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by Secede
Tuesday Mar 29th, 2005 1:56 AM
International Energy Agency Proposes Ban-Rationing-Enforced Quotas
on Oil Consumption - Measures Would Apply in US

WE ASK all of you to petition your cities and towns to support community gardens
     and only plant fruit-bearing trees in public parks. Let our streets be lined with apples
     and pears! Demand that all parking lots be landscaped with fruit trees which provide
     shade, clean the air and feed the people.

Jumpstart Iraq Withdrawal - In order to participate

Click to Save the Arctic Refuge!

Conversations on Chemtrails- The truth about what is happening in America

Colombian indigenous people take on multinationals

Now even the recruiters are going AWOL!! "At least 37 members

Tue Mar 29

# 3/29: Ecuador's Indigenous Resists Big Oil Exploits (san rafael)
Reply to: colleenrose [at]
PO Box 2481, Mill Valley CA 94942
Dale Sorensen 415-924-3227 geodale1 [at]
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas will sponsor a Film and Slide presentation by Kevin Koenig, Amazon Watch and Marisa Handler, San Francisco-based writer and activist. Having recently visited the Amazon region of Ecuador, they will report on their work in support of the indigenous community of Sarayacu, where the people have been successfully resisting oil exploitation. The event: Tuesday, March 29, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley (at 4th St.) San Rafael. Benefit for the Sarayacu people, $5-10 donation, wheelchair access. Info: 415-924-3227.

# Also, you might be interested in some free movie screenings SF IndieFest is co-presenting with a club called Drunken Monkey, Tuesdays at the Cat Club, 1190 Folsom at 8th. Doors are at 9p, movie starts at 10p, DJ spins 12a till close at 2a. Cats is 21up:
March 8: Fight Club, March 15: Airplane, March 22: Boondock Saints, March 29: Repo Man

Wed Mar 30

# Hot Off the Press Wed Mar 30 5pm to 7pm free featuring local artists
Triton Hotel, the Mezzanine Gallery 342 Grant Ave (@bush St. SF

Humanist Hall 390 27th St. @ Broadway & Telegraph, Oakland

# Robotspeak Sessions 2.6 Wed Mar 30 8p - 11p Free!
ROBOTSPEAK SESSIONS is an intimate event where the performer and audience can interact, discuss tools, techniques, influences, etc. This Month Features...
California-based composer whose principal interest is with random and chaotic generative systems. Under varied styles, his music is like a breath of spontaneity inhabiting a rigid electronic universe.
Blue J and Shmichel formerly of Beyond Race, Breakfast, Channel 23 and Eenor of Les Claypools' Flying Frog Brigade.
Microindustrial mad sound scientist OR broken-noise-hypno-hop conductor
Robotspeak 589 1/2 Haight @ Steiner

# Wednesday March 30th at 8pm $5
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia St.(at 21st), San Francisco directions

Friday April 1st @ 8pm
AK Press Warehouse
674 23rd st., Oakland

Both screenings benefit the SF Bay Independent Media Center

Deep Dish Television announces special San Francisco and Oakland
screenings of an
installment of their recently completed series Shocking and Awful: A
Grassroots Response to War. (DVDs can also be purchased

The Real Face of Occupation, which includes rarely seen footage of the
war in Iraq shot by videographers David Martinez and Urban Hamid.
Their work can also be seen in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.

Martinez's footage from Fallujah is being used to as key
testimony in the World Tribunal on War Crimes in Iraq which will take
place in Istanbul this coming June. The Real Face of Occupation was
co-coordinated by producers Jacquie Soohen and Brandon Jourdan for Deep
Dish TV.

The Real Face of Occupation shows footage from March 2003 to April 2004.
From civilian testimony of a US military attack on a clearly marked
ambulance to the destruction of sewage systems, the daily struggle of
Iraqis to meet their basic human needs is the focus of this installment of
the series. It is one of thirteen programs in the Shocking and Awful
series that comprises the work of over 100 independent video activists
from around the world. Several hundred-community cable channels around
the United States have carried the shows, as well as Free Speech TV on the
Dish Network.

The first national satellite network to reach access channels, Deep Dish
TV was founded in 1986. It aims to produce thought-provoking programming
that educates viewers by showing them a perspective rarely seen on
mainstream news.

'Mandate?', a half-hour documentary by Indymedia Video and the Glass Bead
Collective, shows resistance at the January 20th inauguration of George W.
Bush. The film shows the issues behind the re-election of Bush and the
reaction from protestors to the most expensive inauguration in US history.

After the screening, there will be a screening of footage from Fallujah, a
new film from Deep Dish producer's Brandon Jourdan and Brian Drolet. The
footage includes rare, never-before seen footage from the US military
offensive in November and December 2004.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Deep Dish producer
and filmmaker Brandon Jourdan.

About Brandon Jourdan: Brandon is an independent filmmaker, journalist,
and writer. He was a coordinating producer and editor on Deep Dish's
award-winning Shocking and Awful series, which has played at the Museum of
Modern Art in January of 2005. He is a founder of the North Carolina
Independent Media Center and has worked over the last year with the NYC
Indymedia Video Team on a half-hour weekly television show entitled
Blacked-Out Media.

He has contributed to Democracy Now!, Now with Bill
Moyers, Free Speech Television, the INN World Report, and to Amnesty
International video projects. He was a media coordinator
with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine during June
and July of 2002. While in North Carolina, he worked with
Academy-Award winning director Barbara Trent on two Empowerment Project
documentaries. He has spoken at various universities about the role of
independent media and has been a guest on NPR Talk of the Nation.

Steve Rhodes blog photo/moblog lots more photos interesting articles & sites

# TATTOO-A-PALOOZA! Wed Mar 30 9:30 PM Glas Kat (aka The Troc)
520 4th Street @ Bryant

Thu Mar 31

# Thu Mar 31Raw Food book booth at the SF Tunk Show, ART, Fashion, music and more:

# March 31 National call to action No Draft, No Way!

On March 31, the Selective Service System (SSS) will report to
President Bush that it is ready to implement the draft within 75
days. Right now, the SSS is staffing local draft boards, training
volunteer registrars to work on high school and college campuses, and
streamlining its induction process. They have also gained access to
the Department of Education's computer files, to ensure maximum

It is clear that the Bush Administration is preparing for a draft.
They are desperate for new soldiers to continue the occupation of
Iraq and to prepare for new wars against Iran, Syria, and elsewhere.

