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Beautiful Trouble

A Toolbox for Revolution

edited by Andrew Boyd & Dave Mitchell

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Political Advocacy, Democracy, Civics & Citizenship
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    Apr 2014
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From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now.

Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Among the groups included are Agit-Pop/The Other 98%, The Yes Men/Yes Labs, Code Pink, SmartMeme, The Ruckus Society, Beyond the Choir, The Center for Artistic Activism, Waging Nonviolence, Alliance of Community Trainers and Nonviolence International.

Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, Beautiful Trouble showcases the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy.

About the authors

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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Editorial Reviews

An endlessly fascinating and unique guide to actually fighting to win.

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