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Antidote Festival at Sydney Opera House

  • Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point Sydney Australia (map)

Recent years have seen the largest street protests in human history – but do they create real change? The co-founder of Occupy Wall Street explores the future of social action.

Occupy's co-founder talks activism's alternative future

Does contemporary activism value spectacle over substance? One might argue that memes and media attention are not mobilisation, that protest alone does not grant political power. What happens the day after the march?

Drawing from his background as the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street – a contagious protest that, at its peak, spread to 82 countries across the world – Micah White looks at the principles of disruption. How do we evolve from protest to social revolution?