Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Srdja Popovic


A instruction manual for an individual who desires to successfully (and peacefully) enhance your local, make a distinction on your neighborhood, or switch the world

Blueprint for Revolution will educate you the way to make oppression backfire by way of taking part in your opponents' most powerful card opposed to them determine the "almighty pillars of power" to be able to shift the stability of keep watch over dream huge, yet begin small: how to decide battles you could win hearken to what humans really care approximately with a view to include their wishes into your progressive imaginative and prescient grasp the artwork of compromise to compile even the main disparate teams realize your allies and consider your enemies as strength companions use humor to make your self heard, defuse probably violent occasions, and "laugh your solution to victory"

Praise for Blueprint for Revolution

"The identify is not any exaggeration. Otpor's methods... were followed by way of democracy hobbies around the globe. The Egyptian competition used them to topple Hosni Mubarak. In Lebanon, the Serbs helped the Cedar Revolution extricate the rustic from Syrian regulate. In Maldives, their tools have been the foremost to overthrowing a dictator who had held energy for thirty years. in lots of different international locations, humans have used what Canvas teaches to complete different political pursuits, corresponding to combating corruption or holding the environment."--The manhattan Times

"A transparent, well-constructed, and simply appropriate set of ideas for any David dealing with any Goliath (sans slingshot, after all) . . . by means of the tip of Blueprint, the concept a punch isn't any fit for a punch line seems like something yet a joke."--The Boston Globe

"An exciting primer at the idea and perform of peaceable protest."--The Guardian

"With this excellent publication, Srdja Popovic is inspiring traditional humans dealing with injustice and oppression to take advantage of this instrument equipment to problem their oppressors and create whatever far better. while i used to be becoming up, we dreamed that adolescents may possibly carry down those that misused their strength and create a extra simply and democratic society. For Srdja Popovic, dwelling in Belgrade in 1998, this similar dream was once in all probability a way more harmful thought. yet with an awfully brave staff of scholars that shaped Otpor!, Srdja used mind's eye, invention, crafty, and plenty of humor to create a flow that not just succeeded in toppling the brutal dictator Slobodan Milošević yet has turn into a blueprint for nonviolent revolution around the globe. Srdja rules!"--Peter Gabriel

"Blueprint for Revolution is not just a lively consultant to altering the realm yet a leap forward within the annals of recommendation in the event you search justice and democracy. It asks (and no longer heavy-handedly): so long as you need to swap the realm, why now not do it joyfully? It's not only humorous. It's heavily humorous. No joke."--Todd Gitlin, writer of The Sixties and Occupy country

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