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The sooner we burn out the lame excuses that justify societal and cultural denial and inaction, the sooner we come to grips with the imminent peril of Peak Oil and start to do the only things that can be really be done: reducing consumption, halting growth, and powering down. – MCR
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011606_world_stories.shtml#0


Recognizing a Stroke 

----- A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3
hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the
trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and getting to the patient
within 3 hours which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE 

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. 
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may
suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a
stroke. 

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple
questions: 

1. *Ask the individual to SMILE. 

2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. 

3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is
sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call
9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. 

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify
facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the
general public to learn the three questions. They presented their
conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last
February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and
treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage. 

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people;
you can bet that at least one life will be saved. 

BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE, you
could save their lives.

May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care.


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Thursday January 19th http://indybay.org/
 7:00pm SF: World Social Forum Event
 7:30pm SF: Children of the Incarcerated: A Book Event
 7:30pm Palo Alto: Reviving Silicon Valley through Urban Ecology 
Friday January 20th http://indybay.org/
 7:30pm Palo Alto: Screening of Film "Affluenza"
 8:00pm SF: Hear This! Music, Speakers, Poetry
 10:00pm SF: Dirty South Party for New Orleans Cleanup
Saturday January 21st http://indybay.org/
 4:00pm Oakland: Building the Progressive Movement in the East Bay

Protest Called for January 21st to Shut Down the Walk for Life
01/06/2006CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE LIKELY IN COUNTERING 2ND ANNUAL ANTI-CHOICE PROTEST
 A protest has been called for Saturday, January 21st to "Defend Women's Reproductive Autonomy, Confront the Right-Wing Invasion, and Shut down the Walk for Life." Pro-choice people will meet at 11:00am at Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero, San Francisco. This will be the second Walk for Life in San Francisco, and people from the Bay Area plan to have a larger, louder message than the anti-choice gathering. 
 
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
  
 

eco

The Earth is about to catch a morbid fever that may last as long as 100,000 years
 http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article338830.ece


Peak Oil, in the simplest terms, means that about half the oil has been used up. (1/2)
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1796457.php   http://postcarbon.org


http://postcarbon.org housing interview w/ David Room (2/2)
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1796456.php


Bracing the world for the day when the oil runs out
http://news.independent.co.uk/business/analysis_and_features/article339347.ece


Warmer seas will wipe out plankton, source of ocean life
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article339596.ece


a simple one line definition of Bioregionalism
"... the water cycle and the life cycle are one."   or the full line:
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
attributed to Jacques-Yves Cousteau


ECODEFENSE: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (3rd Edition)
by Dave Foreman and Bill Haywood, with a foreword by Edward
Abbey, is online here:
http://www.omnipresence.mahost.org/inttxt.htm
However, it's from 1989, so it may be out-of-date in some ways...But it's still timeless!
 

food
 
Elderberry - The Medicine Chest of the Common People
http://www.nuyakacreek.com/elderberry.htm



health

Medical corruption: How homeopathy is being targetted.
THE WORST CRIME OF THE 20TH CENTURY
http://www.newswithviews.com/Dean/carolyn29.htm


Mission Cliff's (CLIMB ON) is waving the initiation fee for January.  The usual cost is 150.00 and than 59.00 a month.
Harrison @ 18th, SF Indoor climbing gym.



energy

Water splitting into H2 and O2, with just visible light...a break through..rev up your Water - to H2 and O2 - to Water again...hybrid too...engines...possible 1000 mpgallon of water...using an internal combustion engine model...imagine...20 gallons...= about 2 years of driving without refueling again with 20 more gallons of water...????   NO JOKE....

Technology Research News   
      Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel, but using it as an environmentally 
  friendly energy source requires finding clean ways to produce it. 
  One of the most promising approaches is solar water-splitting, 
  a scheme to use sunlight to drive the chemical separation of hydrogen 
  and oxygen from water. 
     The catalyst is the key to splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen.   Much recent research has focused on titanium dioxide catalysts,   and last year researchers found that nanotubes made of titanium dioxide   are more effective than bulk titanium dioxide. The catch is pure titanium   dioxide only works with ultraviolet light, which makes up only a small   portion of sunlight. (See Nanotubes crank out hydrogen, TRN,   February 9/16, 2005)      Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have found a way to   add carbon to the titanium dioxide nanotubes in order to shift their   catalytic activity from ultraviolet to visible light. They also found that   the length of the nanotubes plays a key role; 3.3 microns is optimum.  The carbon-infused titanium dioxide nanotubes generated more hydrogen   from sunlight than pure titanium dioxide nanotubes. 

 
Yourtown also has a great network of nonprofit pet organizations 
http://www.petfinder.com


A Precise Petroglyph Equinox Marker in Eastern California
http://www.equinox-project.com/ v23071.htm


January 16, 2006
CHALLENGES 2005-2006: Oil Market Analysts Issue Dire Warnings 
Homegrown fuel: a waste of energy? Homegrown fuel: a waste of energy?
America's days as a superpower are over
Iraqi Civil War? Some Experts Say It's Arrived
Many Iraqi soldiers see a civil war on the horizon
Kurds in Iraqi army proclaim loyalty to militia
India, China pin down $573m Syria deal
Read these free stories and other articles here:
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011606_world_stories.shtml#0


THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION
(from Gene Sharp, The Methods of Nonviolent Action, Boston 1973)
THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION
http://www.peacemagazine.org/198.htm


Martial Law / Police State

ACLU v. NSA Lawsuit Seeks End to Bush's Illegal Spying
http://aclu.org


TechConnect Wireless Citywide Internet: San Francisco considers rollout of it's own privatized Domestic Spying (targeted ads) or funded by Homeland Security

(see calendar image below in email)
 
In an attempt to rollout a Citywide Wireless Internet plan (TechConnect) two major approaches being considered by San Francisco significantly encroach on the public's privacy.  While Supervisors and City Administrators pat themselves on the back for what the voters approved (2004) in a watch law ordinance that makes Patriot Act requests difficult for the Federal government, a privatized solution for any wireless internet usage will finance the solution by monetizing the public's privacy.
 
Two major funding mechanisms vendors are suggesting for the current TechConnect RFP (secret bids due 2/21) are targeted advertising and Homeland Security funding.  The targeted advertising solution (google and others) would track all the email and surfing habits of any user.  This information could be used as in Gmail and Amazon to send specific advertising.  It is of course also available for National Security Letters and other legal methods which would not be presented within the legal context of San Francisco - avoiding the Watch Law.  While there are questions about Privacy in the RFP, they were specifically written as Open Ended rather than Minimal Standards.  Public Advocates and Organizations like ACLU, EFF.org and EPIC.org have all written and some have spoken about their concerns with this approach Before the RFP was created and released - no changes were made.  Also DTIS has the ability to waive any RFP requirements in the contract negotiation process anyhow.
http://ACLU.org 
http://EFF.org
http://EPIC.org
 
The Homeland Security funding option: "Motorola’s proposal suggests that the city pitch the project as a public safety issue, and capitalize on grants from government organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security.  They suggest that the network would help law enforcement by enabling the SFPD to put wireless cameras across the city cheaply, and that the signal from a particular camera could be routed wirelessly to officers in their cars as they approached the scene." (thanks to http://www.JacksonWest.com for summary)  Chris Vein Acting Director of
 
Combined brief ACLU, EFF.org and Epic.org
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004078.php
 
SF Watch Law Re Patriot Act
http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/about/watch_law_program.pdf
 
Jackson West summary of TechConnect RFI/C submittals (the step before the current RFP process)
http://gigaom.com/2005/10/18/politics-of-san-francisco-wifi-project/
 
Chris Vein DTIS Acting Director's calendar showing a meeting planned with Motorola.

more info:
http://www.webnetic.net


William Rivers Pitt | The New Fascism
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011706I.shtml
William Rivers Pitt writes: Say "fascism" to anyone you meet, and you will be greeted with the boilerplate response of the blithely overconfident: such a thing cannot happen here. This is the United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave. Ours is a nation of laws, of checks and balances, of righteousness and decency. Our laws and traditions stand as a bulwark against the rise of totalitarian madness. It cannot happen here. Thus we are indoctrinated into the school of our own assumed greatness.
 
The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism
http://www.oldamericancentury.org/14pts.htm 


http://tvnewslies.org/html/spy_on_skull___bones_.html
You Approve of Domestic Spying? Then Start With Skull & Bones!


