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OFFER - Anti-SUV Bumperstickers
Professional Quality, unused bumperstickers:

"Warming the Globe One SUV at a Time"

"Your SUV Is Choking My Planet"

"How Many Soldiers for Your SUV?"
  
Only stipulation is that you must display on car, scooter, bike, or in 
a permanent public location.
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Venezeula attempts to sell oil for Euros, not for Dollars.
USA attacks Venezeula with a coup (TWICE). Otto Reich holds Hugo Chavez captive for 36 hours.
Otto Reich is currently in the organized Bush Crime Family Cabinet.

Iraq announces switch to Euro away from Dollar late 2002.
March 2003: USA attacks Iraq.

2005: Iran announces switch from Dollar to Euro for oil exports.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLACE YOUR BETS!


Warning to SE ASian countries about Iran war and monsoon rains depositing radiation in environment

The Dr Bronner's Soap quote generator creates random (?) messages  
that look like they belong on a bottle of Dr Bronner's Soap.
http://iconocla.st/dr.bronner/

INSTANT TRAFFIC INFO 817-1717 http://www.Traffic.511.org
GOT FOG?  SFGate.com's 24/7 online FOG FORECAST at: 
http://sfgate.com/weather/fog/fogsideclose.shtml  AND for swimmers, 
surfers, and beachcombers, checck out the TIDE TABLE at 
http://sfgate.com/weather AND here are web cams from:
-Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza: http://SFGate.com/LiveViews -Pt Reyes Lighthouse: 
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/WebCams/parks/porecam/porecam.cfm
http://www.redrockbeach.com/home.html click on "elements" for tide charts.

SF events 1.17 http://planttrees.org/events.php
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SF events 1.17  http://sffreaks.tribe.net  http://sfnightlife.tribe.net
SF events 1.17  http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1796061.php
SF events 1.17  http://craigslist.org search events for "sf events"
 
important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar
more events: http://www.craigslist.org   http://www.tribe.net   http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org   http://acterra.org
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 17th http://indybay.org/
 9:00am Sacramento: CodePINK Day of Lobbying to Bring Home Our California National Guard 
 9:30am  SF: "All of Us or None" Press Conference
 7:30pm Santa Cruz: Beyond Treason film screening
Wednesday January 18th http://indybay.org/
 8:00pm SF: Discussion Of Bay Area General Strikes
Thursday January 19th http://indybay.org/
 8:30am Oakland: Labor Against The War Informational Sharing Breakfast
 7:30pm SF: Children of the Incarcerated: A Book Event

fun & cheap SF event listing (1/12 - 1/19) plus six extra giveaways!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/funcheapSF/message/319
  
03/11or18-SF Cacophony Society BRIDE OF MARCH 
http://www.BridesOfMarch.org
03/25-SF BUNNY JAM http://www.BunnyJam.com
04/01-28th Annual SF ST STUPID'S DAY PARADE http://www.SaintStupid.com
04/16-27th EASTER "INDULGENCE IN THE PARK" http://www.TheSisters.org
05/20-112th Annual SRA ROSE PARADE http://www.RoseFestivalParade.com
05/21-95th Annual BAY TO BREAKERS RACE http://www.BayToBreakers.com
06/04-SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE http://www.SonomaPride.com
06/16-20-15th Annual GAY RODEO in San Jose http://www.GSGRA.org
06/20-20-MARIN COUNTY PRIDE http://www.MarinAIDSProject.org
06/24-BWClub FRIENDS DAY at ANGEL ISLAND http://www.BWClub.net
06/24-PINK SATURDAY (7pm-2am street party in The Castro) 
06/25-SF PRIDE http://www.SFPride.org
07/04-CACOPHONY's "Xmas In July" SANTA RAMPAGE 
http://www.Cacophony.org
07/15-RJ'S 45nd BIRTHDAY http://BWClub.net/RJP1home.html
07/12-16-RUSSIAN RIVER LAZY BEAR WKND http://www.GayRussianRiver.com
07/16-SF AIDS WALK 
07/30-DORE "Up Your" ALLEY FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com
08/18-20-LEATHER / LEVI WKND at Sarasota Springs 
http://www.LeatherLevi.org
08/27-09/04-BURNING MAN http://www.BurningMan.org
08/25-08/28-MAN SCOUTS CAMP at Rancho Cicada http://www.ManScouts.org
09/03-08-EAST BAY PRIDE in Oakland and Hayward 
http://www.EastBayPride.org
09/20-24-SF LEATHER PRIDE http://www.BlowBuddies.com/spec-leather.html
09/23-SF LOVE PARADE http://www.LoveParadeSF.org 
09/24-FOLSOM STREET FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com
10/01-CASTRO STREET FAIR http://www.CastroStreetFair.org
10/13-15-FLEET WEEK http://www.FleetWeek.us
10/11-NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
10/27-27th Annual EXOTIC EROTIC BALL http://www.ExoticEroticBall.com
10/27-11/11-GRAND NATIONAL RODEO http://www.GrandNationalRodeo.com
10/27-29-RUSSIAN RIVER MASSACRE http://www.PeachesChrist.com
10/29-SAN JOSE SWINGER'S BALL-http://www.SwingersBall.org
10/31-SF HALLOWEEN In The CASTRO http://www.HalloweenInTheCastro.com
11/3-5-RUSSIAN RIVER LEATHER WEEKEND http://www.RussianRiverResort.com
11/23-FRONTRUNNERS' TURKEY BEACH TROT http://www.TurkeyBeachTrot.com
11/26-RUN to the FAR SIDE http://www.CalAcademy.org 
http://www.RhodyCo.com 
12/11-Annual MARIN LIFE DINNER & DESSERT SOCIAL (415-457-2487x119)
12/31-NEW YEAR'S EVE in The Castro

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eco

Why Gaia is wreaking revenge on our abuse of the environment
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article338879.ece

