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

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

Uprising How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest from Madison to Wall Street The protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for Occupy Wall Street More than public employees teachers students and their allies descended on the capital in Madison

  • Title: Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street
  • Author: John Nichols
  • ISBN: 9781568587035
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 IndThe 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.

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    1. Lisa Bonack on said:

      Disclaimer: This is not an objective review. I was there. I marched in Madison on February 26, 2011. By the end of the day I was exhausted and in a good deal of pain. Reading Uprising brought it all flooding back and it was wonderful. When I marched, I thought that the important thing was to change Scott Walker's policy plans, but I was wrong. To me, the important part of protesting is to be with a group of people who support each other, so we combined have the strength not to give up on what we [...]

    2. Kristin Shafel on said:

      4.5 / 5 stars. John Nichols of The Nation magazine discusses the current political and social issues happening in Wisconsin, his home state, and capital city Madison is ground zero. In early 2011, newly elected governor Scott Walker unveiled a controversial budget repair bill ostensibly to help create jobs and bring the state out of supposed massive debt by ending collective bargaining rights for unions and cuts to necessary public social programs, including health care and education. This measu [...]

    3. Steve on said:

      John Nichols has been called by some, the Thomas Paine of our time. This book represents "Common Sense" to our generation.On page 19, Nichols writes, "It is certainly true that nothing so horrifies today's false constitutionalists as the actual exercise of civil liberties."In my mind, one word most aptly describes public policy debate in today's American mass media: confusion. John Nichols cuts through the confusion like NOBODY has been able for years. Corporate elitists and propagandists who pr [...]

    4. Taylar on said:

      Honestly, I was a little disappointed by this analysis of the Wisconsin uprising of February-March 2011. First, I think this was rushed. Nichols should have waited until after the recall election. I also didn't like how he started the book- my recollection of events is a little different than his - and kept referencing Tom Morello and other celebrities as instigating the protests. The book hit its stride mid-way but really, it preached to the choir and I wished he would have focused more on the [...]

    5. Fenix Rose on said:

      Wow made me proud to be a Wisconsonite.Full of great quotes and some history but mainly focused on a movement of regular people who got fed up and stood up and said no more. This has to end.A current history event that inspired others around the nation.Paul Ryan and Scott Walker may have captivated the main news medias,but the real story covered by alternative media was the people of this state,who gathered in thousands not for one day but for months.People from all walks of life, economic level [...]

    6. Holly on said:

      Covers the huge labour and community organising in Wisconsin in 2011, puts it in good historical context, quick and easy to read, lots of inspiring anecdotes and stories from the protests themselves. It doesn't have heaps of 'meaty political analysis', but plenty of passion/vision for organised labour. I didn't get much out of the chapters on the Constitution/Founders and on the media coverage of Wisconsin.Was halfway through the book when Walker won the recall election so kinda felt like the en [...]

    7. Katie on said:

      This was another "pep talk" feel of a book. I'd call it a protest sign in book form. Very passionate, just trying to give you the feeling of being there in that moment. I did expect this, this time. I mostly read it anyway because I just joined a political-oriented book club and am excited to have a group to talk to about what I'm reading. I wouldn't particularly recommend this book for informational interest. But it gives a: Yay, Wisconsin!

    8. Beverly Kent on said:

      This is a tiny book by one of the Nation's usual writing staff. It is the story of what happened before Ocuppy Wall Street. I went to school nearby(Iowa) and have many friends in Wisconsin. I also was a union member in my first job so I have a soft spot for union workers. I am a politics junkie and anyone who is will enjoy John's viewpoint of this event which has almost faded from the front pages. Watch the recall election on June 5th.

    9. Linda on said:

      Nichols at his best: a quick read with a wide-ranging historic approach that sets the events in Wisconsin a larger context, esp. as related to James Madison and the First Amendment and Tom Paine. Nothing new here if you've been following John's writings on this since the beginning. All very Nicholsian if you know what I mean. But he always seems to pull it all together better than anyone else on the scene.

    10. Derek on said:

      Excellent work; very well researched. Having been present at some of the protests (and living in Wisconsin before, during, and after they happened) I think his perspective may be a little off, but given the point of view from which it's written it works.Also, this is for the Kindle version of the book, which doesn't exist on GoodReads, even after I attempted to add it as an alternate version.

    11. Dixie on said:

      Uprising is a well-researched, genuinely smart assessment of contemporary Wisconsin politics of protest. It is also a quick, easy read and I recommend it to anyone interested in grass roots politics, history, and the world we live in.

    12. Jeri Gabrielson on said:

      One of the best chronicles of Wisconsin's struggles with the oppressive and regressive economic strategies of Governor Scott Walker. A must read.

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