DEC 14, 2011 – Citing protesting as "the defining trope of our times", Time magazine has named "The Protester" as their "Person of the Year". They state that after 1989 "street protests looked like pointless emotional sideshows — obsolete, quaint, the equivalent of cavalry to mid-20th-century war." But then came the Arab Spring and the young people uprising in Tunisia, then Egypt, and now has spread throughout the Middle East in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria. Even here at home, the Occupy Movement that sprang up in Zuccotti Park has left an indelible mark on history.
JTMP has recognized the various protests around the world on our Social Media Activist Central and our Occupy Music pages (see tabs above). To check out the full article, read the Time Magazine article here.