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Store lots of water in case of earthquake or marial law.
Grow your own vegetables and fruit. Use glass to sprout grains and seeds.
Study the laws of sovereignty. Know how to camp, survive off grid. Be prepared.
Meet your neighbors. Plant community gardens. Organize. http://cityrepair.org

Martial Law / Fed Gov Takeover less likely if we are self - sufficient.
http://bilderberg.org http://infowars.com http://prisonplanet.tv

http://theyrule.net Relational Database of corporations and boards.

SF events 2.7 http://planttrees.org/events.php
Archive Events / Articles: http://planttrees.org/events2004.php
SF events 2.7  http://sffreaks.tribe.net  http://sfnightlife.tribe.net
SF events 2.7  http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/02/1800629.php
SF events 2.7  http://craigslist.org search events for "sf events"
 
important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar
more events: http://www.craigslist.org   http://www.tribe.net   http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org   http://acterra.org
http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar
http://humanisthall.net/Cal-October-Activist.html 390 27th St Oakland
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html Marin Peace and Justice Center
http://peaceandjustice.org Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
 
Tuesday February 6th http://indybay.org/
 12:00pm Oakland: Evict FEMA for Not Providing Long-Term Housing for Katrina Survivors
 7:00pm Palo Alto: Joel Beinin Speaks About the Middle East 
Wednesday February 7th http://indybay.org/
 7:00pm SF: Oil Awareness Meeting
 7:00pm SF: To Bethlehem and Beyond
 7:30pm SF: Film About Mexicans' Resistance to Privatization of Schools



food

Nutty Nutrition Facts:
Almonds: Demuculent, most alkaline nut, high in fat, protein and vitamin E
Brazil Nuts: Low-fat, rich in fiber, high in protein
Hazelnuts: Rich in selenium, aid in normalizing the metabolism
Macadamia nuts: Rich in niacin, help rejuvenate the liver and discourage the craving for alcohol
Pecans: High in fat, Vitamin B6, assist in repairing damaged cells in diseased hearts
Pine Nuts: One of the best known sources of protein in the nut  family
Pistachio: It is one of the only nuts that is inclined to be alkaline forming, they are beneficial for healing constipation and help purify the blood and tone the liver and kidneys
Walnuts: Rich in calcium, vitamin E and fiber, walnuts are a warming and laxative food used to strengthen the kidneys and lungs, to lubricate the large intestine and  improve metabolism. 
Nut facts sourced from Whole Foods Companion by Dianne Onstead
 
NUTS ARE RICH IN:
	• 	Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can reduce blood cholesterol, especially when substituted for foods rich in saturated fat, such as meat or cheese.
	• 	Folic acid and other B vitamins, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
	• 	Vitamin E, known to be cardio protective. Almonds and hazelnuts have  more vitamin E than other nuts do.
	• 	Copper, potassium, and magnesium- all three are linked to heart health.
Source: UC Berkeley wellness letter.


 Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the 
turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a 
payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product 
to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so the y 
added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. 
How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings. 
 
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the 
same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. 
 Margarine.. 
 Very high in trans fatty acids. 
 Triple risk of coronary heart disease. 
 Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers 
HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 
 Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold. 
 Lowers quality of breast milk. 
 Decreases immune response. 
 Decreases insulin response. 
 And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY 
INTERESTING! 
 Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC.. 
 This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and 
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the 
molecular structure of the substance). 
 You can try this yourself: 
 Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. 
Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: 
 * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should 
tell you something) 
 * it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; 
nothing will grow on it Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a 
home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your 
Tupperware and spread that on your toast? 
 Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to "butter them up")! 
 


health

 http://www.bcaction.org/Pages/GetInformed/FAQPolitics.html#Q6 
What does BCA / Breast Cancer Action 
think about the various fundraising walks for breast cancer?


ABCs of Wound Healing

Cayenne pepper also coterizes cut vains.Once I cut a vain in my hand and the blood was actually squirting out.I grabs some of the pepper and put it on the cut and put pressure on it for about 30 seconds and it stopped the bleeding.After that I washed the wound and added more of the pepper and bandaged it.A year later you had to look hard to find the scar.I alway carry this pepper in my First Aid container now.


Childhood Vaccination: State Enforced Child Abuse?
http://reliableanswers.com/med/childhood_vaccination.asp
It's official:  The Childhood Vaccination Program is damaging children's health


Check out East Bay Animal Advocates' new film online:
http://www.indybay.org/uploads/EBAA_InsideCAEggIndusty-280x140.mov



eco

http://rachel.org Rachel's News #840: Mercury


U.S. Military Plans to Control Internet Revealed
http://www.WantToKnow.info/060205usmilitarycontrolinternet


This video makes one Want To Go To Iraq, dancing Calypso the entire way. Actually, no it doesn't.
http://www.freewayblogger.com/iraqomo.swf


Bush's 'Gulf Of Tonkin' Underlines Criminal Desperation For War


Opt out of Yahoo privacy invasion / Web Beacons
Especially important if you use YahooGroups
http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/pixels/details.html


  Please Announce - Protect Albany from a Mall 
 
Help needed to stop a MALL from being built in Albany on the Waterfront next to the Golden Gate Race Track. An L.A. developer by the name of Caruso is the man behind this. He funded the Bush campaign and friend of Arnold. This would not only cause an environmental impact but also a political impact on the future of the East Bay - this would only be the beginning. 

There is a very important meeting Feb 8th. @ 7-9:15pm approx. A Parks and Recs Special Presentation. This is an unusual special meeting called at Caruso's request so the City can tape his PR presentation for replay on public access TV. We need a good turnout to insure our point of view is heard. PLEASE ATTEND: City Council Chambers at City Hall 1000 San Pablo Avenue. 

More info on the Mall and the Albany Waterfront 
http://www.albanyshoreline.org 

More info about the Albany-Bulb - Art Park right next door to the proposed mall: 
http://www.networkgirl.com/albany911.html


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
Halliburton bills U.S. taxpayers $50 for $5 labor in Iraq


UK Government loses internet terror Bill
http://www.techspot.com/news/20340-uk-government-loses-internet-terror-bill.html


Freedoms Lost Under G.W. Bush
http://baltimorechronicle.com/020105ChuckBaldwin.shtml
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION: Government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity to assist terror investigations.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: Government has closed once-public immigration hearings, has secretly detained hundreds of people without charges, and has encouraged bureaucrats to resist public records questions.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: Government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone that the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
RIGHT TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION: Government may monitor federal prison jailhouse conversations between attorneys and clients, and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.
FREEDOM FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCHES: Government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.
RIGHT TO A SPEEDY AND PUBLIC TRIAL: Government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial.
RIGHT TO LIBERTY: Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them.
That good citizens are compliant and unconcerned regarding G.W. Bush's propensity to trample constitutional freedoms bespeaks a great ignorance or a great apathy, or both.
These rights have already been lost! Whether individual Americans have been personally subjected to the resultant tyranny or not doesn't change the fact that they have already lost these freedoms! This fact, alone, should be enough for any studious lover-of-liberty to be outraged.
That good citizens are compliant and unconcerned regarding G.W. Bush's propensity to trample constitutional freedoms bespeaks a great ignorance or a great apathy, or both.


go to  http://www.Google.com (not the advanced search) and type in the search
word: asshole   Then hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button right
below the Search. The result is hysterical

or

Dear Fellow American or UnAmerican - I urge you to take a moment and watch the following filmstrip at http://filmstripinternational.com Be sure to have flash enabled and your speakers turned on. You may also want to make sure your right wing hosebag boss is at lunch.


THE END of the GRID
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/02/1800399.php


Bilderberg and the Islamic hate cartoon connection
http://www.bilderberg.org/2006.htm

MERETE ELDRUP, managing director of company that published the
anti-Islamic cartoons in Denmark (JP/Politikens Hus)

is married to ANDERS ELDRUP, who has attended the last FIVE Bilderberg
meetings.

She is a former Head of Secretariat at the Ministry of Economic and
Business Affairs and Deputy Director of the Danish Energy Authority.

She must be a useful contact for her husband. He is chairman of DONG,
the big State-owned energy company ('Danish Oil and Natural Gas'), which
will soon be privatised:

https://www.dong.dk/portal/page?_pageid=196,34880&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
<https://www.dong.dk/portal/page?_pageid=196,34880&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL>

Interestingly, a previous editor-in-chief of 'Politiken', another of
JP/Politikens Hus's newspapers, namely Toger Seidenfaden, was also a
long-time Bilderberger.


