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  Encyclopedia: Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
The animal liberation movement or animal rights movement is the worldwide movement of individual activists, academics, and groups who campaign or engage in direct action against the use of non-human animals in animal testing, the meat, dairy, and fur farming industries, and in entertainment and sports.
Anti-corporate activists (see activism) believe that the rise of large business corporations is posing a threat to the legitimate authority of nation states and the public sphere.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Activist   (1913 words)

 TCS Daily - Only in America: Activist Medicine
After all of the consultations and investigations, she wound up with the treatment that, a generation ago, would have been all that was available.
Activist medicine served to reduce the risks that she faced.
Unless "Quixote" is correct in attributing the expense of her ailment to insurance company inefficiency rather than to activist medicine, the "single payer" solution will turn out to make matters worse, at least from the standpoint of holding down health costs.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=051105D   (1024 words)

 village voice > news > The Reluctant Activist by Jennifer Gonnerman
Aubry's office hooked her up with a local activist group, and now she was riding along with the group to Albany.
At noon, Cheri and the other activists entered the New York State Capitol and filed into a hearing room with crimson walls and a royal blue carpet.
In the hallway outside, the activists held a press conference, with each family member telling his or her story.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0421/gonnerman.php   (950 words)

 Natalie Davis' All Facts and Opinions
I have an idea why liberal activist Sheehan was arrested and GOP lawmaker's spouse Young was not, and you can guess what it is. (Don't forget Rick Santorum's pal and his souvenir photo.) Suffice to say that the state of the union is still screwed, though it's nice to see Sheehan off the hook.
Activist Cindy Sheehan, arrested for wearing an antiwar T-shirt, inciting a riot, demonstrating in the Capitol, plotting to embarrass a sitting Resident, unlawful behavior, not being Republican and pro-war -- take your pick -- is speaking out about her experience at Dubya Bush's State of the Union address last night.
Check out her story at Buzzflash: It tears at the heart to see this woman, who loves her country and the ideals it claims to have (but doesn't), continually be kicked in the teeth by her uncompassionate government.
gratefuldread.net   (15654 words)

 Activist Trauma [ home page ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Activist Trauma Network, is organising a day of discussion and networking for all who are involved in promoting practical, mutual support in activist, campaigning and community groups.
This site is primarily for political activists who may be injured during or by their political activities and or struggling with other mental health issues related to activism.
About Us We are a bunch of anti-capitalist activists who have either experienced or been close to people who have been effected by PTSD or other forms of mental health issues.
www.activist-trauma.net   (255 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Don't Be Fooled. They're Activists, Too   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unlike their conservative predecessors, they are not only interested in undoing the past work of "activist" liberal judges.
Their brand of judicial conservatism is avowedly activist: Its most prominent exponent, Justice Antonin Scalia, has written, "I am not a strict constructionist, and no one ought to be."
Many are members of the Federalist Society, which was founded only 20 years ago by a handful of conservative law students as an antidote to a liberal philosophy that they felt was pervasive in the nation's legal adversaries.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A10844-2001Jun2?language=printer   (910 words)

 ACTIVIST SAN DIEGO Newsletter: Activist Events & Education, Progressive Culture, Action Alerts
The Activist Collective at the Activist house in City Heights is looking for 2 community-oriented people who want to live cooperatively.
Activists attempt to make their voices heard in the midst of these free trade negotiations.
Attention all activists: Please support the artists, activists and social justice workers excluded from the Centro by respecting the boycott of the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park http://www.saveourcentro.org or email centrowatch@yahoo.com.
www.activistsandiego.org /newsletter   (2705 words)

 Activist judges in Kansas - Editorials/Op-Ed - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The state education association, of course, is "encouraged" and thinks this "will help get the state on the road to full funding." That's hardly surprising in a ruling that reads like an activist's brief.
That invited an activist court to step in.
The decision follows a similar one in Ohio a few years back which some conservatives labeled a "Robin Hood" ruling for ordering the state assembly and governor to raise taxes and spend the money on property-poor school districts.
www.washtimes.com /op-ed/20050609-092934-8069r.htm   (522 words)

