Today in 1967: riot-clad City of Madison police indiscriminately club students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Commerce Building during a protest against campus recruitment by Dow Chemical. Dow has designed Napalm, a chemical used by United States troops to scorch Vietnamese peasants.
To disperse the crowd of several thousand, the police use tear gas for the first time on a United States college campus. Amid clouds of gas and mace, the angry crowd holds its ground, then starts to throw rocks and bricks. The police use dogs and a riot squad to disperse the demonstrators. The clash sends sixty people to the hospital.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight there will be a free screening of “Che: Rise and Fall” – a documentary entirely shot in Cuba involving close former comrades of Che Guevara. Sponsored by the Madison Infoshop, this will be at 7pm in Room 1131 of the UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. More info at 262-9036.
The Dane County – City of Madison Clean Sweep Program for recycling household hazardous waste will end its 2012 season on Wednesday, October 31st at 2pm. Items that can be dropped off at Clean Sweep include oil based paints, pesticides, poisons, household products containing organic solvents, ignitable, aerosols, and non-automotive type rechargeable batteries. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 7am to 2pm. The site is located at the Dane County Highway garage, 2302 Fish Hatchery Road. For more info, call 243-0347 or visit danecountycleansweep.com.
Tomorrow night there will be a free “Water and Mold Home Maintenance Class.” Project Home is teaching this class on Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 1922 South Stoughton Road. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please call Michelle at 246-3737 to register.
Moving Forward On Your Own: A Workshop for Widows and Others, will be presented by award-winning author and speaker Kathleen Rehl on Saturday, October 27th, at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. This free workshop is designed to help those who have been widowed, or who anticipate being widowed, to be more self-confident, knowledgeable, and secure about their money matters, enabling them to take control of their financial futures. To register, call 238-2781 by October 22.
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