Anti Arab Comic promotes Neocon Agenda:
http://prisonplanet.net   http://infowars.com



 * EFF Sues AT&T to Stop Illegal Surveillance
 * CD Copy Protection Firm Promises Fix for Software Problems
 * It's Not Too Late - Nominate a Pioneer for EFF's Pioneer Awards!
 * miniLinks (10): Your Senator Needs an iPod
 For more information on EFF activities & alerts:
http://www.eff.org


Support Venezeula : Buy Citgo Gas if you buy gas.
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=8586
   FIND a CITGO Station Nearest YOU:
http://www.citgo.com/CITGOLocator/StoreLocator.jsp 
 Apply for a Citgo credit card by March 31, 2006 to receive 5% discount
for 60 days.  http://www.citgo.com/Promotions.jsp


Questions remain from 9/11 report, professor says
 http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/163875/3


There is something very wrong with Chomsky. We always hear how brilliant he is, but he arrogantly passes on the difficult topics: i.e. JFK assassination, shoot down of TWA 800, and now 9/11 and the Anthrax terror.  I have concluded that he is either mentally defective, or a mole.  Anything that may involve the dreaded "c" word he avoids.  He has performed a major disservice to Americans and democracy by not dealing with the hard stuff.  His function seems to be to discourage and confuse.

 

Tue Feb 7

# 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


# Rally for Public Financing legislation, Tues., 11 am, City Hall, San Francisco
Dear friends, please see the notice below.  You all have done an amazing job of turning out by the dozens for previous hearings. THIS TUESDAY IS THE FINAL VOTE at the Board of Supervisors of Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's legislation for public financing of the mayor's race. We are rounding third base and heading for home. We need you one more time for this PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY, Tuesday, 11 a.m. on the steps of City Hall.  Let's really pour it on!  (Details below).
 
Please forward this e-mail to your own e-mail lists.  Thank you. - Steven Hill
 
Press Conference & Rally for Public Campaign Financing!!

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 11 - 11:30 AM
Where: Front steps of San Francisco City Hall -- Polk and McAllister (weather permitting, inside City Hall if raining)

 You can help San Francisco join the national movement to take the pernicious influence of money out of politics and breath new life into our democracy!

 On October 25, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, representing a broad-based coalition, introduced legislation that will bring public financing to the San Francisco Mayors race.  This legislation is coming to a full vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 7.  IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND THIS RALLY AND SHOW THAT SAN FRANCISCO IS FIRMLY BEHIND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. Your support has been great throughout the last couple of months, and WE NEED YOU ONE MORE TIME.

 We are holding a big press conference and rally a couple of hours before the vote. We need to turn out DOZENS of our supporters for the TV cameras and any Supervisors who might catch it.  PLEASE ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE!!! After the press conference, for those who can stick around you can testify at the Board of Supervisors in favor of Supervisor Mirkarimi's legislation.

http://www.voterownedelections.org or call 415-596-5808.


# PLEASE, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?!? Spanking Workshop 
 Tuesday, February 7 8:00 PM
 Join veteran BDSM educator Mistress Morgana for a bottom-burning workshop dedicated to the fine art of sensual spanking. Mistress Morgana's swift hand and gentle wit (and her demonstration model's lovely bottom) will help you learn all you need to know about how to incorporate spanking into your play, including physical and psychological safety, style, technique and toys (includes tips on using paddles, straps and canes). 

Please May I have Another?!? 
Tuesday, February 7, 8-10pm 
Good Vibrations on Polk 
1620 Polk Street 
San Francisco, CA 94109 
$25.00 - Preregistration encouraged 
call: (415) 345-0400 

To learn more about Mistress Morgana, visit: 
http://www.eros-guide.com/articles/2003-02-18/mayi/
http://www.mistressmorgana.com
 


# 2006-02-07 7:00 PM TANTRA WORKSHOP SERIES
Featuring Top Bay Area Tantra Teachers
First Tuesday of the Month and Day Long Workshops

JWALA
Tues. Feb 7th - UNITE YOUR SEXUAL WITH SPIRIT ENERGY
Sun. Feb 12 -  PASSION, ECSTASY, and BLISS are your BIRTHRIGHT

MARGOT ANAND
Tues. Feb. 21 - Film Presentation: SECRET KEYS TO ULTIMATE LOVE LIFE
Tues. Mar. 7th -  Intro to SKYDANCING TANTRA WITH MARGO ANAND
Sun. Mar. 12 - DAY LONG WORKSHOP with MARGOT ANAND

STEVE & LOKITA CARTER
Tues. Apr. 4 - TIMELESS LOVING: An Introduction to Tantra

EVALENA ROSE
Tues. May 2 - CULTIVATING THE DEEP HEART: The Arts of Sacred Love

JWALA Tuesday, February 7   7:30 PM - 10 PM
UNITE YOUR SEXUAL WITH SPIRIT ENERGY with Jwala
The sexual force is the light generator of the body. When it is clear, flowing and open we connect with our own feminine and masculine in JOY and the full expression of that Life force. In this evening we will experience breathing and sounding to open to this flow. We will clear and activate the Chakras in preparation for a Tantric Deeksha. This deeksha is a nondenominational energy transference where a neuro-biological process creates a shift in the brain.The joy center is stimulated.
$20 Advance, $25 At The Door

PASSION, ECSTASY, and BLISS are your  BIRTHRIGHT with Jwala
Sunday, February 12 10 AM - 6 PM
In this day Jwala will share some of the most profound techniques she has learned in her 30 years of Tantra. COME remove the wounds and blocks that keep you from experiencing your sexual and life force full expression...whether these conditionings come from family dynamics or social programs once these blocks are cleared, new and more fulfilling possibilities are only a breath away,your true human potential awaits you.  Some of the days techniques include: Fire Breath Energy Orgasm...this is a conscious connected breath technique that releases old stuck energy and makes way for your erotic potential.  Next we will delve into a Tibetean Pulsing technique that releases wounds from the bone and often is done in dyads or group-chains lying on the floor. Lastly we will experience some of the exercises from herTantra book by running sexual energy. No explicit sex in the workshop.
$85 Advance, $100 At The Door

JWAJA is a world renowned Tantra pioneer who has taught TANTRA  internationally for over 25 years in Austrailia,Germany, England, India and in 15 cities in the U.S. and Canada. She is author of the book SACRED SEX, " ecstatic techniques for empowering relationships".  She is featured in the video "The Tantric Jouney of Female Ejaculation" and her apprentice the infamous Annie Sprinkle has referred to her as the most orgiastic women she has ever meet. Some of her other students now peers include Mare Simone, Charles Muir and Lori Grace. Check her web site at jwalaji.com

Location:
Harmony Community Room 400G Morris St. Sebastopol, CA 95472
(across from Coaches Corner Health Club)

To pre pay, send check to the above address.
To RSVP and for more info: Debra Giusti, 707-861-2038, deb harmonyfestival com
 To contact instructor: Jwala - jwalaji hotmail com 415-847-7801



Wed Feb 8

# The Great Conspiracy 

Wed, Feb 8
 7:00 pm 
 The Films are FREE but $5 donations are accepted 

THE GREAT CONSPIRACY

 Presented by Gypsy Gypsy

 For this film, Barry Zwicker, a Canadian investigative journalist, 
 has put together an excellent compilation of short news reports 
 dealing with many different aspects of the 9/11 attacks such as the 
 airforce stand down (powerful footage of NORAD's conversations with 
 the FAA), the contents of Building 7 (such as Enron files), Bush's 
 reaction to the attacks as well as his resistance to an 
 investigation, and much much more. Barry also gives a very insightful 
 historical perspective where he points out many cases where 
 governments had attacked their own people to blame it on someone else 
 as a pretext for war.

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

 Humanist Hall  390 27th St  midtown Oakland  510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net
  510-704-0268 http://www.greatconspiracy.ca


# 2/8: The Be Nice Party (SOMA / south beach)
 The Coalition to Bring Black Rock City Sensibilties Home presents: 
 A Nocturnum Productions, and Early Party Events production: 
 BE NICE! 
 A social event every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 11pm. 
 This club is our answer to wanting a place to go to that started early, served food from a diverse menu, no cover, has a quiet atmosphere so it's easy to talk to people, and has the vibe that you get when you interact with people in the early days of Black Rock City. We could not find one, so we started one! 
 So if you don't go out much anymore because clubs start so late and you don't like having to shout over the music, this is for you! Come out and meet people in a Parisian art-deco style nightclub where you can enjoy food from appetizers to dinner if you like, fresh drinks and ambient music -- quiet enough to talk over. A relaxed atmosphere, you can interact, or just come on out to have a drink after work and groove on the vibe. 
 21 and over, no cover. 
 It's at Catalyst Cocktails, 312 Harriet (@ Bryant between 6th & 7th streets). 
 More information to be had at http://BeNiceParty.com 


#  ADPSR Event, Hurricane Katrina Relief Report, 2/8 SF
What’s Wrong with Reconstruction? or Survival in the wake of a man-made disaster– ADPSR’s Efforts Toward Social Justice in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
6 pm Reception
6:30 Presentation
 
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th, Powell Street BART)
San Francisco
 
$5-10 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Reservation not needed nor accepted
 
ADPSR is working with community organizations to ensure a just reconstruction of New Orleans. Juan Calaf,a member of  ADPSR's new Katrina Task Force  will be speaking about his recent trip down to New Orleans. He visited different grassroots organizations working toward the same goals yet with very different approaches. The presentation will examine these differences and feature both: A Description of the Current Community Organizing on the Ground and the Possible Strategies Towards a  New Just Reconstruction.
 
