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Majda Ouhajji − 12/11/11, 12:55
Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph NEW YORK – The protest movement that began in Tunisia in January, subsequently spreading to Egypt, and then to Spain, has now become global, with the protests engulfing Wall Street and cities across America. Globalization and modern technology now enables social movements to transcend borders as rapidly as ideas can. And social protest has found fertile ground everywhere: a sense that the “system” has failed, and the conviction that even in a democracy, the electoral process will not set things right – at least not without strong pressure from the street. Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph In May, I went to the site of the Tunisian protests; in July, I talked to Spain’s indignados ; from there, I went to meet the young Egyptian revolutionaries in Cairo’s Tahrir Square; and, a few weeks ago, I talked with Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York.
Blogger David Dayen at Firedoglake hit the nail on the head last week: "The Occupy Wall Street protesters have done more to change the political dynamic in the country in a month than national Democrats have done in 30 years."