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  EFF: Activism & Government
Not just a history of how online activism made a new law pass, but also serves as a how-to manual on using online media politically and actively.
Though EFF has no position on labor issues, and neither do most other civil liberties groups, the information here may be of use to other varieties of grassroots activism.
Site with a lot of general online activism resources (plus specific campaign info for a few topics, like broadband access and open source software).
www.eff.org /Activism   (2784 words)

 Activism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Activism', in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change.
The word "activist often used synonymously with protest or dissent, but activism can stem from any number of political orientations and take a wide range of forms, from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, simply shopping ethically, rallies and street marches, direct action, or even guerrilla tactics.
Some liberals contend that judicial activism is a long-standing US legal tradition, while others have responded that judicial activism is more prevalent among judges deemed conservative [2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Activism   (249 words)

 NAAFA Policy on Activism
Fat activism can educate the public and fat people by drawing attention to existing conditions for fat people, ending discriminatory practices, and making positive contributions to fat people's welfare.
Activism events may protest general existing conditions for fat people or may target individuals, groups, or businesses regarding specific incidents, advertising, products, or practices.
While most activism is of a critical or corrective nature, fat activism can also praise and highlight positive size acceptance efforts and achievements.
www.naafa.org /documents/policies/activism.html   (548 words)

 Conference mainpage — Media oktato es kutato kozpont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The emergence and operation of world large anti-globalization activist networks is the most evident example of new media triggered activism.
Maybe less manifest, still very important, is the urban guerilla activism enabled by the developing infrastructure of locative media and wireless technologies.
Finally, by exploring new media activism in the context of democratic elections we can dive into the forces that change contemporary political systems.
mokk.bme.hu /centre/conferences/reactivism   (565 words)

 Main Page - Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
One way to think about activism, is to think about how you want to live your life.
Many people that get involved with activism, are young and/or new to the movement and they don't really understand The Theory of Infinite Struggle.
Everyday Activism is a good way to get involved in affecting change.
activism.wikia.com /wiki/Main_Page   (310 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Dean: What Exactly Is Judicial Activism? The Charges Made Against the President's Judicial Nominees
He writes that examples "of heavy-handed judicial activism are not hard to find"; cites a string of cases he does not like; but never tells us exactly what he means by judicial activism.
But overturning a statutory precedent can be considered judicial activism: The logic is that once a statute been interpreted by a court, that interpretation all but becomes part of the statute itself.
Judicial activism shouldn't just be code for "judges behaving badly." Those who throw the term around, need to explain what they mean - and confine their claims to plausible ones.
writ.news.findlaw.com /dean/20050617.html   (2447 words)

 Technorati Tag: activism
Activism Gear Huge Selection of Unique Gear Thousands of Designs to Choose From.
I can’t pay for a government killing machine’ April 6th, 2006 A man has vowed to go to prison rather than pay taxes which he...
Greenpeace action alert on nuclear power April 6th, 2006 Tell your MP nukes are not the answer The UK government is currently reviewing the future...
technorati.com /tag/activism   (507 words)

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Those things are helpful if they are done to demonstrate that there is public support for the solution being proposed by the activist and to put public pressure on the decision maker to resolve the problem in the manner proposed by the activist.
You could also expand your activism towards a variety of other social issues in your community.
Another important advantage with this type of activism is that it opens the door to Educational Activism.
www.atheisteye.com /Activism.html   (1947 words)

 Activism and Futurism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Activism is the art of navigating between futures, rather than predicting any one future.
But activist intervention is still different from predictive persuasion; activism uses predictions but is not about predictions.
The idea of activism - of deliberately trying to bring about the Singularity - is one of the most critical elements of the Singularity concept; unfortunately, it is also the one most often omitted.
www.singinst.org /intro/activism.html   (945 words)

               [ Let the Voices Be Heard ] ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I think his displayed quite well what should be at the heart of activism in his documentary Bowling for Columbine, including patience, will and energy.
I think activism is one of life's most important tools.
I think activism has both individual and collective power; furthermore, the voice of one individual can inspire the voices of millions.
fans.papervixen.net /activism   (254 words)

