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SF events 9.8 - Saturday Golden Gate Park
"Best Healthy Food"  many veg restaurant winners

DO NOT TRUST USDA ORGANIC label any more than you trust G W Bush.
Look for CCOF: California Certified Organic Farms.

Larry "Lucky Larry" Silverstein         asbestos arson landlord


Fur Demonstration TODAY  Friday, September 8    6:15 PM

Burberry clothing is a gift sponsor for “An Elegant Affair Opera Ball 2006” in San Francisco. Burberry may be best known for its distinctive plaid, but its use of real fur is making the design house synonymous with cruelty to animals. Burberry continues to design with fur despite the fact that leading clothing retailers like J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, and others have pulled fur from their stores forever. Animals raised on fur farms are kept in small, filthy cages and exposed to all weather extremes before being killed by gassing, neck-breaking, or genital electrocution. Learn more about what’s wrong with fur at 

Please join local activists in front of the opera house as they protest Burberry’s cruel use of fur and urge the company to remove fur from its fashion designs – activists are needed to hold posters and pass out leaflets. 

What: Burberry protest at “An Elegant Affair Opera Ball 2006”. 

When: Friday, September 8th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Where: 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 
(Activists should meet at the corner of Grove St. and Van Ness Ave. at 6:15pm) 
Please contact Alex Bury with any questions and to let her know you can help: 650-452-8712 or 

Please dress nicely so attention is given to our message, not our clothes (please no jeans/T-shirts). All materials will be provided so just bring you, your friends, and your family! Please cross post this email to others who would be interested in standing up for animals killed for their fur. We hope you can make time for this important demonstration. Even if you haven’t been to a demo before, please make time to attend – it would be a great experience!      Deedra Aro  Activist Liaison 
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals  757-962-8269


Michael Franti's documentary on Iraq playing this Fri. nite at SF Buddhist Center 
 Friday, September 8 7:00 PM  Film Night! @ 37 Bartlett St. 
“I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE: A Musician's Search for the Human Cost of War.” A documentary of a journey into the war zones of the Middle East. One critic wrote, “This film re-ignites and inspires us to do more — and to do it differently. It opens the heart and mind.” $5 donation requested. BYO popcorn. More information: Ann 289-2019


Get Freaky Decompression  Friday, September 8 10:00 PM
Glitchmob Invades 1015 Folsom (at 6th St.) for post burn dancefloor devastation. for more info


# 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 
Power to Peaceful Free Concert
Saturday @ Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park- 

Whose gonna join us?! This is always an amazing day. Frisbee, friends, music, food, circus highjinx.... and its FREE!!! 

Power to the Peaceful 
Sila and the Afrofunk Experience 
Rupa and the april fishes 

Dj Tent 
Dj Adnan 

Yoga starts at 9am. Music Starts at 10am.


8th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival with Michael Franti
Sat, Sep 9, 2006   11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 	Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

"Be Peace Now" is this year's theme reminding us that the path to a less violent world starts from within. 

Music & Speakers:
Michael Franti and Spearhead, Blackalicious, New Monsoon, Los Mocosos, Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Jeremy M. Glick, Robi Damelin, Nadwa Sarandah, Mumia Abu Jamal (taped), Dennis Kucinich, Sat Santokh, Youth Speaks
and more...

In addition to the main stage of live music, PTTP also features morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts tent, a DJ tent, vendors and food booths, eco village, kid's zone, bicycle coalition, and social, environmental & political organizations tabling & forums. A second stage has been added this year featuring an array of cutting edge local artists.


# Sat Sep 9 5th Annual Rally and March for 9-11 Truth

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

This Year's theme- "Impeach the Terrorists!"
Rally 10:00 AM in San Francisco at the Panhandle (between Oak and Fell
at Ashbury),
10:30 AM March/Parade up Ashbury to Haight Street through Golden Gate
Park to Speedway Meadow (about 2 miles) to the-

8th Annual 9-11 Power to the Peaceful Concert
featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead
beginning at 11:00 AM, free Concert & Social Justice Festival lasts
until 5:00 PM. (We are co-sponsors of the Power to the Peaceful
Concert/Social Justice Festival and will have a booth there.)

