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http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar
http://humanisthall.net/Cal-October-Activist.html 390 27th St Oakland
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html Marin Peace and Justice Center
http://peaceandjustice.org Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
 
Tuesday January 10th http://indybay.org/
 6:00pm SF: Preview Screening of "Negroes with Guns"

Wednesday January 11th http://indybay.org/
 7:00pm Oakland: Benefit for the SHAC 7
 7:00pm SF: Monthly Meeting of SF Oil Awareness/Post Carbon Group

Local ACLU chapters Nationwide
Go See for YOURSELF; Learn & Enjoy Yourself:
http://aclu.org/affiliates/index.html

Southern California ACLU Local Groups
Find a group near YOU:
http://www.aclu-sc.org/Action/Chapters


Free seminars at U.C. Berkeley, Calif., U.S.A.  Center for Social Justice   (or, what's wrong with 'education')
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/csj/calendar/spring2005.html


food

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/04/dining/04well.html
Eating Well In Oregon, Thinking Local


How the MNC's worldwide are opposing ayurveda - Pioneer Report.
Herbal trade leaps, so do MNC ploys
http://www.dailypioneer.com/indexn12.asp?main_variable=front%5Fpage&file_name=story2%2Etxt&counter_img=2


GM soya increases fetal mortality rate six-fold in rats
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article337253.ece



health

Senate Moves Towards Forced Vaccinations, Vaccine Damage Immunity for Drug Companies
CONGRESS SET TO PASS LAW ELIMINATING LIABILITY FOR VACCINE INJURIES 
http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/vaccines_law_elim_liability_vaccine_injuries.htm



Peak Oil Interview - Richard Heinberg (2/2) Ashan Files
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1794028.php
resources:
http://peakoil.net
http://postcarbon.org
http://oilcrisis.com
http://oilempire.us


 
eco

Booming population 'threat to climate change fight'
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article336849.ece


Read and watch//SEE H.A.A.R.P. IN ACTION --laugh and cry
http://www.weatherwars.info/dec1005.html


NASA - Electric Hurricanes 1/9/06
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/09jan_electrichurricanes.htm?list65993


Artists wanted to help preserve the Albany Bulb
http://www.networkgirl.com/albany911.html 
 WE NEED TO HAVE A FLYER MADE! CARTOON ARTISTS ETC. PLEASE CONTACT US... 
 Also:  The park must stay active with new art, existing art needs people to restore it, people need to know about the park, we need to stay organized AND MUCH MORE! Here is a long list of steps that can make a difference... 
http://www.networkgirl.com/albany/steps.html 


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THIS CRIMINAL IS CURRENTLY LOGGING OLDGROWTH IN NANNING CREEK!
Charles Hurwitz / Maxxam acquired Pacific Lumber CO through hostile 
takeover with junkbonds w/ partners
Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky
(Hurwitz should join them in jail).
Hurwitz then Clearcut Oldgrowth Redwoods and almost cut Headwaters.
http://jailhurwitz.com
http://judibari.org
http://headwaterspreserve.org
http://bach.org Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
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DeLay Blocked Federal Investigation of Hurwitz!
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_010806Y.shtml
DeLay and two others helped put the brakes on a federal probe of a 
businessman. Evidence was published in the Congressional Record.


DeLay Blocked Federal Investigation of Hurwitz!
<http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-banker8jan08,1,3639247.story>
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-banker8jan08,1,3639247.story



Peak Oil and the End of Empire
http://www.opednews.com


found at http://www.fcnp.com/544/peakoil.htm


http://www.climatewire.org   Climate Action NOW!


Stopping NAIS......
For those who don't know, N.A.I.S. is the USDA's new program, National
Animal Identification System. By 2008, all livestock must be chipped,
and GPS coordinates registered with the government for any location
housing animals. This means anyone raising chickens in their backyard
will be in a federal database. In addition, owners will be required to
report deaths births, sales, and movements of all stock within 24
hours, or face penalties.
An organization has been formed to fight this intrusive legislation.
You can find more information, including links to gov websites, at
http://www.stopanimalid.org


Concentration Camps Set Up?
The RED List is for pick-up and execution before 
any unobtrusive preparations for martial law are initiated. The BLUE List is 
also for execution, but at a later date 'within six weeks of martial law 
declaration. There are no 're-education' plans for either category', just 
execution. 
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1794703.php


The Quiet Death of Freedom?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010506L.shtml


Instant Runoff Voting: (Ranked Choice Voting)
http://TryIRV.us
 
 
Bush Family Values Photo Album
http://www.hereinreality.com/familyvalues.html


There is Nothing to Fear but Cheney Himself
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=klLWJcP7H&b=699965&ct=1760371&printmode=1


Homeland Security  opening private mail Retired professor confused, angered when
msnbc.com


80% of dead Marines would have survived with extra body armor!!!
nytimes.com


11 US Troops Killed in One Day in Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010606I.shtml


Lilly knew about Prozac-induced suicidality
http://ethics.ucsd.edu/seminars/2004/february.htm


http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010606Q.shtml
The Opposite of Good Is Apathy     By Cindy Sheehan 


Censure motion introduced in House over Iraq, torture
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/subscribe.htm


Rollback to 1214 AD  /  Repealing the Magna Carta 
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=4719


Petition for 911 Treason Independent Prosecutor Act
http://johnmccarthy90066.tripod.com/id135.html


Video (FOX): Israel Spying On Us? Had Pre-knowledge of 911?
This is more digestible than my previous post full of numerous links. FOX News, no less!
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7545.htm


haiku about Bush - short summaries of their crimes - complex made simple
http://www.oilempire.us/haiku.html


Did the Bush Administration Lie to Congress and the 9/11 Commission?:
9/11: Missing Black Boxes in World Trade Center Attacks Found by  
Firefighters, Analyzed by NTSB, Concealed by FBI
http://www.counterpunch.com/lindorff12202005.html


Scientist Says 911 Story Impossible
Yesterday, (Wed. Jan. 4) Guns & Butter rebroadcast their Sept. 28, 2005 interview with Jim Hoffman, a research scientist and software engineer, who says it's perfectly obvious the WTC towers were collapsed by controlled demolition. He gives a detailed scientific analysis. Very convincing, I think, for those who still need convincing. Many know him from 
http://www.wtc7.net      Kathleen
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=12003&page=1&type=


Innovative New 9/11 Truth Campaign Now Online! (Pass it On !)
http://3c.911truth.org


Coming American Holocaust?
Death Camps And Pick-Up Lists Ready?
http://www.wtpconstitutionalactivism.org


China signals switch in reserves away from dollar
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f39fa8e4-7e25-11da-8ef9-0000779e2340.html
China indicated on Thursday it could begin to diversify its rapidly growing foreign exchange reserves away from the US dollar and government bonds – a potential shift with significant implications for global financial and commodity markets.


Dollar Imperialism
All about money between countries and the coming World war lll between everybody - A lot of information.
Address:http://www.new-enlightenment.com/dollar_imperialism.htm


 4-Year-Old Boy on Government 'No-Fly' List


Author James Moore ("Bush's Brain" Author) on "No Watch Fly List" for past year
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/1/5/85158/32663


King George:  It is slowly becoming clear that the Bush  administration's real goal is absolute power.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/01/05/engelhardt/print.html

 
Mushroom Clouds On The Horizon
For the first time since WWII the possibility exists that the United States will launch a nuclear attack against another country.
 http://robwire.com/?q=node/857 


Rabbi Goldstein on Jews Against Zionism
http://www.inminds.co.uk/rabbi-goldstein-judasim-and-zionism.html


Lock them up to die - prison bird flu plan (New Zealand)

 


MY SPACE / MURDOCK SPACE  
 Now that they are owned by FOX, 
 Myspace is censoring videos not affiliated with FOX 
 Anytime I post videos in comments or even just on my Myspace page the links come up as broken. Even if I just write a company such as revver.com (which is an amazing video hosting site- www.revver.com) it comes back blank or with a broken link!! Myspace is censoring any media that is not affiliated with MyspaceFOX. Write Myspace and tell them you want your video and music files back and that they have sold out to a corporate monster. 
http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/com/122893068.html        Please Repost

 


#  MacWorld , Moscone Center  3rd/4th St @ Howard, SF
Jan 9-13 2006 http://macworldexpo.com/live/20

Free tickets are available by going to 
http://www.macworldexpo.com and using "Priority Code N0102".  Basically, you
enter this code during all the questions, and the final page where
you select a package, the exhibits pass will be free.
Print it out and take it with you.



Tue Jan 10

# The civil rights movement wasn't always non-violent
Preview screening of the film

"Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power"

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 6 - 7:30pm
Koret Auditorium, SF's Main Library, Lower Level - San Francisco
Grove St @ Market / 8th St. (2 blocks east of City Hall)

The film will also be shown on 'Independent Lens' on PBS on  
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 10 p.m. Check  pbs.org/ 
independentlens for local viewing times.

http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0178

http://www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/negroeswithguns

Don Fisher, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Gap Inc., is a major
fundraiser for and donor to Arnold Schwarzenegger, he led the campaign
against a living wage in San Francisco, he tried to bust the longshoremen's
union in Oakland, he has succeeded in privatizing and corporatizing public
institutions, including a television station (KQED in San Francisco),
grammar schools (he was a major contributor to the SEC-scandal-ridden Edison
Schools Inc, whose pilot project failed in San Francisco), and a national
park (the Presidio in SF); Gap Inc and 51 other SF-based corporations
coerced the City of San Francisco into reducing their taxes by about 5/6;
yet Fisher gladly accepted a sweetheart deal for $85 Million in public
subsidies for the building of Gap Headquarters in SF; he used the profits he
made off the backs of sweatshop laborers to buy 235,000 acres of redwood
forestland, which he is destroying with clearcutting, overlogging, and
pesticide abuse, extinguishing endangered coho, murrelets, and spotted owls,
among other species.

http://gapsucks.org


# Tue, Jan 10, 2006      6:00 pm
Net Tuesday: Remixing the Web for Social Change
Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma St. @ 2nd St, Between Mission and Howard, SF

 Join nonprofit and web innovators who are remixing the web for social change at NetSquared's (www.netsquared.org) Net Tuesday event on January 10th at the Varnish Gallery in downtown San Francisco. This is mainly an event to mix, mingle and socialize, but we'll also have a few presenters:

 Jason Schultz, Electric Frontier Foundation's staff attorney will say a few words about EFF's work defending our freedom in the digital world (www.eff.org), and Myles Weissleder (www.meetup.com), VP of Public Affairs from Meetup will share some new ways Meetup is connecting folks. 

 See who's coming to Net Tuesday and let us know you'll be there at http://upcoming.org/event/47159/
 http://www.varnishfineart.com
Britt Bravo Big Vision Career & Project Consulting (510) 757-9684
 http://www.brittbravo.com
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
 
  
# EFF & Meetup @ Net Tue Jan 10 6pm - 9pm FREE
 
On January 10th, join Bay Area web innovators and social change  
agents for casual conversation + drinks at Net Tuesday!

Jason Schultz, Electronic Frontier Foundation's (http://www.eff.org)  
staff attorney will talk about EFF's work defending our freedom in  
the digital world. Myles Weissleder, VP of Public Affairs from Meetup  
(http://www.meetup.com) will share some new ways Meetup is connecting  
folks.