 Activist Learning Online
Activist Learning Online is a new web-based resource center for educators and activists around the world who are dedicated to putting democracy into learning through action.
Activist Learning is a new model for education that promotes community action for enriched learning for all people.
Activist Learning Online focuses on moving from historical understandings of service learning to a more authentic, validating pedagogy that takes the form of community-driven, participant/recipient relationships.
www.yp3.org   (196 words)

 http://www.qando.net/ - Redefining "activist judge"
They constantly like to tell us that it is the Left that “uses” the courts to further their agenda (as though these so-called leftist organizations have some sort of mind control over the judges).
An activist, in terms of the judiciary, is one who uses their position to enact laws instead of interpreting them.
There is a really simple and objective definition of "activism." Activist judges, in the process of adjudicating a legal dispute, create laws that don’t previously exist.
www.qando.net /details.aspx?Entry=2181   (4009 words)

 Activist Medicine?
Activist medicine means undertaking procedures that have a low probability of affecting the final outcome.
Labelling a medical innovation as "activist medicine" prematurely could be the kiss of death.
Posted by: Jack Krupansky at June 8, 2005 01:08 PM Here is what I think about activist medicine: doing something to improve the odds is all for the better.
www.businessweek.com /the_thread/economicsunbound/archives/2005/06/health_care_tho.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_economicsunbound   (431 words)

 Cuban delegate 'sucker-punches' rights activist - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Cuban delegate felled anti-Castro activist Frank Calzon with a sucker punch in Geneva yesterday during a fracas after the U.N. Human Rights Commission decided by a single vote to censure the communist regime for its human rights record.
Calzon was briefly knocked unconscious and was taken to a medical clinic for treatment.
Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sanchez applauded the vote but said Cuba would not allow the investigator to visit because "it has a lot to hide."
washingtontimes.com /world/20040416-120207-5977r.htm   (636 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Hamilton: Senator Frist and Representative DeLay's Claims of Supreme Court Judicial Activism and ...
In response, DeLay claimed this modest, lawful, and prudent call was "activist," and threatened that the courts would have to one day "answer for their behavior."
The federal courts - like every court from the beginning of the long litigation -- reached a conclusion based directly on the law: Florida law permits oral statements to be taken into account in these circumstances, so that Michael's testimony regarding his wife's intentions was both admissible and probative.
Far from being activist, then, the Schiavo decisions resolutely have followed the rule of law - even while all around urged the judges who issued them to follow, instead, their own religious and political beliefs.
writ.news.findlaw.com /hamilton/20050421.html   (3016 words)

 Upstart Activist | Home
Upstart Activist founders Eric Esses and Michael Eglash will be touring campuses during the February - March 2006.
Upstart Activist provides a wide range of seminars, lectures and workshops relating to Israel, Israeli elections, the peace process, Aliyah and activism.
If you are interested in hosting a speaker from Upstart Activist on your campus, contact us.
www.upstartactivist.com   (316 words)

 Activist Art
Activist Art is a webring of activism sites using the creative arts to transform our world.
The themes may be social justice, protecting the environment, homeless rights or ending child abuse, but are not limited; the mediums may be written word, visual art, sound, all or other.
This activism comprises a miraculous system of scalar learning which we've discovered (in infants and animals) and are teaching and sharing with activists around the world, in many domains of endeavor and rescue.
k.webring.com /hub?ring=streets   (1667 words)

 MediaRights | Articles | Why Make Activist Videos?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The filmmakers, all participants in the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, discussed the notion of activist filmmaking, as well as the nuts and bolts of getting their films made.
In the process, one of the things I had to fight was the concept of being an activist.
We didn’t come in with the point of view of ‘let’s find out what it it’s like to be a doctor.’ So that meant that we were indeed making selections that were probably unfair to the people who are driving doctors out of the business.
www.mediarights.org /news/articles/why_make_activist_videos.php   (3079 words)

 Tools for Organizers, Activists, Educators, and Other Hell-Raisers
Protest.net's Activists Handbook is another comprehensive set of resources, covering everything from "Why should I do something?" to coalition-building and working with the media.
CampusActivism.org is designed to facilitate networking between progressive student and youth activists in the US and Canada through the sharing of contacts, ideas and resources.
The Virtual Activist is an online training course intended to teach you how to use email and the Web as effective, inexpensive, and efficient tools for organizing, outreach, and advocacy.
www.casagordita.com /tools.htm   (2867 words)

 Contemplative Activist
There's a whale swimming in the Thames in central London, apparently it was spotted outside the Houses of Parliament.
Hmmmm, I am in a dilemma and as so many of my lovely blog readers are both more thoughtful and experienced in matters of activism than I am, I wondered if I might pick your brains.
When we live in a society where people are considered "wierd" or "freaky", it does us good to listen to their stories and be reminded of their humanity, and to realise a little bit more of our own.
contemplative-activist.blogspot.com   (2267 words)