9-11 Truth for Peace and Justice Rally and March sponsored by the
Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance, 1-866-268-2320

Pictures of last year's march and rally- (It was fun!)

To endorse, volunteer, contact Carol Brouillet, 650-857-0927, cbrouillet @

# The Time Of Peace Is Now
 You Are Cordially Invited To Bring Your Divine, Peaceful Presence To A Rainbow Circle Of Peace...
 Saturday Sept. 9th Speedway Meadows In The Golden Gate Park Following "The Power To The Peaceful" Event...
 We Will Gather At The Center Of Speedway Meadows By The Permanent Bathrooms And Create A Sacred Space And Circle...
Ah-Oming And Praying For Global Peace...  The Time Of Peace Is Now


Fall Potluck & DVD Screening “Dining with Miyoko” Sat Sep 9: 
Socializing & Appetizers 6:00 p.m.; Dining 7:30 p.m.
DVD Screening 7:30 p.m. IOA,
Institute on Aging, 3600 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, (between Palm & Arguello). 
     MUNI #38 with East Bay connection at TransBay Terminal and BART at Montgomery Exit. Please see potluck guidelines on reverse side.
     Following dinner, Jeanne Besanceney, SFVS Board Member, will summarize her experience at the Veg Festival in Turin, Italy. We will then view the first episode of “Dining with Miyoko,” a delightful cooking series showing how to make wonderful, healthy vegan food. 
     This first episode sponsored by SFVS features Miyoko, author of The Now & Zen Epicure, and creator of the famous “Unturkey,” and Kristen Miles, SFVS Board Member & Editor of the SFVS Newsletter. It’s directed by Tony Martin, SFVS Board Member & Web Master. Miyoko will attend and have samples of the recipe, Tofu Bourguignon. This and future recipes will be available on our web site, show aired
on SF Public Access TV. Check the station for future repeats. (Miyoko will give a Mediterranean vegan cuisine cooking demo at WVD, Saturday, Sept. 30.) SF Vegetarian Society


9/9: Emergent Sea 9/11: Artists of Color Speak Up 5 Years After 'Sep 11th' (mission district)
Locus Arts, 180 Capp St / 16th and 17th)  $7


# Michael Franti & FREQ Nasty: 9/9 in SF!!!
 Saturday, September 9 9:00 PM “BIG BEATS NOW!” 

What: The 4th Annual Power to the Peaceful After Party! 
Why: 100% of Proceeds benefit the Power to the Peaceful Festival and helps keep free Conscious Music Free in San Francisco! 
When: Saturday, September 9th. 9:00pm-4:00am 
Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street @ Mint  (5th St. @ Mission)
How Much: $25, Must be 21+ with valid ID, NO In & Outs! 
Details: World Class Live Music, DJs and Performance 
Limited Pre-Sale tickets: http://www.Powertothepeacceful.Org 

Join us to celebrate and support the 2006 Power to the Peaceful with a night featuring deep beats from around the world… 

Featuring: Michael Franti & Spearhead 
With All-Star Jam Session featuring Power to the Peaceful Festival Performers 

Special Guest: FREQ NASTY ( 
Exclusive Post Playa SF Appearance 

DJ Vinroc (, 5th Platoon - NYC) 
Darek Mazzone (KEXP Seattle, Planet Beat, Naxos Records) 

21 and over ONLY with valid ID! 100% of proceeds benefit the PTTP Festival 

Décor & Environments provided by Anon-Salon & Inflatable Arts; Visionary Creators of Burning Man Decompression & The Sea of Dreams NYE Celebrations** 

Stilting and Performance by the Von Stilt Family Stilters!


# Yard Dogs at GAMH    Saturday, September 9    8:30 PM
Location:	 The Great American Music Hall  859 O'Farrell St 
@ Polk / Larkin, San Francisco, CA
As most of you already know, this show is not to be missed! V & I are getting tix for the Sat night show... please join us! 

Yard Dogs Road Show 
Sat & Sun, Sept 9 & 10, 2006 

Doors: 8:30pm; Show: 9:00pm 
Tickets: $16 adv/$18 door - General Admission 
The Great American Music Hall 
859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109 

Yard Dogs Road Show

Born from the saloon vaudeville that toured the Wild West in the late 1800's. Slammed into the underworld of modern American road culture. The Yard Dogs combine the elements of vaudeville and burlesque - creating a timeless space for the union of ancient theatrical alchemy and modern pop culture. A true story on stage. Sword swallowers, fire eaters, burlesque, rambling hobo poetry and sideshow oddities all animated by the live sounds of the Yard Dogs cartoon gypsy band, The Golden Wings of Glory. 

