Street Spirit is an inspiring collection of creative examples of street protest and demonstrations of defiance that have effected changes around the world.
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 Vaclav Havel. His previous books were Easier Fatherland: Germany and the Twenty-First Century and Goodbye to the USSR: The Collapse of Soviet Power.
"Full of wonderful and entertaining stories of the power to create change." --Bianca Jagger "In Street Spirit, Steve Crawshaw distills decades of wisdom, experience and optimism from around the world. This potent cocktail will be feared by tyrants everywhere - but to all those who will brandish it proudly or read it in the dark, he brings light, hope and ammunition for people-led change." --Shami Chakrabarti, author, On Liberty "When a totalitarian society faces creative protests, it is like ice meeting fire . . . Street Spirit is a relevant and powerful book for our times." --Ai Weiwei, Foreword