BRRN Blog

Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  By Thomas Giovanni / Versión Español In the wake of the use of militant street tactics at the Trump inauguration protests, the controversial shut down of two prominent right-wing speakers at the University of California, Berkeley, and a variety of high profile actions against the far right, anarchists have received increased media attention and […]

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Parkland College Students Resist White Supremacist Police Violence

By Tariq Khan – BRRN On September 7, the police assaulted 19-year-old Parkland College student Oluwatobi Mordi, who goes by the name Toby. According to a statement by the Parkland College Social Justice Club, Toby was in the cafeteria waiting for his ride, when two white Parkland Police officers approached him and proceeded to question […]

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Strengthening Our Politics, Commitment and Growth: BRRN 4th National Convention

A Report on the Black Rose/Rosa Negra 4th National Convention By Romina, Lisette and Ollie On a Saturday afternoon in Rochester, NY, fifty members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation gathered outside The Flying Squirrel Community Space to take a group photo. Members from 14 locals, as well as many at-large members, travelled from across […]

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The Problems Posed by the Concrete Class Struggle and Popular Organization

We present this now classic piece written in July 2005 by Chilean anarchist José Antonio Gutiérrez Danton that is an early contribution to discussions of concepts around what are called the mass, intermediate and political levels that develop within social and political movements. Here Danton uses the terms social, social-political and revolutionary political whereas in […]

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The French Mobilization Against the Attack on Social and Trade Union Rights

The following commentary comes to us courtesy of a member of anarchist organization Alternative Libertaire in France. By Adeline DL French President Macron wants to abolish wage labor for the benefit of the bourgeoisie. We want to abolish it for the benefit of the workers — actual class struggle. The laws President Emmanuel Macron wants are […]

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Survive and Organize: Solidarity Statement on Hurricane Irma

Statement from the Miami local of Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra In the aftermath of the storm we write as South Florida begins the recovery process. We wish to extend our thoughts of solidarity and well being to comrades and people of the Caribbean – Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and other […]

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International Solidarity with our Comrades in Cordoba, Argentina

Pictured: Police raid a community space operated by the FOL (Frente de Organizaciones en Lucha), a coordination of neighborhood based community groups.   Español Abajo We condemn the actions of the Argentine state against our comrades of various left organizations and collectives in the city of Cordoba. It appears that the dictatorship that Argentine leftists faced […]

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Boston Rallies Against the Far-Right – The Future of Anti-Fascism?

By Members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Boston Despite the efforts of the fascists and white supremacists to rebrand themselves after their attacks in Charlottesville, 40,000 counter-protesters turned out in Boston on Saturday to oppose their so called “free speech rally” in the Boston Common. The counter-protesters outnumbered the fascists about 1,000 to 1, a […]

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On the mudslide disaster in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Photo courtesy Augustine Blango.   The External Communications-International Relations Committee of Black Rose/Rosa Negra (BRRN EC-IRC) is saddened by the ongoing mudslide disaster in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which was entirely avoidable. The city allowed residents to expand into dangerous areas prone to such mudslides, and it bears responsibility for what may be over a thousand […]

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Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living – Statement on Charlottesville

English Español Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation has received word about the white supremacist, fascist violence committed in Charlottesville today. We are writing to you from our national convention, and we are all feeling for you, together. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade in struggle. Our hearts and minds go out […]

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