direct action

noun
any action seeking to achieve an immediate or direct result, especially an action against an established authority or powerful institution, as a strike or picketing.

Origin:
1835–45

direct actionist, noun
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direct action
 
n
action such as strikes or civil disobedience, employed by organized labour or other groups to obtain demands from an employer, government, etc

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Example sentences
And no concern has been expressed for getting some direct action to stall the
  microbes in some way to slow emissions.
The attorneys general can take direct action against the problem.
And yes, in the form of consciousness-raising and of direct action.
The bartender is annoyed but takes no direct action.
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