Today in 1996: Three Ploughshares activists – Lotta Kronlid, Andrea Needham and Joanna Wilson, cause millions in damage and are arrested in Warton, Lancashire, England, for disarming a British Aerospace F-16 fighter jet destined to be sold to Indonesia for use in its illegal occupation and genocide of the people of East Timor.
Angie Zelter was arrested later for saying she planned to finish what the other three had started. The four were later acquitted of all charges on the grounds of preventing a greater crime.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is Monona Green Tuesday: Healthy Lawns and Native Plants. Astrid Newenhouse from the Healthy Lawn Team and Kate Heiber-Cobb from the Madison Area Permaculture Guild will discuss sustainable options to maintaining and planting a healthy lawn. This is tonight from 6:3o to 8pm at the Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road in Monona. More info at tnsmonona.org.
One week from tonight is the Jane Addams Book Club, discussing “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” – a report on the state of America in words and cartoons, and a collaboration between investigative journalist Chris Hedges and reporter-cartoonist Joe Sacco. This will be Tuesday, February 5, from 6:30 to 8pm at the Goodman South Library, 2222 South Park Street.
Everyone welcome. More info at 266-6395.