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Thursday September 22nd\
 7:00pm Oakland: Spirit of Freedom: Honoring the Families of Incarcerated Children 
Friday September 23rd
 4:00pm Oakland: Direct Action to Support Youth Who Find Alternatives to Military
 8:30pm San Francisco: Video Screening in Dolores Park 
Saturday September 24th
 11:00am San Francisco: Mass Anti-War March And Rally


Say NO to Dangerous Organic Rider on Senate Appropriations Bill

Organic food standards are facing the largest challenge since the USDA's 1997 proposal to allow toxic sludge, genetically engineered organisms and irradiation on oragnic farms. 

This week, the U.S. Senate, under pressure from large food processors, plans to attach a rider to the 2006 Agriculture Appropriation Bill that will weaken the integrity of organic standards. We urgently need natural health consumers like you to contact your Senator and demand that he or she oppose this rider.

Click Here to Take Action Today! Tell your Senators to keep organic organic.

Under this proposal the USDA may:

      - permanently allow synthetic processing aids and food contact
      substances, including over 500 food contact substances, to be used in
      organic foods without any type of public review for their safety and
      compatibility with organic production and processing.

      - leave unresolved whether young dairy cows could be treated with
      antibiotics and then converted to organic after twelve months;

      - create a serious new loophole in which organic ingredients could be
      substituted with non-organic ingredients without any consumer notice
      based upon "emergency decrees."

      Please take action NOW to protect organic standards.


If you call PG&E and ask about switching over to Solar and Wind. They'll give you these 3 phone numbers to call to convert.
 415-972-5676    800-225-7799    800-555-7794

Witch-hunt Against Climate Change Scientists,12271,1558884,00.html 


Sadness and Devastation on the Gulf Coast

Critics Say EPA Withholding Information on New Orleans Contamination


Exercise in old age may rejuvenate your brain

See HARP Explanation and NASA Satellite projections here !!!

CPT MAY of Ghost Troop  on Hot Towers, Hi Rez Photo, HAARP by GTJS 
Excellent research, GTJS!
Ya know what?  Before the Holy Horde turned its research and analysis
power on the "weather modification" issue, I really didn't know how they
could do such a thing.  Now it's becoming more and more clear.  Your
first two sites are excellent background for Gulf-of-Mexico and
hurricane reality!
The site below (HAARP weapon concept) is must-read; I refer it to all
GTs and Infowar Allies!

(SEE HARP INFO HERE and Compair to NASA (that's NSA with an extra
A)Satelite projections below)

Viewzone// HAARP: Weapons of Total Distruction?

Storm May Be the Coup de Grace for the American Economy and Many of Us As Well

US Troops OUT NOW! December 1 Nationwide Strike

None Dare Call It Stolen (pResidential Selection)

Why is George W Bush Above the Law?

Historic changes possible in military's role in domestic emergencies, by AP (read this story)
 Rita could equal $5 gas - The timing and strength of the latest storm could cause worse spike at the pumps than Katrina did. - by By Chris Isidore, CNN/Money (read this story)

MURDOCH close to unveiling INTERNET strategy

Venezuela offers low cost gasoline to tribes


NPR's "Extremists"
Do only "extremist groups" connect war and terror?

Bush: Slavery, Human Trafficking OK for Saudis, Other Pals

Cheney's Halliburton. famous for plastic turkeys...
now serves...contaminated water to troops

The Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Roberts as Chief Justice. 
    - All 10 Republicans voted to confirm
    - Feingold, Kohl, Leahy voted to confirm (Democrats)
    - Durbin, Schumer, Biden, Feinstein, Kennedy voted to oppose (Democrats)
Next, his nomination goes before the full Senate for a vote.  Here's what we need you to do:
      1. Call the Dems (1-877-762-8762) who voted to support Roberts and tell them that they failed the American public (as members of the Judiciary Committee they are responsible to ALL Americans, not just people in their own state)
      2. Call the Dems (1-877-762-8762) who opposed Roberts and thank them (and ask them to do it again as part of the full Senate)
      3. Call all the other Dems in the Senate (1-877-762-8762) and ask them to vote to oppose (and filibuster).  There's a list of all Senators at

re: FEMA'S SINISTER REAL PURPOSE   10 pages of articles:
What's even more scary is if you look into FEMA's budget.  Only 6%, count them 1...2...3...4...5...6 100ths of the funding they recieve from the Federal budget (i.e. US citizen tax dollars) ACTUALLY goes into any sort of emergency preparedness plans and supplies for the public.  The bulk majority of it goes into building underground shelters similar the one a mile under the Whitehouse for the wealthy elite to escape into when the nukes and other mass-destructive weapons start flying.  Make no mistake, FEMA isn't there to help anybody but the ruling class to perpetuate its ability to rule after catastrophe.  It's not there to rebuild a harmonious society, it's not there to help the general public.  It's there to keep those in power in power after it all goes down the drain.  And it's taking a LOT of money away from helping people that actually do need it NOW, and may even more after Rita, depending on what the weather holds.  Most importantly, unless somebody is ready to come up with a way and is willing to examine and countermand executive orders, then there's little anybody can do about FEMA's existence, its funding or its methods  in this day and age.  Unfortunately that's the sad reality that most people in this society choose to support and participate in every single day. - what you need

Thu Sep 22

# Thu, Sep 22, 2005  WORLD CAR-FREE DAY!   Happening around the world

# IF YOU LIKE LORIN, OOAH, Breaks, you will like DJ Rodman below:

# Kundalini Dance Workshop with Leyolah Antara
followed by Ecstatic Trance Dance to DJ Rodman
Thursday, September 22nd, 6 PM - 10 PM
6 PM - 8 PM: Kundalini Dance Workshop
8 PM - 10 PM: DJ Rodman spins, open dancing
848 Divisadero, San Francisco - - De  Moolam
(between Fulton and MacAllister)  upstairs
admission: $20
for more information, contact Robin
( or 510-338-0264)
or Natalia 415 703-0651

# Fetish Diva Midori at A Different Light and Gallery FLUX!
Thursday, September 22, 2005  - Friday, September 23, 2005 
7:00 PM
 Celebrate all kinky delights as Midori reads from and signs her brand new book, Wild Side Sex: the Book of Kink! 

Join Midori at A Different Light 
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, at 7:00pm. 

A Different Light Bookstore 
489 Castro St. 
San Francisco, CA 94114 
Phone: 415-431-0891 

From 9 PM to 12 midnight, Midori's talents come into play in the creation of "Beauty Bound: Bound for Beauty," a scandalous array of flesh, rope, jewels, metal, and bamboo in the main window -- and gallery floor -- of Gallery FLUX! 

Gallery FLUX 
4092 18th St. (at Castro) 
San Francisco, CA 94114 

# Stolen Childhoods - Amnesty International screening
 Thu Sep 22 8:00pm $5
 "Stolen Childhoods" is the first-ever feature documentary on global  
child labor. Filmed in eight countries (Brazil, India, Pakistan,  
Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Mexico and the United States), it tells the  
stories of the millions of child laborers around the world, in their  
own words. "Stolen Childhoods" is narrated by Meryl Streep, and  
includes interviews with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, US  
Senator Tom Harkin, and Founder of the International Labor Rights  
Fund Pharis Harvey. Directed by Len Morris, "Stolen Childhoods" won  
"Best Feature for Children's Advocacy" at the 2005 Artivist Film  
Festival in Los Angeles. It not only has extraordinary footage of the  
growing problem of child labor, but it also depicts solutions:  
offering governments, NGO's, individuals and communities an  
opportunity to do something about this critical global labor rights  
 Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia Street @ 21st

