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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
Aug. 16, 2006
A FREE WEEKLY BULLETIN
A GUIDE TO ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND

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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
IN THIS ISSUE - the summary

TAKE ACTION
1. Bring Home our California National Guard

2. Clean Money – Clean Elections

3. MILL VALLEY VIGIL EVERY FRIDAY

4. Friends of GMO Free Marin

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND
1. Wed., August 16, 7:30 PM
    “MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR” 

2. Thurs., August 17, 7:00 p.m.
    Apocalypse Now - The U.S. and Israeli Master Plan for the Middle East

3. August 18-20, 2006: 
    Weekend Workshop at the Esalen Institute - The Poetic Cosmos 

4. Wed., August 23, 6-9pm
    THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

5. Wed., August 23, 2006 – 
    Through Sun. August 27, 2006 in San Francisco
    WEST COAST YOUTH AND STUDENTS CONFERENCE

6. Fri., August 25, 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
    LGBT Pride Rally – San Rafael

7. August 25-27, 2006 
    Point Reyes National Seashore 
    Coho Confab 2006

8. Thurs., August 31, 6 - 8:30 pm 
    Lynn Woolsey ReElection Campaign Party – 
    Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin 

9. Fri., September 8, 7:30 p.m.
    MARIN ORGANIC HOSTS 
    WENDELL BERRY AND MICHAEL POLLAN
    POINT REYES STATION 

10. SAT., SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM - 4 PM 
      NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING 

11. Sat., September 9, 2006, at 10 P.M. 
      Marin’s GROWING Garbage Problem... Watch and Learn from LA’s problem
      Garbage Mountain [TV-G] 

12. Wed., September 13, 8 pm
      What Can I Do? Lecture Series - Haiti: The UN-told Story

13. Thurs., September 14, 7:30 pm
     VENEZUELA – Social change in an oil-rich country 

14. Sat., September 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM
      PRACTICAL POLITICS CLASS - How YOU can be an Activist for Your Community 

15. Sun., Sept. 17, 1- 3 p.m. (doors open 12:30)
      Amy Goodman: A Celebration of Independent Media 
      A BENEFIT FOR THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA GUIDE OF MARIN

16. September 23, 2006
      The Declaration of Peace: 

17. October 27-28, 2006
      Community Media/This Way Forward - MEDIA Conference
IN THIS ISSUE - the details
TAKE ACTION:
Bring Home our California National Guard
AJR36, our resolution to Bring Home our California National Guard from Iraq, has a HEARING scheduled with the Committee on Veterans Affairs this Wednesday August 16th at 2:30 p.m. Mazel Tov! to everyone, including Loni Hancock, who has worked so hard for AJR36 to come this far!
Our Assemblymember Joe Nation, heads this vets committee. We need to call or visit his office BEFORE the 16th to urge him to allow AJR36 to go to the floor. See suggested script below. Your presence is CRUCIAL! We assume the pro-war veterans will be there in force. Our State Legislature is adjourning for the year on August 31st, which makes your presence now even more critical. It is up to US to make sure they do NOT adjourn until they have voted on AJR36. Wear [hot pink if you can] t-shirts with "Nation, Chavez: Don't Let Our Guard Down" and "AJR36 - Bring 'em home" written on them. We are not allowed signs inside the hearing but we can wear clothes! Call 510-524-2776 or just come! Check out www.bayareacodepink.org for details. In Pink Peace, Power, Protest, Participation, Brenda, Corrine, Janet, Sam and all the HardCore National Guard Team
Suggested script:
"PLEASE vote to allow AJR36 to advance to the floor of the Assembly. Give our Democrats the opportunity to go on record supporting the uses or return of our CA National Guard."
Joe Nation, District #6:
Sacramento: 916-319-2006
Marin County: 415-479-4920
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 412, San Rafael, CA 94903
Sonoma County: 707-576-2631
50 D Street, Suite 305, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Clean Money – Clean Elections
Help STOP Political Corruption - Yes on 89! 
CNA Prop 89 Campaign Kick-Off Event 
On Thursday, August 24th at 7pm in Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, CNA is premiering the movie "Nurses vs. Arnold: Terminating Political Corruption." 
http://www.cleanmoneyelections.org/ for more information
or sign up at http://www.cleanmoneyelections.org/join-form.html

