I demonstrate that a growing radicalization among youth put great pressure on the party which had supported Marcos for president in 1965 and was looking to retain ties with him. Contrary to popular conception, Jose Ma. Sison, a leading member...
1969 opened with an explosion of student strikes in Manila, a bellwether of the brief, heady epoch of storm and dictatorship that followed.
In the final analysis, Marasigan’s argument amounts to the claim that Joseph Stalin was right, and the CPP is correct in continuing his political legacy.
The foundational text of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), written by Jose Ma. Sison, Philippine Society and Revolution, was first published in serialized form in campus newspapers in the latter half of 1970.
An eruption of protests and violence — molotov cocktails and gunfire — in the streets of Manila, launched the heady, charged days of January to March 1970.
The Kabataang Makabayan (KM) was founded as a reformist youth organization to carry out pressure politics in the interests of the national bourgeoisie. Immense social struggles would, in less than six years, thrust this small group to the center of...
An odd, unpleasant photograph was taken forty-five years ago today. Imelda Marcos, the conjugal head of a two year old military dictatorship, intimately greeted the aged Chairman Mao who openly ogled the straightcut neckline of her terno.
The ruling opposition was thus mobilized for a particular reason — to have their hands upon the reins of the inevitable dictatorship. The working class and exploited masses of the Philippines were mobilized for very different reasons: price hikes, runaway...
The famed 1971 seizure of the UP Diliman campus and the formation of the ‘Diliman Commune’ was part of a coordinated campaign of barricades erected by the KM and SDK throughout Manila and beyond.
Among the criticisms which I raised regarding Ileto's account was the deeply problematic character of the class categories he employed.
An examination of the origins of my scholarship revisiting Reynaldo Ileto's classic 1979 work, Pasyon and Revolution.
My cobbled-together English translation of the epigraph to the first chapter of Edgardo M. Reyes’ Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, is a deliberately rough translation, the scaffolding for a later, and more polished, work.