Wisconsin’s recall election: an ominous crucible of US politics

Wisconsin Protester holding sign, "I voted for Walker and I'm sorry!"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The right threw resources into Scott Walker’s anti-union fight, while the Democratic party stood by. That’s a recipe for defeat Forget the old saw, “All politics is local.” There is a kettle’s worth of tea leaves to read in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s triumph over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. The acrimonious 5 …

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Occupy-related uprisings continue across the world

"Globe centered over North and South America. Occupy Fist logo underneath with the words 'Occupy Everywhere'"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN ATHENS (May 29) — Voters in Greece sent tremors across the Eurozone on May 6 by recording a massive protest vote against EU-dictated austerity. Parties that had participated in an emergency government tasked with passing deeply unpopular belt-tightening measures in return for rescue loans to prop up the near-bankrupt Greek economy were …

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