Komunista: The Genesis of the Philippine Communist Party, 1902-1935



Author: Jim Richardson 

THIS BOOK EXAMINES THE ORIGINS an early vicissitudes of the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP), the party that later led the Hukbalahap resistance against the Japanese occupation and the post-war Huk rebellion. Drawing on the testimony of veterans ang hithero neglected the documents, the study situates the PKP and its antecedents in the labor and peasant politics in the 192os and 1930s, the struggle for Philippine independence, and the international communist movement. Initially the party adopted a billigerent, ultra-leftist stance that alienated potentials

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