Today in 1987, peace activist George Ostensen enters the Extremely Low Frequency, or ELF Communication System Transmitter site near Clam Lake, Wisconsin.
He cuts down three ELF poles and pours blood over them. He also places photos of children inside groundswell electrical control boxes and plants flowers in them. Undetected, he goes to the Terminal Control Center to inform security guards of his actions.
He will be convicted of two counts of felony sabotage at his trial in Ashland and sentenced to thirty three months in prison.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, join local author Eric S. Piotrowski as he launches his book, This Ain’t What You Rung For, with a public reading. This is at 6 pm at Room of One’s Own Bookstore, 315 West Gorham. More details at just-text.org or call 241-2473.
Saturday, the Madison Infoshop and Madison Worker Cooperatives host a free screening of Shift Change, a 2012 documentary about worker cooperatives. There will be a potluck beginning at 6pm and worker-owners from businesses featured in the film will lead a discussion about worker cooperatives afterwards. Donations encouraged. This is Saturday at 8:30pm outside the Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street.
Sunday is the second annual fund-raiser for David’s Educational Opportunity Fund, which provides support for high school and university students from poor families in Ecuador. The fund-raiser will feature homemade Salvadoran pupusas, performances by Atlas Improv and dulcimer player Katie Waldren, and an auction of Ecuadorian arts and crafts. This is Sunday from 1 to 4pm at 5725 Bittersweet Place, Madison. More info at davidsedfund.org or call 608-298-7758.
Sunday, the film Five Broken Cameras will be shown at 2pm at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Road, in Fitchburg. Free, and donations benefit children’s library in Rafah, Palestine. Co-sponsored by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Memorial UCC. More info at madisonrafah.org or call 608-273-1008.