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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.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
ac•tiv•ism(ˈæk təˌvɪz əm)
the practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, as by demonstrations, protests, etc.
[1905–10; < German]
ac′tiv•ist, n., adj.
the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.See also: Politics
the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.See also: Society
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|Noun||1.||activism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal|
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"