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Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Manila: Anarchist intervention against APEC Summit (Philippines)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Local Autonomous Network or LAN is a network of autonomous activists and anarchists that has multiple activities in relation to their various campaigns and initiatives. Most of the affiliated activists whether groups or collectives are active since 1990s which sustained activities such as skills and information sharing through independent publications, video and audio/music recording, workshops, forums and conferences. Urban gardening and application of solar generator system in households and art workshops are one among consistent interests of the activists that are being implemented, improved and shared to their immediate communities. LAN has hosts of network from Manila South to North and nearby provinces of Cavite and Bulacan (Sapang-Palay and Baliwag). During early processes of LANS’s formation autonomous activists from Davao and Leyte were present and actively participated the activities and discussions.

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‘Panggayaw’ for Lumad self-determination and autonomy for other Indigenous Communities (Philippines)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

There is quite a number of cultures existing and continuously practiced by different indigenous communities in the islands. It is estimated that there is 110 languages in the archipelago and the concept of “Manggayaw” or “Panggayaw” is commonplace. The said word is being used by indigenous communities in different areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It corresponds with attacking from the waters or land on specific targets considered to be “enemies”.

Manggayaw or Panggayaw could be due to various reasons such as revenge, protection, raiding for marriage or pillaging for its own sake and slave trading in certain places.

Barbaric could be the first thing which comes to minds. Others consider it an uncivilized act based on how we were raised and brought up by our society. This could only be the case if the institutions like the government, market, school or church shaped our consciousness the way it did.

Therefore it is so much better to be familiar with this part of our culture which our ancestors are proud and considered to be positive in regards to marriage, blood pact, trade and even warfare. It is an imperative for many Lumads in the archipelago to engage in Panggayaw or “Panggagamot.” These practices are imbedded in our belief system which resonates also with marriage, planting, hunting, exchange and ritual offerings to indigenous spirits.

According to the colonizers (republican government, communists and the church) these practices which emanated from our ancestors are backward and needed to be replaced. (more…)

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Solidarity to the fight of the Lumad people (Philippines)

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

We are currently supporting a campaign of the Lumad, an indigenous people who are victimized by atrocities of three institutions : the corporations, government military/para-military and left-wing insurgents (New People’s Army – NPA).

Our call is:

The Lumad comprise the indigenous people living in Southern Mindanao. They have become refugees in different parts of the country as they flee from escalating violence, rape and harassment.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Public Statement

4 September 2015
– AIPP strongly condemns the continued brutal killings of Lumads in Mindanao of the Philippines at the hands of paramilitary groups and security forces. At least 13 Lumad human rights defenders and community members, including two children, have been killed in five incidents of extrajudicial killings and four massacres in the past eight months, with the recent killings of Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of a tribal school, and two other Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on 1 September. In the aftermath of the killings, more than 4000 Lumads evacuated to a neighboring village due to fear for their safety, and schools have been closed down. (more…)

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Radyo Itim – Anti-Authoritarian Pirate Radio (Philippines)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Radyo Itim FM107.9mhz


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Candies and Whims: Call for solidarity and assistance (Philippines)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

An anarchist project in Philippines called Candies and Whims recently sent an email to us about their project and request solidarity/help in the form of books, zines, financial contributions for printing, resources etc. If you want to send zines, posters, books etc to Candies and Whims, contact us for postage details and also if you want to help with a financial donation – contact us for more details.

My name is Honey and I’m from the Philippines.
I’m writing this letter to you all to ask for your solidarity with my projects.

To introduce a bit about me, I’ve been working personal efforts to contribute within the Anarchist Community here. I’ve been doing several projects, which has more to do with readings and actions about and for anarchism and wom*n and gender fluid people.

One of my projects Ive called Candies and Whims is a translation project of any anarchist readings, which from English Language, I translate to Filipino language, have them posted on my page, but the aim is to have the translated texts printed out and handed over to people for FREE. (more…)

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Manila: Feral Crust Autonomous Space (Philippines)

Monday, October 13th, 2014


Friend and anarchist community organizer who runs Balay Tuklasan Likhaan Infoshop generously offered his other space (previously vacant and unused) to establish a community-based autonomous center called Feral Crust. The Feral Crust space is located in Mabato Road Brgy. Ibayo, Tipas Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines in a squatted public road near industrial factories (cement, steel, livestock etc.). About 33 families squat Mabato Road to become a residential area since 1989. Feral Crust came to Mabato road last March 2014. (more…)

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Flyposter: Infoshop & Autonomous Spaces Conference (Philippines)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Contact 325 to arrange to send financial solidarity to the comrades in Philippines.

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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…)

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Yolanda’s aftermath and Autonomous Initiative (Philippines)

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…)

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Appeal from anarchist comrades concerning Typhoon Yolanda (Philippines)

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…)

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Anarkiya Fiesta: July 22-26, Polytechnic University of Philippines, Sta Mesa Manila

Sunday, July 7th, 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..

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Anti-election news #2 from the Philippines

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…)

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Anti-election news from the Philippines

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.


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Candies and Whims Translation/Publication Project (Philippines)

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…)

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Report: Statement from the Black & Green Forum & 2nd Solidarity Eco-Camp in the Philippines

Friday, April 12th, 2013


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…)

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Black & Green Forum + Food Not Bombs Tour (Philippines)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013


[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

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Report from Solar power workshop, Beehive Collective art presentation and Testament of Test their Logik performance/Crimethinc collective (Philippines)

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Jan.6,2014 Monday
EtnikoBandido Infoshop

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…)

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Demo for Global Day of Action on Climate Justice (Philippines)

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!

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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.

For more details, please click this link:


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Quezon City: 3 day Anarchy Festival 2012 (Philippines)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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