At the same time that Bush is looking to youth to supply cannon
fodder for his wars, he is busy cutting financial aid and slashing
social programs. The same young people that Bush wants to use to
fight his wars are finding it harder to pay for their education, find
jobs that pay a living wage, or obtain basic necessities, like health
care or affordable housing.

It is time for young people, who are already under attack from the
Bush Administration, to take a stand. On March 31, the same day that
the Selective Service System is reporting that the draft is ready to
go, youth all over the country will report that they will refuse to
go. Local No Draft, No Way organizers and other anti-draft activists
are planning protests, walkouts, and direct action at recruiting
centers, selective service offices, and other sites. We call upon
students, youth, and antiwar activists to organize local actions on
March 31 to say "No Draft, No Way!"

# Thu, Mar 31 4-7pm No Draft, No Way Demonstration
Courthouse Square Santa Rosa

# "Writers Vs. Ryders" @ FIFTY24 SF Mar 31 Free
Art opening 7- 9:30 248 Fillmore @ Haight

# Shellmound Thu Mar 31 7:30pm $8, $4 UCB students
There are plenty of brand names and bright lights to distract shoppers at the new Bay Street shopping center in Emeryville. Few people realize they are walking on a burial ground thousands of years old, steeped in a century of toxic sludge.
Shellmound is a 21-minute documentary that examines the decisions made during the toxic cleanup, excavation, and construction of the Bay Street mall through the eyes of the City, the developer, the archaeologists, and the native Californians who worked on the site.
Pacific Film Archive 2575 Bancroft Way Berkeley 510-642-0808

# Get Up, Stand Up! - 2005 NORML Conference
Thursday, March 31 2005 - Saturday, April 2 2005
Cathedral Hill Hotel 1101 Van Ness @ Geary, SF
More Info: 800-622-0855
Get Up, Stand Up! Stand Up For Your Rights!
Where do freedom-loving citizens like YOU gather annually?
Answer: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's annual conference!
This year's 2005 National NORML Conference will be held in America's most hemp-friendly city: SF
Join special guests, very important smokers, and supporters of decriminalization like:
-best-selling author and TV travel guru Rick Steves
-NORML's new executive director Allen St. Pierre
-former NFL star Mark Stepnoski
-WAMM's Valerie Corral -more
According to NORML's new executive director Allen St. Pierre, "This year's conference marks NORML's return to the Bay area, which was host to NORML's highly successful 2002 and 2003 annual gatherings, and will offer attendees a unique opportunity to network with other marijuana law reformers."
"This year's reduced hotel room rate, coupled with free parking for hotel patrons in one of the most 'NORML-friendly' cities in America sounds like a prescription to me for fun and education. If a person is serious about changing America's misguided cannabis laws, the annual NORML conference is the gathering place for medical cannabis patients, cannabis consumers and concerned citizens."
Complete conference information - including this year's conference agenda and guide to after-hour events - will be available shortly.

April 2005

# SECOND ANNUAL National "I'm Embarrassed
by the pResident" Day, April 1st, 2005.
WEAR A BROWN RIBBON, official button, brown clothing
in protest of all the BS coming out of the White House

# Friday April 1st for a Billion Bunny March as
part of the St. Stupid's Day Parade! Noon Justin Herman Plaza Market @ Embarcadero

# I'm forwarding this, which I think is important because
Amy Goodman is one of the mainstays of Left Gatekeepers,
tiptoeing around 9/11 and the stolen 2004 election.
She interviewed David Ray Griffin on the May 26 2004 DN show,
and ambushed him with "attack dog" Chip Berlet.
Chip steered the interview to the no-jetliner-hit-the-Pentagon
and used it to discredit The New Pearl Harbor, even though
it's only one part of one chapter. -Jim of
- here are sites that could teach Amy Goodman a thing or two -
911 - inside job: demand investigation into cover-up! - - - - - - - -

* Amy Goodman in San Francisco, CA: Fri, April 1 *
TIME: 12 PM Working Assets Lunchtime Speakers Series
FRB Auditorium 101 Market Street, 1st Floor SF 94105
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP by
calling 415-369-2150, leaving the names of everyone in the party
(spelled out), and a contact phone number. Places are reserved on a
first-come first-serve basis. The free lunch begins at 11:30 am

* Amy Goodman in San Francisco, CA: Fri, April 1 8 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theater 3301 Lyon St. @ Lombard, SF $12 in advance, $15 door or call (510) 848-6767 x611

# Declare Independence from Oil! Protest at Broadway Ford in Oakland on the Second Annual FOSSIL FOOLS DAY
Fri, Apr 1, 2005   5:00 pm
Broadway Motors Ford Dealership
2560 Webster St (Broadway and 25th St ) Oakland
(Fossil Fools Day)
Why: To call on America’s worst gas-guzzler to break our oil addiction

What: On Friday, April 1, dozens of communities across the US and Canada will stage interventions at Ford dealerships to demand that Ford take immediate action to dramatically increase the fuel economy of its cars and trucks.

How much more greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate chaos can the earth tolerate? How many more US soldiers will have to die in wars for oil? How many more rainforests will we allow to be converted into oil fields? How many more oil spills?

How much longer can Ford Motor Company get away with having the worst fuel economy among America's major automakers?

We can’t afford to wait any longer for change. The time is NOW to break America’s oil addiction and Jumpstart Ford, the worst gas-guzzler in the industry.

The Oakland protest will feature giant helium balloons, eye-catching banners, and exciting street theater. Please join us and help break America’s oil addiction.
For more info, contact: Jason Mark Global Exchange 415-558-9490
cleancars [at]
or visit:

# The Oakland Museum of California Presents:
2005 EarthDance: The Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival & After Party
Friday, April 1, 2005   6 p.m. - Midnight  
Can't handle another hit of bad enviro news - oil spills, clear cuts, melting Arctic ice caps?  Then check out the second annual EarthDance Film Festival - A celebration of independent, alternative films that promote environmental awareness through humor and hope.  EarthDance features documentary, animated, and dramatic short films (2  - 20 minutes) by 14 domestic and international filmmakers.
James Moore Theatre, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA  94607
Friday, April 1 6 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
7 ? 9 p.m. Film Screenings & Awards
9 p.m. ? Midnight After Party w/ DJ Dragonfly, Video Artist/VJ CaroLuna, Dinner Vendors & cash bar
EarthDance and After-Party are included with $8 museum admission.  After-Party alone is $5.

