Today in 1986: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, begin shredding documents that would have exposed their participation in a range of illegal activities regarding the sale of arms to Iran in an attempt to free hostages, and the diversion of the proceeds to an insurgent Nicaraguan group known as the contras.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is Assassination Eve – 50th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Last Night, with a JFK Assassination speaker, Bob Reuschlein speaking on JFK and Empire, followed by time for questions and and an open mic for 5-minute speeches. This is tonight from 6 to 9pm at Red Dragon TV Lounge, 109 East Lakeside Street. Free admission, pizza, and soft drinks. For more info, call Bob at 608-230-6640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dane County CASA, a local charity that provides volunteer advocates to abused and neglected children in the Dane County court system, will host its 5th annual “Gingerbread Casas for CASA” event this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm at Hilldale Shopping Center in Madison. You can vote for your favorite gingerbread house with donations to CASA. For more info, call Anna at 608-283-2969.
Tomorrow, Moving from Within and Wisconsin National Organization for Women bring a “flash mob” to the State Capitol Rotunda to bring awareness to recent legislation restricting women’s access to reproductive health care in Wisconsin. The dance is part of the global One Billion Rising campaign. This is tomorrow at 12:30pm in the Capitol Rotunda. More info at 608-444-6666 or 608-332-0063