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MARCH 29, 2007
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A GUIDE TO NEWS, ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND

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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
THIS ISSUE:
SPECIAL MPJC EVENTS
THE POLITICAL SCENE
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26
MPJC VIDEO PROJECT
SPECIAL MPJC EVENTS
APRIL 14, 2007 
NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
STEP IT UP, CONGRESS!
CUT CARBON 80% BY 2050
BIKE TO THE FUTURE - Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m., leave at 11:00 a.m. Location: Three Locations - Mill Valley Community Center parking lot, San Rafael's 4th Street Plaza, Fairfax at old Bell Market Parking Lot. What: Bike to the Future is designed to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes on a daily bases. All groups will meet separately then ride to San Anselmo to the Step It Up event at Memorial Park. Contact MPJC: jimmyjustice@gmail.com 
See below for more Step It Up activities in Marin

Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 PM 
Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy
An MPJC Special Independent Media Event 
Come to the sneak preview of Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy (45 min.), narrated by Sean Penn. Author and media critic, Solomon will speak on Iraq and Beyond: Endless War or Informed Democracy? How do presidents and pundits use spin to win public support for war?
This event will take place at Olney Hall, College of Marin, in Kentfield. Tickets only $8 at the door. For info/directions go to www.mpjc.org/imc. Wheelchair accessible.
TERRORIST ICE RAIDS - A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM
REPRESENTING A HUMONGOUS US FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE 
NOT AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM REPORTED BY MASS MEDIA
Although our media seem to consider it a state secret, it is an exhaustively documented fact that the conditions in immigrants’ home countries are the direct result of US economic or military policies: economic policies that unfairly extract labor, resources and profits; political policies that use mass killing and cruelty to undermine any attempts at popular government.  (Mexico, 
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua.) The facts are there! The forum is coming. (6)
THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Friday, March 30th, 11:30AM, 
Press Conference - Immigration
Northern California Catholic Bishops, 
The California Episcopal Diocese and other Bay Area faith leaders are holding a Press Conference at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, to stand with the immigrant community and to decry the recent immigration and enforcement actions that occurred in Marin County, on March 6th and 7th. In addition, the assembled clergy and religious leaders will call for an immediate temporary suspension of enforcement "raids" as well as call for long-term comprehensive immigration reform.
The Press Conference will include prayers, scripture readings, local testimonies of those impacted by the recent enforcement actions and statements of support for immigrants.
The Reverend Carol Hovis
Executive Director
Marin Interfaith Council
http://www.marinifc.org
415-456-6957

Friday, March 30, 7:30 PM 
Mexico: Intensified Repression Spurs Solidarity
REPORT BACK
Three Bay Area activists, Carolina Dutton, Mary Ann Tenuto, and Colombe Chappey, give an update on recent events Oaxaca and Chiapas. Incleuded, the increased number of kidnappings, disappearances, and beatings of APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca) members, the New Year's encuentro (meeting) between the Zapatistas and the people of the world in Chiapas, and an analysis of the impact of the social movements on the economic and political situation in Mexico.
Included, recent video footage 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. Discussion will also focus on testimonies of individuals who were recently tortured by Mexican "security" forces in Oaxaca, where people were illegally detained, beaten, and sometimes killed while peacefully protesting their loss of land, forced displacement, low wages and extreme poverty.
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita), Berkeley. 
This event is sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee, Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible. For more information call 510/654-9587, 415/924-3227, or go to www.chiapas-support.org or www.mitfamericas.org.

SATURDAY, March 31, 11 am - 2pm
4th Street Plaza then proceed to 2nd St. & LINDARO sT
EMERGENCY ACTION/RESPONSE
FASCIST MINUTEMEN coming to San Rafael and we will be there to respond.
More information coming in a emergency email tomorrow...

Sun., April 1, 2:30PM - 4:30 PM 
Health Care for All-Marin
ONLY FOOLS WOULD PUT UP WITH OUR HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM
CELEBRATE APRIL FOOLS DAY IN SAN RAFAEL
A health care “fair” will be held on at the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Avenue at E Street.
Doctors and nurses will be on hand with health-care advice and to take blood pressures, but the main focus of the fair 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.
The DVD, The Health Care Solution, will be played continuously, and people will be invited to play Health Care Jeopardy and a new board game in which your health luck determines whether you win or lose. "La Cockamanie," a skit which debuted to great acclaim in Novato, will be performed.
Our assemblyman, Jared Huffman, will speak, as will Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco. Barry Massie, MD, Chief of Cardiology, at the SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will explain how a single payer system could turn our health care mess into a system that delivers better health care, more efficiently and at lower cost.
At 4 PM, along with accordion and drum, we will march singing our
signature song, "This Plan is Your Plan, This Plan is My Plan," to San Rafael Plaza at Fourth Street and A.

