Activism


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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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One of the best-known cases of effective shareholder activism is Rainforest Action Network and cohorts' drive to have Home Depot commit to phasing out the sale of old-growth lumber (see sidebar).
Rosemary gets involved with issues, but the people themselves mean a great deal to her and friendships are both born through and legitimate her writing and activism.
For example, in Egypt, El-Baz looks at the political nature surrounding women's activism from grass-roots levels to middle-class concerns.
institutions most often associated with the shareholder activism movement.
Activism and capitalism both arise from self-interest, Lehr says.
How to win votes and influence board members is a lesson in shareholder activism applied for years by religious groups, labor unions and investor organizations.
Providence, which has been a Blank Rome client since prior to its initial public offering in 2003, sought the assistance of the Blank Rome Shareholder Activism Group last November after a dissident stockholder group acquired 18.
The Half-Year Review reveals the latest trends in shareholder activism as well as many telling statistics regarding the 2015 proxy season.
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign on No Violence against Women is an international initiative endorsed by United Nations.
In the preface to his new book, Against Judicial Activism, published this spring by McGill-Queen's University Press, Leishman forthrightly confesses that in 1981, "I was one of the more enthusiastic supporters of the proposed Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Judicial activism depends not on whose ox is being gored but on whether judges are adhering to the law.
Current employment: Executive director of the social philanthropy group Liberty Hill Foundation until January 2006, after which she will continue as a senior adviser; member of Los Angeles mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa's transition team; visiting lecturer on activism and public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles; and author of the forthcoming book How The Gay Community will Help Save America