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Saturday 8/6
 5:00pm Livermore: Rally and March to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab 
 6:30pm Berkeley: Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony 
 7:00pm Oakland: Indybay Benefit: G8 Video Screening and Reportback
Sunday 8/7
 8:00pm San Francisco: StreetLevel TV Screens at ATA 

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


The Criminal CDC--Covering Up Mercury Related Autism

University of Virginia Drug Whores Attack Echinacea

Police State:

Help Defeat Anti-Venezuela Resolution in Congress
For full background information, please visit:
Read the resolution:

Four weeks on: did bombs explode under trains? 

ex-Soviet secret police hired for "Homeland Security"

Rare View of CIA Secret Detentions

Thu Aug 4    LEO NEW MOON 8:05 PM San Francisco 

By Stephanie Austin,  
Saturn in a wide conjunction to this New Moon reminds us that we have the power of choice and (in Leo) that we essentially choose from a place of either Love or Fear. Fear contracts, Love expands. Fear looks through the keyhole; Love flings open the door. Fear sees a fraction of the universe and freezes on that tiny view. Love remembers it is God desiring only one thing: to experience Itself. What are your fears? What doorways are in front of you? 
By reclaiming our right to choose, we reclaim our power. Let your body feel the difference between saying "I want" and "I choose."

Fri Aug 5 New Moon

# Scott Sterling new acrylic paintings on display at Vines in Alameda. These works fuse the naturalistic bird-painting of Audubon with symbolism inspired by alchemy, myth, and spiritual practice. There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 5, 5-7pm. The paintings will be up for the month of August until I go to Burning Man. (around the 28th).
 Opening Friday, August 5 Vines Cafe & Gallery 1113 Lincoln Avenue. Alameda, CA 94501 510.522.8489
Hours: 8am - 5pm Friday to Wednesday (closed Thursday)
For further information and a portfolio of my work, go to:

# Surfing and Punk Rock Collide - Art Show Fri Aug 5 5pm-2am free before 9
 Come on down to 111 MINNA FRIDAY AUG. 5TH for AGAINST THE GRAIN. A Party
sponsored by Hurley and Surfer Magazine. Youâeurotradell see custom twin surfboards by O
G shapers Bob Hurley, Shawn Stussy etcâeuro¦ with artwork by eighties punk rock
artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh, Winston Smithâeuro¦
Free early screening from 6-9  email with punk rock
DJâeurotrades Heiko and Petite Elite. From  9-2 the party continues with DJâeurotrades Jeno,
 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna St @ 2nd / Mission/ Howard

# Feel Good Happy Hours 1074 Folsom @ 7th.
Come to an alternative way to start your weekend with 
our health-minded community
Juices, chair massage, tarot readings and more
Music, mingling and mantras Fridays 5:30 to 8:30

 @ Alameda Art Center 1701 Webster St. Alameda Ca. 94501 (cross street Pacific)
 Mixed media on paper by Phonic TheE Bomber
 Opening Reception: August 5, 6-8pm.
 His non-ironically titled exhibition "If Walls Could Talk These Would Curse", (mixed media on paper series), will be located in the studio annex from August 5-25. A portion of the sale of his work will be donated to Little Kids Rock in Oakland, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing free musical instruments and music instruction to public school children.  The exhibit will be open during the AAC's national juried exhibition, "Contemporary Abstracts", in the main gallery.
 Both exhibitions are free to the public.

#  Fri Aug. 5,  7pm - 11-ish  Flaming Lotus Girls Open House.
 2005-08-05 12:00 PM
 The Flaming Lotus Girls have have
been tirelessly laboring over at the Box Shop all
year. Please join us on Friday evening -- yes,
tomorrow! -- for the grand unveiling of Angel of the
Apocalypse (or at least most of its significant parts
and pieces). Gaze at the massive steel feathers
licking flames through beguiling patterns. Press
buttons to poof fireballs up into the night sky. Climb
on and through the driftwood body. Drink cold beer,
eat yummy BBQ, flirt with beautiful people, and get
your groove on. Can you really think of a better way
to spend your Friday evening?
If you've never been out to the Box Shop, you owe it
to yourself to see this busy hive of industrial
artists at the peak of the Burning Man season
(including taking a peek at Pepe Orzan's giant purple
head before Larry Harvey has it shipped off the
playa). And if you're already a friend of the family,
come show your support for the Flaming Lotus Girls
during this brief break in their near-constant work
schedule. It's the first and only time that you'll be
able to see this epic creation before it's shipped to
Burning Man. And given that there's still a ton of
work to do before we head for the playa, it may be
your last chance to commune with the ever fabulous
Flaming Lotus Girls before they bunker down for the
frentic final push. 
The deets:
- The event is free, but bring a few bucks to buy some
raffle tickets and kick in for beer and food. Beverage
and food donations are also appreciated.
- Friday, Aug. 5, from 7 p.m. until 11-ish
- The Box Shop is located on the tip of Hunter's Point
on Evans Ave.  Directions from the mission or 101
Take Caeser Chaves East. Go right on Evans(at
cross 3rd. Pass the Power Plant (on left). Arrive at
the Boxshop which is composed of stacked shipping
There is a "Boxshop" sign.

