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Tuesday Mar 23rd, 2004 4:02 PM
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Map of US Toxicity

U.S Preparing for Military Draft in Spring 2005

# Tue, Mar 23 7 pm
Irradiated Food Ban Should Be On Next School Board Agenda
1st Floor 555 Franklin St SF

# Stilt Dancer's Ball, 1559 Market @ Grand, Oakland Tue Mar 23rd
Stilt Ball at Otherworld, W. Oakland, 9-12Midnight
same address will be posted on
in the "Where's Templeton?" mapquest block (2nd down, right side)
Short folks (non-stilted) are welcome, but should be accompanied by a stilter
or offer assistance to the event. Anyone with free time to assist
in dressing the room, setting up the bar and 4' couches,
Tserefina has offered to teach a short choreographed piece,
and we have Malakai DJing on stilts! This is a free event,
Honor bar for soda/juice, but donations towards
the next Ball are gladly received. Since this is our first ball,
Attire is up to your discretion. As we continue to produce these events,
our goal is to have themed parties (latin, ballroom, tango, etc)
every 1-2 months, to learn new forms of dance
and encourage fresh designs in our costume wardrobes!
See you at the Ball!

Tue, Mar 23 9:15 pm
Screening: The Streets Are Watching Parkway Theater 1834 Park Blvd. Oakland

# Live WEB CONCERT marks 15th Dark Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
in Alaska! Wednesday March 24th, 2004 on
WEB CONCERT marks 15th Dark Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez
Oil Spill in Alaska! Sound Truths and Exxon Myths unique web concert event featuring music and spoken word.
Wed 03/24/04 at 3:00pm Alaska Time / 4:00pm Pacific Time and
7:00pm Eastern.
NOTE: If the above link doesn't work, please try the following:

# MARCH 24th - SARAH SHELTON MANN- Founder of Contraband teaches:
Collaborations With The Unknown- Finding the language of
soul in movement, tracking spirit with the senses.
This class will work the practical aplications of spirtuality into
a practice of performance and "reading" or tracking the environment.
Many layers of teaching are revealed in Sarah's work including a
spiritual x-ray on the body and it's systems and tools to integrate with
the planet. Making the Mystical... Practical through movement.
Xeno drome 1320 Potrero tween 25th and the freeway on potrero
6-9:30pm (please arrive on time) SARAH SHELTON MANN
danced in New York in the 50's, performing and
always studying, tracing the line between the physical and the spiritual
worlds.Contact Improvisation at the Judson Church, Studying Body Mind
Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Chi Gung with Master Ma and
Master Wong. Many forms of Shamanic training including work with Master
Shaw and Hameed Ali basing the company she created in 1989 "Contraband"
on the Diamond Work she studied through the Ridh Wan school.
$15-25 None Turned Away JUST SHOW UP!
By the way, do not miss this class. Pass it on...

# "In the tradition of Woody and Dylan" - Bonnie Raitt
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco

# Fire Arts Collective Play Day, Wed Mar 24 amphitheater in lovely McLaren park.
Silver Ave. exit off 101 and make a left on Cambridge.
between Shelly Dr and Mansell. Cambridge St south turns into Shelly
Stay on Shelly Drive slightly East towards Mansell & that'll get you there! spacegirl [at]

# Aries,fairies and gnomes.........
Cake and your favorite beats will be provided. Dancing, laughs and good
times will take place at the IL Pirata located at 2007 16th St., cross St.
is Utah. The spaceship takes off on 3/24/04 from 10pm to 2am, as always
this ride is FREE!

