Today in 1911: Sun Yat-Sen’s United League leads a revolution against monarchy and for democracy in China. Changes in class structure and economic activities will not be fundamental but, in reaction to Western invaders, the Chinese will try to identify their own destiny.
Many Chinese currents of revolutionary thought and action will originate with this year’s events, including socialism and anarchism. Undermining the old order just enough to make new solutions necessary, the revolution is a prelude to the first cultural revolution in 1919.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the regular biweekly meeting of the grassroots Madison anti-mining group. This will be at 122 State Street in the fourth floor conference room, from 5:30 to 7pm. This is open to all citizens interested in organizing opposition to iron, sulfide, and frac sand mining around Wisconsin. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight, “Debt, Discipline, and Dispossession” in the global economic slump will be discussed by the Political Economy Group. This is from 6:30 to 8pm at the Electric Earth Café, 546 West Washington. More info at 256-1261.
Tonight at Edgewood College will be a talk with Gildardo Tuberquia, leader from the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia. Titled “How the United Nations has been Present in the Life of the Peace Community,” this is hosted by the United National Association of Dane County. This is tonight at 7pm in the Sonderegger Science Building on the Edgewood College campus. For more info, email email@example.com.
Prevent Child Abuse before it starts. Volunteers are needed with Canopy Center to co-facilitate groups of youth, teens, and adults that have experienced abuse and hardship within the family. For more info, contact Sarah at 729-1130 or visit canopycenter.org.