Today in 1886: twenty-five hundred workers march in Milwaukee for the eight-hour day. Demonstrators carry red Socialist flags and the tricolor banners of the “Eight Hour League”.
In response, Governor Jeremiah Rusk has supplied the Milwaukee National Guard headquarters with increased ammunition and the entire city police force with four companies of infantry and artillery. Despite the threat, the workers will parade and avoid violence.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonights Green Thursday at the Fitchburg Public Library features the film “The Great Squeeze,” which explores our dependence on dwindling natural resources. This free event is tonight at 6:30pm at the Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road in Fitchburg. More info at 608-729-1784.
Saturday , there will be a free Power of Ki Workshop: Good Fortune from the Buddha. Experience how your ki and body changes by your images, words, and state of heart. This will be from 10am to 4:30pm at the Madison Tao Sangha Center, 2330 Willard Avenue. Please RSVP to 608-257-4663.
Also Saturday is the Midnight Evolution Arts Collective Mid Wisconsin Action Camp Benefit
and Variety Show, hosted by Madison Action for Mining Alternatives. This will be at 202 South Dickinson, starting with a 6pm potluck, followed by storytelling, music, dance and more! More info about the camp at centralwiactioncamp.wordpress.com. More info about the event at 262-9036.