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    • Activism

    • Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, and/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 prefer ... Read »


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    • 1984 Network Liberty Alliance

    • 1984 Network Liberty Alliance is a loose group of software programmers, artists, social activists and militants, interested in computers and networks and considering them tools to empower and link the various actors of the social movement around the world. They are part of the hacktivism movement. The group was formed ... Read »


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    • 2016 U.S. prison strike

    • 2016 U.S. prison strike is a prison work stoppage that began on September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising. The strike occurred in 24 states, and over 24,000 prisoners partook in the strike. The involvement of 24,000 prisoners made this strike the largest ever recorded in the U.S. Within a week, inm ... Read »


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    • An Act of Conscience

    • An Act of Conscience

      An Act of Conscience is a 1997 documentary film by Robbie Leppzer about the war tax resistance of Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner and years-long struggle that ensued after the IRS seized their home in Colrain, Massachusetts in 1989, to recover $27,000 in unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest. The film premiered at Sundan ... Read »


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    • Acting Witan of Mercia

    • The Acting Witan of Mercia is a radical political organisation based in the greater Midlands of England. It believes that the United Kingdom is in illegal occupation of the ancient English region of Mercia, as a result of the Norman Conquest and the perceived Norman Yoke, and the Acting Witan claims to be its de jure a ... Read »


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    • Activism at Ohio Wesleyan University

    • Activism has played an important role in the history of Ohio Wesleyan University; The founders of Ohio Wesleyan University expressed a hope that the university "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles." OWU has espoused activism in its academic philosophy. Alumni of the school have prominently engaged ... Read »


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    • Activism industry

    • Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, and/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 prefer ... Read »


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    • Activist ageing

    • In the field of ageing studies, activist ageing refers to activism and research that empowers the elderly. This approach investigates how ageing is imagined (in mostly Western societies), how ageism operates, and how elders respond to exclusion. Many elders, and especially women, are involved in organizations that aim ... Read »


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    • Activist knowledge

    • 'Activist knowledge' or 'dissident knowledge', refers to the ideological and ideational aspects of social movements such as challenging or reformulating dominant political ideas and ideologies, and developing new concepts, thoughts and meanings through the contentional interactions with social, political, cultural and ... Read »


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    • AirportWatch

    • AirportWatch, formed in 2000, is an umbrella organisation which campaigns for a demand management approach to aviation. AirportWatch was formed in 2000. In the run-up to the 2007 Camp for Climate Action near Heathrow Airport, BAA sought an injunction, banning members of groups supporting AirportWatch, such as the ... Read »


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    • Anarcho-punk

    • Anarcho-punk (or anarchist punk) is punk rock that promotes anarchism. The term "anarcho-punk" is sometimes applied exclusively to bands that were part of the original anarcho-punk movement in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Some use the term more broadly to refer to any punk or rock music with an ... Read »


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    • Anatopia

    • Anatopia was a land squat in Papenburg, Germany. The site was squatted July 4 1991 and evicted January 7 1995 after a long struggle. It was on a location where the Daimler-Benz automobile company (Mercedes-Benz) intended to build a test track (12 km long, 3 km wide) and became the focus of anti-Mercedes protests throug ... Read »


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    • Anti-Capitalist Convergence

    • Anti-Capitalist Convergences (ACC) are organizations which sprang up in North America in the late 1990s and early 2000s as forms of coordinating activities by the growing social justice, anarchist, and environmentalist anti-capitalists. Many of the ACCs were set up in anticipation of or as a result of a major protest. ... Read »


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    • Antimilitarism

    • Antimilitarism is a doctrine that opposes war, relying heavily on a critical theory of imperialism and was an explicit goal of the First and Second International. Whereas pacifism is the doctrine that disputes (especially between countries) should be settled without recourse to violence, Paul B. Miller defines anti-mil ... Read »


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    • Artivism

    • Artivism is a portmanteau word combining "art" and "activism". Artivism developed in recent years while the antiwar and anti-globalization protests emerged and proliferated. In many cases artivists attempt to push political agendas by the means of art, but a focus on raising social, environmental and technical awarene ... Read »


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    • Artivist Film Festival & Awards


    • Asia Catalyst

    • Asia Catalyst is an independent organization that builds strong civil society and advances the right to health for marginalized groups in Asia. It trains community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet high standards of effective and democratic governance, to establish a stable foundation for future growth, and to conduct ... Read »


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    • Außerparlamentarische Opposition


    • Australian Young Greens

    • The Australian Young Greens is a federation of Young Greens groups from each Australian state and territory. Together they form the Youth Wing of the Australian Greens. Like the Australian Greens, the Australian Young Greens are underpinned by the four pillars of ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots de ... Read »


