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Friday Aug 11
7PM Center for Third World Organizing Dinner and... 
7PM Video Showing of "PARADISE NOW" 
8PM Soma: AN Anarchist Therapy 
Saturday Aug 12
9AM Femme2006: Conversation and Explorations 
10:30AM Day of Action at Andronico's 
11AM National Emergency Marches in SF and DC to Defend... 
11:30AM Queer Contingent for August 12 March 
6PM Soma: An Anarchist Therapy 
More Events... 

August 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

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 @


# San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
 SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
San Francisco Bay Area, California 94103
The seventh annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 10th to Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at SomArts Cultural Center located at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. We are planning a full festival this year with electroacoustic composers, sound installation artists, and interdisciplinary performance.


Hip-Hop Legend KURTIS BLOW live @ Mighty!  Friday, August 11 10:00 PM
 Friday August 11th  - - - - mighty drOps - - - - 
Presents a live performance by "The Original Ladies  Man" 

KURTIS BLOW (the old school hip-hop legend!) 

With Mighty drops dj's spinnin' Hip Hop & Breaks: 
J BOOGIE & RASCUE (Battle of the breaks tagteam set) 

ticket purchase)  Limited $10 Presale tickets available at  Doors at 10pm . 21+ 
119 Utah @ 15th St. in the Mission, one Block East of Potrero


# Survival Research Labs (SRL)  August 11, 2006 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
 Some things are purely mythic like Survival Research Labs, which springs from the shell of abandoned buildings, monster robotic history, and fire. An interdisciplinary mash-up like no other, SRL, brings a newly conceived performance to ZeroOne San Jose full of its legendary machines, flame-throwers, and bombastic sound.
 TIX: $25 BOX OFFICE: (408) 286-2600
 Behind the South Hall building 435 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113	


# SRL August 11 in San Jose August 11, 2006 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Anyone heard of Survival Research Labratories?  These guys are a  
hoot, and they are coming to town!

If you've ever seen Seamen at BM, SRL is the authentic article.   
These guys regularly get kicked out of town the night before the  
event by the fire marshals.  Of course, that's not going to happen on  
the 11th, but the show will not be something to be missed.  All the  
drama of a war zone with the choreography of Cirque Du Soleil.  But  
bring your earplugs!  A gas mask isn't a bad idea to pack if you have  
one handy, but it's unlikely you would need it these days.

The last show I saw of theirs was legend, out on pier 70 in SF about  
a decade ago. -Brian

More information at 
survival_research_la.html, tickets available at 


Fri Aug 11
Love On The Rocks! (Underground Love Fest Fundraiser for Rock It Science)
Date & Time: 2006-08-11 11:45 PM
Yo yo!  We are honored to have been asked to co-host a Love Fest float with  This is a very exciting development.  What better reason to throw a kickass party and raise some funds to help us have the best float there?
Friday, August 11th
12 AM to ???
SOMA loft location with gorgeous rooftop smoking area (call 415-412-0406 the day of for details)
Rock It Science presents:
Love on the Rocks
A fundraiser for the Rock It Science/ Love Fest float!
Sen - Sei (keys), Origami (Bass) and Andrew Phelan (Decks)  (So Sound, Turnaround Sound, Prismatic, Dusted Roots)
     Special Live Performance!!
Short Bus Kids (Bounce House Recordings)
Eric Sharp (Rock It Science, Zen City, Su Casa)
Lachlan (Rock It Science)
Native Intelligence (Rock It Science, Sugar Lounge)
Please Bring: Your dancing shoes, your friends, and your positive attitude.  See you on the dancefloor!

# Amazing Healing Retreat--Orgasmic Organics--Aug 11-13
Here is a fantastic healing retreat being put on by an inspiring 
chef and friend, Shobhan, at Frogwood Lodge in 
Mendocino County.
Relaxing guided meditations, raw and vegan chef-prepared meals, live 
music, 3 yoga sessions ( guessed it! me...Sumati) and a 
DJ'd dance jam.  Not to mention hottub, nature walks. Massage.
 Check out the event website for a menu and many other details:


# Eyewitness Palestine / Help Prepare for Aug. 12 March to Stop the War


Sat, Aug 12, 2006      11:00 am
[view]	National Emergency Marches in San Francisco & Washington D.C.
Civic Center Plaza (in front of San Francisco City Hall) San Francisco




From Iraq to Lebanon to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime! Stop U.S. Aid to Israel! Support the Palestinian People's Right to Return! Money for Jobs and Education, Not for War and Occupation! Call to action.

-Bus tickets: New York City, Chicago

Initiated by ANSWER, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA), and Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.  

- Organize transportation 
- Endorse
- Volunteer for DC march
- Volunteer for SF march 
- Make an urgently needed donation 
- Download flyers: 
National (DC), New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles

Click here for reports from
emergency actions over the last week


Major Anti-War Protest in SF on Saturday, August 12th
 Emergency March to Defend the People of Palestine and Lebanon
 On Saturday, August 12th, there will be anti-war marches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The protests will: demand that the US stop providing aid to Israel, support the Palestinian peoples' right to return, and demand "money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation." In San Francisco, people will gather for a rally at 11am at Civic Center, at Polk and Grove Streets. There will be a march through downtown San Francisco, returning to Civic Center for a closing rally with speakers, entertainment, and cultural performances. 
Read More
On Indybay's Anti-War Page


TREE WALK meet at 2300 Wellsley Palo Alto
exciting up and coming tree walk this Saturday, August 12th at 10 a.m through College Terrace. The walk will be lead by Certified Arborist and Canopy board member, Dave Muffly.  College Terrace is a lovely part of town with great trees! It will be worth it to stroll in the shade and learn a bit about our green neighbors. Plus Dave is a great source of information so if you have any questions just ask!
Tree walks are held the second Saturday of each month this year and always at 10 a.m. The next ones will be on October 14th through the Community center, and November 11th through West Bayshore.
 Please Come! Genevra Ornelas Program Director


# RE-FASHION Costume Change & Exchange (SF Bay Area)
 Saturday, August 12 12:00 PM Humanist Hall  411 28th Street 
Oakland, CA between Broadway and Telegraph


# Pandora’s Trunk II August 12, 2006 1-7pm
916 Natoma St @ 10th (between Howard & Mission)
fashion, costumes, and treats for men and women
live music * free drinks


Date & Time: 2006-08-12 4:00 PM

Festival of the Sun 
Celebrating 3 years of Acid Totem 

Watch the sun set, and watch it's triumphant rise the next day.  

