Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Much has changed in the past year in the United States. Unruly protests, once considered relics of the Vietnam era, are now an everyday occurrence in major cities across the country. What was once a bastion for college students supporting a cause, protests have grown into a cultural movement that shows little signs of abating. The renewed clout of the protest began almost 2 years ago during the Arab Spring and is illustrated in the violent protests currently occurring around our nation’s foreign embassies across the globe.