Epifanio de los Santos Avenue

At the height of the Philippines People Power movement in 1986, approximately two million people converged on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Manila to protest a stolen election. This was the culmination of years of training, strategy, preparation, and consciousness-raising by and among the Philippine people, including the consultation of outside experts such as Hildegard and Jean Goss-Mayr. When the dictator Ferdinand Marcos ordered air strikes on the soldiers who had defected to the side of the people, the pilots found themselves unable to pull the trigger. In this nonviolent moment, all of the forces of the people were lined up against the military might of the regime – and the military conceded.