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SF events 9.23
by Dolores Park Sat 11am
Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 4:42 PM
Be there or be fodder.

Say NO to Dangerous Organic Rider on Senate Appropriations Bill

Organic food standards are facing the largest challenge since the USDA's 1997 proposal to allow toxic sludge, genetically engineered organisms and irradiation on oragnic farms.

This week, the U.S. Senate, under pressure from large food processors, plans to attach a rider to the 2006 Agriculture Appropriation Bill that will weaken the integrity of organic standards. We urgently need natural health consumers like you to contact your Senator and demand that he or she oppose this rider.

Click Here to Take Action Today! Tell your Senators to keep organic organic.

Under this proposal the USDA may:

- permanently allow synthetic processing aids and food contact
substances, including over 500 food contact substances, to be used in
organic foods without any type of public review for their safety and
compatibility with organic production and processing.

- leave unresolved whether young dairy cows could be treated with
antibiotics and then converted to organic after twelve months;

- create a serious new loophole in which organic ingredients could be
substituted with non-organic ingredients without any consumer notice
based upon "emergency decrees."

Please take action NOW to protect organic standards.


If you call PG&E and ask about switching over to Solar and Wind. They'll give you these 3 phone numbers to call to convert.
415-972-5676 800-225-7799 800-555-7794

Witch-hunt Against Climate Change Scientists,12271,1558884,00.html 


Sadness and Devastation on the Gulf Coast

Critics Say EPA Withholding Information on New Orleans Contamination


Exercise in old age may rejuvenate your brain

See HARP Explanation and NASA Satellite projections here !!!

CPT MAY of Ghost Troop on Hot Towers, Hi Rez Photo, HAARP by GTJS
Excellent research, GTJS!
Ya know what?  Before the Holy Horde turned its research and analysis
power on the "weather modification" issue, I really didn't know how they
could do such a thing.  Now it's becoming more and more clear.  Your
first two sites are excellent background for Gulf-of-Mexico and
hurricane reality!
The site below (HAARP weapon concept) is must-read; I refer it to all
GTs and Infowar Allies!

(SEE HARP INFO HERE and Compair to NASA (that's NSA with an extra
A)Satelite projections below)

Viewzone// HAARP: Weapons of Total Distruction?

Storm May Be the Coup de Grace for the American Economy and Many of Us As Well

US Troops OUT NOW! December 1 Nationwide Strike

None Dare Call It Stolen (pResidential Selection)

Why is George W Bush Above the Law?

Historic changes possible in military's role in domestic emergencies, by AP (read this story)
Rita could equal $5 gas - The timing and strength of the latest storm could cause worse spike at the pumps than Katrina did. - by By Chris Isidore, CNN/Money (read this story)

MURDOCH close to unveiling INTERNET strategy

Venezuela offers low cost gasoline to tribes


NPR's "Extremists"
Do only "extremist groups" connect war and terror?

Bush: Slavery, Human Trafficking OK for Saudis, Other Pals

Cheney's Halliburton. famous for plastic turkeys...
now serves...contaminated water to troops

The Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Roberts as Chief Justice. 
    - All 10 Republicans voted to confirm
    - Feingold, Kohl, Leahy voted to confirm (Democrats)
    - Durbin, Schumer, Biden, Feinstein, Kennedy voted to oppose (Democrats)
Next, his nomination goes before the full Senate for a vote.  Here's what we need you to do:
      1. Call the Dems (1-877-762-8762) who voted to support Roberts and tell them that they failed the American public (as members of the Judiciary Committee they are responsible to ALL Americans, not just people in their own state)
      2. Call the Dems (1-877-762-8762) who opposed Roberts and thank them (and ask them to do it again as part of the full Senate)
      3. Call all the other Dems in the Senate (1-877-762-8762) and ask them to vote to oppose (and filibuster).  There's a list of all Senators at

re: FEMA'S SINISTER REAL PURPOSE 10 pages of articles:
What's even more scary is if you look into FEMA's budget. Only 6%, count them 1...2...3...4...5...6 100ths of the funding they recieve from the Federal budget (i.e. US citizen tax dollars) ACTUALLY goes into any sort of emergency preparedness plans and supplies for the public. The bulk majority of it goes into building underground shelters similar the one a mile under the Whitehouse for the wealthy elite to escape into when the nukes and other mass-destructive weapons start flying. Make no mistake, FEMA isn't there to help anybody but the ruling class to perpetuate its ability to rule after catastrophe. It's not there to rebuild a harmonious society, it's not there to help the general public. It's there to keep those in power in power after it all goes down the drain. And it's taking a LOT of money away from helping people that actually do need it NOW, and may even more after Rita, depending on what the weather holds. Most importantly, unless somebody is ready to come up with a way and is willing to examine and countermand executive orders, then there's little anybody can do about FEMA's existence, its funding or its methods in this day and age. Unfortunately that's the sad reality that most people in this society choose to support and participate in every single day. - what you need

Thu Sep 22

# Thu, Sep 22, 2005  WORLD CAR-FREE DAY! Happening around the world

# IF YOU LIKE LORIN, OOAH, Breaks, you will like DJ Rodman below:

# Kundalini Dance Workshop with Leyolah Antara
followed by Ecstatic Trance Dance to DJ Rodman
Thursday, September 22nd, 6 PM - 10 PM
6 PM - 8 PM: Kundalini Dance Workshop
8 PM - 10 PM: DJ Rodman spins, open dancing
848 Divisadero, San Francisco - - De  Moolam
(between Fulton and MacAllister)  upstairs
admission: $20
for more information, contact Robin
(robinsyl [at] or 510-338-0264)
or Natalia 415 703-0651

# Fetish Diva Midori at A Different Light and Gallery FLUX!
Thursday, September 22, 2005 - Friday, September 23, 2005
7:00 PM
Celebrate all kinky delights as Midori reads from and signs her brand new book, Wild Side Sex: the Book of Kink!

Join Midori at A Different Light
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, at 7:00pm.

A Different Light Bookstore
489 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 415-431-0891

From 9 PM to 12 midnight, Midori's talents come into play in the creation of "Beauty Bound: Bound for Beauty," a scandalous array of flesh, rope, jewels, metal, and bamboo in the main window -- and gallery floor -- of Gallery FLUX!

