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SF events 1.28
by Critical Mass Last Fri
Friday Jan 28th, 2005 2:28 PM
# Fri Jan 28 5:30pm Justin Herman Plaza
Market @ Embarcadero Bring bike, light, helmet, costume!
more events:

Urge your Senator to Reject the Nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General

Tell automakers: Stop suing and start making clean cars Kucinich: Iraq Elections Will Be A Farce;
Closest International Election Monitors Will Get Will Be Amman, Jordan

Seymour Hersh: "We've Been Taken Over by a Cult"

Rejected Last Year, Bush Anti-Environmental Judicial Nominees Are Back

ECO FOCUS: Global Warming is 'Twice as Bad as Previously Thought'

ECO FOCUS: In San Francisco, 17-Cent Fee on Grocery Bags OK'd

How to Pass ANY Drug Test, FREE. Drink lots of water and Vit B.

Abu Ghraib Frat Party
Police hunt poo protesters

Buffalo Field Campaign

To: United Nations General Assembly
We, the undersigned, urge you, the members and
officers of the United Nations General Assembly, to
pass a resolution against and to use all of your
diplomatic and political powers to prevent an attack
on the sovereign nation of Iran by the United States
of America and/or her allies. Sincerely, The Undersigned

Two World Forums, Two World Visions
While the world's biggest CEOs and politicians gather in Davos, Switzerland to network and negotiate, activists and NGO-workers meet halfway around the world in Porto Alegre, Brazil to imagine other, more humanity-focused possibilities.

While more than 160 million Americans live in or near areas with
unhealthy air, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced an
unprecedented rollback to our nation's clean air laws. The
misnamed "Clear Skies" bill is a smokescreen that covers up a
better, more immediate way to healthier air -- the Clean Air
Interstate Rule (CAIR). But the utility industry backs the
harmful Clear Skies legislation, which would make lasting,
damaging changes to the Clean Air Act. Take action - send a
message to President Bush and your U.S. senators for cleaner
air, faster.

Veterans' Benefits "hurtful" to National Security, says Pentagon

MICROWAVING IRAQ: "Pacifying" Rays Pose New Hazards In Iraqi
"Liberation" through psychotronic warfare...

This so-called ill treatment and torture in
detention centers, stories of which were spread
everywhere among the people, and later by the
prisoners who were freed… were not, as some
assumed, inflicted methodically, but were
excesses committed by individual prison guards,
their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on
the detainees.
Can anyone tell me who said that? Was it:
A) George W. Bush
B) John Ashcroft
C) Donald Rumsfeld
D) Someone else
Answer: See

Looney conspiracy theorist at work?
The attorney general of California recently took
up a whistle-blower claim filed by Harris against
Diebold Election Systems and settled with the
company for $2.6 million in December.

Fri Jan 28

# Fri Jan 28 5:30pm Justin Herman Plaza
Market @ Embarcadero Bring bike, light, helmet, costume!

# 1/28 at 6pm in Oakland: Report Back From Palestine & Screening of Palestine is Still the Issue
California College of the Arts Nahl Hall 5276 Broadway Oakland, CA
Artists for Social and Political Awareness presents a first-hand report back from Isreal and Palestine. Our events are always free and open to the public!
Movie screening: "Palestine is Still the Issue" :
Award-winning journalist and film-maker, John Pilger, returns to the Middle East and questions why there has been no progress towards peace. After the screening,
Calanit and Eitan Saenger will discuss the current situation in Israel and Palestine after a their recent visit there.
SPECIAL GUEST: NORA BARROWS-FRIEDMAN announcer of FLASHPOINTS show on KPFA Radio will discuss objectivity in journalism in a time of deep suffering and injustice focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

# Fri Jan 28 Film Premiere & Benefit Reception for Action Against Hunger
Heart of the Congo With live music by Samba Ngo and his band
8pm - 11pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Film and reception: $35. Film only: $10.

# Heart of the Congo: Does International Aid Help?
A documentary film screening & reception to benefit Action Against Hunger
How effective is international aid in helping the people it claims to serve? A new documentary entitled, Heart of the Congo, explores this question and more. In Heart of the Congo, a handful of aid workers try to help Congolese refugees who have lost everything at the end of a five-year civil war. Heart of the Congo premieres in San Francisco on January 28 at the Herbst Theatre. Following the screening, enjoy a reception for Action Against Hunger, and participate in a conversation about humanitarian aid with filmmaker, Tom Weidlinger, Action Against Hunger-USA¹s executive director, Anne-Sophie Fournier, and author Adam Hochschild. The event concludes with the fiery Congolese dance music of Samba Ngo. Tickets are $35 for the film and reception, or $10 for the film only. The event is wheelchair accessible. To learn more about Heart of the Congo or the event on Jan. 28, go to

# Animators Speak Out, love, politics, etc Jan 28 8 pm $5-10
Join us for an evening of independent animated shorts sounding off on the themes of
love, politics, and the intersection between the two.  This collection of eclectic,
amusing, thought-provoking and deeply personal works will make you laugh (and
possibly cry too).  Filmmakers will be in attendance to present their work.  A
reception will immediately follow the screening.   
Featured artists (partial list):
Ian Inaba - "Mosh," "Time and Time Again"
Catherin Margerin - "H.O.P.E."
Dino Ignacio - "Maritess vs. The Superfriends," "Skynet"
Val Mih - "The Pets Zone," "Paper Peace"
Dan McHale - "Sex Pudding"
Philippe Ames - "Organic Bird"
Kate Peper - "After My Grandmother"
Artists' Television Access 992 valencia

