Why is it that there exists a tendency in Marxism—itself a theory of change—that remains unchanging?
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.
Anarchists in a particular area cannot simply import anarchism wholesale. Anarchism must contextualize itself in the specific contexts of where it exists.
The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
States around the world are criminalizing dissent in response to a global and ongoing wave of uprisings.
With 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 of the Terror law, eleven protesters were warrantlessly arrested and became known as the Cabuyao 11. It is in this climate that having an abolitionist prisoner support group… Continue reading Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support Group
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, 2020.1 Doubtless, more have since been arrested and detained since then. The police even went on record saying there… Continue reading Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!
A 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?