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From Cairo to our on-line world, from major highway to Wall highway, today’s social routine have an inventive new area that’s blurring the bounds among artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. however the ideas that make for winning artistic motion hardly ever get hashed out or written down.

Until now.

Beautiful difficulty brings jointly ten grassroots teams and dozens of professional artists and activists from worldwide to distill their top practices right into a toolbox for inventive motion. one of the teams integrated are Agit-Pop/The different 98%, The sure Men/Yes Labs, Code crimson, SmartMeme, The Ruckus Society, past the Choir, the guts for inventive Activism, Waging Nonviolence, Alliance of neighborhood running shoes and Nonviolence International.

Contributors comprise Rae Abileah, Ryan Acuff, Celia Alario, Phil Aroneanu, Peter Barnes, Jesse Barron, Andy Bichlbaum, Nadine Bloch, Kathryn Blume, L.M. Bogad, Josh Bolotsky, Mike Bonanno, Andrew Boyd, Kevin Buckland, Margaret Campbell, Doyle Canning, Samantha Corbin, Yutaka Dirks, Steve Duncombe, Mark Engler, Simon Enoch, Jodie Evans, John Ewing, Brian Fairbanks, Bryan Farrell, Janice wonderful, Lisa Fithian, Cristian Fleming, Elisabeth Ginsberg, Stan Goff, Arun Gupta, Silas Harrebye, Judith Helfand, Daniel Hunter, Sarah Jaffe, John Jordan, Dmytri Kleiner, Sally Kohn, Steve Lambert, Anna Lee, Stephen Lerner, Zack Malitz, Nancy Mancias, Duncan Meisel, Matt Meyer, Dave Oswald Mitchell, Tracey Mitchell, George Monbiot, Brad Newsham, Gaby Pacheco, Mark learn, Patrick Reinsborough, Simon Roel, Joshua Kahn Russell, Leonidas Martin Saura, Levana Saxon, Maxine Schoefer-Wulf, Nathan Schneider, Kristen Ess Schurr, John , Rajni Shah, Brooke Singer, Matt Skomarovsky, Andrew Slack, Phillip Smith, Jonathan Matthew Smucker, Starhawk, Eric Stoner, Jeremy Varon, Virginia Vitzthum, Harsha Walia, Jefferey Webber and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

Beautiful difficulty places the collected knowledge of many years of inventive protest into the fingers of the following new release of change-makers.

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KEY THEORY at work OTHER THEORIES AT WORK: Points of intervention Pillars of support Hamoq & hamas Revolutionary nonviolence 34 ACTION LOGIC: Because direct action is a physical act, it often speaks louder and deeper than anything you might say or write. Ideally, you should choose your target and design your action so that the action itself tells the story. p. 250 p. 248 p. 236 p. 260 Theory: Direct Action —Art Tinnitus 35 TACTIC: Distributed action COMMON USES To demonstrate the breadth, diversity and power of a movement; to swarm a large target in diverse locations.

POTENTIAL PITFALLS: Direct action involves significant levels of risk for all involved. It is imperative to be careful, conscious and deliberate about the risks you take. A good action planner distinguishes between the risks she can (and should) minimize, and the ones she cannot, and will explain to all participants the potential consequences see PRINCIPLE: Take risks, but take care. KEY THEORY at work OTHER THEORIES AT WORK: Points of intervention Pillars of support Hamoq & hamas Revolutionary nonviolence 34 ACTION LOGIC: Because direct action is a physical act, it often speaks louder and deeper than anything you might say or write.

180 Lead with sympathetic characters p. 146 Escalate strategically p. 134 Everyone has balls/ovaries of steel p. 136 Maintain nonviolent discipline p. 148 45 TACTIC: Flash Mob COMMON USES To organize a show of dissent on short notice; to quickly replicate a successful tactic in a dispersed yet coordinated way; to create a shared moment of random kindness and senseless beauty. S. la/yRnZdb CONTRIBUTED BY Dave Oswald Mitchell Andrew Boyd Pillow fight on Wall Street, organized by Newmindspace in 2009.

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