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Tuesday September 27th http://indybay.org
 11:00pm San Francisco: Protest Against UCSF and Its Animal Welfare Violations
 7:00pm San Francisco: Challenging Human Rights Violations Since 9/11 Book Event
Wednesday September 28th http://indybay.org
 5:30pm Lafayette: Protest Arnold Schwarzenegger at His Fundraiser
 7:30pm Santa Rosa: Screening of "The Emperor of Hemp"

Killer APPS: inventions that are highly useful: 
(ok so APPS / applications usually refer to software / utilities...)

BICYCLE
TELEPHONE
EMAIL
HTTP://INDYMEDIA.ORG
HTTP://CRAIGSLIST.ORG
HTTP://TRIBE.NET
 

food

Soda taken out of Arlington County schools (Virginia)

 Battleground: New Mexico vs Aspartame & Ajinomoto
http://www.wnho.net and  http://www.dorway.com

eco

chart of "local, bioregional, global permaculture solutions"
http://www.permatopia.com/levels.html

The Perfect Storm Series #1: Rita Could Doom The U.S.
http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2005/PerfectStorm1.htm

Disaster in Texas as http://www.mytown.ca/sanityclaws
Mother Nature takes a swing at the home of her abuser
  
 
http://freecycle.org - what you need - free stuff 

 
Protest at De Beers meeting over mistreament of indigenous people
 http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=22&art_id=vn20050624071213546C172873
 De Beers grand opening marred by protest 

Petitiononline purges 13,000 signatures from 9/11 Oddities petition
Author's ability to approve signatures is remove
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news

Lots More proof of Man  Controlled Hurricanes  Let it load then scroll
 down, May take a little while to load but worth it.
 From the Well Known Richard Hoagland heard on Coast to Coast on a
regular basis. Captain's Blog Address:
http://www.enterprisemission.com/weblog/weblog.htm

'You Can't Wash Your Hands When They're Covered in Blood'
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/092405A.shtml

 .AMERICA'S . PRISON . INDUSTRY - when are YOU going ??
http://www.theamericannightmare.org/prison_frames.html

Cindy Sheehan Arrested at White House
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/092605Y.shtml

US Navy's Armed Slave Dolphins Get Loose
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1577753,00.html

Citizens to Save the Waterfront Needs Your Help   San Francisco
 Citizens to Save the Waterfront is a non profit working in coalition with neighborhood groups, environmental organizations, and local businesses to protect the unique and historic San Francisco waterfront. Our current campaign is focused on stopping Mills Corporation from building a mall on Piers 27 - 31. Check out our website at www.onewaterfront.com. We need your help to urge our Board of Supervisors to end Mills Corporation's exclusive rights to this space and turn this historic area into a real recreation space. 
Volunteers needed to: 
Phone bank - nightly from 5:30pm - 9:00 pm 
Canvas - Saturdays from noon - 5pm 
Help spread the word in your own way - contact us! 
Please contact me if you are intersted in working on this campaign! Our office is located near the Piers, at Sansome and Greenwich. You can call me at 415-591-0230 or email me at robin.drysdale@gmail.com


Shame Utah for Assault on Dance Community
Dear reader, Are you a terrorist?
If you're dancing in Utah, the police might treat you like one.

In the latest escalation of the failed war on drugs, 90 law enforcement  
officers armed with assault weapons, attack dogs and helicopters raided  
a peaceful and legal dance party on private land outside of Salt Lake  
City, Utah. Law-abiding citizens were intimidated and harassed. Some  
people were beaten. The constitution was trampled.

Please watch these harrowing video clips taken during the raid.
http://www.drugpolicy.org/communities/raveact/utah.cfm     or
http://drugpolicy.jointventuresystems.com/UtahRaid2005.mov

And then take action.

Make your voice heard.
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=27658&MS=UtahRave-083105-aa

Take Action Now.
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3087026&l=104259

Learn More
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3087026&l=104260



# 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 karen@idausa.org 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 http://www.vivisectioninfo.org/ucsf/index.html.
 
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# BURNING MAN ON KQED

Burning Man's director Larry Harvey dispels some of the myths behind the phenomenon he created twenty years ago on a new interview show on KQED Channel 9 with Josh Kornbluth.

Plus, what does it take to be a Flaming Lotus Girl? Josh finds out as he grabs a welder's mask and torch and gets into the creative spirit of Burning Man.

Channels and Airdates  (in SF, channel 9) KQED Channel 9
      Mon, Sep 26, 2005 -- 7:30 pm
      Fri, Sep 30, 2005 -- 10:30 pm
      Mon, Oct 3, 2005 -- 12:01 am

KQED Encore
      Tue, Sep 27, 2005 -- 3:30 am
      Tue, Sep 27, 2005 -- 11:30 pm
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 1:30 am
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 5:30 am
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 9:30 am
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 1:30 pm
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 5:30 pm
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 9:30 pm

KQED Life
      Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 2:30 pm
      Sun, Oct 2, 2005 -- 12:00 pm
 


Tue Sep 27

# http://www.compassionatecooks.com
editorial of mine will air on KQED (88.5 in San Francisco) on Tuesday 9/27. I submitted/recorded it for a show called "Perspectives," which airs weekdays, after local newscasts, at 6:07 and 7:37am, and are repeated at 11:33pm. They are rebroadcast Saturdays and Sundays at 7:37 and 8:37am. KQED is our local NPR radio station. 

For those of you outside the SF Bay Area, you can listen to it online. This should be the link 
http://www.kqed.org/programs/program-landing.jsp?progID=RD62  but if you have trouble, or if it's not there the day OF the broadcast, it will be there the following day. 

