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    • Political advocacy groups

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    • Anti-austerity political parties in the United Kingdom

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    • Political art

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    • Civil rights activists

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    • Dissent

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    • Housing rights activism

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    • Internet activism

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    • Leadership

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    • Left-wing activism

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    • Political opposition

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    • Rebellion

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    • Tea Party movement

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    • Political statement

    • The term political statement is used to refer to any act or non-verbal form of communication that is intended to influence a decision to be made for or by a political party. A political statement can vary from a mass demonstration to the wearing of a badge with a political slogan. It was a term popularised in the 1960 ... Read »


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    • Affirmative action bake sale

    • An affirmative action bake sale is a type of campus protest event used by student groups to performatively criticize affirmative action policies by charging students different prices depending on which social or racial group they belong to. The bake sales offer to sell cookies at different prices depending on the ... Read »


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    • Agitator

    • 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. They were also known as adjutators. Many of the ideas of the movement were later adopted by the Levellers. Agitators, or adjutators, was the name gi ... Read »


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    • Bash Back!

    • Bash Back! was a network of radical, anarchist queer projects within the United States. Formed in Chicago in 2007 to facilitate a convergence of radical trans and gay activists from around the country, Bash Back! sought to critique the ideology of the mainstream LGBT movement, which the group saw as assimilation into t ... Read »


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    • Peter Cadogan

    • Peter Cadogan (26 January 1921 – 18 November 2007) was an English writer and political activist Cadogan was born into a middle-class family in Newcastle upon Tyne, where his father was employed by a shipping company. He was educated at The King's School, Tynemouth in the 1930s. After working as an insurance clerk ... Read »


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    • Coffee Party USA

    • Coffee Party USA

      The Coffee Party USA is an American political movement that was initially formed in January 2010, as an alternative to the Tea Party movement. Co-founder Annabel Park said that the group initially had significant appeal among those opposed to the Tea Party. It has since grown into an increasingly diverse organization w ... Read »


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    • Come-outer

    • Come-outer is a phrase coined in the 1830s which denotes a person who withdraws from an established organization, or one who advocates political reform. The term was first applied during the Second Great Awakening to a small group of American abolitionists who dissented from religious orthodoxy, who withdrew from ... Read »


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    • Contentious politics

    • Contentious politics is the use of disruptive techniques to make a political point, or to change government policy. Examples of such techniques are actions that disturb the normal activities of society such as demonstrations, general strike action, riot, terrorism, civil disobedience, and even revolution or insurrectio ... Read »


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    • Ctrl.Alt.Shift

    • Ctrl.Alt.Shift

      Ctrl.Alt.Shift was an initiative politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. It was a project of UK aid and development charity Christian Aid. Ctrl.Alt.Shift was founded by Katrin Owusu and published the first issue of its magazine in June 2008. The magazines continued until 201 ... Read »


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    • Damascus Declaration

    • The Damascus Declaration (Arabic: إعلان دمشق‎‎) was a statement of unity by Syrian opposition figures issued in October 2005. It criticized the Syrian government as "authoritarian, totalitarian and cliquish," and called for "peaceful, gradual," reform "founded on accord, and based o ... Read »


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    • Eleanor R. Davis

    • Political activist Eleanor Davis was born in Seattle, Washington in 1922 but settled in Portland, Oregon in 1951. By the 1960s Davis was involved in a variety of community activities, including volunteer work with the American Association of University Women, the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation, the Oregon Co ... Read »


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    • Cornelia De Bey

    • Dr. Cornelia De Bey (May 26, 1865 - April 3, 1948) was a Progressive Era reformer, homeopathic doctor, Chicago public school administrator, labor advocate, and leader in the women's suffrage movement. She worked with the famous Hull House community of social reformers, including Jane Addams, Julia Lathrop, Alice De Wol ... Read »


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    • Disarm Bush T-Shirts

    • Disarm Bush T-Shirts is a for-profit political activism campaign created in 2004 in the run-up to the American Presidential election, in which the incumbent George W. Bush ultimately defeated challenger John Kerry. Disarm Bush effectively mobilized opposition to the Republican incumbent in a number of large metropolita ... Read »


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    • Dissent

    • Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to a prevailing idea (e.g., a government's policies) or an entity (e.g., an individual or political party which supports such policies). The term's antonyms include , consensus (when all or nearly all parties agree on something) and consent, when ... Read »


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    • Dissident

    • A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution. When dissidents unite for a common cause they often affect a dissident movement. The word has been used since 16th century in the context of religion. The noun was first used in the political sense in 194 ... Read »


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    • Frank Donner

    • Frank Donner (November 25, 1911 – June 10, 1993) was a civil liberties lawyer, author and the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Project on Political Surveillance. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Donner earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a law degr ... Read »


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    • Dunst (performance group)

