Aguman ding Maldang Talapagobra

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League of Poor Laborers
Native nameAguman ding Maldang Talapagobra
Founded1933 (1933)[1]
PredecessorAguman ding Talapagobra ning Pilipinas
AffiliationSocialist Party of the Philippines

The Aguman ding Maldang Talapagobra (AMT) (Kapampangan, League of Poor Laborers or League of Poor Workers) was a trade union in Pampanga, Philippines organized by Pedro Abad Santos in 1933.[2] It was influenced by European socialism and anarchism, functioned as a mutual aid association and participated in electoral politics.[3]

The AMT was supported by the Partido Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (Socialist Party of the Philippines), a socialist party established by Abad Santos when the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (Communist Party of the Philippines) was outlawed in 1932. The AMT employed strike actions and mass demonstrations against landowners.[4] There were occasions during the 1930s when members of the AMT were found dead, having been killed by security personnel of the sugar centrals or private armies of landowners.[5]

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  1. ^ Bowman, John Stewart (2000). Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture. Columbia University Press. p. 495. ISBN 0-231-11004-9.
  2. ^ "Pedro Abad Santos Info". San Fernando, Pampanga. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ Clarke, Gerard (2013). Civil Society in the Philippines: Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Debates. Routledge. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-415-57272-9.
  4. ^ Schirmer, Daniel B.; Shalom, Stephen Rosskamm (1987). The Philippines Reader: A History of Colonialism, Neocolonialism, Dictatorship, and Resistance. South End Press. p. 63. ISBN 0-89608-275-X.
  5. ^ Simbulan, Dante C. (2005). The Modern Principalia: The Historical Evolution of the Philippine Ruling Oligarchy. University of the Philippines Press. p. 227. ISBN 971-542-496-1.