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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  • Market Basket protest a valuable lesson
    I dropped my daughter off to work at Market Basket in Newburyport this morning at 6:45. She has told me that some customers are angry and telling the protesting employees that they don’t know what they are fighting for. Oddly enough, what these folks don ...
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  • Eau Canada: Caravan brings 1,000 litres of Canadian water to bankrupt Detroit in protest
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  • Opinion: Protest at a price
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