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  • v. misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
  • v. make itself felt as a recurring pain


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  • Power, known as ACT UP, hung banners on the home of the state public welfare secretary to press demands for better care for people with AIDS.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And just like ACT UP forced Reagan Administration officials to stop staring at their shoes and take action against AIDS, the role of Magneto activism has equal power to make change.

    LGBT Equality: Xavier vs. Magneto?

  • But as ACT UP members paraded through the streets of New York and Washington, frothing with anger and burning paper effigies of FDA administrators, their argument ricocheted potently through the media and the public imagination.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • For instance, the San Francisco chapter of ACT UP, once a major force lobbying for more money for AIDS research, is now run by dissenters who stage protests against other AIDS leaders -- regularly bathing them in cat-box litter or spit.

    The Hiv Disbelievers

  • Kramer, a writer who is HIV-positive, is cofounder of Gay Men's Health Crisis, and the founder of ACT UP, a worldwide network pledged to ending the AIDS plague.

    Who Says Aids Is Hard To Get

  • Eventually, way too late, mainstream AIDS reporting kicked into high gear, prompted in large part by activist groups like ACT UP.

    Gabriel Rotello: On AIDS 25th Anniversary, the Media Get the Story Right, But the Date Wrong

  • In 1994, the San Francisco AIDS activist group ACT UP joined forces with cancer patients to put pressure on Genentech to similarly make the drug that became Herceptin available to desperately ill patients, even though it was years away from the market.

    Patients Fear Their Rapport

  • During a rousing March 13th sermon marking 20 years of the group he founded, ACT UP, 71 year old author and gay rights leader Larry Kramer argued that the current crop of Presidential candidates did not deserve gay votes.

    Morality, Hillary and The Gays

  • As significant as ACT UP became, its birth was purely an accident of history.

    The Angry Prophet Is Dying

  • Despite the success of ACT UP, which forced changed with exactly that focus.

    Archive 2004-08-01


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