MILL VALLEY VIGIL EVERY FRIDAY
4:30 TO 6:00 PM 
IN SOLIDARITY WITH CODE PINK AND
CINDY SHEEHAN AT CAMP CASEY
All peace activists are urged to join us every Friday until
1 the troops come home
2 congress demands a cease fire 
East Blithedale and Camino alto
Bring signs to save Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine 
Phone contact...388 2821

Friends of GMO Free Marin
ACTION NEEDED
Monsanto wants to pass preemption legislation in California – SB 1056. This bill will come to a vote in Assembly this week and may reach the Senate soon thereafter.
To stop SB 1056 we need to call our legislators and THANK them for supporting local democracy, health, and environment and opposing SB 1056! In Marin our legislators are:
1.) Senator Carol Migden (415) 479-6612 (Marin) | (415) 557-1300 (San Francisco) | (916) 651-4003 (Sacramento)
2.) Assemblyman Joe Nation (415) 479-4920 (Marin) (707) 576-2631 (Sonoma) | (916) 319-2006 (Sacramento)
Even more important we each need to contact friends and relatives in other districts and ask them to talk to their legislators. To make this easy, there is an action alert CLICK HERE and you can send this information to your contacts throughout California to ask them to take 2 minutes of effective action!
Let us stand up to Monsanto and make sure all legislators in California hear from their constituents to protect local democracy, working farmers, health, and environment by saying “NO” to SB 1056.
Thanks for all you do!
Best, Christian Heath
GMO Free Marin Coordinator

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Wed., August 16, 7:30 PM
“MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR” 
Film Arts Foundation and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents:
TRUE STORIES: sneak previews of new documentaries
By Angeliki Giannakopoulos (2005)
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 humanity. 
MY CHILD explores how these mothers manage to get through each day knowing that bullets could be destroying the “center of their universe.”
And then there are the other mothers. The ones whose children come back in pieces…or not at all. How do they carry on when their precious children return to them, somehow less than when they last saw them…or after the messengers of death, dressed in uniform have shown up at their door?
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 www.ybca.org
For more information visit www.filmarts.org or www.mychildthemovie.com
Film Arts Foundation
145 9th Street
#101
San Francisco, CA, 94103
TRUE STORIES has been voted "BEST PLACE TO SEE NEW DOCUMENTARIES" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2005 Best of the Bay

Thurs., August 17, 7:00 p.m.
Apocalypse Now - 
The U.S. and Israeli Master Plan for the Middle East 
Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone of Pacifica Radio's acclaimed “Taking Aim” program.
“The War in Lebanon: An Inside View” including Mya Shone’s photos of the 1982
Sabra and Shatila massacre will be shown for the first time in the Bay Area.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley, CA
For further information call 707-552-9992; takingaim@pacbell.net
A benefit for Taking Aim • $10 donation requested (no one turned away for lack of funds) • Labor donated.

August 18-20, 2006: 
Weekend Workshop at the Esalen Institute
The Poetic Cosmos: 
Poetry, Spoken Word, Cosmology, and Activism as Spiritual Paths 
“In a sense, the whole of life moves on the wave of a dream.” --Martin Luther King Jr. 
The poetic imagination flows from the depths of the universe itself. This workshop explores the joys of poetry and spoken word, awakening the playful poet and wordsmith within. Through writing, reciting, and listening to poetry, participants will celebrate the sacred cosmos of language, and cultivate inspiration for the creative process. In addition, the workshop will engage cultural issues of cosmology, justice, politics, and the ecological and social challenges of our time. 
To Register: (831) 667-3005; info@esalen.org; www.esalen.org

Wed., August 23, 6-9pm
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: 
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Marin Outdoor Living 
2100 Redwood Hwy, Greenbrae 
www.marinoutdoorliving.com
This film focuses on Cuba's transition from an industrial petroleum-based society to a sustainable society, as a result of their loss of petroleum when their source, the Soviet Union, collapsed. With less than 2 weeks notice, Cubans were faced with a 90% reduction in petroleum based products. With no food being delivered to stores because of fuel shortages for transportation, on average most Cubans lost 20 lbs. Lawns and public parks were turned into vegetable gardens.
Contact GPF: 415 383 0484 / MOL: 415 924 8811
FREE

