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Mary DeMocker, Co-founder and Creative Director of 350 Eugene

Dispatches

This #GivingTuesday, don’t just give. Give a damn.

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    Every year, people all over the world come together for Giving Tuesday to kick off the holiday giving season, the benevolent hangover of the frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Generosity replaces consumerism as charitable giving and volunteerism are celebrated. This year, what we want to   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Rising launched in NYC and Saskatchewan

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Dear Troublemakers! Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South, just did a mini-tour of the freezing Global North, and we are excited to tell you all about it! At the volunteer-powered Bluestockings bookstore in New York’s Lower East Side, Beautiful Rising co-editors Juman Abujbara and Andrew Boyd, along with   …Continue Reading


Advocacy teach-in at LMU

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What can you learn about strategic creative nonviolent action in 90 minutes? If you said not much, you would be far off the mark! In this short amount of time, students at Loyola Marymount University went on a gallery walk through a museum of nonviolent direct action, shared best and worst action stories   …Continue Reading


BTTN Hangout Live! with climate artivistas around COP21

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On Wednesday, November 18th, the BTTN Hangout Live! series continued with Paris COP 21 artivistas and organizers. In case you missed it (or want to watch again!) here’s the link to the Hangout on Youtube. We were joined by: Isa Fremeaux, co-instigator of the Climate Games Sharon Lungo, ED of   …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


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