Small Acts of Resistance (Tibetan, 2010)
A project of International Tibet Network
Translated from English to Tibetan by Pema Tsewang Shastri
2010 by Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson
Originally published in the U.S. under the title:
SMALL ACTS OF RESISTANCE
This edition has been published by arrangement with Sterling
Publishing Co., Inc., 387 Park Ave. South, New York, NY
Small Acts of Resistance (How Courage, Tenacity and Ingenuity Can Change the World), is a book by Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson. The book contains over 80 true stories from 60 countries exploring people’s ability to resist injustice and change the world around them. The preface is written by Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic.
Big changes often start with acts that looked pointless at the time: small acts of resistance, bold acts of defiance, subtle acts of subversion, even witty acts of disobedience. The small
acts range from famous struggles such as those against Nazism and Communism and for Civil Rights to ones that have been ignored by the media or are still continuing.
The protagonists range from a few icons to, mainly, people who have been unjustly forgotten or have remained anonymous. Telling the stories of more than eighty acts of resistance, spanning the
world and the 20th and 21st centuries, this book pays homage to the groups and individuals that treat the impossible as the possible that just hasn’t happened yet. Small Acts of Resistance celebrates the awe-inspiring ingenuity and courage of the human spirit and pays tribute to those who have been standing up to say «no».