# Fri. August 5 , 7:30 PM  Dave Lippman  One night only! An evening of satire & song!
 Dave Lippman and his alterego George Shrub, the world’s only singing CIA agent, continue to explain that the business of America is none of your business.
 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth St)  SAN RAFAEL
 Info: 415/721-2844 • • 
 $10-15 DONATION - Sponsor: Marin Peace & Justice Coalition

# LeoDrome Fri Aug 5 9:30 Free w/proof of Leohood, all others $10-20 sliding scale
 A Pur-fect party for feline sun signs and all of their friends who love to scratch them behind the ears.....come snuggle with the kitties!
 Exotic Artistic Expressions of Unparalled Live Entertainment by XENO and LSD Fuego (plus special guests TBA!)
 Servin' the wax with a mighty roar.... Laird  Little John
Daktarri  Mouse  Audilew  Nanda  Daisy Crave And as always,
 Flash & Vic, pouring like the ROCKSTARS that they are!!
 Don't forget the catnip!!! XenoDrome
1320 Potrero (Btwn 25th st. & Caesar Chavez) SF (415) 285-XENO


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

# August 5-8, 2005  Free Radio Berkeley Radio Camp - 
 Build an FM BroadcastTransmitter Don't Complain... Broadcast
 0 to 100 watts in 4 days A four day workshop session sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley. This session will teach you: the fundamentals of micropower broadcasting; how to build FM broadcast transmitters (and other related items such as antennas); what is involved in setting up a low power (15-100 watt) community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius between 5 and 15 miles depending on power, terrain and antenna height. The workshop tutition is $150-$200 sliding scale. Kits for transmitters, antennas, etc. may be purchased for assembly during the workshop session. Average cost for a broadcast station kit package (transmitter, antenna, cabling power, supply) runs between $300 and $700 depending on kits and power level chosen. All participants will be assembling kits whether they purchase them or not. All Radio Camp sessions are held at Free Radio Berkeley's shop in Oakland, CA. The address is 2311 Adeline, Unit P. FRB's Micropower Broadcasting Primer, available on the web site  is used as one of the primary documents for the sessions. 

Sat Aug 6

# Day of Action to Defeat Prop 73! Saturday, August 6 10:00 AM
Join The Campaign for Teen Safety, the San Francisco Democratic Party, and the Young Democrats of America for a day of walking precincts and getting out the vote to defeat Prop 73! 

The San Francisco voter base is critical to the Democratic turnout in the special election and Prop 73 is the ONLY proposition on the ballot that directly affects the lives of young people. Walk with us on August 6th to protect the health of California’s teens! 

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 10 a.m. 

WHERE: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway 

Conference Room 

WHY: Protect California’s teens by turning out San Francisco Voters to vote NO on Prop 73 this November 8th. 

We will have a brief training on tips for precinct walking, hit the pavement in target San Francisco districts and turn out democratic voters for the upcoming election. 

What is Prop 73? 

Proposition 73 would amend the state constitution to require health care providers to notify the parents of young women under the age of 18 before providing abortion services. Once a parent has been notified, a mandatory waiting period of 48 hours is required before the doctor can provide an abortion. Only those teens faced with a medical emergency or those who obtain a “judicial bypass” are exempt from the parental notification requirement. 

Proposition 73 would serve as a blatant intrusion by the government into private, personal family matters. It places our most vulnerable teens in jeopardy of severe health consequences such as delaying medical attention or finding their own solutions on the internet or elsewhere. It is a one-size fits all constitutional amendment that brings government into our families’ most personal and sensitive decisions.

