The PKP and MAKIBAKA Revisited: Women's Liberation in Revolutionary Theory and Practice

Leonora C. Angeles


This paper is an attempt to analyze the place of women's liberation in revolutionary theory and practice in the history of the Philippine Left. It will focus primarily on the experience of the old Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) or Communist Party of the Philippines in the 1930s up to the 1960s and the national democratic Malayang Kilusan ng bagong Kababaihan (Makibaka) or Free Association of New Women in the early 70s whose name was adopted by the women's arm of the underground national Democratic Front (NDF) today.

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