"Burlesque inspired, hair on fire, electrified cartoon music played by a well dressed jug band in a dark circus tent with a man swallowing swords and hobo rambling poetry . Oh yeah, and did I mention the dancing girls, dancing girls, dancing girls! The Yard Dogs offer much more than entertainment. They peddle adventure and soulful abandon...a wild electrifying sense of freedom...written by the light of campfires with the hand of wine, music, lust and dust." -SF Weekly 

Tickets available on-line at & 
Tickets also available via phone at 1-800-225-2277.


# ANON SALON/ PlayAround! - 9.9.06 285 9th St @ Folsom 10p-4a


Here ya' go.. Let's keep it alive!

ANON SALON invites U 2
A Post-Playa Peace of Work
Saturday, September 9, 2006

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

ALSO - After-Party for Yard Dogs Road Show @ GAMH


- SAMIRA (SisterSF)
- TAL M. KLEIN (SF-Vibe, Aniligital)
- ESKMO (Cyberfunk, Vertical Sound)

- BLVD (Bad Breaks Trio)
- KASHIA (Anon Salon)

- PLAYAGRAPHS/DUST BUNNIES/ Joegh Bullock (Wow Camp)
( Bring your playa artifacts, the MOOP of your affection, the fruits of your creation! )
- EYE CANDY/ Burning Video by RADIA
- KARAOKE CAMP/ Campfire Songs
- Airbrushed Booty Parlor/ CLAY CHOLLAR
- Rose of Dust: OCEANA
- First-Time Burner Gurl: DEE DEE RUSSELL
- Absinthe Truffles/ ZoECACAo
& More!
To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the ANON SALON/ pARTy/SCIENCE
Mailing List, go to...

Power to the Peaceful Yoga Jam, Sept 10th from 1 - 9pm! 
 Sunday, September 10 1:00 PM
Location:	 Yoga Sangha  3030 - A 16th St.  @ Mission
San Francisco, CA view map
More Info:
Hello my people! 
The day after the 7th annual Power to the Peaceful Festival, you are invited to join the 'BE Peace NOW' Yoga Jam at the Yoga Sangha in the Mission District!! 
Click the photo! See the details! 
You won't want to miss this..! 
Blessings, and OneLove!


Hula Hooping Sunday @ Dolores Park / Dolores @ 19th/ 20th St.
Sunday we'll return to Dolores Park (2-5 pm) and pray for some sunshine 
to warm us as we hoop it up.  So dust the playa off yer hoops and join us!

And if you feel like making it a hoopin' weekend, there will be a hooping space at the Power 
to the Peaceful Festival in Speedway Meadow on Saturday.  Lots of great stuff going on at this 
event!  For more info:

To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:


Sun, Sep 10, 2006      4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
[view]	Krissy for Congress — Campaign Launch Party & Auction
Medjool (Wheelchair accessible)
2522 Mission Street at 21st St San Francisco


# Solano 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


# Monday, September 11, 2006
Premiere of new film of David Ray Griffin- "9/11 the Myth and the Reality"
7:00- 10:00 pm Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Lake Ave Oakland, California
The film is being produced by Ken Jenkins, and drawn from David Ray
Griffin's talks last spring in the Bay Area.
Co-sponsored by the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance


# 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! - - - - -  - -


# Also on September 11, 2006

In New York, at Ground Zero is also planning a series of events from 9/9/06 to
9/11/06, for details see their webpage at-

In Washington DC,from September 11-18th, 2006


# We are not going to work on 9-11. That might be good for some of us, but what if.....



maybe the message would hit home faster to the Bankers and Government. 
Does anyone want to run some figures to see how much the Corporations would lose in profits for our one day of standing? Would it take more than one day to express our choice?
Just a thought. Lou (AZ)


One hundred years ago, on September 11, 1906 Mohandas Gandhi convened a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilize his community to oppose racially degrading legislation. That September 11th, more than 3000 people solemnly pledged to disobey the proposed law, despite the consequences, without the use of violence. This fall, Nonviolent Peaceforce invites you to resolve to break the new cycle of violence that began on September 11, 2001. 

