Today in 1918: Pacifist and socialist organizer Eugene Debs is arrested for having given an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, ten days earlier.
He was charged with, quote, “uttering words intended to cause insubordination and disloyalty within the American forces of the United States, to incite resistance to the war, and to promote the cause of Germany,” end quote, despite his repeated and vehement criticism in the speech of Germany and its aristocracy, known as the Junkers.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This Saturday is Middleton Hills Creating for Causes Art Fair. Local artists are creating, donating and collecting for local non-profits. This is Saturday from 9am to 3pm, with a rain date of Sunday. The location is 6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue in Middleton. For more info, visit facebook.com/creatingforcauses.
Saturday, observe a variety of butterflies learn about butterfly identification, behavior, and lifestyles at Cherokee Marsh. Bring binoculars and wear long pants and a hat. Sponsored by Madison Audubon, the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh. This is Saturday from 10am to noon. More info at cherokeemarsh.org.
The River Food Pantry will be selling hot dogs, brats and burgers at Madison Blues Society’s Blues Picnic this Saturday. Check out the free festival and enjoy food at The River Food Pantry’s concession stand. All proceeds will benefit Dane County’s busiest food pantry. This is Saturday from noon to 9pm at Warner Park, 2930 North Sherman Avenue.
This Sunday is a free screening of 2014 version of ‘Koch Brothers Exposed’ by Robert
Greenwald, followed by discussion. This is Sunday at 3pm at The Fountain, Room 200, 122 State Street. Call 815-685-8567 for more info.