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Seeking: LA-based part-time intern for Beautiful Trouble

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  This search is now closed. Thank you to all that applied!   Are you a detail-oriented up-and-coming activist with a passion for social change, social media, and getting stuff done? Want to expand your skill-set and increase your organizing mojo? Here is an opportunity to work with a dynamic   …Continue Reading


Seeking: Accountant/Bookkeeper for Beautiful Trouble

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  This search is now closed. Thank you to all that applied!   Are you passionate about creative activism, social movements and Quickbooks? Are you a detail oriented, number-literate activist? Here is an opportunity to work with a network of creative changemakers as they build a more solid organizational foundation   …Continue Reading


Russian edition of Beautiful Trouble has arrived!

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Have you heard the news? The latest international version of Beautiful Trouble is hot off the press and stirring up trouble! Published by the anarchist publishing cooperative Radical Theory and Practice, this Russian edition of Beautiful Trouble features a handful of new Russian case studies and a gorgeous cover design with   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Trouble is reinventing itself… again!

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Hello Troublemakers, Last week we reported on what turned out to be the inaugural gathering of the Beautiful Trouble Training Network. We promised a follow-up post to describe the new collective vision for the Network that is unfolding, and outline a potential path forward. Well, this is that post. But   …Continue Reading


BT’s first ever Training for Trainers, um, Network Gathering (Part 1)

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Over Memorial Day weekend, 23 intrepid movement builders traveled by plane, train, automobile and bicycle (yes — bicycle! David Sievers from Avaaz rode his bike 14 miles from the train station) to the gorgeous Watershed Retreat Center in Millerton, New York for the first ever Beautiful Trouble Training for Trainers.   …Continue Reading


Joyeux Bordel — new French edition already causing trouble!

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In early February, while on the train from Paris, members of the non-violent Basque action group Bizi devoured an early release copy of “Joyeux Bordel” (that’s French for Beautiful Trouble) that they had just picked up from the ATTAC France offices. Inspired, they thought up the action “requisition cityoenne” before   …Continue Reading


From Ferguson to Palestine: Dispatch from the troublemaking frontlines

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  “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you’ve been to any of the #blacklivesmatter protests, you may have seen the slogan “Justice from Ferguson to Palestine”   …Continue Reading


What does Beautiful Trouble have to do with feminism and nonviolence?

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“I don’t have the privilege of losing hope,” said Nabila Espanioly, a Palestinian feminist activist speaking on stage. “The urgency of action requires reflection to be more sustainable and effective.” In two breaths, Espanioly addressed two ongoing philosophic activism questions — How can we find hope in such troubling times?   …Continue Reading


2015: More beautiful(s) than ever!

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Hello Beautiful Troublemakers, As my friend Max Haiven said this week, “Last year, we refused to keep losing. This year, we teach ourselves to win.” And Beautiful Trouble is right in sync with the movements teaching themselves to win. In 2014 we re-invented ourselves — into something more ambitious, more   …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