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JANUARY 31, 2007
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
This Week on Channel 26
Double Feature
Watch the premier of MPJC Presents - "New Intro"
Thursday Night - 7:30 pm - TUNE IN, TAKE ACTION
"What About W."
and
"New Rulers of the World" A documentary film by John Pilger. 'Global economy' is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald's, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000 children die every day from diarrhea because most have no access to clean water.
THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Fri., February 2, 7:00 PM
MITF Presents -
Mexico: Intensified Repression Spurs Solidarity
Oaxaca and Chiapas Report Back
Direct from the fronts in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, Bay Area human rights activist and Marin Interfaith Task Force board member, Carolina Dutton will report on the increased number of kidnappings, disappearances, and beatings of APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca) members and the New Year's solidarity conference with the Zapatistas and the people of the world in Chiapas. She will discuss the impact of these events on the economic and political conditions in Mexico.
The presentation will include recent video footage and slides documenting the four-day Zapatista encuentro. In attendance were over 2000 supporters representing 48 countries from Europe and Oceania as well as from the Americas. Carolina will also provide documentation and discuss testimonies of individuals who were recently tortured by Mexican "security" forces in Oaxaca. People were illegally detained, beaten, and sometimes killed while peacefully protesting their loss of land, forced displacement, low wages and their extreme poverty.
The program will be presented on Friday, February 2, 7:00 PM at The First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael. This event is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible. For more information call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

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: dfamarin.org

Wednesday • Feb 7, 4:30 pm • 
FREE HAITI
San Rafael
3rd & Irwin 
Emergency Protest : International Day of Solidarity
with protests on 4 Continents!
¦ STOP U.N. 'Peacekeeper' Massacres
¦ Free All Political Prisoners
¦ End Foreign Military Occupation
¦ Respect Haiti’s Sovereignty
¦ Return President Aristide
The 8000 UN troops are a proxy force for the US, French and Canadian soldiers who overthrew Haiti's government in a 2004 coup. UN troops and police-controlled death squads are responsible for killings, sexual abuse, beatings, house burnings, arbitrary arrests, and prolonged, illegal detention of people without any charges.
The grassroots movement in Haiti has called for coordinated international protests on February 7, to raise the demand:
All foreign occupation forces?leave Haiti now!
Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee, , www.haitisolidarity.net 510-483-7481 & Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, 415/924-3227, www.mitfamericas.org

Wed., Feb 7, 4:30 pm
Emergency Protest : 
International Day in Solidarity with Haiti, 
with multi-city protests on 4 Continents 
Rally at Powell & Market (Powell St. BART) Followed by a March down Market to a picket at the Brazilian Consulate, 300 Montgomery (between Pine & California). Brazil commands the UN military force in Haiti.
*** STOP UN 'Peacekeeper' Massacres in Haiti
*** Free All Political Prisoners
*** End Foreign Military Occupation of Haiti
*** Respect Haiti’s Sovereignty – Return President Aristide 
The foreign military occupation of Haiti continues. The 8000 UN troops are a proxy force for the US, French and Canadian soldiers who overthrew Haiti's government in a 2004 coup. UN troops and police-controlled death squads routinely assault communities that support the Lavalas grassroots democracy movement. They are responsible for killings, sexual abuse, beatings, house burnings, arbitrary arrests, and prolonged, illegal detention of people without any charges. 
The grassroots movement in Haiti has called for coordinated international protests on February 7, to raise the demand: All foreign occupation forces must leave Haiti now! 
Let us act now in solidarity with our Haitian sisters and brothers, whose unbreakable spirit, in the face of severe repression, won’t stop. 
Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee www.haitiaction.net www.haitisolidarity.net 510-483-7481

Fri., February 9, 7 p.m. 
Sim Van der Ryn - “Regenerating Community.” 
Join us in a conversation with visionary architect and CRD Co-Director Sim Van der Ryn as he describes strategies for creating community and engaging active citizen participation.
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

Wed., February 14, 7pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Marin Literacy Program Fundraiser
With “The Music Man” Film & Sing-Along
Rare, big-screen showing of Archival 35mm print
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
4th & A Streets in Downtown San Rafael
Ice Cream social starts at 6pm; Costumes encouraged (but not required)
A benefit for the Marin Literacy Program
Tickets: $25 each
For information, call 486-3311.

