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Activism is taking some kind of action in order to bring about change in society. The action can be large or small, individual or collective. It can range from mandate building in the community (taking part in online petitions, petitioning elected officials, contributing to a political campaign), preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses and demonstrative forms of activism like rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes. A growing forms of activism currently is shareholder activism (ie buying shares in order to have a voice at a company AGM).
Activism may be performed on a day-to-day basis in a wide variety of ways such as through the creation of craft (craftivism), art (artivism), computer hacking (hacktivism), or simply in purchasing (economic activism). Collective action that is purposeful, organized, and sustained over a period of time becomes known as a social movement.
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