Capitalist Crisis and the Wisconsin Uprising

Originally published in Wisconsin Uprising: Labor Fights Back (2012)

Take on Wisconsin state flag. Design by Mike Konopacki

Throughout February and March of 2011, I couldn’t help but wonder if I were living in a folk tale: in a flash tens of thousands of people rallied at the state capitol in Madison; teachers shut down public schools in a statewide “sick strike”; and union workers physically blocked the Legislature doors. I remember being…