Gallery FLUX
4092 18th St. (at Castro)
San Francisco, CA 94114

# Stolen Childhoods - Amnesty International screening
Thu Sep 22 8:00pm $5
"Stolen Childhoods" is the first-ever feature documentary on global
child labor. Filmed in eight countries (Brazil, India, Pakistan,
Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Mexico and the United States), it tells the
stories of the millions of child laborers around the world, in their
own words. "Stolen Childhoods" is narrated by Meryl Streep, and
includes interviews with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, US
Senator Tom Harkin, and Founder of the International Labor Rights
Fund Pharis Harvey. Directed by Len Morris, "Stolen Childhoods" won
"Best Feature for Children's Advocacy" at the 2005 Artivist Film
Festival in Los Angeles. It not only has extraordinary footage of the
growing problem of child labor, but it also depicts solutions:
offering governments, NGO's, individuals and communities an
opportunity to do something about this critical global labor rights
Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia Street @ 21st

# Sep 22 Lorin @ Love Boat SF

# Big week for events about farmed animals/vegetarianism

1)       Livestock & Poultry Welfare Symposium
9-22-05: -- Novato
Animal Place, The Marin Humane Society, The Humane Society of the United States and the California State Humane Association are sponsoring a day-long workshop for animal control officers and anyone interested in issues surrounding factory farming, regulation, animal behavior and welfare in California. For more information, download the brochure:
E-mail the list if you’re planning to go and want to start up a carpool! 
2) United Animal Nations-sponsored event with Paul Shapiro of HSUS and lauren Ornelas of Viva! USA.
9-23-05: -- Sacramento
Again, please e-mail the list if you’re planning to go and want to carpool from the Bay Area.
3) And don’t forget Bay Area Veg’s Compassionate Living Series in SF, with HSUS's Paul Shapiro discussing the egg industry, followed by a rally at Trader Joe's:
9-24-05: -- San Francisco, and
4) World Vegetarian Day, with fantastic speakers such as Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, Howard Lyman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougal, Julia Butterfly Hill, and many more!
9-25-05: -- San Francisco

Fri Sep 23

# Fri Sep 23 noon - 2pm Anti-Fur Demo at Chinese Consulate
Please join members of IDA for a demonstration to protest the cruel treatment of minks, raccoons and foxes raised on Chinese fur farms and killed for their pelts. A recent investigation of fur farms in China - where 80% of the world's fur comes from - exposed horrific cruelty in a country where there are NO animal welfare laws. Investigators found workers attempting to stun animals by repeatedly slamming them against the ground or bashing their heads with clubs. Such unreliable methods left many animals fully conscious, visibly blinking and breathing for as long as ten minutes after their fur was stripped from their bodies.
What: Anti-fur Demo
When: Friday, September 23rd from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, 1450 Laguna Street (near Geary Blvd.), San Francisco (click for directions)
To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Steele at (415) 388 9641 ext. 217 or karen [at]
Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information on the investigation of Chinese fur farms, please visit

To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email to:
baarn-subscribe [at]

For events:  Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at

No Recruitment, No Draft.
Support GI Resisters: AN ARMY OF NONE!
FRI SEPT 23 4pm: Speak Out & Performances
Chevron Gas Station Telegraph Ave and Grand Ave, Oakland
(19th St. BART)
5pm: March, Demonstrate and Nonviolent Direct Action
Armed Forces Recruiting Center
2116 Broadway, btwn 21/22nd Sts

# FRI SEPT 23 4pm:
Please forward widely!

No Recruitment, No Draft.
Support GI Resisters: AN ARMY OF NONE!

4pm: Speak Out & Performances
Street Theatre, Spoken Word, Hip Hop & Samba,
Destiny Arts, Art in Action and more!
Chevron Gas Station
Telegraph Ave and Grand Ave, Oakland
(19th St. BART)

5pm: March, Demonstrate
and Nonviolent Direct Action
Armed Forces Recruiting Center
2116 Broadway, btwn 21/22nd Sts

If you want to support the upcoming action
and/or participate in nonviolent civil disobedience
take note of the dates:

***Saturday, September 17th ****
3 – 6pm
Come make banners and signs
in the picnic area by the Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St. in Live Oak Park (across the creek from Levana’s
North Berkeley. Veggie BBQ – bring something to throw on the grill!
Directions: From Downtown Berkeley, go north on Shattuck till it
appears to end, turn right on Rose, then left right away on Walnut and go
down about a block. You will see the Berkeley Art Center on your right.

***Sunday, September 18th***
6 – 8pm
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
344 40th Street between Broadway and Shafter, Oakland

***Thursday, September 22nd***
If you plan on risking arrest, please come to the nonviolent direct action
training and orientation.
7 – 9pm, Nonviolent Direct Action and People Power training
The Spot, 1629 Telegraph Ave. between 16th and 17th, 5th floor

Pick up at the Sat Artbuild(above), Destiny Arts (Beginning Monday)or
from website:
3900 Telegraph between 40th and MacArthur
Beebe Memorial Cathedral

If the government won’t listen to the people, we will stop the war
ourselves by
organizing campaigns to remove the pillars of support on which the war
By supporting counter recruitment, GI resistance and draft resistance, we can
strategically cut off the supply of compliant troops. This action supports
these people power campaigns that are key to the resurgent movement to
stop the
Iraq war and occupation, and policies of empire behind it.

While over 200 billion a year of our money is spent on the Iraq war and
occupation, money was cut from flood control projects that could have
avert much of the disaster. Large numbers of National Guard troops that might
have helped are in Iraq. The resources that are spent for hurricane care
next to that wasted on warfare. We're working to uproot the system behind the
Iraq war in the Persian Gulf and the government made disaster in the Gulf
Coast. It is time to replace racism and poverty with economic and racial

Recruiters grow desperate as more civilians, especially African-Americans and
women, are refusing to enlist. At the same time, more and more enlisted
soldiers are refusing to fight this war for empire. Recruiters are
intensifying their campaign of lies upon our youth, and especially on
working-class neighborhoods and communities of color. Over $185 million a
goes to maintain the occupation of Iraq, while here in California money goes
into prisons instead of schools. Here, working class youth and youth of color
are told "you can go into the military or to jail," and then once
soldiers refusing to kill are imprisoned.

How can we step up our support for youth to find alternatives to the
military, for those already enlisted who are refusing orders to kill or
going AWOL, and for Iraqis who are fighting for their lives under U.S.
occupation? Please join us on the 23rd, spread the word and bring your
There will be a safe zone for those not risking arrest.

From A Nation Rocked To Sleep/
For Casey Sheehan

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's
They say he died so the flag will continue to wave,
But I believe he died because they had oil to save.
Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's

Have you ever heard the sound of a Nation Rocked to Sleep? The
leaders want to keep you numb so the pain won't be so deep, But if
we the people let them continue, another mother will weep. Have
you ever heard the sound of a Nation Rocked to Sleep?