# Deconstructing the Rainbow Friday, January 28- Saturday January 29, 2005
9-ish to assemble, 10-ish to start FREE

So, Have You seen the awesome art installation at Adobe Books: all books rearranged by Berkeley artist Chris Cobb by color, versus title, topic, author, or any other sort of whimsy? If You haven't--see it! Now! Although it has stayed up for much longer than an intended 10 days, it comes down this Friday, 9-ish to whenever-ish. You haven't erected, but You can be there to help bring down. Oh, the fumes of aged!
For, it is also a "10th year anniversary since my last birthday party" party. Wouldn't You like to celebrate my "10th anniversary since my last birthday party" party amongst books, cakes and well-meaning strangers? Well, You might not part until dawn break!

if you like me,
you LOVE cake
and if You don't like cake
You like books, right?
well, set them, left and
cause if You don't like me, cake or books,
It is hoped that You are a barbarian who pillages and ravages rainbows
according to subject matter inherent in each wavelength.

Here are some places on the web that have additional material on the installation, called "There is nothing wrong in this whole wide world",
National Public Radio:
San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco Weekly:
The Guardian, London:,12455,1363656,00.html
Barak Yadidia
Beth Young
Adobe Bookshop:
Alison Bing:,e190701

Adobe Books
3166 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero
San Francisco

# GET FREAKY Fri Jan 28 10PM 1015 Folsom St
Join us for the most adventurous Get Freaky yet, taking place in 5 rooms
also including live classical indian music in the Inner sanctum.
Artists include
Freq Nasty, Karafty Kuts & A Skills, Lorin, Karsh Kale, Adam Ohana, Smoove, Laura, Shawna, Ooah, Dimitri (Spun Ibiza), KJ, Kode IV, Jocelyn, Janaka, MC Samba.. and many more TBA.
plus performances by Xeno, altars by Huggima, Decor by Fuzzy Phillipe.

# Get Freaky, Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 1015 Folsom, SF CA 94103
5 rooms of music MAIN ROOM featuring:
KRAFTY KUTS & A SKILLS doing 2 sets, Fingerlickin Records UK
FUSION CHAMBER featuring: DIMITRI, Spun Records Ibiza
KODE IV KJ MORE to be announced
Oohah Laura Shawna Jocelyn
SKY PALACE featuriing:
Karsh Kale Smoove Janaka David Starfire MC Samba
INNER SANCTUM featuring live indian music:
Sukhawat Ali Khan Ferhan Qureshi Shabi Faraaa
With Performances, art and more......
Décor by Fuzzy Phillipe's Fabulous Fluff
Altars by Huggi-ma 21+
More info at and
Expedited separate entry with advance tickets.
Presale tickets $15/$20 at the door
Distractions (Haight St. SF)
Ceiba (Haight St. SF)
Skills (Telegraph Berkeley)
BPM Records (Hayes St. SF)

# And on FRIDAY NITE, some of us hoopers will be descending upon the
big party being thrown at 1015. It's a very large club, but it's
hard to say how much space there will be for hooping. The hours are
10pm-6am, and and there should be hooping space from 10-12 and 4-6,
if not all night. (And when it's too crowded, we just lean our
hoops against the wall & dance.) join bay area hula hoopers:
send blank email to: bah-subscribe [at]
For details on Friday night, see:

# Jan 28 Melt at Levende: DJ Laird and Michael Anthony
Come Celebrate Matt Brehm's Birthday!
FlirtyFlirty and Matt Brehm present MELT @ Levende Lounge
Featuring: Michael Anthony (Mixed Elements/Distinctive)
and DJ Laird
Melt into the music, the vibe, and each other with SF's top DJ talent, busting out house, breaks, old-school funk, and soulful hip-hop all night long.
Free guest list before 11pm with RSVP to vip [at] or reply directly. Please RSVP by 6pm 1/28.
Levende :: 1710 Mission St. @ Duboce :: SF
Levende... atmosphere and ambiance without the attitude.
View Eventvibe Photos:
Levende Lounge
1710 Mission St. @ Duboce
San Francisco, CA

# FREE guest list for DJ Laird @ Levende Fri an 28 10:00 PM
Levende Lounge 1710 Mission @ Duboce
FlirtyFlirty and Matt Brehm present MELT @ Levende Lounge
Featuring: DJ Laird and Michael Anthony
Come Celebrate Matt Brehm's Birthday!
Melt into the music, the vibe, and each other with SF's top DJ talent, busting out house, breaks, old-school funk, and soulful hip-hop all night long.
It's all happening at the newest, hot spot in the city, Levende Lounge...
Free guest list before 11pm with RSVP to vip [at] Please RSVP by 6pm 1/28.
Levende :: 1710 Mission St. @ Duboce :: SF More info:

Sat Jan 29

# BUILD WITH EARTH - eco-building workshop
Sat Jan 29 + Sun Jan 30 10:00 AM The LAUNCHPAD
3833 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, just North of MacArthur
Oakland, CA 94609 view map More Info: 415-218-2743
Learn how to build beautiful houses and other structures from earth, using a technique called COB. Also called monolithic adobe, cob is made by combining clay, sand, straw, and water, then mixing it with your feet, and molding it with your hands.

Why learn how to build from cob? Why are cob houses better than stick-frame wood houses? 1, you can build one by yourself for really cheap; 2, it's healthy for people, and healthy for the planet; & 3, and best of all, you can sculpt the houses into beautiful, funky shapes!

This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of cob building, without having to leave the city. We will be covering siting, design, foundations, walls, and weatherproofing. When you leave the workshop, you should feel confident enough to build a cob structure in your own backyard!