# Come out and protest KFC chicken torture this Saturday at noon on the 
corner of 6TH AVE and Geary BLVD! Signs and lit. provided just bring 
yourself and some friends thanks! We usually go out to eat after...see 
you there!

#  SAT AUG 6, NOON San Jose KFC demo:  posters and leaflets provided 
 KFC, 250 NORTH BASCOM, SAN JOSE 95126  (corner of N Bascom and Naglee)

# 8/6, Pacifica, KFC Cruelty Protest 1-2pm 
Please join us as we protest animal cruelty and stick up for chickens!  Help us expose the secret ingredient at KFC -- animal cruelty.   
If you're new to attending a protest, this is a good one to start with -- it's very low key, no yelling and not a lot of foot traffic, but a tremendous amount of drive-by car traffic -- about 2000 cars an hour, and that's just one side of Highway 1!  We also get supportive beeps from traffic travelling the other side.
What: KFC Cruelty Protest
Where: Pacifica,  4408 Coast Highway (right off Hwy 1)
When: 8/6/05 Saturday, 1:00 pm  - 2:00 pm 
Host: Tammy
Rewards Points: 2000
If we had enough people, we could also leaflet the customers, but usually we've only had 2-4 people.  C'mon folks, the chickens really need our support to help pressure KFC for some badly needed welfare reforms.  So, it's just one hour of easy protesting -- holding a sign! 
If you can't make this KFC location, there are others happening in other parts of the bay area (Santa Cruz and San Jose).  There is also a Vegan Food Party in Pacifica on 8/6 too.  See BAVeg event calendar for details on these events and more. 

# Sat Aug 6 Noon KFC Protest  (San Jose - politics & activism) 
  KFC  250 North Bascom (corner of N. Bascom and Naglee) 95126 
 The chickens desperately need our help to educate the public until KFC agrees to change!  Join us...      posters and leaflets The chickens desperately need our help to educate the public until KFC agrees to change!  Join us... Posters and leaflets provided.                                                 

# Sat Aug 6th 1pm Alex from Alcyone performs with MEDICINE DRUM @ "Eternal Frequencies" 3 day campout / trance festival 1 hr north of LA (between Ohai and Santa Barbara) - alongside Talamasca, Eskimo, Space Cat, DJ Treavor (Moontribe). Details

This is just your reminder, a little bird in your ear about the Free Skool Community Potluck.
You're invited.  Come, come!  Students, teachers, organizers, community members are all invited to join us for a big potluck at Oceanview Park on Saturday afternoon.  You do not have to be a Free Skooler to attend, so tell your peeps and drag them out for a sunny summer Saturday.
Come play with new and old friends.  Bring food to share and stuff to play with.  We can have some disorganized free-for-all soccer games.  Gorge on homemade fermented foods.  Eat the rewards of the forage & storage class.  Learn about upcoming classes.  Talk about one's we already took.  You know, good stuff. 
Free Skool Community Potluck
Oceanview Park, Santa Cruz
end of Oceanview, off of Broadway
Sat 6 Aug 2pm to 5pm Love, Free Skool Santa Cruz

# Saturday, August 6, 5pm Seeds of Change:  NO NUKES! NO WARS!
 William Payne Park, Livermore
 Rally and March to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab
 On the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, join us to plant Seeds of Change by calling for an end to nuclear weapons. Rally speakers and music include Utah Phillips, Clan Dyken, and Dave Lippman.