 Past Peak: Activism Archives
Activism is the only stance worth taking, if not for yourself, then for your children and the generations yet to come.
Lessons in grass-roots activism and democracy from the citizens of communist China.
The Live8 concerts were to music-based activism what embedded journalism is to war reporting: corporate/government PR disguised as the real thing.
www.pastpeak.com /archives/activism   (14177 words)

 :: Society :: Activism
Activism "emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue" according to Merriam-Webster.
The Village Voice: Tech Wars in Meat Space by Erik Baard - Article on new less-lethal weapons police are looking at using to control protests, and new high tech devices being used by protestors.
Jose Bove - Statement in court by French farmer, explaining his decision to illegally destroy genetically modified corn used by McDonalds in Europe.
www.localadsearch.com /Society/Activism   (311 words)

 The Longevity Meme -- activism and education to defeat aging
AIDS funding in the 80s and 90s is one crowning example of a victory of activism.
One reason is that we don't see the loud clamor and noise of people demanding a real cure for aging.
There is no ACT UP (one of the loudest early AIDS activism groups) to cultivate, shape, channel and present the nascent demand for anti-aging research, medicine and technology.
www.longevitymeme.org /topics/activism.cfm   (1625 words)

 ei: Activism News
The Activism News section of EI reports on Palestinian and Palestine-related activism around the world, including the work of the International Solidarity Movement and other groups.
The Caracas meeting, one of three World Social Forums taking place in 2006 and bringing together civil society organizations and movements from all across the globe, was attended by well over 100,000 participants.
Activism Call: Why are people afraid of Rachel Corrie's words?
electronicintifada.net /v2/activismwire.shtml   (745 words)

 TOQ-Kevin MacDonald-Understanding Jewish Influence-Vol 3 No 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jewish activism is like a full court press in basketball: intense pressure from every possible angle.
Klein’s activism highlights the importance of access to the major media enjoyed by Jewish activists and organizations—a phenomenon that is traceable ultimately to Jewish intelligence.
This intensity goes hand in hand with the “slippery slope” style of arguing described above: Jewish activism is an intense response because even the most trivial manifestation of anti-Jewish attitudes or behavior is seen as inevitably leading to mass murder of Jews if allowed to continue.
theoccidentalquarterly.com /vol3no2/km-understanding.html   (12183 words)

 The Center for Local Government: Local Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Alito thus neatly joins the ranks of right-wing activists in the battle to limit the power of Congress and diminish the efficacy of the judiciary.
Lithwick's analysis is faulty because she muddles the two kinds of behavior that people typically label as judicial activism, as she must if she is to criticize Judge Alito without undermining her own seeming preference for a "living constitution."
After all, if a judge doesn't subscribe to originalism - or some other clearly defined, constrained method of judicial decison making - he or she can indeed impose policy preferences from the right as easily as from the left.
www.claremont.org /localliberty/archives/004071.html   (1067 words)

 Taking 'college protest' to a new level this fall / S.F. school will offer a degree in activism
For $5,500 to $6,000 a semester, the 32-year-old Mission District school is offering bachelor's and master's humanities degrees with a concentration in "activism and social change." While schools from Vermont to Santa Cruz boast versions of do-gooding curricula, degrees in activism are hard to come by.
While McAvoy concedes that "you don't need a degree to be an activist," he and others hope the program's mix of the theoretical and the practical -- an internship at a nonprofit -- will provide some context for new activists.
After completing the 36-unit master's course, she may go on to law school, with the hope of doing a lot of pro bono work.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/08/12/BA298347.DTL   (1013 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Scalia decries judicial activism in Harvard talk
Boston.com / News / Nation / Scalia decries judicial activism in Harvard talk
CAMBRIDGE -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the high court's most conservative justices, told a packed forum in one of the nation's most liberal cities that the courts have strayed into a realm of judicial activism that is ultimately bad for democracy.
In a wide-ranging talk at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government last night, Scalia told about 400 students that issues such as capital punishment, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide should be matters for voters, not judges.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/09/29/scalia_decries_judicial_activism_in_harvard_talk   (514 words)

