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SF events 12.14
by FUCK BUSH
Monday Dec 13th, 2004 7:09 PM
Assassination of US Investigative Journalist Gary Webb?
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/XYM412A.html
more events: http://www.craigslist.org
important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.org/squidlist/calendar


http://www.postcarbon.org (getting over fossil fuels) and here is a group:
http://www.metafoundation.org/wiki/index.php/User:Mikecarrick


BUSH CALLS FOR "NEW WORLD ORDER / PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKES"
http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.net/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=40273


US Troops Ordered To Commit War Crimes
Address:http://www.rense.com/general60/troops.htm


Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to
telemarketing firms! This means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may start
ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home phone, most of
you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers will eat up your free
minutes and end up costing you money in the long run.
According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th 2004 to
get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones (to keep from having
your cell number released to the telemarketing companies). That's only 3
days from now!
To get on the Do Not Call list, call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that
you wish to have put on the "do not call list" and follow the simple
instructions. It's easy and takes less than a minute.
Or you can register online at http://www.donotcall.gov


Brrrr ! Feel the Draft ? Retired Army colonel,70,sent to Afghanistan
Retired Army colonel, 70, sent to Afghanistan - marionstar.com
Address:http://www.marionstar.com/news/stories/20041211/localnews/1731211.html


Allergic to Latex? Poinsettia Plants May Pose Risk
The ornamental poinsettia plant (Euphorbiaceae), popular during the Christmas holiday season, is part of the same plant family as natural rubber latex (NRL), which is obtained from the Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). http://www.noccawood.ca


Assassination of US Investigative Journalist Gary Webb?
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/XYM412A.html
Potential Witness Syndrome, one symptom of which is
"suicide by multiple gun shot wounds to the head".
This is apparently exactly what Gary Webb died of (watch
as the stories are refined to change 'wounds' to 'a gunshot wound').

Support the CIA; Buy Crack Today!
Cocaine Import Agency; that's "CIA" for you and me.

Other journalists who followed in Gary Webb's footsteps,
Exposing CIA importation of Cocaine, Opium, Heroin, etc:
http://narconews.com
http://copvcia.com Michael Ruppert
http://counterpunch.org Alexander Cockburn
http://dcia.com
http://drugwar.com
http://cispes.org

For websites such as dcia.com which have been taken down by the man, visit
http://www.webarchive.com
To see stored versions. Hmmm, not loading tonight... Fuck Bush!


Hey! let's start a trend: don't just say Fuck! Say: "Fuck Bush"


Study targets Army's 'green bullets' (Tungsten Nylon) leukemia.
http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/studytargets13.htm
Five years after the National Guard started using so-called environmentally
friendly "green bullets" at Camp Edwards, scientific studies have raised
questions about their toxicity and their solubility.
tungsten alloys could dissolve in water and soil at faster rates than lead.


U. S. quietly ushers in GE food patent laws while banning ancient seed collecting in Iraq
http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/current/news_feature.php

Brrrr ! Feel the Draft ? Retired Army colonel,70,sent to Afghanistan
Retired Army colonel, 70, sent to Afghanistan - marionstar.com
Address:http://www.marionstar.com/news/stories/20041211/localnews/1731211.html

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### Tue, Dec 14


# Tue, Dec 14, 2004      2:00 pm
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
  
EMERGENCY! SPREAD THE WORD: STOP LENNAR'S BULLDOZERS!
SF Bayview Development needs to be halted.
Legislative Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall SF

NO DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD UNTIL IT'S CLEAN!
ATTEND TUESDAY'S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING! BRING A CROWD!

We'd been told that the Board of Supervisors had voted to postpone final action until January on this package of legislation that gives the green light to Shipyard development.

NOT TRUE!!! The final vote is coming at this Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. And at this point, we have ONLY TWO VOTES against it, Daly and Gonzalez.

So it looks like we have two things to do - in a hurry! Lobby the rest of the Supes, especially Ammiano 554-5144, Peskin 554-7450, Sandoval 554-6975 and McGoldrick 554-7410. And we need bodies at the meeting. These items are second on the regular agenda, so people need to be there shortly after 2:00.

Spread the word for all supporters of environmental and economic justice to be there:
- SF Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
- Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2pm
- Legislative Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall

For folks who need more information about the crisis at the Shipyard, the 12/8 Bay View editorial, despite the error on the date of the vote, should be a big help. It's at
http://www.sfbayview.com/120804/lennarbuyssupport120804.shtml

Remind the Supes that at least one of the sponsors of this legislative package, Mayor Gavin Newsom, should recuse himself due to egregious conflicts of interest! That alone should STOP LENNAR'S BULLDOZERS! Willie & Mary Ratcliff SF Bay View (415) 671-0789

From Supervisor Sophie Maxwell:
LEGISLATION PENDING AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2. A package of legislation co-sponsored by Supervisor Maxwell and Mayor Gavin Newsom that would enable the first phase of development to proceed at the Hunters Point Shipyard passed the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. The legislation will be heard again for second reading this coming Tuesday, December 14, along with a few additional pieces of companion legislation, resolutions that require one vote for approval.

Should this package of legislation pass, we anticipate demolition and grading activities at the Shipyard, closed by the Navy in 1974, will begin this February. Phase I of development will create 1,600 new units of housing, including at least 32% (and possibly 44%) of all units to be affordable based upon a Bayview-specific income standard. In addition, other benefits include: 30% of all development is set aside for community-based developers (with an additional 6 acres of land set aside for community development of community facilities), an estimated $35-40 million in net revenue from land sales will be reinvested in the Bayview Hunters Point community, and 35 acres of new open space and parks will be provided.

http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# 12/14: Larry Harvey, R.U. Surius, etc. - The Impact of Counterculture
INFORUM, a division of The Commonwealth Club presents

Rebels and Visionaries: The Impact of Counterculture

JELLO BIAFRA, Former Vocalist, Dead Kennedys; Owner and Founder, Alternative Tentacles Records
KEN GOFFMAN aka R.U. SIRIUS, Co-Founder, Mondo 2000; Author, Counterculture Through the Ages
LARRY HARVEY, Founder and Executive Director, Burning Man
LAURA FRASER, Journalist & Author; Moderator
LOUIS ROSSETTO, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, Wired Magazine and Wired Digital

Defying authority has been a powerful force throughout history, from Haight-Ashbury in the sixties, to punk rock in the late seventies and the techno-cultures of the twenty-first century. Sharing beliefs in anti-authoritarianism and social change, counterculture has informed mainstream politics, art and technology. In an age of corporate cool-hunting, target-marketed rebellion, and cultural conservativism, is counterculture as strong as ever?