On the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima...
ACT to abolish nuclear weapons and war
PROTEST new, earth-penetrating nuclear weapons at Livermore Lab
CELEBRATE your vision of a peaceful, just and nuclear-free world
Livermore Lab is one of the world’s primary sites for the creation and
development of nuclear weapons.
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 5 PM (the event will be broadcast live
from 5-7 PM on Pacifica Radio, 94.1 KPFA )
WHERE: William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore, CA (BART
shuttles provided by the Peace and Freedom Party) or share a ride at
Make your trip to Seeds of Change earth-friendly! For carpool info call
Join us for a “potluck” dinner rally, music, candlelight march,
children’s peace playground and more! Featuring Utah Phillips, Dave
Lippman, Ai Maeoka of the Hiroshima World Peace Mission and more.
To volunteer and for more info: Tri-Valley CAREs (925) 443-7148 (510) 839-5877
Western States Legal Foundation (510) 839-5877
Livermore Conversion Project (510) 663-8065.
The sunflower is the international symbol for the abolition of nuclear
weapons. We invite you to create paper sunflowers to be planted at the
gates of Livermore Lab. Sunflowers can be large or small, painted, be
creative. Make sure to include your name and hometown on the sunflower.
For full instructions and mailing directions:
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9 at 8AM
WHERE: Meet at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore
Take I-580 exit Vasco Rd. go South. Take a right on Patterson Pass Rd.
*SPECIAL GUEST, Mr. Satori Konishi, a "hibakusha"- an atomic bomb survivor from Japan, will address the
gathering. Drumming at the gates will be provided by Clan Dyken.
!!NEW!! Mr. Konishi will also speak at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco, 8 pm in front of San Francisco City Hall, VanNess Avenue.  San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome has signed onto the Mayors' Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons, headed by the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagaski.  For more information call Sandra Schwartz, AFSC at 415)565-0201 Ext 24 or
NONVIOLENCE GUIDELINES: Nonviolence has always been a core value of the

anti-nuclear movement. Details about the nonviolence guidelines and a
complete list of sponsors and endorsers are available at: <> and <>.
Bay Area Calendar of Events leading up to Aug 6 and 9 in Livermore and San Francisco
August 3, Doctors Against the Bomb, San Francisco
August 4, Educating Youth about Nuclear Politics, San Francisco
August 5, Remembering Hiroshima, Uncovering Lockheed Martin, Santa Cruz
August 5, Takashi’s Dream Performance, San Francisco
August 6, Seeds of Change Rally and March to the Livermore Nuclear
Weapons Lab
August 7, 60^th Anniversary Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day, Santa Rosa
August 8, Remembering Hiroshima a South Asian Perspective, Sunnyvale
August 9, Nonviolent Direct Action at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab
August 9, Candlelight Vigil in San Francisco
For dates, times, locations and details:
The Bay Area’s Livermore Lab is one of the three national laboratories
that serve as the brain of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which today
is modernizing and developing nuclear weapons to support U.S. wars of
August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Join with thousands of
people at four central US nuclear weapons sites to call for an end to
the development and production of nuclear warheads.
In the Bay Area, the Livermore Lab continues to contaminate the water,
air and soil. Over 1 million curies of airborne radiation have leaked
from the site. That is roughly equal to the amount of radiation
deposited in the bombing of Hiroshima. The Dept. of Energy declared the
fifty-mile radius surrounding the facility as the affected population.
This includes over 7 million people from San Francisco, to Stockton, to
San Jose. The storage and use of nuclear materials at Livermore Lab
continues to increase despite safety and security issues. The limit for
plutonium at Livermore Lab has just been doubled to 3,080 pounds --
enough for 300 nuclear bombs! Plutonium was recently found on site to be
absurdly stored in paint cans and food cans.
In Iraq, they never found nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction,
yet the daily reality of death and destruction continues, sparked by the
Bush administration's invasion and fueled by the ongoing U.S. military
occupation. A majority of people in this nation now oppose the war, but
the White House and most members of Congress are resisting the only
solution to the crisis: bring the troops home immediately. We will send
our message loud and clear to decision-makers and the public at large:
End the war in Iraq, End the threat of nuclear annihilation!
We found the missing weapons of mass destruction. On August 6, we will
take our voices to the active nuclear weapons sites across the country.
We demand an end to US nuclear weapons development, production and
testing. We demand an end to wars of empire and an end to nuclear
excuses for war.
Donations should be made out and mailed to: Livermore Conversion
Project, PO Box 31835, Oakland, CA 94604. Checks of more than $50 are
tax-deductible if made out to Agape.
To Volunteer Contact: Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CAREs,, (925) 443-7148,

# Vegan Thai Dinner Saturday, Aug 6 6PM Santa Cruz

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony   08-06 6:30 PM

August 6th is the 60th anniversary of the world's
first atomic bombing. In Japan and around the world,
people will gather to float lanterns in remembrance
of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all
victims of war. This moving and beautiful tradition
provides a chance to reaffirm our commitment to
building a better future.

All Ages are Welcome!

