Around the globe, communities are seeing the rise of authoritarianism driven by corporate interests in the form of anti-terrorism bills, laws, and regulations. In the United States, we saw (and continue to see) deliberate efforts to use anti-terrorism as a way of silencing those who challenge capitalism.Continue reading Flush the Anti Terrorist Law – Solidarity with the #Philippines
The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.Continue reading Abolitionism against #pandemic – Policing in the #Philippines
An open letter by Filipino and Filipinx autonomists in the so-called Philippines and diasporas.Continue reading To U.S. Anti-Fascists: Resist Joseph Scott Pemberton’s Return to the United States
Philipines. We are propagating against the existence of police authority and calling to build a much better community. In this pandemic era, we experienced the harsh condition, the neglect and the incapability of the government to handle health crisis. They’ve given much support on deploying police in uniform to fight the spread of Covid 19 virus and passed Anti-Terrorism Law which we see is inappropriate in this kind of situation.
We are calling to abolish police.
Build a just and better community without authority.
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.Continue reading The New Terror Bill in the #Philippines: Another Front in the Worldwide Struggle against Tyranny
Philippines. At this moment in time, abuse of power and the dominance by police, military, politician and State itself are became common practices in different parts of world. In the US, the police killed George Floyd in broad daylight with witnesses standing in front of them. The urge to repress the breathing of a human being justify how State’s forces cruel intention towards its people. This kind of killing and violence made by the police, military and authority in uniform in many parts of the world shows how savagery and dangerous in living under this system. In the Philippines alone, more than 20,000 lives lost since 2016 in the so-called War on Drugs instigated by the State. In the history of human kind, you cannot make an assurance living peacefully while at the same time having a police or military in your community because this people are being summoned by the State to suppress and oppress the people, being an authority gives them an entitlement to use their guns in any way possible. It is very clear for an ordinary citizen to see how authority behave, they are not here “to protect and serve”, they are just here to show their power over its people. That’s the very essence of “Authority”.Continue reading #Philippines: Flush the Terror Bill in the Toilet Bowl – Government is the Real TERRORIST – Abolish Fascist State – In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter
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.Continue reading #Philippines: A call for international solidarity to autonomous resistance and Food not Bombs initiatives around the globe
Philippines. When I was an undergrad, I had to fight so many people to allow my voice and opinions to be heard. The central point of my struggle as a young activist then was to get formally organized activists to realize that speaking up is a form of action, too; that not being part of any organization or not being as physically and publicly active in political struggles as they were didn’t mean you weren’t one; that just because someone isn’t doing activism and radicalism the exact same way the established Left does, doesn’t mean they aren’t activists or radicals.Continue reading “You’re not radical enough”: Reflections on Philippine Leftist Exclusionism
Philippines. A statement by Bandilang Itim, Pirate Studio Space, Mutual Aid Solidarity Project and Safehouse Infoshop.Continue reading #Philippines: An Anarchist Opposition to the Anti-Terror Act and the Terrorism of the State
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. Continue reading #Philippes: Against the Terror of Anti-Terror