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  Direct Action of Jacksonville
Direct Action is an airsoft team based out of Jax, Fl.
Although Direct Action is a new team, it is a descendant of ACES (advanced combat of engagement squad), a group of guys in the local area who were formed out of an interest in going beyond paintball into more military similation during the late 1990's.
In the beginning of 2003 the team had a sudden influx of new players expanding the small team to around 30 members, a decision was made to make some basic changes and try to move the team in a new direction.
www.directactionjax.org   (368 words)

  Direct action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Direct action is a form of political activism which seeks immediate remedy for perceived ills, as opposed to indirect actions such as electing representatives who promise to provide remedy at some later date.
Direct action can include such activities as strikes, boycotts, workplace occupations, sit-ins, intimidation, revolutionary/guerrilla warfare, or sabotage, and less oppositional methods such as establishing radical social centres, which are often squatted.
Direct actions are often (but not always) a form of civil disobedience, and are sometimes illegal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Direct_action   (963 words)

 Direct Action by Voltairine De Cleyre
Direct action may be the extreme of violence, or it may be as peaceful as the waters of the Brook of Shiloa that go softly.
Among the various expressions of direct rebellion was the organization of the "underground railroad." Most of the people who belonged to it believed in both sorts of action; but however much they theoretically subscribed to the right of the majority to enact and enforce laws, they didn't believe in it on that point.
Direct action is always the clamorer, the initiator, through which the great sum of indifferentists become aware that oppression is getting intolerable.
www.spunk.org /library/writers/decleyre/sp001334.html   (5223 words)

 Anarchist Politics & Direct Action by Rob Sparrow
However, industrial action which is undertaken merely as a tactic as part of negotiations to win wage or other concessions from an employer is not an example of direct action.
Direct action of this sort, because it is self-directed rather than a response to the activities of capital or state, offers far more opportunities for continuing action and also for success.
Actions which involve a high risk of police beating or of arrest with consequent heavy fines or imprisonment may reduce the willingness or capacity of those affected to engage in further political activities, if any of these things occur.
www.spunk.org /library/intro/sp001641.html   (4498 words)

 J.2 What is direct action?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Direct action is the means of creating a new consciousness, a means of self-liberation from the chains placed around our minds, emotions and spirits by hierarchy and oppression.
Because direct action is the expression of liberty, the powers that be are vitally concerned only when the oppressed use direct action to win its demands, for it is a method which is not easy or cheap to combat.
Direct action and the movements that used it (such as unionism) would be the means to develop the "revolutionary intelligence of the workers" and so ensure "emancipation through practice" (to use Bakunin's words).
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/1931/secJ2.html   (15081 words)

 Direct Action! www.direct-action.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Direct Action is a community organization dedicated to fighting for democracy while combating poverty and inequality.
Direct Action was initiated to create a voice for people who felt that the U.S. reaction to the 911 attacks would create a base for more terrorism and violence.
Direct action is shutting down INS offices when they racially profile Arab immigrants.
www.direct-action.net /wwa-weare.html   (928 words)

 Direct Action Interest Group
The fundamental principles of direct action stem from the thinking that instead of having someone else act for you (e.g.
The central feature of "direct action" is empowering people to make a change by their own efforts.
"Direct action" is a term that is used fairly loosely to describe a range of political actions that can take on various shapes and forms, from rallies to civil disobedience to legislative action.
www.amsa.org /direct   (248 words)

 Direct Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Direct action differs from symbolic protest action, which is lobbying someone in authority to change their policies.
An advantage to direct action is that it doesn’t require the cooperation of the authority to be effective.
Direct action is only one form of engaging in social change.
www.nonviolence.org /issues/direct_action.php   (460 words)

 Direct Action for Housing, by Miriam Axel-Lute
Direct action is a general term for high-profile activism that is willing to be confrontational.
Housing direct action activists don’t tend to question the need to develop affordable housing or engage in traditional lobbying, but many question the future of funding for community development without someone again taking up the mantle of direct action for housing.
Direct action is not what NLIHC does, says Crowley, and “I don’t think that’s what’s called for by us.”; Instead, she says NLIHC is making “great strides by persuasion and direct lobbying, both by us and by constituents.
www.nhi.org /online/issues/124/directaction.html   (2574 words)

 portland imc - 2006.03.27 - Direct Action
The notion of direct action, while overly broad in definitions and interpretations, can be simplified to summarize one idea - effectiveness.
An action is direct if it is the most effective step taken to stop an act of injustice or oppression.
And at other times, direct action may mean engaging in civil disobedience, sabotage, violence and other illegal activities.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2006/03/336723.shtml   (245 words)

 Action Stations! (Do or Die)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
If the action is going to be at night make this second recce at night as well so as to familiarise yourself with the area in the dark.
If the action doesn't go according to plan and people are forced to scatter, try to stay with your buddy or group, move fast and keep in mind the direction you are going.
Before the action it seemed a toss-up between the risks of driving a conspicuous convoy around the countryside, or attempting to hide the vehicles near the escape route and hope they weren't spotted.
www.eco-action.org /dod/no9/actionstations.htm   (4264 words)

 GoArmy.com > Special Forces > Direct Action
Direct Action missions are short duration strikes that are used when Special Forces want to seize, capture, recover or destroy enemy weapons and information or recover designated personnel or material.
Many of these actions are quick-strike missions, usually involving a raid or ambush of an enemy camp.
Often, Special Forces use Direct Action to remove an enemy who is gaining power and influence in another nation.
www.goarmy.com /special_forces/direct_action.jsp   (214 words)

