Direct-action meaning

dĭ-rĕktăkshən, dī-
The use of immediately effective acts, such as strikes, demonstrations, or sabotage, to achieve a political or social end.
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Operating without intermediate ingredients, components, stages, or processes.
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Action aimed directly at achieving an objective; esp., the use of strikes, demonstrations, civil disobedience, etc. in disputes or struggles for rights.
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A form of political activism, in which participants act directly, ignoring established political procedures. This is often (but not always) accomplished by means of strikes, workplace occupations, sabotage, sit-ins, squatting, revolutionary/guerrilla warfare, demonstrations, vandalism or graffiti.
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