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Die schwarze Fahne auf die Philippinen bringen – Ein Interview mit Bandilang Itim

The Commoner spricht mit Bandilang Itim, einer Organisation, die Anarchist:innen und Libertäre auf den Philippinen zusammenschließt. 

Übersetzt ins Deutsche von SchwarzerPfeil.


Diese revolutionäre anarchistische Plattform, die sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, das Banner zu sein, das Anarchist:innen und Libertäre in der Region zusammenbringt, verpflichtet sich, originelle, gut informierte Inhalte zu lokalen Themen und Ereignissen zu produzieren und die Schriften und Ideen anderer Anarchist:innen und Libertären aus der Region und ihrer Diaspora zu verbreiten. Schaut euch auf jeden Fall ihre sehr professionellen Pamphlete und Zines an und folgt ihnen auf Twitter, um über ihre neuen Veranstaltungen zu erfahren. In diesem Interview fragt The Commoner Mitglieder, was sie erreichen wollen, wie sie sich organisieren und wie sie mit den Kämpfen umgehen, denen sie auf den Philippinen begegnen.

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Bringing the Black Flag to the Philippines — An Interview with Bandilang Itim

The Commoner talks to Bandilang Itim, an organisation rallying together anarchists and libertarians in the so-called Philippines.

Retrieved from The Commoner.


Proudly flying the black flag in the archipelago known as the Philippines are our next interviewees: Bandilang Itim. Aiming to be the banner that rallies together anarchists and libertarians in the region, this revolutionary anarchist publishing platform commits itself to producing original, well-informed content on local issues and events, and disseminating the writing and ideas of other anarchists and libertarians from the area and its diaspora. Be sure to check out their very professional pamphlets and zines, and follow them on Twitter to hear about their new events. In this interview, we ask their members what they wish to achieve, how they organise themselves, and how they deal with the struggles they face in the Philippines.

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The Never-ending Martial Law: An Anarchist Reflection on the 21st of September

Written by Malaginoo.


To ignore and forget the declaration of Martial Law, the infamous yet eclectic day of September 21st of 1972 that continues to govern our social consciousness is to reject outright what has made us people of this archipelago. It would be catastrophic to do so while many of its guiding principles continue as state policy. Crony companies are still alive and kicking, controlling the local economy without competition or consideration for their workers. Local and national politics is dominate by the same players even the children and grandchildren of the dictator. All while the debt and financial ruin that was incurred by the State continues to drain Filipinos pockets dry every year.

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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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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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To Be Queer is to Love All: A Perspective on Queer Activism and Anarchism in the Philippines

Written by Malaginoo. Content and trigger warning: This text discusses physical, mental, and sexual abuse, discrimination, and murder committed against queer people.


For the first time, I’m going to speak in the first person, because contrary to the belief of religious conservatives and macho-fascists, there is no such thing as a Gay Agenda™, and the queer community isn’t a monolith. I cannot write for all queers, nor the communities I have come to know and love in my less than two decades of existence in the world. No, they have their own stories to tell, and they have their own time to tell it. I have mine. I can only write for myself, but that’s a good start, isn’t it?

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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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Against the Terror of Anti-Terror

Written by Malaginoo.


The Philippine government is another step closer to revealing its true self: an undemocratic, oppressive entity ready to protect and serve the interests of the powerful, wealthy, and privileged few. Before there was talk of lockdowns and quarantines during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the issue of updating the Human Security Act, a law defining the parameters of terrorism. After many days and weeks of politicking, grandstanding, and red-tagging, Congress unveiled the 2020 Anti-Terror Bill.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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Fear and Favor: Freedom of the Press in the Archipelago

Written by Malaginoo of Bandilang Itim.


On May 3, the world observes the World Press Freedom Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the valiant duties and efforts of the press. On this day, we reflect the role of journalism in our lives, and remember the journalists who are persecuted and killed for reporting the truth for the world to know. We are called to stand for “Journalism Without Fear or Favor” something that has been lacking in our country, especially under our current government.