Tag Archives: People Power

Lessons for Egypt from 25 Years of People Power

This piece was written for CNN and compares Egypt to people power movements in Asia, primarily Indonesia and the Philippines. When you live under a dictator, you follow the rules. Why? Because you’re afraid — for your job, your family, … Continue reading

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The Parody of People Power

Five years ago on the 20th anniversary of People Power, I had just returned to the Philippines and was in a grim mood. On that day, an armored personnel carrier was parked outside ABS-CBN. This was the piece I wrote … Continue reading

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Is People Power Contagious?

Watching Egypt closely. Coming weeks after Tunisia, protests and riots in Egypt remind me of the global wave of people power triggered by the Philippines in 1986 – first the Philippines, then South Korea, Romania, Indonesia.

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