Support Hemp Farming in California!!!
 If you are a California resident, please take action now: 
http://www.organicconsumers.org/cahemp.htm 



food

Study: eating less may delay human aging:
Scientists report the first evidence that a 
phenomenon long noted in animals may be true of humans also.
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/060115_caloriefrm.htm



health

How to avoid genetically contaminated (GM) food.
Although biotech companies claim that genetically modified foods are safe, many scientists and consumer organizations warn of serious potential health dangers. The following tips can help you stay away from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Read:
http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey.htm


Chemtrails And Aluminum Harm Heart, Lungs And Plants
http://rense.com/general69/chemd.htm


wtc cough a growing concern 
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=investigators&id=3802673

wtc = World Trade Center, as in World Trade Center 7: http://www.wtc7.net 

911 - inside job.   Demand investigation!
http://www.wtc7.net - http://www.physics911.org - http://www.911-strike.com
http://www.oilempire.us - http://www.dieoff.org - http://www.peakoil.net
http://bombsinsidewtc.dk - http://www.911review.com
http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/towers/index.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca  - http://www.cooperativeresearch.org 
http://www.911review.com/index.html
http://www.911review.com/911review/index.html

Did the Bush Administration Lie to Congress and the 9/11 Commission?
http://www.counterpunch.com/lindorff12202005.html

Re-Packaging The 9/11 Fairytale http://PrisonPlanet.tv  


Possible Evidence Suggesting The Use Of Explosive Devices At The World Trade Center On 9/11
http://www.explosive911analysis.com


air

EPA: Proposal to Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 
Particulate Matter
http://www.epa.gov/air/particles/fs20051220pm.html

*HOW TO COMMENT:* Comments will be accepted for 90 days beginning when 
this proposal is published in the Federal Register. All comments should 
be identified by Docket ID No. OAR-2001-0017 and submitted by one of the 
following methods:

    * Federal e-rulemaking portal; www.regulations.gov
      <http://www.regulations.gov>
    * E-mail (a-and-r-docket@epa.gov )
    * Facsimile (202) 566-1741
    * Mail (Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center,
      Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200
      Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460);

* * * *

*Pollution* Locator: Smog and *Particulates* 
<http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/cap/>
Criteria *Air Pollution* Reports Available at This Level *...* 
NOTE:NOTE: Scorecard's
data about criteria *air pollutants* are derived from US *EPA's Air* 
Quality *...*
http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/cap/ - 35k -



Warning to SE ASian countries about Iran war and monsoon rains deposit depleted uranium after US attacks IRAN
The United states has now caused depleted uranium illnesses in more than 50% of our soldiers who have served on the depleted uranium battlefields in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. "Depleted Uranium: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty 
 Bullets" 
http://www.sfbayview.com/081804/Depleteduranium081804.shtml 
 The Chinese intelligence have already warned countries that will be contaminated with radiation from monsoon rainout of nuclear materials: 
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/dec30-jan606.htm 
 Here is an article I wrote for the World Affairs Journal. Look at the map and see where Iran is in this nuclear war: "Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War" 
http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2004/DU-Trojan-Horse1jul04.htm 
 Or, http://tinyurl.com/7dydm 
 Depleted uranium is WMD by Leuren Moret 
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050809/OPINION02/508090332/1014/OPINION 
 Or, http://tinyurl.com/87crs 


We now have the complete video of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech from Aug 28, 1963
VIDEO: http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002287.htm
But currently breaking...
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002288.htm
GORE: 'Bush Broke Law Repeatedly and Persistently'


Walter Cronkite calls for end to occupation; Another helicopter down in Iraq; Juan Cole on what Dr. King would have done about Iraq war; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org

Cronkite: Time for US to Leave Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011606A.shtml
Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 conclusion that the Vietnam War was unwinnable keenly influenced public opinion then, said Sunday he'd say the same thing today about Iraq.

  

BUSHhitler

Al Gore: 'America's Constitution is in Grave Danger' 
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011606Y.shtml


Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2006/1/emw331163.htm


Indictments Served on White House DONE-see pic
http://www.bushcommission.org/
 OR Go to  http://www.nion.us/index.htm


Bush Gang Cancels First Amendment (Free Speech & Peaceable Assembly !
Bush Creates New Crime of "Disruptor"
( It is time to IMPEACH the Top 100 in the fed. govt and give them life
in jail )   Bush Disrupter Crime - Google Search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=disruptor+bush+crime&btnG=Google+Search


Canadian Government Ad Promotes Militarized Police State
http://sympaticomsn.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060112/elexn_martin_060112


Spooky AOL Ad Says Big Brother Is Watching the Internet Why is a company
that profits from Internet use demonizing the Internet?
Paul Joseph Watson - Updated January 4 2006:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2006/030106aol.htm



http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
U.S. pays millions to Halliburton for excess trucks sitting idle in Iraq



MI5 will get new powers to bug MPs 15 Jan 2006
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news



Fundamentalist Israel preparing to nuke Iran: ALL rise up VS. NOW!
http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=10342



NSA Used City Police to Track Peace Activists
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011306Q.shtml


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'We are past the point of no return' - civilisation unlikely to survive
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article338878.ece




Please Support Boycott of Israel by Norway
http://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/1061.shtml


The Impeachment of Bush
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060130/holtzman



Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?
 Check out this video of undamaged building 7 collapsing: 
http://www.911research.com/wtc/evidence/videos/docs/wtc7_collapse2.mpg 



How Many Iraqis Have Died Since the US Invasion in 2003?
30,000? No. 100,000? No.      By ANDREW COCKBURN
President Bush's off-hand summation last month of the number of Iraqis who have so far died as a result of our invasion and occupation as "30,000, more or less" was quite certainly an under-estimate. The true number is probably hitting around 180,000 by now, with a possibility, as we shall see, that it has reached as high as half a million.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11508.htm


 
New Orleans Residents All Over The Country Should Be Put On Red 
Alert: The Neo Cons Are Trying To Illegally Bulldoze Away Your Homes 
and Steal Your Property http://www.konformist.com


http://www.konformist.com Nuclear War Against Iran


The Impeachment of George W. Bush has begun !! 
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_011206K.shtml 



  

# 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, 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



Tue Jan 17

#  Tuesday, January 17th, Our Day of Lobbying: we will begin 9:00a.m.  Sacramento State Capitol lobbying those Assembly Members who are “undecided” or “non-supporting” AJR36. We will break into Hot Pink Teams, armed with Resolutions, Talking Points, and Determination, as we head to their offices. By 1:00p.m., we will hold another Press Conference on the North Steps of the Capitol to share the results of our lobbying. 