# Pot, Prostitution and Paraphernalia Enough already!
It's time for the 2nd Annual Boobies Against Ashcroft March!
We have to take to the streets and remind John Ashcroft that putting women and patients in prison is not the answer to his moral dilemma. John Ashcroft's attack on women's bodies and prosecution of medical marijuana patients has got to stop. This is an election year, let's encourage everyone to go to the polls and vote out the Bush administration in November.
Meet us Thursday March 25th 4:00 at Chevy's restaurant on the corner of Golden Gate and Van Ness in San Francisco. From that point we will march topless to the 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. We will carry signs that have John's picture on them and signs that say, Can you spot the boob? If you cannot go topless, please wear a white t-shirt with red spots painted in the breast area. We are dead serious about this and we need your support now. We want to send this message all the way to Washington DC.
1. We demand John Ashcroft undrape the Statue of Justice.
2. We demand John Ashcroft stop harassing the sick and dying.
3. We demand John Ashcroft stay out of the lives of consenting adults.
4. We demand John Ashcroft keep his laws off our bodies and his paws off of Roe v Wade.
Don't be a sheep, be a shepherd and meet us
Thursday March 25th, 4pm at Chevy's on the corner of
Van Ness at Golden Gate in SF
First he came for the prostitutes
and I did not speak out — because I was not a prostitute.
Then he came for the medical marijuana patients
and I did not speak out — because I was not a medical marijuana patient.
Then he came for the paraphernalia manufacturers
and I did not speak out — because I was not a paraphernalia manufacturer.
Now he's after Roe V. Wade — and there is still time to speak out!
Peace, no more war on Americans! robyn [at]

# Thu Mar 25 7-9pm New College of California, 777 Valencia Street, S.F
Housing and Land Use Seminar Series - Last Thursday of each month
New College of California, 777 Valencia Street, S.F.

# Thu Mar 25 "San Francisco Housing and Land Use Battles: a
historical view from 1970s until the present"
Come and hear Calvin Welch and Joe O'Donoghue talk
about the past 40 years of SF housing and land use
battles. The event will be held from 7 PM to 9 PM at
New College, 777 Valencia Street in San Francisco.
The Housing and Land Use Seminar Series are sponsored
by the San Francisco Green Party and the New College
Center for Education and Social Action.
Contact Dave Wilbur at drwsf [at] or 826-2140
for additional seminar details or to suggest speaker recommendations for future Housing and Land Use seminar workshops.
more info Supervisor Gonzalez's office at 554.7630

# Thu Mar 25 7 pm - 9 pm Amazon Rainforest Slideshow
Join us for a slideshow presentation showing images of completely
wild and undeveloped regions of the Amazon jungle. Amazon enthusiast
and Rainforest Action Network volunteer Larry Landry has spent a
handful of lengthy trips paddling handmade canoes and traipsing
around this wonderland. He will join us to show slides from his
travels and discuss the numerous conservation threats confronting
Amazonia, as well as the excellent work that the Rainforest Action
Network is doing to reform the policies of American multinationals
that do business in rainforests around the world.
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.

# Fri, Mar 26 7pm
Film: Safety Orange With filmmaker Jim Davis 777 Valencia

# polyamory film festival at the Pacific film archives. FRI Mar 26 Berkeley,
near UCB 2575 Bancroft, - near the corner of Bancroft and Bowditch.
Ackerman's "Day and Night," which is alleged to be
very good, and is claimed to have significant poly-relevent content.
("Out does Jules and Jim," is the claim). 9:10 PM $8.

# 3/26 NEWSBREAKZ Booth at the Get Freaky party on Friday, March 26th,
and get your $5 pass! Be sure not to miss this event
featuring KOMA & BONES from the UK, alongside Adam Ohana, Soul Salaam,
Laura, Shawna, Oohah, Neptune, Jocelyn, Waterjuice, Neal, and Fresco!
At the beautiful new CLUB MIGHTY: 119 Utah (one block east of Potrero &
15th) Check out for more info!

Mar 26 - 27, 2004 Friday-Saturday 8pm Cultural Center 934 Brannan St @ 8th St.

