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

by Srdja Popovic Author and Matthew Miller Author

An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters, activists, and community organizers—anyone trying to defend their rights, hold their government accountable, or change the world. This indispensable guide will teach you, among many things, how to make oppression backfire by playing your opponents’ strongest card against them, identify the “almighty pillars of power” in order to shift the balance of control, pick battles you can win, listen to what people actually care about in order to incorporate their needs into your revolutionary vision, master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups, recognize your allies and view your enemies as potential partners, use humor to make yourself heard, defuse potentially violent situations, and “laugh your way to victory.”