political movement

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Noun1.political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goalpolitical movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO - a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
Red Guard - a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles
syndicalism - a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions
cadre, cell - a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organization - a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
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I don't think, in fact, that he ever moves outside his place; but somehow or other he has managed to keep in touch with all the political movements of the day.
Each new law and political movement has meaning for you.
His aims were (1) to activate Islamic political movements in the framework of the modern-type political parties (institutionalizing political movement), and (2) to modernize and institutionalize marja'iya instead of individual marja'iya.
Palmer is reflecting in part upon world-wide political movements of the twentieth century such as Nazism which are capable of creating a powerful sense of community while essentially negating the individual personality and ignoring the cultural and social values of diversity.
Anthony and shows that an impressive circle of female couples played major roles in all the political movements (temperance, suffragism, etc.
What's more, the new dance in both places wasn't just a rafifed movement off in a comer of the art world; it was bound up with the social and political movements of the time.
As in that previous book, Black is often more interested in what is missing than in what is there, and he remarks particularly on the lack of a secular theory of representation, since most "corporatist" theories so dear to theorists of the thirties were wish-projections of rightist political movements of those times.
government under the Bush administration is that financial support of the ANC violates its policy of not providing aid to political movements.
The quest to translate formerly devalued attributes into positive sources of dignity and pride has been a significant facet of the effort by other social and political movements to combat discrimination based on race or ethnicity, gender, and age.
Unlike the rise and fall of political movements or economic theories, education has the singular ability to elevate the status of women in societies while at the same time enhancing the economic and cultural well-being of these nations.
First, let us confirm that there are three main political powers in Egypt: the Islamist political movements, at the heart of which is the Muslim Brotherhood; the feloul or remnants of the former regime or supporters of the hegemonic state, at the heart of which is the armed forces and the security apparatus; and lastly the democratic movement, at the heart of which is the political parties of the National Salvation Front.
Topics discussed include the character of partially political movements in semi-authoritarian systems, elections and Islamist movements, internal debates on the primacy of politics, and potential and real accommodation between idealist and political powers.