Rightwing Group offers students $$$ to spy on profs!
http://www.tvnewslies.org/news/#domestic


President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances......These national security initiatives," hatched in 1982 by controversial Marine Colonel Oliver North, later one of the key players in the Iran-Contra Scandal, charged the Federal Emergency Management Agency with administering executive orders that allowed suspension of the Constitution, implementation of martial law, establishment of internment camps, and the turning the government over to the President.
http://robwire.com/?q=node/883 
ImpeachGeorgeWBush-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


This is the first, and prabably only time I will suggest a group. If you feel that the physical protection of your rights and property might bcome an eventuality, you might want to give this one a look. I did...and joined.  Your right to form a state milita is guaranteed by the constitution. -dave
Citizens_Militia-subscribe@yahoogroups.com



Remember Afghanistan? Insurgents Bring Suicide Terror to Country 
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article339090.ece

 
Voice Yourself: Woody Harrelson Video
http://www.voiceyourself.com/03_thoughtsfromwithin/03_movie.php


http://aclu.org Bush Lied- People Died -- Bush Spied - Must Be Tried ! ACLU Suing NSA


stamp tax!
while you were waiting in line at the post office to purchase your two 
cent stamps, did you stop to think where the extra money was going 
from your purchase?  if you thought the money is going to the U.S. 
Postal Service, you would be wrong.  funds from this postage increase 
will actually be going to retired military payments.  how did this 
happen?  isn't the post office an independent agency of the federal 
government?  what has been happening behind the scenes in washington 
and why hasn't the public been made aware of this situation?  by the 
way folks, in april your postage will go up again and the monies from 
that increase will go to the postal service.  may be its time we 
started contacting our congressmen and finding out why we have to pay 
this "stamp tax".  wasn't one of the issues of the revolution 
over "stamp taxes" by the british government on the colonies?

  

Thu Jan 19

#  http://ppgg.org Planned Parenthood 
YOU ARE INVITED to join PPGG in honoring the 33rd Anniversary of Roe V. Wade 

Thursday, January 19, 2006 
Herbst Theatre - 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 

6:30 pm
 
VIP Reception w/ Molly Ivins in Green Room 
(for $100+ ticket holders only)
8:00 pm
Program
9:15 pm
Book Signing (priority for Sponsors)

VIP Reception Features:
	• 	Nueva Cubana and Antipasto Hors d' oeuvres provided by Global Gourmet
	• 	Dessert station sponsored by Citizen Cake
	• 	Vodka Martini Bar sponsored by Hangar One Vodka
	• 	Beer and Wine sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company 
    and Apan Wine Company
	• 	Original Intimate apparel and accessories displayed by Porcelynne, 
    Cool Sets, Showstrings, and Miz Mink

Honoring the local Campaign for Teen Safety: No on 73 Co-chairs: 
Roberta Achtenberg, Assemblymember Wilma Chan, Patti Chang, Quinn Delaney, Milton Estes, M.D., District Attorney Kamala Harris, Sandra Hernandez, M.D., Gail Slocum, Wanden Treanor

Molly Ivins is a nationally syndicated columnist, best known for her ability to honestly report on the political process while also mocking it. She is the author of six best selling books, including Who Let the Dogs In? Incredible Political Animals I have Known and Bushwhacked, which will be on sale at the event.

Event Co-Chairs:  L. Jasmine Kim and Maya Draisin Farrah

Ticket Prices:
 
Regular Admission: $50–150 
Students and under 25 years of age: $25–75 
Sponsorships: $500–10,000

To purchase tickets visit the online purchase site 
http://www.cityboxoffice.com or call (415) 392-4400. 

To purchase sponsorships click here or call Natalia at 415-202-7201.
http://ppgg.org


#  You are invited to Slideshow & Book Presentations with. . .
  
•  Thursday, January 19th, 6–8 pm, at the 
 Farallones Marine Sanctuary (at Crissy Field in SF)
• Friday, January 20th,  7–9 pm, OCSC Sailing Club  (Berkeley Marina)
• Tuesday, January 24th,  6-8:30 pm, Open Secret Bookstore,  San Rafael
•  Friday, January 27th, 6:30–9  pm, OCSC Sailing Club (Berkeley  Marina) 

Dear Friends, 

 Come check out the Farallones Marine Sanctuary in SF this Thursday evening. I'll be presenting my new book — Dancing  on Water: Adventures with Dolphins, Whales & Interspecies Communication  in conjunction with a slideshow by Blue Waters Kayaking on the gray whales.

If you can't make it to the city, stop by (before Dance Jam!) the OCSC Sailing Club at the Berkeley Marina for book and slideshow presentations later this month, also featuring: Sacred Music and Kirtan with Peter DeLong on Jan. 20th, and on Jan. 27th, Anna Halpern's film, "Coming Home."

 On Tuesday, the 24th, Dancing on Water, the whales and the film "Coming Home" will be at Open Secret Bookstore in San Rafael.

Join  us for an awesome trip with the dolphins this year — 
 • August 19-26, 2006: Adventure in the Caribbean with the Bottlenose Dolphins (the due date for the early discounted rate is Feb 1 — this trip is starting to fill! Call 415-460-9910 or 510-653-3473 for more info)

 Blue Water Kayaking has three Specialty  Trips to Baja this winter to be with the whales:
 • Feb. 26–March 5, 2006: Commune with the Gray Whales through Sacred Music, Kirtan & Breathwork with Peter DeLong. 
 • March 5–12, 2006: Experience the Sacred: Yin/Yang Yoga and Kayaking on the Sea of Cortez with Christy Brown (Mill Valley Yoga Studio)
 • March 12–19, 2006: "Embodying Nature" on the Sea of Cortez, with Rana Stewart (as apprentice  to Anna Halprin, Rana's work is based on the Halprin Life/Art Process)

For more info on Blue Water trips 
 or other slideshow dates see http://www.RiverGuidess.com
 
 http://www.dolphinpress.com/DancingOnWater/

Directions to Slideshow and Book Presentations:

Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association  Office and Visitor Center Crissy Field, Building 991 (Old U.S. Coast Guard Building) - 
 Entering the Presidio from Marin County, going south: Enter Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza using RIGHT toll booth. Exit immediately (before bus stop). Make quick RIGHT turn to go under toll plaza and through parking area, bearing right. At second stop sign turn LEFT on to Lincoln Blvd. Follow it down the hill, past the Fort Point entrance and under the freeway underpass. Left on Cowles St. (between two trees with white-banded trunks), down to stop sign at McDowell. Turn LEFT on McDowell. At the Crissy Field Ave. stop sign turn LEFT. This takes you under the overpass, and by the pet cemetery on your left. At the stop turn RIGHT, and make immediate LEFT at the first warehouse, and drive toward the Bay about 500 yards. Our walkway begins at the break in the boulders and is the paved "Authorized Vehicles Only" road. Turn right down the driveway marked "Authorized Vehicles Only." The driveway ends in a parking lot and we are located in the second large building to your right. Directions  from other starting points may be found at http://www.farallones.org/about_us/directions.htm 

OSCS Sailing Club (Berkeley Marina) -
 In the East Bay, take the University Avenue  Exit in Berkeley and go west towards the water. Stay on University Avenue into the Marina (.3 miles). At the fork in the road, bear right onto Marina Blvd. Follow Marina past the hotel to the north side of the marina (.4 miles). The road will turn 90 degrees to the left. You are now on Spinnaker Way. Follow Spinnaker Way (.2 miles) until you see the Berkeley Marine Center and the sign for OCSC on your left. Turn into the yard, drive through the rows of boats  on cradles and you'll see our two story clubhouse on your right. Park only in designated areas. Also see directions at: http://www.ocscsailing.com/contact/directions.html


# January 17th : Northern California 9-11 Truth Organizing
Meeting, Oakland <> (Harmony Community Center , 7-10pm)

#2 - January 25th : Truth, Stolen Elections, & Beyond - Part I
Meeting, Oakland <> (Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 7-10pm)

   - February 1st : Overcoming Barriers to 9/11 Truth - Part II
   - Feburary 8th : The Big Picture - Part III

---

#1 - January 17th : Northern California 9-11 Truth Organizing
Meeting, Oakland <> (Harmony Community Center , 7-10pm)

      At the The Grand Lake Neighborhood Center
      530 Lake Park Avenue,
      (between Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue) in Oakland
      7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.

       Directions-
       From Hwy. 580 East (coming from the Bay Bridge or
Berkeley), take the Grand Ave./Lakeshore exit (the exit ramp merges
into MacArthur which intersects with Grand at the light), make a left
at the light onto Grand, make a right onto Lake Park Ave. (the Grand
Lake Theater will be on the corner on your far right). Go about a
block, past the BofA, which will be on your left, and the GLNC will
also be on your left. Park on the street or turn right into free public
parking under the freeway.