GATHER to break the cycle: 
Gather with others to reflect on the teachings of Gandhi, to take the Resolution together, to discuss working for the use of nonviolent solutions to conflicts. We've provided a leaflet template you can edit, a Gathering Guide, background articles, and other resources you can use locally to hold your own 100th Anniversary event. 

WORK A DAY to break the cycle: 
The Nonviolent Peaceforce works in the field every day to break the cycle of violence. You can work locally-by donating a day's pay or the cost of a day's unarmed civilian peacekeeping, by volunteering your time, by learning more nonviolence skills. 

RESOLVE to break the cycle: 
"I choose to break the cycle of violence. I will seek to resolve my own conflicts without violence; and I will encourage nonviolent responses to conflict by my neighbors, governments, and civilians worldwide." 

We will deliver your resolution signatures to the UN Secretary General after November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. This will help us in our work to urge the United Nations to explore unarmed peacekeeping as an alternative to armed peacekeeping.


Monday, September 11th

Mon, Sep 11, 2006 - Wed, Sep 13, 2006      
[view]	Fundraiser Shows for Zimbabwe AIDS Relief w/Oliver Mtukudzi
Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland

Mon, Sep 11, 2006      6:30 pm
[view]	Film — "The Blood of My Brother" at the 10th Annual Arab Film Festival
Roxie Cinema Center 3117 16th Street (btw Valencia and Guerrero) San Francisco

Mon, Sep 11, 2006      6:30 pm Film: Gandhi
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall (wheelchair access)
1924 Cedar St. at Bonita Berkeley

Mon, Sep 11, 2006      7:30 pm Sonoma State University Stevenson 1002
Project Censored: Complicity in 9/11—Who Else Was Involved

# September 11-12th, 2006- 9/11 Film Festival

Premiere of new film of David Ray Griffin- "9/11 the Myth and the Reality"
September 11, 2006, 6:30 pm
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Lake Avenue
Oakland, California

Doors open at 6:00 each night, trailers, previews and shorts start at
6:30, film premieres start at 7:00. Q & A / discussion with the
filmmakers follows each night.

This will be the world film premiere of David Ray Griffin's talk given
at the Grand Lake Theater March 30, 2006 to a sold out audience.
Griffin's presentation was videotaped with six cameras, and 9/11
filmmaker Ken Jenkins has illustrated the film with hundreds of
graphics and clips. This video will likely become not only the
definitive Griffin DVD, but will likely serve as the Loose Change for
the older generations. Griffin condensed the highlights of his first
two books on 9/11 into a dynamic presentation. A slightly shorter
version of the same talk was given April 3rd at the prestigious
Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, and much of the footage in the
film is from that location. The premiere will be followed by a
question and answer session with filmmaker and 9/11 activist Ken

Co-sponsored by the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance

# Ask a Scientist - Topic: Alternative Energy 1200 9th Ave. @ Lincoln Canvas Cafe and Gallery 6:30 PM


# 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


# Film- 9/11 Guilt: The Proof is in Your Hands September 12, 2006 6:30 pm
Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Lake Ave Oakland, California

Doors open at 6:00 each night, trailers, previews and shorts start at
6:30, film premieres start at 7:00. Q & A / discussion with the
filmmakers follows each night.

In August 2005 Jim Hoffman and Don Paul recorded presentations for the
second convening of the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury on the Crimes
of September 11, 2001. Later they spent many hours with videographer
Celestine Star adding photographs, footage, and other graphics to
document their assertions. The result is 58 minutes of compelling
evidence and analyses.


BOAA First General Meeting

Tuesday, September 12 
185 Barrows Hall

Come one, come all to our first meeting of the semester. We will be
introducing our group, the BOAA mission, history of events and
discussing campaigns, activism, and events for the year. Delicious
veggie snacks will be provided.

To receive Bay Area Animal Rights Network emails, send a blank email to:


Tuesday, September 12 
Green Movie Night & Hang-Out

Come absorb some of the most insightful films, documentaries and commentaries across a wide spectrum of relevant topics of today and tomorrow. Bring a pillow, a bowl and a mug (for the FREE organic popcorn and tea) and engage in lively discussion before/after each segment.

