Magsalin, Mambabasa, Manunulat
I am reader of various books about social ecology, abolition, socialism, anarchism and communism. I am a dreamer for a better world. I am an anarchist in the archipelago known as the Philippines.
What I do
I like to write on how we might free ourselves. My primary concerns are anarchism and abolition. I have been published on ROAR Magazine, The Commoner, Bandilang Itim, and Cosmonaut Magazine.
I am a digital librarian and archivist. I seek to make available anarchist and socialist literature with special consideration of radical literature from Southeast Asia and the Philippines. As such, I am librarian for Southeast Asian Anarchist Library and an administrator for the Philippine Socialism archive for the Marxists Internet Archive
I host educational discussions sometimes.
- Duterte is not incompetent: Power in PandemiyaTo call a government incompetent suggests that it intended but failed to be otherwise—that it had an intent to manage and mitigate the pandemic. On the contrary, I argue that Duterte and his administration had and still has no such intention.
- The Question of a Stagnant Marxism: Is Marxism Exegetical or Scientific?Why is it that there exists a tendency in Marxism—itself a theory of change—that remains unchanging?
- Towards an Anarchism in the Philippine ArchipelagoThere 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.
- Ang Anarkistang Koreano ng Rebolusyonaryong ShinminSiguro 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.
- The Libertarian Elements in the Philippine ArchipelagoAnarchists in a particular area cannot simply import anarchism wholesale. Anarchism must contextualize itself in the specific contexts of where it exists.
- Abolitionism against pandemic policing in the PhilippinesThe demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
- Against emergency: The interlinked struggles in Hong Kong and the PhilippinesStates around the world are criminalizing dissent in response to a global and ongoing wave of uprisings.
- Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support GroupWith 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… Continue reading Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support Group
- Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!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… Continue reading Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!
- Against a Quarantine with Martial Law CharacteristicsA regime of violence is in place. Soldiers with assault rifles set up checkpoints; one questions the necessity of assault rifles against the coronavirus—do these people plan to shoot it?
- Bakit Bandilang Itim?Ang bandilang itim ay ang simbolo ng anarkiya. Pumupukaw nito ng iba’t-ibang mga damdamin tulad ng takot hanggang sa kasiyahan sa mga kinikilala ’to.
- Quico Sabaté: Anarkistang GerilyaNoong 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.