Bandilang Itim is but one collective in an archipelago of collectives in the Philippines. Below are other collectives operating in the archipelago or its diaspora. (Contact us here if you were looking for our contact information.) Also included are some of our comrades in the greater Southeast Asian area.
Philippines and Philippine Diaspora
Local Autonomous Network
Bandilang Itim is part of the Local Autonomous Network, an informal network of anarchist, autonomous, and anti-authoritarian collectives throughout the archipelago known as the Philippines. To contact the network as a whole, email us at:
local-autonomous-network [at] autistici [dot] org
Please note that all collectives part of the LAN will receive any email sent to that address.
That’s us! Bandilang Itim aims to be a banner that rallies together anarchists and libertarians in the archipelago known as the Philippines. Para sa pagpapalawig ng kaisipan ng kalayaan.
Anarchipelago Kollective is a group of multi-tendency leftists working in struggle against authoritarianism. Our story is that of unbelonging—though our origins are from the island nation-state known today as the Philippines, we are also moving through diaspora and displacement, through the white supremacist matrix of the United States, the rigid binaries of gender and sexuality, the space in between here and there. We have also come together out of shared frustration and disillusionment towards the hegemonic groups of the Philippine left.
This blog tries to convince that you are capable of Change you’re waiting to happen. While we are all in this together, allow me to say this: NOW is the time to help one another!
Friendship Anarchy / Growing in the Cracks of Empire
Filipino kids trying out their hand in writing stuff on friendship, environment, feminism, religion, language, sociology, decolonization, and revolution.
An individualist and market anarchist publication. Freedom through freedom. You cannot institute anarchy, you tend to it. Uprooting a system in favor of another system repeats the cycle of oppression. If freedom is what we truly seek, then our praxis and mindsets should be outside the ideas of hierarchy and authority. If they punch downward, strike upwards.
Makó Micro-Press is a mode of relationship or “ugnayan” – in the form of a micro, self-publishing press – which aims to create and sustain counter-hegemonic cultures through zines and other DIY (Do-It-Yourself) artworks.
Etniko Bandido Infoshop
EtnikoBandido infoshop and activity center is an autonomous space created to spread radical consciousness. A place in which alternative resources and information can be found easily and freely. It is also a space for people who wanted to share and discuss different issues and ideas.
The Safehouse Infoshop is a space in Quezon City where people can get free info on alternative, non-authoritarian lifestyles.
OnSite Info shop is a community-based resource center run by autonomous activists and anarchists and has local volunteers from OnSite Community. It struggle to exist to provide venues to share critical information and relevant skills appropriate to marginalized people.
Indokumentado is a section of the Onsite Infoshop devoted to research and publication, it seeks to explore anarchism as distinctly practiced in the archipelago through the multi-disciplinary approach of science, social sciences, folklore and actual practices.
Feral Crust is an eco-anarchist collective based in Davao, Philippines. The collective is working on a land and community project. It is set on 1/2 hectare (1 acre) of the hilly terrain within the remaining forests that is home to native wildlife and indigenous people.
Pirate Studio Space
The Pirate Studio is a socio-eco-political space that produces documentaries and hosts podcast to share and breed radical consciousness.
Transmedia, Anti-authoritarian Hub. An anarchist pirate radio for the masses!
An infoshop. autonomous space, art space, tambayan, partyhouse, and home at Cubao, Quezon City.
Inuman, Tawanan, Kwentuhan at Bahagiaan ng mga perspektiba, opinyon, saloobin, kritiko may kinalamang sa ating lipunan.
Cempaka Collective | Malaysia
Cempaka Collective is a three-person affinity group that collects anarcho-feminism narratives from Southeast Asia.
Anti Feminist Feminist Club | Indonesia
Anti Feminist Feminist Club (AFFC) is a blog that is a collection of texts on anti-authoritarian feminism, anarcha-feminism, or socialist-libertarian feminism in Bahasa Indonesian.
Rimpang | Indonesia
Rimpang is a catalyst for achieving a fully sovereign and autonomous future. Rimpang uphold all forms of praxis based on love, love and joy. Liberation cannot be built with new traumas. Have fun upstream, laughing to the shore.
Boba Design Collective | Southeast Asia
Creatives and designers against tyranny in the Asia-Pacific.
Federasi Anti-Otoritarian | Indonesia
The Anti-authoritarian Federation (FedAO) is a organization at the forefront of resisting authoritarianism in Indonesia.
PPAS | Indonesia
The Persaudaraan Pekerja Anarko Sindikalis or the Anarko Syndicalist Worker’s Fraternity (PPAS) is an Anarcho-syndicalist workers’ organization that was established in 2016. They are based in Jakarta and are part of the International Workers Association (IWA).
wares | Singapore
wares is a reading library and infoshop project collecting a tapestry of books, zines, and other printed matter. Part material and part virtual, it carves out new potentials for collective gathering, study, agitation, and autonomy beyond capital.