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JANUARY 17, 2007

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Fri., January 19, 6:15 mixer - 7 pm screening
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (98 minutes)
6:15 pm wine & hors d’oeuvres ~ 7:00 pm screening ~ 
$5 Donation requested
Film Series @ the Library
award-winning Films & FILMMAKERS
to Reserve seats email 
(before NOON the day of the screening)
Invited Guest: Pratap Chatterjee – Managing Editor
“…a horrifying catalog of greed, corruption and incompetence” New York Times
“… profiteering from (war) universally offends all citizens, whether they are Republicans, Democrats (or) Independents.” Center for Public Integrity
“… might unite viewers across all political spectra …” Los Angeles Times
“Carefully researched, and crucial to fully understanding the Iraqi/American enterprise.” TV Guide
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart, Uncovered, Unprecedented plus 50 television movies, miniseries and feature films) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of the profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq and shows the connections between private corporations and the decision makers who hired them. This film, funded by 3,000 individuals and distributed outside normal film channels , is part of the wave of the future of documentary filmmaking. 
Belvedere-Tiburon Library - 1501 Tiburon Boulevard - Tiburon, CA 94920
Janice Anderson-Gram
98 Main Street #527
Tiburon, CA 94920
FAX: 415.435.2404

Fri., January 19, 7:00 p.m.
Elizabeth de la Vega: 
U.S. v. George W. Bush 
A Fraud Worse than Enron
New College of California
99-6th St.
Santa Rosa, California
Fresh from The Colbert Report! local author and former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega discusses her new book, U.S. v. George W. Bush, in which she lays out the president's pre-Iraq invasion intelligence fraud in the form of a lively and highly readable hypothetical grand jury presentation. 
Sponsored by Sonoma Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace and Code Pink

Sat., January 20, 1:00 p.m.
Elizabeth de la Vega: 
U.S. v. George W. Bush 
A Fraud Worse than Enron
Book Passage 
Corte Madera, California
Fresh from The Colbert Report! local author and former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega discusses her new book, U.S. v. George W. Bush, in which she lays out the president's pre-Iraq invasion intelligence fraud in the form of a lively and highly readable hypothetical grand jury presentation.

Fri., January 19, 7 pm – 9 pm
Understanding the Realities of War
Open to the public - 
Joanna Macy and Sharon Salzberg, spiritual leaders with extensive experience in the impact of trauma & the healing process, with Col Darcy Kauer, founder of the Warrior’s Transition program at Camp Pendleton, veterans and family members, and others.
Film clips of veterans talking about deployment, combat & re-entry
Community Discussion: How can we support returning veterans and their families?
This event is part of the Coming Home Project and marks the launch of a series of free workshops for veterans and their families presented by Deep Stream Zen Institute & Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 
Saturday, January 20, 2006
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open to Iraq and Afghanistan vets and families. 
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Cost: Free Admission - Veterans & their Families
$10 Suggested Donation - General Public. No one turned away.
Public Info: 415-387-0800

Sun., January 21, 4:15 
DREAMS (Ahlaam) Iraq – film 
Rafael Theatre 
This impressive debut from writer-director Mohamed Al-Daradji is the first dramatic feature filmed in Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s fall. Set in and around a Baghdad mental asylum destroyed by American bombing, it vividly focuses on three people trying to piece their lives back together in the maze of a nightmarish urban landscape. As critical of the old regime as well as the snipers and the occupation, this visually potent film was made under astonishing conditions that mirrored the plight of the characters: During production, crew members were abducted by both insurgents and American forces. In Arabic with English subtitles. (Iraq/UK/Netherlands 2005) 110 min. 
Thurs., January 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protecting Elders: Legal Issues – 
A Center for Judicial Excellence Probate Forum
“Protecting Elders: Legal Issues” is an opportunity to learn about what systems are in place for elders, and how our courts can improve the judicial process to better protect our seniors. “According to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.” Join Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger, the Elder Financial Protection Network's Jenfer Duane, Elder Law & Civil Rights Attorney Liza DeVries and others, in understanding and improving ways our courts and social programs support and protect elders. 
San Rafael Corporate Center -- 750 Lindaro Street.
Open to the general public. All ages welcome.
Free Admission
Public Info: 