 For more information, please go to http://www.bayareacodepink.org and check out the calendar. To participate in this event, please email info bayareacodepink org or call 510-524-2776. 

 AJR36 campaign endorsers: Codepink, Gold Star Families for Peace, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Raging Grannies, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Next Generation, Grandmothers for Peace, California Peace Action, Coalition for World Peace, Veterans for Peace, Green Party, American Friends Service Committee, & many more. 



#  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


# Spiritual Capitalism -- Prosperity Through Purpose™
      A Brief Introduction
When: Tuesday, January 17th 2006 7pm to 10pm
Where: AuthenticSF @ Langton and Folsom in SF
Why: An introduction in how to:
      o Discover your purpose--and live it
      o Uncover your beliefs about your self that blocks you
      o Uncover your beliefs about money that block your prosperity
      o Resolve the internal conflict between being spiritual and being
        in business
      o Start making more money!
      o Discover the depths you can attain with the assistance an
        Evolutionary Guide™
Full details cab be found here...now:
http://www.evolutionaryawareness.com/events/intros/sc_intro.php


# Spiritual Capitalism
Prosperity Through Purpose™ 
A Brief Introduction

Tuesday, January 17  7pm to 10pm

Created  and Presented by
Jason  D. McClain    @   AuthenticSF

An introduction in how to: 
	? 	Discover your purpose--and live it
	? 	Uncover your beliefs about your self that block your prosperity
	? 	Uncover your beliefs about money that block your prosperity
	? 	 Reveal how your thinking around money keeps it  from you
	? 	Resolve the internal conflict between being spiritual and being in  business
	? 	Start making more money!
	? 	 Discover the dramatic depth of being you can attain with the assistance  an 
 Evolutionary  Guide

All in one brief evening!

 Do you think or feel that a spiritual life and a monetarily prosperous  life are in conflict? Are you considering taking that leap of faith by  going into business for your Self? Have you already done so and are looking  to increase your income, your opportunities, or get more "business savvy"? Do you want to increase your effectiveness and turn more  prospects into clients? Do you want a greater command of the nuts and  bolts of your business? Are you an employee or executive, satisfied with  your job, your career, your income, but are lacking that sense of fulfillment  that can only come from living your spiritual purpose?

 Would you simply like to be happier, more fulfilled, or feel more purpose in what you do?

 If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this mini workshop is for you.

Imagine living your purpose, driven by the unique essence  of your spirit, enraptured in your day to day tasks because you are  thriving while living with the freedom you have dreamed of all your  life. Imagine  being someone who says "I love my life. I live my purpose. I do what  I want to do and I am making money for it."

 Think this is impossible? Think again. However...

 In order to do this, you must first resolve your limiting beliefs  about your Self, about money, and about the society in which  we live. Beliefs that are largely unconscious and do not serve you and your  thrival.

 Take your business and your Self to the next level. Start by registering  NOW:

Investment: $12.00
3 hours of your time
 1 evening of infinite possibilities and insights
Space is limited!
 You must RSVP to reserve your spot!
if you've any questions whatsoever:
intro emotionalawareness com

 

Wed Jan 18

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


# Yuba/Bear Watershed Council presents: Climate change in the Sierra Nevada

 By: Yuba/Bear Watershed Council

The next General Meeting of the Yuba/Bear Watershed Council on Wednesday, January 18th, will feature a program by Janet Cohen, past Chair of the Council and now consultant for Community Action Partners and the Sierra Nevada Alliance; and Carole Kennedy, Watershed Ecologist and Soil Scientist for the US Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest. 

 This outstanding team will present a summation of studies and reports concerning up to date knowledge about climate change in the Sierra Nevada. Climate change is becoming increasingly important in human planning for fire, water, FERC re-licensing, and more.

 The Yuba/Bear Watershed Council continually brings together stakeholders to provide a forum for information and development of sustainable watershed management practices. Community-based stewardship programs have been recognized for promoting greater creativity in planning and more flexibility in management options for watershed protection. These efforts allow development of protection and enhancement programs that more appropriately suit the needs of local stakeholders.

Wednesday, January 18th from 10am-noon. NID headquarters, 1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Call 265-5527 for information and directions. 


# 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.

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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.

To subscribe, send an email to:
ylem-interest-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# free salsa classes at the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Wednesday night



Thu Jan 19

# Thu, Jan 19, 2006      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Free.
Alaskan Rainforest Kayak Journey
Ecology Center 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way Berkeley

 One of the great surviving ecosystems of the planet, a wilderness inhabited and utilized by many people, the rainforest of coastal Alaska presents a unique opportunity for us to redefine the human relationship to the biosphere. 

 Kayaking in Southeast Alaska has become the life passion of speaker Dan Kiely. In the past seven summers, he has paddled over 400 days (mostly solo) through many areas of the islands and mainland coast that encompass the Tongass rainforest. From the world-renowned Glacier Bay to the rarely visited shores of Kuiu Island and the outer coast of Chichagof Island, he has wandered and photographed the waters, landscapes, and animals of the Alaska coast. 

 Come enjoy a journey through this extraordinary land and seascape and find inspiration to expand one's kayaking adventures. Also learn about one of America's great rainforests and efforts to preserve this wilderness area.
 
http://www.ecologycenter.org


# 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 


# State of Fear - Amnesty International screening Thu Jan 19 8:00pm $5
 Director: PAMELA YATES, Documentary. 2005. Peru/USA. 94 min. English/  Spanish, subtitled.

