Activist

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consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society. Forms of activism range from mandate building in the community (including writing letters to newspapers), petitioning elected officials, running or contributing to a political campaign, preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses, and demonstrative forms of activism like rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes.

Activism may be performed on a day-to-day basis in a wide variety of ways, including through the creation of art (artivism), computer hacking (hacktivism), or simply in how one chooses to spend their money (economic activism). For example, the refusal to buy clothes or other merchandise from a company as a protest against the exploitation of workers by that company could be considered an expression of activism. However, the most highly visible and impactful activism often comes in the form of collective action, in which numerous individuals coordinate an act of protest together in order to make a bigger impact. Collective action that is purposeful, organized, and sustained over a period of time becomes known as a social movement.

Historically, activists have used literature, including pamphlets, tracts, and books to disseminate or propagate their messages and attempt to persuade their readers of the justice of their cause. Research has now begun to explore how contemporary activist groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action combining politics with technology. (Wikipedia)

Chronological History of Events Involving Activism

50,000 People Demand A Ban On Abortions In Annual Slovakian March For Life

50,000 People Demand A Ban On Abortions In Annual Slovakian March For Life

About 50,000 people gathered Sunday to protest Slovakia’s abortion laws, demanding a total abortion ban in the country. Organizers estimated that about 50,000 people participated in Slovakia’s third annual National March for Life, according to the Slovak Spectator. The pro-lifers marched in Slovakia’s capital city of Bratislava carrying sings that read “A human is human regardless of size” and “Who kills an unborn child kills the ...
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Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information and Censorship

Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information and Censorship

As major media and big tech continue freaking out over 159 measles cases in the U.S., anti-vaccine campaigners are increasingly being likened to terrorists as their ability to share information and earn money is being cut off. The origin of this latest move against the free flow of information seems to have stemmed from a letter sent by Adam Schiff (D-CA) to the heads of Facebook ...
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With Help of Whistleblower, Matthew Caruana Galizia Outlines Malta’s ‘Organized Criminal Conspiracy’

With Help of Whistleblower, Matthew Caruana Galizia Outlines Malta’s ‘Organized Criminal Conspiracy’

Matthew Caruana Galizia called on the European Union to establish an FBI-style police organization to tackle cross-border crime, arguing that such a move could prevent other journalists from suffering the fate of his mother, the late Daphne Caruana Galizia. “The EU is like how the USA was in the 19th century before the FBI was set up, when it was basically a Wild West where everyone ...
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Activist behind the Arrest of Faith Healer John of God, Claiming He was Running a 'Sex Slave Farm' Suicided in Barcelona

Activist behind the Arrest of Faith Healer John of God, Claiming He was Running a ‘Sex Slave Farm’ Suicided in Barcelona

A woman who helped to bring down a Brazilian faith healer accused of sex abuse has taken her own life in Spain. Sabrina Bittencourt, 38, died at her home in Barcelona just days after accusing John of God - real name Joao Teixeira de Faria - of running a 'sex slave farm'. She claimed young girls were held captive in a farming operation which exported babies ...
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Freelance Journalist Laura Loomer was Banned from Twitter for Criticizing a Politician’s Support of Female Genital Mutilation.

Freelance Journalist Laura Loomer was Banned from Twitter for Criticizing a Politician’s Support of Female Genital Mutilation.

Laura had posted the following tweet addressing Muslim Democrat Ilhan Omar’s record of arguing against a bill banning female genital mutilation. Laura’s tweet stated: Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate “women, LGBTQ, and minorities” is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro-Sharia Ilhan is pro FGM. Under Sharia homosexuals are oppressed and killed. Women are abused and forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan ...
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#WalkAway Campaign Founder Brandon Straka Banned From Facebook

#WalkAway Campaign Founder Brandon Straka Banned From Facebook

Brandon Straka a New York actor and hair stylist who began the #WalkAway Campaign encouraging American liberals to walk away from the modern left and the Democratic Party has been banned for 30 days on Facebook for sharing an InfoWars link. Straka began the campaign with a YouTube video “Why I left the Democratic Party”which explains how the message of equality and tolerance first attracted him to ...
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Health Activist makes Exceptional Presentation before Washington State Board of Health Regarding Informed Medical Consent

Health Activist makes Exceptional Presentation before Washington State Board of Health Regarding Informed Medical Consent

Bernadette Pajer, co-president of Informed Choice Washington, made the most exceptional presentation before the Washington State Board of Health regarding fully informed medical consent and choice, full-disclosure regarding vaccine science and ingredients, plus Big Pharma’s apparently illegal tactics that deprive citizens of their inherent and indisputable rights to self-determination regarding their health, their children’s health and vaccines/vaccinations. Ms. Pajer’s presentation needs to be studied, and even ...
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Activist Tommy Robinson was Arrested for Covering the Trial of 10 Muslim men for Offenses including Child Rape, Trafficking, and Drug Distribution

Activist Tommy Robinson was Arrested for Covering the Trial of 10 Muslim men for Offenses including Child Rape, Trafficking, and Drug Distribution

EDL leader-turned independent journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested for “breaching the peace” outside the Leeds Crown Court on May 25, 2018 as he was covering the trial of ten Muslim men for offenses including child rape, trafficking, and drug distribution. Robinson was livestreaming on Facebook outside of a Leeds court when police arrested him for allegedly breaching the peace, according to The Independent. The Independent attempted ...
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Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies for Investigation and Rescue That Led to Punishment of a Utah Turkey Farm

Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies for Investigation and Rescue That Led to Punishment of a Utah Turkey Farm

Six animal rights activists are facing felony charges, filed on Wednesday by a Utah prosecutor, stemming from an undercover investigation into abusive conditions on a large turkey farm. The criminal complaint includes two felony theft charges that carry possible prison terms of five years each. The six defendants include Diane Gandee Sordi, 62, a retiree who spends most of her time volunteering at animal shelters; Andrew Sharo, 24, a Ph.D ...
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Record-Breaking Crowd of 100,000 Pro-Life People Rally in Ireland Against Legalizing Abortion

Record-Breaking Crowd of 100,000 Pro-Life People Rally in Ireland Against Legalizing Abortion

Save the 8th (Ireland's 8th Amendment) has said that its campaign was “energised and motivated ” by the huge attendance at the Rally for Life in Dublin, which saw up to 100,000 people take to the streets to reject the Government’s plan for a UK-style abortion regime in Ireland. Niamh Uí Bhriain of Save the 8th said that the crowds who thronged Dublin city centre showed ...
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