Bandilang Itim's blog

The Ifugao—People without Government

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

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.

“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.

Sketches of an Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging

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

Blossoms of an Aborted Revolution

An anarchist reflection of the 1987 People Power Revolution which deposed the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Sino ang “Totoong Aktibista”? Sino ang Totoong Rebelde?

Who is a “real activist”? Who is a real rebel? The militancy of the Black Bloc and the role of property destruction in campaigns and movements in the international activist community.

Archipelagic Confederation: An Anarchist Alternative for the Philippines

An anarchist proposal for an alternative to the Philippine nation-state organized through a confederation of communities. This proposal borrows heavily from the communalist framework of Murray Bookchin.

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Art piece commemorating the First Quarter Storm

An analysis of the potential for anarchist tendencies in the Diliman Commune, a student uprising against the Marcos Administration.