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direct action

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Definition of direct action in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The use of strikes, demonstrations, or other public forms of protest rather than negotiation to achieve one’s demands: protestors took direct action by chaining themselves to bulldozers
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  • Delegates called for a campaign of mass civil disobedience, strikes and direct action to stop the war.
  • We have been using direct action and civil disobedience against the war and the army.
  • The two most effective forms of mass direct action are riots and strikes.

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