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7:30 pm Wed Aug 17, 2005
Candlelight VIGIL to EXIT IRAQ - 0 miles away 
 24th St. BART STATION Public Plaza 108 registered participant(s) (3000 maximum) 
 bernal heights vigil -  302 virginia avenue 
  S.F. Federal Building at Golden Gate and Larkin  302 registered participant(s) (500 maximum) 
  Potrero Hill vigil on the 280 overpass - 1 miles away 
 Overpass over 280 on 18th St. 
  Milk Plaza, Market & Castro  197 registered participant(s) (500 maximum) 
  balboa park bart station  36 registered participant(s) (250 maximum) 
 Sunset Vigil at the Ocean -  beach at 48th and Taraval  50 registered participant(s)  
  Masonic b/w Oak and Fell  294 registered participant(s) (500 maximum) 
  Washington SquarePark, North Beach  96 registered participant(s) (200 maximum) 
  Cindy Sheehan Vigil @ the Park Chalet in Golden Gate Park - 4 miles away  87 registered participant(s) (500 maximum) 
Outside SF, within 10 miles.   07:30 pm Wed Aug 17, 2005
  Alameda City Hall  125 registered participant(s) (250 maximum) 
  Park Street & Central ~ Alameda, CA   Sausalito Cruising Club, Bridgeway & Napa Sts. 
155 registered participant(s) (200 maximum)   Sausalito 
 Muir Beach Vigil for Cindy - 9 miles away
Russian cows get new feed: marijuana

In Denmark, hanging banners is terrorism?!?!
Greenpeace Charged Under Danish Terror Law for GM Crops Action
 9/11 Coverups being reported with more frequency by the media


 New Fiore Animation - "Eminent Domination"

Roberts Papers Missing after White House Review
Robert Fisk | Secrets of the Morgue: Baghdad's Body Count
summer festivals: 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

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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# FREE MOVIE SCREENING of Come Fly With Me Nude Wed Aug 17 6:30 PM
 Film Arts Foundation  145 9th St. between Mission and Howard 
 The feature film "Come Fly With Me Nude" is finished! We think. We need a test audience to view it and give us their feedback. If you were involved in the making of this project or know anyone who was, we ask that you do NOT attend. We’ll have a cast & crew / friends & family screening next month. For now, we need a neutral and objective audience. You will fill out a brief questionnaire (@ 10 minutes) after the film, which is 96 minutes. 
 Wednesday, August 17, 2005.  Doors open 6:30pm; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks (courtesy of 2223, Skyy Vodka, Izze Beverage Company, Cheese Plus, and SF Brewing company) served until film starts, 7:30pm SHARP (no one will be admitted once film has begun) 
 9TH Street Consortium (145 9th St., between Mission & Howard, in San Francisco)? 
  PLEASE RSVP TO INFO@DOMBELLA.COM  PLEASE PROVIDE A CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER SO WE CAN CONFIRM (our caterers request an accurate headcount). Proof of age required for alcoholic beverages. There is no nudity in the film, only a little naughty language. 
 NB: I performed as my mad poet alter ego "Barbie Braun" and choreographed a dance number. 
We need to pack the house for the screening, but the audience must be as impartial as possible. So, if you would forward this announcement to your people (all the better if your people don't overlap too much with my people), I would be very appreciative.

# cindy vigil Wed Aug 17 7:30 PM 
Host your own Vigil for Cindy Sheehan event!
 Right now, there are 1374 gatherings planned

# cindy vigil Wed Aug 17 7:30 PM 

[you can find one near you, and i'll be at the 24th St BART station vigil w/ friends -k] 

Our sons made the ultimate sacrifice and we want answers. All we're asking is that President Bush sacrifice an hour out of his five-week vacation to talk to us, before the next mother loses her son in Iraq. 
- Cindy Sheehan, August 12, 2005 

Vigils for Cindy Sheehan 

By now, you've heard of Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan who was killed in Iraq, and her vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. What you may not know is that Cindy is a regular DFA Meetup participant in Sacramento. She has held vigil outside the president's ranch for over a week now. 

President Bush has refused to meet with Cindy. On Saturday, he said that there are lots of people who have "something to say to the president" and "it's also important for me to go on with my life." 

