Today in 1996: Three Ploughshares activists, Lotta Kronlid, Andrea Needham and Joanna Wilson, cause millions in damage and are arrested in Warton, Lancashire, England, for disarming a British Aerospace F-16 fighter jet destined to be sold to Indonesia for use in its illegal occupation and genocide of the people of East Timor.
Angie Zelter was arrested later for saying she planned to finish what the other three had started. The four were later acquitted of all charges on the grounds of preventing a greater crime.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity sponsor a free screening of “Cry Freedom,” about the 1970s anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. This is tonight at 6:30pm at 122 State Street in Room 200. More info at 608-442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Tonight, 350 Madison hosts “Personal Divestment from Fossil Fuels,” a presentation by Steve Zahn, First Affirmative Financial, and Salli Martyniak, Forward Community Investments. Is your money contributing to climate change? As we work to get the University of Wisconsin Foundation to divest from fossil fuels, many of us want to take matters into our own hands and divest our personal finances from fossil fuels. This is tonight at 7pm at the Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard. More info at 350madison.org.
The Alliance for Animals has volunteer opportunities to help animals. These might include tabling at the Farmer’s Market, distributing pro-animal literature, or joining a committee. For details visit allanimals.org or call 257-6333.