John Jackson (nonviolence)

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"John Jackson is a director of strategy at Purpose which specializes in building 21st century movements. He has had extensive involvement at every level of public affairs advocacy: working in areas of conflict, lobbying senior level government, launching high profile public campaigns and building coalitions. Prior to Purpose he was vice president of social responsibility for MTV International, overseeing the network’s strategy to engage its audience around social issues. John was a founder and director of the Burma Campaign UK and helped to coordinate international advocacy in support of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. This included one of the most successful disinvestment campaigns since the anti-apartheid movement. He has a particular interest in mischief and the role it can play in achieving social progress, and co-authored a book on the subject: Small Acts of Resistance."[1]

"He covered international development issues as head of campaigns at Christian Aid and was a founding member and director of the Burma Campaign UK, meeting Aung San Suu Kyi on several occasions to consult on Burma policy." [1] He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. [2]


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  1. Waging Nonviolence Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed December 8, 2013.