Tues., April 3, 7:00 p.m. 
WASTE LANDFILL POLLUTES MARIN
The Redwood Landfill, north of Novato, is a dump built on old marshland immediately adjacent to the largest tidal marsh in California. Waste Management, Inc. (WMI), wants to expand its operations significantly to enable it to build a garbage mountain 166 feet high to become a regional landfill that accepts up to 70% of its waste from outside Marin. Christopher Gilkerson and Bruce Baum of the Green Coalition will show the video “A Tale of Two Dumps” and answer questions at the monthly meeting of Democracy for America-Marin on in the Town Center Community Room in Corte Madera. The public is urged to attend. 
For information, contact Carole Mills: (415) 246-5837 or csmills@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, April 8, Noon
Code Pink Golden Gate Bridge 
Convergence for Peace
Start at the north or south end of the bridge at noon and 
converge in the middle Signs and banners are prohibited 
on the bridge - find create ways to get your message across 
-- clothing, peace sign, paint your face, wear lots of pink
Information: Toby - 510-215-5974

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. 
Center for Regenerative Design
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

APRIL 14, 2007 
NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
STEP IT UP, CONGRESS!
CUT CARBON 80% BY 2050
MORNING ACTIVITIES 
INSPIRATIONAL HIKE ON MT TAM FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN (Environmental Education Council of Marin) Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Location: Rock Springs Parking Lot What: Brief walk to stunning overlook of the Pacific for reflection about global warming and impacts on local ecosystems. Longer hike preceding—contact for more info. Contact: storm-petrel@care2.com
STEP IT UP: A GREEN SANGHA ACTION - Time: Morning. Location: Contact for more info. What: Set up education tables at supermarkets across the county with signs, banners, info hand-outs, petitions to Congress, and smiles. Contact: stuartfieldmoody@hotmail.com
BIKE TO THE FUTURE - Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m., leave at 11:00 a.m. Location: Three Locations - Mill Valley Community Center parking lot, San Rafael's 4th Street Plaza, Fairfax at old Albertson's Parking Lot. What: Bike to the Future is designed to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes on a more daily bases. All groups will meet separately then ride to San Anselmo to the Step It Up event at Memorial Park. Contact MPJC: jimmyjustice@gmail.com 
ECUMENICAL WORSHIP SERVICE Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: San Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Rd. What: Short service on climate change followed by walk to Memorial Park for San Anselmo Event. Contact: prc@sfts.edu
FAIRFAX CONFRONTS GLOBAL WARMING Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Bolinas Road Park, 142 Bolinas Rd. What: Rally and speakers followed by March to STEP IT UP ROSS VALLEY! Contact: ltremaine@townoffairfax.org
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
STEP IT UP, ROSS VALLEY! Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Memorial Park, San Anselmo. Educational, inspirational event where other Step It Up groups will be converging. Information tables, pledge wall, music and kids’ activities. 12:30--Group Photo. 1:00--Speakers: Jared Huffman, Charles McGlashan and others. Contact: bthornton9000@yahoo.com
STEP IT UP, SOUTHERN MARIN! Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Audubon Center Tiburon, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd. What: A family friendly, educational event in a beautiful Sanctuary on the Bay with children’s views, CO2 pledges on a clothesline, fuel efficient cars, maps of rising sea levels. Speakers Richard Heinberg, Ken Smokoska, Betsy Rosenberg. Contact: greengalaxy@sbcglobal.net 
STEP IT UP, SAN RAFAEL! Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Second St. between A St. and Lindaro. This area will be under water if sea level rises only one meter. Wear blue and bring signs. Also bring snorkels and masks! Contact: contact@SustainableSanRafael.org
HEY GM! PLUG IN HYBRIDS NOT HUMMERS NOW!—Clean Cars & Polar Bears Rally for Climate-Friendly Transport. Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Location: San Rafael GM Hummer Dealership, 2 Shoreline Parkway, 
Hosted by Working Assets & the MMOB.org, in partnership with Rainforest Action Network & CalCars. 
Contact: felicitycrush@mmob.org
For More Info see http://events.stepitup2007.org/ or www.eecom.net or call (415) 485-4908

Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 PM 
Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy
An MPJC Special Independent Media Event 
Come to the sneak preview of Norman Solomon’s film War Made Easy (45 min.), narrated by Sean Penn. Author and media critic, Solomon will speak on Iraq and Beyond: Endless War or Informed Democracy? How do presidents and pundits use spin to win public support for war?
This event will take place at Olney Hall, College of Marin, in Kentfield. Tickets only $8 at the door. For info/directions go to www.mpjc.org/imc. Wheelchair accessible.