But Cindy says that she won't leave until President Bush meets with her to discuss the war -- even if it means spending all of August there. We need to show that Cindy is not alone. Cindy has asked supporters to hold candlelight vigils in their communities to remind people of the terrible price of war. Democracy for America is teaming up with MoveOn and True Majority to organize nationwide "Vigils for Cindy Sheehan" on Wednesday, August 17, starting at 7:30 PM local time. Click below to join one in your community:

President Bush's Saturday schedule included a two hour bike ride, an evening Little League Baseball playoff game, a lunch meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a nap, some fishing and some reading. Don't you think he can take a few minutes to meet with Cindy?

These vigils aren't rallies or places to give long-winded speeches. They are moments to solemnly come together and mark the sacrifice of Cindy and other families.

Thank you for standing up in peace & justice.

# dorkbotSF #20 Wed Aug 17 7:30 PM  onomy labs  851 hamilton  menlo park, ca 
 come to dorkbotSF #20 next week! it'll be our first south bay meeting! 
FREE but donations appreciated to help our hosts defray costs of hosting us - feel free to bring your own food/drink 
Jill Miller - How to Hunt for Bigfoot: Satellites, Solar Power and Triangles 
Jill and company have been holed up in bigfoot country in the woods somewhere armed only with a 24x7 satellite uplink waiting for bigfoot (or all you flash mobbing gorillas) to appear. Come see what is quite possibly the strangest thing to do with electricity out in the woods! 
Scott Minneman & Dale MacDonald (Onomy Labs) - Make-Tanks: a New Paradigm for Innovation 
Scott and Dale will talk about Make-Tanks as opposed to the typical thinktank which are different in that a make-tank is all about tinkering and hands-on experimentation being a part of discovering emerging technologies and scientific diescoveries. Come see PARC alumni Scott and Dale geek out with their various toys and talk about the tools, technologies, and war-stories of making interactive story telling devices. Tour and live demonstration of the Tilty and Twisty Tables, Interactive Wall, and maybe a 1959 Philco Predicta. 
open dork - 5-10 minute presentations from YOU -bring your gizmos, toys, etc. get peer review of your projects finished or not. See you all there! Don't let burning man season stop you!

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

#  Kirtan and Hip Hop in Koshland Park (Page and Buchanan) - FREE. 
 Thursday, Aug.18th, a series of special events will occur in Koshland Park. 
 6pm-9pm , 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!
 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:

# 8/18 7pm: green foods & movie event hosted by GBG Animation Studios in Oakland
 Place: 655 12th Street @ Martin Luther King Way / Downtown Oakland / Buzz # 422 / 2 blks from the 12th St BART 

# 8/18: green foods & movie event hosted by GBG Animation Studios in Oakland
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 Date: 2005-08-14, 3:24PM PDT

Event Agenda 

 Date: Thursday August 18, 2005 
 Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm 
 Host: Byron the Boar, Screenwriter-Director 
 Place: 655 12th Street @ Martin Luther King Way / Downtown Oakland / Buzz # 422 / 2 blks from the 12th St BART 

 Who’s Invited? Calling all Vegetarian Chefs, bay areans, transplants, a-z race & religion, movie connoisseurs, animation buffs, writers, directors, poets, painters, etc. and…………….INVESTORS =) GBG can’t wait to meet you! 

 What to Bring: If you are a creative vegetarian chef please bring to be devoured a delicious h'orderve tray. If you are an artist/writer/animator please bring your portfolio and reel. If you are a simpleton like me, wine or beer will do just fine =) 

 Plan: Merriment, piggy moovie art show and tell, and scrumptious foodfare 
 Why: It’s a great place to meet, network, teach, and learn more about food & films 

 Please RSVP to or call (510) 433-0776 
 Bring or refer a friend! 

