The present article “The streets of 2012” appeared in OpEdNews 3 January 2012, and it is here linked in agreement with author Naomi Wolf.
“What does the New Year hold for the global wave of protest that erupted in 2011? Did the surge of anger that began in Tunisia crest in lower Manhattan, or is 2012 likely to see an escalation of the politics of dissent? The answers are alarming, but quite predictable: We are likely to see much greater centralization of top-down suppression — and a rash of laws around the developed and developing world that restrict human rights. But we are also likely to see significant grassroots reaction.” Read further Naomi Wolf’s The streets of 2012