Two areas of sound under the Sun, Moon and Stars. 

Area 1: 
Jim Hopkins 
Syd Gris 
Forest Green 
Ben Haus 
Dave L 

Area 2 hosted by Tribal Souls: 
Phil Gauthier 
Nesto Fuentez 
Thomas Kent 
Kris Kent 

4pm Sat. 8/12 - noon Sun. 8/13 
20 Hours of bass rumbling music 
This is a free outdoor festival happening within an hour's drive from San Francisco, please check our website for all the info!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 12, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006 
starts: 4PM Sat.
Location: Beautiful outdoor location within an hour's drive of SF 
San Francisco, CA  
More Info: 415 267.6172


Flash! -- a BDSM Play Party for WOMEN at the Citadel! 
 Saturday, August 12 SF Citadel  1277 Mission St.  @ 9th St. 
FLASH: Say Cheesecake!  A Photo Play Party Just for Women 
"cheesecake" (informal) 
def: photographs of attractive women in minimal attire 

Saturday, August 12th 
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM 
SF Citadel 
1277 Mission St. (between 8th and 9th) 

Ever been frustrated by the no-pix-allowed decree of open play parties, when your scene is just too perfect to let pass without a few reminders? Here’s your chance to capture your captives on film! 

Vivi the Brat and SF Citadel are pleased to announce the return of women-only play parties! We invite you to the Citadel for a juicy event for women and woman-identified transfolk. At this special play party, cameras are welcomed into the dungeon. Bring your partner(s) and a few friends, and create some memories you’ll be able to relive on those long, lonely nights. 

A few rules: 
You must have the consent of the people you photograph. Everyone at the party must be open to being photographed, though, as cameras will be everywhere! 
No video or professional photography set-up, please – just fun with still shots and our dungeon equipment and lighting. 

Join us for a fantastic night of flashbulbs and flesh! 

Admission: $20 per person 
Please RSVP early so that we get an approximate headcount. 
You must be a Citadel member to attend. Memberships can always be obtained at the door on the night of the party. They cost $10 per year. 

Questions? Want to VOLUNTEER and waive the admission fee? 
Contact Vivi at womensparty @ 


Date & Time: 2006-08-12 10:00 PM
Location: somewhere you have never been - deep underground
What is that rumble?
What is that buzz?
Why is everyone running for cover?
Why won't anyone tell me what is happening?
You're either being trailed by a Tyranosaurus...
or it's the biggest underground party the scene has seen in the past 5 years.
Who's putting it on?
No one. Everyone. 
Rock It Science, Yerba Buena Discos, Opel Productions, Get Freaky, Space Cowboys, Deep End, House Of Lotus, False Profit, Seismic, Sister SF, Pink Mammoth, The Fringe, Evil Breaks, Funky Cozy, and In Productions. 3 Soundsystems. A DJ lineup too incredible to list. Me, and... everyone else.
APOCALYPSE: The party to end all parties. Nothing can prepare you. 
Call the Info Line the day of the event:
415-294-7786        I've said too much already.

The first rule of underground parties is: Be discreet.
The second rule of underground parties is: Be discreet.

Be aware of your surroundings.  Do not attract attention to yourself.  Park legally.  Use common sense.  Take care of each other.  Oh, and don't forget... the point is to have fun.

///// SATURDAY, August 12 /////



If you're looking for something a little more like unwinding-in-a-bar-after-work... there's this great happy hour where you can unwind in a bar after work.  With good Italian food and pizza.  And good music.  Good people.  Equity.

WEDNESDAY, August 9, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Equity at Il Pirata
with Dr. Toast, maer, and Bertzerker


 Raw Potluck Sunday August 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am Palo Alto
 second Sunday of every month.
 Bay Leaf Cafe in downtown Palo Alto
 Bay Leaf Cafe 520 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Phone: (650) 321 7466
Bring: Raw, organic (preferred), vegan dishes 
and your own serve ware: plate, fork, etc.
To join this group, send an email to:


Poi, Staff, and Hoop Extravaganza This Sunday!
Sunday, Sunday Sunday!  Poi, Staff, and Hoop Extravaganza!

Come Play with me and learn tricks this Sunday 8/13!

10:00 am - 12:30 am Poi Tricks
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Staff Tricks
4:30pm - 7:00 pm Hoop Tricks

Golden Gate Park Strybing Arboretum 1199 9th Ave. (On 9th Avenue just below 
and Lincoln Way). We will be playing on the  Main Lawn  right past the 
main gate to the Arboretum.