    • Dunst is a queer performance art and activist group in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group began in 2001 as an informal network, but since 2004 it formally works as an association. Among its projects are art shows, dinner nights, performances, film nights, parties and political manifestations, as well as TV and radio shows. ... Read »


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    • Johanna Elberskirchen

    • Johanna Elberskirchen (11 April 1864 in Bonn – 17 May 1943 in Rüdersdorf) was a feminist writer and activist for the rights of women, gays and lesbians as well as blue-collar workers. She published books on women's sexuality and health among other topics. Her last known public appearance was in 1930 in Vienna, ... Read »


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    • Political entrepreneur

    • The term political entrepreneur may refer to any of the following: In the field of business, entrepreneurship involves people taking a risk in order to create new business ventures, to gain advantage over a competitor, and to maximize profits. Traditionally entrepreneurs have been associated with the world of bus ... Read »


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    • Roozbeh Farahanipour

    • Roozbeh Farahanipour (Persian:)(born July 16, 1971 in Tehran, Iran) is a leader in the movement for an Iranian cultural renaissance and the chairman of the Marz-e Por Gohar ("Glorious Frontiers") resistance movement, which advocates the overthrow of Iran's Islamic government and its replacement with a secular Iranian R ... Read »


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    • Federación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Cochabamba


    • Free Speech For People

    • Free Speech For People is a national non-partisan organization founded in 2010 to advocate for a new constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending and to repeal the doctrine of corporate personhood. The organization also engages in legal advocacy and corporate charter reform. Free Speech For People was found ... Read »


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    • Free State Project

    • Free State Project

      The Free State Project (FSP) is a proposed political migration, founded in 2001, to recruit at least 20,000 libertarians to move to a single low-population state (New Hampshire, selected in 2003) in order to make the state a stronghold for libertarian ideas. The project seeks to overcome the historical ineffectiveness ... Read »


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    • Freedom Flotilla II

    • "Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human" was a flotilla that planned to break the maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel by sailing to Gaza on 5 July 2011. Ultimately, the sailing did not take place. The flotilla was organized by a coalition of 22 NGOs. Its name refers to the May 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. T ... Read »


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    • Freedom Flotilla III

    • Freedom Flotilla III (#FF3) was a flotilla that planned to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel by sailing to Gaza. It started from Sweden on 10 May 2015 and stopped in several European cities along the way to Gaza. It started officially from Athens, Greece on 25 June 2015. Few details were released in advanc ... Read »


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    • Sherif Gaber

    • Sherif Gaber (full name Sherif Gaber Abdelazim Bakr; Arabic: شريف جابر عبد العظيم بكر‎‎‎pronounced [ʃɪˈɾiːf ˈɡæːbeɾ ʕæbdelʕɑˈzˤiːm bɑkɾ]) born c. 1993, is an Egyptian political activist ... Read »


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    • Gaza flotilla raid

    • Coordinates: 32°38′28″N 33°34′02″E / 32.64113°N 33.56727°E / 32.64113; 33.56727 The Gaza flotilla raid was a military operation by Israel against six civilian ships of the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" on 31 May 2010 in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Nine act ... Read »


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    • Media reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid

    • Media reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid on 31 May 2010 ranged from strong support to strong condemnation of Israel. Criticism included the deaths of civilians, the execution of the raid, increased sympathy toward Israel's opponents or enemies, and increased isolation of Israel. A survey of Israeli Jews published ... Read »


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    • National reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid

    • National reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid on 31 May 2010 ranged from ranged from support to strong condemnation of Israel. Those supporting Israel generally also expressed concern for the loss of life and injuries to civilians. Criticism included the death and injuries of civilians, the disproportionate response, an ... Read »


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    • Reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid

    • Reactions to the Gaza flotilla raid on 31 May 2010 ranged from fierce condemnation to strong support for Israel. Israel expressed regret over loss of life in the Gaza flotilla raid, yet stated that the operation was a "clear case of self defense". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised for the incident in March ... Read »


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    • Gaza Freedom Flotilla

    • Coordinates: 32°38′28″N 33°34′02″E / 32.64113°N 33.56727°E / 32.64113; 33.56727 The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (Ä°HH), was carrying humanitarian aid and c ... Read »


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    • Gaza journey of MV Rachel Corrie

    • Coordinates: 31°25′N 33°59′E / 31.41°N 33.99°E / 31.41; 33.99 The Cambodian-flagged IrishMV Rachel Corrie was part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that sailed to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid in 2010. The ship was unable to join the other six ships in the flotilla because of mec ... Read »


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    • Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Politics

    • Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Politics is a 6x60 minutes documentary TV-series about the relationship between singers and politics in the USA, the UK, Germany and France from the 1960s until 2003. It was made in 2003 by Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher and Simon Witter as a joint production between German ZDF an ... Read »