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    • Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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      Motto "Nothing About Us, Without Us!" Founded November 2006 Founders Ari Ne'eman and Scott Michael Robertson Type 501(c)(3) [non-profit] Focus Public policy Location
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      The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum. ASAN holds that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other people, and that Autistic voice ... Read »


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    • Avaaz

    • Avaaz

      Avaaz is a U.S. based civic organization launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict. The Guardian considers it "the globe's largest and most powerful online activist network". The name chosen for the community ... Read »


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    • Babels

    • Babels is an international network of volunteer interpreters and translators that was born out of the European Social Forum (ESF) process and whose main objective is to cover the interpreting needs of the various Social Forums. It is a horizontal, non-hierarchical network, with no permanent structures of any kind. Bab ... Read »


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    • Back-story (production)

    • Back-story, in the production of consumer goods, is information about the effects of their production. As of June 2007[update]sustainability advocates had begun evoking literary backstories to refer to the "backstories" of goods: that is, the impacts on the planet and people, caused by producing and delivering those g ... Read »


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    • Blackout Day

    • Blackout Day is a social media event which encourages the posting of content that was created by and features everyday black people. Specific tags e.g. #TheBlackout and #BlackoutDay are used to connect users to that content and to increase visibility of that content. Blackout Day launched on March 6, 2015 and after an ... Read »


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    • Bolivarian Revolution

    • The Bolivarian Revolution is a leftist social movement and political process in Venezuela led by late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, the founder of the Fifth Republic Movement and later the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. The "Bolivarian Revolution" is named after Simón Bolívar, an early 19th-century V ... Read »


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    • Brights movement

    • Bright movement

      The Brights Movement is an international intellectual movement. The members of that movement refer to themselves as "Brights". They hold a naturalist worldview. Most Brights believe that public policies should be based on science (a body of knowledge obtained and tested by use of the scientific method). Brights are li ... Read »


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    • Buycott.com

    • Buycott.com

      Buycott.com is an Internet-based platform and smart-phone application that reads the Universal Product Codes (UPC) barcode on a product, and suggests whether a consumer should buy or avoid that product based on how well it aligns with the consumer's values and principles. The consumer joins to various Buycott campaigns ... Read »


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    • Will Byrne

    • Will Byrne

      Will Byrne is an activist and entrepreneur. Will was named one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30, and his writing has appeared in Forbes and Fast Company. Prior to founding Groundswell, Will worked in journalism at Der Speigel as well as The American Academy in Berlin, Germany before joining Barack Obama’s 2008 Pr ... Read »


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    • Cacerolazo

    • A cacerolazo (Spanish pronunciation: [kaseɾoˈlaso]), cacerolada ([kaseɾoˈlaða]) or casserole is a form of popular protest which consists of a group of people making noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils in order to call for attention. It arose in some Spanish-speaking countries (in particula ... Read »


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    • CAVE People

    • CAVE People (an acronym for Citizens Against Virtually Everything) is a pejorative term for citizens who regularly oppose any changes in their community, organization or workplace. The phenomenon is linked to the so-called NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) phenomenon in which residents oppose a development ostensibly on the ... Read »


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    • CEC European Managers

    • CEC European Managers (also called "European confederation of executives & managers staff") is a European organisation that promotes and defends the interest of managers in Europe towards the European institutions. Through its national member organisations and professional federations it represents around 1 million ma ... Read »


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    • Center for Socialist Studies

    • The Center for Socialist Studies is an organizational center for the dissemination of socialist ideas and politics located in Giza, Egypt. It produces and sells left-wing theoretical books, magazines and newsletters as well as hosting public events and lectures on political issues. It receives no government or NGO fund ... Read »


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    • Chengara struggle

    • The Chengara struggle refers to an ongoing controversy about land near the Chengara village in the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. Harrisons Malayalam Ltd. is an agricultural business corporation with a history that goes back over 150 years. According to its own slogan it is: "India's most diversified ag ... Read »


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    • URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity


    • The Cigarette Papers

    • The Cigarette Papers is a 1996 non-fiction book by Stanton A. Glantz (editor), John Slade (editor), Lisa A. Bero (editor), Peter Hanauer (editor), Deborah E. Barnes (editor), and C. Everett Koop (Foreword), analyzing leaked documents that for the first time proved "tobacco companies had long known the grave dangers of ... Read »


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    • Citizen's Charter and Grievance Redressal Bill 2011


    • Civil libertarianism

    • Civil libertarianism is a strain of political thought that supports civil liberties, or which emphasizes the supremacy of individual rights and personal freedoms over and against any kind of authority (such as a state, a corporation, social norms imposed through peer pressure, etc.). Civil libertarianism is not a compl ... Read »


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    • Civil society campaign

    • A civil society campaign is one that is intended to mobilize public support and use democratic tools such as lobbying in order to instigate social change. Civil society campaigns can seek local, national or international objectives. They can be run by dedicated single-issue groups such as Baby Milk Action, or by profes ... Read »