# First Try Friday, April 1 7:00pm-11:00pm drink donation
1310 Potrero ave @25th st.

# St. Stupids Day After Party Friday, April 17pm - 2am
12 Galaxies Mission @ 21st
Thrills, Chills and Spills!
Come titillate all your senses (and beyond) after the St. Stupid's Day Parade (now in it's 27th year!)! Mark your calendars and get yourself down to the 12 Galaxies for a fun filled extravaganza guaranteed to expand your mind (or at least expand something) and provide hours of entertainment for all.
Come SEE the kaleidoscope and dizzying array of bands, performance and other sensory delights. Come HEAR the oratory skills of such San Francisco luminaries as: Bishop Joey (First Church of the Last Laugh), Dr. Hal (Ask Dr. Hal), Michael Peppe (Michael Peppe) and others, Come FEEL the vibrations and musical styling of: K-Rob (Musical Mastermind), Los Banos (Cyclecide Bike Rodeo Band), Fluff Grrl (Minstrels of post modern, old school rag-time), Rube Waddell (Modern Americana rock), Church of The Sub Genius (Purveyors of Bob) and more.TASTE the excitement and thrill of being at the coolest place you could be right now.TOUCH yourself and know that it's all true! All this and oh so much more awaits you!
The festivities and frolic will commence ON TIME.bands and performance start at 7pm. There will be an opening benediction by the snackreligious Bishop Joey and the rest of the excitement will go until the wee hours (or until we get kicked out). A mere $10 fee gets you in the door ($8 if in costume) and the ample booze will at least keep you hydrated. Located at the beautiful 12 Galaxies Ballroom, 2565 Mission Street @ 22nd, in the lovely Mission District, easily accessible by MUNI (lines 14, 47 and 49) and the BART (use 24th street stop). DON'T be fooled by charlatans and imitators, this is THE place to be on April Fools Day and THE place to go after the parade! Hope to see you all there!

# 415 Friday, April 1 9:00pm-2:00am $10
A very special evening celebrating San Francisco culture in two adjacent venues for one nice price.
ANDREW JERVIS (On The One/Ubiquity)
APOLLO (Invisibl Skratch Piklz/Triple Threat)
DAVID HARNESS (Taboo/Loveslap!)
GARTH (Wicked/Grayhound)
MAURICIO AVILES (Metro Jazz/Loveslap!)
PAUSE (Pause-a-tivity/Red Wine)
RASTA CUE-TIP (Jazid Up/Budonkadonk)
ROMANOWSKI (Soulvation/Future Primitive Sound)
TOM THUMP (Groove Merchant/Budonkadonk)
TOMAS (On The One/XLR8R)
TOPH ONE (Pepper/Red Wine)
goods by DREAM NEFRA
9pm-2am, 21+, $10 at the door
Brought to you by in collusion with Red Wine
Sponsored by Bosa, Exact-Science, FTC, Function 8, Future Primitive Sound, Harputs Adidas, Loveslap! Recordings, SF Station, TRUE, Upper Playground, Virgin 69, and XLR8R Magazine
111 Minna Gallery AND House of Shields
111 Minna @ New Montgomery and 39 New Montgomery

# Get Freaky Fri April 1 at 1015 Folsom 10pm-6am 21+
More Info:
A night of trickery, laughter, and play....
Featuring a midnight performance by El Circo
Tayo (Skint, UK) Deekline (Botchit & Scarper, UK)
Baobinga (Hardcore Beats, UK) Benchun Adam Ohana
Drum and Bassment by Groundscore
Photek (Metalheadz/UK) Photek Producuctions UFO (Eklektik)
Ooah El Papa Chango Jocelyn Ripple Mozaic
Inner Sanctum Chillout Lounge
Darin Schaffer
Rena Jones (DigitalBliss)
Ft. Jagjit Chada and Negmeddin Shaheen on Percussion
Candescent Orkestra / B-Smiley (Late night Sneaky)
Fusion Chamber hosted by G.O.A. Play
Son Kite (live & dj set) (Digital Structures, Sweden)
BLVD KJ Michael Liu Psynthetic
D?cor by Fuzzy's Fabulous Fluff Altars by Desiree
$15 Presale tickets available at:
Distractions and Ceiba in SF on Haight street
Skills on Telegraph in Berkeley
$20 at the door. Buy a presale ticket and avoid lines.

Sat Apr 2

# Sat 4/2 - Reclaim The Streets (RTS) street party: a comMUNIty mutiny against fare hikes hits in SF
noon @ Dolores Park. Its a masquerade ball, so D r E s S t O I m p R e s S. We'll hit the streets at 1pm sharp in search of fun and mischief...

# a comMUNIty mutiny against fare hikes hits SF in the form
of a reclaim the streets (RTS) street party on
Its a masquerade ball, so if you dont want to hang for it later,
you better D r E s S t O I m p R e s S. We'll hit the streets
at 1 pm sharp in search of fun and mischief...
Download publicity (or make your own) at or and put them up anywhere and everywhere.

Sat April 2 12 PM - 3 PM
at the historic Swedish American Hall
above Café DuNord, 2174 Market Street (at 15th Street)
meet the behind-the-scenes superstars who make Burning Man happen, and find a way for YOU to get involved. As you may know, Burning Man is a volunteer-driven event, with 3,000 people pitching in to make the event happen.
Meet the project managers and volunteer coordinators who bring it all together. Ask questions and sign up to learn more, or to jump right in! From building our city with the DPW on the Black Rock Desert playa, riding the "edge of chaos" with the Rangers, greeting new arrivals, supporting art at the Artery, to SF office and technical help, lamp lighting, fielding questions at Playa Info, or erasing any trace after the event, there are many opportunities to fully participate in the Burning Man project. It's a great way to meet people, and to become more connected to the "burner" community. This meeting is free and open to the public. Check it out!

# tired of NOISY activities? come to the QUIET PARTY !!
You go to a bar. Music is too LOUD. Cell phones RINGING all around you. Some guy is standing next to you SCREAMING. You know what we are talking about, right? How about a refreshing change of pace? Come to the Quiet Party. No loud music, no yelling, no cell phones - in fact: no talking AT ALL!!
Maybe you'll even find love through silent dating!
The Quiet Party is a totally unique experience. We provide paper, wine, water & soda - you just bring a pen & your wits. Pass notes around - be mischievous, have a little fun, meet some new people!
San Francisco's inaugural Quiet Party is:
Saturday April 2 7 pm to 9 pm sharp
at Shoppe Unusual 345 Gough Street
(in Hayes Valley between Hayes & Fell streets) FREE
for more details see
see ya there.... shshshshshsh!!!!