If you miss it, you'll be able to hear it through KQED's website or through my website, www.compassionatecooks.com. The transcript will be on my site as well - under About: Articles. Hope you're all well. 
  
Compassionate Cooks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to make informed food choices and to debunking myths about vegetarianism through cooking classes, nutrition workshops, farm animal sanctuary tours, and cooking DVDs. 
 Join our mailing list 
http://www.compassionatecooks.com/join.htm
Check out our vegetarian cooking DVD http://www.compassionatecooks.com/video.htm
Register for our vegetarian cooking classes http://www.compassionatecooks.com/reg.htm 

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# 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
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Tue, Sep 27, 2005      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 What Women Should Know About Props. 73 & 79
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Ave Oakland
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Tue, Sep 27 6pm Why We Need Black Power
Humanist Hall 390 27th St @ Broadway / Telegraph Oakland
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# [sfbaveg] Dinner and LWP in Berkeley, Tues. 9/27
Come join Bay Area Vegetarians for dinner and
leter-writing this Tuesday evening at Fellini in
Berkeley!  We had a great turnout last time, and I
hope to see familiar and new faces again this time.

We'll meet at 6:30 for dinner, and start writing
letters at 7:30.  I'll bring info on state and federal
legislation, and current animal welfare campaigns.  If
you have any issues you'd like to write about, please
bring them. 

Fellini offers delicious vegan pizza, pasta, salads,
and dessert.  It's located at 1401 University Ave.
(parking in back).  Walking distance from Berkeley or
North Berkeley BART.

Have fun and enjoy good food while helping animals!

Please RSVP below (or email me directly):
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.htm?EID=974#974

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# Tue, Sep 27 7pm free
 Can Public Power gain a foothold in today's Electricity Market?
SF Green Party HQ 1028 A Howard St. (close to 6th) sf
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# WholeBody Wisdom EVENINGS at:                       
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th St, SF
(HELD EACH TUESDAY in SF from 7:45pm-10:00pm
All of these community events are for both Men & Women)
*       Sept. 27:   Erotic Redirection
*       Oct. 4:      Control & Surrender
*       Oct. 11:    WholeBodied Communication
*       Oct. 18:    Loving Your Shadow
*       Oct. 25:    WholeBodied Rejuvenation
*       Nov. 1:     Embracing the Feminine Storm
*       Nov. 8:     Storming the Masculine
*       Nov. 15:   Emotional Intimacy
For complete details and early registration discounts go to:
http://www.WholeBodyWisdom.com



Wed Sep 28

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


# Wed, Sep 28 6:30 pm SF Mime Troupe perform "Doing Good"
FREE! 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward CA http://sfmt.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Wed, Sep 28 7-9pm What’s new in solar energy?
 Sierra Club National Headquarters, Yosemite Room, third floor
85 Second St (two blocks from the Montgomery BART station) sf
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# YLEM Forum: Art, Activism and Technology— 
The Trickster Alive in Direct Action Theatre
http://ylem.org
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
entitled THE CHALLENGES OF THE RETURN FROM A SHAMINIC ODYSSEY: A
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.
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php



Thu Sep 29

# Clown Conservatory "Window on the Work" 
Thu Sep 29 2:30-3:30 Pay what you want

 There's a new class full of clowns at the San Francisco School for  
Circus Arts' Clown Conservatory. Thirteen first year clowns studying  
juggling, mime, commedia dell'arte, dance, stiltwalking... what are  
they thinking?

The Clown Conservatory needs your help! Clowns cannot live without an  
audience. The Clown Conservatory has many shows throughout the year,  
some (like this one) are during the afternoons and are what they call  
a "window on the work." It's an opportunity to see what the newest  
class clowns have been up to, and what it's like to study at the  
Clown Conservatory.

Come over to the Circus Center at 755 Frederick (accross from Kezar  
Stadium) this Thursday the 29th, pay what you want, and get an early  
start to meeting the Clown Class of 2006!

 Circus Center 755 Frederick SF 415-759-8123
http://circuscenter.org
 

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


# Radical Love workshop w/ Wendy-O Matik
 Thu Sep 29 7PM Change Makers  6536 Telegraph @ 66th 
Oakland Ca 94609 5106552405
http://www.changemakersforwomen.com 
(for singles, couples or more...) 
What better time to talk about radical love, or the right to love who we want, how we want, and as many as we want? Loving openly and freely in these times, whether you are straight or queer, is a brave political act. We have been conditioned by outdated social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of dissatisfying relationships. Yet we also live in a time when we can choose our gender and redefine our sexual identities. Don?t we then have the right to decide what kind of relationship best suits our lifestyle? Declare yourself a revolutionary of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love, transform your lifestyle, and together we can threaten the social forces of patriarchy! 

Make no mistake, Redefining Our Relationships is not about the pros and cons of monogamy versus non-monogamy. This is a daring and provocative how-to guide book on radically defined relationships and alternative lifestyles. Available at Change Makers $12.00 

 * "Wendy-O Matik delivers a meditation and a manifesto on the alternatives to monogamy. She shows people who feel hemmed in by exclusive partnering the route to healthy and responsible openness," writes Professor Mike Hout, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley. 
 * "Wendy-O tackles a touchy topic with clarity and creativity. She is wise beyond her years. This guide teaches you how you can have it all. I gave the jealousy tips to my lover immediately," states Annie Sprinkle, Post-porn Star turned Certified Sexologist. 
 * "Wendy-O Matik's how-to guide for the emotional roadblocks and liberatory possibilities of polyamory reads like a punk rock Ann Landers channeling Emma Goldman and Victoria Woodhull." Hakim Bey, author of The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchism, Poetic Terrorism (Autonomedia Press). 

