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Bandilang Itim aims to be the banner that rallies together libertarian socialists in the archipelago known as the Philippines.

Bandilang Itim publishes a libertarian perspective on politics and social issues in the archipelago.

“Bandilang Itim” is Filipino for “Black Flag.”

We're proud to present an original pamphlet from Bandilang Itim: “Towards an Anarchism in the Philippine Archipelago,” arguing for an anarchist alternative to the currently alienating politics in the archipelago known as the Philippines.
libcom.org/blog/towards-anarch

“Quarantine”—“Oo, mamamatay sila. Kung hindi sa virus, mamatay sila sa gutom, sa hirap, at sa kamay ng pulis. Hindi nga lang nila namalayan, sila ang may hawak sa masong pumatay sa masa.”
libcom.org/blog/quarantine-300

“covid-19 lockdown: quarantine reflections”—“As the excuses and denials about enforcing Martial Law accumulates, Duterte assigns all retired army generals (not doctors/medical personnel) to the committee for the 'Covid-19 National Action Plan.'”

libcom.org/blog/covid-19-lockd

“Sa gitna ng takot bunga ng paghihigpit at kawalan ng mga tao sa akses para ma-testing; itong mga pulitiko ay walang kahiya-hiya na unahin ang mga sarili at pamilya at buong yabang pang binabalewala ang mga protocols sa pag-kontrol ng virus.”
libcom.org/blog/kontra-corona-

Microbiology 101 – Halaw sa teksto ng isang Biologist mula sa Unibersidad ng Sto. Tomas na si Reuel Aquino inihanda at isinalin sa Tagalog ni Bas Umali, isang anarkistang manunulat.
libcom.org/blog/ang-virus-ay-h

There is no quarantine in prison. They are also at risk with COVID-19. Freedom and clemency for non-violent prisoners! !

While people across the archipelago are harassed and assaulted for violating the quarantine, Senator Pimentel breached the curfew, and endangered the lives of health and retail workers, with an arrogance that only those with power and privilege have.

Sariling pagkilos, sariling patnubay.
Huwag tayong umasa sa itaas. Tayo ang ating sandigan. Tayo lang ang makakaligtas sa atin. Tayo ang gagawa ng magandang bukas. Hindi sila.

Hindi ka nila ipagtatanggol pag ika'y mapagkamalan.
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Emergency powers ng "Anti-Terror Bill" man iyan,
Banta ito sa ating karapatan at kalayaan.
Abuso ito ng kapangyarihan.
Lahat tayo apektado.

One of these days, they won't protect and serve you.
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Emergency powers, "Anti-Terror Bills" or whatnot,
These are threats to our civil liberties.
They are abuses of power.
This concerns all of us.

With now in local transmission in the Philippines, anarchists all over have to grasp with the question of how an anarchist society could respond to disease outbreaks. Here's a sketch written for the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

anarchistagency.com/commentary

Here's a pamphlet for the neurodivergent comrades out there! We're not alone! The pamphlet also has some great tips for organizational accomodations for the neurodivergent as well.

theanarchistlibrary.org/librar

All those who despise hierarchy are comrades to the anarchists. The Berbers of Kabylia, Algeria may not call themselves anarchists, but they have proven themselves more anarchist than some! Check out this analysis of an oft-overlooked movement.

crimethinc.com/2017/11/02/othe

Bandilang Itim is hosting a film screening for Libertarias, a 1996 Spanish drama taking place in the Spanish Revolution.

This is on April 2 at Catch272. Admission is free. See you there!

facebook.com/events/2607776232

“Ang panlipunang rebolusyon ay hindi maisusulong sa pamamagitan ng coercive o mapanggipit na mga proseso ng pulitikal revolution at ng mga hirarkikal na mga organisasyon at hirarkikal na partido.”
libcom.org/blog/anarki-akin-an

Karunungan ang sisira sa kadena ng pangaalila!
Knowledge will break the chains of slavery!

“We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin🏴

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