How can an open society balance demands for security with democracy?  
"State of Fear" dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy  
faces when it embarks on a war against terror, a war potentially  
without end, all too easily exploited by unscrupulous leaders seeking  
personal political gain. The film follows events in Peru, yet it  
serves as a cautionary tale for a nation like the United States.  
Filmmakers Pamela Yates, Paco de On and Peter Kinoy masterfully blend  
personal testimony, history and archival footage to tell the story of  
escalating violence in the Andean nation and how fear of terrorism  
was used to undermine the democracy, making Peru a virtual  
dictatorship where official corruption replaced the rule of law.  
Attacks by the Shining Path guerrillas provoked a military occupation  
of the countryside. Military justice replaced civil authority,  
widespread abuses by the Peruvian Army went unpunished, and the  
terrorism continued to spread. Nearly 70,000 civilians eventually  
died at the hands of the Shining Path and the Peruvian military.

 Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia Street @ 21st
SF (415) 824-3890 http://www.atasite.org


# Movie night: "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of... Thu  Jan 19 8PM
 Encounter Studio  555 De Haro Street @ 18th, Suite 120  SFCA 94107   
http://tribes.tribe.net/encounterstudio 
 Movie night: "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" 
presented in MST-style drunken heckle-rama 

Every other Thursday night, Encounter Studio presents classic and cult films on an amazingly bright, sharp digital projector in a comfortable home environment. Join us for Encounter Studio's first film night in which we consume mass quantities of alcohol and yell at the screen. 

Thursday, January 19, 2006 
Doors open at 7:30, screening begins promptly at 8:00 pm 

555 De Haro Street @ 18th 
Suite 120 (entrance at the bottom of the parking lot) 
Free admission, donations accepted 
Bring your own whatever 
Due to raunchy language, ages 18 and over at this event, please 

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith    2005 
Written and directed (in a manner of speaking) by George Lucas 
 
Of the three most recently produced Star Wars films, "Sith" is the least objectionable. Its storyline is not completely ridiculous, and the darkness of the subject matter restores some measure of balance to the series, which is equal parts saccharine and treacle. Beautifully designed and rendered, "Sith" is further hyperstimulus for a generation of borderline autistic Nintendo babies. However, no amount of hard work and aesthetic vision on the part of the film's many designers and artisans can possibly compensate for cliched dialog and truly Gawd-awful performances. Lucas has an uncanny knack for bringing out the absolute worst an actor can muster. Respected actors Samuel L. Jackson and Ewan McGregor appear visibly embarrassed to deliver such cheesy lines, while lesser talents such as Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen can do little but founder as a result of Lucas's astonishing lack of direction. At a worldwide gross box office take of $800 million, "Sith" is the most profitable B-movie ever made.


# 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


# Van Jones Shares Dream of Urban Ecology and Human Rights, Jan. 19 in Palo Alto

In celebration of M.L. King's birthday, Acterra presents ....

Van Jones, Executive Director
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Van Jones will inspire us to resolve today's challenges by respecting all people, all species and our planet Earth.   Titled "A New Green Dream:  Reviving Silicon Valley through Urban Ecology," he will share his vision of reviving our cities, our economy and our spirits with a new wave of "green collar" jobs.

Thursday, Jan. 19 -- 7:30 - 9 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street (corner of Lincoln), Palo Alto

A dynamic young lawyer who has worked to stop inhumane incarceration of young people in California's Youth Authority prisons, Jones wants to forge a new coalition of environmentalists, urban residents and human rights activists.  If you haven't heard of him yet, you will be hearing more about him in the future -- so come and bring your friends to hear this visionary leader speaking for the first time to a Peninsula audience!

The program is open to the public, and donations of $5-10 will be accepted at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The program is co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club.

For more information, call Kay O'Neill, director of Acterra's Be the Change environmental leadership program, at (650) 962-9876 x345 or kayo@acterra.org

For more information about Acterra, a local environmental organization with a 35+ year history, see 
http://www.Acterra.org


 
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.  


# Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening
                          of Andy Diaz Hope’sWork

        “I hope to draw our attention to the threads with which our
                very social fabric is bound and fashioned.”

 On Friday, January 20, 2005, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the monthly
 Third Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282. This
 month’s featured artist is Andy Diaz Hope.

 Andy Diaz Hope, a Bay Area native, questions the stereotypes and cliches
 circulated by popular media. By refabricating the form in which we sustain
 our self-image and protect ourselves from our image as an enemy, Diaz Hope
 wants to draw our attention to the threads with which our very social
 fabric is bound and fashioned. Often funny and always telling, his work
 permits candid interactions to deconstruct our stereotypes, prejudices and
 preconceived notions, be they conscious  or not.

 Diaz Hope has shown his work in the MoMA permanent collection, the Museum
 of Contemporary Art Denver, the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,
 and the London Crafts Counsil, as well as in numerous shows throughout the
 United States, England, Australia and Japan. You can view his work online
 at www.andydiazhope.com.

 What: Art Opening Reception for Andy Diaz Hope
 When: Friday, January 20, 2006, 5-8 pm
 Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 282
 Cost: Free


# HEAR THIS!   A Spoken Word Event
SLIMS, 333 11th St. @ Folsom Fri  Jan 20 8:00 p.m., tickets $12.00

BARBARA BECNEL
Death Penalty Abolitionist and co-author with Tookie Williams of “Redemption”

JELLO BIAFRA
Spoken Word Artist

TODD CHRETIEN
California US Senate Candidate

MATT GONZALEZ
Frm. SF Supervisor

JACK HIRSCHMAN
San Francisco Poet Laureate

SARAH LIPSON
Green Party School Bd. Member

JONATHAN RICHMAN
Singer / Songwriter / Activist

DAISY ZAMORA
Nicaraguan Poet and Sandinista Vice-Minister of Culture

KEVIN ZEESE
Maryland Anti-War Unity US Senate Candidate

w/ Musical Guest 

Ticket/Venue Info: http://www.slims-sf.com


#  back 2 back w/ JENO & GARTH at Rx Gallery  $10
 Friday, January 20, 2006  (9:00 PM)  Rx Gallery
 132 Eddy Street (Google Maps,  Yahoo! Maps)
 San Francisco, California 94102
 BACK 2 BACK returns with San Francisco night life legends,
 JENO and GARTH at their hot new monthly social.
 Fused at the hip once again, they team up for monthly shenanigans & musical/magical madness. Don't miss this popular new monthly event with celebrated Wicked DJs Jeno & Garth digging deep in their record collections for refreshing musical misadventures, spinning electric dance music of the DubDiscoSynthRock persuasion and more. 
 

