John Kusumi, former political candidate (for U.S. Pres., Ind., '84) has
released his book, Activate This!, with a theme of appealing to
activists. Kusumi launched the China Support Network,
America's response to Tiananmen Square's tragedy, in 1989. With his prior
teenage candidacy for the White House, Kusumi brings something extra to his
activism. The title of his book, "Activate This!"
suggests that he has ideas that he wants to share with activists.
"Chinese dissidents and CSN are about ready to read China its
rights," says Kusumi, "but first, I'd like line up more American
support, drawing from the activist community. I hope that we will stand together in a coming push for
change to benefit both China and America.
"Some fair trade activists have yet to see how we are really connected.
--Helping out CSN would help the anti-globalization movement, and
vice-versa. CSN and top Chinese dissidents opposed the
U.S.-China trade deal. A dismantling of PNTR and the WTO would be wonderful.
"In activities so far, too few fair trade activists came out
China Support Network. We could both benefit by more joint action. Chinese
democracy is its own movement, but it wants fair trade -- human rights, first.
The book became titled Activate
This!, to jog the fair trade activists about the prospective synergies
that we have been wasting.
"Also, politicians may soil themselves when this book gets around. China
and trade issues are being taken up, and explained, by the old 18-year-old for
President. We'll have to see about this, but it should be thought-provoking. The
more readers the book gets, the more politicians will soil
themselves. --Even Beijing politicians
in the Zhongnanhai leadership compound may soil themselves."
- Destinations on the web
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This!: the Kusumi book is now available: here.
Learn stories of the former 18-year-old for U.S. President, including the 1989
launch of the China Support Network. Part autobiography, part activist manual, Activate
This!, has clues to the future of CSN and the politics of Practical
Idealism. "Can America have a better future? --Well, can America Activate
This!?" muses Kusumi.