The Fourth World War 
(2003, documentary, 78 min.) 

Tuesday, September 12 
$5 Donation, (No one turned away for lack of funds) 

SOMA Creativity Center
81 Langton Street, Suite 13
San Francisco, CA 94103
(near folsom/7th across from Brainwash) 


From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war.

While our airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human story of this global conflict remains untold. "The Fourth World War" brings together the images and voices of the war on the ground. It is a story of a war without end and of those who resist.


Tuesday, September 12th

Tue, Sep 12, 2006 - Thu, Dec 21, 2006      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
[view]	Anti-Torture Teach-in/Vigil Resumes at UC Berkeley w/Carlos Mauricio
UC Berkeley Boalt Hall Law School
Bancroft Avenue (at the fountain at the end of College Ave)

Tue, Sep 12, 2006      5:30 pm
[view]	The World According to Sesame Street—Film & Presentations
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. (Civic Center Bart)
San Francisco

Tue, Sep 12, 2006      6:00 pm
[view]	New News Out of Africa w/Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco

Tue, Sep 12, 2006      6:00 pm
[view]	Author & Journalist Michael Pollan @ Commonwealth Club
Commonwealth Club
595 Market St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco

Tue, Sep 12, 2006      7:00 pm
[view]	How to End the Wars in the Middle East and Iraq – and Keep Out of Future Wars
Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek

Tue, Sep 12, 2006      7:30 pm
[view]	Film: Refuseniks
Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church (Wheelchair accessible)
305 N. California
Palo Alto


# <>
 Tres Agaves Wednesday, September 13th from 6-10 PM
 130 Townsend Street (at 2nd St.)  415-227-0500 
 Designing complex flash animations, mobile GUIs and
print campaigns is hard work. Sometimes you even
have to stay after 6 PM. Well not on this night
amigo/amigas! Press save, log out and come party with the crew
from FILTER/TALENT.  Margaritas, munchies and a chance to savor that last
bit of summer! Please RSVP to by September
6th or no chips for you!


# 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


Abundance League - Thursday September 14

Thursday, September 14 at 6pm.

We love the Abundance League because it reminds us of our power, magic,
and humanity.  Our lives are meaningful, some of us would even say
regardless of our access to consumer products.  Because we choose to live this
way and we define ourselves in relationship to each other, not to whom we vote
for or to how much crap we can buy.

Thanks again for being part of this wealthy community.

We are very excited about the dynamic created by our new format and so we
want to continue to use it.  We encourage you to come prepared to
speak about your: -passions -needs -and gifts

Every Abundance Leaguer will get a chance to talk about what moves them,
what they need, and what they have to offer to this exceptional community.

If you feel called to help out by taking notes at the next gathering,
please do let us know.  We received very positive feedback about our
note sharing experiment last month and would like to continue it, but
we could use your help.

See you Thursday! Abundantly yours, Neal White Arrow & Maritza

When:   Thursday, September 14,6pm-10pm
Where:  FAS Research headquarters (Doris and Harald's place)
   1168 Folsom Street - Unit # 304

If possible, please bring some food or drink so that the potluck is
representative of our abundant spirit.


Friday, September 15: Art Opening for "It Won't Hurt" 
Featuring the work of Alika Cooper, Sacha Eckes, and Rachell Sumter
Location: City Hall, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 282 SF, CA 94102
Time: 5-8pm
No cost.
Contact: Supervisor Mirkarimi's office (415)554-7630
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the Monthly Third Friday's Art Reception in his City Hall office. This month's featured artists are Alika Cooper, Sacha Eckes, and Rachell Sumter in a show called "It Won't Hurt."


# Bent: Runs with Scissors!  	Fri Sep 15 9:00 PM SF Citadel 
1277 Mission St. @ 9th St.
A dungeon party exclusively for kinky youth


# 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.  <<>>


Sept 16 Artist & Musician 7th Annual Expo
September 16, 2006 

The Seventh Annual Expo for the Artist & Musician
11 am-6 pm at SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St @ 8th St. SF, CA

The Expo is an all-day extravanganza featuring more than 100 Bay Area arts organizations, free workshops, pefomances, and hundreds of local artists and musicians. Attendees can browse tables staffed by local galleries, nonprofits, collectives and small businesses; present their portfolios; and join in workshops on grant proposals, censorship, arts marketing, underground art history, making a demo tape and more. 

