present was seemingly unanimous.
Maggiore, a coalition member and Fairfax Planning Commissioner, told the activists her personal motto is "vision into action." She was a catalyst in getting the commission to begin including sustainable living in the town general plan and is working on getting 100 cars off Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in the morning by coordinating access to private off-street parking spaces in the downtown area close to bus stops for those who haven't been able to take public transportation because it is too far away. 
She supports infill development (building on parcels now vacant) to provide affordable housing, but is against destroying hillsides or ridgelines. She is also a big supporter of Community Choice Aggregation, which the County of Marin is considering and San Francisco has passed, which will allow the purchase of electrical power from "green" suppliers. Every year she stops using her automobile for six weeks in order to not burn fossil fuel, she says. 
Read the entire article at the The Fairfax Progressive Voice

Dear Marin friends -
GE-Free Sonoma County
NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW
(Go here for full details)

Support for Lynne Stewart
"The conviction of Lynne F. Stewart for providing material aid to terrorism and for lying to the government is another perverse victory in the Justice Department's assault on the Constitution." ...more 
Please take the time to read the extraordinary letter by a former Superior Court judge from New Jersey explaining the sad and outrageous story of Lynne Stewart's conviction on terrorist charges because she delivered a press release to Reuters. For more information go to http://www.lynnestewart.org. 
 
Mass Anti-War March 
Are you interested in planning how Marin will participate in the Mass Anti-War March on Saturday, September 24, 11am. We encourage all Marin activist groups and people to march together on that day. Contact Zhenya Spake @ 415.381.9085 to begin the planning of the largest Marin contingent ever!

UNITED FARM WORKERS BOYCOTT GALLO WINE
The United Farm Workers invites people of good will to join our second boycott of Gallo wine in 32 years. Together we will convince America's wealthiest wine making family to do the responsible thing by stopping the exploitation of their workers. The Gallos deny the majority of their farm workers benefits and grievance rights. The Gallos abuse, cheat and deny these workers benefits, job protections and humane living conditions in the heart of California's fabled wine country. The Gallos say they have no responsibility for the miserable conditions endured by their vineyard employees because they are "temporary workers". Through this boycott, people of goodwill can have a say. "No Gallo!" Please sign the petition informing the Gallos of your decision to join the boycott. And pass it on to your friends. Go to:
http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/nogallo?rk=711bbc51_cgRW . Click on the link below for more information from your union, online activism and benefits. http://www.unionvoice.org/ 

Section II - MPJC Events
MPJC and coalition member events

Wednesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m
Haiti Under Siege
The Aftermath of July 6 Haiti Massacre
First United Methodist Church, 
9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael.
Members of the Haiti Action Committee will show film footage taken the day after the July 6 massacre that focuses on interviews with victims’ families. 
Speakers Pierre Labossiere, Dave Welsh, and Doug Spaulding will discuss the country under siege, the ongoing repression of the poor, and the U.S. and U.N. participation in the atrocities. Mr. Welsh led a labor/human rights delegation that was in Haiti at the time of the July 6 massacre. The film documents the deaths of some of the more than 27 people murdered by U.N. “peacekeeping” troops. Most of the dead were women and children who were shot in their heads, many in their own homes.
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the America is co-sponsoring this event with the Haiti Action Committee. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. For more information,  go to http://www.mitfamericas.org.
Contact: Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
Colleen Rose 415/924-3227 or email mitf@igc.org
 
Section III - Volunteer opportunities and Calls to ACTION

Looming Housing and
Human Needs Calamity!
Section 8 Rental Assistance, Public Housing and Disabled Housing Rental Assistance and All Federal Human Needs Programs
Call Marion Brady, Coordinator at 454-2763, or e-mail her at Marion3823@earthlink.net