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    • International Human Rights Tribunal

    • The International Human Rights Tribunal (IHRT) was a symbolic tribunal which took place in Vienna, Austria, in June 1995. It was chaired by environmental and human rights activist Freda Meissner-Blau and Gerhard Oberschlick, editor of FORVM, and was dedicated to the persecution of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgen ... Read »


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    • Internet Defense League

    • The Internet Defense League

      The Internet Defense League is a website that was launched in March 2012 with the aim of organizing future online protests of anti-piracy legislation, following the success of the anti-SOPA and PIPA protests. The Internet Defense League site is a creation of the Fight for the Future nonprofit, a group noted for it ... Read »


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    • Nnamdi Kanu

    • University of Nigeria Nsukka (Non-Graduating) , London Metropolitan University (Graduated). Nwannekaenyi "Nnamdi" Kenny Okwu Kanu (born 1970s) is a British-Nigerianpolitical activist. He is a leading member of one of several Biafran separatist organizations, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the director of ... Read »


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    • Will Klatt

    • William Klatt At Ohio University Klatt was a leader in the fight for budget accountability and college accessibility. William Klatt was the founding director of the Ohio Student Association. http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2007/06/27/ANN27_ART_06-27-07_B1_AH74VC9.html http://thepost.ohiou.edu/ ... Read »


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    • Richard Levins

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      Richard "Dick" Levins (June 1, 1930 – January 19, 2016) was an ex-tropical farmer turned ecologist, a population geneticist, biomathematician, mathematical ecologist, and philosopher of science who had researched diversity in human populations. Until his death, Levins was a university professor at the Harvard T.H. ... Read »


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    • Death of Li Wangyang

    • Death of Li Wangyang

      Li Wangyang (Chinese: 李旺阳, 12 November 1950 – 6 June 2012) was a Chinese dissident labor rights activist, member of the Workers Autonomous Federation and chairman of the Shaoyang WAF branch. Following his role in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he served twenty-one years in prison on charges ... Read »


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    • Linkage institution

    • A linkage institution is a structure within a society that connects the people to the government or centralized authority. These institutions include: elections, political parties, interest groups, and the media. Government is formed as a legitimate alternative to violence. These governments create policy making i ... Read »


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    • List of murdered political human rights activists

    • This is a list of murdered political dissidents and human rights activists. ... Read »


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    • List of participants of Freedom Flotilla II

    • The "Freedom Flotilla II" participants had planned to sail on 5 July 2011, but did not. Fewer than a few dozen people were believed to be planning to participate in the flotilla as of 7 July, though initial reports had suggested as many as 1,000 from 22 nations could be involved. ... Read »


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    • List of participants of the Gaza flotilla

    • There were 688 participants on the Gaza flotilla from 41 nations. The flotilla was raided and captured by Israeli naval forces on 31 May 2010, when nine participants were killed and seven IDF commandos were injured. Notable flotilla passengers included Mairead Corrigan, Nobel Peace prize winner, Denis Halliday, former ... Read »


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    • List of political parties in the United Kingdom opposed to austerity

    • The following is a list of political parties in the United Kingdom currently opposed to the government austerity programme: ... Read »


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    • Martyr (politics)

    • In politics, a martyr is someone who suffers persecution and/or death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, and/or refusing to advocate a political belief or cause. The Manchester Martyrs were three Irishmen executed after being condemned for association with the killing of a policeman in Manchester, Engla ... Read »


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    • MoveOn.org ad controversy

    • The MoveOn.org ad controversy began when the U.S. anti-war liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org published a full-page ad in The New York Times on September 10, 2007, accusing General David H. Petraeus of "cooking the books for the White House". The ad also labeled him "General Betray Us". The organization created the ad i ... Read »


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    • MV Finch

    • The MV Finch, also known as the Spirit of Rachel Corrie, was a blockade runner staffed by anti-Israel activists from Malaysia, India, Ireland, and Canada attempting to deliver supplies to Gaza in May 2011 ahead of the Freedom Flotilla Two mission in late June. The ship's mission began on May 11, leaving from Greec ... Read »


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    • North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity

    • North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity is a group of North Korean dissidents resident in South Korea. It was founded by Kim Heung Kwang in October 2008. NKIS’s mission is to promote freedom, democratization, reform, and human rights for North Korea. Its activities include: The organization has also been known ... Read »


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    • Oxford University Labour Club

    • Oxford University Labour Club

      The Executive Committee: Hilary Term 2017 St Anne's Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) was founded in 1919 to promote democratic socialism and is today the home of the Labour Party and the left at Oxford University. OULC is the largest university Labour club in the country and has a particular reputation as an acti ... Read »


