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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    The offense: Black men are being killed by policemen. The action in protest: Disrespect the national anthem and the flag. Rationale: I can't respect a nation that would allow this. Unlike some other people, I don't feel qualified to judge the people's ...
    09/29/2016 - 9:19 pm | View Link
  • OP: Open carry makes for a harder job for cops
    The problem with that was shown back on July 7, when an armed gunman killed five officers, wounding seven others who were providing security for a Black Lives Matter protest, as reported by NBC news. The protest was in response to a spate of highly ...
    09/29/2016 - 2:29 pm | View Link
  • Editorial: Disagreements about Husker players' protest should be civil
    When three Nebraska football players knelt during the national anthem before the Northwestern game Saturday, they hoped to spark a statewide conversation. Boy, have they. Not everyone is talking about the issues the players tried to highlight, among them ...
    09/29/2016 - 1:23 pm | View Link
  • Editorial: Nation protests, but violence is no solution
    As this newspaper has said on its front page, and as a new book (excerpted in this week’s paper) is titled, South Africa is a “protest nation”. The tradition goes so far back into our history of the struggle for liberation from apartheid oppression ...
    09/29/2016 - 11:08 am | View Link
  • The new politics isn’t just protest – it’s about change from the ground up
    Community-led initiatives supported by groups such as Momentum challenge rule from above, and help to pave the way for a Labour-led government
    09/27/2016 - 10:50 pm | View Link
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