# FIRST FLAMBE LOUNGE OF THE SEASON: an intimate gathering of the
absurd, not to be missed!!! Flambe Lounge takes over Yerba Buena Ice Skating
& Bowling Center and presents a costumed ICESCAPADE and BLACKLIGHT BOWLING
extravagargantua mixed-up mixer!!!

At Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center
(Take elevator/stairs on Folsom St side between 3rd and 4th Streets up a level)
$10 in Stupid/FOOLish costume or blacklight sensitive clothing; $15 street clothes
(includes cost of ice skate rental.)
Those who come early enough can bowl and skate! This is below usual cost. A
great chance to catch up with playa friends and make new ones—whether you sk(b)owl or not!

7:30-8:00 Gather with friends in playground outside skating rink
8:00 sharp-10pm Blacklight Bowling (wear blacklight clothing! Limited to 110 people/hr)
9:00-11:00 Ice Skating (can enter rink 8:30pm and accommodate 700 skaters on
ice at a time and 1100 in the rink.

DESCRIPTION: Join April fools and festive tricksters as we take over BOTH
the Yerba Buena Bowling alley AND Ice Skating Rink and refurbish them with
costumed revelers, games, wacked-out Black Rock City djs, and all manner of
burner tomfoolery!

Dress in blacklight reflective clothing and play Survival Bowling
(instructions provided upon arrival). But who’s keeping score! Lane changing
is encouraged at this two-hour mix and MIS-matched championshipwreck
bowl-off! Bring your own bowling shoes or rent for $3.

Then skate on over to the Ice Skating Rink for figure skating and go round
and round and round to musical skating madness and fun fun FUN! Expect
random Burning Man Emergency Broadcasts, old school funk and 70s roller
disco ice music by the Godfather of Skating and The Black Rock Roller Disco
ON ICE!, polkas, exotica and other musical prepostera! We’ll also unveil the
map with the new city layout and have other helpful playa info on hand!
(If skating, wear athletic socks. They suggest long pants, sleeves and
gloves, but not required. But earmuffs are always stylish!)

Beer and food may be ordered in the bowling alley; food available in ice skating rink.

# 4/2: 8pm Robots on the March! (mission district)
On Saturday April 2 ATA's Other Cinema presents "Robots on the March!", an evening of robotic performance art. This audience participatory program focuses on local artists working with technology. Artists presenting work include Kal Spelletich, Kristin Lucas, Amy et Stijn, Michael Shiloh, XK SAZ, Sean Talley, Virgil Polit and Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jack Buffington, Joe McKay, Darrel Licks, Aimee Friberg, Liam McNamara, Beth Waldman, plus a new video from the Institute for Applied Autonomy.
At the end of the evening there will be an open "show and tell" session, and if you bring your own robotic creation you get in for free!
Also, look for the sustainable robotics window installation by Amy Franceschini and SFMicrocontrollers, which will be up though the month of April.
Saturday, April 2, Doors 8pm, show @ 8:30pm
Artist Television Access 992 Valencia St. @ 21st St. $5

# DUSTFISH CIRCUS and FUNDRAISER   4/2/05   @NIMBY in Oakland
Every year we hear complaints about not enough LIVE MUSIC on the Playa, and every year, DUSTFISH goes to the Playa, builds a stage and bar, plugs in the lights and PA, and presents HOT LIVE MUSIC, and DJS...last year we presented a Stilt Ballet and the searing music of KAN'NAL, among other things.   Here's your chance to support LIVE ART on the Playa and have a Blast doing it!
Whether it's live music or djs or just a fun good vibe you're after, you'll find it this night...
LIVE (inside stages)  *DR. ABACUS*  *GOOFERMAN*  *FUNKY BEULAH*  *ECC (Evolution Control Committee)*  *ALT TAL*  *ARTEMIS*  *KURT WAHLBERG*  *LA MALINCHE (Flemenco)*  *GROUNDCHUCK*  *FIRE ARTS COLLECTIVE*   and believe it or not a *FLASH & LORD HUCKLEBERRY DUET*
and, should you feel like dancing your booty off around the fire:
DJS (outside)  *OOAh*  *SMOOVE*  *NoMe*  *LARON aka SWAN*  *DAISY CRAVE*  *SHRIMP*  *LEO*
@NIMBY  ( ) for directions...(just over the Bridge if coming from SF)
4/2/05    9pm-??? (you might wanna bring your sunglasses?)    $5 b4 11pm   $10 after for changes, more (yes, more!) and updates...Festive (Playa) Attire Highly, I'm laughing my ass off.......
and, many, many thanks, in advance...DUSTFISH LOVES YOU! 
(now, bend over and crack a smile!)
28th @ Peralta, Oakland.
details at

Sun Apr 3

# The Building Education Center offers a one-day seminar on Strawbale Construction and Cob this Sunday, April 3, 10 am - 5 pm. The class will be taught by Dietmar Lorenz of DSA Architects (strawbale construction) and John Fordice (cob) .
The Class on Strawbale Construction will include a visit to the Shorebird Nature Center in the Berkeley Marina. The Shorebird Nature Center is one of the first civic buildings with straw bale walls.
The BEC is located on 812 Page Street (@ 6th Street) in Berkeley, call 510-525-7610 to register, 10am-3pm M-F. Please forward this posting to people who might be interested in these exciting alternative building methods.

The Green Party is participating in this year's festivities with a marching contingent for the parade and a booth at Civic Center. Look for the Green Party banner at Justin Herman Plaza, 11 a.m. (at the foot of Market St. / Embarcadero BART/Muni) and join us! info [at]
Focusing on workers in education, health care and public service. Barbara Lee, Grand Marshal. Walter Johnson, former secretary/treasurer of the SF Labor Council, and other speakers.
Bayonicks, Jorge Santana and Bandido, Los Mocosos.
Special Health & Education Pavilion and lots of great food!

# War Tax Resistance Workshop- Berkeley Sun Apr 3, 1-4pm
3122 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA (1 block East of Ashby 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
Thank you for working for peace!

