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Carl Rowlands, New Left Project


Trouble in the UK

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  The Beautiful Trouble Training Network is almost three years old and has already conducted over 40 trainings for a variety of groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Led by people on the frontlines of injustice in these movements, the Network has been hugely supportive to a wide range of   …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

Beautiful Trouble: The game

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“The change-making game for game-changers” Imagine taking the greatest movement victories of the last 100+ years and teasing out the core strategies and tactics that made them successful — then adding in the most contagious solutions people are working on today to make the transition to a just and sustainable   …Continue Reading

Beautiful Trouble — in seven languages!

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In a continued effort to get this information into the hands of troublemakers around the globe, Beautiful Trouble is available in seven languages (and counting!) Most of the foreign editions are initiated by local artist-activists and showcase the most creative social change efforts in each country.   GERMAN Beautiful Trouble: Handbuch   …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

Russian edition is making waves

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Our allies have been keeping busy after the release of Beautiful Trouble’s Russian edition.  Yuliya and Helen of recently organized an “Energizer Camp” for 20 environmental activists from Ukraine and surrounding countries. This full-day workshop on creative campaigning (aka – “Artivism for Beginners”) focused on the role of metaphors and   …Continue Reading

First BT Training Network HangOut, with the (sur)real Black Body Survival Guide

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The first BT TN HangOut, Live!, feat. the (sur)real Black Body Survival Guide took place Wed Aug 5th at 5 pm PT// 8pm EST. This launched a BTTN LIVE! series showcasing the latest and greatest in creative action news from around the globe; & offer a platform for BT Trainers and allies to   …Continue Reading

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