Wendy-O Matik is a Bay area based freelance writer, published poet, and radical performance artist. She is committed to reaching out to new readers at non-traditional venues, pushing the boundaries of where literature is normally not seen and heard. Visit her website at http://www.wendyomatik.com
Cost: $10-20 sliding scale 
RSVP: 510-655-2405 or email wendy-omatik at lycos dot com
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/Radical-Love-workshop-w-Wendy-O-Matik/oakland-ca-94609/67687601-bf95-423b-8f20-8fbf3e89c820?r=10535



Fri Sep 30

# 13th Anniversary of Critical Mass in SF!
Fri Sep  30 5:30 pm  http://critical-mass.org 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 http://www.thelab.org/
 

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

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
http://www.redvic.com 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 http://www.sgvcc.org/
 Tom Davis 707 280 4020
http://www.seaturtles.org/prog_camp2.cfm?campaignID=25
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Fri, Sep 30 7:00 pm
 Peacemakers on the move! Celebrate the work of Louis Vitale with Matt Gonzales and others
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street at Geary Blvd
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Mystic Family's "Cedar & Circus" coming Sept. 30th to a tee pee near you (with Michael Franti and Julia Butterfly)
Friday, September 30 8:30 PM
 Please join Mystic Family Circus on Sept 30 in this amazing evening of performance and reverence. 
In respect to all Native American Tribes and all the living beings of the earth. 
produced by MFC and Tirza Naramore 
Mystic Family Circus presents: 
"Cedar & Circus" 
In Celebration of Community 
in honor of Fred Wahpepah 
an evening of modern circus and ancient traditions 
benefitting the seven circles foundation 
with MC Kevin Shmevin    DJ Maximillian 

Performances by 

Michael Franti 
Drumming and Singing by Dan Wahpepah 
Late night poetry by Julia Butterfly Hill 

Circus performances by XENO 
Lucid Dawn and Little Earthquake Bird 
The Morning Water Dancers 
Frankie and the Tall Boys 
Kate Maembe and her Marimba Orchestra 
Michael Stocker 
Tekeba Bantu 
Special guest star qppearance by Zhawen Wahpepah 

and many more... 
Treats and snacks by LoveMore Gourmet 
Visuals by Sherry Huggi-Ma 

September 30, 2005 @ Cell Space 
2050 Bryant st @ 18th in San Francisco 
Doors open 8:30pm 
show 9pm to 2am 
This is a benefit so all donations accepted 
Sliding scale $10-$100 suggested 
http://www.mysticfamilycircus.org 
http://www.sevencircles.org
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/Mystic-Familys-Cedar-Circus-coming-Sept-30th-to-a-tee-pee-near-you-with-Michael-Franti-and-Julia-Butterfly/san-francisco-ca/3dac8c35-fc74-48e3-a40e-bf331b6c1259?r=10535


# BURNING MAN ON FILM

2 Great Burning Man films coming to 2 Great Festivals!

We have wonderful news about 2 of our favorite all-time Burning Man documentaries!  Purple Productions' "Dust Devils" will be having its North American festival premiere at the San Francisco World Film Festival (SWIFT) at the end of this month (*bonus! it's programmed along with an outstanding short on Reverend Billy called "Preacher with an Unknown God"). PLUS! Gone Off Deep's "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock" will be having its official bigtime festival World Premiere at the prestigious AFI Fest in Hollywood in early November.

This is extremely good news for all Burners worldwide, as each of these films does a wonderful job of dispelling a lot of the negative myths about Burning Man and educating the public about our special little corner of the universal culture.  As many of you know, Burning Man's ongoing existence and especially our community's connection through the regionals network greatly depend on a better understanding (and therefore less fear) of what we are about from the general public...films like these can bring the true story to people who have never been to Burning Man and will likely never go, and have already mentally filed it away as "like a Woodstock" or "a big rave in the desert" or "some Pagan hippie thing."

SF World Film Festival:
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT screenings:

Friday  Sept 30th  10:45PM
Cine Arts Empire Theater
85 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
(screens with Rob Van Alkemade's short, "Preacher With An Unknown God")

**Friday Night Post-Screening celebration event
  at The Beach Chalet  1000 Great Highway

  Doors at midnight with DJ Laird and other special guests.  Tix to the event available with screening ticket purchase through Ticketweb.com or at the door. Put on your playa best!

&

Sat. October 1st  12noon
Cine Arts Empire Theater   85 West Portal Ave
(screens with Richard Roll's "DownDog" and a 5min. Yoga class)

Tickets and passes to the festival (which is chock full of great films, btw, including a Jeff Buckley documentary I'm preparing for with a full box of kleenex in my pocket) can be be purchased through TicketWeb (http://www.ticketweb.com or
866.468.7619)  The festival tells us that the weekend night screenings usually sell out, so get 'em early.

+++++++

"Beyond Black Rock" screenings at AFI Fest in Los Angeles are TBA, but will be in first week of November... more on those later in the JRS.

We're hoping to send a strong message to these festival programmers that they have (finally!) done a good thing by bringing in Burning Man films... so let's fill up these screenings and make sure every press monkey and distributor there sees and hears an overwhelming enthusiastic response!

For those of you unable to catch these films at the festivals, both are available (exclusively) from the marketplace on our fine website, and both come highly recommended.

http://www.burningman.com/marketplace
 
 
# You may or may not have heard of this amazing film before, but you will walk away convinced that this is the coolest movie you've seen is a long long time.

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents   DARK DAYS

Near New York City's Penn Station, squatters have been living for years next to the Amtrak tracks underground. Dark Days is an unromanticized and fascinating glimpse of the lives of a community of homeless people surviving in a train tunnel in Manhattan.  A movie that takes you down below the streets into the heart of NYC's subterranean shantytowns.  The squatters themselves served as the cast and crew of this independent movie with a non-existent budget.  It won three major awards at Sundance.  Rico is hosting.