 Survival in the wake of a man-made disaster
 
There are two New Orleans.   Today these divisions are more painfully clear than ever.
 
There is a wealthy and predominantly white side of the Crescent City-the French Quarter, the Garden District and Uptown (the French Quarter, for example, is 95% white). This side seems to willfully ignore the socio-economic asymmetry that prevailed in New Orleans. In these areas the damage left behind by hurricane Katrina is marginal.  Because these white areas are built on higher ground than the rest of the city, little flooding happened here. Reestablished affluent families are already back to their daily routines: walking their dogs, shopping at re-opened boutiques, and dining in the French Quarter.
 
The other side of town is a poor predominantly African-American area known as the East Bank, which includes the 7th and 9th Wards (for example, the lower 9th ward is 98% black).  This part of New Orleans was severely affected by flooding in the wake of Katrina.  In contrast to the re-opened white areas, the 7th and 9th wards are mostly vacant because residents are unable to return to their homes. In the hardest-hit area - the Lower 9th Ward - there is a government blockade in effect because of deadly toxins left by the flood waters. Outside of the Lower 9th, homes are still left without power, telephone communication, natural gas and potable water. Because few evacuees can return, these areas are like ghost towns.
 

# San Francisco Oil Awareness Meeting 2/8  7-9 PM
 65 9th st btwn Market / Mission  American Friends Service Commitee Building 
  Oil independence   Michele  pacifica1 earthlink net 
 Please join us for an evening of discussion based on mutual concern over our culture's oil based energy dependence. Guest speakers will cover related topics followed by group opinions/discussion/action items.
http://indybay.org/


# Feb 8th. @ 7-9:15pm Please Announce - Protect Albany from a Mall 
 
Help needed to stop a MALL from being built in Albany on the Waterfront next to the Golden Gate Race Track. An L.A. developer by the name of Caruso is the man behind this. He funded the Bush campaign and friend of Arnold. This would not only cause an environmental impact but also a political impact on the future of the East Bay - this would only be the beginning. 

There is a very important meeting Feb 8th. @ 7-9:15pm approx. A Parks and Recs Special Presentation. This is an unusual special meeting called at Caruso's request so the City can tape his PR presentation for replay on public access TV. We need a good turnout to insure our point of view is heard. PLEASE ATTEND: City Council Chambers at City Hall 1000 San Pablo Avenue. 

More info on the Mall and the Albany Waterfront 
http://www.albanyshoreline.org 

More info about the Albany-Bulb - Art Park right next door to the proposed mall: 
http://www.networkgirl.com/albany911.html


# former Presidential candidate GEORGE MCGOVERN talk & booksigning
 Wednesday, February 8 7:00 PM Booksmith - at All Saints Church 
1350 Waller  San Francisco, CA  415-863-8688
http://www.booksmith.com 
 former Presidential candidate GEORGE MCGOVERN *** 
talk & book signing for Social Security and the Golden Age 
Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm 

In his timely new book, Social Security and the Golden Age: An Essay on the New American Demographic, one of our greatest living political thinkers, George McGovern, argues that Social Security is NOT currently facing a crisis. Instead, the former United States Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate discusses ways that we can maintain this program well into the future with just a few simple steps. 

George McGovern served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years and was the 1972 Democratic candidate for president. He is a decorated World War II bomber pilot, holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and directed the first Food for Peace Program under President John F. Kennedy. In 2000, he was awarded the nation's highest honor, the Medal of Freedom. 

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


# 2/8: Richard Heinberg: Peak Oil's Waning Days (santa cruz)
 "Peak Oil: The Challenge and Opportunity of Petroleum's 
 Waning Days" with Richard Heinberg   Hosted by 
 Santa Cruz Permaculture Guild   and Post Carbon Santa Cruz 

 Richard Heinberg           Author of 
 "The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies" 
 & 
 "Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World" 

 Wednesday, February 8, 
 7 – 9 PM at the Vets Hall, 
 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz. 

 check out a 5 minute sampling of his speech here: 
http://www.dailyemerald.com/pages/mm/060110peakoil/ 

 Event is wheelchair accessible. 
 $5-$15, sliding scale. 

 Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a leading expert about the consequences of diminishing oil production worldwide. Society has an opportunity to create a future beyond fossil fuels. Find out how to implement such change in your community now! 
http://www.santacruzpermacultureguild.com 


# Relationship-and-Sex-Talk w/Drs. Vera & Steve Bodansky
 Wednesday, February 8 7:30 PM Books Inc.  2251 Chestnut St.   415-931-3633
http://www.booksinc.net/NASApp/store/IndexJsp;jsessionid=a8R
 MEET THE AUTHORS! 

Engage in rapt discussion on the nature of sensuality, sexuality, and relationships 
with the world's top authorities on 
"Extended Massive Orgasm"... 

During the final countdown to Valentine’s Day, Drs. Vera and Steve Bodansky will celebrate the release of their third rousing title — TO BED OR NOT TO BED: WHAT MEN WANT, WHAT WOMEN WANT, HOW GREAT SEX HAPPENS — by meeting with readers and others to discuss their intriguing, often provocative, and always enlightening ideas on sexuality and relationships. 

The premise of TO BED OR NOT TO BED is that the differences between the sexes create both fun and tension. Most men want sex, either with a new or current partner. Women want sex, too, but are trained to put up obstacles so as not to seem “easy.” The Bodanskys explain how to use these differences to create more pleasure and intimacy in bed and elsewhere. 

The Drs. Bodansky are longtime residents of Walnut Creek. Their previous books are EXTENDED MASSIVE ORGASM and ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO EXTENDED MASSIVE ORGASM, which have sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. The Bodanskys have been featured in several national and international magazines, from Tina Brown's Talk to Marie Claire, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and more.


# 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 ... !



Thu Feb 9

# Chiapas and Zapatista Report Back & Party 
 Thursday, February 9, 7:00 PM
 2nd floor, 1261 Howard Street @ 9th, SOMA 
San Francisco, CA  view map 
More Info:
 415 649 5409
http://www.chiapaspeacehouse.org/cs/en/node/168 
 Please redistribute, and tell a friend. 

Thursday, Feb 9th, 7PM-2AM 
Chiapas Peace House Benefit - A Report Back followed by Party 
1261 Howard St @ 9th, Two blocks south of Civic Center BART, San Francisco. 

7PM Intro to Chiapas 
An overview of the struggle of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico, a group of 
Indigenous Mayan who attracted world attention following their uprising January 1st, 1994. Talk and multimedia documentary. 

8PM Chiapas Today 
Recent developments in Chiapas, covering the Zapatista's "Other Campaign," recovery from Hurricane Stanin Guatemala and Chiapas, and more. Q&A. Talks presented by Melissa Mundt, our Field Coordinator in Chiapas. Bilingual. 

10PM-2AM Party - Rare Grooves, by DJ Jack Frost. Beeeer. 

Talks: $5 tax deductible donation gets you into talks and a cup for beer. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
For wheelchair access, please call (415) 649-5409 ahead of time. Access is rear of building. 
A benefit for CHIAPAS PEACE HOUSE PROJECT, Sponsored by Faithful Fools, a 501(3)c nonprofit. 
http://www.chiapaspeacehouse.org 

 

#  Feb 9-19   Circo Romani -A Gypsy Dinner Circus
 2006-02-09 7:00 PM Location: CELLspace
 TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT http://www.circoromani.com
---------------------------
Circo Romani is a unique experience that combines spine-tingling circus acts, live Old World music, side-splitting antics, heart-melting romance and a delicious four-course Romani-Gypsy feast to immerse you in the amazing and mystical world of a traveling Gypsy Circus Troupe.

Perfect for a unique Valentine's experience or a special evening out, Circo Romani transforms CELLspace, a San Francisco nonprofit arts center, into the enchanting interior of a spectacular gypsy circus tent. 

