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ak ti vi zuhm

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

  • I was inspired by artists like Earth, Wind and Fire; Bob Marley; Peter Tosh--and they would fuse social issues into their music, so I don't think of it as political activism but .
  • But his extracurricular activism was just the training required for his work today: a health crusader who devotes his time equally to developing medical protocols that can keep .
  • Their main weapon against superskinny (role) models: a brand of civil disobedience dubbed "body activism.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Argonaut
  • 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...
    June 12, 2013 - Tustin News
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jeff Sessions in Bloomberg
    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.
  • Lindsey Graham in BusinessWeek
    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.
  • James Billington in Lime Wire (blog)
    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...

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