In Social Distancing to Help Fight Covid19? Read Balangiga Books for Free

Balangiga Press offers free downloads to share three of Rogelio Braga's books for Filipinos to read during Covid19 crisis in the Philippines. You may download and share it with our friends, relatives, parents, and comrades while in self insolation to…

Specter of the Red October: A Hauntology of Philippine State Propaganda under Rodrigo Duterte

IN 2018, MORE THAN a thousand Filipinos clutching placards and flags marched to Luneta Park on September 21, the day of commemoration of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s declaration of Martial Law. Weeks before the successful protest mobilization, rumors of a…

The Origins of ISIS under Political Opportunity Structures

Introduction ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ and Syria (ISIS) did not emerge overnight like many other movements around the world. The group’s political claims, structure, sectarian motives and ideology knitted together to form the extremist group we know. To better understand…

Developing Islamic Materialism: Toward the Struggle of the Political Economy of Progressive Islam

11 AUGUST 2016, a couple of poor peasants named Suhartono and Sulistiorini were found dead in a paddy field of Butuh Village, Keras Subdistrict, Kediri. They both committed suicide by drinking poison due to the unbearable amount of debts. Both…

An Encounter with a Communist: Jose Maria Sison and the Filipino Revolutionary Spirit

The NDFP is the revolutionary united front organization of the Filipino people fighting for national freedom and for the democratic rights of the people. Established on 24 April 1973, the NDFP seeks to develop and coordinate all progressive classes, sectors…