With the introduction of the Wisconsin state house bill to severely curtail the bargaining and other rights of public sector workers in the state, the long stealth attack on labor and the rights of working people in the US came to a head. The mobilization of tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens in frequently-bitter weather to protest the bill, contest state supreme court and recall elections showed the rest of the country "what democracy looks like."
A nation that used to espouse isolationism has morphed into one poised for hair-trigger pre-emptive war, armed to the teeth and the leading purveyor in the global arms trade.
Hugo Chavez Frias: In Memory, Solidarity, Commitment to Participatory Democracy and Justice in Peace
Chávez was a bold thinker and a forceful advocate for justice.