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SF events 5.23 National Day of Out(r)age Against the Telcos! Wed May 24 
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824889.php


important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar   http://www.funcheap.com
more events: http://www.craigslist.org   http://www.tribe.net   http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org   http://acterra.org
http://swcoalition.org/Calendar.html Sustainable World Coalition
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
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-03
Fellowship of Humanity Events 390 27th St Oakland @ Telegraph/Broadway
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-04/msg00030.html
http://www.sfbg.com events, art receptions, music, film, etc.
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=568 SF Bay Gaurdian Art Receptions!
Chemtrails Downing Planes, Killing Essential Soil Bacteria?
http://www.wildchildmagazine.com/display.php?id=75


and here are some events from http://indybay.org
Tuesday May 23rd
6:00pm Berkeley: Argentina/Uruguay Report
7:00pm SF: Immigrant Rights
7:00pm Oakland: Drug War Roadshow
7:30pm Palo Alto: Tom DeLay's Big Buy
7:30pm SF: Literature & Activism
8:00pm SF: Angola 3: King Will Do His Thing
	 Wedesday May 24th
11:00am Palo Alto: Listening & Speaking
12:00pm SF: Living Wage demo
4:00pm SF: Rally against AT&T + NSA
6:30pm SF: Drugwar Roadshow
7:00pm SF: Robert Jensen on Whiteness
7:00pm SF: Green Party Forum
7:30pm Oakland: Electile Dysfunction film



food

Drinking Water for 111 Million Americans Put at Risk
 http://www.organicconsumers.org/2006/article_490.cfm


Independent Scientists Demand A Ban on GM Food & Feed while  All GM Crops Are Tested
http://www.bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=12037


Cancer Institute report, court cases sour Splenda's image
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/health/article/0,2777,DRMN_23956_4718553,00.html
<http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/health/article/0,2777,DRMN_23956_4718553,00.html>


Learn how you can protect chickens in the San Francisco Bay Area -- Ask
Andronico's Market to adopt a cage-free egg policy.

You can create change:

1. Mail, email or call Andronico's today. Learn more at
https://community.hsus.org/humane/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=3746576

2. Sign the Andronico's Cage-Free Petition (which will be sent directly
to Andronico's CEO Bill Andronico) Learn more at
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Cage_Free/

3. Attend an upcoming outreach event at your local Andronico's. Learn
more at http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org/wst_page5.html

Thank you! http://www.cal-eggs.com


 Entertaining look at factory farming 
Something to share with your friends..... 

Smaller Free Range Studios 
The Meatrix 2 has Launched!!! 

It's been two years since Free Range produced the runaway hit and winner of the Webby award, The Meatrix. Now, the action packed sequel is here! 

Follow Moopheus, Leo and Chickity as they dive deeper into the Meatrix to uncover the the truth about factory farming. 

Watch the next chapter by clicking here: http://www.meatrix2.com
Enjoy!  The Free Range Gang 
PS. Check out Free Range's new movie about the car that can solve America's energy crisis. Click here: http://www.calcars.org/bettah


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POPULATION: Global Food Supply Near the Breaking Point
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=33268



eco

Mountain Snow is Endangered
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060519102250.htm


hotter than expected
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060522151248.htm 


Global Warming Could Be Worse Than Predicted, Research Shows
http://www.commondreams.org


Ecological Extortion in the National Forests
http://www.counterpunch.org/juel05192006.html


Defanging the Endangered Species Act
http://www.counterpunch.org/farago05192006.html


See the diabollically excellent Industry Ads saying CO2 is a blessing, not a Pollutant
http://streams.cei.org


Little Ice Age
As the weather heats up and the effects of global warming bring us to a boiling point, here is something to cool you off.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age
or you can read about the Medieval warm period if you wish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Warm_Period
but don't forget about what a real pandemic looks like and how weather has a direct effect on it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_death



Don't Blow Ancient Forests on Kleenex
http://www.forestfriendly500.org
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824855.php


Bush v. wild forests
http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0521-tfca.html
Bush Administration misleads public on deforestation effort


Risks of housecleaning disclosed
Download the complete report on cleaning agents
ftp://ftp.arb.ca.gov/carbis/research/apr/past/01-336_a.pdf



Yellowstone to Yukon, a Wildlife Corridor
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/23/science/earth/23corr.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin


Humans May Have Limiting Effect on the Origin of (New) Species
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/23/science/23evol.html


On a clear day, you can't see the ozone pollution in many national parks
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air


drought versus housing sprawl
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england/4928352.stm


Nuking the water supply
Radioactive waste leaks into aquifer Normandy, France


Where have all the icebergs gone?
The British-funded Ice Patrol is usually busy in May, protecting 
shipping from rogue bergs. But it's all gone alarmingly quiet this year, 
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article548824.ece




health

As Babies Are Born Earlier, They Risk Problems Later
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824394.php


CIA oversees "war" on AIDS
by Dr. Len Horowitz http://tetrahedron.org
http://www.whale.to/vaccines/horowitz.html
The action foreshadows the likely persecution, if not incarceration
or assassination, of "dissident" AIDS scientists. 
http://www.whale.to/a/horo.html


Muriatic Acid, Chemical weapons and MSG - another question
In short, the Manhattan Project was a project to develop the Atomic Bomb.  The Philadelphia Experiment is reported to have been an attempt to bend light around an object to render it invisible, but which resulted in accidental teleportation and other side effects.
I would use the like to Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb as a starting point to understanding the connection between fluoride use and the Manhattan Project. If you are bored, you can also check out my blog entry on Fluoride.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhatten_project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy
http://www.fluoridation.com/atomicbomb.htm (Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Project
http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-PoWkQTAlfrYAEdOkKWB5D5zt18M-?cq=1&p=1 (my blog entry on fluoride)



NSA article. BTW, they're not only tapping
phone calls, but internet traffic.
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70944-0.html


AT&T Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut 23 May 2006
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news


National Security Dept.: Listening In, NewYorker
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/060529ta_talk_hersh


BREAKING: Wired Publishes NSA Spying Documents 
 A file detailing aspects of AT&T's alleged participation in
the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic wiretap operation is
sitting in a San Francisco courthouse. But the public cannot see it
because, at AT&T's insistence, it remains under seal in court records.
  The judge in the case has so far denied requests from the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, and several news organizations
to unseal the documents and make them public. 
        Continued, includes the documents:
 http://mparent7777.livejournal.com/8763928.html 
  Information Sharing on the Rove Indictment Story 
  http://mparent7777.livejournal.com/8764284.html    
CALLING ALL ARMCHAIR SPIES 
  http://www.tpmcafe.com/node/30055 
  Today's Newswire 
  http://mparent7777.livejournal.com/2006/05/22
 

Stories of Failure Turned to Fame Remind Us to Never Give Up
http://www.WantToKnow.info/060520inspirationalstories


http://www.wanttoknow.info/aboutus
As this website contains thousands of pages of reliable, verifiable information dealing with a wide variety of topics, * this page is designed to help you quickly find the best information that is of most interest to you*. Reading through the whole page before exploring the links provided is recommended. This information is presented as an opportunity for you to educate yourself and others, and to inspire us towork together to strengthen democracy and build a brighter future 


Police State Top 10
http://buffalobeast.com/99/policestate.htm


new song "George Bush is an Asshole" blog entry  free download: 
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=151331


How Not to Fight Terrorism
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050506E.shtml


Stumbling Into a Spy Scandal
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/1,70910-0.html


The Ultimate Net Monitoring Tool
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70914-0.html?tw=rss.technology


NBC Audio: David Gregory Asks Bush If He Should Quit on Network News 5/18/06
http://www.rense.com/general71/nbcaud.htm 


 http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
U.S. to use lasers on drivers in Iraq


 http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
UN body urges US to shut Guantanamo, "secret jails"


So...what do we know about Gitmo?
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824331.php


Wellstone: incendiary device behind the control panels?
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824547.php


911 Insider trading / evidence of complicity
 Here is another link, from our friends at 9-11 research:
http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/stockputs.html


Here is a link to an article in project censored that deals with the
alex brown connection.  Scroll down to it, there is lots of stuff on
the page.  Notice everything on project censored includes endnotes
with links.
http://www.projectcensored.org/newsflash/unanswered_questions_911.html
Here is Tom Flocco's article  (edited by michael ruppert):
http://www.prisonplanet.com/profits_of_death_insider_trading_and_9_11.html


Colorado woman sues Durango Herald for 9/11 cover up
http://durangoherald.com/asp-bin/article_generation.asp?article_type=news&article_path=/news/06/news060519_9.htm


German pilots - Fly by wire

I am an avionics tech and no sane person should fly on a plane that has
no mechanical connections (Cables) between the pilot's flight yoke and
the moving control surfaces of the wings and can stop working completely
with just a minor lightning strike on the plane !! -Ranger

911 was pulled off using Boeing 757 and 767 airliners;
the first ever to be built to be fly-by-wire (remote control).

911, if perpetrated by remote control, would not rely on the flying skills of 19 flight school flunkies.

That also might explain the demolition of World Trade Center 7:
not hit by any airliner, but perhaps used to guide the 2 airliners into WTC 1 and 2.
Was mayor Guilliani's 23 floor command bunker in WTC 7 used to control the demoliton?
His command center, along with the records of insider trading on UAL and AA were destroyed.
Silverstein is on tape saying "lets' pull it" (industry term for demolition of a building).
Then, at 5:20 pm on Sept 11, 2001, WTC 7, a structurally intact 47 story skyscraper was demolished.

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

http:// www.UnansweredQuestions.org
http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org
http://www.osamaskidneys.com/

http://www.falloutshelternews.com/
http://www.topica.com/lists/politicaldiary

1) 1200 degree fires do not cause molten metal.
2) 1200 degree fires do not burn for 6 months without additional fuel.
3) Temperatures recorded by thermographic satellite imagery show temps in excess of 1200 degrees CELCIUS weeks after 9/11.
4) Jet fuel and office furniture fires CANNOT reach 1300 degrees Celcius even under optimal conditions.
6) Thermite can.  

The owner of wtc 7 DID go public saying thats it needed to be brought down. He admitted in a PBS documentary that he and the NYC fire chief agreed to pull the building late in the afternoon of 9/11.
 
Now, consider this - if they decided, as the owner of the building states they did, to pull  (demolish) building 7 only a few hours before it actually took place, how did they manage to get into a burning building, pack it full of explosives and detonate them - in a manner which demolition experts say takes several weeks if not months to plan? 
 
And remember that the clean up team responsible for ground zero was none other than "Controlled Demolition". The same company that was responsible for OKC building.

The trading firm, A.B. Brown was formerly known as Brown Brothers Harriman. Recently, its board of directors has boasted members that include Buzzy Kronegard and George Tenet (both CIA big wigs). In its early years, the Brown Brothers Harriman group was a banking institution in the United States which filtered large amounts of money for Nazi Germany. On its board of directors at that time, was Prescott Bush, the current president's grandfather.
 
I think understanding the history of A.B. Brown makes these put options all the less surprising. 
 
 News media said:

We found the terrorists: there is an unclaimed kitty on the Chicago  
Futures board on UAL and AA Puts!

Then later they realized it was traced back to the CIA trading office  
of ALEX BROWN.

END OF STORY.

Dropped like a ton of bricks.


