Philippines. 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.  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,  likely straining the capacities of the already overstretched jails and prisons.Continue reading Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!
There is a necessity for a liberatory politics in the Archipelago known as the Philippines and as anarchists we think Anarchism has the framework to fill this need. The dominant forms of politics we have now are insufficient for developing a liberatory politics in the archipelago. This liberatory politics becomes a necessity because politics in the Philippines is currently an alienating affair—a politics done to people rather than people doing politics. We are also dominated by domineering structures and institutions like the market, capitalism, and the state. Against these we forward the liberatory politics of anarchism for a world beyond domination.Continue reading Towards an #Anarchism in the Philippine Archipelago
Philippines. April 3, 2020. The lockdown quarantine in the Philippines is effectively martial law. This is an anarchist perspective on the COVID-19 crisis.Continue reading The #Philippines – Against a #Quarantine with Martial Law Characteristics