#  Sep 22 Lorin @ Love Boat  SF

# Big week for events about farmed animals/vegetarianism

1)       Livestock & Poultry Welfare Symposium
9-22-05: -- Novato
Animal Place, The Marin Humane Society, The Humane Society of the United States and the California State Humane Association are sponsoring a day-long workshop for animal control officers and anyone interested in issues surrounding factory farming, regulation, animal behavior and welfare in California. For more information, download the brochure:
E-mail the list if you’re planning to go and want to start up a carpool! 
2) United Animal Nations-sponsored event with Paul Shapiro of HSUS and lauren Ornelas of Viva! USA.
9-23-05: -- Sacramento
Again, please e-mail the list if you’re planning to go and want to carpool from the Bay Area.
3) And don’t forget Bay Area Veg’s Compassionate Living Series in SF, with HSUS's Paul Shapiro discussing the egg industry, followed by a rally at Trader Joe's:
9-24-05: -- San Francisco, and
4) World Vegetarian Day, with fantastic speakers such as Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, Howard Lyman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougal, Julia Butterfly Hill, and many more!
9-25-05: -- San  Francisco

Fri Sep 23

# Fri Sep 23 noon - 2pm Anti-Fur Demo at Chinese Consulate
Please join members of IDA for a demonstration to protest the cruel treatment of minks, raccoons and foxes raised on Chinese fur farms and killed for their pelts. A recent investigation of fur farms in China - where 80% of the world's fur comes from - exposed horrific cruelty in a country where there are NO animal welfare laws. Investigators found workers attempting to stun animals by repeatedly slamming them against the ground or bashing their heads with clubs. Such unreliable methods left many animals fully conscious, visibly blinking and breathing for as long as ten minutes after their fur was stripped from their bodies.
What: Anti-fur Demo
When: Friday, September 23rd from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, 1450 Laguna Street (near Geary Blvd.), San Francisco (click for directions)
 To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Steele at (415) 388 9641 ext. 217 or
Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information on the investigation of Chinese fur farms, please visit

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

 For events:    Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

 No Recruitment, No Draft.
Support GI Resisters: AN ARMY OF NONE!
 FRI SEPT 23 4pm: Speak Out & Performances
Chevron Gas Station Telegraph Ave and Grand Ave, Oakland
(19th St. BART)
 5pm: March, Demonstrate and Nonviolent Direct Action
Armed Forces Recruiting Center
2116 Broadway, btwn 21/22nd Sts

# FRI SEPT 23 4pm:
Please forward widely!

No Recruitment, No Draft.
Support GI Resisters: AN ARMY OF NONE!

4pm: Speak Out & Performances
Street Theatre, Spoken Word, Hip Hop & Samba,
Destiny Arts, Art in Action and more!
Chevron Gas Station
Telegraph Ave and Grand Ave, Oakland
(19th St. BART)

5pm: March, Demonstrate
and Nonviolent Direct Action
Armed Forces Recruiting Center
2116 Broadway, btwn 21/22nd Sts

If you want to support the upcoming action
and/or participate in nonviolent civil disobedience
take note of the dates:

***Saturday, September 17th   ****
3 – 6pm
Come make banners and signs
in the picnic area by the Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St.  in Live Oak Park (across the creek from Levana’s
North Berkeley.   Veggie BBQ – bring something to throw on the grill!
Directions: From Downtown Berkeley, go north on Shattuck till it
appears to end, turn right on Rose, then left right away on Walnut and go
down about a block. You will see the Berkeley Art Center on your right.

***Sunday, September 18th***
6 – 8pm
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
344 40th Street between Broadway and Shafter, Oakland

***Thursday, September 22nd***
If you plan on risking arrest, please come to the nonviolent direct action
training and orientation.
7 – 9pm, Nonviolent Direct Action and People Power training
The Spot, 1629 Telegraph Ave. between 16th and 17th, 5th floor

Pick up at the Sat Artbuild(above), Destiny Arts (Beginning Monday)or
from website:
3900 Telegraph between 40th and MacArthur
Beebe Memorial Cathedral

If the government won’t listen to the people, we will stop the war
ourselves by
organizing campaigns to remove the pillars of support on which the war
By supporting counter recruitment, GI resistance and draft resistance, we can
strategically cut off the supply of compliant troops.   This action supports
these people power campaigns that are key to the resurgent movement to
stop the
Iraq war and occupation, and policies of empire behind it.

While over 200 billion a year of our money is spent on the Iraq war and
occupation, money was cut from flood control projects that could have
avert much of the disaster. Large numbers of National Guard troops that might
have helped are in Iraq.  The resources that are spent for hurricane care
next to that wasted on warfare. We're working to uproot the system behind the
Iraq war in the Persian Gulf and the government made disaster in the Gulf
Coast.  It is time to replace racism and poverty with economic and racial

Recruiters grow desperate as more civilians, especially African-Americans and
women, are refusing to enlist. At the same time, more and more enlisted
soldiers are refusing to fight this war for empire.  Recruiters are
intensifying their campaign of lies upon our youth, and especially on
working-class neighborhoods and communities of color.  Over $185 million a
goes to maintain the occupation of Iraq, while here in California money goes
into prisons instead of schools. Here, working class youth and youth of color
are told "you can go into the military or to jail," and then once
soldiers refusing to kill are imprisoned.

How can we step up our support for youth to find alternatives to the
military, for those already enlisted who are refusing orders to kill or
going AWOL, and for Iraqis who are fighting for their lives under U.S.
occupation?  Please join us on the 23rd, spread the word and bring your
There will be a safe zone for those not risking arrest.

        From A Nation Rocked To Sleep/
        For Casey Sheehan

        Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's
        They say he died so the flag will continue to wave,
        But I believe he died because they had oil to save.
        Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's

        Have you ever heard the sound of a Nation Rocked to Sleep? The
leaders want to keep you numb so the pain won't be so deep, But if
we the people let them continue, another mother will weep. Have
you ever heard the sound of a Nation Rocked to Sleep?

 By Carly Sheehan

People Power Can End the War Collective
An ad hoc group of youth, students, people of faith, veterans, military
and counter recruitment and military resistance support organizations
working to
support people power strategy to end the war and occupation.

Supported by: Veterans for Peace-Chapter 69, Central Committee of
Objectors, Courage to Resist, Art in Action, , Naked Souls Artist
Mother Speak, Fr. Louis Vitale

Artist Reception with
Luis Fernando Uribe
Friday, September 23
7-9pm, Minna Center
Bodegon con Figuras

Inner Trees

Paintings by  Luis Fernando Uribe

Sponsored  by the East-West  Psychology
Program at CIIS

Reception  and Slide Presentation
Friday,  September 23, 7-9pm
CIIS Minna Street Center,  2nd Floor 
Exhibit: August 23 – October 21, 2005
CIIS Minna Street Center
695 Minna Street (@ 8th), San Francisco

Gallery Hours: 
 Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-6pm

Luis  Fernando Uribe has exhibited extensively throughout the world for more than 25 years. His work is preeminent in expression among today’s contemporary Latin American art, demonstrating a rare instinctual power that emanates from Uribe’s profound and painful experiences of growing up in Colombia. The artist adds his own  style to Magic Realism art, which has long flourished in Latin America, while embodying the core  of Magic Realism’s strongest tenants in their most essential form.  Uribe’s paintings, simultaneously a response to suffering and the  need to escape from suffering, expresses his vision through dreamlike  half-shadows and figures that populate imaginative landscapes.

# Ray Kurzweil speaks at The Long Now
 Fri Sep 23 doors 7pm, talk at 7:30 Free
The Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness  415 561 6581

# SFist's Webzine 2005 Kickoff Party
Cafe Du Nord Friday 9/23 8-10pm
FREE to Webzine 2005 registrants
Sep 24,25 Webzine 2005

#   Ggreg's List Bonfire  WHERE: Ocean Beach  Friday Sep 23, 8:00pm - 11:00pm  HOW MUCH: FREE FREE FREE Ocean Beach between Fulton And Lincoln, opposite Beach Chalet.

# 9/23: Watch REALLY Independent News in Dolores Park!  (mission district) 

Street Level TV Renegade Screening in Dolores Park on Friday, September 23rd at 8:30 pm. FREE! Bring blankets, booze and someone to cuddle with. If you want to screen a short political piece, bring a DV tape or DVD to the park at 8:00 pm. For more information about SLTV, check out: 

 Watch this Month's episode with special reports from New Orleans. 

