Today in 1986: A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicts American Eugene Hasenfus, a CIA operative, of delivering arms to Contra rebels and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
He had been arrested when his plane was shot down by Sandanista troops. He was pardoned a month after his conviction.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a Dinner, Documentary and Discussion of Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin. Dinner at 6 – soup is provided, bring a dish to pass. Puppet Show at 6:30, and at 7pm, a screening of “The Price of Sand,” a documentary about frac sand mining in Wisconsin. This is tonight at 6pm at Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin Street. It’s free and sponsored by Soup & Solidarity, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, and Midwest Environmental Advocates. More info at 608-698-3525.
Are you interested in helping reduce Wisconsin’s prison population, while eating great food from three great local caterers, listening to spectacular music, and possibly bidding on a stunning piece of art? Madison Organizing in Strength and Solidarity is holding its first annual fundraiser-celebration tomorrow from 5 to 8pm at Fountain of Life church, 633 West Badger Road. For more info, call James at 608-217-1685.
Tomorrow through December 21st, the MadWest Winter Farmers’ Market will be held Saturdays from 8am to noon at the Lussier Community Center, 55 South Gammon Rd. Buy fresh, organic produce, pasture raised meats, delicious Wisconsin cheeses, fair trade coffee, homemade chocolates, and local baked goods. They accept Quest EBT. Join us at the first Market for a free breakfast! For more info, call Eric at 608-772-4461.
Tomorrow, the Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin meets to discuss “How to Fight the Worsening Capitalist Austerity.” This free event is tomorrow at 3pm at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 231-3015.