        Lake Merrit is the closest BART station, with a 15 minute walk
around
the lake towards the Grand Lake Theater.

            From Hwy. 580 West (coming from Hayward), take the
Lakeshore Ave. exit (get as far to the right when approaching the exit
before, the Harrison/Oakland exit, then continue moving to the right).
When you exit at Lakshore Ave., you will be on Lake Park. Go straight
at the light (you'll see an OMNI store in front of you to the right),
crossing Lakeshore Ave. The GLNC will be a few storefronts down on your
right. Park on the street or turn left into free public parking under
the freeway across from GLNC. If you cross Grand Ave. (and the theater)
you've gone too far.


#2 - January 25th : Truth, Stolen Elections, & Beyond - Part I
Meeting, Oakland <> (Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 7-10pm)

9/11- TRUTH. STOLEN ELECTIONS & BEYOND
What's going on in our country
and what can we do about it?
A three part multimedia series presented by Ken Jenkins

Three Wednesday: January 25, February 1, February 8th

Harmony Community Room
400G Morris St.
Sebastopol
(across from Coaches Corner Health Club)

Part One - January 25th, 7 - 10 pm.
9/11 101 - Using the newly developed "11 REMARKABLE FACTS ABOUT 9/11"
card as a starting point, this PowerPoint and video presentation will
cover the most solid evidence disproving the official story of 9/11.
Video will include the latest from author David Ray Griffin (The New
Pearl Harbor). The talk will conclude with suggestions of empowering
actions to take. There will be time for questions and discussion.  SEE
11 REMARKABLE FACTS BELOW!

Part Two - February 1st, 7 - 10 pm
Overcoming Barriers to 9/11 Truth - Those familiar with the information
presented in part one know that a lack of evidence is not the limiting
factor in spreading 9/11 truth. Many people don't want to believe scary
stuff like that revealed by the reality of such things as stolen
elections and the truth of 9/11. This talk will look at the
psychological resistances to such truths, so we can better overcome
them. This talk will be shorter to allow more discussion time about
examples each of us have of the types of resistance we have encountered
in ourselves and others.

Part Three - February 8th, 7 - 10 pm
9/11 in Context: The Big Picture.  Using the 9/11 truth issue as a
touchstone, this discussion will look at the nature of the overall
changes we are going through that include other such unsettling
realities as the stolen elections, lies leading to war in Iraq, and the
response by our government to Katrina. By seeing these in the context
of a global awakening that we are all a part of, we can be more
effective working on the specific issues that have the most leverage to
facilitate this evolutionary process and thus create a better world.

Ken Jenkins has been a 9/11 truth activist for over four years. He was
a speaker at both the San Francisco and Toronto 9/11 Inquiries and has
produced numerous 9/11 DVD's. He is an award winning video and media
producer with an education in engineering, psychology and metaphysics.
He brings a multifaceted and balanced approach to the 9/11
investigation.
Ken is currently producing a series of DVD's of illustrated lectures by
David Ray Griffin, noted author of the books The New Pearl Harbor and
Omission and Distortions in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Cost: $10 - No one turned away due to lack of funds
RSVP = deb harmonyfestival.com

Check out complete calendar of events at www.harmonyevents.org
Join our Harmony Events email list by request at
deb harmonyfestival com

1 Host Volunteer position available = Free Entrance
Contact Debra at deb harmonyfestival com

For more information contact:
Debra Giusti: 707-861-2038, deb harmonyfestival com
Ken Jenkins: 415-485-4491, KenJenkins aol com


# 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


# Send off event for New  College Media Studies students to the
2006 World Social Forum in Venezuela
 
Thursday, January 19th at 7 pm
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St., San Francisco
 
Four student activists from New College of California’s Media Studies MA program will be traveling to the 2006 World Social Forum taking place in Caracas, Venezuela Jan 23-29. The group of New College delegates is holding a fundraising event Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7PM at the New College of California Culture Center. Information on the different themes of this year’s WSF will be presented, along with a showing of the student journalists’ past work.

	• 	Please come and join in the festivities!
	• 	Learn more about the World Social Forum
	• 	Enjoy food, drink, and Venezuelan music 
	• 	And help send off the students for their trip to Venezuela.
We are asking a $5-10 sliding scale donation. 
For more information, please contact Bill Hodges at weh_media yahoo com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner of 15 U.S. Film Festival Awards! 

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

Visit http://www.therealdirt.net  

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

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


# 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


# Community Networking Exchange
Empowering Community and Alternative Business

Thursdays, January 19, February 16th
(and third Thursday of each month thereafter)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Harmony Community Room
(Health & Harmony Festival Offices)
400G Morris Street
Sebastopol (across from Coaches Corner)
707-861-2035
$10 Donation (Nobody turned away for lack of funds.)

Community Networking Exchange is a monthly circle gathering for people to network themselves, their business, talents, creativity, prayers, activism, events, as well as a place for people seeking employment, housing, friendship, and other needs. The focus is holism, health, harmony, right livelihood, business/environmental sustainability, and fun. So, bring your business cards, brochures, event flyers, etc. Each month will feature entertainment and/or an interesting guest speaker.

Meeting monthly for 8 years in Sonoma County in the 80's, CNE was called the alternative Chamber of Commerce by some. Inspired by the growth and richness of the Sonoma community in this new millennium, co-founders Debra Giusti and Robert Schleifer welcome you to this monthly open gathering intended to cultivate an alternatives community that is co-creating and self supporting.

Guest Speakers:

January 19th - The Success Secrets of Best-selling Authors--And How You Can Use Them To Promote ANY Business, with Dawson Church.
John Gray is the best-selling non-fiction author of the last decade. Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield have sold tens of millions of copies of their Chicken Soup series. What are some of the techniques they've used to generate such phenomenal success? The answers will surprise you. Some of them are very simple, and you can start applying them to gain increased sales for your product or service TODAY. Although their techniques are used to promote their web sites, seminars, media appearances, and books, they are applicable to everyone's goods and services--and contain a rich store of practical and accessible information to enhance YOUR business, no matter what kind of business you're in. Presenter Dawson Church has worked with many best-selling authors in a long publishing career, including John Gray (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus), Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), and Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations With God). After observing hundreds of authors publicize their work and their books, he saw that successful authors are not necessarily smarter, richer, better organized, or more articulate than others. What he saw over and over again, however, was that they had certain things in common. He analyzed the strategies that consistently led them to success, and he presents the result in this teleclass: a compilation of powerful yet simple techniques that can propel any business to a new level of success.

February 16th - An Introduction to Scott Peck's "Community Building", with George Moskoff. This is an experiential group process that allows people to practice new ways of communicating that provide for authenticity and deep connection.  This presentation will inform you about Scott Peck's four stages of community building, its history, technology, and potential in our community. This work can also have a dramatic impact on one's personal life, providing a sense of love and acceptance for one's self. George Moskoff is a homeschooling father, a house rehabber, a Community Building workshop organizer and a non-profit executive.  His organization, Community Building Foundation, works to combine his passion for Community Building with his love of house rehabbing to help at-risk youth learn new skills for life. George can be reached at http://www.communitybuildingfoundation.org and communitybuilding sbcglobal net 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK AT AN UPCOMING GATHERING?  Please email us at deb harmonyfestival com with the title and description of what you would like to speak on. 

CNE Hosts: CNE is facilitated by Debra Giusti, founder & co-producer of Health & Harmony Festival, Robert Schleifer, massage therapist & holism facilitator, and the CNE host Team

AN INVITATION to be on the Host Team.  If you are interested in assisting on the Host Team please email:
Robert Schleifer, at SonomaMassage pngusa net or
Debra Giusti at deb harmonyfestival com
-- 

Debra Giusti
Founder & Co-Producer
Harmony Events
400G Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-861-2038 Direct line
707-861-2035 Main office
707-861-2036 Fax

COMMUNITY NETWORKING EXCHANGE
3rd Thursday of the month
January 19th
February 16th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Harmony Events Community Room
400G Morris St, Sebastopol

28th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL
June 10-11, 2006
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
http://www.harmonyfestival.com


#                              PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!!
Friends,
This was a Matt Gonzalez for Mayor platform issue.
Please donate whatever you can.  This begins the new era of eviction and
displacement protection, and secured housing for many of the most needy
low-income tenants in San Francisco.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Regards, Bruce Wolfe
==
                        We welcome you to our
            Third Annual Community Land Trust Fundraiser!