# Dirty South- An All Stat DJ Line up at the Cell Space Jan 20th
2006-01-20 10:00 PM
Join us at the Cell Space January 20th for an outrageous line up of DJ's donating their talents to raise money and awareness for the antiracist, grassroots movement taking root in New Orleans! Many of us just returned on the Oxygen Collective bus from an intensive three week trip doing relief work in New Orleans. We will share some of our images and stories from our experience, and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the dedicated people at the Common Ground Collective working for justice on the Gulf Coast.

Common Ground Collective formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to provide immediate aid and long-term solidarity along the Gulf Coast. Common Ground is a local, community-run organization offering mutual aid and support to New Orleans communities that have been historically neglected and underserved. Common Ground's teams of volunteers include: medical and health providers, aid workers, community organizers, legal representatives and people from all over with broad skills from all walks of life. 

100% of the proceeds will go directly to the needs of residents in New Orleans. The funds will fuel the need for environmental clean up, providing safety equipment for volunteers and residents alike. Money will also go to a school that's starting up in one of the most impoverished areas in New Orleans, an area still void of any school for children. Common Ground oversees these, and other projects, all directly benefiting the residents. Volunteers leave their jobs, their homes, and comfort for weeks on end, anything that we can offer to assist in their safety is a great service. Offering $20 to the cause is a small way to effect positive change in an area in great need.

10PM - 4AM / @ CELLspace SF 2050 Bryant St. / $20+ Donation at the door



# Jan 20- 22 Enviro Conference at Seattle University
http://www.seac.orgStudent Environmental Action Coalition's
Northwest Conference Fri, Jan. 20th - Sun. Jan. 22nd 
Keep Checking for Updates and Details 
 <http://www.seac.org/northwest/jan2006/downloads/Conference_Agenda.pdf>
Viewable PDF 

Friday, January 20

6:00 pm - Welcoming and Registration
7:00 pm - Opening Ceremony 
7:15 - 10:00 pm - Evening Events - Music (High Priests of Panic,
<http://www.danalyons.com/> Dana Lyons,
<http://myspace.com/killkillorchestra> Kill Kill Orchestra), Spoken Word
(Misty Lou
Cook), Theatre (Professor Mike Whitty) 

Saturday, January 21

8:00 am - Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - Welcome and Keynote Speaker - Chris van Daalen 
10:00 am - Pigott Auditorium - Marriage Equality Panel (2 hours), Pigott
103 - Coalition Building (2 hours), Pigott 108 - Engaging Homelessness
Through Writing (1 hour), Pigott 307 - Sweatfree Campus Campaign (1
hour) 
11:00 am - Break
11:15 am - Pigott 108 - Green 100 Campaign (1 hour), Pigott 307 -
Washington's Energy Initiative (1 hour)
12:15 pm - Lunch and Events - Bands/Games/Entertainment
1:15 pm - Open Networking Time 
2:15 pm - Pigott Auditorium - Sustainable Forestry Panel (2 hours),
Pigott 103 - Environmental Education (1 hour), Pigott 108 - Social
Justice (1hour), Pigott 307 - Nonviolent Intervention (1.5 hours),
Pigott 308 - Transgender Issues (1 hour) 
3:15 pm - Break
3:30 pm - Pigott 103 - Preventing Activist Burnout (1 hour), Pigott 108
- Human Rights (1 hour), Pigott 308 - Building Cooperatives (1 hour) 
4:30 pm - Break 
4:45 pm - Pigott Auditorium - Media Bootcamp (1 hour) 
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Pigott Auditorium - Movies - Thirst, Beyond Organic,
This Is What Democracy Looks Like 

Sunday, January 22

9:00 am - Breakfast and Registration
10:00 am - LeRoux Room - Fighting Our Common Enemies (2 hours), Pigott
103 - Past, Present, Future with Native Forest Council (1 hour), Pigott
108 - HIV Campaign (1.5 hours), Pigott 202 - Biodiesel (1 hour), Pigott
203 - Globalization (1 hour) 
11:00 am - Break
11:15 am - Pigott 103 - Legislative Activism (1 hour), Pigott 202 -
Saving Puget Sound Shorelines (1 hour), Pigott 203 - School of Americas
(1 hour) 
12:15 pm - Lunch and Events - Bands/Games/Entertainment
1:15 pm - Open Networking Time 
2:15 pm - LeRoux Room - Help End the Drug War (2 hours), Pigott 103 -
Sex and the Environment (1.5 hours), Pigott 108 - Radical Women (1
hour), Pigott 202 - Killer Coke Campaign (1 hour), Pigott 203 -
Effective Facilitating (1 hour) 
3:15 pm - Break
3:30 pm - Pigott 108 - Animal Rights (1 hour), Pigott 202 - Women and
Water (1 hour), Pigott 203 - Hotel Boycott 
4:30 pm - Break 
4:45 pm - Pigott 103 - Developing NonProfits (1 hour) 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Monday, January 23 -
<http://www.equalrightswashington.org/events/lobby.html> Equality Day -
Olympia, WA

9:00 am - Advocacy Workshops
11:45 am - Rally on the Capital steps with Seattle Men's and Women's
Choruses
1:15 pm - Visit Legislators
3:00 pm - Citizen Lobby Reception 

Tuesday, January 24 - On the House Cafe, 1205 Pike, Seattle 

7 - 10 pm - Professor Mike Whitty is hosting an After Glow mixer for
conference attendees and guests. 

With music, a short or film or two, and plenty of time to mingle and
network, Professor Whitty hopes to capture the weekend's energy and
focus on future and ongoing opportunities. 
 

# 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, 2006      8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  
Compostmodern 2006 - A Conference for Designers about Going Green
Academy of Art University Morgan Auditorium 491 Post St SF

 ...and creating sustainable design solutions.