 SLTV is associated with Indybay and the Video Activist Network. 

 Street Level TV is a socially conscious, independent, non-commercial news program that provides outlets for and information on environmental, social, and economic justice movements, as well as other politically relevant content. We focus on media produced in the San Francsico Bay Area with content that reaches beyond it. We strive to give voice to those less often heard. Despite the seriousness of our mission, we aim to achieve it while also keeping a sense of humor. 

 Street Level TV airs on national and local television channels. We hold monthly screenings at ATA in San Francisco, and at other locations. Also, we simulcast and archive on the web. 

 For general questions, email 
 For submission questions email

# Street Level TV Screening Fri Sep 23 8:30 pm- 10:00 pm FREE
Yo, yo!
It's the end of the summer (alright, alright, it's done BEEN the end of
summer), and that means it's time for one last guerilla screening in the
park, compliments of the ladeez at StreetLevel TV!  We know you're  
looking for something to do to get revved up for the next day's  
protest, so...
Join us as we screen this month's episode of SLTV, filmed in Chicago  
the help of the Octopussy Collective.

This month's segments cover everything from the history of the poor  
neighborhoods Dodger Stadium is built on (produced by youth in LA) to  
popular locally-produced piece: "Wrong Bathroom", about the daily  
of transsexual and genderqueer folk, with interviews w/ Tribe8  
members and local activists.  In addition, check out our community  
profile of the
month, on revolutionary hip-hop act Entartete Kunst, plus more on the
neverending war in Iraq.

In Association with the Video Activist Network and Indybay:
Be the Media!!  If you have a segment to contribute to the line-up,  
Mizz Mia ( to get on the list for the evening.
Submissions will still be taken an hour before the screening, TIME
PERMITTING, but you're more likely to get a spot if you contact us  

Additional Shorts:
Check out clips of the Best of SLTV, including segments from DAMN!  
The hot new music video "Argentina" by LA band Sabertooth Tiger, (w/  
footage from Naomi Klein's "The Take"!) Fresh coverage of Hurricane  
Katrina from New Orleans!
"Cheap Destinations" by local cheapskates Kent Howie and A. Mark Liiv!

FREE!  BYOB & Munchies, a blanket to sit on, and someone warm to  
cuddle w/.

In an age where even the Democrats are pulling out all the stops to  
new MTV-like "fadical" broadcast networks, truly independent media is
still struggling to keep the attention focused on the real issues.  Come
join SLTV for a night of some seriously grassroots community media!!   I

Regular Contributors:    

Dolores Park Dolores and 18th St, SF San Francisco

# Foreplay - A Pre Love Parade Bash with Mutaytor and special guests
 Friday, September 23 10pm $20
 the Mutaytor and special guests, Bat Makumba, DJ Laird (Lush),  
Janaka [Selekta] (Dhamaal), Adam Ohana (1015 Folsom), Hypnomadic  
feat. Soulsalaam & Process Rebel, Scratch n Sniff feat. Motion Potion  
& SJ Littlewood, David Starfire (Starfire Records LA), Porter  
Tinsley, Wolfie, Mycho Cocoa, DJ Ion, Big Dolla Bill.
WHEN: Friday, September 23rd | Doors 10pm
WHERE: Space 550 |550 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco CA/ 415.550.8256
PRESS INFO:  Infectious Publicity | Sara Cohen 504.486.4505 ext 205
TICKETS: $20 at, calling 415-256-TIXX or at  
Distractions on Haight, 1524 Haight St, SF
 Space 550 550 Barneveld San Francisco 415.550.8256
# Sep 23-25 Peak Oil conferences Sep / Oct / Nov 2005  --  Eugene, Oregon -- 
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11 -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25 - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6 -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26 -- New York City -- October 5 -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11 

Sat Sep 24

#   Sat, Sep 24, 2005      11:00 am
 National Anti-War March in San Francisco
Dolores Park at 19th Street & Dolores St
march to Jefferson Square Park to follow
Jefferson Sq. Park is Eddy / Turk / Gough / Launa
San Francisco
 Stop the War in Iraq! 
 Bring the Troops Home Now!
 Join us in the streets Sept. 24 as hundreds of thousands march against the war.

#   Sat Sep 24 11am DOLORES PARK (Dolores @ 18th St, SF) RALLY!
to 1pm GATHERING at Jefferson Square Park: Gough @ Golden Gate
Bring all the troops home now 
 Stop the Racist, anti-Immigrant and anti-Labor 
 Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights

# 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
 Alex Thomas Plaza and Ukiah Conv Ctr  State Street near Church St Ukiah, CA 95482

# 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.

# Sat, Sep 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Container Gardening
Garden for the Environment 7th Ave @ Lawton


# Come protest Bush the smirking chimp bastard and his bloody war!!!

# Free State Project Meetup  Sat Sep 24 12:00 PM
 Our local Free State Project group will be meeting on Saturday at 
Park Chow, in the Sunset district of SF. In addition to enjoying an 
excellent meal with fellow porcupines, we will have the company of VP Varrin Swearingen! Varrin ran a campaign for Congress as a Libertarian here in California last year, but has since escaped to the Free State. As a member of the board of directors, and one of our most active volunteers, he can answer any questions you might have about the FSP and adjusting to life in New Hampshire.  238 9th Ave, San Francisco, 94122

# Sat Sep 24 Electric Vehicle festival at Palo Alto High School: 
El Camino Real @ Embarcadero

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

# NAKED SPORTS DAY in SF ~ SAT SEP 24 noon - 4pm
 Meet at the corner of Beach and Hyde (across street from cable car) 
at Fisherman’s Wharf  NOON – 4PM 

Celebrate the San Francisco DA’s September 22, 2004 announcement that 
“being naked in San Francisco is not a crime unless (one) had lewd 
conduct or was obstructing traffic.” Story and contact information at 

Join with activists of many nudist/naturist associations, spas, and 
resorts. Members of naked bike ride groups. Several naked dance 
troops. Many others. Practice traditional naked sports that do not 
require clothing like yoga, dance, tai chi, Greco-Roman or Sumo 
Wrestling, running, tag, swimming, and gymnastics. Bring your bicycles. 

Participants in this celebration learn of it through networking. 
Tell your naked friends of the event and have them bring their naked 


# Love Parade Civic Center MAP - the layout

(each float costs $1500. last year it was $100)
LOVE PARADE in BERLIN DIED because while the producers were raking in the money,
no one would pay to clean the garbage, and Berlin could not afford it.
Neither could Berlin afford the damage to foliage in parks.

Saturday, Sept. 24th, Downtown San Francisco
The parade begins at 1pm, and is free.  It will be going down Market St. from 2nd, down to the Civic Center where the festival site will be.  The Opel and Qool  float will feature Lee Coombs, Hyper, Evil 9, Spesh, Syd Gris, Hoj, Melyss, Momu, Jive and Hyper D.  We'll be #4 in the parade and will end up in front of the Asian Art Museum.
Parade Assembly Area:  Second Street between Market and Howard
Parade Route: Market Street to Civic Center
Parade Time: begins at 1pm, Tantra is float number three
Float  Civic Center location: Larkin and Fulton St., in front of the Main library

Float design "Emergence" by Ran D. Cone and Tantra 
45' Semi-trailer with 20,000 watt Mackie Fussion Sound System
Visuals after dark by Dr. Spook

Loveparade San Francisco Float Line-up
1 –  2      KJ (Tantra) parade set
2 – 3      Spook (
3 – 4      Deeper in Zen (Soular Records)
4 – 5      Chromatone (Vaporvent, Mechanik, Spun Records)
5 – 6      Matan (Sesto Sento), Compact Records, Israel
6 – 7      Liam Shy (Tantra)
7 – 8      Bjorn (Naked Tourist) Parvati Records, Germany
8 – 9       Olowanpi (Dropout Records, Switzerland)
Anyone interested in helping with the Tantra Float, contact
Float construction will occur on Friday Sept. 23rd.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Loveparade, contact