Wed., August 23, 2006 – 
Through Sun. August 27, 2006 in San Francisco
WEST COAST YOUTH AND STUDENTS CONFERENCE
Register Now!!! 
To register or for more information, contact us at wcw_changing_ground@yahoo.com and indicate the full names of youth/students who wish to register. Call 415-286-3408 for questions about the conference and for housing information. 
-Guest Speakers: including military resister Lt. Watada’s father, Larry Everest (author of Oil, Power and Empire) speaking on the current situation in the Middle East, Sunsara Taylor and a S.F.State professor discussing global warming. 
-Workshops on October 5th, Active Social Investigation, and how to organize campuses. 
-In depth political discussions on current events and strategies for change. 
-A film screening of the Vietnam GI resistance documentary “Sir! No Sir!” 
-Outreach teams to bring the message of Oct. 5 to campuses and in communities. 
-A Night of Art and Music: Perform your poetry, spoken word, music, etc…
-Street Theater in Downtown San Francisco! 
Youth should leave this conference with new organizing skills, a vision for October 5th, and a new sense of possibility for this growing movement to Drive Out the Bush Regime!

Fri., August 25, 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
LGBT Pride Rally – San Rafael
Support the LGBT community in support of civil rights and marriage equality.
Third and Irwin in San Rafael, the "Progressive Corner", people may bring signs of support for LGBT civil rights and marriage rights, the more the merrier and they can contact me with any questions.....898-3434
Also, Marin Love Savers sponsor a monthly meeting the third Tuesday of each month beginning again in September at Ping's Mandarin Resturant Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael at 7:00 P.M. 
Contact: Dolores Caruthers (415) 898-3434

August 25-27, 2006 
Point Reyes National Seashore 
Coho Confab 2006
Nine Years of Training Watershed Advocates!
& Lagunitas Creek Watershed, Marin County
Participants will learn cutting-edge restoration and monitoring techniques, including road decommissioning, biotechnical streambank stabilization, water quality monitoring, native plant propagation, underwater salmonid identification, and more. A Friday night orientation will highlight local perspectives on salmon restoration in Marin County. On Saturday evening TBA will host a banquet where we will all share music and stories.
Cost (sliding scale): $100- $125.00
Work swap available for committed volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
Workshops will include:
… Underwater fish identification in Lagunitas Creek with Eric Ettlinger, Aquatic Ecologist with Marin's Municipal Water District.
… Maureen Roche from the Mattole River offering her popular workshop entitled, "Tales from a Hidden World," where participants will have a chance to snorkel and see juvenile coho salmon and steelhead.
… Jim Harrington, aquatic bioassessment pioneer, will lead a field session focused on how macro-invertebrate sampling can be used as a tool for assessing the health of local creeks.
… Native plant collection and propagation with Circuit Riders Productions Inc.
… Fish rescue and relocation with SPAWN.
… Brannon Ketchum Hydrologist with the Point Reyes National Seashore will lead a tour of the new Giacomini Wetlands restoration project where participants will learn about large-scale wetland restorations and assist with invasive species removal.
… Jim Locke, a local geology professor from College of Marin will discuss the response of salmon populations to geology.
… David Lewis from UC Cooperative Extension will lead a Tomales Bay Watershed Management workshop and sustainable farm tour that addresses water quality priorities and techniques.
… Bioengineering workshop where participants will have an opportunity to build organic structures with native materials to help both repair eroding banks and provide habitat for salmonids.
… Tour of SPAWN's community-based projects in the San Geronimo Valley including their new Raincatchment Design Project at the Lagunitas School, a new bioengineered bank stabilization site and riparian reforestation, native plant nursery, and new land trust purchase...
To learn more about this year's Confab, to inquire about scholarship opportunities, or to register for the Confab, please contact SPAWN at 415-488-0370 x102, or email Paola@SpawnUSA.org
**Check www.SpawnUSA.org for important updates**
Also, visit www.calsalmon.org or www.treesfoundation.org or call SRF at (707) 923-7501 or Trees Foundation at (707) 923-4377.

Thurs., August 31, 6 - 8:30 pm 
Lynn Woolsey ReElection Party – 
Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin 
Lynn Woolsey is having an event with special guest Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin. The ISOJI (e-so-gee/Ricardo from Marin City) Jazz Band will be doing the music. 
Tickets are: Friend $35, Supporter $100, Sponsor $250, Benefactor $500, Host $1000, and Premier Host $2000. 
Putting Woolsey back into office in November along with other Dems will insure a change is on the way regarding the manner if which Congress is currently doing (or not) business. . 
Contact options: 
www.woolseyforcongress.com
RSVP 415-454-3316 or 707 778-6938 
or via email: Kendra@woolseyforcongress.com 
923 B. Street, Petaluma 
Parking is around back in the church parking lot at the corner of 10th and C Street 
From - Ricardo
Marin City Activist 
883-1757 see: www.ISOJI.net