By Carly Sheehan

People Power Can End the War Collective
An ad hoc group of youth, students, people of faith, veterans, military
and counter recruitment and military resistance support organizations
working to
support people power strategy to end the war and occupation.

Supported by: Veterans for Peace-Chapter 69, Central Committee of
Objectors, Courage to Resist, Art in Action, , Naked Souls Artist
Mother Speak, Fr. Louis Vitale

Artist Reception with
Luis Fernando Uribe
Friday, September 23
7-9pm, Minna Center
Bodegon con Figuras

Inner Trees

Paintings by Luis Fernando Uribe

Sponsored by the East-West Psychology
Program at CIIS

Reception and Slide Presentation
Friday, September 23, 7-9pm
CIIS Minna Street Center, 2nd Floor
Exhibit: August 23 – October 21, 2005
CIIS Minna Street Center
695 Minna Street (@ 8th), San Francisco

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-6pm

Luis Fernando Uribe has exhibited extensively throughout the world for more than 25 years. His work is preeminent in expression among today’s contemporary Latin American art, demonstrating a rare instinctual power that emanates from Uribe’s profound and painful experiences of growing up in Colombia. The artist adds his own style to Magic Realism art, which has long flourished in Latin America, while embodying the core of Magic Realism’s strongest tenants in their most essential form. Uribe’s paintings, simultaneously a response to suffering and the need to escape from suffering, expresses his vision through dreamlike half-shadows and figures that populate imaginative landscapes.

# Ray Kurzweil speaks at The Long Now
Fri Sep 23 doors 7pm, talk at 7:30 Free
The Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness 415 561 6581

# SFist's Webzine 2005 Kickoff Party
Cafe Du Nord Friday 9/23 8-10pm
FREE to Webzine 2005 registrants
Sep 24,25 Webzine 2005

# Ggreg's List Bonfire  WHERE: Ocean Beach Friday Sep 23, 8:00pm - 11:00pm  HOW MUCH: FREE FREE FREE Ocean Beach between Fulton And Lincoln, opposite Beach Chalet.

# 9/23: Watch REALLY Independent News in Dolores Park! (mission district)

Street Level TV Renegade Screening in Dolores Park on Friday, September 23rd at 8:30 pm. FREE! Bring blankets, booze and someone to cuddle with. If you want to screen a short political piece, bring a DV tape or DVD to the park at 8:00 pm. For more information about SLTV, check out:

Watch this Month's episode with special reports from New Orleans.

SLTV is associated with Indybay and the Video Activist Network.

Street Level TV is a socially conscious, independent, non-commercial news program that provides outlets for and information on environmental, social, and economic justice movements, as well as other politically relevant content. We focus on media produced in the San Francsico Bay Area with content that reaches beyond it. We strive to give voice to those less often heard. Despite the seriousness of our mission, we aim to achieve it while also keeping a sense of humor.

Street Level TV airs on national and local television channels. We hold monthly screenings at ATA in San Francisco, and at other locations. Also, we simulcast and archive on the web.

For general questions, email mail [at]
For submission questions email submit [at]

# Street Level TV Screening Fri Sep 23 8:30 pm- 10:00 pm FREE
Yo, yo!
It's the end of the summer (alright, alright, it's done BEEN the end of
summer), and that means it's time for one last guerilla screening in the
park, compliments of the ladeez at StreetLevel TV! We know you're
looking for something to do to get revved up for the next day's
protest, so...
Join us as we screen this month's episode of SLTV, filmed in Chicago
the help of the Octopussy Collective.

This month's segments cover everything from the history of the poor
neighborhoods Dodger Stadium is built on (produced by youth in LA) to
popular locally-produced piece: "Wrong Bathroom", about the daily
of transsexual and genderqueer folk, with interviews w/ Tribe8
members and local activists. In addition, check out our community
profile of the
month, on revolutionary hip-hop act Entartete Kunst, plus more on the
neverending war in Iraq.

In Association with the Video Activist Network and Indybay:
Be the Media!! If you have a segment to contribute to the line-up,
Mizz Mia (miarov [at] to get on the list for the evening.
Submissions will still be taken an hour before the screening, TIME
PERMITTING, but you're more likely to get a spot if you contact us

Additional Shorts:
Check out clips of the Best of SLTV, including segments from DAMN!
The hot new music video "Argentina" by LA band Sabertooth Tiger, (w/
footage from Naomi Klein's "The Take"!) Fresh coverage of Hurricane
Katrina from New Orleans!
"Cheap Destinations" by local cheapskates Kent Howie and A. Mark Liiv!

FREE! BYOB & Munchies, a blanket to sit on, and someone warm to
cuddle w/.

In an age where even the Democrats are pulling out all the stops to
new MTV-like "fadical" broadcast networks, truly independent media is
still struggling to keep the attention focused on the real issues. Come
join SLTV for a night of some seriously grassroots community media!! I

Regular Contributors:

Dolores Park Dolores and 18th St, SF San Francisco

# Foreplay - A Pre Love Parade Bash with Mutaytor and special guests
Friday, September 23 10pm $20
the Mutaytor and special guests, Bat Makumba, DJ Laird (Lush),
Janaka [Selekta] (Dhamaal), Adam Ohana (1015 Folsom), Hypnomadic
feat. Soulsalaam & Process Rebel, Scratch n Sniff feat. Motion Potion
& SJ Littlewood, David Starfire (Starfire Records LA), Porter
Tinsley, Wolfie, Mycho Cocoa, DJ Ion, Big Dolla Bill.
WHEN: Friday, September 23rd | Doors 10pm
WHERE: Space 550 |550 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco CA/ 415.550.8256
GENERAL INFO: | info [at]
PRESS INFO: Infectious Publicity | Sara Cohen 504.486.4505 ext 205
sara [at]
TICKETS: $20 at, calling 415-256-TIXX or at
Distractions on Haight, 1524 Haight St, SF
Space 550 550 Barneveld San Francisco 415.550.8256

# Sep 23-25 Peak Oil conferences Sep / Oct / Nov 2005  --  Eugene, Oregon --
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11 -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25 - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6 -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26 -- New York City -- October 5 -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11 

Sat Sep 24

# Sat, Sep 24, 2005      11:00 am
National Anti-War March in San Francisco
Dolores Park at 19th Street & Dolores St
march to Jefferson Square Park to follow
Jefferson Sq. Park is Eddy / Turk / Gough / Launa
San Francisco
Stop the War in Iraq!
Bring the Troops Home Now!
Join us in the streets Sept. 24 as hundreds of thousands march against the war.