# LECTURE BY VICTORIA BOUTENKO-Call to the Raw Community (mill valley)  (mill valley) 
 Lecture by Victoria Boutenko, on her latest findings and developments. Victoria and her family have authored several inspiring books on the Living Food Lifestyle. 
 In this lecture, she will cover the main points of her upcoming book: 
 "Green for Life". This most informative and inspiring talk will take place outdoor, at a residence on the mountain, above Mill Valley, on Saturday September 24th, at 1:PM, and include some light food sampling. 
 We need a minimum of 20 committed people to have it happen, so please secure your seat only if you are sure to come, by e-mailing us a.s.a.p., and we will e-mailing you the directions.
 The price for the lecture is $5 per person.  jcluboff at neteze dot com
 Thank you for supporting this event! Whether you are already on the Raw Food Diet, or interested in it, this lecture is sure to inspire you!  Victoria's site =

# Capoeira Photo Gallery & Artist Reception Sat Sep 24 6-9p Free
 ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco's Brazilian Arts Center
3221 22nd Street @Mission

# Black Market Auction Sat Sep 24 6-9pm Free
Hayes Valley Market 580 Hayes @ Laguna

# Love Parade afterparties

# Opel: Love Parade Afterparty
 For the parade, we'll have a grand float with our sonic brothers at Qool / Looq for the funky and the freaky, with Opel residents Syd Gris, Hoj, and Melyss being joined by UK superstars Lee Coombs, Hyper, + Jondi & Spesh, Jive, and much more tba 
For the after party, Infuse: we'll take it into the night at Terra : 511 Harrison @ 1st. for what will absoultey be a party for future Opel lore...  Saturday, September 24th ::  Opel presents 
Infuse: A Declaration of Love  Opel's Love Parade After Party 
We'll be using the West parking lot at 511 as a massive, 3200 sq. feet chill area to cool your jets after a long day of partying in the streets. Belly Dance performance by Arabesque, Gina G and more tba. Performance art and alters by Infinite Kaos. Sound by El Circo. Visuals by Satsi. And the Love people, the Love! 
9:30pm-5:30am  @ Terra : 511 Harrison St. @ 1st,   

# Infuse: A Declaration of Love  Opel's Love Parade After Party 
With 4 areas of music (!)  with... 

Lee Coombs (Thrust, Fingerlickin' / Perfecto, UK) 
Hyper (Kilowatt / Hope / Thrive, UK) 
Lorin ( 

Laird (Get Yer Freak On) 
Ooah (LABA) 
Melyss (Opel / Sister SF) 

Spesh (Qool / Looq / Bedrock) 
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple) 
Dirtyhertz (Looq / Pangea) 
Hoj (Opel / 
Tom Sawyer ( / Brazil) 

Goldilox ( / Brass Tax) 
Sunder (Freek Factotym, NY) 
Queen Agnes B ( 
Fred Funk (Brass Tax) 

+ a full chill DJ line up getting worked out 
We'll be using the West parking lot at 511 as a massive, 3200 sq. feet chill area to cool your jets after a long day of partying in the streets. Belly Dance performance by Arabesque, Gina G and more tba. Performance art and alters by Infinite Kaos. Sound by El Circo. Visuals by Satsi. And the Love people, the Love! 
@ Terra : 511 Harrison St. @ 1st, just minutes from the festival site. 
Capacity is Limited, pre-sale highly recommended. 
$15 pre-sales are SOLD OUT.  Now available for $20.

#  2nd Annual Love Machine is ON for Sat. Sept. 24th!

Good News, Good News!  The DIY, indie spirit is alive
and well in San Francisco, and The 2nd Annual Love
Machine is a go!  We have a lovely new space, and Love
Machine is back on for Sat. Sept. 24th here in San
Francisco!  =)

Unfotunately we have had to scale back on the line-up,
going down to two rooms instead of three, but there
will be lots of live acts, and lots of techno, idm,
experimental, and other kinds of electronica, plus
lots of wicked visuals!  

Hope to see you at The 2nd Annual Love Machine Event
starting right after the 2nd Annual San Francisco Love

Love Machine Line-up

Andrew Price [Satamile Records] 
Disconnect [DEF:SF] vs. Chris Yap [Freebeats] 
Forest Green [SisterSF / DimSum]
Phidelity [Organic Light]
Sindri [DimSum / Imputor?]

Audiovoid [MDEX/Drum Machine Museum]
bFamily Sound System [bFamily] 
Balanceman [Nutmeats]
Chel-C Faith [DEF:SF]
Darkat [CatFive]
Edit [Planet mu]
Endosine [Drum Machine Museum] 
Eustacian [Daly City Records]
FM Fatel 
Foscil [Fouthcity]
Insect Funeral [Asphodel]
Lx Rudis [Drum Machine Museum]
Mochipet [Bpitch Control / Tigerbeat6 / DimSum] 
PVC Day Planner [Drum Machine Museum] 
Spaceheater [Low Pro Lounge]
Transient [Drum Machine Museum] 
Two Playa Game 

Mickey T [Drum Machine Museum] 
Dan Hai [Konstrukt]
Vidlux [Obscura Digital]
Spot [spotworks]
Dr. Friendly
Warren Stringer [muse]
Cypod [Drum Machine Museum]
VJ CaroLuna
Peter Nyboer [LIVID Instruments]
Peter Makepeace [Drum Machine Museum]


forest green:
dim sum:     
cloud factory:
friends and family:
sister usa:    

# K A N ' N A L   R E T U R N S  Sat Sep 24 10PM
September 24 at Elbo Room : 647 Valencia Street btw. 17th & 18th 
10:00 doors : $10 
you don't know K A N ' N A L ???? 
from the symbiosis gathering website 
KAN'NAL (Colorado) 
Explosions of fire. Thrumming, primal rhythm. Dancers swirling in whirls of diaphanous white. Machetes spinning and clashing. Ancient instruments and futuristic technologies. Mythic archetypes skeletons, deer, wondrous female warriors coming to life. Seduction. Danger. Freedom. And were only talking about the first minute or so after KanNal takes the stage. These performances surpass what people expect. You cant exactly call them concerts; instead KanNal has created its own Shamanic Rock personal ritual that stirs the emotions fear, desire, ecstasy in a way that makes this group much more than just a band. For that matter, you cant even call KanNal a band. These seven individuals have drawn together into something that goes beyond family; theyre more like a tribe, united by ties more binding than birth...

# 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
SFist's Webzine 2005 Kickoff Party
Cafe Du Nord Friday 9/23 8-10pm
FREE to Webzine 2005 registrants

# ArtCar Fest 2005 (part 1) Sat, Sept 24th & Sun, Sept 25th 
noon-5pm FREE        ArtCar Fest 2005
 100 ArtCars are coming from around the USA & Canada to the SF Bay  
Area.  This year is the 9th Annual ArtCar Fest, and it will be in two  
parts.               Part 1 is September 24th & 25th

On Saturday, Sept 24th the ArtCars will caravan around Berkeley all  
afternoon as we surround Amoeba Music at 2455 Telegraph Ave.

As always, on Sunday, September 25th the ArtCar Fest joins forces  
with the legendary HOW BERKELEY CAN YOU BE? Festival all day - free.   
An incredible parade starts up University Ave at 11AM, and the  
festival itself goes until 5:00PM near MLK Park near Cal Berkeley  

Part 2 is October 14th & 15th and it will feature a huge party at the  
San Jose Museum of Art (which will stay open until midnight) and  
we'll put out a new posting for that in October!

 How Berkeley Can You Be?  Fest University Ave, near Shattuck
Berkeley (510) 849-4688

take the University Ave exit off of I-80, in Berkeley, and follow  
signs to the University.  Look for ArtCars.  Turn right at Shattuck.


Free Carpentry Treehouse Workshop 
Chez Claudine 
203 Blackburn, Santa Cruz 
Wes, 408-218-2782 

In this whole weekend hands-on workshop we will get an intro to Free Carpentry and build a treehouse. Requirements: Attendance of both classes is strongly recommended. Having beginning carpentry skills will be useful, but not necessary. Bring any tools you have. Be prepared to take plenty of notes and work hard. Call or email to reserve a space in the class. 