6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m., Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Reception | Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $20 for Non-members, $7 for Students |
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/INFORUM/index.html#rebels
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51652301.html


# Dec 14 7pm Liquid Hoopdance with Christabel in San Francisco, Hoopjam by DJ Kramer!
Danzhaus 1275 Connecticut St @ Cesar Chavez SF
http://www.DanceHoop.com
WHAT: Finally Christabel is coming to teach Liquid Hoop Dance in San Francisco!!! Come super-undulate your body in a hour long class of chi-building exercises, fun hoop tricks, and booty bumping hoopdance -- classes emphasize qualities of movement and developing kinesthetic intelligence -- moving by feeling instead of thinking. Shaking and vocal release exercises, as well as breath awareness exercises included. Liquid Hoopdance classes are inspired by the flowing, sensual, supple movements of milk, water and honey .. come express your own unique hoopdance!
WHEN: TUESDAY December 14
TIME: Class lasts from 7-8:00, HoopJam to super deep progressive sounds of THUMP DJ Kramer
http://www.djkramer.com from 8:00-10pm.
WHO: YOU! Beginners and advanced students welcome. Register early! Space is limited. HOW MUCH: $15 pre-register by palpal to info [at] circushoops.com or $20 drop in
WHERE: Located at 1275 Connecticut St. Lots of free parking. Directions and pictures of studio
http://www.danzhaus.com/
Hoops provided for class uses and colorful hoops will be available for sale. Questions? Call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Or check out the website at
http://www.DanceHoop.com



### Wed, Dec 15


# 12/15: Mobilize Against School Closures and Privatization (oakland north / temescal)
Reply to: jzern1 [at] yahoo.com
Please forward! Let's make this mobilization HUGE!!

Draft Speech for the Hearing Against the Closure of 5 More Oakland Schools and the Randy Ward Charterization of 13 More

Rally and Hearing is Wednesday, December 15, 4PM at Oakland Tech High School, 4351 Broadway (near Macarthur BART, on the 51 Bus Line) ; the hearing will go well into the night if you are not able to come at 4PM!

I don’t usually write my speeches. I make them at the spur of the moment with a few words jotted down, from my heart; but this one I thought was too important to make without some preparation.

What Are We Really Fighting For?
I want to be clear to everyone here that this struggle we are fighting here in Oakland is much greater than just what is in front of us. It is quite simply about the existence of public education. Whether or not Randy Ward knows it he is on the front lines of a terrible force that is trying to destroy the public education system in this country. An organized force that began with Reagan’s “Nation at Risk” that falsely characterized our nation’s public schools as failing, when the trends of graduation rates, equitable resources, number of students educated and so many more had steadily shown positive steps for our schools. Ward is the front lines of a force that sees our children as disposable now that jobs are no longer in the United States, prisons are such a profitable industry, and military uniforms and coffins need filling, a force that sees our schools not as a place to nurture and care for our children, but as a 2 trillion dollar industry to be exploited, manipulated and gained.

Why Randy Ward Needs a Body Guard
This battle before us is between the teachers, parents, students and community of Oakland and those who would rip away our schools from us, who would undermine the very centerpieces of our community. Randy Ward is the only official in Oakland who has a body guard, one who we pay from our taxes $170,000 / year. The reason he alone needs a body guard is despite the terrible things that the other officials in Oakland do, he is the one who is trying to take away the life-blood of our children; to rip away their schools, to push them into larger and larger facilities, to fire and degrade the people who make their lunch, who teach them art, who clean their schools, who tie their shoes. This man who doesn’t even come from Oakland is trying to do such terrible things to our children that he must hire a body guard to protect himself, but really he trying to protect himself from his own conscience. One that keeps him up at night, who makes him so rude and terrible to his staff that almost all of the top administrators in Oakland have left; a hurt conscience and spirit that has allowed him to speak rudely to everyone in our community, even up to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Don Perata.

Union Rights Under Attack
Right now we are in a fight for our children, a fight for the very existence of our community. Right now it is time that we stand up and fight. I want to let people in the audience who do not already know that we as teachers and other Oakland Education Association union members are in a terrible space right now. The district is trying to take away some of the very fundamental rights that allow us to exist in our extraordinarily difficult work environment, things like prep periods and health care. Not only is he trying to shut down our schools, but he is also trying to re-open many as “charters”, now there are charters that are really trying to work for the good of our children, made up of people who really care and I don’t want to marginalize these people from our struggle; these Randy Ward charters have nothing to do with that. The sole reason for these charters is so that the District can underpay and overwork its staff even more than it already does; these charters would not be protected by our union contract; no other difference than that.

Stand Up!
There is so much more to say, but I want to stop right now and give each person in the audience a chance for you to affirm your support for Oakland’s teachers and for all the staff that struggles every day to clean our schools, cook our food, answer phone calls, counsel our children, take care of them when they are sick, drive them to school and so much more. I want you to show Randy Ward. If you are in this audience and oppose any school closures STAND UP; If you are in the audience and you oppose transformation of these schools to “charter schools” to undermine our union rights STAND UP; If you are in the audience and will fight along side teachers and staff to make sure that everyone who touches the lives of our children is fairly compensated with health care and basic human rights in our work place STAND UP; finally if you will stand beside us and pull your children from school if we are forced to go on strike and work with us to make sure that we can educate them in alternative institutions for as long as it takes STAND UP;

Perhaps your energy, power and voice will show this man that Oakland will STAND UP; that we will not let our children be abused and mistreated; and perhaps your voice tonight will save us from having to strike and leave our schools that we care about so much in the future. Let’s take our schools back; Let’s STAND UP!

By Jonah Zern, Oakland Teacher and Resident, Education not Incarceration Member
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51954319.html


# dorkbotSF #16 Wed Dec 15 7:30 PM The Crucible 1260 7th St Oakland
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsf/
Free Admission but donations to our hosts very much appreciated! Potluck and BYOB!
Presenters:
Gary Goddard - The Paradox of Engineering Art
Bruce Cannon - Trends in Electronic, Robotic, Interactive and Kinetic Art
and the Crucible's Emerging Curriculum
Christopher Palmer - Recent Works, Automata and Other Stuff
Jeremey Lutes - Self-organization and Emergent Behavior in
Distributed Systems or If Mother Nature Does It, It Must Be Good
open dork - see me at the mtg to sign up for quick 5 minute presentations/announcements
Many thanks to Michael Sturtz for hosting and curating this month's meeting.
http://dorkbot.org : people doing strange things with electricity
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsf/



### Thu Dec 16



# SPOTWORKS release party Thu Dec 16 6 PM Rx Gallery
132 Eddy http://spotworks.com http://rxgallery.com



# Greetings all indie politics folks,
You are all invited to the NWPC-SF's holiday party,
set for Thursday, December 16, 7-11pm, at The Make
Out Room (3225 22nd Street, San Francisco.)
All are welcome at this soiree, which will feature
local politicos of all stripes, genders, and ages, and
offers an excellent networking opportunity in an
informal, social setting that is especially welcoming
to young people. Local women DJs will be on hand to
offer their own creative takes on Òspin control.Ó
$5 don notaflof http://www.nwpc-sf.org/


# Thu Dec 16 "FREE LOVE" A Loveparade and SFLNC holiday party!

Get your dancing shoes on and come spread the holiday cheer with Loveparade San Francisco and the San Francisco Late Night Coalition's FREE Holiday Party.

Thu Dec 16th Polo's Blue Cube 34 Mason @ Market
Sponsored by Stella Artois and Johnny Love Vodka
Doors open at 9:30pm for a FREE Holiday Party.  Stella Artois, Red Bull & Johnny Love Vodka drink specials all night.  We will be entertained by the following local DJs:

Jeno (Wicked)
Laird (Get Yer Freak On)
DJ Amber (Sister SF)
Smoove (Space Cowboys / Opel)
Sharp & Mal w/ the Colonel MC (Club Compression SF)
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Nikola (SWAT / The Fool)
Audio Angel (Groundscore / Sister SF / Club Compression SF) - vocal hosting & toasting

The San Francisco Late Night Coalition (SFLNC) is a five year old Political Action Committee that works with City Hall to ensure that the City supports our world class nightlife culture.  SFLNC Board members were instrumental in helping Loveparade SF to produce the first ever North American Loveparade.  So we've teamed up once again to share a holiday groove and thank the electronic dance community that made Loveparade San Francisco 2004 such an amazing success!

