How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 13, 2017 - Political Science - 176 pages
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'This extraordinary book is the roadmap for a new kind of effective activism' - Brian Eno

'This book is for people who are angry with the ways things are and want to do something about it; for people who are frustrated with the system, or worried about the direction the country is going. Maybe they've been on a march, posted their opinions on social media, or shouted angrily at something they've seen on the news but don't feel like it's making any difference. It is for people who want to make a change but they're not sure how.' - Matthew Bolton


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Best for: Anyone looking for some practical advice to help make meaningful policy change. In a nutshell: One of the Living Wage Campaigners and the Executive director of Citizens UK offers tips on ... Read full review

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If You Want Change You Need Power
Appreciating SelfInterest
Practical Tools to Build Power
Turning Problems into Issues
The Action is in the Reaction
Practical Tools to Build a Campaign
Unusual Allies and Creative Tactics
Finding the Time
The Iron Rule
A Note on the Author

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About the author (2017)

Matthew Bolton, Deputy Director of Citizens UK and Lead Organiser for London Citizens, has built a nationwide alliance of thousands of community campaigners who have driven two of the most effective, strategic and widest-reaching campaigns in the UK of the past two decades. He led the UK Living Wage campaign, which has won over 200 million for 150,000 low-paid workers and persuaded the Government to introduce the 'national living wage', benefitting millions more. The Refugee Welcome and Safe Passage campaign has secured entry for over 1,100 vulnerable Syrian children, including hundreds from the 'jungle' camps of Calais. Matthew coaches community organisers across the country, and is a Trustee of the London Community Land Trust affordable housing provider. He lives with his wife and young son in South London.


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