people power

people power

A political power, pressure, or force that comes from the collective will of a society's population. It is down to such indomitable people power that the military junta was ousted from the government so soon after taking control. The senator may have made some enemies in congress, but after such an impressive display in Washington, he now undoubtedly has people power on his side.
See also: people, power
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But as the film points out, this exercise of people power played its part in Parliament's decision to refuse to back a proposed UK and US invasion of Syria.
Despite one of the biggest demonstrations of people power in Irish history, the Government said it will not budge on the hated levy.
Stephen Bristrow, the managing director of the park said: "Once it starts, the ride itself is gravity driven but it is at the very beginning where we turn people power into energy.
Contract awarded for Release 60 people power sports 100 rations for team in land, power sports 350 s days of competition, 3 meals and 2 breakfast.
They have proved once again that collective people power can win the day when it comes to council town planning and licencing proposals.
WALES Office Minister David Jones has urged the Welsh Government to shake-up its planning laws, to boost people power and help the economy.
March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --GainSpan[R] Corporation, a leader in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, and People Power Company, a provider of cloud-based energy efficiency services, are partnering to develop a cloud connectivity solution to advance energy initiatives.
People power and political change; key issues and concepts.
The anti-Marcos uprising has since been referred to as the EDSA People Power Revolution.
In a move for people power the 800 residents in Stanley, County Durham, spoke up and decided who best deserved the handout.
com)-- Ayannah Information Solutions and the Ninoy Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) launched a Text-to-Donate service called EDSA 25 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution last February 25, 2011.
DOHA THE Filipino community on Friday commemorated the 25th anniversary of the 'Philippine People Power Revolution'.
Campaign co-ordinator Mark Davis said: "This is an amazing victory for people power and not a decision we expected to happen.
The importance of people power has once again been affirmed," said Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes.
U-TURN: Julie Kirkbride is a victim of people power.
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