Millions of people all over the world live in earthen homes, because they are affordable, healthy, and beautiful. Connect to your primal human self, and find out what you've been missing all this time.

Space is limited, so call early to register:
oakland [at] • (415) 218-2743

Cob AmpEARTHeatre Workshop
Date: January 29 - 30, 2005
Time: 10 am - 5 pm, Sat & Sun
Cost: Sliding Scale $30 - 50
* Includes vegetarian lunches
** No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Work Parties: Weekends of February 5-6, 12-13
same days of the week, same times of the day

Workshop facilitator David Sheen has been building structures from earth in the U.S., Canada, and Israel since 2001. David apprenticed at the North American School of Natural Building with Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley, and Michael Smith, of the Cob Cottage Company, the pioneers of 20th century cob and authors of The Hand Sculpted House. Currently, David is teaching cob building in the Bay Area and working to revitalize West Oakland with ecological and artistic place-making projects. Several other experienced Bay Area natural builders will co-facilitate the workshop.

# EPHEMORTALITY 5th floor of beautiful Mission building!
Sat Jan 29 Punk Bands! $3 110 capp @ 16th/ mission
5:30 PM ART show and reception. 6:30 bands!
this bike is a pipebomb
the bananas
dirty dirty
the full moon partisans

# 1/29 at 7:30pm in Berkeley: Democracy Under Siege - Human Rights In Haiti Today
Haiti Action Committee & What If? Foundation invite you to an evening with Father Gerard Jean-Juste of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Father Jean-Juste will speak on "Democracy Under Siege: Human Rights In Haiti Today"
Music by Freedom Song Network and Francisco Herrera
Suggested contribution $5 - $20
RECEPTION to meet Fr. Jean-Juste precedes event 5-7 pm,
$50 for reception
Info: (510) 558-9010 -
Proceeds support Fr. Jean-Juste's work with impoverished children, families and political prisoners in Haiti.
Fr. Jean-Juste is one of Haiti's most respected human rights advocates. On Wednesday, October 13, 2004, Haitian police forcibly entered the St. Clare Catholic Church Rectory in Port-au-Prince and arrested him without a warrant while he was feeding 600 hungry children a meal his congregation serves twice/week. He was imprisoned and then released seven weeks later as a result of an outpouring of international pressure. Fr. Jean-Juste is a prominent activist for social justice and the rights of immigrants in Haiti and the United States. He has been one of Haiti's most eloquent, persistent and influential voices for peace over the past two decades.

# Fascist Party is Saturday 29 January.
Inauguration Festivity in Honour of our President. It'll be good.

# An Inauguration Festivity... Saturday 29 January 2005
9pm-Late 21+ $15.00
Historic SoMa building; indoor parking available.
Location disclosed day of event.

Though we don't approve of Fascism as the preferred route our Government is taking, we cannot deny the Fascist sense of style...

Polish your boots and metal and attend the ball as if it were Nuremberg 1933. You might run into our despised dictator celebrating at the martini bar and discussing Leibach.

9:00pm Gallery of video art by propoganda visionaries:
VJ Culture, Videojon, Romeo Alpha, Marlon McKinney
Complimentary wine served.

10:00pm Performances by: Infinite Kaos
Extra Sensory Projection (Live Audio/Video)

11:00pm The Dictator Fascion Show presented by The Princess Kennedy. Designs by:
Laura Dawson
Jason Evege
Appearances by your favourite dictators and the unveiling of the latest must-have Fascist accessory! 

{The Dictator's speech at 11, followed by the Fascion Show}

12:00am Party with DJs:
Philip Sherburne [XLR8R]
Alaric [Insect Funeral]
[German Industrial/ Techno/ Electro and Schaffel]

# Electro-New Wave Discopunk Engagement Party
Sat Jan 29 9PM-2AM Catalyst Cocktails 312 Harriet
across from the courthouse on Bryant btwn 6th and 7th)
Tomas Diablo and DJ Donimo Free, baby!
free champagne toast at midnight. 21 and up.
Full bar, dance floor, and kitchen till 9:30.

# Dance Party Fundraiser for Women’s Clinic

Two of SF's funkiest, favorite dj's are donating their skills to raise funds for SF's own Women's Community Clinic - offering totally free sexual and reproductive health care for women. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the WCC.

DJs Corey Black (imperial dub, Triangle Orchestra, Smash Hit Music)
and Rebecca Watkins (Get Underground!)

Sat, Jan 29th 10pm-2am
sliding scale donations $50 to $5
at Underground SF (the Top), 424 Haight @ Webster, who is graciously donating the space, so drink heavily.

a great boogie for a great cause - yeahhhh

flyer at

# Sat Jan 29 SpiralMuse, Goddess Arts Institute and Opel: Sensuelle
A late night dance flavor for all the senses ~ Details and Location TBA

# On Jan 29th, Goddess House Productions, SpiralMuse and OPEL present -
Sensuelle Sacred Spa & Healing Pavilion

A shield of divine grace and strength stands at the doorway of the healing
pavillion as the feminine force of beauty takes you by the hand into the
journey of emotion, pleasure and passion. Let go, leave it all behind and
surrender to the shakti of ecstatic pleasure and deep relaxation. Enter
into the… Opulent Chill Space Sacred Dance
GOLDILOX / LUSH / brass tax
SMOOVE / Space Cowboys/Opel
SYD GRIS / Opel/ Opulent
Temple HOJ / Opel/ Opulent Temple Papachango / el circo KASHIA /
infectious Urban Groove/ WOW Primitive Groove / The Community
Delicious Organic Nourishment and magical herbal potions -
Rebecca's Frogland Orchestra
stunning ....feminine .....high energy.....soulful and earthy
Land of the Blind
witchy...........dark and mysterious.........very sensuous
SHESUS THRICE Queen Kashi and Her
Avatars ambient POX ECLIPSE space jam
AND MORE: Glitter Girl & Temple of Poi Dancers
Kristina Canizares of the Nekyia.....Bellydance Performance
Tribal Belly Dance by Ultra Gypsy

