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MAY CALENDAR

Fri, May 2Blues Fuse
Sat, May 3Badass Chicken Bones
Sun, May 4Open Mic
Tue, May 6Pool Tournament
Wed, May 7Karaoke
Fri, May 9Waterkings
Sat, May 10Buddy Craig Band
Sun, May 11Open Mic
Tue, May 13Pool Tournament
Wed, May 14Karaoke
Fri, May 16Ring of Fire
Sat, May 17Pollo Enfermo
Sun, May 18Open Mic
Tue, May 20Pool Tournament
Wed, May 21Karaoke
Fri, May 23Craig Horton Blues Band
Sat, May 24Brazil Beat
Sun, May 25Open Mic
Tue, May 27Pool Tournament
Wed, May 28Monthly Birthday Party w/Midnight On The Water
Fri, May 30Bone Drivers
Sat, May 24Sun Masons

JUNE CALENDAR
Sun, June 1Open Mike
May, 2003 - Volume 28, Number 5

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ARTICLES:
Victory in Iraq: An Untidy Affair - By Stephen Simac
  The invasion of Iraq wasn't quite the cakewalk Bush's chickenhawk advisors said it would be. Before the attack they implied the main problem for coalition forces would be what to do with all the flowers the natives were going to toss at them.
Fairfax "Nice Cop" Death Suit Advances - By Jim Scanlon
A little over a year has passed since Ricardo Alvillar, "the nicest cop in Fairfax" died of a heart ailment while the Fairfax Chief of Police and the Town's Administration deliberated, well past their self imposed deadline for dismissing him on charges arising out of a minor traffic accident which happened outside the town.
Coalition Forces Employ Depleted Uranium - By Hiroshi Kato FRSA
Depleted Uranium is a waste product of the nuclear industry and is given virtually free to the weapons industry. Uranium is toxic and carcinogenic so it acts as both a chemical and radiological weapon.
Open Space Policy Review

Cancer Recurrence Inspires Creativity

The Tragedy Of Wellstone's Death: Mishap Or Murder - By Carol Sterritt
On October 25, 2002, a twin turboprop crashed two miles south of the Eveleth, Minnesota airport. On board, everyone was killed. These eight people were Paul Wellstone, the Democratic Senator from Minnesota, his wife, his daughter, three of his staff, and the two men that were piloting the plane.
Helen Caldicott To Speak In Fairfax May 5th

Peace Palace For Marin
Middle East. Security alert. Recession. Violent crime. Marin is in the grip of a epidemic of traumatic stress. Now, a group of community leaders will announce their plan to build a Peace Palace dedicated entirely to bringing relief to the stressed population of the county and promoting peace for a turbulent world.
Petrodollars Vs Petroeuros-Why We Fight Oiled War II - By Jim Scanlon
Dick Cheney said, "This has nothing to do with oil." President Bush and his spokesman Ari Fleisher, deny repeatedly that oil has anything to do with it. Tony Blair said, "...there is no way ever if oil were the issue..." Colin Powell did not mention it in his speech to the UN. The mantra of the administration is "The oil belongs to the Iraqi people".
Analysis: A Line In The Sand For Syria - By Karen Nakamura
A strident power play during the weekend of April 12 appears to have had the effect of reining back the United States' almost certain incursion into Syria, at least, temporarily.
Rights Of Passage For Bolinas-Stinson 8th Graders
Anthropologists have discovered that rites of passage were a key part of every traditional culture. Why were rites of passage so universal? What fundamental human needs do they speak to? Our modern culture lacks meaningful rites of passage Are we missing something? How might we reclaim rites of passage in culturally relevant ways?
Onward Christian Soldiers: Missionaries Get Ready to Roll - By Jim Scanlon
According to a 1998 Harris poll, 86 percent of Americans believe in miracles and 83 percent accept the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Another poll found that 79 % believe that biblical miracles really happened and 45% believe in the Devil. 40 % of all Americans and 79% of Evangelical Christians (George W Bush, Richard Cheney and Al Gore included) believe that the world will end in a gigantic war between Jesus and the Antichrist after the Jewish people return to Israel.
A Letter To America - By Margaret Atwood
Dear America: This is a difficult letter to write, because I'm no longer sure who you are. Some of you may be having the same trouble. I thought I knew you: We'd become well acquainted over the past 55 years. You were the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comic books I read in the late 1940s. You were the radio shows-Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks. You were the music I sang and danced to: the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, the Platters, Elvis. You were a ton of fun.
Health & Harmony Festival Bigger And Better
This summer marks the Health & Harmony Music and Arts Festival 25th year as Northern California's largest and most innovative health, music and arts festival (voted "Best Festival" in Sonoma County for many years running), with a world of possibilities for faire-goers of all ages to Honor the Past-Celebrate the Present-Create Our Future.
Nude Peace Protest Prevails: Make Love Not War in San Francisco
On a bright Spring day on a San Francisco nude beach, the latest Baring Witness peace action took place, with over 100 men and women lying naked in the sand to form the words Make Love Not War.
Rigging the Vote - By Peter Coyote
I'm including a copy of a letter I sent to Barbara Boxer and my other representatives with the evidence accumulated of a potential 'November surprise'-- the rigging of the next Presidential vote by private, inaccessible, untransparent voting machines that leave no paper trail. For a fuller discussion of the issue and links, please go to: CommonDreams.org Published on Friday, January 31, 2003.
No Cure, No Vaccine Yet - By Jim Scanlon
The disease is the military, the symptom is war.
Iraqi Smoke And Ashes - By Nermeen Al-Mufti
Nermeen Al-Mufti sifts through the embers of Baghdad for the remnants of a town she knew so well.
News Briefs

