Top 10 Game-Changing Progressive Moments In 2011

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Occupy Wall Street Captures The World’s Attention

Inspired by the tremendous courage of the Arab Spring protesters, the Occupy Wall Street movement parallels with an American Autumn and shortly spreads to 82 countries over the world.

Found on LanceBaxter’s YouTube channel. Originally submitted by Mark H.

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» Next: Two Lesbians Raised A Regular Guy Who Changed The National Conversation About Gay Families

Two Lesbians Raised A Regular Guy Who Changed The National Conversation About Gay Families

MoveOn.org’s innovative media project catapults Zach Walhs’ testimony about marriage equality to one of the most popular YouTube videos of all time in just a few weeks. One in every 10 Facebook users in the United States has now viewed this moving testimony.

Found on Divulgate’s YouTube channel. Originally submitted by Trenton D.

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» Next: The Iraq War Is Over

The Iraq War Is Over

Thanks to millions of anti-war protesters, Obama announces troops are coming home for the holidays, making good on our promise to leave the country by 2012.

Found on TheBobJohnson1984′s YouTube channel. Originally submitted by Angie A.

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» Next: Progressives Fight For Unions—And Win

Progressives Fight For Unions—And Win

Republicans take their attack on unions and public workers to the state level, prompting huge backlash. The referendum overturning anti-union laws in Ohio and over half a million signatures endorsing the recall of Wisconsin GOP Governor Scott Walker sends a strong message to the GOP: Don’t touch our unions!

Found on wisdems09′s Youtube channel. Originally submitted by Linda P.

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» Next: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Is Repealed

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Is Repealed

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is finally repealed and—contrary to many conservative Christian predictions—birds do NOT fall out of the sky.

Found on RWWBlog’s YouTube channel. Originally submitted by Angie A.

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» Next: Millionaires Get Progressive On Tax Policy

Millionaires Get Progressive On Tax Policy

Prompted by the weakened state of our nation, prominent millionaires (like Warren Buffet) start lobbying Congress to tax them more. Who saw that one coming?

Found on TheAgendaProject’s YouTube channel. Originally submitted by Julian K.

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» Next: Keystone Pipeline Is Stopped

Keystone Pipeline Is Stopped

The Obama administration considers building a massive oil pipeline from Canada throughout the continental United States. Mass action by environmentalists and lots of high profile arrests outside of the White House stop this detrimental Keystone Pipeline—for now.

Found on tcktcktck.org. Originally submitted by Alicia E.

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» Next: Troy Davis’s Execution Sparks Mass Solidarity

Troy Davis’s Execution Sparks Mass Solidarity

Troy Davis is unjustly executed, sparking a social media movement across the nation. “I Am Troy Davis” starts appearing everywhere as the nation mourns.

Found on Ward Reilly’s Facebook wall. Originally submitted by Brandon W.

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» Next: Elizabeth Warren Keeps Fighting For Consumers’ Rights

Elizabeth Warren Keeps Fighting For Consumers’ Rights

Spurned by a ridiculously political stunt by the GOP blocking her nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren instead runs for Senate and dazzles the world with her incredible good sense.

Found on Facebook. Originally submitted by Laura S.

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» Next: Progressives Stand Against Anti-Gay Messaging

Progressives Stand Against Anti-Gay Messaging

Rick Perry’s trashy anti-gay ad becomes the most disliked political video of all time (in a matter of days). This sends a clear message to the GOP that America won’t stand for for political ads that espouse hate.

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