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Friday 8/12
 5:30pm Berkeley: Critical Mass, Followed by Infoshop Birthday Party
 7:00pm Castro Valley:Peace and Pizza: 9/11: The Great Conspiracy 
Saturday 8/13
 2:30pm San Francisco :Rage Against Torture! 
 8:00pm Oakland :Extra! Extra! Fault Lines Party 
Sunday 8/14
 3:00pm San Francisco : Defend Women's Rights! 

cool map of 2005

Map of streets and areas at Burningman 2005:
List of locations of Camps at Burningman 2005:
Esplanade Amnesia Bipolar Catharsis Delirium Ego Fetish Gestalt Hysteria
El Circo 10:00 Amnesia    Hookahdome Esplanade 3:30
Cat Herder's Union, Local 451 Catharsis & 6:30    Camp Orange within V.A.S.T.
Clan Destino Bipolar 10:00 Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet 4:30 Fetish
CrackCookies Camp Catharsis 3:00   Dream Tree Esplanade 3:00
Death Guild Thunderdome Esplanade 4:30  Department of Tethered Aviation Esplanade 7:00
DUSTFISH Esplanade 7:30   Earth Guardian Western Pavilion Esplanade and Feedback Loop
False Profit, LLC 4:30 Amnesia   Flight to Mars within Area 47
Gigsville 4:30 Catharsis   Hammock Hangout Ego 2:00   Kidsville 5:30 Ego
HeeBeeGeeBee Healers 7:30 Ego  Genital Portrait Studio Ego 7:30  
House of Lotus 10:00 Esplanade     InnerWOW/Virtual Playa Center Camp 3:30
Lake Lahontan Yacht Club 9:00 Plaza 8:30   Lawn Games Camp Esplanade 4:00
LiteBrite Camp Esplanade 3:00
MOUSETRAP CAMP Esplanade 9:00   Opulent Temple of Venus 2:00 Esplanade
Medical/REMSA Center Camp 5:00    The Red Tent within AEZ for wymn
Ranger Outpost Double Shot 9:00 Plaza and 5:30 Ranger Outposts @ 3 o'clock
Sol System::Solarium II 10:00 Ego    Sustainabilaville within AEZ
The Temple Crew Esplanade 2:30   TOTEM Massage Camp Esplanade 5:00
TreeDwellers Amnesia 4:00   Wake 'n' Reik(i) Amnesia 4:30  
Wild Animal Sanctuary Space Esplanade 3:30   World Domination HQ 9:00 Esplanade
Cuddle Princess Island Amnesia 4:30    Cuddle Puddle Bipolar and 4:30
Love Puddle Camp Bipolar 4:30   Snuggletown! Fetish 7:30
by visiting this site you might gain some costume ideas
and realize you want to bring a 1 speed cruiser bike 
with big balloon tires and big soft bouncy seat
and big hats, or shade costumes, lots of water, lip balm, etc.
when heading to desert visit farmers markets at the end of day
when stuff is cheap and score cases of organic fruit to give away Black Rock City, NV: August 29th – Sept 5th


Childhood cancers linked to pollution, claims study

Massive marine die-off along Florida's west coast

Demanding Freedom From Oil

Warming hits 'tipping point':  Siberia feels the heat

Warming hits 'tipping point' as permafrost in western Siberia thaws
Thaw will speed warming 
Special report: climate change 

Peak Oil Crisis: The Real Energy Bill

police state   Urge Congress to Block Misguided Air Travel Proposal
Election Fraud Continues in the US

Vermont's secession from the Union:
If you're interested in Vermont's push, they've got a Yahoo group at: or simpler still:

Second Vermont Republic holds October Convention on Vermont Secession 
discussed in WA/OR/CA secession group: (known as Pacific Cascadia Bioregion)
Sun Myung Moon - Protected by U.S. Troops in Paraguay

Support Cindy Sheehan!!

Crawford's "Camp Casey" Still Growing

Jodie Evans of Code Pink, Live from Crawford, Texas

President Bush Ditches Mother of Slain Soldier
Sheehan said that she would remain in Crawford for the whole month, if need be.


summer festivals: Reggae on the River, Frenchs Camp Piercy, CA: August 5th-7th

Aug 5 & 6 is Hornings Hideout String Cheese, Lorin, Casbah Tea House! Nelson BC Canada: August 11-15 Lorin Hopland, CA: August 20th & 21st Black Rock City, NV: August 29th – Sept 5th , Laytonville, CA: Sept 16th-19th , San Rafael, CA: October 14th-16th Nov. 5-6  Brannan @ 8th St. SF

  autonomous mutant festival, an annual free non-commercial gathering for the healthy evolution of life culture, encouraging individual and group autonomy, celebrating independent art and culture, exploring diy technologies and encouraging a harmonious relationship with the earth.  

festival dates:
 august 5th-15th, 2005.
 new moon is friday, august 5th.

 amf2005 is in the Gilford Pinchot Nat'l Forest in southwestern washington.


 or call: --> 1.800.486.6862  1.800.HUM.NUMB
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amf2006 is likely to occur somewhere in the pacific northwest. previous festivals have occured in late july to mid august and have been in Northern California, Oregon and Southern Washington.
proposed dates:  august 8th-16th, 2006  full moon on wednesday august 9th

Fri Aug 12

Fun Friday events:

# hmmmm, really sparse media on this one...   Bring A BIG SIGN!
Rally to support Cindy Sheehan! - Friday, Powell and Market, 5 PM
Emergency rally in support of Cindy Sheehan
 U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Now!  Friday, August 12 at 5 PM
Powell Street BART (Powell and Market Streets), San Francisco

Last week, Gold Star Families for Peace co-founder Cindy Sheehan traveled to
Crawford, Texas to pay a visit to George Bush at his vacation ranch. Cindy’s
son Casey was killed in action in Iraq on April 4th, 2004. Cindy is
currently camped on the side of a road a few miles from the ranch and plans
to stay until Bush "tells me why my son died in Iraq. I’ve got the whole
month of August off, and so does he." Cindy has been informed that on
Thursday, she and her companions will be arrested if they do not leave, as
they would reportedly be considered a "national security threat" as Rice and
Rumsfeld plan to visit the ranch on Friday.

Support Cindy!

# 					  MEDIA    RELEASE
     Resisting Empire through Cooperative Solutions:
           Talks at the Sebastopol Community Center

Don Paul, one of the most acclaimed authors about the September, 11, 2001 'Attack on America', reads from his sweeping, new, book-length essay, To Prevent the Next " '911' " /  Abandoning the 'New World Order' ... , on Friday evening, August 12, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 

Mark Comings, a physicist once associated with We, the People in Oakland, California and with UC-Berkeley's Lawrence
Laboratory, will speak on solar power, wind power, and more
exotic sources of affordable, renewable energy. 