Doors open at 6pm @ Varnish Art Gallery Wine Bar 77 Natoma St, San  
Francisco. Let us know you'll be there at http://upcoming.org/event/ 
47159/

Net Tuesdays are held on the second Tuesday of every month, and are  
part of TechSoup's NetSquared project. Email net2@techsoup.org or  
visit the NetSquared website at http://www.netsquared.org for more  
details on how to join the movement to remix the web for social change.
 
Varnish Art Gallery & Wine Bar
77 Natoma Street
San Francisco
415-622-6131
http://www.varnishfineart.com

http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=77+Natoma+St,+San+Francisco,+CA

http://www.netsquared.org    net2@techsoup.org


# Professor Richard Heinberg: "Peak Oil: The Challenge and Opportunity 
of Petroleum's Waning Days", Eugene Hilton, Jan. 10, 7PM
Submitted by Sundog on Tue, 2005-12-06 10:36.
Start: 2006-01-10 19:00
End: 2006-01-10 21:30
Timezone: US/Pacific
Join us Tuesday Jan. 10 at 7PM, in Playwright's Hall, Eugene Hilton, 
66 E. 6th Ave., Eugene OR., for an informative presentation with Q 
and A follow-up by Professor Richard Heinberg
http://www.museletter.com/Richard-Heinberg.html Introduction by 
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy. He's the author of "Power Down: Options 
and Actions for a Post-Carbon World", and "The Party's Over; Oil, 
War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies". An internationally-known 
author and lecturer on the topic of Peak Oil & socio-economic 
collapse, and it's potential solutions.

Peak Oil: The Challenge and Opportunity of Petroleum's Waning Days

Cheap oil is now a thing of the past. As a result, the world is 
entering a new era of shrinking energy resources and heightened 
competition for remaining supplies. Heinberg, widely regarded as 
America's foremost Peak Oil educator, will discuss the most recent 
evidence regarding the timing of the global production peak, its 
likely consequences, and what can be done at both the international 
and local levels to prepare for the event and mitigate the impacts.

Co-sponsored by Eugene's EWEB utility and our public transit service, 
LTD. $5 at the door. Limited seating available for low-income and 
students. A fundraiser for the Eugene Permaculture Guild.

Use of public transit, bicycles, walking(and carpooling)
encouraged.


# What are Green Tags -- and why would I want to buy one ?

With "green tags," you can encourage the growth of renewable energy systems and slow global climate change. Come to an evening program at Acterra, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from 7 to 9 pm to hear about several ways you can purchase "green tags."

 Green certificates - sometimes called "green tags," "renewable energy certificates," or "tradable energy certificates" - are sold by operators of wind farms and other clean energy generators, based upon how much energy they produce. 

 Debbie Mytels, Associate Director at Acterra, will describe the organization's new Cool It! campaign with a website that calculates your carbon emissions and shows how little it will cost to buy green tags. Tom Arnold of TerraPass will talk about his new business to offset automobile emissions, while a representative of Drive Neutral will explain that company's green tag program, too.

 Bring your electricity bill or car mileage information and try out the carbon calculator to see how much CO2 you produce. You can then decide to buy green tags based upon the amount of carbon dioxide you create by driving a car, using electricity, flying in airplanes -- or all these. By purchasing green tags, you can support the growth of clean energy and reduce global climate change. 

 Of course buying a green tag doesn't actually eliminate the CO2 produced by your car. Instead, it's a way to responsibly reduce your environmental impact by paying for clean energy production elsewhere. 

 Buying green tags to match your energy usage is rather like buying organic strawberries. You may not be able to see a difference, but you know they are healthier for you, for farmworkers and for the planet - and you are willing to pay a little extra for this value. Green tags add a little to the cost of your energy bill, and they increase the number of "green" electrons flowing through our electricity grid.

 Moreover, the less fossil fuel you use, the less you need to pay for a green tag to offset your CO2 emissions!
 Come learn about these approaches to support renewable energy and how they fit in with "cap and trade" programs now operating in countries that are moving towards Kyoto compliance.

http://acterra.org



Wed Jan 11

# Wed Jan 11 7pm The monthly meeting of the SF Oil Awareness group will be Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 65 9th St between Market and Mission in he American Friends' Service Committee meeting space. In addition to the regular business agenda, socializing, etc., there will be an update from the SF Supervisors' committee on their January 6 meeting with Cal Broomhead, and a special presentation by Marc Geller.

Marc is a representative of Plug-In America http://www.pluginamerica.com  - He'll be speaking about the relationship of PV - EV (Photovoltaics and electric vehicles), both of which are related to a personal decreased energy footprint.


# Burning Man SF Events Planning Meeting - January 11th

Want to get involved and help shape Burning Man special events in SF this 
year? Have ideas for community gatherings you'd like to see or help with?

Then join us at Burning  Man HQ January 11th, 7-9pm for a Special Events Team
mixer, brainstorming session and our first planning meeting of the year. 

We did this last year and generated a great list of ideas we will revisit
and expand upon. We are seeking possible venues for a Fire Art Exhibition
and reinvented Flambe Lounges. And we are looking for solid volunteers to 
add to our amazing team! Could that be you?!

Burning Man HQ
1900 3rd St - 2nd floor
7-9pm
Bring snacks and a silly thinking cap!

Please RSVP, so we know how many to expect!

AGENDA:

- Mission of team
- What we have tentatively planned for 2006
- Revisit ideas from last year and brainstorm about new kinds of gatherings
- Specific team needs, open discussion and mixer, as time permits

If you have ideas or suggested venues, but cannot come in person, e-mail me 
at flambelounge burningman com and I'll add them to the  discussion list. If
you would like to be added to our special event volunteer announce list,
e-mail flambelounge burningman com and say so.

Happy New Year! And thanks for keeping the fires burning all year long!

http://burningman.com


# Wed Jan 11 6-9pm 
The Coalition to Bring Black Rock City Sensibilities Home, Nocturnum
Productions, and Early Party Events present: 
BE NICE! 
A FREE event every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 11pm. 
This club is our answer to wanting a place to go to that started early,
served food, was free to get in, has a quiet atmosphere so it's easy to
talk to people, and has the vibe that you get when you interact with people
in the early days of Black Rock City. We could not find one, so we started
one! 
We had a great turnout last month and people were begging for more. So we
are keeping it going for an additional hour from now on to let the
latecomers mingle too. 
So if you don't go out much anymore because clubs start so late and you
don't like having to shout over the music, this is for you! Come out and
meet people in a Parisian art-deco style nightclub where you can enjoy food
from appetizers to dinner if you like, fresh drinks and ambient music --
quiet enough to talk over. A relaxed atmosphere, you can interact, or just
come on out to have a drink after work and groove on the vibe. 
21 and over, no cover. 
It's at Catalyst Cocktails, 312 Harriet (@ Bryant between 6th & 7th streets). 
More information to be had at http://www.BeNiceParty.com 


# 1/11: New Orleans anti-eviction organizer speaks (oakland north / temescal)
 Hear how one of America's biggest land grabs in modern times is being resisted in New Orleans. Jeremy Prickett of Labor's Militant Voice and currently lead coordinator for eviction defense for Common Ground will speak. Wednesday January 11th 6.30pm at Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave (near Alcatraz), North Oakland. FREE 
 check out Jeremy's blog at 
http://bringdownbush.org or at http://laborsmilitantvoice.com
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/124064065.html


# Wed., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. (at Broadway), Oakland.
Love SHAC: Animal rights' champions in trouble

By Hiya Swanhuyser http://SFWeekly.com

It all depends on whom you believe: Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty or the FBI. The citizen group in question is a bunch of radical animal rights' activists who strongly object to the work done at Huntingdon Life Sciences, an animal testing lab in New Jersey that uses vivisection and other harsh practices. For some of its actions, SHAC USA was punished via indictment under the Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and its has become an interesting case with which to test yourself. Who should back off? If your answer is "The Man," check out the "SHAC 7 Benefit," which features screenings of videotape made inside the company's labs, a presentation by SHAC-er Jake Conroy, and desserts — vegan, of course. Wed., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. (at Broadway), Oakland.

Link: http://listings.sfweekly.com/gyrobase/Events/Results
[From: christine@eastbayanimaladvocates.org]

To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email   to:
 baarn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baarn 


# 1/11: Animal Liberation: History in the Making (oakland downtown)
Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm 

 Film Series on Animal Agony 

 Humanist Hall 
 390 27th Street 
 midtown Oakland 
 between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill 
 parking next door off both 27th and 28th Streets 
 HumanistHall@Yahoo.com 
http://www.HumanistHall.net 

 ANIMAL LIBERATION: HISTORY IN THE MAKING 

 Presented by Christine Morrissey 
 Animal Rights Advocates: 925-487-4419 
http://www. www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org 

 This film documents the actions of the Animal Liberation Movement worldwide. From the classic scenes of the first ALF raids on British laboratories and factory farms; to the legendary voyages of the Sea Shepherd fleet, ramming ships on the high seas to shut down illegal whaling and sealing operations; to the ELF, dedicated to taking the profit motive out of environmental destruction by causing economic damage to businesses; to activists of the ALF using non-violent direct action in the defense of non-human life. 
http://www.rootsofcompassion.org 

 Jake Conroy of the SHAC 7 will make a special appearance and presentation. Refreshments this evening will be sponsored by Compassionate Cooks and Vegan Lust and will include vegan desserts, wine, and cider.  http://www.compassionatecooks.org and  http://www.veganlust.com 

 Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House. 

 The films are FREE but $5-$25 donations are accepted. 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/118566484.html


# Vegetarian Greek Dinner Wed Jan 11 7PM
 Meet Santa Cruz, California vegetarians and enjoy food and conversation! Our meetups are Fun social events. The vegetarian-curious are welcome! 
When I called this Greek restaurant, they told me that Greeks think they invented vegetarianism! They have a large selection of vegetarian items and can accommodate vegans as well. They have vegan soups every Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Vasilis Greek Taverna  1501A Mission St.  Santa Cruz , CA 95060 
(831) 458-9808  Event fee:  $1.00 + meal/tax/tip 
 Main RSVP list:  http://vegetarian.meetup.com/13


# Wed, Jan 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Medicine for a Healthy Planet 
Elephant Pharmacy 909 Grand Ave @ 2nd St. San Rafael
An introduction to Ecological Medicine from an individual, local, and world view. Learn about sustainable medicine, and explore the interrelationship between our healing practices and the global environment.
 Cost: Free. All are welcome.  (415) 462-6000
http://www.elephantpharmacy.com
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Wed Jan 11 The Monthly FACE-2-FACE Meeting of the illustrious and infamous SF 
CACOPHONY SOCIETY features no-host suds & burgers and lots of lively 
political, social, & sexual discussion & innuendo, and the planning 
of public pranks...not to mention a million laughs and the chance to 
meet guys (and gals) and make new friends; FREE; 830-1030pm; at 
Zeitgeist at Duboce @ Valencia in SF; http://www.Cacophony.org
  

# The Crucible's Fire Opera "The Seven Deadly Sins"
January 11th to 14th, 2006
Show: 8:30-10PM EACH EVENING
GENERAL ADMISSION ($25) reserved seating($50) VIP FINALE ($100)
 
The Crucible celebrates its 7th Anniversary with another sizzling Fire
Opera,The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt BrechtJanuary 11-
January 14, 2006

Fire Opera?
A unique fusion of Opera and Fire Arts featuring artists from San
Francisco Opera and a 30 piece orchestra from The Oakland East Bay
Symphony. The Opera traces Anna, the heroine's journey through seven
American cities - the seven sins, and her struggles to reconcile her
materialistic social existence with her quintessential inner artist.
Much like "Dido & Aeneas," The Crucible's first Fire Opera in Jan 2004
that was an enormous success, "The Seven Deadly Sins," promises to
exceed all expectations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to
experience a sensuous, fiery, and provocative production that will lead
you to thinkhellip Opera will never be the same!

