9781568587035

Uprising : How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568587035

  • ISBN10:

    1568587031

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/14/2012
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent and the associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. He has authored or coauthored eight books on media and politics. He lives in Madison and Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
"Madison,Wisconsin, Lets Get Rowdy!" On the Cold First Night of a Golden Agep. 1
First Amendment Remedies: A Reclaiming of the Constitution's Rules for Radicalsp. 15
The Arc of History Bends Toward Solidarity: How a Sense of Place Shapes a Struggle, and a Futurep. 43
"Wisconsin Is Not Broke, America Is Not Broke" An Economics Lesson from Michael Moorep. 67
The Next Media System Beyond "Old" and "New," a Journalistic and Democratic Media for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 91
The Rise of the House of Labor: Street Heat, Politics at Unusual, and the Evolution of the Mastodonp. 119
Afterword: The Remedy Is to Begin Anewp. 153
Source Notesp. 167
Indexp. 179
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