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Murray Dobbin, rabble.ca

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Beautiful Trouble vs. climate chaos

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This past month was a big, big moment for the Climate Justice movement. And Beautiful Trouble was there. In fact, we were kind of everywhere: > Our stellar posse of  European Trainers teamed up with 350.org and GCCA to pull off our first-ever 5-day training in Budapest, giving Central &   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Trouble workshop takes over the streets (and airwaves) of Budapest

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Beautiful Trouble just completed our most ambitious training yet — and it was a smashing success! “One of the best trainings I’ve ever been to. A perfect coupling of art and activism.” T, from Slovakia. On the eve of a worldwide climate mobilization, and with the Polish coal lobby blocking   …Continue Reading


This Changes Everything & Beautiful Solutions partner to highlight new economy solutions

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The Beautiful Trouble collective is excited to announce a new partnership to develop an online “solutions gallery” with This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, the forthcoming book by Naomi Klein and documentary by Avi Lewis. The Beautiful Solutions gallery will launch as part of the This Changes Everything website   …Continue Reading


Announcing Beautiful Rising — a global toolbox for changemakers!

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Exciting new partnership will collect & share lessons from activists in the global south Our second of three big announcements of the summer! (Here’s the first.) Over the next two years, the Beautiful Trouble collective will be partnering with ActionAid Denmark  and organizers involved in rights-based activism and campaigns in Zimbabwe,   …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