Extraordinary, beautiful Living Altars
sacred, magical, powerful Drumming Circle
an invocation of the ancestors, the elements and the deities Midnight
Ritual DIdj's, tablas, percussion, wind, and world
Vendors goddess clothing, jewelry, soaps, lotions and potions
Food organic........... raw and cooked and very French
January 29 10pm - 4am 111 Townsend Near the Ballpark Between 2nd and 3rd
$10 presale $15 B/4 11:30 $20 after that

Sun Jan 30

# Learn how to use the law to help the animals!
  Last year, there was a a lot of interest in the legislative process generated by SB 1520, the foie gras ban.  So we asked Virginia Handley, lobbyist and California Coordinator for the Fund for Animals, and co-founder of PAW PAC, California’s political action committee for animals, to give us a special legislative presentation to demystify the California Legislative process, how the public participates in this process, plans for 2005 legislation for the animals, and available resources.  Please join us for this special presentation, preceded by a Vegan Food Party (aka potluck).
Sunday, 1/30/05, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Food and Politics [at] 

# hula hooping at again this week, 2-5pm. We've
also got the space booked for the following two Sundays, Jan 23 & 30,
so mark your calendars and come on down to 2050 Bryant St in SF.
Join Bay Area Hula Hoopers:
bah-subscribe [at]

# Stop the War on the Poor: Stand with Homeless People
Sun Jan 30, 3--4pm!!! SF Civic Center Plaza
Honoring our “Covenant of Compassion"
All faith traditions, as well as the intrinsic goodness of the human heart, compel us to stand firmly with our poor and homeless sisters and brothers in their hour of suffering.  This event will renew our compassionate spirit as we are dramatically reminded of the profound suffering of the thousands of individuals in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area who have no homes.
A dramatic event featuring:
· Testimony of homeless individuals as told   through their own moving poems
· Ritual response of religious leaders and rally participants
· Songs by the renowned Vocolot Ensemble  · Sacred dance
With open hearts and minds, we come together seeking a clearer picture of the state of homelessness in San Francisco.

# Jan 30, Sunday, 5:30-9:00pm: Presence & Fire – Mini Workshop: $10-$45 – Sliding Scale
Feb. 6, Sunday, 6:30-9:00pm The Dance of Relationships, $25-$35
Feb 12-13, Inspiring Masculine Presence – Unleashing Feminine Fire.
Feb. 15, Tuesday, Arrive 7:30pm: Alive & Free: WholeBody Wisdom Playful Practice Group – Open - $10 
Feb. 27, Sunday: The Passionate Warrior-King 
March 12-13: Inspiring Masculine Presence – Unleashing Feminine Fire.
Events [at] Scott at: 510-836-2041

# Tingle Tangle Tango Sun Jan 30 Lesson @ 8pm, Music @ 9pm $7
Tango #9 Ruby Iron and the K.O. Combo
Burlesque with The Diamond Daggers and Henry Mankini
Amnesia 853 Valencia @ 20th

# The 2005 LiP Magazine Radical Book Sale
New College of California, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco 94110
January 31st, 10am-7pm Free Admission
"Bargain Books for a Better World"
LiP magazine's first-annual radical book sale: A staggering selection of
books for a better world, from radical and independent presses in the U.S.
and Canada, all at bargain prices ($5 and down). Sponsor presses include
South End Press, Common Courage, Soft Skull, Seven Stories, The New Press,
and many many more.
LiP Magazine, a quarterly journal of radical politics, culture, sex and
humor, was recently nominated for a 2004 Utne Reader "Best New Title
Award." While taking dead critical aim at the buttocks of First World
sleepwalkers, LiP also brings humor, satire and a deep desire to offend the
right people to its unique editorial mix. LiP has featured interviews and
original contributions from Octavia Butler, Mark Crispin Miller, Julia
Butterfly Hill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Tim Wise, Winona LaDuke, Ward
Churchill, Kevin Bales, Katha Pollitt, Neal Pollack, Christopher Hitchens,
Martin Espada, Danzy Senna, Shannon Wheeler, and Lisa Jervis, among others.
LiP Magazine is a fiscally-sponsored non-profit (an arm of Liminal
Projects, sponsored by Allied Media Projects).
Media/Contact Info: Brian Awehali - Editor, LiP Magazine
510/689.3478 brian [at]

# The Raw Russians are Coming Mon Jan 31 7:00 PM
The Raw Family Victoria and Igor Boutanko are coming to Sacred Space! If you have any interest in raw food and in health and healing, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Victoria and Igor have been 100% raw now for 11 years and bring a wealth of experience to the raw food lifestyle. Their Lecture is on “The 7 common Mistakes that occur on Raw Food", and they will also be serving up an incredible raw food meal.
This lecture will be on Monday, Jan 31st 7:00 -9:00 pm. Advanced registration is required. RSVP to Natasha Troussova at 415-431-0878. Make checks for $25 payable to Raw Family and mail to Sacred Space, 776 Haight St. San Francisco, CA
$30 at the door, space permitting.