Section IV - Events Calendar

 
August 10th, 2005
"RESIST THE SYSTEM"
The 3rd Annual Youth Empowerment Summit
San Francisco State University
On August 9th, 2005, high school student organizers from Making Waves wll bring together over 200 youth along with some of the leading Bay Area youth development agencies and artists to SF State. The Summit is FREE to youth and will provide workshops and panels in the areas of Social Justice and Youth Activism, followed by an Arts Festival featuring some of the hottest performers and artists celebrating culture and consciousness. 
Schedule:
11am-12pm- Registration and Opening Ceremony, SF State Towers Conference enter
12-1pm - Youth Led Panel, SF State Towers Conference Center
1-2pm - Workshop #1- SF State, Burk Hall classrooms
2-3pm - Workshop #2- SF State, Burk Hall classrooms
3-4pm - Workshop #3- SF State, Burk Hall classrooms
4-8pm - Arts Festival, SF State Towers Conference Center
To add to the Summit, on August 10th, Making Waves, along with youth Speaks, will also offer a second day of FREE activities including a Teachers / Youth Developers Hip Hop Education Conference. The Teachers Workshops are designed to bring together educators and community organizers that work with youth to dialog and discuss our educational system.
RESIST THE SYSTEM
1st Annual Teacher Conference
SF State, Towers Conference Center, 9am - 2pm

August 12-14 
8th Annual Coho Confab 
Ancient Redwoods 
Salmonid Restoration Federation and the Trees Foundation will sponsor the 8th annual Coho Confab August 12-14, 2005 at the Wolf Creek Education Center in Redwood National Park in Humboldt County. The Confab is a symposium to explore watershed restoration and learn techniques to enhance recovery of salmon and steelhead. The Confab brings together community members, landowners, activists, scientists, and restoration ecologists for a weekend of innovative skills-building workshops, tours of restoration projects, community networking, and fun.
The Confab costs $80-100 which includes all workshops, food, and lodging. To learn
more about this year’s Confab or to inquire about work trade opportunities, please visit
http://www.calsalmon.org or call SRF at (707) 923-7501. Or contact Trees Foundation at
http://www.treesfoundation.org or call Trees at (707) 923-4377. You can register online.
Early registration is encouraged to reserve a cabin.

Sunday, August 14, 9:30a.m. - 6:30p.m.
One-Day Raw Vegan Workshop
Drs. Rick and Karin Dina of Vitality Health Center of Marin will hold their monthly one day raw vegan workshop on Sunday, August 14 from 9:30AM - to 6:30PM in San Rafael. This is a fun and informative day learning how to maximize your vitality by incorporating more raw and living foods into your diet.
This "investment in your health" is only $99. For more information, contact Dr. Rick Dina at 415-472-7070.

Mon., August 15, 2005, 9 a.m.
Tues., August 16, 2005, 9 a.m
California Energy Commission holds 
workshop on nuclear power future. 
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California 
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/
To arrange for a call in and participate in the meeting,
please call (888) 323-9686 by 9:00 a.m.
Passcode: WORKSHOP Call Leader: Peggy Falgoust

Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 7 - 9 p.m.
Marin Peace & Justice Coalition 
Animal Rights Committee monthly meeting
309 Kent Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904

Wednesday, August 17, 6:45 p.m. 
(social & setup starting at 6:00)
RUTH GROUP's 
Third Wednesday's Series presents -
Rebecca Solnit: Hope in Dark Times
As many progressives and liberals have commented, we are living in dark times indeed. That much has become a commonplace--and has left many of us feeling increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for constructive action. Without minimizing the darkness, Rebecca Solnit finds new springs of hope in these dark times. Come join us at The Ruth Group as this award-winning author and dedicated activist talks to us about her inspirational book: Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Ms. Solnit describes her project as follows:
“In this book, I want to propose a new vision of how change happens; I want to count a few of the victories that get overlooked; I want to assess the wildly changed world we inhabit; I want to throw out the crippling assumptions with which many activists proceed. I want to start over, with an imagination adequate to the possibilities and the strangeness and the dangers on this earth in this moment.”
 Lose that pessimism! Rebecca Solnit will shake up your thinking about what it means to be an activist and share new grounds for hope along the way.
Sausalito Cruising Club (Bridgeway at the foot of Napa St.)
Suggested Donation $10
Info@ruthgroup.org

Wednesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m
Haiti Under Siege
The Aftermath of July 6 Haiti Massacre
First United Methodist Church, 
9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael.
Members of the Haiti Action Committee will show film footage taken the day after the July 6 massacre that focuses on interviews with victims’ families. 
Speakers Pierre Labossiere, Dave Welsh, and Doug Spaulding will discuss the country under siege, the ongoing repression of the poor, and the U.S. and U.N. participation in the atrocities. Mr. Welsh led a labor/human rights delegation that was in Haiti at the time of the July 6 massacre. The film documents the deaths of some of the more than 27 people murdered by U.N. “peacekeeping” troops. Most of the dead were women and children who were shot in their heads, many in their own homes.
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the America is co-sponsoring this event with the Haiti Action Committee. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. For more information,  www.mitfamericas.org.
Contact: Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
Colleen Rose 415/924-3227 or email mitf@igc.org

Thurs., August 18, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)
Bay Area Steering Committee
Invite you to join us and members of the national UFPJ steering committee who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area for a social evening and informal discussion. We will network, socialize and eat as well as participate in a more structured conversation. 
This evening will give us all an opportunity to meet and share ideas with people who are directing UFPJ efforts locally and nationally. We hope to increase the sense of connection and coordination between the national and local organizing of UFPJ and to inspire more participation by member groups.
UFPJ is committed to creating a strong and undeniable force from the millions of people who don't yet believe that they are the key for our resistance movement to make a difference. 
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison St. at 27th St. Oakland
RSVP by August 15, 2005 to Jim Haber at 415-282-6580, jimhabersf@yahoo.com or Jackie Barshak at 415-308-9416, jbarshak@hotmail.com.

Thursday, August 18, 10am-3pm
Protest CareerBuilder Fair - 
Stop using Chimpanzees in Commercials, 
Apes on television and in the movies have something in common with their human costars—their wide, toothy grins. The apes, however, are “smiling” in terror. To them, acting is strange, upsetting, and often torturous. During the 2005 Super Bowl, CareerBuilder.com released four commercials featuring chimpanzees made to act like humans. PETA contacted CareerBuilder, as well as the advertising agency that created the commercials, Cramer-Krasselt, to explain to them about the abuse great apes endure who are used for commercials, but we have received no response from either company.
What: Distributing leaflets at CareerBuilder Fairs about the suffering Great Apes endure in order to “perform” for entertainment
Where: Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St. San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 18 from 7 to 9 PM
Fast, Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Cooking Class:
Get Healthy, 
Let the Animals Live and 
Help Save the World
GO VEGETARIAN
If you want to discover how to prepare healthy, scrumptious food without spending hours in the kitchen, this class is for you. Patti Breitman teaches her popular cooking class Thursday, August 18 from 7 to 9 PM at her home in Fairfax. The cost is $28 ($24 if you live in San Anselmo), and registration is required. The address and directions are given when you register. Contact San Anselmo Recreation at 258-4640 or by e-mail: recreation@sanselmo.org. 

Friday, August 19 6:00pm
Wildlife Conservation Benefit
Wine Tasting, African Art and Wildlife Conservation at 
The Art Room 
1072 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, cross-street Madrid, (two blocks east of Mission on Geneva) Phone=510-846-2756, email: pantheratiger@mac.com. Please RSVP. Space is limited.
Christopher Austria, one of the hosts, has worked with tigers for years and will be present to share his experiences with the big cats as well as his concern for their survival in the wild.
Attending the event will be individuals and organizations involved with economic development and wildlife conservation in Africa and throughout the world. One of the guests will be WildAid, a San Francisco based non-profit dedicated to eliminating the illegal wildlife trade.
Visit http://www.theartroom-sf.com and http://www.wildaid.org for more info.

