On Wisconsin! Show your solidarity

BY:CPUSA.org| February 21, 2011

A popular “Prairie Fire” is fighting for public workers and us all  

The Communist Party USA urges the widest possible solidarity with public workers all over our country. We especially salute the workers and demonstrators in Madison, Wisconsin who have captured the imagination of the nation with their powerful and peaceful protest against union busting and crass efforts to destroy the  livelihoods of thousands of dedicated public workers. Teachers, health care workers, firemen, sanitation workers, Emergency workers, police and municipal workers of all kinds are under severe, nationally coordinated attack by rightwing Republicans and some conservative  Democrats. 

These attacks will not only weaken the economy but also deny vital public services to millions who need them the most.   This “prairie fire” is just the beginning of a massive popular upsurge. Wisconsin and similar actions developing in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and in many other states, are evidence of a broad and unified coalition of resistance.

Like Egypt, young people and students in Madison are bringing great energy to the fight. This is the reinvigoration of the mighty coalition that swept our country in the 2008 elections. It is a powerful coalition built around core forces of the progressive movement: our multinational, multiracial, male and female, young and old, gay a straight, working class and organized labor, with the civil rights, youth, women, environmental, LGBT, peace and senior movements.  

This attack is in large part payback by extreme rightwing Republicans for the billions of dollars they have received from billionaires, banks, corporate CEO’s and the super rich for election campaigns, attack ads, rightwing conservative PACs and funding for extreme tea party organizing.   This attack has nothing to do with deficit reduction. It is a carefully coordinated plan to destroy public worker unions and weaken labor’s ability to organize its members for political action. In the wake of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court allowing corporations unlimited, secret spending in elections, the rightwing billionaires, the bankers and corporate CEOs, and the Chamber of Commerce want to eliminate any organized opposition to their power. They want to completely shift the burden of the economic crisis that they created onto the backs of working families and the poor.  

Show your solidarity. You can:  

1. Pass a resolution in your union, church or community organization calling for support for the just demand of the Wisconsin Public Workers.

2. Join many of the online efforts to build support through social networks:

3. Spread the word far and wide!!


Comments (8)

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JOE | September 07, 2011 at 4:52 AM

You lost Wisconsin. LOL. I am proud of the state I was born of. Conservatives rise up and fight the lazyness I see displayed here. You washed up hippies tried your communes in the woods in the 60s and 70s. Why did that not work? Because everyone wanted everyone else to do the work. That is the end result of communisim. I have an idea for you. Go to the middle east and convince them to move to communisim. If you get anywhere other than dead, then we can talk about changing this country. Europe has been moving toward socialisim for decades and that has not worked. Country after country is finding out that the unions are so gready, they will suck up all the money they can with no regaurd that thier country is going bankrupt. How does that differ from the companies with the lobbyists? It doesn’t. Where are the unions giving up some of thier money to give to the poor? Lead by example or shut up.

jason lopresto | March 09, 2011 at 11:32 AM

It is time that the poor and middle class unite. Our voices are ignored as corporate America continues its vile attack on labor. They have reaped gigantic tax breaks while outsourcing jobs. Now they have started an attack on public institutions like schools and teachers. In Texas, where I live the governor believes more tax cuts will remedy our budget problems. I could solve our budgetary woes in three words. TAX THE RICH.

Akif Eisa | March 06, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I believe we should publicize all land.

Profits are bad because they are capitalistic.

Rich Miller | February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Truly, the workers of the world must unite. Wake up America! We live in what has become a corporate fascist state and it must end.

PrensaPopularSolidaria Comunistas Miranda | February 23, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Our solidarity with public workers all over United States, and for all worker class of EEUU.

Communist Party of Organisation Intermunicipal Miranda Centro of Communist Party of Venezuela

In solidarity we are take your article in our Blog.

Eman Paper tiger chaser | February 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM

not to mention the rightwing-nuts are attacking union protesters like here in Denver.
A nerve has been struck and they are beginning a nation wide counter attack.

Eman Paper tiger chaser | February 21, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Why I have always been a big supporter of an accountability committee or organisation. The less freedom we give representatives or any government body, the more restrictions we place on their ability to manoeuvre money; the better we can control them.
The fact that Lobbyists have access to our representatives 24/7 and the proletariat does not is criminal. When they stop representing the interests of the people , they no longer serve their functionality! and they must be taken out of their positions and replaced! The problem being Officials on all levels feel to free to do what they want, now people are fighting back, i foresee a big shift in conservative tactics in the locality of Wisconsin. Lets just hope this wakes more people up and realise that they are being attacked by the very people to in power to protect them.

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