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Beautiful Trouble — in seven languages!

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In a continued effort to get this information into the hands of troublemakers around the globe, Beautiful Trouble is available in seven languages (and counting!) Most of the foreign editions are initiated by local artist-activists and showcase the most creative social change efforts in each country.


German cover


Beautiful Trouble: Handbuch für eine unwiderstehliche Revolution.

Published by Orange Press, this version features a new case study describing an action by Zentrum für politische Schönheit, or Center for Political Beauty, who pressured German authorities to further increase access to refugees of the Syrian crisis by putting up a fake government website indicating that Germany would be taking in 55,000 Syrian refugee children.

Take a look inside and order your copy of Beautiful Trouble: Handbuch für eine unwiderstehliche Revolution through Kohlibri or Amazon.


Spanish Edition of BT
Bella Revuelta: La Caja de Herramientas Para Hacer La RevoluciónPublished by Milrazones, this Spanish version of BT’s Pocket Edition was officially launched in March 2014.

Included in this edition is the day Spain’s national frustration at housing prices and real estate speculation coalesced into a record-setting collective scream of “No vas a tener una casa en la puta vida!” (“you’re not going to have a home in your fucking life!”), as measured by an especially designed fury gauge, the “putómetro.”

Learn more about Bella Revuelta, and order your copy now.


Cover of Joyeux Bordel lower res


Joyeux Bordel

Published by Les Liens qui Libèrent, this FOURTH international edition of Beautiful Trouble contains six new case studies, one new tactic, one new principle, and features a new introduction by John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux.

Order your copy of Joyeux Bordel online here.




Bela Baderna: Ferramentas Para Revolução

The first-ever international version of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution was published by Edições Ideal and features 3 new case studies that showcase the best of Brazilian creative activism, including 2013’s “June Journey,” where protestors used classic troublemaking tactics such as “mass street action” and “maintain nonviolent discipline” to roll back increases in public transportation fares in São Paulo.

Order now here or here.


Russian Edition of Beautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble

The Russian edition was published by radical theory and practice and comes with two flower grenade decal stickers to adhere to your book.

Get your copy here.




Bela İyidir

The latest translation from Beautiful Trouble. This Turkish edition features a new case study “Standing Man” — the Turkish man who stood still and silent in the center of Taksim Square while violent clashes between police and protesters erupted around him. Get your copy here.