Yahoo Map:

Arboretum Map:

$15 for the 2.5 hour segment in poi, staff, or hoop
$40 for the whole day and all three tools

Let me know you are coming!  E-mail me at neoawareness @ with any 
questions or call my cell at (510)551-5846 See you soon! Neo


# SUNSET  Sunday, August 13th, 2006
Stafford Lake Park, Novato Ca.  Noon - 7:30pm
All welcome  djs:   GALEN   SOLAR   J-BIRD
+ special guests:  Save the Date
~September 3rd, 2006 ~ SUNSET + STOMPY...labor day love.
PacificSound Crew


# LOTS of designers, many from outside sf that you won't see often, or ever!  Huge mix of styles, from burningman to business & surely a bunch in between!
Prompt Boutique
August 13, 2006 noon ? 6pm
The Luggage Store - 1007 Market St (6th & 7th)
sf: bad unkl sista, brown b., domini, estar, fluidance, how wild is jane?, lotuseatr, minerva's antenna, miranda caroligne, miss velvet cream, mogo, nicacelly, porcelynne, sandy reyes, tinc, velvet valentine, wendy darling, oakland: ac clothing and bags, hungry panda, remade in america, modesto + santa cruz: armour sans anguish, mama cow, sacramentos: porkchop rules, tinge


Hula Hooping Sunday Aug 13 2-5 pm Duboce  Park  
Duboce Ave between Scott and Steiner st. You can take the J or N muni 
trains to get there. It's near the Lower Haight and the Castro neighborhoods. 
Sunday 2-5 see you there!!!! 
To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:


13 August, Sunday, SF: toy faire: buy or sell at BIZARRE FLEA
(SM Community Exchange),  2pm  to 5pm: 942 Mission St., 
between 5th & 6th Streets; $5 admission to fleamarket.
2006 April  9, August  13, December 10.


Tue, Aug 15, 2006      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Witness Film "Outlawed"
101 Market Street, first floor San Francisco


# Wednesday, August 16, 2006   Time: 7pm - 9pm

Introduction to Urban Permaculture

Hear and see local permaculture designers from the Ecological 
Division of Merritt College's Landscape Horticulture Department 
discuss what's possible in a city.  Come see what's been incubating 
at this little 7 acre gem in the Oakland Hills. Christopher Shein 
will talk about the large food forest and garden built by students 
and the Permaculture Design Certificate program. Other classes 
offered include Natural Building taught by Kevin and Marisha 
Farnsworth and Nikko Bertulis; From Dams to Greywter with Cleo 
Woelfle Erskine; Growing Mushrooms with Ken Litchfield; and Cycles of 
Change with Grey Kolevzon, and more. Some of these amazing teachers 
will be on hand to present a quick overview of their class and what 
motivates them to live their passions for urban sustainability.  Find 
out where and how to plug-in to the local permaculture scene!

Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Cost: No charge.. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

 Ecology Center 2530 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702    510-548-2220 x233


#  Film Arts Foundation and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents:
TRUE STORIES: sneak previews of new documentaries
By Angeliki Giannakopoulos (2005, 94 min.)

When we hear about soldiers and casualties in war,much too often we perceive
these human beings merely as statistics. Capturing the words and emotions of
the mothers whose sons and daughters are fighting and dying in Iraq,
director Angeliki Giannakopoulos puts a human face on these soldiers in this
extraordinarily powerful portrait of love, suffering and our common
These courageous mothers of our country¹s soldiers are still mothers of the
sons and daughters they¹ve raised for nearly two decades. Sons and daughters
they raised to play baseball, to go to the prom, to get married and have
children of their own, but not to risk their livesŠfar from home.
MY CHILD explores how these mothers manage to get through each day knowing
that bullets could be destroying the ³center of their universe.²
And then there are the other mothers. The ones whose children come back in
piecesŠor not at all. How do they carry on when their precious children
return to them, somehow less than when they last saw themŠor after the
messengers of death, dressed in uniform have shown up at their door?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006, 7:30 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room, 701
Mission (at 3rd Street)
Tickets: $8 General Admission ($6 for Film Arts & YBCA Members)
For advance tickets, please call 415-978-ARTS or
For more information visit or 
Film Arts Foundation
145 9th Street, #101
San Francisco, CA, 94103

Francisco Bay Guardian, 2005 Best of the Bay


Anti-Gentrification Night @ Station 40 8pm (sharp), Wed Aug 16th
Fault Lines and Indybay present an evening of anti-gentrification
entertainment & education featuring:
-a free screening of the documentary film "Boom: The Sound of
Eviction" and a discussion with co-director A. Mark Liiv, Lupe Arreola
from St. Peter's Housing Committee, and members of the Defend Bayview
Hunter's Point coalition.

When: 8pm (sharp), Wednesday August 16th
Where: Station 40, 3030 B 16th St (at Mission St, across from BART)
Price: Free!

Boom: The Sound of Eviction—(Directed by Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark
Liiv, and Adams Wood) By turns humorous and scathing, this potent
social critique explores the effects of the recent Dot-com boom and
bust on community displacement and gentrification in the San Francisco
Bay Area, with a focus on the Latino Mission District. Features
interviews with dot-com workers, developers, the Mayor, and the
community that challenged their new economic order. Here's what the LA
Times said about Boom: "Witty, poignant and impassioned . . .
implications for every big city in America." Co-director A. Mark Liiv
will be present for Q & A

Lupe Arreola from St. Peters Housing Committe will be talking about
the roots of gentrification in San Francisco, and about the current
causes of gentrification in the Mission District (and other
neighborhoods). Lupe will also talk about how through Mission
Anti-Displacement Coalition—which is featured in the
movie—anti-gentrification advocates were able to get a moratorium on
market rate housing that will be in effect until 2007.

Defend Bayview-Hunters Point is a broad grassroots coalition of
long-time BVHP community, environmental, civil rights leaders and
organizations, tenants, small neighborhood businesses, and homeowners
working for the betterment of the community. Members of this coalition
will be discussing their plan to stop the Redevelopment Scam in BVHP.


Aug 16, 21 & 23. Beginner HoopDance Intensive. BERKELEY. W, M, W 7-8:30pm 
Taught by Certified HoopGirl dance instructor Satise!


# Taking Aim Bulletin August 3, 2006 ? Event August 17 in Berkeley 
Please spread the word - distribute widely
Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone discuss:  Apocalypse Now - The U.S. and
Israeli Master Plan for the Middle East.

Also, to be shown for the first time in the Bay Area: "The War in Lebanon:
An Inside View" including harrowing photos of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila

Thursday, August 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita Berkeley, CA,. $10 suggested
donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information
call 707.552.9992 or write

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone, producers of the national radio show “Taking
Aim,” present a dramatic exposé of the current wave of U.S. coordinated and
Israeli mass slaughter in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. They discuss in
compelling and heart-rending detail the U.S. and Israeli murderous agenda,
its timetable and the collusion of client Arab regimes in targeting the
peoples of the region.