Saturday, August 20, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
IDA-Africa fundraising reception 
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee 
Rescue Center Fundraiser 
The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (near Valencia), San
Francisco (click http://womensbuilding.org/public/about/directions.html for directions)
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand about the amazing efforts to save the lives of orphaned chimpanzees in the jungles of Cameroon when Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center founder and director Dr. Sheri Speede holds a special event in San Francisco. As part of her presentation, Dr. Speede will describe life at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, where chimpanzees threatened by illegal poaching and habitat destruction live safely and peacefully in a naturalistic environment. She will also share a special DVD presentation that brings her stories to life.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit
http://www.ida-africa.org/events.html or call (503) 643-8302. If you
are unable to attend a reception, you can donate to IDA-Africa or
adopt/sponsor a chimpanzee at http://www.ida-africa.org/donations.html

August 21, 3:30 sharp
Ringling Bros Circus
MPJC Animal Rights Committee
Animal Rights Leafleting
OAKLAND COLISEUM ARENA-Inside Entrance
Please join us to educate circus patrons about the cruelty of using animals in the circus. 
Marin Contingent: We're meeting at and carpooling at 309 Kent Ave., 
Kentfield, at 2 PM on August 21. Then driving to the Del Norte BART station and BARTING from there to the Colliseum, to meet others at 3:30.
SAY NO TO ANIMALS IN THE CIRCUS
We applaud trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns, tightrope walkers, and acrobats, but let’s leave animals in peace. Sweden, Austria, Costa Rica, India, Finland, and Singapore have all banned or restricted the use of animals in entertainment—it’s time for the U.S. to do the same.

Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 pm
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
Is it right for Marin?
Organizational Meeting #2
A number of individuals in Marin County have created an exploratory group in anticipation of gearing up for a local campaign in support of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) and/or choice voting.
We are inviting individuals or group representatives interested in election reform and in particular IRV ranked voting to get together for a brainstorming/planning/organizational meeting.
We will discuss and evaluate several proposals for action at the city and county level, including possible introduction of IRV at College of Marin and/or Dominican University, public forums, contact with elected officials, seeking endorsements of SB 596, etc. 
College of Marin
Student Services Building (cafeteria building)
Cafeteria
Contact Bob Richard marinirv@robertjrichard.com

August 26-29 at Macdonald Farm
Rawstock III - Raw Ecstasy Jamboree
5730 Ross Branch Road, Sebastopol, California
(707) 829-0362
http://www.rawstock.us
The world's premier raw food lifestyle festival!
The pure health empowerment weekend celebrating eco-regeneration, musical ecstasy & raw food delight.
Come to the greatest raw health festival on Earth! Last year we perfected it and this year we are going way beyond. This will be our last event at Macdonald Farm, so come and experience the magic of “raw school” in the orchard, under the apple trees; meet new vibrant brothers and sisters; reconnect with dear ones; enjoy the most incredible fresh figs, grapes. melons, tomatoes and other peak-of summer fresh delectables; camp in the orchard (no extra charge – B.Y.O tent); dance, groove and have the time of your life!
THE PROGRAM:
Friday: 4:00 pm through sundown: Music, dance, volley ball, tai chi, poi, tent setup
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am through sundown: Healing prayer circles, yoga, tai chi, lectures, raw cuisine demos, hay bale discussions, child crafts and fun care, bamboo flute making, massage, sport games, music and more music, dance, farm-fresh food galore.
Monday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Canoeing and swimming on/in the Russian River. Departure by 6:00 pm.
No smoking, drugs, alcohol.

Saturday, August 27, 2 - 5p.m.
Lynn Woolsey & John Conyers in Petaluma
BBQ & Jazz: 
Join Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and Special Guest, Congressman John Conyers at "Beat The Heat" -- BBQ & Jazz on the Petaluma Foundry Wharf, 625 2nd St., Petaluma. Tickets $25 Friend, $100 Supporter, $250 Sponsor, $500 Benefactor, $1,000 Host, $2,000 Premier Host
To RSVP or arrange to support this event call 707-778-6938 or 707-664-1687 or 415-454-3316. Contributions can be made out to Woolsey for Congress, POB 750176, Petaluma, CA 94975.
Looking to do more? Staff are looking for volunteers to help phone people to remind them to RSVP and to staff the event itself on August 27th.