PLUS thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, and great company.

Friday September 30th, 8:00pm
Railroad Tracks at Fair Ave, Santa Cruz 

BRING lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, friends, wine, & food to share for intermission. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the project and the Revolutionary Garden Society who sponsors Guerilla Drive-In.

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands.  Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is helping reclaim public space and transforming our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be.

SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION:  S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to Mission St, L on Fair Ave after Feral Donuts, walk a short way along the RR tracks to the right.

BREAKING NEWS, updated summer schedule, discussion,  do-it-yourself, email list, the works (and a new fancy URL): 

http://www.guerilladrivein.org


# "Dust Devils": BM Documentary screening + afterparty @ Beach Chalet
 Friday, September 30 12:00 PM  Beach Chalet/Park Chalet 
1000 Great Highway, where Golden Gate Park meets the Ocean. sf
http://www.beachchalet.com
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net
SF World Film Festival: 
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT 
screenings: 
Friday Sept 30th 10:45PM 
Cine Arts Empire Theater 
85 West Portal Ave, San Francisco 
(screens with Rob Van Alkemade?s short, "Preacher With 
An Unknown God") 
**Friday Night Post-Screening party at Midnight 
5 minutes away from where the movie is screening. 

 

#  Symbiosis Gathering 2005 Sep30 - Oct2 Santa Cruz Mtns, CA $55 presale
Live Music Friday Night (Sept 30)
Pool Party, Visionary Art Exhibition, Tribal Bazaar, Healing & Education All Day Saturday (Oct 1)
 More Live Music Saturday Night...
 Into Sunday Morning (Oct 2)!
» MORE THUNDERING BASSLINES...
Amb, R-Kidz (Lawgiverz), SOTEG and Kraddy added to the international breakbeat lineup.
» LIVE INTERNATIONAL TRANCE
 We're very excited to add Bamboo Forest and Tetrameth to the trance lineup. They will both be performing live!
» SACRED GALACTIVAIONAL MEHNDI
Mehndi Mama teaches about henna and the ancient art of body painting in the healing and education space.
» VISIONARY ART EXHIBITION!
 Zoetic Art presents ZYGOTE :: A Display of Contemporary Visionary Art in the Lounge. Featuring art from Mark Henson, Carey Thompson, Kris Davidson, J Garcia, Dhira Lawrence, Zariat, and more.
$55 ONLINE TICKET SALES END  WEDNESDAY SEPT 28 AT 9PM.
http://www.symbiosisgathering.com/


# 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"  
sexualities.
 August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts 101 SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave @ 19th Ave
San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Building, bottom floor
 info@sffilmconference.com 415-338-1629
http://www.sffilmconference.com    http://sg05.com



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 (http://www.farmsanctuary.org) 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; http://www.walkforfarmanimals.com/locations/web_format.pdf - 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:http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/html/visitor_info.html
Contact: Bud Makelke, Christine Morrissey and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Phone: 925-487-4419
Email: sanfrancisco@walkforfarmanimals.org
 If you are unable to join us this year, please make a donation by going here:  https://secure.vegsource.com/%7Efarmsanc/join/donate_walk.htm  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:
http://www.walkforfarmanimals.com/locations/sanfran.htm
Click here to download a pledge form and registration card:
http://www.walkforfarmanimals.com/locations/web_format.pdf
To download a printable flyer to help promote this Walk for Farm Animals in your local area, click here:
http://www.walkforfarmanimals.com/locations/PDFs/sanfran.pdf
 
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# Sat. Oct 1 10:30 am to 5:30pm   (Youth Party 7 - 8:30)  GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE
roni@gonextgeneration.org http://www.gonextgeneration.org


# BURNING MAN ON FILM Sat. October 1st  12noon

We have wonderful news about 2 of our favorite all-time Burning Man documentaries!  Purple Productions' "Dust Devils" will be having its North American festival premiere at the San Francisco World Film Festival (SWIFT) at the end of this month (*bonus! it's programmed along with an outstanding short on Reverend Billy called "Preacher with an Unknown God"). PLUS! Gone Off Deep's "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock" will be having its official bigtime festival World Premiere at the prestigious AFI Fest in Hollywood in early November.

This is extremely good news for all Burners worldwide, as each of these films does a wonderful job of dispelling a lot of the negative myths about Burning Man and educating the public about our special little corner of the universal culture.  As many of you know, Burning Man's ongoing existence and especially our community's connection through the regionals network greatly depend on a better understanding (and therefore less fear) of what we are about from the general public...films like these can bring the true story to people who have never been to Burning Man and will likely never go, and have already mentally filed it away as "like a Woodstock" or "a big rave in the desert" or "some Pagan hippie thing."

SF World Film Festival:
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT screenings:

Sat. October 1st  12noon
Cine Arts Empire Theater   85 West Portal Ave
(screens with Richard Roll's "DownDog" and a 5min. Yoga class)

Tickets and passes to the festival (which is chock full of great films, btw, including a Jeff Buckley documentary I'm preparing for with a full box of kleenex in my pocket) can be be purchased through TicketWeb (http://www.ticketweb.com or
866.468.7619)  The festival tells us that the weekend night screenings usually sell out, so get 'em early.

+++++++

"Beyond Black Rock" screenings at AFI Fest in Los Angeles are TBA, but will be in first week of November... more on those later in the JRS.

We're hoping to send a strong message to these festival programmers that they have (finally!) done a good thing by bringing in Burning Man films... so let's fill up these screenings and make sure every press monkey and distributor there sees and hears an overwhelming enthusiastic response!