                            FEATURED DJ's
                        Chris McVicker (Funk),
                     Third World Liberation Music
 & our own Marianne Love (Lounge)

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2006
WHERE: 111 Minna Street Gallery
TIME: 7-11:00pm

Admission: $10-$25 (sliding scale)
SPECIAL! Admission + Membership: $30

Tickets sold at the door. For advance purchase, send check or money
order to: SFCLT 2605 19th St S.F., CA 94110
Please specify "Admission Only" or "Membership Special" in memo of the check.


 
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


# (reception Fri/20, 6-9pm). Mission 17 2111 Mission @ 17th St, SE corner,; 336-2349. "Cronyism," works by Eliza Barrios, Chris Cobb, Cathy Davies, Packard Jennings, Michael Romano, Virginia White, Jenifer Wofford, and others exploring the practical and problematic implications of close-knit networks between art and politics  


# 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 


# 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!!


# Invitation to Vara's 1-Year Anniversary - FREE Massage, FREE Yoga & More
You are invited to.
VARA'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! 
First Annual "Body & Soul" Multi-Cultural Celebration
THIS Saturday, JANUARY 21st, 9am - 9pm! 
FREE Massage!
11am - 9pm
FREE Yoga, Pilates & More!
9am - 4:30pm
FREE Chiropractic & Acupuncture!
11am - 9pm
Call to reserve your spot now - limited space!
Live Entertainment
Multi-Cultural Food 
by Buang Luang, The Hot Shop, Zand, Viji Sundaram
<https://mindbodyonline.com/adm/adm_trn_e.asp?trnID=31> 
Dance Performances 
by Dholrhythms & Suhaila Productions 
5pm - 9pm
Join your neighbors, friends and family for our first annual "Body & Soul"
multi-cultural celebration Saturday, January 21st, at Vara Healing Arts, 850
Talbot Ave., Albany. 
Please park on Masonic along the BART Tracks to respect our neighbors. (just
a few a couple blocks up) Thank you so much for your consideration.
For Details Session & Event Times visit www.varahealing.com
<http://www.varahealing.com/> 
Vara's Anniversary Specials
FREE MASSAGE!
Buy 5 regular priced massages and 
Get 1 massage free!
Save $70 - $90! 
SAVE $15!
Buy 2 regular priced massages and save $15! 
SAVE 10%!
Have the body you've always wanted in 2006 withFitness & Weight Loss
Coaching! 
$99 YOGA PACKAGE!
Purchase includes a 2.5 Hour "Intro to Yoga" Workshop, a 5-Class Pass and an
Ultra-Thick Sticky Yoga Mat!
NEW YOGA STUDENTS!
Receive $5 OFF your next purchase at Vara Healing Arts when you buy a
5-Class Pass or $10 OFF whe you buy a 10-Class Pass! (Offer for new Vara
Students only.)
Vara Healing Arts
850 Talbot Ave @ Solano
Albany, Ca 94706
510.526.9642 
http://www.VaraHealing.com
info varahealing com


# 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 


# EAST BAY LIVING FOODS RAW FOODS POTLUCK JANUARY 2005

Saturday, January 21st from 6.30 to 10:00PM
PLEASE TRY TO BE ON TIME!

East Bay Living Foods' Home:
The Upaya Center for Wellbeing, 478 Santa Clara
Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 3rd Floor (Across from the Grand Lake 
Theater)

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=_2FZq.p_0TpnyKXH_77u0x.k2CiqiMCn6vc0zA--&cs\z=oakland+ca&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=

Please bring a tasty potluck dish or other raw food
item to share: whole fresh fruit or veggies are most
welcome, so please don't be deterred if you don't feel
able to concoct anything. For more information on potluck dish 
guidelines, suggestions, and directions to the Upaya Center, please visit
http://www.living-foods.com/eastbay

Join us for fellowship, food and nourishment for body
and soul in the beautiful space and energy of the
Upaya Center.

RAW ITEMS EXCHANGE: If you have any rawfood books, equipment, food 
items, etc, that you do not use and would like to pass on to a good home, 
please bring them along so that we can keep the good things circulating!

Children are welcome and encouraged, and requested to respect the calm 
eating conditions of other members.

Thanks to the generosity of the Upaya Center, we are
using this space on a donation basis. Those who are
able may contribute what they feel is appropriate so
we can show our appreciation and support for this community-based 
organization. Suggested donation is $3 per person. Looking forward to seeing
you there!

If you have questions or comments, or have an event
you would like posted on our website, send an email to:
eastbaylivingfoods@...

We also encourage you to subscribe to the SF Bay Area Raw Yahoo Group 
to co-ordinate carpools and for announcements and discussion.
http://groups.yahoo.com/sfbayarearaw
sfbayarearaw yahoogroups com

Thanks for reading...
 
Your friend can subscribe to this list, by sending a blank email to:

SFLivingFoods-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

If you already subscribe to this email list, you can post a message by sending your posts to:  

SFLivingFoods@yahoogroups.com

To find more information about our group

http://living-foods.com/sflife
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFLivingFoods
Call the Sproutline at 415-751-2806 to check for up to date events and any last minute changes.
  

#  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


# Sixth Annual Edwardian Ball Sat 1.21 (8pm) $18 / $15 advance
 Great American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell St, 415.885.0750) map 
 http://www.musichallsf.com/artist_pages/rosin_coven_012106.htm
http://edwardianball.com/

The Sixth Annual Edwardian Ball touts itself as a San Francisco tradition since "the turn of the century." Paradox Media and Berkeley's Rosin Coven troupe invite devotees of writer/artist Edward Gorey's macabre whimsy to participate in a masquerade-ball-cum-burlesque-cabaret. The party of the year for goths, vintage clothes experts, and old-timey theatre fanatics, the night features the music of piano chanteuse Jill Tracy, the acrobatic dance and circus theatrics of the Vau de Vire Society, the burlesque of the Diamond Daggers, and DJs Miz Margo and Jay T. Tempura. (JG) 


# 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


# http://www.sexworkerfest.com/whorecollege with  fabulous opening acts, listed below. These shows will include performance as well as lectures on current sex worker issues. (If you want to volunteer and help, let me know!!)

I hope you can come, especially opening night, January 21st, Saturday...but any time would be great.
I am excited about working on some new and some old material...getting organized to go on the Sex Worker Art Show Tour all around the country. 
http://www.sexworkersartshow.com/   so check out the schedule if you  live outside the Bay Area.

Love and condoms, Scarlot Harlot

Whore College presents Scarlot Harlot: A Performance and Lecture Series (featuring weekly guests stars including Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Robyn Few, Natasha Sommers and Kitten on The Keys)
Dates: Saturday and Sundays (Two weekends) January 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Times: All Shows at 8 PM
Location: Epicenter Gallery, 398 11th St. (near Harrison), San Francisco
Cost: Sliding Scale $10-$20
URL: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/whorecollege
Contact for Publication: 415-861-1157
Email: harlot@unrepentantwhore.com
Photos for Publication at: 
http://www.sexworkerfest.com/whorecollege

"Whore College" is a series of educational and entertaining evenings by long time sex worker, activist, artist and dean of whores, Carol Leigh AKA Scarlot Harlot. This series includes multi-media song, dance, schtick and Power Point presentations in collaboration with local artists and educators. Attend all four evenings and earn your continuing education degree in "Sex Worker Arts and Politics."

On the occasion of the passage of the first federal (intrastate) anti-prostitution legislation (HR 972, see http://www.bayswan.org/end_demand/) Whore College launches an educational program presenting performances and videos documenting sex worker art and resistance from around the globe, plus discussions about new repressive laws and policies brought to us by the Bush administration and our local moralists. Each evening will be introduced by a guest star and focus on a theme of sex worker arts and politics.

Presentations and performances including a poem by Annie Sprinkle (January 21st); Carol Queen with selections from Peep Show (January 22nd); Robyn Few and SWOP (January 28th); and Kitten on The Keys (January 29th). Additional contributions, costumes graphics and more by Dee Dee Russell, Neon Weiss, Gilbert Baker, Gina Gold, Wang Fang Ping, Sexy Shock, Erochica Bamboo and others.

