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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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Hamdam is a social activist for promoting peace, justice and human rights.
Issued by the Cuban Chapter of intellectuals, artists and social activists from the net "In Defense of Humanity".
He sees this difficulty across the spectrum equally afflicting charismatics, evangelicals, Catholics, and social activists.
Von Frank measures these men according to what they accomplished as political, legal, and social activists.
It is a strange anomaly: All of the reports on the huge, unmet need of affordable housing throughout the country, as detailed recently in The New York Times, has produced total silence from the usual alliance of housing advocates, developers and social activists.
Proxy resolutions [made as a shareholder] open the door to corporate management - reaching private-sector opinion-makers otherwise inaccessible to social activists," say Domini and Kinder.
While ecologists have long warned of the damage caused by putting this planet's ecosystems under heavy stress, it took social activists like Mendes to point out that the immediate human toll of environmental destruction has usually been borne disproportionately by the people least able to cope with it-people already on the margins of society, who have perhaps been targeted as vulnerable and lacking resources to defend themselves.
Wilentz determined that because shopping malls played such an enormous role in the decline of downtown areas, they now have an obligation to provide a forum for social activists.
And in the artistic arena, except in the paradigmatic case of Pepe Espaliu, practically no artist has dealt with these issues--not even, and this is most sobering, those artists or groups of artists who define themselves as social activists.
Thus we might describe the two paths taken by many social activists today.
Reynolds Foundation has given an initial $20 million for 250 fellowships at Harvard and at New York University to create a new breed of social activists and leaders.
BAJAUR -- Tribal elders, leaders of political and religious parties and social activists in Bajaur agency have lauded the present government for its meaningful struggle for the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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