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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
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January 18, 2006
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Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30 PM 
AGENT ORANGE (Roundup™)
SPRAYED ON MT TAM?
Permanently End Pesticide Spraying in Our Watershed
We are encouraging members of the community to attend the January 18, MMWD Board meeting, when the Board will consider vegetation management regarding the use of Round Up on MMWD lands. at the Water District headquarters. 220 Nellen Ave. Corte Madera. 
Jared Huffman, MMWD Board Chair, has asked the public to attend the meeting, to express their feelings about whether the current pesticide moratorium should be continued. 
While the board took commendable action by putting a temporary moratorium on spraying toxic herbicides in the MMWD watershed at their August 10, 2005 meeting, we believe that the moratorium should become a permanent ban on the use of Roundup and any other toxic herbicide in our watershed.
Please make your voice is heard by MMWD board members; let them know that you are opposed to the use of herbicides and that you support a permanent ban on herbicides on MMWD land .
If you can't attend, please email your feelings to: 
Jared Huffman, Board Chair: jhuffman@marinwater.org
Alex Forman: aforman@marinwater.org
Jack Gibson: jibson@marinwater.org
Cynthia Koehler: ckoehler@marinwater.org
Larry Russell: lrussell@marinwater.org

Thurs., Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m
Sixth Assembly District Candidates Forum at Sonoma State
MEET THE CANDIDATES
Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
The forum is sponsored and organized by Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee. Other Sponsors are: Sonoma County Democracy for America, Progressives Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Democratic Club, Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club, Sixth Assembly District Democratic Committee, Osher Lifelong Learning Institue, Sonoma State University. 
The forum is free; however there may be a parking charge of $2.50.
This will be your opportunity to hear the candidates views on the issues and their answers to the voters’ questions.
The candidates who have accepted the invitation are:
John Alden, Damon Connolly, Jared Huffman, Cynthia Murray, Pamela Torliatt
For additional information, please contact Kathleen Shaffer, co-chair SCDCC Candidate Search & Development Committee: rrgreen@sonic.net;
Tel: 707-696-0664; or Kathleen Hill, Vice Chair, 6th AD: hilltopub@aol.com Tel: 707-938-8110.

Thurs., Jan. 19, 5 P.M- 7 P.M 
Environmental Education Council of Marin 
Quarterly Mixer
Piatti Restaurant, 625 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley
Bringing together people who support environmental practices and sustainable programs in Marin, the MIXER is a place to network, make connections, meet new friends and develop collaborative efforts.
No charge: Food (not dinner) and one complimentary drink (What a deal!)
For more information contact: Karen@eecom.net or call 485-4908
Directions: Take Seminary Drive exit off 101 S. Turn right onto Redwood
Highway.
Karen Kleven
Project Consultant
Environmental Education Council of Marin
415-485-4908 (tel.)
415-456-7274 (fax)
karen@eecom.net

Sat. Jan. 21st at 10am in 
FOOD SURVIVAL EXPEDITION, Novato
Ever wonder what you would do if a natural disaster
struck the Bay Area? What if you couldn't go down to your
local grocery store and get your ice cold milk and freshly
delivered bread! What if you couldn't get anything because
the shelves were empty, there was no power and no available
gas for your car... What do you do? Well, one answer would
be to go on this learning expedition with a professional
teacher to find out some of the types of plants, fruits,
mushrooms and other edibles that are available to us locally
in nature. Contact Kelea Sandfort at: Jaspercat52@yahoo.com,
If you are interested in joining the feast. Be prepared, be
there.
Cost: FREE!!

Sat., Jan., 21, 2006 7:30 p.m. 
The Most Important U.S. Senate Race in 2006!
Representatives Bernie Sanders & Lynn Woolsey
Hear about the most important senate race for 2006, when Vermont's Bernie Sanders talks about his progressive policies and how he can make significant changes in Washington, and addresses key issues including the Iraq war, Social Security energy reform, and social justice. 
Sanders will be introduced by Representative Lynn Woolsey. Opening the evening are political satirists Johnny Steele and Geoff Bolt. 
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St., San Rafael; suggested donation: $20. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.) For more information contact sandersforsenate@aol.com.

