activism activism  /ˈæk tɪ ˌvɪ zəm/


  • (n) a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal

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  1. As student activism spread across campuses in the late 1960s, female students began protesting gender segregation not only in the dorms, but at schools in general.
  2. Call it a victory for electronic chain activism.
  3. However conservative he may be in matters of traditional doctrine and discipline, Pope Paul VI has always had a warm predilection for social activism.


  1. Palouse Liberty Project organizes rally to protect gun rights

    In an effort to inspire political activism in community members’ lives, the Palouse Liberty Project is organizing a rally today to support gun rights in America. “It’s time for people to appreciate the Second Amendment and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut

  2. Tustin girl selected to help lead youth organization

    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the national school-based, peer-to-peer prevention, education and activism organization, has announced that Michelle Gao, of Tustin, has been named to the SADD National Student Leadership Council for the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Tustin News

  3. Pilsen tax district on hold, but plan could be revived

    Grass-roots community activism has notched a victory in Pilsen. But it remains to be seen if it is a lasting one. The Resurrection Project, one of Pilsen’s leading community groups, had prepared a plan for a special service area, or SSA, a district in which property owners would pay a higher tax. The money ordinarily goes to enhanced services such as security, sanitation or beautification ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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  1. "I don't believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism," Sessions wrote in an opinion piece in USA Today prior to yesterday's committee meeting.
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I look forward to trying to better understand how you will be able to take political activism, association with liberal causes, and park it when it becomes time to be a judge," Graham told Kagan.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Lindsey Graham Source: BusinessWeek

  3. In addition to his towering artistic achievements, Librarian of Congress James Billington mentioned that McCartney has also "made an impact far beyond music through his humanitarianism and activism around the world, which are emblematic of the...
    on May 24, 2010 By: James Billington Source: Lime Wire (blog)

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