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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