Today in 1958: Hundreds of anti-United States demonstrators hurl melon-sized rocks, attacking a limousine carrying Vice-President Richard Nixon in Caracas, Venezuela.
President Eisenhower immediately orders four companies of Marines and paratroopers to Caribbean bases to back White House demands that Venezuela guarantee Nixon’s safety.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
Tonight, Jonathan Garber presents “The Guide to Preventing and Self-treating Muscle Pain.” Learn how to take care of yourself and how to know when you need help from professionals. This is free, with a small cash or food donation requested for the Goodman Center. This is from 6:30 to 8pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa. For more info, call Jonathan at 608-843-2729.
Tomorrow night, the Rock County Progressives present an educational forum titled “Raising the Minimum Wage.” Speakers are Patrick Hickey of the Workers’ Rights Center of Madison, and Representative Corey Mason, from the 66th Assembly District. This is tomorrow at 6pm at Basics Food Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive in Janesville. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics. More info at rockcountyprogressives.org.
WORT needs lots of volunteers to help with the station’s Block Party on Sunday, May 18th. Volunteers are needed for set up, trash and recycling, clean up and various tasks throughout the day. To volunteer, call the station at 608-256-2001 and ask for Glenn or email: firstname.lastname@example.org