Wisconsin protests

From here to there: how I became a Wobbly - Juan Conatz

A short account by Juan Conatz detailing how he became involved in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

From Wisconsin to Baltimore: which lessons learned? - Juan Conatz

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 provides valuable lessons for the Black Lives Matter movement across the US, especially about the directions not to take.

Interview about 2011 'Wisconsin uprising'

A 2011 interview with Juan Conatz about the protests in Wisconsin.

Images from the 'Wisconsin uprising'

To mark the 4th Anniversary of the protests that emerged in Wisconsin in response to an austerity bill pushed by the Governor to break public sector unions, I've uploaded most of my pictures from my time there in Spring of 2011.

Interview with Burnt Bookmobile

An interview with an individual involved in Burnt Bookmobile, a blog out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin run by some people influenced by various anti-authoritarian tendencies, including insurrectionary anarchism, left communism, and nihilism, among others.

Why M1GS?: lessons from Wisconsin

A piece from a union staffer in Wisconsin who saw the movement go from the potential of a general strike to just a recall, and how we should remember this in Occupy's efforts for a May 1st general strike.

After the next storm passes

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Article speculating on possible outcomes in Occupy, current anti-austerity struggles, and radical involvement.

A trip down CrimethInc’s memory hole: 2010-2011 in review, reviewed.

Cautiously Pessimistic blog analyses and critiques Crimethinc's piece on the UK anti-austerity movement, the Wisconsin uprising and the Egyptian revolt.

Struggle changes people

This article discusses the idea that the experience of struggle and direct action transforms people.

The general strike that didn't happen: a report on the activity of the IWW in Wisconsin

This is a report written by two IWW organizers from out of state on the activities of the union during the height of the protests in Madison and Wisconsin. The version is slightly modified from a text sent to the 2011 Delegate Convention and reflects the opinion of the authors.