“Amongst the best was Andrew Boyd’s compendium-like Beautiful Trouble which brought together some of the most imaginative elements of a movement influenced by a mix of non-violent direct action and the public drama of situationism.”Mark Perryman, The Substantive
Whole Living Daily, a subsidiary of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, talks with Beautiful Trouble’s co-editor and author Andrew Boyd to describe how to temporarily take over a parking space and create your own mini-park (see parkingday.org for some inspiring examples). Highlighted BT tactics and principles include “Direct action“, “Use the …Continue Reading
Troublemakers, join contributing author Yutaka Dirks at two events this week to celebrate the Calgary launch of Beautiful Trouble! Toronto-based tenant organizer, social justice activist and Beautiful Trouble contributor Yutaka Dirks who will present the new activist toolkit – Beautiful Trouble – and some of its key ideas, followed by an open …Continue Reading
Join BT contributing author Yutaka Dirks in Kitchener, Ontario this Monday October 15th to celebrate the grand opening of the WPIRG Resource Centre. 8:00 – ? Back room, Rum Runner Pub, 1 King Street West (Kitchener) RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/events/413612558694390/ WPIRG is home to a library of hundreds of radical books …Continue Reading
Bringing Beautiful Trouble to Bangkok: A night of tactical artstorming By Emily Hong and Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn On Friday nights once a month, artists, techies, and activists crowd into a small but lively space in the heart of Bangkok to debate some of Thailand’s hottest social issues. When the Reading Room …Continue Reading
STREET PROTEST GETS SMART: ACTIVIST TOOLBOX TO TOUR EUROPE London, September 7 http://beautifultrouble.org/launchUK Berlin, September 13 http://beautifultrouble.org/launchBERLIN Copenhagen, September 15 http://beautifultrouble.org/launchDK Over the next couple of weeks we are teaming up with local Beautiful Trouble authors and partner organizations in London, Berlin, and Copenhagen to celebrate the long-awaited publication of Beautiful …Continue Reading
[Latest Press Release] STREET PROTEST GETS SMART: ACTIVIST TOOLBOX TO TOUR CANADA ‘BEAUTIFUL TROUBLE’ ASSEMBLES CREATIVE PROTEST TACTICS FROM YES MEN, OCCUPY & OTHERS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS CANADIAN LAUNCH EVENTS: Ottawa, June 18; Montreal, June 19; Toronto, June 23; Regina, June 27; Saskatoon, June 28 “THE CURRENT POLITICAL MOMENT …Continue Reading
Over the next couple of weeks we are teaming up with local Beautiful Trouble authors and partner organizations in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Edmonton to celebrate the long-awaited publication of Beautiful Trouble. Please help us spread the word by forwarding the event details to your contacts in these cities!
The Beautiful Trouble team is currently looking for two new interns to step into the giant shoes of our first set of heroic masters-of-keeping-things-humming interns (Beautiful Trouble interns don’t stay interns for long, you see, usually moving on to find fame and riches, so we’re constantly on the lookout for …Continue Reading
Dear Beautiful Troublemakers: We have two brief and somewhat contradictory bits of news for you. 1) The book is launched. 2) The book is not yet printed.
Whoa. Our launch party is blowing up on the internet like a…nonviolent glitter bomb. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this thing such a crazy success. And if you missed it, here’s what you missed: Now that’s some nice brass. And hey — have photos? We want to …Continue Reading