Unrepentant Whore: Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot
by Carol Leigh , 240 pages/paperback/ ISBN 0-86719-584-3
Scarlot Harlot, unrepentant whore, activist, and artist, is a brazen, brainy hooker. Since the late 1970s, Harlot (AKA Carol Leigh) has written, performed and produced work in a variety of genres on women's issues and her experiences in the sex industry. This collection of articles and essays documents over twenty years of prostitute radicalism from a leader of the sex workers' rights movement. Heady, political, and sexy, these autobiographical missives defend sex, queer rights and reproductive freedom and attack fundamentalist feminism, economic injustice and discrimination. Leigh's writings explore a historic cultural and artistic underground from an irreverent point of view, challenging conventions of sexuality, aesthetics, technology and prevailing social mores.

Scarlot Harlot presents "Whore College" Schedule

1. Sex Worker Political Art from Around the Globe- Saturday, January 21st
Introduced by Annie Sprinkle Ph.D., prostitute/porn star turned performance artist/sexologist. Her autobiography, Post Porn Modernist (Cleis Press) is a cult classic and her last book, Hardcore from the Heart: The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Sex in Performance, won the Firecracker Alternative Book Award (2002). Her brand new book, "Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular -- Makeover Your Love Life" (Penguin/Tarcher) is her first mainstream how-to self-help book.

Scarlot introduces her series with her slide show about sex worker culture from around the world featuring a report about her recent participation at the European Sex Workers Conference in Brussels in October. This show has screened internationally and at colleges in the US and presents a unique view.

2- "Sex-Mart Expose and Ho' Theater" Sunday, January 22nd
Carol Queen introduces the evening, performing segments from Peep Show. We go behind the scenes at the pre-union Lusty Lady Theatre with Queen, who worked there as Minx Manx in 1990! In her solo spoken word piece Peep Show she introduces you to her colleagues in tall boots and blonde wigs and to a few of her most notable customers as she found her calling (and her exhibitionistic self) in the Private Pleasures booth, where anyone could come to Talk To A Live Nude Girl!
Carol Queen is the author of "Exhibitionism for the Shy," "Real Live Nude Girl," and "The Leather Daddy and the Femme" and the co/editor of seven other books. She's been in several sex ed videos, including Bend Over Boyfriend, and is both the director of the Center for Sex & Culture and the staff sexologist at Good Vibrations.
Leigh performs pieces from her book, Unrepentant Whore and screens videos of sex worker performances, focusing on self-representation.

3- "The Truth About Trafficking and Other Stories" January 28th
Robyn Few of SWOP and Scarlot Harlot combine talents and passions as they educate you about recent trends in anti-prostitution legislation.
This evening of song, film and politics features Robyn Few, Director of Sex Workers' Outreach Project. Filmmaker Few will screen her recent documentary about decrminalization in New Zealand and discuss SWOP's recent efforts in their campaign to decriminalize prostitution. Leigh and Few also launch their musical debut in "Puttanesca."
Leigh's Power Point show "The Truth About Trafficking" presents a sex worker rights perspective on the current discourses about trafficking. Providing little known gossip and facts about how mainstream feminists (even Gloria Steinem!) sold out the sex workers tracing the current anti-trafficking framework to the 19th century white slavery movement.
Few and Scarlot will talk about recent legislation and policies which target all commercial sex from porn to prostitution and could have an effect on San Francisco's economy and the welfare of our city's residents. Come to Whore College this evening and learn why the Bush police might knock down your door.

4-"The Trick and Pimping Show" Sunday, January 29th featuring Madame Scarlot, Psychic Prostitute  with Natasha Sommers, and Kitten on The Keys
The Psychic Prostitute launches this evening with her amazing supernatural powers. Madame Harlot and lovely assistant, Natasha Sommers, will guess your sexual kinks and fetishes simply by meditating on your aura (as prostitutes do, of course) Warning: Don't bring anyone from whom you have any secrets!

Kitten on the Keys, Suzanne Ramsey, will open the show with naughty, outrageous ditties such as "Grandma Sells My Panties on E-bay." She is a firkeytoodlin' frisky feline galloping with uber kittitude. As seen on HBO, E! , IFC, Queer TV and other media outlets, she embodies the spirit and style of those days of decadence gone by. Suzanne won the SF Weekly Music Award in the New Genre/Beyond Category for her campy vaudevillian performances of her kinky cabaret ditties in 2003! At the 2nd Annual NY Burlesque festival, Kitten won a Golden Pastie Award for being the Biggest Tease! Pianist and chanteuse, expect a racy ragtime romp when this little kitty sharpens her claws on a meow mix medley of mad cap gems of yesteryear with a naughty whimsical edge. Suzanne has performed in London, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo, Nantes and Lille(France) and US cities.
-- 
Carol Leigh


#  Benefit for CISPES: La lucha sigue, CISPES vive!
 Saturday, January 21, 2006  (8:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
 
El Rio  3185 Mission St @ Cesar Chavez (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
 San Francisco, California
 $5 to $15 Sliding Scale
 (21+ with ID)

 Come celebrate CISPES' 25 years of struggle alongside the Salvadoran
 people. Commemorate both those who gave their lives and those who put
 their lives on the line for peace & justice during the US backed war in
 El  Salvador! Learn how the US now wages economic war on the people of
 Central America. Best of all, start the New Year grooving to stellar
 local poets and musicians including:

 KING PENGUIN QUARTET Up and coming East Bay natives with a highly
 danceable sound-fusion of jazz, fund and rock ‘n roll.

 HOLY FOOLS This gritty rock ‘n roll band has formed a big following
 playing at venues all over the Bay including the Hotel Utah, the Green
 Tortoise, Lane Splitters, and Blake’s. (& they have the fans to prove  it!)

 JAHKUUMBA The mission of this North Bay politico reggae band’s music is
 to  be a sounding board for human rights.

 COLORED INK Spoken word by San Francisco’s only hip-hop theater troop.

 And other great surprises!

 We're also looking for volunteers for the night of the event. We will
 need folks to help set up, work the information table, sell shirts and
 food. If you want to help please contact us at the number below.

 Sponsored by: Bay Area CISPES, El Rio

 Saturday, January 21st, 2006
 Benefit for the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
 (CISPES) 8pm to 1am
 $5 to $15 Sliding Scale

 Contact: Yeni (415) 503-0789 /
ba-cispes prodigy net
 Bay Area CISPES
 3012 16th St. suite #205
 San Francisco, CA 94103

 El Rio 3158 Mission St. @ Precita, San Francisco21+ with ID
 Tel.: 282-3325 http://www.elriosf.com


# 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
& MORE!

Check out pix from Sea of Dreams SF & LA at http://www.anonsalon.com!
Send links if you kicked down great photos!

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# SAN FRANCISCO EVENT Saturday, January 21st 2006::::
DEF, First Light & Evil Breaks present:::::

++++Forces of Nature: Earth++++
.....the old school meets the new school in a
mid-winter celebration of nature!

In the Front Room::

Denise (DJ Denise.com) trance/house/progressive
Disconnect (DEF) techno
Forest Green (Sister, Daily City Records, FnF, CF,
DEF) electro
Mac Vaughn (aka DJ Uphonic) electro
Macadio (First Light) techno/progressive
Micron (Viberation, Friends & Family) techno/acid
Trona (Godsend Records) - Seattle, WA breaks **just
added!**

In the Back Room::

Aaron Jae (Evil Breaks) breakbeat
Alxndr (Downlow) breakbeat
DJ Bam (Evil Breaks) breakbeat
Chris Jackson (Resource Records, Refined Music) old
school/acid breaks
Greg J (kidbippy.com, Funky Cactus) breakbeat hardcore
M.O.D vs. Thomas Kent (Evil Breaks, Modified)
progressive breaks
Shazbot (FingerMonsters, Moksha Tribe, DEF) tech
house/electro

San Francisco warehouse location
Sound by DEF Audio and Evil Breaks
Lasers by Stim-U-Lights
Blacklight environments by Parallaxia
Free water & fruit
$8 presales available at groovetickets.com
$9 presales available at Skills, Reverb, & Solid
Grooves
$12 at the door

415.289.6886 def defsf com
http://www.evilbreaks.com


# Sat Jan 21 OAKLAND EVENT
 
REGENERATE will feature 2 rooms of sound in an
awesome underground east bay location.  The main 
Trance room will feature 2 of the top Psytrance
Producers that America has to offer.  Mix that with 
our own top local DJ heros and you have a recipe for
a West Coast style throwdown to kick off the 
new year in style!

The Electro/Techno room has been loaded up with the
best talent from some of the most long 
standing and respected collectives that the bay area
has to offer.  Friends and Family, Sister SF, 
Aranji, and NewzBreakz are sending their top DJ's to
bring together a night of unbelievable beatz 
all under one roof!

