activist activist  /ˈæk tə vəst/


  1. (n) a militant reformer
  2. (adj) advocating or engaged in activism



  1. Three days before the opening ceremonies, Beijing revoked the visa of Joey Cheek, a former Olympian and Darfur activist.
  2. In the latest attack on Russia's human-rights community, the kidnapping and murder of Natalya Estemirova has silenced one of Chechnya's most outspoken activists.
  3. A troubling update to our earlier posts about Yuan Weijing, the wife of jailed blind activist Chen Guangcheng.


  1. Activist wins $3.5M molestation suit against cousin

    A Brooklyn court on Wednesday awarded $3.5 million to a Jewish gay activist who sued his cousin for allegedly molesting him for several years when he was a boy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Daily News

  2. Activist files complaint against marriage advocacy group

    Karger complaints: California political activist Fred Karger filed a complaint Wednesday against the Washington-based National Organization for Marriage with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Finance Disclosure Board.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Activist Brockovich to face misdemeanor charge

    Environmental activist and movie namesake Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated, the district attorney in Las Vegas decided Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fond du Lac Reporter


  1. Last week, for example, he highlighted Obama's opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts, saying Obama belonged to "an elite group of activist judges, lawyers, and law professors who think they know wisdom when they...
    on May 10, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. Barak "may be the worst judge on the planet - the most activist," said Bork, the conservative former judge whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan was rejected by the Senate after a partisan battle.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Robert Bork Source: Boston Globe

  3. Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch called empathy "a code word for an activist judge."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Christian Science Monitor

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