We all know who the original protestors of malfeasance in this country were, fighting against greed in all its form, from land grabs to shady deals and treaties. Recently, we’ve reported on Indian Country’s many connections to our recent home grown protests, Occupy Wall Street, from Zucotti Park in Manhattan to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Today, Time Magazine announced their always intriguing (and occasionally maligned) “Person of the Year,” and it is The Protestor.
From the Time’s website: “A year after a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself ablaze, dissent has spread across the Middle East, reaching Europe and the U.S., reshaping global politics and redefining people power…massive and effective street protest was a global oxymoron until — suddenly, shockingly — starting exactly a year ago, it became the defining trope of our times. And the protester once again became a maker of history.”
You can read the full story here. Check back in with us later today for reaction from Indian Country on Time’s choice.
For a list of of everyone Time has picked, from 1927 to today, click here.