Pasig. Philippines. In one month of Community Pantry Mutual Aid initiatives, we proudly created a bond and a network of community Pantry organizers here in the municipality of Pasig dedicated to support their communities in this time of Pandemic crisis. A friendship, camaraderie and togetherness bloom in difficult times and despair.
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Love, compassion and empathy became a common ground element to connect diverse individuals. A network of selfless individuals organizing themselves autonomously and critical with the government interference. A people who believe that taking care of each other is a necessity.
As with the police and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) continues to threaten, intimidate, profiled, red-tagged and harassed volunteers of the community pantry, the congress seeking for an inquiry session regarding human rights violation and at least two senator are calling to defund (NTF-ELCAC) and somehow put the budget on providing adequate food for marginalized communities.
Community Pantry created a movement that showed different possibilities for a future imagined communities. A community that will take matters with their own hands rather than waiting for someone to help them. This might be an opening for a much more autonomous community-centered project that is plan, initiated, facilitate, organize by the community themselves.
Power to the community. Decentralized.
Politics from below.
No to opportunism