Violent Israeli Police Abuse Investigated In West Bank; Teenager Murdered - By Jim Scanlon
An Israeli police investigation, begun in December 2002, has resulted in the arrest and detention of 4 Israeli Border Policemen in the beating and death of an 18 year old Palestinian. A week later 8 more Border Policemen were arrested and charged.
Another Bogey Man Falls
Like in a dream, the absurdity, surprise and bewilderment: our boys, sleep deprived and exhausted, weighed down in body armor and smothering clothing, each with his personal heavy machine gun sticking out, all complicit in robbery, vandalism and murder with aggravated violence. In a desperate hurry to get in and get out, get it over with and get home to mother. But the intense wanting will not get them there any sooner.
Youth Is Wasted On The War - By Buddy Craig
I just spoke with my daughter. She had a little window of time she could take away from her busy day. She's part of the 4th Infantry Division's assault on Baghdad. She is in the 1133rd Transportation Unit of the Iowa National Guard. They have been sitting poised to deploy from Ft. McCoy Wisconsin for about a month now. She stole a little time after lights out to give me a call.
Anarchy, The Epilogue To Genocide - By Edward W Miller
As American and British forces bludgeon their way across Iraq, trashing and killing at will, bombing public buildings, offices, telecommunications centers and whatever small concentrations of Saddam's forces threaten their progress, the Iraqi people are ignored, swept aside or killed.
Moo Town News - By Judy Borello

The Perfect Storm Is Sinking The Constitution - By Jeanette Pontacq
The first time I heard the phrase habeas corpus was while attending a retrospective of film noir from the 40s at the old Surf Theater in San Francisco. The phrase seemed to pop up quite regularly in murder mysteries in those days. Fast forward to the 21st Century, and habeas corpus has become an unmentionable word in the corporate media.
Bush: It's Not Just His Doctrine That's Wrong - By Governor Howard Dean
When Congress approved the President's authorization to go to war in Iraq, no matter how well-intentioned, it was giving the green light to the President to set his Doctrine of preemptive war in motion. It now appears that Iraq was just the first step. Already, the Bush Administration is apparently eyeing Syria and Iran as the next countries on its target list. The Bush Doctrine must be stopped here.
Will Victory Make America Safer? By Chuck Sher
Will the US military victory in Iraq make us safer? You can follow our compliant media in ignoring this crucial question, but a more responsible choice would be to think long and hard before we go any further down the path of unilateral US military actions.
Letters To The Editor

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