WHAT IS THE EXPO?               back to the top 
The Expo is the Bay Area's only grassroots connection fair for independent arts, music & culture -- an all-day extravaganza featuring more than 120 Bay Area arts organizations, free workshops, children's activities, our new Community Arts Showcase featuring local music and performance, and hundreds of local artists and musicians. 
Attendees can meet a dazzling variety of local galleries, nonprofits, collectives and small businesses; present portfolios and music demos; and participate in workshops, seminars and skillshares on arts skills and methods, business and promotions, legal issues, community-building and more! 
In 2005, after five years at Cellspace in the Mission, the Expo moved to the SomArts Cultural Center in the South of Market district. 
It was the biggest, most colorful and most exciting Expo to date, with 124 arts groups exhibiting (a record number that included new groups from outside the Bay Area, from Sacramento to San Diego), approx. 1,000 individual attendees, and a new performance program -- the Community Arts Showcase -- that featured everything from Appalchian string-band dance music to North Indian Kathak dancing, even a Tuvan-style throat singer! 
As we grow, the Expo remains firmly in the grassroots, and is dedicated to strengthening creative and cultural activity, participation and cross-pollination at the community level. 


# 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

# 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


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.  


# ForestEthics invites you to our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Auction.
September 20, 2006, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, supperclub, 657 Harrison St. (at 3rd Street), San Francisco
Sip exquisite wines. Savor gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Save Endangered Forests by bidding on rare wines, relaxing getaways, and a wide array of other auction items.
The event features tastings from three premier California vineyards, along with live and silent auctions. Please visit our web page for updates on auction items and to reserve one of the supperclub’s chic beds for private seating.
Admission is $50 RSVP at or call 415.863.4563 ext. 312
check this out!


# Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2006
at The Grand Lake Neighborhood Center
530 Lake Park Avenue,(between Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue) in Oakland
7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.


# American Monetary Reform Conference Chicago, Sept. 21-24, 2006
Before the US Civil War, there were 300 forms of currency in America.
Now we live in a fascist dictatorship, and dissent is not allowed.
Note: the Freemen of Montana each served 10 years for circulating alternative currency.
This is how the busted the FreeMen post Waco.
Learn the laws of sovereignty to escape this death.

# Sep 21-25 arts music lifestyle gathering
Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.   Here is a flyer on

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

including: Paul Oakenfold, Massive Attack, Grandmaster Flash, Bad Boy Bill, Christopher Lawrence, Rennie Pilgrem, Lee Burridge, Junkie XL (Live), DJ Dan, Kaskade, Lee Coombs, Miss Kitten, Donald Glaude, Richard Vission, DJ Rap, Darude, DJ Shadow, D:Fuse, Hyper, Dieselboy, Andy Moor, Aphrodite, Dyloot, John Howard, Steve Porter, Luke Fair, Penta, General Midi, Simply Jeff, Deekline & Wizard, Jahbo, Nick Thayer, and much much more to be announced!

We’re also excited to announce the first round of LoveFest floats chosen, with more to come including floats from Spundae / Skills / Beatport, Opel / Qool / SF Station, Supperclub / IN Grooves, Tantra, Space Cowboys, Sound A.M. / Omnis Recordings / Sound of Mind, Anon Salon, Bay Area Drum n Bass Collective, Vau de Vire Society, Project Alma, Nutbass Records, Disfunktion Crew / Seismic / Mighty, Pleasure Zone, Evil Breaks / Strategik, LiveLife Culture, Thursday Night Productions, The Purgatory Cruiser / Yellow #5 & Ooze System, San TRANCEcisco / Dream GenuineUs , KCRH Radio / / Zapatistas / DubStar, and more to be announced! 

A free dance parade down the heart of San Francisco, a massive festival by donation at the Civic Center plaza, a take over of City Hall, and the official after party at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium produced by Spundae and Skills with an incredible line up. You can’t miss this! If you’re out of town now is the time to make travel plans. We’ll be working to put together some deals with hotel partners, check back on the site often. 

