Monday, January 2, 2012

Matt Rothschild: 2011 Was “The Year Of The Global Uprising”

Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, states that 2011 was a year in which “history came alive; when people were no longer the objects of history, but its agents." He cites the Arab Spring, which threw out dictators Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Qaddafi; the protests in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker’s (may he soon be thrown out of office) union-busting bill, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which engaged in civil disobedience against rising income inequality and political corruption; and the mass protests in Russia against electoral fraud under Vladimir Putin in Russia. May the rebellions against economic and political injustice continue in 2012. Listen:

 

(h/t: The Progressive, Best of the Left)

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