Activism "emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue" according to Merriam-Webster. Note: A few sites listed here may advocate activities or contain material that some people may find offensive. Activism Society.
Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to change society. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes.
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- Advocacy Evaluation - Advocacy evaluation, also called public policy advocacy design, monitoring, and evaluation, evaluates the progress or outcomes of advocacy, such as changes in public policy.
- Advocacy group - Advocacy groups use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and/or policy. They have played and continue to play an important part in the development of political and social systems.
- Agitator - An agitator is a person who actively supports some ideology or movement with speeches and especially actions. The Agitators were a political movement as well as elected representatives of soldiers, including the New Model Army of Oliver Cromwell, during the English Civil War.
- Counterculture of the 1960s - The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom and the United States and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the early 1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being...
- Community leader - Community leader is a designation, often by secondary sources, for a person who is perceived to represent a community. A simple way to understand community leadership is to see it as leadership in, for and by the community.
- Human rights activists - Human rights defenders or human rights activists are people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect some variation of human rights.
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- A Essential Information www
A non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader which encourages citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. Information. Site links to opinion articles on current issues. Essential Information.
- All Associations Unorthodox www
All about unconventional, Unorthodox, unrestrained and unrepentant strategic thinking on the future of associations and the association community. Associations Unorthodox.
- What Life History & Media Project www
What does it mean to be political these days? Young citizens tell their stories of using the media to inform themselves and get involved in politics. Life History & Media Project.
- A Anti-Telemarketing EGBG Counterscript www
A diagram of questions you can use to give telemarketers a taste of their own medicine. Anti-Telemarketing EGBG Counterscript.
- Produces Latino Education Network Service www
Produces and distributes information about Latino and Latina history, Education Network Service, including history of Latino activism, in the United States. Latino Education Network Service.
- Article The Village Voice: Tech Wars in Meat Space by Erik Baard www
Article on new less-lethal weapons police are looking at using to control protests, Village Voice: Tech Wars in Meat Space by Erik Baard, and new high tech devices being used by protesters. The Village Voice: Tech Wars in Meat Space by Erik Baard.
- Platform The Guardian - Activate www
Platform to make the world a better place through technology and the internet. Guardian - Activate. Includes videos from annual summits. The Guardian - Activate.
- Help Faith Action Counseling Education for Life www
Help for crisis pregnancies, Action Counseling Education for Life, pre and post abortion counseling and education. Faith Action Counseling Education for Life.
- Uses The Reproductive "Choice" Campaign www
Uses billboard sized images of first-trimester aborted fetuses and embryos on trucks, Reproductive "Choice" Campaign, banners, and elsewhere. Photographs and links to news coverage. The Reproductive "Choice" Campaign.
- Chicago Chicago bans alcohol billboards www
Chicago follows Baltimore in banning alcohol and tobacco billboard advertising. Chicago bans alcohol billboards.
- Helps Junkbusters www
Helps consumers reduce unwanted junk mail, Junkbusters, junk email, telemarketing calls, and protect their privacy from direct marketing companies. Junkbusters.
- Includes Sullivan, Dan: Geolibertarian home page www
Includes an introduction to the geolibertarianism. Sullivan, Dan: Geolibertarian home page.
- A Global Supranationalism www
A political movement advocating overcoming all nationalism and the creation a global government. Global Supranationalism.
- Militant Ontario Coalition Against Poverty www
Militant anti-poverty group led by John Clarke. Coalition Against Poverty. Involved in a campaign of protest and direct action to fight the federal, Ontario and Toronto governments for higher wages and welfare benefits, plus for tenant and immigrant rights. Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
- Direct Anti-Racist Action [ARA] www
Direct action group which protests fascist and neo-Nazi activities. Action [ARA]. News and information about history, pictures, and events, as well as downloads, merchandise, and mailing list information. Anti-Racist Action [ARA].
- News Loki's Gift www
News and blog aiming to create awareness of the deplorable lack of legislation to protect animals in Canada's north and to pressure lawmakers to make changes. Loki's Gift.
- Information Dogs: Companions for Life www
Information and free letter writing in support of the RSPCA campaign to close puppy factories and regulate the sale of mammals in pet shops across Australia. Dogs: Companions for Life.
- The Essential Action: Boycott Shell/Free Nigeria Campaign www
Essential Action: Boycott Shell/Free Nigeria Campaign.
- Gives Top 10 Reasons to Boycott FedEx www
Gives several detailed explanations of bad labor practices and relations with customers and neighbors, Reasons to Boycott FedEx, with links to external articles. Top 10 Reasons to Boycott FedEx.
- Alexa: Activism Society
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Activism Society
- DMOZ: Activism Society
dmoz.org Directory: Activism Society