Saturday August 6, 6:30 - 9pm

North End of Aquatic Park in Berkeley
(west end of Addison St, 2 blocks west of Sixth St,
1 block south of University Ave)

   6:30pm Lantern Making and Program
     a.. Decorate your own lantern to be floated on
the water
     b.. Fold origami cranes
     c.. Help assemble lanterns
     d.. Enjoy Taiko Drumming and Japanese flute
     e.. Hear messages from Mayors of Hiroshima and
   8-9pm Floating of Lanterns
Partial list of sponsors: Buddhist Peace Fellowship,
Berkeley City Council, Berkeley Peace and Justice
Commission, Friends of Hibakusha, Women in Black,
Ecumenical Peace Institute, Jewish Voice for Peace,
Berkeley UU Fellowship, September 11 Families for
Peaceful Tomorrows

Request for Volunteers


The Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony is event is 100%
volunteer-organized and run. We hope you will
consider volunteering this year. We still have lots
of interesting and necessary things to do, both
before and during the event.  So, even if you have
only an hour or two, you can help.  Below are brief
descriptions of volunteering possibilities.

You can volunteer by contacting Laura at or 510-595-4626 or by going
to our website(
the clicking the Volunteer link and filling out the
questionnaire. You can also show up early on the day
of the event and ask someone in a "staff" T-shirt
how you can pitch in. Please mention that you're
with Singing for Peace.

Before the event (now through August 5)

   Posting/Distributing Flyers
   Make sure everyone in the Bay Area knows about the
Peace Lantern Ceremony by hanging up and
distributing flyers advertising the event!

   If you have a vehicle, some time, and willingness
to pick up and transport things needed for the event
- big and small - we could really use your
assistance during the few days preceding the event.

Day of the Event (August 6)


   Yes - again!  We could use help getting lanterns
and other supplies to the park.
   First Shift - 3:30 to 7 pm

     a.. Set-up  - Arrive at Aquatic Park at 3:30
     Help transform Aquatic Park into a memorable
experience for everyone who participants in this
year's ceremony!  Again, if you have just an hour to
help, we will welcome your time and energy, so feel
free to indicate when you can help between 3:30 and
7:00 p.m.)

   Second Shift - 5:15 to 9pm

     a.. Greeters - Arrive at Aquatic Park at 5:15
     Greet people as they arrive to the Peace Lantern
Ceremony!  Facilitate their entry and understanding
of how to fully participate in the event.  After
everyone arrives at the park, you can help with
lantern decorating/assembling/launching as well as
     a.. Assist with Lanterns - Arrive at Aquatic
Park at 5:15 p.m.
     Help participants with decorating the lanterns,
assembling them, then launching them!  You can also
do this if you want to be a greeter.

   Third Shift - 9 to 10:30pm

     a.. Break-down
     Help take apart and remove event tables, chairs,
and other event-related materials.  We may be done
by 10:00 if we have enough volunteers!  Please
consider signing up for this along with a 2nd shift
volunteer position.
Thank you very much for volunteering to help ensure
the success of this deeply moving and important

PANDA-MOAN-EUM Saturday August 6th 12a-8a

Breakz Selectorz:
Aaron Jae (Evil Breakz)  Ben Chun (False Profit)  Donna Matrix (NewsBreakz)
Ernie Trevino (Brass Tax)  Kapt’n Kirk (Space Cowboys)
Smoove (Space Cowboys)  *ALL DJ’S PLAYING EXTRA LONG SETS!*
With…''''   Mancub (Space Cowboys) on the Scratch Deck
And M.C. Duh (Groundscore) on the Mic

The Value-Added Selectorz:  Push (Future Breakz FM)
Kitty D (Kittyology)  4Cole (Creekerz Posse)

Custer St and Rankin St. off Evans look for the  ;Bay Area Motor Club ; sign, enter on Rankin.  For maps and other deets ;
Sound by Grime Syndicate Lighting by Reid Spice ONLY $10!	

 2170 Market St (@ Sanchez) 9pm/ $10
 Featuring Rosin Coven, Eggplant Casino, Gaucho, Mr. Lucky, Fou Fou Ha, Puppets & Pie, and real chances to make or break your fortune at the casino tables! Dress Vegas Style

# Borg2 "Meet The Artists" Benefit
BORG2's "Meet The Artists" night is this Saturday, Aug 6, starting at 
10 p.m. at Soluna Cafe & Lounge in S.F. ... All of the local 
Borg2-funded artists have agreed to attend and bring a special 
representation of their project (uhm, no fire in the restaurant, ok?). 
This is going to be a very special evening .... 
A special reception in honor of our very own visionaries begins at 10 
pm, with desserts, hot & cold hors d'oveours, and a change to meet and 
mingle ...  At 11 pm, we'll loosen up with bossa nova beats and other treats ... 
Then at midnight, Ryel K. of Pink Mammoth fame takes the turntables so 
you can move your feet till 2 a.m. .... 
Sugested donations are $10 - $40 ... but tickets are going fast, and we don't want to exclude anyone .... come out and tell us how much you'd really, really, really like to come. 


