We Are Wisconsin: The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it Happen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934690482
  • Publisher: Tasora Books
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John Nichols 13

We Will Fight / We Will Win Erica Sagrans 19

On An Ex-Girlfriend, A 96-Year-Old Labor Journalist, And Burning Down The Forest Mike Elk 25

What Democracy Looks Like

The Incredible Ecosystem of the Wisconsin State Capitol David Dayen 38

Das Capitol David Weigel 42

The Unbreakable Culture of the Occupied Capitol Ben Brandzel 49

Walker is Waking Up Wisconsin's Organised Labor Movement Emily Mills 54

The View From Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol Mike Elk 58

Dear Scott Walker

It's a Farmer's Issue Tony Schultz 65

Dear Scott Walker by Sigird peterson 69

My Manifesto, or Why I Fight for Workers Rights in Wisconsin Joanne Staudacher 74

Amercia is not Broke Michael Moore 78

Do Not Retreat, Retweet

WIunion Natasha Chart 88

Giving a Face to the Protest: Interview with Videographer Matt Wisniewski Erica Sagrans 95

Prankster Ian Murphy Talks About Calling Walker Elizabeth DiNovella 104

Koch Whore Ian Murphy 107

The Wiscinsin 114

The Senator From Bay View: Chris Larson Fights for Worker Rights in Wisconsin David Dayen 120

Live From an Undisclosed Location Senator Kathleen Vinehout 125

If DC Democrats Want to Fire Up the Base, They Have to Pick a Fight Chris Bowers 129

From The Middle East To The Midwest

We Stand With You as You Stood With Us Kamal Abbas 136

Cairo in Wisconsin Andy Kroll 139

An Egyptian Spring and a Wisconsin Winter Alexander Hanna 146

The Cairo-Madison Connection Noam Chomsky 151

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity are Alive Medea Benjamin 156

What's The Matter With Wisconsin?

All's Noisy on the Midwestern Front Andrew E. Kersten 162

La Follette's Wisconsin Idea Peter Dreier 168

The Wisconsin Uprising: Why Madison? Dan S. Wang 174

Resistance Is Spreading

Occupywa Statement from Protesters Occupying the Washington State Capitol 184

Wisconsin: The First Stop in an American Uprising? Sarah van Gelder 187

The Resistance has Begun Allison Kilkenny 191

How Wisconsin Gave Birth to the American Dream Movement Billy Wimsatt 194

Time to Reclaim the American Dream Van Jones 198

The Revolution will not be Phonebanked

Lessons of the Capitol Struggle Elizabeth Wrigley- Field 207

Wisconsin's Lost Strike Moment Dan S. Wang Nicolas Lampert 214

Wisconsin and Beyond Kim Moody 219

The Wisconsin Uprising is a Bottom-Up Movement—Should We Hope DC Leaders Don't Get in the Way? Mike Elk 229

What Next: Mobilizing or Organising? Monica Adams 236

On Wisconsin!

Return to Wistonsin: The Beginning or the End? Andy Kroll 244

50 Days of Wisconsin Labour Solidarity have Changed My Life Jenni Dye 252

Postcard From a New American Progressive Movement The Wisconsin Strategy David Dayen 256

There Will Always be a Tomorrow Daniel Schultz 263

The Spirit of Wisconsin John Nichols 271

Appendix

What Happened in Wisconsin: A Timeline 281

A Statement From Thomas M Bird 287

Wisconsin Progressive Blogroll 297

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