Today in 1947: An estimated four to five hundred veterans and conscientious objectors from World Wars One and Two burn their draft cards during two demonstrations, in front of the White House and at New York City’s Labor Temple, in protest of a proposed universal conscription law.
This was the first peacetime draft-card burning.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, join the Sierra Club for a program with Wisconsin environmentalist Heather Mann, with stories about her interviews with environmental leaders in climate-vulnerable island nations, and a cascade of tropical photographs. There will be a Q-and-A and time for socializing after the presentation. Refreshments and snacks provided. This is tonight at 7pm at the Madison Library, 201 West Mifflin Street, Room 302. Details at www.4lakes.org.
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity sponsor a free screening of “The Spook Who Sat By the Door,” about a black ex-CIA agent who organizes a black insurrection in the U.S. This is at 7pm at 122 State Street, Room 200. More info at 442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Tomorrow afternoon, indigenous and non-native people will stand up, step forward and speak out against destructive sand and taconite mining in Wisconsin. Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island invites everyone to join them for a rally after the State of the Tribes address by Menominee tribal chairman Craig Corn in the state legislature at noon. This rally is tomorrow at 2pm at the State Street entrance to the State Capitol. Call 279-4136 for more info.