Hiking, Music, Food, Camping…' 

At the Hobson Horn Timber Sale 

COME learn about fire ecology, old growth ‘salvage’ logging, Biscuit 
timber sales, and current forest defense efforts in the Wild Siskiyou! 

CONNECT with front-line forest defenders- learn about the treesits, 
blockades and on-going occupation that have been keeping the trees 

HEAR from the courthouse- find out about the litigation on timber sales 

MEET folks from the broad base of supporters that tie it all together- 
media liaisons, fundraising, outreach, supply-gathering, indigenous 
allies, musicians, artists…' 

A sustained people’s movement of civil disobedience has resulted in over 
70 arrests, many of them elders. We need to work together to continue 
making creative duels of resistance. 

Please join our community mobilization and education weekend. 
Bring supplies for warm days and rugged country. 

Call Wild Siskiyou Action for more information, ride-sharing or to find 
out where to send donations 

For more local news on the Biscuit, check out:

Sun Aug 7

 Do you Love Chocolate?  Does your Lover enjoy Massage? 
 Do you desire Intentional Touch from a Lover? 
 Want to know how to make Chocolate Truffles? 
 A Taste And Touch Of Romance 
August 7th, Sunday 10am-9pm 
 A day of pure bliss and over-indulgence for Couples. 
Surprise a new lover, fiance', or beloved. 
Deepen your Love in an unforgettable way. 
Learn how to make aphrodisiac treats, explore 
Intentional Touch, and indulge in Massage. 
 Save 33% Off by registering before July 31st  Register Today!!!
located near Lake Merrit, Oakland

# SF LiFE August Potluck Sun Aug 7 1pm in the Community
 Room of the Police Station at 630 Valencia St @ 17th  (nr 16th,  Mission BART).
 Please bring a raw vegan potluck dish to share sufficient for 10- 12, with a
 serving utensil, and your own plate and silverware. Potluck is free to members
 and $3 to non-members - an additional $5 if you don't bring food to share.
This month there is no scheduled speaker - instead there will be an open forum.

# 8/7 Sunday, SF, Effective Communication for Veg*n Advocacy, Family & Friends
Effective Communication for Veg*n Advocacy, Family & Friends - Sunday, 8/7, 3-5 pm

Nora Kramer, the featured speaker for this month's Compassionate Living program says, "even if you don't consider yourself an activist, like it or not, in the eyes of every carnivore who knows you and asks you dumb (or not so dumb) questions about veg'ism, you are a veg spokesperson."

Nora Kramer is an experienced and passionate advocate for animals. She volunteers with the Empathy Project and does humane education presentations at local schools and runs the BAARN list, Bay Area Animal Rights Network. Learn how she uses her voice to speak for the animals, and how you can, too! 

So, whether you're a new or aspiring vegetarian or long-time vegan, come learn and share effective communication strategies and styles useful for everyday situations at work, at home, as well as public outreach. Being well-informed and experienced at how to answer common questions helps us become better advocates for animals and vegetarianism/veganism, and just have more comfortable and enjoyable dining experiences with non-veg family and friends. You are also welcome to join us for dinner after the presentation.

Here are some FAQs about vegetarianism. 
At this event we can certainly discuss questions that people have problems with, but it would be great to focus more on the "HOW" of effective communication and  do more practicing and role playing answering questions (if people feel comfortable and want the experience), so check out the FAQs.
When:  Sunday, 8/7, 3-5 pm 
Where:  Cellspace, 2050 Bryant Street, SF. 
Speaker:  Nora Kramer, 

