Power to the People - Netflix

Series following the work that goes into running one of the 'Big Six' energy companies, SSE. This documentary series follows the staff over a year as they keep the countries power flowing.

Power to the People - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-17

Power to the People - Power to the people (slogan) - Netflix

“Power to the people” is a cultural expression and political slogan that has been used in a wide variety of contexts.

Power to the People - In politics - Netflix

During the 1960s in the United States, young people began speaking and writing this phrase as a form of rebellion against what they perceived as the oppression by the older generation, especially The Establishment. The Black Panthers used the slogan “All Power to the People” to protest the rich, ruling class domination of society. Pro-democracy students used it to protest America's military campaign in Vietnam. In his 1974 book Computer Lib, Ted Nelson connected computer use with political freedom with the rallying cry “Computer power to the people! Down with the cybercrud.” In the mid-1980s the People Power movement arose in the Philippines to oust Ferdinand Marcos. In the late 20th century and early 21st century the phrase has been used with regard to energy policy. The Pakistan Peoples Party has as its creed, “Islam is our faith; democracy is our politics; socialism is our economy; all power to the people.” During the Anti Apartheid struggle in South Africa, the terms Amandla and Matla were used frequently during speeches and rallies, this was followed by the crowd responding with Awethu or Kee A Rona. These terms respectively mean “Power” and “To the people”. These terms are still frequently used in ANC meetings and conferences as well as among student activist groups such as SASCO and the ANC Youth League.

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