• WordNet 3.6
    • adj activist advocating or engaged in activism
    • n activist a militant reformer
    • ***


  • H. Ross Perot
    “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”


In literature:

At this dinner meeting, the activists settled on a formal title: the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Incorporated.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The senator never forgot such hard working activists and always remembered her birthday with a gift.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
What both the civil rights activists and the Army's leaders tended to ignore during the war was that segregation was inefficient.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
We say we are activists, but often lack the spiritual force to act effectively.
"An Interpretation of Friends Worship" by N. Jean Toomer
Assistant judges from the district courts and several social activists make up the village and city courts.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
The last two centers are divided into several sections that specialize in the training of particular classes of activists.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Here's what being a career activist means: you are on the road most of the time.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
It is the fear lest abroad it may be imagined that there really is an "activist" movement in Belgium.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various

In news:

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Athia Hardt was a young reporter at The Arizona Republic in 1972 when labor and civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez went on a fast to protest a new labor law about farmworkers.
Long-time civil rights activist gets surprise b-day gift.
Singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers.
Civil rights activist and author.
Civil rights activist honors MLK's memory.
A Boston documentarian films in the Triangle hoping to spread the inspiring life story of Pauli Murray, an internationally acclaimed civil and women’s rights activist raised in Durham.
She and other activists were arrested at a Woolworth lunch counter.
GENEVA — The UN human rights office says it is deeply worried that Iran is cracking down on human rights activists, lawyers and journalists.
The UN human rights office says it is deeply worried that Iran is cracking down on human rights activists, lawyers and journalists.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist, will be sent to jail, but governments in the West could be ignoring atrocities in Bahrain for political reasons.
A half dozen or so activists showed their pride in a country that would put them to death for it.
Syria activists say regime is shelling Damascus suburbs, clashing with rebels despite truce.
The US threatens to cut new aid to Egypt in protest of last month's conviction of the democracy rights activist, Saad Eddin Ibrahim.
Syrian troops shelled rebellious suburbs of Damascus and clashed with rebel fighters in several other areas of the country Sunday, the third day of what was meant to be a four-day holiday truce, activists said.

In science:

Open data activists have the goal to collect, abstract and visualize all ERDF data in a consistent manner.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective