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Some Announcements

I have withdrawn some haphazardly-done “theory-related” posts from circulation online through this blog. While these write-ups could serve as markers of my past opinions, I am removing them in order to prevent spreading confusion and unstudied formulations to a wide number of people. Of course, most of the political commentaries, book reviews, hack work I did for…

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Duterte must break away from neoliberalism – Anakbayan

President Rodrigo Duterte’s tough talk against the oligarchy would come up empty if his administration does not implement genuine land reform, national industrialization, meaningful wage hikes, and other pro-people economic policies. Duterte promised that change is coming. But this is only possible if he breaks away from neoliberal economics that have benefited the elite few…

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Don’t make the fascist ROTC mandatory – Anakbayan

Anakbayan is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to back off the proposed revival of mandatory service to the Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The program has never instilled nationalism, social responsibility, or discipline to the youth. It is a training ground for fascist repression and corruption that must be abolished and not made mandatory. Let us…

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In Defense of History

In La Jornanda, I read a fascinating story. The night they took San Cristobal, the Zapatistas burned the municipal archives, the financial records, the land titles. The director of the historical archive negotiated with them: “You aren’t going to burn the historical archive. The papers there tell the history of the origin of the city. The…

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Gantala Press sa Makiling, part 1

Originally posted on QUANTANG SABID:
Bilang proyekto ng Gantala Press, isang bagong palimbagan ng at para sa cis at trans na kababaihan, inilunsad ang IKIRAN Workshop Series sa Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) kung saan tinalakay ang mga usaping copyright at publishing. Kasabay ng mga talakayang ito ang iba’t iba pang palihan hinggil…

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Oppose Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani – Anakbayan

Anakbayan calls on the Filipino youth and people to strongly oppose the efforts of the Duterte government to bury the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Bicutan. At least 70,000 people were illegally imprisoned, thousands more summarily executed, and millions victimized by various forms of…