the end of protest
a new playbook for revolution

From the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a refreshing manifesto that inaugurates the future of social activism and the end of protest as you know it. Intellectually ambitious and spiritually compelling, THE END OF PROTEST will be the most talked-about book in 2016.

“A POPULIST CRI DE COEUR FROM A DARING AND ORIGINAL NEW THINKER.”

THE END OF PROTEST: A NEW PLAYBOOK FOR REVOLUTION by Micah White will be published on March 15, 2016 by Penguin Random House of Canada under the Knopf Canada imprint. This is a preview of the cover.

Activism is broken. Recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet, these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Drawing on his unique experience as a founder of Occupy Wall Street, in his first book, THE END OF PROTEST, Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change. Sweeping from contemporary uprisings to pre-modern paradigm shifts such as the conversion of Constantine that ushered in the Christianization of Western Civilization, THE END OF PROTEST is a far-reaching inquiry into the miraculous power of collective epiphanies. Despite the challenges facing humanity, White finds reason for optimism: the end of protest is the start of a new era of change. Occupy Wall Street was a constructive failure that exposed the limits of activism at the same time as it revealed a practical way forward. On the horizon are increasingly sophisticated global movements that will emerge in a bid to win power, govern cities and reorient the way we live. THE END OF PROTEST is an exhilarating vision of an all-encompassing revolution.

 THE END OF PROTEST will be published on March 15, 2016 by Penguin Random House of Canada under the Knopf Canada imprint.

A PROVOCATIVE PLAYBOOK for harnessing the creativity and optimism of people from across the political spectrum in order to challenge and transform existing power structures.

STRONG SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS: Unlike other books about social change, White's book does not shy away from spirituality.

For further information: please contact Scott Sellers at ssellers@penguinrandomhouse.com


Alfred A. Knopf Canada is pleased to announce that it will publish Micah White's new book THE END OF PROTEST on March 15, 2016.

White, former editor at Adbusters Magazine and "[one of] today's most innovative social activists" (CBC Radio) was the driving force behind the Occupy Movement, which became a global phenomenon. World rights to the book were acquired by Random House of Canada's associate publisher Scott Sellers.

“We're incredibly excited to be partnering with Micah on this book,” says Amanda Lewis, associate editor at Knopf Random House Canada who will be working closely with White on the project. “From economic collapse to climate change to the breakdown of society, there has never been a more important time for a book about how we make true revolution. Micah is one of the strongest voices to guide this resurgence, and his vision for a renewed future—combining philosophy, spirituality, critique of social movements, and practical steps for actually making change—is unlike any other I have read.”

For further information: please contact Scott Sellers at ssellers@penguinrandomhouse.com