Today in 1915: Joe Hill, a labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, is assassinated by firing squad in the courtyard of the Utah State Penitentiary in Salt Lake City.
Just prior to his execution, as Joe stood before the firing squad, he propelled himself him from organizer to labor martyrdom with these words: “Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organize!”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity sponsors a free screening of “The Narrow Path: Walking Toward Peace & Nonviolence With John Dear.” This is tonight at 7pm at 122 State Street, Room 200. More info at 815-685-8567.
Tonight, Josh Ruebner of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will speak and sign copies of his new book “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace”. Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-UW Madison and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, this is free and open all. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 2650 Humanities on the UW-Madison campus. For more info, visit madisonrafah.org or call 238-1974.
Tonight is “The Definitive Guide to Preventing and Treating Muscle Aches and Pains” – a free class offered by massage therapist and yoga instructor Jonathan Garber to prevent and heal from muscle issues. This is tonight from 6:30 to 8pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. A small donation to Goodman is requested. For more info, call 608-843-2729.
Citizens Climate Lobby Madison invites you to fast from food for one day tomorrow and donate what you would have spent on food to relief organizations working in the Philippines. Take action against climate change and for Philippine Typhoon relief in solidarity with the Philippine people. For more info about the fasting campaign and a way to donate, search facebook for “stop the climate madness.”