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. They can be journalists, environmentalists, whistle-blowers, trade unionists, lawyers, teachers, housing campaigners, and so on.
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- Community organizing
- Counterculture of the 1960s
- 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.
- All Associations Unorthodox www
All about unconventional, Unorthodox, unrestrained and unrepentant strategic thinking on the future of associations and the association community. Associations Unorthodox.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Features Adbusters www
Features campaigns, Adbusters, spoof ads, uncommercials, and a magazine. Adbusters.
- Collecting Innovations in Democracy www
Collecting and sharing concepts, Democracy, ideas and information about empowering the governed to self-determination. Offers a large list of sites which propose various means to more democratic systems. Innovations in Democracy.
- Advocates Polyarchy www
Advocates "the multiplication of centres and the empowerment of people - going beyond the ideologies of statism and capitalism. Polyarchy." Polyarchy.
- Pictures Riot Does It www
Pictures of riots from around the world. Riot Does It.
- Weekly Schnews magazine www
Weekly newsletter from Justice, magazine, Brighton's direct action collective. Activist, anti-corporate and international news. Schnews magazine.
- Nationally The Animal Rights Calendar www
Nationally coordinated UK animal rights calendar, Animal Rights Calendar, published monthly for circulation to animal rights groups nationwide and on the Internet here. The Animal Rights Calendar.
- Information Donate To Dogs www
Information about puppy mills and easy-to-follow tips to save dogs from cruelty. Dogs. Also contains a list of charitable animal rescue groups. Donate To Dogs.
- 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.
- Features GapSucks.org www
Features news on boycott of the Fisher Family, GapSucks.org, GAP, Old Navy, and Banana Republic. GapSucks.org.
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Alexa Directory Top Sites: Activism Society
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dmoz.org Directory: Activism Society