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Diaspora Republished Statement

To U.S. Anti-Fascists: Resist Joseph Scott Pemberton’s Return to the United States

An open letter by Filipino and Filipinx autonomists in the so-called Philippines and diasporas.


To our comrades in Turtle Island,

The long shadow of white supremacy reaches all the way to the archipelago known as the Philippines. Joseph Scott Pemberton — the transphobe who was convicted for the murder of transwoman Jennifer Laude — has been pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Diaspora Republished

Notes on Autonomy & Anarchism

Written by Andrea Castro, originally published at their blog.

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.


I identify as an autonomist leftist largely based on personal experience. Autonomist can be used somewhat synonymously with anarchist — I use the term because peoples’ conception of anarchy usually = total chaos, which more often than not derails any further conversation about it.

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Anarchipelago Kollective Diaspora

Solidarity from the Diaspora to those in the Philippines

Those of us at Anarchipelago this May Day would like to extend our heartfelt solidarity to our autonomous and anarchist comrades in the so-called Philippines organizing in their neighborhoods for mutual aid and resisting authoritarian enforcement of COVID-19 measures.

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Diaspora Photo Essay

What Happens To Them: Photo Essay of the Homeless Community In Long Beach

Photo essay by O’Shovah, a Filipinx comrade in Long Beach.


There is an issue that is being neglected, a homeless issue. It is an issue that has long been present before this pandemic. While the current situation is to stay at home, many of the homeless people living in the city do not have the privilege to “stay at home.” Whether it be the cold gray pavement or a metallic bus bench to sleep or rest, it cannot be denied that they are the unfortunate victims of this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Anarchipelago Kollective Diaspora Republished

Autonomy through Abolition of State Terror and its Matrices of Oppression

Written by the Anarchipelago Kollective, a Filipinx autonomist collective in the diaspora of the archipelago.

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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Anarchipelago Kollective Diaspora Republished

Towards an Autonomist Leftist Movement in the Philippines

Written by the Anarchipelago Kollective, a Filipinx autonomist collective in the diaspora of the archipelago.

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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Anarchipelago Kollective Diaspora Republished

A Short Critique of the Philippine ND/MLM Vanguard

Written by the Anarchipelago Kollective, a Filipinx autonomist collective in the diaspora of the archipelago.

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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Diaspora Original Writing

An Anarchist and Filipino Diaspora Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic

An original article by Adobong Anarkiya, an anarchist from the Filipino diaspora in the United States.


It has been 2-3 months since the COVID-19 virus had spread across the world infecting hundreds of thousands and killing tens of thousands, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic. Within that span of time, places of work and schools here and abroad have shut down, effectively leaving people at risk of losing their jobs and becoming evicted from their homes.