From Rafah to, Ramallah and Nablus, from Bint Jbail, Tyre, Sidon and Beirut
to Tripoli, from 1947, 1967 to 1982 and now, an ongoing genocide has been
unleashed – part of a plan to visit the identical agony on the people of
Syria, Iran, Iraq and the region.

This murderous agenda proceeds under the cover of the false category of
terror for which 9/11 was planned, implemented and orchestrated by the U.S.
ruling class and its Israeli cohorts.

Heralded authors of “The Hidden History of Zionism,” “Prisoners of Israel”
and “Homage to Palestine,” Schoenman and Shone, reveal through first hand
testimony and shocking visuals the wholesale massacre and mass expulsion
that emptied Palestine of its population in 1948 and was repeated in an
identical operation in Lebanon in 1982.

In 1982-83, Schoenman and Shone lived in the Palestinian refugee camps as
these were reduced to rubble. They documented the round-up by the Israeli
invaders of males from ages 7 to 70 across Lebanon and took 6,000 affidavits
from the victims’ families. They witnessed and made a photo record of the
mass murder and the mass graves from Ain El Helweh, Rashidieh, Bourj al
Burajneh to Sabra and Shatila in Beirut.

Schoenman and Shone draw from their experiences in Palestine and Lebanon,
their testimony presented to the United Nations, Foreign Ministers and to
the Nordic Commission in Oslo, Norway as well as their years of advocacy on
behalf of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

Ralph Schoenman was Secretary General of the International Tribunal on U.S.
War Crimes in Indochina. He worked with Malcolm X with respect to the battle
for the Congo and has negotiated the release of political prisoners in many
countries. He was the Executive Director of the Committee in Defense of the
Palestinian and Lebanese Peoples and the Committee for a Democratic and
Secular Palestine. He is the author of “The Hidden History of Zionism,”
“Iraq and Kuwait: A History Suppressed,” and co-authored with Mya Shone
“Prisoners of Israel” (report for the United Nations) and “Homage to
Palestine.” Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone co-produce “Taking Aim with Ralph
Schoenman and Mya Shone” heard weekly on Pacifica’s WBAI-NY and nationally
on the Progressive Radio Network.

Mya Shone is an economist and has a long history as an activist involved in
political, community and labor issues. She worked closely with Casa
Nicaragua and Casa El Salvador during the struggles taking place in Central
America, was the coordinator of the Tri-County (Santa Barbara, Ventura, San
Luis Obispo) Labor Party chapter and co-coordinator of the Open World
Conference in Defense of Trade Union Independence and Democratic Rights. She
was the coordinator of the Committee in Defense of the Palestinian and
Lebanese Peoples and the Committee for a Democratic and Secular Palestine.
Mya Shone was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a
newscaster at KPFK in Los Angeles.
The first two parts of Taking Aim's series on the Middle East,
"Apocalypse Now: The U.S. and Israeli Master Plan for the Middle East" are
available on our website archive
Part 1: Death and Devastation in Lebanon
Part 2: The Meaning of Qana
Ben Gurion and the Final Aim:
(an excerpt from "The Hidden History of Zionism" by Ralph Schoenman,
available from Veritas Press – see and

In 1938, David Ben Gurion, who became the first Prime Minister of the
Israeli state, wrote in a letter to his son: "A partial Jewish State is not
the end, but only the beginning. I am certain that we can not be prevented
from settling in the other parts of the country and the region."

In 1937, he declaimed: "The boundaries of Zionist aspirations are the
concern of the Jewish people and no external factor will be able to limit

In 1938, he was more explicit: "The boundaries of Zionist aspirations," he
told the World Council of Poale Zion in Tel Aviv, "include southern Lebanon,
southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan [the West Bank] and the


# Thurs. Aug. 17 - Black Rock Roller Disco CellSpace 2050 Bryant @ 18th / 19th St.
For more information, call the Cellspace at 415-648-7562 or D. Miles
Jr., the GodFather of Skating at 415-752-1967


# SF Drag King Contest Thu Aug 17 8:00pm - 3:00am $15. - $35.
DNA Lounge 375 11th St @ Harrison
 lureadthis @ 415-282-5378


Ringling Kills 4 Baby Elephants In 8 Years
Bertha dead at a few months  of age.
September 2005: Ringling did not announce Bertha's birth or death.       
Riccardo dead at 8 months of age.
August 4, 2004: Ringling claims he fell off a 19-inch-high-round platform. After making Riccardo suffer all night with two broken legs, Ringling took him to a hospital the next morning where x-rays revealed "severe and irreparable fractures." Riccardo was killed that day.
Benjamin dead at 4 years of age.
1999: Drowned in a pond while attempting to avoid "trainer" Pat Harned, who witnesses said "poked" Benjamin with an ankus. A USDA investigator concluded that seeing and/or being "touched" or "poked" by Harned with an ankus caused physical harm and lead to Benjamin's death. This incident was videotaped but Ringling requested the USDA not release it to the public.
Kenny dead at 3 years of age.
1998: Ringling elephant "trainers" Gunther Gebel-Williams and Mark Gebel, against veterinarian orders, forced Kenny, who was bleeding from his rectum, to perform. Kenny died later that day after passing a large amount of blood from his rectum.
Ringling routinely uses ropes and chains to separate 18-month-old-baby elephants from their mothers. USDA told Ringling that this practice violates Federal law; Ringling defended it calling it "industry standard."
In the wild female elephants never leave their mothers; males leave at about age 13-15 years.         
Chained Most of Their Lives
Elephants in the wild can roam up to 50 miles a day. Ringling keeps elephants chained by 1 front and 1 back leg for most of their lives; the rest of the time they are confined in small barren pens in parking lots.
Meet inside by arena entrance.

