Why Protest Is Broken

Occupy Wall Street Co-Creator Says Activists Are Following An Outdated Script

June 26, 2016

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In 2011, Micah White helped launch one of the largest protest movements in a generation. He's had a lot of time to think about the legacy of Occupy Wall Street in the five years since, and he' s come to a surprising conclusion -- he believes protest is broken. He says activists have been using the same outdated scripts for decades and need to innovate in order to change the world.