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Anthony De Rosa

A 2011 timeline of protest, revolution and uprising.

By Anthony De Rosa
December 15, 2011


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Great work!

Posted by carminix | Report as abusive
 

The hundreds of thousands of people in Wisconsin who occupied their state capitol for several months, 24 hours a day, and marched through the snow deserve inclusion in this timeline, as do their counterparts who launched similar protests in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere. Those were not only, or even mostly, public sector workers fighting for collective bargaining rights, although that is surely enough to warrant inclusion. They were marching against politicians who abused the democratic process and radically overstepped their electoral mandate. Ask many of the Occupy protesters and they will tell you that they were inspired by what happened in Madison as one model for their actions. I hope you might consider revising the timeline to include the Wisconsin protests, starting when the state capitol rallies began on Valentine’s Day, 2011.

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