Directed by Roy Rallo of San Francisco Opera, Designed & Produced by
Michael Sturtz of The Crucible,Conducted by Sara Jobin of San Francisco
Opera,  with Singers Catherine Cook, Eugene Brancoveanu, Kevin
Courtemanche, Joe Meyers, and Jere TorkelsenPerformers Xeno, Harlem
Shake Burlesque, As Is Brass Band, Ed Holmes,Tom Sepe, Lee Kobus
Sculptures by The Flaming Lotus Girls, Justin Gray, Orion Fredricks, &
Vance Cearley of THERM,  The Sun Brothers , Jeremy Lutes, and Crucible
students.
Where could you attempt this phenomenal feat of setting Opera
ablaze?This sensational production involving live hot metal work, fire
arts, intricate sets, elaborate stage mechanics, aerialists & fire
performers will be staged in the industrial vastness of The Crucible's
56,000 square foot studio. The Crucible, is located at 1260 7th Street,
Oakland, CA 94608
 
THE CRUCIBLE 1260 7th st Oakland 510-444-0919
http://www.thecrucible.org/opera



Thu Jan 12

# Thu Jan 12 5:30 PM Urbis Artium Gallery presents Private Transits
 Jan.12 through Feb. 24, 2006. “Private Transits” - Video, Sound and Mixed-Media Installations by Nate Pagel and Randall Heath. Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Urbis Artium Gallery. 49 Geary St., 
Ste. 202, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 369-9404  
http://www.urbis-artium.com        FREE


# GIMME SHELTER
PRIVATE PARTIES in PUBLIC PLACES for a CAUSE
Dear Friend,
       This is my yearly personal event. You know you have clothing in your closet you have been meaning to donate but don't know where to go or have just not gotten around to it. We will have receipts for tax deductions.
 
Please forward this invite to all your friends. 
Steven Sodokoff

 Cordially invites you to

GIMME SHELTER's
15th Annual Clothing Drive
"Drop Your Drawers"

Tiernan's Restaurant & Irish Pub

 685 Beach Street @ Hyde Street
 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
http://www.tiernans.com/ <http://www.tiernans.com/> 
 (415) 673-9700

Thursday, January 12, 2006
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Live Entertainment
Milagro
Latin
http://www.chameleonmusic.com/ <http://www.chameleonmusic.com/> 
Rolando Morales
Jazz Guitar
http://www.rolandomorales.com <http://www.rolandomorales.com> 
http://www.oyeproductions.com/bio/rolando_m3.html <http://www.oyeproductions.com/bio/rolando_m3.html> 
Iari Melchor
Funk & Soul
http://www.iarimusic.com <http://www.iarimusic.com> 
http://www.myspace.com/iari <http://www.myspace.com/iari> 

 No Host Bar or Dinner
 Dress is Urban Cocktail Chic

Admission: $20 at the Door
AND
 Important: Please Bring a Donation of Clothing
Toiletries, Warm Coats, Sweaters, Socks,
 Underwear and/or Men's Shoes

DIRECTIONS:
http://tinyurl.com/947hw <http://tinyurl.com/947hw> 
http://tinyurl.com/a4ypt <http://tinyurl.com/a4ypt> 

 Clothing Donated to St. Anthony Foundation


# Thu Jan 12 7pm United For Peace and Justice UPJ-Bay Area meeting on
Thursday,  January 12 at 7:00 PM (AFSC, 65 Ninth St in SF).


# Thu, Jan 12 7:00 pm Bush Step Down! An Evening of Conscience
Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Oakland

 Speakers and performances including: Global Exchange founder Medea Benjamin, Comedian Will Durst, Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, CA State Assemblyman Mark Leno, Poet Laureate Devorah Major and World Can’t Wait Sunsara Taylor.

 $10-20/DR, student and group rates available.
 World Can’t Wait 415-864-5153
http://www.worldcantwait.org Grand Lake Theater  510- 465-7586
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?


#  January SFlickr Meet  Thursday, January 12, 2006  (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
  Tags flickr  sflickr 
 Café Abir  1300 Fulton Street (Google Maps,  Yahoo! Maps)
 San Francisco, California 94117
 Monthly meeting of San Francisco Flickr users. Meet other Flickr fans, socialize, and show off your latest work or camera gear.
http://upcoming.org/event/48029


# Portrait of the Artist Thu Jan 12 7-11pm free to tthe public, as always
 
A Group Exhibition featuring portraits of artists, with an opening  
reception Thursday 12, 2006, from 7-11pm, and showing through  
February 1, 2006. Artist include Lisa Alisa, Van Arno, Shawn Barber,  
Wesley Burt, Sean Cheetham, Wanyu Chou, Coro, Curve, Carl Dobsky,  
Kirstin Easthope, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Shepard Fairey, David  
Flores, Helen Garber, Aaron Hawks, Mercedes Helnwein, Jessica Holmes,  
Michael Hussar, Andrew Jones, Eric Kroll, David Choong Lee, Henry  
Lewis, Kevin Llewellyn, Anne Faith Nicholls, Joshua Petker, Joey  
Piziali, the brand new ANTI-LEE HARVEY ROSWELL, Isabel Samaras,  
Patrick Segui, Morgan Slade, Anthony Sortillon, Jeremy MF Thompson,  
and Andrea Wicklund. See you there.
 
The Shooting Gallery 839 LArkin St. @ Geary SF 415. 931. 8035
http://www.shootinggallerysf.com


# FREE Preview Class - Ipsalu Tantra  “Learning to Live in Bliss” 
Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga Weekend Intensive for Singles and Couples 
February 10-12 at Sierra Hot Springs 

 Thu Jan 12   8-9:30pm   One Taste Urban Retreat Center 
1070 Folsom St. (at 7th St.)  San Francisco, CA 94103 
Cost: FREE. No pre-registration necessary. Space is limited so arrive early. 

Enjoy a free introductory evening to preview the Ipsalu Tantric Yoga retreat “Learning to Live in Bliss.” Get to know what Ipsalu Tantra is about and what makes it unique. The class will include solo and interactive tantric exercises (meditation, movement, breath practice, and energy play) to awaken consciousness, heart, and sexual energies as you connect with yourself and others in a safe, friendly and sacred environment. 

Singles and Couples welcome! No prior Tantra experience required. Sexual practices may be discussed but there is no explicit sexual activity or nudity in class. 

For more information about the Ipsalu Tantra Level 1 weekend seminar, please visit 
http://www.tantrikainternational.com or http://www.tantricjoy.com or contact Jan directly. Namaste.


# 5lowershop @ Underground-SF  Thu Jan 12 9:00 PM
 ---'---{@ _____5LOWERSHOP SOUNDSYSTEM 
---*--{@ _____Underground SF // Thursday, January 12th. 
....experimental-dub-break-gabber-tek-rave-invent your own 
genre-step-core.... 
FEATURING: 
- Megabitch (5lowershop) 
- Kontroversy396 (Switchcraft) 
- Exillon (Zod/Ad Noiseam) 
- Rtype (5lowershop) 
- Flail (Low Viz, SF) 
- Visuals by III 
___Cost: FREE. 
___Time: 9pm-2am 
___Location: 424 Haight St., San Francisco (Underground-SF) 
___21+, sorry kids 
Be prepared to vibrate. -?/_-!_



Fri Jan 13

# 1/13: QUEER CONTRA DANCE in OAKLAND!
 Everyone is welcome to Oakland's first Queer Contra Dance. Contra is an exuberant Appalachian-style barn dance done to live old-time music. Queer Contra ignores gender roles: dance with whomever you want. It's friendly, flirtatious and a non-pharmacological anti-depressant. Contra's easy to learn and all dances are taught from scratch and prompted by a caller. Boston's Dean Allemang calls and The Vista Social Club plays tunes, all in the warm ambiance of Humanist Hall. Beginners are welcome! 
  Friday, January 13   7:30-10:30 p.m.   Humanist Hall 
 390 27th Street @ Broadway in Oakland 
 Directions: http://humanisthall.net/DIRECTIONS.htm 
 $10 (or pay what you can) 
 Info: http://www.lcfd.org/sf or 510-430-2833
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/122206855.html


# LAWGIVERZ / KOSMIKNEIL - 1/13 - SF, CA 
LAWGIVERZ / KOSMIKNEIL - 1/13 - SF, CA 
TRIGGER 2006 US TOUR - LAWGIVERZ / KOSMIKNEIL - 1/13 - SF, CA 

FULL MELT  FRIDAY JANUARY 13 "A Psychedelic Revival" 

Exclusive SF appearance of the full TRIGGER US TOUR - NOIZE & R-KIDZ of LAWGIVERZ doing a full live set, along with an exclusive DJ set by KOSMIKNEIL, owner of the infamously eclectic TRIGGER label. 

LAWGIVERZ (TRIGGER - www.trigger.uk.net - UK) - LIVE SET! 
KOSMIKNEIL (TRIGGER -www.trigger.uk.net - UK) 
ATOMIKDOG - (369 rekchordz) - LIVE SET ! 
ESKMO (Downbeat, Cyberfunk) - All Original WELDER set ! 
SOULSALAAM (Hypnomadic / Future Juju / www.soulsalaam.com) - World Breaks 
DJ RIPPLE (Subscience) 
HYPNOTECH (Addictech.com) 
AARON JAE VS MOD (Evil Breaks) 
MAEBYN LA FEY (Subscience) 
MISHA (Subscience) 
AJ (ApilJax.org) - LIVE SET ! 
ABAI (Ben Ben Stone) - LIVE SET ! 
BERTZERKER (Atraxia) 
MR ROGERS (Ooze System) 
UNAGI (Just Us Productions) 

1598 CUSTER @ RANKIN  9 PM - 6 A M  ALL AGES 

10,000 + Watts of INTENSE sound by FOUNDATION (www.fsound.net/)
Upstairs sound by SUBSCIENCE (Full dual 18" sub setup) 

MIND MELTING VISUALS BY NUCLEAR DREAMER 
LIGHTS BY EYE & EYE 
DECOR BY VISIONS OF SONJA 
ALTARS BY DESIREE 
PSYCHEDELIC ARTSHOW - Pieces by Bertzerker, Hyde, J. Garcia & many more. 
FRIENDLY SECURITY BY B & B 
CD & SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS 
HOT TUB OPENS LATE - TOWELS PROVIDED 
http://www.subscience.org


# Living Room
  Where queers, freaks , and divas feel at home 
Friday  January 13 10pm -  3 am
Featuring:
Drea Brown (An Audacious vocalese, a poet steeping in metaphor and vivid revelation.)
MC Kayatta
bringing the best out the west in
Hip Hop    Soulful House    Drum & Bass    Old School 
Resident DJs
Trinity   (living room, trinitywolf network)  
Black  (club beautiful, living room) 
Divinity (living room , deep vinyle ) 
Calalo (butta, bodyrock) 
Soul Nubien (afronubiansoul, living room) 
and special guest d j 
Jocelyn
on the walls:  Lisa Pisa
fashions and gear by: 
Fati Designs (myspace.com/sugarandgold)
 hosted by  the birthday boy  JB R.A.P.  (DeepDick Collective) and  Aima   (the mamaz, trinitywolf network )
21 & over 
free  b4 11: 00 pm if you email: trinitywolf@riseup.net <mailto:trinitywolf@riseup.net>   or bring flyer  (new  blue one)  
$ 8  afte
Oakland Noodle Factory
1255 26th St. @ Union
West Oakland 94607
for vending , performing, showing your art, djing  and more info:(510) 595-5526


# Absinthe Party Fri Jan 13 9PM 9th @ Folsom
 You are cordially invited to an evening of illicit spirits, elegance, and frivolity with a distinctly green tinge. 
All the info at http://www.absintheparty.com 
If you've wanted to try it this is your chance. Nearly 20 different brands all from Europe. The real thing not home brew. 
Plus music, dancing, cabaret, Make out rooms and a few surprises.