Don Paul's earlier books include " ' 9/11 ' "/ Facing Our Fascist State from 2002 ('This book is an incredibly courageous, revealing blockbuster'--Yuri Kochiyama) and two that he co-authored with Jim Hoffman, 
" '9/11' " / Great Crimes, A Greater Cover-up from 2003 ('The booklet is the most concise, readable and credible piece I have read on the unanswered questions of 9/11'--Richard Heinberg)  and Waking Up from Our Nightmare from 2004 ('Don Paul and Jim Hoffman do the public a great service by graphically exposing some of the lies regarding the 9/11/01 crimes in New York City, and then proposing alternatives to the system that perpetrates such crimes and lies'--Kevin Danaher). He's also the author of four books of poems, a book of essays, and the novel Good Intentions. More information is available at
To Prevent the Next " '9/11' " ... surveys three years of frauds by the U. S. Government to justify or sustain wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It then traces more than 230 years of conspiracies by European financiers to defeat economic independence, democracy and racial justice in the U. S. It argues that the 'War on Terror' is yet another maneuver for a 'New World Order' that can only bring more of global bloodshed and repression. Finally, it calls on the public to resist threats of 'the next terrorist attack' (Dick Cheney) by engaging in cooperative solutions that are already working in this nation and around the world. 
What:  'Resisting Empire through Cooperative Solutions'
    Talks by Don Paul and Mark Comings, followed by Public Discussion
Where--Sebastopol Community Center, 290 Morris Street
When--Friday, August 12, 7:00-10:00 p.m. 
Price-- $5-15 (admission-price of at least $10 will also purchase a copy
	       of To Prevent the Next " '9/11' " ... ) 

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

# 8/12: Peace and Pizza : 9/11 Truth  (hayward / castro valley) 
 Peace and Pizza” Free Showing of “The GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 NEWS SPECIAL YOU NEVER SAW”. Friday, August 12th, 7-9pm @ Straw Hat Pizza in Castro Valley. In “The Great Conspiracy” a few of the many anomalies of 9/11 are explored in some depth: Why didn’t a single military jet intercept until it was too late? What can explain Bush’s actions (reading ‘My Pet Goat”) and inaction (continuing to read ‘My Pet Goat’) on 9/11. Etc. Free event. All are welcome. Straw Hat Pizza is in the Village Shopping Center off of Castro Valley Blvd. Peace and Pizza is a monthly Community Event on the second Friday of every month showing movies you won’t see on corporate TV. Come for pizza, a movie and good discussion and company. Co-sponsored by the South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition and Code Pink Hayward. For more information, please call John Bass @ 510-432-9493
9-11 : Reichstag Fire of the Fourth Reich (USA) (Hitlers's enabling act copied as Bush's enabling act)

# Just Deserts: Images from Black Rock City, 1999 - 2004
 Show hangs all of August; Opening Reception Friday, August 12
 7:00 - 10:00 pm Reception is free; other events at venue are sliding scale
 A collection of Burning Man photography by Mike Woolson. Mike has been shooting at Burning Man, both for himself and the BORG archives, since 1999. This show hangs all month at Epic Arts, a grassroots nonprofit devoted to providing local artists and performers with a forum and venue.
 The opening reception, Friday August 12, will feature guitar serenades by the astonishing Joe Rut (a musical fixture atop Camp Carp for several years now), and some pieces by familiar playa artists. Bring some art, wear clothes that smell of sunblock and sweat, enjoy a sweet little taste of Burning Man without the heat, dust, and thousands of screaming yahoos playing techno music. Spread the word.
 Epic Arts Teahouse 1923 Ashby @ Shattuck Berkeley 510.644.2204

# (SF) AUGUST 12th SCREWUP: Discussion on Public Sex/Play Fri Aug 12 7:00 PM
 screwup: BDSM for trannies, genderqueers and their friends, presents... 

**Putting It Out There** 
-a guided discussion on public sex including stories, tips, & pointers- 

Friday, August 12, 2005 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm 
New College of California in San Francisco
Room #11A  766 Valencia Street (between 18th &19th) 

Do you have a particularly hot or funny or insightful or embarrassing story to share about public sex? This IS the time to kiss and tell! 

some of the the things we'll touch on in the discussion may be: 

How do we define public sex? Where are some good spots around the SF area? What if you get caught? (Caught by whom? What are your legal rights?) Are there additional issues (concerns or pleasures) for trannies and/or genderqueers? How do you negotiate with a stranger for sex in public? We'll also be sharing tips for making your public sex experience most enjoyable. 

screwup is for trannies, queers, and our friends. This event is open to all genders and will be held in Room #11A at the New College of California. Folks sometimes go out for coffee or food afterwards, so come prepared... 

$0-5 donation will be accepted to cover the cost of supplies and flyers. The New College of California is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral bathrooms! 

For more info about screwup see 

Please contact if you'd like us to arrange for an ASL interpreter, to get involved, make suggestions or with any other requests. 
Directions to the New College of California: 
The MUNI BUS LINES 14, 22, 26, 33, and 49 all run within a few blocks of the New College of California many run within 1 block. Also, BART runs within 3 blocks (exit at 16th and Mission Streets in SF). 
Please use public transportation - parking near the New College of California is not easy. 
If you do drive, please be considerate of the New College of California' neighbors and do not block driveways or park in blue or white zones.

# Xeno: Back By Popular Demand! Fri Aug 12 8:30 PM 2 more weekends! 
 XENO presents: A Handful of Dust  Fridays & Saturdays, August 12th - 20th, 2005 
 Doors at 8:30pm - Show at 9:00pm   $15 - $20  FOUR NIGHTS ONLY 
 Dance, music, humor, strange characters, circus arts & dreamy visuals combine to convey the experiences of a soul bound for the material world. The 7 performers of Xeno draw on the force of their nine years together to bring you a poetic look at a spirit's basic training.    Xenodrome 
 1320 Potrero Street (between 25th St. and Ceasar Chavez) 

# HIPHOP4CHANGE AUG 12 9PM- 2AM $5 Guest List- $10 Door- ladies FREE b4 11
HIPHOP4CHANGE features renowned Bay Area hip-hop acts: The Scojourners, Mint Rock, Big Shawn, and headliner Equipto. DJs Halo and Chicken Scratch of Distortion2Static will keep the party going with hot hip-hop dance tracks. Party-goers can also appreciate the work of Bay Area artists on exhibit while they dance the night away.

Kamay at Puso, a grassroots non-profit organization, joins forces with the Bay Area's hottest hip-hop acts, DJs, and artists to bring you HIPHOP4CHANGE, a collaboration of creative and humanitarian efforts to raise money and awareness for global change.

HIPHOP4CHANGE will raise money for the aid of children in the Philippines who suffer from the effects of toxic waste pollution in their water supply. These children from low-income families are victims of conditions such as congenital heart disease, leukemia, and cerebral palsy. The Pilipino American non-profit Kamay at Puso provides much needed medical attention for these children and their families, while spreading awareness in the US of their plight in the Philippines.

 Studio Z 314 11th St (at Folsom) SF

# The ECC w/Stinkmitt, Nicky Click, and PantsPantsPants
	WHEN:  Friday,  12-Aug-05,  9pm 'til very, very late (ECC at 9pm or soon thereafter)
	WHERE: Liminal, 2000 Myrtle St. (at West Grand St.), Oakland CA
	HOW MUCH: $7 donation             ...and...
	WHAT:  The ECC w/Chub, Gooferman, and DJs
	WHEN:  Friday,  12-Aug-05,  9pm 'til very, very late (ECC after midnight)
	WHERE: arspace, 1286 Folsom St. (at 9th), San Francisco CA
	HOW MUCH: $10 donation
Nicky Click

# NASA - The 2005 Perseid Meteor Shower Aug 12

# 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 or call SRF at (707) 923-7501. Or contact Trees Foundation at or call Trees at (707) 923-4377. You can register online.
 Early registration is encouraged to reserve a cabin.