# Stop Media Consolidation! Hold Comcast Accountable!
Sunday, April 3 2:00 PM

Comcast and other giant cable monopolies control more and more of our media. They dominate more than just cable--they also control how many of us access the Internet. They use this power to raise rates and invade customers' privacy, to harass and punish employees who speak up for their rights, and to ignore the demands of the communities where they operate.

In the Bay Area alone, Comcast holds over 100 cable franchises, most of which function as monopolies. Comcast is holding our communities hostage. Comcast has sued San Jose and Walnut Creek, has failed to pay the money it owes to Sacramento, and won’t renew contracts that expired years ago in dozens of other cities. Now Comcast is sponsoring a cable industry convention in San Francisco, a city where cable negotiations are just starting.

We call on everyone opposed to corporate domination of the media, and in support of local democracy, community media, and workers' rights, to join our protest against Comcast.


Sunday, April 3, 2005, 2:00 p.m.
Moscone Center, corner 3rd and Howard Streets, San Francisco

Sponsored by the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Media Alliance, Global Exchange and Code Pink.
For more information contact CWA Local 9415 (510) 834-9415
or CWA Local 9423 (408) 278-9423, organize [at]

More info on Comcast:
More info on SF negotiations:

# Comcast is coming to town. Come and protest April 3rd at 2 pm!

The big cable companies will be having its annual meeting in San Francisco Apr 3-5.
Communications Workers of America and Media Alliance are planning to welcome Comcast with a protest rally on Sunday April 3rd at 2 pm. Come to the rally and bring others with you.

We are looking for organizational endorsements for this event. Please contact me at this email if you have any questions or if you can give us your endorsement.

For more information about the rally, go to

Thanks to your calls, we won!

Thanks to everyone who called the San Francisco's Public Utility's Commission on Tuesday. Despite industry lobbying, the PUC approved the money to study the feasibility of municipal broadband in San Francisco.

Comcast gets an earful in Marin

The big corporations have money and power, but our communities have people. Check out what happened in Marin County when 200 crowded in San Rafael's City Hall to vent their frustration about Comcast.

"It is extremely unusual to have this many people show up on a weeknight for this meeting," Supervisor Susan Adams said. "I don't recall ever having this many people at one of our Board of Supervisor meetings, and for every person here, I'm sure there are dozens more who feel the same way."

Read the whole article at


Contact Sydney Levy at sydney [at] or at 510-832-9000, ext 303

San Francisco Media Advocates' Coalition --> Check our website for updated information!

Tue Apr 5

# 4/5 International Pajama Day

# NCRA's Recycling Update 2005 -- Annual Conference
Tuesday,  April 5,  8:30 am - 4:00 pm in San Francisco
$80 non-members,  $65 NCRA members --includes meals
($65.00 + $40 NCRA Annual Dues =  $105) Online Reg

# MONEY IN - FAVORS OUT That’s what Arnold’s all about!
Governor Schwarzenegger has raised more political contributions than any governor in California history.
Join the growing group of nurses, firefighters, teachers, public service workers and others who are protesting this governor’s incessant fundraising and delivery of favors to his donors at the expense of working families.
TUESDAY APRIL 5th 5:00 PM MEET-UP Ritz Carlton
600 Stockton Street/Pine SF Cable car:
Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines (direct stop)
Beware of Ritz Carlton Parking Fee: $45.
Hi all,
We have gotten word that the Governor will be in San Francisco On april
5 at 5:00 p.m.  We are joining in with the CNA, teachers, fire fighters,
and others to protest the governor's fundraising practices and his
policies that favor his corporate donors. 
Tell everyone to come out and protest and make their voices heard.  Last
night the protest in Orange County drew more than 2,000 people!  San
Francisco should be able to do at least that much.
An SEIU flyer is attached.  I will also be following up with phone calls. 

# Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in San Francisco on APRIL 5th at
the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 6:30pm. 600 California at Stockton at 6pm.
Labor and community groups will be welcoming him with a huge protest
initiated by the California Nurses Association.
On April 5 San Francisco's corporate leaders will gather at the Ritz
Carlton to line Arnold's pockets. Join nurses, working families,
patients and Californians from around the state to stop his corporate
Tell the Governor and his donors: "Not in Our Town!"
For more information: 510-273-2240.

# Tue, Apr 5, 2005 - Wed, Apr 6, 2005      
The Future of Food Documentary
Red Vic Moviehouse Haight St. @ Shrader/ Cole SF
The Future of Food, directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, will screen at the Red Vic Movie House on Tuesday April 4th and Wednesday April 5th. This excellent documentary examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat, as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today. (88m) Showtimes are Tues: 7:15, 9:15 Wed: 2:00, 7:15, 9:15
Tickets are: $7.00 for evening screenings; $5.00 for the 2:00 matinee;
kids and seniors are $4:00 at all times.

Wed Apr 6

# 4/6 Benefit for the Forest Defenders' Pepper Spray Q-tip lawsuit.
Bay Area premier of Bernadine Mellis'
"The Forest for the Trees: Judi Bari vs. the FBI",
a new documentry about Judi Bari and her successful lawsuit challenging the FBI repression of local forest activists.
WHEN: Wed April 6 2005 7pm 
WHERE: La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (near the Ashby BART).
Meet Plaintiffs and Lawyers in the upcoming Pepper Spray By Q-Tip Trial starting April 11 at the SF Federal Building.
Admission $10 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Info: (510) 658-9178
Judi Bari v. the FBI 54 minutes
directed by Bernadine Mellis
In 1990, environmentalist and union organizer Judi Bari's car was
bombed.  Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of
transporting the explosives that had nearly killed her.  Still in the
hospital, she was arrested, and labeled a terrorist in the national
media.  "The Forest for the Trees follows" Judi Bari's story,
culminating in her First Amendment case against the FBI.  At the
heart of the film, made by Bari's lawyer's daughter, is Bari, a folk hero
with an electrifying on-screen presence, and the legal battle against
law enforcement that few believed she could win.
Bernadine Mellis'  first film, Born,  is an experimental short that has screened at galleries and festivals in San Francisco (recently at The Lab's "Inside of Inside" and Madcat International Women's Film Festival) and New York City (including Galapagos Gallery, the Pioneer Theater, and Lady Fest East). The Golden Pheasant, an Orphan's Tale, a children's story Mellis wrote and directed, has also screened in museums and schools nationally , as well as on public television. Her father's role as lead attorney in Earth First! activist Judi Bari's civil case led Mellis to make The Forest for the Trees , her first documentary. --
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
phone: 510 548 3113
email: bach [at]

# Wednesday, April 6, 7pm
Meeting to Organize MOOS-Bay Regional Counter Recruitment Conference
AFSC office in SF, 65 9th St. Between Mission and Market, San Francisco
Youth are invited to take the lead in shaping this conference!, near Civic Center BART. For more info: awe [at] or 510-468-1617 x 4.

