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Three Stars and a Sun [bahay kubo kahit munti]

An introduction to antistatism and antinationalism for a Philippine audience.

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus and its Fallout

The article which follows is a translation from Battaglia Comunista 3 (March 2020), paper of our Italian affiliate, the Internationalist Communist Party. Italy has currently one of the worst death rates from coronavirus (4%), higher even than China’s. This despite locking down over a dozen towns in Lombardy, closing all schools and universities throughout the country, banning public gatherings and telling Italians who attend any social gatherings that they should keep one metre in any direction away from the next person.

Destroying Our Planet... Sustainably

As this article goes to press (December 2019), the bush fires that have been raging for weeks through six Australian states, from Queensland to Western Australia, have consumed 12.5 million acres of land and the death toll is mounting. They continue to wreak disaster as record-breaking temperatures average over 400C.

Supplementary Thoughts on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and the Ongoing Great Money Trick

After 100 years of us failing to achieve the "Co-operative Commonwealth" the bourgeoisie continue to dominate workers' lives with the "Great Money Trick". As Tressell foresaw, there remains a desperate need for the revolutionary reconstitution of society.

Strikes Against Pension Reform in France

Governments and bosses have divided the class, between “national” and “foreign” workers, young and old, public and private, all in the name of the so-called national interest. But workers in France have given an inspiration to workers everywhere.

Some Reasons To Not Necessarily Care About Election Cycles

Anarkiya at Pamahalaan

An excerpt from Errico Malatesta's "Anarchy" translated into Filipino.

The Ifugao—People without Government

An anarchist anthropological review of the Ifugao people who constructed elaborate rice terraces without forming a government structure.

Swamp Maoism

A (hopefully) joke position paper by a fictitious maoist cell in Florida advocating the start of a protracted people's war in Florida everglades. Reproduced for archival purposes.

What is Egoism?

An introduction to Egoism for a Philippine audience.

Intervention on the Filipino Mindpsace: Identity and Belonging in an age of Social Media

An introduction to post-situtationist theory for a Philippine audience.

Abusing Resilience: The Filipino in the face of Disaster

An article critiquing resilience in the context of work under capitalism.

There is no “Natural Balance”

An introduction to social ecological thinking for a Philippine audience.

US/Iran Rivalry: What No War But the Class War Really Means

The Twentieth Century saw the emergence of “total war”. Wars which are not just between armies but involve entire socio-economic formations and inflicted on the population at large. They are wars to the death with no negotiated outcome — only the “unconditional surrender” of the loser. Revolutionary Marxists call this “imperialist war”.

Short report from the UK - Part two

Comrades from abroad asked us for a brief report about the post-election situation here in the UK.

“Di ka naman tunay na aktibista”: Reflections on Philippine Leftist exclusionism

A reflection of exclusionary and toxic practices experienced in the activist spaces in the Philippine Left and on answering what it means to do activism.

Can Capitalist Reform Save The Environment?

The Stockholm Resilience Centre has recently identified a number of key issues which are becoming catastrophic for life on Earth. Climate change is only one of them but it’s top of the list.

'Class Power on Zero-Hours' - an AngryWorkersBook

Sketches of an Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging

An non-state and non-nationalist sketch for the archipelago known as the Philippines.