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    I brake for brunettes.

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    I never know why these people talk to me. I would not talk to me.

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    Ideals are thoughts. So long as they exist merely as thoughts, the power in them remains ineffective.

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    If it takes a bloodbath now let's get it over with.

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    In my mind, there's no logical conclusion that can be drawn, other than that I was fired for my activism.

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    Invalidating laws has absolutely nothing to do with judicial activism. It depends on whether the law is unconstitutional or not. That's really the key point.

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    It makes me so angry when people say, "We never hear from people who are happy doing sex work." Well, that's because they're working. The activism privileges people who hated doing sex work, are no longer doing it, and have a job at a social service organization, for example, that trains them on how to speak to the media. We are hearing from those people quite a bit.

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    I was never an activist, in the sense that I didn't really join a lot of organizations. I wasn't out in the streets. But what I did become was a writer. My activism was in writing.

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    Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.

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    Joy doesn't betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.

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    living for a high purpose is as honorable as dying for it.

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    Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box.

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    Mistrust must be acted on, and effective action by the ruled is not solitary and singular, but joint and repeated.

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    My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper - and pessimistic - activism.

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    My activism and sexual revolution in New York was a factor.

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    My kids have lived experiences that could have never been duplicated otherwise. That's one thing about people who get involved in activism, you live so many experiences that otherwise they wouldn't be there. This is why peoples' lives are so enriched.

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    My main area of activism is the death penalty, and it will continue to be once this crisis is over with.

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    My reporting in Africa wouldn't be political per se, but it's certainly the point of my reporting - and of a lot of other reporters I know: Human suffering is bad, and if reporting stories about it brings it to light and someone does something, that's part of the point of journalism. And it's a thin line between that and activism, and you have to be careful about that.

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    My pro-choice activism keeps me busy.

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    One monkey don't stop no show. Not one, not six. The struggle continues.

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    Never feel too small or powerless to make a difference.

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    No sane human being devotes 100% of his or her life to political activism.

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    Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism.

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    Nothing scares the army more than nonviolent opposition.

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    Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet the challenge of judicial activism.

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    Outside of my film work, my advocacy and activism is centered around inter-connection and inter-dependence.

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    Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.

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    Technology works best when it facilitates human hope, activism, engagement & intervention.

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    Philanthropy is activism.

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    Publicity, discussion, and agitation are necessary to accomplish any work of lasting benefit.

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    Somebody referred to what I do as subliminal activism, which I like.

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    Thank George Michael for your radical activism in the LGBTQ community! Love you always!

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    Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?

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    There's always going to be a need for activism; there's always going to be a need for you and me doing the right thing, being very Lincoln-sonian in looking out for each other.

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    This is not something that happens far away to people that we don't know. Global warming is something that happens to all of us, all at once.

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    When feminism and gay activism set themselves against organized religion, they have the obligation to put something better in its place.

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    Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.

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    We won't get fooled again!

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    While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive.

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    86% if the powerful outlaw life; if they ban love, if they constrict liberty with unjust laws . . . then the dandelions must leap up in defiance, in numbers too vast to suppress, with persistence too determined to stop. And why should they wait for violent means to achieve such a goal, when they could embody that world today?

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    Activism begins with you, Democracy begins with you, get out there, get active! Tag, you're it

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    Acknowledging and protecting nonhuman individuals places limits on human power, and will put an end to a host of ill-gotten gains – just as emancipation curtailed white power and put an end to the ill-gotten gains of Caucasian-Americans. Consequently, animal activists who push for change are often met with derision and indifference by those who wish to continue their accustomed diet, those who do not want to rethink their leather shoes, toiletries, or treasured forms of entertainment. Feminists and civil rights protesters who asked others to change for the sake of justice – to give up their ill-gotten gains – were and are met with similar insults and raucous rejections.

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    A critical element in nearly all effective social movements is leadership. For it is through smart, persistent, and authoritative leaders that a movement generates the appropriate concepts and language that captures the frustration, anger, or fear of the group's members and places responsibility where it is warranted.

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    Activists have not been passive. For decades, we have tried every tactic to shift the course of our governments. We have voted, written editorials and manifestos, donated money, held signs, protests in marches, blocked streets, shared links, signed petitions, held workshops, knitted scarves, learn to farm, turned off the television, programmed apps, engaged in direct action, committed vandalism, launched legal challenges against pipelines . . . and occupied the financial districts. All this has been for naught. A new approach to activism and a new kind of protest are desperately needed.

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    Activists must not work against one another in their single-minded dedication to one specific cause. Those fighting to protect horses must not eat cattle. We do well to specialize, but we do not do well if we specialize without knowledge of interlocking oppressions—or without the application of that knowledge.

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    Activism” is not just what we see on the streets or on the Internet or in the news; sometimes, “activism” is the simple act of doggedly, determinedly surviving.

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    A furious researcher stumbled out of one of the lab buildings and shouted, 'I'm a scientist working on the AIDS cure. Why are you here? You are making too much noise.' It was a statement that epitomized the vast and growing rift between scientists and patients.

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    All that is needed is to listen. The love song of the world enters our souls through the language of life. Our touchstone of strength forms the shape of our beloveds. Courage surges into our limbs. We rise. One foot steps in the direction of change. This is the Love that thrusts the world through eternity and carries us forward into the infinity of tomorrow. It sings overhead, scouring the barriers of reality, looking for an opening.

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    A little difference is still different.

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    All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power.