Today in 1965: The first national demonstration against the Vietnam War takes place in the nation’s capital. Students for a Democratic Society, the organizers, expect about 2000 marchers; the actual count is close to 25,000. This is the largest anti-war protest ever to be held in Washington, D.C. up to now.
The number of marchers approximately equaled the number of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam. Several hundred students in the protest broke away from the main march and conducted a brief sit-in at the U.S. Capitol’s door.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
This coming Saturday, the Unemployed Workers Council presents Part 2 of a talk: “Iran: Struggle and Crisis”. Free and open to the public, this is Saturday at 3pm at the South branch public library, 2222 South Park Street. More info at 608-628-4802.
“Radical Perspectives on the 2011 ‘ Wisconsin Uprising ‘ ” will be discussed this Saturday at 1pm by a panel including John Peck of the Industrial Workers of the World, Rebecca Kemble of the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative and writer with The Progressive, Damon Terrell of the Autonomous Solidarity Organization, and Thistle of the Madison Infoshop and co-editor of the Capitol Occupation Zine. This will be Saturday in Room 5206 of the UW Social Sciences Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, and is free. For more info call the Madison Infoshop at 262-9036.