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Quico Sabaté: Anarkistang Gerilya

Sinulat ni Peter Gelderloos sa Ingles sa Twitter at inisalin ni Simoun Magsalin. Original text in English available after the Tagalog text. Pinasalamatan ni Simoun Magsalin sina Malaginoo, Lahumbuwan, at Butingaton sa kanilang komento sa dating draft nito.


Noong ika-lima ng Enero 1960, binaril ng mga pasista ang Katalanong na gerilyang anarkista si Quico Sabaté at sa wakas, siya’y namatay pagkatapos ng tatlumpung taon ng pakikipag-laban sa kapitalismo. Noong binatilyo pa siya, sumali siya sa Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT—ang anarkistang bukluran ng mga manggagawa) para i-organisa ang kanyang pinagtatrabahuan (nagtrabaho siya bilang mekaniko sa ilang mga pabrika), at kasama ang kanyang mga kapatid, bunuosiya ng isang grupo de afinidad (affinity group) sa loob ng Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI—Iberianong Anarkistang Pederasyon). Noong Enero ng 1933, nakilahok siya sa isang himagsikang iniayos ng CNT, at noong 1935 natupad ng kanyang grupo de afinidad ang kanilang unang pagkamkam (expropriation) upang makalikom ng pondo para sa mga bilanggo.

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Ang Anarkistang Koreano ng Rebolusyonaryong Shinmin

Sinulat ni Simoun Magsalin. Pinasalamatan ni Simoun Magsalin sina Malaginoo at Lahumbuwan sa kanilang komento sa dating draft nito.


Siguro naman alam ng mga anarkista sa Kanluran tungkol sa rebolusyon sa Catalonia at sa Ukraine. Pero mayroong din kami sa Asya ating sariling anarkistang rebolusyon: ang Rebolusyonaryong Shinmin sa Manchuria noong 1929 hanggang 1931.

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The Libertarian Elements in the Philippine Archipelago

Written by Simoun Magsalin and published at Anarchist Studies Blog.

Part of a series of articles drawn from the 6th International Anarchist Studies Network Conference, September 2020. Edited excerpt from a longer piece entitled ‘Towards an Anarchism in the Philippine Archipelago’.

On Contextualizing Anarchism

Anarchists in a particular area cannot simply import anarchism wholesale. Anarchism must contextualize itself in the specific contexts of where it exists.

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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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Abolitionism against pandemic policing in the Philippines

Written by Simoun Magsalin for ROAR Magazine.


The COVID-19 pandemic has truly brought out the worst in the Philippine government. Instead of treating the pandemic as a public health crisis, the state is treating it as a security issue and has responded by deploying its extremely violent security apparatus.

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An Open Letter of a Part-Time Instructor from PUP

A submitted open letter by Jose Mario De Vega with a foreword and afterword by Simoun Magsalin.


A Foreword

Simoun Magsalin

Bandilang Itim received this open letter from a former part-time instructor from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), a state university.

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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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Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support Group

Proposal by Simoun Magsalin.


With the Terror Bill now becoming Terror Law, we can expect an increase of arrests and suppression from the State. Indeed just one day after the signing of the Terror law, eleven protesters were warrantlessly arrested and became known as the Cabuyao 11. It is in this climate that having an abolitionist prisoner support group may be necessity. What follows is a sketch of a Black Cross organization, a proposal for an organization that would do prisoner support and advocate for prison and police abolition. The abolitionist advocacy would be what differentiates the Black Cross from other prisoner support groups.

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Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!

Written by Simoun Magsalin.


Umaapaw na raw ang kulungan. [The jails are overflowing.] Nearly 30,000 people were reportedly arrested under the quarantine in the Philippines, with more than 4,000 of these arrested detained, based on a report dated April 18, 2020.1 Doubtless, more have since been arrested and detained since then. The police even went on record saying there will no longer be any more warnings to the alleged “quarantine violators” and will arrest people as they see fit,2 likely straining the capacities of the already overstretched jails and prisons.

  1. Eimor Santos, “Nearly 30,000 quarantine violators arrested nationwide in a month,” (CNN Philippines., April 18, 2020). https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/18/quarantine-violators-arrested-coronavirus-lockdowns.html (Retrieved on 2020-04-29) []
  2. Rambo Talabong,PNP begins to arrest lockdown violators without warning,” (Rappler, April 21, 2020). https://www.rappler.com/nation/258570-pnp-begins-arrest-coronavirus-lockdown-violators-without-warning (Retrieved on 2020-04-29) []