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Supak sa Anti-Terror Bill

Gisulat ni Malaginoo, paghubad ni Sintabasan gikan sa orihinal “Against the Terror of Anti-Terror.”


Hapit nata makasabot nato ang kamatuoran sa nawong sa gobyerno: usa ka tambutso na gilupigan ang tanang tao samtang gi-sangga ag mga kaibog sa mga gahuman. Bag-o pa nga nag-estorya ag uban ug Lockdown ug Quarantine sa panahon sa COVID, naa nay problema sa pag-usab sa Human Securuty Act, usa ka balaod nga nagdikta sa unsa man ag terrorismo. Paghuman ug pipila ka adlaw sa pagpolitika, pamakak ug pag-sangil, binuga sa kamara ag 2020 Anti-Terror Act (ATA).1

  1. See a report on the proposed law: Neil Arwin Mercado, “Longer warrantless detention among features of Lacson anti-terror bill.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 02, 2019. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1172687/longer-warrantless-detention-among-features-of-lacson-anti-terror-bill []
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The New Terror Bill in the Philippines: Another Front in the Worldwide Struggle against Tyranny

Written by A.S. Sakdal with an introduction from CrimethInc. Originally published by the CrimethInc. Ex-Worker Collective


Yesterday, a new “anti-terror” law went into effect in the Philippines, marking another stage in the worldwide rise of autocracy. The law enables authorities to warrantlessly arrest and detain anyone for two weeks or more on the sole suspicion of inciting terrorism “by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, banners or other representations,” even “without taking any direct part in the commission of terrorism.” What constitutes terrorism is defined at the whims of the Anti-Terrorism Council, a group comprised almost entirely of members of authoritarian president Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet.

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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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Melawan Teror dari RUU Antiterorisme

A translation of our piece “Against the Terror of Anti-Terror” by Malaginoo into Bahasa Indonesian. Translated by Ishtar Jawa at Rimpang.

Teks Asli: Against the Terror of Anti-Terror
Ditulis oleh: Malaginoo
Diterjemahkan oleh: Ishtar Jawa
Terjemahan diterbitkan oleh: Rimpang


Pemerintah Filipina semakin menunjukkan wajah aslinya: sebuah entitas opresif, non-demokratis yang hanya siap melindungi dan melayani kepentingan mereka yang berkuasa, kaya, dan berprivilese. Sebelum ada obrolan mengenai lockdown dan karantina semasa pandemi COVID-19 ini, sebenarnya sudah mulai terdengar desas-desus pembaharuan dari UU Keamanan Filipina yang berusaha mendefinisikan apa itu tindak terorisme. Setelah berhari-hari dan berminggu-minggu melobi sana-sini, mencari perhatian media, dan menandai semua orang sebagai komunis (red-tagging), akhirnya kongres merilis RUU Antiterorisme.1

  1. Neil Arwin Mercado, “Longer warrantless detention among features of Lacson anti-terror bill.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 02, 2019. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1172687/longer-warrantless-detention-among-features-of-lacson-anti-terror-bill []
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Kontra sa Terror ng Anti-Terror

Isinulat, isinalin, at in-update ni Malaginoo mula sa orihinal.


Malapit nang ipakita ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas ang kanyang mga tunay na kulay: isang institusyong diktaturyal at mapang-api, handang protektahan at pagsilbihan ang mga namumunong mayayaman at makapangyarihan. Bago pa dumating ang isyu ng lockdown at quarantine para tugunan ang krisis na dala ng COVID-19, abala ang gobyerno sa pag-update ng Human Security Act, ang batas, ang armas ng pamahalaan kontra sa terorismo. Matapos ang ilang linggo’t buwan ng pamumulitika, pagmamagaling, at pag-redtag, ibinunyag ng Kongreso ang Anti-Terror Bill ng 2020.1

  1. See a report on the proposed law: Neil Arwin Mercado, “Longer warrantless detention among features of Lacson anti-terror bill.Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 02, 2019. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1172687/longer-warrantless-detention-among-features-of-lacson-anti-terror-bill []
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Crackdown at Pride! Free the Pride 20!

A statement from Bandilang Itim.


As we pass the 100th day in the longest and harshest quarantine in the world, we find ourselves in no better position to combat the COVID-19. All dissent is criminalized,1 and the lapsing of the Anti-Terror Bill, with its vague definition of what is considered as “terrorism” effectively legislates and normalizes the Philippines as a police state, without having to declare martial law. This is the kind of political maneuvering that would’ve made Marcos proud.

  1. Simoun Magsalin, “Against a Quarantine with Martial Law Characteristics,” Bandilang Itim https://libcom.org/blog/against-quarantine-martial-law-characteristics-03042020 []
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Contra el terror del Antiterrorismo

Por Malaginoo. Traducido por Confederación Internacional del Trabajo (ICL-CIT).


El gobierno filipino está un paso más cerca de mostrarse tal como es: una entidad antidemocrática y opresora, dispuesta a proteger y servir los intereses de un puñado de personas poderosas, ricas y privilegiadas. Ya antes de que se oyera hablar de confinamiento y cuarentena con ocasión de la pandemia de la COVID-19, se planteó la actualización de la Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana, una normativa que define los parámetros de lo que se considera terrorismo. Después de muchos días y semanas de tejemanejes políticos, declaraciones altisonantes y de acusar de rojos a la oposición, el congreso hizo público el Proyecto de Ley Antiterrorista 2020.1

  1. Informe sobre el proyecto de ley: Neil Arwin Mercado, “Una detención sin orden judicial más larga entre las características del proyecto de ley antiterrorista de Lacson”. Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2 de octubre de 2019. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1172687/longer-warrantless-detention-among-features-of-lacson-anti-terror-bill []
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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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An Anarchist Opposition to the Anti-Terror Act and the Terrorism of the State

As anarchist, autonomous, and anti-authoritarian collectives in the archipelago, we declare our opposition the Anti-Terrorism Act recently railroaded in Congress.

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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.