And to top it all off, we'll all gather together at
the end of the evening in the main room for a Very 
Special Live Downtempo set with PHUTUREPRIMITIVE!

Admission is only $15.00 and more information is
available at http://www.goaplay.com  Directions will be 
posted to the location of the event the night before
the party at the g.o.a.Play web site.

REGENERATE 2006
----------------------------
Trance Room

PHUTUREPRIMATIVE - Live/DJ (Sound Labs, Portland OR)
CHROMOATONE - (Vaporvent Records, SF)
Dr. Spook - (Geomagnetic TV, SF)
Tobal - (g.o.a.Play, SF)
Sentient - (Synchronize, SF)
Psychic - (g.o.a.Play, SF)

---------------------------
Electro/Techno Room

Forest Green -(Daily City Records/Sister SF)
Donna Matrix - (NewzBreakz, SF)
DB - (F'n'F/Luna Tunes, SF)
Jeff Richmond - (Aranji, SF)
Pharmacon - (rEvolution, SF)

====================

Lights by - Radiant Atmospheres
Sound by - Know:Audio and Gateway
$15.00 at the door
Jan. 21st. 10pm-Late

 

Sun Jan 22

# 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


# 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


# Bay Area War Tax Resisters,

 Help NCWTR plan for the coming tax season!
Sunday, January 22nd, 
 4-5:30pm (followed by a potluck dinner)
 2311 Russell St. near Telegraph Ave.
 Berkeley
 (10 minute walk from Ashby BART)

 Items for discussion will include:
 --Upcoming Introductory Workshops
 --Tax Day plans
 --People’s Life Fund Outreach
 --WTR Poster proposal

Note: this meeting will not include a newcomer’s orientation, so if that’s what you’re looking for, please stay tuned for upcoming workshops.
  ---
 Northern California War Tax Resistance
 (510) 843-9877  http://www.nowartax.org
Thank you for working for peace!





# 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



Tue Jan 24

# 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.


# Abortion Access in California Today
Film: The Last Abortion Clinic / and  panel discussion
 
Tuesday, January 24th, 7 - 9 pm
New College Theater, 766 Valencia St., San Francisco

Our reproductive rights may look good on paper, but for poor women and women in rural areas, is California really so different than Mississippi? 

Join ACCESS/Women's Health Rights Coalition for a screening of Frontline's The Last Abortion Clinic and a panel discussion of abortion access in California today. Hear what ACCESS is doing to make sure ALL women in California can obtain quality abortion services, and how you can help make reproductive choice a reality right here in San Francisco. 

Co-sponsored by ACCESS/Women's Health Rights Coalition and New College's Center for Education and Social Action. Free admission. Suggested donation to ACCESS $5-20. Questions? Call 510-923-0739.


# Tuesday, 1/24 Klubstitute presents HAVE-YOU-SEEN-ME?-  STiTUTE 
Archive Show, Reunion Party and Media Orgy to Honor 16 Years of 
Counter-Culture Tragi-Dramedy 
At CSC, 398 11th St. @ Harrison Doors at 9pm; Show at 10pm 
Sixteen years after opening an alternative club for wacky themed 
performances and imaginative explorations of creativity, the Klub Kids 
gather again for two fun-filled events. HAVE-YOU-SEEN-ME?-STiTUTE is 
an Archive Show, a Reunion Party and media orgy with 
performances (open to the public) at the fab Center For Sex & 
Culture; then we stumble down the street to take over the Stud Bar 
for Trannyshack-STiTUTE highlighting the crossover stars of both 
KLUBSTiTUTE & TrannyShack fame. 

Have-You-Seen-Me?-STiTUTE features our reigning Faux Queen, Hoku Mama 
Swamp, with special guest stars Dr. Carol Queen, Bea Dazzler, Windy 
Plains, Tom Orr, Trixie Carr, and more! Our femcee is cabaret star, 
Anita Cocktail. DJ Pusspuss spins funky global 
village. Check the website http://www.klubstitute.com  for an updated list 
of performers. 
Tickets are $4.98�cheap! and are available at the door.



Wed Jan 25

# SUPPORT LOCAL ACTIVISTS' RESISTANCE TO THE OPPRESSIVE GRAND JURY SYSTEM:

When: Wednesday January 25, 9 A.M.
Where: In front of the San Francisco Federal Building
450 Golden Gate (between Polk and Larkin)

After a bit of a break, a federal grand jury in San Francisco is again 
demanding the appearance of several animal rights activists on Wednesday, 
January 25th.

These local activists face jail time simply for exercising their 
Constitutional right to remain silent before this secret government 
inquisition.

Please spread the word and attend a demonstration in protest of government
oppression and in support for these activists' resistance to government 
harassment. A strong showing of our opposition to FBI witch hunts is 
crucial to the survival of the activist community.

For background information and updates, visit 
http://www.FBIwitchhunt.com


#  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.
http://www.mediaactionmarin.org  for more information


# January 17th : Northern California 9-11 Truth Organizing
Meeting, Oakland <> (Harmony Community Center , 7-10pm)

#2 - January 25th : Truth, Stolen Elections, & Beyond - Part I
Meeting, Oakland <> (Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 7-10pm)

   - February 1st : Overcoming Barriers to 9/11 Truth - Part II
   - Feburary 8th : The Big Picture - Part III

---

#1 - January 17th : Northern California 9-11 Truth Organizing
Meeting, Oakland <> (Harmony Community Center , 7-10pm)

      At the The Grand Lake Neighborhood Center
      530 Lake Park Avenue,
      (between Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue) in Oakland
      7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.

       Directions-
       From Hwy. 580 East (coming from the Bay Bridge or
Berkeley), take the Grand Ave./Lakeshore exit (the exit ramp merges
into MacArthur which intersects with Grand at the light), make a left
at the light onto Grand, make a right onto Lake Park Ave. (the Grand
Lake Theater will be on the corner on your far right). Go about a
block, past the BofA, which will be on your left, and the GLNC will
also be on your left. Park on the street or turn right into free public
parking under the freeway.

        Lake Merrit is the closest BART station, with a 15 minute walk
around
the lake towards the Grand Lake Theater.

            From Hwy. 580 West (coming from Hayward), take the
Lakeshore Ave. exit (get as far to the right when approaching the exit
before, the Harrison/Oakland exit, then continue moving to the right).
When you exit at Lakshore Ave., you will be on Lake Park. Go straight
at the light (you'll see an OMNI store in front of you to the right),
crossing Lakeshore Ave. The GLNC will be a few storefronts down on your
right. Park on the street or turn left into free public parking under
the freeway across from GLNC. If you cross Grand Ave. (and the theater)
you've gone too far.


#2 - January 25th : Truth, Stolen Elections, & Beyond - Part I
Meeting, Oakland <> (Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 7-10pm)

9/11- TRUTH. STOLEN ELECTIONS & BEYOND
What's going on in our country
and what can we do about it?
A three part multimedia series presented by Ken Jenkins

Three Wednesday: January 25, February 1, February 8th

Harmony Community Room
400G Morris St.
Sebastopol
(across from Coaches Corner Health Club)

Part One - January 25th, 7 - 10 pm.
9/11 101 - Using the newly developed "11 REMARKABLE FACTS ABOUT 9/11"
card as a starting point, this PowerPoint and video presentation will
cover the most solid evidence disproving the official story of 9/11.
Video will include the latest from author David Ray Griffin (The New
Pearl Harbor). The talk will conclude with suggestions of empowering
actions to take. There will be time for questions and discussion.  SEE
11 REMARKABLE FACTS BELOW!

Part Two - February 1st, 7 - 10 pm
Overcoming Barriers to 9/11 Truth - Those familiar with the information
presented in part one know that a lack of evidence is not the limiting
factor in spreading 9/11 truth. Many people don't want to believe scary
stuff like that revealed by the reality of such things as stolen
elections and the truth of 9/11. This talk will look at the
psychological resistances to such truths, so we can better overcome
them. This talk will be shorter to allow more discussion time about
examples each of us have of the types of resistance we have encountered
in ourselves and others.

Part Three - February 8th, 7 - 10 pm
9/11 in Context: The Big Picture.  Using the 9/11 truth issue as a
touchstone, this discussion will look at the nature of the overall
changes we are going through that include other such unsettling
realities as the stolen elections, lies leading to war in Iraq, and the
response by our government to Katrina. By seeing these in the context
of a global awakening that we are all a part of, we can be more
effective working on the specific issues that have the most leverage to
facilitate this evolutionary process and thus create a better world.

