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Intro: "To borrow a phrase from an old B-52's song, Wisconsin's out-of-touch Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies hope to be living in their own privatized Idaho (or perhaps Mississippi)."

Worker-protesters marching to the Wisconsin state Capitol, 02/26/11. (photo: Getty Images)
Worker-protesters marching to the Wisconsin state Capitol, 02/26/11. (photo: Getty Images)

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+11 # jwb110 2011-06-18 10:59
The very first St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Ave, NYC had nothing to do with St Paddy. It was the Irish letting the people uptown, whose homes they cleaned and factories they worked in, just how many of them there were.
A General Strike in the state of Wisconsin would send a message that the boys in the legislature know nothing about how a state is really run day to day . Workers make it happen legislators don't.
+5 # Ken Hall 2011-06-18 22:01
jwb: Totally agree only I suggest we enlarge the arena. It's time for a general strike on the NATIONAL level! The powers that be are trying to roll us over union by union, state by state. Time for ALL working people in the US to stand up and be counted if we want to salvage any gains made during the New Deal.
+2 # DPM 2011-06-21 22:58
We all need to stand with Wisconsin.

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