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    • Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army

    • The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (also known as CIRCA and Clown Army) is an anti-authoritarian left-wing activist group that uses clowning and non-violent tactics to act against corporate globalisation, war, and on other issues. The group originated circa 2003 in the United Kingdom. CIRCA emerged from th ... Read »


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    • Cognitive activism

    • Cognitive activism is a type of activism that aims to bring about social change by evolving the way we think about things, often by reframing debates or redefining terms.Frank Luntz and George Lakoff are exemplary cognitive activists, although most activists participate in cognitive activism to some degree. ... Read »


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    • Community Front in Defense of Land

    • The Community Front in Defense of Land (in Spanish: Frente del Pueblo en Defensa de La Tierra, FPDT) was formed in 2002, by residents of San Salvador Atenco, to resist their forced displacement by the government of Mexico. The government planned to displace them to make way for a new Mexico City international airport. ... Read »


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    • Community House (Salt River, Cape Town)

    • Community House (Salt River, Cape Town)

      Community House situated in Salt River, Cape Town is a unique and historic site of living heritage. It has always been known as a site of activism from around the mid 1980s which has shaped and continues to shape the socio-political landscape of its extended communities. The building itself houses NGO’s and Trade ... Read »


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    • Consciousness raising

    • Consciousness raising (also called awareness raising) is a form of activism, popularized by United States feminists in the late 1960s. It often takes the form of a group of people attempting to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Common issues include diseases (e.g. breast cancer, ... Read »


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    • Constructive Program

    • Constructive Program (CP) is a term coined by Mahatma Gandhi to describe one of the two branches of his satyagraha, the other being some form on nonviolent resistance, e.g. civil disobedience, sometimes referred to as "obstructive program". CP is a way of carrying out a struggle through community and self-improvement b ... Read »


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    • Cordobazo

    • The Cordobazo was a civil uprising in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, in the end of May 1969, during the military dictatorship of General Juan Carlos Onganía, which occurred a few days after the Rosariazo, and a year after the French May '68. Contrary to previous protests, the Cordobazo did not correspond to prev ... Read »


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    • Corporate Watch

    • Corporate Watch (The Corporate Watch Co-Operative Ltd.) is a "not-for-profit journalism, research and publishing group that undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of corporations and corporate power." It was established in 1996 and incorporated in 1999 as a company, limited by guarantee, and registe ... Read »


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    • Counter-recruitment

    • Counter-recruitment is a strategy often taken up to oppose war. Counter-recruitment is an attempt to prevent military recruiters from enlisting civilians into the military. There are several methods commonly utilized in a counter-recruitment campaign, ranging from the political speech to direct action. Such a campaign ... Read »


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    • Counterculture of the 1960s

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      The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) 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 hotbeds of ea ... Read »


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    • CountyWatch

    • CountyWatch is a direct action group in the United Kingdom that was set up in 2004 to remove what they consider to be wrongly placed county boundary signs that do not mark the historic or ancient county boundaries of England and Wales. Since 2005, Count Nikolai Tolstoy has been Patron of CountyWatch. CountyWatch and it ... Read »


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    • Craftivist Collective

    • Craftivist Collective

      The Craftivist Collective is an activist social enterprise which uses craftivism to engage people in social justice issues. It was set up in 2009 by Sarah Corbett. There are around 1000 members worldwide. The main group is based in London with around 10 further active groups. The Craftivist Collective was a runner-up ... Read »


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    • Data Activism

    • Data activism is a specific type of activism which uses the production and collection of digital, volunteered, open data to challenge existing power relations. It is a form of media activism; however, this is not to be confused with slacktivism. It uses digital technology and data politically and proactively to foster ... Read »


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    • Deaf rights movement

    • The Deaf rights movement encompasses a series of social movements within the disability rights and cultural diversity movements that encourages deaf and hard of hearing people and society to adopt a position of respect for Deaf people, accepting deafness as a cultural identity and a variation in functioning rather than ... Read »


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    • Designated Suppliers Program

    • The Designated Suppliers Program (DSP) is a procurement standard proposed by the Worker Rights Consortium and United Students Against Sweatshops. The program was designed to promote the use by US universities of suppliers that make use of a defined set of fair labor practices. It was established in response to the wide ... Read »


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    • Direct Action and Democracy Today

    • Direct Action and Democracy Today is a 2005 book by April Carter. In the book, Carter debates the nature and meaning of social and political protest and discusses the relationship between direct action and people's claims for greater democratic control, not only against repressive regimes but also in liberal parliament ... Read »


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    • Dissent! (network)

    • Dissent! was the name taken for an international network of local groups, which came together to organise opposition to the G8 summit held in Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland in July 2005. Most groups shared an anti-capitalist orientation and anti-authoritarian organizing methods and the network declares itself t ... Read »


