direct action

Definitions of direct action
  1. noun
    a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
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    civil disobedience
    a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
    job action
    a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
    nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, passive resistance
    peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    recusancy
    refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England
    sit-in
    a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move
    protest march
    occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
    go-slow
    a form of protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problem from their employers
    work to rule
    a job action in which workers cause a slowdown by doing only the minimum amount required by the rules of the workplace
    hunger strike
    a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
    Satyagraha
    the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
    strike, work stoppage
    a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
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    dissent, objection, protest
    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
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