Mon Aug 8

# 8/8: 7 PM BDSM social meeting/dinner  (berkeley)

# Koshland Park Community Camp - update!
 Join neighbors in Koshland Park 
Enjoy free popcorn, coffee & tea 
Share thoughts & dreams 
Listen to bedtime stories 
 Monday to Thursday, Aug 8-18 
 Community Family Camp 
 @ Koshland Park (Page & Buchanan) 

 special dates: 
Mon. Aug. 8, 6pm-10pm…' Camp intro coffee/ tea party 
Tue. Aug. 9, 6-9 pm…' Film Screening "Of One Mind" at Red Vic (1665 Haight st.) FREE 
Wed. Aug 10, 10am…' Dragonfly workshop (make a beaded dragonfly) 
Wed. Aug 10, 6-10pm…' Tea/Coffee & Abounding River Game 
Mon. Aug 14, 6-10pm…' coffee/tea & Kirtan with David Lurey 
Thur. Aug 18, 6-10pm…' Thursday Night LIVE…' from Koshland Park 
 All events FREE. Learn more & take part:

Feel free to share this info. Yogi tea and goji berries have been donated by Jill at and six pounds of Organic Fair trade coffee has been donated from Royal Blue Organics, so I'm sure there will be enough to go around. 

What we need is another large pot to boil water and camping stove.... or two. I have an MSR whisperlight... but the pump is broke. Anyone got a MSR pump? REI donated rental for the last tea party. They might do it again... but I'd rather find the resources for the community. 

We also need LOTS of candles... plus GLASS jars and large tin cans to put them in. We'll be having a candle light camp fire and making candle lanterns. 

We need wire coat hangers and wine corks... to make trees... you'll see! 

There is a digital camera on craigslist for $300... right here in the hood... and it is reviewed as a good camera for low-light. We have raised $100 through contributions from action heroes like you. We need 20 people to send $10. That's the average price for a show... and we'll give you show! Show that you believe in the work. It is so easy! Click this link and put in your digits:

See you at Koshland Park. Tea and coffee will be hot monday-thursday, Aug 8-18th.. 6-10pm... bring a mug... a poem... a musical instrument... popcorn to pop... and a friend. 

Tue Aug 9

 There will be nonviolent direct action on at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore Take I-580, exit on Vasco Rd; go South 2 miles. August 9 is the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. This action is to honor all the victims of nuclear weapons-from mining to designing to testing to use.

# Tue Aug 9 Taking Aim . WBAI-NY,  at 5:00 p.m. (ET), 2:00 p.m. (PT).
 Please note that Taking Aim programs no longer will be re-broadcast on
KPFA's Guns and Butter program. Our KPFA audience can listen to our programs
over the Internet at (each Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. PT) or on our
program archive at  soon thereafter.

# Box Dog Bikes' Burning Man BYOB Happy Hour Tue Aug 9 5pm - 9pm free
 Box Dog Bikes is a newly established San Francisco based worker-owned used bike shop.  When not wrenching on bikes, we host a variety of events, performances, and shows.  Stop by Tuesday, August 9th from 5-9 for a special (BYOB) Burning Man Get Together.
    *  plan for pre- and post-playa bike maintenance
    *  enjoy (cross your fingers!) live music & yummy snacks
    *  talk with other burners about on-playa bike issues (sand? lights? theft?)
    *  get your bike ready to haul ice, art, gifts, or what ever you need to move
    *  prepare to make your bike into a work of art
    *  talk to our mechanics about your bike concerns
Box Dog Bikes is located at 494 14th Street at Guerrero.  We're open everyday and can also be reached at 415-431-9627. get your bike for

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

Wed Aug 10


On Wednesday, August 10, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will deliver remarks in San Francisco regarding the nomination of Judge John Roberts, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court and the potential impact of his nomination on women.  Her speech is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the Golden Gate University School of Law.  Following her address, Senator Boxer will be available to answer questions from the press. 

 Wednesday, August 10, 2005  10:00 a.m. 

 Golden Gate University School of Law 
Moot Court Room (Room 6224), Sixth Floor 
536 Mission Street (between 1st and 2nd Streets)

# 8.10 Every Weds at 2pm on 94.1 fm:

# ORBUSummer XXVIII star party 10-15 August 2005 6 days/5 nights - attend anytime
Newcomers $40/person (includes t-shirt, camping, programs)
Northern California Mendocino region

Fri Aug 12

# 					  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! - - - - -  -

# 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: 

# 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 

# 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. 

)'( 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: )'(

# 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!

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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. 

# 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

# 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:

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. 

# 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

# # 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.

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.

# 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

# 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.

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

# 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 

# 8.31 Every Weds at 2pm on 94.1 fm:

)'( Burning Man events: )'(

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.

# 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

# 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
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# 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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