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.

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    ... only 16% in a national Gallup poll said they had a favorable opinion of the planned protest. Over four in ten had an unfavorable opinion.
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    This is a hell of a psycho-dynamic Obama is using, in my humble opinion. ... black residents from Chicago’s Southside held a protest in front of
    10/22/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
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    However, she feels no need to protest these restrictions. ... “I don’t think it’s my place to have that much of an opinion,” she says.
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    I Was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine 20 Years Ago. Now I'm a War ... - The New Republic Online
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  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to influence opinion
    a Ferguson resident and prominent voice in the protest movement. Quoting a popular chant, she added, “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The New York Times reported that investigators found Brown’s blood on Wilson’s gun, on the interior door ...
    10/22/2014 - 2:25 pm | View Link
  • HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
    HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits. In an unprecedented two-hour televised ...
    10/22/2014 - 4:10 am | View Link
  • Kenny G visit to HK protest out of tune with China
    HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. The American musician tweeted about his ...
    10/21/2014 - 11:14 pm | View Link
  • Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday. Tahirul Qadri announced he will now tour major Pakistani cities holding sit-ins and agitating for the launch of a ...
    10/21/2014 - 10:32 am | View Link
  • Protest planned for Rapert campaign event at UCA
    UCA student James Thweatt is leading a protest group that plans to demonstrate at a Jason Rapert campaign event at 7 p.m. tonight at the Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA. The anti-gay Family Research Council is part of the "Stand Up for America" event ...
    10/21/2014 - 3:28 am | View Link
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