Sat Jan 14

# Protest Against Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Continuous ...
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Date & Time:
Saturday, January 14, 2006  more on this date 
9:30 AM
Location:
 Marina Middle School Auditorium 
3500 Fillmore Street (between Bay and Chestnut) 
San Francisco, CA  view map 
More Info:
 codepinkbayarea@riseup.net
 Protest Against Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Continuous Funding of the War in Iraq 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 9:30am 
Marina Middle School Auditorium 
3500 Fillmore Street (between Bay and Chestnut) 
San Francisco, CA 

Stand with us as we say, "Nancy, Stop Funding War!" 

Nancy Pelosi will hold a Town Hall meeting the morning of Saturday January 14th to discuss National Security, meanwhile we'll be outside protesting her continuous support for a military war chest. 

While she has personally supported Rep. John Murtha's call for withdrawal from the ground war, she explicitly refuses to use her power as house minority leader to move the Democratic Party Caucus towards supporting even Murtha's resolution; she will not support HR 4232, the bill introduced by Representative James McGovern, to prohibit the use of funds to deploy United States Armed Forces to Iraq. 

Nancy Pelosi consistently votes to spend billions of dollars per year on the war in Iraq while vital public services are being cut at home! 

* Nancy's record: 
1) June 2002: Pelosi voted YES on HR 5010 - Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that would provide $355.1 billion in appropriations for the Defense Department for fiscal year 2003, an increase of $37.5 billion from 2002. 
Highlights: $71.6 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles and shipbuilding - $114.8 billion 
for armed forces operations and maintenance - $7.4 billion for ballistic missile defense 

2) June 2004: Pelosi voted YES on HR 4613 - Vote to adopt a Conference Report that would provide appropriate $417.8 billion for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 2005, and for other purposes. 
Highlights: $25 billion for emergency defense spending for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, $120.6 billion for military operations and equipment maintenance, $77.4 billion for the procurement of new weapons 

3) March 2005: Pelosi voted YES on HR 1268 - $81.4 billion emergency supplemental appropriations for Defense Department, war on terrorism, tsunami relief and other programs for fiscal year 2005. 
Highlights: $18.32 billion for procurement of aircraft, combat vehicles, missiles, weapons, and ammunition 

4) June 2005: Pelosi voted YES on HR 2863 - A vote to pass a bill that appropriates $399 billion for defense spending in FY2006. 
Highlights: $116.09 billion for operation and maintenance, including $7.63 billion for ballistic missile defense 

5) December 19, 2005: Pelosi voted YES on HR 1815 - Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes. 
Highlights: Authorizes appropriations for FY2006 for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force for aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and other procurement 

Let us know that you'll stand with us as we say, "Nancy, Stop Funding War!" 

For more information email codepinkbayarea riseup net 

Voting record gathered from: 
http://www.vote-smart.org/voting_category.php


# Please join Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi House Democratic Leader
 for  A Report from Washington, DC on our National Security
 Saturday, January 14, 2006 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 Marina Middle School Auditorium
3500 Fillmore Street (between Bay and Chestnut)

Space will be limited, so please RSVP to 415-556-4867.
Public transportation is encouraged.  Marina Middle School is served by
Muni lines 22, 30, 43, and 28.
 
For more information, or if you have special needs, please contact
Congresswoman Pelosi's
office at 415-556-4862 or sf.nancy mail.house gov


# Please join Bay Area Vegetarians as we demonstrate against Kentucky 
Fried Cruelty at Palo Alto's last remaining KFC "restaurant."

WHEN: Saturday, January 14, from noon until 1 pm
WHERE: KFC, 851 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

Please note: This event repeats on the 3rd Sat. of every month. This is 
a date change to the 2nd Sat. FOR JAN. ONLY because I have to work.

In December we were joined by a new member of BAV and a first-time 
activist-- Yay!

RSVP is nice but not mandatory. Signs and leaflets will be provided, 
but you are welcome to bring your own. Rain cancels.

BAY AREA VEGETARIANS (BAV) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) community organization for veggies to network, find support and promote veg*nism.

Events Calendar - http://bayareaveg.org/events
Newsletter - http://bayareaveg.org/news
Veg Mentor Program - http://bayareaveg.org/mentor
Ultimate Guide - http://bayareaveg.org/ug 
Veg Food Finder - http://www.bayareaveg.org/finder
Charter & Post Guidelines - http://bayareaveg.org/charter
Compassionate Living Program - http://www.bayareaveg.org/cl 

To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email   to:
 baarn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baarn 


# The next potluck will be Saturday evening, January 14th, 6 to 9 pm.

Please join us in kicking off the new year, and bring a friend with you who may be struggling on the raw food path. Everyone will walk away with something that can be immediately put to practical use in improving their vitality.

Our speaker will be: Hugh Cruickshank
 Topic: Making the Raw Food Diet Work For YOU!

There is more than just "eating raw foods" to achieve optimum health. There are many subtle nuances and easy tips to greatly improve your results on the raw food diet. Most of these are simple and easily integrated into your lifestyle and diet.

Hugh Cruickshank has been a health inthusiast for more than 30 years. He has worked as a wellness consultant, health coach, and health educator teaching classes on natural health and lifestyle. He has presented leading edge health information to physicians and medical staff at offices and hospitals throughout the Northwest and here in Marin County.

Hugh's knowledge on health is drawn from years of courses, lectures, seminars, tapes, books, and his continuous search for greater health for mankind. Perhaps most important is his own personal experience on the path to achieving optimal health.
 
Cost: A $4 donation (this covers the monthly rent on the meeting space) and bring a raw food dish to serve 10, for each person attending.

The meeting starts at 6:00 pm. PLEASE try to be on time. We eat at 6:15 and our speakers generally start at 7:00. Please bring a raw food dish of your choice to serve 10 people making sure to review the guidelines for food below, or on our web site.

Guidelines for Food:
Please prepare your dishes with raw, organic (at least pesticide/herbicide free), vegetarian (vegan - no animal products) ingredients. Nothing cooked, steamed, baked or otherwise heated above 105 degrees is appropriate for this potluck. Dehydrated foods and dried fruits are fine as long as they have been prepared within the temperature guideline above.  Tofu and most seaweeds are not raw foods. Please pay attention to what might go into your dish; be careful about refined oils, vinegar, spices, salt, garlic and onions please...is it raw and truly healthy, etc. Could some things be added later at the potluck by those who want it? Some attendees have been on the raw path for 20+ years so we must adhere to these seemingly strict guidelines. There are some wonderful raw foods preparation books available at the local health food stores for new ideas, or you can go to 
htp://www.living-foods.com  for lots of great recipes.  Beautiful leafy greens and veggies presented in a wide variety of (raw) ways are always a winner.  Be creative, enjoy yourself and have fun!  If in doubt - leave it out! Call or email if you need ideas or have questions.

Plates and Silverware:
Please bring your own plate and silverware. Not only is this ecologically beneficial, it's a much more pleasing dining experience.

Directions:
Aldersgate Church is in San Rafael (Terra Linda area), Marin County, California.
It can be reached by US Highway 101 north of San Francisco, exiting at Freitas Parkway just north of the Marin County Civic center, a noted Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure.  Following Freitas Parkway west, turn left on Las Gallinas, then right on Nova Albion Way.  Turn right again on Montecillo, passing Kaiser Hospital.  Turn left on Trellis and left again at the crest of the hill, which is Wellbrock Heights.  Follow the street into the parking area.  A map available at  or on our web site.

Questions:
If you have questions about food choices, directions, or anything else, you may email Hugh Cruickshank at 
vibrantlife4u Earthlink net
Please let us know by email if you change your email address.

You can now send your friends to <http://www.marinrawfood.com/> for other potluck details.


#  january 14, 2006 hotel des arts | san francisco
CASEY O'CONNELL | solo show | ART HOTEL | january 14, 2006
7 pm - 10 | 447 bush (at grant)   rsvp: info startsoma com 
http://www.startsoma.com/CASEY


# SF IndieFest Presents its annual Benefit/Launch Party
Saturday, January 14, 8p-2a
at The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St at Van Ness
 18up, $10 (all proceeds benefit the 8th Annual San Francisco=20
Independent Film Festival, Feb 2-14)
info sfindie com and 415.820.3907
The Festival program will be online by early next week.
LINKS:
http://www.sfindie.com
http://www.rickshawstop.com
http://www.teenageharlets.com/
http://www.thesermon.com/
http://www.tomjonesing.com/
http://www.potionmusic.com
http://www.sapporousa.com/
http://www.sfstation.com
http://www.sfbg.com


# 2006-01-14 10:00 PM Location: Private location TBA.
Come wish me and my fellow Capricorns a happy birthday!
Sat Jan 14 Dax Presents SLIDE  The Capricorn Party    aka
 FULL MOON MADNESS!!!   Birthday Celebration for DJs:
Jeno (wicked)
M3 (green gorilla - he's on the cusp...)
Tracy (end up)
Adam (raindance)
Ben Davis (tweekin')
Eduardo Mendoza
Visuals by DAX
10pm - 6am
$5 for Capricorns all night
$5 before midnight, $15 after. Come early!
Call 415 240 3539 the night of the event for location info.


# JamRock Featuring DJs:  Jocelyn (Get Freaky) Stephanie (Jamrock)
Playing Hip Hop - Dance hall - Reggaeton - R*B
Café Axe Cultural Center 1525 Webster St Downtown Oakland
 Grand Opening on January 14 10pm-2am
 (Then every first Friday of the month after this one....)
 $5 Cover charge For More information call:
925-963-1971 or 510-367-6972



# San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Saturday, January 14th & Sunday, January 15th

10:00am - 9:30pm

$10 per program (full-festival passes available, too)

Ahoy and heave to! The third annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
is drawing into view this coming weekend, presenting films that
celebrate the sea, marine life, and the people who live, work, and
play in or near the ocean. Two days of superb ocean-themed films will
screen on Sat & Sun, January 14 & 15, clustered in 120- to 180-minute
programs. We'll have films on whales and mermaids, channel swimmers
and cod fishermen, surfriders and shark charmers -- take a look at
the schedule and make your selections:

    http://oceanfilmfest.org/filmprograms.html

Tickets are priced at $10 for program segments, or buy a whole-
festival pass for $50.

Avoid the January doldrums and catch the wave -- come celebrate the
joy, beauty and mystery of the oceans at Cowell Theater on San
Francisco's waterfront!