See:
    * Mesmerizing Magicians,
    * Amazing Aerialists,
    * Juxtaposing Jugglers,
    * Delectable Dancers,
    * a Rollerskating Bear,
    * an Absurdly Tall Ringmaster 

Feb. 10-19 (Dark Feb. 13 & 15)
Sneak Preview, Feb 9 ("pay-what-you-can," no dinner)
Ages 21+ with I.D., please.
Doors & Bar Open at 7pm, Show at 8pm
At CELLspace, 2050 Bryant St., San Francisco
Tickets available now at http://www.circoromani.com

Performances By:
    Nick da'Creature (CELLspace), Mike Templeton (Templeton Variety), Fleeky Flanco (SF Circus Center, Flying Tiger Circus), Kerri Kressinski (SF Circus Center, SupperClub), Mike "ZigZag" Witbeck (Infinite Kaos), Rebecca Firstone (Silk Road School), and Houston's award-winning ethnic dance band, The Gypsies. 

Special Thanks To:
    Voice of Roma, CELLspace, The Funky Puppet Supper, EvilAlien Foundation for the Arts, Dustfish, and Julia Pecak (formerly Bistro E Europe).

Tickets are $45 per person and include a four-course dinner, and show. There will be a cash bar with beer, cocktails, and special wine selections. The "Perfect Valentine" package is $125 per couple and includes prix-fixe dinner and show for two, a bottle of champagne or wine, a rose and a commemorative photo of you and your date.

Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended.  Visit 
http://www.circoromani.com for tickets and more information.


# Weekly Teach-In and Vigil on American Torture and the Dictatorial Presidency
Thu, Feb 9, 2006 - Thu, Mar 30, 2006   4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Boalt Hall
Bancroft Avenue (just down from Piedmont toward College Avenue)
Berkeley
 Professor John Yoo of the University of California Berkeley Law School is the Primary Legal Architect of the Bush-Cheney policy of worldwide Torture and of Bush’s use of “signing statements” to place himself above the Law. 
   Yoo teaches at UC Berkeley without UCB disassociating itself from his views.
 We do not seek to limit Prof. Yoo’s academic freedom, but we will exercise our own free rights to hold vigils and teach-ins expressing our strong moral objection to the Torture and unlimited presidential powers that he advocates.
   Speakers will include:
 Dan Ellsberg, Joanna Macy, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Medea Benjamin, Hastings Law Prof. Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Kevin Danaher, Taigen Dan Leighton, and others.
  All are invited. Please come to witness and learn of Bush's torture programs and all-powerful presidency, advocated by UC Berkeley Professor John Yoo. 
  Sponsoring organizations include: Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Global Exchange, Network of Spiritual Progressives, World Can’t Wait For more information contact:
Taigen Dan Leighton Graduate Theological Union taigendan earthlink net
http://www.craigslist.org/cal/index20060214.html



Fri Feb 10

# 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 Oakland: 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



Fri Feb 10

# Fri Feb 10 12:30 PM Foster Compassion Outreach
 Costco, 2201 Verne Roberts Circle, Antioch
 Info: Outside of Costco, one of Foster Farms' top suppliers, join EBAA
as it exposes Foster's inhumane treatment of animals.
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


# February 10th Screwup: Hands-on Play: stroking, punching, smacking, spanking, hitting
 Friday, February 10, 2006  more on this date  7:00 PM
 February Screwup: 

screwup: BDSM for trannies, genderqueers and their friends, presents... 

Hands-on Play: smacking, spanking, pinching, punching, stroking, and hitting. 

Friday, February 10th (spooky) 
7:00 to 9:30 PM 
New College of California, Room 22 (2nd floor) 
766 Valencia Street (near 18th Street), San Francisco 

Jen W. will be presenting on playing with hands. As a top, Jen finds hands to be very intimate toys. Jen’s been told that they can be more painful than any other instruments, including canes, and that they have brought connection to first-time play with new partners. In Jen’s experience as a bottom, hands were the sole instruments in one of the most intense scenes zie has participated in. Jen will explore various ways to use hands to create pleasure and pain in a BDSM context. Hands can be sensuous, sexy, subtle, or downright vicious, depending on how, or how hard, they are used. Hands can be a vehicle to intimacy, or a route to keep your bottom off-kilter in scene. Gloves can be used to change the sensations of hand play, to protect your hands as a top, and to practice safer play with genitals. Jen will cover how different hand shapes and types of strike will change the sensations that are created on impact, as well as self-care when playing with your hands. This will be an interactive workshop. Please bring Latex, Nitrile, or thin leather gloves if you have them! 

screwup is for trannies, genderqueers, gender varient and our friends. This event is open to all genders and orientations and will be held in Room 22 at New College of California. Everyone transpositive is welcome. Many folks go out for coffee or food afterwards, so come prepared to join in... 

$0-5 donation will be accepted to cover the cost of any supplies and flyers. No one turned away. The New College of California is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral bathrooms! 

Please contact screwup screwup info if you'd like us to arrange for an ASL interpreter, to get involved, make suggestions or with any other requests.
http://screwup.info


# 2/10: Peace and Pizza : 9-11 truth event (hayward / castro valley)
Peace and Pizza” Showing “Behind Every TERRORIST there is a BUSH”., Friday Feb. 10th, 7-9pm @ Straw Hat Pizza in Castro Valley. The movie is a compilation of a benefit show for the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9-11. Featuring talented comics, great music, brilliant flash movies, spoken word and the confessions of a 9-11 truth activist. Special appearance by Ken Jenkins, video producer will be available for questions and answers. Free event, all are welcome. Peace and Pizza is a monthly community event on the second Friday of every month showing movies you won’t see on corporate TV.. Co-sponsored by Code Pink Hayward and the South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition .Straw Hat Pizza is in the Village Shopping Center off of Castro Valley Blvd. For more information, please call John Bass @ 510-432-9493. 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/128573536.html


# FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: False Profit, LLC and the Hallmark Corporation Announce the Inception of a New Joint Venture:

BITTERNESS, INC. 2/10/06
http://www.false-profit.com/events/bitternessinc

Alone?... Again?

Try not to let it burn you up. Fucking manufactured postcard holiday anyway, right? Why should you let hallmark decide the one day of the year you need to have a date? Fuck Hallmark! Fuck Valentine's Day!

Woah there, cowboy. Times like these we need some outside help. Some words of wisdom. A call to tolerance, maybe.

    "Hatred ever kills, love never dies."
    - Gandhi

    "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
    Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
    Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, neither Gandhi nor the Reverend Doctor ever had to push through a Valentine's Day without any nookie. They were also both extremely bad dancers. So, for our inspiration we turn to a lesser known but equally righteous quixotic quotable, Edna Millay:

    "I love humanity, but I hate people."

There. That's more like it. Edna's our kinda girl. She definitely got down and got around in her day. Fuck, there's a book about her and her friends called "All-Night Party!" And what parties they were: "one might see English Rothschilds, French princesses, Russian grand dukes, mobsters, prizefighters, men of the stock exchange and Manhattan's social elite, elegant homosexuals, Village bohemians, white movie celebrities, and smartly dressed employees of the U.S. Post Office."

Make False Profit your Valentine for a celebration of the holiday that the American Corporation put on the map.

    BITTERNESS, INC.
    Friday, February 10th, 2006
    21 plus, 12 bucks
    (10 bucks if you show up as the office slut.)

    Deets:
    http://www.false-profit.com/events/bitternessinc
    Location will be posted the day of the event.

    Beats:
    Adam Ohana (Get Freaky / an-ten-nae.net)
    Alxndr (DownLow)
    benchun (False Profit)
    Boreta (Nexus, Troubled Youth)
    Beth Murphy (House of Lotus)
    dj mancub (Space Cowboys/djmancub.com)
    Donna Matrix (Newsbreakz)
    Dr. Toast (False Profit)
    Ernie Trevino (Space Cowboys)
    Kapt'n Kirk (Space Cowboys/PandaMoanEum)
    kitty-d (troubled youth)
    Kraddy (Muti Music :: Refiner Records)
    Piotron (DownLow)
    Queen Agnes B (SisterSF, Femme DJs)

    Fruit, Water, V-day snacks, and more.
    Valentine Delivery Service by Dre’s Ho’s.
    False Profit Personals.
    Massage/Sensual area._______________________________________________
false profit : invest yourself
http://lists.false-profit.com/listinfo/investors



#  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



Sat Feb 11

# South of Forest Tree Walk - Palo Alto
Just a reminder, the next Tree Walk will be Saturday, February 11 from 10 am - 12 pm. Palo Alto City Arborist Dave Dockter will lead participants on a tour of the South of Forest neighborhood's trees. This event is free and open to the public, there is no need to pre-register.
http://canopy.org : Trees for Palo Alto


# War Tax Resistance Workshop  Saturday, February 11 2:00 PM
 War Tax Resistance Workshop- Berkeley 

Saturday February 11, 2-4pm 

3122 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 
(1 block East of Ashby BART) 

Do you oppose the war? Why pay for it? 
More than half of our federal income taxes are used for militarism. 
Find out more about this form of conscientious objection 
at an introductory workshop. 