This is a clip from the CameraPlanet 9/11 Archive. A firefighter at
ground zero clearly says that the building must be cleared because
there is a bomb inside. This adds to the weight of testimony from
firefighters that bombs were evident in the WTC.
video here:
http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/video_bomb_in_building.htm



Alaska Says NO! to Real ID
Alaska struck the first legal blow in the fight against a national ID card
by refusing to pass legislation to bring the state in line with REAL ID
requirements.
http://papersplease.org/scan.html?a=f&id=57




More than 55,000 people are demanding a formal congressional 
investigation into the apparent election fraud that took place 
during the 2004 Presidential election!
A Petition to Congress requesting an investigation into the 
Presidential Election of 2004 Petition, hosted at 
PetitionOnline.com...
http://www.petitiononline.com/uselect/petition.html



Nobody bothered to check the oil. 
     We just didn't know we were getting low.
       The reason for that is purely geographical.
       Our OIL is located in
       Alaska
       California
     Coastal Florida
     Coastal Louisiana
     Kansas
     Oklahoma
     Pennsylvania
       and
       Texas
       BUT
       Our
       DIPSTICKS
       are located in
       Washington DC ! 


Freedom of the Press at Risk 
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052206Z.shtml


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/22/business/media/22colbert.html
That After-Dinner Speech Remains a Favorite Dish


& Ted Kennedy was suppose to be on the plane with Wellstone...? Never underestemate the uglyness of this group of ciminals...! We live in dangerous times and these snakes now have their backs up against the wall...? Anything is possible...! Lee


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court: Police allowed to enter home during fight
US top court won't decide lethal injection challenge


Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran Tells All
A Day in the Life of Occupation
http://www.dahrjamailiraq.com 
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches


"We would ask the man of the house questions. If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head." Testimony from a former U.S. Army Ranger *--Jessie Macbeth, a Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran, Tells All 21 May 2006 Excerpt: "When we were doing the night raids in the houses, we would pull people out and have them all on their knees and zip-tied. We would ask the man of the house questions. If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head. We would keep going, this was our interrogation. He could be innocent. He could be just an average Joe trying to support his family. If he didn't give us a satisfactory answer, we'd start killing off his family until he told us something. If he didn't know anything, I guess he was SOL." (Pepperspray Productions video)
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
*'$45m paid to allegedly Iraqi kidnappers'* 22 May 2006 France, Germany and Italy paid about $45 million to obtain the release of hostages kidnapped in Iraq, despite denying it in public, a British newspaper reports.
*Rice says U.S. can't close Guantánamo* 21 May 2006 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. would be delighted to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, but cannot until settling the fate of ''hundreds of dangerous people'' held there.


"If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head." 22 May 2006
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
To Marc Ash: "We" don't care what you "believe but cannot confirm." "We" don't care who calls you on your cell phone. "We" believe that this latest little self-aggrandizing tactic will backfire on you with redoubled force. "We" believe you are out of your mind and have actually reached a point called "delusion" by professionals. That's what "we" believe. Your beliefs are not founded in reality, but in delusions of grandeur. That's what "we" believe. --Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., Founder and Chair, Citizens For Legitimate Government


Killing The Children Of Iraq
We would ask the man of the house questions. If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head. We would keep going, this was our interrogation.
http://robwire.com/?q=node/1051


US says Iraq's Children Easily Dispensable
http://truthout.org


One Out of 136 Americans in Jail
2.2 million Americans now incarcerated; vets' personal data stolen; Shell won't pay Nigerians; climate change skeptics mount ad blitz; sky-high gas spurs energy legislation; forest salvage bill heads to Senate; "Da Vinci Code" opens door to women on religious history; states sue over Medicare drug plan; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at 
http://www.truthout.org


Faces of Valor http://www.unclephilly.com
What can we conclude from this presentation?


REFLECTIONS ON THE UPRISING IN FRANCE
Ken Knabb's analysis of the astonishing and in some ways unprecedented
movement of demonstrations, occupations, blockades and "blitz actions".
http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/france2006.htm


Activist Sherman Skolnick Dead at 73 
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_141212205.html 
Sherman Skolnick, host of the Cable Television Program 
Broadside & co-host of Cloak and Dagger Radio 
in Canada, died at home, 5/21/06. at age 73. 
Chairman of the Citizens Committee to Clean up the 
Court, he was credited with exposing a bribery scandal 
within the Illinois court system in the late 1960s and 
early 1970s. 
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_141212205.html 


* COUNTDOWN CLOCK: http://tinyurl.com/cyvew
* Presidential Quiz: http://tinyurl.com/nyrro
* The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our 
number one priority and we will not rest until we find him. --- G.W.B. 
9/13/01
* I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't 
care. It's not that important. It's not our priority. --- G.W.B . 3/13/02
* http://www.freedomtofascism.com
* http://www.thankyoustephencolbert.org
* http://www.itmfa.com
* http://tinyurl.com/9f7xk
* http://iraqforsale.org
* http://tinyurl.com/hvyhw
* Funny & Interactive!:  http://tinyurl.com/cc3du
* It's a secret!:  http://tinyurl.com/obh35
* http://tinyurl.com/ewc2x
* Mark Twain:  Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a 
member of Congress.  But I repeat myself.
* http://tinyurl.com/jm96g
*  http://tinyurl.com/cfsrc


If any of you are here in the SF bay area I offer to you a myriad of  
911 truth events

http://www.911truth.org

http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html

http://www.deceptiondollar.com

wherein we examine, dissect, refute 911 claims

I've been doing this 2001 and I've seen a lot of disinfo

we in our group are quite aware of disinfo

it is with the help of the group that I was able to distill my list  
down these sites:

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

http://www.deceptiondollar.com
http:// www.UnansweredQuestions.org
http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org
http://www.osamaskidneys.com

http://www.falloutshelternews.com
http://www.topica.com/lists/politicaldiary

 


Tue May 23

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm


# raw vegan potluck Tuesday May 23rd in Greer Park, Palo Alto. This
will start around 6:30 and go until people go home or sunset.

You should bring the follow:
 - a raw vegan dish (main course and/or desert, etc.) and all required
   serving plate/utensiles for that dish.  

 - plate/bowl/knife/fork/spoon/chopsticks/cut/etc to eat with.

 - something to drink (i.e. water, or maybe something to share).

 - a blanket (or chair) to sit on.

Greer Park should have a picnic area with seats and tables, but best
bring something to sit on like a blanket just incase space is limited.
I'm not sure how many people will show up, maybe plan on your dish
serving 5 to 8 people.

Sounds good?  Let me know if you can make it, or if you've got any
ideas for where to hold it.  Feel free to email if you've got any
questions.

So let's meet at the picnic area at Greer Park.  Directions to get
to Greer Park in Palo Alto from 101:
  Take the OREGON EXPWY exit - go 0.6 mi
  Turn left on W BAYSHORE RD - go 0.4 mi
  Turn right on AMARILLO AVE - go 0.1 mi

The address for those printing maps is, 1098 Amarillo Ave. at West
Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.

YAY, I'm looking forward to sharing food with you people. Take care,  Ian.

To subscribe , send a blank email to:
SFBayAreaRaw-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


# Al Gore on the Global Climate in Crisis, LIVE at Zellerbach  UC Berkeley
 	Tuesday, May 23 6:30 PM Zellerbach Hall  Bancroft near Telegraph 94720 view map
 510-642-8899 http://chinausclimate.org/en/events/algore
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will make a presentation on climate change at Zellerbach Auditorium. 
The event will require advance tickets, now on sale for $10.00 for General admission and free for Cal Students with ID and will be available through Cal Performances, http://tickets.berkeley.edu 


# Drug War Roadshow Comes to the Bay Area
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823747.php
05/17/2006PERFORMANCES IN OAKLAND AND SF TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF WAR ON DRUGS IN COLOMBIA
http://indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4660&category_id=12
The Drug War Roadshow will present a show in Oakland
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823747.php
 on Tuesday, May 23rd. The performance will begin at 7:00pm at the First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street (near 19th Street Oakland BART). There will also be a show in San Francisco
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823750.php
 on Wednesday, May 24th, at 6:30pm at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, #8.The show examines the human impact of the War on Drugs in Colombia, South America and in the United States, using skits, puppets and humor with digital images that examine the human impacts of US Drug Policy abroad. 

Read more 
http://indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4636&category_id=27
on Indybay's Drug War News Page
http://indybay.org/drugwar

Join the Drug War Roadshow May 23 a special show in Oakland as we examine the human impact of the War on Drugs in Colombia, South America and the United States. DWR combines classic popular education tools (skits, puppets and humor) with rare on-the-ground digital images that examine the human impacts of US Drug Policy abroad. DWR believes we all should have a say in how we approach drug and crime reduction in our communities and our foreign policy. 

Don’t miss it! 

Tuesday, 
May 23rd 7 pm 
First Congregational Church of Oakland 
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland 
(near 19th Street Oakland BART) 

Sponsored by: 
U’WA DEFENSE PROJECT AT AMAZON WATCH 
GLOBAL EXCHANGE 
FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION 
CASA CULTURAL COLOMBIANA 

For more information, contact: drugwarroadshow at fastmail.fm or jennifer at amazonwatch.org 
**See Attached Flier**
DWR is interactive, educational theatre that explores the Drug War in Colombia, South America (recipient of over $4 billion in US foreign assistance money since 2000) and the US through digital images, puppets and humor. During the show, [puppet character] “Camilo the Campesino Coca Farmer” from Colombia shares his “first person testimony” of being fumigated as part of the US-financed Plan Colombia package while—thousands of miles away--“Strugglin’ Stan the US Hustler” reflects on his experience being incarcerated for a non-violent drug crime. “Carla the Common Sense Mechanic” helps the audience question what is “under the hood” and really “driving” the Drug War, while “Babblin’ Babs the US Bureaucrat” defends current US policy. Our popular education style show is a hit for university, community and faith-based groups; unlike a traditional lecture, our engaging shows invite audiences to get involved in their own learning. Yes, the Drug War is serious--but learning about it should be fun! We’ll see you at the show! 


# Tue, May 23 7:30 pm 1140 Cowper St Palo Alto
[view]	Film: The Big Buy. How Tom DeLay Stole Congress
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church (wheelchair accessible)
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# King Will Do His Thing Tue May 23 8:00 pm

Station 40 3030B 16th St @ Mission

Robert King Wilkerson will speak about his experience as a political
prisoner and his life since his release, including recent work in his
home town of New Orleans.

Robert King Wilkerson, one of the prisoners known as "the Angola 3,"
was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary on Feb. 8, 2001,
after spending 29 years in solitary confinement for a murder he did
not commit.

Wilkerson, 58, was convicted of the 1973 murder of a fellow Angola
prisoner despite the fact that another man confessed and was convicted
of the murder. After two prisoners who testified against Wilkerson —
the only evidence ever presented against him — retracted their
testimony and revealed that it had been coerced by prison officials,
the United States Court of Appeals in December issued a ruling that
almost certainly would have led to his release.

In response, in what his supporters characterized as a face-saving
move, the state offered Wilkerson a plea bargain, which he accepted.
Six hours later, to the cheers of a throng of family and supporters,
Wilkerson walked out of Angola a free man.

He has pledged to dedicate his life to winning freedom for Albert
Woodfox and Herman Wallace, the other two members of the Angola 3, and
for all of the other innocent men with whom he was incarcerated for
the past three decades.

"I may be free of Angola, but Angola will never be free of me," Wilkerson said.

Woodfox and Wallace have also been held in solitary confinement for 29
years. They were convicted of the 1972 murder of an Angola prison
guard — a murder that they have unwaveringly claimed they did not
commit. In recent years, new evidence of their innocence has surfaced.
Even though the new evidence was suppressed at the time of their
trials, they have thus far been unable to win justice from the courts.

Wilkerson, Woodfox, and Wallace have always believed that they were
framed by prison officials because they organized the Angola chapter
of the Black Panther Party. Prior to being placed in solitary
confinement, the men led campaigns to end prisoner rape, improve race
relations, and ameliorate conditions at the slave
plantation-turned-prison.

All three men entered prison on unrelated robbery charges and quickly
joined the prisoners' rights movement that was sweeping the country in
the late 1960s. In the ensuing years, the men continued their activism
from within solitary confinement by organizing hunger strikes,
educating other prisoners, and by becoming highly-skilled jailhouse
lawyers.

