Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’
Report about continuing autonomous Typhoon Yolanda disaster relief initiatives by anarchists (Philippines)
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Mobile Anarchist School volunteers and its immediate network have no time to rest; right after our first mission, we came back to Manila just to complete the requirements for “Climate Crises and Direct Action Forum” where we shared the details of our initiative in Leyte.
We able to gather resources enough to support six volunteers for 15 days action. We discussed the details of our second mission and carefully outlined our plan based on our experience.
More than a month after super typhoon “Yolanda” pummeled Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday morning that the death toll has slightly increased to 5,982 from 5,959 reported Wednesday. The number of people injured and missing remained at 27,022 and 1,779, respectively.
Affected cities: 57; affected provinces: 44. Number of people/families affected: 12.191 million people/ 2.582 million families number of people displaced: 3.98 million people/ 869,742 families in evacuation centers: 21,669 families/ 93,814 people.
The number of damaged houses decreased to 1.192 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed. To date, power outage is still being experienced in some provinces and municipalities of Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. (more…)
Friday, November 29th, 2013
Yolanda is one of the most destructive typhoons to have visited the Philippine archipelago. It pummeled the Visayas region, particularly Leyte and some parts of Cebu and Panay areas. Super typhoon Yolanda left the archipelago with thousands of dead people, commercial and residential structures destroyed, power knocked-out; agriculture and livelihoods are washed-out that caused billions of losses. Destruction is so extensive that it caused unimaginable effect to the survivors.
Government’s Response caused more devastation to the people
The Philippine archipelago is in the frontline of calamity brought by storms. It is a common knowledge impossible to miss especially by the government which is supposed to be the authority in terms of preparation and rehabilitation. The huge number of dead people scattered in Leyte is attributable to the incapacity of the government to install preparatory mechanism to lessen casualties, the Philippine government did not learn from our past experience of havoc due to storm surges. (more…)
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda (local name) shot its landfall in the Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda is one of the strongest typhoons which struck Philippines on a record. It has sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, Yolanda can be compared to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S, nearly in the top category, a 5.
People dead, missing. Houses, every single building is wrecked. No food, water, medicine, a good place to stay. People are starting to loot, steal. Children are sick, hungry, cold. For 5 days, all that we have to see and hear are how Yolanda has damaged us. No amount of words to exactly describe what it has done. But we are never hopeless. We will stand again and WE NEED YOU. (more…)
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
ANARKIYA FIESTA JULY 22-26, 2013
A five days series of anarchist activities including free sharing of food by Food Not Bombs, DIY T-shirt printing, vegetarian cooking demo, photo & art exhibition, slide show presentation, film marathon, yoga session, self-defense workshop, discussion, forum and cultural performances..
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Read #1 here.
As the campaign period for the May 13 polls heated up on its last day on Saturday, cab driver told that, “I am not excited to vote. Every three years, I keep hearing the same promises from the same people, who keep breaking their promises every two years. Old and new politicians are alike. They want to remain in power forever. They don’t serve the people.” (more…)
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Onsite infoshop is an anarchist run infoshop in Manila South. As part of our anti-election campaign we engaged local politicians during their campaign in our locality. Visit our site for more details.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Candies and Whims is a Translation/Publication Project of anarchist/ feminist/ gender/ queer/ mental health and radical texts/ zines/ publications into Filipino language with the aim of publicizing it and distributing it freely into the public or local community, through a language they can grasps, understand and feel connected with, giving them access over readings that cannot be found nor offered by the standard commercial educational system, promoting self-education towards liberation, resistance and freedom.
Candies and Whims is Philippine based, a labor of love, with its vision of taking the long run to share what it can. It is not limited itself, but boundless into oceans and oceans of possibilities. (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
ECO CAMP BACKGROUND
Eco-Camp is an activity organized by Mobile Anarchist School with the help by Local Autonomous Network (LAN) both active in the Philippines. Last April 2012 was the first camping held in Tanay Rizal, Philippines. It was attended by various collectives and individuals totaling around 40 people who participated the various activities and discussions in the camp. The objective of the eco-camp was to discuss the different issues confronting our current society and to find solidarity actions that can help expose and popularize our issues.
After series of activities in 2012, the LAN decided to expand its activities on ecological issues due to concrete manifestation of the crisis impacting the archipelago.
The second eco-camp gathering was organized by LAN and the Mobile Anarchist School in March 2013 to heighten our education campaign and to strengthen the relationship with other affinity groups and build an international network better able to work towards intensifying our impact by making solidarity actions globally. (more…)
Tags: #Occupy, Anti-Nuclear, Black & Green Forum, Deutsche Bank, Food Not Bombs, Fracking, Fukushima, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Mining, Nuclear Disaster, Philex, Philex Gold, Philex Mining, Philippines, USA, Xtrata Ltd
Posted in Eco Struggle
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
ANARCHISM: ECOLOGICAL CRISES; CLIMATE CHANGE & DIRECT-ACTION
[Black and Green Forum]
Third World Studies Center, Lower Ground Floor, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Thursday, 7 March 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12:30pm – 1:00pm = Registration
1:00pm – 1:05pm = Welcome Remarks; Maria Ela L. Atienza Director; Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines- Diliman
1:05pm – 1:10pm = Introduction of the Speakers; Arnisson Andrei Ortega; PhD Assistant Professor Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines- Diliman
1:10pm – 1:25pm = Bas Umali (Philippines); Local Autonomous Network/Mobile Anarchist School Project/Indokumentado Production
1:25pm – 1:45pm = Keith Mc Henry (US); Co-founder of Food not Bombs
1:45pm – 2:00pm = Bert Peeters (Belgium); Permaculture Designer/Consultant of Cabiokid Foundation
2:00pm – 2:20pm = Takuro Higuchi (Japan); Author
“Creative Space- Art and Spatial Resistance in Asia”
2:20pm – 2:55pm = Open forum
2:55pm – 3:00pm = Synthesis; Dr. Filomin C. Gutierrez, PhD (TBC) Associate Professor Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy-University of the Philippines-Diliman
Report from Solar power workshop, Beehive Collective art presentation and Testament of Test their Logik performance/Crimethinc collective (Philippines)
Saturday, January 5th, 2013
The kick starter of the info-tour and performance of the Beehive collective and Test their Logik/Crimethinc collective was happen at EtnikoBandido Infoshop last January 6,2014.