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center (Buchanan at Marina)
San Francisco
415-345-7570
http://www.fortmason.org/facility/cowell.html

The entrance to Fort Mason Center is at the intersection of Marina
Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in the Marina district. There is no
street address.  See this page for maps and directions:

http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml
 
info oceanfilmfest org
415-561-6251
http://oceanfilmfest.org



# Jan 14-Dec 9 Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
A reminder...the first Tree Walk will be January 14 from 10 am - 12 pm.
In 2006, Canopy will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. As part of the yearlong celebration, Canopy volunteer arborists will be leading a Tree Walk every month. Each Tree Walk will focus on a different area in Palo Alto. The leading arborist will cover the trees in each neighborhood and answer participants' questions. The Tree Walks will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. See the schedule below for locations. You can also check our website, call the Canopy office at 650-964-6110 or email us at info@canopy.org for more information. The Tree Walks are free and open to the public. There is no need to pre-register.
Tree Walks will be held on:
Sat, Jan 14 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist Dave Muffly in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood. Meet at Gamble Garden, at the Churchill Street parking entrance.
Sat, Feb 11 10 am – 12 pm with City of Palo Alto Arborist Dave Dockter in the South of Forest neighborhood. Meet at City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Avenue.
Sat, March 11 10 am – 12 pm with Arborist Roy Leggitt at the Main Library and Art Center. Meet at entrance to Main Library parking lot, 1213 Newell Road.
Sat, April 8 10 am – 12 pm with Arborist Roy Leggitt in the Crescent Park neighborhood. Meet at the corner of University Ave and Lincoln Ave.
Sat, May 13 10 am – 12 pm with Arborist Michael Young in the North Palo Alto neighborhood. Meet at Johnson Park at the corner of Hawthorne and Waverly Sts.
Sat, June 10 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Program Director Jana Dilley. This will be a special Tree Walk for children at the Jr Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road.
Sat, July 8 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist Dave Muffly in the Greenmeadow neighborhood. Meet at the Greenmeadow Community Center, 303 Parkside Drive.
Sat, Aug 12 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist Jeff Newborn. Location TBA
Sat, Sept 9 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist John McClenahan. Location TBA
Sat, Oct 14 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist Jeff Newborn. Location TBA
Sat, Nov 11 10 am – 12 pm with Canopy Board Member and Arborist John McClenahan. Location TBA
Sat, Dec 9 10 am – 12 pm TBA
Mark your calendars now, and join Canopy on a Tree Walk in 2006!
 Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto 3921 East Bayshore Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
http://www.Canopy.org phone: 650-964-6110 fax: 650-964-6173



Mon Jan 15

# You are invited to come!  (Posted at-
http://www.communitycurrency.org/CampaignLaunch.html )

Speaking Out-       For Truth, Peace, and Justice

Sunday, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday,
January 15, 2006         11 am to 1 pm

Lytton Plaza, (University x Emerson, Downtown Palo Alto,
just a few blocks from the University Ave. Train Station)

Americans and people throughout the world honor the life, words, actions
and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.      The day is also the anniversary
of a March upon Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office in 2002 Demanding a
Congressional Investigation of 9/11.      In 2003, a subsequent March took
place- Demanding an End to the 9/11 Cover-Up,    Repeal of the Patriot
Act,    and the
Pre-Emptive Impeachment of Bush.  Lytton Plaza is also the site of the
weekly Listening For A Change Project, held since October 2001, ( inspired
by a Colombian woman's efforts to defuse violence using the most gentle,
non-violent means possible- "listening.")

Time to speak truths censored by the mainstream press,  truths which birth
the movements for social change, for peace and justice.  A range of
activists will speak, including-  newly elected City Councilman Peter
Drekmeier, Swami Beyondananda, T.U.C.'s Maria Gilardin, Taking Aim's Ralph
Schoenman, Ken Jenkins, John Bass, Ed Rippy, David Kubiak,  Christian
Pecaut, Green Candidates Laura Wells, Tian Harter,  and  Carol
Brouillet  who will publicly launch her Congressional Campaign with a short
statement-

      "Like Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream, too.  A dream of a
world, without war, a dream of a world where resources are not squandered
on weapons to protect the rich from the poor , a dream of a world where
there is no need for armies, nor weapons of mass destruction, nor
terrorism, and wealth is measured by the health and well being of our
relationships, our children, our community, our planet.

       "Truth is the first casualty of war.  The official 9-11 story is a
lie.  Lies are used to sell unjustifiable wars.  The PATRIOT Act was
anything, but patriotic, and an attack upon the Constitution, the Bill of
Rights, dissent. Congress was terrorized and pressured into passing it quickly.

        "When we demanded an investigation of 9-11, Bush and Cheney limited
the investigation and had it overseen by the CIA and the men, who should
have been investigated for their role in the attacks, Goss and Graham.  The
systemic destruction of evidence and cover-up culminated in the deeply
flawed official Report directed by Philip Zelikow, part of the Bush
National Security transition team, who co-authored a book with Rice.  The
Commission ignored, omitted and distorted evidence that didn't fit within
the parameters outlined by the official narrative.

       "Congresswoman Eshoo, has supported the official story and
championed the Intelligence Transformation Act, based upon the Commission's
recommendations.

       "It is time to challenge and abolish the National Security State,
Homeland Security, F.EM.A. which seem designed to protect the few from the
many.  False Security depends upon having the most sophisticated weapons,
surveillance devices, and control over communications systems. .  The
obscene military transformation of the country threatens the health, well
being, and civil liberties of its citizen and the world. Real Security
means water, food, shelter, health, and healthy relationships between
people, people and planet.

      "The "War on Terrorism" is a bogus war, a war of terrorism against
all people, a war on truth, a war on freedom, launched by a terrorist
attack which has all the fingerprints of a special operation, a Reichstag
Fire. 9-11 was one of the false pretexts, lies, used to sell the war on
Iraq.

       "We need a national dialogue on Impeachment, the responsibility of
the American people and Congress to rein in a criminal regime that is
capable terrorizing its own people, as well as pursuing illegal, immoral,
wars of aggression against other countries, and stealing elections.

      "I hope that others share my dream for transforming this country from
a violent, dominating bully, to a respectful, helpful friend.

       "I hope that those who share my belief that "Impeachment," Repeal of
the PATRIOT Act, Redirecting Resources from Killing to Healing, are our
best hope for the country and will support my campaign.  I cannot do this
alone; there must be a powerful social movement.  Apathy, Disengagement,
Fear and Cynicism are the forces which perpetuate the war economy,
corporate globalization. Engagement, Empowerment, Hope, Courage, Truth,
Growing Real Communities within our society can transform it to serve and
nurture life.

      "Another  world is possible.  We can do together what none of us can
do alone.  I have no experience within government nor corporations, but I
do have experience in mothering, organizing, building community, learning
how to work cooperatively, finding the deeper truths and purposes which
bind us with all of humanity.  As citizens,  our greatest duty, to
ourselves, to our families, to the world, is to rein in our own government,
and hold it accountable for its actions, this is why I am running for
office, to champion Truth, Peace, Justice, and Ecological Wisdom.

     I hope you will join us on January 15th for the Speak-Out, Rally for
Truth, Peace and Justice.  I hope it doesn't rain.  After over four years
of the weekly Wednesday' "Listening for a Change," Project.  I believe I
will change the title to "Listening and Speaking for a Change" and reserve
the first hour for Listening and the second hour for Speaking and
organizing. If you cannot join us on the 15th, please join us on a
sunny/cloudy/non-rainy Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm at Lytton Plaza.

Carol Brouillet,  
http://www.communitycurrency.org     email:
cbrouillet igc org, PO Box 60511, Palo Alto, CA, 650-857-0927

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#  Please join us for a special event at the San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference next weekend! This event is free and open to the public.
 Join Shiva Rea, Tias Little, and David Swenson for a discussion on the potential of Yoga to contribute vision and values to the environmental movement. This panel will be facilitated by Laura Cornell, Director of the Green Yoga Association.
 Green Yoga Panel Discussion at the Yoga Journal Conference
 Sunday, January 15, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
 Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, Grand Ballroom B & C, Main Floor
 Bring your lunch!
 We will introduce Yoga studio owners who are taking pat in the Green Studios Pilot Program, which began last November.
 After the panel discussion, visit the Marketplace for shopping (including Organic Yoga clothes by Green Yoga Association business members Blue Canoe Organics and Natural High Hemp) Yoga demonstrations, and information about other yoga businesses. Our Green Yoga table will also feature a slide show of photos from the September Green Yoga Conference. We hope to see you there.
 http://greenyoga.inhouse123.com 


#Mon Jan 15  -The Perpetual Motion Roadshow - FREE
Modern Times Bookstore- 888 Valencia @ 20th St., SF- 3pm
LadyMonster, Nicole Henare, Dane Jah Ras, Cort, Sabrina Lightstone


# January 15 - Suspension/ Bondage show -Center for Sex & Culture -398 11th
St., SF-8PM



Tue Jan 17

#  FREE Vegetarian Cooking Classes 
 Come join us for a series of FREE vegetarian cooking classes taught by 
 Chef Rochelle Foles of Haute Plate. 
 Only three sessions! 
 * Week one learn the types of vegetarianism. 
 * Week two learn nutrition and the basic vegetarian diet. 
 * Week three learn how to cook a balanced vegetarian meal. 
 Classes begin Tuesday evening January 17, 2006 
 From 6:00 to 7:30 pm 
 Philadelphian Seventh Day Adventist Church 
 2520 Bush Street 
 Between Divisadero and Scott Streets 
 San Francisco, CA 94115 
 Limited Space! Please call to register. 
http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/com/122911884.html

 

# http://tickets.burningman.com
Mark your calendar.  Internet sales begin January 18 at noon PST


# Harmony Events Presents:
POWER MANIFESTATION
with Zen DeBrücke
at Harmony Community Room
in Sebastopol
 
INTRO EVENING January 18, 2006
6:30-9:00 PM  Free/Donation
Please bring a generous donation for Harmony Festival for providing this space for free for the evening!
 
LEVEL ONE- 1 DAY COURSE January 28, 2006  9:30-6:00 PM
 
What You will Learn!
o     Energy flows where your thoughts go.
o     You create the world around you now.
o     Are you happy with what you are creating?
o     Create a new and powerful reality.
 
This is a proven, step-by-step method of Manifesting.
 
Access your life-path/soul-path Purpose and Passion with certainty.
 
Power Manifestation is a revolutionary course designed to help you understand your own extraordinary manifestation power, and to teach you how to use it every day. This one day course is packed full of new ways to look at how we get what we get in our lives. The tools and practices you'll learn are guaranteed to bring new surplus and joy into your life. If you've seen the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?" then you already know from experts interviewed in the film what the power of manifestation can do for all of us.
 
In recent decades, Quantum Physicists have uncovered a startling scientific discovery: our thoughts shape the reality around us. Why then does it seem impossible to shape our lives the way we want? Manifestation expert Zen DeBrücke has a simple answer: Most of us are unaware of the unique combination of practices it takes to manifest absolutely anything we want in our lives.
 
Sound too good to be true? Our Power Manifestation graduates disagree. They have closed million dollar sales deals overnight that were dragging on for months or years, settled lawsuits and difficult divorces with once-unthinkable positive outcomes, created and funded new businesses and manifested better physical health.
 