The American Civil Liberties Union is currently pursing a federal
lawsuit alleging that the men's 29-year stay in solitary confinement
amounts to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

Now that he is free, Wilkerson plans to travel and speak out against
the imprisonment of Woodfox and Wallace and the continuing growth of
the American prison-industrial complex.

He also makes and sells a kind of candy that he perfected during his
time behind bars, a vegan kind of pralines called Freelines.

Scott Fleming, one of the lawyers for the Angola Three, will give a
brief update on the legal position of the case.

There will also be a short film (6 minutes) about the day King walked
free in February 2001 and the subsequent Second Line party in the
Sixth Ward of New Orleans.

For more information about the Angola Three:

http://www.prisonactivist.org/angola/history.html



# May 23 & June 13, 27
Dream Dance:  a sacred ritual healing dance workshop
Spiritual Technologies invite you to join us for an intimate ceremony
designed to promote deep healing through the use of intention, a blindfold,
and breathing techniques that induce a state of trance and transformation.
Doors open 7pm, closed ritual 7:30-9:30
2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly ($7-$12 sliding scale)
De Moolam: 848 Divisidero @ Fulton, SF



Wed May 24

# National Day of Out(r)age Against the Telcos!
05/19/2006PROTEST AGAINST NATIONAL VIDEO FRANCHISING LEGISLATION, PRIVACY VIOLATIONS BY AT&T AND VERIZON
http://indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4662&category_id=12
A "National Day of Out(r)age Against the Telcos" will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. In SF, there will be a 12pm street theater protest outside of AT&T Park, to say that people won't play ball with telephone companies that do business with the NSA. There will also be a rally outside of AT&T headquarters, (600 Folsom St., between 2nd and 3rd St) from 4 to 6 pm. The AT&T building is where the NSA set up a secret room to collect phone calls. People are also outraged at efforts by telephone companies, or Telcos, to pass National Video Franchising legislation in Congress, which would negatively impact thousands of local cable access channels. 

Read more
http://indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4651&category_id=32
 on Indybay's Media
http://indybay.org/indymedia/
 and San Francisco News Pages
http://indybay.org/sf


# Wed, May 24, 2006      11:30 am - 12:30 pm
[view]	Protest at AT&T Ball Park for National Day of Outrage Against AT&T & Telcos!
AT&T BallPark 24 Willie Mays Plaza SF 3rd St @ Townsend
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Every Wednesday 1-2pm GUNS & BUTTER
the economics of politics  94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/archives/archives.php?id=13
http://gunsandbutter.net


# Wed, May 24, 2006      4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
[view]	Protest AT&T on National Day of Outrage Against AT&T the Telcos!
AT&T Building 600 Folsom Street (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Sts.) SF
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# National Day of Out(r)age Against the Telcos!
Heads Up! on an upcoming rally - Let me know if you or your organization would like to participate.
Peace, Nancy/CODEPINK

National Day of Out(r)age Against the Telcos!
Wednesday May 24, 2006 4:00-6:00pm
AT&T Building
600 Folsom Street (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Sts.)
San Francisco, CA

Join Media Alliance, Access-SF Center, CODEPINK and others for a lively rally outside of the AT&T building where the National Security Agency (NSA) set up a secret spy room to collect phone calls.

Recent news also has exposed the privacy violation of millions of telephone users by AT&T and Verizon who willingly handed over call records to the National Security Agency without proper legal warrants. AT&T has also been in the news about it's collusion with the NSA to install computers to track the internet traffic on their Worldnet backbone. Now these same corporation want even more access to homes throughout the country with their fiber networks. We demand accountability and
better protections!

If you'd like to participate in a fun & creative action outside of AT&T Ballpark on Weds. May 24th at 11:30am-12:30pm contact Jeff jeffp123@gmail.com

For more info. contact Nancy codepinkbayarea at riseup.net


# Drug War Roadshow Comes to the Bay Area
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823747.php
05/17/2006PERFORMANCES IN OAKLAND AND SF TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF WAR ON DRUGS IN COLOMBIA
The Drug War Roadshow will present a show in Oakland
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823747.php
 on Tuesday, May 23rd. The performance will begin at 7:00pm at the First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street (near 19th Street Oakland BART). There will also be a show in San Francisco
http://indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823750.php
 on Wednesday, May 24th, at 6:30pm at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, #8.The show examines the human impact of the War on Drugs in Colombia, South America and in the United States, using skits, puppets and humor with digital images that examine the human impacts of US Drug Policy abroad. 

Read more 
http://indybay.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=4636&category_id=27
on Indybay's Drug War News Page
http://indybay.org/drugwar

Drug War Roadshow in San Francisco May 24
by Nikki Thanos Wednesday, May. 17, 2006 at 10:02 AM
drugwarroadshow@fastmail.fm 503 234 3071
Join the Drug War Roadshow May 24 a special show in San Francisco as we examine the human impact of the War on Drugs in Colombia, South America and the United States. DWR combines classic popular education tools (skits, puppets and humor) with rare on-the-ground digital images that examine the human impacts of US Drug Policy abroad. DWR believes we all should have a say in how we approach drug and crime reduction in our communities and our foreign policy. 

Wednesday May 24th at 6:30PM 
The Women's Building 
3543 18th Street #8, SF 
(between Valencia & Guerrero) 

Sponsored by: 
People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) & the Women's Building 

For more information, contact: drugwarroadshow at fastmail.fm or 
aspen atunite-to-fight.org 
DWR is interactive, educational theatre that explores the Drug War in Colombia, South America (recipient of over $4 billion in US foreign assistance money since 2000) and the US through digital images, puppets and humor. During the show, [puppet character] “Camilo the Campesino Coca Farmer” from Colombia shares his “first person testimony” of being fumigated as part of the US-financed Plan Colombia package while—thousands of miles away--“Strugglin’ Stan the US Hustler” reflects on his experience being incarcerated for a non-violent drug crime. “Carla the Common Sense Mechanic” helps the audience question what is “under the hood” and really “driving” the Drug War, while “Babblin’ Babs the US Bureaucrat” defends current US policy. Our popular education style show is a hit for university, community and faith-based groups; unlike a traditional lecture, our engaging shows invite audiences to get involved in their own learning. Yes, the Drug War is serious--but learning about it should be fun! We’ll see you at the show! 


# Something Fun at the Green Party Forum
Wednesday, May 24 7:00pm-2:00am
$5 to $500, no one turned away for lack of funds
Join the medley of politics and performance with:

Medea Benjamin (former candidate for U.S. Senate), Ross Mirkarimi  
(founding member of the California Green Party and current District 5  
Supervisor), Todd Chretien (candidate for U.S. Senate), Emily Drennen  
(candidate for BART Director), Tian Harter (candidate for U.S.  
Senate), Barry Hermanson (candidate for 12th Assembly District),  
Forrest Hill (candidate for Secretary of State), Kent Mesplay  
(candidate for U.S. Senate), Mehul Thakker (candidate for State  
Treasurer), Donna Warren (candidate for Lieutenant Governor), Laura  
Wells (candidate for State Controller), and Mike Wyman (candidate for  
Attorney General).

Entertainment by:
Go Van Gogh (Indy band)
Garrin Benfield (Indy guitarist)
The Usual Suspects (Rap Duo)
Keldamusic (Hip Hop rap and dance)
Diamond Dave and Ubidube Whitaker (father and son street poetry  
performance)

MCs: Terry Baum, Charlene Smythe and others ...
 
Studio Z 314 11ths St@ Folsom, SF 415-252-7666
http://studioz.tv

Studio Z is on 11th Street at Folsom.  The closest BART stop is the  
Civic Center BART stop.  The #47 bus passes in front of Studio Z.   
Other buses that run nearby are the #14 Mission and the #9 San  
Bruno.  You can also take any bus or trolley that travels along  
Market Street and get off at the stop nearest to 11th Street and walk  
south on 11th for three blocks (Mission, Howard, Folsom).
 
sfgreenparty at yahoo.com 415-252-7666
http://www.sfgreenparty.org



# Electile Dysfuntion: Take Back Your Right to Vote
Wed May 24 7:30 pm $5 donations accepted

ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Presented by Gypsy

This film explores the reasons why elections have spiraled into their  
current disastrous state and what you can do to reclaim your vote and  
to promote changes to rid our country of vote fraud. See what parts  
the media, corporations, judges, and the political parties play in  
the election game and actions you can take to encourage these folks  
to work in the interests of the American people and democracy instead  
of self-interest, corruption, and greed. The film ends with a plea  
for our lawmakers to create a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing  
the right to vote for every citizen, guaranteeing that their Vote be  
COUNTED, and for those that would defraud any voter be held legally  
accountable. You can help. http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com

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

$5 donations are accepted

Humanist Hall
390  27th  Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on our website

tripping_gypsy at hotmail.com 510-704-0268
http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/156623940.html



Thu May 25

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn  Sanders
Every Thurs 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_herba.htm


# 5/25: Child Car Seat Check Event (san rafael)
Reply to: event-162301816@craigslist.org
The annual Marin County Buckle Up Around the Bay child car seat check event is being held on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the CSAA office on Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael. The event is free but an appointment is necessary. Please call 1-877-CAR-SEAT to schedule an appointment. This event is in partnership with CSAA, ABC-TV and Marin County child passenger safety technicians. Statistics show that about 90% of child car seats are used and/or installed incorrectly. Have your child's car seat checked for safety. Hope to see you there! 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/162301816.html


# The End of Suburbia Thu May 25 7:00pm-9:30pm Free.
 
THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American  
Dream.

Viewers say it best--

"This information is quite shocking. I think many people who thought  
they had sufficient information concerning the energy crisis will be  
left in a rethinking mode". - Jim, California

"The End of Suburbia is a perfect tool for introducing people to peak  
oil. Just enough humor to sugarcoat the bitter pill". - Jason,  
California

"...it's one of the most important docs in recent years". - Anthony  
Lappe, Guerrilla News Network.

SYNOPSIS: Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of  
their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space,  
affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of  
suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the  
suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness.

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.

But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to  
emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. The End of  
Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the  
planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels  
begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline  
of fossil fuels are upon us now.

What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket  
in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to  
the collapse of their dream? And what can be done NOW, individually  
and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ?

Commencing at 7:00pm for socializing at Varnish's beer/wine/sake bar,  
gallery viewing, then film.

Green Planet Films Continues Free Film Series Aimed at Raising  
Awareness of Environmental Issues.
 
Varnish Fine Art 77 Natoma St San Francisco
Between 1st and 2nd St, between Mission and Howard
http://www.varnishfineart.com
squidlist at fullcalendar.com 415-383-0484
http://www.greenplanetfilms.org


# Doug Dowd's Course on Economics
Thu May 25 7:00-9:00 pm FREE

Doug Dowd's popular course on economics will meet twice a month  
through September.  San Francisco native Dowd is a radical economist,  
economic historian, currently a professor at two universities in  
Italy, the author of more than a dozen books, and lifelong political  
activist. Doug calls himself a loose-jointed Marxist and a full- 
fledged Veblenian -- he's The Peoples' Economist.  His latest book is  
The Broken Promises of America.

For a complete listing of events visit us online at  
http://moderntimesbookstore.com

MODERN TIMES IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street
San Francisco
415-282-9246
http://www.mtbs.com

between 19th and 20th

office at moderntimesbookstore.com 415-282-9246
http://www.mtbs.com


# AARON GLANTZ Speaking on:
"Iraq and Viet Nam - War and Its Legacy"
 
Thursday, May 25 at 7 PM
New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, SF
FREE and open to the public
 
6 pm - 7 pm: Media Studies MA Program - Information Table. Stop by before the Aaron Glantz event, New College Theater, 777 Valencia St., SF



Fri May 26

# Critical Mass - Friday 5/26 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.


# Birdy at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Fri May 26 8:00 PM Free!
  Railroad Tracks at Fair Ave, Santa Cruz Always free!

