Today in 1950: President Truman proclaims a national state of emergency in order to fight quote “Communist imperialism.”
This followed major Chinese intervention in the Korean War, launching a counter-offensive with 300,000 men against Republic of Korea, United States and United Nations troops. The U.N. command, under General Douglas MacArthur, had attacked the North Korean Army at Inchon three months earlier, liberating Seoul, destroying three divisions and forcing a retreat by the North Korean People’s Army.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the third session of “Economics for the Rest of Us!” – a five part Madison Free Skool series. This month’s topic is Work and Labor – How is value produced? Who benefits? While the discussion will build upon itself over time, folks are welcome to drop in at any point. This is tonight at 6:30 at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org For other Free Skool events, visit madisonfreeschool.wordpress.com.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing and shelter; education and training for finding, changing or maintaining a job; Racial and Restorative Justice programs to create a more inclusive community, and Girls Inc. to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more info on how you can help, please call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436 or visit ywcamadison.org.