Saturday, August 27, from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Activism & Campaign Training 
In Support of Farmed Animals 
Animal Place and Viva!USA are creating California’s first statewide network in support of farmed animals. These Activism & Campaign Training (ACT) workshops will be held in three northern California cities in 2005 and will help participants understand the treatment of farmed animals and vegetarianism.
North Bay campus 
New College of California 
99 Sixth Street, Santa Rosa. Deadline for registration for the first ACT workshop is August 20. Anyone interested in attending can find a registration form at www.ACTforfarmedanimals.com <http://www.actforfarmedanimals.com/> or may call 707-449-4814 for more information.
The cost for the all-day workshop is $10.00 per person and does not include lunch but will include great speakers, such as Lauren Ornelas, Viva!USA Director; Kim Sturla, Director of Animal Place; Joyce Tischler, Executive Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund; Brent Newell of the Center for Race, Poverty & the Environment; and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, founder of Compassionate Cooks.

Wednesday, September 7, 7 p.m.
Marin's Green Party County Council
Monthly meeting
Come meet and greet your local GREEN PARTY representatives, and consider joining with us as we move the GREEN agenda forward in Marin.
This Month's Topics 
Elections, Campigns & Endorsements (time to get busy)
Pick A Working Committee
Growing Marin Greens
Instant Runoff Voting/Is It Right For Marin
Upcoming "Gathering 2005"
Local, State and National issues and actions.
Meeting location:
College of Marin - Kentfield
Student Services Building
Cafeteria (look for the positive people)
Parking: Most lots have a parking fee, so either pay the price, or park in the street or the free lot down by the PE complex (across from Woodlands Market).
Directions and maps: http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/com/directions.htm
Please pass this announcement on to your friends and sister GREENS...All GREENS, allies and people of good will are welcome, see you there!

Sat., September 10th 2005, 
7th Annual 911 - "Bring 'em Home"
Power to the Peaceful Festival (PTTP)
Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, 
San Francisco. 
Brought to you by visionary musician, filmmaker and human rights worker, Michael Franti and his group Spearhead with Guerrilla Management. 
“Bring ‘em Home” is this year’s theme to remind us that the best way to support the troops is to bring them home right now.
In addition to the main stage, the festival features an open-air art gallery of visual artists, a healing arts tent offering massage and yoga, guerrilla theater, a DJ tent, green commercial vendors and food booths, an eco village, kid’s zone, bicycle coalition, recycling program and a diverse array of social, environmental and political organizations tabling. New to the festival this year, an action sports area to include an ecologically built half pipe. 2005 will be the fourth year that the event will be broadcast live on PACIFICA radio station KPFA. To accompany the festival, there will be a PTTP social justice forum on Sunday Sept 11, 2005 and a PTTP film festival on September 12 - 13, 2005. For more information http://www.powertothepeaceful.org/index.html

September 16-18, 2005
The Green Party of California is hosting 
Gathering 2005 
in the Oakland area.
If you, your Green Party chapter, or your organization would like to host a workshop, please send us a proposal. The deadline for all proposals is Sunday, August 14.
Proposal guidelines are listed below. Please include all the requested information and send your proposal to forrest_hill@comcast.net, telephone number (510) 593-0048.
Note: All workshops should plan on setting aside AT LEAST half the allotted time for audience discussion, debate and participation. We will try to accommodate all proposals, but this may not be possible, depending on how many are submitted.
See you in Oakland!
Green Party Gathering 2005 Organizing Committee
Proposals Guidelines:
1. Sponsor's individual or group name:
2. Contact information (address, phone number, and email):
3. Topic and Title:
4. Description of workshop (one paragraph):
5. Speakers/presenters/facilitators (whichever is appropriate):
6. Biography/credentials of Speakers/presenters/facilitators