A veteran returns from the war in Vietnam mentally shattered and  
convinced he's a bird. Nicholas Cage is another veteran who visits  
him in a military hospital every day, determined to bring Birdy back  
to reality. A haunting 1984 film about friendship and survival.  
Hosted by Doug and Grant.

PLUS thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, and great  
company.

BRING lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, friends, wine, & food to share  
for intermission. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly  
support the project and the Revolutionary Garden Society who sponsors  
Guerilla Drive-In.

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the  
stars that springs up in the fields and industrial wastelands.   
Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together,  
part of our mission is helping reclaim public space and transforming  
our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be.

SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION:  S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to  
Mission St, L on Fair Ave after Feral Donuts, walk a short way along  
the RR tracks to the right.

BREAKING NEWS, updated schedule, discussion,  do-it-yourself, email  
list, the works.

http://www.guerilladrivein.org
 
SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to  
Mission St, L on Fair Ave after Feral Donuts, walk a short way along  
the RR tracks to the right.
 
info at guerilladrivein.org
http://www.guerilladrivein.org


# Burning Man Camp Conexus Fundraising Party 
2006-05-26 9:00 PM
 
Please join me for this party in support of my Burning Man camp, Conexus and their amazing Cathedral to be built on the Playa for this year's burn...

Conexus Cathedral 2006 and Triple Power present the...

        **** ComeUnion CD Release Party and Benefit ****
                               Friday, May 26
                       Support your local BRC house of worship!

Conexus Village, builders of the Conexus Cathedral 2006, and Triple Power,
burner-friendly monthly getdown, bring you the *ComeUnion CD Release Party*!

The ComeUnion CD set features six full length mixes from Bay Area and
Burning Man DJs including Rhythmystic (Rhythm Society), rrrus (Space Cowboys),
Shanti (Triple Power), Giamma (Triple Power), Star-D (Rhythm Society, RWB), and
Mike W. (Retro Active).

Besides dishing up wicked music, ComeUnion raises funds for the Conexus Cathedral,
an anchoring installation at Burning Man 2006 that will create a footprint roughly ½ the
scale of San Francisco?s Grace Cathedral. 

Ritual sacrifice of a wooden man?  Cats and dogma?s living together?  Love, peace,
and understanding between religions, sects, sciences, and philosophies? 
We?re spreading the word of Hope for the Future!

Suit up in your playa vestments and get righteous to the sounds of:
          RHTYTHMYSTIC
     SHANTI
             GIAMMA
         STAR-D

House of Burlesque performers
BANANA PEEL and COCONUT CRÈME
proselytize for the virtues of the flesh

science & magic with GUN the Transformer
mystical imagery by SYNAESTHESIA

CDs will be available for sale at the event

9pm-2am
SHINE @ 1337 mission b/t 9th & 10th
soma, sf

$5 cover at the door
All profits from ComeUnion sales and this event go to support Conexus Cathedral
21+

Interested in the music, but can?t make the party?  Listen to and order ComeUnion
mixes online at
http://www.conexusvillage.org/music

Want more info?  Visit http://www.conexusvillage.org and www.triplepower.org

*** ComeUnion ***

Six hiNRG mixes featuring kick a*s Bay Area and playa DJs!
All proceeds go the Conexus Cathedral at Burning Man 2006.

Order today at http://www.conexusvillage.org/music
 
 

# Free NLP Personal Transformation Weekend Seminar 

Friday, May 26, 2006 - Sunday, May 28, 2006  6:00 PM
I wanted to let you all know that there is a free NLP seminar is happening 
May 26, 27, and 28th...  This is really a great opportunity.... 

So, I went to this amazing wonderful 3 day Seminar called "Breakthrough to 
Success" about a month ago and had a profoundly transformational experience. 
The seminar leader, Christopher Howard, uses NLP practices to take you through powerful 
change work around a specific focus area of your choosing - either health, career, 
or relationships. (I absolutely love NLP and he is such a master, really!) It 
is an opportunity to work with a master trainer for three days and put all your 
energy and attention on an area of your life where you would like more fulfillment 
and success. The rewards that are possible from taking the time to do something 
like this for yourself are immeasurable. 

I attended the seminar in January and choose to focus on my career. As a result 
of the workshop I have gained inspiring new clarity around my future career direction 
and how my to pattern my current experiences to be congruent with that. The workshop 
opened doors to more then I had before thought possible. I set strategies for achieving 
my desired outcomes and have already taken action on putting some of them into place. 

I see this course as valuable to you as a forum for self growth and achieving greater 
personal fulfillment, as a place to learn new skills and tools for working with 
colleagues, family, friends, and also as an opportunity to attend a super high quality 
experiential presentation and apply the learnings you gather from the experience 
to times in your future when you may be constructing workshops and training sessions. 
Finally I see it as a opportunity for our community to come together and share a 
high quality personal development experience, and to gain some new distinctions 
around how to LIVE YOUR LIFE AS ART. I will be attending the next workshop (my 
second time) and my hope is that a whole bunch of you will be joining me too! 

Location:  Santa Clara Marriott 
2700 Mission College Boulevard 
Santa Clara, CA 95054 
Phone: (408) 988-1500 
This is less then an hour away down in San Jose... 

Dates & Times: 
Breakthrough to Success Seminar 
Fri. May 26 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Sat. May 27 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
Sun. May 28 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Cost: FREE - I have free tix for anyone interested... 

Here is the Web site to register and for more info: 
http://www.powerofinfluence.com/cmd.php
 
Jillian Love 

"We could say that love is the name we give that depth of attention 
that allows the essence of someone else to speak back to us 
in their own voice in their own way. We let them become visible but in the same 
moment, because of the selfless nature of attentiveness, also reveal ourselves." 
-David Whyte


# Cascadia Forest Defenders action
camp! May 26-29

Cascadia Forest Defenders is hosting an action camp on
Memorial Day
weekend, May 26th through May 29th, 2006. It will be
held in the 
Mckenzie
River watershed in Oregon. The summer of action to
protect Cascadia's 
last
ancient forest ecosystems will begin here. For
questions, please write:
forestdefenders@riseup.net

Workshops include:

Climbing skills
Knots
Tactics
Plant identification
Know your rights
Security culture
Maps, orienteering, and shelter building
Anarchy, feminism, and forest defense
Anti-racism
Men and feminism
Ecofeminism
Patriarchy
Civilization and your health

Rides leave from the Eugene Grower's Market (454
Willamette / Eugene,
Oregon) at 10 am on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May
27th. Please 
bring
all appropriate clothing for both warm and wet
weather, sleeping and
camping gear, and anything else you feel necessary.
Food will be 
provided.
All genders are welcome.

Our web site will soon be updated at
www.forestdefenders.org If you're
interested in attending, driving a vehicle, or
facilitating a workshop,
email us at forestdefenders@riseup.net

Cascadia Forest Defenders is a collective that works
to create a 
community
of mutual respect that confronts domination and works
to end industrial
logging and ecosystem destruction.



Sat May 27

# http://www.carnavalsf.com Street Festival Sat May 27, Sun May 28th, 2006 10am - 6pm
FESTIVAL booths, food, soundsystems, etc. on Harrison btwn 17th and 23rd St.
NOTE CAFE GRATITUDE yummy raw food is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE at 20th and Harrison
Anyway there are many soundstages at this event and it is a fun party!
(SEE SUNDAY 9:30 am FOR PARADE)


# 38th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arcata CA (California)
 Saturday, May 27, 2006  - Monday, May 29, 2006  9:00 AM
 Arcata Plaza, Arcata 
mat at http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org/map.shtml 
Arcata  view map  More Info:  707-845-1717
http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org 
http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org/
The "Arcata to Ferndale World Championship" 
"For the Glory"  May 27, 28, 29, 2006 


# The Really Really Free Market Sat May 27 12pm-4pm Free!

The Really Really Free market happens on the last Saturday of every
month in Dolores Park from 12-4 pm.

What is The Really REALLY Free Market?
It's like a large community-wide garage sale, except everything is
FREE! Yes, that's right, FREE! Everyone is invitied to bring things
to GIVE AWAY!

So this is like bartering or trading, right?
Nope. Bartering and trading go something like this: I've got this
great shirt here, what can you offer me for it?
The RRFM goes something like this: I've got this really great shirt
here. I don't really wear it anymore, but I'd hate to see it go to
waste. Do you want it? Great! Here, it's yours!

Why would i want to do a thing like that?
Because you have to many things already! Because you're just going to
throw it away anyway. Because it FEELS GOOD! Do you have things
cluttering up your home? Maybe some stuff that you don't use anymore,
but you know that someone else would probably love. One person's
trash can truly be another person's
treasure!

What should I bring?
Bring *your thing* to the RRFM, whatever that is! Material goods,
food or drinks, a service to provide, a skill you have that you want
to teach to others, a performance, or anything else!

What if I don't have anything to give away?
Everyone has something to give to others. The RRFM isn't just about
giving away *stuff.* What is it that you do? Why not come to the RRFM
and find a way to do it for others, except this time for free just
for the fun of it. As a gift to others, as a gift to yourself. It's a
way of reclaiming meaning in your job, to give it as a gift,
unmediated by commerce.

Who runs the RRFM?
Well, the RRFM consists of the sum of its participants. The gift you
bring to the event, helps create what the event is for others, just
as what others bring to the event, creates what the event is for you.
That said, there are some folks who came together to help create the
structure for the RRFM to work. But it is our hope that soon enough,
our role within the RRFM will be the same as everyone else's. That
is, that each of us decides our own level
of involvement.

The RRFM is yours!
Take advantageous of that. Make it what you want it to be! If you
want to see something happening at the RRFM that isn't already
happening, than make it happen! If you want to see more people coming
to the RRFM, help spread the word! Send emails to your friends, make
and distribute flyers (make your ownor download them from the
website), talk to people about the RRFM.
----
Please help us keep the RRFM a 100% FREE and non-commercial event.
Once a month, let's come together and forget about trading,
bartering, and money. Leave the business cards at home and remember
the joy of giving for the sake of giving. Help us keep Dolores Park
clean. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with
you. If you like what you just read, get involved!
Come to the RRFM! Bring your own gifts to share! Spread the info, and
get more people involved! The RRFM takes YOU to make it happen.

We have an email list that sends out one email a month to remind you
of the next RRFM. To subscribe, send an email to
rrfm-announce-subscribe at lists.riseup.net

http://www.sf-rrfm.org
http://tribes.tribe.net/rrfm
 
Dolores Park 550 Dolores St @ 20th St. San Francisco
 
In the southeast corner of dolores park (towards Dolores and 20th)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=550+dolores+st+san
+francisco&ll=37.760808,-122.426147&spn=0.015335,0.043259&om=1
 rsykes1710 at yahoo.com http://www.sf-rrfm.org


# SF KFC protest -- Saturday, May 27
Please join me this Saturday, May 27, at the Bay Area Vegetarians' San Francisco KFC protest.  This is a fun, friendly, and peaceful event.  But we're putting pressure on KFC and letting passers-by (and potential customers) know about KFC's cruelty to chickens.  Posters and leaflets are provided -- all you need to do is show up!  For information about why we're protesting KFC in particular, please see: http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/why.asp
Please note:  Rain cancels the KFC protest.
What:  KFC protest
When:  Noon to 1:00 pm
Where:  KFC, 200 Duboce Ave (at Guerrero St., right off Market)
http://bayareaveg.org/events.htm?EID=1176#1176


#  Springfest 5/27 
With temperatures soaring like the price of gas, False Profit is cashing
in on the natural heat of spring time. Don't miss your opportunity to be
part of this incredible annual cycle of renewal and rebirth. FP is
partnering with the Rhythm Society venture capitalists and invoking the
Visionary Arts Community to offer you a special daytime event at a park in
the Easy Bay hills. Mark your calendar for May 27 (that's Saturday on
Memorial Day weekend), because this is one event you can't afford to miss!

