Times Argus: "Workers’ Center takes on ‘People’s Budget’"

Workers’ Center takes on ‘People’s Budget’

By Thatcher Moats

VERMONT PRESS BUREAU - Published: June 10, 2011

MONTPELIER — A nonprofit grassroots group that rallied thousands of Vermonters to support health care reform legislation with its “health care is a human right” campaign is laying the groundwork for another political push with a different focus: state budget and tax policies.

FILM: "Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad" (a little bit of so much truth)

In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. With its origins in a public-sector workers' struggle (a teachers' strike), the uprising in Oaxaca was not unlike what we are currently seeing in Wisconsin and other states.

But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca.

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