 "Designers have a hand in creating virtually every product, artifact, and message we encounter in the world around us, yet collectively we are only beginning to see ourselves as agents of change.

 Embrace the responsibilities of dealing with larger marketplace issues and engage in a quest for business practices and resources that allow you to make a difference in your day-to-day business lives.

 Confront the real problems designers face and direct your talent and ability toward local and global issues. Strive to turn idealism into business practice through the development of more appropriate and meaningful design solutions.
For more information contact:
Chelsea Bay Wills, Graphic Designer
American Institute of Graphic Arts
231-342-1645 chelsea chelsbaydesign com
http://www.chelsbaydesign.com
Industrial Designers Society
http://www.compostmodern.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 1/21: 9am-noon Glen Canyon Park- Restoring the Hidden Wilderness
 Glen Canyon Park - O'Shaughnessy and Bosworth, San Francisco
 http://www.onebrick.org/eventdetails.asp?EventID=1515 
 

# 1/21: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Stand for Reproductive Justice 11AM
 
On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: 
 Stand for Reproductive Justice – Women’s Rights Are 
 Human Rights! 

 Rightwing fundamentalists have announced their second 
 annual “Walk for Life” anti-abortion march in San 
 Francisco on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. 
 Wade decision. Repressive government policies have 
 emboldened our opponents – their platform is 
 anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-equality, and 
 anti-gay-marriage. Pro-choice advocates are 
 organizing to remind the anti-abortionists that San 
 Francisco is a reproductive rights town. Join 
 community activists – from the Women’s Choice Clinic 
 to the Raging Grannies – and help line the anti-choice 
 march route in a grassroots, multi-issue reaffirmation 
 of a woman’s right to control her body. On Saturday, 
 January 21, assemble at 11:00am, Pier #1, Embarcadero 
 and Market Streets in San Francisco. 

 We must join together to show the rightwing that we 
 will not tolerate bigotry and hatred in our area. Roe 
 v. Wade is turning 33, let's make sure it gets to 34! 

 If you are interested in participating in the 
 organizing, contact the Bay Area Coalition for Our 
 Reproductive Rights at 415-864-1278, email 
 bacorrinfo riseup net or visit http://www.bacorr.org
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/124771810.html


# KFC DEMO IN UNION CITY! 32004 Alvarado Blvd., Union City KFC 
 1/21/06  11 AM  Please R.S.V.P (please come even if you forget to R.S.V.P.) 
 bella_rue sbcglobal net 
  We'll provide everything, so just bring yourselves and your friends and family. 
 

# 1/21 Commemorate Roe with Candlelight Vigil and "Faith in Choice: Reclaiming the Moral Highground"
Please Join Us Saturday, January 21st for

"Faith in Choice: Reclaiming the Moral Highground"

PPGG's community event to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade

We will gather to remember the lives lost before Roe v. Wade, acknowledge the women today who cannot access safe and affordable reproductive health services because of restrictive policies in their state, and to share our intentions and hope for the future - when reproductive freedom is recognized as a fundamental human right for all.  Clergy members will share how their faith brought them to be pro-choice and discuss clergy involvement in the reproductive freedom movement pre-Roe and today.

5:00 pm - Gather at Dolores Park, by the stairs

5:30 pm - Candlelight vigil and meditative walk step-off to Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

6:00 pm - Progam at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street

7:00 pm - Closing

IN CASE OF RAIN:  Please join us at Congregation Sh'ar Zahav at 6:00.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Co-Sponsors:  Access/Women's Health Rights Coalition, Healthcare Access for All, San Francisco NOW, Social Justice Ministries of the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco.

**PLEASE NOTE: On the same day, the 2nd annual "Walk for Life" will be in town.  As you may recall, last year PPGG took the lead in organizing a response.  This year, we hope to counter their presence with a positive event that will help push our movement forward and allow us to reclaim the moral highground and not amplify the message of our anti-choice visitors.  Allowing women to control their own bodies and futures is the only moral choice and we are proud that San Francisco and the Bay Area know this to be true.  Please join us.

 Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.  Tell-a-friend!
http://www.ppaction.org 
  

#  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 


# Sat, Jan 21, 2006      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  
“War Powers: How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution” -Peter Irons
Home of Truth Center
1300 Grand Street
Alameda

Peter Irons, Professor of Emeritus Political Science at UC San Diego and author will be discussing the fundamental question in the development of the American empire: What constraints does the Constitution place on our territorial expansion, military intervention, occupation of foreign countries, and on the power the president may exercise over American foreign policy? 

 Q&A following
 Free/donations accepted 
 
For more information contact:
The Alameda Public Affairs
jrufo sbcglobal net
http://www.alamedaforum.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Visionary Art Show & Axis Mundi Trance Dance Sat  Jan 21 9PM
 Gallery 276 presents  VISIONARY ART & WORLD MUSIC TRANCE DANCE 
 AXIS MUNDI World Trance Groove  with "Atmospheres & Iterations" 
Mixed Media Prints on Canvas, Collage,  & Media Installation by Will Cloughley 
$10 - 9pm-12am  Gallery 276  276 Shipley St SF, CA 94107 
between Harrison & Folsom, and 5th & 6th  415-904-8077 
 RAW FOOD Sweets, Savories & Chai by SHAKTI (non-hosted) 
 ART SHOW by Will Cloughley 
http://www.soundclick.com/axismundi 
http://axismundispirittribe.tribe.net 
 Will Cloughley 
http://pweb.jps.net/~willcloughley/id6.html
event listing:
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/Visionary-Art-Show-Axis-Mundi-Trance-Dance/san-francisco-ca/017f2c8d-34e4-4301-9004-41d1558fac42


# 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

# We start the new year with an eye to beauty!

ANON SALON pops the cork on...

STARTLING BEAUTY
(A more full of it new year!)
Saturday, January 21, 2006

 @ ANON GALLERY
 285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF)
 10pm UNTIL LATE!

 Suggestive Donations:
 $10 b4 10:30
 $15 in FantAssKick Dress
$20 UnInspiTired
http://www.anonsalon.com/jan06

(Stamped attendees to Edwardian Ball - $10 all night!)

