US: One year after the battle of Wisconsin

Lessons from the working-class revolt of 2011

Before the Occupy movement challenged the ideas of the capitalist establishment in the US, contributing to the worldwide movement of the Enraged and Indignados, 2011 started with the uprising of the workers’ movement in Wisconsin: In February and March hundreds of thousands of workers and young people rose up against the attempt to strip public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. Despite ending in defeat, it potentially marked the beginning of the end of a period of general setbacks for the US workers’ movement.

Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US) published a balance sheet to outline the strength and challenges of this movement:

The Battle of Wisconsin – History and lessons from the working-class revolt of 2011, by George Martin Fell Brown

Special financial appeal to all readers of

Support building alternative socialist media provides a unique analysis and perspective of world events. also plays a crucial role in building the struggle for socialism across all continents. Capitalism has failed! Assist us to build the fight-back and prepare for the stormy period of class struggles ahead.
Please make a donation to help us reach more readers and to widen our socialist campaigning work across the world.

Donate via Paypal

Liked this article? We need your support to improve our work. Please become a Patron! and support our work
Become a patron at Patreon!

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


April 2012