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DECEMBER CALENDAR

Fri, Dec 5Leon Vest
Sat, Dec 6Hucklebuck & the What You Wants
Sun, Dec 7Open Mike
Wed, Dec 10Karaoke
Fri, Dec 12Palm Wine Boys
Sat, Dec 13Missouri Breaks & Friends
Sun, Dec 14Open Mic
Wed, Dec 17Midnight on the Water
Fri, Dec 19Buddy Craig Band
Sat, Dec 20Dexter Grove
Sun, Dec 21Open Mike
Wed, Dec 24Christmas Eve Redoubt
Thurs, Dec 25Open All Day & Night
Fri, Dec 26Buddy Craig
Sat, Dec 27Cole Tate Band
Sun, Dec 28Open Mike
Wed, Dec 31New Year's Eve Dance Poor Man's Whiskey
December, 2003 - Volume 28, Number 12

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ARTICLES:
The Bitter Harvest Of Palestine By John Ross
  AWWARTA VALLEY: I dig my thumbnail into the newly-picked olive and the rich oil spurts into my palm of my hand. I am picking "zitoon" (in Spanish, "aceituna") in the harvest of the Awwarta valley of Nablus, Palestine
US Soldiers Bulldoze Iraqi Farmers' Crops By Patrick Cockburn
Dhuluaya: US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers
Carolyn Brown Passes
Carolyn L. Brown, Ph.D., a nationally recognized advocate for children, lost a long battle with cancer on November 4, 2003.
Court Ruling Challenges Widespread County Planning Practices By Louis Nuyens
In a victory for local environmentalists seeking to protect endangered species habitat, Marin County Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee has issued a Tentative Ruling against the County of Marin
Massive Climate Change Attributed to Ozone Depletion. By Jim Scanlon
While political pundits argue endlessly about whether "global warming" is occurring, it is something of an surprise that scientists are reporting that stratospheric ozone depletion is directly connected with the massive climate changes that are affecting the higher latitudes of both hemispheres.
Bush Must Go Now
The Bush Administration knowingly misled the nation into war. Ten-thousand innocent Iraqi civilians have been killed.
Bolinas Meets On Weird, Objectionable Behavior By Don Deane
Anger and frustration over drinking-related behavior by Bolinas' homeless population bubbled into a meeting last month at the Bolinas Library.
AIDS Commissioners Resign; Wrong Funding Cuts By Karen Nakamura
It comes down to the people's voice being heard and having valid suggestions incorporated into governing policies.
Prisoner Parents And Their Orphaned Children By Jim McKinnon
The night before visiting day, Anna Thomas said, she and her grandchildren all are a bundle of nerves, unable to sleep because of the anticipation of visiting her sons
Dangers Lurk As Dentists Use New Techniques To Remove "Silver" Fillings By Carol Sterritt
This article has important, up-to-the-minute information that might save your life, if you or anyone you know happens to have teeth.
Computer Voting Machines: Diebold Uses Copyright Law to Silence Critics By John Schwartz
File Sharing Pits Copyright Against Free Speech Forbidden files are circulating on the Internet and threats of lawsuits are in the air. Music trading?
Diebold Gets Slightly Nailed By Kim Zetter
Citing concerns that Diebold Election Systems installed uncertified software on some electronic voting systems in a California county without the state's knowledge, officials are forcing the company to pay for an audit of all the company's voting machines used in the state in order to win certification for a new model.
Special Advance Screening of "Cold Mountain" To Benefit Full Circle and Honor Dr. Carolyn Brown
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 PM, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael.
Who Pays When Walmart Keeps Workers Poor By Domenico Maceri
Five of the richest people in the world are descendants of Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart empire.
The Hazards Of A Smoke-Free Environment By Robert W. Tracinski
On October 21, New York's smoking ban--one of the most stringent in the nation-withstood a legal challenge in federal court
News Shorts

A Wind of Panic Blows Through Baghdad By Renaud Girard
Saturday 01 November 2003: Right now the Americans have no luck in Iraq. They'd like to see the number of western humanitarian organizations working here increase and the number of American and European journalists who daily testify to the aggravation of the security situation decrease.
Shopping for Democracy? By Frank Scott
Commissars of capital hope that the annual celebration of consumption will soon reach its peak.
Zionazis On Our Payroll By Edward W. Miller
"American policy in the Mideast is complete madness" Prince Charles of England, Nov. 2003
MOO TOWN NEWS

The Sinking Boat By Jeanette Pontacq
As a student at Washington High School in San Francisco, I vividly remember a particular science-class project
The Iraq Trap: Watch Out What You Ask For By Norman Solomon
Media outlets are filled with bad news about Iraq. A theme is emerging: This administration doesn't know how to run an occupation!
Why I'm for Dean By William GreiderThe Nation
First, the rivals saw him as a McGovernite lefty from the 1960s.
Letters To The Editor

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