Monday, August 3, 2009

In case you missed it (I did)

The funeral for Corazon Aquino, the former President of the Philippines was held today. She died last week after her battle with cancer.

Salon recaps her role in history nicely:

"Her 1986 'people power' demonstration, which forced the corrupt Ferdinand Marcos to concede, has served as inspiration for peaceful resistance movements the world over. Reuters describes her as "a soft-spoken, unglamorous, motherly figure" who managed to topple a dictator 'without any bloodshed.'"

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