For those of you unable to catch these films at the festivals, both are available (exclusively) from the marketplace on our fine website, and both come highly recommended.

http://www.burningman.com/marketplace


# Screening of film GO FURTHER, starring Woody Harrelson, for Bike Aid
Sat, Oct 1 7:30 pm New College Theater
777 Valencia @ 18th & 19th St sf
 Global Exchange's Bike-Aid Program and New College Media Studies M.A. Program will be hosting this special screening of "Go Further". This semi-documentary film of Woody and friends on a biking adventure gives a humorous and insightful perspective on living in a more sustainable way.
 TICKETS: $5 - 10 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will benefit Bike-Aid's Partner Rider program, which provides partial scholarships for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate.
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Please join Bay Area Vegetarians on Saturday, 10/1/05, at 7:30 pm, as we write letters advocating for animals. We’ll write to state, county, and federal legislators and officials, corporations, etc. encouraging compassion to animals. We will be a voice for the voiceless with our personal, handwritten, high-impact letters
 
New activists are encouraged to attend. You don’t need any experience in letter-writing. We’ll help you.
 
It's helpful if you can bring:
-pen and paper
-envelopes and stamps
-name of your State & Fed. legislators--find them at http://www.vote-smart.org/
 
We will be meeting at Bay Leaf Café, a charming, organic/vegan restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. They serve great vegan food as well as Maggie Mudd’s vegan ice cream and other vegan desserts. Check them out at: http://www.bayareaveg.org/ug/display.htm?id=17
 
Bay Leaf is located at 520 Ramona St. Palo Alto, CA 94301. 
Cross street is University.           Please RSVP at 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.htm?EID=979#979

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# East Bay people, come support the Big Tree in his campaign to join the Palo Alto City Council! October 1, 8 PM to 10 PM.
Please join me for a campaign party in Oakland on Saturday, October 1 at 8pm to learn more about my bid for a seat on the Palo Alto City Council.  The focus will be on fun (food, drink and merry-making), with minimal pontificating.  I’m mostly looking forward to reconnecting with East Bay and San Francisco friends. -Peter Drekmeier
The location for the festivities: 7600 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland. Get on 580 East, take the Edwards Avenue exit. Right on Edwards, Left on Greenly, Left on Circle Hill.
Please let us know if you can join the fun! Meet the candidate before he becomes a national figure!
Plant Trees endorses Peter Drekmeier, whom I met in 1989 as he was issues coordinator for Earthday 1990.

  
# Oct 1st Groove Garden http://www.thegroovegarden.com
2398 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax $15/8pm
 Ganga Giri joins us at the Groove Garden for a full-on
evening of didgeridoo-driven, percussively ripped
funky, pumpin house from Austrailia.
This may be his last stop before leaving the country
so join us for a juicy evening of dance madness and
community connectivity!
Naasko (interchill) makes a rare Bay Area appearance
in the chillspace to spin the signature sounds of lush
ambience that is putting the northwest on the
downtempo map. Also in the chillspace is Sound Spaces'
Ron Tofanelli who's sonic eardrops of organic elements
will lull you into "null" ubiety
Dragonfly wields a cache of new vinyl in machete-like
fashion to cut a swathe through new dance territory. A
cornocopia of funky, mad remixes awaits your body for
moves yet-to-be-discovered!
Ganga Giri - 4-piece live
Didgeridoo, percussion, bass, vocals, laptops
and... DJ Dragonfly  Naasko  Ron Tofanelli 


# SAT Oct 1 is the next Spin THIS!
A quirky, devious, eccentric, and twisted night for the FREAK in all of us! Music to soothe your DARK cravings.  A sublime melting pot of the best of the "alternative" sub-cultures.
 GUEST DJs: **Clare Large from the UK! http://intelligentaudio.net
http://www.globalsound.ca http://www.tek-djs.com
 **sindri (imputor, dim sum,lightrhythm)
 LIVE MUSICK: **Brain Damage (S.P.A.Z., IOT) http://www.spaz.org
Listen to a recent live set!- http://www.spaz.org/~ian/StudMaster1.mp3
 **Nezzy Idy (Katabatik) 'Experimental Darkwave'
http://www.myspace.com/nezzyidy BEWARE MySpace bought by FOX.
 VJs: **maxMIN (NeuroGenesix) TBA
 SIDESHOW ENTERTAINERS: **Nurse Glitch MORE TBA
 Sat Oct 1st and every 1st Sat Rawhide 280 7th st. @ Folsom SF
9-2, 21+ $3 b4 10, $7 after
Dress to celebrate your inner freak always strongly encouraged, never required.
http://www.dark-tekno.com/spinthis/
spinthis@dark-tekno.com
http://dark-tekno.tribe.net/ (join our tribe for up to minute details and special offers!)


#  Oct 1 Lorin @ Mesmerizing The Ultra Bassnectar Record Release
 The Do Lab  Los Angeles, http://www.bassnectar.net/schedule



# Oct 1,2 Castro Street Fair A celebration of ‘middle class’ gay lifestyles and commerce in the gay mecca.
1st weekend in October http://www.bagdadbythebay.com/guides/fairs.html 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.



Sun Oct 2

# 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 rsvp@eff.org, 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
 rsvp@eff.org 415-436-9333 x129
http://www.eff.org/eff15


# Truthsayers: A Cultural Marathon on the Crisis in the Gulf
 Sunday, October 2 5-8pm $20-$2000 Sliding Scale Donations
 
 From Bagdad to Baton Rouge, the U.S administration is responsible  
for untold death, destruction and military occupation. This event was  
put together as a spontaneous response to human suffering. It's an  
artist and activist-packed marathon to support grassroots efforts to  
rebuild New Orleans on principles of sustainability, economic,  
environmental and racial justice. Have you wanted to write a check  
for Katrina Relief, but you don't trust the Red Cross to get your  
money to the people? Do you want to know what is really happening  
from community activists on the ground? Come out and here from the  
truthsayers, bring your checkbook and give 'til it hurts! Funds will  
be split between Rebuild Green in New Orleans and the Vanguard  
Foundation's People's Hurricane Relief Fund-earmarked specifically  
for children.