# 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:

# Amaru Gallery presents: INK - bay area cartoonists Aug 18 7-10pm FREE
 AMARU GALLERY 510 Valencia St 415-552-3787

#  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

# Oil Curse (Amnesty international screening) Thu Aug 18, 8:00 PM
  Artists' Television Access  992 Valencia Street @ 21st 
San Francisco, CA 94110  (415) 824-3890 
 OIL: It's in our clothes, our laundry detergent, our toothpaste, cosmetics, furniture, contact lenses and office supplies. It's in our telephones, CDs, tennis rackets, painkillers and plastic. Oil doesn't just fuel our cars - it fuels modern life. Continuing instability in the Middle East means a shaky future for the steady flow of oil on which Americans 
depend so heavily. Factor in Western nations' insatiable power needs and the energy demands of huge, growing economies like China's, when the world's reserves of easily accessible "black gold" are already strained, and the oil industry finds itself forced to enter uncharted terrain. Where will tomorrow's oil come from? And how far are we 
willing to go to get it? 
"Oil Curse" is a documentary which shows the impact of Chevron Texaco's oil operations on native communities in Ecuador and Angola. It is part of a series on Global Oil Operations...from Ecuador to Alaska.

# Candlelight Concert with Local Favorite Mark Growden Thu Aug 18 9:30 PM $5-10
  The Meltdown  West Grand and Poplar  Oakland, CA 510-832-2377
 "Mark Growden brings passion, brawn and bawdiness back to folk arrangements and instruments, creating a sound that is at once fiery, earthy and sublimely sensual." - Comet Magazine

Fri Aug 19 Full Moon

Fun Friday events:

# 8/19: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of Mohammad Hourian's Wor
 Contact: Regina Dick-Endrizzi  (415) 554-7630 
  Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening 
 of Mohammad Hourian’s Work 
 “My work is clearly influenced by Iranian tradition, 
 while I add my own creativity to reflect the times I live in.” 
 On Friday, August 19th, 2005, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the monthly Third Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282. This month’s featured artists is Mohammad Hourian. 
Mohammad Hourian was born in Hamedan, Iran, the capital of ancient Persia. At age 12 he apprenticed with Haj Hosen-I-Eslamiyan, the greatest Persian miniaturist of this century. At age 19, Horian won public recognition in his first one-man show of paintings at the Gallery of the University of Tehran. At age 20 he became the youngest artist to be elected to the National Academy of Fine Arts. In 1976 the German government invited him to visit West Germany and exhibit his work at the Goethe Institute. That same year he traveled throughout Europe, Japan and the United States displaying his artwork. 
Mr, Hourian is a Bay Area resident and the owner of Hourian Fine Art Publishing and Hourian Fine Art Galleries, both based on Union Street in San Francisco. 
What: Art Opening Reception for Artist Mohammad Hourian 
 When: Friday, August 19th, 2005, 5-8 PM 
 Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 282 
 Cost: Free

# 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.

# 8/19: Friday 8/19 THE FUTURE OF FOOD  (berkeley) 
 discussion led by DR. IGNACIO CHAPELA, newly tenured UC Biology Professor featured in film. 
 FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 7PM Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall 
 1924 CEDAR (@Bonita) Berkeley 
 Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments. $10 donation sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds 
 Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee. For more info: 510-528-5403 
 Don't miss this fascinating film about the revolution happening on the farms 
 and dinner tables of America, transforming the very nature of the food we 
 eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing 
 truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have 
 quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies 
 of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico this film gives a voice 
 to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this 
 new technology. The health implications, government policies and push 
 towards corporate globalization are all part of the reason why many people are 
 alarmed about the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food 
 supply. THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political 
 forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seeks to 
 control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to 
 large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

# 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:



~ Come frolick and play and dance the summer night away ~ 

EARTHTONES invites you to slip into your funky faerie finery and join the merrymaking ~ AUGUST 19th ~ @ The Attic in Downtown Santa Cruz ~ 

With Faerieland's favorite DJs: Alia, Blink, and Little John ~ 

We will get slinky stretchy groovy with Mark Tanaka, yoga master : ) at 8pm ~ and then explore the sacred beauty of our own voices whilst chanting with Lady Heather Houston ~ 

$10 @ door ~ 
view flier @


Sat Aug 20

# March in support of Kamehameha for Hawaiians! Aug 20, 2005 - San Francisco CA
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9:00 AM
 Aloha Kakou, 

To all my family and friends, please show your continued support for 
the Hawaiian culture by attending this protest AND/OR forwarding this 
email to anyone you know that is a supporter. The following email is 
from my Kumu, Kawika Alfiche, Director of the APOP Hawaiian Cultural 

Mahalo nui for your support! 

