One of the phenomena of the availability of leisure time appears to be an increased engagement in symbolic gestures either in support of or against a litany of activities. We see these locally in such actions as the turning off lights for “Earth Hour,” aimed at raising global warming awareness, the usual gatherings of a few of the community in protest of the Iraq war, the recent campus demonstration against the proposed Civil Rights Initiative constitutional amendment and various human and civil rights protests, to name a few.
Politics don't belong in the Olympics
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