Point of interest

6th May 2011 at 01:00

"This is a Martin Luther King moment, this is a Gandhi moment." Jesse Jackson (pictured) addresses a crowd of 40,000 at Wisconsin's State Capitol in February, protesting against Governor Scott Walker's bill to strip teachers and other public sector workers of almost all collective- bargaining rights. "The barriers to unions were put in place to prevent workers from coming together, to keep black and white divided, to make it impossible for everyone to rise together," said Jackson. The bill passed into law in March.

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