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    • DIY ethic

    • DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert. Literally meaning "do it yourself," the DIY ethic promotes the idea that anyone is capable of performing a variety of tasks rather than relying on paid specialists. The DIY ethic requires that the adherent seeks ... Read »


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    • Dorothy Lee Bolden

    • Dorothy Lee Bolden (October 13, 1923 – July 14,2005) was the founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America and worked to fight for women's rights and bring segregation to an end. Dorothy began working as a domestic worker at the age of nine. She would eventually utilize her past experiences to form th ... Read »


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    • Downhill Battle

    • Downhill Battle is a non-profit organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. It launched in August 2003 and argues that the four major recording labels have an oligopoly that is bad for both musicians and music culture. They believe that there is an opportunity to change that. Downhill Battle also believe that file ... Read »


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    • Dual power

    • Dual power (Russian: Двоевластие, tr. Dvoyevlastiye) was a term first used by Vladimir Lenin, although conceptually first outlined by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, which described a situation in the wake of the February Revolution in which two powers, the workers councils (or Soviets, particu ... Read »


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    • Ecotopia gathering

    • Ecotopia is an annual summer gathering for activists in Europe, since 1989. Typically, the event draws young environmental activists from both east and west Europe. In most years, Ecotopia has at least one large direct or symbolic political action associated with it near the end of the two to three week long camp. The ... Read »


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    • Education Action Group

    • Education Action Groups were set up at most New Zealand university campuses during the 1990s as a vehicle for direct action against user pays reforms to tertiary education. Most EAGs were semi-independent of their students' associations, but were mostly funded and worked closely with associations to help achieve their ... Read »


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    • Elder rights

    • Elder rights are the rights of the aged, who in the United States are not recognized as a constitutionally protected class. Common rights issues faced by elders include age-related job discrimination (such as forced age of retirement), lack of access to medical treatments because of age or age-related obstacles, socie ... Read »


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    • Etoy

    • Etoy is a European digital art group formed in 1994. It has won several international awards including the Prix Ars Electronica in 1996. Their main slogan is: "leaving reality behind." Etoy has routinely experimented with the boundaries of art, such as selling shares of "stock" in the etoy.corporation, a registered co ... Read »


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    • European student think tank

    • The European Student Think Tank is an International NGO dedicated to involving young Europeans in the European policy-making process. It functions as an online journal of international affairs and annually publishes an academic journal, "The European Policy Review". The European Student Think Tank won the 2011 European ... Read »


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    • Faircoop

    • FairCoop is an open global cooperative that organizes itself through the Internet outside the boundaries and controls of nation-states. FairCoop aims to issue an alternative global economic system based on cooperation, ethic, solidarity and north-south redistribution and justice in economic relations. The FairCoop lau ... Read »


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    • Fan activism

    • Fan activism is a “forms of civic engagement and political participation that emerge from within fan culture itself, often in response to the shared interests of fans, often conducted through the infrastructure of existing fan practices and relationships, and often framed through metaphors drawn from popular and p ... Read »


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    • Fanorama

    • Fanorama (also known as Fanorama Society and Fanorama Cabal) is a Rhode Island-based zine and zine-distro produced by journalist/activist REB (Richard E. Bump). According to their website it is the "grand-daddy of the queer zine scene". First published in 1992, Fanorama emerged as part of the queercore movement, large ... Read »


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    • The Feminist Press

    • The Feminist Press

      The Feminist Press is an independent nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice. It publishes writing by women and men who share an activist spirit and a belief in choice and equality. Founded in 1970, the Press began by rescuing “lost” works by writers such as Zora Ne ... Read »


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    • Free Alabama Movement

    • Free Alabama Movement is an inmates rights group. With the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, the Free Alabama Movement has organized the 2016 U.S. prison strike that involves an estimated 24,000 prisoners in 24 states, the largest prison strike in U.S. history. It began on September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversa ... Read »


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    • Free Your Mind (MTV award)

    • Free Your Mind is an award being granted by MTV during its shows all over the world in order to sensitize spectators in touchy matters, the social meat and potatoes, human rights violations, of political and civil laws, promoting the environmental protection in the process non-governmental organizations as well as indi ... Read »


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    • Global citizens movement

    • In most discussions, the global citizens movement is a socio-political process rather than a political organization or party structure. The term is often used synonymously with the anti-globalization movement or the global justice movement. "Global citizens movement" has been used by activists to refer to a number of ... Read »


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    • Global Day of Action

    • Global Day of Action is a direct action protest format. Environmentalism initiatives begun to use it in 2005 in connection with Global Climate Campaign. They aimed to focus world attention on the anthropogenic effect that humans are having on global warming. Its main objective is to spearhead demands that elected repre ... Read »


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    • Global Justice Now

    • Global Justice Now

      Global Justice Now, formerly known as the World Development Movement (WDM), is a membership organisation based in the United Kingdom which campaigns on issues of global justice and development in the Global South. The organisation produces research on topics on the developing world and free trade. Examples include the ... Read »


