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Title It started in Wisconsin : dispatches from the front lines of the new labor protest / edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle ; with an introduction by John Nichols ; and an afterword by Michael Moore.

Imprint London ; New York : Verso, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  331.8930977 It1s 2011    ---  Available
Description 181 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary "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 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." --p. [4] of cover.
Subject Labor movement -- Wisconsin -- History -- 21st century.
Protest movements -- Wisconsin -- History -- 21st century.
Collective bargaining -- Wisconsin.
Employee rights -- Wisconsin.
Political participation -- Wisconsin.
Wisconsin -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Government employee unions -- Political actiity -- Wisconsin -- History -- 21st century.
Added Author Buhle, Mari Jo, 1943-
Buhle, Paul, 1944-
ISBN 9781844678884

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