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Original Writing Republished

Against emergency: The interlinked struggles in Hong Kong and the Philippines

States around the world are criminalizing dissent in response to a global and ongoing wave of uprisings.

By JN from Lausan and Simoun Magsalin from Bandilang Itim. (Graphic: spf.pdf for Lausan.) Originally published by Lausan


The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the widespread failure of states across the world to carry out the function of providing healthcare and proper protective resources to its citizens. Many have risen in revolt across the world against this flagrant abandonment by their governments, whose unconscionable exposure of the most vulnerable and marginalized to infection only serves to maintain the flow of global capital. The social chaos that has ensued has created an apt cover for governments to begin consolidating their own power, wielding the threat of “emergency” to ram through legislation that consolidates their unaccountable monopoly on violence.

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Republished Southeast Asia

Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Tangerang and Bekasi in Indonesia

Anti Feminist Feminist Club, an anarcho-feminist collective in Indonesia, sent us this message asking for support for anarchist prisoners in Indonesia. We are reproducing this message.


The anti-anarchist repression in Indonesia is still ongoing whilst the country (and the world) is in the middle of a pandemic. Last month the anarchist milieu in the Philippines published a statement in support of imprisoned anarchist comrades in Indonesia. (See: In Solidarity With Comrades Imprisoned in Malang and Tangerang, Indonesia.)

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A Call for International Solidarity to Autonomous Resistance and Food Not Bombs Initiatives Around the Globe

A statement from Food Not Bombs Archipelago.


Homelessness and hunger is prevalent in many countries. People begging for food and malnourished children are common images in many places around the world that used to have healthy communities and ecology. While people are enduring poverty and hunger, governments particularly the first worlds are spending hundreds of billions of dollars to develop war materials they use to control other countries through war, intimidation and manipulations.

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Detention is Better Than Cure?: The Railroading of the Anti-Terrorism Bill Amidst the Pandemic

Written by Safehouse Infoshop and initially published on their website.


We have witnessed the government respond to the health crisis with military and police might. Over 30,000 people were arrested and detained, while those estimated to be affected of the actual virus only amounts to less than number. Many were detained for non-violent acts. Some were beaten up for not wearing masks. Others were shot dead, with the president’s grace, for mere disobedience. Demolitions continued. And despite strict security measures in the streets, human rights activist were gunned down.

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Republished Statement

We Reject the Terror Bill

Preface from Bandilang Itim

We are reproducing this cross-sectional statement drafted by the NUJP because we unite with them in opposing the Terror Bill. However, we are against the Terror Bill, but we do not oppose on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. As anarchists, we do not believe we ought to be governed by law—indeed, we do not believe we ought be governed at all. Making a thing constitutional does make it right, and what is right is sometimes unconstitutional. We reject the idea that the constitution and laws itself as concepts that decide what is right and what is wrong. The law has been used to tyrannize people ever since colonial times; that the archipelago is nominally independent does not change the fact that the law is still a tyranny used against activists and workers.

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Indokumento Republished Translations

Social Revolution is the Solution

Written by Bas Umali in October 2011. Published in May 2020 by Alimpuyo Press. Translation into English and edits by the author with help from Maku Felix. (Basahin sa Filipino.)

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 in the archipelago.


The political exercise that is taking place in the United States is a manifestation of the worsening crisis of capitalism, where one percent of the population of the world has the sole control of the labor, resources, facilities and tools that were supposed to develop and expand the potentials of the world populations’ 99 percent.

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Indokumento Republished

Panlipunang Rebolusyon ang Solusyon

Sinulat ni Bas Umali noong Oktubre 2011. Inilimbag noong Mayo 2020 ni Alimpuyo Press. (Read this in English.)

Inilathala namin ito sa Bandilang Itim para sa kahalagahan nito sa mga anarkisista sa kapuluan.


Ang pampulitikang ehersisyong nagaganap sa Wall Street sa Estados Unidos ay manipestasyon ng lalo pang lumalalang krisis ng kapitalismo, kung saan ang isang porsyento ng populasyon ng daigdig ang siyang may kontrol ng lakas-pagawa, likas-yaman, mga pasilidad at kasangkapan na dapat sana’y magpapaunlad at magpapayabong sa potensyalidad ng 99 porsyentong populasyon ng sa daigdig.

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Anarki 2.0 Indokumento Republished

Ang Werpa ng mga Institusyon para sa Kontrol at Dominasyon

Sinulat ni Bas Umali at inilathala sa Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko 2.0 noong Disyembre 2017. Inilimbag ni Non-Collective (NC) at Onsite Infoshop.

Inilathala namin ito sa Bandilang Itim para sa kahalagahan nito sa mga anarkisista sa kapuluan.


Ayon sa diksyunaryong Cambridge ang kontrol ay: to order, limit, or rule something, or someone’s actions or behaviour.

Ang kontrol ay ang sapilitang limitasyon ng kilos at mga gawain sa mga tao o hayup sa mga tukoy na lugar. Halimbawa: pagpigil sa pagpasok, pag-okupa, pag-ani o paggamit ng mga biyaya ng kalikasan.

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Anarki 2.0 Indokumento Republished

Maikling komentaryo sa Dispalinhadong Pag-Unawa sa Ideya ng “Survival of the Fittest”

Sinulat ni Bas Umali at inilathala sa Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko 2.0 noong Disyembre 2017. Inilimbag ni Non-Collective (NC) at Onsite Infoshop.

Inilathala namin ito sa Bandilang Itim para sa kahalagahan nito sa mga anarkisista sa kapuluan.


Ang “survival of the fittest” na naunang ginamit ni Charles Darwin ay naabuso bunga ng maling pag-intindi at konteksto. Magbalik-tanaw tayo saglit para lang sa komon na pag-intindi sa ideya ni Darwin ng ebolusyon. Ayon kay Peter Kropotkin ang mga organismo ay dumaan sa mahabang proseso ng ebolusyon bago nakamit ang kanilang mga pisikal na kaanyuan at ang kanilang partikular na “sosyal na kaayusan” sa kasalukuyan. Halimbawa: kung ano man ang ating pisikal na katangian sa ngayon ito ay dahil sa dinaanang proseso ng pagbabago dulot ng kapaligiran at ng taglay din na kakayahan ng organismo na umangkop sa kanyang likas na paligid.

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Anarki 2.0 Indokumento Republished

Ang Bawat Organismo ay may Puwang sa Daigdig Natin

Sinulat ni Bas Umali at inilathala sa Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko 2.0 noong Disyembre 2017. Inilimbag ni Non-Collective (NC) at Onsite Infoshop.

Inilathala namin ito sa Bandilang Itim para sa kahalagahan nito sa mga anarkisista sa kapuluan.


Ang anarkiya ay buhay na karanasan. Taliwas sa ibang ideolohiya at pampulitikang pananaw, ang anarkiya ay hindi inimbento. Ito ay iniluwal ng aktuwal na praktika ng tao. Kung may inimbento man sa anarkiya, walang iba kundi ang katawagang anarki. Subalit ang diwa ng salitang ito ay umusbong bunga ng pangangailangan ng tao na magtulungan upang patuloy na umiral ang buhay at masiguro ang susunod na salin-lahi.