Sunday, January 22, 1- 4 pm 
KPFA 94.1FM
Town Hall Meeting, at the 
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street in San Francisco.
All listeners are invited to come and express your thoughts and 
opinions about your community needs and KPFA.
For the latest details go to http://kpfa.org

Tuesday, January 24, 6:15 PM
MITF - PRESENTS 
Solidarity with the People of Venezuela 
Three recently produced documentaries will acquaint viewers with Venezuela's remarkable developments in literacy, health care, food and nutrition programs, and land reform.
Showing at 6:45 PM will be "Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America." This is the exclusive February 2004 interview with Hugo Chavez conducted by Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, and includes information about the blockade of information imposed by the US.
At 8:00 PM will be "With the Poor of the Earth." The profound social and economic changes taking place in Venezuela come to life, with emphasis on the participation of Venezuela's millions of poor in the revolutionary process.
The 9:00 PM finale will be "Venezuela Bolivariana: People & Struggle of the Fourth World War." This film covers the period from the 1989 "Caracazo" to the present and credits grassroots and networking power with contributing to concrete alternatives in the fight against neoliberal capitalism.
Eva Golinger's April 2005 book "The Chavez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela" will be available for sale, as well as DVDs of her September 5, 2005, presentation at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.
See one or see them all for one low price! A $5-20 donation is requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments available. This venue is wheelchair accessible. For information please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org.
Doors will open at 6:15 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael.

Weds. January 25, 6 - 8pm
COMCAST - MARIN Cable Franchise
CONTRACT HEARING
(Location pending)
NEXT MTA MEETING: After six years of negotiations, the MTA will discuss the proposed ten-year cable franchise agreement with Comcast at their next meeting. The MTA must insist on some key provisions in this agreement, before allowing Comcast to continue using our streets for its cables. 
Please Come and Support Community Media Tell the MTA that you support the creation of a non-profit, independent community media center, and that any new franchise agreement must include the following:
• Designated Access Provider (DAP): This lets the people of Marin run their own Community Media Center and their Public, Education And Government (PEG) channels. 
• Capital Expense: The new community media center must be adequately funded for new and upgraded equipment and facilities over the life of the agreement. 
• Operational Expense: A media center must have enough income to keep running. This can be provided by a viewer choice fee (less than $1 a month) on cable bills.
• FM Service on the cable must be guaranteed. In many parts of Marin cable is the only way people can hear FM.
www.mediaactionmarin.org for more information

Mon., Jan. 30
Sustainability Class: 
From Policies to Practice
7 Mondays, 7:10-9pm
Starts Jan. 30-Mar. 20 (No class Feb. 20)
Kentfield Campus, Science Center 133
Fee $74
Course #8438 
Register online (under: "Contemporary Social Issues"): http://www.marincommunityed.org
Register by phone: 415.883.3217
Course Description:
Sustainability: From Policies to Practice
What is sustainability? How did this term evolve? And what are some examples of sustainability projects taking place locally and around the world? We will examine the concept, evolution and implementation of sustainability strategies and programs developed by individuals and organizations including government, business, ecological design, natural resources and environmental conservation groups. We will then discuss ways in which we can personally take action and make decisions that will affect our own and the earth's health and well-being. The text, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift (New Society Publishers, 2005) is available in the Kentfield Campus Bookstore and retails for $16.95
Andres Edwards, MA, is founder of a firm specializing in green building and sustainability education programs for parks, towns and companies. He has lectured and given seminars about sustainability topics at colleges, universities and conferences.
Andres Edwards,
Founder: EduTracks (www.edutracks.com)
Author: "The Sustainability Revolution" (www.sustainabilityrevolution.com)

