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Beautiful Rising

Creative Resistance from the Global South

edited by Juman Abujbara, Andrew Boyd, Dave Mitchell & Marcel Taminato

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
Political Advocacy, Globalization, International
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In the struggle for freedom and justice, organizers and activists have often turned to art, creativity, and humor. In this follow-up to the bestselling Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beautiful Rising showcases some of the most innovative tactics used in struggles against autocracy and austerity across the Global South.

Based on face-to-face jam sessions held in Yangon, Amman, Harare, Dhaka, Kampala, and Oaxaca, Beautiful Rising includes stories of the Ugandan organizers who smuggled two yellow-painted pigs into parliament to protest corruption; the Burmese students’ 360-mile-long march against undemocratic and overly centralized education reforms; the Lebanese “honk at parliament” campaign against politicians who had clung to power long after their term had expired; and much more.

About the authors

Juman Abujbara is a social change campaigner, human rights defender, and aspiring philosopher based in Amman, Jordan.

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Andrew Boyd is co-founder of the Beautiful Trouble project, author of several books, and a long-time veteran of creative campaigns for social change.

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Dave Mitchell is a writer, editor, organizer, and troublemaker who divides his time between western Canada, southern Mexico, and points in between.

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Marcel Taminato is an anthropologist, political strategist, learning facilitator, and co-founder of Escola de Ativismo (School of Activism) in Brazil.

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