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by Nicholas Pell in Politics
Braving bitter cold, Wisconsin’s workers stormed the streets by the tens of thousands in February 2011. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts and anti-collective bargaining laws pushed working-class centers like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay to the limit. Wisconsin’s workers — not the usual leftist flotsam — increasingly raised a call for a general strike. People had “taken to the streets” in precisely the manner idealists breathlessly lionize and cynics proclaim impossible.