Book…Activism by Mike Staresinic

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Activism was published by Mike Staresinic in January 2011.

On every continent, citizens brave jail and torture to win basic rights, provoke breakthrough, and achieve dignity. ACTIVISM answers the question, How does change operate? by capturing the wisdom of movements that break through.

A decade in the making, with contributions from principled nonviolent movements around the world, ACTIVISM is for those who can’t let go of the dream of freedom.

ACTIVISM is a practical guide to toppling authoritarian regimes, using Gandhian principles of non-violent resistance.

Many of the methods outlined in the book were successfully used by protesters in the Maldives’ recent struggle for democracy. ACTIVISM is indispensable reading for pro-democracy campaigners everywhere.

— President Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives’ first democratically elected president, former Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience –BREAKTHROUGH Publisher Review

ACTIVISM is a practical guide to toppling authoritarian regimes, using Gandhian principles of non-violent resistance.

Many of the methods outlined in the book were successfully used by protesters in the Maldives’ recent struggle for democracy. ACTIVISM is indispensable reading for pro-democracy campaigners everywhere.

President Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives.

President Nasheed, a former political prisoner turned President, is the first democratically elected president of the Maldives following three decades of dictatorship. Maldivians used Gandhian methods to defeat government violence. –Personal Correspondence.

Mike is a leader in international affairs, democratic governance, and organizational development. He helps those advancing change in rapidly changing countries worldwide. Mike studied at Penn State, HEC Paris, Oxford (UK), and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science in Consulting and Coaching for Change.