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    • GlobaLeaks

    • GlobaLeaks

      GlobaLeaks is an open-source, free software intended to enable secure and anonymous whistleblowing initiatives. It was developed by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, an Italian based NGO supporting freedom of speech online. The software empowers anyone, even non-technical people, to easily s ... Read »


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    • Google Earth Outreach

    • Google Earth Outreach is Google's program for donating and supporting non-profit organizations spreading the knowledge of global awareness since 2007. Google Earth Outreach offers online training on using Google Earth and Google Maps for public education on issues affecting local regions or the entire globe. In June 2 ... Read »


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    • Government-organized demonstration

    • Government-organized demonstrations or state demonstrations are demonstrations which are organized by the government of that nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran, the People's Republic of China,Republic of Cuba,Kirchnerist Argentina, the Soviet Union,Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany among other nations, have had govern ... Read »


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    • Grassroots

    • A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one which uses the people in a given district as the basis for a political or economic movement. Grassroots movements and organizations utilize collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or ... Read »


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    • Hacktivismo

    • Hacktivismo

      Hacktivismo is an offshoot of CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc), whose beliefs include access to information as a basic human right. It was founded in 1999. The group's beliefs are described fully in The Hacktivismo Declaration, which seeks to apply the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on ... Read »


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    • The Hampton Institute

    • The Hampton Institute: A Working-Class Think Tank

      The Hampton Institute (HI) is an American "working-class think tank" that was founded in 2013. In contrast to traditional think tanks, the HI is a virtual organization that does not have a physical location and does not seek to provide specific policy analysis for political parties. For organizational purposes, its off ... Read »


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    • Hip hop activism

    • Hip hop activism is a term coined by the hip hop intellectual and journalist Harry Allen. It is meant to describe an activist movement of the post- baby boomer generation. The hip hop generation was defined in The Hip- Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture as African Americans born be ... Read »


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    • Human shield action to Iraq

    • Human shield action to Iraq was a group of people who travelled to Iraq to act as human shields with the aim of preventing the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In December 2002 Kenneth O'Keefe, an ex-U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran who had attempted multipl ... Read »


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    • I want a president

    • "I want a president" is a poem written by artist Zoe Leonard in 1992. Zoe Leonard is a New York City-based artist, feminist, and activist. Outside of "I want a president", Leonard works primarily in photography and sculptures, often designed for the particular installation site. Much of her work is influenced by o ... Read »


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    • Icarus Project

    • The Icarus Project is a media and activist endeavor broadly aligned to anti-psychiatry, arguing that mental illness should actually be regarded as "dangerous gifts". The name is derived from Icarus, a hero in Greek mythology, and is metaphorically used to convey that these experiences can lead to "potential[ly] flying ... Read »


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    • Institute for Global Communications

    • The Institute for Global Communications or IGC Internet was founded in 1987 and is an institution that provides web hosting service to environmental, peace, and social justice organizations. IGC is a project of the Tides Center. During the very early days of the Internet, IGC was responsible for training thousands of s ... Read »


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    • Insubordinate movement in Spain

    • The Insubordinate movement (Spanish: Movimiento insumiso or Insumisión, Catalan: Moviment d'insubmissió, Galician: Movemento insubmiso, Basque: Matxinada) was a mass antimilitarist movement of civil disobedience to the compulsory military service, which existed in Spain since the early 80s until the abolition of ... Read »


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    • International Action

    • International Action is a small, non-violent, political group in Hong Kong campaigning a range of issues including social justice, human rights and democracy. The group was founded in 2004 and is made up of expatriate permanent residents and locals. Their website [1] claims that they "represent the new breed of foreign ... Read »


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    • International Socialist Organization

    • International Socialist Organization

      The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is a revolutionary socialist organization in the United States that identifies with Trotskyism, Leninism, and the Marxist political tradition of "socialism from below." The ISO advocates replacing the capitalist system with socialism, a system in which society's colle ... Read »


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    • International Solidarity Movement

    • The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a "Palestinian-led movement" focused on assisting the Palestinian cause in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. ISM is dedicated to the use of nonviolent protests and methods only. It was founded in 2001 by Ghassan Andoni, a Palestinian activist; Neta Golan, a third gene ... Read »


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    • International Tibet Network

    • International Tibet Network

      The International Tibet Network, established in 2000, is a global coalition of Tibet-related non-governmental organisations. Its purpose is to maximise the effectiveness of the worldwide Tibet movement. The Network works to increase the capacity of individual member organisations, develops coordinated strategic campaig ... Read »


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    • Jail solidarity

    • Jail solidarity is unity of purpose of those incarcerated or imprisoned. In some mass arrest situations, the activists decide to use solidarity tactics to secure the same plea bargain for everyone. Sometimes activists also make a mutual decision to reject offered plea bargains and take their cases to trial in order to ... Read »