Thu Apr 7


A Benefit for Willow Rosenthal’s Medical Needs;
Willow was permanently injured by the
Oakland Police on April 7th, 2003.

Thursday April 7th, 7 p.m.
Café Van Kleef (21 and over)
1621 Telegraph @17th, Oakland
(19th Street BART)

· Andrea Pritchett (of Rebecca Riots), Shelley Doty (East Bay Express called her
"the complete performer in her use of cranked emotions in her singing, edgy rock
energy and swinging jazz guitar rhythms." ) & Friends
· Henri Ducharme with TaraLinda – New French music and beyond (accordion &
· Spoken Word Performance

· “Shots on the Docks” the documentary depicting the events at the Oakland Docks
on April 7, 2003 by Steve Zeltzer of the Labor Video Project will screen.


· Jack Heyman, ILWU rank and file activist who was arrested by police April 7,
2003 and fought and won bogus charges against him.
· Antonia Juhasz, winner of the Project Censored Award for her article on the
corporate invasion of Iraq, co-author of Alternatives to Economic Globalization
(2nd Edition) and antiwar educator and organizer.
· Member of Campaign for Community Safety and Police Accountability


On April 7 2003 hundreds of Bay Area anti-war, labor and community activists
picketed corporate war profiteers at the Oakland docks. The Oakland Police
Department (OPD), after meeting days before with maritime bosses, opened fire
on nonviolent people with wooden bullets, shot-filled
sacks and concussion grenades and charged people with motorcycles for two hours.
Their actions injured 60, including 7 long shore workers and 3 members of the
press, in the most violent attack in recent history on the anti-war movement,
and was denounced by the UN Commission on Human Rights. Picketers caused the
docks to shut down on April 7, 2003; and a month later on May 12 and one year
later on April 7, 2004.

Those arrested and facing bogus charges won their cases and there have been some
reforms to police practices won in civil suits in the aftermath, but the OPD and
Mayor Jerry Brown (who may run for California Attorney General) remain
unaccountable and dangerous.

Willow Rosenthal, urban farmer, community organizer, and anti-war social justice
activist, sustained permanent injuries on that day. We are a group of friends
of Willow and local activists who are raising money to assist her with her
medical expenses, as she has not received any compensation from the city of
Oakland. In the event that her case settles, any unused funds raised will be
diverted to anti-war organizing.

· Forward this email to your lists and friends
· Donate money in any of the following ways
1. On line with a credit card at

2. Send a check to
Willow Rosenthal
PO Box 611
Berkeley, CA 94701

3. Or come to the benefit on April 7th and make a donation in person.

Sponsored by friends of Willow and the Transit Workers Solidarity Committee

Contact: Dorrit 510-981-1967 dorrit [at]

# April 8-11 Make Radio, Not War! - Hands-on Radio Camps,
Build an FM Broadcast Transmitter - 2005 Schedule

A four day hands-on workshop session sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley.
During the 4 days you will learn how to build FM broadcast transmitters
(and other related items such as antennas) and set up a low power (5-100
watt) community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius
between 3 and 15 miles depending on power, terrain and antenna height.

The workshop tuition is $150-$200 sliding scale. Transmitter kits are
provided for assembly experience. These may be also purchased during the
workshop session so you can walk away at the end with an assembled and
tested transmitter. Average cost for a broadcast station kit package
(transmitter, antenna, cabling power, supply) is just $300 to $700,
depending on kits and power level chosen.

Radio Camp sessions, which run Friday through Monday (10 am to 6 pm),
will be held at FRB’s Oakland location on the following dates:

April 8-11, 2005 May 27-30, 2005 July 1-4, 2005
August 5-8, 2005 September 2-5, 2005

Make Radio Not War! Break the corporate stranglehold on the free flow of
information, ideas, art and cultural expression with your own radio station

Contact Free Radio Berkeley for further information or to register for
the radio camp

Free Radio Berkeley, 1442A Walnut St., Suite 406, Berkeley, CA 94709
510-625-0314 xmtrman [at]

# Please join singer/songwriter/activist Margie Adam for a facilitated labyrinth walk to mark the occasion of BCA's fifteenth anniversary. BCA activists will re-energize and reaffirm their commitment to the work ahead by walking the labyrinth together, a unique act of community-building.

This event is BCA's way of thanking people like you who have been generous participants in BCA's work over the past fifteen years. I hope you will join us for this very special occasion.
With gratitude and appreciation,
Barbara A. Brenner Executive Director

Saturday, April 9, 2005, 1-4 p.m.
Women's Building Auditorium
3543 18th Street, San Francisco
Light refreshments will be provided
Sarah Lightfoot at 415.243-9301 ext. 17 or via email at slightfoot [at] Breast Cancer Action, New Montgomery St, SF

# Apr 9 RAW IN TEN MINUTES is now available in SF at:
Valencia St Bookstore 569 Valencia St
Thank you Amanda for putting all the books in the Window! 
Support Valencia Bookstore! My booksigning will be April 9th there!

# April Potluck & Free Lecture by Dr. Rick Dina (D.C.)
Saturday, April 9: Socializing & Appetizers at 6:00 p.m.; Dining at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture at 8:00 p.m.
Location: IOA. 3600 Geary Boulevard (see March 6 potluck for direction details).
$1 suggested donation for members, their guests, and students bringing food for potluck, $2 for non-members bringing food (add $8 to each category without food).

Following the potluck, there will be a lecture on ?A Vegan Diet for Optimum Health.? Dr. Dina has been studying and practicing optimal vegan nutrition for 18 years. After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA in 1997, he joined the staff at the True North Health Center under Dr. Alan Goldhamer. In addition to his clinical duties helping patients recover from diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, etc., he conducted informative weekly presentations on pertinent health and nutrition topics. In 2001 he moved to Seattle, WA where he also taught nutrition and natural hygiene principles at Bastyr University, the leading 4-year school for Naturopathic Medicine. He now practices nutrition counseling and chiropractic at the Vitality Health Center of Marin in San Rafael with his wife, Karin, a 15-year vegan who just completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in March of 2005.