 Marxism and direct action
There can be no greater direct action than the seizing of control over our own lives by the vast majority of society.
To brag of a lack of direction, a lack of purpose and a lack of coherence, in the face of such a highly organised and brutal enemy as international capital, is surely the height of irresponsibility.
Philosophical idealism refers to the notion that people's actions are a consequence of their thoughts, that ideas and not our conditions of life determine our outlook.
www.marxist.com /Theory/direct_action.html   (2983 words)

 Fuck Shit Up
Fuck Shit Up "Direct action" can be defined as any action which directly addresses an issue, making a physical difference in the world, in and of itself, without regard to anyone's perception of it.
Direct action has nothing to do with pressuring any part of a government to alter a policy; it is by definition anti-statist.
Autonomy means direct action, not waiting for requests to pass through the "established channels" only to bog down in paperwork and endless negotiations.
www.omnipresence.mahost.org /directaction.htm   (2179 words)

 Direct Action - Moviefone
Direct Action (2004) Earlier in the year saw the release of Dolph's latest movie, Detention.
That was a disappointment to say the least but his next effort; Direct Action is far...
Direct Action Movie - DVD Information on the Direct Action Movie from Bestprices.com is available here.
movies.aol.com /movie/direct-action/1269007/main   (152 words)

 Direct action news, reports, resources and features about politics, anti-globalisation protests and environmental ...
Direct action news, reports, resources and features about politics, anti-globalisation protests and environmental actions
Latest news from actions, demos and events, with comment, features, links and campaigning resources.
Regularly updated listings of protests, talks, festivals and direct action
www.urban75.com /Action   (101 words)

 Nonviolent Direct Action
Activists have used direct actions to spur significant social change, such as the occupation of the all-white lunch counters during the sixties, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the anti-Vietnam and Gulf War protests, and the American Indian Movement occupation of Wounded Knee.
Direct actions are primarily defined by their confrontative, public, disruptive and possibly illegal nature.
If you are in negotiations, this isn't a time for direct action, unless negotiators are stalling on your requests and giving you problems.
www.ibiblio.org /netchange/cco/orgaction.html   (970 words)

 Direct Action Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Direct Action Network (DAN) was a confederation of anarchist and anti-authoritarian affinity groups, collectives, and organizations that was formed to coordinate the direct action portion of anti-WTO mobilization in Seattle in 1999.
Soon after Seattle, several DAN chapters formed a Continental Direct Action Network (CDAN), soon to expand into branches in 12 cities in the United States and Canada.
Direct Action Network is also the name used by a British organization which employs "tactics of non-violent civil disobedience to promote the full participation and equality of disabled people in society"[1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Direct_Action_Network   (363 words)

 Direct Action - Rainforest Portal
Direct action has long been a catalyst for social change.
From the struggle for civil rights to the development of the modern environmental movement, creative nonviolent protest has played a critical role in galvanizing activists, educating the public and shaping the debate over many important issues.
Action Resource Center - Spearheads and supports campaigns that protect the environment, human rights and social justice.
www.rainforestweb.org /What_You_Can_Do/Direct_Action   (230 words)

 Direct Action (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Lundgren especially deserves credit as he is in excellent shape and does very well in the action scenes.
The film has a good sense of pacing, never letting up enough for the action to stop and plot itself is fine for the type of movie.
Overall, this is a decent, entertaining action picture with all the visual flair of a TV drama but it's worth a watch once and for Dolph Lundgren fans it will be a must.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0368688   (524 words)

 Voltairine de Cleyre - Direct Action
— to such a one it appears matter for regret and confusion of spirit that the phrase “Direct Action” has suddenly acquired in the general mind a circumscribed meaning, not at all implied in the words themselves, and certainly never attached to it by himself or his co-thinkers.
As to what the politicians did, it is one long record of “how-not-to-do-it,” a record of thirty years of compromising, and dickering, and trying to keep what was as it was, and to hand sops to both sides when new conditions demanded that something be done, or be pretended to be done.
Well, I have already stated that some good is occasionally accomplished by political action — not necessarily working-class party action either.
praxeology.net /VC-DA.htm   (5207 words)

 Act of War: Direct Action Impressions - PC News at GameSpot
We got to see a number of different units in action during our demo, including some accurate re-creations of the US Army's Paladin and Abrams tanks and the Apache helicopter.
The Task Force Talon will employ a number of remotely piloted vehicles and drones in its war on terror, although the unit that we actually got see in action, which Strandberg described as the Talon's signature unit, was a "Shield Unit" that comprises a marine in a powerful exoskeleton.
Details on the third faction in the game, the terrorists, are being kept under wraps for the time being, but we understand that you will be able to play as the terrorists only in multiplayer games.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/actofwardirectaction/preview_6104896.html   (945 words)

 United for Peace : Nonviolent Direct Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
UFPJ invites you to participate in a mass civil resistance action at the White House on September 26.
But for all who participate, the action at the White House will be a vehicle to communicate our deeply held convictions that this war must end now.
Our action on September 26 will remember and mourn the precious Iraqi and U.S. lives lost in this war while forcefully resisting the Bush White House that is responsible for the carnage and suffering.
www.unitedforpeace.org /nvda   (548 words)

Although fully aware that his “tube direct box” was a new and wonderful-sounding invention, Demeter thought no one would give a hoot, so he failed to copyright the product category name.
In addition, it lets you record direct to tape (or hard drive), thus bypassing the mic and guitar-amp stage of the chain.
The simplest way to use any direct box is to patch the instrument into the DI's unbalanced input and patch the DI's balanced output into an outboard mic pre or console mic input.
emusician.com /tutorials/emusic_direct_action   (5466 words)

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