Today in 1971: 500,000 demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C.
It was the largest-ever demonstration opposing U.S. war; 150,000 marched at a simultaneous rally in San Francisco.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is The People’s Speakout, an opportunity to exercise public free speech rights to voice the economic, political, social and environmental concerns of the day, with music, soapbox political speeches, open mike, and more. This is at 5pm at Veterans Plaza 30 on the Square. Hosted by Social Action and Solidarity. More info at 442-8399.
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity sponsors a screening of “Bidder 70,” the story of climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who served two years in federal prison for taking direct action in 2008 at a BLM auction to stop oil and gas drilling on thousands of acres of public land in Utah. This free event is at 7pm at 122 State Street, Room 200. For more info, call 442-8399.
Tonight is Walk with a Doc! Join Dr. Rob Striker, discussing vaccines and how to minimize antibiotic use, and then leading folks on a walk. This is at 6pm at Goodman Pool parking lot, 325 West Olin Avenue. For more info, email email@example.com.
Tonight is Latin-World Music Night at Badger Bowl, featuring Grupo Balanca. This free event is at 7:30pm at 506 East Badger Road. For more information, call Tom at 608-770-7649.
Tonight’s Socrates Cafe topic is “Do Special Interests Get To Decide Elections ?”
This is at 7pm at Redamte’ Coffeehouse, 449 State Street. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869.
Today, Robert Reuschlein of the Real Economy Institute speaks on the “Global Warming Pause” of the last fifteen years since the last warming record year of 1998. He will explain how it will last another 12 years. This free event is today at 3:15 at the Geospatial Summit at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Room 213, in session C. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 608-230-6640.