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Will you be our valentine? ?

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ACTION: Show love to Beautiful Solutions by making a gift today Dear Friend, ‘Tis the season of HAL (Hallmark-Approved-Loving) and we at Beautiful Trouble are FEELING the love. The love of changemakers around the globe who are developing innovative strategies for making our world more just, sustainable and democratic—for us   …Continue Reading


Give a “gift edition” of Beautiful Trouble

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Give the gift of Beautiful Trouble to an activist   This holiday season, buy a gift edition of Beautiful Trouble that we’ll deliver to a deserving frontline campaigner   Please forward & share!   Beautiful Trouble is “A Toolbox for Revolution.” It doesn’t belong on the coffee table. It belongs in the hands of organizers and   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Solutions — Call for submissions!

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  UPDATE: Beautiful Solutions & This Changes Everything partner to highlight new economy solutions.    Call for Submissions   BEAUTIFUL SOLUTIONS: A Toolbox for the Future   “For ten years, I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me to contribute to just this kind of book.” —Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies   …Continue Reading


Spanish edition launches — Bella Revuelta!

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Hello Troublemakers! We’re thrilled to tell you about Bella Revuelta: La Caja de Herramientas Para Hacer La Revolución—the brand-new hot-off-the-presses SECOND international version of Beautiful Trouble. Published by Milrazones, this Spanish version of BT’s Pocket Edition was officially launched in March 2014, with several events in Madrid and Barcelona that featured   …Continue Reading


Big training experiment also a big success

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“This workshop was so clearly approached from a place of beauty, positivity and love that it created a solid foundation for everyone to feel great about woking together, dreaming together, and imagining potential. Struggle is out. Beauty is in.” —Garret O’Connor, Change to Win Lead Organizer In a first time collaborative effort,   …Continue Reading


New BT-inspired column at Waging Nonviolence

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Dear Troublemakers, Our partners-in-trouble, Waging Nonviolence, are launching a new column entitled “Beautiful Trouble” that is inspired by, you guessed it, the growing world of Beautiful Trouble. The first essay, “When Martin Luther King Gave Up His Guns”, was published on January 15th, 2014, to coincide with the birthday of   …Continue Reading


Debut of BRAND NEW chapters of Beautiful Trouble

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  Dear Troublemakers, We have exciting news — Beautiful Trouble has begun rolling out BRAND NEW CONTENT to expand and deepen our approach to the art and science of creative action. The first new chapter is Tactic: Light Brigade, which showcases how the national coalition Overpass Light Brigade bears witness to   …Continue Reading


Troublemaking with alter-globalization movement Attac

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  Beautiful Trouble co-editor Andrew Boyd traveled to Paris this December and met with members of Attac, the “alter-globalization” movement that rose to prominence in the late 90s and has since spread to 34 countries on 4 continents. United behind the motto “Another world is possible”, Attac chapters fight for   …Continue Reading


TEDx talk with BT co-editor Dave Mitchell

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This June 4th, Beautiful Trouble co-editor Dave Oswald Mitchell presented some core tenets of creative troublemaking through a discussion of  “The Grammar of Social Change.” His TEDx talk, given to an audience of 300 in Saskatoon, Canada, is now available through TEDx Regina. In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth   …Continue Reading


“Food Fight!”

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With the “Fight for Fifteen” campaign for a living wage for fast food workers just starting to get traction in Los Angeles, SEIU Local 721 hosted a Beautiful Trouble training for their entire organizing staff. Trainers Nadine Bloch, Hector Flores and Diana Pei Wu worked alongside BT Training Director Gan   …Continue Reading