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What Went Wrong in Wisconsin and Where Does Labor Go From Here?

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When Wisconsin workers occupied the Capitol and took to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in February and March 2011 to defend their unions and living standards, the effect was electrifying. Workers throughout the U.S. and the world were elated to see American workers taking such militant actions, reminiscent of the 1930s. Messages of solidarity poured in. 'WE ARE ALL WISCONSIN!' was heard around the globe. The fight against the bosses' union busting and austerity offensive was at last being joined by masses of U.S. workers. Fast forward now to the lead article of the June 7, 2012 Wall Street Journal which notes in the wake of Walker's victory: 'Organized labor, reeling from blows to government workers in Wisconsin and California elections, is grappling with the prospect of diminished political clout ...

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they trusted an electoral system that could be bes... by zon moy on Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 2:23:52 AM
Or perhaps, they underestimated the power of stupi... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:59:04 PM
those that program and make our voting machines an... by zon moy on Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:35:59 PM
Amerikan stupidity and serfdom that's what went wr... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:58:17 PM
In the first place, the energy of the protest was ... by B. Ross Ashley on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 10:12:59 AM