{{{ SpringFest, 5/27/06 }}}

Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
Map and directions: http://rdr.to/LZ

    * Adam Ohana (Get Freaky, an-ten-nae.net)
    * Alxndr (DownLow)
    * benchun (False Profit)
    * Boreta (Nexus, Troubled Youth)
    * Donna Matrix (Newsbreakz)
    * Piotron (DownLow)
    * Shanti (Rhythm Society)

No other daytime party can deliver 100 feet of water falls, peaceful
reflective pools, stone stairways, and a killer view. This is not
something that happens every day, because May 27 is not just any day. It's
SpringFest, and we must be crazy to give this all away. That's right, this
is a FREE party. Donations are, of course, appreciated to help with the
expenses for the permits and sound.  Most importantly, remember that the
life you enjoy may be your own.

Visionary Art installations by:

    * Star Simone ( www.estralladelmar.com )
    * vibrata chromodoris ( www.vibrata.com )
    * Victor Olenev ( www.arthealing.org )

Mark your calendar, pick up some sunscreen, and get ready to celebrate the
final days of spring!


#  05/27-Annual SF MASTURBATE-A-THON http://sexandculture.org
See you at the Masturbate-a-Thon! We've just confirmed our celebrity guests: Nina Hartley, Michael Soldier, and Tassy Pink! (If you need 'Thon inspiration, you MUST come see Betty Dodson when she visits on 5/12 and/or 5/14!)
xoxox--CQ and the staff of the Center for Sex & Culture


# The Masturbate-a-Thon! Sat May 27 4 p.m. onward $20 or a pledge sheet
 
LIVE at the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison!  
This is fundraising and consciousness-raising at its most pleaurable.  
Download a pledge form at www.masturbate-a-thon.com, get pledges,  
come at 4 pm (if you're trying to break last year's 7.5 hour time  
record) or later, and choose where to take part: men's-only, women's- 
only, or mixed space, or (with ID ONLY), in front of the webcast  
camera! MCs Nina Hartley and Michael Soldier!  Limited space for  
voyeurs. All genders and orientations welcome. Trophies for longest  
time, most orgams, most funds raised. 18 and over ONLY. Details at  
http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com  Come for a cause!
 
Center for Sex & Culture
398 11th Street at Harrison
San Francisco
415-255-1155
http://www.sexandculture.org
 mail at sexandculture.org 415-255-1155
http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com


#  Forward SF and SFhousemusic.com presents: 
Bushbashing - Saturday May 27 
?In Memory of all the Souls Lost in Mad Men?s Wars.?
DJ?s:
Jeno (Wicked)
Adnan (Forward SF)
Galen (Pacificsound)
Claude VonStroke (DirtyBird)
Ramiro (Uniting Souls ? Seattle)
Amit Shoham (Tarantic Records)
This will be an Underground Party held @ Cyclone in San Francisco
Indoor & Outdoor areas ? 10 pm to Morning 
$10 b4 Midnight / $15 after
For Location info please call (415) 255-2550
And on the web @ check http://www.forwardsf.com and http://www.sfhousemusic.com
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/ccd31b1f-0539-43b0-ba55-57d506464f34


# Goa Gil and Ariane Memorial Day Meltdown 2006 
Saturday May 27, 2006 

Join us for the traditional Memorial Meltdown as we once again Redefine the Ancient Tribal Ritual for the 21st Century. We begin at sunset with Tribal drumming, followed by an ethno tribal mix from Ariane. The ritual continues through the night and into the day with an epic Dj set from Goa Gil. 

Please bring everything you need to survive for the weekend, including food and water. Be prepared for all types of weather, from low nighttime temperatures to high heat during the day. 

This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event! Please pack out what you pack in, take all of your trash and recycling with you! 

Leave your negative attitudes at home, and treat each other and the land with respect! 

Mackie Fusion sound by Tantra 
Emergency medical support by MARS 

More details will be posted closer to the party date. 

To volunteer for the party please email: goagil_meltdown06@yahoo.com 

http://www.goagil.com/Meltdown2006/meltdown06a.html



# May 27-29: WholeBody Wisdom - 3-day Intensive
I hope to see you there!  Blessings, Scott 510-836-2041
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Masculine_Feminine


# CONSPIRACY CON 6  ~  May 27 & 28, 2006 with 9/11 speakers
6th Annual CONSPIRACY CON (May 27-28) has at least three speakers who will be addressing 9/11 directly, including former FBI Ted Gunderson and journalists Anthony J. Hilder and Jim Marrs.  Also confirmed is comic Bill Santiago, who performed at the 9/11Truth/Anti-Bush benefit show, BEHIND Every TERRORIST, There Is a BUSH.  He will be doing his usual edgy political humor at the Saturday banquet.
 CONSPIRACY CON 6  ~  May 27 & 28, 2006
 Hyatt Regency (formerly The Westin) in Santa Clara, CA
 10 of the world's most controversial speakers to convene in the San Francisco Bay Area
 Speaker Banquet with Raffle and Comedy
 Panel Discussion  /  Exhibits  /  Books, Tapes, etc.
 Jim Marrs - 9/11 WITHIN THE MATRIX
 Senator John DeCamp - FRANKLIN COVER-UP REVISITED
 Dr. Stan Monteith - THE COMING PLANNED FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
 Stewart Swerdlow - MIND CONTROL TO MIND PATROL
 Ted L. Gunderson - FBI FOREKNOWLEDGE OF 9/11
 Anthony J. Hilder - VASSELS OF THE VAMPIRE
 Clay Douglas - THE OLD WORLD ORDER
 Eve Lorgen - ALIEN / SECRET GOVT. MANIPULATION
 Comic Bill Santiago - BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT
 Jordan Maxwell - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Michael Tsarion - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Dr. Louis Turi - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Ruben Uriarte - MASTER OF CEREMONIES
 more info  (209) 832-0999  conspiracycon sbcglobal.net
http:// www.conspiracycon.com


# Marine World Demo - Be There!!!!!
Join Local Activists at a Protest at Six Flags Marine World on
Memorial Day Weekend

Leaflets and signs will be provided at the demo?just show up and
bring some friends!

When: Saturday May 27 and Monday May 29 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo, by the ticket booths

Map:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?
latlongtype=internal&addtohistory=&latitude=iGYAg8GXgqE%
3d&longitude=j8dBSyQexaOis6brGrW6qw%3d%3d&name=Six%20Flags%20Marine%
20World&country=US&address=2001%20Marine%20World%
20Pky&city=Vallejo&state=CA&zipcode=94589&phon

Why: To educate the public about why Six Flags should not use
animals for entertainment and should close their animal exhibits
and shows.

For more information contact Alfredo Kuba 650-965-8705 or
bkind2animals@comcast.net.

Six Flags exploits more than 1,500 animals at the amusement park
- ranging from an orca whale and other marine mammals to
elephants, tigers, and reptiles. Recently Six Flags shipped away
an elephant and brought in new elephants. 

We are highlighting that Six Flags should immediately close the
elephant exhibit and stop giving elephant rides and send the
reported seven elephants at the Park to the 2,700-acre Elephant
Sanctuary in Tennessee. 

Six Flags Marine World uses negative reinforcement and weapons
(i.e. bullhook) to inflict pain and fear in order to control
elephants. A bullhook, which resembles a fireplace poker, is
used to "hook" elephants in their most sensitive areas. The park
is also known to chain elephants for prolonged periods and does
not provide adequate space for these animals who in the wild
travel tens of miles a day. This lack of space creates health
problems leading to premature deaths.

Marine World's Record of Animal Abuse:

Violated Federal Laws - In 1998, the federal government cited
the park for animal welfare law violations after a baby sea lion
literally cooked to death when the heat in her enclosure rose to
over 100 degrees.

Forces Dolphins and Whales to Perform "Tricks" - When a dolphin
or whale performs "tricks" at the park, you are watching an
animal who is hungry and performing for food. Dolphins and
whales have faces that appear to be smiling, but they are not
smiling. Tricks performed are unnatural and forced. 

Separates Baby Elephant from Mother - In 1998, the park
"acquired" a 2-year-old elephant from a zoo in Missouri,
callously separating him from his mother. This is emotionally
devastating for both mother and baby; wild male elephants
usually stay with their mothers up to 14 years of age. 

Please visit http://helpelephants.com/six_flags.html for more
information.
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Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.

http://ga0.org/join-forward.html?
domain=indefenseofanimals&r=Ld_X4lE1umVq

If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for
In Defense of Animals Action Center at:

http://ga0.org/indefenseofanimals/join.html?r=Ld_X4lE1umVqE



Sun May 28

# http://www.carnavalsf.com Grand  Parade  Sun May 28th, 2006 @ 9:30am
Starts at 24th & Bryant St., West on 24th St to Mission,  north to 17th and Mission St.
East on 17th to Harrison, FESTIVAL booths, food, soundsystems, etc. on Harrison btwn 17th and 23rd St.
NOTE CAFE GRATITUDE yummy raw food is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE at 20th and Harrison
Anyway there are many soundstages at this event and it is a fun party! 10am - 6pm both days.



Tue May 30

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm



Wed May 31

# Can San Francisco Feed itself?
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 (8:00 PM)
CounterPulse 1310 Mission St. @ 9th 
San Francisco, California 94103 May 31
Can San Francisco Feed itself?
Can urban food production be compatible with urban native habitat conservation and restoration? What are the limits and advantages of systematic effort to grow food within the city? What should our relationship be to local gardening, regional Community-Supported Agriculture, and Slow Food? #A feast of edible weeds will be provided by our local gardeners and food activists. Speakers: Margit Roos-Collins (author, Flavors of Home), Brahm Ahmadi (People's Grocery), Antonio Alcala (Alemany garden), Lane Cunningham (local forager extraordinaire), Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes (author, Alternative Urban Futures).
http://upcoming.org/event/53447



June 2006

# Urbis Artium Gallery presents Caesurae
 Thu June 1 5:30pm-7:30pm Free
 49 Geary @ Market/ 3rd St., Suite 202 http://urbis-artium.com


# Sixth Annual Human Rights Awards: Raising Voices for Justice
June 1, 2006 Reception 6:30 pm.  Silent Auction 6:30–9:45 pm. 
Dinner & Program 7:30–9:30 pm.  Dancing until 10:30 pm.
Gift Center Pavilion 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco
http://globalexchange.org
  

#  Rain Dance Camp Out  June 2nd,3rd and 4th 2006 

Check http://www.raindancepresents.com for up to date information on membership fees / directions / line up/ camping / ect… 

Your presence is requested at the second annual Rain Dance Camp Out. 
If you made it last year, then you already know the amount of love and energy put into this magical experience. Let me tell you 
this year will be even more over-the-top, high vibration, frreeky, funky, jumping, swinging, dancing, swimming, loving, playing, 
rompin, stompin, good time. 

This Amazing 300 acre camp ground is located 1 hour from 
Santa Cruz and 1.5 from San Francisco 
features running water, fire rings, bbq's at each camp 
full size swimming pool, small lake with canoes, hiking trails, ect 

Things to bring - your highest self, camping gear, what ever you need to be happy 
in the woods, your friends and family, flash light, water, sun screen, bathing suit 
scooby snacks, layers ie. changing temperature, love & good vibes 

Things not to bring - alcohol, dogs, bad vibes 
like Burning Man this is a leave no trace event 

This is a members only camp out 
this has been sent to you because some one you know wants you to be there 

Your membership fees include entrance to the festival, camping, swimming, & fun 
Membership prices are as follows - $40 early bird available until May 1st @ www.inticketing.com/evinfo.php 

so get em while there hot 
Regular pre registration price of $50 available until June 1st 
Streetlight Records 939 Pacific Ave. - Santa Cruz CA 
Distractions on Haight - SF 

All membership passes at the gate will be $60 no exceptions 

If you plan on bringing an RV, Bus, or any other large vehicle you must make a reservation through our web site. 

