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  Activism industry (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The activism industry is composed of organizations and individuals who make a living from activism, involvement in action to bring about change.
In the context of activism being a support of change, such force has resulted in distortion of methods which are used in activism.
Restrictions by governments can create what are state-controlled activism industries (just as some states control other industries), grant monopolies to organizations, or divert government resources to influence change.
publicliterature.org.cob-web.org:8888 /en/wikipedia/a/ac/activism_industry.html   (339 words)

 The Inside Story: Beryllium Disease
A covert deal between government and industry caused thousands of workers and community residents to contract an incurable, often fatal, deterioration of the lungs called beryllium disease: hundreds of the victims have died, and more deaths are expected.
Industry and the government knew as early as the 1940s that exposure to minute quantities of beryllium dust could cause an incurable, potentially fatal, lung disease commonly referred to as beryllium disease.
Despite this knowledge, neither the government nor the industry took adequate measures to safeguard workers' health, resulting in an untold number of unnecessary deaths throughout the past 50 years.
www.chemicalindustryarchives.org /dirtysecrets/beryllium/1.asp   (654 words)

 The Inside Story: Grassroots
The goal was and is clearly to influence politicians and media perceptions of the industry.
The industry's highly organized fake grassroots efforts are led by Congressional Liaison Representatives from each of the member companies.
For instance, a grassroots manager might seek out a plant manager to 'volunteer' to write a letter to his Congressperson, or Monsanto's grassroots manager would call up a number of retired Monsanto employees asking them to call their representatives with a message scripted by CMA or the company.
www.chemicalindustryarchives.org /dirtysecrets/grassroots/1.asp   (418 words)

 TAGline: Volume 4, Issue 9 - October 1997
One of the major goals of the proposed legislation is to reduce the number of clinical trials needed for the approval of new drugs from two to one.
Industry is pushing for this provision because it would require them to do less clinical research before receiving approval to market new agents.
Instead of holding industry accountable for the safety and efficacy of its products, the bill promotes corporate irresponsibility by weakening the requirements companies must fulfill to sell their goods.
www.aegis.com /pubs/tag/1997/TG971001.html   (2525 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Society : Activism
Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change.
The word 'activism' is 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.
In the more confrontational cases, an activist may be called a freedom fighter by some, and a terrorist by others, depending on which side of the political fence is making the observation.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Society-Activism.shtml   (491 words)

 Managing Activism: PR Advice for "Neutralizing" Democracy - Center for Media and Democracy
Managing Activism is written for PR practitioners whose clients engage in risky businesses (fossil fuels, pesticides, genetically engineered foods, nuclear waste, toxic dumps, animal testing) and who therefore become the targets of "activist groups" including "environmentalists, workers' rights activists, animal rights groups and human rights campaigners." Don't expect much sympathy for the activists.
Deegan is a battle-hardened PR veteran and a committed soldier in the war against activists who "in an increasingly pluralistic society" present what she calls "a growing threat to organizations of all shapes and sizes.
Result: industry may have to make some small or temporary concessions, but the fundamental concerns raised by the "radicals" are swept aside.
www.prwatch.org /prwissues/2002Q2/managing.html   (1400 words)

 Customer-Friendly Strategies for Fixing the Music Industry's Woes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The industry claims that it's trying to protect its profits from piracy but you don't need to be a marketing expert to understand that any industry that maintains a chronically antagonistic relationship with its customers is never going to be profitable.
If the music industry wants to rejuvenate its performance and repair its relationship with its customers, there are a number of strategies it can pursue that would be far more effective than a legal assault on the very customers it needs to embrace.
An industry that is so closely associated with creativity should be leading the way into the twenty-first century, not desperately clinging to the past.
www.mikehersh.com /Fixing_the_Music_Industrys_Woes.shtml   (1156 words)

 Industrial Reporting, Inc. Article - Montana Man Voice for Forest Products Industry
It was the largest mobilization effort on behalf of the timber industry at the time.
A convoy of loaded log trucks and supporters from the Northwest traveled to Darby, Montana in an attempt to supply logs to a mill; the mill was suffering from a log shortage due to heightened legal wrangling by environmentalists over logging on national forest lands.
Jim was asked to represent the timber industry in a discussion of Montana wilderness legislation during a ‘Walk in the Woods,’ a 1992 NBC News special report.
www.timberlinemag.com /articledatabase/view.asp?articleID=826   (927 words)

