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Project updates

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


Beautiful Rising — Call for ideas!

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  Call for Ideas   Beautiful Rising is seeking the best examples of game-changing creative activism from the global south   *Please forward and repost*   Share your ideas today by filling out this form. The global south has long been at the forefront of creative protest tactics and strategies.   …Continue Reading


German edition launches — Handbuch für eine unwiderstehliche Revolution!

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Hello Troublemakers! We’re thrilled to tell you about Beautiful Trouble: Handbuch für eine unwiderstehliche Revolution—the brand-new hot-off-the-presses THIRD international version of Beautiful Trouble.  Published by Orange Press, this German version of Beautiful Trouble features 62 chapters from the original edition, plus extra information, links, and examples of creative activism from the other side of the   …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


1st BT international edition — Bela Baderna: Ferramentas Para Revolução!

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Hello Troublemakers! We’re thrilled to let you know about Bela Baderna: Ferramentas Para Revolução—the brand-new hot-off-the-presses first-ever international version of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution. Published by Edições Ideal, this Portuguese version of the Pocket Edition of Beautiful Trouble brings the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest in   …Continue Reading


Volunteer Web Wrangler needed to improve creative action toolbox

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Praised as “elegant and incendiary” by Naomi Klein, the Beautiful Trouble creative action toolbox is currently looking for a volunteer web wrangler to help take our site to the next level. —————– Start date: ASAP Stipend: pending next phase of funding Hours: 10-15+ hours/week Location: Anywhere there is Internet. The Web Wrangler   …Continue Reading


Beautiful Trouble European Tour this September!

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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


Beautiful Trouble touring Canada in June…

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[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


Beautiful Trouble launch events in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Edmonton. May 15, 16, 17 & 23.

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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!