Beautiful Rising

sub-heading:
Creative Resistance from the Global South

“Offers insights and lessons for creative resistance, making it a crucial resource for change-makers.”

—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Some of the most tactically imaginative ways people can turn the resources they have into the power they need to achieve the change they want.”

—Marshall Ganz, senior lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
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  • 272 pages
  • Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs
  • Paperback ISBN 9781682191125
  • E-book ISBN 9781682191132
  • Publication 13 March 2018

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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 student's 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.

Now, in one remarkable book, you can find the collective wisdom of more than a hundred grassroots organizers from five continents. It's everything you need for a DIY uprising of your own.


Beyond a brilliantly innovative toolkit for making social change, you will find here a 'deep structure' of activist patterns and principles that can unite millions in creating a new world beyond capitalist sociopathy and strong man despotism. Read this optimistic book for hope in grim times.”

Charles Derber, professor of sociology at Boston College

About The Author / Editor

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

Andrew Boyd is co-founder of the Beautiful Trouble project, author of several odd books, and a long-time veteran of creative campaigns for social change. You can find him at andrewboyd.com.

Dave Mitchell is a writer, editor, organizer and troublemaker who divides his time between western Canada, southern Mexico, and points in-between. He serves as the editorial director of Beautiful Trouble.

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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Beautiful Rising

sub-heading:
Creative Resistance from the Global South

“Offers insights and lessons for creative resistance, making it a crucial resource for change-makers.”

—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Some of the most tactically imaginative ways people can turn the resources they have into the power they need to achieve the change they want.”

—Marshall Ganz, senior lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
₹1,832.78

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about the bookabout

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 student's 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.

Now, in one remarkable book, you can find the collective wisdom of more than a hundred grassroots organizers from five continents. It's everything you need for a DIY uprising of your own.


Beyond a brilliantly innovative toolkit for making social change, you will find here a 'deep structure' of activist patterns and principles that can unite millions in creating a new world beyond capitalist sociopathy and strong man despotism. Read this optimistic book for hope in grim times.”

Charles Derber, professor of sociology at Boston College

About The Author / Editor

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

Andrew Boyd is co-founder of the Beautiful Trouble project, author of several odd books, and a long-time veteran of creative campaigns for social change. You can find him at andrewboyd.com.

Dave Mitchell is a writer, editor, organizer and troublemaker who divides his time between western Canada, southern Mexico, and points in-between. He serves as the editorial director of Beautiful Trouble.

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

Read An Excerpt

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