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(dĭ-rĕkt′ăk′shən, dī-)
Operating without intermediate ingredients, components, stages, or processes.
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In short order, he took aim at President Obama's actions on the Paris Agreement on climate change, (12) the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit, (13) the offshore drilling ban, (14) national monument designations, (15) relations with Cuba, (16) the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, (17) and a whole host of President Obama's direct-action initiatives.
Rather than lending itself to an endorsement or censure of direct-action strategies, this book uses case studies to demonstrate the successes and shortcomings of various occupation movements.
Buchanan subtly favors the institutionalized approach of mainstream feminists over the grassroots direct-action tactics of many more ideologically radical groups.
Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was 'well timed' in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation.
The proposed laws are called "direct-action" laws because they allow direct suits against insurers in such instances.
However, she suggests that the events of September 11, 2001, change the landscape and favour a return to creative, nonviolent, direct-action tactics.
THE prospect of direct-action protests against Ceredigion council's decision to build 6,500 new houses in the county was raised last night.
While underscoring the need for future actions, Brune says direct-action groups need to weigh the political realities of protest in a terror-shocked world.
With the help of friends and a major law firm she fought for what became the largest ever direct-action lawsuit settlement in US history.
the most important and sustained of the black direct-action demonstrations during the 1930s." Freedom movement intellectuals of the time agreed that they were important.
The truck's back hatch opened, emptying rive tons of coal onto the street courtesy of the direct-action group Greenpeace.

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