Sat., Sept. 17, 10a.m. - 4 pm
NEW CLASS IN PRACTICAL POLITICS 
A Dotty LeMieux Training
Room 165 Harlan Center
College of Marin
Another Activist Training Class in PRACTICAL POLITICS is coming up, at the College of Marin.
PRACTICAL POLITICS
The Nuts and Bolts of Grassroots Activism
Learn effective techniques for grassroots activism, lobbying elected officials and generating a "buzz" for your cause.
$30 plus $7 materials fee
Dotty E. LeMieux has more than 20 years of grassroots activism under her belt, and currently runs progressive political campaigns and trains grassroots activists throughout Northern California. She served as California Political Director for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 Presidential Campaign. 
Dotty E. LeMieux
Green Dog Campaigns and Communications
173 E. Blithedale
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-383-3715
del@greendogcampaigns.com
Save the date. More to come. Keep watching: http://www.greendogdemocrat.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 24, 11am 
Mass Anti-War March
San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles 
Dolores Park (19th and Dolores) 
San Francisco 
Thousands will march on Saturday, September 24 in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles. MPJC urges Marin's antiwar movement to come together for a united demonstration by joining together and marching together.
The demands of the demonstration - 
While we organize around the demand for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the U.S. from Iraq, it is essential that the movement show the connection between the war in Iraq and all the other fronts of the U.S. government's war for Empire, including the struggle of working and poor people in the United States. 

Sept. 24th, 9am - 8pm, 
ECOPALOOZA 2005 - 
Mendocino County's
1st Annual Expo Of Green Living 
Downtown-Plaza Park & Convention Center, Ukiah, CA 
ECOPALOOZA 2005 will feature attractions such as: workshops and exhibits, solar-powered music, Kids Town and activities, green businesses, organic and vegetarian food, green building demos, speakers, Kids Town and activities, hybrid and biodiesel car display, solar home and eco tours, green businesses, a Farmer's Market, Sustainable Fashion Show, and much more. 
CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY IN MENDOCINO COUNTY AND BEYOND! 
Prospective vendors, exhibitors, performers, sponsors and volunteers can visit the web site for more information. Participation details will be available at the web site by April 15th: http:/www.ecopalooza.com 
Admission $5 
ECOPALOOZA 2005 is a project of Ecopalooza Green Living Expos (A Workers Cooperative)

Sunday, September 25, 11am - 6pm
Progressive Festival Sonoma
"Eighth Annual"
Walnut Park, 
Petaluma Blvd. South and "D" St., 
Petaluma
FEATURING
The San Francisco Mime Troupe - giving the final performance of their
2005 show,
"Doing Good."
Daniel Ellsberg - Anti-war activist and author of The Pentagon Papers
Matt Gonzales - Former president of the San Francisco Board of
Supervisors
Lynn Hamilton - Spokesperson for Progressive Democrats of America
Dan Hamburg - Environmentalist and former U.S. Congressman
Stephanie Hiller - News editor for The North Bay Progressive
Dave Henson - Director of the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Amiee Allison - Counter-recruitment activist
David Cobb - Green Party presidental candidate
Ben Boyce - Spokesperson for the Living Wage Campaign
Other speakers and Live Music to be announced
Network, Party & Publicize your group at Northern California's premier
progressive event - THE PROGRESSIVE FESTIVAL

Sat. October 1, 2005, 10:30 am to 5:30pm (Youth Party 7 - 8:30)
GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Helping you make your life, school and community more sustainable!
Want to learn more about the environment, take action and find out how you create a more sustainable world? Join 100 young people from across Marin and around the Bay area – as well as environmental leaders, educators and organizations - at Next Generation’s second annual Green Your School conference, hosted by the San Domenico School.
Have fun, meet people and learn about solar power, organic food, fair trade clothing, recycling, gardening, green transportation, eco-friendly buildings and other exciting environmental solutions. Connect with organizations including Next Generation, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, the Marin Conservation Corps and the Marin Food Systems Project, and gather the resources and inspiration you need to make changes at your school.
The conference will also include a hands-on volunteer project involving organic gardening and a creek restoration, and an after party for youth participants. In addition to workshops and activities for young people, there will be special opportunities for environmental educators and advocates to connect and share ideas.
Where: At the San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd. in San Anselmo.
Cost: $27.50 - includes organic lunch and dinner. Need-based scholarships and group discounts available.
Participate: Enrollment is limited! To register, call 415.455.9498 or email roni@gonextgeneration.org with your name, school and phone number. Teachers and other adults who would like to attend the conference, help plan it or bring a group of youth should contact Next Generation at their earliest convenience. You can find out more about Next Generation and the Green Your School conference on-line at http://www.gonextgeneration.org We hope to see you there!

OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2OO5
16th Annual Bioneers Conference
MARIN CENTER
SAN RAFAEL, CA
Take part in this fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, and resources — and powerful connections. Join us in improving the environment by changing the world !
Got to http://www.bioneers.org/conference/program.php for more information!

October 21-23
Bay Area Counter Military Conference
FROM PROTEST TO RESISTANCE: 
OUR GENERATION WON'T GO!
On the Frontlines: 
Options for Youth in Times of War
UC-Berkeley 
National Student 
Counter-Recruitment Conference
Sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network
www.campusantiwar.net
Join hundreds of college and high school students from around the country as we discuss and debate the future of this movement -- and plan to reclaim our schools from recruitment for an unjust war.
The last year has seen an amazing surge of counter-recruitment efforts on campuses across the country - with students kicking recruiters off campuses from Seattle Central Community College and UC-Santa Cruz on the West Coast, to Southern Connecticut State University and City College of New York on the East Coast, and a whole host of schools in between.
Students have found myriad ways of taking the military to task for the lies it tells us, for the bigotry of its 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy, and most of all, for asking our generation to become cannon fodder in an occupation the majority of Americans oppose. As young people increasingly reject being recruited, according to Major General Michael Rochelle, the US Army's recruiting commander, "Today's conditions represent the most challenging conditions we have seen in recruiting in my 33 years in this uniform."
It's time for students to figure out how to take this movement even further. This October, join hundreds of college and high school students from around the country as we discuss and debate the future of this movement -- and plan to reclaim our schools from recruitment for an unjust war.
For more information:
http://www.campusantiwar.net
info@campusantiwar.net

November 6 & 7, 2004
Green Festival / San Francisco
Saturday 10AM - 9PM
Sunday 11AM - 7PM
San Francisco Concourse
8th & Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Section V
ONGOING MARIN VIGILS, EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Mill Valley Seniors for Peace
Fridays - 4 to 5 pm
Against the War
Corner of Miller Avenue and Camino Alto in Mill Valley

Last Friday of the Month, 12 noon
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Cruelty Demos
Mill Valley
Please visit: http://kfccruelty.com for more information about PeTA's campaign.
Place: 510 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please Contact Val M. for more info: 415-250-4082

PeaceNovato Summer Vigils
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
PeaceNovato will resume its weekly summer vigil schedule with the opening of the Novato Farmers Market on Tuesday, May 17. Vigils will be held from 5:30 to 7:30pm every Tuesday through October, at Novato City Hall, DeLong Avenue at Sherman. Stop by to hoist a sign, or learn about our -
Remembrance Project: We are folding a paper crane for every American soldier who has died in the Iraq war. We will carry the cranes, each with a soldier's name, in the Novato Fourth of July parade. The Project will continue until the war has ended.
Info.415.883-8324.

MILL VALLEY VIGIL...WEEKLY
Each Friday at 4 pm until 6 pm at
Camino Alto and E. Blithdale we meet with educational material offered graciously to motorists.
We also display timely messages on posters, banners and puppets.
Peace flags are especially attractive.
Drums are welcome as well as costumes, in good anti war taste. Discussion and dialogue are essential.
SEE YOU HERE. call for info 415 388 2821

Tiburon/Belvedere, Bring the Troops Home Vigil
aka Honk for a Ticket
Every Friday. 3:30 - 4:30
Tiburon Blvd. at Corner of San Rafael Avenue.
We have plenty of signs.
For more information call Bill Rothman 435-1096

For ongoing activities including weekly peace vigils, weekly organizing meetings, and committee meetings: http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html

All are welcome to join our weekly organizing meetings:
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael
Mondays 7-9:30PM
7PM Committees Meet
7PM Orientation for new folks
7:30PM - 9:30PM General Meeting - call 415-721-2844

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