The Blue Cube (http://www.bluecubesf.com) is a great new addition to the SF nightlife scene.  The Blue Cube is an 18+ arts and entertainment space downtown just off of Market St, with a restaurant, two bars and a state of the art surround sound system!

Please come and enjoy a toast to the holiday season!

Loveparade San Francisco 2005...
We are currently in the planning stages for next years event.  We are working hard to secure the date and route for next years parade.  Once we have this information we will most definitely update the web site and send out newsletters to keep you all informed. 

Please keep an eye out for the following; fundraiser information, float applications online in march, volunteer opportunities and information on sponsorship opportunities. 

Thanks for all your support and we look forward to an incredible 2005.

Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in volunteering for this event or events in the future please email Jennifer Manger @ jen.manger [at] loveparadesf.org
http://loveparadesf.org


# 12/16: Wendy-O Matik Redefining Our Relationships: Free Admission (berkeley)
http://www.belladonna.ws 2436 Sacramento St Berkeley, Ca.

RADICAL LOVE BOOK TALK with Wendy-O Matik
Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships.

Thu Dec 16 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free

WENDY-O MATIK is a Bay area based freelance writer, published poet, and radical performance artist. She is committed to reaching out to new readers at non-traditional venues, pushing the boundaries of where literature is normally not seen and heard. For the past fifteen years, she has performed her work frequently at high schools, musical events, radical arts demonstrations, art openings, and progressive bookstores throughout the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. She has been a featured performer at Ladyfest London (2002), Ladyfest Melbourne Australia (2003), Ladyfest Auckland, New Zealand (2003), and Ladyfest San Francisco (2004). Future tour dates are in the making for Montreal, Canada (this summer 2005). Her most responsive audience is young people. Wendy-O Matik's largest collective work, Love Like Rage, is published on Manic D Press.

Wendy is proud to announce her latest published book, Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships. As an educator, role model, and spokesperson for the polyamory community, Wendy has become a revolutionary activist of the heart. Since the release of her book, she has taught over 30 Radical Love & Relationship Workshops globally, excavating important social trends and reshaping the future of alternative relationship models for the 21st century. As an activist for social change, Wendy is pushing the boundaries on firmly rooted notions in mainstream society on relationships, love, gender, sexual equality, and sexual politics.

Wendy graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science, minoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Alternative Education. Wendy is a freelance writer for such publications as Lip Magazine, Slingshot, Slit Magazine, Profane Existence, Maximum Rock & Roll, Monday Magazine, Slouch Magazine, and The Psychic Reader. She has received numerous scholarships from Poets & Writers. She also runs her own publishing company, DEFIANT TIMES PRESS. Wendy is currently collaborating on a subversive, militant feminist/anarchist graphic novel with her co-conspirator, Christine Shea.
RADICAL RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Loving openly and freely in this day and age, whether you're straight or queer, is a political act. We are conditioned by out-moded social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of dissatisfying relationships. Yet we live in a time where we can choose our own gender or redefine our own sexual identity. Isn't it safe to assume that we also have a right to decide what kind of relationship is more suitable to our lifestyle? Declare yourself a revolutionary activist of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love, radicalize your lifestyle, and together we can threaten the social fabric of patriarchy!
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51536506.html


# 12/16: Good Vibrations Kinky Circus
Good Vibrations Announces Holiday Ball
Three Rings of Debauchery Guaranteed
December 16, 2004

What: Good Vibrations’ Kinky Circus
Date: Thursday, December 16.
Time: Doors open at 8PM; first show at 9:00PM; Doors close at 2AM.
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St at Harrison, San Francisco
Tickets: Tickets are available on http://www.goodvibes.com, at Good Vibrations retail stores, or by calling 1-800-BUY-VIBES.

ENTERTAINMENT:
§ Harlem Shake Burlesque Troupe
§ Legendary Drag King Jay Walker
§ Drag Queen extraordinaire Fauxnique (Miss Trannyshack 2003)
§ Honey & Darlin' from Kitty Kitty Bang Bang performing a Traptease aerial act
§ A myriad of go-go dancers
§ Hosted by Carol Queen and Michael Soldier
§ Semi-formal, formal or fetishwear required. Kinky Circus is an erotic carnival not to be missed.

Tickets go on sale November 15thh at
http://www.goodvibes.com and at all Good Vibrations Locations.

603 Valencia Street
(at 17th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 522-5460

1620 Polk Street
(at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400

2504 San Pablo Ave.
(at Dwight Way)
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 841-8987
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/48272080.html


# Mystic Marlow Presents The Dark December Burlesque & Serendipity Sideshow At The Dark Room 2263 Mission Street San Francisco California
Thursday, December 16 2004 more on this date
9:00 PM

Location:
The Dark Room
2263 Mission Street, Between 18th & 19th Streets
San Francisco,California view map

More Info:
http://www.darkroomsf.com
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Starring The Sexy Miss Amberlox, The Sexy Bomb Show Betty, The Yo-Yo King, David Apocolypse The Excape Artist, Cara Vida The Tattoed Chantuese, Mystic Marlow The Blockhead Extreme & Special appearences by The King of Rock "N" Roll & The Tarot Card Reader!
*** This Is Going To Be The Show You Want To See ***
You'll See Hot Dancers,Great Singers,Magic & Dangerous Stunts!*Play Games-Win Prizes on The Mini Micro Midway*
Tickets Sell for $12.00 at the door. $10.00 with The Donation of a can of Food for the local Sf food bank or $5.00 for Standing Room only!
Once you pay for admission you will get 3 tickets redeemable for the games Free! Pre-Show 9:00pm, Show starts 10:00pm
Tickets Available Night of Show Or By RSVP http://www.mysticmarlow.com
or by calling 415-756-5799
***Micro -Mini Midway and Freakshow Musuem Opens at 9:00pm***



### Fri Dec 17

# Fri Dec 17 Mark your calendar! On Friday, December 17, this
month's "Green Beat Music Gathering" featuring acoustic
singer/songwriters, massage, organic vegetarian food, and other fun
stuff.

( Henna tattoo artists, psychics, and hemp
clothing designers about strutting their stuff at the Gathering
too... If you're an artist, healer, or vendor, contact me about this
opportunity!) trevorlevine <trevorlevine [at] sbcglobal.net>>

When: 6:00 - 9:30pm, Friday December 17
Where: One Taste, 1074 Folsom (near 7th St), SF.
Cost: $10 at the door -- but see below for details on getting a 2-for-
1 deal!

Now let me tell you about this month's music... I've searched the far
corners of the Bay area for the most passionate unsigned
singer/songwriters. I've convinced them to break from their glamorous
nightclub appearances, and unveil their hearts and souls in this
intimate Gathering.

From 6:00 - 7:00pm, hang out with us at the in-house Organic Cafe,
and enjoy soups, salads, desserts, juices, and smoothies. Plus, visit
the artists, healers, and vendors I am lining up for you right now!

From 7:00 - 9:30pm, Forest Sun, Jesse Dyen, and I will perform
original songs in an intimate "round robin" atmosphere. You'll be
touched by acoustic songs about love, fear, and courage, then roused
by delicious social commentary. There will be a few open slots for
other songwriters, so come early to sign up.