Topics will include: 
-- Creative legal protests 
-- Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes 
-- Possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience 
-- Living below the level of taxable income 
-- Phone tax resistance 
-- Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations 
-- Local support networks for war tax resisters 

For more information: 
Northern California War Tax Resistance 
(510) 843-9877 http://www.nowartax.org 
Thank you for working for peace! 
 Northern California War Tax Resistance provides information and support for 
conscientious war tax resisters in the San Francisco Bay Area.


# Sunbrothers Valentine's Day Roses 2006 Sat Feb 11 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  free

Sunbrothers makes copper and bronze plants with handblown glass  
flowers and fruit. We build solar panels into the leaves and place  
lights in the flowers. During the day, sunlight charges up a set of  
batteries in the base of the sculpture. At night, the small lights  
inside the glass flowers make them glow, fade, and change color.

This year's show will be at the Sunbrothers Studio and will feature  
new Long Stem Roses.  There have been a few changes to the Long Stem  
design - they can now live outside, each rose has its own  
freestanding metal base, and the leaves will have a new patina to add  
more color to the copper.

These roses are being introduced at a reduced price(!)  This year's  
Valentine's edition will be limited to 24 pieces, first come, first  
served.

http://www.sunbrothers.com/news.htm
Sunbrothers Studio 1345 S. 50th St Richmond
 k sunbrothers com 510-215-2884
http://www.sunbrothers.com


#  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


# The Happy Hooker -- Xaviera Hollander IN PERSON! 
 Saturday, February 11 6:00 PM
 Center for Sex & Culture  398 11th St. at Harrison 
San Francisco  415-255-1155
http://www.sexandculture.org 
 IN PERSON! 
Saturday, 2/11, 6 pm -- a rare visit from the Happy Hooker herself, XAVIERA HOLLANDER! At CSC, 398 11th St. $10-40 sliding scale. 
The legendary Xaviera visits to introduce the new documentary about her one-of-a-kind life, Xaviera Hollander: The Happy Hooker. Xaviera revolutionized talk of sex and prostitution in the 1970s with her tell-all book, then continued to dispense savvy, frisky, good-humored sex advice through her long-running Penthouse column. She lives in Europe and rarely visits SF -- don't miss her! 

Doors and schmoozing at 6, movie at 7, followed by an opportunity for Q&A. JP Patti, the movie's executive producer, will join us as well. 

AND! 
Xaviera will be back to do a workshop with Dragon and Soleil from 1--4:30 on Sunday, February 12; please arrive between 12:30 and 1. $25 per person, $45 for couples. At CSC, 398 11th St. RSVP to (415) 255-1155 or mail@sexandculture.org. 

Love, Lust and Longevity! 
Xaviera is the larger than life figure who swept into American consciousness with the publication of the Happy Hooker and forever changed how we thought about sex. Join her with Soleil and Dragon, local Sexological Bodyworkers, for an intimate Sunday afternoon workshop. Limited to 30 participants, we will share insights, laughter, and experience. Be prepared to get comfortable, talk about sex and relationship, laugh, and learn the two sexual techniques that, whatever your age, will transform your sex life, heal your body and your relationship(s) and bring you dependable pleasure alone or with a beloved for the rest of your (long) life. 

Open to all genders and sexual orientations. Personal boundaries always respected. Bring something to sit on (towel or sarong).
http://sexandculture.org


# Flickr turns Two party!! 
 Saturday, February 11,  7:00 PM
 363 Brannan St  @ 5th St. San Francisco 
More Info: http://upcoming.org/event/51807/ 
 Adaptive Path 
I gotta attend. Event is free and they have a cool photo blog. See y'all there! 
Saturday, February 11th - Time: 7-10PM 
The Flickr team hopes you can join us as we enter our terrible twos. 
Adaptive Path will be hosting our event on their fabulous 2nd floor (2nd birthday, 2nd floor!). 
Our friends at O'Reilly are sending us copies Flickr Hacks hot of the press from the printers and QOOP is planning a little surprise. 
We hope you can drop by for cake and other fun stuff.


# 2006-02-11 10:00 PM NK7 Productions presents?
 Lovers Rock A Valentine?s Party Sat. Feb. 11th, 2006
They tag team in more ways than one!
Didje Kelli vs. Danny ?Buddha? Morales
Laird vs. Klara Lova
Melyss vs. Craig Jayo
J-Fi vs. Tonic
Rebecca Watkins vs. Seven 
Two levels.  Upstairs lover?s gallery and lounge with local artists on display. Downstairs lover?s rock with love elixirs served all night.
10pm-6am, $10 before midnight, $15 after
Submission Studios, 199 Capp St. bet. 16th and 17th St. (Mission District, SF)
http://www.nk7productions.com
http://www.submissionsf.com
http://www.drinkjetset.com


# International Quirkyalone Day Party Saturday, February 11 8: 00 pm Free
Fourth Annual International Quirkyalone Day Party, San Francisco (IQD IV)
Saturday, February 11 8 pm Cafe Royale 800 Post Street at Leavenworth
Whether you are single, coupled, widowed, divorced, or married,  
International Quirkyalone Day is here for you as an alternative to  
the mass-marketing barrage of Valentine's Day.

What is International Quirkyalone Day? IQD is a do-it-yourself  
celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It's a  
celebration of all kinds of love: for your friends, your family, your  
partner if you have one, and last but not least, yourself. IQD is a  
feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine's Day and  
an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such  
as Hooking Up and The Bachelor. It celebrates true romance,  
independence, creativity, friendship, solitude, and  
sociability.International
Quirkyalone Day is not anti-Valentine's Day, nor is it a pity party  
for single people. It is merely a coincidence that IQD happens to  
fall on the same day! (That's our story anyway, and we're sticking to  
it.)
International Quirkyalone Day began in San Francisco with a party at  
Atlas Cafe in 2003. In 2005, IQD was celebrated in 24 cities as  
faraway as Sydney and New Delhi. Last year's San Francisco party was  
featured on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann. . . " Watch the  
clip here.
http://quirkyalone.net/qa/iqd.php?c=msnbc
This year's IQD is a release party for the paperback version of  
Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics by Sasha Cagen.
IQD parties tend to be warm, intergenerational affairs. Feel free to  
come alone, with friends, or with a partner. This is a friendly crowd.
There will be party games, raffle, an alone-time table, and more . . .
Elegant attire encouraged but not required.
Quirkytogethers/couples welcome. FREE!
 
Cafe Royale 800 Post Street at Leavenworth San Francisco
http://www.caferoyale-sf.com/home.shtml
info@quirkyalone.net http://www.quirkyalone.net



Sun Feb 12

# Heritage Park Tree Planting
The Heritage park planting we were forced to delay in early January has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 12 from 9 am - 12 pm. We need 12-15 volunteers to help out. Heritage park is in downtown Palo Alto, on Homer between Bryant and Waverley Streets.
http://canopy.org


# Two ways to help animals in San Francisco on Sun., February 12, 2006! 
 Come to one or both:

 (1) Join the Veggie Jews' Tsedakah Brigade and participate in the
 PETA campaign against Kentucky Fried Cruelty (see
http://www.Kentuckyfriedcruelty.com ). You can educate the public regarding
 KFC's treatment of chickens by passing out leaflets at KFC, 1900
 Irving Street at the corner of 20th Avenue in San Francisco from NOON
 to 1:00 p.m. PETA is providing the literature.

 (2) At 1:00 p.m. we'll walk two blocks to Shangri La vegetarian
 restaurant (2026 Irving St. at 22nd Ave., 731-2548), a Kosher-vegan
 restaurant, where we'll order around 1:15 p.m. This is a chance to
 eat tasty, low-cost, Chinese vegan food; to socialize; and most
 importantly, to spend a few minutes writing letters to help relieve
 the suffering of animals. Suggestions for subjects and recipients
 of letters will be available but feel free to bring your own agenda,
 as well as your own paper, envelopes, pen and stamps.
 In the event of rain that is heavier than a San Francisco
 fog/drizzle, the event will be rescheduled. For information and to
 RSVP, write to veggiejews cyberonic com.

 [Veggie Jews is an on-line and real world organization with events in local communities dedicated to supporting Jewish vegans and vegetarians and spreading vegan, vegetarian and animal rights values into the Jewish community.  All Veggie Jews' events are open to Jews of all ages and our non-Jewish friends. We are not a singles or religious group, although single and observant people are always welcome.  For group information or to join, please go to 
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/veggiejews or simpler yet:
send blank email to veggiejews-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  And remember: It's only kosher if it's cruelty free.] 


