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Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts




Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

Committee Member(s)

Leonard V. Smith, Chair
Matthew R. Bahar
Clayton R. Koppes


Filipino American, Activism, National Democratic Movement, KDP, Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino, Anakbayan, Imperialism, Historical justice, Redress


Historical justice projects have emerged within the past 20 to 30 years throughout the world in an attempt to rectify perpetrations throughout history, tackling apartheid, slavery, genocide, and colonialism. However, U.S. imperialism- a term that rarely emerges in American discourse- is a crime that has not seen justice, let a lone the light of day. This study specifically addresses the issue of American empire in the Philippines and how Filipino national democratic activists in the United States from the 1970s to the present have advocated against U.S. imperialism- which they argue continued in the decades beyond the Philippines- of this study is to extrapolate from the strategies, actions, and missions of the national democratic organizations, Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong (1973-1986) and Anakbayan (1998-present) to propose how to make the United States accountable for 120 years of empire, and how the legacies and ongoing operations of U.S. empire can be rectified and stopped.

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