You Will Learn:
o     The powerful part you play as your own ultimate source of prosperity
o     How your underlying emotions and feelings affect your ability to be successful
o     How your childhood, life experience, and social conditioning have constructed 
     desires and beliefs
o     How to recognize the emotional and mental bonds that stop abundant living from
      being part of your life
o     How to magnetize what you really want, and to make it happen quickly
o     How to empower new ideas that will lead you to a more fulfilling and harmonious
      life
 
Power Manifestation Course Topics Cover:
Honing your life's purpose and passion based on your Internal Guidance System, a proven step-by-step method
Beliefs that are holding you back from getting what you want in life
Apply the principals of Flow vs. Force for more ease and abundance
Achieving greater spiritual awareness and connection with the Divine
 
Zen DeBrücke is a public speaker, business leader and inspirational
teacher who has coached hundreds of business leaders and individuals to
success in every arena. As the visionary founder of Pranaology, Zen is
blessed with the opportunity to build on 15 years of research and study
on the subject of manifestation.
 
Before founding Pranaology and SmartSoul, Zen spent six years as Chief
Executive Officer of The NetKitchen, an Internet strategy consulting
firm. Zen used her expertise to develop lucrative and innovative
Internet campaigns and properties for Fortune 500 companies like Applied
Materials, IBM, BP and Electronic Arts.
 
* * Space is limited and we fill up fast, so sign up now. * *
 
http://www.powermanifestation.com/reg/
 
Sebastopol, CA
Harmony Festival Offices
400 G-Morris Street, Sebastopol
info@harmonyfestival.com
707.861.2035
 
Course Date
Saturday, January 18, 2006
Level One: The Basics Course with the Power Manifestation Formula
9:30AM  - 6:00PM
Registration begins at 9:00AM
 
Course Fees
Intro night Free/Donation to Harmony Festival
Level One: The Basics Course Only
$90 Pre-Registration, $125 Day Of Event
For more information: Anna Stid 415.624.4866
http://powermanifestation.com



# YLEM Forum: "Multimedia Fandango"
Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 pm
RX Gallery and Bar
(No one under 21 allowed)
132 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Two blocks from Powell St. BART station.
Suggested donation: sliding scale $5-10.
Open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Contact: Trudy Myrrh Reagan, forum ylem org
http://ylem.org   650-856-9593

Sponsored by YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology

Sylvia Pengilly, dancer, composer and video artist, demonstrates how
video and music can be combined to create visual and audio splendor.
She will show two works and do a real time demonstration of the
software used. Multimedia artist Beverly Reiser and video artist Mark
McGothian will show their interactive piece created for Burning Man
called "The Black Hole of Desire."
And, there's more (to be announced)!

PROGRAM

Sylvia Pengilly is a composer of both electronic and acoustic music
who is fascinated by the correlation between what the ear hears and
what the eye sees. She was willingly seduced into the world of video
and computer graphics. Her current works amplify the theme of each
work by introducing it to the audience through the eye as well as
through the ear. 

"Patterns of Organic Energy," her music/video work using these
techniques, will demonstrate how video and music can be combined
within a common framework. She will give a realtime demonstration of
the software used. This piece was included in the recent Computer
Music Journal special edition on music and video.  

"The Outer Edge of Possibility," which represents her first
collaboration with composer Michael Rhoades  will also be presented. 
This work is based visually upon a simple silhouette of the human body
which is subjected to amazing transformations that are only possible
through the miracle of software.

She is professor emeritus of the College of Music at Loyola
University, New Orleans. Mathematics and physics, including Chaos
Theory, Quantum Mechanics, and Superstrings, frequently provide the
basis for her works.

---------

Beverly Reiser has been doing multimedia for twenty years, and had an
early piece shown at Centre Pompidou in Paris. For 14 years she was
president of YLEM, and helped design its first web site in 1984-5.
YLEM's prize-winning site was one of the first fine arts sites on the
web. From the Black Rock Foundation she and video artist Mark
McGothian received a commission this year, enabling them to branch out
in their multimedia work. In "The Black Hole of Desire," she and Mark
created a booth at Burning Man where people recorded their desires. It
had a playback feature where people could hear what had been recorded.
This has been combined with sound they collected to make an intriguing
DVD.

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ylem-interest-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# Invitation to special preview screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John   for Jan. 19
Global Exchange and People's Grocery
invite you and your guest to a
Free Preview Screening
of
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN

 An epic American tale of life, love, death and sweet potatoes.

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Thursday, January 19th, 2006, 7 p.m. 

Act 1 & 2 Theater
2128 Center St.
 Berkeley, CA 94704
 (510) 843 FILM

This is your screening ticket.
 Please bring it with you!

Admission is free, but suggested donations of $10 to Global Exchange and People's Grocery will be accepted.

Representatives from People’s Grocery and Global Exchange will speak at the screening and hold a question & answer session after the film.

For more information about the screening, please contact June at Global Exchange at 415-255-7296 ext 253.

NOTE!
 LIMITED SEATING!  ARRIVE EARLY!  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 
 SCREENING MAY BE OVER-TICKETED TO ASSURE A FULL HOUSE  BUT YOU MAY SEND A REQUEST TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY EMAILING todd@globalexchange.org  BEFORE JANUARY 13th

Winner of 15 U.S. Film Festival Awards! 

The true story of John Peterson, third generation Northern  Illinois farmer. Using 50 years of richly textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel weaves together Farmer John’s haunting and humorous hero’s journey of struggle, hippie days, vicious rumors and violence, the farming crisis of the 80s, death and resurrection. Through melding farming with free expression, Farmer John’s powerful story of transformation heralds a renewal of local agriculture in America.  

Visit http://www.therealdirt.net  

“Unbelievably special … a real and gripping story with insight and humor.”
Al Gore 
"A most compelling character ... Suffused with a soulful optimism as vast as the fruited plains."
Variety 

For more information about People’s Grocery and Global Exchange, please visit their websites: 
http://www.peoplesgrocery.org/
http://www.globalexchange.org 
 

# Benefit for Code Pink --  January 19 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley
Come out and hear some great music and support Code Pink!

 Bay Area Bands Play for CodePINK Campaign to Bring Home Our California  National Guard from Iraq Now

On  Thursday, January 19 at 9PM, at the Starry Plough, in Berkeley, an eclectic mix of  bay area bands will play a benefit for CodePINK, Women for Peace, www.bayareacodepink.org <http://www.bayareacodepink.org/>  and their Campaign to Bring Home Our California National Guard from Iraq.   CodePINK is a women initiated & women led grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.  

    
WHAT:         Benefit for Bay Area CodePINK Campaign to Bring Home Our California National Guard from Iraq Now
WHERE:        The Starry Plough Pub
                   3101 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, Ca 94705  (near the Ashby Bart)  (510) 841-2082
WHEN:         Thursday, January 19th, 2006  9:00 PM 
DETAILS:      $6 at the door; wheelchair accessible; 21 and over
WHO:

Famous Last Words   www.famouslastwordsband.com <http://www.famouslastwordsband.com/>  an Americana electric trio   "Artfully juxtaposes a cool 60's vibe with a modern-day sensibility...full of startling guitar work...the band jams with intensity and vision"   Mick Skidmore, Relix <http://www.relix.com/cgi-bin/content_details.php?id=1238> Magazine
http://www.relix.com/cgi-bin/content_details.php?id=1238

robert temple and his soulfolk ensemble   http://www.roberttemplemusic.com <http://www.roberttemplemusic.com/>   socially conscious soulfolk, “a man with a conscience and a sense of humor, and both are in abundant evidence on his latest CD what would YOU do? craftily nestled in some of the most funky and tuneful music I've heard lately, all the better to get the message across”  Reviewed by Gina, www.eomentertainment.com
http://www.eomentertainment.com                                                        
  Dynamic  http://www.myspace.com/dynamicisith  neo-soul hip hop They are releasing their second cd, “Hitchhiking”  Led by the vocal finesse of Kimiko Joy and the rap chops of drummer,  Darian Gray,  “Dynamic sound matches its name.” Marian Liu/ Mercury News  CONTACT: robert roberttemple com , (510) 654-2329

 

Fri Jan 20

# Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening  Fri Jan 20 5:30-8
monthly Third Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282.  


# Jan 20-22 LifeAsDance: A Movement Playshop for Dancers, Yogis, Movers, and Shakers
http://www.evite.com/lifeasdanceevite@gmail.com/jan20to22
 Harbin Hot Springs Mountain Lodge, Jan 20-22
Creative Combinations -  blending traditional forms

Playshops will include
* Healing Through Movement with Laura Schifferli.  A mix of massage,
dance, and yoga solo/partners/group.
* AcroYoga:  Acrobatic yoga (see acroyoga.org) with Rana the Tofu Honey Pie
* Water Improv:  Contact improv in a warm pool (pending private pool
arrangements with Harbin)
* Movement and Authenticity Games (tentative)
 ... and a couple other playful classes, which will leave time for the
pools, hiking, a movie at night etc.

Intended for experienced movers, with a regular (but not necessarily advanced)
dance, yoga, or movement practice.

The cost:  $155/ weekend for food, indoor camping, and facilities, but not
including instruction.  For that, participants will make donations
there to the teachers for the classes you attend, and managed
centrally/anonymously with one check if you wish ($10-25 per class
suggested).  Everyone also helps with one meal.   A couple of spots
are available for those not able to afford much in
donations: you can help by coordinating a meal (shopping & bringing
the food up), setup/strike or otherwise volunteering (contact us for deets).

Limited to the first 20 people to sign up.

Fee allows use of all the harbin facilities (hot warm and cold pools,
hiking, movies, yoga, kirtan ... see harbin.org) from noon on Friday
until 9pm on Sunday.  Indoor camping will be relatively spacious:  for
the 20 of us we'll have two private rooms, three large tents set up,
at least one van, and two large floor areas in the lodge, so everyone
should be able to sleep early/late/when they want and be relatively
undisturbed, and we won't be cramped in like sardines although a
cuddle pile may form :-)

Carpooling?  Yes.   We'll also send a packing list and directions the
week of the event.

To register:
-- email the form below to lifeasdance gmail com, AND
-- send $75 deposit via paypal to that same email, or contact us for the
mailing address for checks

---------------------
LIFEASDANCE Registration Form

Name:
Email:
Phone(s):
Address:
How did you hear about this:
Planned Arrival (can arrive noon, first playshop friday night at 8p):
Planned Departure (last playshop sun mid-day, can stay on grounds until 9p)

Any preferences for which meal you help with?  (Sat brunch, dinner, sun
brunch and snacks provided)  Food restrictions?

Would you be available to coordinate a meal (shop for something
relatively easy to prepare, coordinate the meal with helpers)?

Have you paypal'd or can you send a check today?

Note:  $75 of the fee is non-refundable, and no refunds will be made
after Jan 18 except in case of sickness/emergency (because a low
flakage factor makes our lives easier :-).

To be forwarded to teachers for their planning:  very briefly say
which movement forms are you most experienced in  (yoga form, dance
style, martial arts style etc.)

Up for Carpooling?  Prefer to drive or ride?  Where will you be coming
from on Friday?