# Sat Sep 24 11am DOLORES PARK (Dolores @ 18th St, SF) RALLY!
to 1pm GATHERING at Jefferson Square Park: Gough @ Golden Gate
Bring all the troops home now
Stop the Racist, anti-Immigrant and anti-Labor
Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights

# ECOPALOOZA 2005 Mendocino County's First Annual Green Living Expo Ukiah - Mendocino County, CA SEPTEMBER 24, 2005 Sept. 24th, 9am - 8pm, Admission $5 Downtown Plaza Park & Convention Center, Ukiah, CA
Alex Thomas Plaza and Ukiah Conv Ctr State Street near Church St Ukiah, CA 95482

# Sept. 24th, 9am - 8pm, ECOPALOOZA 2005 - Mendocino County's
1st Annual Expo Of Green Living Downtown-Plaza Park & Convention Center, Ukiah, CA
ECOPALOOZA 2005 will feature attractions such as: workshops and exhibits, solar-powered music, Kids Town and activities, green businesses, organic and vegetarian food, green building demos, speakers, Kids Town and activities, hybrid and biodiesel car display, solar home and eco tours, green businesses, a Farmer's Market, Sustainable Fashion Show, and much more.

# Sat, Sep 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Container Gardening
Garden for the Environment 7th Ave @ Lawton

# Come protest Bush the smirking chimp bastard and his bloody war!!!

# Free State Project Meetup Sat Sep 24 12:00 PM
Our local Free State Project group will be meeting on Saturday at
Park Chow, in the Sunset district of SF. In addition to enjoying an
excellent meal with fellow porcupines, we will have the company of VP Varrin Swearingen! Varrin ran a campaign for Congress as a Libertarian here in California last year, but has since escaped to the Free State. As a member of the board of directors, and one of our most active volunteers, he can answer any questions you might have about the FSP and adjusting to life in New Hampshire. 238 9th Ave, San Francisco, 94122

# Sat Sep 24 Electric Vehicle festival at Palo Alto High School:
El Camino Real @ Embarcadero

# 9/24 athletic conference
check out the list of vegan athletes, some are Living Foods§ionid=7&id=37&Itemid=221
mad cow found in US
Living Foods:

# NAKED SPORTS DAY in SF ~ SAT SEP 24 noon - 4pm
Meet at the corner of Beach and Hyde (across street from cable car)
at Fisherman’s Wharf NOON – 4PM

Celebrate the San Francisco DA’s September 22, 2004 announcement that
“being naked in San Francisco is not a crime unless (one) had lewd
conduct or was obstructing traffic.” Story and contact information at

Join with activists of many nudist/naturist associations, spas, and
resorts. Members of naked bike ride groups. Several naked dance
troops. Many others. Practice traditional naked sports that do not
require clothing like yoga, dance, tai chi, Greco-Roman or Sumo
Wrestling, running, tag, swimming, and gymnastics. Bring your bicycles.

Participants in this celebration learn of it through networking.
Tell your naked friends of the event and have them bring their naked


# Love Parade Civic Center MAP - the layout

(each float costs $1500. last year it was $100)
LOVE PARADE in BERLIN DIED because while the producers were raking in the money,
no one would pay to clean the garbage, and Berlin could not afford it.
Neither could Berlin afford the damage to foliage in parks.

Saturday, Sept. 24th, Downtown San Francisco
The parade begins at 1pm, and is free. It will be going down Market St. from 2nd, down to the Civic Center where the festival site will be. The Opel and Qool float will feature Lee Coombs, Hyper, Evil 9, Spesh, Syd Gris, Hoj, Melyss, Momu, Jive and Hyper D. We'll be #4 in the parade and will end up in front of the Asian Art Museum.
Parade Assembly Area:  Second Street between Market and Howard
Parade Route: Market Street to Civic Center
Parade Time: begins at 1pm, Tantra is float number three
Float Civic Center location: Larkin and Fulton St., in front of the Main library

Float design "Emergence" by Ran D. Cone and Tantra 
45' Semi-trailer with 20,000 watt Mackie Fussion Sound System
Visuals after dark by Dr. Spook

Loveparade San Francisco Float Line-up
1 – 2      KJ (Tantra) parade set
2 – 3      Spook (
3 – 4      Deeper in Zen (Soular Records)
4 – 5      Chromatone (Vaporvent, Mechanik, Spun Records)
5 – 6      Matan (Sesto Sento), Compact Records, Israel
6 – 7      Liam Shy (Tantra)
7 – 8      Bjorn (Naked Tourist) Parvati Records, Germany
8 – 9      Olowanpi (Dropout Records, Switzerland)
Anyone interested in helping with the Tantra Float, contact liamshy [at]
Float construction will occur on Friday Sept. 23rd.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Loveparade, contact john.wood [at]

# LECTURE BY VICTORIA BOUTENKO-Call to the Raw Community (mill valley) (mill valley)
Lecture by Victoria Boutenko, on her latest findings and developments. Victoria and her family have authored several inspiring books on the Living Food Lifestyle.
In this lecture, she will cover the main points of her upcoming book:
"Green for Life". This most informative and inspiring talk will take place outdoor, at a residence on the mountain, above Mill Valley, on Saturday September 24th, at 1:PM, and include some light food sampling.
We need a minimum of 20 committed people to have it happen, so please secure your seat only if you are sure to come, by e-mailing us a.s.a.p., and we will e-mailing you the directions. anon-97122979 [at]
The price for the lecture is $5 per person. jcluboff at neteze dot com
Thank you for supporting this event! Whether you are already on the Raw Food Diet, or interested in it, this lecture is sure to inspire you! Victoria's site =

# Capoeira Photo Gallery & Artist Reception Sat Sep 24 6-9p Free
ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco's Brazilian Arts Center
3221 22nd Street @Mission