Sat. Sept. 24 9am - 4pm Free carpentry, tool basics, foundation 
Sun. Sept. 25 9am - 4pm Walls, windows, doors 

This is part of Free Skool Santa Cruz. Calendar, discussion, and reviews at 


We want to help create living, breathing connected living spaces for people, and at the same time, combine our artistic goals, living experience, building skills and specialties to help build real communities and work toward a thriving gift economy. 

We live in a world that has given a lot to us, and we want to give something back. We do this professionally, and it's the best way we know to share what we love to do. it's not about charity; this is our gift to our community, and to ourselves and a way to get involved in interesting projects where people are ready to let go of societal standards. Where we as artisans can let our most fantastical visions loose, pour our soul out, share what we love, and offer it as a gift. It's one more way of infusing happiness and interconnectedness into the social milieu. 

What if, as an artistically inclined carpenter, you were to find someone who offered a project that enlisted all your most treasured skills and tricks, that tickled you to figure out how to expand your knowledge and courage in how you use your tools and noggin and informational/material resources. A project in which you could give the finished product with no expectations of return? It's cathartic. It's all about letting go. Not unlike incinerating carefully created art work. Yet with free carpentry, your art and craftsmanship lives on and influences and reverberates. 

Giving away the best of what you do will transform your relationship with your work. Free carpentry is just a beginning. 


The Free Skool calendar said you should bring tools if you have them. True. People have asked what tools will be useful. I'll try to give you an idea. We won't be needing any finish tools at all. The following tools will be very useful. If you are thinking about doing carpentry on a regular basis, these are also the bare minimum you'll need. So buying these tools will be a good investment. (There are several used tool places in town, including Drew's Used Tools). 

Framing Hammer 
Nail puller or flat bar 
Speed square 
Carpenter pencils 
Chalk line/chalk box 

Wormdrive saw (also called a Skil saw) 
Cordless drill/screwdriver 

Snacks, if you think you might feel peckish 
Food you want to share at lunchtime 


Other advice that will allow you to get the most out of this workshop. 

ARRIVE EARLY - due to time limitations, we will start on-time and will not repeat anything 

ASK QUESTIONS - there will be tons and tons of stuff that you will not get the first time around, ask questions until you understand it 

TAKE NOTES - this workshop will be fast-paced. You should carry a small notebook with you and take voluminous notes on everything. 

COME READY TO WORK - After this weekend, you will be wracked. You will be lifting, cutting, hammering, digging, and pulling. Stretch ahead of time and be sure you are ready to work your ass off. 

ATTEND BOTH DAYS - You will get the most out of the workshop by attending both Saturday's and Sunday's workshop. On the second day, we will build (literally) on what we learned the first day. 

BE HONEST - Be honest about your experience, what you know, what you understand, or what you need help with. If you do, we can get you more information, help with what you are doing, or whatever you need. 

BE ATTENTIVE - Pay careful attention to everything you hear, to any instructions you receive, and mostly, to everything you learn from every mistake you make. 

HAVE FUN - Bring your tolerance, your patience (especially with yourself), your understanding, your most attentive, problem-solving, confident self. And have fun. 


Blackburn is right off of Laurel across from the Santa Cruz High football field a few blocks up from downtown. 


For more info about the class, go to the free skool santa cruz website ( There is also a group about free carpentry ( 

I hope to see you there. Drop me a line to tell me you are coming. Or if you have any questions. 

Contact: Wes at or 408.218.2782 

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Sun Sep 25

# Heart of Cole Festival  Sun Sep 25 10am-6pm 
 Cole St between Carl and Parnassus  Cole Valley

# Sep 25 10am - 6pm 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.
This is a cancer fest.  Most of the food causes cancer.  Goto World Veg Day in GG park instead.
McDonalds, Buger King, etc are being sued for selling fried potatoes to humans without warning them it causes cancer.
Fried potatos cause cancer.  Do not fry potatos.  Bake, boil, or roast.

# How Berkeley Can You Be? parade Sun Sep 25

# 10th Annual “How Berkeley Can You Be?!” Parade & Festival
 Sunday, September 25th
Grand Parade 11:00am-1:00pm, Festival 12:00-5:00pm

Come and help Berkeley celebrate itself in one of the most colorful, irreverent, free, and fun events on the west coast. The Tenth Annual "How Berkeley Can You Be?" Parade starts at the corner of California and University Avenue and proceeds up University Avenue to Shattuck, turns right on Shattuck to Center Street and then goes down Center Street two blocks, where it ends in Civic Center Park. Anywhere along that route is a great place to watch the parade.  Highlights include: Grand Marshall Mayor Tom Bates, The Billion Bunny March, Los Trancos Community Marching Band, Emeryville Taiko, Dr. Abacus’ Mobile Medicine Show, CHEER SF, Hot Pink Feathers Carnavale Dancers, The Ecology Center, The International Art Car Parade with over 80 Art Cars, Lawrence Hall of Science, The Crucible, Art Bikes, Berkeley Clowns, and Millions More!
The “How Berkeley” Festival is the termination point for the Grand Parade at Civic Center Park, (Martin Luther King Park), at MLK and Center, downtown Berkeley. Included in the Festival is an outdoor stage with wonderful live music and dance, a solar-powered beer garden by Cafe Van Kleef, food and drink booths, crafts, non-profits, and children's activities. This year's stage features an amazing lineup including:

 12:00-12:45 Gun & Doll Show (Cirque Du Chevrolet)
1:00-2:00   Lo Cura! (Reggalicious Flamenkito)
2:30-3:30   Inspector Double Negative (Live Hip Hop Funk)
3:30-5:00   ALBINO! (Heavy Heavy Afrobeat)

Join the fun - be as Berkeley as you can be!
More info:
 Tel: 510-644-2204 (Epic Arts)

# The San Francisco Vegetarian Society invites you to its Sixth ANNUAL 
Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
entrance at Lincoln & 9th Avenue, next to the Arboretum   SF Veg Society

# Sun 9/25 World Veg Day ride your bicycle in the park!
San Francisco Blues Festival
Sun., Sep. 25 | 9am-6pm Great Meadow, Fort Mason*

Celebrate the blues this year down by the San
Francisco Bay at the world's oldest blues festival. Ride your bike there! The SFBC
provides FREE Valet Bike Parking at this event. If
interested in volunteering at valet bike parking
please contact
Now & Zen
Sun., Sep. 25 | 10am-6pm; Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate

Ride your bike to the Now & Zen concert in Golden Gate
Park (, and take advantage of
SFBC's free Valet Bike Parking. To be a volunteer bike
parker, and get in for free, contact
Folsom St. Fair
Sun., Sep. 25 | 11am-5pm; 9th St @ Harrison*

Really, need we say anything more about this one? Lick
the chain, baby. ( The SFBC
provides free valet parking at this event. To
volunteer and get in for free, email 

Living Foods:

# Raw Speakers at World Veg DAy:

 Organic Athlete Forum in Auditorium:
 Raw: Dr. Doug Graham and Rosaland Gruben.
 Raw Friendly Participants: Dr. Rick Dina and
 Dr. Ruth Heidrich.