# Sun, Feb 12, 2006      5:00 pm Palo Alto

Human Rights vs. Corporate Rights: Keeping Water in Public Hands
Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church 505 E. Charleston Road Palo Alto

 Speaker: Nancy Price  Cost: Free

 A discussion about important issues of water scarcity and quality and the effects of privatization. Price will deconstruct the myth that corporations can provide safer, cleaner, and more affordable water. She will review how international trade agreements threaten the democratic authority of our local and state representatives to protect public water services and water resources, using as an example the Cal American takeover of the Sacramento water supply. Price will also discuss how some citizen groups in California and elsewhere are challenging the privatization of water services and taking of public water for private profit and suggest directions for local education and action.

 Nancy Price is a Co-Chair of Alliance for Democracy and is the Western Coordinator of its Defending Water for Life Project. She is on the leadership teams of Womens International League for Peace and Freedom's Save the Water and Challenge Corporate Power/Assert the People's Rights Campaigns. She is a co-founder of the Water Allies Network and is on the Boards of Friends of the River and the California Center for Community Democracy. She has also served on the City of Davis Planning Commission and the Davis Energy Task Force.

 wheelchair accessible. more info Lois Salo
Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (650) 493-8872 
Peninsula Peace & Justice Center (650) 326-8837
http://www.peaceandjustice.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php



# Intermediate HoopDance Intensive in SF February  -- tentative dates Feb 12 and Feb 19th
http://www.cellspace.org
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. THIS CLASS IS TENTATIVE. Email Christabel if you are interested. If there are at least 5 students the class will happen and a registration icon will be added to the online store.


# Due to overwhelming demand, there will be a second Hoop Hatchlings
class starting on Sunday, 2/12 at 3pm (see below for full details)
Sign up now before it's too late, these classes are filling up quick!



Mon Feb 13 Full Moon

# Mon, Feb 13, 2006      4:00 pm
Press Conference, Peaceful Rally & Die-In to End the Death Penalty
State Building Van Ness Av @ McAllister San Francisco

 Great Speakers & Street Theater! 

 Sponsored by: Stop Executions CA Coalition, Religious Imperative to Stop State Murder, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee.

 *************************
 The following week, a remorseful Michael Morales will be injected with lethal drugs that are illegal to euthanize horses with, being too cruel! Join us for a rally at the San Quentin east gate at 8 PM Monday, February 20th on the eve of his execution, the 3rd in 3 months. more info PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen) 510-451-1358 phoebeso earthlink net
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Palo Alto New Technology Meetup Group
Meet with local people to discuss and show-and-tell new web technologies.
The Palo Alto New Technology February Meetup
Monday, February 13, 2006 at 6:30PM
Coupa Cafe 538 Ramona St Palo Alto, CA 94309
See the full event details at http://newtech.meetup.com/14/events/4839795
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/127975506.html



# Beginner Hoop Intensive in SF Feb 13, 14 & 16 
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. 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.



Tue Feb 14 Valentine's day

# Tue, Feb 14, 2006      12:00 pm Grandmothers to enlist in Army
Army recruiting station 2116 Broadway @ 21st Oakland

On Valentine's Day a group of Bay Area grandmothers in camouflage hats will try to enlist at the Army recruitment center in Oakland. As an act of love the grandmothers are offering to exchange their older bodies for young people in Iraq. 

 Grandfathers, mothers, fathers, and all those who share the grandmotherly concern for life are invited to join the action to support the grandmothers. 

 more info  Bay Area Grandmothers bayareagrandmothers yahoo com
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# PILLOW FIGHT! | Feb 14th, 6pm | Justin Herman Plaza 
 Tuesday, February 14 6:00 PM
 Making its US debut, a massive Pillow Fight is being planned for 
6pm on Valentine's Day (February 14th) 
at San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza (at Market and Embarcadero). 

It's not a flash mob, it's a 

PILLOW FIGHT!!! 

Rules: 

1) Tell everyone you know about PILLOW FIGHT!!! 
2) Wait for the Ferry Building clock to strike 6:00pm 
3) Don't hit anyone with out a pillow (unless they want it) 
4) Don't hit anyone with a camera 
5) HAVE FUN!!! 

(Rain plan: put your pillow in a plastic bag, see Rules 1 - 5) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillow_Fight_Club

Pics from Madrid 
http://www.madridmobs.net/article.php3

Pics from London 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63511593@N00/sets/19017

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spoddy/747957/in/set-19017/
I'd hit that...with a pillow


# Valentines Eve karaoke at Peko's 824 Irving Street (between 19th and 20th) - any time after, er, 7:30pm. They have sushi too.
Drop by with your sweetie on your way to romance and sing a quick duet of 'Summer Lovin' for the kids. Or, you know, if Valentines is not your thing then I suspect this will be.... I'll be practicing my Elvis impersonation....


# Tue, Feb 14, 2006      8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Celebrate Valentine's Day -- and support a good cause
Velvet Lounge 443 Broadway St @ Kearny / Montgomery San Francisco

 Celebrate Valentine's Day -- and support a good cause at the same time -- at the Realidate LoveFest 2006. Party proceeds will help raise money to support The Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (www.fsfacc.org) and animal welfare. So come dance the night away with other Bay Area Singles.

 REGISTER ONLINE: www.realidate.com/lovefest

 The Realidate team will be on hand to help you find that someone special:

 * 10 Cupids will be making love introductions
 * Surprise activities that will make it fun & easy for you to connect with
 someone special
 * Kissing Booths with proceeds going to charity

 Realidate is a community of fun-loving, active single people that meet doing activities they enjoy at events that support great local charities
 and nonprofit organizations.
For more information contact:
http://www.realidate.com
register online
http://www.realidate.com/lovefest
http://www.fsfacc.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php



Wed Feb 15

# 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


# Wed, Feb 15, 2006      7:30 pm    Santa Cruz
Creating Peace w. Medea Benjamin & David Swanson
Veterans Hall 846 Front St Santa Cruz

Pease join David Swanson cofounder of After Downing Street.org & Medea Benjamin the cofounder of both Code Pink and Global Exchange, speak about making change/creating peace! What Each of Us Can Do Today, Tomorrow, the Next Day, to End the Iraq War and Bring the Bush Regime Down!!

 Together, they will inspire and inform us to TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION NOW!
For more information contact:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6906
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


Thu Feb 16

# Thursday, February 16 7pm - 9pm    Berkeley

Bay Area Relocalize: Preparing for the End of Cheap Oil

In response to the growing concerns around climate change and the end 
of cheap oil, Post Carbon Institute has launched an exciting new 
project called Bay Area Relocalize. The project is assessing our 
region's use of resources and developing a model for local 
communities to bring the production of our food, energy and essential 
goods closer to home. We are connecting with neighborhoods, 
businesses, and community groups to mobilize around reducing our 
consumption of resources from outside the region and replacing them 
with local resources.  Examples include creating community gardens, 
installing solar panels on homes and businesses, capturing rainwater, 
improving public transit, and building affordable homes nearer to 
where we work. This 2-hour event hosted at the Ecology Center will 
feature a panel of presenters from the project and Q&A. Proceeds will 
benefit the Bay Area Relocalize project.

Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Cost: Requested donation of $5-20 (sliding scale). No one turned away 
for lack of funds.. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.
http://www.ecologycenter.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 2/14: Why Residential Solar Makes Sense/Cents. (palo alto)
 Learn how photovoltaic collectors work, how to size a system for your house and pick a solar contractor, and how rebates and tax credits reduce your costs at an evening workshop, Tues. Feb. 14, 7 - 9:30 pm. Resident Jon Windham will show how his PV system saves money, while PV installers Kurt Newick and Andy Black answer technical and financing questions. Come to Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Tickets: $10 at the door; $5 Acterra members. For more info, contact Yuliya Shmidt, (650) 962-9876 x302 or yuliyas acterra org
http://acterra.org
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/130519216.html


# Advocacy Authors Forum: Protect Chickens at Foster Farms
 February 16 7:30 PM Pizza Plaza, 6211 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
 Info: Join EBAA for an evening of letter-writing and vegan pizza!
 http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org



# Training Young Trees for Structure and Form - Palo Alto
Local arborist Kevin Raftery will be leading this tree pruning workshop on February 18 from 9 am - 12 pm, as part of Canopy's Community Tree Steward Workshop Series. There are still a few spots available for this workshop. It is free, thanks to a grant from California ReLeaf and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, but you must pre-register. Contact Canopy or check our website 
http://www.canopy.org/workshops.html  for more information.


# 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


# live food birthday party aturday, February 18, 5:00pm
 Host:  jessy and brooke
Location:  brooke's place! (urbanPILATES)
410 Jessie Street (loft 703), san francisco, CA  View Map 
When:  Saturday, February 18, 5:00pm Phone:  626-2976 (jessy)
Thank you Brooke for providing a space and for helping to host this potluck! This one falls near my birthday, so I guess it will be a party for that (and anyone else who was born in february) as well. 

 To participate, bring an organic living vegan dish to share, for approximately 10-15 people. If you can, label the ingredients.* 

 Let me know if you have questions or need a recipe suggestion (jessy@earthshareca.org). Feel free to invite others too. Just add their email to the list or pass along the information. 

