Today in 1962: President John F. Kennedy authorizes high-altitude atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons to determine whether missile-borne warheads could be used to blackout military communications.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, “Reviving Civil Resistance When Electoral Change is Blocked” will be discussed by Dr. Adam Schesch, historian of popular mobilizations. This is at 7pm at Rainbow Books, 426 West Gilman Street. It is free and sponsored by the Madison Infoshop. More info at 262-9036.
Four energy policy activists who have helped communities fight transmission and frac sand projects in other states will speak at SOUL’s Wisconsin Energy Action Fair in Mauston this Saturday, April 27. The SOUL, or Save Our Unique Lands, fair will feature speakers from 1 to 3pm and breakout workshops from 3 to 5pm. This is Saturday at Anjeros Grille, 531 State Highway 82 in Mauston. For more info, call Joan at 608-625-2339.
The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival is this weekend. Meet Alpacas and talk with breeders, and attend seminars and classes for the whole family. A silent auction will raise funds for the Great Midwest Alpaca Festival Scholarship at the UW-Madison School of Vet Medicine and the Alpaca Research Foundation. This is free, and there is a parking fee. This is 9 to 5pm on Saturday, and 8 to 2pm on Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. For more info, visit thegmaf.com or call 608-698-3431.