 Auditorium Speaker:
 Raw Friendly Participant: Julia Butterfly Hill

 Golden Gate Room:
 Raw: Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare
 Raw Friendly: Dr. Rick Dina
 Raw: Dr. Ruza Borgdanovich

 Recreation Room:
 Food Demo:
 Raw: Victoria Boutenko
 Raw: Victoria Boutenko

raw foods vendors serving foods:

alive cafe
lydia's organics
blessings/ital calabash
lucy morales/sf living foods
living intentions 

# How Berkeley Can You Be?! Parade & Festival Sun Sep 25 11:00am-5:00pm FREE
ALBINO! (heavy heavy afrobeat)
Gun and Doll Show (Cirque du Chevrolet)
ˇLo Cura! (reggalicious flamenkito)
Inspector Double Negative & The Equal Positives (Modern Hop Indigi- 

Join the fun - be as Berkeley as you can be!  And yes, it is *very*  
Berkeley to say you're totally not Berkeley!  Downtown Berkeley
Parade: University & California, Festival: Civic Center Park
Berkeley 510-644-2204

The Parade kicks off at the intersection of California and University  
Avenue, Berkeley.  The Festival is the termination point for the  
Grand Parade Civic Center Park, (Martin Luther King Park), in between  
Martin Luther King Way and Milvia, Center and Allston Way, in the  
heart of downtown Berkeley. 510-644-2204

Consider leaving something in the fuel cells this weekend for a Sunday Afternoon Cob Workparty. Students, Volunteers, Parkgoers will all be working alongside the Friends of People's Park to rebuild the recently razed FreeBox. 
Please come if you can! Experienced cobbers - you are needed to help guide others! New to Cob? We would love to have your appetite for natural building knowledge! We can all feed each other - just BRING IT!
IMPORTANT: This event will take place on University of California Property. The University is somewhat opposed to the FreeBox's reconstruction. "We (Friends of People's Park) began rebuilding the free clothing box on Sept. 17th & 18th.  We put up four legs for the roof and built the foundation for the box.  The police informed us that they considered our rebuilding the vandalized box as vandalism."

# next TreeSpirit photo shoot, Sun. Sept 25, 4pm, Golden Gate Park  
Dear friends of The TreeSpirit Project,

Photographer Jack Gescheidt here, back from, and moved by an amazing outpouring of affection from hundreds and hundreds of gentle people at the recent The Sausalito Art Festival.  And so I invite and welcome you to participate in the next TreeSpirit photo shoot on Sunday, Sept. 25th, @ 4pm in SF's own Golden Gate Park.   We'll quietly commune with a beautiful little oak grove, tucked out of sight from the park's roadways, in a heartfelt community gathering in nature (see jpeg attached).  

I am captivated by the endless curves of these native trees, and enticed by the carpet of ivy beneath them.  Come climb a tree or lay naked in the ivy, beneath the oaks' canopy, whichever calls most to you in the moment. 
As with all TreeSpirit photo gatherings, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE (but please, no spectators).  Bring a friend if you feel more comfortable doing so, all body types and ages are welcome.  The only requirement is your desire to commune in trees and nature free of all clothing.

Each participant receives a print from the shoot in exchange for signing a Photo Release so the final image can appear in the TreeSpirit Project series and website.  See the collection of gentle images created so far and share them with curious friends: 

One of the many purposes of TreeSpirit is simply to enjoy being outdoors and with these wondrous creature we call trees, along with fellow tree lovers.

We'll meet on Sunday, Sept. 25th, @ 4pm on MLK (Martin Luther King) Drive, 100 yards inside the park from the busy 5th & Lincoln intersection on its south border (see map attached).  From here, it's a short walk to the oak grove.  We'll make a photo RAIN OR SHINE; whether it's sunny and warm or foggy and chilly.  Bring a blanket to stay warm as the SF weather is unpredictable.  Please allow 2 full hours, 4-6pm, for the photo session although it will likely end sooner.

Please email me if you would like to attend and share this new experience, or have any questions.

with great appreciation and love for the trees,

Jack Gescheidt
4340 Anza St. 
San Francisco, CA  94121
Tel/Fax: 415.668.5225
A photographic celebration of our connection to nature.

# Sept 25 7pm - 10pm By Donation COOL. DOWN.
BadonkADonk at CSC 398 11th St@Harrison (one block over from the  
Eagle  and across from the DNA Lounge).
7pm. Sunday - This Folsom Night
Patrick Califia Cleo Dubois Fakir Musafar Carol Queen
Fetish Diva Midori Benefiting The Center for Sex and Culture

Fakir will show a short video and  Cleo Dubois will perform. Patrick  
will do whatever he wants. Fetish Diva Midori  will simply be adored.  
They will treat you to intimate performances during the evening. Dr.  
Carol Queen and Dr. Bitch, Sir will be your hosts. DJ Pusspuss will  
spin. Refreshments and A PLACE TO FINALLY SIT DOWN will be provided.  
Requests for donations will happen at the door and we will torture  
you with - Local History, Nasty Things on Stage, Dirty Kinky Words,  
and Strange and Amusing Devices, along with Smut and Mild Perversions.

 Epicenter Gallery 398 11th St  at Harrison SF 415-255-1155

# Receive 4 complimentary CDs at the Sept 25 songwriter showcase
Hey there -- I'd love for you to join me at the Green Beat
Songwriter Showcase this Sunday, 9/25, where I'll be
sharing the stage with three other acclaimed songwriters...

Besides great live music, you can receive four complimentary CDs
-- one from *each* of the songwriters... that's a $60 value! All
you have to do is bring a party of four.

At this intimate "songwriters in the round", we're breaking from
our glamorous full band appearances, and unveiling our hearts and
souls "unplugged". This month's showcase features an incredibly
diverse lineup:

Lane Murchison - rootsy down home grooves
Trevor Justice - soulful story songs
Angelica Star - mesmerizing ballads
Maceo Campbell - fresh and original R&B

For complete bios, visit .

When: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Where: The Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St at Bryant, SF, (415) 546-6300. 

Admission: $7 at the door. Or get 2-for-1 and reserved seats when
you buy advance tix at

There's a full bar and dinner menu (including veggie dishes), so
come early for table seating and a hearty dinner.

P.S. My CDs have just hit the streets -- woohoo! At a songwriter
conference this past weekend, some industry people told me the
production is fantastic, and some of my songs have the potential
to be licensed for film and TV!

Early next week, the CD should be available at

P.P.S. I'd really love to share my new songs with you! So if the
songwriter showcase format (or this particular venue) doesn't
excite you, please tell me how or where you *would* like to see me
perform. i.e. would you prefer a coffeehouse? Would you be more
likely to come if I had a backup band? Any other suggestions?

P.P.P.S. Still planning the venue and date for my CD release party.
Will keep you posted!

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

Mon Sep 26

# Mon Sep 26 - Fri Sep 30 11a-1p daily:
Help IDA Put the Spotlight on UCSF’s Massive Animal Welfare Violations
The scheduled hearings for the USDA’s formal charges against the University  of California – San Francisco (UCSF) on 75 counts of animal welfare violations are due to begin on October 4th. This is a great opportunity to place a spotlight on UCSF and its long history of animal welfare violations.
UCSF has been in almost continual violation of the Animal Welfare Act since 1998.  Given the indifference and arrogance of UCSF’s administration and many of its investigators, and the fact that two of the investigators cited in the charges now sit on UCSF’s animal research oversight committee, it is unlikely that the chronic deficiencies and animal cruelty in UCSF’s labs has been corrected today. 
What You Can Do
We are looking for people to join us for a week of action at UCSF to help bring a spotlight onto these animal welfare violations. Even if you are only able to attend one hour of one day that will be welcomed.
When:   Monday, September 26th – Friday September 30th
Time:    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily
Where: UCSF Parnassus Campus, 513 Parnassus Avenue,  San Francisco
Please contact Karen Steele at (415) 388 9641 ext. 217 or to RSVP on a day and time you will be able to attend.
Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information on the UCSF animal welfare violations visit
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email   to:

 For events:    Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

Tue Sep 27

# Tue, Sep 27 12:00 pm Protest at US EPA Region IX Headquarters
 75 Hawthorne St San Francisco @ Harrison / Howard / 2nd / 3rd St.

 In an act of environmental racism and injustice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it wants to eliminate race and income as factors in developing the agency’s strategic plan to protect public health and the environment from pollution.

 This action by US EPA is a direct threat to communities of color and other low-income communities that continue to suffer a direct, discriminatory and disproportionate impact on their health and environment due to the ongoing reality of environmental racism and injustice. 

 Contrary to US EPA public relations statements, environmental racism is alive. Race and class are still major factors in determining who gets polluted and how communities are protected from pollution. 

