With the backing of Boston's religious and political leaders, janitors were able to defeat the companies' token gestures
on health benefits and win real coverage for 1,000 janitors.
attack on Iraq, supposedly because of its weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration is quietly increasing support to North Korea and China in exchange for token gestures
-- despite their being among the largest arms proliferators to unfriendly nations, including Iraq.
It will not be enough to make empty promises or token gestures
By definition, it is not equipped to challenge existing relations of power and distribution other than marginally, with token gestures
Often I just felt helpless, that all I could give were token gestures
, a smile, a hug, a game with the children, an ear to their problems.
won't hide the fact that this is a Budget that gives with one hand and punches with the other.
Pointing out that cutting VAT on home heating would require a change in European rules, Ms Evans said: "It is time that Gordon Brown stopped making token gestures
and actually acted in the interests of people.
It's no good making token gestures
for two hours and then blazing lights for seven weeks - the climate won't care.
People who use bikes claim they are being fobbed off with token gestures
instead of solid facilities that encourage people to cycle.
What difference can these token gestures
possibly make to the global picture?
These are token gestures
from a Government desperate to be all things to all people.
They will be judged not on their token gestures
but on what they have or have not done to actually bring justice to Omagh, not wreaths.