# Fri, Mar 26-Sun, Mar 28  
International Inquiry into 9-11, Phase One Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness - - - -

# International Inquiry into 9-11
March 26-28 Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness , SF

# Fri, Mar 26 Sat, Mar 27 8pm Radical Performance Fest Somarts Cultural Center
934 Brannan @ 8th

# War Tax Resistance Introductory Workshop Sat Mar 27 9 am-noon
2220 Sacramento @ Bancroft Berkeley (near No. Berkeley BART)
More than half of our federal income taxes are being used for war.
Find out about a variety of ways to respond. Topics will include:
Creative legal protests. sliding scale donation requested
Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible
consequences of this form of civil disobedience
Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community
organizations Local support networks for war tax resisters
(510) 843-9877 Northern California war Tax Resistance
P.O. Box 2422, Berkeley, CA 94702-0422 (510) 843-9877
NoWarTax [at]

# Sat Mar 27 10 am - 1 pm Urban Weed Walk
Learn about the Edible and Medicinal uses of common weeds as Terri
Compost leads a walk exploring the neighborhood around the Ecology
Center. Discover the treasure of an overgrown lot, ripe with wild
foods, information about the soil, and medicines. Share information
about the gifts of these often unwanted common volunteer plants.
Terri - organic gardener, naturalist and seed saving activist - has
been harvesting "weeds" for over 10 years.
2530 San Pablo @ Dwight Berkeley.

# Sat Mar 27 Biodiesel Car Show

# Sat, Mar 27 10am-3pm Biodiesel Car Show Downtown Berkeley Farmer's Market
Allston @ Milvia / MLK Jr. Way

# Sat Mar 27 redirect your taxes away from the war machine.
Forward this message to your friends. Hope to see you there!
War Tax Resistance Introductory Workshop
Sat Mar 27 9 am-noon 2220 Sacramento St. @ Bancroft Berkeley
More than half of our federal income taxes are being used for war.
Find out about a variety of ways to respond. Topics will include:
Creative legal protests. Refusing to pay all or part of federal tax
possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience
Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community
organizations. Local support networks for war tax resisters
Nor Cal war Tax Resistance P.O. Box 2422, Berkeley, CA 94702-0422
(510) 843-9877

# Sat, Mar 27 2-4pm Understanding Global Warming
The Redwoods 40 Camino Alto Mill Valley

# full Love & Politics potluck Berkeley Sat Mar 27
6:30, at Dreamcatcher House, 2185 Acton St
(4 blocks south of the N. Berkeley BART Station).
or contact Andrew at polyprogressive [at]

# March Full Love + Politics potluck Berkeley Sat Mar 27 6:30
Dreamcatcher House, 2185 Acton St (4 blocks south of N. Berkeley BART ).
first reports back from our three action groups: Building Loving Community, Vision and Writing, and Activism. Each of the three groups has something special planned. We are not going to give it all away here, but it will include massage, emotional exploration, an audience-participation theater game, and much more. Also, the action groups are planning more than a dozen different activities over the next few months, from parties to demonstrations, from research to mutual emotional support. Come to this meeting to learn about how you can be involved. Hope you can make it -- and bring a friend!
To learn more about Love + Politics, check our website at or contact Andrew at polyprogressive [at]

# Sat Mar 27 Tantra and DJ Laird help Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez
retire his campaign debt from the mayor's race. 8pm-4am 1751 Mission St. $15
LIVE PERFORMANCE (8PM-11PM) Steven Raspa, MC and Spoken Word
Anita Cocktail, MC and faux queen siren Supervisor Chris Daly, MC and Celebrity Bartender
Djun Djun, Belly Dancing Jade Blue Eclipse, Contortionist Caroluna, Opera
The Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble Tim Barsky, Beatboxing
Cantacerous Lollies, hot hot hot burlesque
Norton Anderson & Houston Allred, political songs
Freeplay, urban dance Larry Bob, comic ranter
Mark Sargeant, better Ethel Merman that the original
Houston & Allred, political songs The Bastard Brothers, bluegrass cover band
DANCE (11PM-4AM) TRANCE Liam Shy KJ Obu Amanda Ocelot
HOUSE/BREAKS Laird Ethan Miller Jeno Adam O'Hana
Dragonfly Goldilox Loosebeats Tung Syd Gris
DOWNTEMPO Caliban Brian Behlendorf Goz Cybervixen Irina and B Smiley Tomcat
Visuals by VJ Luna, Etherlight, Craig Ubik, Dimension 7 Chaos Consortium and more...
Sound by Mackie Fussion and CloudSound 415-820-3201