# Nelson BC Canada: August 11-15
Lorin plays mainstage 12:30-2:30 Saturday night and the
Ewok Stage 12:00-2:00 Sunday night.... (sundaze the
best night of the party every year) but it rages on
frday...alll types of music:
acoustic, bands, electronic, jam, dub, reggae, breaks,
bass, hip hop, house, trance, DnB, downtempo, ethnic,
glitch, IDM, ambient, vocal, puppets, etc...

# Fri-Sun Aug 12-14 Alex from Alcyone DJ set at Shambhala Festival, BC (very TBC!)

# PERSEIDS CAMP OUT August 12-13
Perseids Meteor Shower Camp Out - Black Rock Desert
Join Will Roger and the Friends of Black Rock/High Rock for a weekend campout & membership drive.
Learn how you can help preserve and manage one of Nevada's crown jewels.
Telescopes, refreshments, snacks and stories will be provided.
Cost: Members: free
Non-members: $25 and become a member
Deadline to register: August 10
More information or to join: 

Sat Aug 13

# Sat Aug 13 9am-noon Gopher Gardening at Ocean Beach 

Join the San Francisco Wildlife Protection Project, a joint effort by
IDA and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, to create a
wildlife "sanctuary" along the Great Highway. By landscaping the area
according to the Parks Department's specifications, volunteers create
a habitat for native gophers and prevent them from being trapped and
killed. This is an ongoing monthly effort, and usually takes place on
the first Saturday of each month.

What: Gopher Gardening 
When: Saturday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (note that this
event will take place on the 2nd Saturday of the month in August and
September rather than the 1st Saturday of the month)
Where: Corner of the Great Highway and Wawona Street, San Francisco,
at the small brick Recreation and Park maintenance building. Click
here for directions to this event.

For more information, please contact Kevin Connelly at (415) 388-9641,
ext. 226 or

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

# Women Festival - Aug 13 keynote Speaker Kali Ma and the OT Community for
an amazing day! 15 vendors, 11 speakers, healthy food, live music and dancing
FREE if you RSVP by Friday!

# Women's Festival Sat Aug 13 11AM One Taste Urban Retreat Center 
1074 Folsom @ 7th St. 94103 415-503-1100 
 11am - 7pm  After Party 7-9pm  Women, Men & Children Welcome! 
 FREE w/ RSVP, $2 at the door 
 Meet women leaders, healers and coaches, hear them speak, find out about the organizations they founded, eat healthy vegetarian food, dance, listen to live music, shop and more! 
Keynote Speaker: Kali Ma of Tantric Yoga International 
Kali Ma will share a teaching on Exalted, Enlightened and Empowered Women & Female Deities of the Tantric Siddha Dharma, Buddhism and Shaivism. 
Presenters & Booths: 
Movement & Spirit Healing 
The InSight Institute 
Tantric Yoga International 
Yogi Times Magazine 
Bay Area Business Women's Magazine 
Authentic Living Press 
Calm Transformation 
Dana Levitt Designs 
Embodying Art 
Living Foods with Mahendra 
Heart Reiki 
Cleansing Diets & Nutrition with Barbara 
We are currently still booking speakers and booths. If you are interested in having a booth at this festival, please call (415) 503-1100 or email  Kali Ma: Keynote:

)'( Comfort & Joy Build Party ---> This Saturday, 8/13 11:00 AM
 Oregon Street and Sacramento St  Berkeley, CA 94703   415-430-7327 
 Comfort & Joy is a queer art camp that hosts restorative, relaxing, and celebratory social events. We have several art installations and lots of fun people - find out more at

Next Saturday, August 13th @ 11am Comfort & Joy is having another work party, where we hope to get the following list of tasks completed. We are accepting new members, and encourage folks looking for a camp to join to volunteer at this Saturday's build party to see if Comfort & Joy is the right camp for you. Location, directions & contact info is at the end of this message. 

For more info about Comfort & Joy, feel free to ring me @ 415.430.7327. 

See y'all on the playa!  :) Kitten  BUILD PARTY TASKS: 

- test build the siesta dome 
- cut a pattern from the giant Aluminet bolt to cover the siesta dome 
- stitch above pattern together & test it 
- test build the Afterglow dome 
- check the status of the Afterglow exterior shell, ID repairs needed 
- paint the shower & flagpole pyramids 
- pull down C&J camp supplies from Fuzzy's attic, pack in bins & label 
- anything else we remember or can get to! 

11am, Saturday, August 13th 

Hosted by Fuzzy @ 1549 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703 
Fuzzy phone: (510) 915-2572 

We'll be meeting at Fuzzy's and then heading to a park to build domes! 

BART directions: 
- From the Ashby station, take the exit on the right after the turnstiles. 
- Go through the parking lot and take a right on Martin Luther King Dr 
- Cross Ashby Avenue & continue on MLK drive. 
- Take the first left after the Tennis courts (this is Oregon St) 
- Walk 5-6 blocks & pass through a traffic circle 
- 1549 Orgeon is a two-story wooden house on the right 

Driving Directions from SF: 
- Head towards 80E & take the Ashby Exit (after IKEA) 
- On the exit ramp, bear left (not right) toward Ashby Ave 
- Pass Urban Ore on your right & go several blocks 
- take a left on Sacramento St & go a few blocks 
- take a right on Oregon ST 
- 1549 Oregon will be on your left. 
:: Comfort & Joy

# 8.13 noon Weekly KFC demo in San Francisco this Saturday
Gail Camhi will be leading protesters as they hold signs that list the offenses KFC is responsible for. These weekly demos are a VERY important part of our campaign to improve animal welfare standards that corporations require of their suppliers. Every time you attend one of these demos, you are helping to ensure that life improves for billions of animals all over the country. Please take an hour out of your Saturday and help Gail and the other regulars out.
 Saturday, August 13 12 Noon KFC: Geary Blvd. and 6th Ave. San Francisco, CA
 Leaflets, posters, and stickers needed for the demo will be provided.

# KFC Feed-In August 13 Noon  KFC, 6035 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Info: Outside fast food establishment, join advocates as they serve free
vegetarian food and expose KFC's inhumane treatment of chickens. 

# Downhill Thrill: Slip N' Slide in Alamo Sq park Sat Aug 13 12:00 PM
 Come join us for the 2nd annual Downhill Thrill! 
Super-Sized Slip N' Slide for all you young-at-heart folks. 
This year's track features dual 50ft long lanes in a "V" shaped design, for easy racing. 
Suitable sliding costumes highly encouraged. 
Judges will be on hand--points will definately be awarded on style. 
The Mobile Mirage will be serving 'special' refreshments. 
Mechanic Hector recommends bringing your Burn bike for a check up. 
Spingerella will be on hand to outfit & entertain the curious with her Funktionally Fabulous attire. 
Music, of course.  So bring yer Fringe & favourite friend as well! 
When: High Noon - Sat, Aug 13th  Where: Alamo Square  What: Fun

)'( MAKE MASKS IN SF, AUG 13 1 pm The House of Masks
Location:  David Dworman's house
642 5th Avenue (2 blocks north of Golden Gate Park),
 Sat Aug 13, 1:00 PM - 7:00 614-638-7774 (cell)
 The House of Masks is have an PRE - Burning Man MASK making Party/BBQ. We need help creating MASKS OF OUR ID to decorate the Funhouse -- a crazy maze of rooms below the Man.