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    • Padayatra

    • Padayatra (Sanskrit, lit. journey by foot) is a journey undertaken by a politicians or prominent citizens to interact more closely with different parts of society, educate about issues concerning them, and galvanize his or her supporters. Pada Yatras or 'Foot pilgrimages' are also Hindu religious pilgrimages undertaken ... Read »


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    • Political dissent

    • Political dissent refers to any expression designed to convey dissatisfaction with or opposition to the policies of a governing body. Such expression may take forms from vocal disagreement to civil disobedience to the use of violence. In most democratic countries, non-violent demonstration and disagreement with the gov ... Read »


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    • Politics as Usual: What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric

    • Politics as Usual: What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric

      Politics as Usual is a 2010 book by Thomas Pogge. The book is a discussion on issues of global significance and their relationship to poverty. Politics as Usual is based on previously compiled essays. Pogge's book present an alternate view than the one where "Education, health-care, technology, and political participat ... Read »


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    • Prairie Fire Organizing Committee

    • The Prairie Fire Organizing Committee is an activist group whose members advocate the overthrow of the current capitalist system as the only solution to racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and imperialism. It regards American imperialism as the main enemy of the world's people, a position that it initially took in con ... Read »


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    • Radical chic

    • "Radical chic" is a term coined by journalist Tom Wolfe in his 1970 essay "Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny's," to describe the adoption and promotion of radical political causes by celebrities, socialites, and high society. The concept has been described as "an exercise in double-tracking one's public image: on the o ... Read »


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    • List of revolutions and rebellions

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    • Ri In-mo

    • Ri In-mo

      Ri In-mo (Chosŏn'gÅ­l: 리인모; 24 August 1917 - 16 June 2007) was a political prisoner from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). He spent 40 years in jail and under restriction of freedom in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Described by the Korean Central News Agency as ... Read »


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    • The Ribbon International

    • The Ribbon International

      The Ribbon International is a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization that created a large decorated cloth promoting nuclear disarmament and care and protection of the earth. In an event held on August 4, 1985, panels were connected in an 18 miles (29 km) long strip stretching from the Pentagon into Washington ... Read »


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    • Riot dog

    • Riot dog is a term used by English-speaking media denoting any of the stray dogs that, in recent years, accompany street protesters in Athens, Greece. It has been observed that a number of these dogs remain among the protesters even when violent rioting breaks out. Some of the dogs have been prominently featured in med ... Read »


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    • Statement of 99

    • The Statement of 99 was a statement made by 99 Syrian intellectuals on 27 September 2000, during the Damascus Spring that followed Hafez al-Assad's death in June of the same year. The intellectuals called for the state of emergency to be ended, for political prisoners to be pardoned, for deportees and exiles to be allo ... Read »


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    • Statement of 1000

    • The Statement of 1000 was a statement by 1000 Syrian intellectuals in January 2001, during the Damascus Spring, following the earlier Statement of 99 made in September 2000. The Statement of 1000 was more detailed than the earlier statement, criticising the effective one-party rule of the Ba'ath Party and calling for m ... Read »


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    • Student fee

    • A student fee is a fee charged to students at a school, college, university or other place of learning that is in addition to any matriculation and/or tuition fees. It may be charged to support student organizations and student activities (for which it can be called an activity fee) or for programs such as intramural ... Read »


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    • Take Back Parliament - Lebanon

    • Founded 2012 Headquarters Beirut, Lebanon Ideology Democracy,
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    • Take Back Parliament - Lebanon (Arabic: إسترجعوا البرلمان‎‎), (TBP - Lebanon) is a political movement launched by several Lebanese activists who met through various social organizations and civil initiatives. Social media has played a significant role in helping ... Read »


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    • The Illuminator Art Collective

    • The Illuminator

      The Illuminator Art Collective was conceived of during the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City in 2011. Given an initial monetary grant by Ben Cohen, the group purchased and retrofit a cargo van to hold and maneuver a 12,000 lumen projector. Typically the van is used by the collective to aid existing political ... Read »


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    • Trans-Love Energies (organization)

    • Trans-Love Energies is a medical marijuana compassion center in Detroit, Michigan. The organization began in Detroit during the early 1960s as a communal living environment, but later relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its founder was poet and political activist, John Sinclair. The commune consisted of two houses locat ... Read »


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    • Lobat Vala

    • Lobat Vala (born 1930 in Tehran) is an Iranian poet, and campaigner for the Women Liberation and Equal Rights in Iran. Having been exiled from Iran since 1979, Vala lives in London, and lived in Melbourne between 1980 and 1984. While there she obtained an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Melbourne and in ... Read »


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    • Welcome to Palestine

    • Welcome to Palestine, dubbed by Israeli media the flytilla, is an initiative of Palestinian civil society organizations in the West Bank to welcome hundreds of internationals to participate in a series of solidarity activities with the Palestinian people in the territory. According to organizers, the aim is also to dra ... Read »


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