# The Fusion Of Dancing Bodies Of Intimate Passions Sat Mar 27 8-11pm $5
an inter-active performance/ritual/music jam by the controversial
performance artist Frank Moore & friends...creating a playful space
within which things will be combined and tried just to see what
happens ...pushing beyond the normal frames! Wild Cat Studio 2525 - 8th
@ Dwight Studio #15 Berkeley

# SAT MAR 27th Newsbreakz release 3rd issue! favorite breaks DJs:
Ben Chun (False-Profit) Tung (Brass Tax) Laird (Psychofunkodiscodelic)
Alongside the Newsbreaks staff: Smoove Donna Matrix Donger
Kemek the Dope Computer (Sponge Records)
Fire Performances by TEMPLE OF POI and INFINITE KAOS
10pm - 6am at the False-Profit Warehouse @ 43 Norfolk, San Francisco
For more info check out or email
newsbreakscontribution [at]
$10 at the door $5 with a Get Freaky pass
(Visit the NEWSBREAKZ Booth at the Get Freaky party on Friday, March 26th,
and get your $5 pass! Be sure not to miss this event
featuring KOMA & BONES from the UK, alongside Adam Ohana, Soul Salaam,
Laura, Shawna, Oohah, Neptune, Jocelyn, Waterjuice, Neal, and Fresco!
At the beautiful new CLUB MIGHTY: 119 Utah (one block east of Potrero &
15th) Check out for more info!

# Sun, Mar 28 11am
2004 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival SF
11am 2nd St. 12 noon – Parade: Market St. 1 p.m. – Program & Festival : Civic Center

# Mar 28 lla-4:30pm Mad Cow Madness Symposium, SF County Fair Building.
Volunteers needed for all aspects of this event
11:00 a.m. "Quick and Easy Menu Alternatives" with Kay Bushnell
12:00 p.m. Free Samples/Free Recipes/Free Veg Burgers
12:30 p.m. Anthony Marr, originator of the C.A.R.E. tour, (Compassion for Animals Road Expedition), author of "Omni-Science and the Human Destiny"
1:15 p.m. Michelle Simon, Founder & Director of the Center for Informed Food Choices speaking on "The Politics of Meat"
2:00 p.m. Key Note Speaker: Howard Lyman, "The Mad Cowboy"
more info :

# 3/28: 1:30pm Mad Cow Disease Lecture FREE SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT
3/28: Howard Lyman, the Mad Cowboy
SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), in Golden Gate Park Lincoln Blvd and 9th Ave
11am, FREE Cooking Demo from a Professional Veg Chef. FREE FOOD SAMPLES
Admission: FREE

# 3/29: Blacking Out: the Great Power Denial (Peak Oil)
Dona Benicia Room, Benicia Public Library. Monday nite, March 29th, 7-9 p.m.
Almost every passing day brings news of further problems with the global oil supply and Americans already know that something strange is happening to natural gas prices. The truth is leaking out that the world is now finally in the long-predicted oil peak/plateau phase, and will soon begin an unstoppable decline. To compound this situation, the US is getting towards the end of its easy natural gas, which some have seen as a temporary bridge to a solar future – or more likely more coal and nuclear.
Julian will discuss the ways in which energy shortages are becoming the defining issue of this decade, and are deep drivers behind US military policy and hidden causes of much mysterious behaviour in the economy. Some of the supposed solutions and pretended panaceas will be critically examined, and Julian will also talk about how energy is linked to global warming (which will likely be the defining issue of the century). Finally, we will discuss why local responses leading to local self-reliance in renewable energy, money & food, will become the only workable alternatives in a world growing terminally short of big, centralized energy.
Julian Darley is the author of the forthcoming book "High Noon for Natural Gas" (from Chelsea Green Publishing), an environmental philosopher, journalist, and founder of Post Carbon Institute & Global Public Media

# Mon, Mar 29 7:00 pm
Tigers Forever Slide Show Berkeley Public Library 2090 Kittredge

# CA Sec of State to decide on IRV equipment Instant Runoff Voting.
From: Steven Hill, Center for Voting and Democracy
Tue Mar 30, at 1 pm in Sacramento, the Voting Systems Panel of the
Secretary of State's office will decide whether to certify the optical
scan voting equipment modified by the vendor Election Systems

# Action a Day to Close the SOA! - March 30

# Tue Mar 30 7 pm - 9 pm Cesar Chavez Celebration Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo @ Dwight Berkeley.

