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Presumption of Trust: how ‘direct action’ initiatives heal the land of distrust and gaslighting

Written by Carolus Plebejus.


The year 2016 was the year in which an elected administration whose goal is to capitalize on growing mass distrust of the people against each other as its brand of fascistic populism has been seated. Ever since then, the Duterte administration has been gaslighting its own people for its own failures, rendering them as troublemakers, contrarians, and suspected narcotic abusers through its online armies of trolls, fanatics, and grandstanding spokespeople, apart from the president’s own dirty mouth.

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Paano Magsimula ng Bodegong Bayan/How to Start a Community Pantry

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Tagalog: Paano Magsimula ng Bodegong Bayan

Dumarami na ang mga community pantry o bodegang bayan na nagpapatunay na handa tayong magtulungan dahil tayo-tayo na lang ang maaasahan natin. Ngayong araw, pag-uusapan natin kung paano simulan ito para sa inyo komunidad, na paraan para makahanap ng marami pang taong gustong baguhin at palaguin ang ating mundo.

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Ενάντια σε μια καραντινα με χαρακτηριστικά στρατιωτικού νόμου

Written by Simoun Magsalin with input from the Bandilang Itim Collective and translated into Greek by alerta.gr


Ο οπορτουνισμός του στρατιωτικού νόμου

Τον Μάρτιο του 2020, οι άνθρωποι του αρχιπελάγους γνωστού ως Φιλιππίνες ειδοποιούνται για το ποσοστό τοπικής μετάδοσης της ασθένειας γνωστής ως COVID-19. Στις 12 Μαρτίου, κινητοποιήθηκαν αστυνομικές και στρατιωτικές δυνάμεις για την επιβολή κοινοτικής καραντίνας για το σύνολο της πόλης της Μανίλα που προβλεπόταν να ξεκινήσει τα μεσάνυχτα της 15ης Μαρτίου. Αυτή η καραντίνα αργότερα γενικεύτηκε για ολόκληρη τη νήσο Luzon, με πληθυσμό περίπου 53 εκατομμυρίων ψυχών. Η κινητοποίηση του μηχανισμού βίας του κράτους ήταν πιο αισθητή από ότι η κινητοποίηση ιατρικών και κοινωνικών πόρων αναδεικνύοντας τις προτεραιότητες της κυβέρνησης.

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Asia Art Tours Interviews Bandilang Itim: Philippines & Anarchism

Asia Art Tours interviews Bandilang Itim.
Taken from: Part 1, Part 2.

To better understand the history of Anarchism in the Philippines and the state terror unleashed by Rodrigo Duterte, we were thrilled to speak with the Bandilang Itim collective. 


Asia Art Tours: From this summer of global uprisings, one of the main lessons I took away was the importance of translation. When it comes to Bandilang Itim (a Tagalog translation of ‘Black Flag’) could you let us know (and take as much time as you’d like), historically what are some of the most important abolitionist/anarchist/communist terms that define the leftism of the Philippines?

Butingtaon: With the recent laws passed to supposedly mitigate the effects of the pandemic, I think one term we should be keeping an eye on is “Solidarity,” which we at Bandilang Itim translate as “Bayanihan.” As opposed to the “Patriotism” and “Nationalism” that is constantly being invoked by those in power and those with harmful motives (very often, the same people) to maintain unity with those who continue to exploit the inhabitants of this archipelago we’ve come to call the Philippines; We offer in its place Solidarity, caring for and supporting your fellow human being, recognizing that overcoming your shared weaknesses is how we build our shared strength.

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Zorn über Stolz: Ein Aufruf an „radikale“ cis (het) Männer und ihre Unzulänglichkeit in Gender-Kämpfen

Geschrieben von Adrienne Onday und im Englischen veröffentlicht auf friendship anarchy. Read in English.


 

Ich möchte über Genderfragen in „progressiven/radikalen/revolutionären Räumen“ sprechen, bevor der Pride Month endet, weil es so wichtig ist. Ich muss cis (het) Männer in radikalen/progressiven Räumen ansprechen – besonders die anarchistischen, marxistischen oder allgemein progressiven Männer, die ich sehe oder kenne.

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Defend our Free Spaces! Defend UP!

Written by Hubren Estor.


The Duterte regime’s attacks on our civil liberties continue, this time aimed towards the youth. Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced that the DND would unilaterally terminate the UP–DND Accord, effective January 15. This targeted attack by the state is nothing new or unprecedented from Duterte’s henchmen.

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What if there are no police & prisons?

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“Communities of care are alternatives to policing.”

Bungad ng 2021 at binibigyan na tayo ng sindikatong estado ng mga karima-rimarim ngunit lehitimong dahilan para sila’y buwagin, kasama ang mga aparato nitong kapulisan na siyang nangunguna sa panlilinlang at pagsisinungaling.

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Sensationalism and Smokescreens

Written by Butingtaon.


Once again, the nation has been gripped by another death: that of Christine Dacera, where, for lack of details from the as-of-yet confidential autopsy results and for the peace of mind of our readers, we will not go into the details of what happened. All that we know so far is that this is a tragedy and that her family is still grieving.

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Organize around promoting and defending “Freedom Technology”

Written by Butingtaon.


This article serves as a natural expansion of the things I assume we already do individually for our own collectives and adjacent circles. This time, however, we’re pooling our shared skills and knowledge to not only assist radical groups take advantage in digital communication and peer-to-peer production, but also the wider public in general.

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Kill Your Heroes: A Filipino Anarchist Discussion about National Heroes

Written by Malaginoo and first published by CrimethInc


On December 30, the day set aside to commemorate Dr. José Rizal, scientist, author, and icon of the Philippine Republic, it is only right to emulate his example by analyzing and critiquing our society. Our contributor Malaginoo focuses on a concept that informs how we regard Rizal and his contemporaries during the ascendance of “Filipino nationalism”: Heroes. Specifically, national heroes.