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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 ; with Matthew Miller.

By: Popovic, Srdja, 1973-.
Contributor(s): Miller, Matthew I, 1979-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780812995305; 0812995309; 9780812995312; 0812995317.Subject(s): Nonviolence | Civil disobedience | Revolutions -- Philosophy | Protest movements -- Philosophy | Pacifism -- Political aspects | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Leadership | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- PeaceDDC classification: 303.6/1 Other classification: POL035010 | POL025000 | POL034000
Contents:
It Can Never Happen Here -- Dream Big, Start Small -- Vision of Tomorrow -- The Almighty Pillars of Power -- Laugh Your Way to Victory -- Make Oppression Backfire -- Its Unity, Stupid! -- Plan Your Way to Victory -- The Demons of Violence -- Finish What You Started -- Had to Be You.
Summary: "In Blueprint for Revolution, Srdja Popovic outlines his philosophy for implementing peaceful world change and provides a model for activists everywhere through stories of his own experience toppling dictatorships (peacefully) and of smaller examples of social change (like Occupy Wall Street or fighting for gay rights or zoning changes). Through examples of using laughter and music (e.g., Pussy Riot) to disarm the opposition and gather supporters, to staging a protest of Lego Men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), to a boycott of Cottage cheese in Israel to challenge price inflation while organizing around rice pudding to overthrow the dictator of the Maldives, Popovic uses true and sometimes outrageously clever examples of the ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means. Popovic argues in favor of non-violent resistance not for ideological reasons (as persuasive as those are) but because non-violence actually works better than violence. An inspiring (and useful!) guide for any activist--and a thoroughly entertaining read for any armchair politico"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index.

"In Blueprint for Revolution, Srdja Popovic outlines his philosophy for implementing peaceful world change and provides a model for activists everywhere through stories of his own experience toppling dictatorships (peacefully) and of smaller examples of social change (like Occupy Wall Street or fighting for gay rights or zoning changes). Through examples of using laughter and music (e.g., Pussy Riot) to disarm the opposition and gather supporters, to staging a protest of Lego Men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), to a boycott of Cottage cheese in Israel to challenge price inflation while organizing around rice pudding to overthrow the dictator of the Maldives, Popovic uses true and sometimes outrageously clever examples of the ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means. Popovic argues in favor of non-violent resistance not for ideological reasons (as persuasive as those are) but because non-violence actually works better than violence. An inspiring (and useful!) guide for any activist--and a thoroughly entertaining read for any armchair politico"-- Provided by publisher.

It Can Never Happen Here -- Dream Big, Start Small -- Vision of Tomorrow -- The Almighty Pillars of Power -- Laugh Your Way to Victory -- Make Oppression Backfire -- Its Unity, Stupid! -- Plan Your Way to Victory -- The Demons of Violence -- Finish What You Started -- Had to Be You.

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