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NEW YORK (AP) — “The Protester” has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2011.

The magazine cited dissent across the Middle East that has spread to Europe and the United States and says these protesters are reshaping global politics.

Last year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg got the honor.

It goes to the person the magazine believes most influenced events of the past year.

Other previous winners have included heads of state and rock stars.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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2 Comments on "Time names ‘The Protester’ as ‘Person of Year’"

T Mike
2015 years 8 months ago

cover seems to show someone from the middle east as if these are the protesters of importance. I would say the occupy protestors would also get recognition as they have brought awareness to the horrible conditions which far to many of our middle class are experiencing. We should be thankful that our protests have thus far been civil and non violent. I fear that unless some ray of hope surfaces, we may well see America become a battle ground that will include violence. For those of us that are getting by most are one step from going negative. However millions of normal working class people who lived by getting by can no longer keep up. If this continues there will a boil over some where and this can become a tragedy. The middle east uprisings are the result of a general population being fed up with a government that would not hear and react to the needs of people. This is what we are seeing today in America.
Our government is disfunctional and has no common direction that is good for all.

2015 years 8 months ago

Seems to me that the occupy protestors have done nothing but hurt this country. They have shown the world that the US is not as stable and confident as we used to be. They showed that we too have people who wish for anarchy and complain over nothing. They are showing the world that we too are weak and can be influenced by idiots.

See, here is the problem. We don’t have a dictator. We aren’t under some sort of military rule that needs to be overthrown. Our protestors are the over privilaged who feel cheated because they aren’t making 100k a year. They are the ones who are used to getting everything handed to them, have been pushed out into the real world, and now want everything else paid for by the government. Our protestors are not freedom fighters, they are not fighting for a greater good. Instead they are asking the government to become the type that other countries fight against.

Such stupidity should not be awarded, especially not tolerated.


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