Fri., September 8, 7:30 p.m.
MARIN ORGANIC HOSTS 
WENDELL BERRY AND MICHAEL POLLAN
POINT REYES STATION 
One of America’s most eloquent promoters of rural life and local economies, Wendell Berry has inspired the nation to recognize our connection to the land and the farmers that grow our food. On Friday, September 8, Marin Organic will host a conversation between Berry and best-selling author Michael Pollan at Toby’s Feedbarn in Point Reyes Station, California. 
The evening event is a fundraiser for Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Marin Organic and is co-sponsored by Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Ecoliteracy, Point Reyes Books, Toby’s Feedbarn and Manka’s Inverness Lodge.
A tasting of local organic food and wine will precede the discussion (6p.m.). Tickets to the food and wine tasting are $50, or $25 for the talk only.
Marin Organic and Manka’s Inverness Lodge are also hosting a dinner with Wendell Berry on Thursday, September 7th. Set in the rustic elegance of the lodge, the dinner for 40 will highlight locally grown, caught and produced foods and wines. Tickets are $250 per plate and include the events for Friday evening as well. Money raised by the dinner will benefit Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Marin Organic.
CONTACT: SHEILA FOSTER 415-663-9667 sheila@marinorganic.org

SAT., SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM - 4 PM 
NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING 
• Learn about nonviolent direct action as a tool for social and political transformation. 
• Learn to and practice techniques and scenarios for civil disobedience. 
• Learn other ways besides civil disobedience that you can participate in nonviolent direct action. 
• Learn about making action art that challenges the status quo. 
• Learn about being a puppetista or a guerilla clown. 
• Prepare for upcoming actions in September supporting the nationwide Declaration of Peace campaign. 
COME TO A NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING led by local, national, and international organizer and activist DAVID SOLNIT 
•DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SAN RAFAEL 
1520 GRAND AVE., SAN RAFAEL 
(Grand & Acacia) 
PLEASE BRING A $10-15 DONATION FOR THE TRAINER 
PLEASE BRING SOME FOOD TO SHARE FOR LUNCH 
Sponsored by ¡Presente! Affinity Group. Phone 415-461-3662 for more information.

Sat., September 9, 2006, at 10 P.M. 
Also airing
Sunday, September 10, 1 A.M.
Monday, September 11, 2 P.M.
Marin’s GROWING Garbage Problem...
Watch and Learn from LA’s problem
Garbage Mountain [TV-G] 
National Geographic will be broadcasting a story on a large landfill in LA. It has multiple show times: 
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200609092200.html
“It's the biggest landfill in America and since we produce more garbage per person than any other country on the planet - 230 million tons each year, that's saying a lot! When it comes to landfills none are bigger or busier than California's Puente Hills. Just 16 miles outside of Los Angeles, Puente Hills processes 2,000 tons of garbage an hour and has trash piled 20 stories high. In Garbage Mountain, NGC uncovers the gargantuan world of garbage and go behind the scenes at LA's dirtiest suburb”.

Wed., September 13, 8 pm
What Can I Do? Lecture Series
Haiti: The UNtold Story
(SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY) – Associated Students Productions is proud to present the inaugural evening of the What Can I Do? Lecture Series featuring the Rohnert Park debut of Haiti: the UNtold Story on Wednesday, September 13 at 8 pm located in SSU’s Student Union MultiPurpose Room. The thought provoking and eye opening documentary will be followed by a question and answer period with journalist and director Kevin Pina and is free to all. 
Filmmaker Kevin Pina’s documentary shines a light on what he purports to be the hidden role of the international community in Hatian politics. The provocative and lively film takes the viewer into parts of Haiti where few Western journalists dare to tread and includes shocking footage of unreported human rights abuses. Pina’s documentary connects the tragic events in Haiti with what he assesses as foreign intervention designed to deter democracy. Associated Students Productions and the Student Union. For more information, please call 707-664-2382 or visit us on the web at www.sonoma.edu/as/asp

