Today in 1972: President Richard Nixon orders an end to U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. The most recent air strikes had been retaliation for North Vietnam’s walking out of the peace negotiations in Paris and pressure to force it to submit to U.S. terms.
Bombing of strategic targets and Hanoi and Haiphong lasted for eight days with a 36-hour break for Christmas. The 20,000 tons of bombs killed just over 1600 North Vietnamese, and a dozen B-52s were lost. North Vietnam agreed to return to the bargaining table.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is English Country Dancing, which meets the first, third, and fifth Mondays of the month at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. All dances are taught. No partner needed. Beginners are welcome. A small donation is requested. This is tonight from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Call 231-1040 for more info.
Register now for “Non-hierarchical Leadership for Community Organizers and Activists!” Beginning January 14th, this three-part Madison Free Skool series will use Starhawk’s Empowerment Manual to explore group dynamics in collaborative, non-hierarchical organizing for social events and change. The course is facilitated by Thistle Pettersen, and will be held at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. Please register by January 7th. For more info or to register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.