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Manifest Real Democracy Wisconsin

The 1st poster in the Autonomous Democracy project celebrates the direct action and the manifestation of real democracy during the Wisconsin uprising. In February 2011, rejecting the undemocratic actions of the then Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, and in an act of direct democracy, thousands of people occupied the Wisconsin State Capital Building in Madison to defend worker rights. The occupation followed the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and coincided with the mass movement in Egypt’s Tahrir Square which lead to the overthrow of dictator Hosni Mubarak. Later that year, inspired by these actions and demanding a truly democratic response to the economic crisis, people began occupying Zuccotti park near Wall Street in New York launching the Occupy Movement. These are just some of the moments in the long history of the growing global movement for direct democracy.


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