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Activism

A doctrine or practice that emphasises vigourous non-violent action as a force to meet political ends.
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In his 1829 Advice to Young Men, the radical journalist and political reformer William Cobbett wrote: "Resolve to free yourselves from the slavery of the tea and coffee and other slop-kettle."
Mr Blair said yesterday: "We are pleased at the choice because he is an economic and political reformer. We must use this now as an opportunity in Europe to drive through the fundamental reforms the vast majority of people want."
The poet WH Auden is honoured at Harborne Swimming Baths in Lordswood and at Crescent Tower in Brindley Walk there is a plaque to mark the work of political reformer Thomas Attwood.
Also On This Day: 1651: Charles II, defeated byCromwell at Worcester, fled to France; 1727: Birth of political reformer John Wilkes; 1860: The first professional golf championship took place at Prestwick in Scotland; 1918: Birth of American actress Rita Hayworth; 1956: Britain's first nuclear station, Calder Hall, opened; 2000: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the Vatican to meet the Pope.
Also on this day: 1724: Highwayman Jack Sheppard hanged in front of 200,000 people at Tyburn; 1750: Westminster Bridge formally opened; 1811: Birth of political reformer John Bright; 1896: Birth of English fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; 1918: In Budapest, Hungary was proclaimed an independent republic; 1959: The Sound of Music performed for the first time on Broadway; 1960: Death of American film actor Clark Gable; 1965: USSR launched unmanned spacecraft Venus III that successfully landed on Venus.
Anniversaries: 1727: Birth of political reformer and journalist John Wilkes; 1815: Napoleon arrived on the island of St Helena after being exiled; 1860: The first professional golf championship was held at Prestwick, Scotland and won by Willie Park; 1902: The first Cadillac was made in Detroit; 1903: Birth of American novelist Nathaniel West; 1956: The Queen opened Calder Hall, Britain's first nuclear power station; 1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long-jump record by a staggering 21 inches clearing 29ft 2 inches; 1979: Death of American humorist S J Perelman.
Anniversaries: 1804: Birth of political reformer Richard Cobden; 1924: Death of Czech author Franz Kafka; 1937: The Duke of Windsor married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson; 1946: First bikini swimming costume, named after the Bikini Atoll where the first peacetime atomic bomb tests were held, unveiled in Paris; 1954: Eighteen-year-old Lester Piggott won his first Derby on American horse Never say Die with 33-1 odds; 1956: Third-class travel on British Rail came to an end; 1962: Britain's first legal casino opened at the Metropole, Brighton; 1972: The first woman rabbi, Sally Priesand, was ordained, Cincinatti, Ohio.
"Obviously we are pleased at the choice because he's an economic and political reformer," Mr Blair said.
Anniversaries: 1956: Third-class travel on British Rail abolished; 1946: First bikini swimming costume, named after the Bikini Atoll where the first peacetime atomic bomb tests were held, unveiled in Paris; 1937: The Duke of Windsor married Mrs Wallis Wa rfield Simpson; 1804: Birth of political reformer Richard Cobden.
In the country's presidential elections, political reformers have repeatedly channeled popular discontent into promises of a more hopeful future.
Trump said: "This is what causes the regime to restrict Internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters, and imprison political reformers. Chitsaz said: "Many incidents happen in Iran that are unacceptable to us."
The cry of political reformers, including political hypocrites who only want to remove those in power so they can themselves enjoy the perks when they assume office, is good governance.