A musical vagabond, Forest runs the gamut from speakeasy blues and
southern soul to reggae and folk. Jesse's songs explore the strengths
and frailties of the human condition, and employ his remarkable voice
to orchestrate a melodic, soulful brew.

If you haven't seen me perform yet, you'll be amazed at how
passionate and vulnerable I become when performing. Fans compare my
voice to Jim Morrison's, and say my songwriting falls between Billy
Joel and Andrew Lloyd Weber. You can read about all three of us at
http://www.acousticsongwriters.com/new_york_live_music_dates.htm

You can also hear our music by visiting our respective web pages at:
http://www.cdbaby.com/trevorlevine
http://www.cdbaby.com/jessedyen
http://www.forestsun.com

It's $10 at the door, but you can get a 2-for-1 advance reservation
deal by emailing reservations [at] aweber.com or filling out the form at
http://www.acousticsongwriters.com. You can check out the artists at:

NOTE: For those of you who drive, there's a gravel parking lot behind
One Taste. To access it from downtown SF, head west on Howard Street,
and after crossing 6th Street, look carefully on your left for Moss
Alley. (It's just before 7th Street.) Turn left down that alley, and
pull in the very last parking lot on your left, just before you hit
Folsom Street.

PS - Can't make this Gathering? Mark your calendar! The next three
Gatherings are scheduled for January 21, February 18, and March 18 --
and will feature new singer/songwriters each time!

PPS - If you're a singer/songwriter and want to be featured at a
future Gathering, please visit
http://www.acousticsongwriters.com/new_york_singer_songwriter_gigs.htm


# Voting "Irregularities" and the Implications for our Democracy

Friday, December 17, 2004, 7 p.m.
Ives Hall, Room 119, Sonoma State University

Dan Hamburg - former North Coast Congressman and
present Executive Director of Voice of the Environment -
currently working to expose the irregularities in the Ohio vote
and promote a fully transparent recount

Judith Volkart - attorney, board member of the American Civil
Liberties Union, teacher of constitutional law at Sonoma State
University, and a member of the Election Protection Coalition, who
worked in the Colorado Springs, CO field office during the election

Gail Jonas - attorney and mediator - supervising attorney on the
non-partisan Election Protection Coalition national voter protection
hotline

Moderated by Peter Phillips of Project Censored

$5.00 donation requested - Parking is free

Sponsored by the North Bay Spokes Network, http://www.northbayspokes.org
Project Censored, http://www.projectcensored.org
The Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County
http://www.peaceandjusticesonomaco.org
For information call 707-664-2500
--
Peter Phillips Ph.D.
Sociology Department/Project Censored
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
707-664-2588
http://www.projectcensored.org


# ANON SALON
unwraps a toasty
meRRRy seXXXmas!
Whether Naughty or Nice, putting the
Tingle in your Jingle while you Mingle!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2004
ANON GALLERY 285 9th Street (@ Folsom)
9 pm - late
$10 b4 10pm
$15 after 10pm - veRRRy kiSSSmassy
$20 - De-Mistletoed
http://www.anonsalon.com
featuring...
HaLL of wINtER wON-Deers
* LARON  (Psychofunkodiscodelic) 
* GOLDILOX  (Brass Tax) 
* MOZAIC  (13 Moontribe)
* TAO (SFbyDEF)
HaLL of the TrICky ElviSElveS
*RENA JONES featuring
- Jagjit Chada (tabla)
- Negmeddin Shaheen (percussion)
(Live Electro-World Beatz)
*  NEPTUNE  (SpiritTech) 
*  SHESUS THRICE (Low Sensual Grooves
ReD KnOwS ARt ShOWz!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
* THE X-POSED TRUTH ART SHOW:
NUDE PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY & SCULPTURE by:
Dana Albany, David Scott Bruce, Deidre DeFranceaux,
Rik Livingston, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jasmine Raff,
Jennifer Simpson, Karen Turcotte and others!
* HOLIDAY MALADIES/ THE CUPCAKE GIRLS
(Larece & Michelle)
*  MAKE YR FREAky HOLIDAY CARD!
DECORATE THE XXXMAS BUSH
* MICHAEL'S BLINKY LIGHT BAZAAR
*  HEART TAROT w/ ANAHID
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# Nu @ The Blue Cube - Friday, December 17th

Nu @ The Blue Cube
"Nu Music, Nu Technology, Nu Vibe"

IN THE LAB - Progressive & Psychedelic Trance

Jolen Essex [Los Angeles]
-Creator of the infamous Love Allstars events. Remixed tracks by Sandra Collins, Deepsky, Doran and more. Produced music for the hit video game Kill Switch by Namco. Latest release "Black Tide" on Cuba Recordings is getting support from Satoshi Tomiie, Jerry Bonham, James Zabiela
http://www.cubarecordings.com http://www.jolenessex.com

Liam Shy [Nu/Tantra]
Obu [Bombay Power]
Peeche [Nu/Tektite/Love All Stars]
SunShyne [Nu/Trikstyle.com/Utopia Dreamz]
Psy2k [Mexico City/Shaman Films]

IN THE CUBE - Breaks & Drum n Bass

Havok & MC Intalekt [Compression/Swat Crew Unite]
Cmos [Antiserum]
Vinja [Antiserum]
Kinetik [Silent/Tech Support]
Nick Nyquil [Ill Behavior/Oneiromancy]
Artificial Flavor Unit [ACK Labs]

*18+ w/full bar for 21+
*10 pm - 6 am
*Sound by KV2 Audio (http://kv2audio.com/)
*Digital Surround Sound Processing by TiMax (http://www.outboard.co.uk/pages/timax.htm)
*Nu Foods by Blue Cube Kitchen
*Urban and Psychedelic art and visuals
*VJ by Bumiputra & Psy2k

*15 dollars @ the door

The Blue Cube is located at 34 Mason street in San Francisco (Just off Market between 5th and 6th)

http://www.nusf.net/
http://www.bluecubesf.com/

To learn more about this event, click on the link
or copy it into your browser:

http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/fdff1408-de38-48f9-b645-eaacef7d8a04
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# WHOOPTCH! All night warehouse happy town fun time ninja blow out.
Fri Dec 17 10:00 PM French Fry Factory 278 4th St Oakland,
http://www.gotitogether.com
The Got It Together/Nexus Nebula Crew of Party Practitioners is proud to announce WHOOPTCH! The party that will have you feeling like you just had a boner brush up against your leg. We're about to lay the smack down on that ass! Quality musical and artistic talent, that will hump your soul. We are rubbing one off in a new warehouse space just over the bridge in Oakland. The space has been used for punk shows in the past but we are about to blow it up propodopolis. We have something a little different planned for you that we're sure is going to knock your panties off, clean them for you, and then put them back on before you even know it. The atmosphere has been carefully planned to make you feel like somebody just played with your genitals. We have some truly amazing people involved on stage and off that are planning some pretty ambitious activities that will be like getting woken up with oral sex. Come get slapped upside the head, make you feel like you just had your mustache plucked! WHOOPTCH!! COMMA - , - San Francisco DJ SET
THE DEAD HENSONS - deadhensons.com - San Francisco - 7 piece muppets tribute band
KIRIAN AND THE FLUFFY BUFF MUPPETS - Seattle - badass beatboxing puppeteer
ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR UNIT - ACKlabs - 13 Moontribe - Santa Cruz, CA - dj set
ELM - Electronic Liquor Museum - elmconceptions.com - Los Angeles - laptops
JERRY ABSTRACT - Fixel Plix - fixelplix.com - Seattle - dj set
MR. PROJECTILE - Semisexual - semisexual.com - here sometimes there - live set
Sponge Monkey - Visual Effects $10 door $8 presale



### Sat Dec18


# 12/18: Salt Pond Restoration Tour (menlo park) 1 pm to 3 pm

View a thriving tidal marsh and visit newly acquired salt ponds during a docent-led walking tour in Menlo Park. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities of the largest tidal wetland restoration on the west coast and how this project can change the south bay.

