Today in 1897: Nineteen unarmed striking coal miners are killed and 36 more wounded by a posse organized by the Luzerne County sheriff in Lattimer, Pennsylvania.
The strikers, most of whom were shot in the back, were originally brought in as strike-breakers, but later created their own union.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a free screening of “This Is What Democracy Looks Like”, the story of the 1999 Battle of Seattle with lessons for today. This is tonight at 7pm at the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. Sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity. More info 815-685-8567.
Tomorrow, Senator Dale Schultz holds a hearing on the Raw Milk Bill before the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Affairs. Now is the time to express your support for legalizing the direct sale of fresh milk from farmers to consumers in Wisconsin. Three other states have already decriminalized the sale of raw milk. This is tomorrow from 2 to 6pm at the State Capitol, Room 411 South. More info at wisrawmilkassociation.com
On September 25, the Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force invites area seniors to “Only Leaves Should Fall”, a workshop to learn ways of reducing the risk of falls, and staying active, healthy and independent. The will be at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road. There is a cost, and includes a catered lunch and door prizes. To register or for more info, call 238-7368. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 18.