SUNDAY, FEB. 5th, from 4 to 6pm
Sonoma NEXT STEPS
GE-FREE VOLUNTEER GATHERING: 
Election Analysis, Updates, Next Steps, Activation!
We are launching an exciting new program to build a GE-Free Sonoma County.
Come find out what we're doing and how you can get involved - and bring your
friends!
Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris
St (off Hwy 12) in Sebastopol
Info: 823-4410, or http://www.gefreesonoma.org/

Fri., Feb. 10, 5:30
"Retire the Debt" for
Mary Ann Maggiore’s campaign, 
Fairfax Council Woman
A special invitation…
I'm sure some of you have pledged and others will come to support her on the big night, but I'm hoping some of you will consider being sponsors of this event, to herald the election of a great new Council Member in Fairfax, and who knows where she will stop her political career? 
You can get in on the ground floor of a new force in the Ross Valley and Marin County. This will be a fun party at the Green Fusion Studio in San Anselmo (at the Hub). See you there. Wear your "dancin" shoes! 
Dotty E. LeMieux

Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 AM to 12:30 AM 
Health Care for All
"Citizen" congressional hearing
Board of Supervisors' Chambers at Marin Civic Center. Lynn Woolsey will preside, Sen. Sheila Kuehl has been invited, and we hope to have numerous other legislators present. The object is to tell them what's wrong with our health-care system and to demand a system that works. There will be many people testifying. These hearings are being held around the country with the support of Rep. John Conyers; it's all part of building an irresistible groundswell for a single-payer system.
This is all part of building the mass movement that we will require before we can hope that a single-payer system will pass. There are too many monied interests opposed to expect that mere good will and good sense could overthrow the disastrous system we have today. Like civil rights, like the anti-tobacco movement, we must first have a sea change in public thinking. 
Information about hearings and planned hearings nationwide is available at www.Healthcare-now.org, our local site http://healthcareforall.org/marin.html

Wed. Feb., 22, 7 p.m. 
“Sir No Sir!” 
a film about war resistance 
Benefit with Jane Fonda
Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. 
We look forward to Jane Fonda hosting this special evening with an intimate VIP reception leading into the film presentation & trailer. Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and friends will round out the evening with a beautiful concert presentation. 

Saturday February 25th, Noon to 6 P.M.
CIVIL RIGHTS REVIVAL FEST
In front of SF City Hall
Welcome to BANG4CHANGE 2006 !
We Poor People are called "Gang Bangers" & "Thugs"
Challenge the Hype ! Bang with Peace, Courage & Solidarity!
End US War on Poor, Black & Brown, NOW !
Demand SOLUTIONS & PEACE !
"It takes a Village !"
Please forward widely the link to this site, meant to build momentum and alliances for the Civil Rights Revival Festival in San Francisco, Feb 25th 2006.
On November 23, 2005, ISF (Idriss Stelley Foundation), sponsored by Bayview Campaign to End the Death Penalty and October 22 Against Police Brutality Coalition, hosted a Civil Rights Cookout at its location in the heart of the Bayview District on 3rd & Palou. After hardly a week of minimal outreach, more than 300 folks, progressive city officials, community activists and most importantly many families of Victims of law enforcement came to share their stories, proudly celebrate their heritage and shout out their demands for change ! February 2006 event will unite thousands of People demanding Justice and Peace!
SF ANSWER, SF Peacemakers, National Radical Women, SF Black National Newspaper and Community First Coalition have joined our Team !
Idriss Stelley Foundation is allocating $5000 to the event. We need volunteers to apply for city permit, sound permit, and we are recruiting artists and musicians willing to donate their performance to the cause. Please send us your speakers and vendors requests ! Tabling will be free, provided that you bring your own table (or ironing board LOL)
See you on February 25th, we gonna make a lot of powerful noise and bring some serious changes !
In Struggle & Solidarity,
mesha Monge-Irizarry
Director,
Idriss Stelley Foundation ( I S F )
SF BAYVIEW CEDP CHAPTER (Campaign to End the Death Penalty)
iolmisha@cs.com
4921 3rd St SF CA 94124
(415) 595-8251 / 24HR Bilingual Crisis Line 
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundation/


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