LoveWeek events start Wednesday, September 20th, with our official kick off event at the famous Qool Happy Hour. Thursday we celebrate a special dinner, reception, and night of super clubbing at the Supperclub. Friday night is the official LoveFest pre-party presented by Opel at Mighty, Thrust for Love, with Lee Coombs. Then Saturday is where it all comes together starting at 12 Noon! 

Would you like to help us pull it off? San Francisco LoveFest is an all volunteer non-profit organization, whose goal is to put on an event that creates and fosters love, community, respect, peace, fun, and a platform for dance culture to shine in a world full of turmoil. We could use your help in a number of ways. Please see the Volunteer section of the site for ways you can help! The Love is Coming.  Stay tuned.

# 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.


# Member Orientation  Palo Alto
 Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA View Map
When: 	Tuesday, September 26, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Phone: 	(650) 962-9876 x346
Acterra invites all new and prospective members to become part of our growing community. Come meet other Acterra members and explore all the ways we are “greening” our region.
Plus: Hear Peter Drekmeier, one of Acterra’s founders (and a Palo Alto City Councilmember), talk about the PLAN initiative to preserve open space which will be on the November ballot.
Come at 6:30 to enjoy a light supper and convivial conversation before the event.

# How Architects Can Reverse Global Warming (2 HSWs) 
September 28, 2006   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

Ed Mazria, AIA, believes architects must become leaders in the fight against global warming. His recently launched 'Architecture 2030'  <> draws a connection between building design and global warming, with research indicating that building design and construction could have a greater effect on reversing global warming than any other industry sector. Considering this research, the AIA Board of Directors released a policy statement calling for a 50% reduction in use of fossil fuels for buildings in four years, with additional reductions leading to eventual carbon-neutrality by 2030. Mazria will present his vision for how to meet these goals. 
$10 AIA Members; $20 Nonmembers

Register Early, Space Limited.
Registration Link:

Contact:  AIA San Francisco

# "Economics" with Doug Dowd  a loose-jointed Marxist
      Through Thursday, September 28, 2006
      Class: "Economics" with Doug Dowd
 Doug Dowd's popular course on economics will meet twice a month from 
April through September. A 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.
 Time:  7pm.
 Location:  Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., San 
 Cost:  Free.
  Info:  415-282-9246,

# FireDrums IV Thursday, September 28th - Sunday, October 1st, 2006 
Cutter Scout Reservation   2500 China Grade Road   Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Download Road map to Cutter Scout Reservation:

# 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   

October 2006

# World Farm Animals Day, 10/1

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


# Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - Sunday, October 8, 2006 8:00 PM
Join us for a relaxing, recharging week of community, fearlessness, and fun. At Hidden Villa Hostel in the Los Altos Hills. Led by comedian and filmmaker Alicia Dattner and singer/songwriter Christina Kowalchuk. dattner @

# 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 5: There is a way! There is a day!

Well as some of you might know (maybe all) there is a plan for a "nationwide" protest against 
the fascists in power. This is being organized bz WorldCantWait I think Cascadians should 
get involved.... this group involves people like Gore Vidal... their idea is to stimulate the 
begining of a Colour Revolution like in the Ukraine with its Orange Revolution. I think this is 
a means to get the idea of an Evergreen Revolution in the collective thoughts of 
Cascadians ... so after the coming November election fraud and mostlikely WorldCantWaits 
failure for a full "nationwide" revolution then Cascadians might keep these tools and ideas in 
mind for our Evergreen Revolution (using the ideas from the book "From Dictatorship to 


# Please join us for the First Annual Berkeley Sustainability Summit!
The Ecology Center will be hosting this event on Friday, October 6, from 9:00 to 3:00. 
Summit highlights will include a series of brief presentations that will cover the whole range of sustainability projects and efforts currently underway in Berkeley, structured networking, and an all-organic catered lunch.
It is a chance for professionals, activists, and interested parties to:
•	Get exposed to the broad range of local sustainability endeavors,
•	Share your work with a broad cross-section of Berkeley leaders working on companion issues,
•	Develop strategic relationships and cross-pollinate with other innovators between and among sectors,
•	Increase the coordination of diverse efforts that will move Berkeley toward being the most sustainable city in the country, and
•	Reinforce a broadly shared civic passion for a vital, sustainable future.
Details on the location will be forthcoming.
To purchase tickets, contact Carrie Bennett at 510-548-2220 x235
or go to