The tour is presented free of charge and as a public service by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and co-sponsor Wildlife Stewards. Tour location is in Menlo Park. Reservations are required and by phone only. Call the Refuge Visitor Center at 510-792-0222, 10 am to 5 pm, Tues – Sun to reserve, for directions to the tour meeting site and to check for cancellation due to weather.
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51511280.html


# 12/18: Starhawk: The Earth Path at Belladonna, Free (berkeley)
http://www.belladonna.ws 2436 Sacramento St Berkeley, Ca. 94702
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Starhawk presenting her new book:
The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

From time immemorial, artists and poets, prophets, and shamans have drawn strength and inspiration from walking the earth. In The Earth Path, bestselling author Starhawk takes the reader on a journey into the heart of the natural world, showing how we can have a more intimate connection with the world that surrounds us.

Institutionalized religions have sacred texts -- messages written in holy books that are the inspiration for their beliefs and rituals. But the sacred texts for Wicca, like other ancient native or indigenous traditions, are written in nature -- in the magic circle of the elements: air, fire, water, and earth. With The Earth Path, Starhawk, an activist, ecofeminist, and leader in the women’s spirituality movement, places you in the center of that magical circle. As you become attuned to the rhythms of the earth, your thinking will shift from focusing on isolated objects to marveling at the multitude of interconnecting patterns and relationships in nature. These patterns and connections can hold the key to your own spiritual renewal and restore your sense of responsibility for preserving this world that nurtures and sustains us.
Filled with awareness exercises, inspiring meditations, and magical rituals, The Earth Path not only teaches the reader to respect the ecology of our natural world, but shows how to spiritually connect with and channel the powers inherent in nature.

Starhawk is the author of nine books, including her bestselling The Spiral Dance, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, and Webs of Power, winner of the 2003 Nautilus Award for social change. She has an international reputation, and her works have been translated into many different languages. Starhawk is also a columnist for beliefnet.com and ZNet. A veteran of progressive movements who is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, she travels internationally, teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. Starhawk lives part-time in San Francisco, in a collective house with her partner and friends, and part-time in a little hut in the woods in western Sonoma County, where she practices permaculture in her extensive gardens and writes.

Free Admission
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51535752.html



# Winter: the profound image!!!
Sat Dec 18 7:00 PM Gravity Feed Gallery
1959 Shattuck Berkeley, Calif. 94704 (510) 644-4464
http://www.gravityfeed.net
Please join us at the Gravity Feed at 1959 Shattuck in downtown Berkeley, Calif. as we celebrate the season of peace with the Beautiful images of two of the Bay Areas most gifted Artists!
Toni Brown is an accomplished Photographer of the highest caliber. Her profound images of the world are from a perspective that you can feel from deep within and perhaps never considered before.
Clare Cooley's paintings are so peaceful in subject and perfect in they're intricasey that your drawn with her to her imagination and that is a good place to be.
Both of these wonderful local Bay Area artist will be at the GravityFeed Gallery for our opening celibration December 18th 2004
Please join us and support your local arts!


# Sat Dec18 8p-2a Green Solstice Salon and Dance Party
The Green Century Institute, along with PlaNetwork, Green Gorilla and other Bay Area eco-conspirators, is pleased to invite you to a holiday party this coming Saturday evening. As leading catalysts of the emerging green economy, our SF community’s projects and initiatives are vital, and with the UN World Environment Day coming to San Francisco the week of June 1-4, 2005, we have good reason to network and celebrate! Salon Downstairs/Dance Upstairs!
One Taste Urban Retreat Center 1074 Folsom @ 7th St
Music by DJs Neptune Shawna Kitty-D Cybervixen Goz

Videos will be screened, including Auroville Dream (GCI is joining the California Institute of Integral Studies for a late January trip to the model sustainable city in Pondicherry, southern India),PlaNetwork highlights, Curitiba and more...

Refreshments and snacks will be served
No-host bar and delicious organic foods available

Green Century Institute
http://www.greencenturyinstitute.org
PlaNetwork Conference
http://www.planetwork.net
One Taste Urban Retreat Center
http://www.onetastesf.com
World Environment Day – “Green Cities” - June 1-5, San Francisco
http://www.WED2005.org
Green Gorilla http://www.greengorila.org
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/2d33a68f-35ed-44dd-bec0-9c1d1b51d5b7


# giant mouse trap, bike rodeo Sat Dec 18 8PM http://laughingsquid.com


# Dec 18 Yoga Tai Chi at http://CellSpace.org 2050 Bryant @ 18th St.
The Yoga Tai Chi Collective presents
Winter Soul's Dance Sat Dec 18, 2004
Please join us for an enchanted evening as we celebrate this Winter's
Solstice.
8:30pm - Doors open
9pm - Yoga (all levels) with Jen Porter (guided by grace)
10pm - TaiChi (all levels) with Patrick King (yogataichi collective)
11pm - The Beatz Kick in with

Special Guest DJs:
*LORIN* (bassnectar.net)
*LAURA & SHAWNA* (aka trainwreck)
and Resident DJs:
*MOONDOGGY*
*CLAYBABA (CB)*

Plus performance by:
FUTURE JUJU
with Liza Matlack
-live African based drum and dance
* Massage area upstairs by Sherry (Huggi-Ma) and healing tribe
* African Jamaican Vegan Food by Ital Cabalash
* Sound by Purple Sound System

Please come early; limited capacity.
Cell Space: 2050 Bryant st, @ 18th st, San Francisco.
Tickets: $15 YT info line: 415-289-6611
Email: yogataichi [at] yahoo.com peace in every breath
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### Sun Dec 19


# DEC 19 an invite to a hike our gang does every year. Its the night after Cell Yoga Tai Chi, Yikes!
Its always a blast though and it would be great to have you. Take care and see you soon-
peace Josiah
> Greetings Earthling Gang-
> As the shortest day of the year aproaches so does a tradition
>that has become a Bay Area favorite.
> Get to the Point! Each year our ever expanding herd makes a
>migration to a true power spot, the tip of Tomales Point. Incredible
>vistas, Tule Elk heards, laughter and good company are guaranteed.
>We always make countless discoveries along the way- hawks, owls, Elk
>antlers, Hermit Crabs or maybe you try a new kind of cheese...
>Whether you like to sit on soft turf and gaze at shafts of sunlight
>hitting the ocean offshore, prance among the lupines or just cant
>help but frolic in the pristine, crystaline tidepools- this trip has
>something for everyone.
>
> The hike starts at 10am Dec 19 (mark your calenders) in the
>Tomales Pt. upper parking lot. Most of us don't get back until after
>sunset Carpooling and networking are strongly encouraged. Some may
>prefer to meet first in the city before heading out.
> Directions: From 101 N take Sir Francis Drake toward Inverness and
>continue toward Pt Reyes. Take a R on Pierce Pt Road past Tomales
>Bay State Park and continue to the end of the road.
>
> Bring: Surprises, Friends, Warm Clothes, Raingear, Lunch (often
>potluck, picnic style), WATER Frisbees, instruments, binoculars, hot
>air ballons.... and if you like, libations and a lighter.
>
> If its a raging storm lets check in with each other... otherwise
>its on. Hope to see you there and please reply with any ideas.
>Please pass along to others not on the list who like getting to the
>point.
> Thanks friends and hope to see you there.
> Enjoy the season! Peace
> Josiah