Check their website, or call them at 415-472-7070. Also, he and Karin just returned from their vegan raw food retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii held in February. For more information on his retreats, past and future, visit his website

# Something Else Presents: SPIN THIS! A nite of Dark Electronix
“In the beginning there was noise, the noise begat rhythm, and rhythm begat everything else.” - Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead
Come to where the rhythm and noise dance and stomp with one another!
SATURDAY April 9th
A bold and tantalizing melting mixture of danceable Power Noize, Psy-Trance, Industrial, Drum & Bass,IDM, Breaks, Dark Jungle, Digital Hardcore, Dark Electro ... and anything else that will keep you freaks on the dance floor!
Your hosts and musical tourguides: members of The Dark-Tekno Collective=
Jawa (Assimilate/Burning Chrome/BAGG/Loma Prieta)
Phreaki Boi (PsychoSynthesis/Loma Prieta/The Haven)
RMS (katabatik, MMS, POLAR)
Sparkle(Astral Psyentists/Outpost23)
Featuring very special guests (!!!)
Alaric (Necropolis/Infinate Kaos/Video Salon)
Mitch (Death Guild Upstairs/Meat)!!
Our funky, quirky venue is flipping awesome!
We are at the EZ5, located at 682 Commercial St. San Francisco
Off of Kearny between Sacramento and Clay.
7p-2a Saturday March 12 21+ w/proper ID
FREE B4 9, $1 between 9-11, $3 after
Drink special- Sierra on Tap $3 from 7-10

# Have dinner with us Stay all night - Electric Vardo SF
March 11th was a phenomenol night - I hope you'll join us for the upcoming Electric Vardo on April 9th (Saturday) with Ultra Gypsy Dance theater, Rena Jones, Sukhawat Ali Khan, DJ Sep, DJ Dragonfly, Amar, a special Student dance Performance with Ultra gypsy, plus culinary delights from the seriously gourmet kitchen. 8pm-4am.
I forgot to mention, JANAKA Selekta of Dhamaal will be joining us.
Call me for dinner reservations. Menu and lineup will be posted on soon.

# April 9, 2005 at the Old Mint in SF

# Sun Apr 10 Dear Animal Friends,

Please mark your calendars for the Dog March at UCSF Mission Bay Campus! 

When:  Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 10:45 A.M.  Rain or shine. 
The gathering and the march will last about an hour.

Where:  Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus

Parking:  From 16th Street, turn into the unnamed street between Owens and 3rd Street.   (3rd Street intersects with 16th Street on the east end.) The parking lot is free on Sunday.

The Mission Bay Campus is on the east side of San Francisco, not far from the bay.  This is a newly-built branch campus.  It is more spacious than the older campus.  However, it is likely that the dog experiments, and countless other cruel and unnecessary experiments on monkeys, cats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, mice, hamsters, etc., are still being done at the old main campus.  At any rate, we do know that experiments on smaller animals such as mice and rats, or hamsters and guinea pigs, are happening at the new Mission Bay Campus.  It has been said that one of the new buildings there will house more monkeys.  The buildings are humongous, especially the UCSF Genentech Hall.

It would be ideal to have as many well-behaved dogs there as possible, but if you don't have dogs please come, too!  There will be snacks and drinks and water for people and pooches.  J  Sunday is chosen because too many people can’t make it on a weekday, and we need to tell the media that they can expect 100 pooches and people to be there.

Please mark your calendars.  Please kindly email or call me if you can make it this day:  noanimalexperiment [at], 650-619-9713, so we can have a minimum confirmed count to promise the media. Thank you for all you do!!! J
Sincerely, Michelle (on behalf of groups and people who care)
P.S. Please feel free to outreach in any way you can!! Any ideas are welcome, too!!

Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.  The gathering and the march will last an hour.
Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus
Please Sign Up with noanimalexperiment [at]
Dogs are much-loved pets.  But at the University of California San Francisco, they are nothing more than devices for so-called “medical research” to attract millions of dollars of grant money financed by taxpayers. 

Investigations by animal advocates uncovered recently that UCSF's Dr. Jeffrey Olgin will torment and murder 750 dogs in the next three years, claiming to study the stages of human heart failure.  His team will implant pacemakers to make the dogs' hearts beat outrageously fast; they will also surgically destroy their heart valves – all to cause artificial heart failure, from which to gather artificial data to publish.  The dogs will suffer in great pain for a period of time ranging from several days to as long as six months before they die, depending on the degree of problems and injuries caused. These experiments are not going to advance human medicine because it is already known that dog hearts - both anatomically and at the cellular level - are very different from those of humans, and better results can be achieved using humane human-based research methods.

Cardiologist John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., a member of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls these experiments “contrived” and “futile.” He states, “Better information is available from clinical and epidemiological observations, surgical and procedural results, autopsies, and human studies involving cardiac imaging and electrophysiological tests.”  It is already known that a dog’s heart is significantly different from that of a human anatomically, physiologically, and on the cellular level.

100 dogs and their people will gather at UCSF’s newly built Mission Bay Campus to show public outrage towards UCSF's dog experiments, along with other useless and cruel experiments. 

Animal advocates have made many civilized attempts to persuade the Chancellor J. Michael Bishop to end cruel projects.  As the Institutional Official under the Animal Welfare Act, the Chancellor has the power to end projects, but he chooses not to do so.  UCSF and its researchers receive $166 Million in grants financed by our tax dollars from the National Institutes of Health per year for projects involving animals. In their response to people's letters, UCSF has stated that they will not dialogue with people concerned about their animal experiments. 

What follows is a link to the details of Dr. Jeffrey Olgin's dog experiments along with some of the most egregious experiments at UCSF recently uncovered:

# Faye Carol / Off the Hook Blues Band --Sun Ap 10, 6pm and 8pm $20
The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors proudly presents the dynamic Miss Faye Carol & her Off The Hook Blues Band. With special guests, Sista Kee (Kito Gamble), & the voices of MITC Coming for 2 shows at the Black Repertory Group, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley.
For more information call CCCO at 510-465-1617
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO).
The GI Rights Hotline (800) 394-9544

You're ALL invited to the Pepper Spray Trial!
Come witness the trial that will decide the fate of protest and chemical weapons in these times!
We need a presence in the courtroom to show support!
Trial starts April 11th, 2005 onwards
San Francisco Federal Building, Judge Susan Ilston's Courtroom
450 Golden Gate Ave. at Polk (Civic Center BART stop)
**Must bring photo ID to get in**
Call 510-835-6303 for more info

# Reminder: Expose Victoria's Dirty Secret on April 14th Day of Action and Join the Coalition Sign-on Letter
Victoria's Secret prints 395 million catalogs each year predominately on virgin paper from Endangered Forests. On April 14th you can help stop the devastation caused by these catalogs by challenging Victoria's Secret to stop using paper coming from the world's last remaining Endangered Forests and switching to high post-consumer recycled paper. Don't let Victoria's Secret destroy the Original Spring Collection; our earth's last remaining Endangered Forests!

