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The Trials of Tragedy: Turning Anguish into Anger

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter documents the legal and political efforts initiated by a coalition of leftist workers’ rights activists allied with the ACWA to seek retribution for the murders of two beloved young ... More


The Philippines’ “Bloodless Revolution”

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, using his position to amass a personal fortune. When Benigno Aquino—Marcos’s key political rival—was assassinated in 1983, cross-class ... More


 Consolidating a National Present: The Cultural Center of the Philippines

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates the institutionalization of culture and the display of modernism under the Marcos dictatorship through the creation of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the late ... More


The Cold War Era: Global Empire, the Rise of Marcos, and Civil Rights

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This prologue outlines a variety of developments in the post-World War II era that set the stage for Part Two of our historical narrative. On the one hand, the Philippines emerged economically ... More


Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Jose V. Fuentecilla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants in the United States played a crucial role in the grassroots revolution that overthrew the fourteen-year dictatorship of former president ... More


Coup de Théâtre: The Drama of Martial Law

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

in Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to the variegated drama(s) of Philippine Martial Law under the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. It considers how the Filipino performing body enacts the drama of Martial ... More


Down with Rhetoric!: Turning to Radical Means

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter details the growing frustration of political exiles and opposition groups in the Philippines. In 1978, the KBL party had won control of the new legislature, and Imelda Marcos had been ... More


Martial Law and Beyond: How the Dictator Usurped Power

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter details the series of political events from the proclamation of Ferdinand Marcos as the sixth president of the Philippines to his usurpation of power in 1972. Marcos' dream of a march to ... More


Reviving the Opposition: Arrival of an Exile Hero

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter details events following the arrival of Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. to the United States. Aquino, better known by his nickname “Ninoy,” arrived in Dallas, Texas, on May 8, 1980, for heart ... More


The Diasporic Poetics of Queer Martial Law Literature

Martin Joseph Ponce

in Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768051
eISBN:
9780814768662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the queer critiques of martial law and U.S. popular culture as staged in novels by Bino Realuyo, R. Zamora Linmark, and Noël Alumit. This group of texts—Relauyo's The Umbrella ... More


Justice Goes Global

Daniel Krcmaric

in The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750212
eISBN:
9781501750236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750212.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter recounts a long history of abusive rulers that found safe havens abroad once they were no longer welcome in their countries. It introduces Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who had presided ... More


Early Organizing: Conflicting Opposition Groups

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter details the early organization efforts of political exiles. When the exiles first began to mount an opposition front, they had no idea that Marcos' staying power would test their ... More


An Aggressive Foreign Policy

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Reagan’s foreign policy. In his first two years as president, Reagan succeeded in resetting U.S. foreign policy on a newly aggressively rightward course. Carter had become more ... More


Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1964 and 1968, and Consulting Abroad

Dennis W. Johnson

in Democracy for Hire: A History of American Political Consulting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272692
eISBN:
9780190272722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272692.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines the role of political consultants in presidential campaigns, focusing on the role of media and polling consultants, particularly during the 1964 and 1968 presidential campaigns. ... More


The First Exiles: Escaping from the Homeland

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

On September 22, 1972, a nationwide dragnet swept up hundreds of Filipinos deemed hostile to the sudden imposition of martial law that day. They included politicians, journalists, civil rights ... More


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