# Craft's Faire at CELlspace.org Sun Dec 19 10a-6p 2050 Bryant
Come Join the Winter Solstice Craft's Faire at CELLspace..
on Sunday December 19th from 10am to 6pm at 2050 Bryant Street..
*Local Artisans & Crafts people will sell their hand created treasures including clothing, jewelry, marionettes, dolls, handpuppets, glassware, sculpture, mosaics, & much more..~
*I'll be having a booth at the faire..* and CELLspace would still love more people to participate if you're interested..you can contact me or zoe [at] cellspace.org
*peace now more than ever.simone~ http://laughingsquid.com


# CORRECTED Women's 'Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit Class'
Sunday, December 19 11:00 AM
Safe, Private Location
Near Fulton & 25th, GG Park, 29 and 5 Muni lines, usually pl
San Francisco, Richmond District view map
http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebmBBW.htm
Location: San Francisco, Richmond District
Women's ONLY Class ~ Note a corrected registration URL link.
Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit Class.
Sunday, December 19, 2004. 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Please note that previous posting of this event listed an incorrect registration URL that linked you to an open (mix-gender) class. The proper women's only URL is:
http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebmBBW.htm
Marpesia, Queen of Amazons,
in conjunction with The Battery Boys,
cordially invites you to the first ever, women-attendee's only class featuring your chance to build your very own RC TENS unit.
If you don't know how to solder, no problem! Only 3 joins
needed, you will be walked through the process, and I will be there to help.
This class will be held on:
Sunday, December 19, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
The location is a VERY safe and convenient location in San Francisco's Richmond District, alongside Golden Gate park. Ample parking, and convenient Muni routes make this location extremely accessible, near Fulton and 25th Avenue. The major Muni lines 5 Fulton and 29 Sunset both stop at
25th and Fulton.
Take advantage of this woman's only opportunity to build a wonderful toy for yourself or the one you love to hurt. The only men in attendance at the class will be our instructors, The Battery Boys - and they WILL answer to me should their conduct give rise to complaints.
If you would like to register for this class, go to:
http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebmBBW.htm
(women's only class).
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at:
HerMajesty [at] Marpesia.com
You may also take an interest about this class in the greater details written in Unc's own unique style. Those comments follow, below.
Invitingly, Marpesia Queen of Amazons Dominatrix of the Goddesses

Uncle Abdul's Soliloquy on the course:

Details: Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit -- Just in time for
the Holidays.

'Build Your Own Remote Controlled TENS Unit' will be coming up on Sunday, December 19th in San Francisco. Hundreds around the Bay Area and around the country (New York City, Black Rose, GWNN in Texas, KinkFest) have been enjoying these classes and SAVING MONEY ($200 or more over the
commercially available units) since our first class in April, 2002. (See http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebBBart.htm for Todd's article in Janus' "Growing Pains" newsletter about that class.)

As with our previous classes, you'll:
* Actually build your very own unit using very simple and easy construction with plenty of help from the Boys -- We make sure you leave with a working unit that you can use that very night.
* Learn about electrical play safety from Unc'
* Learn how to use the unit that YOU build, i.e., how to hook it up to the subbie, etc.
* Have fun
* SAVE MONEY (starting at $50 for a basic class compared to spending $200 or more on commercial units)

How can you get all this? Simply go to http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebmBBW.htm (women's only class)
and register. Remember, class size is limited and spaces really go fast. So ACT NOW!

BUT WAIT... There's more. Now you get a choice of which unit you want build.

TWD-1 -- The Boys' ol' reliable basic remote controlled unit that:
*Gives you a burst of sensation (non-selectable but sequences through 5 different ones) every time you hit the remote button.
- Good for across the room subbie control
- Costs only $50 for the basic class

TWD-2 -- The Boys' NEW and IMPROVED remote controlled unit that:
*Gives you a "on/off" sensation (push the remote to turn it on and again to turn it off).
- The sensations are selectable at the remote unit (one of seven)
- Same across-the-room subbie control
- Costs $65 for the basic class

Now, these prices are only good until December 13, 2004, so ya gotta ACT NOW!

Wanna find out how to save even more and double your fun and knowledge in the process? Well, if you sign up before December 13th you can get a combination package of both the class of your choice (the TWD-1 or the TWD-2) AND a copy of Unc's book, Juice, for only $10 more (total of either
$60 or $75 respectively). That's a savings of $5 over the two being bought separately.

How can ya go wrong with those values?

So go right now to http://www.uncleabdul.com/UAwebmBBW.htm (women's only class) to sign up, save, have fun, and walk away with your own remote-controlled electrical toy.
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# San Francisco - Sunday, Dec. 19th Press Conference preceding "Musicians for
Peace Holiday Groove" - the Gateway of Encouragement to promote the development
of a Department of Peace

From 6 to 7 pm, a press conference is scheduled with Cindy Sheehan from
Military Families Speak Out, Mike Robbins on behalf of the Peace Alliance and the
national Dept of Peace Campaign and Alan Moore from Musicians and Fine Artists
for World Peace. Cindy Sheehan will come out in support of the Department of
Peace.

Cindy Sheehan of "Military Families Speak Out" (http://www.mfso.org) states "I
wasn't even aware of Department of Peace legislation until after my son, Casey
Austin Sheehan was killed in the illegal and unjust war on Iraq. It is so ironic
that my son, who modeled his life after St. Francis of Assisi was killed in a
war. I, as a concerned American and Mother of a soldier, did not understand the
insane rush to war in Iraq that our leaders were insisting on after 09/11/01.
I didn't think that Mr. Bush had exhausted all diplomatic avenues before he
authorized the attack. I wish Congress had been more responsible to its
constituents before they abdicated their constitutional rights to declare war to this
president. I fully endorse the establishment of a Department of Peace in our
Executive Cabinet. Maybe future wars will be prohibited and maybe other
mothers will be spared the pain I am going through."

Mike Robbins, a Speaker, Author and Coach in Empowering People to be More
Successful will speak on behalf of the DOP Campaign that is headquartered in
Center Line, Michigan as well as on behalf of the Peace Alliance. Musicians and
Fine Artists for World Peace is an official sponsor of the Department of Peace
campaign.

Alan Moore of Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace, a Bay Area based
group, will also announce they have surpassed 1,000 members worldwide and the
release of their compilation cd - Make Love Not War. Alan Moore, former
project founder and member of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, which was
an advisory board to the City Council, is now the executive director of the
Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace and one of the organizers of this
event.

Following the press conference, a large group of musicians in the network
will perform well into the night. Tickets for the event are $10 general
admission at door, $8 with butterfly attire, or $6 with wings.

