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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

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

Give a “gift edition” of Beautiful Trouble

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Give the gift of Beautiful Trouble to an activist   This holiday season, buy a gift edition of Beautiful Trouble that we’ll deliver to a deserving frontline campaigner   Please forward & share!   Beautiful Trouble is “A Toolbox for Revolution.” It doesn’t belong on the coffee table. It belongs in the hands of organizers and   …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

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 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