#  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.

# Decompression 2006
Burning Man Presents the 7th annual Decompression HEAT THE STREET FaIRE!

SUNDAY October 8th Indiana St.
bet. Mariposa and 22nd St

Starts at 12pm SHARP til 12 am
12 hrs of art on 6 blocks and a new chill-out park!
Most sound ends at 10pm on street; we hope to go until 11pm at Mariposa St. Stage

Main Entrance: 19th and Minnesota Shine or Rain
$10 donation in Black Rock Couture; $20 in streetwear
All ages outdoors (kids under 12 free)
21+ inside Cocomo (closes 1:30 am)
This will be our best Decom yet with the newly formed BM Special Events Team, a newly rennovated park and an expanded block... BUT it could be our last year at this site...IF we don't all work together Playa style to help.

Here's what to DO!
* Come at noon to enjoy a full day of art, theme camps, music, circus, puppetry, fire art, marching bands and more! Don't miss any of it!
* Take public transportation, bicycle or park in the UCSF lot just 3 blocks away at 16th and 3rd St (see map) or on Illinois St.
* Express yourself in your finest playa pageantry!
* Volunteer! Contact: today to join our team!
* Share your art/theme camp/performance. E-mail
* Bring your playa imagery (VHS/slides/CD ROMS) to the Visual Check Point inside Cafe Cocomo, or email us.

Here's how to SAVE Decom!
* Respect the Dogpatch neighborhood, our home for 7 years
* Tread lightly on our beautiful new stakes, no unleashed dogs, no vehicles of ANY kind in the park
* Enter and leave the neighborhood very very quietly!
* Dont park in driveways or on Minnesota Street
* Dont bring renegade sound systems or unauthorized fire art. None!
* Refrain from drumming and making noise after 10pm--ANYWHERE
* LEAVE NO TRACE! Pick up any trash and help us recycle


#  10/13-15-FLEET WEEK

# Oct. 13- 14- 15: Seattle: sexual freedom conference 

# 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.


10th Annual Veterans Day Dinner and Silent Auction, Nov 9 Nikko Hotel SF $150
per person for a delicious dinner for yourself or a gift to others! tax deduction to you.  

# 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.


DO NOT TRUST USDA ORGANIC label any more than you trust G W Bush.
Look for CCOF: California Certified Organic Farms.

Larry "Lucky Larry" Silverstein         asbestos arson landlord

Monsanto Whistleblower:  GE'd Crops May Cause Disease

Federal Appeals Court: Driving With Money is a Crime 

US May Cover Israel's War Costs


Scores of American troops are deserting

Check this out.  Great footage and recap.

Under fascism dissent is un-American, un-patriotic and supports the enemy

polls have plummeted to the lowest point of a president in decades. The
war in Iraq is going poorly. The casualties continue to 

When I talk to people about 9/11 now, I don't talk about it directly.
I talk about the Reichstag fire and the subsequent legislation.  The
Wikipedia articles are hard to beat:

This allows me to bypass their cherished programmed mental routines
which they have had indelibly etched in their psyches by handlers on TV,
and forces them to do a little critical thinking for themselves.  Most
people are ignorant of this history, and are actually shocked and
disturbed by the parallels.  It also keeps their automatic mental
barriers from popping up, and can lead to a real discussion instead of a
Pavlovian reaction to reject new data.       -Willy

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"The liberty of thinking and publishing
whatsoever each one likes, without any hindrances,
is not in itself an advantage over which society can wisely rejoice.
On the contrary, it is the fountainhead and origin of many evils."
-- Pope Leo XIII
Source: Immortale Dei

"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun
is as erroneous to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin."
-- Cardnial Robert Bellarmine
(1542-1621) Saint and Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
Source: 1615, during the trial of Galileo

"One Galileo in two thousand years is enough."
-- Pope Pius XII
(1876-1958) 260th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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
Berkeley and Oakland political events events, art receptions, music, film, etc. Monthly Raw Food Potlucks (san rafael)
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.