 Don't know what qualifies as raw or living vegan food?

 FAQ from living foods website:  http://www.living-foods.com 

 **What do raw/living foodists eat?
 Raw and Living Foodist eat all fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, grains, sea vegetables, and other organic/natural foods that have not been processed. In some instances, there are special ways to prepare the foods (example: most raw and living foodists soak/sprout nuts, seeds and grains before consuming them). For some delicious recipes, see our recipe section!

 ***Other websites:
http://www.rawinten.com
http://www.rawpage.com
http://www.rawfoodchat.com
http://www.rawguru.com
http://www.rawfoodnetwork.com
http://www.rawbakery.com
http://www.eatraw.com
http://rawfood.meetup.com

PLEASE, no meat or other flesh products or derivatives, dairy, eggs, sugar, or processed food over 105F). If possible, avoid soy products, corn, wheat, honey, and peanuts or clearly mark their presence in your recipe, to help those who are sensitive to these common allergens or those who wish to avoid exposure to foods that may be genetically engineered (or GMO-contaminated). 

 {If you'd like to be off this list, please just use the "remove me from this list" feature or button. You should see it if you look around. I hope to have these gatherings monthly, and I know it can be annoying to keep receiving reminders if you are never going to go. So, I won't be offended if you take your name off! :) If you're out of town and will never be able to go, please remind me.}


# Hello friends, It's confirmed!  There will be a "Satir Satori -- Consciousness-Raising Festival" Saturday and Sunday, February 18th through the 19th at the Virginia Satir Conceptual Art Center outside Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains.  This mini-festival will feature music, speakers, performance art, video, a bonfire, community building, and sacred space for meditation and healing.

The opening ritual will begin at 3:33 pm on Saturday and the closing ritual will run from 4:44 till 5:55 pm on Sunday.  A more detailed schedule and directions will be sent once you RSVP to this invitation.  There will be no charge for this event, nothing for sale, and all musicians, speakers, organizers, and land stewards are donating their time, talents, and resources.  This is a community building event in the spirit of Virginia Satir, "mother of family therapy", and is focused on expanding human consciousness while having fun in the process.

We're asking that people bring whatever you like to drink and enough vegetarian food for the duration of your stay.  Please bring things you'd love to share and together we'll create some beautiful meals.  Also, bring musical instruments, art, and your magical self.  If you plan on spending Saturday night, bring a tent and sleeping gear. There's plenty of room for camping in the meadow which is surrounded by redwoods.  There's parking space available for a few RVs; please indicate in your response if you plan on bringing an RV.  Friday night camping is available to those who wish to help set up.

If you're interested in attending all or part of this event, please e-mail galen at denzen@umich.edu or phone 650-493-0367 to confirm.  We're still lining up speakers, artists, and musicians, so feel free to contact galen regarding getting dedicated time or space. With Love and Blessings, galen & Panther Woman


# 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. 


# The Truth and Lies of 9/11 Wednesday, February 22 7:00 pm

The Films are  FREE  but  $5  donations are accepted
 
Film Series on 9/11: An Inside Job
	
The Truth and Lies of 9/11

Presented by Gypsy Gypsy

This is the famous documentary by Mike Ruppert who once was a  
narcotics investigator in the L.A. Police Department until he  
realized that the CIA was dealing drugs and arms.  Authorities  
offered him a nice sallary to keep his mouth shut, but they obviously  
underestimated him; Mike became a whistle blower instead.  They tried  
to threaten him, they even shot him, but he survived and never backed  
down.  He spent many years touring the country and exposing the CIA's  
drug dealings and other dirty secrets.  Today Mike is justly  
considered the pioneer of the 9/11 truth movement.  In this  
documentary, Mike explains the connection between the CIA and Wall  
Street -- Wall Street being a front, a "laundromat," for the CIA.  He  
points out a connection between the put options on both American and  
United Airlines and the CIA as well as many other incriminating  
facts.  He is the author of Crossing the Rubicon,  the second best- 
selling book after The Kean Commission Report on 911.    http:// 
www.fromthewilderness.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 
Humanist Hall 390  27th  St Btwn Telegraph/ Broadway. midtown Oakland 510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

click on the link "Directions" on our website
 
tripping_gypsy hotmail com  510-704-0268
http://www.fromthewilderness.com


 # Thu Feb 23 6pm  Free Animal Law Clinic
 Contra Costa County Bar Association, 704 Main Street, Martinez
 Get your animal legal questions answered simply, quickly, and at
 http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


# The Oregon Creek Advocacy (OCA) is hosting a free event for prospective members and volunteers. The event, which is open to the public, will discuss our mission, explain volunteer opportunities for summer 2006 (including a green building workshop, environmental education, and a fundraising music festival), as well as provide a forum for the OCA staff to answer all of your questions.

Location:  Distillery 209
Pier 50 Shed B, San Francisco, CA  (this is in China Basin)  
When:  Friday, February 24, 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

We will briefly hear from a few speakers who have been involved with a variety of facets of the OCA. Our keynote speaker is Peter Berg, founder of Planet Drum, a leading bioregional organization in San Francisco. Peter will speak about the importance of bioregionalism and stewardship in the environmental movement.

In addition, don't miss the groovy tunes with DJ Brad Robinson, and video footage from past events, as well as the *free* libations and snacks. We hope you can join us and explore the OCA!

We encourage you to invite friends who might be interested in the OCA. Please feel free to invite as many people as you want! for more info check out our website at 
http://www.oregoncreekadvocacy.org     link to evite:
http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jspinviteId=KOMCKXRDEBHXBZWMFHAU&src=email


# RayKo Photo Center 2/24/06 6pm - 8pm FREE photo art reception
 428 Third St 415-495-3773 http://www.raykophoto.com
 

# 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


# Foster Compassion Outreach February 25 1 PM
 Costco, 2201 Senter Road, San Jose
 Outside of Costco, one of Foster Farms' top suppliers, join EBAA
as it exposes Foster's inhumane treatment of animals.
 http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


# Feb 25 NATIONAL BROADCAST OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ON LINK TV
Link TV Makes Pro-Animal Film Available to Viewers in 26 Million American Homes

The Witness Highlights the Dramatic and Inspiring Personal Transformation of Tough Brooklyn Construction Contractor Whose Heart is Opened by the Love of a Kitten

Airs Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 PM PST /10 PM EST
(DIRECTV Ch. 375/DISH Network Ch. 9410)

Send a personalized e-vite to friends and family:
http://www.tribeofheart.org/tohhtml/linktvevite.htm

San Francisco, CA—Jan. 17, 2006—Link TV today announced the upcoming broadcast of the award-winning documentary The Witness, produced by James LaVeck and directed by Jenny Stein of Tribe of Heart. The Witness,  which airs Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 PM PST, 10 PM EST, during Link TV’s pledge drive, tells the inspiring story of tough construction contractor turned animal rescuer Eddie Lama. A film festival favorite, The Witness has won seven Best Documentary awards and one Best of Festival award. Los Angeles Times columnist Howard Rosenberg wrote, “The Witness is one man’s truth that cries out for mass exposure… may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made.”

Actor William Baldwin, who calls The Witness "one of the most moving documentaries I've ever seen,” urges viewers to “watch this important, life-changing film.” Baldwin and his wife, singer-songwriter Chynna Phillips of the musical group Wilson-Phillips, were so impressed with The Witness that they hosted screenings at their home for their friends and colleagues.

“Eddie Lama, who learned about violence through his own rites of passage on the mean streets of Brooklyn, now speaks with eloquence, passion and humility about the pressing need to protect the vulnerable,” said Baldwin. “That a man with his life experience could be so completely transformed by spending time with a kitten is a testimony both to the magic of the human-animal relationship and the magic of the human spirit."

“So many people who have seen The Witness at film festivals and independent theatres have asked us, ‘why isn’t this playing on national TV?’” said the film’s producer James LaVeck. “We always tell them there are a lot of great films they’re not getting to see that tell the truth about what goes on behind closed doors in this country. That’s why now, this opportunity to reach a mass audience in partnership with a broadcaster with the integrity and independence of Link TV, means so much.”

“We bring documentary films to the American viewer that extend far beyond the narrow scope of the popular media,” said Link TV Producer Toni Whiteman. “The Witness is one of those films, made with the courage and commitment to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. The strength of the force to banish this provocative film is the very reason we chose to broadcast it.”

ABOUT TRIBE OF HEART: Producer James LaVeck and Director Jenny Stein founded their Ithaca, New York-based non-profit production company, Tribe of Heart, to fill an unmet need for films that explore the human potential to respond to injustice with creativity and non-violence.

