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"C" Clamp

Do you mean to compress the calipers? if so, then you can use a "C" Clamp, just take the old brake pad and set it against the caliper piston and tighten the clamp down until its fully compressed. Hope this helps. It will help if you have the master cylinder open 'cause if you don't you'll be getting a workout cranking on that c-clamp.
Since this question specifies REAR brakes, the above is not true for the majority of cars.

Because the emergency brake cable connects into the rear caliper, the piston actually needs to rotate as it is being compressed.

The tool for making this easier is readily available from the auto parts store, Sears, Harbor Freight, etc...

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