Thursday        08/17    6pm
Friday            08/18    1:15pm & 6pm
Saturday        08/19    1:15pm & 6pm
Meet at Santa Clara St. & Autumn by arena entrances.
Wednesday        08/23    6pm
Thursday            08/24    6pm
Friday                08/25    5:15pm
Saturday            08/26    1:15pm & 6pm
Sunday               08/27    1:15pm & 6pm
"As long as there are slaughter houses, there will be battlefields" Leo Tolstoy

# Bandwidth Shindig August 18 - 20, 2006 (4:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Apple Store One Stockton, SF, California 94108
Music Panels! Performances! The Bandwidth Shindig is all about music and technology.  F-R-E-E. 
Saturday, August 19
The Apple Store, downtown San Francisco
Noon: - Your Band's Website
1:00 pm: Digital Love: Ways to get your Band Digitally Noticed
2:00 pm: Be Your Own Entertainment Mogul
3:00 pm: Recording In The Digital Age
Sunday, August 20
The Apple Store, downtown San Francisco
Noon: Podcasting SuperStar! - How to become a podcaster
1:00 Promoting your Band
2:00 pm: Download on Download: Music Online and Getting It Heard
3:00 pm: Get On The Bus: Setting Up A Tour Using The Web

# Aug 19	Nonprofit Boot Camp, CraigsList Foundation 	UC Berkeley

# 08/19/06 - Women's Surf Fest Fundraising Party 3-8pm at El Rio 3158 Mission @ 30th St. 

 A Roaming Renegade Fashion Show 2-5pm 
location: from the marina to the mission and everywhere in between 
 Featuring:  Miranda Caroligne  Silver Lucy  Bad Unkl Sista  Domini  Lara Grant 
 Wearable Art Sale 6-10pm 
location: 440 Brannan St. San Francisco (between 3rd and 4th) 
 With selections from the above designers PLUS:  Gytha Mander  Helen O  Fati Beloved 
Molly Rebushatis  Alexandria Von Bromssen  Leora Pangburn & Georgia Varaday 
 Customers who purchase over $100 receive free photo shoot with makeup and hair styling. 
 For more information about Missing Piece, please visit:

# NEXT ANON: Saturday, August 19th - Pre-Playa Sense-You-All!
 ANON SALON coaxes out the
Sense -You-All!
A Pre-Playa Extra-vagance!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF)
Suggestive Donations:
$10 b4 10:30/ Tantalizing- $15/
Challenged - $20/

After party for Where the Catwalk Ends! (See Below)

- GROUNDCHUCK (Dustfish)
- ADAM OHANA (Get Freaky)
- BEN CHUN (False Profit) vs.
- LAZY SLAVE (Dustfish, Anon)
Plus Special Guests

- HOT MUTE (Alive Rock)
- KASHIA (Anon Salon)
- HALON (Fake Science, False Profit)
Gallerie A Gaga
Will Cloughley aka UNCLE PUZZLE/ Lush-ivious colors
& Brain Twisting Spaces w/ Ambient Sonic Resonance
by RED SEED (Trip-Hop Trance Groove)
- DUSTED!/ Joegh Bullock (Wow Camp)
Masked Portraits Of Black Rock/
- KARAOKE CAKE / Lick The Lyric
- KARAOKE CAKE / Lick The Lyric
- WHORE DEARVES/ Slippery Finger Food
- Airbrushed Booty Parlor/ CLAY CHOLLAR
- Rose of Dawn: OCEANA
- Pink RoseMerry: DEE DEE RUSSELL
- Absinthe Truffles/ ZoECACAo

# Dolphin  Adventure Trips  Aug. 19-26, 2006 
 Aug. 26- Sept. 2, 2006

# Funk n Trunk – Burningman August 20, 2006 4-7pm
Levende Lounge 1710 Mission @ Duboce
Featuring bad unkl sista, Ceiba, Domini, Emiko-o Reware, ESTAR, Fati Beloved, Futuretrybe, Get a Headcase, Greengirl, homeSpun Couture, Hungrypanda Clothing, Miranda Caroligne, miss velvet cream, Shauna Hoffman, Silver Lucy Design, Taste Of Brazil, ViaJay, Wild Card

# Jerry McNerney for Congress
Dear Friends,

Please help save our country (and the planet).

This November we have an excellent opportunity to replace one of our worst Congressmen with a man of high integrity and strong environmental values.  Jerry McNerney, a wind energy specialist, is challenging Richard Pombo, an anti-environmental zealot, for the Congressional seat representing San Ramon, Pleasanton, Lodi, Tracy, and most of Stockton.

Please join us at a fundraiser for Jerry McNerney in Palo Alto:

Sunday, August 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
At the home of Tom & Sharon Wagner 
914 Matadero Court, Palo Alto

Jerry McNerney is the perfect candidate to take on Pombo.  In the late 1970s, Dr. McNerney recognized our country’s need for a diversified energy supply and changed careers to serve that need.  His innovations helped create the wind power industry we know today.

In 2004, Jerry recognized another need and took action.  He ran against Pombo and did better than any challenger in that district since 1994.  Jerry never stopped campaigning, and in a hard-fought primary this year, Jerry won a three-way race with 52.6% of the vote, getting almost twice as many votes as his main opponent, who outspent him 2-to-1.

Jerry wants to lead the nation away from the grip of foreign oil and transform the district into the “Silicon Valley of renewable energy.”  This is our chance to make a real difference, in one of the key races nationwide.

Please join Jerry at an event hosted by Tom and Sharon Wagner at their lovely solar home in Palo Alto.  Jerry looks forward to sharing his views and hearing what is important to each of you. 

Sunday August 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
At the home of Tom & Sharon Wagner 
914 Matadero Court, Palo Alto
Supporter:   $100
Student/Low Income:  $35

Event Sponsors: Peter Drekmeier and Carolyn Curtis 
Please RSVP to Don Mayall – – 650-856-7579.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to volunteer or contribute to Jerry’s campaign, please visit or mail your donation to McNerney for Congress, PO Box 12022, Pleasanton, CA 94588.

