Activism meaning

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The definition of activism is the use of direct action to achieve an end, either for or against an issue.

When people tie themselves to trees to protect the forest from being cut down, it is an example of activism.

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The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.
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The doctrine or policy of taking positive, direct action to achieve an end, esp. a political or social end.
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The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.
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Origin of activism

  • active +‎ -ism

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