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Issue 1 Original Writing

“Di ka naman tunay na aktibista”: Reflections on Philippine Leftist Exclusionism

Original article by Adrienne Onday.

Alternate title for republishing purposes: “You’re not radical enough”: Reflections on Philippine Leftist Exclusionism


When I was an undergrad, I had to fight so many people to allow my voice and opinions to be heard. The central point of my struggle as a young activist then was to get formally organized activists to realize that speaking up is a form of action, too; that not being part of any organization or not being as physically and publicly active in political struggles as they were didn’t mean you weren’t one; that just because someone isn’t doing activism and radicalism the exact same way the established Left does, doesn’t mean they aren’t activists or radicals.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Sketches of an Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging

Article by maryamdeluz, originally published in gasera journal

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.


One of the great ironies of anti-imperialist movements in the Global South is that, despite their purported goal of liberating themselves from western cultural hegemony and political control, they arguably have yet to decolonise them selves of western imperialist logics; for example, those Enlightenment-derived logics pertaining to the transcendence of reason, the human, and the nation-state.

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Issue 1 Original Writing

Blossoms of an Aborted Revolution

Original analysis by Malaginoo.


Let us not mince our words. The EDSA Revolution has failed.

If you look around at the state of society in our archipelago, you can see clear parallels to the horrors of 1972. A dictator, with the military and police in the palm of his hand, supported by sycophants blindly loyal to his person and by local and foreign capitalist interests, brutally murdering and terrorizing the poor, and the dissidents who fight for them.

It’s as if we never woke up from the nightmare.

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Issue 1 Original Writing

Being forced to do anything, with anyone

Article by Ponkan. Originally published at mutualism.net in 2018 and revised for Bandilang Itim.


So anarchy’s all about doing whatever the hell we want, right?

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Original Writing

The Mind is a Battlefield too

A note from Coyote Bob.


How much of our negative self-talk is based on false ideals foisted upon us by Capitalism? Last night I caught a friend (who shall remain anonymous) using negative statements about themselves based on not having the “right” job, or living situation, or socioeconomic status. My friend is sort of an anarchist chaote type and regularly posts anti-capitalist stuff. But their self-talk was full of capitalist ideas of personal worth. It saddened me and I tried to do my best to snap them out of that kind of thinking.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Sino ang “Totoong Aktibista”? Sino ang Totoong Rebelde?

Article by Dagami, originally published in gasera journal.

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Indokumento Pamphlets Republished

Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko — Sariling Determinasyon at Pagpapasya Tungo sa Panlipunang Rebolusyon

Pamphlet by Bas Umali. 

This was originally published as “Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko” by the Anarchist Initiative for Direct Democracy (AID) Kolektibo and NON-Collective. It was republished by Indokumento.

This is a republished pamphlet written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Indokumento Pamphlets Republished

Archipelagic Confederation: An Anarchist Alternative for the Philippines

Pamphlet by Bas Umali, originally published by Indokumentado.

This is a republished pamphlet written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Article by Randy Nobleza & Jong Pairez, originally published in gasera journal

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.