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DeBlog: Do Protests Or Petitions Ever Work?

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People are mad, these days. Sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for … questionable reasons.

Either way, this seems to be a time of increased activism – either in real life (Occupy Wall Street, Occupy MN, etc.) or in virtual life (with the massive number of online petitions).

Tonight in Good Question, we’re going to explore whether these activist efforts work.

My short list:

Protest movements: Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, anti-Vietnam War, Civil Rights.

Petition efforts: today it’s the anti-early Black Friday sales by Target, maybe it’s saving a favorite TV show like Jericho, Arrested Development or Chuck.

What do you think? What does it take to make a protest work? What about a petition? Or are these efforts just a waste of time and energy? Share your comments, I’ll use them in Good Question tonight at 10.

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