---- Peter Drekmeier pdrekmeier @ (650) 223-3333

# Aug 7 & 21. HoopSexy. LOS GATOS. 2 Ms 5:00-6:30pm. Taught by Christabel. To register contact Carol at (408) 867-2224. A dance class using the hoop as a tool cultivate sensual confidence and empowerment.

# Aug 22, 23 & 24. Beginner HoopDance Intensive. SAN FRANCISCO. T, W, R 7:30-9pm. Taught by Christabel, guest instructor on third evening... filling up fast! Don't miss out on the last class before the playa!

# Wed 23 AUGUST: Grab a free copy of today's SF BAY GUARDIAN.   Clip and save their list of   FALL  FESTIVALS !!!

# Thursday, August 24, 2006 7pm - 9pm
Ecovillages Presentation by  Lost Valley Educational Center
Find out what an ecovillage is and how the ecovillage movement 
affects the environment, the economy, and social justice issues. An 
informational slideshow will be followed up by a question and answer 
session. Discover what you can do to join the ecovillage movement. 
Presented by members of Lost Valley Educational Center, an aspiring 
ecovillage and intentional community in rural Oregon.
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Cost: No charge. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

# The Temple of Sirens invites you to    Gypsy Nights     expand your senses
Swaying hips, undulating bellies, and healing hands will consume you in this mystical evening. Restore yourself with healing touch intimate connections and the expansion of all your senses.
The evening peaks with the demonstration of a woman in extended orgasm.
Join the tribe and be carried through an evening of soul connections, exotic entertainment and desirable play.
Friday August 25, 2006 8 pm - midnight.
Preregistration recommended   $65 for men, $25 for women   $10 additional cost at the door
 One Taste Urban Retreat Center 1074 Folsom @ 7th St.
Spaces are limited. Reserve your space today by calling 415-503-1100 or email us at info @
 Temple of Sirens Where Women Free their Desires

# 08/26/06 - First Year Anniversary Party for the 16th Ave Tiled Steps noon - 2pm 16th and Moraga there will be music, refreshments, games more info at

# SHAC 7 Benefit, Oakland, August 26
  Saturday, August 26th 6 PM - 9 PM
L AK Press (674-A 23rd St, Oakland)
Event Info:
* Screening of Various Films
* A Special Presentations
* Vegan Desserts
* Alcohol- & Drug-Free Event
For more information about the SHAC 7, visit
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email  to:
For events:  
Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

# Swim with Dolphins Adventure Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2006 or and click on Dolphin Trip! Enjoy!

)'( Aug 28 - Sep 4 2006     fun in the desert )'(
goto Reno, turn North... 100 miles North of Reno is the Black Rock Desert Download screensavers for ideas of costumes, artcars, projects...
This year's street names will be: 
Esplanade Anxious Brave Chance Destiny Eager Fate Guess Hope 
Burningman from space:,-119.239426&spn=0.019766,0.034332

Events at the Earth Guardians Pavilion, Burning Man 2006

BRING ALOE VERA PLANTS and LEAVES to BURNING MAN!   Best gift you can give!
Aloe Vera is the ONLY treatment that can prevent a sun burn AFTER exposure to sun.
Lavendar is helpful too, also for cuts and scratches.

September 2006

Camp Democracy    It's big this; September in D.C.

# Upcoming dates: September 2, and October 7.
Walks are held the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
 Meet at the bookstore kiosk near the main gate of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way.
Darin Dawson of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, who is a plant expert.  Angie Geiger returns in September.

# 9/3/06 - Nor Cal Women's Surf Fest Linda Mar Beach Pacifica 

# Free History Tour of Dogpatch & Potrero Point
Sunday, September 3, 2006 (11:00 AM)
18th St. & Tennessee St. San Francisco, California
WHERE: starts at 18th and Tennessee
DETAILS: Designated as a San Francisco Historic District, this colorful neighborhood has important ties to many of the city's past commercial industries. From its historic working class cottages and industrial age relics to the current proliferation of ultra-modern lofts, we'll explore the past and present of this suprising, eclectic neighborhood in transition in this 2 hour walking tour. A $5 donation to SF City Guides (non-profit) is suggested, but optional.

# Sept 5, 6 and 7. Beginner HoopDance Intensive. SAN FRANCISCO. T, W, R 7:30-9pm. Taught by Christabel. Special Post Burning Man class to keep your spirits high during re-integration to city life...

# September  8 - 21 Announcing Camp Democracy
Announcing Camp Democracy
Cindy Sheehan to Move Camp to National Mall
Cindy Sheehan and activists in the growing peace movement plan to 
move Camp Casey to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., September 
8 - 21. The camp on the Mall will carry the name Camp Democracy at 
Fort Fed Up. Organizers intend the camp to bring together peace 
activists with activists for social justice, united in demanding a 
shift of public resources from war to the needs of people. 
Participants will lobby Congress to end all funding of the 
occupation of Iraq, and will demand that Congress hold the Bush 
Administration accountable for the falsehoods that launched the war 
and the abuses of power here at home that have accompanied it. Camp 
Democracy is launching an outreach effort to include organizations 
in the planning of the camp's activities, which are all in the 
initial stages. Organizations already on board are listed on the 
Participating organizations and guest experts and celebrities will 
provide workshops and training sessions on a wide range of issues, 
as well as on communications, voter registration, nonviolent civil 
disobedience, lobbying, organizing, media production, and 
performance arts. Congress Members and congressional candidates will 
take part. Local elected officials will instruct attendees on 
participation in local government. Musicians will perform concerts. 
New films will be shown on a large screen. Participants will acquire 
useful skills while demanding fundamental change. 
Individuals can sign up and plan to come:
And volunteer to help:
Organizations, large and small, can sign up to participate:
Organizations, trainers, speakers, educators, and performers should 
propose activities that they believe would benefit thousands of 
citizens who want to work for change: 
Internet activists, and anyone with a blog or a website, can help by 
posting this information and link to the website using this link:

A camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law. 
Camp Casey will move from Crawford, Texas, to Washington, D.C., to 
create a larger camp focused not only on ending the war but also on 
righting injustices here at home and on holding accountable the Bush 
Administration and Congress. Tents will provide activist activities, 
trainings, workshops, and entertainment on these themes: War/ Peace/ 
Nonviolence | The Constitution/ Accountability/ Censure/ Impeachment 
| Poverty/ Katrina/ Immigration/ Labor | Environment/ Health Care/ 

# SEP 9 Power to the Peaceful Concert Free concert in Golden Gate Park Michael Franti

# Sokano Avenue Stroll  “Send In The Clowns” Sunday, September 10, 2006
 Non-profit Information &/or Fundraising (New- Both Categories merged)
You may raise money by donation, raffles, memberships and/or materials donated to you.
You may sell or give away promotional materials about your organization.
Keep literature distribution and clipboard activity behind your table.
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

# 9/11/06, there will be a screening of David
Ray Griffin's historic talk at the Progressive Democrats of the East
Bay sponsored event. The film will show at the Grand Lake Theater,
September 11th, at 7pm.

Please come on Thursday in SF to talk politics, self-organize, and
create truth-finding.

911 - inside job.   Demand investigation! - - - - -  - -

# 9/11 CITIZENS Court in Wash DC on September 11 - 18
This is from a founder of Veterans for 9/11 Truth
This Sept 11, 2006 a new era will dawn on America. On that day the 
people will convene and move through the legal recourse needed to 
redress the government. At no other time in our nations history has so 
important a moment drawn near. As the war of lies passes the $500 
Billion debt mark and 3000 US dead along with 100,000's in the nation 
we "saved", as freedom and liberty has been sold out to a federal 
police force, as all Americans have been affected by corporate and 
limited liability governments and municipal codes, time has come for 
the change

# Sept 13-Nov 29. 12 week HoopGirl™ Hoopdance Workout. SAN FRANCISCO. Weds, 8-10pm. Taught by Certified HoopGirl dance instructor Annie with guest appearance by Christabel

# Earthdance  2006 Laytonville, CA - USA
 Fri - Sun  September  15-16-17
3 day Camp Out Celebration for World Peace and Unity, set amidst a beautiful old growth oak forest, featuring 5 Stages of Entertainment uniting Jamband, World, Conscious Lyricism, Electronica, Reggae and Folk. Also featuring Global Artisans Market, Late Night Cinema, Healing Village, Kidlandia, Speakers Forum, Activist Alley, Workshops, All Night Music Cafés  and much more...      2006 Artists Include:
Ani DiFranco  India.Arie  Ozomatli  Blackalicious  Tea Leaf Green  Mad Professor
 DJ Logic   John Trudell   Kid Beyond   Kan'Nal       

# Earthdance Northern California "Give Peace a Dance"
 September 15th, 16th and 17th Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA.
3 day Camp Out Celebration for World Peace and Unity, set amidst a beautiful old growth oak forest, featuring 5 Stages of entertainment uniting Jamband, World, Conscious Lyricism, Electronica, Reggae and Folk. Also featuring Global Artisans Market, all night music and jam cafes, international food court, workshop domes, late night cinema, healing village, activist alley, hot showers, and more...
Over 70 acts on 5 stages featuring:
 Ani DiFranco    India.Arie    Ozomatli   Blackalicious
Tea Leaf Green   Mad Professor DJ Logic   John Trudell
FreQ Nasty    Lorin Bassnectar   Pele Juju    Kid Beyond   Toshi Reagan
Lina Angel   Kan'nal   Wisdom   Procussions   Trillian Green   Ancient Future
Tina Malia   Jennifer Johns   DJ Dragonfly   DJ Jesse Saunders   DJ Zack Darling
and many many more... 
For full line up visit:
Special Festival event:
"The Council of Elders", Special forum featuring indigenous and modern elders from many nations.
Special guests include:
Arun Gandhi  - (Grandson of late Mahatma Gandhi)
Ina May Gaskin - (International pioneer of spirtual midwifery)
Stephen Gaskin - (renowned counter-cutlure leader)
Oren Lyons - (Chief of the Onondaga Nation)
Angus Baker Pilgrim - (oldest living elder of the Southern Oregon tribes)
Wavy Gravy - (activist clown extrordinair)
Gerardo Kanek Barrios - (Maya Elder from Guatemala)
Bob (Bubbunj) Weatherall - (Australian Aboriginal elder)
Moises Villafane - (Arhuarco tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Columbia) 
Rudolpho Piogrekedo - (Amazonian elder of the Witoto tribe)
more to be announced...    Ticket Prices..
  $135.00 - Presale: 3 day ticket includes camping.
$165.00 -  At the Gate   $60 - Sunday Only ticket.
For full festival info, online ticket sales and ticket outlets please visit:
Join Earthdance, the world's largest synchronized music and dance event for peace, uniting over 250 locations in 50 countries.  <<>>

# 09/16/2006 - 8pm - ALL AGES Wisdom
live at Earthdance International Festival - Laytonville 

# International Coastal Clean-up - September 16 - 9am-Noon
 Berkeley coordinates with the cities of Albany and Emeryville to clean up
the 13 mile stretch along the East Bay shoreline.
9:00 a.m. All groups and individuals should meet at the Berkeley staging
area  located behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and
Frontage Rd.  Here, everyone needs to sign waivers, we give you trash
/recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and  a map of the areas we need to
clean.  THERE ARE SEVEN BERKELEY SITES clean up until 12pm noon

ForestEthics invites you to join us on September 20, 2006, for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Auction at supperclub in San Francisco, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

Sip exquisite wines and micro-brews. Savor gourmet hours d'oeuvres. Save Endangered Forests by bidding on rare wines, relaxing getaways, and a wide array of other auction items.