Julie "Apanalei" 

aloha mai kakou - 

I'm asking you, your family, your friends, and all supporters of the 
Hawaiian culture to be there for this, for the support of Kamehameha 
schools, Hawaiian homesteads, Ali`i lands and endless amount of wrong 
doings that we have endured. At this point it's not political, it's 
making yet another stand to what's "Right is Right" and what's "Wrong 
is Wrong!!" 

100 years ago the over throw of the monarchy - and now this! what's 
please be there to support me, your kumu, all people Hawaiian, and all 
lovers of Hawaiian things. If you hula, you get something from what 
our ancestors left us - this is one way to reciprocate and ho`omana 
our kupuna and our keiki. 

For more details regarding this ruling please visit:


Ku I Ka Pono March - San Francisco 

St. (cross street is Mission) in San Francisco. 

The "Civic Center" station for BART and Muni will get you to Market 
and 7th -- walk one block south toward Mission. If you're driving, 
there should be ample parking in the city lots on Mission and 5th St. 
We will march FROM the Ninth Circuit and END AT U.N. PLAZA , corner of 
8th and Market. This venue can accommodate a much larger crowd, and 
because of its location in the heart of San Francisco, we are more 
likely to garner attention. 

WHAT: Protest march and rally in support of Kamehameha schools and all 
things Hawaiian. - Hula/Speeches/Pule - Organized mele/oli/hula (in 
the next blog all of the mele). This is not a show/performance - the 
mele/oli/hula are meant for unification, please don't come with your 
purple/pink pa`u and glitter kupe`e ;-) 

WHAT TO WEAR: Red/Black clothing (kihei/pareo/shirt etc..), bring 
banners/signs (NO racist comments please), bamboo or stick with 
red/black ribbon to wave. 

WHAT TO BRING: Pahu Hula (for Au`a `Ia), water 

Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday - August 17th, 7-9pm at APOP Hawaiian 
Cultural Center, 423 Baden, So. San Francisco - 
to discuss purpose/goals, review mele/oli, set protocols 

Itinerary (tentative): Meet at noon, 12:30 start: Pule (all forms from 
all denominations welcome) - approx 1pm start march (march oli's) - 
arrive at Plaza - Speeches, Oli, Hula. 

Gentle but important reminder: I want to encourage everyone in 
advance to remember that we want to draw attention for a pono march 
and rally. Please keep signage to slogans such as "Education for 
Hawaiians," "Justice for Hawaiians," "Hawaiian Unity," and the like. 
We will have flyers from the Kamehameha Schools with educational 
information about the admissions policy to hand out to media and 
interested passersby. Let's make sure the judiciary (many of whom 
likely live in the Bay Area) have a completely positive impression of 
us when the full panel convenes to reconsider Doe vs. Kamehameha. 

I've attached the standard mele/oli/hula from past protests - please 
by all means, if you'd like to take on some kuleana (responsibility) 
please do so...main thing is please spread the word to everybody to be 
there - please forward emails to me so i can compile list: 

Last - Kaui, Noelani and I are coming up with a list of protocols - 
Uncles and Aunties who are a part of this list...when we have a list 
put together can you please review and make additions etc.... 

There will be other meetings outside of ours on aug 17, we are trying 
to find different piko around Kaleponi (Hayward, walnut creek, sac 
etc...) please let me know if you are going to have a meeting - I'll 
forward again the Itin. sheet, mele sheet and Protocol sheet - mahalo 
for taking the time to read - all of this information below is at:

Organizer of March: Noelani Jai - - phone: 
714-847-2977 for more information 
Organizer of Mele/Oli/Hula: Kawika Alfiche - 
& Kaui Peralto 

na Kawika Alfiche 
"A`ohe pau ka `ike i ka h?lau ho`okahi." 
All knowledge is not taught in the same school. 
One can learn from many sources. 
**Come check out my new web page at MySpace



Come to a FREE training hosted by the Midnight Special Law Collective, the 
National Lawyers Guild, and the Grand Jury Road Show!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 12pm-5pm

New College of California 780 Valencia Street @ 19th St., SF

12-2: 	How To Provide Legal Support
2-3: 	Lunch Break
3-5:	 Know Your Rights- Harassment, Intimidation,
Grand Juries and Security Culture

*Assert your rights with federal agents / cops / grand juries.

