Bristol Festival of Ideas Event

  • Waterstones Bristol Galleries 11A Union Galleries Broadmead BS1 3XD Bristol UK

Srdja Popovic 

Author of Blueprint for Revolution

Fifteen years ago Srdja Popovic was just a Belgrade rock kid looking for a party. He tells the extraordinary story of how he became one of the leaders of Otpor! – the movement which overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic – and how he went on to train the pro-democracy activists behind the Arab Spring, Occupy, and many other movements.

Through examples such as a protest of Lego men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), and a cheese boycott in Israel to challenge price inflation, he tells stories of the ingeniously clever ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means.

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