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FEBRUARY 22, 2007
A FREE WEEKLY BULLETIN - pass it on
A GUIDE TO NEWS, ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND

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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS

THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26 
MARIN COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING
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

WEDNESDAY 2.21.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
4:30 pm 9/11 THE MYTH AND THE REALITY
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 2.22.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
7:00 pm POSITIVE SPIN
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION PRESENTS:
PREVIEW OF COMING SHOWS
- TRUCKING IN IRAQ 
Main Attraction - IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers 
The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq.

FRIDAY 2.23.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
6:30 pm 9/11 ATTACK OR GODSEND?

MONDAY 2.26.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !

TUESDAY 2.27.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !

WEDNESDAY 2.28.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
6:30 pm 9/11 THE MYTH AND THE REALITY #2
10:30 pm- SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 3.1.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
9:30 pm 9/11; THE ROAD TO TYRANNY

FRIDAY 3.2.07
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !


SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MEDIA !	NEW VIDEOS posted this week ***
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 & FEBRUARY 2007, 
12 Videos Are Posted
Rally 'round Watada ***

Let Haiti Live ***

I Ain’t Killin' Anymore ***

The Tale of Two Dumps

Marin Academy Students Stand for Peace: A Candlelight Vigil

PURGE THE SURGE!

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

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Thurs., February 22, 2007, 7 PM
THE ISRAEL LOBBY 
Debate at USF!
Is the Pro The Israel Lobby a dominant factor in determining US Middle East policy?
Speaking on the Yes side:
Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies, and an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Jeffrey Blankfort hosts public affairs programs, Connecting the Dots on KPOO in San Francisco and Takes on the World, on KZYX, the public radio station for Mendocino County. Also a long time observer of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the pro-Israel lobby.
Speaking on the No side:
As`ad AbuKhalil, aka: “The Angry Arab,” is a professor of political science at CSU, Stanislaus.
Stephen Zunes is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and the Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus."
Moderator: Khalil Bendib is a Berkeley-based political cartoonist and commentator as well as a producer and host of KPFA-94.1 FM radio's weekly show Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.
University of San Francisco, McLaren Conference Center, Room 250, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco
Admission $20
For advance tickets, mail and make check payable to Global Information Services, 336 Bon Air Center, Suite 441, Greenbrae, CA 94904. Include your email address for your E-Ticket and confirmation. Contact Fred Shepherd at 415-459-8738 or altencon@aol.com.
Due to extraordinary interest and limited capacity, advance ticketing is recommended.
Sponsors - Global Information Services and Alternate Focus

Sat., February 24 & March 3rd - 10am - 12:30 
MARIN TENANTS ORGANIZING MEETINGS
We Need Your Help.... to participate in a county wide Tenants Organizing Project. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing housing issues and would like to participate in this project. The two meetings are for tenants about tenant's issues. Please join us in developing the structure and direction for the Tenants Organizing project. 
An organizing committee will be developed from tenants to establish the policies to promote affordable housing for renters in Marin. Contact: Olivia Beltran, of Grassroots Leadership Network of Marin at (415) 451-4350 Ext. 306, e-mail: obeltran@mcgln.org
Pickleweed Park Community Center 
50 Canal Street San Rafael, CA 94901

Sat., February 24, 2-4 pm 
FIGHTING BACK! – 
No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights 
*Lynne Stewart - New York Attorney
**Michael Ratner - Center for Constituional Rights
***Jeff Mackler - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
A benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee & the
Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Presenting:
*Lynne Stewart, New York attorney for political prisoners and the
oppressed; falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism
**Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights; author,
"Guantanamo: What the World Should Know;" Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo detainee legal counsel; initiated landmark war crimes/torture lawsuit in Germany against Donald Rumsfeld & Alberto Gonzales
***Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Tickets $20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets sold at the door and at select bookstores to be announced
Sponsors for Marin Event: Students for Social Responsibility, Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, Social Justice Center of Marin, The Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
College of Marin
Student Services Building (Cafeteria Bldg)
835 College Ave.
Kentfield

Sun. February 25, 12noon - 3pm
PEACE GATHERING - Vigil
The Plaza
San Rafael, 4th St.
Come join with Marin youth creating space for PEACE. Bring signs, instruments and your soul. Great opportunity to interact with Sunday strollers. Every Sunday!

