Today in 1993: police arrest four Wisconsin anti-nuclear activists for trespassing at an Air Force tower near Medford.
The tower is part of a new communications network, 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 after pleading guilty. But all refuse to pay the one hundred fourteen dollar fine and serve sixty-day jail sentences.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
The Tenderfoot Art Show starts tomorrow at the Madison Enterprise Center-Commonwealth Gallery, 100 South Baldwin Street. Opening reception is tomorrow from 5 to 9pm. Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm through October 24th. For more info, visit Tenderfoot Reception on facebook.
Tomorrow is a meeting of the Unemployed Workers Council, with a talk by Dr. Bob Reuschlein on “Empire Economics”. Free and open to the public, this is tomorrow at 3:15pm at the South branch public library, 2222 South Park Street. More info at 608-628-4802.
Saturday is Madison Print and Resist – a day-long festival of zines, political print media, and experimental publications. This is tomorrow from 11am to 5pm at Helen White College Library, 600 North Park Street. More info at madisonprintandresist.wordpress.com.
Sunday is the 28th International Kite Fly For Peace – “One Sky One World,” with sport kites, high-flying deltas, ground displays and kite making for kids. This is Sunday from 11 to 4pm at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. Call Paul at 271-8265 for more info.
Sunday is the 2nd Annual Farley Healthcare Talk: Can Obamacare Lead Us to Universal Healthcare? Sponsored by Wisconsin Physicians for a National Health Program, this Sunday at 4pm at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive. More info at 608-622-9077.
The PFLAG monthly meeting is Sunday with the topic: Wisconsin 521, a non-profit dedicated to visibility and community for Wisconsin’s non-monosexual community. Open to all, this is Sunday at 2:15 at The Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court. For more info, call Sharon at 608-271-5440.