# Advocates Forum: How to Become a Humane Officer
January 31 7:30 PM Golden Lotus, 1301 Franklin Street, Oakland
Info: Join us to learn about how you can protect animals through the law
in California. Find out how you can become a humane officer and make a
difference in your community!

# Monday Night Film Series starts again on Jan 31 thru March 21 with a great line of acclaimed documentaries followed by speakers and discussion. This is a relatively short series of 8 weeks, to be followed by another series of 8-9 weeks duration. Details follow - full schedule is at

Monday's from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Jan 31 thru March 21
Speaker(s) (to be announced) and discussion to follow each movie
Unitarian Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto [map]
Suggested donation: $5 to $10 (no one turned away
Joint Production of:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center 650-326-8837
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
World Centric 650-283-3797

Jan 31: Price of Aid Everyday the U.S. donates millions of tons of food to famine victims and other starving people in the world's poorest countries. The provocative documentary reveals the vast bureaucratic network of American aid agencies involved in the 'hunger business,' one in which rich countries benefit from the problems of poor countries and questions how America's well-intentioned foreign-aid program has spawned a self-serving relationship between humanitarian aid and American business and politics. Zambia, a country teetering on the precipice of famine, becomes a cause for a solemn discussion regarding the dignity of the people we seek to help. 55 mins, 2004

Feb 7: Argentina: Hope in Hard Times joins in the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, taking a close-up look at the ways in which Argentines are picking up the pieces of their devastated economy and creating new possibilities for the future. A spare narrative, informal interview settings, and candid street scenes allow the pervasive strength, humor, and resilience of the Argentine people to tell these tales. These are their inspiring stories - of a failed economy and distrusted politicians, of heartache and hard times, of a resurgence of grassroots democracy and the spirit of community - told in resonant detail. 74 mins, 2004

Feb 14: For Man Must Work The 20th century has seen the creation of colossal wealth and exploding economies. But the days of industry providing mass employment are over. In the global economy, human resources are being replaced by technology. We are moving from a mass labor force to an elite corps concentrated in the knowledge sector. Will this change result in a sort of economic apartheid in which a third of humanity is made redundant? Will this revolution mean the end of work as we know it? The film raises crucial questions and suggests rethinking the future. Filmed in the United States, Canada, France and Mexico, the film shows how living and working conditions are deteriorating for many people. Besides personal stories, we also hear from experts such as Vivianne Forrester, author of The Economic Horror; Jeremy Rifkin, American economist and author of The End of Work and others. 52 mins, 2001

Feb 21: Trading Democracy Bill Moyers reports on Chapter 11 of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which multinational corporations who are using to challenge democracy. Chapter 11 is only one provision in the 555-page NAFTA - negotiated to promote business among the US, Canada and Mexico and was supposedly written to protect investors if foreign governments tried to seize their property. But corporations have stretched NAFTA's Chapter 11 to undermine environmental decisions, sue local governments, overturn decisions of local communities in cases that are heard before international trade tribunals that make rulings in secret. 58 mins, 2002

Feb 28: End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ? 78 mins, 2004

March 7: Velorution: One City's Solution to the Automobile - When the USSR collapsed, Cuba lost 80% of their oil supply. This movie documents how they bought 1.2 million bicycles, switched 5 bus factories to bicycle manufacturing, educated riders on how to ride, changed the city of Havana to accommodate bikes, posted bicycle signs, did job swaps to reduce length of commutes and in the process created more human interaction and community A truly inspiring video. 30 mins, 1996

Also on March 7: Greening of Cuba - When trade relations with the socialist block collapsed in 1990, Cuba lost 80% of its pesticide and fertilizer imports and half its petroleum - the mainstays of its highly industrialized agriculture. Challenged with growing food for 11 million in the face of the continuing U.S. embargo, Cuba embarked on the largest conversion to organic farming ever attempted. Told in the voices of the women and men - the campesinos, researchers, and organic gardeners - who are leading the organic agriculture movement, The Greening of Cuba reminds us that developed and developing nations alike can choose a healthier environment and still feed their people. 38 mins, 1996

March 14: About Baghdad - In July of 2003, exiled writer and poet Sinan Antoon returned to his native Baghdad with a team of independent filmmakers, artists and poets to document the effects that decades of oppression, war, sanctions and occupation have had on his city. The result is a fascinating mosaic of opinions, perspectives, desires and memories that offers a picture far more complex than the limited one presented by mainstream US media. ABOUT BAGHDAD pays tribute to the brave people of Baghdad as they struggle to come to terms with the tragic fate of their beloved city. 90 mins, 2004

March 21: Friendship Village - An award-winning documentary about an international group of veterans who are building a village in Viet Nam for children with Agent Orange-related disabilities. Built on a former rice paddy near Hanoi, the Friendship Village stands not only as a symbol of peace and reconciliation, but as a testament to the potential for all people to come to terms with the past, heal the wounds of war, and create a better world. Veterans from the USA, Vietnam, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and Australia are attempting to mitigate the ongoing effects of the toxic herbicide sprayed during the war. Their efforts are a powerful example of how average people can still make a profound difference in our increasingly globalized world. As such, the Vietnam Friendship Village has the potential to change not only the lives of the children who live in it and the men who build it, but all who come to understand its mission. 50 mins, 2003

# Winterfest: Celebrating 10,000 Reviews
Thu Feb 3 7:00 PM The Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell @ Van Ness

Yeah that’s right, reached 10,000 reviews and now we’ve got a blizzard of fun coming your way . And we're celebrating the community that made it possible. Bands, community performers, some free drinks, an awesome venue with no cover and you! Winterfest will be Thursday, February 3rd at The Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley, SF. Doors open at 7 and bands start at 9:30.

