Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, 13 October 2013 | Kiosk Collective

Today in 1967: In Washington, D.C., more than 100,000 demonstrators surround the reflecting pool between the Washington and Lincoln monuments in a largely peaceful protest to end the Vietnam War. Some encircled and attempted to storm the Pentagon in what some considered to be civil disobedience; 682 were arrested and dozens injured.

This protest was paralleled by demonstrations in Japan and Western Europe, the most violent of which occurred outside the U.S. Embassy in London where 3,000 demonstrators attempted to storm the building.

It’s today’s Action Calendar!

Tonight is Economics for the Rest of Us, the first in a 5-part discussion series. Meeting on different Mondays through January, explore some of the major schools of economic thinking, the ways they look at the world, and the solutions they propose to economic challenges that face all human societies. This is tonight at 6:30 at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info, email jepeck@wisc.edu

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. announces the eighth year of grants to encourage creation of new community gardens and expansion of existing gardens in the City of Madison. Grants of up to 2,000 dollars will be given out in early March 2014. Applications are due on November 30th, 2013. Call Micah at 246-4730, extension 236, or visit cacscw.org/garden_grants.php for more info.

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