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1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.


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If the US government will not responsibly deal with the AIDS crisis, then ACT UP will force them to by performing on the streets and disrupting quotidian life.
Of course, ACT UP was part of a long line of artist-activist groups.
MN: We decided we wanted to function independently, but we asked ACT UP for a percentage of the profits from sales of T-shirts with our images printed on them.
But even before ACT UP was officially formed, there were signs of an emerging AIDS-activist movement.
In many ways ACT UP is a victim of its own success.
ACT UP embodied the passion, communal spirit, creativity, and courage that attracts people to political activism.