We’re also looking for people to read their reviews on stage. The biggest crowd pleaser will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Additionally if you have a talent that was recommended on our service and would like to expose it to hundreds of users at Winterfest, please contact me at eric [at] So mark your calendars, get your favorite tribe members and non members to join you and come have a great time!

# Flaneur Art Exhibit Curated by Andrew Schoultz FREE
Friday, February 4th, 2005 – February 26th
(This will be the final art show at Punch Gallery)
Opening Reception Friday February 4th, 2005. 7pm – 1am
DJ Code 538, DJ Terrible, DJ Tragic free 155 10th St. @ Mission

# STRANGE ATTRACTION photo exhibit. Painted women,
(hmmm, I seem to recall East Bay express saying Sunday,
yet the opening day is Fri Feb 4.)(check website closer to date)
Feb 4-29 Reception Sunday? 7-pm 'till closeGreen Girls
LaneSplitter in Berkeley: 2033 Shattuck (@ San Pablo)
Art reception. Free Pizza!

# I am looking for 5 volunteers to help plant some new trees in Greer Park on Saturday, February 5 at 1 p.m. No experience is necessary, but be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and sturdy shoes. You must be 16 years or older or accompanied by an adult. If you have questions or would like to help out, please contact me by email at jana [at] or by phone at 650-964-6110.
Jana Dilley Program Director Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
3921 East Bayshore Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
phone: 650-964-6110 fax: 650-964-6173

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut @ Jones/ Leavenworth
Sit back, and hang on! Watch Worldspirit with a top notch projection and sound system in a heavenly spacecraft. Visuals and spoken word by Alex Grey. Music and film direction by Kenji Williams.
This is the official launch event for the Worldspirit DVD! 1 hour film screening, Discussion panel, behind the scenes videos, and live - in theater performance by Kenji Williams.
"A beautiful, brilliant, exhilarating multimedia presentation of sacred art and music. Dazzling from beginning to end, and deeply moving throughout. Highly recommended!"
- Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything

# Friends and Loved ones,

On Saturday February 5th we will reconvene for Downtemple in our
favorite new playground: A 100 year old church that has become
Oakland's Sanctuary for the Arts.

The experience of grooving out to soulful, psychedelic downtempo and
trip-hop beats while surrounded by stained glass and vaulted ceilings
drenched in amber-violet light in a room designed for vibrational
resonance is truly sublime. Join us.

performing live: machine drum - orlando - merck recording artist -
brother - santa cruz - spaceship gaia
subal - santa cruz - cruz gruv
rd & trichome - los angeles - elm conceptions -
danny - los angeles - moontribe -
phidelity - san francisco - travelingcorn -
raina - somewhere - travelingcorn -

downstairs lounge area with performances by:
warrior medicine - basho and sage - live music for the journey
john arns - live sitar performance

visionary artwork by carey thompson -
chill environment by fuzzy phillipe and friends
visuals by kaia and madeline
vegetarian/vegan breakfast served in the morning
15 dollars all night
for more information visit

@ THE SHIPYARD in Berkeley, 1010 Murray Street
Come see the pig fly!  Come see the other pig do things to the first
pig that are illegal in several states!  Come see the pig(s) burn! 
The fat will drip and the pig will split and the coins that YOU put inside the
pig will create a lovely musical symphony of metal and hog butter on a
giant donation plate.  BACON! SEX! MONEY! DON'T MISS THIS!  BRING US

Yes, the people behind this have acually constructed a giant metal pig.
It will be stuffed with money (my money, your money, the jingly kind)
and mated with a second pig for no good reason at all.  Suspended high
above the majestic skyline of Berkeley, it will take a magical Peter
Pan-type flight around ! the Shipyard, possibly to the accompaniment of
bluegrass mash ups, and then it will be set aflame and immolated in its
own pigginess.  Coins will drop magically from its belly and cascade
onto a resonant metal plate.  The pig dies, but offers itself up as the
ultimate sacrifice to the good people at Coin Star Inc.  The pig who
saved art!  Hooray for the pig!

50 bucks worth of pennies in a closet somewhere.  What am I ever going
to do with it?  Hey, what if I PUT IT INSIDE A BURNING PIG?  WE give
money to artists, YOU take home memories (and perhaps the odor of
rendered pig fat) that will last a lifetime.

Come witness flaming PIG MAGIC and more: crazy hillbilly MUSIC will be
provided for your entertainment (if watching a fucking flying burning
pig drop money out of its ass isn't enough,) BAR where you can DRINK.
OF TERRER and win some crap... or learn a painful lesson. DONATE to
BORG2 and have a great time doing it... and possibly a headache.  And
much more to be announced!


Sat Feb 5 9 PM - 2 AM
9 PM - 2 AM
1010 Murray Street
Berkeley, CA

# Introductory War Tax Resistance Workshop Sun Feb 6 2:30-5pm,
225 Potrero @ 15th St. SF (near 16th St. BART)

Unhappy about the U.S. policy on militarism? Stop paying your taxes. More than half of our federal
income taxes are being used for war. Find out more about this form of conscientious objection at our
introductory workshop. Topics will include:

-- Creative legal protests
-- Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience
-- Living below the level of taxable income
-- Phone tax resistance
-- Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
-- Local support networks for war tax resisters

Northern California War Tax Resistance
(510) 843-9877
To join listserve send blank email to:
nowartax-subscribe [at]
Thank you for working for peace!