# the evolution of visuals DVD release party
wed mar 31 7pm-2am StudioZ 314 11th st @ folsom 21+ w/ID free
Spool, jhno, mbb, dj vordo, and Kenji Williams/ABA Structure
djz ammon - rhythm society
rhythmystic - groove garden shanti - rhythm society phil - vibrant
vjs max + vj Science okeanos visual immersions videojon - infinite kaos

# Wed, Mar 31 7:00 pm
Slideshow: Exploring the Amazon Rainforest by Canoe PCCF 3921 East Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto

# April 1st is St. Stupid's Day!
noon at the foot of Market St. in PeeWee (Justin) Herman Plaza.
Dress with appropriate absurdity or be mocked by those more foolish than thou.

# April Fooligans Party (Thursday 4/1)
Oasis--135 12th St (bet. Madison/Oak) in Downtown Oakland (3 blocks from the Lake Merritt BART) 6p-10p (afterparty is Stylus, a longstanding kickass party, that goes on till 2am)
Downtempo Lounge: Giamma Pyrokitten Erik Karki
Freaky Tiki Zone: Stardragon Canyon Scott Manley
With live performance by one-man glamrock jukebox Ricky Lee Robinson (
Light (and possibly FIRE) dancing & outdoor gallery space

# Fri APRIL 2 5-9pm 1st Fridays art receptions @ Matt Gonzalez' office City Hall

# Fri Apr 2, 8 pm Stomp the Stumps!
Benefit dance party with 3 great bands
benefits the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters & Earth First!
Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo, Berkeley All ages all the time kids under 12 free
Funky Nixons, Berkeley's own premier political rock
Wild Buds, west coast mardi gras music
Gary Gates Band, reminiscent of the Dead
Opening act: Day Late Fool's Band
Plus video showings about tree-sits $10-20 Info: 510-548-3113
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)
2530 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702 510 548 3113
bach [at]

# Spoken Word Fri Apr 2 Great American Music Hall: Jello Biafra,
Kevin Danaher, Medea Benjamin and

A Spoken Word Forum Hosted by Matt Gonzalez featuring
Jello Biafra Medea Benjamin Kevin Danaher and musical guest, Sun of Mercury
859 O'Farrell @ Polk $15 Tikets: Dinner Ticket $34.95 All Ages Always

# Fri Apr 2 - Cloud Factory and Teknotika present Concept One Main Room
Dietrich Schoenemann and Tony Rohr
Forest Green Ernie Deaks Clairity vs. J-Bot Philip Sherburne DigitalBoy
Different Room Matt Holland Mandible Chris de Giere live p.a. Twittering Machine live p.a. 64k
Visuals: Konstrukt and No-no boy Lighting: Radiant Atmospheres
Art: Amy Stabler's Arc of Reflection Massage: Sandy
Studio Z 314 11th St. @ Folsom 21+ $10 $15 door

# April 2-4 2004, 22nd National Pesticide Forum Unite for Change:
New Approaches to Pesticides and Environmental Health UCBerkeley
Berkeley, CA
This forum, sponsored by Beyond Pesticides, Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Pesticide Action Network North America, will focus on pesticides and public health. For more information…

# 4/3 interesting experiment going on April 3rd at USF that needs volunteers with laptops.
They plan to hook together over 1000 computers to create a 'Flashmob Supercomputer' that will rank amongst the Top 500 fastest computers worldwide. Check out

# 4/3 Animal Rights 101: Compassionate Living
10:30a-5 pm Public Library 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

