Product DescriptionIn February of 2011 the people of Wisconsin changed the political landscape in America overnight. In response to their governor's move to strip workers of the right to organize Wisconsinites fought back--occupying their Capitol for days on end and protesting in record numbers throughout the freezing winter. Their bold action inspired progressives across the country sparking a new conversation on organized labor direct action and civil resistance.
We Are Wisconsin provides an up-close view of the struggle in the words of the grassroots activists independent journalists and Wisconsinites who led the fight. Alongside the real-time fast-paced story of the Capitol occupation told by those on the inside this collection looks at what happened what it means and what comes next.
Contributors include Michael Moore Noam Chomsky Van Jones John Nichols Medea Benjamin Mike Elk Andy Kroll Tony Schultz Ian Murphy Allison Kilkenny Billy Wimsatt Chris Bowers and more.
Erica Sagrans is a writer activist and online organizer who has worked for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Organizing for America the effort that grew out of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Her writing has appeared in Utne Magazine Alternet Think Progress and Movements.org.