In all honesty, you must admit that this industry has fought against every single food-safety initiative dating back to 1906, from the prohibition of dangerous chemicals used to disguise spoiled meat to the tough BSE feed rules proposed in 1996.
Consolidation in the meatpacking industry began long before any USDA food-safety crackdown; it was encouraged by the fast-food chains and the Reagan administration.
Both assertions are wrong, in my viewpoint, and your contention that meat industry consolidation could have been slowed, halted or even reversed belies the normal market forces that cycle through every mature industry.
www.aamp.com /news/vovalpoint102204.asp   (1102 words)

Hemp was grown by our founding fathers and used for textiles (the first American flag was made from hemp), paper (the first draft of the Constitution was written on hemp paper) and the hemp seed was the mainstay of the colonial diet and provided lamp oil.
Breeding techniques have yielded industrial hemp strains, which contain virtually no THC (the psychoactive chemical in marijuana), eliminating any potential, drug value.
One acre of hemp produces as much paper as four acres of trees and the crop is ready in 120 days, not 120 years.
www.ecomall.com /activism/hempworks.htm   (390 words)

 Activism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the more confrontational cases, an activist may be called a freedom fighter by some, and a terrorist by others, depending on whether the commentator supports the activist's ends.
Thus many conservative politicians have sought to curb the power of those deemed "activist judges" whom they claim are acting outside traditional boundaries of judicial review [1].
Transformational activism is the idea that people need to transform on the inside as well on the outside in order to create any meaningful change in the world
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Activism   (235 words)

 Grey Tuesday
It is a moment long-anticipated by the content industries and the resistive coalition of “copyfighters” – high noon in the nation’s highest legal institution.
One of the measures of any activism event’s success is the extent to which it garners mass, mainstream media attention — indeed in many cases bringing issues to a wider audience may be the sole purpose of activism at all.
This is closer to a genuinely new kind of activism, one that blends explicitly cultural issues with wider political concerns and engagements, facilitated through the use and deployment of new technologies that engender new kinds of support for, and contact between, members.
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue9_10/howard/index.html   (6316 words)

 Activism industry at AllExperts (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Free societies rarely have explicit restrictions on political activism, although many forms of activism involve committing other crimes such as aggravated trespass.
However, where civil liberties exist, the penalty for failing to comply with forced activism is often merely unemployment rather than imprisonment for political crimes as is often the case in contemporary societies lacking in civil liberties.
This technique was recently used by the Tasmanian logging industry in the 2004 Australian Federal election.
experts.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /e/a/ac/Activism_industry.htm   (573 words)

 Activism - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The word 'activism' is often synonymous with protest or dissent.
In contemporary use, "activism" tends to be a word associated with the actions and ideologies of those on the political left.
An activist may be called a freedom fighter by some, and a terrorist by others, depending on which side of the political fence is making the observation.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=2242   (243 words)

 MADD Online: Safety, Consumer Group, American Public Just Say No to Beer Industry's "Roll Back the Beer Tax"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The beer industry's proposed rollback would restore the 1951 tax rate of $9 per barrel or about 15 cents per six-pack.
The beer industry claims that the federal excise tax on beer is a burden for consumers.
The group also said that beer industry spending on "prevention" messages and programs is far outweighed by what it spends promoting, glamorizing, and normalizing the use of its products.
www.madd.org /activism/0,1056,4128,00.html   (1079 words)

 Will Record Companies Be Able to Profit From the Napster Phenomenon?
But the industry's elation was short-lived, as two federal appeal court judges granted Napster's request to stay the order, which had been scheduled to go into effect at midnight on July 28.
The record industry failed to recognize the significance of file sharing technology until it was too late, and now they will not be able to make up for lost time.
The record industry will catch up with the digital download phenomenon and make money by legally providing music fans with a service they are eager to use.
speakout.com /activism/issue_briefs/1355b-1.html   (904 words)

Through petitioning and other creative forms of activism, students have been able to put a great deal of pressure on both their universities and the companies that produce college apparel.
Representing 250,000 members in North America, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) is known for aggressive organizing and fighting for workers' rights.
A nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the carpet industry through monitoring, consumer labeling, and rehabilitation and education of former carpet children in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/soc/Justice/Sweat/sweat_activism.htm   (396 words)

 The Activism Industry (News) Dana R. Fisher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Such canvassing is especially popular among issue-based activist groups like the Sierra Club, Save the Children, and the Human Rights Campaign, with about 25 percent of the largest left-leaning organizations using the tack to raise funds, awareness, and membership numbers.
The roots of this tried-and-true tool of grassroots activism stretch back 35 years, when a former encyclopedia salesman put his pavement-pounding know-how to use for the campaign of a local candidate.
After vast funding cuts in the 1990s, many progressive organizations were forced to close local offices and hire "clearinghouses" like the Fund for Public Interest Research to do their door-to-door activism.
www.utne.com /webwatch/2006_267/news/12276-1.html   (319 words)