# LEARN SKILLS in 2005 - @ CELLspace's The Media Arts Lab
Monday, February 7 CELLspace's Media Arts Lab
2050 Bryant St. (18th btn 19th) SF 94110 view map
The Media Arts Lab is now offering workshops for the Winter term.
Intermediate/Advanced Digital Video Editing
Introduction to Website Development
Practical Television Production
Electronic Music/ Remix
Design and Create Flyers
Screenwriting in the Age of Final Cut Pro
Intro to Mac Computers in Spanish .
Winter Schedule: February 7th - March 20th
These are 6 week workshops
Classes begin the week of February 7th. * Start date is contingent upon enrollment.
The deadline to sign up for classes is Friday February 4th.
To sign up for a class, contact the CELLspace office at 415-648-7562
or email info [at] For fees and a full class schedule,

# Spirit Dance ... direct from Sedona, Arizona to the Bay Area. $15.

# Nina Hagen at DNA Lounge Wed Feb 9 8pm - 2am.
Performing live: Nina Hagen, Jill Tracy

# RTFM Records and Refraction Present: Love and Gravity
Fri Feb 11 9pm-2am Infinite Kaos 136 Taylor @ Turk / Eddy $10
Artemis: Gravity CD release party

# Saturday February 12th 9pm until the rooster crows
Raindance we invite to join us in celebration of Chinese New Year

the coming year will be Year 4702 by Chinese calendar
Year of the Rooster or the Green Wooden Chicken

The Annual precession will start @ 11:30 pm
so arrive early so that you do not miss out we have some very special performance lined up for you

We are honored to have Leung's White Crane Lion Dancers
check out these video clips, this must be seen to be believed
Goddess of Funk with members of Suco performing with Hipnaughtica
and a manashery of circus freaks
And of course our very own Dragon Dance
make your own Rooster Mask and join the precession !

for audio pleasure and bass healing we will
the legendary bass of the El Circo sound system
fuzed with the knowledge of magnetic

Visual enhancement by DAX

The Wizards of da rhythmic sorcery
Lorin (Bassnectar) *Jeno (Wicked) * Brother (13 Moon Tribe)
Little John (Raindance, 13 Moon Tribe), Adam (Raindance)
Shawn & Laura (EFL)

presale is recommended to avoid a line and or disappointment
the first 100 presales will be $15 the $20
tickets will be available online now @
or these following locations by Jan 28th
Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz 939 Pacific Ave
Distractions on Haight St in San Francisco

CELL SPACE 2050 Bryant @ 18th st. San Francisco

# "Smart Dust & Silicon Swarms:
The Brilliant New World of  Mobile Sensor Nanomesh Networks"
Sunday, February 13, 2005  1 - 5 p.m. at
Round Table Pizza
Banquet Room on 2nd Floor
5160 Geary Blvd. (at 16th Ave.)
San Francisco, California

Philip Langton
Nikola Tesla is widely acknowledged as the father of Robotics, but even Tesla might pause in awe to ponder some of the potential applications of technologies Philip Langton is working to develop.  His research could eventually lead to scalable nanomesh net applications such as: smart shipping labels that report damage, spray on computers or a robo-insect air force.

How will smart dust particles talk to each other?  What are the most likely nanomesh products to reach consumers soon?  Might we see a computer in a can in 3 years?   What are the costs and dangers of this new technology?  Mr. Langton has some fascinating answers to share.

Philip Langton is a second-generation Silicon Valley engineer / inventor expert in Optical Frequency Identification Devices (OFID), Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and process control manufacturing,   Philip recently received the first patents (US #6553481 and #6772239) ever issued for a self-, one-time only, programmable (SOTOP™).  single-circuit secure memory device (SCSMD).

Parking is available on the street or for $ 2 per hour in the garage nearby behind ROSS Dept. Store.  For more information about the San Francisco Tesla Society, call (415) 931-2593, or visit us online at

# Freebeats and Subductive present Friday February 18, 2005
ALIEN AUTOPSY: Featuring Surgeon
An evening of  inquiry, examination, and discovery in a clandestine research facility, featuring internationally celebrated aural specialist, DJ Surgeon.
Guest Physicians in the Operating Room:
Surgeon Terrac Red Stickman DJ Disconnect
With Hosting Physicians:
DJ Yap (Freebeats) Plateshifter (Subductive)
Bay Area Location
Info-line will be posted on the website closer to the date of the event
All information will be kept updated on the website leading up to the date
Pre-sale price $10 Door price $15

# 5th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Feb 19-20, 2005; 96th Meeting American Association for Cancer Research April 16-20, 2005; SABCS 2005 Breast Cancer Action

# February 21-25: Take Action Against DR-CAFTA
Help give Bush the first major defeat of his 2nd term!
Please join our ActionLA Listserv
go to:
or send e-mail to: actionla-subscribe [at]

# Punch Going Away Party Fri Feb 25 8pm - 4am 155 10th St @ Mission
Live Hip Hop Most Chill Slackmob Psychokinetics Felonious
Dance Performances Sistas of the Underground Flo-Ology
DJ Code 538 DJ Colly (Dub Shack) Selector Colly
DJ Vanka Romanowski Jboogie
Hosted by Ryan Greene
Photos and Visuals by Danielle Barnett, Nick Kasimatis
Sponsored by Flavor Group, Exact-Science, Music For America

# February 26th-27th, 2005: BURMA, REALIZING THE DREAM
The Second Annual Working Conference of US Campaign for Burma
How grassroots citizens can help 50 million people in their struggle
for human rights, freedom, and democracy
George Washington University, Washington, DC