Luisah Teish
Marga Gomez
Will Durst
Anne Galjour
Loco Bloco
Dance Brigade
Keith Hennessy
Matt Gonzalez
  Amara Tabor Smith
of Urban Bush Women
Maurice Campbell
Ross Mirkarimi
Beth Custer Ensemble
Molotov Mouths
Ahimsa Sumchai
  Medea Benjamin
Lines in Analog Sound
The Aux Cajunals
and
a Report from
Malik Rahim
of the
Green Party,
New Orleans
 
Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street (@ York) SF 415-647-2822
http://www.brava.org

PARKING:
Parking Available at San Francisco General Hospital, 23rd and San  
Bruno. From Brava Theater Center, continue on 24th Street to Potrero  
Avenue. Turn left on Potrero, and continue to 23rd Street. Turn right  
on 23rd, the garage will be on your right hand side between Utah and  
San Bruno.

DIRECTIONS:
 From BART:
Take BART to the 24th Street station.
Exit station and walk east down 24th street (15 min walk)
Click [ HERE ] to view a BART map.

 From 101 South (Marin):
Take 101 South to SF (Over Golden Gate Bridge)
Turn RIGHT onto VAN NESS AVE/ US-101.
Continue to follow VAN NESS AVE. (3.5 miles)
Turn LEFT onto 24TH ST.

 From 80 (East Bay):
Take 80 to SF (Over Bay Bridge)
I-80 W becomes US-101 S.
Take the CESAR CHAVEZ ST exit.
Bear Right on POTRERO AVE
Turn LEFT onto 24TH ST.

 From 101 North (Peninsula):
Take US-101 N toward SAN FRANCISCO.
Take the CESAR CHAVEZ ST/POTRERO AVENUE exit.
Bear Left on POTRERO AVE.
Turn LEFT onto 24TH ST.
 
http://www.brava.org



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 (hannahtai@hotmail.com).
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 http://www.KentuckyFriedCruelty.com 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. http://www.bayareaveg.org Thanks for all of your help!



Tue Oct 4

# Animal Law - Attorney Counseling Evening
  Tuesday, October 4 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Contra Costa County Bar Assoc
704 Main Street, Martinez

Get your legal questions answered simply, quickly, and at no charge!
Attorneys will either deliver a short presentation with a  Q & A 
session at the end of the event. The clinic is administered on a first
come, first serve basis. Please be sure to arrive early. If you have
questions about the clinic, contact Christine Morrissey at (925)
370-2548 or cmorrissey@cccba.org

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# WholeBody Wisdom EVENINGS at:                       
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th St, SF
(HELD EACH TUESDAY in SF from 7:45pm-10:00pm
All of these community events are for both Men & Women)
*       Sept. 27:   Erotic Redirection
*       Oct. 4:      Control & Surrender
*       Oct. 11:    WholeBodied Communication
*       Oct. 18:    Loving Your Shadow
*       Oct. 25:    WholeBodied Rejuvenation
*       Nov. 1:     Embracing the Feminine Storm
*       Nov. 8:     Storming the Masculine
*       Nov. 15:   Emotional Intimacy
For complete details and early registration discounts go to:
http://www.WholeBodyWisdom.com



Fri Oct 7

# BURNING MAN ON GALLERY WALLS
In addition, two exhibits of photos taken at Burning Man are coming up:
John Brennan Portraits
John has shot 10 years at Burning Man at the Free Photography Zone
SF Black & White Gallery
619 Post Street
SF CA 94109
Opening reception Oct. 7, 6-10 pm
http://www.johnbrennanphoto.com
Box People at Burning Man by Bill Tonnesen and John Romero Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 7160 Main Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 Opening Reception, Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Free with RSVPs to 480-968-7895
http://www.getoutaz.com/arts/box0520.shtml



# National Strategy Conference Refusing to Pay for War
October 7-9th, 2005. Brooklyn (NY) http://nwtrcc.org/meetings.htm
 Northern California War Tax Resistance http://www.nowartax.org


# October 7 - 9 Berkeley Juggling & Unicycle Festival
 King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Berkeley, CA
Not just for jugglers or unicyclists!!!  Hula Hoopers, Poi, Staff,
We would love to have some hoopers come out.  There will be poi, diablo, 
and hopefully a wide variety of other fun activities!
We would also love to have a hooping workshop and/or performer for our 
variety show on Saturday night.
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~juggle/festival

Festival Hours
	• 	Friday Open Juggling: 5pm to 9:30pm
	• 	Saturday Open Juggling: 10am to 9:30pm
	• 	Saturday Public Show: 7:30pm
	• 	Sunday Open Juggling: 10am to 4pm
	• 	Sunday Juggle-Games: early afternoon-ish

Public Show 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA
 7:30pm Sat Oct 8th $12  



Sat Oct 8

# GE Free Dance Party and Rally  2005-10-08 5:30 PM
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/2d4de85b-89a1-4b2f-b6be-407e4fff64e4

A dance party and campaign rally to benefit the GE Free Sonoma initiative campaign will rock the Sebastopol Community Center on Saturday, October 8. Organizers promise an evening of music, knowledge and community empowerment.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of music, laughs and noted speakers. Admission is $15, and only $10 for those who join the list of volunteers assisting with the GE Free campaign. All proceeds go to the campaign.