 Links & Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Nightingales is a group of nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death.
The Tobacco Industry and Pesticide Regulation: Case studies from tobacco industry archives.
Contains links to key industry documents that informed this paper as well as scans of four pertinent documents supplied by the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act.
legacy.library.ucsf.edu /links_n_resources.html   (934 words)

 Citizen Activism
Challenging the interests of the arms industry, foreign lobbyists and their allies at the Commerce, Defense and State Departments is the peace lobby-composed principally of religious, disarmament and human rights organizations and affiliated (or unaffiliated) individuals.
The Clinton administration, the US arms industry and the media are increasingly aware of the Code of Conduct and are taking it seriously.
The Aerospace Industries Association has labeled the Code as one of its principal targets for defeat, and the administration continues to oppose passage of the Code (while claiming to support all four of its conditions).
www.fas.org /asmp/library/handbook/6activism.html   (9633 words)

 News: Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America - Dana ...
Dana R. Fisher’s Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns is Strangling Progressive Politics in America was reviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Daily Kos reviews Dana R. Fisher’s Activism, Inc. and the author discusses “The Activism Industry” in The American Prospect.
Activism, Inc. author Dana Fisher was interviewed on KWMR-FM in Marin County, CA August 29, 2006.
www.sup.org /news/?book_id=5217   (152 words)

 Trends in the Last Quarter-Century
Changes in the work of the FDA have come rapidly in the past 20 years, shaped at least in part by political pressure, consumer activism, and industry involvement.
Four years later, after intense lobbying by the dietary supplement industry, Congress permitted supplements to carry substantiated statements about the role of such products in health, provided they issued a disclaimer that FDA had not evaluated the statements.
Moreover, the FDA rather than industry had the burden of proving that a dietary supplement was misbranded or adulterated.
www.fda.gov /oc/history/historyoffda/section5.html   (514 words)

 The Comics Reporter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As a second generation of cartoonists began to dominate the comic book industry in the 1970s and 1980s, artists banded together in support of creators of a previous generation.
Activism became a part of the everyday landscape of comics professionals, even as there was less and less agreement over the issues.
After a dizzying decade of industry upheaval and the introduction of new technologies which may change the business side of comic books forever, most activism done on behalf of industry issues has been dealt an incredibly harsh blow by day-to-day reality.
www.comicsreporter.com /index.php/briefings/commentary/1870   (1321 words)

 Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign: Norway’s IT Workers Union Calls for Boycott
The Union's decision to boycott Israel is particularly significant given the importance of Apartheid Israel's telecommunications industry and its ties to Norway.
The new system should allow mobile devices and networks to automatically learn about their users’ whereabouts and preferences as they commute, work and travel and will be first tested on the Norwegian telecommunications network.
The Occupation’s telecommunication industry is a key part of Occupation's economy, and discrimates against non-Jewish job applicants citing “security reasons”.
stopthewall.org /worldwideactivism/1376.shtml   (619 words)

 Wildlife Air
Industry Activism: We shall participate in the promotion of our industry and community activities; freely contributing our ideas and conveying our methodologies and successes.
We will cooperate with all stakeholders that have an interest in the activities of WOAS to ensure that they have access to the information they require to evaluate our proposals and participate in constructive dialogue.
We will collaborate with industry, educational and research institutions nationally and internationally to ensure that the knowledge gained on the development and delivery of safety management systems built into flight operations is widely shared.
www.skymasters.ca /main.php?action=values   (776 words)

 Student Activism: Latest Entries
The industry agreed to police itself through the Kimberley-Process - intended to halt trade in conflict diamonds - but the Kimberley Process is ineffective.
"Governments have let the industry off the hook, failing to account over the trade in blood diamonds." Diamond companies are able to take advantage of weak governments, to circumvent any diamond trade regulations, including trade that leads to violent and deadly conflict.
Amnesty has acknowledged FAST FOOD NATION as a film that will alert the public to the injustices that are occurring not only under the veil of the fast food industry but also in many other industries with large amounts of immigrant workers.
blogs.amnestyusa.org /student-activism   (2493 words)

 Secretary Glickman's Surprise Announcement a Change in the Right Direction - Organic Trade Association
The USDA was heavily criticized by the organic industry and the public for not closely following the NOSB's recommendations, which took over five years to research and draft.
Organic industry activism for high integrity organic regulations at the federal level appears to be making an impression on the USDA.
The organic industry, estimated by the OTA to be a $4 billion industry growing at over 24% annually, will continue to embrace and advocate for strict standards for organic, from growing, to processing, to shipping and handling.
www.ota.com /news/press/105.html   (555 words)

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