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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:09 AM
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OFFICIAL GENERAL STRIKE SUPPORT THREAD
If Wisconsin passes their bill tonight banning collective bargaining for state workers and you support a general nationwide strike, check in here.

Send a message to your President, who recalled DNC support to Wisconsin workers. (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... )

Send a message to Governor Walker that THIS WILL NOT STAND!

Send a message to the GOP that they've awakened the American People and that WE WILL BE HEARD!


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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:10 AM
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1. recommend
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:11 AM
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2. Yes, yes,. yes
about time!
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:14 AM
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3. it's about time American workers took back the streets....
Solidarity!
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:14 AM
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4. k & r...nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:16 AM
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5. Of course and not just WI as this point
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:19 AM
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6. This is a coordinated attack on democracy
They hollowed out the economy, now they're trying to hollow out our system of government. Once you push people to the wall and it comes down to defending home and family, don't expect Americans to get down on their knees and take it. A general strike is exactly what we need to do.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:19 AM
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7. I believe general strikes are against federal law
If I'm not mistaken, the Taft-Hartley Act outlawed general strikes.

That sounds like a good reason to go for it.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:21 AM
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9. The situation is now beyond caving into suppression and domination. n/t
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:29 AM
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13. I agree 100%
Putting a stop to the Koch Brothers is as much in order as declaring independence from King George.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:44 AM
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14. It is, isn't it. Take away the dates and the names, and it's really about the same thing. ...
Suppression of the many for the benefit of the few.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:02 PM
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24. We need to take back freedom of assembly, then, by doing it.
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pulledpork Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:21 AM
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8. .
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:24 AM
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10. This is about the future for most Americas. Any not seeing this now are no
longer asleep at the wheel, they've gone over the cliff.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:24 AM
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11. General Strikes don't work.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:26 AM
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12. History states otherwise. Your point is unbackable and flat wrong.
It is how we got our civil/worker's rights. And it is how we will keep them.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:51 AM
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17. If all cops, firefighters, & teacher strike
and are willing to do so until it is changed back it should work

Those are 3 professions that are hard to replace quickly
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:48 AM
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15. They have to strike before the law is signed correct?
the law outlaws strikes
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:54 AM
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18. To hell with the law!
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:50 AM
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16. Our leaders will not lead
It is time for the people to take to the streets!
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:26 PM
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19. This is fantasy.
It might be more effective to promote a consumer strike; not just in Wisconsin, but across the country. We might be able to get a million people to go for a day without buying anything.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:26 PM
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20. no
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:28 PM
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21. Request: If you support... check in. Response: "no" Then why say anything at all.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:57 PM
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22. Because this is an open forum to which no DUer can be denied making a response.
Is that clear?
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:07 PM
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25. But why take the effort to voice an opinion irrevelant to the thread?
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:08 PM
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26. Your avatar is V and you don't support a general strike?
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:00 PM
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23. Yes.
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