The visionary forums will be returning this year with much vital information.... 
for updates on this please check the website - www.raindancepresents.com 

The Pool party will be in full effect Sat and Sunday!!! 

Visionary Art dome will be added this year with many amazing artists displaying their work, as well as other interactive art surprises. 

There will be a day time drumming parade on Sat afternoon 

Two sound systems throbbing the night away 

Opening ceremony Friday at Sunset 

Tipper www.tippermusic.net/
In a rare promotional appearance in support of his two new albums Tip Hop and Relish the Trough 
Lorin www.bassnectar.net/, Brother ~ 13 Moon Tribe 
Jeno~ djjeno.com/, Garth www.grayhound.net/, Thomas (Wicked, Grayhound, Rub-n-Tug) playing together on the purple turbo rig !!! 
Lion S (Shambala Nelson BC) www.kootenaydjs.com/
Ooah ~ LABA / www.labadj.com/ooah.html
Haj (Freak Factory NYC) 
Mozaic (13 Moon Tribe) 
Adam Ohanna (Get Freaky) 
Edit (LA) 
Boreta (Nexus) 
Random Rab (EL Circo) 
Hypnotech (Addictech.com) 
Alia (13 moon tribe, Rain Dance) 
Ginger Vaughn (HitGirl!) 
Lil John (Rain Dance, 13 moon Tribe) 
Tracy (Rain Dance) 
Dov (Muti music) 
Danny (Moon Tribe LA) 
Neptune (Spiritual Technology) 
Laura (El Circo) 
Shawna (Apsara, El Circo) 
Rodman ( 13 Moon Tribe) 
Strydah (13 Moon Tribe) 
Rob Monroy (Santa Cruz) 
Jason kristos (Santa Cruz) 
Cool hand Luke (Space Ship Gaia) 
Dave Jolley (Santa Cruz) 
Adam .01 
Goldi Lox 
Kitty-D 
Johny Cota 
Kamm (Meta Music) 
Timonkey (live ) w DJ Blink 
Clay (Yoga Tai Chi) 
El Papa Chango(El Circo) www.elcirco.org/

Live Bands to include 
FoxGluv (Feat. Nisa & Blink) 
Spork (Zilla with Ooah as the drummer) Zilla is a band formed by Travis of The String Cheese Incident - www.zillamusic.com 
Heavy Wieght Dub Champion 
Matt Harttle Band - matthartle.net 
Timonkey (live ) w DJ Blink 
Interface Oblivion ( Psychedelic meets electronic) 

Visual enhancement by 
Dax & Satsi 

High fidelity Thunder by Purple Turbo & Magnetic 

performance art and installations by 
Dakini Divine 
Clays painted Bodies ~ www.clayspaintedbodies.com/
Erin Banwell 
Dandy-Lion 
Jemini and many more 

Organic cafe by Convergence of Santa Cruz www.eatherenow.org/
vending area with hand made goods 

All Vending and volunteer inquiries http://www.raindancepresents.com



Fri Jun 2

# Bay Area Video Coalition presents On The Make w/ honorary host Kara  
Herold

Friday, June 2 6pm-8pm FREE
 
The Bay Area Video Coalition, the nation's largest nonprofit media  
access center, presents On The Make, a chance to meet and mingle with  
local independent mediamakers and producers, as well as our guest  
host Kara Herold.

Join us on Friday, June 2nd, from 6-8pm for ON THE MAKE, a quarterly  
mix-n-mash for Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) members and friends.   
Honorary host (and BAVC member) Kara Herold will be on hand with  
video projections from her recent work (Grrlyshow, and maybe, if  
we're nice, her work-n-progress Bachelorette 34).

Check out some of Kara's work, learn more about BAVC's classes and  
programs, and chat with BAVC members and friends.

IT'S FREE!
Drink specials for BAVC members! (bring your membership card).
   
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street (bet. Van Ness and Franklin)
San Francisco
415-861-2011
http://www.rickshawstop.com/

The Rickshaw Stop is located at 155 Fell Street, between Van Ness and  
Franklin.  Close to Muni lines 47 and 49, Civic Center BART stop, and  
the Muni underground Van Ness stop.
 
connie atbavc.org 415-558-2149 http://www.bavc.org



Sat Jun 3

# Saturday, June 3 -- Art Opening for David Steinberg's Diva's portraits. 
Performances by some of the girls from Diva's!
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!


# FLAMBE LOUNGE IS BACK! Bigger, Better and of PRECOMPRESSION proportions!

JUNE 3rd from 9pm to 6am     at POUND SF
100 Cargo Way, off 3rd St, near Cesar Chavez

Indoor and lots of outdoor space for interactive theme camps, dancing, chill
spaces and art installations. We want you to FLAMBE and FLAMBE BIG!

The theme will be HOPE and FEAR, but imagine any FUTURE you would like as
you prepare for Burning Man this year. We welcome your ideas and
participation in what will be a major community gathering and dance with all
your favorite Black Rock City DJs, bands and theme camps.

Want to bring YOUR theme camp, art, performance, music, videos/imagery?
E-mail flambelounge@burningman.com TODAY!

For more info on the Burning Man 06 theme, visit:
http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm06_theme.html



# Union Street Festival, June 3rd & 4th:
http://www.unionstreetfestival.com


# 4th Annual Art in the Avenues ~ Sunset Artists Society

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 2006 10am - 6pm Free
 
  Over 3 dozen San Francisco artists from the Sunset Artists Society  
(SAS) will hold their fourth annual exhibition and art sale at Golden  
Gate Park's County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers, 9th Avenue at  
Lincoln). The show, "Art in the Avenues," will run from 10 am to 6 pm  
on Saturday, June 3rd, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, June 4th.  
The event will feature affordably-priced original artwork, art  
demonstrations and musical entertainment. Admission is free to the  
public.
Proceeds from a Silent Auction will be donated to the Children's  
Programs at the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

"Art in the Avenues" offers a great opportunity for first-time buyers  
to purchase affordable art directly from both emerging and  
established artists. This free exhibit features an array of mediums   
painting, mixed media, photo
 
Hall of Flowers ~ Golden Gate Park
9th & Lincoln San Francisco info@sunsetartists.com
http://www.sunsetartists.com



# 06/04-SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE http://www.SonomaPride.com



# Free Event: Plant Swap June 4th in San Leandro June 4 11:AM-3:PM
Please help spread the word. This year's Plant Swap will be June 4th, 
from 11:AM-3:PM at 182 sunnyside Dr, San Leandro. Bring the plants, 
seeds, bulbs, and cuttings that you don't want and take te ones you do 
want. Bring a bag lunch if you plan to spend the day. Extra 
chairs/tables always welcome. Rose Riskind (510) 638-6903


# Sunday, June 4 - 2-5pm - REAL SEX IN FRONT OF A CAMERA? A DEMONSTRATION PHOTO SHOOT 
with David Steinberg Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!


# Are You a Regular ParkScan  User?

Monday, June 5th from 6:30 pm – 7:30  pm
 or  Wednesday, June 7th from 12 pm – 1 pm

If you said 'yes' or ‘no,’ we want to  hear from you!  

We are looking for regular ParkScan users to participate  in a discussion on how Neighborhood Parks Council can improve the design and functionality  of ParkScan technology and related training. 

Also, we are looking for people who are NOT familiar  with ParkScan to participate in a discussion on how Neighborhood Parks Council can make this technology more accessible to a larger audience. ParkScan technology allows for the timely  reporting and tracking of park and playground maintenance issues.
  
 The discussion will be held on either Monday, June 5th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm or Wednesday,  June 7th from 12 pm – 1 pm at the Neighborhood Parks Council office. Food and refreshments  will be provided.

If you are interested in participating in this small group discussion, please email Alfredo Pedroza  at apedroza at sfneighborhoodparks.org or call at 415-621-3260 ext. 103. Please note which date  and time works best for you.
http://sfneighborhoodparks.org


# Best Sex Writing 2006 Book Launch Wed June 7 7:30pm Free
Like a candy store for the curious and dirty-minded, Best Sex Writing  
2006 offers glimpses of erotic escapades, the burgeoning sex  
industry, and the often unpredictable intersections of love, lust,  
and exploitation. Join coeditors Felice Newman and Frédérique  
Delacoste, along with contributors Stephen Elliott, Annalee Newitz,  
Mark Pritchard, Emily DePrang, and Paul Festa, for a reading to  
celebrate the best nonfiction sex writing of the year.
For more information about Best Sex Writing 2006, please visit:
http://www.cleispress.com/book_page.php?book_id=171
Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia @ 20th St SF 415-282-9246
http://www.moderntimesbookstore.com


# Earthlings Wed June 7 7:30 pm $5 donations accepted
 
EARTHLINGS

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, this documentary  
film chronicles day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the  
world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. It shows the  
animal cruelty that occurs every day and it shows what our human  
thirst for cheaper and cheaper products and more and more money does  
to human beings every day.

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

$5 Donations Accepted
 
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on the HOME Page of our website
 
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org


# Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 pm -- Estate Planning Workshop

Got a plan?
You may have seen the ads. They depict tragic scenarios -- mouths clogged 
with peanut butter, cookies with nowhere to be dipped - truly, we are warned of 
the horrors awaiting those with an inadequate dairy beverage supply.

Out here in the real world, though, there are more pressing issues. There are 
questions that might need answers: Who will take care of your kids if you 
can't? How can you protect the people you love? If you can't speak for yourself, 
who will - and will they care what you think about it?

CSC is proud to present Estate Planning for Everyone, a seminar designed to 
answer these and other questions about guardianship, wills, trusts, Advance 
Health Care Directives and more. CSC board member Kathleen Hunt, Esq. is the 
founder of Unique Law, a law practice serving unique individuals and their 
families throughout the greater Bay Area. $15 individual/$25 household. At CSC, 398 
11th St.

Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!



# Secret Garden, a women's art
collective which has cultivated and promoted women's creativity for Seven
years, will host the annual The Secret Garden winter art and design showcase
on Friday, June 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 10th
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at One Taste, at 1074 Folsom Street in San
Francisco's South of Market district.

The Secret Garden shows are joyful celebrations for the inner artist in all
of us, and have become the place for both collectors and shoppers to find
original paintings, photography, fine jewelry, creative fashions, mixed
media pieces, and distinctive house wares by local artists.  

Now all we need is you!!!!! 

We are looking for performers and art vendors to participate in this 

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact me
directly, Cheryl at crsoriginals.com  650.619.1566



# 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.


# Nanotech Showdown
More than 60 great speakers at 35 workshops and strategy
sessions. Pioneers of Precaution Award Ceremony & Concert
with superb musicians. The 1st National Conference on
Precaution June 9-11, 2006, in Baltimore. Register here.
http://www.besafenet.com/ppconf.html



#  HARMONY FESTIVAL 2006   June 9, 10 & 11 Sonoma County Fairgrounds  Santa Rosa, CA
GREAT BANDS CONFIRMED! And Booth Space Available Now for the 28th Annual Harmony Festival 

Register early for discounts! 

The 28th Annual Harmony Festival is happening this year on June 9, 10, and 11. This year there are many new and exciting developments with the Festival, including: 

Three nights of camping inside the main Fairgrounds 
Friday opening 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night events 
Plus... 
Use of expanded Fairgrounds space 
Thematic camps 
Amazing music headliners including.... 
Cake 
Michael Franti 
& Spearhead 
STS9 
Ozomatli 
Steve Kimock 
New Monsoon 
Hot Buttered Rum 
Aphrodesia 
Luna Angel 

http://www.harmonyfestival.com 

Each year the Harmony Festival is produced to be the local Progressive County Fair, where our extended community of Cultural Creatives, leading-edge free thinkers, and social pioneers come together once a year to share our creativity, lifestyles, music, art, and ideas of an emerging global paradigm. The Harmony Festival celebrates the latest trends and developments of a full array of progressive value and expressions, including artistic and musical performance, ecology, health and healing, spirituality, political and social justice movements, and community building. It's a party with a purpose. 