*Resist harassment in realistic settings.

*Learn about security culture and some ways to protect yourself and support 
your comrades in radical movements for social, economic and environmental 

*Set up a rapid response legal support network for protests and actions.

Midnight Special Law Collective:

National Lawyers Guild:

Grand Jury Road Show:

24 hour Vigil & Camp Out

Mr. President, Meet with Cindy!  
Troops Out of Iraq Now!

TIME: Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday / August 20-21st

WHERE: SF War Memorial Building- Van Ness St. btw McAlister &
Grove(Civic Center BART)

Sat 3:00pm – Rally w/open mic
Sat 6:00pm - Community workshops and Trainings including "People Power
to Stop the War” - strategic planning and action training
Sat 9:00pm Candle light vigil (bring candles and dress warm)
Sun 10:30am Interfaith Prayer Circle led by Fr. Louie Vitale, St.
Bonifice Church

-Food 2 share & H2O
-a poem
-a friend
-BYOB.... (Bring Your Own Bedding)  

*Cindy's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Sadr City,
Iraq on April 4, 2004.  Since Casey's death, Cindy has become an active
and vocal protester of the war in Iraq.

Join thousands this week at one of the many solidarity camps around the
country. We’re going make "Camp Casey" at the doors of the SF War
Memorial Building for those of us who can't get to Texas.  So dress
warm and bring a sleeping bag.

Event Initiated by Not in Our Name & Courage to Resist

Endorsed by: American Legion-Post 315, MotherSpeak, Veterans for
Peace-SF Ch. 69 and others

# Arrr-Be-Que; FREE! This Sunday at the Cracktory! Sun Aug 21 12:00 PM
 Bay Area Motor Club ( ), Dark Fortress Studios ( ) and the Cracktory present.. ARRR-BE-QUE! 

Sir Kevin Fluffypants, Viceroy and Fleet Admiral to His Royal Highness, and commander of his forces in the Americas by the powers bestowed upon him in the name of Cracklandia, does hereby enlist your aid in service and defense of His Majesty's Colonies! 

Your presence is required this Sunday, August 21st from High Noon until all Spanish gold convoys are captured, all vessels carrying barbequed meats and rum are emptied, or until the last pirate drops! 

In other words, we're having a Pirate Party: BBQ and Boating in the Afternoon, Hijinks and drunken debauchery at Night. 

Admission is FREE! 

There will be a BBQ (with Exotic Meats, if you order in advance) on the dock and Tiki Bar! 
... Boating in the afternoon 
... Treasure hunts 
... Stocks, brig & water 'cannons' 
... And of course music and booze 

WARNING: Anyone not in pirate garb or associated dress may be forced to walk the plank into Islais Creek! (Islais Creek is the Bermuda Triangle of San Francisco.. ooh Scary!) 

While we will have limited stocks available, we suggest you BYOR (Bring Your Own Rum) 

We're also going to organize treasure hunts! If you'd like help us out, find or make a little treasure...and show up early to hide it, and make a treasure map! 

Resources case you need help preparing: 
General Links:

# 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

8-20 10:00 PM Location: Dimension 7 (Video Riot Location Indoors) Folsom @ Main /Spear /Beale
 OG DJs:   Charlotte The Baroness Michael Tello  Andrew Kelsey
Carlos Gibbs  Nikola  Little John  Dfunkt  Visuals by Dax
 $5 before midnight $15 after 10pm - LATE 415 462 9526

# volunteers or riders wanted:  lst Annual Organic Vegan Bicycle Ride
 need help Sat afternoon 8/20 and the day of the ride 8/21 in Sebastopol pls email ASAP to
 or come ride with us! 

