BRRN Blog

Members of Black Rose Discuss Rank-and-File Worker Power in UC Strike on KPFA Radio

Two members of Black Rose / Rosa Negra’s California Bay Area Local were interviewed by It’s Going Down News on the massive academic worker strike in the University of California system. The discussion covered a range of topics, from the wildcat strike that proceeded this moment, to building a militant minority, to extending the struggle […]

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No COLA? No Contract! The Stakes and a Strategy for Success in the Historic University of California Strike

by Members of both Black Rose Bay Area and UAW 2865 On November 14, over 48,000 teaching assistants, tutors, readers, associate instructors, other Academic Student Employees (ASEs), Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs), and postdoctoral employees across the University of California (UC) launched the largest coordinated strike the United States’s higher education sector has ever seen. On […]

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Juan Carlos Mechoso: It’s Only Been a Few Days and We Already Feel Your Absence

Troy Araiza Kokinis reflects on the life and revolutionary work of Juan Carlos Mechoso, who passed on October 11, 2022. Juan Carlos was a founding member of our sister organization, Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) and he will be dearly missed. Black Rose/Rosa Negra sends its heartfelt greetings and solidarity to the family, friends, and comrades […]

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Interview with a Brazilian Anarchist on Lula, Bolsonaro, and Social Struggle

Bruno Lima Rocha is a political scientist, professional journalist and professor of international relations based in Brazil, and is a member of the editorial board of the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (IATH-ITHA). The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Black Rose / Rosa Negra (BRRN): Looming over much of the political […]

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Anarchism in the Face of Fascism and the Electoral Debate

By Rafael V. Da Silva, Kauan Willian and Victor Khaled Translated by S Nicholas Nappalos This article was originally published by Jacobin Brasil. Introduction With neither Bolsonaro (Liberal Party) nor Lula (Workers’ Party) able to secure an outright majority during the October 2nd presidential election in Brazil, both advance to a run off election set […]

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Interview: Iranian Anarchists on Protests in Response to Police Murder of Mahsa Amini

by Black Rose / Rosa Negra – International Relations Committee Introduction On September 13th, 2022, 22 year old Mahsa Amini was arrested by an Iranian Guidance Patrol (also known as ‘morality police’). Mahsa was arrested in Tehran for not abiding by laws relating to dress. Three days later, on September 16th, police informed Mahsa’s family […]

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Fall 2022 Agitation Posters

We present here our 2022 Fall agitation posters, ready to be printed out and used to decorate your room, your office, maybe even one of those boring walls you see everyday on your way to work. For more information on how you might affix these posters to walls, consult this video!

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Anarchist Federation of Santiago (Chile): Our Position on the Constitutional Plebiscite

Context and Introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra External Education CommitteeTranslation by Black Rose/Rosa Negra International Relations Committee Beginning in late 2019, millions of people began taking to the streets across Chile. Initially sparked by a student protest against public transit fare hikes, the mass demonstrations soon took on a popular character, with participants demanding redress […]

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Feminism and Organized Anarchism

This document was produced by the Brazilian Anarchist Coordinator [Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira] (CAB), a group of anarchist organizations working collaboratively across Brazil. It is translated and reprinted here with the permission of our sister organizations participating in CAB. The document has also served as an anchor point in recent discussions on feminism within Black Rose […]

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The State of Cuba: Cuban Anarchist Reflections One Year After July 11th

Introduction On July 11, a wave of anti-government protests shook Cuban reality at a national level. Initiated from the outskirts of the archipelago, such as San Antonio de los Baños, near Havana, and Palma Soriano in the province of Santiago, the protests spread to several cities and towns in less than 24 hours. Thousands of […]

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