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    • Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

    • Founded 1976 Founder Daniel J. Elazar Type Public Policy Think Tank Location
      Method "A multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad."
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    • Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

      The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) is an Independent Israeli research institute and public policy think tank devoted to research and analysis of critical issues facing the Middle East. The center is located in Jerusalem. Its research focuses on public diplomacy, foreign policy, international law, paradigms ... Read »


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    • Keep Ireland Open is a voluntary campaign organisation established to promote access to the Irish countryside and walkways. Founded in 1994, its current chairman is former Green Party TD, Roger Garland. The group believes Irish legislation protecting rights-of-way and access to recreational use of land is inadequate an ... Read »


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    • Keith McHenry is the co-founder of Food Not Bombs. He also co-founded Homes Not Jails and contributed to the founding of the Independent Media Center. McHenry was born in Frankfurt, West Germany in 1957 while his father was stationed in the army. The family then moved to Logan, Utah, and finally to a farm on Cape ... Read »


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    • Land War

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    • Laughtivism

    • Laughtivism (a portmanteau of laughter+ activism) is strategic use of humor and mocking by social nonviolent movements in order to undermine the authority of an opponent, build credibility, break fear and apathy and reach target audiences. It has been defined, and predominantly practiced independently by two activist g ... Read »


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    • A law collective is a non-hierarchical organization which provides legal aid to a community or communities in need. Such work ranges from traditional criminal defense, to advocacy on behalf of immigrants, to legal support at large and small protests, to "Know Your Rights" and other law-related workshops. There were ma ... Read »


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    • Liverpool Social Forum

    • The Liverpool Social Forum (LSF) is a fortnightly meeting held in Liverpool, England. It is influenced by the alter-globalisation principles of the European Social Forum (ESF), and a number of Liverpudlians attended the 2004 ESF in London. In 2005, one focus of activity was preparations for the G8 summit in Scotland. ... Read »


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    • Living monument

    • Living monument (Bosnian: Živi spomenik, Serbian: Живи споменик ) is a performance of the activists of the Association for Social Research and Communications in building a better society, but also acceptance of responsibility and solidarity for the crimes committed in Bosnia and H ... Read »


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    • Mediastrike is an independent media activist organisation based in Adelaide, Australia. Mediastrike is a leftist organisation that's stated aim is to challenge mainstream media by producing accurate, independent coverage of news and current affairs on a local, national and international level and Mediastrike's slo ... Read »


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    • Miami model

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    • Micro-initiative

    • Micro-initiatives are individual and collective actors who by means of interventions in public space contribute to the development of their cities from the bottom-up. Micro-initiatives are difficult to judge by their efficiency and turnover, but have strong social and political merits. Although most of them emerge from ... Read »


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    • Middle East Strategic Information

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    • Milieudefensie

    • Milieudefensie (Dutch for "environmental defense") is a Dutch environmental organization, founded on January 6, 1971, by a group of scientists in response to a report by the Club of Rome. It still performs research and brings out its own reports (sometimes requested by the government) but has also developed into an act ... Read »


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    • Militant

    • The English word militant is both an adjective and a noun, and is usually used to mean vigorously active, combative and aggressive, especially in support of a cause, as in 'militant reformers'. It comes from the 15th century Latin "militare" meaning "to serve as a soldier". The related modern concept of the militia as ... Read »


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    • Mind the Gaps

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    • Mohamed Soltan

    • Mohamed Soltan

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    • Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists

    • Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA) is a network of NGOs and activists based in Mumbai to protect people taking up public interest causes through Right to Information, grass root activism, or public-interest litigation (India) against intimidation from threat and attack from vest ... Read »


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    • National Congress of Black Women

    • The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American women and their families. NCBW also serves as a non-partisan voice and instrument on issues pertaining to the appointment of African Ameri ... Read »


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    • Nationalist activism

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    • Netroots Nation

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    • Neurodiversity

    • Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that suggests that diverse neurological conditions appear as a result of normal variations in the human genome. This portmanteau of neurological and diversity originated in the late 1990s as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently ... Read »


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    • Nida Civic Movement

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    • Nonviolence

    • Nonviolence (from Sanskrit ahimṣā, non-violence, "lack of desire to harm or kill") is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy ... Read »


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    • Nonviolence International

    • Nonviolence International describes itself as a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolence and nonviolent resistance. Founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, NI is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, United States. They are active in educating and ... Read »


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    • Nonviolence International South East Asia

    • Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (NISEA) is a part of Nonviolence International and was established in Bangkok in 1992 with the cooperation of regional partners with the aim of creating a community of peace activists. It is a member of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) targeting armed viole ... Read »