Representatives from the DOP campaign plan on attending. Those who cannot
attend can call and write their representative urging them to support the DOP
legislation (HR1673). If your representative is already a supporter, they can
send them a thank you card. Join Musicians for Peace in initiating local events
to support the establishment of the DOP from 6 pm to midnight, December 19th at
Studio Z, 314 11th St, San Francisco, CA


# 12/19: Winter Solstice Celebration with Starhawk (sebastopol)
Join Starhawk for true holiday magic: 17th annual Winter Solstice Ritual. At the time of darkest night, renew yourself through ritual, meditation, and song. Starhawk is world renowned as a best-selling author, activist, and leading voice in Earth-based spirituality. This event is a fundraiser for the Earth Activist Training scholarship fund. 7:00 pm
Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St.
For more information and directions:
http://www.starhawk.org/yule.html
Questions? 707-583-2300 ext 119
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/51411241.html


# 12/19: Oaklandish Screen - free movie series part 2 (oakland downtown)
info [at] oaklandish.org
Oaklandish Screen (free - thursdays @ 8pm) Come & celebrate this city with us! A 6-week series of historical programming from our growing archive of local-love videos. expect some introductory shorts, guest speakers & dj's, post-viewing chill out, plus a generally good feeling at the spot.

Thursday Feb 19 - 8pm: Life is... Too Short
2003, Grass Roots Entertainment, 60 min - dwayne wiggin's recent documentary on the life and times of legendary old school rapper too short. his career, music, and business savvy are equally explored, as well as his most widely recognized contribution to popular culture: the word "biatch".

Oaklandish Gallery / Lounge 411 2nd St (between Broadway & Franklin)
510.451.2677 http://www.oaklandish.org
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/22756651.html



### Tue Dec 21


# Tue Dec 21 7pm til 2am Luminaries ~ Winter Solstice Celebration - Santa Cruz
Dance through the darkest night of the year to the delicious beats of Brother, Dave Jolley and Cool Hand Luke ~ Live performances by Dis Moi, Mandjou Kone, Molly (singing Rumi) and Amber (of Goddess of Funk) ~ Get your body and spirit into the groove with Yoga led by Mark Tanaka, and Tai Chi with Patrick King ~
Yoga begins at 7pm, Tai Chi at 8pm
Limited capacity, arrive early ~ no presale tix ~ $10 @ the door ~
Gorgeous new location in Downtown Santa Cruz, @The Attic, on Pacific Ave above The Blue Lagoon ~
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/listin...75eb7e-0f63-4d8f-aa35-59e7a469b808



# Wed Dec 22


# 12/22: Full Moon Gathering (oakland north / temescal)
All women & girls are invited to share an evening of nourishment and sisterhood. Join us for Fun & Surprises like: Music, Poetry, Dance, Storytelling & Tarot. Always something different. You are invited to make an offering of your special gifts - please RSVP and let us know if you'd like to contribute a song, poem or group exercise. Please bring Drums, Rattles & Potluck dish to share. Festive Moon Attire encouraged but not required. We can manifest our dreams together! Blessed Be!
Time: 7-9:30pm
Cost: FREE!
(but shopping before & after is always encouraged)
RSVP: 510-655-2405
Location:
Change Makers Books & Gifts for Women
6536 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
510-655-2405
http://www.ChangeMakersForWomen.com
4 blocks south of Ashby, on the corner of 66th and Telegraph
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/49800357.html


# SF Rope Bondage Peer Workshop
Wednesday, December 22 7:30 PM
upstairs at Madame S 7th and Folsom http://www.sfrope.org
Whether you've never tied a knot or have been using rope for years, show up, practice, learn at your own pace from your peers, learn out of a book, or learn what it feels like to be on both sides of the rope. Come alone or bring a friend!
As the night of the November SF Rope Bondage Peer Workshop falls on the night before Thanksgiving, I'm going to cancel the workshop for this month. I'm sure many people will be busy with other arrangements.
HOWEVER, for those of you who will be staying in the SF/Bay Area for Thanksgiving, I am planning to attend the Thanksgiving celebration at the Citadel. As a holiday treat, I am willing to speak, demonstrate and instruct on the topic of turkey trussing, i.e. hog-tying, for anyone who shows up and has the inclination.
If you wish to come to the Citadel Thanksgiving, detail can be found at http://www.sfcitadel.org
Catch you all again in December! - Rae
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# INLIGHTEN Rebirth of the Light
Wed Dec 22 8:00 PM BLUE CUBE 34 Mason
http://lunaseaevents.com
LunaSea Productions and the Music Incubator presents
A Yule / Winter Solstice Celebration
Awaken your senses, renew your spirit, & warm your heart to the fires of the reborn Sun.
Live performances by:
CAROLUNA
CYBERVIXEN
WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL with
Original music and the
LUCINA DANCERS
And more
DJs:
DRAGONFLY [groove garden]
SYD GRIS ?[opel/opulent temple]
SURESH [tema]
CYBERVIXEN [anon salon]
RON TOFINELLI [soundspaces]
Video Art by: LUNA KOSHO
Winter Solstice Altars by ALTAR YOUR REALITY
WHITE ATTIRE REQUESTED
Yule dinner menu by Sterling, edible delights, libations, including hot apple cider, sake and mulled wine, CaroLuna’s Birthday cake and mirth!
See the flyer:? http://www.lunaseaevents.com
The Blue Cube is an amazing new event space with two floors of surround sound audio bliss, video projections and a full kitchen with rotating culinary artists.
http://www.bluecubesf.com
http://www.musicincubator.com
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### Sat Dec 25

# Sat Dec 25 Charlemagne Coronation Morning
SF Golden Gate Park Lakes Hike 10:00 A.M.
Lack of hunks and hunklettes under the morning tree, or simply not up
for shredding non-biodegradable paper under a dead tree today? Join
Jonathon Eros in celebrating Charlemagne's 800 A.D. coronation with a
flat, leisurely loop that should take about 2 - 2.5 hours to meander
past most of the lakes in the park. Consensus choice for multiple
restroom stops and organizer's tour guide spiels. Layered clothing
choices may be needed at solstice but probably not. Hike begins at
the southeast corner of Fulton and 36th Ave. at 10:00 a.m. Post-hike
options for food/entertainment shall be discussed. Oh, and extra
points for bringing along particularly weird Xmaz gifts for our
viewing pleasure. DIRECTIONS: From the south, 280, take Hwy 1/19th
Ave. exit, stay in right lanes at the 19th Ave./Juniperro Serra split
to continue up J. Serra to Sloat, left and continue to the Great Hwy,
right. Go past the park and the remodeled windmill and turn right on
Fulton. Or try self-carpool location #6 at 8:55 a.m. Maps,
directions, etc. if you email.
ORGANIZER: Queries to 415/752-2699, 6 - 9 p.m., but please continue
to call if organizer's return call to you is long distance, or try
grizzly [at] laugingbear.org (might not be returned after 12/24). If
you're really lost, try organizer's cell at 415/710-2533. Co-listed
with various groups. If it rains, we'll be brave and will stumble
along anyway.