Admission is $50.00. More information to follow. Visit for updates on this event, or contact 
Jessica @ or at 415-863-4563 x312.  

# Polyamory Contingent in "HOW BERKELEY CAN YOU BE PARADE: SEPT 17 (SUN) events » politics & activism
This is to announce that we will be having a Polyamory Contingent in this year's annual... event starts Sunday, September 17, 2006

#  09/23-SF LOVE PARADE 
Civic Center Plaza Polk St. and Grove St

# 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.


# Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Inspiring Masculine Presence -- Unleashing Feminine Fire Scott 510-836-2041

#  Sep 30 – Oct 1 World Vegetarian Day Celebration
Come to San Francisco, the beautiful city by the Bay, for the 7th 
Annual Award Winning World Vegetarian Day Celebration  
  International Vegan Cuisine
     Healthy Food Demos
     Outstanding Speakers 
     Organic Athlete Conference
     Live Entertainment
     Children's Corner
     Eco-Ville and Eco-Fashion
  Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
 Sunday, October 1, 10 – 6 p.m.  	
 San Francisco County Fair Building
 Lincoln & 9th Avenue in Golden Gate Park $5 donation   

# World Farm Animals Day, 10/1

# 10/01 10am-6pm World Vegetarian Day 9th Ave @ Lincoln SF Co Fair Building, Golden Gate Park.


# Oct 5 The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!   Protest!  The world is on fire!
Now is the time, if you want to stop it, to raise your voice.  Join us October 5th!

#  October 7.
Nature Walks are held the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
 Meet at the bookstore kiosk near the main gate of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way.
Darin Dawson of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, who is a plant expert.  Angie Geiger returns in September.

#  10/13-15-FLEET WEEK


# October 14, Saturday afternoon:  NUDE PEACE DAY
at Baker Beach, San Francisco. Details forthcoming.
 For details and/or last-minute  updates , please visit:   or simpler yet,
send blank email to

# Oct 14/15 Washington, D.C.


# Nov 11/12 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

Endorse the Earth Charter!

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


May  Whole Earth Fest UC Davis 3rd Wknd May.
Stanford POW WOW 2nd weekend in May? Sustainable World Symposium 2nd Wknd? Bay To Breakers 3rd Sunday in May

June Second Weekend in June, Santa Rosa

Aug Labor Day Weekend (Aug/Sept)

Sep 3rd wknd? Laytonville CA / Hog Farm

Oct Decompression 3rd Sunday in Oct.

Nov 8th St. @ Brannan SF 1st? 2nd? wknd Nov.

Every 1st Wednesday: FREE!

# Every 1st Thursday: Art receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
20 galleries in a 5 story building. Also 14 geary and 77 Geary till 8pm.

Bans in India of Coke and Pepsi due to pesticide and aspartame ingredients

Free Trees in Oakland ...

download map of dead zones off coast of Wa and Or

Arctic thawed in prehistoric global warming

uranium was described as manure and fertilizer,4,78mormon.htm

Example Of Modern Day Corporations!
Documents Show BP Ignored Pipeline Woes for Years

Reading the media - what's left out? 
Three weeks ago Israeli jets bombed an oil-fired power station at Jiyyeh in Lebanon, dumping thousands of tonnes of oil into the ocean. Israel’s blockade of the area has made clean-up impossible. The oil spreads unchecked along the palm-dotted shore of the Mediterranean Sea, coating tourist beaches, destroying vegetation, slaughtering endangered sea-turtles and threatening the survival of several species of fish and seabirds.

Israel Asks U.S. to Hasten Shipment of Rockets With Wide Blast 11 Aug 2006

dioxin is a beauty of a molecule..
For your amusement, a fact that makes an emotional point in the Dioxin story....  Have you seen the chemical diagram for 2,3-7,8 tetracloro dibenzo dioxin?    What does it remind you of? Keep Your Rights from Being Chipped Away!

Please Support the California Shield Law , Local Democratic Process, & the First Amendment Rights of Josh Wolf!

Red Alert For Staged Government Terror Attack -

Lou Dobbs Wakes Up to 9/11 Lies
C'mon people..even Lou Dobbs is waking up to the fact that we are being lied to about 9/11 and that we need a fresh, new independent investigation. Why did it take five years for these reports to come out? NORAD and the DoD have given us SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMELINES of the air response (or lack thereof.) Why should we automatically believe the other aspects of the "official" story? I don't think we should. 

CNN's Amanpour Links 9/11 Truthers With Sky Terrorists

Six Days of DoD Email ... (graphic) 
When you're used up, where do you go 

US To Deliver New Cluster Munitions to Israel; Democracy Now Report
Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast
August 11, 2006 by the New York Times

"The goal of legalizing drugs is to bring them under effective legal control. If it were legal to produce and distribute drugs, legitimate businessmen would enter the business. There would be less need for violence and corruption since the industry would have access to the courts. And, instead of absorbing tax dollars as targets of expensive enforcement efforts, the drug sellers might begin to pay taxes. So, legalization might well solve the organized crime aspects of the drug trafficking problem. On average, drug use under legalization might not be as destructive to users and to society as under the current prohibition, because drugs would be less expensive, purer, and more conveniently available."
-- National Institute of Justice

"The victim to too severe a law
is considered as a martyr
rather than a criminal."
-- Charles Caleb Colton
Source: Lacon, 1825

"Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice:
the destructive power resides within.
Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes,
the worm eats away the wood;
but greatest of all evils is envy,
impious habitant of corrupt souls,
which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease."
-- Menander
(342 BC-292 BC)

important events:
fun events:   (new)   (old) 
more events:
eco events: Sustainable World Coalition 390 27th St Oakland between Broadway and Telegraph Marin Peace and Justice Center Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
Fellowship of Humanity Events 390 27th St Oakland @ Telegraph/Broadway events, art receptions, music, film, etc. Monthly Raw Food Potlucks (san rafael)
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.