These masks will be hung at the Funhouse during the event and returned to you on the playa in time for the Mask Parade on Friday evening before the burn. We will supply all the arts & craft needs for making, creating, masks that represent your Id!! There will be plaster of paris for customized masks, paper mache mask, plastic masks, paints, fabric and a whole lot more.

This will also be an afternoon BBQ. We will supply the basics - burger, dogs, drinks. Bring what ever you like to add to our buffet/grill. For additional information contact: )'(

# Raging Grannies Organize "Huge" Street Theater Event for Union Square
 "The biggest political street theater ever west of the Mississippi" is scheduled to take place in Union Square at 2:30pm on Saturday August 13th. Raging Grannies from throughout California and the US will be joined by the recently released Tuscon Raging Grannies, the Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane, and others for street theater to say "No More Torture!" There will be a sing along, free home-made cookies, and more. This street theater event is being held in solidarity with Amnesty International's campaign against torture.  Street theater info 
Read more on Indybay's Anti-War News Page

PSYCH-OUT SALE   a burning man trunk show
featuring clothing and accessories   for women and men   by local designers:
saturday august 13 3 to 7 pm in the tin can
590 shotwell at 20th between s. vanness + folsom

# Sat Aug 13 Good Vibrations comes to CSC to celebrate Anal Sex Month! Details are still being finalized for this event but it will include anal sex experts and video... if we're lucky, Nina Hartley will be available to join us! Mark your calendar!

# SF Bay Area Independent Media Center's newspaper, Fault Lines, Shakes the Bay- Saturday August 13!
Celebrate one year of making independent media with the Bay Area's best radical community newspaper- Fault Lines!
The Fault Lines collective invites you to the ABCO art space in West Oakland on August 13th for a night filled with music, fun, delicious drinks and dancing. Make sure you bring your friends- this party is NOT to be missed!
Our eclectic birthday jam promises to shake the bay (and your booty) with local rockers GHENGIS KHAN, tongue-in-cheek punks INSTANT ASSHOLE, plus off-the-hinges live hip-hop from The AWAKE CLIQUE, MEGABUSIVE and down-tempo beats and vocals provided by SF's MS. BROWN. Even Fault Lines staffers themselves will DJ naughty house and techno beatz into the A.M. to keep the dance floor going.
Best of all, while you are having the time of your life, you will also be helping Fault Lines. Your support at this event will help Fault Lines continue to print alternative news and viewpoints from the SF bay and around the world, and ensure that everybody, from amateurs to pros, can make media!
Head over to the ABCo artspace in West Oakland for live music, dancing & a full bar. $3-$10, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. 3135 Filbert St, one block west of San Pablo & 32nd streets. Doors at 8 p.m.

# really fun party with DJ's, fire spinning....Here
Let's Play Doctor, an evening of friendship and philanthropy.
- Hear the facts behind this epic incident
- Have nurses administer liquids
- Fire spinning orderlies
- Attend physical therapy: Massage, yoga, Reiki
- Participate in onsite Neurofeedback experiments
- Enjoy the Aquatherapeutic Hot Tub
- Mainline a Hot ChaI.V.
- Convenient (& warm) indoor/outdoor location
- DanceSafe Tablet Testing kits available
  (proceeds benefit JoJo and
- Musical Healing by DJ Seofon and more
Saturday August 13th, 9PM-2AM at Sprouthouse
480 36th St @ Telegraph, Oakland
Fifteen Minutes from SF by Bart - one block off 580E
Sliding scale donation of $10-$20 to cover our good friend JoJo's unexpected
hospital bill or more if you really love JoJo.

 (A Love Parade benefit ... help support Anon's Float)
Saturday, August 13, 2005
 A pre-burn midsummer's night dream!
@ ANON GALLERY 285 9th St.(@ Folsom) SF
 9:30- late  Suggestive Donations:
$10 b4 10:45/ After $15 brilliant, $20 overly muted
LAZY SLAVE (Dustfish)
ADNAN (Lush)
 vs. LAIRD (Get YER Freak ON!)
MISS BLU (End Up) 
vs. LITTLE JOHN (Raindance)

# Love Benefit  Sat Aug 13 Love is the Pulse of Spirit 
Opel and Qool will be doing a float together at Love Parade 2005. NICE! This is an expensive endeavor and we're hoping for some support to make it the sickest, phattest, most bombastically beautiful float we can put together. Our float line up for Love Parade will include: 
Lee Coombs, Hyper, Mylo, Jondi & Spesh, Syd Gris, Hoj, Melyss, Jive, and more tba. 
So here's where YOU come in. Please come to Paradise Lounge to have some fun and contribute to the cause! 
Jerry Bonham (SAW Recordings) 
Jondi & Spesh (Qool / Looq Records) 
Smoove (Space Cowboys) 
Dirtyhertz (Looq / Pangea) 
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple) 
Momu (Bedrock / Looq) 
Hoj (Opel / 
Melyss (Opel / Sister SF) 
Jive (Garage Mahal) 
Mark Kate (Silence Fiction) 
+ more tba 
Only $10 all night. 
100% of proceeds makes our float happen. 
We didn't do a flyer, so word of mouth is the request. 
Paradise Lounge 
1501 Folsom St. @ 11th 
I know it's close to BM, but you can do it. 
I know it's Paradise Lounge, but have nbo fear, the 11th St. blues have never touched us there, come see and find out. 
More deets!

# Nihonmachi Street Fair, August 13 & 14 2005, San Francisco CA
 Saturday, August 13, 2005  - Sunday, August 14, 2005  11:00 AM - 6pm
 Saturday and Sunday, August 13th & 14th 2005, 11:00am - 6:00pm in San 
Francisco's Japantown. Located on Post Street between Laguna and 
Fillmore Streets. 
The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the many diverse Asian 
and Pacific American communities here in the Bay Area. It is a place 
where one can taste and learn about the various cultures. This year 
the Nihonmachi Street Fair welcomes new as well as returning perfomers 
to our stage. Make sure you grab a seat in front of the stage to 
witness live Asian, Pacifici Islander as well as long time Street Fair 
entertainers perform! 
Please visit the "Escolta Fine Arts" vendors booth at the 2005 
Nihonmachi Street Fair!!!!! 
Artists: Kim Taylor Reece * Leo Hone * Garry Hostallero * McCormick * 
Caroline R. Young * Barry Chall * Renee Dickerson. Escolta Fine Arts, 
The finest in Hawaiian, Polynesian & Asian fine art.

Sun Aug 14

# Sun Aug 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.

# Defend Women's Rights! 8/14/05 3:00-5:00pm Free, but donations are welcome.

 Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights invites you to...

Defend Women's Rights! Sunday, August 14th at 3pm Women's Building, SF

Come to this planning meeting to get involved with
BACORR in a variety of activites to build the movement
and defend our rights, such as building a possible
rally and march regarding Roe v. Wade and the Supreme
Court, clinic defense to keep abortion safe and legal,
a women's rights conference in the fall, street
theatre actions and more.

There is an immediate urgency to defend women's
rights.  We need to build a movement with a strong
response to attacks on our rights--to
be at the abortion clinics to keep them open and safe;
to tell Congess that if they will not filibuster
right-wing nominations to the courts, we will on the
streets; to confront the right wherever they rear
their heads; to debate and discuss strategy and tactics
to move our struggle forward.

Some of the issues that make this meeting so important:

**John Roberts' confirmation to the Supreme Court
seems inevitable--many Democrats, including Sen. Diane
Feinstein, have said they will not filibuster, despite
the fact that he has continuously lobbied to overturn
Roe v. Wade.