Sat. April 21, 5-10pm 
Fairfax Open Space 
Third Annual BENEFIT / PARTY
Fairfax Women’s Club, 49 Park Road, Fairfax
Musicians: Otis Scarecroe, Steve Wolf, The Tom Finch Band
Tickets: $20, advanced: on sale in Fairfax at Bookbeat and the Town Hall night of event: at the door...
PRICE includes: Lasagne dinner, beer and wine
There will be a Raffle & Silent Auction
The Fairfax Open Space Committee was founded three years ago to preserve open space in and around Fairfax. The committee was key in acquiring a pristine nine-acre redwood grove, home to spotted owls, in Cascade Canyon.
The Committee’s goals include saving natural lands for recreation and wildlife corridors and linking our town’s open spaces with existing Marin open spaces wherever possible. We are working in collaboration with other groups in an effort to acquire, for open space, 100 acres of beautiful ridgeline property with meadows and woods that overlooks the northern borders of our town.
Our third annual benefit on April 21st is to help raise awareness and funds for these projects, which will preserve our beautiful natural environment for future generations. 
Denise Ferry
dferry@earthlink.net

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Sonoma State University, The Commons
A Talk with Retired Colonel Ann Wright -- After 26 years in the Army and Army Reserves and 15 years as a diplomat with the State Dept., Ann Wright resigned in protest over the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq. She has been an anti-war activist ever since, working with Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey and Medea Benjamin with CodePink. Her visit to Sonoma County is sponsored by the Sonoma Peace & Justice Center and Project Censored.

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

THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26: 
Marin Community Programming. 
Following is the schedule of films that are seldom if ever seen on PBS which are now showing on southern Marin’s Comcast Cable Channel #26 

Democracy Now!
9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday (repeats on Channel 22 at midnight)

Thursday, March 29, 7:30-9:30 pm — MPJC Presents
7:30 - 8:03 pm INTERVIEW WITH DAHR JAMAIL (30 minutes) In late 2003, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq as an independent unembedded journalist. He has spent a total of eight months in occupied Iraq. He reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, Flashpoints and is on the staff of The Nation magazine. Read his dispatches at www.dahrjamailiraq.com.

8:03 - 9:30 pm "THE TOMATO EFFECT" (90 minutes) begins with Faun Kine's personal quest to investigate the causes of the death of her father in a mysterious climbing accident in 1992. Dr. Zane R. Kine had practiced Environmental Medicine, especially the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) or Gulf War Syndrome. Official recognition of this syndrome would have translated to billions of dollars in liability to the chemical industry. As toxic tort liabilities have increased across the country, an alliance has emerged between the chemical industry and physicians who denounce MCS. Large sums of money were paid to these physicians to testify that victims claiming to have MCS were psychotic and that physicians who diagnosed it were quacks. 

Monday, April 2
7:30-8:30 PM BORN IN THE USA

Wednesday, April 4
5:30-6:50 PM UNTIL WHEN
7:00-7:30 PM THIS IS NOT YOUR WAR

Thursday, April 5
4:00-5:00PM REFUSENIKS 
5:30-6:40 PM HIJACKING CATASTROPHE 

7:30 - 9:30 pm — MPJC PRESENTS:
IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers (75 minutes) Muckraking director Robert Greenwald compiles a catalog of greed and corruption among private contractors in Iraq, focusing primarily on Halliburton, Blackwater Security Consulting and CACI International. The film traces connections between the contractors and the Republican Party and documents the buying of influence and rigged accounting systems. Military personnel, journalists, former Abu Ghraib prisoners and former employees of private war-services contractors testify about private interrogators working without supervision or accountability to companies deliberately blowing up Humvees for profit. A must-see film! For detailed information, visit: http://iraqforsale.org/facts.php
8:50 - 9:30 VOTERGATE follows a young team on their nationwide investigation of the current problems with our voting systems and elections procedures. Fast-paced and engaging, Votergate reveals the shocking story of how touchscreen voting systems are highly susceptible to hacking and how these systems are being implemented across the country without the proper checks and balances to insure accuracy and accountability.

Friday, April 6
4:30-5:50 pm PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE PROMISED LAND

Monday, April 9
6:00-6:45 PM EDWARD SAID: ON ORIENTALISM
7:30-8:00 PM INTERVIEW: ILAN PAPPE

Wednesday, April 11
6:30-7:00 PM THE WALL OF SHAME
The MPJC Video Project
This video project is designed to share images and ideas important for the peace and justice movement. We hope you enjoy the offerings and that you will send us some of your favorites. We are excited about this new democratic film distribution process and hope you will support sites and organizations that make this all possible. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Visit http://mpjc-video.blogspot.com/ for all the videos

Shock & Awe + 4
March for Immigration Reform - Santa Rosa
George W. & Jimmy Joe
The Minute Men
NO MIGRA - 3rd & Irwin Rally
NO MIGRA - CANAL WATCH
What Would You Do?
Rally 'round Watada
Let Haiti Live
I Ain’t Killin' Anymore
The Tale of Two Dumps
Exploring Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Abuse, Pa...
Legal Issues Surrounding Elder Abuse Part II
Labor Against the War-January 27 SF Docks
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.