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    • NOtoAV

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      NOtoAV was a political campaign in the United Kingdom whose purpose was to persuade the public to vote against the Alternative Vote (AV) in the referendum on Thursday, 5 May 2011. NOtoAV was successful in maintaining the current voting system having received 67.9% of votes cast. In May 2011, three days before the ... Read »


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    • Occupy Buffer Zone

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      Occupy Buffer Zone (OBZ) was a protest movement that began on October 15, 2011 by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot activists, in the Ledra/Lokmacı checkpoint, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The movement began with a weekly occupation of the checkpoint, which is located in the buffer zone that divides the island's territory an ... Read »


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    • Occupy the SEC

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      Occupy the SEC (OSEC) is an activist group which aims to influence financial regulators to work for the public interest. The "SEC" in its name refers to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, but OSEC's scope covers all financial regulatory activity. OSEC was formed and developed as an outgrowth and working group o ... Read »


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    • Open-source governance

    • Open-source governance (also known as open politics) is a political philosophy which advocates the application of the philosophies of the open-source and open-content movements to democratic principles to enable any interested citizen to add to the creation of policy, as with a document. Legislation is democratically ... Read »


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    • Orange Revolution

    • Orange Revolution

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    • Frances Freeborn Pauley

    • Joan Pauley Lamb Frances Freeborn Pauley (1905-2003) was a southern civil rights activist in Georgia, who battled against racial injustice and discrimination throughout her life. Due to her actions in the civil rights movement, she led to the eventual desegregation and integration of African Americans in the south. ... Read »


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    • PharmFree

    • PharmFree is a campaign of the American Medical Student Association, in collaboration with No Free Lunch, to organize political activism challenging the practice of pharmaceutical gifting to students and physicians. It was started in 2002. AMSA established PharmFree for reasons including: AMSA sponsors an annual ... Read »


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    • Porkbusters

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    • Project Chanology

    • Project Chanology (also called Operation Chanology) was a protest movement against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous, a leaderless Internet-based group. The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology's attempts to remove material from a highly publicized interview with ... Read »


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    • Project One (San Francisco)

    • Project One was an intentional, community of place, sometimes described as a technological commune, in San Francisco, California, U.S. Located in an abandoned candy factory warehouse, the community lasted from 1971 to 1980 and was the first "warehouse community" in San Francisco. Project One was an important part of th ... Read »


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    • Project Vote

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      Project Vote (and Voting for America, Inc.) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to mobilize marginalized and under-represented voters. Its current executive director is Michael Slater, who has worked for Project Vote since 2004. Project Vote's efforts to engage low income and minority ... Read »


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    • Public diplomacy of Israel

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    • Public opinion and activism in the Terri Schiavo case

    • The case of Terri Schiavo became the subject of intense public debate and activism. Two polls conducted in the days following the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube on March 18, 2005, showed that a large majority of Americans believed that Michael Schiavo should have had the authority to make decisions on behalf of ... Read »


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    • Publixtheatre Caravan

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    • Purple Rain Protest

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    • Radium Girls

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    • Raine Baljak

    • Raine Baljak (born as Gabriele Raine Abellana Baljak on December 12, 1996) is Miss Cebu 2016. She attended Cebu International School. She was a host for television programme, Weekend Warriors with Drop Decay vocalist Tony Alfonso and DJ Joah Go on MyTV Channel Cebu. In May 2015, Raine and her mother, Merce Abellana (f ... Read »


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    • Refusal to serve in the IDF

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    • Reproductive justice

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    • Republican Alternative Movement

    • The Republican Alternative Movement (Azerbaijani: Respublikaçı Alternativ Hərəkatı), commonly referred to as REAL Movement or simply REAL, is an Azerbaijani political movement founded in January 2009 by a few young people to achieve democratic and social changes in Azerbaijan. Currently it has more than ... Read »


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    • Respecting elders: Communities against abuse

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    • Reverb (non-profit)

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    • Revolutionary Knitting Circle

    • A Revolutionary Knitting Circle is an activist group which uses craftivism (specifically knitting and other textile handicrafts) in their efforts to bring about social change. The first Revolutionary Knitting Circle group was founded in Calgary, Canada, by Grant Neufeld in 2000. Since then, groups have formed across C ... Read »


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    • Root Force

    • Root Force is a biocentric, decentralized, international direct-action campaign devoted to "[dismantling] the system that is killing and enslaving [the] planet and its people." Its slogan is "Demolishing Colonialism At Its Foundations." Root Force describes itself as "a strategic campaign designed to exploit weak ... Read »


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    • Ruckus Society

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    • Sabotage

    • Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity or corporation through subversion, obstruction, disruption or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. ... Read »


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    • Section 28

    • Section 28 or Clause 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 caused the addition of Section 2A to the Local Government Act 1986, which affected England, Wales and Scotland. The amendment was enacted on 24 May 1988, and stated that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the ... Read »


