Time Magazine Names 'The Protester' as Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Time magazine has declared 2011 the year of the protester. In the year that gave the world the Arab Spring, austerity-related uprisings throughout Europe, and the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is no surprise the newsweekly chose "The Protester" as its iconic 2011 Person of the Year. Two protesters from very different movements join The Takeaway to talk about the popular uprisings that have dominated headlines and captivated minds around the globe in 2011.

Nur Nur is a human rights activist in Cairo who was part of the movement to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Jason Pottegier is part of Occupy Boston, and is currently working on a website, WeCanOccupy.com.


Nur Nur and Jason Potteiger

Comments [3]

John Marshal from U.S

The magazine cover is impressive....yes we must give a chance to the protesters also,,I think this is the great idea.

Dec. 14 2011 11:19 PM

How about naming the female assault victims of the dashing protesters in Cairo and the Occupy sites as person of the year?

Will 2021's person of the year be the protester of 2011's person the year?

Dec. 14 2011 02:54 PM
Brandt Hardin from Clarksville

TIME is providing some much needed acknowledgement to the importance of protest. The Occupy and Arab Spring Movements are NECESSARY for our citizens to expose the corruption which Big Business has infected our Government with. Every single person occupying the streets and protesting Corporations is a hero and a patriot. I was compelled to lend a hand and create some new posters for the movement which you can download for free on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html

Dec. 14 2011 02:51 PM

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