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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Operating without intermediate ingredients, components, stages, or processes.

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Examples

  • So I won't say the rest is history, because it isn't, but it is out there on Google: the New York Times statement by African American Women in Defense of Ourselves, the sparking of the national LGBT movement called ACT UP and the tremendous outpouring of activism of all kinds in the early '90s -- from local, direct-action campaigns to the formation of progressive PACs and wealth-redistribution plans in the guise of 501(c)(3)s.

    Rebecca Walker: How Anita Hill Taught us to Stand Up

  • 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.

    Alona Elkayam: Icon of The Day: MLK

  • Putting faces to anonymous direct-action groups, this documentary follows British environmental activists such as Plane Stupid on their imaginatively risky direct action campaigns, and hears their justifications.

    This week's new films

  • 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.

    Alona Elkayam: Icon of The Day: MLK

  • 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.

    Alona Elkayam: Icon of The Day: MLK

  • Just Do It Behind the scenes with the direct-action protest movement.

    This week's new films

  • So I won't say the rest is history, because it isn't, but it is out there on Google: the New York Times statement by African American Women in Defense of Ourselves, the sparking of the national LGBT movement called ACT UP and the tremendous outpouring of activism of all kinds in the early '90s -- from local, direct-action campaigns to the formation of progressive PACs and wealth-redistribution plans in the guise of 501(c)(3)s.

    Rebecca Walker: How Anita Hill Taught us to Stand Up

  • 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.

    Alona Elkayam: Icon of The Day: MLK

  • The ISM defines itself as "a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles."

    Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court

  • The ISM defines itself as "a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles."

    Amy Goodman: Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court

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