 The US EPA is guilty of environmental racism and injustice in urban, rural, desert and Indigenous communities:

 US EPA violates the Executive Order on Environmental Justice that prohibits taking actions that have a discriminatory or disproportionate impact on communities of color and other low-income communities. 

 US EPA has allowed low-income communities of color in hurricane-devastated Louisiana to be dumped on and polluted by petrochemical and hazardous waste industries for decades – and today these communities are suffering even more from the toxic fallout from Hurricane Katrina. 

 US EPA allows state and regional agencies that receive federal funds to engage in environmental racism in violation of federal civil rights laws. 

 US EPA rubber stamps Title V Clean Air Act permits for large polluters even if polluters cannot comply with permit requirements, and EPA continues to drag its feet on cleanup of toxic contaminated sites. 

 US EPA allows hazardous industries to operate on the lands of several Native Nations without proper permits and without the informed consent of the tribes, contributing to the desecration of sacred sites, harming cultural traditions and threatening the health and sovereignty of these Native Nations. 

 Sponsored by the Environmental Justice Air Quality Coalition, and co-sponsored by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, Central California Environmental Justice Network, Chester Street Block Club Association, Communities for a Better Environment, Community First Coalition, East Bay Community Law Clinic, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Grayson Neighborhood Council, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Huntersview Tenants Association, Midway Residents for Environmental Justice, People for Children’s Health and Environmental Justice, PODER, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Urban Habitat, West County Toxics Coalition, , Youth United for Community Action. 

For more information contact:
West County Toxics Coalition (925) 432-1350
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (415) 248-5010
Communities for a Better Environment (510) 209-7398
Urban Habitat (510) 839-9615

Wed Sep 28

# Mark Brecke: War Photographer Wed Sep 28 7:00-10:00pm $5 donation
 Quaker Meeting House 65 9th St

# YLEM Forum: Art, Activism and Technology— 
The Trickster Alive in Direct Action Theatre
Wednesday, September 28th, 8pm
with Happy hour and  YLEM meet and greet 7:30 to 8pm

RX Gallery 132 Eddy Street @ Mason, SF, CA 94102

Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
Parking lot across the street - (machine needs 5 - $1 bills)
$5-10 sliding scale admission
This event is limited to those 21 and up

James Brightwolf has bravely used his art, technology and chutzpah to engage controversial issues for 40 years. Come hear about his important work.

There is a long and colorful history of theatre, (being the composite
of all the other 'arts') having evolved from shaman, trickster, fool
and a score of other designations to play a vital part in the creation
of our cultural mythology. The arts also have the capacity to destroy
myth with all of the tools of the trickster. Now with modern
technology as a tool, this power to satirize, ridicule, subvert,
derail, upstage, curse, demonize and co-opt has become even more
powerful. In times of war the arts are even more important if they can
remain free of the hush money and pressures from corporations,
militarism, and ALL politicians. The arts of San Francisco are under
immense pressure to promote policies that the artists often don't
personally support. The Pentagon subsidizes the NEA for recruiting.
War contractors spin their image as community members. The retail
media help regulate cultural parameters and serve as corporate
watchdogs of the status quo. But Direct Action Theatre crosses the
lines of social disapproval, institutional control, copyright power,
and good taste (which is the bugaboo of even the most liberal
supporter of the great artists of past and present.) We will be
exploring the essential roll of the 'trickster etc.' in this modern
technological imperium.

James Brightwolf has toured the planet for over 40 years doing what he
calls "the theatre of the public controversy." After an advanced in
degree directing and design from the Art Institute of Chicago in the
early 60's and quickly getting absorbed into the big charities of
official art in official centers, he started generating anti Viet Nam
war theatre in places such as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Heidleberg,
Aache, and London. He spent the 70's in Johannesburg and Nairobi
producing anti-apartheid theatre and smuggling South African black
actors out of South Africa into the United States and on a world tour.
Later efforts challenged the reintroduction capital punishment in the
U.S. and helped the Central American Sanctuary movement to rescue
death squad victims from Central America on the underground railway
through Arizona to California to Canada. He was arrested and jailed in
the 80's for performing street theatre in Berkeley that linked the
University of California, the CIA, the Contras, and the cocaine
business in the U.S. The University paid him damages for this false
arrest, which he promptly used to take his show on the road to Berlin
to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the 90's he wrote a Rock
Opera about Waco Massacre and worked on issues surrounding pollution
at Los Alamos. Now, after five years in Sydney organizing a national
protest against the American owned and operated refugee prisons in
Australia, he is back in San Francisco to unleash his brand of
activism which he calls Direct Action Theatre to reclaim the arts from
the hands of government and big business.

Howard Whitehouse is an artist and psychologist with over 20 years of
experience researching cross-cultural systems of healing with a focus
on shamanism. He co-founded the Human Science Research Institute at
the State University of West Georgia in 1984. His dissertation
HEURISTIC EXPLORATION drew on his 10-year experience working with a
CURANDERO (or Native American healer) while studying at the California
Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

# Raw Food Celebration - Sept 29 4-8pm CRUNCH 1000 Van Ness

Fri Sep 30

# Fri Sep  30 5:30 pm Market @ Embarcadero
Justin Herman Plaza. Bring Bike, Helmet, Light, Costume, Music, fliers, fun, 

# Fabulandia: Terra Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6-9 PM (free admission)
 The LAB 2948 - 16th Street @ Capp / Mission

# Vegan Film:The Witness Fri Sep 30 7:00Pm Free

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Free Screening of the documentart film THE WITNESS.

How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood  
become an impassioned animal activist?
In the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how  
he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of  
a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals,  
become a vegetarian, and ultimately, to bring his message of  
compassion to the streets of New York.

With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable  
change in consciousness, sharing along the way some of the shocking  
realities of the meat and fur industries.

Featuring the song "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, this is a story of  
beauty and transcendence in the face of tragedy and despair.

Event starts at the Peace Cafe in the Red Vic before the film. Film  
starts at 7:30PM.
The Peace cafe serves vegan foods.
This film is free, cafe extra if you want to eat, drink, have a snack.
The Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast, & Art
1665 Haight St SF (415) 864-1978 Haight at Belvedere

# Fri, Sep 30, 2005      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Last Journey for the Leatherback?
San Geronimo Valley Community Center West Marin, CA
 Our new documentary Last Journey for the Leatherback? by the Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Stan Minasian (dir. The Last Days of the Dolphins?, The Free Willy Story: Keiko's Journey Home) will be screened.
 For information about the San Geronimo Valley Community Center visit
 Tom Davis 707 280 4020

# free Graduate Conference: Shades of Sexuality in Film  Sep 30-Oct 1 
 Sept 30- 9:15am-8pm, Oct 1 -10am-5pm free
 The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA) is proud to  
announce the Seventh Annual Graduate Conference at San Francisco  
State University, "Shades of Sexuality in Film; Exploring the  
'Aberrant,' the 'Normal,' and the Space Between." Shades of Sexuality  
is an international conference and will feature a keynote address by  
Dr. Jean Bruce of Ryerson University in Toronto as well as panelists  
from the United States, Canada, South Africa and England. Panels will  
address many areas of gender and sexuality in film, including  
pornography; sexual themes and gender roles in film noir and  
documentary; and queer, transgendered, adolescent and  "aberrant"  
 August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts 101 SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave @ 19th Ave
San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Building, bottom floor 415-338-1629

