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Srdja Popovic: Blueprint for Revolution

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Srdja Popovic is the author of Blueprint for Revolution and founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), which has worked with pro-democracy activists from more than 50 countries, promoting the use of non-violent resistance in achieving political and social goals. He'll be In New York City on April 22 at the Carnegie Center, tickets still available.  The publisher, Random House, summarizes the book:

Blueprint for Revolution will teach you 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
• dream big, but start small: learn how to 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.”

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