**Conservatives are forcing Proposition 73, the
Parental Notification Initiative (PNI), that approximates
an invasive parental consent law, to be on the ballot in
either November or the early spring (if the Special
Election in November fails) in California.

**This past month, the Crusade for Life has felt
emboldened enough to travel the state of California
harassing women outside abortion clinics.  "Walk For
Life" plans to have another march in San Francisco
in January of 2006.

**Nearly 90% of counties in the US have no access to
abortion providers.  Access to any contraception at
all is under further attack: the Workplace Religious
Freedom Act, currently under consideration in the
Senate, gives pharmacists the right to refuse to fill
any contraception perscriptions, emergency or
otherwise, if it goes against their faith.

**Women still make $0.75 for every $1.00 a man earns,
and decent, affordable childcare is for too many women
an unattainable dream.

Sponsored by Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive
Rights (BACORR).

For more information, please contact:
 Women's Building 3543 18th St. San Francisco

# Summer Spelling Bee & Root Beer Hoot Sunday August 14 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm free

 Words will be selected by local lexicologists Thomas Meshishnek and April R. Gavin.  Suggested entrance donation is one dollar.  Words will be selected based on age and education of each participant.

Registration for the Spelling begins at 6:00 PM, during which the café will also feature sampling and expert judging of twelve different premium quality root beers.  House favorites ranking high for flavor and body are Bay Area-brewed Sparky's, and Wisconsin-based microbrewer Gray's.

The café serves a complete menu of lunch, dinner, desserts, wine and beer. For more info, please contact Les at (415) 831-5620.

 Bazaar Cafe 5927 California St 415-831-5620

# 8.14 Faux Queen Pageant 2005 8PM Slims 333 11th @ Folsom/Harrison  Doors & Polkacide at 7pm Pageant at 8pm $10/15

# Aug 14-20 Roseberg, Oregon
Free Witchcamp for Activists
A week of intense magic, ritual and learning in the
deep woods of southern Oregon. Our magical tradition honors the wild, and
calls for service to the earth and the community. This Witchcamp specifically
honors that call and is focused on sharing our magical and activism skills
and healing with those who are currently working or are called
to work for all forms of justice: environmental,
social, political, racial, gender, and economic. The teaching team includes
Starhawk, Brook, Ruby, Baruch, and others. The teaching paths include
wilderness awareness, healing and herbalism, permaculture, street magic,
introduction to magic, and ritual creation. Bring own tent and
food. Children welcome.
Cost: Free. For those who can afford it, donations
up to or beyond
the usual price of a Witchcamp ($400-$500 US)
requested. For more information, e-mail:, (310) 570-3662

Mon Aug 15

# 2005 Zeitgeist International Film Festival, Show 3 Mon Aug 15 9pm-12am $5-
This is the final show of our summer season, and it´s a special one.
This is the final show before the Octavia st overpass is opened.
Some come and enjoy the peace and quiet one last time.
ZIFF is held in the expansive outdoor biergartan at the Zeitgeist Bar.  You can drink and smoke.  You can freeze your butt off, but come early as the last shows played to packed backyards.
This program includes these 14 short films.

"Snapshot"-Shaun Mayor
Carefull who you give your camera to
5:00, DVD, LA, CA

"The Finnish Dreamer"-Altsi Toiviainen
Dare to dream, heartbreak awaits
8:50, DVD, Vantana, Finland

"Ratta-Tooi"-Alexandra Rothert
Getting rid of Ratatouille the funky way
0:55, DVD, Berlin, Germany

"Shadow of Libery"-Geoff Adams
A colonial reenactivist crashes the tea party
13:00, DVD, Newton, MA

"Seven Shorts"-Harrison Rego (age 15)
Stick figures run amok
3:34, VHS, New City, NY

"A Baba (The Doll)"-Attila V. Nagg
The doll of her dreams comes alive
8:00, DVD, Szigetszentmilos, Hungry

"Baird's Beaked Whale, A Landing"-
Douglas Schultz
How do you respond to a dead whale?
10:00, DVD, S.F., CA

"Last Exit: NWO"-Sascha M. Dornhoefer
The Pursuit of happiness!
7:00, DVD, Berlin, Germany

"Edgar"-Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright
Whatnot we do, is dread
1:30, DVD, Manchester, UK

"Fridge"- Brian L. Perkins
Does anybody write poetry anymore?
12:00, DVD, S.F., CA

"Bob and Tito 2.0"-Marty Bergman (Age 14)
Do you have strange things up your nose?
1:00, VHS, New City, NY

"The Beauty Project"-Cory Pampalone
An evolution in beauty and deconstruction of stereotypes
5:47, DVD, Oakland. CA

"New York Talk"-Michael Krivicka
A not-so-common view of New York
3:30, DVD, N.Y.C., NY

Secret Surprise "Found" Film
You'll find out
7:00, DVD, Unknown

Presented in BEER-O-SCOPE.  That's right!  BEER-O-SCOPE!
(A giant screen painted on a wall in the backyard "bier garden" of the Zeitgeist.)
Remember to dress warm. (It's Summer in the city.)

Doors open at 8 pm.
Show begins at 9pm.
Full Program at
21 and over (must have ID, sorry)
Show up early to get a good seat.
Beer, Booze and BBQ are extra.
The Zeitgeist 199 Valencia St. San Francisco

#  Kirtan and Hip Hop in Koshland Park (Page and Buchanan) - FREE. 

 Monday, Aug.15th to Thursday, Aug.18th, a series of special events will occur in Koshland Park. 

 6pm-9pm each night, a large selection of herbal tea, organic coffee, Teeccino, and Goji berries will be served freely. Bring your mug!  Hoops, poi and fire toys encouraged!

 Monday, Aug 15th... Bring a pillow or blanket, warm clothes, a glass jar(to put a candle in) and muscial instruments. 8:30pm. David Lurey , a yogi with an angelic voice will lead kirtan. What is Kirtan? It is a form of call and response singing from India. says: 

 "...Kirtan, also known as sankirtan, is an ancient musical art form specifically used to glorify the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. In its religious fervor and heartfelt expression, it has been likened to modern American Gospel music. The roots of kirtan go back over 500 years to Renaissance India. During this period the influence and style of kirtan became the focal point for the upsurge in religious expression in Bengal, which was inspired mainly by the great saint Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This joyful mood quickly spread throughout India, where today kirtan is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment."
 Tuesday and wednesday, Aug. 16th and 17th, community fire circles will be held to share conversation and presentations. 
 Jill of will offer her knowledge  ... and David Kupfer will introduce the San Francisco Green Map:
 Bring a poem, story or anything you'd like to share... it's open mike by candle light.
 Thursday, Aug. 18th,  7pm. Kelly's Peeps... an amazing local hip hop dance troupe of two dozen members will perform and teach dance lessons. Don't miss this opportunity. You will be inspired!!!
 This is a community building project of the ACTION HERO NETWORK -
 Learn more and take part:

Tue Aug 16
# Aug 16 Taking Aim with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone can be heard weekly at  Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
Streaming Web @   Programs are archived at

# Happy Hour to help defeat Prop 73! 
(Prop 73 requires parental notification for abortion)
 Fundraiser for the Campaign for Teen Safety
 Tuesday, August 16  5:00-7:00 pm
 Amante 570 Green St. (at Grant St.) SF, CA 94133

# Aug 16 5:30 PM Trader Joe's, 99 Danville Square, Danville
 In support of The HSUS 'No Battery Eggs' Campaign, advocates will
ask patrons to sign comment cards -- asking Trader's Joes to stop
selling eggs from confined hens. 

