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From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society

Municipal trash workers protest in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the face of fiercely expanding inequality and anti-unionism in the US there is a great deal of discussion across the left of how to revitalize unions. While we see glimmers of hope in the recent strike wave of teachers and innovative forms of unionism such as with […]

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Poder popular en tiempos de reacción: Estrategia para la lucha social

Nota editorial: este artículo es un desarrollo y una actualización del documento de estrategia y análisis “Bajo Trump y más allá” que publicamos a fines de 2017 y pretende capturar un panorama de nuestros debates internos y conclusiones durante el año transcurrido. Debido a que estas conversaciones comenzaron en la antesala de nuestra Convención nacional a […]

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The General Feminist Strike of Chile: March 8th, 2019 – UPDATE

As 2018 has been dubbed the “year of feminism” in Chile, organizers are now calling for a “General Feminist Strike” on March 8th, 2019. As part of the mobilization a massive Women In Struggle Conference (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres que Luchan) is planned for this coming weekend, December 8-9th. The conference is expected to draw over […]

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Socialist Faces in High Places: Elections & the Left

A critical collection of writings looking at left electoralism and strategy in the US and internationally. DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY: PDF | ibook (Introduction Below) Contents Introduction, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Social Media Team The Lure Of Elections: From Political Power To Popular Power by Frank Ascaso, Enrique Guerrero-López, Patrick Berkman, and Adam Weaver Why Elections […]

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Fascists Fail to Disrupt Boston Anarchist Bookfair

Following the Sunday, November 18 attempt by neo-fascist group Patriot Front to storm and harass the Boston Anarchist Bookfair, the organizing collective released the following statement on the incident. You can follow the Boston Anarchist Bookfair‘s social media on Facebook and Twitter. November 19, 2018 — Boston, MA First off, we’d like to thank everyone […]

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Argentina: Against the Stigmatization and Persecution of Those Who Struggle

We republish this statement signed by anarchist and social movement organizations around the world denouncing the current wave of repression aimed at left, anarchist and social movement organizations in Argentina. In the lead up to hosting a meeting of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30, two bombing incidents conducted by unknown groups have […]

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Small Band of Fascists Attempting to Disrupt Boston Anarchist Bookfair Are Quickly Repelled

BREAKING – We will update this story as more information is known.  BOSTON – On Sunday, November 18, a small group of fascists attempted to enter, disrupt and intimidate attendees of the Boston Anarchist Bookfair but were quickly pushed out by attendees. The group of five to six men who wore matching clothing and face […]

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Love and Fire: Boots Riley on Art, Labor, and Mass Movements

The Coup’s 2012 album, also titled “Sorry to Bother You” (intended to be the film’s soundtrack, before the screenplay started getting the attention of various famous musicians like Janelle Monáe, who ended up on the film’s actual soundtrack) came with an insert featuring this short treatise laying out Boots Riley’s communist political praxis. For much […]

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Interview: Building Black Working Class Counter-Power in South Africa

The following interview with Warren McGregor of Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses basic tenants of anarchism and key questions facing the left in South Africa such as calls to form a new “workers party,” addressing racial and national oppression, linking fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power, and the history of anarchism in South […]

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