Newly Redesigned Spaces!!

Featuring...

ELEDANCETERIA!
- TONIC (Mayonnaise)
- LAZY SLAVE (Dustfish)
- GREG TUNG (Brass Tax)
- SMOOVE (Space Cowboys)

ALLURIA!
- SONIC VIMANA (Flamenco Punk Thrash Circus Jazz)
- RODMAN (Indivinceable)

More TBA!

ALL DE-LIGHT!
- CHUCK THURSTON/ Digital Altarations
- ANON BEAUTY SALON
- PEN YOUR NEW YEAR VISIONS!
- VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM SEA OF DREAMS!
- ANON KARAOKE
 - LIGHTN' WIRE
 - LIGHT GARDEN ROOFTOP
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Sun Jan 22

# 1/22: Roe v Wade Anniversary Reception (willow glen, cambrian)
 The Pro-Choice Coalition of Santa Clara County 
 and the 
 American Association of University Women – San Jose 
 announce a Reception 
 Celebrating the Anniversary 
 Of Roe v. Wade 
 On Sunday, January 22, 2006 
 3:00 PM – 5 PM 
 at the AAUW House 
 1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 
 Special Guest Speaker: Assemblywoman Sally Lieber 
 (Several other Officeholders and Candidates will be present) 
 NO RSVP Required – No Fee to attend 
 (Candidates and Office holders may RSVP if they wish to be Introduced) 
 Light Refreshments will be provided 
 To support Pro-Choice causes, you may participate in a 
 Silent Auction and/or a Raffle for several Gift Baskets 
 For Info, please call Judy Purrington at 408-799-3262 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/124595366.html



# 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 


# ORGANIZING AND RESISTANCE IN NEW ORLEANS
Featuring New Orleans organizers and journalists
CC Campbell-Rock and Jordan Flaherty

Mon Jan 23, 7pm 522 Valencia Street (at 16th St.) SF

New Orleans social justice organizers CC Campbell-Rock and Jordan Flaherty 
will speak about post-Katrina organizing in New Orleans and among displaced 
survivors of Katrina in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

CC CAMPBELL-ROCK is Editor at the SF Bay View. She is a native New 
Orleanian and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Loyola University of the South. A veteran journalist, she has been the managing editor of three New Orleans-based newspapers and  associate editor of a national magazine, and she has penned several hundred articles. Prior to her mandatory evacuation from New Orleans, Campbell-Rock produced and co-hosted “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace,” a live weekly public opinion cable broadcast, for four years. She currently resides in Pleasanton, Calif, and has been organizing with Katrina evacuees in the Bay Area.

JORDAN FLAHERTY is a writer and organizer based in New Orleans, and is part of the editorial collective of Left Turn Magazine. He was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city, and has been writing and organizing in New Orleans since then, working with grassroots organizations for justice, human rights and the right of return. Flaherty's articles from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina have appeared in publications around the world, including Die Zeit in Germany, Clarin in Argentina and Juventude Rebelde in Cuba, and on hundreds of websites including ZNet, CommonDreams, AlterNet and  CounterPunch. In addition, he has written about politics and culture for The Village Voice, New York Press, Labor Notes, and a chapter in the South End Press book Live From Palestine.

For information, contact:
Sharon Martinas or Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz rdunbaro pacbell net


# 1/23: What Would Martin Luther King Say Today? (oakland lake merritt / grand)
 WHAT WOULD MARTIN LUTHER KING SAY TODAY?... 
 about the U.S. war in Iraq, government terror in New Orleans, police containment of the African community 
 MON JAN 23 7:30-9PM  Sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement 
 Upaya Center,   478 Santa Clara (at Grand Ave, across from the Grand Lake Theater), Oakland 
 Video and discussion to build African People's Solidarity Day 2006, white people's solidarity with African liberation. 
 Martin Luther King Jr. was just 39 years old when he was assassinated by the very same government that has made a national holiday supposedly in his honor. But what would MLK say about the U.S. government's policies towards African people today? What were the political struggles made by the Black working class movement that challenged his adherence to philosophical non-violence? Watch video footage from the Civil Rights era and analysis from Omali Yeshitela, leader and founder of the Uhuru Movement. Sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/125592384.html


# FREE YOGA OPEN HOUSE SIVANANDA TRADITION MON 1/23 7:45 PM 
Introduction to the theory and practice of classical Yoga,
offering a glimpse and taste of its practice and of the Sivananda approach.
 7:45 PM Beginners Yoga Class
 8:45 PM Informal Discussion on the Theory and Practice of Yoga
 9:00 PM Vegetarian Refreshments
An 8-Session Beginners Course will be starting on Monday January 30th at 7:45 PM.
 Vishnu-devananda Yoga Vedanta Center (Sivananda Tradition)
 1034 Delaware St. (near San Pablo & University), Berkeley
 510-273-2447 http://www.VishnuYoga.org 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/124341534.html



Wed Jan 25

# 1/25: California Egg Industry Documentary (oakland downtown)
 Wednesday, January 25 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 

 DOUBLE FEATURE: 

 CALIFORNIA EGG INDUSTRY DOCUMENTARY 
 and 
 WEGMANS CRUELTY 

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

 Tonight's film, "California Egg Industry Documentary," is the world premier of East Bay Animal Advocates' new documentary, an expose of California's inhumane egg industry. Each year over 19 million egg-laying hens are raised in concentrated confinement to produce table eggs for California consumers. According to the California Poultry Workgroup, close to 100 percent of egg-layers are confined to battery cages. For more information, visit www.cal-eggs.com. 

 and 

 “Wegman's Cruelty” is a half hour documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by Wegmans' representatives. The team set out to capture actual footage inside the farm and create a film based on their experience. For more information, visit http://www.wegmanscruelty.com

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

 The films are FREE but $5 donations are accepted. 