Wed Aug 17

# 8.17 Every Weds at 2pm on 94.1 fm:

# Wed Aug 17 7 - 9 p.m. Marin Peace & Justice Coalition
 Animal Rights Committee monthly meeting 309 Kent Ave  Kentfield, CA 94904

Wednesday           8\17              6 PM               
Thursday               8\18              6 PM               
Friday                    8\19               6 PM
Saturday               8\20                *1:30 PM & 6 PM
Sunday                 8\21                *3:30 PM
SAN JOSE ARENA-Autumn & Santa Clara St. in San Jose
Wednesday           8\24              6 PM               
Thursday               8\25              6 PM               
Friday                    8\26             6 PM
Saturday                8\27            *1:30 PM & 6 PM
Sunday                  8\28            *3:30 PM
COW PALACE-Geneva and Santos in Daly City
Wednesday           8\31              6 PM               
Thursday               9\1                6 PM               
Friday                    9\2                6 PM               
Saturday                9\3               *1:30 PM & 6 PM
Sunday                  9\4                *3:30 PM
Monday                9\5                10 AM
To Car Pool or For More Info. Call 650\654-9955.
*It's especially important to be prompt, as we leaflet two shows at that time - people coming out of an earlier show and people going into the next show. The people come out all at once, if we're late we'll miss them.
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 For events:    Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

Thur Aug 18

# 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, 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
 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:

#  Thu Aug 18 - Fourth Annual CTN Conference
 This event is for staff or volunteers working in nonprofit 
 organizations with a focus on technology access or training, 
 educational programs, or client-centered services. This includes 
 organizations focusing on the areas of youth development, 
 workforce development, community development, or social justice. 
 The Conference is free and lunch is included. 
 9:30am- 3:00pm LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia

# Happy Trees preview (A Bob Ross satire) Thursday, August 18th
Screening: 9pm, Party: 8pm - midnight FREE
Directed by San Francisco artist Jakob Bokulich and co-directed with theater veteran Bobby Weinapple, Happy Trees (28 min.) can be seen either as a conceptual art comedy, or as a scathing satire directed at the art world. Jakob Bokulich (The Mission Movie, Hysteria)  plays Bob, who is modeled on Bob Ross (, as is the film's "how-to" format. In this case, however, Bob is trying to draw Rauschenberg's "Erased deKooning Drawing," ( which leads to a tricky philosophical problem: how do you draw an erased drawing? The problem compounds when three Barney-esque cheerleaders appear (Candace Collins, Diana Rivera from Roccoco Risque, and Paula Van Der Zwaan), effectively destroying the how-to show, and propelling Bob into a hilarious head trip.
This is also a going-away party for Jakob and his lady Annie as they abscond to LA. Groovy tunes will be provided by Chauncey who normally DJs at el Rio, a Capoeira roda is likely, as are clowns on stilts - so be forwarned.

 Club Mighty 119 Utah St. (between 15th and Alameda) / Potrero / 16th... jakobbokulich at

Fri Aug 19 Full Moon

# Fri Aug 19 6pm  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: 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. and for more info.

# Fri Aug 19th 8.00-10.30pm ALCYONE - poolside @ Bambuddha Lounge, SF. Free admission. Full moon! Second in the summer series of free Alcyone shows @ Bambuddha. 

# " The KFC on El Camino in Palo Alto has closed, yeah. The sign says they 
have 2 other locations, Redwood City and somewhere else in P.A. I will 
see if these are suitable for demo's. Meanwhile, the Palo Alto 3rd 
Saturday demo's are CANCELLED. --Candace " 
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#  8/20 KFC protest 12 noon to 1 pm
 KFC, 2101 Lombard St. (at Fillmore St.) -- for close parking see
Posters, leaflets, etc. will be provided -- all you need to do is show up!
Click here: for more information.
Alive lunch 1:15 to 2:30 pm
 1972 Lombard St. (between Buchanan & Webster Sts.) -- Alive's website & infor re parking at
Walk across the street for a delicious veg lunch after the protest!
Click here: for more information and to rsvp.
  Letter writing party 3 - 5 pm
Where:  Red Vic Peace Cafe, 1665 Haight St (at Cole)
You're welcome to take the bus with me from  Alive  to the Red Vic, so no need to figure out directions.
Alerts and supplies will be provided, but whatever you can bring (e.g., pens, paper, envelopes, etc.) is appreciated.  Also, it's helpful if you know who your State assemblymember and senator is.  But no experience or preparation is necessary -- just show up!
Click here: for more information.
To RSVP, use the links above, or  e-mail me at  It's especially helpful if you can RSVP to the lunch, but we're always happy to have more folks show up for the protest and letter writing.  Hope to see you there!
To find out about other BAV events, go to:

Sat Aug 20

# IDA-Africa Coming to San Francisco 

This summer, IDA-Africa is hosting a series of fundraising receptions
in cities across the U.S. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear
firsthand about their amazing efforts to save the lives of orphaned
chimpanzees in the jungles of Cameroon when IDA-Africa 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.

What: IDA-Africa fundraising reception 
When: Saturday, August 20, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (near Valencia), SF for directions

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit 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

# Hopland, CA: August 20th & 21st

# SolFest 10th Annual Aug 20-21  Solar Living Center - Hopland, CA
Please  Carpool -- Absolutely NO PETS --  Biodiesel Closed (Aug. 19-21)

Ticket  Locations: Solar  Living Institute Online, Real Goods (Hopland),  Whole Foods (Sebastopol, Santa Rosa,  Petaluma), Oliver's Market (Cotati,  Santa Rosa), Coperfield's Books (Sebastopol), Milk & Honey (Sebastopol), A Clean  Well-Lighted Place for Books (San Francisco), Distractions (San Francisco).


Rhythm Village with MICKEY HART
David Lindley
Holly Near
Alex  deGrassi, Chris Garcia & Michael  Manring
Bettie Mae Fikes 


Amy Goodman
Mike Ruppert
L. Hunter Lovins
Richard Heinberg
Derrick Jensen
Michael Toms
Matt Savinar 


Seckund Naychur
The Goldbrickers
Big Tadoo Puppet Crew


DJ Dragonfly
Eco Fashion Show
 plus belly dancers, fire dancers and  more!

Sun Aug 21

# Aug 21 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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# August 21, 3:30 sharp Ringling Bros Circus
 MPJC Animal Rights Committee  Animal Rights Leafleting
 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.

Mon Aug 22

# Mon Aug 22 7pm We're having an auction of beautiful tree art!
And a screening of THE FOREST FOR THE TREES:Judi Bari v. the FBI, a vital new documentary about Judi Bari’s civil suit against the FBI! Please come!  Bring your friends!  Tell everybody!

