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Shut it Down: The 1970 TAA Strike

by Jon Isaac March 16, 1970: Teaching assistants and other graduate workers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison stood outside campus buildings chanting and holding signs, where just a week earlier they had been teaching classes. Some brought their dogs, others their children. Spirits were high. It was a graduate worker strike, the first of its … Continue reading Shut it Down: The 1970 TAA Strike

Primary Season & Class in Madison

by Julian Novack In every federal election, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) tracks donations to candidates – when an individual gives money to a candidate, it’ll ask their name, where they live, their occupation and employer. Normally this is rather mundane information, but for the 2020 Election it gives us a window into the politics … Continue reading Primary Season & Class in Madison

We Need Solidarity Now More Than Ever

Charity wasn’t enough before the crisis. It won’t save the working class from COVID-19. by Dayna Long In one week following Governor Evers’ declaration of a Public Health Emergency in the state of Wisconsin, a group of businesses and wealthy donors amassed nearly a million dollars for a Dane County COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund. The … Continue reading We Need Solidarity Now More Than Ever

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