". . . Never had people
moved with a cause in such huge numbers as they did for Ninoy's funeral. It went for
a whole day. It went in sunshine and in rain, in thunder and in lightning.
up by candlelight in the night in Manila Memorial Park. . ."
Fr. Jose Blanco, SJ
Founder, Aksyon Para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan
(Movement for Peace and Justice)
home > the beginning > what
is needed in a revolution?
1. A Violation of Human Rights
2. Failure of the Government to Meet
with the Demands of the People
3. A Want for Freedom
4. A Unanimous Realization of the Need
for a Major Change
This is the very essence
that motivates any revolution. Reform is the key word. A revolution may choose as its
object a political transformation, a social transformation, or a simple change of ruler.
This unanimous realization serves as the uniting factor ofsubordinate groups in their
attempt to transform the social foundations of political power.