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The use of strikes, demonstrations, or other public forms of protest rather than negotiation to achieve one's demands.
- ‘The IWW relies on solidarity and non-violent direct action to achieve our goals.’
- ‘Some were hoping for mass direct action to disrupt the base.’
- ‘During the 1980s a militant wing of the pro-life movement had attempted to close clinics by direct action.’
- ‘Maybe the rise of direct action has something to do with it.’
- ‘Today there was a planned nonviolent direct action against two shipping companies at the Oakland docks that profit from war.’
- ‘When the unemployed or refugees took direct action, he supported them.’
- ‘He wants to see a left wing approach of opposing the Government, demanding more, more strikes, more direct action.’
- ‘There is no contradiction between demonstrating and direct action.’
- ‘We have been using direct action and civil disobedience against the war and the army.’
- ‘Do you believe this kind of direct action is a legitimate form of protest for everyone?’
- ‘We need to organise the most effective types of direct action against the war machine.’
- ‘I know that you have fasted and been involved in direct action and civil disobedience.’
- ‘What kind of direct action do we need to stop the war machine?’
- ‘The two most effective forms of mass direct action are riots and strikes.’
- ‘Most shared the values of their parents but believed in direct action for change.’
- ‘His instinct was to take a populist tough line against civil disobedience and direct action.’
- ‘Delegates called for a campaign of mass civil disobedience, strikes and direct action to stop the war.’
- ‘Their direct action has forced their government to take note.’
- ‘I will continue a life of direct action, whatever the consequences.’
- ‘He was on the radical or ‘physical force’ wing of the Chartists, believing in mass direct action.’
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