# Santarchy Tokyo 2004 Sat Dec 25 12:00 noon FREE Meet at the statue
of Hachiko the Faithful Dog at Shibuya Station at 1200 NOON.
santarchy-tokyo-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com


# DEC 26 Kiev, Ukraine, Repeat of Runoff elections, hopefully this time without US rigging vote.


# Opel New Yers Eve Party Fri Dec 31 2004 - Sat Jan 1 2005 11 PM
Paradise Lounge 1501 Folsom http://www.opelproductions.com


# Fri Dec 31st Alcyone @ Anon Salon's "Sea of Dreams 05", Park Plaza
Hotel, LA. (To Be Confirmed!) Anon Salon hosting 2 fantastic, legendary
NYE events simultaneously; one at the Regency in SF and the other in LA!
http://www.anonsalon.com


# OtherWorld - Friends & Family NYE Market @ Grand, Okaland beware cigarettes
Fri Dec 31'st 5 rooms of music 510-287-5917 http://www.otherworld.ws/nye05


# NO EXIT - SPAZ New Year's Event Fri Dec 31 8:00 PM
Spaz New Years... Come one come all... Berkeley West
1-800-GUN-NUMB that night for directions and etc... Have fun


# New Years Eve@ Cell Space-Brother,Adam Ohana,Laird ect...!!!

Ancient Future
New Years Eve 2004-2005 Friday Dec 31st 9pm - light
Raindance, 13 Moon Tribe, Mystic Family Circus & Cell Space
invite you to the Ancient Future
your all star no hype New Years eve family style get down

The Cell Space will become a time portal allowing us to remember a time
before the invention of the clock. We will be inviting beings from the past
present or future to be here now and revel in thundering BASS and timeless
rhythm

Start the evening with Tai Chi led by Patrick King (Yoga Tai Chi) 9pm
Beats kick in 9:30

rhythmic navigational sorcery with
Brother (13 Moon Tribe, Space Ship Gaia)
Laird (Get yer Freak on)
Adam Ohana (Get Freaky)
Solar (Pacific Sound,Sunset)
Little John (Raindance,13 Moon Tribe)
Moon Doggy (Yoga Tai Chi)
Alia (13 Moon Tribe)
Timonkey (Santa Cruz laptop Mafia)

Dance performance by Hipnautica accompanied by members
of members of Goddess of Funk and Suco (Santa Cruz Drumming ensembles)

Vocal inspiration by Suga

make your own time travelers hat with Jo Jo La Plume

Visuals and massage area by Sherri (Mystic Family Circus)

organic treats by Convergence

$15 before midnight $20 after
Cell Space 2050 Bryant St San Francisco

Friday Dec 31st 9pm - light

To learn more about this event, click on the link
or copy it into your browser:

http://california.tribe.net/event/9e7d983d-3c39-4452-a620-e6d43b5948ab


# TANTRA PUNKADELIK NEW YEARS EVE 2005
Friday, December 31, 10pm-8am
SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St., SF
18+ to enter, 21 to drink
**Flyer, art and music samples at http://tantrasf.com/
Featuring:
ART
PUNKADELIK (Lyon, France) - elektrik paintings and decor  http://www.punkadelik.com/
DR. PARADISE - 3D video pioneer  http://www.paradise2012.com/
LIGHT RHYTHM - atmospheric visual sculpture  http://www.lightrhythmvisuals.com/
DREAMTIME DESIGNS - flouro paintings
TRANCE
VOID (Chemical Crew, Israel) live and DJ set
TOXIC (Timecode, Parvati Records, Israel) live and DJ set
LIAM SHY (Tantra/Nu)
KJ (Tantra)
OBU (Bombay Power)
CHILL AND LIVE WORLD FUSION
ABDHUL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
     Victor Torres - ancient woodwinds, oboe, sax
     Sidiki Diallo - drums
     Sean Mikuriya - Guitar, electronica
     Mike Clemens - gongs, percussion
   And Special Guest:
     Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye - sacred Tibetan chanting and instruments
LUMIN
     Irina Mikhailova - vocals, percussion and electronica
     Jeff Stot - Oud, Taampura, Saz (middle eastern string instruments)
     Suzi Q. - percussions
SATURNIA (Phoenix Family)
AFUT (Upinyah)
MANX (Inertia labs)
Tickets are $35 presale, $40 at the door, $20 door after 3am.
Presales available at: Distractions (1552 Haight, SF), Ceiba (1364 Haight, SF) and Skills (2566A Telegraph, Berkeley)
also online at http://www.tantrasf.com/
415-820-3201
HAPPY NEW YEAR


2005 on Gregorian calendar, which is designed to confuse,
taking us away from natural, sensible 13 moon x 28 day lunar calendar
or the other solar, or solar / lunar calendars that civilized cultures use.


### Jan 1 2005

# Sat Jan 1 2005
Greetings, Mystic Family!!
BIG, EEnormous show on Jan 1st, starting @ 9p @ the Independent
600 Block Divisadero @ Hayes line up; * EEnor
* XOX Burlesque (lucid, tamara, jen r., akasha, helena)
* The Extra Action Marching Band
* Loop!Station * Tobias the Mystic Man
*guest appearance by Mark Growden
http://www.eenor.net
http://www.sonicbids.com/eenor (Electronic Press Kit)


# http://www.infinitelove.info/event.htm Monthly Raw, vegan organic potluck
Every 2nd Sunday 10am Bay Leaf Cafe, Palo Alto


# Jan 20 Fraudulent inauguration of war criminal GW Bush GENERAL STRIKE
Also Massive National Protests: http://indymedia.org


# ALL OUT FOR January 20 Counter-Inaugural &
March 19/20 Global Day of Protest on 2nd Anniversary of the war
All cities across the globe. Global: http://indymedia.org
in SF: http://indybay.org http://indybay.org


# Sat Jan 22 SF 9pm-3am
Our friends and amazingly-talented musicians of Rosin Coven have invited us to create and collaborate in a theatrical presentation of stories from the infamous Edward Gorey ...Vau de Vire style!  Also in the evening's line-up is Jill Tracy...a most hauntingly-beautiful creature with a voice and piano-talant you really must experience live.  So, dress in your finest Edwardian or Gorey-esque attire and come join us.
Paradox Media & Cat Club Present: “Evil Garden” The Fifth Annual Edwardian Ball
(a elegantly sinister San Francisco tradition since the turn of the century)
Sat Jan 22nd, 2005 at the Cat Club 8th & Folsom, SF 9pm-3am
$12 in Edwardian or Gorey-esque attire, $15 in modern day garb
Live Perf * Music, Storytelling & Gorey Theatre by Rosin Coven
http://www.rosincoven.com
* Inappropriate acrobatic antics & acting out by Vau de Vire Society
http://www.vaudeviresociety.com
* Fiendish fatale Jill Tracy http://www.jilltracy.com
With Edwardian Disc Jockeys: * Miz Margo http://www.darksparkle.com
* and more TBA... Décor by Puppets & Pie http://www.edwardianball.com


# Mar 19,20 Anniv of 2003 bombing of IRAQ - GENERAL STRIKE
Massive Global Protests: http://sf.indymedia.org


# "Central Park Belongs to the People--March on Central Park on March 20
to End the Occupation!" http://indymedia.org


# NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION - INCOME TAX IS VOLUNTARY
Do not feed the machine April 15th. GENERAL STRIKE
Northern California War Tax Resistance announce list. (510) 843-9877
Infor/support for conscientious war tax resisters in the SF Bay Area.
http://www.nowartax.org nowartax-subscribe [at] lists.riseup.net


PATRIOT ACT I and II are NULL and VOID
Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States
of America is NULL and VOID. Marburry v. Madison -1803

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