Social and political movements in the Philippines Collection
Total size 3.37 m.
Consultation Not restricted
After president Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972 (lifted in 1982) many individuals and groups joined revolutionary underground movements; from the mid-1970s until the 1986 Presidential Snap Elections, peoples movements were organised to struggle against repression and to establish democracy; after 1986 onwards during the democratisation period many non-governmental organisations were established on various social and political issues, a.o. the violation of human rights during the Aquino government from 1986-1992; from the early 1990s many political groups split up and after the latter part of the 1990s the economic crisis and the resulting impoverishment were main issues.
Documentation concerning the political background, political movements, anti-Marcos dictatorship, elections, labour, trade unions, peasants, overseas workers, indigenous people, women, religious movements, social movements, culture, environmentalism, actions against American bases and nuclear arms 1972-2002.
List made by Anna Liza Magno in 2001