Check out the website for more info 
http://www.harmonyfestival.com/exhibit06.shtml 

Contact person for booth space is Randi Rembe at randi harmonyfestival.com 
707-861-2035 x 315. 


# 28th Annual
HARMONY FESTIVAL
"Bay Area's Music & Camping Festival"
June 9th, 10th & 11th
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
http://www.harmonyfestival.com

Music, Arts, Ecology, Healthful Living

BOB WEIR AND RAT DOG  -  CAKE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
OZOMATLI  -  SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9  -  ZERO
WAR - NEW MONSOON with Steve Kimock
LYRICS BORN - CANIBUS
JAI UTTAL - MARIA MULDAUR
Hot Buttered Rum - The Velvet Teen - Hamsa Lila
The Flying Other Brothers - Eric Lindell
Shimsahi - Sol Horizon - Serendipity Project
Luna Angel - Aphrodesia - Stellamara
The Everyone Orchestra featuring Vernon Bush & The Interfaith Choir
Banana Slug String Band
Stiff Dead Cat - & many more (see below):

Featured speakers:
Jim Hightower - Jose Arguelles
Swami Beyondananda - Rob Brezsny
Catherine Austin Fitts, Dick 'n Dubya
Peter Phillips of Project Censored
Wavy Gravy  & more

The Legendary Saturday Night
TECHNO TRIBAL DANCE
STS9 - DJ Logic - Uberzone - Freq Nasty - Cirque Berzerk - Apsara - Gamelan X - Playground - Cirque Troupes - Fire Dancers - Aerialists
till 4 AM! http://mysticbeatlounge.com

400+ EXHIBITORS and 20 Attractions
Eco Village -  Well-Being Pavillion - Culinary Showcase - Global Bazaar & Crafters Village - Healilng Sanctuary - Goddess Temple - Vaudeville Stage - Transformational Art Show - Clean Fuel Coalition - harmony Altar - Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo - Magical playground Kids Zone  - Earthdance Dome - Casbah Teahouse - Late Night Chill Lounge

Festival Shows and Hours:
Camping Check-In opens 2 pm Friday, June 9th
Festival opens 5 pm

2nd Annual North Bay Music Awards (NORBAYS)
Friday Afternoon/Evening, June 9, Main Field
Velvet Teen, Stiff Dead Cat, Lemon Lime Lights/Djin, David Correa & Cascada, Greenhouse, Trailer Park Rangers, Coma Lilies, Eugene, Santiago, Plum Crazy, DDK
5 PM to 9 PM

Friday Night, June 9, Grace Pavilion Show
8:30 PM to 2 AM
Bob Weir & Ratdog / Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Hot Buttered Rum

Saturday Day, June 10, Main Field
11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cake, Ozomatli, Zero (First Bay Area Reunion)
Hot Buttered Rum, Luna Angel, Hip Hop Summit w/ Lyrics Born, Canibus,
Kirtan Festival Featuring Jai Uttal, Shimshai & Suzanne Sterling w/ Jagadembe,
Luna Angel, Aphrodesia, Kim Manning& Friends, Jessica Star, Jill Knight, Swami Beyondananda, Rob Breszny, Jose Arguelles

Saturday Night, June 10, Techno-Tribal Dance
8:30 PM to 4 AM
Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Freq Nasty
Uberzone, DJ Logic, Playground

Sunday Day, June 11th, Main Field
11 AM to 8 PM
Michael Franti & Spearhead
War, New Monsoon featuring Steve Kimock, Maria Muldaur , Flying Other Brothers, Stella Mara, Hamsa Lila
Aphrodesia, Sol Horizon, Everyone Orchestra & the Interfaith Brunch feat. Vernon Bush,

View complete announcement at:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com/harmonyNews.html
http://www.divinexperiences.com/harmony/

ADMISSION:
Advance Prices - Limited Sales
All Weekend - All Shows Pass - $99
Day Passes - $25
Nights Shows - $30
All Weekend "VIP Magic Pass" - $299
Norbays Awards Dinner - $100

Purchase the following tickets at the Gate
Day Show $35
Night Shows $35
Friday Festival and Norbay Awards 5PM-9PM - $10
Kids age 5 and under FREE
Kids 6-12 $5 per day
Teens 13-16 $10 per day

Camping
Camping, 3 nights - $25
RV Fees, 3 nights - $50

Purchase all Tickets and Camping Now at:
415-256-TIXX
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
Tickets also available at: Whole Foods (Sonoma County), Albertsons (Sonoma County), all Copperfields and Oliver's Markets, and dozens of outlets throughout Northern California.

Tickets, Booths, Volunteering and Info:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
707-861-2035

The Harmony Festival is produced by Harmony Productions
in association with Peak Experience Productions

The Harmony Festival is a green event.
Bring your own water bottle. Leave No Trace.
For rides check out http://spaceshare.com/
No pets.

SUBSCRIBE to the Harmony Festival & Events Email List:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
-- 

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

28th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL
June 9-11, 2006
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
http://www.harmonyfestival.com

See HARMONY EVENTS WEBSITE CALENDAR
for Complete Schedule and info of all Harmony Events:  http://www.harmonyevents.org

May 17th, Wed.- Growing More Loving with Compassionate Communication
        with Lori Grace Star MA., Phil Willcher MHT 7:30 - 10:30pm     
May 18th- Thurs. - Community Networking Exchange (last CNE until September!)
        with Mary O'Connor, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
June 9-11, Fri.- Sun.- HARMONY FESTIVAL 2006
        http://www.harmonyfestival.com

PLEASE DONATE to ACE for its mission to build community and enhance the health and harmony of individuals and our environment. 
Just click here!
https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=5185



 06/10-101st Annual MARIN DIPSEA RACE http://www.Dipsea.org


 06/10-SF NAKED BIKE RIDE http://www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org/SanFrancisco


 06/11-WORLD NATURIST DAY (It's not about "nature", it's about NUDITY!)


# 06/10-101st Annual MARIN DIPSEA RACE http://www.Dipsea.org


#06/10-SF NAKED BIKE RIDE 
http://www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org/SanFrancisco


# Tracy Bartlett returns 6/10 and 11 with her great classes on menopause and 
handjobs! These are afternoon classes. Saturday, 6/10, we host Tracy's workshop 
The Menopause Transformation: An Internal Earthquake.
1--5 pm, $30 per person. Pre-register at (415) 255-1155 or 
mail at sexandculture.org 398 11th St.
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!


# 06/11-WORLD NATURIST DAY (It's not about "nature", it's about NUDITY!)



# Ducky Doolittle 6/13!: June 13th / SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Hot & Bothered Show
Entertaining and astute, Ducky's tales of sex-gone-wrong and sex-gone-right 
flow into narratives of how women really orgasm, perverse octopuses, beer 
goggles, balls, female ejaculation, weird things found in people's butts, the truth 
about butt-gasms, outlawed sex toys, banned books and fear of sex education 
in America. Combine all that and you get a hilarious and thought-provoking look 
at today's twisted libido.
WHERE: Center for Sex & Culture 398 11th (at Harrison)
TIME: doors open at 9:30pm / show starts at 10pm
WHO: Individuals of every gender and sexual orientation. Wheelchair 
accessible. TICKETS: $15
INFO: www.sexandculture.org (415) 255-1155
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!



# Kate Bornstein, June 14!:
Wednesday, June 14, 8 pm -- a very special visit from Kate Bornstein for a 
one-time-only new workshop on survival tips for the 21st century outlaw. But 
there's more! It's also the release party of her shiny new book, Hello, Cruel 
World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.
doors open at 7:30, at CSC (398 11th St. at Harrison). the workshop begins at 
8PM, with doors opening for the book release party at 9:15 PM. Kate will read 
selections from her new book, and will sign copies for people who have them.
Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th St. @ Harrison (Across from DNA lounge)
http://sexandculture.org and don't forget http://goodvibes.com with 3 locations!
Good Vibrations: 2 SF and 1 Berkeley store: so much fun!



# Mark your Calendars and party with the
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA
Thursday JUNE 15th, 8pm at
Pier 23 http://www.pier23cafe.com/
 
It's SWOP NIGHT
Las Vegas and Busts!
Come one, Come all
and help us raise money for our Las Vegas Conference july 9th thru 12th http://www.desireealliance.org/Conference.htm
We need lots of money and support to get everybody there. So come and lend a dollar or two for a great cause. There will be plenty of Tits and Ass along with some great live music, food and a lotta naked cage dancing with the DJ.

Robyn Few 
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA 
333 Valencia St. Ste. 445 
San Francisco, CA 94103 
1-877-776-2004 
http://www.swop-usa.org  
robyn at swop-usa.org



#  HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL. Healing, nurturance, cleansing, and celebration in its many forms will be the features of the first annual Healing Arts Festival at the Harbin Watsu® Center, June 16-18. Attend classes, demos, enjoy dances, live music performances, soak in the pools, and so much more. It's a great way to put a little spring into your step! 
http://www.healingfestival.com 



# bbq a newbie picnic june 17th at golden gate park
http://http://burningman.com


# Peak Oil/Climate Change Art Show Saturday, June 17, 2006
8 p..m. - 12 midnight $10 slliding scale
Please see http://www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa/artshow  and 
http:// www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa
ArtSF 110 Capp St @ Mission / 16th SF
http://www.artsf.org/
Near 16th & Mission BART, 22 Fillmore. Capp is an alley between  
Mission & South Van Ness off 16th Street.
artshow at sfbayoil.org 415-255-8466
http://www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa/artshow/index.html



# North Beach Festival, June 17th & 18th:
http://www.sfnorthbeach.org/festival


# San Francisco Juneteenth Parade & Street Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2006 - Sunday, June 18, 2006 (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
 Fillmore Juneteenth Festival San Francisco, California 94115
Fillmore btw. Geary & McAllister (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
http://upcoming.org/event/76875


# Pejutah Sundance**
Purification Days: June 17th-20th, 2006
Tree Day: June 21st
 Sundance: June 22nd–25th, 2006
 Location: Northern California - Southern Humboldt County*
 This will be a prayer for the survival and continuation of the ancient redwood forests.
  info Durwin WhiteLightning at Durwin45@yahoo.com or call 541-463-7839.


# GALACTIC EARTH FESTIVAL (NorCal)
 Monday, June 19, 2006  - Friday, June 23, 2006 
  Mount Shasta region  California
 http://www.galacticearth.com is on it's way! 


# The Corporation Wed June 21 7:30 pm $5 donations are accepted
Humanist Hall 390 27th St midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pil
510-393-5685 http://www.HumanistHall.net
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org

 
# June 23,24,25 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
http://snwmf.com  Mendocino County Fair, in Boonville, California.
 BAABA MAAL  CULTURE  DON CARLOS  AMADOU & MIRIAM  LUNA ANGEL


# 6/24 http://dykemarch.org


#  06/24-PINK SATURDAY (7pm-2am street party in The Castro)
#  06/25-SF PRIDE http://www.SFPride.org


# 30th Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Roosevelt Middle School 460 Arguello SF, CA
http://www.sffolkfest.org
http://upcoming.org/event/65959


#  06/25-SF PRIDE http://www.SFPride.org
SPONSORED by MILLER this year, Bud last year. CORPORATE SCUM.


# West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival
Thursday, June 29th to Tuesday, July 4th
8th Street Studios 2525 8th St @ Dwight Berkeley 
Mornings to Evenings http://www.wccif.com


# Critical Mass - Friday 6/30 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.




July 2006

#  July 2006 is the month to Bring the War Home to cities across the
nation with Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to shut down all metropolitan
areas. Then organizers from around the world will converge on DC August 
10th through the 14th to confront the true war machine.

