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Real Stories of The Dandelion Insurrection

"From all directions and corners of the country, the stories came . . . " -from The Dandelion Insurrection

“From all directions and corners of the country, the stories came . . . ” -from The Dandelion Insurrection

Welcome. Here are real-life stories of the Dandelion Insurrection, shared by readers like you. Anecdotal, personal, honest, and sincere, these stories are inspiring retellings of the courage of ordinary people, just like you. Enjoy. If you would like to pass on a story, leave it in the comments below. Thank you!

The Dandelion Insurrection is a novel by Rivera Sun which takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police state controlled by the corporate-political elite have plunged the nation into the grip of a hidden dictatorship. In spite of severe surveillance and repression, the Man From the North’s banned articles circulate through the American populace, reporting on resistance and fomenting nonviolent revolution.


  1. April 3, 2015    

    Thank you for all the Great and Fantastic resources here! Super-amazing! ~r

  2. Stefan Maass Stefan Maass
    November 20, 2016    

    I want to tell a story, that I like very much. It is a story of friend of mine and it happened in the 80’s in East-Germany. In this time there was no free speech and criticizing the government was dangerous. The STASI was controlling everything and you did not know whom you could trust. He was an elctrician and he was a passionate stamp collector. He also admired Martin Luther King jr. and the civil rights museum. So how he could talk about nonviolence and civil resistance? He decided to collect stamps of Martin Luther King jr. and the civil rightsmovement and stamps with topics related to nonviolence. And then he was presentating his stamp collection in official exhibitions and talking with the people about the topics. But to get stamps he also write letters to Coretta Scott King and also published this letter.

    For me this shows how you can combine things that you like and nonviolent resistance. If you want to know more about his work and the civil rights group in East Germany, come and visit the Martin-Luther-King-Zentrum in Werdau.

    • November 20, 2016    

      Thank you for sharing this amazing story, Stefan. It reminds me of the role of the Historical and Cultural Societies in the Estonian Singing Revolution in 1987. They would teach Estonian history and culture and, similar to your story of the stamps, weave in messages of resistance and nonviolent action under the cover of the other subjects. I’m very grateful to hear your story and someday would love to come visit. Rivera Sun

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