Activism can begin with an idea or arise from abuse. Actions taken by activists are not always seen as a good thing or even seen as justified by a majority. One reason may be that meaningful activism can be trumped by too much zealotry.
Activists like to communicate to many by publishing and broadcasting information. They may also involve the wider community in rallies, marches and street protests. These sorts of social activities are an excellent oportunity for debate and other expressions.
Street theater protests
People are growing tired of the normal "a bunch of angry people hold signs and yell" protests; the new way to grab attention for an audience is with street theater.
- TortureProtest.org Portland protest - using street theater to recreate the documented instances of torture at Guantanamo Bay
- Civil Disobedience
- Copyright Term Reform
- some graffiti
- Local community action, for example, against industrial development or environmental destruction
- Terrorism and other extremist behaviour
- Wipo Action