Public Health through Environmental Health
Thursday, APRIL 14 6:30PM-9:00PM
Sponsored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association and
Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Medicine today focuses most of its attention on diagnosing, controlling or "curing" illness after it has developed, while preventative medicine has taken a back seat. Asthma rates, cancer rates, endocrine disorders and learning disorders are all on the rise. Although diet, smoking cessation and exercise are important, a growing body of scientific evidence points to chemical pollution in the air, water, and food as a major contributor to diseases of our modern culture. Research on endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and industrial pollutants has spawned the emerging field of medicine called Environmental Health. Learn about the important connection between environmental health and public health. This event is one in a series of conferences for physicians. This particular event is free and also open to the public. You are welcome to inform others of this event as well.

6:30PM - Honorable Ira Ruskin, 21st Assembly District * Chairman of the 
Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
7:00PM - Breast Cancer and the Environment: State of the Evidence
*Jeanne Rizzo, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Fund 
7:45PM - Prostate Cancer Suppression using Diet
*Natalie Ladesma, R.D. ,  Nutritionist at UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location/directions: Santa Clara County Medical Association, 700 Empey Way, San Jose. Take Winchester Blvd. off highway 280 and go south on Moorpark for 1 _ miles. Shortly after highway 17 crosses above you  turn right on Empey Way. At the end of the street turn left into the parking lot . 700 Empey Way is a two story brick building. Conference will be held in the upstairs conference rooms. For Information call Jason Deboer at 408-998-8850 ext 3008.

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]

# 4/15-17 Washington DC: Spring Mobilization
against the World Bank and IMF

# Chillin' 7th Anniversary brings you 60 fashion designers
60 painters/photographers 60 filmmakers
Music by; DJ JOHANSON, Kerowak, DJ Shon, Russell Vargas, Laron, Dirtyhertz
and Dave Madix Saturday April 16, 2005 from 8:00pm-2:00am
Mezzanine (444 Jessies Street, SF CA 94103) 21+ $5

# 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

# Let?s create an Environmental Teach-In April 22, which will lead up to
Green Cities for the Planet and World Environment Day! Make our city
awake! Make San Francisco green! Find a school, classroom, coffee
shop, park, church, corner, or other place that will hold a Teach-In on
April 22 and organize a learning event for our beautiful planet Earth!
Let?s get everyone involved, and create events like talks, slide shows,
discussion groups, music, poetry, and open mikes for Earth, all over
the place on April 22! Recruit expert speakers to increase our
community's knowledge! Post your event! Add refined ideas that come
from the events on the World Environment Day Green Cities Declaration
draft WIKI
for our children?s children here on Earth!

Xara's Third Annual Creative Mythology Festival
The Xara Project April 22-April 24
other regional events:

# Apr 22-24 Bay Area Polyfamilies Campout Mt. Tamalpais State Park.
carpool: Sally 415- 310-8351 or email brightfritz [at]

# Earth Day Beach Clean Up! (sunset / parkside) Sat Apr 23, 1-4pm
Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and The Surfrider Foundation
meeting near entrance #17, across from the Beach Chalet
(between Fulton and Lincoln on the Great Highway).
Clean up Ocean Beach in the name of Earth Day while winning great prizes and learning more about our aquatic environment.
The clean up will take approximately 1-1.5 hours and clean-up contest winners and the Raffle Prize drawing will begin immediately after the clean up.
What to Bring and Wear: Clothes appropriate for the weather, snacks, sunscreen, hat, water and whatever else you feel like bringing for a day at the beach. Please B.Y.O food, if you want, for post-even activities.

# Sunday, April 24, 2005, ALL Day
College of Marin, Kentfield

# Mon. April 25, 2005, 11 a.m. - 12 noon Corporate Globalization:
Michael Greger, M.D. Trading Away Our Right to Protect Animals
Ocean Avenue Campus City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Street Conlan Hall, Room E - 101

# "Stopping Cancer Before It Starts." April 25, free
Dr. Michael Greger will be speaking for SFVS on Monday evening, April
25, 2005 on "Stopping Cancer Before It Starts." He will be speaking at
3600 Geary, at 7:30 p.m. He needs an LCD monitor or projector
(equipment that can be plugged into his laptop in order to project pictures on a screen). Does
anyone out there have an LCD that he could use that evening? If so, please e-mail Nancy Loewen at
nloewen [at] to let her know. Thank you so very much. This will help enormously.
Living Foods:
due to my high amount of emails, I am unable to answer everyone's emails on vegetarian questions.

# Mon, Apr 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcadia 2005: Artists Celebrate Trees Gallery 934 Brannan @ 8th St.

April 28-May 1st, 2005 Witch Well, Arizona
Announcing Toast! the Arizona regional burn 2005, brought to you by the Azburners, Burning Man's Arizona regional community. Come out to Witch Well Arizona and enjoy 4 days of artistic creation and interactive participation within the ethos and culture of Black Rock City. Toast 2005 is April 28th -May 1st . Tickets are already on sale. For more info see
Be there or be square!
For more info on Arizona based regional events contact Arizona [at], Phoenix [at] or check out the regional website,

May 2005

# Build It Green Home Tour - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
May 1st, 2005 11am-5pm Locations throughout Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

# 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

# San Francisco Sex Worker Festival 2005
Sunday, May 1 2005 - Sunday, May 8 2005
Roxie Cinema 3117 16th St @ Valencia
Providing information about sex worker rights and issues.
BAYSWAN is specifically geared towards sex workers as well as activists, students and faculty. BAYSWAN, Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network, is a collaborative project providing information for sex workers and about the sex industries. BAYSWAN organizes to improve working conditions, increase safety and services for workers, and to eliminate discrimination on behalf of individuals working within the sex industry.

# 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

# Tue, May 31 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
GREEN CITY VISIONS: Rebuilding the City to Save the Environment
1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


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