# Black Market Auction Sat Sep 24 6-9pm Free
Hayes Valley Market 580 Hayes @ Laguna

# Love Parade afterparties

# Opel: Love Parade Afterparty
For the parade, we'll have a grand float with our sonic brothers at Qool / Looq for the funky and the freaky, with Opel residents Syd Gris, Hoj, and Melyss being joined by UK superstars Lee Coombs, Hyper, + Jondi & Spesh, Jive, and much more tba
For the after party, Infuse: we'll take it into the night at Terra : 511 Harrison @ 1st. for what will absoultey be a party for future Opel lore... Saturday, September 24th :: Opel presents
Infuse: A Declaration of Love Opel's Love Parade After Party
We'll be using the West parking lot at 511 as a massive, 3200 sq. feet chill area to cool your jets after a long day of partying in the streets. Belly Dance performance by Arabesque, Gina G and more tba. Performance art and alters by Infinite Kaos. Sound by El Circo. Visuals by Satsi. And the Love people, the Love!
9:30pm-5:30am @ Terra : 511 Harrison St. @ 1st,

# Infuse: A Declaration of Love Opel's Love Parade After Party
With 4 areas of music (!) with...

Lee Coombs (Thrust, Fingerlickin' / Perfecto, UK)
Hyper (Kilowatt / Hope / Thrive, UK)
Lorin (

Laird (Get Yer Freak On)
Ooah (LABA)
Melyss (Opel / Sister SF)

Spesh (Qool / Looq / Bedrock)
Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
Dirtyhertz (Looq / Pangea)
Hoj (Opel /
Tom Sawyer ( / Brazil)

Goldilox ( / Brass Tax)
Sunder (Freek Factotym, NY)
Queen Agnes B (
Fred Funk (Brass Tax)

+ a full chill DJ line up getting worked out
We'll be using the West parking lot at 511 as a massive, 3200 sq. feet chill area to cool your jets after a long day of partying in the streets. Belly Dance performance by Arabesque, Gina G and more tba. Performance art and alters by Infinite Kaos. Sound by El Circo. Visuals by Satsi. And the Love people, the Love!
@ Terra : 511 Harrison St. @ 1st, just minutes from the festival site.
Capacity is Limited, pre-sale highly recommended.
$15 pre-sales are SOLD OUT. Now available for $20.

# 2nd Annual Love Machine is ON for Sat. Sept. 24th!

Good News, Good News! The DIY, indie spirit is alive
and well in San Francisco, and The 2nd Annual Love
Machine is a go! We have a lovely new space, and Love
Machine is back on for Sat. Sept. 24th here in San
Francisco! =)

Unfotunately we have had to scale back on the line-up,
going down to two rooms instead of three, but there
will be lots of live acts, and lots of techno, idm,
experimental, and other kinds of electronica, plus
lots of wicked visuals!

Hope to see you at The 2nd Annual Love Machine Event
starting right after the 2nd Annual San Francisco Love

Love Machine Line-up

Andrew Price [Satamile Records]
Disconnect [DEF:SF] vs. Chris Yap [Freebeats]
Forest Green [SisterSF / DimSum]
Phidelity [Organic Light]
Sindri [DimSum / Imputor?]

Audiovoid [MDEX/Drum Machine Museum]
bFamily Sound System [bFamily]
Balanceman [Nutmeats]
Chel-C Faith [DEF:SF]
Darkat [CatFive]
Edit [Planet mu]
Endosine [Drum Machine Museum]
Eustacian [Daly City Records]
FM Fatel
Foscil [Fouthcity]
Insect Funeral [Asphodel]
Lx Rudis [Drum Machine Museum]
Mochipet [Bpitch Control / Tigerbeat6 / DimSum]
PVC Day Planner [Drum Machine Museum]
Spaceheater [Low Pro Lounge]
Transient [Drum Machine Museum]
Two Playa Game

Mickey T [Drum Machine Museum]
Dan Hai [Konstrukt]
Vidlux [Obscura Digital]
Spot [spotworks]
Dr. Friendly
Warren Stringer [muse]
Cypod [Drum Machine Museum]
VJ CaroLuna
Peter Nyboer [LIVID Instruments]
Peter Makepeace [Drum Machine Museum]


forest green:
dim sum:
cloud factory:
friends and family:
sister usa:

# K A N ' N A L R E T U R N S Sat Sep 24 10PM
September 24 at Elbo Room : 647 Valencia Street btw. 17th & 18th
10:00 doors : $10
you don't know K A N ' N A L ????
from the symbiosis gathering website
KAN'NAL (Colorado)
Explosions of fire. Thrumming, primal rhythm. Dancers swirling in whirls of diaphanous white. Machetes spinning and clashing. Ancient instruments and futuristic technologies. Mythic archetypes skeletons, deer, wondrous female warriors coming to life. Seduction. Danger. Freedom. And were only talking about the first minute or so after KanNal takes the stage. These performances surpass what people expect. You cant exactly call them concerts; instead KanNal has created its own Shamanic Rock personal ritual that stirs the emotions fear, desire, ecstasy in a way that makes this group much more than just a band. For that matter, you cant even call KanNal a band. These seven individuals have drawn together into something that goes beyond family; theyre more like a tribe, united by ties more binding than birth...

# Sept. 24-26: Washington DC Mobilization to End the War on Iraq!

# Washington D.C., Sept. 24-25
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

# Sep 24,25 Webzine 2005
SFist's Webzine 2005 Kickoff Party
Cafe Du Nord Friday 9/23 8-10pm
FREE to Webzine 2005 registrants

# ArtCar Fest 2005 (part 1) Sat, Sept 24th & Sun, Sept 25th
noon-5pm FREE ArtCar Fest 2005
100 ArtCars are coming from around the USA & Canada to the SF Bay
Area. This year is the 9th Annual ArtCar Fest, and it will be in two
parts. Part 1 is September 24th & 25th

On Saturday, Sept 24th the ArtCars will caravan around Berkeley all
afternoon as we surround Amoeba Music at 2455 Telegraph Ave.

As always, on Sunday, September 25th the ArtCar Fest joins forces
with the legendary HOW BERKELEY CAN YOU BE? Festival all day - free.
An incredible parade starts up University Ave at 11AM, and the
festival itself goes until 5:00PM near MLK Park near Cal Berkeley

Part 2 is October 14th & 15th and it will feature a huge party at the
San Jose Museum of Art (which will stay open until midnight) and
we'll put out a new posting for that in October!

How Berkeley Can You Be? Fest University Ave, near Shattuck
Berkeley (510) 849-4688

take the University Ave exit off of I-80, in Berkeley, and follow
signs to the University. Look for ArtCars. Turn right at Shattuck.

philo [at]


Free Carpentry Treehouse Workshop
Chez Claudine
203 Blackburn, Santa Cruz
Wes, 408-218-2782

In this whole weekend hands-on workshop we will get an intro to Free Carpentry and build a treehouse. Requirements: Attendance of both classes is strongly recommended. Having beginning carpentry skills will be useful, but not necessary. Bring any tools you have. Be prepared to take plenty of notes and work hard. Call or email to reserve a space in the class.

