“Is there a global tipping point for frustration? Everywhere, it seems, people said they’d had enough,” Time Editor Rick Stengel said in a statement. “They dissented; they demanded; they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets. They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change.”
From the uprisings that rocked the Arab world to the protests in Greece and other European nations to the Occupy Wall Street movement that spanned the globe, the magazine’s pick seems a likely choice.
Hopefully 2012 will continue to be a year of restoring democracy, the rule of law and power to the people. Here is the direct link.