Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief

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Michael O'Mara Books, Limited, 2017 - PHOTOGRAPHY - 128 pages
When no one's listening, it takes more than shouting louder to be heard .Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour, courage and creativity to bring about change.Among the many instances of imaginative defiance within, you'll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures in Siberia, red-hatted dwarves in Poland and a donkey holding a press conference in Azerbaijan - not to mention the story of how Darth Vader helped to effect a global arms treaty.With over 100 photographs and accompanying commentary on the power of non-violent protest from human rights campaigner Steve Crawshaw, who has been an eye-witness to some of the most dramatic demonstrations of recent years, Street Spirit is a unique visual guide that will inspire, enlighten and entertain.

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Steve Crawshaw is Director of the Office of the Secretary General at Amnesty International, which he joined as international advocacy director in 2010. From 2002 to 2010, he was UK director and UN advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. He joined the Independent at launch in 1986, where he reported on the eastern European revolutions, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Balkan wars.He is co-author with John Jackson of Small Acts of Resistance: How Courage, Tenacity and Ingenuity Can Change the World, preface by Václav Havel. His previous books were Easier Fatherland: Germany and the Twenty-First Century and Goodbye to the USSR: The Collapse of Soviet Power.

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