Opinion: New Protest Uses Old Tactics

"We are the 99 percent." This is the one belief all protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park have in common, according to OccupyWallSt.org. Although they claim to be using Arab Spring tactics, they are actually continuing a practice that emerged in Great Britain and the United States near the end of the 18th century, quickly spread to other countries, and is now a truly transnational phenomenon.

  • Nepal's hardliner Maoist to protest against Indian power pact - Shanghai Daily
    ... sector slated the protest for Sept. 23 (Tuesday), saying the protest ... "We definitely are of the opinion that hydropower is basic for ...
    09/21/2014 - 3:57 pm | View Link
  • An ideological pendulum in the Arab world - Al Jazeera
    In the case of the Arab world, where public protest has traditionally been banned and violently suppressed, the mosque has often been the only...
    09/21/2014 - 2:02 pm | View Link
  • Gaza 'blockade' an Arab ruse to influence opinion - Bucks County Courier Times
    Gaza 'blockade' an Arab ruse to influence opinion - The Intelligencer
    09/21/2014 - 1:47 pm | View Link
  • What is Hong Kong's Occupy Central? - BBC
    Hong Kong's Joshua Wong, 17, prepares to "battle" China - CNN
    09/21/2014 - 12:06 pm | View Link
  • Heirs to Rockefeller oil empire plan to divest charity’s ... - Washington Post
    ... international treaties on greenhouse-gas emissions, opinion polls have ... have increasingly promoted citizen activism to protest coal-burning
    09/21/2014 - 11:03 am | View Link
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  • Gaza 'blockade' an Arab ruse to influence opinion
    Corroborating this allegation of censorship, the Foreign Press Association (FPA) recently issued a protest about “blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox” intimidation of journalists in the Gaza. In several cases, the FPA complained, “foreign ...
    09/21/2014 - 5:30 pm | View Link
  • QPR midfield duo Niko Kranjcar and Leroy Fer have difference of opinion on Ryan Shawcross’ yellow card
    “I think he just misjudged the timing.” One man who saw it differently was teammate Leroy Fer who was quick to tell Atkinson what he thought of the challenge, with his protest leading to a yellow card for the Dutch international. Fer said: “I think ...
    09/21/2014 - 10:54 am | View Link
  • Opinion: March for the climate
    The People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City and numerous other cities including Vancouver, promises to be the biggest day of protest in the history of the climate movement. Will Canadians turn out? We behave as though we believe climate change ...
    09/20/2014 - 5:41 pm | View Link
  • Opposition calls protests, but Russian public opinion largely pro-Putin
    But there is little appetite for protest. Peace marches are set to take place in Moscow and other Russian cities on September 21. As many as 50,000 people are expected in the capital alone, for what will be the first mass protest involving the public ...
    09/20/2014 - 1:19 pm | View Link
  • German Muslims protest against Islamic State group
    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Germany have taken part in a "Day of Peace" to protest against the Islamic State extremist group. The event was organized by mainstream Muslim organizations to emphasize that the vast majority of believers reject the ...
    09/19/2014 - 3:37 am | View Link
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  • Protests in Ferguson
    How not to manage civil unrest. ... Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for The International New York Times.
    09/20/2014 - 2:16 pm | View Website
  • Protests against the Iraq War
    Beginning in 2002, and continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, large-scale protests against the Iraq War were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to ...
    09/20/2014 - 6:45 am | View Website
  • Fire Tax Protest
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  • Supreme Court’s analysis almost entirely
    (Slip Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2013 1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the ...
    09/19/2014 - 4:12 pm | View Website
  • 10 Weirdest Protests Around the World
    A 19-year-old Virginia woman has adopted a most unusual method of protest--by changing her name to a website address protesting animal dissection for scientific purposes.
    09/19/2014 - 9:24 am | View Website
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