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In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here isIn the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession.It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin’s progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin’s anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics....

Title : It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest
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ISBN : 9781844678884
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Number of Pages : 181 Pages
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  • Valerie
    2018-11-09 21:25

    As with most ad hoc publications, this varies widely in quality. It also is in dire need of an update (at least a supplement).Contents:PART I HOW IT STARTED IN WISCONSINIntroduction: Why Wisconsin? by John Nichols1 We Dropped The Bomb by Nick Thorkelson2 The Wisconsin Idea by Mari Jo Buhle3 Frostbite And Freedom: The Battle of Madison by Tom MorelloPART II THE RIGHT-WING ASSAULT4 The Sale of Wisconsin by Mary Bottari5 The War on Schools by Ruth ConniffPART III THE FIGHT BEGINS6 What's So Funny 'bout Beer Brats And Cheese And Unions? (in cartoon format) by Nick Thorkelson & Paul Buhle7 An Interview with Ben Manski of Wisconsin Wave by Patrick Barrett.8 Eyewitness: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like" by Dave Polinkowski9 Eyewitness: "Spread The Love, Stop The Hate: Don't Let Walker Legislate" by Charity A SchmidtPART IV LABOR10 Labor, Social Solidarity, And The Wisconsin Winter by Paul Buhle & Frank Emspak11 Solidarity 1970 (in cartoon format) by Paul Buhle & Gary Dumm12 A Wisconsin Teacher's Suicide by Matthew Rothschild 13 The Role of Corporations by Roger Bybee14 Teachers on Strike (in cartoon format) by Sharon RudahlPART V BEYOND WISCONSIN15 Wisconsin And US Labor by Kim Scipes16 Wisconsin Is Global by Ashok Kumar & Simon HardyAfterword: How I Got to Wisconsin by Michael MoorePostscript: From Wisconsin to Wall Street And Back (this is where addenda and updates could be added--or at the end of each essay)Acknowledgments & Contributors (capsule bios of the authors, editors, etc)