Today in 1947: The National Security Act of 1947 is passed by Congress, uniting the armed forces under control of the National Military Establishment, which soon becomes Defense, the only cabinet-level military department, in place of separate ones for War, Army and Navy.
The law also created the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and gave statutory responsibility to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “Why We Need System Change, Not Climate Change” – a discussion of the roots of the environmental crisis and what a future sustainable society could look like. This is tonight at 7:30pm at Madison College, downtown campus, 211 North Carroll Street, Room 333. Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization. For more info about the event and speakers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-492-1053.
Tonight, Madison Storytellers present “Most Heinous Experiences.” Come tell your own story about the heinous thing you tasted or smelt or listen to how others have suffered at this open mic storytelling event. This free event is tonight at 7:30 at the Atlas Improv Theater, 609 East Washington. Call Brendon at 262-716-1974 for more info.
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative’s annual fundraiser is this weekend. It is staging four performances of “Voices of A People’s History” – a series of monologues drawn from the primary source materials used by Howard Zinn in his iconic “A People’s History of the United States.” Performances are scheduled tonight and Friday night at 7pm, and Saturday at 2 and 7pm at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street. More info at rainbowbookstore.coop.