direct action

  1. a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
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How To Use direct action In A Sentence

  • Soon direct action civil rights protesters were busily working with the administration to register voters.
  • Environmental groups are threatening direct action if plans for the new road go ahead.
  • The media coined the phrase ‘eco-terrorism,’ but some activists prefer ‘ecotage’ (a variation on sabotage) or ‘direct action.’
  • If this, señor," he said, breaking off, "does not win the señorita, we will try -- what you call hem -- direct action. The Desert Fiddler
  • They build power by organizing people through individual and group meetings, studying public issues that affect their interests, and by direct action.
  • The Carnival will include workshops, teach-ins, concerts, conferences, cabarets, street theatre, protests, and direct action.
  • The day of direct action was organised by campaign group Trident Ploughshares over a High Court judgement which ruled that Britain's nuclear deterrent was not illegal.
  • Vast, peaceful demonstrations fail to move the powers that be but direct action is more potent. Times, Sunday Times
  • We will not cease our campaign of direct action until we have the Vote and the hoofprint is accepted as proof of identity. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Peaceful direct action by pressure groups has a powerful effect on public opinion.
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