direct actionnoun [ U ]uk /ˌdaɪ.rekt ˈæk.ʃən/ us /ˌdaɪ.rekt ˈæk.ʃən/
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- In England there is a separate organization of the I. W. W. that is advancing rapidly, while the influence on the old trade unions is very noticeable in their changed attitude of late toward 'direct action.'...
- This necessity for community solidarity is often overlooked by followers of Gandhi who advocate reforms by means of non-violent direct action in our western society.