# Town Mtg April 3 County Fair Building 9th@Lincoln
Golden Gate Park noon-3 PM, bman-announce-subscribe [at]

# Sat Apr 3 CellSpace 8 yr Birthday! 2050 Bryant @ 18th $12 9p

# SUNSET Permit Fundraiser Sat Apr 3 10pm 21+

An April Fool's Medley of Lunaticklish & Mystefarious Improvisations
SAT APR 3 285 9th Street (@ Folsom) 10 pm - late
($12 in foolish finery and headgear/ $15 for the 2 foolish 2 B foolish)

# 4/3-4/4 Daylight Savings (brought to you by oppressor destroyer of earth)
Spring Forward, Fall Back. Better idea: Live with nature:

# Fri Apr 5 FULL MOON!

# 25th Anniversary SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES Celebration at The
Lab, 2948 16th St@Capp/Mission Fri Apr 9, 7pm-midnight

# Cell Space on Fri, April 9th from 8 to 10 pm, at Mills College in Oakland at 7pm
on April 4th, New College in Santa Rosa at 7pm on the 5th, and Stanford
Univ. at 7pm on the 10th!

Thu Apr 15 11:30a Oakland Federal Building 1301 Clay St

# Call to Action April 2004 Mobilization April 22-25 in Washington, DC

# April 24 noon - 5pm Berkeley Earth Day --Civic
Center Park, Berkeley.

# Sat Apr 24 1-5pm Breast Cancer Action's 7th Annual Town Meeting for Activists:
Taking Care in a Toxic Time 1–5 PM Oakland, Asian Cultural Ctr 388 9th St.
Oakland, CA

# MARCH 24th - SARAH SHELTON MANN- The Breathe of Ecstacy -
Finding the common pulse in dance and collaboration
Please write message at (415) 267-7634

# APRIl 21st - HIROKO TAMANO - BUTOh expressive form: a must for
any clown of the soul, any bridge builder of shamanism and the arts
Please write message at (415) 267-7634

# bass wave IS APPROACHING on 4-24-2004

# "The March for Women's Lives" April 25, 2004
Same march previously named: "March for Freedom of Choice"

# April 25 - March for Freedom of Choice - Washington, D.C. privacy
and right to choose abortion.

# TOAST IN ARIZONA, APRIL 28 - MAY 2 Arizona Regional Burn!
Come out to Witch Well Arizona at "Area 51" and Burn Toast.
artists, musicians, performers, participants.
To participate as greeters, rangers, lamplighters,earth guardians Toast-town [at] Arizona [at]

# April 2004 - Washington, DC - Anti-globalization/Anti-capitalist protests
during the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings.

# Paragliding School Launch Party (Outdoor music + Tandem Rides)
DJs will be playing all afternoon, ride tandem w/ paragliders.
Pacific Skyways Sat Apr 3 1pm -- 5pm Mussel Rock Park, Pacifica

# Say NO to Wal-Mart. WAL-Martyrs is a Tribe for those of us interested in " culture jamming " @ Wal-Mart and want to ACTIVELY voice our distaste of this mega-store that puts independent stores out of business & systematically abuses its employees by denying health care.
Join us in a national day of " Shopping for others " where we fill shopping carts on April 20th, 2004 at your local Wal-Mart and leave them @ the cash registers.

# May 1 noon-8 pm Howard St Fair @ 11th/12th

# May 14-16 Altered States & the Spiritual Awakening Conference - SF
Ram Dass and others.

# May 17th Day of Action To Protest Bush's Anti-Gay
Constitutional Amendment Drive

# Block Party Bonanza!! May 30 Portland, OR to set World Record!


# June 12,13 2004 Santa Rosa

# Pagan Ancient Ways Festival at Harbin Hot Springs, MIddletown, CA mid-June.

# August 29 - The World Says No to Bush - Worldwide Day of Action
and protests in NYC during Repub Nat'l Conv (Aug. 30 through Sept. 2)

# August, Santa Cruz mountains

# Aug 30 - Sep 6 2004 fine desert camp art
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