Many resources on social/progressive activism relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues around the world.
Although the members of this initiative belong to the wealthiest 5% of Americans, they advocate fair taxes and support a living wage for all.
A guide to political activism links on the world wide web.
www.sociosite.net /topics/activism.php   (2028 words)

 Activism | AfterDowningStreet.org
This is the forum to discuss activist efforts, meetings and other activism re: the Downing Street Minutes and the After Downing Street Coalition.
In fact, protesting is recognized in the First Amendment as "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." The FBI must not be reading that far down into the 45-word amendment.
The Stop the War Coalition in the UK has set a standard for anti-war activism that we in the United States struggle to match.
www.afterdowningstreet.org /?q=taxonomy/term/1   (2825 words)

 Virtual Activism - Closing the Digital Divide
We will be providing information on how to join shortly.
Virtual Activism's report of its accomplishments since its inception will be published here shortly.
Please view Virtual Activism's Technology blog at hakawitech
www.virtualactivism.org   (180 words)

 Activists' Corner
Support Michael Newdow in his quest to remove the phrase "under God" from the official Pledge of Allegiance, coercively recited by millions of schoolchildren every day.
A great worldwide venture aimed at uniting atheists in your area for good dinner, conversation, and activism.
See also the Separation of Church and State meetup for more activism.
www.infidels.org /activist   (782 words)

 Public Citizen | Activist Courses - Health Activist Courses Main Page
While there is a long history of health activism in the U.S., attempts to actually teach the techniques of health activism have been relatively limited.
Other courses focus on the development of protocols, but not on the collection of the data, which it is hoped will occur in another setting.
Small grants are available to sustain research-based activism courses that are part of the network.
www.citizen.org /hrg/activistcour/articles.cfm?ID=6605   (395 words)

 Open Directory - Society:Issues:Environment:Activism
Sites with a only regional or local focus should be submitted to a category of /Regional or related Regional category in /Society/Issues/Environment/Organizations/Regional.
Environmental activism covers a wide range of actions, from writing letters to politicians and corporations, through publicity stunts and banner-waving protests, to direct action like chaining yourself to a tree to prevent a new road.
Pages about personal living and what you can do to have less impact on the environment should go to: Society: Issues: Environment Consumerism: Activism.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Environment/Activism/desc.html   (322 words)

 MediaChannel.org | Stories by Topic: Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Still in development, this thematic archive brings together many of the stories on Activism that have been featured on MediaChannel, with links to related MediaChannel topics.
Viacom's decision to cut news programming at Black Entertainment Television (BET) is just another example of white-owned conglomerates controlling the channels that target people of color.
Activism is needed now, argues Jeff Chester, to demand regulations that stop media concentration and that support the growth of independent outlets.
cdb3.oneworld.net /live/mediachannel/themes/browse.cfm?cat_type=act&cat_id=201&startat=1&linktype=crossover   (1153 words)

 Kubatana - NGO Network Alliance Project - Electronic Activism
The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has received numerous reports of people having their water disconnected for non-payment by the City of Harare.
We have the power of numbers to change the system of local governance in Harare.
Our electronic activism campaign focuses on access to water.
www.kubatana.net /html/eact/eact_cont.asp   (523 words)

 Social Activism
Activism Alerts Dozens of links for environmental activism.
Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States.
School of the Americas Watch SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/act.htm   (613 words)

 Words/Phrases DEFINED: "activism". Father Jerome's DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS used in his QUFD website.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A Definition/Description of the keyword/phrase "activism", as used in the QUFD website and in Father Jerome's scientific writings.
The keyword/phrase "activism" relates to, and is part of, the classification(s) listed below, as used in the text or auxiliary documents of the QUFD website and in Father Jerome's scientific writings.
1.(first definition, pertaining to political activism, deleted, as not pertaining to this Report).
www.angelfire.com /ca/sanmateoissues/Key00043.html   (291 words)

 Audio Activism
I set out to interview activists and tell people about online activism tools.
My tag line was (is) “Meta data about media activism”.
I made a ton of audio files and share them via my RSS feed.
www.audioactivism.org   (1468 words)

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