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Anarchipelago Kollective is a group of multi-tendency leftists working in struggle against authoritarianism.

Our story is that of unbelonging — though our origins are from the island nation-state known today as the Philippines, we are also moving through diaspora and displacement, through the white supremacist matrix of the United States, the rigid binaries of gender and sexuality, the space in between here and there. We have also come together out of shared frustration and disillusionment towards the hegemonic groups of the Philippine left.

We reject both liberalism and conservative nationalism as ideologies invested in the preservation of the state. The existence of both the state and capitalism rely on the worldwide exploitation, subordination, and policing of darker, struggling communities — communities that we are from, and that we are a part of. Therefore, we are both anti-state and anti- capitalist.

Our struggle is the global struggle for dignity and life of all oppressed peoples. Because many of us do exist at the intersections of these identities — brown, queer, femme, chronically ill/disabled — we engage in horizontal, collective decision-making and transparent communication around needs and capacity, rather than reliance upon strict hierarchy and leadership.

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Anarchipelago Kollective Anarchipelago Kollective is a group of multi-tendency leftists working in struggle against authoritarianism. Our story is that of unbelonging — though our origins are from the island nation-state known today as the Philippines, we are also moving through diaspora and displacement, through the white supremacist matrix of the United States, the rigid binaries of gender and sexuality, the space in between here and there. We have also come together out of shared frustration and disillusionment towards the hegemonic groups of the Philippine left. We reject both liberalism and conservative nationalism as ideologies invested in the preservation of the state. The existence of both the sta... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)
Las Filipinas — the imperialist project that began in 1521 with Spanish colonization still exists to this day: a de facto colorist caste system, the rule of billionaire haciendero oligarchs. More than five hundred years of plunder and conquest. Generational trauma. Grueling poverty. Violence. Violent repression. The legacy of empire. The Philippines is a neo-colony of the United States and continues to be exploited for military purposes, natural resources, and a market for U.S. transnational corporations. The drug war in the Philippines is situated within this context. For the United States, the Philippines has never been more than a strategic pawn in a global chess game. Duterte calls former President Obama the “s... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)
Filipinx National Democrats/Marxist Leninist Maoists have leveled so many accusations at us that it’s begun to look formulaic — from the hollow accusations of us being counter-revolutionary, to calling us cowards for not revealing our identities, to the argument that the ND movement in the Philippines is correct merely because of how long it’s been in existence, to gaslighting our knowledge and experiences, to outright fabrication and character assassination, to demands that we submit to their party line under the guise of forging Filipinx “leftist unity”. At the end of the day, our commitment to practicing non-hierarchical and intentional modes of organizing and community building is in direct contradic... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)
Before his presidency, Duterte as Mayor of Davao was linked to the Davao Death Squad vigilante group which executed more than 1,000 people over a decade. Despite this, the major parties of the Philippine left heralded Duterte as a pro-people, anti-imperialist, unorthodox candidate for the presidency. Over 13,000 people — including women and children — have already been killed since the beginning of Duterte’s drug war, mostly in the poorest urban areas of the Philippines. There is no indication that the killings will slow or cease under this regime. While in office, Duterte has unapologetically and repeatedly threatened to declare Martial Law (which has already become a reality in Marawi, motivated by Islamoph... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)

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January 26, 2021 ; 5:16:50 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
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