# 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:
Your friend can subscribe to this list, by sending a blank email to:

# 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:

# Steven Gibb on "Creative Health & Heavy Metals"
Monday, August 22nd 2005, 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm 
Yoga Society of San Francisco
2872 Folsom St @ 24th / 25th St, SF, CA 94110 
YSSF (415) 285-5537 or Mahendra (Briksha) 415 816 6174  FREE
Steven Gibb is a vibrant personality in the healing arts and holistic retreat business, and his cousins are the musical recording superstars, the Bee Gees ("Brothers Gibb"). This Gibb brother, however, brings a well-rounded meaning to the spirit of 70s hit songs such as, "Stayin' Alive", "How Deep is Your Love?" and "Jive Talkin'!  Mr. Gibb has been an entrepreneur from his early days of childhood in Flint, Michigan - first, with a newspaper delivery route, then a car detailing business, and eventually owning and operating a telecom company,  always maintaining a passion for successful business ventures and having a strong work ethic. This lifestyle, however, led to working 80 hours per week and ignoring his health while indulging in fast-food on a daily basis. In 1995, (at the age of 38) he noticed serious, peculiar symptoms of ill-health and was diagnosed with two rare, "incurable" disorders (Blepharospasm and Spasmodic Dysphonia). After several years of seeking advice from medical doctors and taking various measures, including a one-time botox injection and hooking himself up to any holistic health machines that "offered promise", he was unable to reverse any of his symptoms. It was not until he adopted a living food lifestyle through introduction via a private small seminar in Nevada, practiced water fasting - up to 14 days - and addressed the dreaded affects of mercury poisoning and how to heal from it, that he was able to reverse his dis-eases and live a healthy life. Steven obtained a living foods lifestyle certificate through the Optimum Health Institute and an Advanced Practitioner Certificate with the world-renowned Creative Health Institute (in Michigan), where he is currently the the  Executive Director - helping thousands of people regain their wellness with these same tools.  C.H.I. is the institute founded by a former patient and dear friend of the late Dr. Ann Wigmore. In addition to his directorship of C.H.I., Steven has championed the website to help promote the lifestyle and community of raw, vegan and vegetarians and considers himself to be a Natural Hygienist. His presentation style always brings smiles to the audience and is packed full of information.

#  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

# HORRAY ! WERE BACK AT PEACOCK GAP Starting on Thursday August 25th
7:30 till Midnight $10.00 "Community Dance Night" The Peacock Boogie
with DJ's Les"The Man" Shill and Carter "CC" Collins "the mix"
World Beat, Trance, Rythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, some Hip hop and Rap
NO TECHNO Ultra large Dance Floor, Large Carpeted Area
Natural Juice Bar with Goodies, No Alcohol
Peacock Gap Country Club, San Rafael
Need More info, CONTACT Martin Masters 415-453-4122  Ext 15

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

# War Tax Resistance Information & Support Gathering
Come share your questions, struggles, dreams and strategies with others who refuse to pay taxes for U.S. militarism at our monthly potluck.  Newcomers welcome!
Saturday, Aug 27th, 3-5:30 pm
3-4:30 pm - Support and updates for ongoing resisters 
 4:30-5 pm - Basic Info. on War Tax Resistance
733 Baker St. @ McAllister
 San Francisco
(near #5 & #33 MUNI lines)
Potluck,  Free but donations appreciated
 Sorry, there are stairs.
 For more information: (510) 843-9877
Half of our federal income taxes are being used for war. 
 Find out about a variety of ways to respond.  Topics will include:
 €    Creative legal protests
 €    Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible consequences of this form of 
     civil disobedience
 €    Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
 €    Local support networks for war tax resisters
 Northern California War Tax Resistance
 (510) 843-9877 €
Thank you for working for peace! 

