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ACTIVIST




An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of social
change. When you participate in a march protesting the closing
of a neighborhood library, you're an activist.

Someone who's actively involved in a protest or a political or
social cause can be called an activist. Demonstrations, strikes,
and sit-ins are all ways that an activist might work toward the
change she believes in. The root word of activist is the Latin
actus, "a doing, a driving force, or an impulse." Someone who
acts on what she believes is an activist.



Activist
http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/activist



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Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social,
political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis. Various
forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or
politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as
boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street
marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes. Research is beginning
to explore how activist groups in the United States and Canada are
using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective
action.



Activism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activism



Activists by type
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Activists_by_type




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WHAT IS
AN ACTIVIST?




WAn activist is someone who takes action in support of or opposition
to a cause. Activism can take a range of forms, from writing letters
to government representatives to organizing boycotts. Some activists
engage in radical or even illegal activity to further their ends,
while others prefer to stay within the boundaries of the law to win
more supporters to their causes. Every time someone writes a letter
to the editor, educates a friend about an issue, or phones an elected
official, he or she is participating in activism.



What is an Activist?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-activist.htm



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HOW TO BECOME
AN ACTIVIST




Activists are people who see the need for change and devote their time
to doing something about it. They are driven by passion and a vision
for a better future. Activism comes naturally to some, while for others,
it's thrust upon them when they experience situations that hurt them or
those they love. Whatever your reason for wanting to become an activist,
you have the ability to do so no matter your age, your means, or your
background. It's people like you, people who believe they have the power
to make a difference, who end up changing the world for the better.



Tips

Be creative! Activism doesn't have to involve large events. Even if you're
working out of your garage you can still make a difference! Bloggers can be
activists through their writing, teachers can be activists by encouraging
students to challenge their beliefs, artists can leave guerrilla activist
art around town, computer-savvy folks can arrange an e-zine, etc.

When working with others, consider the needs of the group. Be willing to
compromise on the details, if not on your core values.

Learn how to raise money. Though of course you can do activism on your own
dime, there are few kinds of activism that don't require any money whatsoever.
Artists need supplies, bloggers need hosting plans, lone protesters need signs.
Some forms of activism might even attract grant money, if you know how to write
a proposal.

Strong organization from the top down (or the bottom up) will ensure that
everything runs smoothly. Don't forget to document your steps, adjust your
plans as time goes by, and communicate frequently.

Consider using merchandise for additional fundraising if your activism takes
the form of a large event. You can have t-shirts made, do a bake sale, or sell
related books on the issue you're addressing.

Be considerate of other people's opinions.

Don't give up, even if really hard obstacles stand in your way. Believe in
what you are fighting for and believe that you can make a difference.



Warnings

Be aware of the consequences if you plan to engage in activities of civil
disobedience. Carry a lawyer's business card if you believe that you may
be arrested. In the USA, the ACLU makes pocket cards for this purpose.

Watch out for discrimination within activist circles. Unfortunately, it
is all too common that individuals fighting for one issue will act from
a position of privilege on another. Examples of this include sexism in a
gay rights group and racism among white feminists.Never allow racism,
sexism, misogyny, homophobia, ableism, etc. to develop unchecked in a
group. Keep the needs of others in mind, and listen with an open mind to
concerns you hadn't considered. Make your events accessible and read up
on how to create a safe space if you're not familiar with this concept.



How to Become an Activist
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Activist



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8 Ways To Be An Activist For Liberty In 2016!
http://www.freedomworks.org/content/8-ways-be-activist-liberty-2016

50 of the Best Animal Activists Blogs
http://www.eduref.net/best-blogs-animal-activists/

Activism
http://ij.org/activism/

Activism Blogs
http://www.blogtopsites.com/tag/activism

Activist Facts
https://www.activistfacts.com/

Activist News
http://activistnews.org/

Activist Post.com/
http://www.activistpost.com/

Adbusters
http://www.adbusters.org

Advocate
http://www.advocate.com/

AMERICA blog Spot
http://americablog.blogspot.com/

American Atheists
http://www.atheists.org



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Anti War Blog
http://www.antiwar.com/blog/

Association for Womenís Rights in Development (AWID)
http://www.awid.org

Blog Active
http://www.blogactive.com/

Campus Activism.org
http://www.campusactivism.org/blog/

Change.org
https://www.change.org/

Corruption Tracker
http://www.corruptiontracker.org/

Demos
http://www.demos.org/

The EcoStreet Blog
http://ecostreet.com/blog

End the War on Freedom
http://billstclair.com/blog/

Everyday Feminism
http://everydayfeminism.com/

Feministing
http://feministing.com/

Global Culture
http://global-culture.org



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Global Patriot
http://globalpatriot.com

Green Citizen
http://www.greencitizen.com/blog/

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
http://www.hrc.org

I Hate Billboards
http://www.ihatebillboards.com

Inner Activist
http://www.inneractivist.com/

Intercontinental Cry
http://intercontinentalcry.mahost.org/

Landmark Self-expression and Leadership
http://leadershipandselfdevelopment.com/

Live Leak
http://www.liveleak.com/

The Media Blog
http://themediablog.typepad.com/

Meta Activism
http://www.meta-activism.org/

Mike's Blog
http://www.michaelmoore.com/blogger/mmflint/



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Mike Cann.net
http://www.MikeCann.net

Moderate Left
http://www.moderateleft.com/

Moving From Me To We
http://www.movingfrommetowe.com/

National Organization for Women (NOW)
http://www.now.org

People With Woices
http://peoplewithvoices.com/

Political Wire
https://politicalwire.com/

Puerile Psyche
http://www.puerilepsyche.blogspot.com

PUSSYHAT PROJECT
https://www.pussyhatproject.com/

Recycled Minds
http://recycledminds.blogspot.com/

Rochelle Robinson
http://www.rochellerobinson.com

Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
http://blog.saferchemicals.org/

The Scientific Activist
http://scienceblogs.com/scientificactivist/

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
http://www.seashepherd.org

So What Can I Do?
http://sowhatcanido.blogspot.com/

Think Progress
https://thinkprogress.org/

Times Union
http://www.timesunion.com/

Top LGBT Blogs and Reviews
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/gendersexuality/tp/blogs_lgbt.htm

What's Really Wrong in America?
http://whatsreallywronginamerica.blogspot.com

Womens Media Center
http://www.womensmediacenter.com/

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
http://www.worldwildlife.org/



Indivisible Guide
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/




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