# 1/25: S.F. Podcasters meetup
 The San Francisco Podcasting Meetup Group
Meetup with other local Podcasters and all those with an interest in Podcasting, the process of creating audio or video content and "feeding" it to iPods or iPod-like devices via XML feeds.
The San Francisco Podcasting January Meetup
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 7:00PM
Sauce 131 Gough Street (between Oak and Page) San Francisco, CA 94102 415-252-1369
See the full event details at 
http://podcasting.meetup.com/20/events/4823064


# John Perkins Discusses “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” With Kevin Danaher & Anuradha Mittal
Wed, Jan 25, 2006   7:30 pm
 
M. L. King Jr. Middle School Auditorium 1781 Rose St Berkeley

 John Perkins Discusses “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” With Kevin Danaher & Anuradha Mittal 

 JOHN PERKINS, a current New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestselling author who was covertly recruited by the U.S. National Security Agency to be an economic hit man, writes that they are “highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.” Perkins did this work for a decade, until 9/11/2001 convinced him to fully expose the corporate and government activities often thought of as “globalization.” 

 ANURADHA MITTAL, formerly co-director of Food First, is the founder & director of The Oakland Institute as well as the author of: “America Needs Human Rights: Fighting Hunger and Poverty in the Richest Nation on Earth” and, with Kevin Danaher, “10 Reasons to Abolish the World Bank and the IMF.” 

 KEVIN DANAHER, co-founder of Global Exchange and their Director of Public Education, has produced as author or editor eleven books, including “Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF” and “Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power (with Jason Mark).

 Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door. Benefits KPFA Free Speech Radio and Global Exchange. Available at Black Oak Books, Cody’s Books (both stores), Pegasus Books (both stores), Pendragon, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Global Exchange Store (College Ave.), Walden Pond Bookstore 

 phone-order: 415-255.7296 x200
 
 Co-sponsored by Global Exchange, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, The Oakland Institute, The Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, and Black Oak Books 

 “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man” has just been published in a paperback edition by Plume Books.

For more info htpp://www.kpfa.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Polyamory: Structures and Skills Wed Jan 25 8PM
 Tracy is a great presenter. She has lots of very useful information for newbies and long termers alike. I recommend it highly. 
Polyamory: Structures and Skills 
Location: Good Vibrations SF - Polk St. store 
Wednesday, January 25, 8-10 pm 
$25, all welcome http://goodvibes.com
Thinking about exploring polyamory? Wish you could make a non-monogamous relationship work? With over 10 years of experience, popular presenter Tracy Bartlett can help you find ways to develop successful relationships outside of monogamy. With her guidance, you'll explore different combinations for relationships (including the pros and cons of each) and learn about addressing the emotions that polyamory can inspire.


# FUN FROLLICKING FASHION FUNDRAISER  Wed Jan 25 8:00 PM  

HOSTS: DUMBCLOTHING AND ERIK GUZMAN 

Location: Mighty 
119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA View Map 
When: Wednesday, January 25, 8:00pm 
Get your bad self out on a Wednesday night and confront your new reality that  ?Only amateurs save themselves for weekends  Where else can you help support homeless families, brood with artistic fashion designers, gaze below whipping trapeze artists and DANCE with REAL women and REAL men of invigorating non-conformist persuasion? 

Engrave your memories, ball point pen your palms and tattoo your soul to imperatively commit to attending our celebration of life, home, friends, fashion and dance! 

Absolutely  ?No Parking on the dance floor!  Violators will be prosecuted and fined abiding to the law enforcement of Deputy Officer Simon. 

Hoe-Down goes as follows: 
8:00 pm  10:00 pm  Music, Mosh, Mingle 
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm   Fun, Frolic, Fashion 
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm   Tether of Trapeze 
11:30 pm - 2:00 am - Dance, Vacillate, Rhythm Motion 

Admission is $8.00. All proceeds go to the Hamilton Family Center. (See description and link below) 

Fine-Spun Fashions by: 
DUMBCLOTHING - dumbclothing.com 
SILVERLUCY DESIGNS - http://www.silverlucydesign.com/
RETRODIVA - http://www.retrodiva.com/
FOOMPA - http://www.foompa.com/
FATI BELOVED 

Music Maliciously Mastered by: 
8:00-9:30 Mancub - Space Cowboys 
9:30-11:00 Ernie Travino - Space Cowboys 
11:00-12:30 Kapt'n Kirk - Space Cowboys 
12:30-2:00 Rhythmystic - Freek Factory 

Acrobatic Execution by: 
The Lovely Miriam Telles 

The Hamilton Family Center 
The mission of Hamilton Family Center is to end homelessness for families that we serve by providing a safe, stable, temporary home environment that promotes the dignity of each family. We offer a comprehensive array of support services, including case management, child care, counseling, housing referral, advocacy and financial assistance. 
http://www.hamiltonfamilycenter.org 
 
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that
most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of
God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing
enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure
around you. You were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within
you. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own
light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our  own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others. ---marianne williamson



Thu Jan 26

# 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

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



Sat Jan 28

# Dear friend, you are invited to join up with the emerging Integral Community
Bay Area Integral presents its Inaugural Daylong - Jan 28
When: Saturday January 28, 2006
Where: San Francisco (At One Taste)
Time: 10:00am   4:00pm (arrive early for coffee, fruit and muffins)
Cost: $20 (preregistration is required)
Meals: Simple Breakfast included, preorder Organic Lunch through One Taste, 
or bring your own!
 http://www.onetastesf.com/juice.html#menu



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


# Hot Glass, Cold Beer; Gettin Hot with Your Honey! Feb 11 6-11pm 
$20 includes glass blown cup or heart and Beer all night!
Get Hot with Your Honey!
Or come meet new singles this Valentines Weekend
Come See Glass Blowing Demos and Fire Dancing!!!!
Great Live Music and Great Free Food!
Public Glass 1750 Armstrong Ave. SF San Francisco
http://publicglass.org



# 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!


# annual permaculture convergence for the Bay Area March 10-12th  ~ 2006 ~
at Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center Occidental, Ca  
http://www.oceansong.org   benja77 earthlink net





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, 
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April 1, 2006.  Email us at worldpolyamory aol com or call 808 244-
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# 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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