ABOUT LINK TV: Link TV is a non-commercial, independent television network available in more than 26 million U.S. homes on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410. The 24-hour programming is a mix of documentaries, international news, foreign films and the best of World Music. Link TV is operated by Link Media, Inc., a California non-profit organization, with production studios in San Francisco, New York and Washington.

More info: http://www.tribeofheart.org

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


# Feb 25-26:  Inspiring Masculine Presence -- Unleashing Feminine Fire
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Masculine_Feminine/  
Mar 25-26:Giving Good "NO"
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Giving_Good_No/index.htm


#  Farm Animals Fundraiser February 26 5:30 PM
 New World Vegetarian, 464 8th Street, Oakland
 Join us for a nationwide party to benefit the Humane Society
Legislative Fund. The HSLF is working on several legislative issues at
the local, state, and federal levels as part of our larger campaign to
reduce the suffering of farm animals and shine a light on the most
egregious and abusive.
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


Tue Feb 28 New Moon



MARCH 2006

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!


# The Color of Palo Alto: Art Meets Canopy
How a Public Art Project is Helping to Preserve Our Urban Forest – One Photograph at a Time
Saturday, March 4, 9 -10:30 am Free
Presented by Canopy and the Palo Alto Art Center

Celebrate Arbor Month with a lively presentation by artist Samuel Yates on how The Color of Palo Alto incorporates technology, contemporary art, environmental protection, and public service into one award-winning public art project that helps maintain our urban forest.

The presentation will focus on how the City of Palo Alto will use the project to:
•	Respond more accurately and efficiently to daily tree inquiries from residents. 
•	Coordinate tree maintenance decisions between departments.
•	Assist the building permit application, smart planning, and tree verification process. 
•	Preserve city trees by reducing root system destruction.
•	Reduce pollution and natural resource use.
•	Promote the City’s environmental and renewable energy initiatives. 
•	Create the nation’s first photo-assisted 911 emergency response system.

As part of a public art project, artist Samuel Yates photographed each of the 17,860 properties in Palo Alto to find the average color of each property, street, and neighborhood. The final results, including "The Color of Palo Alto," will be unveiled later this year and used as paint, font, and product colors thereafter. The potential city benefits emerged in 2001 when the artist offered Palo Alto a free license to use his photographs and tie them into the citywide parcel data system.

San Francisco Magazine named it the "Best Art Project in the Bay Area;" Dwell Magazine gave it their "Nice Modernist" humanitarian award; and the San Jose Mercury News called it "The Great Palo Alto Art Experiment." Come see for yourself what it’s all about!

 (650) 964-6110 info canopy org
http://www.canopy.org


# Sun Mar 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


# 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


# Sat Mar 11 2006
Phat Phundraiser to build the  Conexus Cathedral
 Project in Black Rock City 2006 
 2232 MLK, Downtown Oakland/  7pm to 2am  
     Featuring yummy treats, dancing, entertainment, live
and silent auction and more…
     All proceeds will benefit  The Conexus Cathedral
 Project* , a project of Conexus Village, which comes
together to create, not
 only a joint community comprised of several SF-based
tribes, but also a
 structure/art installation on the playa that reflects
hope, inspiration, and  beauty.
      The Conexus Cathedral Project  aspires to inspire all
BRC residents to participate and interact with it – to
generate ritual, ceremony, and art; to dance,
celebrate, and surrender; to experience joy  and
spirit, fun and silliness. By day, The Cathedral is a
place of  simplicity and seemliness, creating
sanctuary and refuge for the BRC community.  By night,
The Cathedral glows on the playa with color, magic,
and glamour – attracting BRC citizens to play,
celebrate, and explore feelings the structure might
inspire. To learn more about our vision, see 
http://www.conexusvillage.org
 For more information about the  Phreaky Phormal ,
 contact Leah at lahofkin gmail com


# Mar 25-26:Giving Good "NO"
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Giving_Good_No/index.htm




April 2006

# 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


#  Cycle around the SF Bay with Go Greenbelt!: April 23 -29, 2006
 Sunday, April 23, 2006  - Saturday, April 29, 2006   
 The seventeenth annual Go Greenbelt! will be April 23-29, 2006. Come ride with us! Check it out and register at: http://www.greenbelt.org/getinvolved/events/go_overview.html



# 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.



# June 9-11 Certified HoopGirl Dance Teacher Training June 9-11 in SF
 Level One: Certified HoopGirl Dance Teacher:
How to create Hoopdance classes, parties and events
 Who this training can benefit: 
 Teachers, Dancers, Yoga Instructors, Coaches, Personal and Group Fitness Trainers, Chiropractors, Massage Practitioners, Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapists, and anyone wanting to make a creative career change.
 Prerequisites: 
 Working knowledge of all the skills taught in the HoopGirl Beginner HoopDance Class and experience facilitating at least two hoopdance events for a group of 5 or more people. 
 http://www.HoopGirl.com which has provided hoops to enthusiastic dancers in every U.S. State.




# June 23,24,25 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
http://snwmf.com  Mendocino County Fair, in Boonville, California.
 

 

# 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 



Preventing / resisting  MARTIAL LAW: by building self-sufficient communities: 

Learn to resist, better yet, to be invisible.
But be visible now as we all must stand up to prosecute high crimes.
Learn the laws of sovereignty. This is the freedom gauranteed to all.

Know where you will get water in future.
Grow your own food. Eat your perishables. Save your non-perishables.
Have lots of grains and seeds in glass mason jars, so you can sprout and eat them while waiting for your crops.

Do not recycle large bottles. Especially keep glass and stainless steel.
Fill with spring water or tap water and store in safe places.
Start composting NOW. Build your soil.
Do not let "gardeners" remove your leaves. They become soil.
Flag down a tree trimming truck. Have them dump wood chips in your yard.
PLANT TREES

Get involved in your community. Create community.
http://cityrepair.org   http://globalexchange.org

Kachina Katrina NEWS, Grooves, and Resources. 
http://cityrepair.org and beyond:
 
It’s good to have a vision: 
SUSTAINABLE JOBS: 
http://sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/index.cfm
EVOLVER PROJECT: 
http://www.evolverproject.com 
COMMON VISION: 
http://www.commonvision.org (fruit tree tour: 2006) 
GREEN SOCIETY: 
http://www.greensociety.org 
COMMUNITY SELF-SUFFICIENCY INITIATIVE: 
http://www.whisperingmoon.org - click 1st link: in expandable logic 
POST CARBON 
http://www.postcarbon.org 

Thinking about the body and nourishment: 
RAW BALANCE: 
http://www.rawbalance.com - excellent food combining chart, good things to think about. 
NUTRITION 
http://www.livingnutrition.com 
GOOD GRUB 
http://goodgrub.org 



Martial Law / Police State / BushCoup organized crime family = Fourth Reich
 
http://www.rense.com/general69/dnu.htm
 'Fever/Flu-Sensing' Infrared Video Cams To Scan US Public 
FLIR Systems Products Used  to Help Combat Avian Flu 

http://www.sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2004/09/105692.shtml
Why build it the shackled rail cars and trucks and camps and order 
guillotines on this scale if you are NOT planning on using it?


"Excuse me sir, would you step this way?"
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=105967&tsource=6


Here is a suggested possibility of a proper response to retain your 
rights to not be searched and seized by the USA corporation or local 
agent offering to "protect" you.

Option of a possible response based upon my and others' understanding 
and reading of court findings revolving around exactly at what point 
you give up your Constitutional non-search & seizure rights:

In the real world, asserting your rights politely usually only works if 
your rights are respected by a higher-up who knows the legal score, and 
you  answer no question ever.  Not in detention, not in jail, ever. At 
some point someone somewhere in the chain knows this truthful 
information - while the practical full loss of all rights in an 
executive  dictatorship for our own good is not in effect.

"How are you today, sir?" This is a trained ploy to elicit 'proper' 
response without the officer even knowing why. He is not told the whole 
truth and is simply told to start the investigation by asking...so as 
to "be friendly."

Any answer or giving up of documents at any point makes you 
"participating in an investigation" - unless you answer ONLY in the 
form of a QUESTION.

Example: smile, and politely ask "Who is asking and why?" 
This immediately determines the encounter status and 
whether the person is acting in their private or public capacity.

If you ANSWER, you have automatically given up all rights. Once given 
up, they cannot be restored. Because "Once you testify in part you must 
testify in whole."

If taken against your will, you can come back later and win.

Be friendly, be polite.

"I respectfully do not consent to this encounter. If I had and gave you 
such documents can they be used against me in a court of law? 
Would you please inform your supervisor what I just said? Am I free to go?" 
(Immediately determines your status.)

Theoretically, this applies not just to airports, but roadblocks, 
traffic stops, street encounters = they are all the same.
Here are the most current pictures on American prison  camps I've
seen yet, with what will seem like a valid reason for filling them up.
http://www.sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2004/09/105692.shtml
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.