Nadine Bloch is the Training Director for Beautiful Trouble. As an innovative artist, nonviolent action practitioner, political organizer, direct-action trainer, and puppetista, she combines the principles and strategies of people power with creative use of the arts in cultural resistance and public protest. She is a contributor to the books "Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution," "Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South" and "We Are Many, Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation." She is the author of a Special Report Education & Training in Nonviolent Resistance and the co-author of SNAP:An Action Guide to Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding.
From Fringe Idea to Law of the Land — a Look Inside the Creativity Fueling the Struggle to Defund the police
By Nadine Bloch, Folabi Olagbaju, Waging Nonviolence
“Defund the Police!” has moved from fringe idea to nearly law of the land so fast, pundits have motion sickness. It shows what can happen when progressive ideas are backed by true people power in a kind of “People’s Shock Doctrine.”