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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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Crimp emphasizes that ACT UP's focus on the bodies of the sick was always central to its ideology; however, he credits successful management of two registers, regulatory and popular, with the ultimate effectiveness of the campaign.
(He died in 1993.) Members of act up's Treatment + Data Committee (T+D) began to educate themselves about the drug-approval process.
The time period addressed in the text is 1987 to 1999, from the founding of ACT UP, in response to the AIDS pandemic, to the prevention of the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in December 1999.
ACT UP's redrawn constituency has also led to a shift in priorities.
Hence, ACT UP took to the streets of New York, Washington DC, and dozens of other cities because lives were at stake.
I suspect that when history finally figures out what to do with Ronald Reagan's head, it'll be clear that ACT UP got there first.
In performing these goals, Earth First!, ACT UP, and Queer Nation are practicing a form of argumentation that is an important manifestation of what has become known as constitutive rhetoric: the mobilization of signs, images, and discourses for the articulation of identities, ideologies, consciousnesses, communities, publics, and cultures.
Cancer survivors have been inspired by ACT UP's ability to force changes at the Food and Drug Administration that have resulted in novel mechanisms for faster access to promising, unapproved drugs.
Up until then, we were still having a dialogue with the whole membership of ACT UP. When we presented this project, suddenly there were three hundred people commenting on it; we just realized that we couldn't work with that much feedback.
There are several ways of interpreting the image-centricity that Crimp and Rolston rightly identify as the hallmark of ACT UP's activism.
In 1987, a small group of gay men and their concerned friends founded ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, to do what nonprofit service organizations like GMHC could not possibly do: take militant direct action against the government.