 Bahrain: Courts Try to Silence Women’s Rights Activist (Human Rights Watch, 2-6-2005)
Ghada Jamsheer is being punished for exposing the injustice that women face in the courtroom.
A prominent advocate for women’s rights in Bahrain, Ghada Jamsheer heads the Women’s Petition Committee, a network of activists demanding the codification of the kingdom’s family laws and the reform of its family courts.
“Rather than putting one of Bahrain’s most committed activists on trial, the government should work with Ghada Jamsheer to immediately address the issues that her organization has brought to light,” said Jefferson.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2005/06/02/bahrai11062.htm   (571 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Air Force adds to controversy with its own coffin photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The week before Kuwait cargo worker Tami Silicio lost her job for releasing a photograph of soldiers' coffins, the Air Force made its own release of several hundred photographs of flag-draped coffins to the operator of an Internet site.
The Air Force photos were shot by personnel at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and released — reluctantly — in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by a 34-year-old First Amendment activist.
Some critics, including some members of Congress, have said it is an attempt by the administration to downplay the true cost of the war in human lives.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2001910594_pentagon23m.html   (966 words)

 NetAction's Virtual Activist Training Guide (whole)
For activists and nonprofit organizations engaged in advocacy, email is the tool of choice.
Instant messaging applications require users to select their friends, so activists can use them to identify colleagues they might want to be in contact with when both are online at the same time.
ASPs may be a good choice for individual activists who want to set up email discussion lists, and for organizations in which a staff with limited technical expertise needs to manage multiple or large lists.
www.netaction.org /training/v-training.html   (14489 words)

 The Official Pierce Brosnan site
Their unprecedented victory prevented the destruction of the last pristine breeding ground for the Pacific gray whale.
Pierce and Keely have emerged as respected and passionate activists addressing any number of issues in an effort to protect the planet and the species that inhabit it.
Both the Environmental Media Association and Women In Film have honored them with humanitarian awards, while Heal the Bay, The American Oceans Campaign and the NRDC have honored them for their ongoing commitment to environmental issues.
www.piercebrosnan.com /menu.php?mm=4&sm=1&pn=1   (299 words)

 e-ACTIVIST Messages
I want to ask every letter carrier activist to send an e-mail of protest to three Members of Congress who have urged their colleagues in the Republican caucus to oppose H.R. 22 unless it is amended to weaken your collective bargaining rights in order to reduce your health benefits, pensions and salaries.
NALC activists will be crucial to the success of that program.
What you've been reading is not being sent to those NALC legislative activists who do not have e-mail.
mysite.verizon.net /vze49wkr/branch38/id46.html   (6822 words)

1996 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
1996 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76
1994 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/a/activist.html   (872 words)

 The Nonviolent Activist
Activist Editorial: Katrina and the War in Iraq
Activist Editorials by Judith Mahoney Pasternak and John M. Miller
Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.
www.warresisters.org /nva.htm   (162 words)

Note how many activists we have today, all of them chewing at the New World Order like mice and how few activists we had in ancient times.
The minute that an activist says ‘Jewspapers’ or Hymies or Kykes, he alienates a group of greatly organized, very participatory intellectuals, a group that has a longtime tradition of anti-fascist thought, brilliance in writing, and a tradition of group mobilization second to none.
It may be that you also do have a business, and gradually these folks who love and respect you get to prefer to buy hand-made olive oil soap from you, or get their taxes prepared by you, or their horoscope done by you.
www.masterjules.net /activ.htm   (6847 words)

 Ministries and Organizations/Activists : Christian Web Site
A conservative activist organization which monitors television, pornography, and other dangers threatening the American family.
The Christian Coalition is a political activist comittee fighting for Christian issues and to put conservative Christians in office.
Headquarters of the school prayer movement, designed from top to bottom to provide the activist opportunities and educational resources necessary to bring about the victorious restoration of prayer to the public schools of America.
www.botcw.com /search/Ministries_and_Organizations/Activists   (509 words)

 Celebrate Capitalism (tm) - CelebrateCapitalism.ORG - International Capitalism Day 2006 - Sunday, June 4 - PRODOS ...
The founder and Global Coordinator is Australian radio presenter, singer, activist, "PRODOS," (pictured above.) The non-profit PRODOS Institute Inc has been set up for the advancement of global freedom, invention, and prosperity.
Read the latest news, views, and adventures from the world's #1 global activist network.
As well as their life and work, the link between freedom and human creativity is explored.
www.celebratecapitalism.org /index.html   (1295 words)

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