Today in 1969: The newly wed John Lennon and Yoko Ono-Lennon begin their seven-day “bed-in for peace” against the Vietnam War in the presidential suite of the the Amsterdam Hilton in The Netherlands.
Their doors were open to the media from 10am to 10pm. They invited all to think about and talk about creating peace. Lennon said, quote “ Yoko and I are quite willing to be the world’s clowns, if by so doing it will do some good”.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is a “Vigil Against the Drones,” with a gathering at 3, and vigil from 3:30 to 4:30pm outside the gates of Volks Field. This is a solemn vigil for one hour to remember those killed by drones. Participants can stand in silence or read poems and stories about the effects of drone warfare. This is a legal vigil on public property outside the gates. For directions, carpooling, and other info, email email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 608-256-5088.
Tonight is the first of a new five-part bi-weekly Madison Free Skool series! “Debt Servitude and Debt Resistance” explores the sordid history of debt. The class will be facilitated by John Peck, a part-time economics instructor at Madison College. This is at 6:30pm at Rainbow Bookstore, 426 West Gilman. More info at 262-9036, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For other Free Skool classes, check out madisonfreeskool.wordpress.com.