UPRISING HOW WISCONSIN RENEWED THE POLITICS OF PROTEST, FROM MADISON TO WALL STREET

By: NICHOLS, JOHN

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The protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for Occupy Wall Street. More than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize. The struggle (and the Democratic caucus' escape to Indiana in order to prevent a quorum from being reached) elicited extensive national media coverage and debate--as well as enormous grassroots support for protestors. Uprising provides an anatomy of the event and its implications for the political future of the nation. As state legislatures across the US (in Ohio and New Hampshire, to name a few) take up union busting measures, Nichols shows how the Wisconsin case is a blueprint for progressives around America who've had enough. He also explores how Wisconsin protesters organized and inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Title: UPRISING HOW WISCONSIN RENEWED THE POLITICS OF PROTEST, FROM MADISON TO WALL STREET

Author Name: NICHOLS, JOHN

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ISBN Number: 1568587031

ISBN Number 13: 9781568587035

Binding: Trade Paperback

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