Sat. Sept. 24 9am - 4pm Free carpentry, tool basics, foundation
Sun. Sept. 25 9am - 4pm Walls, windows, doors

This is part of Free Skool Santa Cruz. Calendar, discussion, and reviews at


We want to help create living, breathing connected living spaces for people, and at the same time, combine our artistic goals, living experience, building skills and specialties to help build real communities and work toward a thriving gift economy.

We live in a world that has given a lot to us, and we want to give something back. We do this professionally, and it's the best way we know to share what we love to do. it's not about charity; this is our gift to our community, and to ourselves and a way to get involved in interesting projects where people are ready to let go of societal standards. Where we as artisans can let our most fantastical visions loose, pour our soul out, share what we love, and offer it as a gift. It's one more way of infusing happiness and interconnectedness into the social milieu.

What if, as an artistically inclined carpenter, you were to find someone who offered a project that enlisted all your most treasured skills and tricks, that tickled you to figure out how to expand your knowledge and courage in how you use your tools and noggin and informational/material resources. A project in which you could give the finished product with no expectations of return? It's cathartic. It's all about letting go. Not unlike incinerating carefully created art work. Yet with free carpentry, your art and craftsmanship lives on and influences and reverberates.

Giving away the best of what you do will transform your relationship with your work. Free carpentry is just a beginning.


The Free Skool calendar said you should bring tools if you have them. True. People have asked what tools will be useful. I'll try to give you an idea. We won't be needing any finish tools at all. The following tools will be very useful. If you are thinking about doing carpentry on a regular basis, these are also the bare minimum you'll need. So buying these tools will be a good investment. (There are several used tool places in town, including Drew's Used Tools).

Framing Hammer
Nail puller or flat bar
Speed square
Carpenter pencils
Chalk line/chalk box

Wormdrive saw (also called a Skil saw)
Cordless drill/screwdriver

Snacks, if you think you might feel peckish
Food you want to share at lunchtime


Other advice that will allow you to get the most out of this workshop.

ARRIVE EARLY - due to time limitations, we will start on-time and will not repeat anything

ASK QUESTIONS - there will be tons and tons of stuff that you will not get the first time around, ask questions until you understand it

TAKE NOTES - this workshop will be fast-paced. You should carry a small notebook with you and take voluminous notes on everything.

COME READY TO WORK - After this weekend, you will be wracked. You will be lifting, cutting, hammering, digging, and pulling. Stretch ahead of time and be sure you are ready to work your ass off.

ATTEND BOTH DAYS - You will get the most out of the workshop by attending both Saturday's and Sunday's workshop. On the second day, we will build (literally) on what we learned the first day.

BE HONEST - Be honest about your experience, what you know, what you understand, or what you need help with. If you do, we can get you more information, help with what you are doing, or whatever you need.

BE ATTENTIVE - Pay careful attention to everything you hear, to any instructions you receive, and mostly, to everything you learn from every mistake you make.

HAVE FUN - Bring your tolerance, your patience (especially with yourself), your understanding, your most attentive, problem-solving, confident self. And have fun.


Blackburn is right off of Laurel across from the Santa Cruz High football field a few blocks up from downtown.


For more info about the class, go to the free skool santa cruz website ( There is also a group about free carpentry (

I hope to see you there. Drop me a line to tell me you are coming. Or if you have any questions.

Contact: Wes at builder [at] or 408.218.2782

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Sun Sep 25

# Heart of Cole Festival Sun Sep 25 10am-6pm
Cole St between Carl and Parnassus Cole Valley

# Sep 25 10am - 6pm Folsom St Fair Reportedly the 3rd largest event in California just behind the Rose Parade and Pride Parades.
last Sunday in September. Folsom @ 7th to 12th Streets. Lots of naked people, leather, latex, fetish.
This is a cancer fest. Most of the food causes cancer. Goto World Veg Day in GG park instead.
McDonalds, Buger King, etc are being sued for selling fried potatoes to humans without warning them it causes cancer.
Fried potatos cause cancer. Do not fry potatos. Bake, boil, or roast.

# How Berkeley Can You Be? parade Sun Sep 25

# 10th Annual “How Berkeley Can You Be?!” Parade & Festival
Sunday, September 25th
Grand Parade 11:00am-1:00pm, Festival 12:00-5:00pm

Come and help Berkeley celebrate itself in one of the most colorful, irreverent, free, and fun events on the west coast. The Tenth Annual "How Berkeley Can You Be?" Parade starts at the corner of California and University Avenue and proceeds up University Avenue to Shattuck, turns right on Shattuck to Center Street and then goes down Center Street two blocks, where it ends in Civic Center Park. Anywhere along that route is a great place to watch the parade.  Highlights include: Grand Marshall Mayor Tom Bates, The Billion Bunny March, Los Trancos Community Marching Band, Emeryville Taiko, Dr. Abacus’ Mobile Medicine Show, CHEER SF, Hot Pink Feathers Carnavale Dancers, The Ecology Center, The International Art Car Parade with over 80 Art Cars, Lawrence Hall of Science, The Crucible, Art Bikes, Berkeley Clowns, and Millions More!
The “How Berkeley” Festival is the termination point for the Grand Parade at Civic Center Park, (Martin Luther King Park), at MLK and Center, downtown Berkeley. Included in the Festival is an outdoor stage with wonderful live music and dance, a solar-powered beer garden by Cafe Van Kleef, food and drink booths, crafts, non-profits, and children's activities. This year's stage features an amazing lineup including:

12:00-12:45 Gun & Doll Show (Cirque Du Chevrolet)
1:00-2:00   Lo Cura! (Reggalicious Flamenkito)
2:30-3:30   Inspector Double Negative (Live Hip Hop Funk)
3:30-5:00   ALBINO! (Heavy Heavy Afrobeat)

Join the fun - be as Berkeley as you can be!
More info:
Email: howberkeley [at]
Tel: 510-644-2204 (Epic Arts)

# The San Francisco Vegetarian Society invites you to its Sixth ANNUAL
Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
entrance at Lincoln & 9th Avenue, next to the Arboretum SF Veg Society

# Sun 9/25 World Veg Day ride your bicycle in the park!

San Francisco Blues Festival
Sun., Sep. 25 | 9am-6pm Great Meadow, Fort Mason*

Celebrate the blues this year down by the San
Francisco Bay at the world's oldest blues festival. Ride your bike there! The SFBC
provides FREE Valet Bike Parking at this event. If
interested in volunteering at valet bike parking
please contact bikevalets [at]

