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The German TV station ARD has recently interviewed Srdja Popovic about "Blueprint for Revolution" and explained how important nonviolent protest is- especially in the light of the influx of refugees in Europe. Change has to happen in the countries millions are fleeing from- and real change can only be achieved peacefully. 

Watch the documentary down below! 


At the Hay Festival, Democratizing Aspiration

"A Serbian activist with a five-point guide to starting a revolutionSrdja Popovic, and a young neuroscientist from the University of Cambridge,Hannah Critchlow, who wired up fellow writers and mapped creativity and brain activity, were among the unofficial stars of the week."


-Read the full review by Katrin Bennhold here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/world/europe/at-the-hay-festival-democratizing-inspiration.html

The Gusto of a Young Iggy Pop

Jane Graham of "The Big Issue" writes: 

Don’t be put off by the kerr-azy veneer of Srdja Popovic’s Blueprint for Revolution, with its front cover blether about using rice pudding and Lego men to trigger non-violent revolution in a location of your choice. Yes, those tales are inside (less silly and headline-grabbingly gimmicky than they sound), but this is a worthwhile, funny, heartfelt and thought-provoking book.

It’s about the Serb’s journey from ‘too-cool-to-care Belgrade rock kid’ to consultant agitator, his involvement in the Milosevic-toppling Otpor! movement having given him the reputation and know-how to attract advice-seeking activists from around the world.

The hip talk about revolutionary movements using Monty Python-style humour, Coke-style branding and rock star cool while attempting to overthrow oppressive regimes isn’t a contrivance. Popovic believes those assets are necessary to recruit and inspire young people – such as those at the heart of the Arab Spring – who have long lived in an atmosphere of fatigued fear.

He’s particularly good on the shortcomings of Occupy protesters and their lack of positive aspirations. His energised prose is sometimes convincing, always likeable and has the gusto of a young Iggy Pop.

To read the full article, visit: http://www.bigissue.com/reviews/book-reviews/5028/blueprint-for-revolution-by-srdja-popovic-review


Hobbits Will Inherit the Earth

Peacefare.net reviews Blueprint for Revolution: 

"There are few individuals with a history of working in such close proximity to conflict who exhibit quite the optimism and exuberance as Popovic. In an event held at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on the morning of February 10, the author of the recently published Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World discussed his vision for effective social mobilization to execute non-violent revolution."

Read the full review of Srdja's lecture at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here: http://www.peacefare.net/?p=22440


The Boston Globe Reviews Blueprint for Revolution

Globe Correspondent Michael Andor Brodeur gave Blueprint for Revolution a comprehensive review in the Boston Globe on Monday, February 2nd. Brodeur praises Popovic's use of humor both in his writing and as a tactic in nonviolent struggle, referred to as "laughtivism".  

"Popovic’s penchant for absurdity and troublemaking is balanced by his criteria for effectiveness...he offers a clear, well-constructed, and easily applicable set of principles for any David facing any Goliath (sans slingshot, of course)."

Read the full review here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2015/02/02/book-review-blueprint-change-revolution-world-srdja-rice-pudding-lego-popovic-and-other-nonviolent-techniques-galvanize-communities-overthrow-dictators-simply/gpmQGyAwXF04hc1nQlME2L/story.html