Performers are donating their energy and their time. The musical lineup includes Sol Horizon, Carnaval Spirit, DJ Dragonfly, and Patric Optimystic Music, with a special appearance by Swami Beyondananda. 

Samplings of gourmet food and coffee will fill the tables of the main hall, along with a beer and wine bar. Knowledge about Genetically Modified food and the GE Free Initiative will also be there in abundance. Speakers will include Larry Robinson, Mayor of Sebastopol; Patricia Dines, activist and author of The Organic Guide book series; and Betty Biodiesel. The startling documentary The Future of Food will show several times during the day.

The GE Free initiative, when passed, will set in place a 10-year moratorium on Genetically modified food crops. At this event, issues of crop contamination, seed integrity, health and the corporate control of food will be discussed. 

This is a dance party with a purpose, and it is sponsored by Harmony Festival, Green Mary, North Bay EcoFest, Daily Acts, and Archer Audio.

Sebastopol Community Center is located at 390 Morris St
101 North to Santa Rosa, West on 12 to Sebastopol. 
North on Morris (1st Light as you enter Sebastapol.
For more information or to make a donation, visit
http://www.gefreesonoma.org  or call (707) 823-4410. To volunteer for the campaign, email mary@green-mary.com or call Mary at (707) 548-7582.


# Party for a great cause! You are invited to a benefit for
 People's Grocery at Mariposa Grove Saturday, October 8th
4pm – 12am 828 59th Street, Oakland Admission $2-20
 
Let us tempt your senses
and entertain your spirit...
Food & Drink ($)
Children's Activities 4-8pm
Live Performances including:
Music, Fire, Theater, Dance...
Live & Silent Auction ($)
DJ
 
People's Grocery is a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the food needs of the residents of West Oakland by building a local food system and local economy.
Loaded with fresh produce, staple goods, and healthy snacks, the People's Grocery Mobile Market is a truck converted into a grocery store on wheels that travels through West Oakland selling food. People's Grocery staff, volunteers and school groups maintain urban gardens. Food produced at these gardens is harvested for sale on the Mobile Market and is also foraged by neighbors and school children.
http://www.peoplesgrocery.org
 
Mariposa Grove is an arts- and activism-based affordable co-housing community.
http://www.healthyarts.com/mariposagrove
 
For more information about the benefit party, please email: fire at healthyarts dot com



Sun Oct 9

# Sun Oct 9 decompression 650 Indiana @ Mariposa, Block Party. 
http://burningman.com


# DECOMPRESSION PARTY ANYONE? SF Decompression 2005
 Sun Oct 9 NOON Indiana St Between Mariposa and 21st
Main Entrance: 19th and Minnesota: SE of 280 / Mariposa
 http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/decompression/decom2005.html


# Burning Man Presents: The SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE!
SUNDAY, October 9th,
STARTS AT NOON - SHARP!!! (Hint: Be sure to come early this year! Great art and performances early and only those who come early will get passes to enter Cocomo after 9:30pm!)
on INDIANA STREET (bet. Mariposa and 21st in SF)

Main Entrance: 19th and Minnesota   -   Shine or Rain
$10 in Black Rock City attire; $20 street wear
All ages outdoors (kids under 12 free); 21+ inside Cocomo
Esprit Park closes and outdoor sound ends 10pm (Please no drumming either!)
Cocomo closes 1:30am
PLEASE take public transit/carpool/bike or park on 3rd St. or SBC Park;
Respect the neighbors; don't litter or park in driveways.
LEAVE NO TRACE! and leave surrounding blocks QUIETLY end of night.
21+ to drink with I.D.

Welcome back! This is your invitation to decompress with playa artists, theme camps and performers from the Conscious, Subconscious and the Unconscious at our 6th Anniversary Heat The Street F(a)IRE!

Join us AT NOON SHARP! for a full day of MIND-boggling art and art cars; interactive theme camps; a full range of live music, cabaret, circus, puppetry, dance, DJs, and theatrical performances; processions; and other Burning Man 2005 PSYCHE theme art. The festivities will be spread over four blocks, an art park, 3 stages, an indoor club with patio and multimedia wall of new Burning Man imagery! Bring interactive games and food for a BYO picnic in the park. Bring your art, theme camp and Burning Man videos/imagery. Express yourself and dress your playa best! We will be creating "Black Top City" with all manner of PSYCHE pARTicipation, including and especially YOU!

Invitation graphic and details here: http://www.burningman.com

http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/decompression/decom2005.html



# 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.
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STATUS ON MOHSEN HOURMANESH, D.E.D.
Citizenship or Deportation

Several SF Tesla Society officers joined other supporters of
Mohsen
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.
citizenship.

 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
http://www.sftesla.org  and
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sfteslasociety


# Astral Travel and Dreams: A Free 9-Week Course 
 Explore the world of dreams, lucid dreaming, dream symbols, astral projection, OBEs, the astral plane and learn techniques for relaxation, concentration, visualization, dream recall and awareness in this practical course. 
- Understand your dreams and why you have them. 
- Find out what the Astral plane is. 
- Learn how to Astral project and have out-of-the-body experiences. 
- Experience lucid dreaming. 
- Navigate your way around the Astral plane once you get there. 
- Learn how to protect yourself from negative influences while traveling. 
- Discover the workings of the subconscious mind. 
- Explore a whole new avenue of life. 
- Includes a reference dream guide to interpret the meaning of dreams. 
 10/12/2005, 7:30pm-8:30pm   Berkeley, CA 94704 
 (First week the class meets on Wednesday 10/12, then from week two till the end of the course the class meets on Mondays 7:30-8:30pm) 
 For info & bookings call: 510-652-1583 or email: bayarea at gnosticweb.com 
 Courses are also offered online at: 
http://www.gnosticweb.com 
 Other courses offered at Gnosticweb: 
Searching Within 
Journey to Enlightenment 
Advanced Investigation 
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/listing/Astral-Travel-and-Dreams-A-Free-9-Week-Course/san-francisco-ca/e3d2fbcb-53ef-4f44-bd93-bc76f25427d8


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


# 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 steve@objector.org
http://www.objector.org/gitraining.html
 The training will provide an overview of all the discharges, AWOL practices and regulations, and  legal and ethical issues in hotline counseling.


