This guy is one of the first I should contact…

…once the new blog is in place…

Hi is Micah White and if I’m not mistaken he lives in the town we were going to camp at last summer with Logan…

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/520971836/message-to-resistors-from-occupy-co-creator-stop-protesting-run-for-office

"We could have large-scale marches for every year of Trump’s presidency. It would do nothing!" the activist and author tells me sitting in his kitchen in rural Nehalem, Ore., near the Pacific coast.

Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

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Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

"You would think that with the triumph of Trump there would be a fundamental re-assessment among activists. But there hasn’t been. They’ve just doubled down on the same behaviors!"

Instead, White argues, opponents of Trump should learn from Occupy’s failure and run for local office. He encourages any progressive who’ll listen: Go local, rural and small to try to foster big change.

White did. He moved to Nehalem from Berkeley, Calif., a few years ago with his wife and young son. In his 2016 book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook For Revolution, White argues that America "is ripe for a digital populist (an Internet-enabled people’s democracy) uprising centered in the resource-rich rural areas" of the Pacific Northwest. Work to create progressive pockets of power, he argues. Talk with those with whom you disagree.

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