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The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.‘growing activism on the abortion issue’
fanaticism, radicalism, zealotry, zeal, fundamentalism, dogmatism, bigotry, militancyView synonyms
- ‘Every time there has been an upsurge in student activism this patronising accusation has been made.’
- ‘Only in recent months has political activism become vital and fashionable.’
- ‘The anti-war protests around the world had a positive impact on pushing out these groups to take part in more activism.’
- ‘Most of the people that I know won't sign up to political activism in order to get better managers.’
- ‘As is often the norm, university was the beginning of my serious political activism.’
- ‘Even more fatal was the revival of radical political activism in the army.’
- ‘There are a host of seniors out there who have been forced into political activism.’
- ‘This is a brilliant merging of mainstream film production and political activism.’
- ‘The American tradition of black civil rights activism is now expressed through this movement.’
- ‘She's hoping that political activism will come out of the living rooms and into the streets.’
- ‘They encouraged political activism by organising and advertising demonstrations and protests.’
- ‘For a party steeped in a history of armed struggle they are none too keen on radical activism.’
- ‘He was into the student government and activism, plus he was a prolific dub poet.’
- ‘Through it all there is a strand of political activism that waxes and wanes, but never disappears.’
- ‘In recent years, women's activism has impacted on other kinds of international conferences.’
- ‘Such an approach arguably can make for good social activism, but it begets bad theatre.’
- ‘When does the moral justification for activism no longer outweigh the fact that you're breaking the law?’
- ‘There were some very dramatic phrases that came out of the anti-racist activism of the Communist Party.’
- ‘Anti-war activism by veterans over the years has been largely forgotten or downplayed.’
- ‘Nonetheless many of these sites illuminate areas of environmental activism you might not have considered.’
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