Today in 1995: Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara first publicly acknowledges error in prosecution of the war in Vietnam.
McNamara said, quote: “Yet we were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture School of Library and Information Studies presents Lisa Gitelman from New York University speaking on “Amateurs and Their Discontents, 1870-2000.” It offers a selective history of amateur self-publishing, and challenges DIY publishing to think beyond the opposition of the subculture and the mainstream. This is free, and today at 4pm at SLIS Commons, 4207 Helen C White Hall, 600 North Park Street. More info at slis.wisc.edu.
We’re screwed – unless we can successfully amend the U.S. Constitution to say that corporations ARE NOT people and money is not speech! It’s time to reclaim our democracy and end the obscene immorality of purchasing politicians at any price! All About Citizens United, a day-long forum on April 13 at BTCI in Fitchburg, will inform and motivate you to take action to amend the U.S. Constitution. To pre-register or to get more info, go to allaboutcitizensunited.org. The event is sponsored by the Oregon Area Progressives and the South Central Wisconsin Move to Amend.