October 2005

# San Francisco Walk for Farm Animals - Put on your walking shoes!
Today, more than ever, Farm Sanctuary needs your support and contributions.Farm Sanctuary ( rescues and protects farmed animals for who are in desperate need of help.  And now because of the devastation along the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina, even more animals are in need of rescuing.   Just last week, Farm Sanctuary rescued 725 chickens and is caring for them at their NY shelter. Soon after receiving these wonderful feathered creatures, their health has improved exponentially!
By joining us on October 1st for San Francisco’s Walk for Farm Animals, you will be helping us save thousands of animals from egregious cruelty and suffering. So please join us by putting on your walking shoes and take steps toward compassion for farm animals today by participating in San Francisco's Walk For Farm Animals: Saturday, October 1st               
Sign up here by filling out this registration form; - after filling it, stick it in the mail with $10 right away! 
OR Simply show up for the animals on Oct. 1st. You may register the day of the walk. 
Mail registration forms to:
San Francisco's Walk For Farm Animals
P.O. Box 1406 Martinez, CA 94553
(Make checks payable to Farm Sanctuary)
The $10 registration fee entitles each participant to a Walk for Farm Animals T-shirt designed by "Bizarro" comic creator Dan Piraro. 
To reserve your T-shirt, please register at least two weeks before the Walk (T-shirts will be distributed at the walk location the day of the walk).  
You can register the day of the walk, but it won't guarantee you a t-shirt.
Event info;
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2005
Registration Time: 10:00 a.m.
Walk Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Embarcadero (In front of the Ferry Building)
For directions and parking information click here:
Contact: Bud Makelke, Christine Morrissey and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Phone: 925-487-4419
 If you are unable to join us this year, please make a donation by going here:  Under the “Notes or Comments” section, please mention that your donation is to support the San Francisco Walk For Farm Animals.  THANKS!
For more information:
Click here to download a pledge form and registration card:
To download a printable flyer to help promote this Walk for Farm Animals in your local area, click here: 

# 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.

# EFF Hosts 15th Anniversary Party Sun Oct 2 5-10pm. Free
EFF Hosts 15th Anniversary Party!

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 at 5:00 PM
Where: EFF Headquarters in San Francisco, 454 Shotwell Street, 94110

Mark your calendars! EFF is 15 years old this year, and we are going  
to celebrate! We're having an anniversary bash at our San Francisco  
headquarters on Shotwell Street on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005. The  
party starts at 5 p.m.

Join us for delicious Mexican food and drinks from Pancho Villa, hear  
a special address from our founders, John Perry Barlow and John  
Gilmore, taste our special 3D cake, and enjoy both the grooves of  
Gypsy Jazz from the Zegnotronic Rocket Society, and the hypnotic  
beats of DJ Ripley and Kid Kameleon.

Our celebration is free of charge and open to anyone, so bring your  
friends and family. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Please let us know you're coming so we don't run out of food and  
libations! Send an email to, or call 415-436-9333 x129.

EFF's office is located at 454 Shotwell Street and is BART  
accessible. Take BART to 16th and Mission, walk to 19th street and  
take a left, and take another left on Shotwell Street, three blocks  
down. We are located between 18th and 19th on Shotwell.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-436-9333 415-436-9333 x129

Mon Oct 3 New Moon

# San Rafael KFC Protest October 7th from 5:00-6:00 PM
We need your help to speak on behalf of chickens being tortured by KFC!
Please join Hannah Tai, PETA and Bay Area Vegetarians on Friday,
October 7th from 5:00-6:00 PM to protest KFC at 555 2nd Street, San
Rafael, CA 94901 (Marin County). *Please note new location*. For more
information, please email Hannah (
Please come out and show people that the secret in KFC's secret recipe
is the torture of millions of chickens.
KFC is responsible for continuing a long history of cruelty to the
animals they raise and slaughter. PETA has asked repeatedly for
compliance in instigating humane practices within their company, and
KFC has refused to make these changes.
Please join our worldwide campaign against KFC by attending this protest.
You can visit for more information.
Signs and leaflets provided. If you can't make this date, please note
that we are attempting to make this a monthly protest usually
happening on the first Friday of the month. Please check the Bay Area
Vegetarian event calendar or email host to confirm.
Please see BAV's schedule for other monthly KFC demos and other animal
welfare issues. Thanks for all of your help!

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

# Sun Oct 9 decompression 650 Indiana @ Mariposa, Block Party.

# The San Francisco Tesla Society Presents a free lecture

"September Surprise, October Surprise:
Everything You Think You Know About 9/11 Is Wrong --

featuring  Barbara Honegger

Sunday, October 9, 2001    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
at Round Table Pizza
Banquet Room on 2nd Floor
5160 Geary Blvd. (at 16th Ave.)
San Francisco, California

Barbara Honegger is a senior military affairs journalist and
founding member of the International 9/11 Truth Alliance.
Her talk will compliment Jim Hoffman's September
presentation and feature a scientific investigation / data
analysis of the 9/11 Pentagon attacks.  Honegger was the
first to expose the meaning and central importance of the
multiple-hijack-scenario anti-terror emergency response
exercises and wargames being conducted by the Bush
Administration on Sept. 11th.  Her 9/11 contributions are
prominently credited and featured in "Crossing the Rubicon"
by Michael Ruppert and "Inside Job" by Jim Marrs.

Ms. Honegger served as a White House Policy Analyst in the
1980's and was the first public resignation of conscience
from the Reagan-Bush Administration.  She is the author of
"October Surprise", the first book to document the secret
deal between the 1980 Reagan-Bush Campaign and the radical
Islamist Khomeini regime to delay the release of the U.S.
hostages in Iran until after the 1981 presidential
inauguration of Ronald Reagan. Exposure of the "October
Surprise" ignited a major Congressional investigation.

Ms. Honegger earned the first accredited U.S. graduate
degree in Consciousness Studies/Experimental Parapsychology,
from John F. Kennedy University  (1981).  She holds a B.A.
in Communications/Honors Writing from Stanford University
(1969), with expertise in the neuropsychology of human
and nonhuman primate communication.
Citizenship or Deportation

Several SF Tesla Society officers joined other supporters of
Houmanesh at a Federal Immigration Court Hearing in San
Francisco in August.
The Judge postponed his final decision so that additional
evidence regarding
Mo's case can be prepared and presented next year at another
hearing in
January 2006.  We hope that at that time, justice will be
served and Mohsen
Hourmanesh will finally be granted his well earned U.S.

 San Francisco Tesla Society has been providing free
science oriented
lectures to the public for over 12 years. For more
information, call our
hotline anytime at (415) 820-1451 or visit us online at  and

# 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 !

# GI Rights Hotline Training October 15
 A crucial element to slowing the military machine is helping individual GIs get out of the military!  As CCCO has done since 1948, we are supporting individuals in their resistance and opposition to war.  In particular, we are standing with a group of people —GI’s whose questioning and resistance are increasing and becoming better known

 The GI Rights hotline is staffed by a network of organizations throughout the United States and in Germany.  In 2004 we received 32,000 calls from people who needed help obtaining discharge from the military.  Increasingly, people are also using email to contact us and we sent about 3,000 emails in response to email queries.  

The hotline provides accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on draft registration, military discharges, civil rights in the military, and involuntary activation and deployment of military personnel.  The work we do and the information we disseminate are known to enlisted people in numbers far greater then the thousands with whom we communicate personally.

We are seeking additional military counselors to volunteer on the Hotline.  Tasks include answering live phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to email inquiries, and making referrals to relevant organizations and individuals.  Volunteers make an initial one- year commitment of at least 2 hours of service per week.

 CCCO will be holding a GI Rights volunteer training on 
 Saturday, October 15, 2005  9am – 5pm
 405 14th St., Suite #205 Oakland, CA
 Pr-registration required by September 26
 For more information or to register for the training, call 
 510-465-1617 or  888-231-2226
 Or email
 The training will provide an overview of all the discharges, AWOL practices and regulations, and  legal and ethical issues in hotline counseling.

Mon Oct 17 Full Moon

# Fri, Oct 21, 2005      7:00 pm
Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation: The George Galloway US Tour
Mission High School 3750 18th St @ Dolores)

# Oct 21-23 Spirit of Fairfax!

# 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.

# Nov. 5-6 Peak Oil conferences Sep / Oct / Nov 2005  --  Eugene, Oregon -- 
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11 -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25 - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6 -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26 -- New York City -- October 5 -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11 

# Nov 12 Laughing Squid 10th Anniv. Party
It's November 12th in SF. Here's the blog post:
 Laughing Squid

# Close the SOA! Nov.18-20, 2005 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia  School of the Americas Watch
Shut Down the School of the Americas Watch

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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