 Monday August 22, 7PM COUNTERPULSE 1310 mission/9th st 415.626.2060
The gallery of COUNTERPULSE will be transformed into a forest with 2-D and 3-D tree art made by rising stars of the west coast art world, including:

Cooper Lee Bombardier
Corina Bilandzija
Kathy Brady
Selma Brown
Tammy Rae Carland
Dennis Cunningham
Kristin Dilley
Chris Duncan
Tara Lisa Foley
Barbara Garber
Susan Greene
Xylor Jane
Olivia Kent
Jaime Knight
Lisa Maurine
Alicia McCarthy
Nikki McClure
Josh McPhee
Dori Midnight
Gabby Miller
Max Miller
Ace Morgan
James Orlando
Miranda Pierce
Corinna Press
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Blake Riley
Airyka Rockefeller
Oliver Halsman Rosenberg
Andrew Schoultz
Jen Smith
Miriam Klein Stahl
Sara Thustra
Lena Wolff
Lisa Young

About the film:


In 1990, environmentalist and union organizer Judi Bari's car was bombed.  Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of transporting the exlposives that had nearly killed her. Still in the hospital, she was arrested and labeled a terrorist in the national media.  THE FOREST FOR THE TREES follows Judi Bari's story, culminating in her civil suit against the FBI.  At the heart of the film is Bari, a folk hero with an electrifying on-screen presence, and the legal battle against law enforcement that few believed she could win.

Made by Bernadine Mellis, the daughter of Judi Bari’s lead attorney Dennis Cunningham, the film follows the last major case of his career with a sense of both the beauty and the costs of a life of activism.

The current cut of the film has been screening in festivals and venues nationally, including at The Pacific Film Archive (this month), The Brooklyn Museum, The New York Underground Film Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival (where it won Best Short Documentary), and the Santa Cruz Film Festival (where it won the Audience Award for Best Short Documentary).  The art auction is intended to raise funds for a professional sound mix and distribution costs.

Contact: Lena Wolff
Phone: 415.823.3744

additional Resources:

#  Aug 22,23,24 BEGINNER CLASS 6:30-8pm  INTERMEDIATE CLASS 8-9:30pm 
One consecutive Monday Tuesday and Wednesday in August.
Intermediate students continue on to perform on Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm at the Ferry Building. 

The last chance to take a hoop intensive before Burning Man! Monday's class focuses on torso and arms, Tuesday class focuses on legs and floorwork, Wednesday's class focuses on off body moves. There will be special attention given to micromovements of the body, working with the downbeat, freeing the head, working planes, playing to the audience and infusing your dance with emotion. Guidance for performance given throughout class. Intermediate level class will recieve more challenging exercises and moves and must have taken an intensive previously. The intermediate class will include more discussion of performance, stage presence, costuming and creating a cohesive show. 

Both classes emphasize poise, elegance, grace, power and originality in creating your hoopdance. The first class also works on learning basic "tricks", the intermediate class starts using those moves in a full dance context which uses each move on every angle, while exploring alternating body height and body angles while doing every move. The intermediate class also covers advanced moves and combinations.

Each evening will have a jam circle to close. Fantastic music will propel us to a new level! Beginner level class is $75 for three night series of classes, 4.5 hours total time. Intermediate level class is $85 for 4.5 hours class and a 2.5 hour live performance lab. Enrollment preference given to those who register for entire series as this creates the "intensive hoop bootcamp" experience. Class size limited to 11 students per class. 

Pre-registration required at  Go to "Buy Now" link and register in online store. Space is *very* limited and sells out every month for the beginner class. Don't miss out! Christabel is now teaching in San Francisco only once a month. Danzhaus is located at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Connecticut. Directions can be obtained at Please arrive early or promptly on time. 

For more information or questions on the class call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Please note that registration cannot be refunded, but credit may be applied towards future classes.

Tue Aug 23

# Aug 23 Taking Aim with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone can be heard weekly at  Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
Streaming Web @   Programs are archived at

Wed Aug 24

# 8.24 Every Weds at 2pm on 94.1 fm:

# Wed Aug 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

# 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.
To join the SonomaRaw e-list send an e-mail to:

# August 26-29 at Macdonald Farm  Rawstock III - Raw Ecstasy Jamboree
 5730 Ross Branch Road, Sebastopol, California  (707) 829-0362
 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.

Sat Aug 27

# KFC Demo in Antioch on August 27th 
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Tue Aug 30

# Advocates Forum: Volunteer Meeting  Aug 30 7:30 PM
 Fellini Restaurant, 1401 University Avenue, Berkeley
 Over a delicious Italian vegan dinner, learn how you can get
involved with East Bay Animal Advocates. East Bay Animal Advocates 

Wed Aug 31

# 8.31 Every Weds at 2pm on 94.1 fm:

# C-SPAN will be broadcasting the entirety of the McKinney congressional briefing on 9/11

Representative Cynthia McKinney organized a day-long briefing on July 22 to address the 9/11 Commission's Final Report one year later. The event included leading victims' family members, former government and intelligence workers, academics and authors speaking on the flaws and weaknesses of the 9/11 Commission's investigation, assumptions, omissions, conclusions and recommendations. It was filmed in entirety by C-SPAN.

C-SPAN has now set some times and dates for airing the event. They will air on C-SPAN2 from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm on Wednesday, August 31 and from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am on Friday, September 2. It is broken into two parts as described below:

Part I           Forum
 September 11 Commission Report Results, Pt. 1
 U.S. House of Representatives, McKinney, C. (D-GA)
 Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
 ID: 187857 - 07/22/2005 - 3:30 - No Sale

Daugherty, Rebecca, Director, Freedom of Info. Service Center
 Smith, Wayne, Member, Center for International Policy
 Gage, Kit, National Coordinator, National Coalition to Protect Policical Freedom
 Kleinberg, Mindy, Relative
 Judge, John, Co-Founder, 9/11 CitizensWatch
 McKinney, Cynthia, U.S. Representative, D, Georgia (State)

Families of victims, former intelligence officials, and authors speak at a
 day-long forum on the September 11 Commission Report, focusing on the
 methodology of the investigation, recommendations made by the
 commission, causes of the attacks, and government responses to the attacks.

Part II        Forum
 September 11 Commission Report Results, Pt. 2
 U.S. House of Representatives, McKinney, C. (D-GA)
 Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
 ID: 187857 - 2 - 07/22/2005 - 5:00 - No Sale

McKinney, Cynthia, U.S. Representative, D, Georgia (State)

Families of victims, former intelligence officials, and authors speak at a day-long forum on the September 11 Commission Report, focusing on the methodology of the investigation, recommendations made by the commission, causes of the attacks, and government responses to the attacks.

The 9-11 Public Discourse Project forums will be aired around our events on the following days on C-SPAN 2 on the following days:

 CIA and FBI Reform on August 24 at 8 pm
 Congressional Intelligence Reform on August 24 at 10:10 pm
 Challenges Facing the DNI on August 25 at 8 pm
 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction on August 26 at 8 pm
 Homeland Security on August 26 at 10:05 pm
 Civil Liberties on August 29 at 8 pm
 Foreign Policy on August 30 at 8 pm
 Winning the Struggle of Ideas September 1 at 8 pm and 9:30 pm on C-SPAN 1

For full details on these see: and click the "TV Schedules" link at the top right of the lead page, just above the flashing ad for C-SPAN pod-casting.

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

)'( Burning Man events: )'(

Finally, a second MEGA HOOP JAM has been scheduled for Burning Man at  
the rockin' San Francisco camp Deep End!

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 6pm- right after sunset
DEEP END CAMP Address: Catharsis and 9 oclock

I have booked the Deep End Camp for a major international frenzy of  
hula hooping madness! We chose that time because Deep End is a day  
party camp that closes down shortly after sunset, so sunset didn't  
work as a time to begin -- but their rockin djs and hundreds of party  
go-ers are super excited to see all that hula hooping has to offer so  
please join us and come play! Come show off, come share your moves,  
come in your finest costume, come naked, just at least come and  
partake in this mega meeting of hoopers!


