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I am dissatisfied with things as they are: the status quo.  Three factors-- 1) the degree of my dissatisfaction,  2) the amount of the perceived gap between how things should be and how they are, and 3) the extent to which I believe in the need for and/or rightness (in a social justice sense) of the change I'm working for--all determine the strength of   my commitment. (Note: Activities the dissatisfied pursue can include raising public awareness, political campaigning, lobbying, building social movements to reform the system from within, filing lawsuits, organizing strikes, boycotts, civil disobedience, violent revolutionary/terrorist tactics, etc.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values social justice, Economic Progressivism

known to support social movements

known to be involved in political campaigns

relates to environmentalism as a social movement

summary Wikipedia article: Activism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3333

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 81

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 52 entries            Songs!           Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are club worldview themes: individual <---> group             card #35 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #35B: Working for Change 

Social Justice  (from online encyclopedia )
Progressivism  (from online encyclopedia)
Civil Disobedience  (from online encyclopedia)
Revolution  (from online encyclopedia)
Incrementalism (article about the slow route to bringing about change, from online encyclopedia)
Rebellion (from online encyclopedia)
Reactionary (from online encyclopedia)
Terrorism (from online encyclopedia)
People Power (from online encyclopedia) 
Tikkun olam (Hebrew concept re: "repairing the world"--from online encyclopedia) 
Worldview Watch issue #49, posted 7/8/2016: Venting Frustration at the Slow Pace of Change—with Guns, with Votes
Worldwatch Watch issue #41, posted 11/11/2014: Be Grateful: Ceramic Poppies are Blowing in the Wind
Worldview Watch issue #39, posted 7/20/2014 Catholic Women Priests: More Jesus, Less Hierarchy
Worldview Watch #30: Women's Rights, Hierarchical Rigidity, Egalitarian Progressivism
Worldview Watch #23: Regulating Society: We Know What's Best for You
Worldview Watch issue #21: 2011 Protests: Yes to Democracy, No to Greed
Worldview Watch issue #16: Democracy and Revolution in Africa ("the world's platform for change" -- the place to start an online petition)
Progressive Change Campaign Committee (left-leaning group--they "believe in fighting for bold progressive change") 
The Climate Reality Project (organization devoted to Climate Change activism led by Al Gore)
Yale Climate Communication Project
Transparency International (organization representing "the global coalition against corruption") 
Necessary Trouble--Americans in Revolt by Sarah Jaffe (Aug 26 2016 NY Times Book review by Vann Newkirk)
The Francis Miracle: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L. Allen  (review by Paul Vallely of 2015 book in Boston Globe)
The Impossible May Take a Little While by Paul Loeb (website for this book, revised in May, 2014)
Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken (website of book about "movement for social and environmental change")
Leadership Jihad, by Marc Sageman (review of 2008 book about what turns people into terrorists)
Holding Power Accountable -- The Common Cause website
Tools for Progressive Student and Youth Activists ( website)
Working for Change ("online journal of progressive news and opinion")
Change the World Kids ("teens making a difference through humanitarian and environmental initiatives")
The World in Action ( website)
"Perhaps the Largest Protest in US History…" by Karl Vick (article from Time Jan 25 2017) 

"How black, Latino and Muslim college students organized to stop Trump's rally in Chicago" by Kate Linthicum and Kurtis Lee ( LA Times Mar 12 2016)

"Business and Corruption: Robber Barons Beware" (fighting corruption in China, report from The Economist October 24 2015)
"Meet the Indian Women Trying to Take Down “Caste Apartheid” " (October 23 2015 article Yes! magazine online)

"Eradicating Disease"  (report on the battle vs. seven diseases incl. malaria, news leader piece from The Economist October 10 2015)

"Saudi Women Rise Up Quietly, Slide into the Driver's Seat" by Ben Hubbard (October 26 2013 NY Times story)
"Street Protests: The Weapon of Choice" (article from The Economist September 28 2013)
"Rural Activism: Working the System" (article from The Economist September 29 2012)
"Protestor's Message Pretty Simple and Clear: Enough is Enough" by D. Smith (Oct 5 2011 article on Common Dreams)
Rage, Rap and Revolution:Inside the Arab Youth Quake by Bobby Ghosh (Feb 17 2011 Time cover story)
"Fighting Back in Iran" by Robin Wright (article from Time, August 10, 2009)
"How Obama is Using the Science of Change," by Michael Grunwald  (article from Time, April 13, 2009)
"A Quiet Revolution Grows in the Muslim World, by Robin Wright" (article from Time, March 30, 2009)
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by C. Heath and D. Heath (more on this 2010 book)
A Primer on Class Struggle, by Michael Schwalbe (2011 article by North Carolina State University professor) 
What Social Science Can Tell Us About Social Change, by G. William Domhoff (UC Santa Cruz professor)
Radical Activist Network
The Giraffe Heroes Project
Stick Your Neck Out:A Street Smart Guide to Creating Change in Your Community & Beyond, by J. Graham (book excerpt)
Progressive Activism--Resources & Essays
Links to Progressive and Activist Sites 
Center for Community Change: Movement Vision Project
The Institute for the Study of Social Change (at UC Berkeley)
Environmental Activist Site Links (environmental activists battling climate change, working to limit CO2 in atmosphere to 350 ppm)
This Will Change Everything by John Brockman (about this 2009 book offering ideas from 150 thinkers)
Medical Reform Activism
The Activist's Handbook, by Randy Shaw (info on this book published by UC Press)
The Community Advocate’s Guide to Feeding the Hungry
Steps for Running a Successful Community, School or Workplace Clothing Drive

Community Organizing: People Power from the Grassroots by D. Beckwith, C. Lopez (online pamphlet)

Almost a Revolution by Shen Tong (free download of 1990 book, a story of a Chinese student leader's role in the Tiananmen Square uprising)
quotes related to dissent
quotes related to reform

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