Today in 1983: Five thousand U.S. Marines and Army Rangers invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, culminating a destabilization program launched by the Reagan administration thirteen years ago.
The military removes reporters from the island to keep the U.S. public from learning of helicopter crashes, civilian casualties and hospital bombings.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow morning is a Madison Institute Progressive Roundtable discussion: It’s Worse Than You Think: How the Politics of Extremism Has Subverted Our Democracy, Shut down the Government, and Threatened Our Nation’s Credit, presented by Fred Wade. Free and open to all, this is Saturday at 9:30am at Capitol Lakes – Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street. Parking is free – visit themadisoninstitute.org for parking info. Call Kelly at 608-438-4178 for more info.
Tomorrow is “The Syrian Civil War, the American Peace Movement & the Left: a Debate.” Co-sponsored by the Peregrine Forum and the Wisconsin Network For Peace and Justice. There is a small suggested donation. This is tomorrow at 1pm in the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. For more info, call 608-442-8399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday is “Screen Printing Basics.” Make patches using your own designs. Materials provided. This is Sunday at 2pm at the Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. More info at madisonfreeschool.wordpress.com.
The Parental Stress line helps prevent child abuse by connecting parents who are stressed or feeling alone with volunteers who talk with them by phone. Training is necessary. Call 241-4888 extension 26 for details.