How did you hear about this, or from whom?

registration questions:  call Kathryn at 510-290-0649
to suggest a teacher (yourself?) or with other questions:  call Brian
at 415-308-4258
or for other info email lifeasdance gmail com



Sat Jan 21

#  Sat Jan 21 7-11pm http://www.varnishfineart.com
 Opening Reception for JP Long and Jung Han Kim
 Admission is Free; All must be 21+ to attend 


# Next ANON - We're planning an ANON for Saturday, January 21st at the Anon Gallery, so mark thy calendars.
285 9th @ Folsom 10pm-4am http://anansalon.com


# January 22& 29 Intermediate HoopDance Class in SF with Christabel
http://www.cellspace.org
Due to the flurry of emails asking for an intermediate class, I have decided to set one up! I usually only teach intermediate once every two or three months, so if you are interested now is the time to jump in... Two intensive Sunday seminars from 12-2pm. This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL class provides a total of 4 hours of training. Designed for those who want to master more complex moves, create supple transitions and cultivate the awareness of a performer. All students who enroll must already have mastered all skills from beginner class. First meeting focuses on torso and arms. Second meeting focuses on off body moves including advanced jumps, spins, body rolls, tosses. These seminars take moves you already know and has you perform them on many other dimensions and angles. More challenging moves and tricks also provided. Emphasis is on creating more flow in transitions, integrating dance with your complex moves. Each evening will have a jam circle to close with performance critique by your peers. Hot music, great people, detailed instruction. Printed copies of two articles written by HoopGirl on the topic of performing hoopdance, provided to all students. $85 for two 2 hour sessions. Enrollment preference given to those who take entire series to promote the "intensive hoop bootcamp" experience. Enroll online at http://www.HoopGirl.com  Click on "Store" and you will find a registration icon for class. CELL SPACE is located at 2050 Bryant St @ 18th St. (more info at http://www.cellspace.org  Questions? 415-515-0469

January 23, 24 & 26 Beginner Hoopdance Intensive in SF
http://www.womensbuilding.org
7:30-9pm on consecutive Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night in January. Come join Christabel for a fun sexy dance class in her brand new 2700 square foot auditorium at Women's Building in San Francisco! This super energizing 3 night series designed for the beginner -- no experience required. Monday's class focuses hooping basics and hooping on the torso and arms. Tuesday's class focuses on legs and floorwork. Thursday's class focuses on off body moves, jumps, spins and rolls. There will be special attention given to micromovements of the body, working with the downbeat, freeing the head, unleashing your own style. We learn how to navigate using feeling instead of sight or thought -- becoming responsive, breathing deeply and creating fluid transitions. Guidance for performance given throughout class. Each evening will have a jam circle to close. A variety of music -- from electronic house music, R&B to classical and world music will provide a rich tapestry of sound for your dance. Class series costs $85. Enrollment preference given to those who register for entire series as this creates the "intensive hoop bootcamp" experience. 1-2 teaching assistants will be on site to make sure everyone recieves individualized attention. Pre-registration required at http://www.HoopGirl.com  Go to "Buy Now" link and register in online store. Space is limited and sells out every month. Don't miss out! Christabel is now teaching in San Francisco only once a month. The Womnen's Building is located at 3543 18th Street. Please arrive early or promptly on time - give yourself time to find parking. Bring water. For more information or questions on the class call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Please note that registration cannot be refunded, but credit may be applied towards future classes if I can someone from the waiting list to fill your space.



Mon Jan 23

#  Mark your calendars and grab a fork! National Pie Day is coming January 23!


# Monday, January 23rd at 7 pmformer US Senator GARY HART
talk & book signing for "God And Caesar in America: An Essay on
Religion and Politics"

--- America is witnessing a religious revival unique in its political
manifestation and dominated by evangelical Protestant fundamentalists.
"God And Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics," by
former United States Senator Gary Hart, is an analysis of this
potentially dangerous movement. In this timely new book, Hart outlines
the growing danger of religion disguised by politics and how a
minority is subverting the political system to ensure political power.

Gary Hart will talk about his new book. A question and answer period
will follow. Gary Hart will sign copies of his new book afterword.

Former United States Senator Gary Hart (D-Colorado) is the author of
thirteen books and a leading expert on national security and American
foreign policy. Hart is also a lawyer and teacher, and holds a
doctorate degree from Oxford and graduate law and divinity degrees
from Yale. Hart represented the state of Colorado in the United States
Senate from 1975 until 1987. In 1984 and 1988, he was a candidate for
President.

This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at the All Saints
Church (1350 Waller) in San Francisco. For further information, call
415-863-8688 http://www.booksmith.com 



# A Green Party for Peace (Correction) Thu Jan 26 8 p.m.-closing
 $5 to $500, no one turned away for lack of funds
 Start the year to end the war with Aimee Allison, Tommi Avicolli  
Mecca, Meghan Baker, Terry Baum, Garrin Benfield, Jello Biafra  
(tent.), Kevin Danaher, Rose Eger, Don Eichelberger, Matt Gonzalez,  
Krissy Keefer, Jane Kim, La Vache Enragee, Leopold and His Fiction,  
Ross Mirkarimi, John Rizzo, Mark Sanchez, Ahimsa Sumchai and DJs  
Andre Octavio (Tafatafa Sound), Space Invader (mk2/future trybe), and  
Daneekah (Australia).  ... A San Francisco Green Party fundraiser to  
support its efforts on behalf of social justice, the environment,  
animals, and peace. http://www.StudioZ.tv
 Studio Z 314 11th St @ Folsom 415-252-7666


# Fri Jan  27 http://critical-mass.org 5:30 pm Justin Herman Plaza,
Market @ Embarcadero, bring bike, helmet, light, costume, fun!



Feb 2006
Law of Attraction TV Premier
I just heard about a TV special coming in February, 2006 that sounds very
interesting and includes some of our favorite people and teachings. Check out
the trailer below from the Hay House people.  It is about the natural Law of
Attraction and it is coming to prime time TV!!
The Secret ---- Television Premiers in Feb, 2006
Did you know that The Secret is a Television Special that will be aired around
the globe, revealing global knowledge about the Law of Attraction! Jan
Stringer and Alan Hickman were interviewed for this program and will part of
this exciting movement as the world becomes completely aware of this Universal
Truth.  Other well know celebrities will be in the film such as Jack Canfield,
Mark Victor Hansen, Bob Proctor, Jerry and Esther Hicks,
http://www.abraham-hicks.com  Joe Vitale and lots more .......As Law of Attraction
specialists, this will be a huge opportunity for all of us to be promoted.
Ride the wave with us!!!  Watch the trailer of the TV special
http://www.whatisthesecret.tv


# Wed Feb 1  FIRST WEDNESDAY is always FREE DAY at the following SF MUSEUMS: 
  Exploratorium (kids' hands- on science ...3601 Lyon), Mexican Museum ( ...Fort 
Mason Bldng, D Marina @ Laguna), Museo Italiano Americano (I ...Fort Mason Bldng C)
, Cro SF Museum of Craft & Folk Art ( ...Fort Mason Bldng A), and the fabulous SFZoo 
(Look for RJ at Gorilla World...Sloat @ 45th)!
http://BWClub.net http://BWClub.Tribe.net


# Painful Deception Wed Feb 1, 2006 7:00 pm

The Films are  FREE  but  $5  donations are accepted
 
PAINFUL DECEPTION     Presented by Gypsy Gypsy

This film is a video version of Eric Hufschmid's book, Painful  
Questions.  It provides an in-depth analysis of the Twin Towers'  
sctructure based on a scientific approach as well as careful  
observation and simple common sense.  Eric was the first person to  
bring the mysterious collapse of Building 7 to the attention of the  
public.  Building 7 was a 47-story building near the Twin Towers that  
disintegrated into dust in 7 seconds a few hours after the Towers  
fell.  Eric points out that the same demolition crew was hired to  
clean up the rubble of the World Trade Center and the rubble of the  
Oklahoma City bombing -- another cover up and inside job.  Eric takes  
a very close look at the Pentagon crash and points out a number of  
obvious facts that make the official story fall apart.

http://www.store.yahoo.com/infowars-shop/padeanofse11.html

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our  
Humanist Coffee House

  Humanist Hall 390  27th  St  Between Telegraph and Broadway,
Midtown Oakland 510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net


# Thu Feb 2 First Thu art receptions @ 49 Geary: 20 galleries in 5 story building. 5:30pm-7:30pm


# CHARLES GATEWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

A 40 Year Retrospective  *  My Favorite Erotic Photographs

Dear Friends,

On Friday, February 3rd, from 7PM to 10PM, join me for the opening my
retrospective exhibition at the CSC.   I will show highlights from my
career as "family photographer of America's erotic underground."  The show
will include 45 silver prints, several large silkscreen images, and recent
collage work.   

Admission is free. There will be light refreshments, erotic readings and a
ritual performance.

The Center For Sex And Culture is at 398 11th Street, at Harrison, four
blocks south of Market, phone 415-255-1155.

Cheers, Charles Gatewood

DIRECTIONS:

CSC is an easy walk from Civic Center BART at 8th and Market (about 7
blocks) and an even easier walk from Civic Center MUNI (the underground
stops at Van Ness and Market, 4+ blocks away) and all Mission and Market
Street buses and trains, including the historic F-line. Also, MUNI stops
right at our corner. Southbound (from the Civic Center Area) the lines that
serve us are the 27 Bryant, the 9 San Bruno, the 47 Van Ness, and the 90
Owl. The westbound12 Folsom line (from the downtown area) stops one block
away, at 11th and Folsom. Northbound (toward Civic Center) you can catch
the 9, 47, 12, and 90 lines, and the 49 Van Ness/Mission can be caught at
11th and Howard.

DURATION OF SHOW:

"Charles Gatewood--A 40 Year Retrospective" will be on exhibit  February
3--28, during hosted events, or by appointment.  For more information, see
http://www.sexandculture.org and http://www.charlesgatewood.com  or call 415-267-7651.

BIO:  Charles Gatewood's striking photographs have been published in
numerous books and magazines, and in shown in exhibitions throughout the
world.  His work has been supported by three fellowships from the New York
State Council on the Arts.  He has also received the Leica Medal of
Excellence for Outstanding Humanistic Photojournalism, and the Aphrodite
Award for Sexual Service to the Community.

