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Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller - Author

About the Author

Srdja Popovic is a Serbian biologist, political activist and executive director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS, www.canvasopedia.org). He was a leader of the student movement Otpor that helped topple Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic. As the director of CANVAS, Popovic has consulted with revolutionary activists from Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, the Georgian Republic, the Maldives, and many others. The 2002 documentary Bringing Down A Dictator, narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring Popovic, aired on PBS, and since then Popovic's star has consistently been on the rise. He has been featured by The Atlantic and The Economist, was selected by Foreign Policy as one of its top 10 choices to receive the Nobel Peace prize had it not be awarded to the EU, was selected by Wired as one of 50 people who will change the world, and by the World Economic Forum as one of their Young Global Leaders for 2013. You can watch his talk, How To Topple A Dictator on TED.com.

Featured books by Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller

Blueprint for Revolution How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanise Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Blueprint for Revolution How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanise Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Author: Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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). 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 organising 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 favour of non-violent resistance not for ideological reasons (as persuasive as those are) but because non-violence actually works better than violence. This is an inspiring (and useful!) guide for any activist - and a thoroughly entertaining read for any armchair politico. In addition, the stories Popovic tells here are hilarious, accessible, inspiring, and at times outrageous. Aside from his own experiences, also he includes little-known stories from the lives of Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Harvey Milk, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Other books by Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller

Protest!

Protest!

Author: Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2015

DIE KONKRETE ANLEITUNG ZUM EFFEKTIVEN, GEWALTFREIEN WIDERSTAND von dem international bekannten "e;Widerstandsguru"e; (Tagesspiegel) und Politaktivisten Srdja PopovicNichts ist wirksamer als gewaltfreier Widerstand. Und niemand wei das besser als der international bekannte Aktivist Srdja Popovic. Als Student gelang es ihm und seinen Freunden den Diktator Milosevic zu sturzen, seitdem berat er seit Jahren weltweit Burgerrechts- und Demokratiebewegungen und andere Aktivistengruppen.Hier versammelt er seine konkreten Tipps und Tricks zur Organisation des gewaltfreien Protests, z.B. welche Strategien am effektivsten sind, wie man die Presse gewinnt, die richtigen Verbundeten findet oder warum Humor die beste Waffe ist, und belegt sie mit zahlreichen beeindruckenden und kreativen Fallbeispielen.FUR ALLE, DIE IHR VIERTEL VERSCHONERN, ETWAS IN DER GESELLSCHAFT BEWEGEN ODER GAR DIE WELT VERANDERN MOCHTEN => DIE ANLEITUNG ZUM GEWALTFREIEN WIDERSTAND!"e;Srdja Popovic hat mit Phantasie, Gerissenheit und einer guten Portion Humor eine Bewegung hervorgebracht, die es nicht nur schaffte, den brutalen Diktator Slobodan Milosevic zu sturzen, sondern die zu einer Art Blaupause fur gewaltfreien Widerstand weltweit wurde."e; Peter Gabriel

Blueprint for Revolution How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanise Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Blueprint for Revolution How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanise Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Author: Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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). 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 organising 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 favour of non-violent resistance not for ideological reasons (as persuasive as those are) but because non-violence actually works better than violence. This is an inspiring (and useful!) guide for any activist - and a thoroughly entertaining read for any armchair politico. In addition, the stories Popovic tells here are hilarious, accessible, inspiring, and at times outrageous. Aside from his own experiences, also he includes little-known stories from the lives of Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Harvey Milk, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Blueprint for Revolution

Blueprint for Revolution

Author: Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2015

How do ordinary people become revolutionaries?In 2000, too-cool-to-care Belgrade rock kid Srdja Popovic found himself at the centre of a movement which was about to change the world. Popovic was one of the unexpected leaders of the student movement Otpor! that overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic and established democracy in Serbia - all by avoiding violence and opting for something far more powerful: a sense of humour. In this inspiring and entertaining guide for would-be activists, he tells his story and those of other 'ordinary revolutionaries' who have created real social change using non-violent techniques. Now the director of an organisation that helps to train pro-democracy activists, Popovic has worked with some of the most significant movements of our times, including the architects of the Arab Spring. Through examples such as a protest of Lego men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), and a boycott of cottage cheese in Israel to challenge price inflation, Popovic tells stories of the true and sometimes ingeniously clever ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means. From Occupy Wall Street to Tahrir Square, and from Nelson Mandela to Harvey Milk, the tales Popovic tells are hilarious, accessible, inspiring, at times outrageous, and always about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. PRAISE FOR SRDJA POPOVIC'Highly readable combining an entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest with a very personal account of [Popovic's] own involvement with it.' The Guardian'The title is no exaggeration Popovic cheerfully blows up just about every idea most people hold about nonviolent struggle.' The New York Times

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