# ** 3RD ANNUAL L.A. BURNING MAN DECOMPRESSION STREET FAIRE!! ** Sat. Oct. 15th
http://www.la-burningman.com/
http://www.la-burningman.com/decom-05.htm
The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Street Faire is upon us!
Mark your calendars SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight
$10. w/ Playa Wear or Playa Dust
$15. without
This is the 3rd annual L.A. Decom, taking place at the same location as the last two fabulous Decoms, in downtown L.A. in the Artists District. Three city blocks of Playa Pavement all to ourselves (and anyone else who might want a taste of what we're about)!
The main gate will be located in front of Little Pedro's Blue Bongo Cafe, which is located at:
901 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4007
The event continues down the block from there to Santa Fe Street, then one block to the left to Banning Street as well as one long block to the right under the bridge down to 2nd Street. That's a lot of street space to participate in the ways we like to. Here's a map (the star marks the entrance gate):
http://tinyurl.com/9dphm
 


Mon Oct 17 Full Moon


# Third Friday's Art Reception Fri Oct 21 5-8pm FREE door closes 7:30 pm
 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of Tim Gaskin'sWork

"My work is a statement on how artists and advertising brands become  
icons."

On Friday, October 21, 2005, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the  
monthly Third Friday's Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room  
282. This month's featured artist is Tim Gaskin.

Tim Gaskin is a third-generation San Franciscan, pop artist, and  
television and print journalist. He has been influenced by left-coast  
politics, the sexual revolution, television, magazines, fashion, the  
HIV/AIDS pandemic, local art, and dance music. Gaskin uses his art to  
transform and enhance the environment of others. His work has been  
called "inspired pop art, each seeking the balance of nature and flow  
of energy with just the right mix." His Superstar Collection includes  
strikingly vibrant Warhol-esque portraits of contemporary pop-culture  
icons. Gaskin is also the producer and host of Comcast's first LGBT  
show OUT Spoken.

 City Hall, Room 282 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place SF Polk @ Grove



# 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)
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Art at the Dump with Sirron Norris and Nomi Talisman
 Fri Oct 21 5pm-9pm and Sat Oct 22 1pm-5pm free
SF R&D Artist in Residence Program
503 Tunnel Ave San Francisco 415 330 1415
http://www.norcalwaste.com


# Oct 21-23 Spirit of Fairfax! 
http://spiritoffairfax.voiceofdance.com


# Coop America Green Business Conference Ramada Hotel, SF, Nov. 1-4
http://greenfestivals.com   http://www.coopamerica.org/cabn/conference


# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford


# Nov. 5-6 http://greenfestivals.com 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
http://www.eugenepermacultureguild.org  --  Eugene, Oregon -- 
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11
http://www.communitysolution.org -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25
http://www.greenfestivals.org - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6
http://www.energybulletin.net/8424.html -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26
http://www.petrocollapse.org -- New York City -- October 5
http://aspo-usa.com/fall2005/index.cfm -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/PeakOilBulletin.shtml 
and http://www.postcarbon.org   http://peakoil.net   http://oilempire.us


# Surgical Tools & Techniques Sat Nov 12 10am-4pm
Included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium
Forget those medical shows on TV. Get the true scoop on surgical  
tools and techniques from members of the Association of Operating  
Room Nurses (AORN). (Their fascinating demonstrations will be  
performed without the use of real patients.) Try your hand at a  
"seedectomy," where you'll have a chance to use keyhole instruments  
to remove a seed from a pumpkin. These demonstrations will take place  
at the Exploratorium and are free with museum admission.
   AORN's mision is to support registered nurses and achieve optimal  
outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive  
procedures.
 Exploratorium 3601 Lyon St. San Francisco (415) 563-7337
http://www.exploratorium.edu


# Nov 12 Laughing Squid 10th Anniv. Party
It's November 12th in SF. Here's the blog post: http://laughingsquid.com/2005/09/19/laughing-squid-10th-anniversary-party/
 Laughing Squid   http://laughingsquid.com


# Close the SOA! Nov.18-20, 2005 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia
http://www.soaw.org  School of the Americas Watch
Shut Down the School of the Americas Watch
http://www.ENOUGHisENOUGH.de.vu


Thur Dec 1 New Moon


Thur Dec 15 Full Moon and Bill of Rights Day


Shame Utah for Assault on Dance Community

Dear reader,

Are you a terrorist?

If you're dancing in Utah, the police might treat you like one.

In the latest escalation of the failed war on drugs, 90 law enforcement officers armed with assault weapons, attack dogs and helicopters raided a peaceful and legal dance party on private land outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Law-abiding citizens were intimidated and harassed. Some people were beaten. The constitution was trampled.

Please watch these harrowing video clips taken during the raid.
http://www.drugpolicy.org/communities/raveact/utah.cfm     or
http://drugpolicy.jointventuresystems.com/UtahRaid2005.mov

And then take action.

Make your voice heard. 
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=27658&MS=UtahRave-083105-aa

Take Action Now.
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3087026&l=104259

Learn More
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3087026&l=104260
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