Time Magazine Person of the Year 2011 Announced
Time magazine Person of the Year 2011 has been announced & rather than a single person, they have chosen the many, ‘the protester’.
Time magazine awards the person of the year award to those who have made the biggest impact during the year. Under that banner it is easy to see why they chose ‘the protester’ in all its forms.
The sheer number of protests in 2011 with profound consequences for those involved was enormous.
Most of the focus was on the Arab uprisings but the recent peaceful protests, against Putin in Russia and the Occupy Wall Street movement, have highlighted that the year is not over yet… and neither are the protesters nor their want for change.
Time magazine said the award recognised the protesters for redefining people power around the world.
Richard Stengel, editor of time magazine said that
“They dissented, they demanded, they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of teargas or a hail of bullets”.
Time Magazine Explain Why They Choose ‘The Protester’ as Person of the Year 2011
But in truth, no government, no dictator, no person and no idea can ever stand up to a mass of united people who demand change.
History tells us this repeatedly and although it may take many many years, ultimately true people power is impossible to resist.
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