What is activism?

  • (noun): A policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.

Activism

Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change. Activism can take a wide range of forms from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes.

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Some articles on activism:

Charles Laquidara - Biography - Broadcasting Career - Social Activism
... and continuing throughout his career, Laquidara has participated in social activism and promoted a strongly held liberal political stance ... The event, which was at that time a frequent counterculture form of activism, attracted 5,000 people, many of whom openly smoked marijuana ... Laquidara continued his sometimes controversial political activism while on-air at WBCN in Boston ...
Theresa Sparks - Activism - Police Commission
... On May 9, 2007, Sparks made history yet again when she was elected president of the San Francisco Police Commission by a single vote, making her the first transgender person ever to be elected president of any San Francisco commission and San Francisco's highest ranking transgender official ... The deciding vote was cast by Commissioner Joe Alioto Veronese, which came as a surprise to many observers who expected the Newsom-appointee to back Joe Marshall, the candidate Newsom preferred ...
Audre Lorde Project
... on community organizing and radical nonviolent activism around progressive issues within New York City, especially relating to queer and transgender communities, AIDS and HIV activism, pro-immigrant activism ...
Activism At Ohio Wesleyan University - Recent Activism
... Recent years have witnessed activism by student groups on the issues of the Iraq war, race, globalization, and women's reproductive rights ... Academic pursuit and activism have found an intersection in the form of an annual event called The Sagan National Colloquium ...
Activism - Methods
... Civil disobedience Community building Activism industry Conflict transformation Cooperative movement Craftivism Voluntary simplicity Economic activism Boycott Guerilla Gardening (b ... Disinvestment) Simple living Tax resistance Franchise activism Lobbying Media activism Culture jamming Hacktivism Internet activism Nonviolence Peace activist and Peace movement ...