Fri., January 26, 7 pm 
“Healing People and the Planet.” 
Charlotte Brody joins us in a conversation. She describes her work on health care and community organizing through organizations including Health Care Without Harm and Commonweal.
Center for Regenerative Design
2007 COMmunity Profile Series - 
Andres Edwards, Sim Van der Ryn
All programs at College of Marin, Olney Hall Auditorium, 7-9 pm , Kentfield, CA

SAT., JANUARY 27, 10 am - 4 pm 
Bay Area Environmental Education Fair, 
Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael. 
Over 100 exhibitors and workshops for educators and parents highlight this all day event. Information on the latest in classroom materials, environmental education programs, field trip sites, conservation techniques, wildlife education and some of what this annual fair offers. $12 - adults, teens/seniors - $10, children - $8.

TUES., FEBRUARY 6, 7 pm – 
"Environmental Protection and Your Health, 
Political Action to Take Back Our Bodies", 
Sausalito Cruising Club 
This important event features Barbara A. Brenner, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Action, who will present the 2006 publication "State of the Evidence: The Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer", plus appearances by environmental advocates Peter Coyote, Marin County Supervisors Susan Adams, and Charles McGlashan, Assemblymember Jared Huffman. San Francisco Department of Environment activist Debbie Raphael, and Marin integrated pest management (IPM) activist Sandy Ross. 
Introductions by Larry Rose M.D. Occupational/Environmental Medicine and DFA-Marin Environmental/Health committee chairperson. Breast Cancer Action's 2006 publication will be available to all attendees. A lively question-and-answer discussion after the presentations is anticipated. Information from this meeting may save your life, and your family's, and your loved one's. Political activism as the antidote will be the focus. Sponsored by Democracy for America - Marin (DFA-Marin). For more information:

WED., MARCH 7, 7-9 pm. 
"Town Hall Meeting on Clean Energy". 
NUSD Board Room, 7th and Grant, Novato. Sponsored by Sustainable Novato and College of Marin. Open to everyone. No charge. Top local and regional experts and civic leaders discuss with citizens how Novato can significantly scale up renewable power, energy efficiency and conservation while managing risk, holding electricity rates stable and greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions harmful to our climate, economy, health, water supply and agriculture. For more information, phone 415-898-2502.

Following is the schedule of films that are seldom, if ever, seen on PBS that are now showing on southern Marin’s Comcast Cable Channel #26 

(the attachment contains a easy to print out schedule to share with neighbor, friends, co-workers)


  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW !


  6:30 pm  9/11 MYSTERIES

10:30 pm  SPIRAL INTO IT


THURSDAY 1.18.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW !

  6:00 pm  HANAN ASHRAWI


  7:30 pm  MPJC PRESENTS,  


“Occupation: Dreamland” In January, 2004, in Al-Falluja, Iraq, a documentary film crew follows an infantry squad of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. Cameras accompany the squad of seven on day and night patrols, as they watch their backs, kick down doors, search for weapons, interrogate women, detain a few people, and listen to the complaints of locals. At their barracks, a former Baathist retreat called Dreamland, the men talk: about why they enlisted, civilian prospects, feelings about the war and Iraqis, where they were when a comrade died a few weeks before. We see them wait for translators and try a few words of Arabic; we hear their frustrations. We watch them pressured to reenlist. Tensions mount in Falluja.


“Star Wars In Iraq” is a new investigative report by Maurizio Torrealta and Sigfrido Ranucci. Is the U.S. using new experimental "Tactical High Energy Laser" weapons in Iraq? According to official Pentagon sources, military vehicles equipped with this laser device have been used in Afghanistan to explode mines. According to two reliable military information sites – Defense Tech and Defense Industry Daily - at least three such vehicles are being used in Iraq as well and some people report having seen them.


FRIDAY 1.19.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW



MONDAY 1.22.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW !


TUESDAY 1.23.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW

  5:00 pm  THAT WHICH IS



  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW

  6:00 pm  9/11 REVISITED; DR. JONES

  9:00 pm  THIS IS NOT YOUR WAR !!!


THURSDAY 1.25.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW !

  7:30 pm  MPJC PRESENTS, check our webpage


FRIDAY 1.26.06

  9:00 am  DEMOCRACY NOW !
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