Today in 1969: CBS cancels “The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour,” a television show featuring edgy political satire, and such rock bands as the Beatles, the Who, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors.
The brothers had refused to censor a comment made by Joan Baez. She wanted to dedicate a song to her husband, David, who was about to go to jail for objecting to the draft during the Vietnam War.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the Lakota Truth Tour. Traditional elders from the Pine Ridge Reservation will speak against indigenous genocide and reclaim their matriarchal sovereignty. There will be a screening and discussion of the groundbreaking documentary, Red Cry. This is tonight at 6:30pm in Room 180 of Science Hall, 550 North Park Street. Hosted by the Lakota Solidarity Project. More info at lakotagrandmothers.org.
Tonight, there will be a showing of Bidder 70, followed by a Climate Action Workshop. Bidder 70 tells the story of a University of Utah economics student who posed as a fake bidder in order to disrupt a BLM oil and gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of Utah land. This free event is sponsored by the Sierra Club and 350.org. This is tonight from 7 to 9pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. For more info, call Jennifer at 608-257-4994.