SPRING IS HERE! To celebrate, I will be doing FACE PAINTING at this event this TUESDAY NIGHT with @alchemycollective and @beatsantique.

🌷Spring Return Party ☔️ Imbolc🌷

Feb. 2nd from 7-10pm, come to Alchemy Collective Cafe for a night of Earth Magick celebration, performance, and community ritual! Also commemorating the grand opening of our neighbors’ @beatsantique interactive space “Shadow Box.” We’ll be opening Feb. featured artist @feralartery’s “Otherlings” creature show, with performances from Medicine Moon, @chhotimaa, and Mother Tongue- starting at 7:30!

Local magick makers @matriarikasapothecary, @thailanwhen, @missleahdeejewelry will be vending their creative and healing wares.
Local Tarot readers Luna Pantera and @lafemmenatasha will offer individual readings. Sacred Face paint art will be available from @neekobonzini and @_bone.head_
We’ll close with a public participatory “Spring Dance” ritual led by members of Mother Tongue!
Come join the block in this free night of giving love and thanks to community and Mother Earth! Arrive early if you want to see performances as space inside is limited! Poster art by @thailanwhen
#imbolc #spring #alchemycollectivecafe #firsttuesday #eastbayart #community #berkeley #ritual #beatsantique #hiphop #herbalism #craftswomen #earthmagick
(at Alchemy Collective)

Gaza: PGA calls for end to violence

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) President and New Zealand Member of Parliament, Ross Robertson, is calling for an end to violence in the Gaza Strip and in Israel.

“The involvement of civilians is a crime against humanity,” said Ross Robertson.

“We associate ourselves with the positions expressed by the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban Ki Moon, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Judge Navi Pillay, and otherl international, regional and national institutions and organizations that have called for an end to the hostilities and the respect of International Law.

"As an organisation we condemn the attacks directed against civilians by all sides, and stress that the rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) must be respected by all parties participating in an armed conflict of international or non-international character, whether these parties are state or non-state armed forces,” he said.

“PGA calls upon the State of Israel and the Palestinian authority to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court so as to ensure access to justice for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity and. encourages the international community to continue its effort to bring this crisis to an end,” said Ross Robertson.