Australian Left Review

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The Third Philippine Revolution?


Alfred McCoy


The Marcos Regime is in deep political crisis with a constant barrage of demonstrations in the cities and guerilla war in the islands and the countryside. His opponents can now be found in the villages and in the office blocks of the cities as the economic policies imposed by the U.S. through the I.M.F. and the World Bank grind down the living standards of a growing number of Filipino workers and smaller capitalists. The days of the regime are numbered as the ailing Marcos clings to power while his army cronies brawl over his successor.