Sun., February 25, 7 p.m.
VOICES OF NONVIOLENT PALESTINIANS
At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way, San Rafael 94903
Mohammed Khatib is a leading member of the Bil’in Village Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Secretary of the Bil’in Village Council in the West Bank. He has been a principal organizer of the two-year, creative nonviolent struggle in Bil’in to prevent the construction of Israel’s Wall on Bil’in land and to block the expansion of neighboring Israeli settlements.
Feryal Abu Haikal recently retired after 11 years as the headmistress at Kortuba School in the ancient heart of the West Bank city of Hebron. Although settlers have attacked students and staff, the Kortuba School continues to function, serving as a model of nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation. A lifelong resident of Tel Rumeida, Feryal remains in her home with her family despite settler efforts to expel them and armed incursions onto her property.
Suggested donation $5-$7
Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Peaceworkers, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Marin Quakers, and the Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. Contact: 415-721-0703

Sat., March 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m 
HEALTH CARE “FAIR” 
PROMOTING SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE 
Hill Community Room at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. 
There will be booths, games, a skit, a raffle, speakers, and face painting and other children’s entertainment provided by Lauren Lees. Barrie Massie, Chief of Cardiology at the SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will be among the speakers. 
There will also be health care professionals on hand with information on such subjects as weight control and pharmaceuticals, but the main focus is on educating attendees on why, in this year when competing health insurance reforms are dominating the agenda in Sacramento, a single-payer system is still by far the best option 
Booths at the fair will offer such games as Health Jeopardy and Not-So-Trivial Pursuits. A short program will be held at 2:15, and various speakers will appear intermittently. A 3-minute version of “The Healthcare Solution” video will be shown continuously, accompanied by popcorn and lemonade. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 717-9053.

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.

Thurs., March 8, 8:00-9:30 AM 
MARIN LINK WORKSHOP
Strategic Planning and Sustainability: Many non-profits start projects without assessing staff resources and without creating clear plans. This hour and a half workshop will help create a new model of planning, which incorporates sustainable growth with respect for staff and organization resources and limits. We will focus on goal setting for 2007.
MarinLink
2620 The Mall at Northgate
San Rafael CA 94901 (between Rite Aid and Sears) 

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

Mon., March 12, 6:00 / 7:30 (potluck/presentation)
MPJC – TownHall / Potluck 
Immigration
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. 
Come join us for a potluck and informative town hall discussion. No time to prepare something for the potluck? Come anyway and learn about this important issue in Marin.

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

Sat., March 17, 9am - 5pm
Investing for a Green Economy: 
A Workshop Presented by the Solar Living Institute 
How can we redirect millions of investment dollars towards building a green economy?
Join cutting edge financial professionals and visionaries (Rudolf Steiner Foundation, BALLE, New Resource Bank, Progressive Asset Management, Kranenburg Capital Management, and Center for the Development of Social Finance) in an interactive day that will educate and empower you to re-direct your investment dollars into building a green economy. 
Fort Mason Center
Room C190
San Francisco, CA 94123-1382
http://www.solarliving.org/store/product.asp?catid=13&pid=1542 or 707-744-2017

Sun., March 18, 12noon
MASSIVE PEACE MARCH 
TO END THE WAR
Justin Herman Plaza
March to Civic Center
On March 17–18, 2007, tens of thousands of people will be marching in the streets of San Francisco in what will be the largest antiwar protests since 50,000 people demonstrated in September 2005. March 17–18 will be Global Days of Action against war and occupation with demonstrations taking place in hundreds of cities around the world to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq. Anti-war organizations are calling for mass demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and other cities and towns throughout the United States as anti-war actions take place throughout the world on this global day of action. MPJC urges that everyone in the antiwar movement come together in unity against the criminal actions of the U.S. government. In San Francisco, the march and rally will take place on Sunday, March 18. (The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is taking place on Sat., March 17 in SF.)

Sat. March 24, 9am – 5pm
Cuban Medical School 
Scholarship Conference Laney College, Oakland, 
Study at the Latin America School of Medicine
Havana, Cuba
Come learn how you can become one of 500 American students studying to become a doctor through Cuba’s full scholarship program. Keynote Speaker - Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr.
More than 100 US students are currently studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. The students come from the humblest areas of the US where medical care is scarce and expensive.
They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba’s generous offer of 500 full scholarships which includes: tuition, books and room and board.
Upon graduation, they will honor their commitment to practice medicine in underserved areas in the US.
The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to set up a pipeline that will return well trained, community-oriented Black, Latino, Native American and Asian doctors to serve medically underserved communities in the US.
Laney College
Student Center
Room 401, A & B
900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA

Thur., April 12, 8:00-9:30 AM. 
MARIN LINK WORKSHOP
Discovering Funding Resources
Most of the money given to non-profits comes from individuals. The non-profits that realize how to cultivate this vast resource fulfill their program goals, diversify their income sources, and predict more accurately income from year to year. We will present information which will systematize this fund raising method, and teach you how to develop your own network of funders.
MarinLink
2620 The Mall at Northgate
San Rafael CA 94901 (between Rite Aid and Sears)

Fri., April 13, 7 p.m. 
Robert Reich 
“Democracy, Education for the New Economy.” 
Join us in a conversation with Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as he describes his vision for the role of democracy and education for shaping the future.
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

Friday May 25, 7 p.m. 
Peter Calthorpe 
“New Cities for the 21st Century.” 
Join us in a conversation with Peter Calthorpe as he describes how community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe.
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
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