The Philippine Communist Party: Establish Underground Local Governments (1950)

1946-1989, Colonized, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, Urban Spaces

As a way to overthrow the imperialist rule by both American and Japanese governments that had persisted in the Philippines for years, the Philippine Communist Party encouraged citizens to form local underground governments in order to advocate directly for the interests of the Filipino people. The main goal of these localized governments was to strip power from the National and Liberal parties, which the Communists saw as puppet governments for imperialist powers. Among the suggestions that the Communist Party gives to these local governments are the enforcement of equitable crop sharing, establishment of local courts, and the creation of mass schools to educate leaders of the movement in the barrios.

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