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Small Acts of Resistance

November 29, 2010

In Small Acts of Resistance, recently released by Sterling’s Union Square Press imprint, authors Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson chronicle acts of defiance and protest from around the world that, at first glance, might appear to be fruitless. Yet the book shows how small acts by ordinary citizens have led to profound change time and time again, repeatedly proving skeptics wrong.

The BBC’s John Simpson noted this message’s resonance upon the announcement that Liu Xiaobo had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Author John Jackson expands on that in this Huffington Post piece. And the Financial Times notes in its review that the book is “uplifiting” and “in some ways, an explicit call to arms, encouraging us not to be complacent or defeatist, but to recognise how often change appeared impossible, then happened.”

Steve Crawshaw is international advocacy director at Amnesty International in London. He was also a foreign correspondent at The Independent from 1986 to 2002, and worked at Human Rights Watch in London and New York from 2002 to 2010. John Jackson is Vice President of Social Responsibility for MTV Networks International. Previously, he led social justice intiatives internationally as Head of Campaigns at Christian Aid and was a founding member and Director of the Burma Campaign UK.

Stay current on Twitter, Facebook, and the book’s website. Small Acts of Resistance is available now at Barnes & Noble,, and, of course, at your local indie bookseller.

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