Approximately, at 2pm we started the event by introducing solar power alternative energy initiated by Mobile Anarchist School. We had a basic and actual workshop/seminar on this kind of technology to almost 15 participants that we invited. The solar power workshop were intended for the four individuals who will be volunteering themselves for the new found Solar Guerilla Autonomous Responds Team so a clear information on this solar power equipment need to demonstrate and discuss. Because we see the importance of this solar power technology, we also open this to other interesting individual who wants to know and get a practical knowledge on how solar power works. (more…)
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
14 November 2012
Global Day of Action on Climate Justice
A group of almost 20 anarchists with Guy Fawkes mask participate in a global day of action on climate justice. In coordination with other local progressive group the Local Autonomous Network gave solidarity to the climate justice issue stating “corporation and government are the direct perpetrator” so we need “system change not climate change”. The problem of global warming and the earth’s destabilizing climate are caused by the emission of heat trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs), from the historical accumulated pollution of different corporations, not only by the industrialized countries but the whole capitalist magnate. There is already a massive and destructive impact on human in terms of food security, drinkable water, health and livelihood. The miserable thing is the governments are not taking any action about this matter because of the benefit they can get from the corporations.
Destroy corporation before it destroys you!
Smash the state before they smash your community!
TAMPAKAN MASSACRE: International solidarity requested against SMI-Xstrata corporation (Philippines, Switzerland)
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
SMI-Xstrata is a Swiss corporation which has a mining application in south Cotabato, Mindanao. despite the resistance of the community the Philippine government is backing-up the said application.
In order to silence the resistance the government use the military. 13 people were killed including an 8 years old boy and 3 months pregnant woman. The culprit is based in Switzerland where the biggest anarchist gathering was held. We are asking for your support to put pressure on the corporation to stop the destruction of natural resources and to seek justice for the victims.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Anti-Sona 2012- Anarchist Protest in the Philippines
July 23, 2012 Monday
A group of anarchist demonstrators wearing mask, around 30 individuals, (with black clothes tied on in their face) unpredictably showed up from Aurora Avenue, Cubao Quezon City staging uncompromising rebellion against the State of the Nation Address or SONA.
Circle A black flag was waved in the air, along with green and black and red and black flags that symbolizes an ever-expanding expression of solidarity in the struggle for radical social change and liberation that are inclusive for all common people and every walks of life not solely amongst activists circles and political movements. (more…)
Friday, May 25th, 2012
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24 May 2012
Solidarity Action For Eat and Billy
A paint bomb attack against the Indonesian Embassy happened May 24,
2012 in the vicinity of Makati, Philippines. Around 1am a group of people started to throw a black paint to the wall and inside the perimeter of the said embassy. After that they left leaflets on the scene stating “FREEDOM TO EAT AND BILLY, FREEDOM TO ALL THE VICTIMS OF STATE REPRESSION, STOP THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION, INDONESIAN STATE IS THE REAL TERRORIST.”
This was an act of solidarity for Eat and Billy….
Tags: Billy, Eat, Embassy, Indonesia, International Solidarity, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, Makati, Paint attack, Paintbombs, Philippines
Posted in Direct Action
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Mobile Anarchist School Project
Solidarity Eco-Camp Documentation Report
Solidarity eco-camp objectifies bonding, sharing, party, play and relaxation. This is our way to address different views, skills and practices in a more libertarian way. The program that we prepare is just only a back-up plan, still it needs to address this to all and make a consensus decision on what the peoples want to happen in the eco-camp. (more…)
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
MINDSETBREAKER PRESS AND DISTRIBUTION
Address: 157 Ilaya E.Mendoza St. Buting Pasig City, Philippines 1600
We are an underground anarchist publishing and distribution entity based in the Philippines.
We believe that every issue that affect our lives are interconnected ; be it social or ecological catastrophes we have seen today, small scale or large, society or individual. It does not come from us but manifests through domineering hierarchical structures and centralized order; maintained by the state and religion, morality; the spectre of capitalism aimed towards greed and profit and was organized founded and carried out from the ashes of ruthless terror and bloodshed many centuries had passed by that we blindly inherited today. (more…)
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Subversion, Multiplicity and the Rise of the Post-Left and Social Ecology: Thoughts and Experiences in the Archipelago
Sunday, February 19, 2012. The awaited discussion entitled Subversion, Multiplicity and the Rise of the Post-Left and Social Ecology: Thoughts and Experiences in the Archipelago turn out successful. People come and participated freely by introducing themselves to everyone, fulfilling significant tasks and serving free food. Everyone enjoys and friendly. (more…)
Monday, February 13th, 2012
LOCAL AUTONOMOUS NETWORK PRESENTS…
Farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous people and residents of Casiguran organise against the Mega-Project APECO (Philippines)
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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On the 3rd weekend in February, a two-day International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to call for international and local support against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, better known as APECO, will happen. This mission will be highlighted by an on-site visit of Swiss, Dutch and Filipino faith-based leaders, local anti-APECO support groups, representatives of the CHR and NCIP, and media around the area of the eco-zone on February 17 and 18, 2012. (more…)