SHUT DOWN DC: August 10th through 14th, 2006. There will be massive
decentralized direct action against all government and corporate
entities.

The vast majority of government and corporate war profiteers are based 
in DC, and its time they experience war first hand. Let's bring the war to
their homes, their offices, their parties and everywhere else they go.

As long as there is a war abroad, we must also have a war at home. With 
the Iran war looming, the Iraq war lingering, and dozens of other wars
raging, it is long past time to bring the war home.

With thousands expected to descend on our fair city, mass housing, free
vegan food, and a convergence space will all be available. Mark your
calendars, tell your friends, plan to come to DC August 10th through
14th, 2006.

More information and details will be coming, and our website should be
up soon. Keep checking back for more details. In the meantime email 
bringthewarhome06 @ hotmail.com


# Mishap Prom 2006 Sat July 1 8:00PM-3:00AM $4 in formal dress, $6 casual
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell st SF http://www.crapcore.com


# 07/04-CACOPHONY's "Xmas In July" SANTA RAMPAGE http://www.Cacophony.org


# http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/d86b4dfb-8934-40f6-9c1c-57db8e7dcf80
 2006-07-07 4:30 PM Host:  BassCamp; Otto& Dae 
Location:  ~ Pirate's Cove; Mendo Coast! 
When:  Friday, July 7, 4:20pm - 
Sunday, July 9, 4:20pm 
Ahoy and Prepare to be Boarded..SummerCamp is back


# July 15 - Day of Action against Climate Change and G8 - EF! Call to Action!
A call to action from Earth First! Climate Caucus and Rising Tide North America
 July 15th 2006 -- Direct Action for Climate Justice

  International Day of Direct Action  
 against Climate Change and the G8 
 Rise Up Against G8 Policies
 Target Fossil Fuel Industries in Your Town or Bioregion

  On July 15th, the "Group of 8" (G8) richest industrialized countries will gather in St. Petersburg, Russia to plot their continued commodification and domination of the planet, this time under the banner of "Energy Security." A leaked G8 "Communique on Energy Security" calls for trillions of dollars in new investments in oil, gas and coal production worldwide, plus wide-scale global expansion of nuclear energy. With runaway climate change* looming just over the horizon, such neoliberal business-as-usual poses a direct threat to the continuation of life on Earth as we know it.  Resistance is self defense. The G8 agenda promotes petroleum-dependent "Energy Security" that pollutes our land and atmosphere, ravages poor and indigenous communities, and scorches the Earth's climate. Their recipe for disaster must be met with our global resistance! 

 July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion. Use this international day of action to support local struggles against oil refineries, gas pipelines, strip mines and coal-fired power plants. Disrupt the financial backers of the fossil fuel industry. Host teach-ins to spread sustainable post-petroleum living skills. Find a weak point in the infrastructure of resource exploitation and throw a literal or symbolic wrench in the works. Visit your local polluters and give 'em hell!

  The July 15th International Day of Action Against Climate Change is being mobilized by Rising Tide North America, a new network initiated in the US by the Earth First! Climate Caucus, with inspiration and support from the UK's vibrant Rising Tide direct action movement for climate justice and against climate change. Rising Tide North America is actively mobilizing July 15th actions in local bioregions, as well as reaching out to environmental justice, climate action and radical sustainability movements in all of the G8 countries plus the Global South. 

 Rising Tide North America is building a large collection of outreach and agit-prop materials that can be used by groups around the continent (and the world) to organize locally. These materials will be downloadable from http://www.reclaimthecommons.net and from the website of Rising Tide North America (comin' soon). 

 Join the Rising Tide North America network, and tell us about July 15th actions against climate change being planned in your community or bioregion! Contact us at efclimatecaucus@wildmail.com.

 For more information and updates about July 15th international actions against climate change, plus news and links about additional global resistance against the 2006 G8 Summit from July 14th to 17th, go to http://www.reclaimthecommons.net

   To learn more about the global Rising Tide movement, visit  
http://www.risingtide.org.uk and read "Rising Tide Takes the Helm: Mapping Strategies for Climate Justice" in May-June 2006 Earth First! Journal:  
http://reclaimthecommons.net/article.php?id=316
        To learn more about the origin and purpose of Rising Tide North America, read "Earth First! Climate Caucus: A New Birth in the No Compromise Movement" in May-June 2006 Earth First! Journal:
 http://reclaimthecommons.net/article.php?id=317

  *19 of the 20 hottest years on record have occurred since 1980. Islands in the South Pacific are already evacuating due to rising sea levels. Storms and hurricanes are growing more severe.  Polar bears are drowning as their icy habitat breaks apart and drifts out to sea. Greenland and Antarctica are melting. Everyday we spew more greenhouse gases burned from fossil fuels into the atmosphere; everyday we are one step closer to what scientists refer to as "the tipping point," on the verge of catastrophic and irreversible climate chaos. 


# 7/15-RJ'S 45th BIRTHDAY http://BWClub.net/RJP1home.html


# Critical Mass - Friday 7/28 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.


# GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 29th.


# July 28 - 30 Join the Summit for Salmon Fundraiser - Climb Mt. Rainier!
http://www.wildsalmon.org/about/summit-2006-recruit.cfm 


# Green-Soulfest July 29  Park at deFremery Recreation Center
1651 Adeline St., Oakland, California
Come to Green-Soulfest 06 and have an eco- adventure at deFremery Park in
the Eco-West. Take a journey to Africa, Ethiopia, India, the rainforest and
beyond at our eco-themed villages. Receive free massages and ancient
healing, learn eco-building, build your eco-finances, learn how to prevent
disease, have fun in our eco-children's area, discover live food nutrition,
sample delicious living foods, learn how to save your environment and enjoy
great music from around the world.
Vendor booths and sponsorships are available
510-228-8738 healthythrunature yahoo com
Sponsored by: * Healthy Thru Nature Institute * Living Nutrition * San
Francisco Vegetarian Society * Bay Valley * Sacred Grove * Attitudinal
Healing http://sfvs.org


#  07/30-DORE "Up Your" ALLEY FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com



Augjust 2006

#  August 10th through 14
July 2006 is the month to Bring the War Home to cities across the
nation with Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to shut down all metropolitan
areas. Then organizers from around the world will converge on DC August 
10th through the 14th to confront the true war machine.

SHUT DOWN DC: August 10th through 14th, 2006. There will be massive
decentralized direct action against all government and corporate
entities.

The vast majority of government and corporate war profiteers are based 
in DC, and its time they experience war first hand. Let's bring the war to
their homes, their offices, their parties and everywhere else they go.

As long as there is a war abroad, we must also have a war at home. With 
the Iran war looming, the Iraq war lingering, and dozens of other wars
raging, it is long past time to bring the war home.

With thousands expected to descend on our fair city, mass housing, free
vegan food, and a convergence space will all be available. Mark your
calendars, tell your friends, plan to come to DC August 10th through
14th, 2006.

More information and details will be coming, and our website should be
up soon. Keep checking back for more details. In the meantime email 
bringthewarhome06 @ hotmail.com


# Dolphin  Adventure Trips  Aug. 19-26, 2006 
 Aug. 26- Sept. 2, 2006 http://www.dolphinpress.com


# Swim with Dolphins Adventure Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2006
http://www.thefirewithin.com/swimwithdolphins.htm or
http://www.dolphinpress.com and click on Dolphin Trip! Enjoy!


# Aug 28 - Sep 4 2006     http://burningman.com     fun in the desert
goto Reno, turn left... 100 miles North of Reno is the Black Rock Desert
http://bmscreensavers.com Download screensavers for ideas of costumes, artcars, projects...


# Sokano Avenue Stroll  “Send In The Clowns” Sunday, September 10, 2006
 Non-profit Information &/or Fundraising (New- Both Categories merged)
Ø       You may raise money by donation, raffles, memberships and/or materials donated to you.
Ø       You may sell or give away promotional materials about your organization.
Ø       You must charge, report and pay sales tax for goods sold unless you submit an exemption.
Ø       Keep literature distribution and clipboard activity behind your table.
Ø       It you are hosting a game booth, no cash prizes or live animals are allowed. Small toys, balloons and other prizes are acceptable. We encourage you to have game booths rather than sell products. Call us for great booth ideas!
entry fee for a booth to be submitted Aug. 1


#  09/23-SF LOVE PARADE http://www.LoveParadeSF.org


# San Francisco LoveFest:  A Dance Music Parade and Festival 
 Together we will once again rock the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, September 23rd! 
 Once again 30+ floats of every genre of beat will wind it's way down Market St., park and continue the party at the Civic Center Plaza, and continue into the night in parties throughout the city, including the official San Francisco LoveFest after party at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium presented by Skills and Spundae. http://www.LoveParadeSF.org


 09/24-FOLSOM STREET FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com



# World Farm Animals Day, 10/1 http://BayAreaVeg.org
http://sfvs.org http://sfveeg.org http://farm.org http://pcrm.org
http://idausa.org http://earthsave.org http://vivausa.org http://nocompromise.org


#  10/01-CASTRO STREET FAIR http://www.CastroStreetFair.org


#  10/13-15-FLEET WEEK http://www.FleetWeek.us


#  10/11-NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY


# Oct 14/15 http://greenfestivals.org Washington, D.C.


#  10/24-SF GAY & LESBIAN WORLD TRAVEL EXPO


 


# Nov 11/12 http://greenfestivals.org 8th and Brannan/ councourse exhibition ctr. SF

 The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

Learn: Attend lectures and workshops by thought leaders, business visionaries and community activists shaping the green movement.

Network: Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations who are committed to the possibility of a better world. See Network.Get Involved! Learn about organizations effecting positive and sustainable change in our region, our country, and the around the planet.

Socialize: Have fun interacting with others, for the sheer joy of it. Meet interesting people who share common interests. Spend some time at the food court and listen to local musicians. Parents, find a place to relax in the Family Rest Stop.

Eat Well: Sample delicious, healthy, organic, and sustainable produced food prepared on site. ALL FOODWARE IS BIODEGRADEABLE - COMPOST! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN FOODWARE TO THE EVENT.

Greening the Event: We believe in deep sustainability - to achieve intergenerational equity, we must design equity into the present. We try to address all aspects of the event - beginning with our own consciousness and the budgetary process.

Learn how we are creating an eco-commerce model for the Green Festival and our who in the community helps us.

The Green Economy Expo: If you are a green business of any size, this could be the perfect place for you to connect to your target audience. Call 1-877-727-2179 to exhibit your products. See who's Exhibiting in 2005.

Shop at the Green Festival for all of your Holiday Gifts! Purchase goods and services from 300 exhibitors who practice the principles of sustainability, ecology, and social equity. Go shopping online - we've identified online resources for green goods.

Coop America's Green Pages: Check out the original directory of Green Businesses at 
http://www.greenpages.org

Endorse the Earth Charter!

LIMITED OFFER: Purchase Green Festival Compost from DC Festival. Be the first to support turning waste into a resource!



2007 

May

http://wef.ucdavis.edu  Whole Earth Fest UC Davis 3rd Wknd May.
Stanford POW WOW 2nd weekend in May?
http://swcoalition.org Sustainable World Symposium 2nd Wknd?
http://www.BayToBreakers.com Bay To Breakers 3rd Sunday in May

June 
http://harmonyfestival.com Second Weekend in June, Santa Rosa

Aug

http://burningman.com Labor Day Weekend (Aug/Sept)

Sep
http://earthdance.org 3rd wknd? Laytonville CA / Hog Farm

Oct
http://burningman.com Decompression 3rd Sunday in Oct.

Nov
http://greenfestivals.org 8th St. @ Brannan SF 1st? 2nd? wknd Nov.



Every 1st Wednesday: http://exploratorium.edu FREE!
Every 1st Thursday: Art receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.