Beautiful Trouble

Author : Andrew Boyd
ISBN : 9781939293169
Genre : Art
File Size : 85.36 MB
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Banksy, the Yes Men, Gandhi, Starhawk: the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest is now in the hands of the next generation of change-makers, thanks to Beautiful Trouble. Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, this compact pocket edition of the bestselling Beautiful Trouble is a book that’s both handy and inexpensive. Showcasing the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy, this generously illustrated volume can easily be slipped into your pocket as you head out to the streets. This is for everyone who longs for a more beautiful, more just, more livable world – and wants to know how to get there. Includes a new introduction by the editors. Contributors include: Celia Alario • Andy Bichlbaum • Nadine Bloch • L. M. Bogad • Mike Bonnano • Andrew Boyd • Kevin Buckland • Doyle Canning • Samantha Corbin • Stephen Duncombe • Simon Enoch • Janice Fine • Lisa Fithian • Arun Gupta • Sarah Jaffe • John Jordan • Stephen Lerner • Zack Malitz • Nancy L. Mancias • Dave Oswald Mitchell • Tracey Mitchell • Mark Read • Patrick Reinsborough • Joshua Kahn Russell • Nathan Schneider • John Sellers • Matthew Skomarovsky • Jonathan Matthew Smucker • Starhawk • Eric Stoner • Harsha Walia
Category: Art

Beautiful Trouble

Author : Andrew Boyd
ISBN : 1944869093
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 83.88 MB
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"Elegant and incendiary." Naomi Klein. "Beautiful Trouble" brings together dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, this compendium of troublemaking wisdom is a must-have for aspiring changemakers. Showcasing the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy, Beautiful Trouble is for everyone who longs for a more beautiful, more just, more livable world and wants to know how to get there."
Category: Political Science

Beautiful Trouble

Author : Andrew Boyd
ISBN : 9781935928577
Genre : Art and social action
File Size : 72.49 MB
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An invaluable activist resource, Beautiful Trouble assembles the best ideas of 10 groundbreaking organizations and over 70 troublemakers into a set of interlocking design principles. Use it to instigate anything from a flash mob to a revolution.
Category: Art and social action

Beautiful Solutions

Author : Rachel Plattus
ISBN : 1944869077
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24.60 MB
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As the rise of Bernie Sanders makes clear, "socialism" is no longer a dirty word. It suggests promise, ideals, and community transformation. Progressives now must come up with practical alternatives to what's in place. We can no longer be complainers without solutions. "Beautiful Solutions" pairs critique with innovative solutions that point the way towards a new system. First launched online in partnership with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate," "Beautiful Solutions" uses as examples communities that fight against the root causes of injustice and working to build something better. Rather than prescribing an orthodoxy, the team behind "Beautiful Solutions" spotlights strategies that work, and can be replicated. These approachesdelivered therough the book and via grassroots popular education and trainingcan build democratic leadership in communities, strengthen resistance, transform public policy and help shift the broader culture from extraction and dependence to creativity and interdependence. The people featured in this project work in their communities prove things can be done differently--and that systemic change is within our grasp. Featured stories include: Groundbreaking legal battles for indigenous land title in New Zealand and Renewable, indigenous-owned economic development on Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota; Recuperated workplaces in Argentina and at New Era Windows Cooperative in Chicago; Sukuk(Islamic partial ownership bonds) issued in the Middle East and Southeast Asia; Youthled participatory budgeting in Boston, MA; Social solidarity health clinics in Thessaloniki, Greece, and GreenWave s restorative ocean farming in Long Island Sound."
Category: Political Science

Maui Revealed

Author : Andrew Doughty
ISBN : 9780996131810
Genre : Travel
File Size : 86.27 MB
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The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new seventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai‘i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting.
Category: Travel

Building A Movement To End The New Jim Crow An Organizing Guide

Author : Daniel Hunter
ISBN : 9780988550810
Genre : African American prisoners
File Size : 30.9 MB
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"Seeks to focus people in the direction of dismantling our nation's huge and egregious prison industrial systems, the old but new Jim Crow. In it, Daniel Hunter describes key organizing principles and offers an array of examples that describe concrete ways that individuals, organizations, and coalitions are achieving significant successes, which cultivate the soil for more and more significant campaigns in this crucial struggle"--
Category: African American prisoners

Hegemony How To

Author : Jonathan Smucker
ISBN : 9781849352550
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 25.75 MB
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A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.
Category: Political Science

Recipes For Disaster

Author : CrimeInc Worker's Collective
ISBN : 9780970910141
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 90.96 MB
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Beautifully designed A-Z of the totality of revolutionary politics. This brand new Crimethinc book is the action guide - the direct action guide. From affinity groups to wheatpasting, coalition building, hijacking events, mental health, pie-throwing, shoplifting, stenciling, supporting survivors of domestic violence, surviving a felony trial, torches, and whole bunch more. Incredible design, and lots of graphics give it that hip situ feel. Loads to read, to think about, and to do. At 650 pages, you could always throw the damn book at a suitable target. What are you waiting for?
Category: Political Science

Re Imagining Change

Author : Doyle Canning
ISBN : 9781629633954
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69.48 MB
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Providing resources, theory, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change-makers, this unique book explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies. Re:Imagining Change is an inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the Center for Story-based Strategy. This new, expanded second edition includes even more examples from the front lines of social movements and links the reader with an online tool kit to help change the stories they care about most.
Category: Social Science

Daily Afflictions

Author : Andrew Boyd
ISBN : 0393322815
Genre : Humor
File Size : 49.61 MB
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Revolutionizing the best-selling genre, this thinking man's parody hijacks the format of daily affirmations but offers a different message: only in paradox, truth; only in darkness, light; only in affliction, affirmation. These "daily afflictions" offer readers inspiration, practical advice, and food for thought, as they navigate the jungle of existential terror that begins anew each day. We follow the fictional Brother Void on a spiritual journey, both profound and hilarious, into self, family, love, career, death?nd, ultimately, Enlightenment. We learn to "listen to our inner critic," appreciate "the nurturing power of dysfunctional families," "love the wrong person," "succeed at failure," "embrace our inner corpse," and, finally, withstand the "agony of being connected to everything in the Universe." Part spiritual autobiography, part ironic meditation, this tragicomic guide to life's sublime predicaments will elevate and educate the spirit. The truth will set you free, Brother Void reminds us, but first it will hurt like hell.
Category: Humor