Today in 1993: police arrest Wisconsin anti-nuclear activists John LaForge, John Heid, Sam Day and Bonnie Urfer for trespassing at an Air Force tower near Medford. The tower is part of a new communications network. It is designed to connect the president and other military commanders with command posts and bomber bases during so-called “National emergencies”.
The four will be convicted under a county ordinance after pleading guilty or, no contest. But all will refuse to pay the one hundred fourteen dollar fine and, therefore, will serve sixty -day jail sentences.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is “Healthy Community Economy Part II: How will we use those tools to create inclusive abundance here?” This workshop will be an interactive process with steps to operationalize our new healthier economy. This is today from 4 to 6pm at 1 South Pickney. For info, visit danecountytimebank.org.
Tonight, the Fall 2012 Discussion Series on the History of Radical Urban Politics in the Midwest continues. This week’s topic will be “Jane Addams, Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman and Friends.” This is tonight at 7pm at Rainbow Bookstore, 426 West Gilman. For more info, call 262-9036 .
Tonight, Frank Koehn, from the Penokee Hills Education Project in Ashland, Wisconsin, will speak on “Mining in the Penokee Hills Uncovered.” Koehn will speak about the struggle and threat to Wisconsin’s ‘Everglades of the North,” the Kakagon Sloughs, the wild rice beds, and the homeland of the Bad River Ojibwe Nation. This fee event is sponsored by the Penokee Hills Education Project, Madison Action for Alternatives to Mining, and the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. This is from 6 to 7:15PM at Rainbow Bookstore, 426 West Gilman Street. More info at 218-341-8822 or savethewatersedge.com.
Tomorrow night is the Birthday Benefit Bash! celebrating Dane County TimeBank’s 7th Birthday! This will be from 7 to 11pm at the East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive. Two great local bands, a Swap Meet, awards, and cake! There is a suggested donation. For more info, visit danecountytimebank.org, or call 663-0400.
This weekend, The Young Shakespeare Players present a dramatic reading of The White Deer by James Thurber. This will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm. This free event will be at 806 West Lawn Avenue. More info at 258-0015 or ysp.org.