Sunday, February 27, 2011

Protesters occupy Wisconsin Parliament

Robert García (from Rebelión)
There has not been a protest like this in the USA since many decades ago. It is, as far as I know, a protest against the restriction of the right to unionize and the right to strike and against the cutting of social security benefits paid in advance by the workers. 

The protesters have taken the State House (Parliament) and have the support of police unions and national guards (state militias). If Wisconsin would be a sovereign state, this would be a true revolution and the governor would have to flee to Riyad, along Ben Ali and Mubarak. However for that to happen the revolution would have to spread through the rest of the federation (not that it cannot happen). 

Washington's Blog mentions today that only 11% of US citizens trust Congress (federal parliament) and that is because democracy has been replaced by an oligarchic mafia state in which voters do not count but funders (corporations, big capital) do. This is of course creating a highly volatile situation because even the worst tyrants need a popular consensus in order to rule.

Notice how this revolt is being silenced by the media: I could not find a single mention in BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, CNN or EuroNews. Even in the "progressive" (liberal in international English) Huffington Post the news is quite hidden (but at least mentioned).


However there are reports that arrests have already begun, see Naked Capitalism.


  1. Not everything is silent.
    You can have a look at the belgian alternative newssite They are following upthe story...

    It's in flemisch(dutch), but still it won't be silent forever...

  2. Yes, flemish ... but it's also on

    The website of Belgian state television and biggest news company ... it has also been on the news here ...


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