The key strategies and tactics that have inspired centuries of people-powered victories now in a deck of 100+ cards YOU can play!
“This invaluable tool will spark a million creative actions that might just change the world for the better.”
— Søren Warburg, ActionAid Denmark
The Strategy Cards were compiled by over 170 grassroots activists from across 5 continents in 7 languages, featuring notable movement strategists including Arundhati Roy, George Monbiot, Vijay Prashad, and Mark and Paul Engler.
Each card includes a unique pop-up code. Use your smartphone camera to automatically link to the full version of each card in the Beautiful Trouble online toolbox.
Many ways to play
Use the cards to rapidly prototype direct action scenarios, get creatively unstuck or evaluate your last action. Call us in for backup!
Are you a teacher? Flashcard through social movement history or engage students in dynamic debates.
Just for fun
Gather with friends to play Radical Charades or Cards for Humanity.
Pro tips for facilitators
Flip the cards for detailed instructions & even more ways to play.
The Strategy Cards are printed in the United States, by Community Printers of Santa Cruz, CA, a worker-owned union shop, using environmentally friendly resources whenever possible.
In this video, troublemaker Rae Abileah talks with Ross Newport at Community Printers about the making of the deck.