Now & Zen
Sun., Sep. 25 | 10am-6pm; Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate

Ride your bike to the Now & Zen concert in Golden Gate
Park (, and take advantage of
SFBC's free Valet Bike Parking. To be a volunteer bike
parker, and get in for free, contact
bikevalets [at]

Folsom St. Fair
Sun., Sep. 25 | 11am-5pm; 9th St @ Harrison*

Really, need we say anything more about this one? Lick
the chain, baby. ( The SFBC
provides free valet parking at this event. To
volunteer and get in for free, email
bikevalets [at]

Living Foods:

# Raw Speakers at World Veg DAy:

Organic Athlete Forum in Auditorium:
Raw: Dr. Doug Graham and Rosaland Gruben.
Raw Friendly Participants: Dr. Rick Dina and
Dr. Ruth Heidrich.

Auditorium Speaker:
Raw Friendly Participant: Julia Butterfly Hill

Golden Gate Room:
Raw: Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare
Raw Friendly: Dr. Rick Dina
Raw: Dr. Ruza Borgdanovich

Recreation Room:
Food Demo:
Raw: Victoria Boutenko
Raw: Victoria Boutenko

raw foods vendors serving foods:

alive cafe
lydia's organics
blessings/ital calabash
lucy morales/sf living foods
living intentions

# How Berkeley Can You Be?! Parade & Festival Sun Sep 25 11:00am-5:00pm FREE

ALBINO! (heavy heavy afrobeat)
Gun and Doll Show (Cirque du Chevrolet)
¡Lo Cura! (reggalicious flamenkito)
Inspector Double Negative & The Equal Positives (Modern Hop Indigi-

Join the fun - be as Berkeley as you can be! And yes, it is *very*
Berkeley to say you're totally not Berkeley! Downtown Berkeley
Parade: University & California, Festival: Civic Center Park
Berkeley 510-644-2204

The Parade kicks off at the intersection of California and University
Avenue, Berkeley. The Festival is the termination point for the
Grand Parade Civic Center Park, (Martin Luther King Park), in between
Martin Luther King Way and Milvia, Center and Allston Way, in the
heart of downtown Berkeley.
howberkeley [at] 510-644-2204

Consider leaving something in the fuel cells this weekend for a Sunday Afternoon Cob Workparty. Students, Volunteers, Parkgoers will all be working alongside the Friends of People's Park to rebuild the recently razed FreeBox.
Please come if you can! Experienced cobbers - you are needed to help guide others! New to Cob? We would love to have your appetite for natural building knowledge! We can all feed each other - just BRING IT!
IMPORTANT: This event will take place on University of California Property. The University is somewhat opposed to the FreeBox's reconstruction. "We (Friends of People's Park) began rebuilding the free clothing box on Sept. 17th & 18th.  We put up four legs for the roof and built the foundation for the box.  The police informed us that they considered our rebuilding the vandalized box as vandalism."

# next TreeSpirit photo shoot, Sun. Sept 25, 4pm, Golden Gate Park
Dear friends of The TreeSpirit Project,

Photographer Jack Gescheidt here, back from, and moved by an amazing outpouring of affection from hundreds and hundreds of gentle people at the recent The Sausalito Art Festival.  And so I invite and welcome you to participate in the next TreeSpirit photo shoot on Sunday, Sept. 25th, @ 4pm in SF's own Golden Gate Park.   We'll quietly commune with a beautiful little oak grove, tucked out of sight from the park's roadways, in a heartfelt community gathering in nature (see jpeg attached).  

I am captivated by the endless curves of these native trees, and enticed by the carpet of ivy beneath them.  Come climb a tree or lay naked in the ivy, beneath the oaks' canopy, whichever calls most to you in the moment. 
As with all TreeSpirit photo gatherings, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE (but please, no spectators).  Bring a friend if you feel more comfortable doing so, all body types and ages are welcome.  The only requirement is your desire to commune in trees and nature free of all clothing.

Each participant receives a print from the shoot in exchange for signing a Photo Release so the final image can appear in the TreeSpirit Project series and website.  See the collection of gentle images created so far and share them with curious friends: 

One of the many purposes of TreeSpirit is simply to enjoy being outdoors and with these wondrous creature we call trees, along with fellow tree lovers.

We'll meet on Sunday, Sept. 25th, @ 4pm on MLK (Martin Luther King) Drive, 100 yards inside the park from the busy 5th & Lincoln intersection on its south border (see map attached).  From here, it's a short walk to the oak grove.  We'll make a photo RAIN OR SHINE; whether it's sunny and warm or foggy and chilly.  Bring a blanket to stay warm as the SF weather is unpredictable.  Please allow 2 full hours, 4-6pm, for the photo session although it will likely end sooner.

Please email me if you would like to attend and share this new experience, or have any questions.

with great appreciation and love for the trees,

Jack Gescheidt
4340 Anza St. 
San Francisco, CA  94121
Tel/Fax: 415.668.5225
jack [at]
A photographic celebration of our connection to nature.

# Sept 25 7pm - 10pm By Donation COOL. DOWN.
BadonkADonk at CSC 398 11th St@Harrison (one block over from the
Eagle and across from the DNA Lounge).
7pm. Sunday - This Folsom Night
Patrick Califia Cleo Dubois Fakir Musafar Carol Queen
Fetish Diva Midori Benefiting The Center for Sex and Culture

Fakir will show a short video and Cleo Dubois will perform. Patrick
will do whatever he wants. Fetish Diva Midori will simply be adored.
They will treat you to intimate performances during the evening. Dr.
Carol Queen and Dr. Bitch, Sir will be your hosts. DJ Pusspuss will
spin. Refreshments and A PLACE TO FINALLY SIT DOWN will be provided.
Requests for donations will happen at the door and we will torture
you with - Local History, Nasty Things on Stage, Dirty Kinky Words,
and Strange and Amusing Devices, along with Smut and Mild Perversions.

Epicenter Gallery 398 11th St at Harrison SF 415-255-1155

# Receive 4 complimentary CDs at the Sept 25 songwriter showcase
Hey there -- I'd love for you to join me at the Green Beat
Songwriter Showcase this Sunday, 9/25, where I'll be
sharing the stage with three other acclaimed songwriters...

Besides great live music, you can receive four complimentary CDs
-- one from *each* of the songwriters... that's a $60 value! All
you have to do is bring a party of four.

