Direct Action Network


The Direct Action Network (DAN) started in the late 1990s as a decentralized collective of activists and organizations committed to non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Rooted in the principles of consensus decision-making, and grassroots organizing, DAN became known for its involvement in the protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in 1999 referred to as the “Battle of Seattle.” The network brought together groups from different sectors, including environmentalists, labor unions, and human rights advocates.