Today in 1969: Bobby Seale, a founder of the Black Panther Party, is sentenced to four years in prison on sixteen counts of contempt of court during the federal’ Chicago Eight’ trial in Chicago.
He was charged for his insistent claims to the right to choose his own lawyer, or to represent himself. After the Chicago Eight verdict, the contempt charges were withdrawn.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is a march and rally to raise awareness about the power of corporate special interest groups, especially Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, or WMC, over Wisconsin state government, and to kick off a year of action to return the power to the people of Wisconsin. Bring a flashlight to “shine a light” on the big money special interests. Meet today at 5pm at the State Street side of the Capitol to march. The rally is at 5:30 at WMC, 501 East Washington Avenue. More info at wisconsinwave.org.
Tonight is a free screening of Greg Palast’s “The Election Files.” Sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity, this is tonight at 7pm in Room 200 at 122 State Street. More info at 815-685-8567.
Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Site is open year-round at the county landfill and operates Tuesdays through Fridays from 7am to 2:45pm, and Saturdays from 8 to 10:45am. Clean Sweep will be closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays. There is a fee per drop-off. Clean Sweep is located at 7102 US Highway 12 in Madison. More info at danecountycleansweep.com.