After two decades of absence, the news magazine says that the people are back and they're making change.

Time magazine has chosen their 2011 Person of the Year as the Protestor. They explain in the magazine that for a couple of decades protests (and their effectiveness) seemed to disappear. Now the magazine says that we’ve seen a year of protests and these uprisings have been preludes to revolutions:

For young people, radical critiques and protests against the system were mostly confined to pop-culture fantasy: “Fight the Power” was a song on a platinum-selling album, Rage Against the Machine was a platinum-selling band, and the beloved brave rebels fighting the all-encompassing global oppressors were just a bunch of characters in The Matrix.

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