)'( Aug 29- Sep 25 2005 )'(

Sun Aug 28

# Sun Aug 28 5pm Hello friends of TreeSpirit,
Photographer Jack Gescheidt here, with another TreeSpirit photo shoot scheduled for 5pm, Sunday August 28th (3 Sundays from this weekend's) — in the city of San Francisco!
Two stunning Giant Sequoias watch over a small park @ 25th & Harrison, in the outer Mission, just a few blocks in from Cesar Chavez/Army St.
Look at the jpegs attached to this email to see if these little giants call to you.  All ages and sizes of human are welcome to be photographed connecting with these creatures.  The only requirements are playfulness, adventurousness and your open heart.
Save the date on your calendars and I'll have more detailed information the week of August 22nd before the shoot.
This photo event will consist of 20-100 or more men & women, so there is a place for both the mild-mannered ground-dwellers at the bases of the sequoias AND courageous tree climbers (up to about 120 feet).  Feel free to pass this email invitation to your friends.
As always, each participant will be given a print from the shoot and asked to sign a photo release so the final image can be used in The TreeSpiritProject, incl. fine art prints and website:
yours in love with the trees, Jack
Jack Gescheidt 4340 Anza St. - #7 SF, CA  94121
Tel/Fax: 415.668.5225
A photographic celebration of our connection to nature.

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! - - - - -  -

# Taking Aim returns to live broadcasts with more information and analysis of
the London Bombings. This Tuesday, August 16, WBAI-NY, 5:00 p.m ET, 2:00
p.m. PT, live stream at archived at
and Check out our program archive at for prior programs on the London Bombings.

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone in person.

Mark your calendars. Tell you friends and co-workers. Post widely.

Pacifica Radio programmers Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone present
"The London Bombings: The Footprints of State Terror,"
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 -10:00 p.m., at the
Women’s Building 3543 18th Street, San Francisco.

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone document and analyze the relationship between
foreign and domestic intelligence operations, “The War on Terror,”  and the
economic problems of everyday Americans.

Ralph Schoenman was Secretary General of the International
Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Indochina. He was a leader of the
anti-nuclear movement in Great Britain, negotiated the release of
political prisoners in many countries and has lectured widely on the
assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin
Luther King, Jr. 

Mya Shone is an economist and has a long history as an
activist involved in political, community and labor issues. She worked
closely with both Casa Nicaragua and Casa El Salvador during the
struggles taking place in Central America and was the coordinator of the
Tri-County (Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo) Labor Party
chapter. She was also a newscaster and reporter at KPFK in Los Angeles.

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone produce “Taking Aim,” heard weekly on
Pacifica’s WBAI-NY and archived at

$10.00 donation at the door.  No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by Friends of Taking Aim.

For interviews: Contact Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone at 707-552-9992

For calendar listing:
The "London Bombings: The Footprints of State Terror." Ralph Schoenman
and Mya Shone analyze the relationship between foreign and domestic
intelligence operations, “The War on Terror,”  and the economic problems
of everyday Americans. Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 -10:00 p.m., Women’s
Building 3543 18th St., San Francisco. For more information contact:

)'( 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

# Sept. 11 benefit - Beats Not Bombs, & other stuff
 911 POWER to the PEACEFUL Weekend events: 

Sat. Sept. 10: Michael franti's Power to the Peaceful Festival 
at golden gate Park - Speedway Meadow 

Sun. Sept. 11, daytime: Social Justice Forum at 2050 Bryant @ 18th St. 

Sun. Sept. 11, night: BEATS not BOMBS 
at Club Oasis in Oakland - 

Mark your calendars and spend the weekend supporting positive change. 

The artist lineup will include: 
Black Mahal . Dhol Rhythms . Susan Getz 
DJ Dragonfly . DJ Amar . Jimmy Love . Kush Arora . Nihal . Giamma . Belly Groove . Bastet Bellydance . Scott Kungha Drengsen 

Sposored and Supported by: 
Bansuri, Global Exchange,, Code Pink, KPFA, Project Ahimsa, Dhol Rhythms, Electric Vardo, Gathering for good, Dhamaal, AACM, New Delhi restaurant, Club Oasis, Crigslist Foundation, Acteva, Club Oasis, Ultra Gypsy ... 

We are in need of sponsors and volunteers to promote the event. Please contact Amar at 415-259-8629 or by e-mailing me here.  More details on the way as they progress. 

Live Music, dance performances, DJs, Nigerian food, Art installations, visuals, 2 dance rooms plus chill space

# 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
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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

# National Strategy Conference Refusing to Pay for War
October 7-9th, 2005. Brooklyn (NY)
 Northern California War Tax Resistance

# 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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