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    • Serbian National Defense Council

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      The Serbian National Defense Council (SND) (Serbian Cyrillic: Српска Народна Одбрана) is a Serbian Serbian-American community organization whose goal is to protect Serbs, the Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbian interests abroad. SND was founded by Mihajlo ... Read »


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    • Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice

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    • Social entrepreneurship

    • Social entrepreneurship is the use of the techniques by start up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs. For-profit entrepreneurs typically ... Read »


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    • Social peer-to-peer processes

    • Social peer-to-peer processes are interactions with a peer-to-peer dynamic. These peers can be humans or computers. Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a term that originated from the popular concept of the P2P distributed computer application architecture which partitions tasks or workloads between peers. This application structure ... Read »


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    • Sokwanele

    • Sokwanele is a popular protest underground movement based in Zimbabwe. They are pro-democracy, and they embrace supporters of all pro-democratic political parties, civic organisations and institutions. Sokwanele is committed to challenging and confronting – through non-violent activism – the way in which the ... Read »


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    • The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

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      President and CEO The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend (the weekend of the first Sunday in February) into America's largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. ... Read »


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    • Spokescouncil

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    • Survivor Corps

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    • Jessica Govea Thorbourne

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    • Transgender rights movement

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    • Barbara Grace Tucker

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    • UC Berkeley Anthropology Library Occupation 2012

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    • Social centres in the United Kingdom

    • In the United Kingdom social centres can be found in squatted, rented, mortgaged and fully owned buildings. Social centers differ from community centers in that they are run autonomously, usually without assistance from the state and or corporations. The aims and policies of the centres are determined by those running ... Read »


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    • Underground Literary Alliance

    • The Underground Literary Alliance is a Philadelphia-based and internationally membered group of writers, zinesters and DIY writers. They seek to expose what they see as the corruption and insularity in the American book-publishing establishment while providing alternative avenues for writers who don't easily fit into m ... Read »


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    • VDARE

    • VDARE

      VDARE is an American website that publishes socio-political commentary pieces, particularly focusing on advocating for a moratorium on immigration into the United States as well as arguments related to race and American politics. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, VDARE is "an anti-immigration hate website" ... Read »


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    • Week of Silence

    • The Week of Silence is a charity challenge in which participants remain utterly silent for five straight days. Their silence symbolizes the silence of the untold victims of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Participants ask their friends and family to sponsor them monetarily, and all proceeds are donated to the R ... Read »


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    • Whirl-Mart

    • Whirl-Mart is a culture jamming ritual aimed at retail superstores and described by participants as "art and action". An event consists of a group of supposed shoppers who congregate at a large superstore (usually a Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Asda, or Sainsbury's) and slowly push empty shopping carts silently through stor ... Read »


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    • White poppy

    • The white poppy is a flower used as a symbol of pacifism, worn as an alternative to, or complement to, the red remembrance poppy for Remembrance Day or Anzac Day. In 1926, a few years after the introduction of the red poppy in the UK, the idea of pacifists making their own poppies was put forward by a member of th ... Read »


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    • WOMBLES

    • The WOMBLES (White Overalls Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles) are a loosely aligned anarchist and anti-capitalist group based in London. They gained prominence in the early 2000s for wearing white overalls with padding and helmets at protests, mimicking the Italian group Tute Bianche. The group wa ... Read »


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    • Worker center

    • Worker centers are non-profit community-based mediating organizations that organize and provide support to communities of low wage workers who are not already members of a collective bargaining organization (such as a trade union) or have been legally excluded from coverage by U.S. labor laws. Many worker centers in th ... Read »


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    • Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

    • Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a New York-based activist group and non-profit organization whose stated advocacy mission is "currently focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable model for best practices between artists and the ins ... Read »


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    • Youth activism

    • Youth activism is youth engagement in community organizing for social change. Youth participation in social change focuses more on issue-oriented activism than traditional partisan or electoral politics. Youth have taken lead roles in public protests and advocacy around anti-war activism, anti-crime and government corr ... Read »


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    • Youth council

    • Youth councils are a form of youth voice engaged in community decision-making. Youth councils exist on local, state, provincial, regional, national, and international levels among governments, non governmental organizations (NGO), schools, and other entities. For over a decade, the UK's British Youth Council have oper ... Read »


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    • Zainab Chaudry

    • Zainab Chaudry is an American Muslim civil rights and political activist. She is a board member of the Interfaith Action for Human Rights, and works with America's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Chaudry is the first Muslim appointed to the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commissio ... Read »


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    • Zvakwana

    • Zvakwana is an underground movement in Zimbabwe, that came to light in 2004. Its name means "enough is enough" in the Shona language, and in Ndebele it translates to Sokwanele. (Sokwanele is also a part of the movement but appears to be more occupied with information dissemination). Zvakwana appears to be responsible ... Read »


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