Thurs., Feb 15, 2007, 7:00 PM
Ralph Nader 
Dominican University, 
Angelico Concert Hall, San Rafael
The Seventeen Traditions
Free
Book Passage is pleased to sponsor this free event in conjunction with the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University. The event is at Angelico Hall.
Ralph Nader talks about The Seventeen Traditions ($19.95). Nader is known for his lifetime of progressive activism and battles against corruption. In this book, Nader takes a look at his childhood in Connecticut and the traditions he absorbed within his family. He draws from them inspiring lessons for today’s society. Nader looks back to a time in American history when the family and the natural world were central in a child’s understanding of how to be a conscientious adult.

Fri., February 16, at 7:30 PM
Nicaragua and the IMF:
What are the socio-economic issues facing Daniel Ortega?
Through oral and visual presentations, Bay Area human rights activists will illustrate findings from their trip to Nicaragua in November. The delegation was sponsored by Jubilee USA and Witness for Peace, two groups dedicated to fighting poverty and injustice in Latin America and the Caribbean. Delegates met with non-governmental organizations, heard from community representatives, and saw first hand what IMF policies actually mean for the people of Nicaragua.
Learn about the effects of the International Monetary Fund’s structural adjustment programs on Nicaragua's efforts to overcome poverty and what influence Daniel Ortega's return to the presidency could have on these issues in the coming months.
The program will be held on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael. It is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, Bay Area Debt Cancellation Coalition, and Nicaragua Center for Community Action. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible. For more information call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

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.

Sat., March 10, 3 pm
RACHEL CORRIE MEMORIAL CONCERT
In Support of the Rachel Corrie Foundation 
In a private home in San Rafael, Marin, California
Guest Speaker: Paul Larudee 
Music for piano, cello, harp and voice. Musicians to include
Doug Adamz, Jane and Hannah Jewell, and Bob Banos. 
Members of Terra Linda High School will read Rachel Corrie's letters.
Suggested minimum donation: $20 
Tickets on sale in advance only. 
Call 415 507 0633 for details
Please make tax deductible checks payable to the Rachel Corrie Foundation
http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org

Fri., March 16, 7 p.m. 
Charles McGlashan, 
“Visioning a Green Community for Marin.” 
Join us in a conversation with Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan as he describes his vision supporting sustainable practices in Marin County.
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

NEW VIDEOS POSTED 
MPJC VIDEO PROJECT - INTERESTED IN THE BEST POLITICAL VIDEOS AROUND? FEATURING LOCAL VIDEOS BY WALDO PICKETT MINI DOCS, JOHN PARULIS Brightpath Video and FISHBOB MICRO FILMS
We are compiling, uploading and linking the best of the best, so if you're out there looking OR CREATING VIDEOS, please send those gems our way so we can bring the best of the best to our loyal MPJC visitors.
Click on the links below to view!
January 2007, 11 Videos Are Posted
Marin Academy Students Stand for Peace: A Candlelight Vigil
PURGE THE SURGE!a Waldo Pickett Mini Doc 
Carol Brouillet - 911 Truth
Stop the WAR - MARCH San Francisco Jan.27, 2007
Elizabeth de la Vega: U.S. v. George W. Bush et.al...
The Caravanistas Journey - Pastors for Peace CUBA
NO More Troops - San Anselmo Hub
Target Iran: Scott Ritter and Jeff Cohen
Beach Impeach, San Francisco
Peter Phillips: PROJECT CENSORED
OneCareNow Video
* December 06, 4 Videos Are Posted
No Peace in Bethlehem a Waldo Pickett Mini Doc 
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL - Wanning / McGuire
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL - CAROLING
VIVA APPO a Waldo Pickett Mini Doc 
* November 06, 4 Videos Are Posted 
David Haskell's presentation on Zero Waste
One of These Mornings
Not just a ROCK VIDEO - "The Saints Are Coming"
Dismantling the Republic a Waldo Pickett Mini Doc 
* October 06, 12 Videos Are Posted 
A.N.S.W.E.R. Anti-War Rally 10.28.06
Robert Newman History of oil
MARIN JUDICIAL FORUM - PART I
MARIN JUDICIAL FORUM - PART II
Marin Healthcare District candidates Russell, Rien...
Amy Goodman on the Colbert Report - 10/5/2006
Asylum Street Spankers Video
THE PEOPLE DECLARE PEACE Golden Gate Bridge 9/21/0...
ISRAEL RAINS TERROR ON LEBANON
George Bush's America: A Civics Lesson a Waldo Pickett Mini Doc 
The World Can't Wait San Francisco, 10/5/06
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