Thurs., September 14, 7:30 pm
VENEZUELA – 
Social change in an oil-rich country 
Truly remarkable developments are underway in Venezuela in the areas of literacy, health care, food and nutrition, and land reforms, and all of these are being welcomed by the 80% of Venezuelans who are poor. Come hear about Roger Harris’ visit with the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas’ delegation to Venezuela. Roger's visuals illustrate the group's trips to barrios to observe the implementation of social programs; excursions to rural areas to see the agricultural cooperatives and the effects of land reform; visits with government officials to hear about their “Bolivarian Revolution”; meetings with human rights organizations to learn of their concerns; and experiences at the World Social Forum meeting held in Caracas.
Belvedere – Tiburon library
1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon
Directions to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library
Take 101 to the Tiburon Blvd./East Blithedale exit. At the exit go east and follow Tiburon Blvd., California Rt. 131, for about 4 miles into Tiburon. The Library will be on your left. The parking lot is on the south side of the building between the Library and Tiburon Town Hall

Sat., September 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM
PRACTICAL POLITICS CLASS
How YOU can be an Activist for Your Community 
“All politics is local” -Tip O'Neill 
Dotty LeMieux’s community activist training class will be held at the College of Marin, Saturday September 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Learn how to be a more effective activist for your cause. 
Environmental: Are you reviewing an EIR for a project in your neighborhood, fighting big box retail or struggling to preserve wetlands?
Social: Would you like your local government to be more responsive to community needs in the areas of affordable housing, transit or other pressing neighborhood issues?
Political: Have you thought about running for office yourself or working for a candidate or ballot measure to make changes in your community? 
This training may be just what you’re looking for. Meet like minded people and hear their stories. Gain new allies and learn new techniques in working for your cause or candidate Topics include:
Telling our stories, campaigns won and lost, what you are doing now in your community! 
Frame that issue: How to get your message just right 
Tracking the elusive volunteers 
Getting the Press to pay attention 
Creating effective materials to carry your message to the streets, City Hall or Washington 
Finding likely and unlikely allies. Learn why “The enemy of my enemy is my Friend.” 
Know your opposition: Research, Research, Research! 
Yes, you CAN raise money! Tips to help you get over your fear. 
Planning your next steps; An activist's work is never done! 
Successful students of past classes have won elected office, led citizen petition drives and become effective at getting their message across in public hearings and in the press. 
It would be helpful, but not required, if students read George Lakoff’s Don’t think of an Elephant before the class. Binders with class material provided to each student.
Yes, you CAN make a difference! 
Dotty E. LeMieux
Attorney at Law
496 B. St. Suite D
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-485-1040
coastlaw@earthlink.net
www.landusenews.blogspot.com

Sun., Sept. 17, 1- 3 p.m. (doors open 12:30)
Amy Goodman: A Celebration of Independent Media 
A BENEFIT FOR THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA GUIDE OF MARIN
Amy Goodman will be appearing with investigative journalist David Goodman. They have co-authored a new book “Static” . 
Live music performance by Shree Dove 
Video presentation by LinkTV 
Co-sponsored by:
• Marin Peace and Justice coalition 
• KPFA radio 
• The Expressions Program, Dominican University
Let's Change Marin's Media Landscape! Help the Independent Media Campaign to challenge the corporate lambs and support the roaring voices from Independent sources.
Click on the guide to find out more!
Freedom Happens when you make a choice...
Angelico Hall, Dominican University On Acacia Ave. (near Grand Ave) 
San Rafael, CA

September 23, 2006
The Declaration of Peace: 
A Day of Nationwide Nonviolent Action 
To Establish a Timetable for the End of the US War in Iraq 
Summary

October 27-28, 2006
Community Media/This Way Forward 
MEDIA Conference
Alliance for Community Media,
Western Region 
The Regional Conference Program Committee, headed by
Kari Peterson is working out all the program tracks and events, so full details will be posted on this site soon. Plan your fall weekend with this in mind:
In cooperation with Media Alliance and hosted by Community Media Access Partnership, headed by Suzanne St. John-Crane the 2006 ACM Western Region annual conference will be held in San Jose, California.
Downtown San Jose , the heart of Silicon Valley, is within walking distance of the HP Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks, the Tech Museum of Innovation, the Civic Auditorium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose State University, and Adobe headquarters.
Downtown is 3 miles/5 minute cab ride from Mineta/San Jose International Airport.
Venue for the conference is the Hilton San Jose , with special $99/night room rates.
Reserve now requesting the Alliance group rate.
The WAVE film festival awards ceremony will be held Friday evening in the new San Jose City Hall Rotunda.
Keynote Speaker for the Saturday luncheon is Norm Solomon www.normansolomon.com , media critic and author of numerous books, including Wizards of Media Ox: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News and The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh.
National vendors will be in attendance. 
http://www.acmwest.org/
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.