I will be teaching two community classes at Deep End as well -- come  
play... multilevel, all abilities... hopefully will be co-facilitated  
by some amazing fellow hoopers if there are many many people who show  
DATES: Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 1
TIME: from 2-3.

Kirstin Slye will be teaching poi classes right before me from 1-2 as  
well, so come spend a whole afternoon with us if you like!

want to join deep end camp or just learn more?  check us out at

See you on the playa! - Christabel

Thu Sep 1 Sundown @ Hookahdome on Esplanade: hoop down hula hooping!

Fri Sep 2 4pm Critical Tits bicycle ride for women: Meet at the man.

SEPTEMBER 2005 September 1st, 2005: MUNI Social Strike begins.

# Kai Eckhardt, Jon Fishman, Julia Butterfly Hill Fri Sep 2 9:00 pm $22
Featuring the collaboration of world class musicians, performers, and artists, The Village represented by Kai Eckhardt on bass, Jon Fishman on drums, Julia Butterfly Hill performing spoken word, and many very special guests. Born in Germany, raised in West Africa, Eckhardt's passionate dedication to the study of bass started at age 15, and has continued to grow through graduating Berklee College of Music with honors, teaching music, recording and performing with artists including Bob Moses, the John McLauglin trio & Zakir Hussein, and since 2000, has toured extensively with Garaj Mahal.

The original drummer for Phish, (as well as the inspiration for the band's name), Jon Fishman's passion for the drums started at an early age in Syracuse, NY.  He spent twenty amazing years touring with this generation's most beloved jam band, and is now experimenting with his own side projects. Fishman is known for going as far as playing a vacuum cleaner to get his desired sound, and for his intricate and explosive rhythms.

Most known for living in Luna, an ancient redwood, for two years, and thus bringing the battle for Headwaters forest to the attention of national and international media, Julia Butterfly Hill now tours on behalf of the Circle of Life foundation, dedicated to education, youth programs, and tools for sustainable living.

Other guests include keyboardist Kit Walker (Pagan Love Orchestra, Kundalini Boombox,), West African talking drummer Rasaki (King Sunny Ade), and Indian Kathak dancers Kaveri and Mansi.

 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave @ Gilman Berkeley 510-525-5099 510-525-5054

# September 2-5th, 2005 Eco - Defense Rendezvous

Camp with us along the Wenatchee River!

Rainforest Action Network - Greenpeace - Earth First!

Join us in a forest east of the Cascades for labor day weekend! Bring
all your musician friends for some wild sounds around the campfire.
There will also be many workshops and trainings: tree-climbing,
self-defense, edible and herbal plant walks, gorilla theater, radical
cheerleading, map and compass, timber monitoring, non-violence, gender
dynamics and much more. (Note: if you attend these workshops you’ll be
considered trained and ready to work on Greenpeace, RAN, EF! campaigns.)

About the forest: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington State
approved a plan to log 2,500 acres of federal lands that were burned by
the Fischer Fire in August of 2004. The plan calls for logging in
old-growth forest reserves, and for building or re-building over 15
miles of road. So lawsuits have been filed and loggers are logging as
fast as possible to ensure the courts have no control over the hauling
of 4,000 log trucks of fire adapted forests. It's called an "Economic
Emergency." Details about the lawsuit

For Directions to the Rendezvous site, or for more info:

Sat Sept 3 New Moon

# Sat Sept. 3, noon to 1pm San Jose KFC PROTEST
 Help get the word out to boycott KFC who refuses to prevent the worst abuses of chickens on the farm, during tansport, and at slaughter.  KFC:  983 Meridian Ave., San Jose  (between Willow and Fruitdale) All posters and leaflets provided. 

# 9/9 John Trudell, acclaimed Native American poet, recording artist, actor, and activist will appear in San Francisco September 9 at the Women's Building.
Trudell reads poetry and speaks as part of a fundraiser for the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC)--the only group working in the field every day to stop the slaughter and harassment of Yellowstone's wild buffalo.
 September 9.  7 to 9 pm $15 more info (415) 637-1855.
 Woman's Building Auditorium
 3543 18th St., San Francisco
 The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) works in the field to stop the slaughter and harassment of some of the last herds of wild  buffalo. Volunteers from around the world defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat in the Yellowstone area, and advocate for their protection. BFC's daily  patrols stand with the buffalo on the ground they choose to be on, and document every move made against them.
  John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and  Native American activist whose international following reflects the universal language of  his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971.  He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman  of AIM from 1973 to 1979.

In 1982, Trudell began recording his poetry to traditional Native music and in 1983  he released his debut album Tribal Voice on his own Peace Company label.  Trudell then teamed up with the late legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed  Davis. Together, they recorded three albums during the 1980's. The first of  these, AKA Graffiti Man, was released in 1986 and dubbed the best album of  the year by Bob Dylan.  AKA Graffiti Man served early notice of Trudell's  singular ability to express fundamental truths through a unique mix of  poetry, Native music, blues and rock. His latest CD, Bone Days, was executive produced by  Aademy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie and released on the Daemon  Records label in 2002. In addition to his music career, Trudell has played  roles in a number of feature films, including Thunderheart and Smoke  Signals.  He most recently played Coyote in Hallmark's made for television movie, Dreamkeeper.
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)
2530 San Pablo Ave.  Berkeley, CA  94702 510 548 3113

# Sep 9 Lorin @ Get Freaky  Mesmerizing The Ultra
 Bassnectar Record Release  alongside Prefuse 73 & The Lawgivers

# Power to the Peaceful Festival
Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park on  Saturday, September 10

# 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) …

# 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, 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

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

Sun Sept 18 Full Moon

#  Sep 22 Lorin @ Love Boat  SF

# 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. 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.

# 9/24  athletic conference
check out the list of vegan athletes, some are Living Foods§ionid=7&id=37&Itemid=221
mad cow found in US
Living Foods:

# 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 24,25 Webzine 2005

# 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.

# How Berkeley Can You Be? parade Sun Sep 25

#  Sep 25 Lorin @ Love Parade Afterparty  @ The Endup... noon on Sunday 6th @ Harrison

October 2005

# Sat. Oct 1 10:30 am to 5:30pm   (Youth Party 7 - 8:30)  GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE

#  Oct 1 Lorin @ Mesmerizing The Ultra Bassnectar Record Release
 The Do Lab  Los Angeles,

# 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.

# October 1 - 2, 2005  Bay Area Counter Military Conference
Military Out of Our Schools, counter-recruitment conference
 "ON THE FRONT LINES--Options for Youth in Times of War."
 Tentative Location - San Francisco City College 
 Are you part of a local counter recruitment effort? We urge you to attend the next planning meeting which is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 30th at the AFSC headquarters, 65 9th St, S.F. We have begun to start early--at 6:30 PM in order to get out promptly at 8:30 PM.
 Bay Area youth leaders are strongly encourage to attend these meetings and plan for the components and outreach for this vitally important educational action opportunity.

Mon Oct 3 New Moon

# OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2OO5  16th Annual 
 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 !

Mon Oct 17 Full Moon

# 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.

Thur Dec 1 New Moon

Thur Dec 15 Full Moon and Bill of Rights Day

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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