Ken Jenkins has been a 9/11 truth activist for over four years. He was
a speaker at both the San Francisco and Toronto 9/11 Inquiries and has
produced numerous 9/11 DVD's. He is an award winning video and media
producer with an education in engineering, psychology and metaphysics.
He brings a multifaceted and balanced approach to the 9/11
investigation.
Ken is currently producing a series of DVD's of illustrated lectures by
David Ray Griffin, noted author of the books The New Pearl Harbor and
Omission and Distortions in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Cost: $10 - No one turned away due to lack of funds
RSVP = deb harmonyfestival com

Check out complete calendar of events at 
http://www.harmonyevents.org
Join our Harmony Events email list by request at
deb harmonyfestival com

1 Host Volunteer position available = Free Entrance
Contact Debra at deb harmonyfestival com

For more information contact:
Debra Giusti: 707-861-2038, deb harmonyfestival com
Ken Jenkins: 415-485-4491, KenJenkins aol com


# 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 
 http://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


# ROBOTSPEAK SESSIONS 3.0 Wed Jan 25, 8pm, Free!
Performing Live followed by a Q+A with the Artists...
 The Tourist http://www.quaketrap.com
 Comute http://www.40404.com
 Tycho http://www.tychomusic.com
 + plus live painting by doolittle
http://www.robotspeak.com alan robotspeak com
589.5 haight street // sf ca 94117 p 415 554 1977 f 415 554 1988


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



Thu Jan 26

#  ACLU Happy Hour  Thu Jan 26, 2006  (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
 Tags technology  party  activism  community  nptech  progressive  geek  activist 
111 Minna Gallery
 111 Minna St. @ 2nd St, between Mission and Howard.
 San Francisco, California 94105
 ACLU of Northern California, Equal Justice Society, and Grassroots Enterprise invite you to a HAPPY HOUR !
 When: Thursday, January 26, 2006, 5:30 - 8:30pm 
 Where: 111 Minna in San Francisco
 Why: Mix and mingle with other young progressives
 Preview the new episode of the ACLU Freedom Files TV Show: “Dissent”
http://www.aclu.tv  Learn more about ACLU and EJS  Free admission, No host bar.
http://upcoming.org/event/50291


# We're planning a very special Sex & Aging series!: 
Thursday, 1/26 we'll host writer Joan Price with her brand-new book 
"Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After 60" 
7 pm, no charge, but donations gratefully accepted, and bring cash so 
you can buy Joan's book! 
BETTER THAN I EVER EXPECTED: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SEX AFTER SIXTY 
Ageless sexuality advocate Joan Price http://www.joanprice.com  presents a 
lively, entertaining talk about sex after sixty, based on her own 
experience and interviews with dozens of women. Joan discusses this 
provocative, spicy topic with humor and a few R-rated details, and 
reads sections of her new book, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight 
Talk about Sex After Sixty (Seal Press, 2006). This upbeat event 
includes: 
* the joys and challenges of sexuality after sixty 
* boo hiss: how the media view older women and sex 
* audience sharing experiences and tips 
Free, open to all. 
CSC 398 11th St @ Harrison
http://www.sexandculture.org


# 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!


# Friday, 1/27, we host our second Pleasure's Edges -- this one dedicated to true-life stories and erotic readings about sex and age [2 crackers]
(want to be a reader or tell a true story? Let us know!). Joani Blank, Carol Queen and others will perform. $5-50 sliding scale, 
benefits CSC. 8 pm. At the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th St. at Harrison.



# Love Parade Benefit weekend 1-27/28
 We would like to invite you to participate in two fabulous fundraisers for Loveparade San Francisco 2006 http://www.loveparadesf.org  and the SomArts Cultural Center  
http://www.somarts.org  . Both events willbe held at SomArts, 934 Brannan St @ 8th St. in San Francisco on the weekend of the 27th and 28th. 
On Fri Jan 27 10pm-6am  $15-$20 sliding donation  Skills DJ Workshop has brought together 20 
different production companies and 50 DJs for "GIVING BACK THE LOVE". This should be a rocking party showcasing the exuberance and idealism of the younger side of the bay area electronic dance scene. The flyer and lineup can be seen at http://www.skillsdj.com 



Sat Jan 28

# Millennium Stadium : One Earth Concert
The concert, hosted on 28th January 2006 in Cardiff, will be broadcast to millions
world wide and hopes to kick-start positive public action towards climate ...
http://www.millenniumstadium.com/301_6382.php


# 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


# At the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th St. at Harrison.
Saturday afternoon, 1/28, Tracy Bartlett does her workshop The Menopause Transformation: An Internal Earthquake [1 cracker]
at the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th St. at Harrison. 1--5 pm, $30 per person. Pre-register at (415) 255-1155 or mail@sexandculture.org. 
Menopause is one of the most life-altering transitions we go through in the course of a human lifetime. This culture's tendency to focus 
solely on the physical aspects of menopause misses the stunningly powerful and often disorienting changes we are undergoing in all 
facets of our lives. As just one example: we are relearning not only changes in how our body responds sexually but our whole relationship 
with sexuality as well. With so much profound restructuring all happening at once we can certainly feel lost on rough vast seas. But we are not alone -- by the year 2010 there will be 50 million women experiencing some phase of menopause. That much upheaval will shake up the whole culture, and just in time. 
Come join us to explore letting go, allowing change and choosing the inevitable. This workshop will include presentation, small group 
discussion and guided exercises designed to provide the tools for mapping and navigating this shifting terrain. 
Tracy's classes are popular and informative, fun and lively. She's taught experientially for 20 years, including sex classes for 10, and 
she has a master's in counseling plus a degree in women's studies. 




Sun Jan 29

#  1/29, Pacifica, BAVEG Vegan Food Party + "Food as Advocacy"
Please join us for Bay Area Vegetarians first Vegan Food Party of 2006! 
 
This is a wonderful opportunity to start the New Year by sharing compassionate and cruelty-free foods with like-minded folks.  Everyone is welcome, both veg and non-veg people, members and non-members.  In fact, we encourage non-veg folks to attend so they can see the variety of wonderful vegan foods available. 
 
Our Vegan Food Parties are potluck-style, meaning each person should bring a vegan dish that provides six generous servings (or if there are two of you, one dish that serves 12, and so forth), a serving utensil, ingredient list, and your own place setting and beverage.  
 
Please share a homemade vegan dish with us -- it could be your favorite dish  when you were a new veg*n, the one to you always serve to non-veg friends, or simply one you enjoy making.  We also welcome folks to "animal test" new vegan recipes  -- you'll find many willing volunteers to try new vegan foods at our VFPs.
 
This month's VFP has a special presentation: 
 
"Food as Advocacy" with Alex Bury
 
Leafleting, tabling, and protesting are great forms of advocacy to help animals and promote vegetarianism, but a great veg*n dish can speak volumes towards promoting veg*n foods.  Alex Bury will share strategies and tips useful towards creating veg*n dishes that are particularly appealing to your non-veg family and friends, as well as aspiring veg*ns.  She will demonstrate - live and in person! - how easy it is to create this type of dish. 
 
Alex Bury is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, where she learned all about cooking meat.  Now she is a vegan chef (formerly of Sparks restaurant in Guerneville), a full-time PETA staffer, and a chef instructor for the McDougall program.
 
This presentation is geared towards new or aspiring vegetarians as well as those wishing to use delicious food to promote vegetarianism.
 
What: Vegan Food Party
Where: Pacifica (about 15 minutes south of SF)
When: 1/29/06 Sunday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Host: Tammy and Chris
RSVP: http://www.evite.com/sfbaveg@yahoo.com/vfp_jan2006 
 
You are welcome to use the evite to post carpool availability or requests, or if you could provide a Daly City BART pickup/dropoff, that'd be great, too!!)There is no additional cost to attend or participate in this event.  The only cost is your contribution of vegan food to share.  We *do* ask for volunteers who can arrive early to help us set up tables and chairs and put them away after the event.  Set-up is at 11:30 am, please let Tammy know if you can help.   
 
For folks new to Vegan Food Parties or vegan foods, please see our VFP Guidelines page for more information - 
http://www.bayareaveg.org/vfpdetails.htm 
 
For recipe suggestions, subscribers to SFBAVEG are welcome to ask questions there, in the bayareaveg.org forum, or check out this site: 
http://www.vegcooking.com/ 
 
Hope to see many of you there!   PLEASE use the evite to invite your veg and non-veg friends to join us! 
 