At this intimate "songwriters in the round", we're breaking from
our glamorous full band appearances, and unveiling our hearts and
souls "unplugged". This month's showcase features an incredibly
diverse lineup:

Lane Murchison - rootsy down home grooves
Trevor Justice - soulful story songs
Angelica Star - mesmerizing ballads
Maceo Campbell - fresh and original R&B

For complete bios, visit .

When: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Where: The Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St at Bryant, SF, (415) 546-6300.

Admission: $7 at the door. Or get 2-for-1 and reserved seats when
you buy advance tix at

There's a full bar and dinner menu (including veggie dishes), so
come early for table seating and a hearty dinner.

P.S. My CDs have just hit the streets -- woohoo! At a songwriter
conference this past weekend, some industry people told me the
production is fantastic, and some of my songs have the potential
to be licensed for film and TV!

Early next week, the CD should be available at

P.P.S. I'd really love to share my new songs with you! So if the
songwriter showcase format (or this particular venue) doesn't
excite you, please tell me how or where you *would* like to see me
perform. i.e. would you prefer a coffeehouse? Would you be more
likely to come if I had a backup band? Any other suggestions?

P.P.P.S. Still planning the venue and date for my CD release party.
Will keep you posted!

# Sep 25 Lorin @ Love Parade Afterparty @ The Endup... noon on Sunday 6th @ Harrison

Mon Sep 26

# Mon Sep 26 - Fri Sep 30 11a-1p daily:
Help IDA Put the Spotlight on UCSF’s Massive Animal Welfare Violations
The scheduled hearings for the USDA’s formal charges against the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) on 75 counts of animal welfare violations are due to begin on October 4th. This is a great opportunity to place a spotlight on UCSF and its long history of animal welfare violations.
UCSF has been in almost continual violation of the Animal Welfare Act since 1998.  Given the indifference and arrogance of UCSF’s administration and many of its investigators, and the fact that two of the investigators cited in the charges now sit on UCSF’s animal research oversight committee, it is unlikely that the chronic deficiencies and animal cruelty in UCSF’s labs has been corrected today. 
What You Can Do
We are looking for people to join us for a week of action at UCSF to help bring a spotlight onto these animal welfare violations. Even if you are only able to attend one hour of one day that will be welcomed.
When:   Monday, September 26th – Friday September 30th
Time:    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily
Where: UCSF Parnassus Campus, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
Please contact Karen Steele at (415) 388 9641 ext. 217 or karen [at] to RSVP on a day and time you will be able to attend.
Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information on the UCSF animal welfare violations visit
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email to:
baarn-subscribe [at]

For events:  Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at

Tue Sep 27

# Tue, Sep 27 12:00 pm Protest at US EPA Region IX Headquarters
75 Hawthorne St San Francisco @ Harrison / Howard / 2nd / 3rd St.

In an act of environmental racism and injustice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it wants to eliminate race and income as factors in developing the agency’s strategic plan to protect public health and the environment from pollution.

This action by US EPA is a direct threat to communities of color and other low-income communities that continue to suffer a direct, discriminatory and disproportionate impact on their health and environment due to the ongoing reality of environmental racism and injustice.

Contrary to US EPA public relations statements, environmental racism is alive. Race and class are still major factors in determining who gets polluted and how communities are protected from pollution.

The US EPA is guilty of environmental racism and injustice in urban, rural, desert and Indigenous communities:

US EPA violates the Executive Order on Environmental Justice that prohibits taking actions that have a discriminatory or disproportionate impact on communities of color and other low-income communities.

US EPA has allowed low-income communities of color in hurricane-devastated Louisiana to be dumped on and polluted by petrochemical and hazardous waste industries for decades – and today these communities are suffering even more from the toxic fallout from Hurricane Katrina.

US EPA allows state and regional agencies that receive federal funds to engage in environmental racism in violation of federal civil rights laws.

US EPA rubber stamps Title V Clean Air Act permits for large polluters even if polluters cannot comply with permit requirements, and EPA continues to drag its feet on cleanup of toxic contaminated sites.

US EPA allows hazardous industries to operate on the lands of several Native Nations without proper permits and without the informed consent of the tribes, contributing to the desecration of sacred sites, harming cultural traditions and threatening the health and sovereignty of these Native Nations.

Sponsored by the Environmental Justice Air Quality Coalition, and co-sponsored by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, Central California Environmental Justice Network, Chester Street Block Club Association, Communities for a Better Environment, Community First Coalition, East Bay Community Law Clinic, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Grayson Neighborhood Council, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Huntersview Tenants Association, Midway Residents for Environmental Justice, People for Children’s Health and Environmental Justice, PODER, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Urban Habitat, West County Toxics Coalition, , Youth United for Community Action.

For more information contact:
West County Toxics Coalition (925) 432-1350
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (415) 248-5010
Communities for a Better Environment (510) 209-7398
Urban Habitat (510) 839-9615

Wed Sep 28

# Mark Brecke: War Photographer Wed Sep 28 7:00-10:00pm $5 donation
Quaker Meeting House 65 9th St

# YLEM Forum: Art, Activism and Technology— 
The Trickster Alive in Direct Action Theatre
Wednesday, September 28th, 8pm
with Happy hour and  YLEM meet and greet 7:30 to 8pm

RX Gallery 132 Eddy Street @ Mason, SF, CA 94102

Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
Parking lot across the street - (machine needs 5 - $1 bills)
$5-10 sliding scale admission
This event is limited to those 21 and up

James Brightwolf has bravely used his art, technology and chutzpah to engage controversial issues for 40 years. Come hear about his important work.

There is a long and colorful history of theatre, (being the composite
of all the other 'arts') having evolved from shaman, trickster, fool
and a score of other designations to play a vital part in the creation
of our cultural mythology. The arts also have the capacity to destroy
myth with all of the tools of the trickster. Now with modern
technology as a tool, this power to satirize, ridicule, subvert,
derail, upstage, curse, demonize and co-opt has become even more
powerful. In times of war the arts are even more important if they can
remain free of the hush money and pressures from corporations,
militarism, and ALL politicians. The arts of San Francisco are under
immense pressure to promote policies that the artists often don't
personally support. The Pentagon subsidizes the NEA for recruiting.
War contractors spin their image as community members. The retail
media help regulate cultural parameters and serve as corporate
watchdogs of the status quo. But Direct Action Theatre crosses the
lines of social disapproval, institutional control, copyright power,
and good taste (w
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