Forgive me for this is a post dashed off quickly. But I want to make sure people know about these events of note for today:
11:30-ish A much-rumored huge gathering of fire fighters will occur at Wisconsin’s capitol. I did call a local firehouse to be told only that it was fairly spontaneous and will be large. Firemen will met at Station Number 1 – 316 W. Dayton St. – 11:30am & following, march two short blocks to the Capitol.
12 Noon- The projected time of an Assembly vote on their version of the earlier Senate version of the Budget Repair [or “Disrepair”] Bill that was the cause of an earlier departure of our 14 Democrat Senators for Illinois. You can watch events unfold live at Wisconsin Eye – a non-profit “CSPAN” for Wisconsin.
**If you can please donate to Wisconsin Eye today. This small operation is scrambling to give ‘er all they’ve got to respond to international attention and server needs! **
3:45pm A protest at the very new Koch Brothers office on Doty Street. This is going to happen, I assure you, though I can not at this moment link to a web site or release on this.From facebook:
at 4 p.m. at the newly opened Koch Brothers Lobbying office at 10 E. Doty Street. Meet at Walgreens at 3:45 p.m.
7pm Amy Goodman will appear at the Orpheum Theater on State Street tonight. Topic: The migration of civil action from the Middle East to the Middle West. Full Details are on facebook and below:
WHO: Democracy Now! Executive Producer Amy Goodman and Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous
WHAT: Public talk: “Uprisings: from the Middle East to the Midwest”
WHERE: Orpheum Theater, 216 State Street, Madison – just blocks from the Capitol
WHEN: Thurs, Feb 24, 7pm
WHY: Benefit for WORT 89.9 FM and solidarity with Wisconsin workers
COST: $5-10 Suggested Donation
Sharif Abdel Kouddous has just returned from Cairo, Egypt, where he has been producing groundbreaking reports on the Jan. 25th revolution. This will be his first public talk since arriving back in the US. His reporting on Egypt can be found at: http://www.democracynow.org/tags/sharif_kouddous
For more information: Norm Stockwell, Operations Coordinator, WORT FM, (608) 256-2001
To arrange interviews with either Amy or Sharif in advance: (212) 431-9090
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and aired on over 800 TV and radio stations around the country.
WORT 89.9 FM is Madison’s community radio station, founded in 1975. It has been ranked Madison’s “Favorite radio station” in the Isthmus poll 14 times. WORT airs Democracy Now daily at 1pm Monday through Thursday. The Friday broadcast is at 4:30pm.
Copies of Goodman’s latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, will be available for purchase.