 Map it Veg!
http://www.frappr.com/baveg
http://www.frappr.com/vegetarians


# At the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th St. at Harrison.
 Sunday, 1/29, Tracy Bartlett presents one of her popular Erotic Enhancement classes: Hands-On Handjobs! [4 crackers]
At the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th St. at Harrison.
Bring a partner (or more than one) and try new skills right in class. 2--5 pm, $45 per couple, additional partners $25. (Sorry, partners 
and threesomes only!) Any gender combo welcome. Pre-register at (415) 255-1155 or mail@sexandculture.org. 
Learn advanced handjob skills, including coordination with oral play. Bring a partner to practice with, plus pillows, towels, gloves, lube, and 
water to drink. Learn new moves and tell us about your own favorites. Tracy's classes are popular and informative, fun and lively. She's taught experientially for 20 years, including sex classes for 10, and she has a master's in counseling plus a degree in women's studies. 



Mon Jan 30

# Monday, 1/30, CSC's Exotic Dancer Education Project kicks off with a social wine and cheese afternoon for current and past exotic dancers 
only (at CSC, 398 11th St.) from 4--7 pm. EDEP plans a dance skills class before Valentine's Day (open to the public -- a great Valentine's present!), a day with Annie Sprinkle, and more! Come meet other dancers and help EDEP's organizers determine which sorts of future classes you might find valuable. (EDEP is a project of CSC and aims to empower exotic dancers and maximize their life choices.) RSVP 
to (415) 847-1993 or at www.acteva.com/go/exoticevents -- more info at exoticevents@gmail.com. [1 cracker]



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


# Dick 'N Dubya: A Republican Outreach Cabaret Thurs, Fri, Sat Feb 2 - 25 8.00pm

Thurs $10-15 sliding scale; $5 student rush at door. Fri & Sat $15-22
 
Dubya (Amos Glick) and Dick (Ed Holmes) fresh from an extremely  
successful run at The Marsh Berkeley, during which they exerted their  
considerable talents to convert everyone in the audience into a card- 
carrying member of the Republican Party, are ready to try their luck  
in San Francisco.  The show is full of singing (yes, Dubya sings),  
dancing (yes, Dick dances), speeches (Dubya, much to Dick's  
consternation, has decided to write his own) and a raucous press  
conference where the audience asks the questions. It is rumored that  
Barbara Bush is so encouraged by her son's derring-do that she is  
flying out to assist him.

Ed Holmes, a navy veteran and San Francisco Mime Troupe member for  
nineteen years, instigated the annual St. Stupid's Day Parade, now in  
its 27th year.  Amos Glick, a San Francisco Mime Troupe member since  
1997, represented the troupe on the Lollapalooza '95 Tour doing  
political sketch comedy and guerrilla theater.  Masters of political  
satire, they honed their impersonations of Dick 'n Dubya during the  
Mime Troupe's outdoor shows.  Bill Allard (director) is a founding  
member of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater.  In 2004, he directed Merle  
Kessler and Raoul Brody in BROKE at The Marsh, San Francisco.

 The Marsh 1062 Valencia St  @ 22nd San Francisco 415-641-0235
http://www.themarsh.org
  

# 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



# 9th Annual National Conference on Organized Resistance
February 3-5, 2006 American University, Washington DC
http://www.organizedresistance.org



# 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

# 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


# ACTCM's Chinese New Year Celebration Sun Feb 5 12 noon to 5pm FREE!
 
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) will be  
hosting a free event for the public on Sunday, February 5, 2006 from  
12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. The college will be offering free  acupuncture  
treatments,  massages, Tai Chi and Qi Gong workshops, and  
informational lectures.

A special performance by the Eastern Ways Martial Arts Lion Dance  
Team will kick off the event promptly at 12:30pm in the college's  
parking lot at 555 De Haro Street (at 18th in Potrero Hill). This  
performance will be a spectacular visual event. The Eastern Ways Lion  
Dance Team is known for its energetic and engaging performances and  
has performed all over Northern California and beyond. Lion Dancing  
is one of the oldest cultural arts of the Chinese people, dating back  
to the Tang Dynasty, around 800A.D.

Lecture topics will include: The History & Profession of Traditional  
Chinese Medicine, Relax Managing Stress & Pain, Staying Healthy this  
Winter: Preventing Colds & Flu, and Nurturing the Whole: Treating  
Women's Health Issues.

ACTCM will provide refreshments, free informaion, and certificates  
for discounted acupuncture treatments (new patients only). The event  
is free and open to the public.

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a non-profit  
institution, is one of the nation's oldest and most prominent  
acupuncture colleges. Since 1980, ACTCM has provided affordable,  
quality health care to the public and trained professionals in  
acupuncture and Chinese medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of  
many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been  
voted Best of the Bay by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San  
Francisco Bay Guardian.

For more information on this event, or to RSVP by February 1, 2006,  
please call (415) 282-7600 x45.

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Pioneer Square, 555 De Haro Street (between Mariposa and 18th)
San Francisco 415-282-7600 x45
http://www.actcm.edu


# 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

 

# 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


# Feb 8 8pm "Shaping San Francisco's Spring Talks 2006" 

Every second and last Wednesday through June, IAM invites you to CounterPulse for Shaping San Francisco's Spring Talks. Speakers, multimedia and round-robin audience participation open up the conversation about Bay Area issues, history and future.  
	
	All programs begin 8:00 p.m.
	CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St. 

	Details & Full Schedule:
	<http://artsandmedia.net/cgi-bin/dc/iam/2006/spring_talks>

	  January 18 -- General Strikes
	Feb. 8 -- The Philippines & San Francisco
	Mar. 29 -- What's Natural about Natural Disasters? 
	Apr. 12 -- Black Exodus/Black Evictions
	May 31 -- Can San Francisco Feed Itself? 
	AND MORE ... !


# John Ross speaks on the Zapatistas Friday, February 10th at 7 pm
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St., SF


# 2006-02-10 8:30 PM Beneath the breast a crimson glow
The pounding sounds seduce the soul
Fierce and free a copious flow
The sacred heart of no control

Yellow no 5 presents

Sacred Hearts Untamed

Ooah(L.A.B.A.,Troubled Youth)
Smoove(Space Cowboys)
Mozaic(13 Moontribe,Troubled Youth)
Dj Goldilox(Brass Tax Crew)
Friction(Yellow No. 5)
Athena(Evil Breaks)
Switch(Meta4Music,Bumpin' Buddha)
Evan Bender(Yellow No. 5)
iMiX(WaXioN)
Mr. Rogers(Ooze System)
T-Dub(Bumpin' Buddha)
Soul Tripper(Live PA)(Collective Conscious)
Justin Roth(Hardfloor Movement)
Tigrlily(Global Citizen)

Special Performance By SOLSTICE
Feb. 10th 2006
from 9Pm til ?
doors open @8:30
21&over
$15 advance tix @ yno5.com
at the door $15 before 11Pm, $20 after 11Pm
yno line:415-238-2244


# Sat Feb 11
 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



#  Chinese New Year Parade  Saturday, February 11, 2006  (5:30 PM)
 San Francisco Chinatown
 Grant Avenue (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
 San Francisco, California 94108
 Named one of the world's top ten parades, Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Over 100 units will participate in the parade, many of the floats and specialty units will feature the theme of this year's Chinese zodiac sign. Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. Some of the parade highlights include elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon. The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers!
http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com
http://upcoming.org/event/50786/



# 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.



# Celcius  9/11 Wed Feb 15 7:00 pm FREE  but  $5  donations are accepted
 
CELCIUS 9/11 Presented by Gypsy Gypsy

This film by Jeremy Wright is subtitled: "Full Spectrum Dominance and  
the War of Terror." It asks tough questions that Michael Moore's  
"Farenhiet 9/11" did not ask. It features the highlights of the  
International Citizens' Inquiry into 911 organized by the 9/11 Truth  
Alliance in the spring of 2003. In part 1, Jeremy provides a very  
extensive and in-depth overview of all different aspects of the 9/11  
attacks. Part 2 is dedicated to "the bigger picture," the political  
climate that is surrounding us now: the plans of world domination and  
the execution of the plans by the U.S. government. This informative  
film is also very moving emotionally, with a lot of personal passion  
and compassion.
 
Humanist Hall 390  27th  St Midtown Oakland 510-393-5685
between Broadway and Telegraph
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on our website
 
tripping_gypsy hotmail com 510-704-0268
http://www.911truth.org/store/dvd22.htm


# 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/



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 @ 8th St  SF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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


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


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

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

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

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