# Thu Mar 3: 1st Thurs Art Receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30p FREE
12 galleries on 4 floors. Cross Streets Market, 3rd St. Do not miss: aerial photos of mining operations. 4th Floor

# Kinky Salon presents.... Thu Mar 3 7:00 PM
Mission Control 2519 Mission @ 21st 94110
415 789 8513
Redefining Our Relationships
with Wendy-O Matik
Author of the book, Redefining Our Relationships- Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships
$10 – $20, sliding scale
This is a daring and provocative how-to workshop on radically defined relationships and alternative lifestyles. Wendy-O Matik talks about what she has lived and experienced: open relationships. She believes that open relationships reduce the hazards that accompany unhealthy co-dependency. Open relationships challenge us to confront our jealousy and possessiveness. Committing to a relationship not mapped out by our parents or society or Hollywood means tearing down the very foundation of status quo and conformity. It means redefining and rebuilding your own version of an alternative relationship based on your needs and your values.
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,and radicalize your lifestyle!
Check out the East Bay Express article about Wendy-O here:

# Photographer and tree-hugger Jack Gescheidt here, with news that the TreeSpirit is going public again, as part of the monthly Sausalito Artwalk, opening on Wed. evening, March 9th, 2005, from 5:30-8pm.  Save this evening on your calendar!  
Fellow photographer/artist—and tree-lover—John Wilmer is being generous enough to open up his beautiful studio space for this month-long TreeSpirit exhibition @ 333B Caledonia St in dowtown Sausalito (just a couple of blocks from the theater).
For those who've not seen them, see archivally framed large prints, and for those who have, see the largest print so far—40"x50".  And meet fellow tree-lovers, including many participants in the Project so far who will be in attendance (clothed; sorry).
Refreshments & hors doeuvres will be served.  I look forward to seeing many of you there—mark your calendars! in love with trees, Jack 415.668.5225 jack [at]

Building the Movement to Stop Global Warming
Weekend Workshop March 11-13, 2005, Malibu CA
Environmental Education Services in a partnership with Green House Network

# War Tax Resistance Workshop- Palo Alto
Saturday March 12, 9-Noon
Palo Alto Friends New Meeting House
957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
(510) 843-9877 €
Unhappy about the U.S. policy on militarism, stop paying your taxes.  More than half of our federal
income taxes are being used for war. Find out more about this form of conscientious objection at our
introductory workshop.  Topics will include:
-- Creative legal protests
-- Refusing to pay all or part of federal taxes and the possible consequences of this form of civil disobedience
-- Living below the level of taxable income
-- Phone tax resistance
-- Redirecting resisted taxes to local alternative funds and/or community organizations
-- Local support networks for war tax resisters
Northern California War Tax Resistance
(510) 843-9877 €
Thank you for working for peace!
To join listserve send blank email to:
nowartax-subscribe [at]

# March 15th, 2005, will mark the ninth year of the International Day
Against Police Brutality (IDAPB). It first began in 1997 as an initiative
of the Black Flag collective in Switzerland, with the help of the Montreal
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality. The date was chosen because on
March 15th, two children, aged 11 and 12, were beaten by the Swiss police.


# Mar 19,20 Anniv of 2003 bombing of IRAQ - GENERAL STRIKE
Massive Global Protests:

# Interdependance Day Week End - A New Global Holiday Launch
Sunday, March 20 12:00 PM
We are inviting together a team of like-minded souls who wish to cooperate to produce an amazing global transformational event in mid-March.
Interdependance Day is a celebrating of the inherent connection of All That Is and the Expression of a Universal Culture based on the realization that All is Related and Mutual. We are inviting Creators of all type to join together to make a most Inspiring Evocation of our Collective Spirit.
Core to Buddhism is the realization that everything arises as an interdependent whole, that there is no separation. It is this illusion of separation that is the source of suffering, the ills of the world or "samsara". Realization and Embodiment of Interdependence is in like measure core to Our Original Expression.
To this end we have recently started a new tribe, the "Interdependence Day" tribe to coordinate the creation of this event. You are invited to join us, too.
Our tribe format is based a self-organizing model/experiment using, as a collaborative "software" venue to organize and implement the launch in March of Interdependance Day.

# "Central Park Belongs to the People--March on Central Park on March 20
to End the Occupation!"

# May 20-29 Portland, OR Village Building Convergence 5
Human-Scale Community Action at the Urban Crossroads
Ready to change the world starting in your neighborhood? intersection repair

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. nowartax-subscribe [at]

# Five years after thousands of activists came to Washington
DC in the first mass show in the U.S. of dissent and solidarity with the global
struggle against the World Bank and IMF, the Mobilization for Global Justice is
calling for people to come to Washington DC April 15-17th, 2005 to protest the
institutions during their semi-annual spring meetings and to celebrate the
other, more just world that is under construction due to the daily resistance
of millions of people worldwide!
For More Information and to Get Involved:
Visit E-mail mgj [at]

# 5th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer Feb 19-20, 2005; 96th Meeting American Association for Cancer Research April 16-20, 2005; SABCS 2005 Breast Cancer Action

# Bicycle Film Festival: Call For Entries
Sunday, May 1 2005 - Tuesday, May 31 2005
New York, Los Angles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and London! Haight Ashbury
212 726 8505

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

-The Geneva convention instructs us to resist genocide by any means necessary.
-The US constitution directs us to overthrow our government if it fails to represent us.

Hey, you don't have to write your representatives--you can call them toll-free. Just call the Capitol Switchboard and ask for their office. The person answering will be glad to take a message for them. The number is: 1-800-839-5276.
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