QUOTES:

"Charles Gatewood is my favorite kinky photographer."  --Annie Sprinkle,
Ph.D., sexologist

"Gatewood's work is freakish, earthy, blunt, erotic--most of all, terribly
and beautifully alive."
     --A.D. Coleman, New York Times

"Charles Gatewood's pictures are so scary.  He may be the only person who
can make me feel nostalgia for the Hellfire Club."     --John Waters



# Sat Feb 4 * The BERKELEY FREE MARKET is every first Saturday, and <> FREE 
(of course); 12-4pm; next to the Berkeley Farmer's Market in MLK park 
on Martin Luther King Way @ Allston Way; 510-290-5301; 
KevinTouch msn com


# Sun Feb 5 
* The NIKE MISSILE BASE OPEN HOUSE is the 1st Sunday of every month, 
featuring tours of a Cold-War-era ICBM missile base that actually 
operated in the Marin Headlands from 1954-1974...it'll scare the 
livin' shit outa' ya; FREE; 1230-330pm; 415-331-1453

* Every 1st Sunday is FREE DAY at The OAKLAND MUSEUM of CALIFORNIA, 
featuring art, history, and the natural science of California, and a 
special exhibit, "Baseball As America," in town for a limited time; 
$8 (50% off for non-profit groups w/advance notice), or FREE the 
first Sunday of the month; Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, 1st Fri open 'til 9pm, 
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-6pm; 1000 Oak St; 510-238-2200; 
http://www.MuseumCA.org

* The Weekly SUNDAY LAKE MERCED LOOP SKATE leaves the Sunday Roller 
Disco in GGPark and does a level 17 mile skate for about 2 hours 
including 5 stops along the beach and around the zoo and the lake; 
FREE; 1-3pm, MEET from 1-115pm at 6th @ MLKJr; 510-521-0124; 
http://www.snapsite.com/guests/skate/public/html/page2.html

* BAD MOVIE NIGHT is every SUNDAY in SF, and includes popcorn and 
residential furniture seating, plus your chance to wear stupid 
costumes and yell stupid remarks at the screen; $5; 8pm each Sunday, 
and featuring: 1/8-The Cock T's; 1/15-Gigli hosted by Mike 
Spiegelman; at The Dark Room Theatre at 2263 Mission St twn 18th and 
19th; 415-401-7987; http://www.DarkRoomSF.com

* Interested in joining the BWClub?  E-mail: Join@BWClub.net

* Visit the BWClub web site at: http://BWClub.net
And the BWClub TRIBE at: http://BWClub.Tribe.net
And the BITWClub Yahoo Group at: 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BITWClub



# Tue Feb 7 FIRST TUESDAY is always FREE DAY at the following SF MUSEUMS: 
California Legion of Honor art museum (34th Av in Lincoln Park; 415-
863-3330; 930am-5pm; http://www.Thinker.org  free EVERY Tuesday, in 
fact), New Asian Art Museum (200 larkin at The Civic Center; 415-379-
8800; 10am-5pm), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission @ 3rd; 
415-978-ARTS; 11am-6pm), SF Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA...151 3rd 
St; 151 3rd St; 415-357-4000; 11am-6pm), and the Jewish Museum (121 
Steuart) http://BWClub.net http://BWClub.Tribe.net


# February 13, 14& 16 Beginner Hoopdance Intensive in SF 
http://www.womensbuilding.org
7:30-9pm on consecutive Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night in February. Come join Christabel for a fun sexy dance class in her brand new 2700 square foot auditorium at Women's Building in San Francisco! This super energizing 3 night series designed for the beginner -- no experience required. Monday's class focuses hooping basics and hooping on the torso and arms. Tuesday's class focuses on legs and floorwork. Thursday's class focuses on off body moves, jumps, spins and rolls. There will be special attention given to micromovements of the body, working with the downbeat, freeing the head, unleashing your own style. We learn how to navigate using feeling instead of sight or thought -- becoming responsive, breathing deeply and creating fluid transitions. Guidance for performance given throughout class. Each evening will have a jam circle to close. A variety of music -- from electronic house music, R&B to classical and world music will provide a rich tapestry of sound for your dance. Class series costs $85. Enrollment preference given to those who register for entire series as this creates the "intensive hoop bootcamp" experience. 1-2 teaching assistants will be on site to make sure everyone recieves individualized attention. Pre-registration required at http://www.HoopGirl.com  Go to "Buy Now" link and register in online store. Space is limited and sells out every month. Don't miss out! Christabel is now teaching in San Francisco only once a month. The Womnen's Building is located at 3543 18th Street. Please arrive early or promptly on time - give yourself time to find parking. Bring water. For more information or questions on the class call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Please note that registration cannot be refunded, but credit may be applied towards future classes if I can someone from the waiting list to fill your space.



March 2006 Call to Action: Confront the War Machine  http://www.dawndc.net
Become A PART of the Solution at Liberty Underground.  http://luvsite.org/  
 http://www.tvnewslies.org Learn how the Broadcast News Media Deceives You!



April 22, 2006 Green Century Institute, Planetwork 
 and a host of evolutionary agents 
 are pleased to announce

 Digital Be-In 14:
 Planet Code
THE EARTH DAY BE-IN
April 22, 2006 
 SOMARTS
 934 Brannan Street
 San Francisco

 Be-Integrity Symposium and Exhibition
 12 noon to 6pm
 Digital Be-In  
 Luminaries and Special Guests, Performances, Live Music
 7 pm – 11 pm
 Planet Code Dance Party
 11 pm – 4 am

Participating Organizations (partial list)
 --Earth Day Network   http://www.earthday.net
 --Natural World Museum   http://www.naturalworldmuseum.org
 --Environmental Non-Profit Network  http://www.enpn.org
 --Earthdance  http://www.earthdance.org
 --San Francisco Alliance for Urban Sustainability  http://www.sfuas.org
 --Women’s Global Green Action Network  http://www.wggan.org
 --California Institute of Integral Studies   http://www.ciis.edu

Overview
This 14th edition of the Digital Be-In combines its lineage of invention and cultural evolution marking the dawn of the digital age with the emerging green economy and sustainable culture movement. Producer Michael Gosney (whose Verbum magazine began the Digital Be-In during the late 1980s) developed the Paradox conferences on sustainable communities at Arcosanti, Arizona in 1997, 1999 and 2001  http://www.greencenturyinstitute.org/paradox.htm  and formed the Green Century Institute in San Francisco in 2002. Planetwork, founded in San Francisco by Jim Fournier and Elizabeth Thompson in 1998, fosters the creative application of digital tools for positive global change through a series of conferences and monthly forums in major cities. The Green Century Institute and Planetwork are working with several San Francisco Bay Area groups that were involved in the seminal World Environment Day week in San Francisco June 5–11, 2005  http://www.wed2005.org  in the development of this combination daytime symposium, evening rally/celebration and late night dance party. As in the past, the Digital Be-In will reach beyond the physical event with a live netcast, information-intense website and new kinds of exposure and interaction via social networks and blogs. The theme “Planet Code” implies our writing (and re-writing where necessary) the “codes” that define our place within and interaction with the natural environment, and calls upon the high technology community we have encouraged and celebrated over the years to empower the sustainability movement with bold, forward-thinking initiatives. 

Sponsorship
Digital Be-In 14 will offer a variety of opportunities for sponsors to reach opinion leaders, press and a receptive public interested in SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CULTURE. All presentations and content associated with the EARTH DAY BE-IN will emphasize new projects and initiatives: actions! We encourage sponsors to use the Be-In as a launching platform for products and campaigns that are making a difference. Outreach via marketing messages, the Be-In website, associated organization websites, social networks and public relations will be designed to inform and connect the public with sustainable culture resources. 2006 is a vital year for shifting the tide of awareness and action toward sustainability and April 22, 2006 promises to be a pivotal date. Please contact Michael Gosney or Justin Weiner from GCI for details on sponsorship programs.

Event Sub-Themes 
 Climate Change
 Environmental Justice
 Alternative Energy Solutions
 Urban Environmental Accords
 Sustainable Communities 
 High Technology and Sustainability 
 Women and the Environment
 Building the Green Economy

Previous Be-In Themes 
 8 – Freedom of Speech on the Internet (EFF Blue Ribbon campaign launch) - 1996
 9 – Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace (w/ Unity Foundation) - 1997
 10 – Human Rights in the Digital Age (with UN 50th Anniv. of Declaration of Human Rights) - 1998
 11 – Body, Mind and Cyberspace (feat. Drug Peace Campaign) - 1999
 12 – Media Revolution - 2002
 13 – Transparent Network - 2004
  
 Interested sponsors, participants and collaborators are encouraged to contact the event producers in early January.

Green Century Institute  
http://www.greencenturyinstitute.org 
Michael Gosney
 Be-In Producer
 415-531-9977
michael@greencenturyinstitute.org
Justin Weiner
 Be-In Assistant Producer
415-531-0927
justin@greencenturyinstitute.org

PlaNetwork  
http://www.planetwork.net
Karri Winn, Executive Director
 Be-In Associate Producer



May 12-14 (2006) Harbin Hot  Springs Polyamory Conference, 
http://harbin.org Calistoga / Middleton CELEBRATE RELATIONSHIP CHOICE, until 
April 1, 2006.  Email us at worldpolyamory aol com or call 808 244-
4103 if you're interested in giving a workshop, leading a 
discussion,  presenting music or dance geared to polys.



# FYI the US runs a school of assasins / torture at Ft. Benning, GA
Previously called School Of the Americas (SOA),
now called Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC).
Congress demanded SOA be closed down. So they simply renamed it.
SOA used to be in Panama, until Manuel Noriega said it had to go.
Noriega was an important drug smuggling ally for the CIA.
When he broke with the CIA because he was not happy about the US school of torture in Panama, his days were numbered. 
Two other notable men who the CIA made alliances with:
Sadam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden.
The CIA makes allies of people it can use to torture and murder it's enemies.
The CIA was arming, training and using Osama Bin Laden to fight the USSR in Afghanistan.
Before Sept 11, 2001, the CIA was negotiating an oil pipeline through Afghanistan to be built by Haliburton, paid for by Enron, to supply Unocal 76.  Those negotiations broke down.  That was plan A.
Plan B was flying our own airplanes into our own buildings and blaming them.
SEE: Operation Northwoods (1962) Plan B has been on the table for 43 years.
Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz, et al are part of Project for a new American Century (PNAC) who wrote: (a year before 911)
Without a Pearl Harbor style invasion the American people will not accept 
the empirical mobilization necessary to seize middle eastern oil. 
CIA initiated Saddam Hussein by having him commit an assasination in Iraq to prove himself.
Once installed to power by CIA, Saddam did oversee the torture and execution of an entire generation Iraqis.
Every Iraqi student or activist who had political aspirations was killed by Saddam who was a CIA operative.
Learn more about the School of Assasins (School of Americas) at School Of Americas Watch:
http:soaw.org

  


The Great Owl Invasion
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheNeuschwabenlandTimes/message/10037
obvious and blatant freemasonic symbols on the dollar bill, what precisely that hidden microscopic owl is doing there.
Neither will we ever be certain whether those plans for the National Mall surrounding the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capital proposed by the McMillan Commission in the same year that the Bohemian Owl worshipers legally acquired their grove in California, had anything to do with why there appears to be a Giant Owl surrounding the Capitol Building.



As an American citizen I am bound by no law executed by Bush Coup.
I shall not follow any fruadulent advice from John Ashcroft or Mr Torture: Alberto Gonzales.
I am bound by no Judgement by John Roberts or any other criminal installed by BushHitler.
Wake UP America, the current organized crime family Hi-Jacking Washington, DC
is similar (in fact connected) to the NAZI hijacking of a highly civilized Germany. 

Patriot Act is illegal.  No law or provision of Patriot act is legally binding.
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States of America
is Null and Void - Marburry V. Madison, 1803.

Any officer who attempts to enforce an illegal law such as patriot act is unlawful and may be ignored and/ or arrested.

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The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies 
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. 
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. 
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. 
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. 
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. 
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. 
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. 
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of our legislatures. 
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. 
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: 
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: 
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: 
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: 
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: 
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: 
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: 
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: 
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. 
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. 
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. 
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. 
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. 
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. 
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. 
The signers of the Declaration represented the new states as follows: 
New Hampshire: 
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton 
Massachusetts: 
John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: 
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery 
Connecticut: 
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott 
New York: 
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris 
New Jersey: 
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark 
Pennsylvania: 
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross 
Delaware: 
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean 
Maryland: 
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton 
Virginia: 
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton 
North Carolina: 
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn 
South Carolina: 
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton 
Georgia: 
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton 
  
"You are a member of government. And one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. You've begun to burn our towns and murder our people. Look upon you hands. They are stained with the blood of your relations. You and I were long friends.You are now my enemy and I am yours.".........................Benjamin Franklin 7-5-1775 
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